Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Long-wearing–Natural, radiant glow–Creamy–For all skin types Price–$11.99 at Ulta, Target–$14.99 at Amazon, physiciansformula.com Shade Range–12–My Shade :: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Oil-free–Packaging, pump! Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me/no shade match for me–Shades are very warm Final ThoughtsPhysicians Formula has made their mark with their Butter collection and I was so excited to see a foundation join the line up. Of course, the lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural finish–Quick, mess-free application–Covers and calms without creasing or caking Price–$36 at Sephora, milkmakeup.com Shade Range–36–My Shade: Snow Pros–Cruelty free–Shade range–Vegan–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Sleek, recyclable packaging–Ingredients to moisturizer, calm, & soothe–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day Cons–Expensive–Availability (Sephora exclusive) Final Thoughts–Perfect shade match for me–I bought mine at TJ Maxx for $10–Blended quickly and easily with a brush … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Speed Reviews: Volume V

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush Highlights—Silky, primer-infused powder that locks in luminous color :: hydrating :: seamless blend Price–$23 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range—6My Shades—Dolly & Mykonos Cruelty Free—Yes Pros—Sleek packaging :: contains hyaluronic acid :: pigmented :: lasts all day :: easy to blend :: little goes a long way :: shade range isn’t vast, but the tones are good and would work … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume V

Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Claims–Targets & volumizes every single lash–No flaking or smudging–Instant lash lift, length, fanned out volume–Gel formula–No clumps–Won’t weigh down lashes Price–$26 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–$14 mini Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Packaging–Builds without clumping–Volume–Length–Held a curl–No smudging–Separation–No flaking–Wand allows you to get right to the root and grab each lash–Weightless–Agree with all claims–Sleek packaging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–Expensive–Availability Final ThoughtsI have good luck with Lancome mascaras … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Claims–Buildable coverage –Radiant finish –Skin appears effortlessly illuminated, brightened, and glowing all day long –Pumped with Vitamin C and light reflecting pearl particles Price–$12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20 (8 at Ulta)–My Shade: F0.5 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Gorgeous, radiant finish –Vitamin C –Didn’t cake with powder –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lightweight –Long lasting Cons–Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts–Not as … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Claims–Whipped, mousse-like texture –Moisture-matte 10 hours of hydration –Blurs lines and smooths lips –Smooth, stay-true color –Soft-focus –Comfortable –Long wearing, 8 hours –Non-fading Price–$24 at Ulta, maccosmetics.com, Nordstrom Shade Range–15 at Ulta–17 at MAC–10 at Nordstrom My Shades–Billion $ Smile–Macsmash–Burning Love Pros–Longwearing –Comfortable –Pigmented –Not drying –Shade range/variety –Applicator shape –Agree with all claims Cons–Expensive –Not all shades available at all stores/sites –Not cruelty free … Continue reading MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Claims–Mega volume –Fuller, bolder, longer, lashes –Intensely rich pigment –Wand hugs every lash –Amplify, define, and add dimension Price–$6 at Target, Ulta, elfcosmetics.com –$4 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free –Vegan –Sleek packaging –Affordable –Length –Volume –Separation –No flaking –Easy to remove –No smudging –Held a curl Cons–No waterproof option –No shade variation Final ThoughtsLOVE how my lashes look with this mascara. The two cons are … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Best: LOreal Voluminous Lash PrimerTest: Makeup Revolution Good Vibes Blowout! Volume Lash Primer & Milk Makeup KUSH Lash Primer Tested with Lancome Monsieur Big :: Lashes on your left (my right eye) doesn’t have primer, lashes on your right (my left LOreal Voluminous Lash Primer Highlights–Instantly thicker, longer lashes :: mascara amplifier :: amplify any lash look :: nourish lashes Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Walgreens :: … Continue reading Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Claims–Full coverage–Transfer-proof–16 hour wear–Protects from pollution & blue light damage–Oxidation-resistant–Natural-looking matte finish–Sweat-proof–Smooth, second-skin finish Price–$40 for 1.5 oz at Sephora, narscosmetics.com Shade Range–34–My Shade: Oslo Pros–Shade range–More than standard 1.0 oz–Packaging–Full coverage –Long lasting–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Sephora exclusive –Expensive–Not cruelty free–Looked heavy on my skin Final Thought–Full coverage with one layer–Face looked flawless overall, but up close it looked … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Claims–Green-to-beige treatment to correct redness and prevent UV damange–Cover blemishes–Neutralize redness–Help heal sensitive skin inflammation, irritation, or discomfort Price–$52 for 1.7 oz–$18 for 0.5 oz—Sephora, drjart.com Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–SPF 30–Free from 10 harmful ingredients known to cause skin irritation–Ingredients to support skin’s moisture barrier, vibrant appearance, and protect from environmental stressors–Covers/cancels redness–Easy to blend/press in–Evens skintone–Not too thick or heavy Cons–Availability–Not cruelty free–Price–Too dark … Continue reading Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30