Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Claims–Lightweight–Lasts all day–Perfect for all skin types–Oil free–Semi-matte finish Price–$6 at Ulta, Target, Amazon, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range–40 at elfcosmetics.com–28 at Ulta–36 at Target–My shade: Lily Pros–Vegan–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Shade range–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lasted all day–Easily accessible Cons–Not all shades available at all locations Trying final thoughts bullet point style…sentences are hard sometimesFinal Thoughts–Cakey upper lip–Builds to full coverage–Refused to stay or adhere to … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Foundation Friday: Believe Beauty Skin Finish

Claims–Medium to full coverage –Blurs imperfections –Blends effortlessly for a flawless look –Smooths skin Price–$5 at Dollar General for 0.85 oz Shade Range–18 –My shade: Linen Pros–Cruelty free –Affordable –Buildable coverage –Blends easily –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Skin looked smooth and blurred Cons–Shade range –Availability, DG exclusive Final ThoughtsThis is a very impressive formula for $5. The lightest shade, Linen, is a little … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Believe Beauty Skin Finish

Foundation Friday: Revolution Pro CC Perfecting

Claims–Sheer to full, buildable coverage–Leaves the skin hydrated & protected–Perfect for dry to combo skin–Diffuses the appearance of wrinkles–Lasting coverage that doesn’t feel cakey or heavy Price–$15 at revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20–My shade: F0.1 Pros–Packaging, pump!–SPF 30–Shade range–Cruelty free–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, collagen, Vitamin E–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Skin looks smooth and blurred–Long lasting–Affordable Cons–Online only Final ThoughtsThere is not one thing I don’t love about this … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Revolution Pro CC Perfecting

Speed Reviews Volume II

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Blushlighter Highlights–Buildable :: luminous, radiant glow :: customizable coverage :: ultra-reflective Price–$6.49 at Ulta & Amazon :: $4.99 at Target :: $5.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–3My Shade–Highlight Bling Cruelty Free–Yes Thoughts–Gorgeous glow :: buildable :: love to use alone or over other blush/highlighter to amp up the intensity APPROVE Bare Minerals Bounce & Blur Powder Blush Highlights–Blends like a dream, no … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume II

Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Claims–Soft-focus glow–Subtle luminosity–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Weightless–Blurring Price–$44 for 1.0 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com Shade Range–9–My shade: Porcelain Pros–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates–Cruelty free–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous glow–Lightweight–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Availability–Packaging–No shade match for me–Expensive–Lightest shade is VERY DARK Final ThoughtsFirst of all, the packaging and shade range are trash. Periodt. You can get high medium coverage with this one, it does build, but … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Lindsay has written about this formula before, but I never purchased it because it’s pricey. I buy myself a pricey lipstick for my birthday every year so I decided to give this formula a try. I was instantly hooked. I had to have more and thanks to Glambot, I was able to purchase more at a fraction of the cost. Claims–Ultra-matte–Long lasting–Comfortable–No liner needed–Single-stroke coverage–Creamy–No … Continue reading Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Claims–Weightless–Long wearing, lasts up to 24 hours–Adapts to skin tone & texture–Synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes non-stop for a just applied, flawless finish look Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, shiseido.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–SPF 30–Shade range–Sulfate, paraben, phthalate free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Full coverage with one layer–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Lightweight–Skin looked smooth and flawless–Lasted all day–Lives up to all claims … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

Claims–Sweat-proof–Transfer-proof–Doesn’t clog pores–Humidity-proof–24 hour wear Price–$8.99 at Walgreens–$3.50 at Wal Mart Shade Range–18–My shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–SPF 20–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Easily accessible–Packaging–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Scented Final ThoughtsThe shade I purchased, 800 Fair Ivory, matches initially, but there is some slight oxidation. I will add a little bit of white mixer when I use this in the future. The coverage is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Applies smoothly–Dewy “glass” skin finish–Hydrating–Color correcting–Pore and testure-blurring–Smudge proof Price–$34 at Ulta, beautybakerie.com–0.9 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 359 Cool Pros–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Vegan–Hydrating–Smudge proof–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Long lasting–Radiant, dewy finish Cons–Availability–Expensive Final ThoughtsI got this on sale during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and I just got around to trying it. You can get full coverage with two layers. The finish is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Catrice Blush Boxes

Claims–Long lasting–Sweat-resistant–Waterproof–Velvety powder–Silky matte or gold shimmer finish Price–$6 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com Shade Range–4 at Ulta–6 at catricecosmetics.com–My shades: Glistening Pink, Berry, and Burgundy Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Long lasting–Easy to blend–Paraben free–Vegan–Buildable–Sleek, compact packaging Cons–Availability–Shade range Final ThoughtsI usually opt for high end blushes because they last longer on my skin. I have a real problem with my blush wearing off easily and I HAVE to wear … Continue reading Catrice Blush Boxes