Speed Reviews IX

Milani Supercharged Cheek + Lip Multistick–Claims :: Buildable wash of color; luminous finish; easy to apply gel stick; ultra-creamy–Price :: $8.99 at Ulta–Shade Range :: 8 (3 bronzers, 1 highlight, 4 blushes)–My Shade :: Electric Bronze–Pros :: Affordable; cruelty free; sleek packaging; creamy; glides on easily; easy to blend; buildable–Cons :: None–Final Verdict :: Perfect for those new to cream products; builds easily and glides … Continue reading Speed Reviews IX

Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky

Claims –Weightless –Long lasting –Luminous, natural glow –Buildable –Leaves skin silky & smooth Price –$14.99 at Ulta and jcatbeauty.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –16 –My Shade: Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: panthenol, tea tree leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Lasted all day –Cruelty free –Shade match –Agree with all claims –Flawless base Cons –Online only –Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky

Mascara Monday: LA Girl Jetsetter

I received this product free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own Claims –Water and flake resistant –Easy to remove –Smudge-proof –Buildable formula –Sky high lift and volume –Bristles that coat lashes from root to tip –Clump free formula Price –$6.99 at Ulta and Target Shade Range –1, Black Pros –Affordable –Volume –No smudging –Cruelty free –No flaking –Easy to remove Cons –Availability –No … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LA Girl Jetsetter

Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix

Claims–HD :: Lightweight, high coverage, up to 24 hour wear, smooth & even complexion–BB :: Lightweight, natural coverage, radiant finish, hydrating Price–HD :: $11 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.05 oz)–BB :: $10 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.01 oz) Shade Range–HD :: 26–My Shade HD :: 002 Porcelain Beige–BB :: 7–My Shade BB :: Fair Neutral Pros–Both :: Affordable, cruelty free, vegan, more than standard 1.0 … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix

Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

Claims –More like skin, less like makeup –Oil free –Hydrating –Satin finish –Longwear –Lightweight formula –Medium to full coverage –Soft blurring pigments Price –$12 on beautycreationcosmetics.com–$13ish on Amazon Shade Range –24 –My Shade: FS1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Samples available so you can shade match before purchasing the full size, you just pay shipping –Shade range –Packaging, pump! –Woman owned/created brand –Buildable coverage –Lightweight Cons –THICK … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Claims –Blends easily –UVA/UVB protection –Weightless –Hydrate & nourish –Minimize fine lines –Seamless coverage Price –$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Amazon Shade Range –7 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: Vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, cucumber –Easy to blend –Hydrating –SPF 20 –Packaging –Builds to medium coverage Cons –Availability –Shade range –No shade match for me Final Thoughts –Had to use a lot of white mixer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Claims –Lash tint technology to darken lashes –No clumping –No flaking –Full, fanned out lashes –No smudging –No fading –Volume that lasts up to 24 hours –Curvy side adds volume, flat side fans out lashes Price –$9.49 at Ulta –$6.97 at Wal Mart –$7.99 at Target Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Black Pros –Affordable –Availability –Builds without clumping –Lengthening –Waterproof option –Volumizing –Separation Cons –Not … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!

Claims –Weightless –Buildable coverage –Matte finish –Blurring technology minimizes the look of pores and softens fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless base –Long lasting –Hydration –Complexion perfection Price –$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, uomabeauty.com Shade Range –51 –My Shade: White Pearl T1C Pros –Shade range –No parabens or talc –Shade match for me –Not a flat matte finish –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty fee –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!

beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

Claims –Weightless –Full-coverage –Smooth, undetectable finish –Hydrate & brighten –Long-wear –Vanishes into skin Price –$26 at Sephora & beautyblender.com Shade Range –40 –My Shade: 1.00C Light Ivory Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Shade range –No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Cute packaging –Full coverage –Easy to blend –My shade is great for brightening –Worked with other complexion products –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability (Sephora exclusive) –Pricey Final … Continue reading beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

Trash Talk Volume V

Repurchased—Onyx Nail Polish Remover :: I use pure acetone and they’re all the same. I usually grab this at TJ Maxx for $3—Gelish Nail Surface Cleanser :: must have if you do your own gel manis. I buy the big bottles on Amazon—Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo :: worth every cent, can’t live without it. I’ve gone through a travel size and two full sizes.—Crest … Continue reading Trash Talk Volume V