Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Claims–Natural finish–Medium coverage–Weightless feel–Lightweight Price–$6.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com–1.05 oz Shade Range–16 at Ulta –31 at essencemakeup.com–My Shade: 010 Cool Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: aloe vera, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Hydrating–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finsih Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium coverage–I had several active (RED!) breakouts when I tested and I wanted additional … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Sephora….and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. At the time I wrote this post, there were 34 foundations in the “Best Sellers: Makeup” category. I’ve reviewed a lot of them, tried a few with no formal review, and there are some on my “To Try” list. The current list is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Sephora….and my thoughts

Foundation Friday: Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil

Claims–Buildable, sheer-to-medium coverage–Semi-matte finish–For all skin types–Flawless, nourished glow Price–$5.99 at Ulta–$4.99 at Target–$4.98 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–7 at Ulta, 8 at Target & Wal Mart–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Ingredients: squalane, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Cruelty free–Vegan–Cute packaging–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Natural finish–Hydrating Cons–Shade range–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Shade range is garbage–Porcelain is the lightest shade and it is too dark for me. I used my LA … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil

Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Claims–Longwearing–Hydrating–Lightweight–Medium, buildable coveraeg–Melts into the skin Price–$11 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com (1.0 fl oz) Shade Range–17 at Ulta–20 at catricecosmetics.com–My Shade: 002 Neutral Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Vegan–Affordable–Hydrating–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Radiant, healthy glow–Flawless effect–Long lasting–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Availability Final Thoughts–If the HD Liquid Coverage was too matte and heavy for your skin, you will love this. I love the coverage of the HD, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Claims –Hydrating –Weightless –Buildable –Conceals & smooths skin –Radiant finish –Doesn’t settle into fine lines Price –$15 at flowerbeauty.com for 1.0 oz –$14.99 at CVS Shade Range –16 My Shade –L0 Shell Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Packaging, pump! –Lightweight –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me–Hydrating –Easy to blend –Lives up to all claims –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Long wearing Cons –Shade range –Availability … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Claims –Weightless –Medium to buildable coverage –Natural finish –Instantly moisturizes skin –Pore-blurring pigments –Second-skin finish Price –$44 at Revolve–Various prices on AmazonI found mine at TJ Maxx for $9.99 so check there if you’re interested. Shade Range –24 –My Shade: Linen Pros –Packaging, pump! –Lives up to all claims –Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Hydrating–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Didn’t cake with powder –Overall … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Long-wearing–Natural, radiant glow–Creamy–For all skin types Price–$11.99 at Ulta, Target–$14.99 at Amazon, physiciansformula.com Shade Range–12–My Shade :: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Oil-free–Packaging, pump! Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me/no shade match for me–Shades are very warm Final ThoughtsPhysicians Formula has made their mark with their Butter collection and I was so excited to see a foundation join the line up. Of course, the lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

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: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools