Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder—Light Catcher

Claims—Sets makeup to prolong wear—Skin smoothing—Doubles the wear of foundation —Ensures makeup lasts up to 12 hours—All day comfort—Absorbs excess oil immediately and all day—Melts into skin—Reduces and controls shine immediately and all day—Weightless texture—Flashback proof—Cutomizable formula—Effortless application—Pore blurring Price—$39 at Ulta, Sephora Shade Range—3—My Shade: Celestial Light Pros—Cruelty free Cons—Shade range—Metallic finish—No shade match for me—Contains talc—Expensive Final Thoughts—I don’t have any pics of … Continue reading Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder—Light Catcher

Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

J Cat Beauty, Juvia’s Place, & Jeffree Star Cosmetics

J CAT BEAUTY About –JCAT=Just Cruelty-Free Affordable Trendy –High quality and smart pricing makeup–Cruelty free –Started in 2012 –Sold at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Best Product: Staysurance Water Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer Underrated Product: — Buy: Skin/Aqua/Staysurance products Pass: Eye products Improve: Shade range Tried –Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky Foundation (review coming) –Staysurance Water Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer (review) –Aquasurance Compact Foundation (review coming) –Luxe Pro Powder –You Glow … Continue reading J Cat Beauty, Juvia’s Place, & Jeffree Star Cosmetics

5 Irreplaceable Products

These are 5 products that are in my collection at all times. I can’t live without them and I don’t hear people talking about them. Y’all need to stop sleeping on these products! Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation –$12 at Ulta –F0.5 is my perfect, spot on shade match –Long lasting –Buildable, full coverage (you can sheer it out depending on how … Continue reading 5 Irreplaceable Products

KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

About the Brand–Created by drag queen KimChi–Online only–Fun products that won’t break the bank–Love the packaging–Portion of sales donated to The Trevor Project–Cruelty free–Cute packaging–Sulfate, phthalate, and paraben free–Some products contain talc (an issue for some)–Available on kimchichicbeauty.com Products Purchased—Puff Puff Pass Powder in Translucent—Get Glow in 03 Hollywood Glow—Blush in 04 Cheeky—Contour in 01 Tawny—The Most Concealer in Ivory—Pot De Crème in 01 Cashmere … Continue reading KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

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

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

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV