Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter–Claims :: Skincare-makeup hybrid for glowing, dewy skin; can be used alone, over or under makeup, mixed with foundation, or used as a highlighter; soft-focus filter effect–Price :: $14 at Target, elf–Shade Range :: 8–My Shade :: Fair–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; gorgeous, radiant finish; multi-use product; shade match for me; easy to blend; pigmented–Cons :: Availability–Final Thoughts :: I use this as a primer and I love that the glow comes through even with … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Favorite Things 2022

1. Erin Condren x Etta Vee Life Planner2. CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick (review)3. Bracelet Stack (eNewton, Davis Designs, David Yurman, Hartlen & Co, John Hardy)4. Gel X Nail System5. Bryan Anthony Pause Necklace6. Dolce Vita Zole Sneakers7. Birdies Starling Disco Ball Glitter Flats8. Dolce Vita Bran Mules (I found mine on Poshmark)9. AJ Morgan Not Standard Sunnies10. Kiko Milano Baseline Shadow in Champagne (review)11. … Continue reading Favorite Things 2022

Currently

I want to do this post in June and December each year. A mid-year and end of year check in to see what products I’m constantly reaching for and loving. I try SO many products so it’s interesting to see which products are consistent favorites and which ones change up. You can read my June post here. Primer—Ulta Moisturizing Primer Spray—elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter … Continue reading Currently

Top 3: Makeup

Primer—KVD Lock-It Hydrating—First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie—Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For Foundation—Catrice True Skin Hydrating—J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Powder—Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer/Corrector—Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector—KVD Good Apple—CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Setting Powder—Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender and Butter—Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent Pressed Bronzer—Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte—Flower Beauty Heatwave—SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Blush—NARS Deep Throat—Tarte Sugar Rush Sweet Tarte Glow—SheGlam Color Bloom … Continue reading Top 3: Makeup

Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder, $4.99 J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation, $14.99 (reviewed here) Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation, $12 (reviewed here) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer, $11.99 (reviewed here) SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer & Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5 (reviewed here and here) Essence Lash Princess Liquid Liner, $4.99 SheGlam Brows On Demand, $2.99 Kiko Milano Baseline Water Shadow in Champagne, … Continue reading Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

LOreal Rouge Matte Lip Stain NYX #thisiseverything Lip Oil elf Hydrating Core Lip Shine LOreal Shiny Lip Stain Colour Pop Glossy Lip Stain Rosebud Perfume Co Minted Rose Lip Balm Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy Buxom Power-full Plump Clinique Almost Lipstick Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Laneige Lip Glowy Balm Tarte SEA Quench … Continue reading Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick

Claims–Lightweight–Hydrating–Transfer proof–Kiss proof–No-budge formula–Lasts up to 24 hours without cracking or flaking–Waterproof Price–$7.92 at Wal Mart–$4.99 at Target, Amazon–$10.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–12–My Shades: All Abuzz, Wink Wink Pros–Cruelty free–Creamy–Long lasting–No transfer–Affordable–Pigmented–Agree with all claims–Comfortable, non-drying formula Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts—Jessica Braun recommendation–Creamiest matte lipstick I’ve ever used, even more so than the Milani lipsticks I talked about last week–LOVE this formula, it’s not drying … Continue reading CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick

Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm

Claims–Visibly plumping–Moisturizing–Reacts with your lips’ pH for a custom shade Price–$18 at Ulta, Sephora, Amazon, Buxom, Nordstrom Shade Range–4 Pros–No parabens, mineral oil–Creamy–Perfect amount of pigmentation–Cruelty free–Hydrating–Wear time Cons–No noticeable plumping–Large bullet size–Price Final Thoughts–My favorite lip balm formula–Pricey but worth it–Glide on with ease and moisturize the lips–Not long wearing, but the wear time is impressive for a lip balm–Perfect lip product for no … Continue reading Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm