Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Morphe The Big Lash Primer
Claims—Ingredients known to condition :: preps lashes for larger than life volume :: amplifies the effects and color intensity of mascara
Price–$10 at Ulta, morphe.com
Pros—Affordable :: cruelty free :: agree with all claims :: can see a visible difference in lashes with this :: separates and elongates lashes for mascara application
Final—LOVE :: LOreal Mascara Primer is the primer that I measure against and this one passes the test and might be slightly better :: separates and elongates lashes


NARS Air Matte Blush
Claims—Mousse that transforms into velvety powder :: soft-touch matte blush :: creamy :: blends and blurs :: buildable
Price–$30 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom
Shade Range—8
My Shade—Orgasm
Pros—Easy to blend :: buildable :: creamy :: long lasting
Cons—Expensive :: not cruelty free
Final—I bought because I love the classic Orgasm shade. The formula is great–very creamy and easy to blend, but I wouldn’t buy any other shades. It’s hard to get a brush in the jar, it needs to be a little bit bigger. You can get the same look wtih cheaper products i.e. the elf Putty Blushes.


Morphe Micro Brow Pencil
Claims—Fills, defines, and shapes :: hard-wax formula glides on with zero tug :: natural looking brows that wow
Price–$6 at Ulta, morphe.com
Shade Range—10
My Shade—Cold Brew
Pros—Affordable :: cruelty free :: smooth :: fine tip for hairlike strokes :: spoolie on the end :: shade range and undertones
Final—Very soft, natural brow look :: good color match for me :: doesn’t tug, very smooth application :: new, go to pencil :: great product and price


CoverGirl Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Blurring Pressed Powder
Claims—Hydrating :: creamy :: does not cake or flake :: flawless finish :: formulated with hyaluronic acid & Vitamin E :: makes pores less visible :: matte :: blurring
Price–$17.49 at Ulta :: $12.99 at Target :: $12.94 at Wal Mart, Amazon
Shade Range—8 (4 at Ulta)
My Shade—200 Fair Ivory
Pros—Availability :: cruelty free :: ingredients–hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E :: smooth :: didn’t cake :: flawless finish :: worked great on my dry skin
Cons—Expensive :: shade range
Final—This WAY too pricey for drugstore, CoverGirl needs to simmer down :: I got the lightest shade on the display at Wal Mart, not realizing there was a translucent shade :: this shade darkened my foundation, but I like the formula and the product :: I need to get a lighter shade


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze
Claims—Long-lasting :: extreme hold :: locks brows in place :: instant look of lifted, feathered brows :: mess-free, easy-to-use :: for all skin tones and brow colors :: help tame unruly brow hair :: set in place without stiff feel, residue, or flaking
Price–$23 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom
Pros—Vegan :: cruelty free :: lux, rose gold packaging :: locks brows in place :: extreme hold but doesn’t feel stiff and crunchy
Final—I don’t see much difference in this and the ABH Clear Brow Gel :: if you have one, you don’t need the other :: ABH brow gel/brow freeze have the best and hold and are worth the price


YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
Claims—Sheer & shimmer free :: brightens darkness and dullness :: light reflecting :: natural, glowy skin :: smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles :: used all over the face as an under-eye brightener
Price–$38 at Sephora, Nordstrom, yslbeauty.com
Shade Range—14
My Shade— Rose Lumiere
Pros—Ingredients: hyaluronic acid & Vitamin E :: brightened :: hydrated :: color corrected my dark circles
Cons—Not cruelty free :: expensive
Final—I was sent this product free for testing so this is not my shade to use for all over concealer and brightening. It’s a pinky/peach tone so I used it as a corrector. It brightened, corrected, and added hydration :: worked well with my concealer & powder :: good product, just not worth the price :: elf Brightening Concealer is an exact dupe and it is $5


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