Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Read Volume I here. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Translucent Finishing Powder Claims–Sets makeup :: won’t cake or settle :: soft & silky feel :: 3 age-defying results- reduce appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and visibly smooth the skin :: leaves skin looking instantly smoother and more radiant Price–$12.99 at Walgreens, Target, no7beauty.com Shade Range–4 My shade–Translucent Pros–Cruelty free :: shade … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

I will never stop buying and trying new powders. Powder and dry skin are a tricky combo. Not just any primer, foundation, and powder combination will do. I have some go-to products that I know work and I’d love to add some of these to the list. When trying these powders, I tested them for a few ways over a few days. I wanted to … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Satin Matte Powder

Claims –Soft pressed-powder –Buildable light to medium coverage Price –$11 at Ulta Shade Range –19 –My Shade: P0.1 Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Affordable –Packaging :: sleek, compact, plastic cover to protect powder –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage (can get full coverage) Cons –Shade range (need more deeper shades) –Availability (Ulta exclusive) –Some shades are online only –HOT MESS on my dry skin Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Satin Matte Powder

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Fenty Pro Filt’R Insant Retouch Setting Powder vs. Makeup Revoltuion Conceal & Fix Setting Powder FENTY PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER Claims–Superfine, weightless, filtered, photo-ready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hypder smooth filter that won’t flash back Price–$32 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com for 0.98 oz Shade Range–8 … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

Claims –Ultra-fine –Infused with Vitamin C & E –Weightless –Soft-focus finish –Silica blend to help control oil –Airbrushed, blurred effect –Soft velvet matte, perfected skin effect –No caking or creasing –Soft-focus finish Price –$22 —jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com, beautylish.com Shade Range –8 –My shades: Translucent (under eye) and Rose (all over set) Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Finely milled –Works on my dry skin –Doesn’t cake –Skin looks … Continue reading Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

You may have noticed there was no “Mascara Monday” or “Mask Monday” post up yesterday. I’m currently over posting about a mask or mascara every Monday. I’m sure I will get back to it as I have a stock pile of photos and reviews ready, but for now, we’re changing it up on Mondays, starting next week! Claims –Sets and refreshes makeup for a silky … Continue reading Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

Foundation Friday: Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Powder

Claims –Full coverage –Creamy texture –16 hour wear –Easy to blend –Matte finish –Coverage of a liquid with the finish of a powder Price –$11.99 at Ulta –$9.99 at Target –$9.99 at maybelline.com –$7.94 at Wal Mart –$11.99 at Walgreens Shade Range –12 –My shade: Fair Porcelain Pros –Shade match for me –Easily accessible –Full coverage –Creamy, blendable formula Cons –Not cruelty free –Shade range … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Powder

Milani Prep+Set+Glow Illuminating Transparent Powder

Claims –Natural, healthy glow –Blurs imperfections –Sets makeup –Adds all over radiance –Lit-from-within finish Price –$9.99 at milanicosmetics.com, Walgreens, Target –$8.97 at Wal Mart Pros –Affordable –Perfect for dry skin –Cruelty free –Vegan –Sets makeup but doesn’t cake –Lives up to all of its claims –Easily accessible Cons –None Final Thoughts I am OBSESSED with this powder. I have dry skin, but I’m not into … Continue reading Milani Prep+Set+Glow Illuminating Transparent Powder

Mixology: Under Eye Brightening Powder

Finding a brightening powder that is actually brightening on my very pale skin is no easy task. When highlighting and contouring really became a thing and everyone was buying  banana powder to set and brighten, there was nothing that worked for my fair skin. There are several white, HD powders that will work, but oh the flashback! Most banana powders are too dark for me … Continue reading Mixology: Under Eye Brightening Powder

L’Oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder

Claims –Light-diffusing –Minimizes pores –Special moisturizers to nourish and protect your skin Price –$9.99 at Wal Mart –$11.95 at lorealparis.com Shade Range –3 –My shade: Translucent Pros –Affordable –Not overly mattifying like most powders are –Finely milled –Looks good on my dry skin –Soft focus effect Cons –Scent, very strong fragrance –Hard to find :: I only find it in store at Wal Mart –Not … Continue reading L’Oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder