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

Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

Claims –Featherlight –Full coverage –Soft-focus, airbrushed effect –24-hour-long wear—won’t cake, flake, or fade –Blurs appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles –Amazonian clay absorbs excess oil & shine Price –$39 at Tarte, QVC Shade Range –18 –My Shade: 12N Fair Neutral Pros –Cruelty free –Mess free packaging –No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates –Airbrushed finish –Vegan –Talc free –Lightweight –Gorgeous glow –Shade match for me Cons … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

Jaclyn Cosmetics

About –Started in 2019 by YouTuber Jaclyn Hill –The first launch was a line of lipsticks that FLOPPED, but the launches since then have been great (in my opinion) –Cruelty free –Select products available at Ulta and Morphe retailers –All products available at jaclyncosmetics.com –Some of the products have bulky packaging, but overall, I like the aesthetic –Cons: expensive, availability –Some of these products are … Continue reading Jaclyn Cosmetics

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021