BareMinerals

About–Launched in 1995 with the release of their Original Loose Mineral Foundation–Now, one of the Original Loose Mineral Foundations are sold every 18 seconds and it’s the #1 Prestige Loose Powder Foundation–Best known for their loose powder foundation–Sold at at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Best Product—Bounce & Blur Powder BlushUnderrated Product—Glow Liquid Bronzer Buy–Complexion and skincarePass—Lip and eye products (these are nice, but there are … Continue reading BareMinerals

Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Claims–Targets & volumizes every single lash–No flaking or smudging–Instant lash lift, length, fanned out volume–Gel formula–No clumps–Won’t weigh down lashes Price–$26 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–$14 mini Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Packaging–Builds without clumping–Volume–Length–Held a curl–No smudging–Separation–No flaking–Wand allows you to get right to the root and grab each lash–Weightless–Agree with all claims–Sleek packaging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–Expensive–Availability Final ThoughtsI have good luck with Lancome mascaras … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Claims–Buildable coverage –Radiant finish –Skin appears effortlessly illuminated, brightened, and glowing all day long –Pumped with Vitamin C and light reflecting pearl particles Price–$12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20 (8 at Ulta)–My Shade: F0.5 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Gorgeous, radiant finish –Vitamin C –Didn’t cake with powder –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lightweight –Long lasting Cons–Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts–Not as … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Anastasia Beverly Hills

About–#1 brow brand in the US –Created/started by Anastasia Soare –First product launched in 2000 –Anastasia patented the “Golden Ratio” method of shaping brows –Cruelty Free brand –Best known for all things brows –Sold at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, anastasiabeverlyhills.com Best Product: Clear Brow GelUnderrated Product: Single Eye Shadows Buy: Clear Brow GelPass: Brow Wiz, Definer, Pomade (comparable items at the drugstore that are much cheaper) … Continue reading Anastasia Beverly Hills

MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Claims–Whipped, mousse-like texture –Moisture-matte 10 hours of hydration –Blurs lines and smooths lips –Smooth, stay-true color –Soft-focus –Comfortable –Long wearing, 8 hours –Non-fading Price–$24 at Ulta, maccosmetics.com, Nordstrom Shade Range–15 at Ulta–17 at MAC–10 at Nordstrom My Shades–Billion $ Smile–Macsmash–Burning Love Pros–Longwearing –Comfortable –Pigmented –Not drying –Shade range/variety –Applicator shape –Agree with all claims Cons–Expensive –Not all shades available at all stores/sites –Not cruelty free … Continue reading MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Claims–Mega volume –Fuller, bolder, longer, lashes –Intensely rich pigment –Wand hugs every lash –Amplify, define, and add dimension Price–$6 at Target, Ulta, elfcosmetics.com –$4 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free –Vegan –Sleek packaging –Affordable –Length –Volume –Separation –No flaking –Easy to remove –No smudging –Held a curl Cons–No waterproof option –No shade variation Final ThoughtsLOVE how my lashes look with this mascara. The two cons are … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Foundation Friday: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools

February Makeup Tray

KimChi Chic Beauty Puff Puff Pass Powder in Translucent–DECLUTTERED :: Love the formula, but the shade was darkening my foundation. I need to grab a lighter one at some point. Primers—Smashbox Primer Water, Laura Mercier Blurring Primer Brows—ABH Clear Brow Gel Eye Liners—Ulta Cream Eyeshadow & Liner (Cup of Joe), Revlon Micro Hyper Precision Gel Eyeliner (Brown) Concealers—Colour Pop No Filter Concealer (Fair 00), Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector (Fair) Kevyn Aucoin … Continue reading February Makeup Tray

Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Best: LOreal Voluminous Lash PrimerTest: Makeup Revolution Good Vibes Blowout! Volume Lash Primer & Milk Makeup KUSH Lash Primer Tested with Lancome Monsieur Big :: Lashes on your left (my right eye) doesn’t have primer, lashes on your right (my left LOreal Voluminous Lash Primer Highlights–Instantly thicker, longer lashes :: mascara amplifier :: amplify any lash look :: nourish lashes Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Walgreens :: … Continue reading Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer