Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter–Claims :: Skincare-makeup hybrid for glowing, dewy skin; can be used alone, over or under makeup, mixed with foundation, or used as a highlighter; soft-focus filter effect–Price :: $14 at Target, elf–Shade Range :: 8–My Shade :: Fair–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; gorgeous, radiant finish; multi-use product; shade match for me; easy to blend; pigmented–Cons :: Availability–Final Thoughts :: I use this as a primer and I love that the glow comes through even with … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Peach & Lily Skin Shield Blurring Primer –Claims :: Suitable for all skin types; won’t clog pores or cause breakouts; silicone free; blurs fine lines and pores; hydrates; promotes long-lasting–Price :: $34 at Ulta, Peach & Lily –Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; alcohol-free; fragrance-free; no silicones; packaging, pump!; hydrating; smoothing–Cons :: Availability; price; didn’t blur–Final Thoughts :: Ulta exclusive; LOVE that there’s no alcohol or silicones; didn’t blur my huge pores, but I wasn’t expecting it … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking Powder–Claims :: No flash back; blurring effect; oil-maintenance; smooth & soften; reduce appearance of fine lines & imperfections; set foundation in place for a long day’s wear–Price :: $24 at Ulta, Nordstrom; $21 on Amazon; $28 on Beauty Bakerie; $14 mini at Target–Shade Range :: 6 (4 mini at Target)–My Shade :: Oat–Pros :: Cruelty free; shade range; cute packaging; no flashback; sets foundation without caking; smoothing; flawless finish; not too … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Speed Reviews: Volume X

Makeup Revolution Superdewy Liquid Bronzer–Claims :: Creamy; super-pigmented; glides onto the skin; seamless blend; effortless applicator–Price :: $7 at Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Fair to Light–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; affordable; easy to blend; pigmented; great tone; agree with all claims; sleek packaging; shade match for me–Cons :: Availability; shade range–Final Thoughts :: 3 shades isn’t enough and doesn’t cover a vast amount of skin tones; perfect tone & match for my fair skin; very … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

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

Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Under Eye Corrector–Claims :: 8 hours of sleep in a pot; light reflecting, illuminating radiant glow; cake-free; fast absorbing; lightweight; correct and brighten under eye by neutralizing discoloration and dark circles; perfect base for concealer–Price :: $8 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 2–My Shade :: Light to Medium–Pros :: Affordable; vegan; cruelty free; shade range; illuminating; little bit goes a long way; tones down darkness; worked well with various concealer … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Speed Reviews: Volume XI

NARS Liquid Blush–Claims :: Highly-pigmented; blends effortlessly; long-lasting–Price :: $30 at Ulta, Sephora, NARS–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Orgasm–Pros :: Packaging, pump!; blends easily; gorgeous glow; little goes a long way–Cons :: Not cruelty free; availability; price–Final Thoughts :: This product will last you a lifetime because you need the tiniest amount of product, less than half a pump; I love the classic Orgasm … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XI

Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

Speed Reviews: Volume 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: Volume IX