Foundation Friday: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring

Claims–Up to 12 hour wear–Transfer resistant –Moisture matte finish–Brighten and soothe–Hydrate and improve skin texture–Buildable, medium coverage–Feels like second skin–Weightless Price–$42 at Ulta & Amazon–$10.50 on smithandcult.com Shade Range–42–My shade: 100 Neutral Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben & phthalate free–Gluten free–Fragrance free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Buildable, high medium coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me–Lasted all day Cons–Availability–Pricing variations–Didn’t notice any blurring Final Thoughts–Will not get full coverage with this one :: … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring

Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Claims–Blends effortlessly–Set makeup for up to 12 hours–Sheer coverage–Matte finish–Finely-milled–Won’t settle into fine lines–Never cakey–Soft-focus effect Price–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–3–My shade: Translucent Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic –Non-caking–Finely milled–Locks makeup in place–No flashback–Mini size available for travel/testing–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin Cons–Expensive Final ThoughtsI LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured … Continue reading Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Foundation Friday: Stila Hide & Chic

Claims–Undetectable–Blur imperfections–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Natural satin finish–No flaking or caking–Breathable–Good for you ingredients Price–$39 at Nordstrom–$19.50 at stilacosmetics.com–1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: Fair 1 Pros–Shade range–Shade match for me–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Satin finish–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Price variations Final Thoughts–Very thin & liquid-y formula–Builds to medium coverage, but not going to get full–Spot concealed in some areas–Upper lip was a little bit of a hot mess, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Stila Hide & Chic

Speed Reviews Volume III

Marc Jacobs Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder Highlights–Blur & perfect :: not dry or chalky :: healthy & hydrated look :: soft-matte finish up to 8 hours :: mess-free packaging :: lightweight and creamy Price–$44 at Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range–1 (translucent) Cruelty Free–Yes Pros–Packaging :: not overly mattifying :: great for dry skin Cons–Expensive :: availability Thoughts–I found this at TJ Maxx for $12.99! It … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume III

Foundation Friday: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless

Claims–Weightless–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Natural finish–Easy to blend–No clogging or caking–Clams and nourishes skin–Longwear–Evens out skintone–Hide the look of pores–Mess-free doe-foot applicator Price–$29 at Sephora, rarebeauty.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–48–My shade:: 110N Pros–Sleek packaging–Shade range–Cruelty free–Vegan–Non comedogenic (won’t clog pores)–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Lasted all day–Natural, slightly radiant finish–Fair price Cons–Sephora exclusive Final Thoughts—The Rare Impact Fund was launched alongside the beauty product launch and I love … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless

Foundation Friday: Colour Pop Pretty Fresh

Claims–Hydrating–Medium, buildable coverage–Natural skin finish–Hydrated, luminous skin–Lasts all the day Price–$16 at Ulta, colourpop.com–1.0 oz Shade Range–29 at Ulta–42 at colourpop.com–My shade: Fair 05W Pros–Vegan–Fragrance-free–Alcohol-free–Oil-free–Dermatologist tested–Cruelty free–Infused with coconut water and hyaluronic acid–Shade range–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Easy to blend –Luminous finish Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta Final Thoughts–Builds to full coverage (covered all redness) without caking–Blends flawlessly–Love the more radiant finish, but it isn’t overly … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Colour Pop Pretty Fresh

Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Claims–Lightweight–Lasts all day–Perfect for all skin types–Oil free–Semi-matte finish Price–$6 at Ulta, Target, Amazon, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range–40 at elfcosmetics.com–28 at Ulta–36 at Target–My shade: Lily Pros–Vegan–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Shade range–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lasted all day–Easily accessible Cons–Not all shades available at all locations Trying final thoughts bullet point style…sentences are hard sometimesFinal Thoughts–Cakey upper lip–Builds to full coverage–Refused to stay or adhere to … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Foundation Friday: Believe Beauty Skin Finish

Claims–Medium to full coverage –Blurs imperfections –Blends effortlessly for a flawless look –Smooths skin Price–$5 at Dollar General for 0.85 oz Shade Range–18 –My shade: Linen Pros–Cruelty free –Affordable –Buildable coverage –Blends easily –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Skin looked smooth and blurred Cons–Shade range –Availability, DG exclusive Final ThoughtsThis is a very impressive formula for $5. The lightest shade, Linen, is a little … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Believe Beauty Skin Finish

Foundation Friday: Revolution Pro CC Perfecting

Claims–Sheer to full, buildable coverage–Leaves the skin hydrated & protected–Perfect for dry to combo skin–Diffuses the appearance of wrinkles–Lasting coverage that doesn’t feel cakey or heavy Price–$15 at revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20–My shade: F0.1 Pros–Packaging, pump!–SPF 30–Shade range–Cruelty free–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, collagen, Vitamin E–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Skin looks smooth and blurred–Long lasting–Affordable Cons–Online only Final ThoughtsThere is not one thing I don’t love about this … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Revolution Pro CC Perfecting

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Claims–Ultra-nourishing–Weightless–Improves appearance of skin tone & texture–Second-skin, airbrushed dewy finish–Ultra-fluid–Sheer-to-buildable coverage Price–$15.99 at Ulta, Walgreens–$11.99 at Target–$8.39 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My shade: Fair Pros–Ingredients :: jojoba oil, aloe vera, coconut oil–Vegan–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Radiant finish–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Gluten free–Hypoallergenic–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Packaging, messy!–Pricey Final ThoughtsWhen I picked this up, I didn’t realize it said “sheer” coverage. I’m … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir