Concealer Wrap Up

At the beginning of March, I started what I called, “concealer-thon,” and reviewed a new concealer every Wednesday. I wanted to create a post so there was one place to come get quick, concise info on these concealers, similar to this post I did on foundations.

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Essence Camouflage+Matt
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $3.99
–Amount:
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 3
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match for Me: No
–MEH

LA Girl Pro HD
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $4.99
–Amount: 0.28 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 30 concealers, 10 correctors, 3 highlighters
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match for Me: Yes
–APPROVED

Jeffree Star Magic
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $32
–Amount: 0.115 oz
–Where to Buy: jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com
–Shade Range: 31
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match for Me: Yes
–APPROVED

Catrice Liquid Camouflage 
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $5.99
–Amount: 0.17 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 17
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes (at the time of the review, no. Shade range has since expanded)
–APPROVED

Rimmel Stay Matte
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $5.49
–Amount: 0.23 oz
–Where to Buy: Walgreens
–Shade Range: 20
–Cruelty Free: No
–Shade Match: Yes
–MEH

Huda Beauty The Overachiever
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $30
–Amount: 0.34 oz
–Where to Buy: Sephora
–Shade Range: 20
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $8.50
–Amount: 0.11 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 24
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $7.97
–Amount: 0.17 oz
–Where to Buy: Wal Mart
–Shade Range: 18
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: No
–APPROVED

LOreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $12.99
–Amount: 0.33 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 25
–Cruelty Free: No
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $9
–Amount: 0.15 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 31
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

elf 16 HR Camo
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $5
–Amount: 0.2 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 18
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

Makeup Revolution Conceal+Define 
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $7/$10
–Amount: 0.11 oz/0.33 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 24
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Cover 
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $5
–Amount: 0.35 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 12
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: No
–APPROVED

Colour Pop No Filter
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $6
–Amount: 0.14 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 30
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED

Kylie Cosmetics Concealer
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $20
–Amount: 0.22 oz
–Where to Buy: Kylie Cosmetics
–Shade Range: 30
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match for Me: Yes
–APPROVED

Tarte Shape Tape
–Coverage: Full
–Price: $27
–Amount: 0.33 oz
–Where to Buy: Ulta
–Shade Range: 30
–Cruelty Free: Yes
–Shade Match: Yes
–APPROVED
I haven’t done a dedicated review on this, but it’s good. 

 

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude

Claims
–Curved brush and stem fit closer to the lash line
–Arch brush grabs each lash from the root
–Curvy full fan effect

Price
–$9.99 at Ulta
–$9.99 at Walgreens
–$7.99 at Target
–$6.94 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–2
–Waterproof option

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Allergy tested
–Dermatologist tested
–Wand grabs and lifts each lash
–No flaking or smudging
–Length
–Lives up to all of its claims
–Separation
–Lashes stay lifted and curled

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Not much volume (doesn’t claim this though)

Final Thoughts
I got this because the wand shape is similar to my beloved Benefit Roller Lash that I have yet to find a dupe for. The wand grabbed, coated, and lifted each lash. As I mentioned above, this doesn’t give much volume, but it doesn’t claim to. This is the closest dupe I’ve found for Benefit Roller Lash and I much prefer this price point. I think this plus a volumizing mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex would a be a dream combination. If you like long, separated, curled lashes, you will love this.

I primed with the Loreal Mascara Primer like I always do.

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Foundation Friday: Hard Candy Glamoflauge 16 HR Wear Full Coverage

Claims
–Oil free
–Hydrating, contains Vitamin E
–Won’t settle into lines or wrinkles
–Full coverage
–Super smooth
–Lasts up to 16 hours
–Skin looks naturally flawless without caking, creasing, or fading
–Transfer proof
–Water resistant
–Matte
–Long wearing
–Weightless
–Comfortable

Price
–$6 at Wal Mart, hardcandy.com

Shade Range
–18
–My shade: 1500 Ivory

Pros
–Shade match for me
–Packaging
–Affordable
–Buildable coverage
–Weightless
–Worked with other complexion products
–Looks good on my dry skin
–Not cakey
–Held up all day
–Agree with all the claims

Cons
–Availability–Wal Mart or online only
–Shade range

Final Thoughts
I definitely didn’t think this was going to work on my dry skin because of the matte finish, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a great shade match for me, full coverage with 2 layers, and it didn’t cake up when I set it with powder. My skin looked so smooth and poreless. I love this and for $6, you can’t beat it!

Primers: elf Blur Stick, Ulta Youthful Glow Primer Serum
Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Setting Powder in Rose

Tools: Sonia Kashuk Brush and Sponge

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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June Makeup Basket

I’m loving doing this post/concept so much. I’m really using all the products in my collection, testing new stuff, and letting go of products I no longer love or need. I love testing new makeup, obviously, but I also only want to keep the makeup that I like using.

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Let’s start with a little review of the May Makeup Basket products…

Tossing
LA Girl Pro Concealer/Corrector in Cool Pink: packaging broke, so messy to use
Colour Pop BFF Mascara: love this, just dried up (review here)

Decluttering
Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel: love this, just using the ABH Dipbrow Gel instead, gave this to my mom who also loves this product
Ulta Youthful Glow Primer Serum: Like this, but prefer Physicians Formula Rose All Day Primer Serum
Hard Candy Cooling Primer Stick: like this, but don’t love it and wasn’t reaching for it much


JUNE PRODUCTS

Staples
ABH Contour Stick in Fawn
–Catrice Contour Kit in Ashy Radiance
elf Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown
Milani Eye Pencil in Hooked On Espresso
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha
ABH Clear Brow Gel
Maybelline Super Stay Powder Foundation in Fair Porcelain
NYX Micro-Contour Duo Pencil in Light
Maybelline Lash Serum
LOreal Mascara Primer
Colour Pop Gel Liner in Call Me
Maybelline Master Camo Corrector in Apricot

New Products I’m Testing
dr.Brandt Pore Refiner Primer
Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer
Maybelline Super Stay Stick Foundation in Fair Porcelain
Tarte Shape Tape Setting Powder
Wet n Wild Crystal Cavern Mega Glo Highlighter in Crystal High
CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara
Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
Too Faced Peach Blur Finishing Powder
elf Sheer Blurring Under Eye Primer
Becca Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer
Colour Pop Blush Stix in Flamenco
Colour Pop Lite Stix in Star Brite
Colour Pop Loose Pigments in Red Zone & Doo Wop
Makeup Geek Nude Liner
Makeup Geek Brow Duo in Medium Brown
Catrice Stylo Eye Shadow Pencil in G’Old McDonald

Complexion
Physicians Formula Rose All Day Primer Serum (review here)
Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner (review here)
Tarte Foundcealer (review here)
Colour Pop Blush in Noodle
BareMinerals Invisible Bronzer in Fair to Light
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in 250 Nikkie Tutorials
Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
Under Eye Setting Powder Mix
Colour Pop No Filter Concealer in Fair 02 (review here)

Eyes
I didn’t pick a palette for this month because I’ve been reaching for singles or using cream shadow sticks.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Marie Antoinete
Physicians Formula Liquid Liner in Deep Brown

 

Mascara Monday: Too Faced Damn Girl

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I feel like Too Faced hasn’t released a new mascara in a long time. Their Too Faced Better Than Sex is one of my favorites and the #1 selling prestige mascara in America. I was so excited when I saw this was releasing. I love the name and the packaging is so cute. Sephora had a promotion where you could receive a sample with a $25 order so obviously, I had to oblige.

Claims
–Extreme volume without heavy feel
–Lift, lengthen, and lock in up to 24 hours of smudge- and flake-resistant curl
–Maximum drama & lift
–Creamy-mousse formula
Don’t pump the wand in the tube

Price
–$25 at Sephora, toofaced.com
–I can’t link it because it isn’t out yet, it releases 6/5 and I’m pretty sure it’s a Sephora exclusive
–I haven’t seen anything about a mini option, but hopefully they will release one

Shade Range
–1, black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Gluten free
–Added volume and length
–Paraben and phthalate free
–Packaging
–Very black

Cons
–Expensive
–Brush is HUGE and holds a TON of product which can be messy
–Very wet formula

Final Thoughts
I said earlier, I was so excited to try this and the fall down was just as hard. The description does say, “creamy-mousse formula,” but I wasn’t sure what to expect from that description. This formula is extremely wet and does not dry down fast enough for me. I was scared to blink because I was scared it was going to get everywhere. I tried letting it dry, but I don’t have 48293 minutes to spend on mascara in the mornings. The wand is HUGE and and holds a lot of product which made such a mess on lashes, eye lids, and it got all over the packaging too. I got good volume and length, but not worth all the trouble. I’ll be sticking with the Better Than Sex, it never lets me down.

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May Favorites

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  • Monogram Gabby Tweed Handbag
    • Emily had this bag and I knew I had to have it. It’s pink and monogrammed and I can’t ask for much more than that.
  • NYX Lip Bag
    • I got this as a freebie with an Ulta order and it’s the perfect bag to hold all my lippies in my purse.
  • Makeup Brush Cleaning Bowl
    • I found this at TJ Maxx and it has been a game changer. It cleans my brushes so good and so fast.
  • It Cosmetics Confidence In a Gel Moisturizer
    • I am OBSESSED with this moisturizer. It’s perfect for the morning to wear under makeup. It’s so lightweight, yet super hydrating, and dries super fast.
  • Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55
    • The break out free tag line sold me. I mix this with the It moisturizer each morning. It’s lightweight and dries quickly.
  • Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation
    • I did a full review on this here so I won’t ramble, but I love it.
  • It’s A 10 Miracle Blow Dry Styling Balm
    • My hair dresser used this when I got my hair done last and I could not buy it fast enough. It smells SO GOOD and it’s got a lot of benefits in one convenient product. I almost want to wash my hair more so I can use.
    • I don’t know jack about hair or hair products, but this is good and you need it.
  • Japonesque Brushes
    • I’ve found several brushes from this line at TJ Maxx for $4 or $5 and I freaking love them. They are such great quality, work well, and hold after multiple washes. Don’t sleep on the makeup section at TJ Maxx.
  • Fenty Gloss Bomb + Sephora Infinite Rose
    • Allison shared this lip combo, she had a different gloss, but it looked so pretty on here that I had to pick it up. I got it during the VIB Sale and while I usually don’t love nude lips, I’ve been wearing this combo non-stop.
  • Anastasia Dip Brow Gel
    • I have pretty full brows so I don’t have to spend much time filling them in every day, but they are very light. A quick swipe of this and a few strokes with a pencil at the front is all I need for bomb brows.
    • I got the mini and I think it will last a while.
  • Jeffree Star Magic Concealer
    • Again, I did a full review on this here so I won’t ramble, but I love it.
  • LA Girl Pro Concealer
    • I can’t stop reaching for this, full review here.
  • NARS Orgasm Blush
    • This a cult classic product and I’ve never owned it till recently. I got this during the VIB Sale and I am so glad I went with the jumbo size. It is such a gorgeous blush.
    • If I’m going for a lighter look, I’ll wear this alone, and it looks great alone, but it’s so pretty used as a topper as well.
  • Jeffree Star Magic Powder
    • And another product I did a full review on. I love it and you can read more here.
  • Nailene Nail Glue
    • Game changer if you love press on nails like me. It’s cheap and it’s the best glue that I’ve found.

lip combo
This is the nude lip combo I mentioned earlier. My watch band is another favorite. I really liked the silicone bands when I first got my Apple Watch, but now I don’t know if I can go back.

IMG_0631I’ve been in my office since October and I’m finally adding a little flair to my cube. Obvi, the Friday Night Lights sign is front and center. I love the garland/whatever that holds pictures because it’s much easier to switch out these photos than it would be if they were in frames. I have some personal photos of my babeis, duh, and some prints from two of my favorite Etsy shops. Check out Pamlico Paper and Scattered Grace Design. I’m sure you’ll find something you love, but if you need something more custom, they can do that too! They are both small, local businesses and the women behind them are so sweet!