February Favorites

Pen Cart–Fun fact: I’m OBSESSED with pens and school supplies. The thrill of finding a new pen that writes smoothly just brings me immense joy. That being said, I have A LOT of pens and needed a better way to organize. Thanks to TikTok, I got this idea. The cart is from Michaels and the cups are from Target. It’s just so beautiful and I … Continue reading February Favorites

Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural finish–Quick, mess-free application–Covers and calms without creasing or caking Price–$36 at Sephora, milkmakeup.com Shade Range–36–My Shade: Snow Pros–Cruelty free–Shade range–Vegan–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Sleek, recyclable packaging–Ingredients to moisturizer, calm, & soothe–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day Cons–Expensive–Availability (Sephora exclusive) Final Thoughts–Perfect shade match for me–I bought mine at TJ Maxx for $10–Blended quickly and easily with a brush … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Claims–Buildable coverage –Radiant finish –Skin appears effortlessly illuminated, brightened, and glowing all day long –Pumped with Vitamin C and light reflecting pearl particles Price–$12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20 (8 at Ulta)–My Shade: F0.5 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Gorgeous, radiant finish –Vitamin C –Didn’t cake with powder –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lightweight –Long lasting Cons–Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts–Not as … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Claims–Full coverage–Transfer-proof–16 hour wear–Protects from pollution & blue light damage–Oxidation-resistant–Natural-looking matte finish–Sweat-proof–Smooth, second-skin finish Price–$40 for 1.5 oz at Sephora, narscosmetics.com Shade Range–34–My Shade: Oslo Pros–Shade range–More than standard 1.0 oz–Packaging–Full coverage –Long lasting–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Sephora exclusive –Expensive–Not cruelty free–Looked heavy on my skin Final Thought–Full coverage with one layer–Face looked flawless overall, but up close it looked … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Claims–Full coverage–Blurs, evens, and smooths skin–Natural, matte finish–Up to 24 hour wear–Weightless–Creamy texture–Color remains true all day–Suitable for all skin types–Transfer proof–Waterproof–Sweat proof–Heat proof Price–$14.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Walgreens–$11.99 at Wal Mart Shade Range–16–My shade: Pearl Pros–Sleek packaging–Creamy–Shade match for me–Sweat proof–Lives up to all claims–Transfer proof–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Shade range–Scent–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Slight scent, but it doesn’t linger–Very creamy and easy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Claims–Hydrating–Buildable, medium coverage–Natural, radiant finish–All day hydration and wear–Minimizes the look of pores–Lightweight–Better bare skin in just 2 weeks Price–$39.50 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, itcosmetics.com Shade Range–40–My shade :: Fair Warm 10 Pros–Packaging, pump!–Availability–Long wearing–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamins E & B5, hepes acid–Cruelty free–Skincare benefits–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Radiant finish–Shade range–No sulfates or parabens–Hydrating Cons–Expensive Final Thoughts–Love the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Foundation Friday: elf Camo CC Cream

Claims–Medium-to-full coverage–SPF 30–Hydrate and smooth–Skincare benefits–Improve skin texture and tone Price–$14 at elfcosmetics.com, Ulta, Target–1.05 oz Shade Range–20 at elfcosmetics.com, 15 at Ulta, 16 at Target–My shade: Fair 120N Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: collagen, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides–Packaging, pump!–Full coverage with one pump–Little product goes a long way–Long lasting–More than standard 1.0 oz Cons–Pricey for elf–Little cakey on the nose–120N is a little more yellow than … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo CC Cream

Foundation Friday: Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue

Claims–Lightweight –Blurring effect –Medium-to-full coverage –Natural matte finish –Skin-like feel Price–$36 at Ulta, doseofcolors.com (1.0 oz) Shade Range–42 –My shade: 102 Fair Pros–Vegan –Cruelty free –Long lasting –Talc free –Paraben free –Oil free –Fragrance free –Packaging, pump! –Shade range –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Full coverage but not heavy Cons–Expensive –Online only Final Thoughts–Loved it upon initial application, but as the day went … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Soooooo, I definitely took pictures for this post but I have no idea what happened to them. These images from Google will have to do. Sorry. I struggle. Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder Claims—Superfine, weightless, filtered, photoready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hyper smooth filter … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Total Cover Cream

Claims–Oil-free–Foundation and concealer in one–Natural finish–Silky-smooth–Full coverage–Conceal imperfections–Packed with emollients for moisturized feel Price–$42 at coverfx.com and beautylish.com Shade Range–40–My shade: N0 Pros–Clean at Sephora product–Vegan–Oil-free–Cruelty-free–Ingredients :: Vitamins C, E, & F; squalane ; phytosphingosine–Shade range–Sleek packaging–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Shade match for me Cons–Expensive–Availability–Little cakey when set with powder, especially around the mouth–Looks heavy on the skin Final ThoughtsI wasn’t sure how this would work … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Total Cover Cream