Speed Reviews: Volume XVI

Bobbi Brown Skin Corrector Stick
Claims :: Creamy formula; up to 12 hours of coverage; medium coverage; natural finish; neutralizes dark under eye circles and discoloration
Price :: $32 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom
Shade Range :: 12
My Shade :: Extra Light Bisque
Pros :: Shade match for me; packaging is sleek & convenient; SO easy to blend; can wear alone or under concealer; creamy; agree with all claims
Cons :: Shade range; price; not cruelty free
Final Thoughts :: Dark circles gone in an instant; so creamy and easy to blend; does everything it claims; perfect shade match for me–I can wear alone or with concealer; worth the high end price tag, in my opinion, as there aren’t any drugstore corrector sticks (that I know of); I’ve tried a lot of correctors and this is top tier

Fenty Cheeks Out Cream Blush
Claims :: Light-as-air; instantly melts into the skin; sheer & buildable; sweat- and water-resistant; non-greasy
Price :: $22 at Ulta, Sephora
Shade Range :: 10
My Shade :: Bikini Martini
Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; pigmented; long lasting; buildable; easy to blend; agree with all claims
Cons :: Price
Final Thoughts :: Small pan size for $22–I got it on sale, but I wouldn’t pay full price for it; this shade looks intimidating but it’s quite sheer and not as a intense as it looks; you can see how beautifully it blends in the picture above; emollient but not greasy or oily; so easy to build and blend; pairs perfectly with the Dior Rosy Glow Blush

KVD Beauty Vegan Long-Wear Eyeshadow Stick
Claims :: Glides on; dries down; rich, opaque colors; smooth, lustrous finish; pigment-packed; multidimensional pearlescence; long-wear; no primer needed; 36% water based feels cool on lids
Price :: $24 Sephora, Ulta
Shade Range :: 5
My Shade :: Flash Storm, Hail Surge
Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; cooling; intense metallic finish; creamy; no creasing; easy to buff and blend
Cons :: Price; major fallout
Final Thoughts:: Easy to blend; the most foiled/metallic finish eyeshadow I’ve ever tried; very creamy, glide on with ease; can wear them alone or use them as a base for powder shadow; I had glitter fallout all over my glasses. I had to wipe my lenses several times throughout the day and I just can’t deal with all that; if you don’t wear glasses, these might be a great option, but it’s a no for me

Milani Conceal+Perfect Blur Out Powder
Claims :: Universally flattering; finely milled; weightless; blurs imperfections; luminous matte, soft focus, filter-like effect; helps absorb oil; creates a flawless veil; lightweight; always silky, never chalky
Price :: $12.99 Ulta & Walgreens; $11.99 Target; $11.97 WalMart
Shade Range :: 1, “Translucent”
Pros :: Cruelty free; talc-free; mess free packaging; silky, finely milled
Cons :: Not truly translucent
Final Thoughts:: I really wanted to try this because I’ve seen positive reviews BUT it immediately darkened my foundation so I couldn’t fully test it; they need a lighter shade or adjust this one and make it truly translucent; MEH because it might be a good product but I’ll never know

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Cream Bronzer
Claims :: 16-hour wear; blurs skin; sweatproof; hydrates; perfect summer glow; humidity-proof; melts in the skin; buildable; powdery-cream finish
Price :: $56 Sephora, Nordstrom
Shade Range :: 4
My Shade :: Fair
Pros :: Cruelty free; large pan size; infused with hyaluronic acid; buildable; easy to blend; Fair is a perfect shade for me
Cons :: Price; availability; need deeper shades; not very creamy
Final Thoughts:: Not very creamy/emollient, definitely a more stiff formula; not a lot of shades, but the 4 shades will work for most; as I mentioned, it’s a more stiff formula, but it was surprisingly easy to blend; this formula is exactly like the elf Putty Bronzer which is $7 and comes in more shades and 2 finishes

I know the first picture is blurry, but I was too lazy to take another one.

Colour Pop Color Stix
Claims :: High impact color in a single swipe; glides on effortlessly; lasts all day; ultra-pigmented; water-resistant; super creamy
Price :: $7 at Ulta, Colour Pop
Shade Range :: 20 at Ulta; 36 at Colour Pop (always changing because they have 23809 limited edition collections that launch every 5 minutes)
My Shade :: Spring Picnic
Pros :: Affordable; vegan; cruelty free; matte and metallic finishes; built in sharpener; shade range; multi-use product; works great as a base, liner, or worn alone; doesn’t crease; no fall out; intense metallic finish; lasted all day
Cons :: Availability; some shades are limited edition; not “super creamy”
Final Thoughts:: LOVE the intense metallic finish that this shade has, so pretty!; tried as a base and wore it alone–I had no fallout, no creasing, and impressive wear time; didn’t find them to be “super creamy” as they are described. It did tug a little, but it didn’t bother me; my shade was limited edition and I got it for $3 at Ulta, but they have a great variety of permanent shades that are worth checking out.


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