Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Cover Concealer

Claims –Weightless –Blends seamlessly –Subtle radiance –Conceals discolorations –Diminish appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and signs of fatigue –Fake your 8 hours in a flash –High coverage Price –$10 at flowerbeauty.com, Amazon–$10.49 at Wal Mart –$9.99 at Ulta Shade Range –12 –My Shade: L0 Porcelain Pros –Affordable –Sleek packaging –Blends easily –Full coverage –Cruelty free –Shade match for me –Worked well with other complexion products … Continue reading Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Cover Concealer

GlamGlow

About–Started in 2010 by Glenn & Shannon Dellimore–Known for mud masks–Wanted a product that would do it all—glowing skin, clearer skin, and refined pores—YouthMud was born–Sold at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, glamglow.com Best Product: SuperMud Clearing Treatment Underrated Product:  GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer Buy: SuperMud Clearing TreatmentPass: ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Tried—SuperMud Clearing Treatment Mask—ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Mask—GravityMud Firming Treatment Mask—YouthMud Glow Stimulating Treatment Mask—GlowStarter Mega Illuminating … Continue reading GlamGlow

Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Claims –Smooth finish –Evens the look of complexion and texture –Won’t cake or settle into fine lines –Avoid heavy makeup look Price: –$6.90 at Ulta, theordinary.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –21 –My Shade: 1.0N Pros –Affordable –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty free –Agree with all claims –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Natural finish Cons –Lightest shade too dark for me –Availability –Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Flower Beauty

About –Cruelty free –Quality, most efficacious products at an affordable price –Founded by Drew Barrymore in 2012 –Sold at Ulta, flowerbeauty.com Best Product: Light Illusion ConcealerUnderrated Product: Light Illusion Foundation Buy: Foundation & concealerPass: Loose Setting Powders Improve: Shade range (16 foundations, 12 concealers) Tried –Light Illusion Foundation (review) –Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks –Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer (review coming) –Petal Pout Lip … Continue reading Flower Beauty

Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Moisturizing–A little goes a long way!–Foundation-and-concealer in one–Won’t clog pores–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Sweat- and humidity-resistant Price–$34 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–35 at Ulta :: 40 at Sephora, clinique.com :: 20 at Nordstrom–My Shade :: CN0.5 Shell Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic–Fragrance free–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shades don’t go deep enough–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all locations–Caked around my mouth–Hate the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Claims–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Formulated with built in eye cream for 24 hour moisturization–Smooth and reduce look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Skin looks smoother, plumper, and more youthful–Doesn’t cake or settle into lines–Skin looks hydrated and never dry–12-hour crease proof and waterproof wear–For all skin types Price–$27 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com–$10 mini at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range–35–My Shade :: 8B Porcelain Beige Pros–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, … Continue reading Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Essence

About–Started in 2001 by female entrepreneur –Came to US in 2008–Cruelty free (some vegan products too)–Available at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Best Product: Micro Precise Eyebrow PencilUnderrated Product: Melted Chrome Eyeshadow Buy: MascarasPass: Complexion products (foundation, concealer) Improve: Foundation and concealer offerings and shades Tried—Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara (review)—Camouflage + Matt Concealer (review)—Lash Princess Mascara & Waterproof—Volume Booster Lash Primer—Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel—Stay 8H Waterproof … Continue reading Essence

Mascara Monday: Wet n Wild Big Poppa

Claims–Outrageously volumizing –Dramatically lengthening–Intensely black–Formulated with Castor oil and omega-6 fatty acids to nourish and strengthen lashes Price–$5.99 at Ulta, Target–$4.98 at Wal Mart–$4.99 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–No smudging–Easily accessible–Easy to remove–Packaging, love the crown–Length–Separation–Builds easily–No flaking–Super black formula Cons–No waterproof option (yet)–No shade variation–Not much volume–Drier formula Final Thoughts–Drier formula which can be a little harder to work with (in my … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Wet n Wild Big Poppa