Mascara Monday: Lottie London Super Fake False Lash Effect

Claims–Long wear, up to 12 hours–Flutter-worthy length–Ultra-lengthening Price–$7.95 at Ulta–$7.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Length–Separation–No flaking–Easy to remove–Vegan–Agree with all claims–Volume–Long, fluttery lash look–No smudging Cons–Availability Final Thoughts–Online only, but definitely worth ordering–Dramatic lash look, just like I like–Dupe for Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mascara–One of the BEST mascaras I’ve tried in 2022 Primer: Lancome Cils Booster Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lottie London Super Fake False Lash Effect

Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Claims –Moisturizer, makeup + SPF all in one –Medium-buildable coverage –Natural matte finish –Blurs imperfections and hydrates –12-hour wear –Feels featherlight Price –$10 mini–$14 travel size–$32 full size –Ulta, Tarte Shade Range –Mini, 4 –Full size, 9 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Oil free –Vegan –Cruelty free –Non-comedogenic –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Agree with all claims –SO easy to blend –Flawless finish –Blurs … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Mascara Monday: PUR Fully Charged

Claims–Volumizes–Thickens–Strengthens–Lengthens Price–$12 mini, $22 full size at Ulta–$22 full size at PUR Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Cruelty free–Length–Lashes looked long and full–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini for travel/testing–Volume–Builds without clumping–No smudging–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–No waterproof option–No shade variation Final Thoughts–This mascara gave major drama which is just what I like–Natural bristle wand–I found it at TJ Maxx for $4!–I’d pay full price for this one and … Continue reading Mascara Monday: PUR Fully Charged

Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

Claims–Longwearing–Buildable, medium to full coverage–For all skin types–Keeps skin shine free–Lightweight–Water-resistant–Soft matte, soft focus finish Price–$38 at Ulta, Lorac Shade Range–25–My Shade: 01 Pros–Cruelty free–Oil-free–Vegan–Full coverage–Flawless finish–Sleek, slim packaging–Packaging, pump!–Fragrance free–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Availability–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make the lightest shade work for me–Very thin, liquid-y formula–My skin looked smooth & flawless–Lives … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

Splurge or Save? Volume VI

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, $36Milani Make It Last Sunscreen Setting Spray SPF 30, $13.99 KVD Beauty ModCon Liquid Gel Blush, $26Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops, $10 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte Bronzer, $55Makeup Revolution Mega Bronzer, $8 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Diffused Heat), $43Milani Baked Blush (Berry Amore), $9.49 Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Mascara, $23Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Mascara, $10 Huda Beauty #BOMBBROWS … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume VI

15 $15 & Under

Milani Silky Matte Bronzer, $10.99 J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation, $13.00 (reviewed here) Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer, $13 (reviewed here) LOreal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Top Coat, $11.99 LOreal True Match Foundation, $10.99 Maybelline Sky High Mascara, $11.49 (reviewed here) No7 Life & Luminate Powder, $12.99 (reviewed here) Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation, $11 (reviewed here) Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Shadows, $12 (my favorite … Continue reading 15 $15 & Under

Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations