Foundation Friday: Revolution XX Glow Skin FauXXdation

Claims –Lightweight –Buildable, medium to full coverage –Infused with illuminating pearl particles Price –$18 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range –55 –My Shade: FX0.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Shade match for me –Packaging, pump! –Shade range –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptides–Full coverage with one layer–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Glowy finish without being too dewy–Agree with all claims–Lasted all day Cons –Availability Final Thoughts –Online only–Scent doesn’t linger, but some … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Revolution XX Glow Skin FauXXdation

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

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

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

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30

Claims–Hydrates for up to 24 hours–Radiant finish–Won’t easily transfer, crease, smudge, or fade–Medium-to-full coverage–Water-resistant Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Shiseido Shade Range–30–My Shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–Shade range–SPF 30–Full coverage with one layer–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Packaging, twist & lock pump–Radiant, glowy finish–Shade match for me–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Price–Not cruelty free–Availability Final Thoughts–One pump is all you need for full coverage–Love the original formula (reviewed here)–Gorgeous finish, my complexion … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30

Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Claims–Weightless–Up to 24 hour wear–Breathable–Fade defying–Full coverage–For all skin types Price–$39 at Ulta, Dermablend Shade Range–16–My Shade: 10N Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–SPF 50–Lightweight–Long lasting–Buildable coverage–Fragrance, phthalate, paraben, and oil-free–Packaging Cons–Price–Availability–Accentuated dry patches–Shade range Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is a little too warm for me–A little too heavy on my dry skin–I like the formula, but I think it’s better suited for normal/combo/oily skin types–Not a bad product, just … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Foundation Friday: SheGlam Skinfinite Hydrating

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural glow finish–Breathable–Ultra-lightweight–Hydrating formula–Blendable–Barely-there feel Price–$9 at Shein–$0.50 sample pack for 3 for $1 Shade Range–30–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Sample packets for travel/testing/finding your perfect shade–Lightweight–Shade match for me–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Buildable–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims Cons–Online only Final Thoughts–SO lightweight–Does everything it claims–Light to medium coverage, builds nicely–Very thin, liquid-y formula–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Healthy, glowy finish–Great formula and price Primers: Smashbox Photo … Continue reading Foundation Friday: SheGlam Skinfinite Hydrating

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Claims–Instantly brightens, evens, and hydrates–Lightweight coverage–1% hyaluronic acid–Suitable for all skin types–Luminous mineral pigments to brighten complexion Price–$19.99 at Ulta–$14.99 at Target–$14.97 at Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: Very Light 0.5-2 Pros–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Lightweight–Lasted all day–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–No shade match for me–Messy packaging Final Thoughts–Had to use white mixer to make the shade work–Builds to medium coverage with 2 layers–Love how … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

Foundation Friday: SheGlam Long Lasting Breathable Matte

Claims–Long-wearing–Smudge proof–Sweat-proof–Breathable & lightweight–Filter-like, flawless finish–Waterproof–Full coverage–Non comedogenic–Semi-matte finish–Buildable coverage Price–$9 at SheIn–$0.33 for a sample pack or 3 for $1 Shade Range–30–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Shade range–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Easy to blend–Packaging, pump!–Sample packets for travel/testing–Buildable coverage–Worked well on my normal/dry skin–Agree with all claims–Lasted all day Cons–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Online only–Lightest shade is a little too dark and a little too warm … Continue reading Foundation Friday: SheGlam Long Lasting Breathable Matte