Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Claims–Extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours–Matte, shine-free finish–Diminish the look of pores and imperfections–Waterproof–Smudgeproof–Sweatproof–No flashback Price–$37 at Sephora Shade Range–6–My Shade: 1.0 Vanilla Pros–Finely milled–Sets makeup without caking–Shine-free–Smoothing–No flashback–Makeup lasted all day Cons–Price–Packaging–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Wasn’t sure that this would work on my normal/dry skin because of the mattifying claims, but I saw Kelly Strack using it and she also has dry … Continue reading Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products

Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Under Eye Corrector–Claims :: 8 hours of sleep in a pot; light reflecting, illuminating radiant glow; cake-free; fast absorbing; lightweight; correct and brighten under eye by neutralizing discoloration and dark circles; perfect base for concealer–Price :: $8 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 2–My Shade :: Light to Medium–Pros :: Affordable; vegan; cruelty free; shade range; illuminating; little bit goes a long way; tones down darkness; worked well with various concealer … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

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

ColourPop Pretty Fresh Pressed Powder

Claims–Light, buildable coverage–Natural, healthy finish–Can be worn alone, over foundation to set makeup, or to touch up–Skin-softening feel–Blends effortlessly Price–$14 at Ulta, ColourPop Shade Range–12 at Ulta–18 at ColourPop–My Shade: Fair 1 Pros–Cruelty free–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finish–Didn’t look cakey with foundation–Vegan–Lightweight–Sleek, heavy packaging–Shade range–Flawless finish Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability Final Thoughts–Natural finish, not overly mattifying :: dry skin friendly–Sets makeup … Continue reading ColourPop Pretty Fresh Pressed Powder

SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

Claims –Long-wearing –Smudge-proof –Pressed powder: Silky, moisturizing pressed powder to lock in under eye makeup and fill in wrinkles :: no creasing :: less shadow look –Loose powder: Sheer, oil-absorbing loose powder to keep face fresh and shine free AM to PM :: lasting flawless skin :: strong oil control Price –$6.50 at SheGlam Shade Range –6 –My Shade: Translucent Pros –Cruelty free –Shade range … Continue reading SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

Speed Reviews: Volume XI

NARS Liquid Blush–Claims :: Highly-pigmented; blends effortlessly; long-lasting–Price :: $30 at Ulta, Sephora, NARS–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Orgasm–Pros :: Packaging, pump!; blends easily; gorgeous glow; little goes a long way–Cons :: Not cruelty free; availability; price–Final Thoughts :: This product will last you a lifetime because you need the tiniest amount of product, less than half a pump; I love the classic Orgasm … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XI

Foundation Friday: Powders

Coty Airspun Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Fenty Pro Filt’r NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Tarte Shape Tape Laura Mercier Translucent RCMA No Color NARS Light Reflecting Pressed & Loose NYX HD Finishing Pressed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Tarte Shape Tape Glow Kosas Cloud Set & Smooth GloWish Luminous Pressed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed & … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powders

Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

Claims–Long-wear–Semi-matte finish–Great for all skin types–Primer-infused–Crease-resistant–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Airbrushed finish–Shine-free–Non-cakey Price–$11 at Ulta, elf Shade Range–12 at Ulta–30 on elfcosmetics.com–My Shade: Fair 120N Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–No parabens or phthalates–Cruelty free–Talc free–Shade range–Shade match for me Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers–Patchy–Difficult to blend–Cakey Final Thoughts–Overall, this what a HOT MESS–Caked, hard to blend, and so patchy–The shade is a good match for me and that’s about the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder