Mascara Monday: Catrice Glam & Doll Easy Wash Off Powder Hold Volume

Claims–Lasts 24 hours–Smudge-proof–Only takes seconds to remove–Expressive volume and curl Price–$6 at Catrice, Amazon Shade Range–1, Ultra Black Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Paraben free–Length–No flaking–Easy to remove–Cruelty free–Oil free–Separation–Held a curl–No smudging Cons–Availability–Not a lot of volume–No shade variation Final Thoughts–I love tubing mascaras and there aren’t a lot of affordable options so I was excited to try this–I hate that Ulta doesn’t carry Catrice anymore, but several of … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Catrice Glam & Doll Easy Wash Off Powder Hold Volume

Foundation Friday: Essence 16 HR Cover & Last Powder

Claims–Lightweight–Matte finish–Waterproof–Oil and shine control–High coverage–Long-lasting, up to 16-hour wear–No caking Price–$5.99 at Ulta Shade Range–8–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–No parabens–Lightweight–Not cakey–Cruelty free–Fragrance free–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage Cons–Availability–Shade range–Not high coverage like it claims Final Thoughts–Ulta exclusive–Shade range is trash–Light to medium coverage, it’s buildable but you won’t get full/high coverage with this. It covered my redness, but you could still see freckles/skin showing through–Impressed … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence 16 HR Cover & Last Powder

Mascara Monday: MACStack Micro

Claims–Continuously buildable–Separates and defines lashes–24-hr wear–Infinite layers of volume and length–Clump-resistant–Non-flaking Price–$28 at Ulta, Nordstrom, MAC Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Length–Volume–Builds without clumping–Separation–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–Not cruelty free–Availability–No waterproof option–No shade variation–No mini option Final Thoughts–Plastic bristle wand–Builds and builds without clumping–Lashes looked long, thick, and full–I previously reviewed the Mega Stack and you definitely do not need both as they give the same result–I … Continue reading Mascara Monday: MACStack Micro

Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

LOreal Rouge Matte Lip Stain NYX #thisiseverything Lip Oil elf Hydrating Core Lip Shine LOreal Shiny Lip Stain Colour Pop Glossy Lip Stain Rosebud Perfume Co Minted Rose Lip Balm Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy Buxom Power-full Plump Clinique Almost Lipstick Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Laneige Lip Glowy Balm Tarte SEA Quench … Continue reading Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick

Claims–Lightweight–Hydrating–Transfer proof–Kiss proof–No-budge formula–Lasts up to 24 hours without cracking or flaking–Waterproof Price–$7.92 at Wal Mart–$4.99 at Target, Amazon–$10.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–12–My Shades: All Abuzz, Wink Wink Pros–Cruelty free–Creamy–Long lasting–No transfer–Affordable–Pigmented–Agree with all claims–Comfortable, non-drying formula Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts—Jessica Braun recommendation–Creamiest matte lipstick I’ve ever used, even more so than the Milani lipsticks I talked about last week–LOVE this formula, it’s not drying … Continue reading CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick

Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm

Claims–Visibly plumping–Moisturizing–Reacts with your lips’ pH for a custom shade Price–$18 at Ulta, Sephora, Amazon, Buxom, Nordstrom Shade Range–4 Pros–No parabens, mineral oil–Creamy–Perfect amount of pigmentation–Cruelty free–Hydrating–Wear time Cons–No noticeable plumping–Large bullet size–Price Final Thoughts–My favorite lip balm formula–Pricey but worth it–Glide on with ease and moisturize the lips–Not long wearing, but the wear time is impressive for a lip balm–Perfect lip product for no … Continue reading Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm

Claims–Hydrating–Nourish and protect lips–Long-lasting comfort–Shine and hint of tint–Sheer coverage Price–$28 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, NARS Shade Range–3 at Ulta–8 at Sephora–9 at NARS–6 at Nordstrom–My Shades: Orgasm, Hidden Pleasures, Laguna Pros–Shade range–Hydrating–Paraben free–Fragrance free–Comfortable–Perfect hint of color–Alcohol free–Mini option for travel/testing Cons–Price–Not cruelty free–Availability Final Thoughts–These aren’t cheap, but I LOVE the formula and there’s not a cheaper option/dupe (IMO)–The shade Orgasm never leaves … Continue reading NARS Afterglow Lip Balm

Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipsticks

Claims–Ultra-creamy–High comfort–Soft velvet-matte finish–Long wearing–Full coverage Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Milani–$7.99 at Target–$7.97 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My Shades: Peony, Secret, Blossom Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–Pigmented–Long wearing–Cute packaging–Vegan–Easily accessible–So creamy! Glide on with ease–Comfortable, not drying–Agree with all claims Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts–One of THE best matte lipstick formulas I’ve ever tried–WAY better than some high end, expensive formulas I’ve tried–These glide on so easily, like butter–Extremely pigmented … Continue reading Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipsticks

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink No-Budge Liquid Lipcolor

Claims–No-budge–Lasts up to 16 hours–Defies smudging and transfer–Comfortable feel–Color-lock formula Price–$11.99 at Ulta–$8.99-11.99 on Amazon–$8.99 at Target–$8.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range–10–My Shades: Capricious, Coy, & Red-Hot Pros–Shade range–Easily accessible–Doesn’t transfer–Long lasting–Affordable–Sleek packaging–Comfortable, not drying–Love the shiny finish Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–I LOVE this formula!–I tried Capricious and immediately ordered Red-Hot and Coy. I have a few other shades on my wish list–It’s a … Continue reading Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink No-Budge Liquid Lipcolor

KVD Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipsticks

Claims–High-pigment color–Gives lips a smooth, full look–Bold-yet-wearable shades–Hydrating–Comfortable, shiny finish Price–$15 mini–$22 full size—Ulta, Sephora, KVD Shade Range–3 mini–15 full size–My Shades: Lolita, Shedefined, Zine Queen, and Role Breaker Pros–Cruelty free–Minis for travel/testing–Packaging, sleek & made from 80% recycled materials–Creamy–Hydrating–Longwearing–Vegan–Shade range–Pigmented–Agree with all claims–Comfortable Cons–Only a few shades available in the mini size–Availability–Price Final Thoughts–LOVE this formula–Does everything it claims–Love the shades that came in … Continue reading KVD Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipsticks