Mascara Monday: Colour Pop Level Up Lengthening

Claims–Lifting–Lengthening –Flake free–Tapered brush coats each last from root to tip–Defining–Buildable–Separates Price–$9 at Ulta, Colour Pop Shade Range–2 at Ulta–3 at Colour Pop–My Shade: Brown Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Lift–No flaking–Agree with all claims–Buildable–Cruelty free–Length–Separation–No smudging–Tapered wand allows for precise application Cons–Availability–No waterproof option–No volume Final Thoughts–Natural bristle wand–Love that this comes in brown–Lifts, lengthens, and separates–Doesn’t claim to be volumizing so fair enough that it isn’t–Nothing negative to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Colour Pop Level Up Lengthening

Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Claims–Long wear–Looks like your real skin–For all skin types, even oily–Minimizes pores and imperfections with a smooth, blurring effect–Buildable, medium coverage–Even skin tone and texture–Healthy glow that stays fresh up to 24 hours Price–$29 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–12–My Shade: 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Shade match for me–Vegan–Radiant finish–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–FLAWLESS Cons–Price–Shade range Final Thoughts–This. Is. Gorgeous.–Love the radiant finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Mascara Monday: Essence Double Trouble

Claims–Extreme definition, curl, and length–Double sided brush applicator Price–$5.99 at Ulta, Essence Shade Range–1, Extra Black Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Waterproof option–Paraben free–Volume–No smudging–Love the concept of two different applicators on the same wand–Vegan–Fragrance free–Length–No flaking–Separation–Easy to remove Cons–Availability–No shade variation Final Thoughts–One side has natural bristles which are great for volume and the other side has plastic bristles which are great for length and separation–I haven’t found … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Double Trouble

Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Sensitive Skin Serum

Claims–Doubles as skincare and makeup–Sheer, natural & buildable coverage–Blur imperfections and look of pores–Leaves skin feeling soothed–Visibly reduces redness–Minimize look of fine lines Price–$13.99 at Amazon, Target–$14.97 at Wal Mart–$14.99 at Neutrogena Shade Range–15–My Shade: Light 01 Pros–Suitable for sensitive skin types–No parabens, fragrance–Availability–Easy to blend–Non-comedogenic–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish–Buildable coverage Cons–Price–Cakey in certain areas when set with powder–Don’t agree with all claims–Shade range–Wore off easily–No shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Sensitive Skin Serum

Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Makeup Revolution Extra Hold Brow Glue–Claims :: Keep brows lifted & locked in place; leaves a fluffy, feathered brow look–Price :: $7 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; extreme hold; brows looked perfect at the end of the day; mega staying powder; affordable–Cons :: Availability–Final Thoughts :: The hold is comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and this is a third of the price; use as the last step in … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Mascara Monday: Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes

Claims–Weightless–Give every lash type more lift, length, curl, and volume–Long-wearing–Easy-to-build Price–$11 mini–$20 full size—Sephora, Rare Beauty Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable (for Sephora)–Vegan–Mini for travel/testing–Length–Separation–No flaking–Agree with all claims–Cruelty free–Paraben free–Builds without clumping–Volume–Held a curl–No smduging–Easy to remove Cons–Availability–No waterproof option–No shade variation Final Thoughts–Does everything it claims to–LOVE this formula and how it made my lashes look–Price is pretty affordable to be at Sephora–Length, volume, … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Buildable–Breathable–Transfer-, humidity-, and sweat-proof–Evens skintone–Cake-free–Hydrating–Blends seamlessly–Flawless finish–Lasts up to 24 hours Price–$8.69 at Wal Mart, Amazon–$10.49 at Target–$13.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–21–My Shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Affordable–SPF 18–Shade match for me–Lightweight–Easily accessible–Didn’t cake with powder–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Long lasting Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts–Has a serious list of claims, but lives up to all of them–Amazing formula for such a great … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Claims–Won’t crease or cake–Medium coverage–12-hour hydration–Brightens & smooths–Sweatproof–Minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, & wrinkles–16-hour longwear–Natural finish–Featherlight formula–Waterproof–Looks and feels like skin–Formula applies evenly & effortlessly Price–$15 mini—$39 full size—Sephora & Tarte Shade Range–32 full size–6 mini–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Fragrance free–Shade range–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vegan collagen complex–Mini for travel/testing–Cruelty fre–Clean at Sephora product–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Cute packaging–Buildable–Agree with all claims–Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Mascara Monday: Ulta New Heights

Claims–Extreme lift & hold–No smudging or flaking–Clump free Price–$10.50 at Ulta Shade Range–1, Jet Black Pros–Affordable–Volume–Builds without clumping–Easy to remove–Fragrance free–Length–Separation–No flaking–Cruelty free–Major lift–No smudging Cons–No shade variation–No waterproof option–Availability Final Thoughts–Plastic bristle wand–Stayed in place all day–Held a curl–TikTok made me buy it–Obvi this is an Ulta exclusive, but it’s worth picking up if you’re in store or shopping online–Love it even more paired … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Ulta New Heights

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating

Claims–Light coverage–Reduce redness–Minimize the appearance of imperfections–Natural finish–Lightweight–Long lasting–Blur imperfections Price–$5.98 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–12–My Shade: 705 Ivory Pros–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Long wearing Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Don’t agree with the blurring claim, but I agree with all of the rest–Lightweight and undetectable on the skin–HELLA oxidizes…woah, it got dark fast. I have … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating