Speed Reviews: Volume XIV

Jaclyn Cosmetics Sun Bath Pressed Bronzer
Claims :: Matte finish; buildable; easy to buff into the skin
Price :: $32 at Ulta, Morphe, Jaclyn Cosmetics
Shade Range :: 10
My Shade :: Birthday Suit
Pros :: Smooth formula; buildable; perfect tone, not too orange or muddy; shade range; easy to buff and blend
Cons :: Price; online only; bulky packaging
Final Thoughts :: Amazing shade range; scented, but I don’t mind it; Jaclyn’s packaging is so bulky but are products are good so I deal with it; perfect shade for my fair skin; so easy to blend and buff

Dior BACKSTAGE Rosy Glow Blush
Claims :: Fresh, glowy cheeks; Reacts to your skins moisture level for a customized look; creates the appearance of naturally rosy cheeks; lasts all day
Price :: $39 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dior
Shade Range :: 2
My Shade :: Pink 
Pros :: Sleek compact; pigmented; gorgeous shade; lasted all day; innovative formula; buildable; subtle glow
Cons :: Price; not cruelty free; shade range
Final Thoughts :: Pigmented, but buildable; subtle, glowy finish; worth the higher price tag, in. my opinion; love the innovative formula and that it adapts to your specific skin; long lasting; TikTok made me buy it; I definitely want to get the other shade

GloWish Soft Radiance Bronzing Powder
Claims :: 12-hour wear; all over sunkissed glow with velvety finish; transfer, water, and sweatproof; non-powdery formula; subtle luminosity; natural-looking tan; soft-focus effect; non-drying; buildable; blurring; blendable
Price :: $17 mini, $31 full size at Sephora, Huda Beauty
Shade Range :: 3 mini, 5 full size
My Shade :: Light
Pros :: Applies SO smoothly; ingredients–Vitamin E and Shea Butter; mini for travel/testing; non-comedogenic; recyclable packaging; pigmented; agree with all claims; lasted all day; buildable; vegan; cruelty free; fragrance free; GORGEOUS glow
Cons :: Availability; price
Final Thoughts :: OBSESSED with this bronzer. I haven’t used any of my other bronzers since I got this one; it has a long list of claims but it lives up to every single one of them; I got it on sale, but this formula is SO good that I’d gladly pay full price; applied so smoothly and glided on like butter; excellent shade for my fair skin; perfect tone; long wearing

Tarte The Opening Act Eyelash Primer
Claims :: Lash treatment & primer in 1; lengthen & strengthen lashes; instantly makes lashes appear fuller & thicker; enhances length, curl, and volume of mascara; fend off flaking and fall out
Price :: $15 mini, $24 at Ulta, Sephora, Tarte
Shade Range :: 1
My Shade :: White
Pros :: Lash loving ingredients; mini for travel/testing; easily accessible; cruelty free; vegan; adds volume; agree with all claims
Cons :: Price; don’t get a lot of product on the wand
Final Thoughts :: I had to dip the wand in several times to get enough product to coat my lashes; can definitely tell a difference in my lashes with and without this; does what I claims to do, but it’s not my favorite; KVD Epic Curl is still the best

Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Liquid Contour
Claims :: Easily blends and builds; cushion applicator dispenses product evenly; streak free application that dries down evenly; lightweight
Price :: $10.99 at Ulta, Milani
Shade Range :: 4 
My Shade :: Honey
Pros :: Cushion applicator eases application & no mess; cap locks to help product not seep out; does everything it claims; easy to blend; cruelty free; affordable
Cons :: Availability
Final Thoughts :: Not a lot of shade options, but I think the 4 they have will work for most; total dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand; agree with all claims; so easy to blend; Ulta or online only; I really like this, but the SheGlam Liquid Contour is still my #1

GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush
Claims :: Gives all skin tones a natural, fresh-faced flush of color and soft-focus glow; transfer-proof; marbled formula
Price :: $21 at Sephora, Huda Beauty
Shade Range :: 6
My Shade :: Berry Juicy
Pros :: Soft, subtle glow; ingredients–Vitamin E & Shea Butter; cruelty free; fragrance free; non-comedogenic; sleek packaging; easy to blend; lasted all day; vegan; “Clean” product; shade range; price; pigmented; agree with all claims; recyclable packaging
Cons :: Availability
Final Thoughts :: Sephora or online only; LOVE this shade for fall/winter; $21 is affordable for a high end blush (IMO), most are $30+; pigmented–use a light hand. I went in too hard initially, but it blended out so easily; love the soft, subtle glow; lasted all day


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