Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Buildable–Breathable–Transfer-, humidity-, and sweat-proof–Evens skintone–Cake-free–Hydrating–Blends seamlessly–Flawless finish–Lasts up to 24 hours Price–$8.69 at Wal Mart, Amazon–$10.49 at Target–$13.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–21–My Shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Affordable–SPF 18–Shade match for me–Lightweight–Easily accessible–Didn’t cake with powder–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Long lasting Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts–Has a serious list of claims, but lives up to all of them–Amazing formula for such a great … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Claims–Won’t crease or cake–Medium coverage–12-hour hydration–Brightens & smooths–Sweatproof–Minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, & wrinkles–16-hour longwear–Natural finish–Featherlight formula–Waterproof–Looks and feels like skin–Formula applies evenly & effortlessly Price–$15 mini—$39 full size—Sephora & Tarte Shade Range–32 full size–6 mini–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Fragrance free–Shade range–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vegan collagen complex–Mini for travel/testing–Cruelty fre–Clean at Sephora product–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Cute packaging–Buildable–Agree with all claims–Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating

Claims–Light coverage–Reduce redness–Minimize the appearance of imperfections–Natural finish–Lightweight–Long lasting–Blur imperfections Price–$5.98 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–12–My Shade: 705 Ivory Pros–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Long wearing Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Don’t agree with the blurring claim, but I agree with all of the rest–Lightweight and undetectable on the skin–HELLA oxidizes…woah, it got dark fast. I have … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Relove Super Serum

Claims–Ultra-lightweight–Hydrating–Buildable–Dewy finish Price–$6 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range–15–My Shade: F0.2 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Shade range–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Glowy finish–Infused with hyaluronic acid–Vegan–Buildable–Hydrating–Lightweight–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Packaging–Not long lasting–Caked–Broke up–Wore off in some areas Final Thoughts–Shade range isn’t vast in number, but I think the tones are good. They go from very fair to deep–Only available on Revolution Beauty’s website which is a bummer–I personally don’t … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Relove Super Serum

Foundation Friday: Mally Beauty Stress Less

Claims–Medium-to-full coverage–Lightweight–Improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles–Silky liquid formula Price–$38 on Amazon, Mally Beauty–$34 at QVC Shade Range–7–My Shade: Fair Pros–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Didn’t last all day–Shade range–No shade match for me–Availability –Cruelty free status is unclear–Price Final Thoughts–Medium coverage, doesn’t build to full–Had to use white mixer because “Fair” is DARK–Wore off and broke up on my forehead, chin, and around … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Mally Beauty Stress Less

Foundation Friday: Current Base Routine

Skincare1. Cleanse — Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water with Vitamin C with cotton round2. SPF — Tula Protect+Glow SPF 303. Eye Cream — Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye GelI don’t wash my face in the morning. I just use micellar water to gently cleanse my skin. Then I go in with SPF to protect my skin and I finish up with a moisturizing eye … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Current Base Routine

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