Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Claims–Gives skin sheer hint of color–Perfect blend of skincare and makeup–Healthy, natural glow–Control oil-breakthrough –Long-wearing–Semi-matte finish–Perfect for all skin types Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta (1.7 oz)–$25 mini (0.85 oz) Shade Range–20–My Shade: 0W1 Pearl Pros–SPF 20–Vitamin E–Non-comedogenic–Sleek, tube packaging Cons–Price–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make this shade work for me. They need more … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Claims–Lash stretching–Lifts & curls–Volumizing–Clump resistant–Lifting brush with long and short bristles to separate lash by lash Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$9.99 at Target–$9.97 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Intense Black Pros–Cute packaging–Length–Separation–Agree with all claims–Volumizing–Didn’t flake–No smudging–Held a curl–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–I like this better than the original Bambi formula (reviewed here)–Love the wand and it coats each lash from root to tip–Lashes looked … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Claims–Medium-coverage–Natural-finish–Long wearing–Hydrates skin up to 12 hours–Infused with skincare benefits–Second-skin effect Price–$20 at Sephora Shade Range–50–My Shade: 03P Pros–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Shade range–Fragrance free–Contains hyaluronic acid–Bottle is made from 30% recycled glass–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Dry skin dream–Impressive shade range, formula, and price point–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Hydrating–I don’t think oily skinned folks … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Fenty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer

Claims–Hydrates–Sheer to buildable coverage–Brightens–No-makeup effect–Conceals–Longwear–Serum-like texture–Longwear–Crease-, humidity-, and sweat-resistant–Attract and hold moisture to the skin Price–$25 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com Shade Range–16–My Shade: 01 Rose Quartz Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–No parabens or phthalates–Packaging–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Worked with other under eye products–Agree with all claims–Minimal settling–Hydrating Cons–Expensive–Availability Final Thoughts–LOVE this wayyyy more than I thought I would!–Perfect for minimal makeup days–With corrector & powder, my … Continue reading Fenty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer

Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Claims–Easy application–Volume & curl Price–$4.99 at Ulta & Amazon Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben free–Separation–Volume–No clumping–Held a curl–Love the wand shape Cons–Shade variation–Availability–Not a lot length, but doesn’t claim to be lengthening Final Thoughts–This is my favorite Lash Princess formula–Excellent volume and separation–Doesn’t claim to be lengthening and it really isn’t. I pair it with Maybelline Sky High to get some added length–Can’t beat the price, … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Claims–Medium coverage–Hydrating–Natural finish–Can’t tell where foundation ends and skin begins Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$5 on Amazon–$8.59 at Target–$5 at Wal Mart Shade Range–45–My Shade: C0.5 Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Availability–Fragrance free–Oil free–Non comedogenic–SPF 15–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–FLAWLESS base Cons–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all retailers–Some settling in smile lines Final Thoughts–1 layer=medium coverage, 2 layers=full–Shade C0.5 is a perfect match for me–By the end of … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural

Claims–Smudge-proof–Clump-free–Easy-to-remove–Wispy, fluffy lashes–Lightweight–Ultra creamy Price–$9 at Ulta, colourpop.com Shade Range–2–My Shade: Brown Pros–Affordable–Length–Cruelty free–Volume–Vegan –Separation–Agree with all claims–Shade options–Builds without clumping–Held a curl–No flaking–No smudging Cons–Online only–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–LOVE!–Natural bristle wand–Lashes looked long and full–Held a curl–Lasted all day–No complaints! Primer: Milk Makeup Kush Lash Primer Continue reading Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural

Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Claims–Lightweight–Natural coverage–70% water–Won’t clog pores–Up to 24 hour hydration–Oil free–Suitable for sensitive skin–Fresh, glowing complexion Price–$16.99 at Ulta–$13.99 at Target Shade Range–12–My Shade: Fair 01 Pros–SPF 19–Packaging–Ingredients :: aloe vera & witch hazel–Easy to blend–Slight glow–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Worked well with other complexion products and gave a flawless finish Cons–Shade range–Availability –Expensive–No shade for me Final Thoughts–Had to use a lot of white mixer to make the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

Claims–Waterproof–Lightweight–Covers dark circles, blemishes, and redness–Melts into skin without settling into fine lines–Up to 18 hours of hydration–High coverage Price–$7 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com Shade Range–15 –My Shade: 001 Neutral Swan Pros–Affordable–Full coverage–Cruelty free–Worked with other under eye products–Vegan–Contains hyaluronic acid–Easy to blend–Minimal creasing/settling–Like the wand shape–Thin, liquid-y formula–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Shade Range Final Thoughts–This shade is really more warm and yellow … Continue reading Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer