Speed Reviews Volume IV

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder

Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup

Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz)

Shade Range–5
My Shade–Translucent

Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan

Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on my dry skin

Cons–Expensive :: big, bulky packaging :: AWFUL under the eyes

Thoughts–I found this at TJ Maxx for $12.99 :: do not like the large, bulky packaging :: used with a primer, foundation, and setting spray that I love and know how they work and found it to be a little cakey around my mouth and nose :: it looked HORRIBLE under my eyes but worked fine on the rest of my face.

MEH


Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Blurring Coconut Face Primer

Highlights–Blurring :: makeup-extending :: nurture and smooth the complexion :: smooth away the look of pores and fine lines

Price–$19-39 at Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com

Cruelty Free–Yes

Pros–Sleek, squeeze packaging :: smooths the skin for makeup application :: creates a flawless canvas

Cons–Thick, slick, silicone feel :: didn’t blur pores

Thoughts–Found at TJ Maxx for $6.99 :: glad I got a deal on this because I don’t like it :: it’s too thick and silicone like for me

NOT APPROVED


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Setting Spray + Hydrating Mist

Highlights–Provides long-lasting makeup wear & skin-loving care :: prevents makeup from melting, fading, or settling into fine lines for up to 16 hours :: lightweight, hydrating formula :: suitable for all skin types

Price–$14-28 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (1-3.4 oz)

Cruelty Free–Yes

Pros–Ingredients–hyaluronic acids, coconut water, and aloe vera :: mini size for travel/testing :: great mist :: smells amazing :: locked makeup in place :: hydrating

Cons–Expensive

Thoughts–I love that It Cosmetics makeup products have skincare ingredients :: excellent mister :: added hydration :: agree with all claims

APPROVE


Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring

Highlights–Silicone free :: soft focus effect :: extend makeup wear :: protects skin & is good for skin :: reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and imperfections

Price–$20-38 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

Cruelty free–Status is unclear

Pros–Water-based :: silicone free :: smoothed for makeup to apply seamlessly over top :: blurred pores

Cons–Expensive :: cruelty free status unclear

Thoughts–I got a deluxe size sample with an Ulta order :: LOVE that it is more like a lotion instead of slick, slippery, silicone :: blurred pores :: gave an awesome, smooth “canvas” for makeup application :: I will primarily use in targeted areas, but I can see myself buying the full size when I finish up this sample :: definitely one of the best pore minimizing/blurring primers I’ve tried

APPROVE


Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Luminous Setting Powder

Highlights–Ultra-fine :: soft :: light-reflecting pearls give you a radiant complexion :: Vitamins C & E :: airbrushed, blurring effect

Price–$22 at jeffreestarcosmetics.com

Shade Range–9
My Shade–Translucent

Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan

Pros–Shade range :: finely milled :: glow without glitter :: great for dry skin :: didn’t cake

Cons–Online only :: expensive for the amount of product that you get

Thoughts–LOVE :: expensive for the amount of product you get and I would run out quickly if I used it every day :: the formula is unlike anything else I’ve ever tried :: gorgeous sheen/glow but not glittery or reflective :: great for dry skin or those who have trouble finding a powder taht doesn’t cake or cling

APPROVED


Essence The Blush

Highlights–Buildable :: silky-smooth texture :: natural finish

Price–$2.99 at Ulta

Shade Range–4
My Shade–Befitting

Pros–Affordable :: buildable :: pigmented :: long lasting :: easy to blend

Cons–Availability

Thoughts–I usually prefer high end blushes because most affordable blushes don’t last one my skin all day :: this one has amazing staying power and really surprised me :: I love the price and formula :: highly recommend

APPROVED


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Milk Makeup Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder

Highlights–No settling into fine lines :: no cakiness, chalky cast, or flashback :: blurring microspheres to blur the look of pores, imperfections, and fine lines :: soft-focus effect :: lock makeup in place

Price–$29 at Sephora

Shade Range–3
My Shade–Translucent Light

Cruelty Free–Yes and vegan

Pros–Contains hyaluronic acid :: talc-free :: shade range

Cons–Expensive :: fussy packaging :: doesn’t blur pores :: don’t agree with all claims

Thoughts–Packaging is innovative & supposed to be less of a mess, but I think it’s fussy :: it was hard to get the product on the brush or sponge :: caked on my upper lip :: makeup didn’t last all day like it usually does :: major fail

NOT APPROVED

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