elf

About–All products are vegan and cruelty free–Quality products at an affordable price–Available at Ulta, Wal Mart, Target, Walgreens, elfcosmetics.com Best Product: Putty BlushUnderrated Product: Lip prrodcuts Buy: Camo ConcealerPass: Blush, bronzer, highlighter Improve: Foundation Tried—Camo CC Cream (review)—Poreless Putty Primer {original and luminous} (review)—Camo Concealer (review)—Putty Blush (review)—Hydrating Camo Concealer (review)—Flawless Finish Foundation (review)—Halo Glow Setting Powder (review)—Bite-Size Face Duo—Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist—Poreless … Continue reading elf

Dose of Colors

About–Founded by Anna Pertrosian in 2013–Cruelty free–User friendly, function, and on trend products–Products with minimal effort and maximum results–Made for everyone, everyday–Liquid lipsticks and influencer collabs put them on the map–Available on doseofcolors.com, Ulta (select products) Best Product: Meet Your Hue ConcealerUnderrated Product: Meet Your Hue Concealer Buy: Lip producutsPass: Eyedeal Duos Improve: Product offerings Tried—Liquid Matte Lipsticks—Meet Your Hue Foundation (review)—Meet Your Hue Concealer … Continue reading Dose of Colors

CoverGirl

About–Started in 1961–Accessible, affordable, and inclusive makeup brand for everyone–Become the largest brand to be Leaping Bunny Certified–All products are certified cruelty free–Flagship store in Times Square, New York City Best Product: Exhibitionist MascaraUnderrated Product: Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Buy: MascarasPass: Eyeshadows Improve: Mascara Primers Tried—Clean Fresh Mascara (review)—Outlast Active Foundation (review)—TruBlend Hydrating Foundation (review)—Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation (review)—Lash Blast Volume Mascara (review)—Exhibitionist … Continue reading CoverGirl

Colour Pop Cosmetics

About –Started in Los Angeles in 2014 –Wallet friendly –Cruelty free Best Product: Anything from the Pretty Fresh lineUnderrated Product: BFF Mascara Buy: Eyeshadows and lip productsPass: Loose Setting Powder Improve: Setting powder options Tried –Pretty Fresh Foundation (review) —Pretty Fresh Hydrating Setting Mist—Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer–Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer (review) –Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer (review) –BFF Mascara (review) –No Filter Primer (review) … Continue reading Colour Pop Cosmetics

Catrice

About –Founded by Christina Oster-Daum in 2004 in Germany –Came to the US in 2015 –Quality makeup, affordable price –Face products are their forte –Cruelty free–Available at Ulta and catricecosmetics.com Best Product: Prime & Fine Dewy Glow Finishing SprayUnderrated Product: Blush Boxes Buy: PrimersPass: Eye shadows Improve: Shade range Tried –HD Liquid Coverage Foundation (review) –Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer (review) –One Drop Coverage Weightless … Continue reading Catrice

Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

About –Cruelty free (some products are vegan) –Charlotte is a UK makeup artist –Luxury brand and prices reflect it –Brand launched in 2013 –Makeup and skincare lines –US Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora, beautylish.com, charlottetilbury.com Products I’ve Tried –Airbush Flawless Longwear Foundation –Matte Revolution Lipstick –Hollywood Contour Wand –Hollywood Flawless Filter –Airbrush Matte Bronzer –Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow –Magic Vanish Color Corrector –Magic Foundation –KISSING Lipstick … Continue reading Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

Clinique

About –Started with skincare in 1968 –World’s first allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, dermatologist developed beauty brand –Original line was made up of 117 products and 7 of those original products are still available today –All products are free from parabens, phthalates, and fragrance–Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Best Product: Almost LipstickUnderrated Product: Cheek Pop Blushes Buy: Take The Day Off Makeup RemoversPass: Mascaras, Toners/Lotions … Continue reading Clinique

Benefit

About–Started by twin sisters, Jean and Jane in 1976 as the “face place” –Became Benefit in 1990 –Laughter is the best cosmetic –Known for their fun, colorful packaging–Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Best Product: Roller Lash MascaraUnderrated Product: Hoola Quickie Contour Stick (apparently they don’t make this anymore) Buy: Cookie Powder HighlighterPass: Foundations, POREfessional Primers Improve: Complexion shade range Tried —Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow … Continue reading Benefit

KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

About the Brand–Created by drag queen KimChi–Online only–Fun products that won’t break the bank–Love the packaging–Portion of sales donated to The Trevor Project–Cruelty free–Cute packaging–Sulfate, phthalate, and paraben free–Some products contain talc (an issue for some)–Available on kimchichicbeauty.com Products Purchased—Puff Puff Pass Powder in Translucent—Get Glow in 03 Hollywood Glow—Blush in 04 Cheeky—Contour in 01 Tawny—The Most Concealer in Ivory—Pot De Crème in 01 Cashmere … Continue reading KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

Becca

About–Founded in Australia in 2001–Cruelty free–Glowing complexion products for every skin type and color–Best known for their Jaclyn Hill collabs and highlighters–Sold at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com Best Product: First Light Priming Filter Face PrimerUnderrated Product: Mineral Blushes Buy: Complexion Enhancers (blush, bronzer, highlighter)Pass: Setting Powders Improve: Complexion product shade range. Their lightest shades are DARK Tried—Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder (review)—Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter … Continue reading Becca