Huda Beauty The Overachiever High Coverage Concealer

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Claims
–Disguise the appearance of dark circles, redness, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and discoloration
–Luminous-matte finish
–Water-resistant
–Transfer-free
–Long-wearing

Price
–$30 for 0.34 oz at Sephora

Shade Range
–20
–My shade: Whipped Cream

Pros
–Shade match for me
–Cooling tip
–Cruelty free
–Full coverage
–Easy to blend
–Minimal creasing (all concealers crease/settle into my pesky little fine lines, it is what it is)
–Worked will with my under eye powder and corrector
–Little product goes a long way

Cons
–Sephora exclusive and not available at all Sephora locations

Final Thoughts
I got a sample of this to test and I freaking LOVE it. I would/will probably buy the full size at some point. It’s super full coverage and dark circles disappear in a flash. It’s pricey, but it will last a long time because you only need the tiniest amount. The shade range isn’t massive in number, just 20, but I do think the colors and tones are good and that most everyone could find a shade that would work for them.

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Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

You may have noticed there was no “Mascara Monday” or “Mask Monday” post up yesterday. I’m currently over posting about a mask or mascara every Monday. I’m sure I will get back to it as I have a stock pile of photos and reviews ready, but for now, we’re changing it up on Mondays, starting next week!

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Claims
–Sets and refreshes makeup for a silky smooth, invisible finish
–Seamless finish
–Comfortable feel, weightless
–smooth and blur fine lines and imperfections

Price
–$38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com for 0.35 oz
–$19 mini size for 0.17 oz

Shade Range
–2 :: Original & Golden Bronze
–My shade: Original

Pros
–50% water and glycerin :: a dry skin dream
–Feels wet and cool when going on :: very interesting, in a good way!
–Face/skin looked flawless and filtered
–Packaging :: love the net, it’s mess free

Cons
–Expensive for the amount of product you get

Final Thoughts
Y’all, this is a dry skin dream. I just hate that it’s so freaking expensive! My face looked FLAW-LESS and blurred. I was blown away. I used my Bare Minerals Bare Pro Core Coverage Brush to apply and press into the skin. I do not think combo/oily skin folks will like this. This is the best setting powder that I’ve tried on my dry skin, HOWEVER, my Milani powder is just as good and so much cheaper.

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Foundation Friday: Tarte Face Tape

Claims
–Longwearing
–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweat proof
–Hypoallergenic
–Mattifies, hydrates, and brightens
–Waterproof

Price
–$39 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com, qvc.com
–1.01 oz

Shade Range
–50 shades
–5 undertones
–My shade: 8B Porcelain Beige

Pros
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Full coverage
–Buildable
–Worked on my dry skin
–Packaging :: pump!
–Shade match for me
–Hyaluronic acid
–Longwearing
–Worked well with my other complexion products

Cons
–Expensive
–Accessibility/availability :: Ulta exclusive or online

Final Thoughts
This foundation is everything the first Shape Tape Foundation release should have been. I thought this was going to be a cakey mess because of the matte finish, but with proper skin prep, it definitely worked on my dry skin and I loved how it looked. I got full coverage with 2 layers and it built up nicely. The shade match was perfect and this lasted all day. I initially used this with an It Cosmetisc brush, but it was super streaky so I used my sponge to blend it out. I went back to using my normal foundation brush, the Morphe M439, and I didn’t have that problem/ I love and recommend!

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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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NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Concealer

Claims
–Lightweight
–Full coverage
–Camouflage imperfections
–Matte
–Lasts up to 24 hours
–Brighten and contour

Price
–$8.50 at Ulta
–$8.49 at Target
–$8.50 at nyxcosmetics.com
–$8.50 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–24
–My shade: Pale

Pros
–Affordable
–Shade match for me
–Easy to blend
–Minimal creasing
–Shade range :: conceal, brighten, conceal
–Easily accessible
–Full coverage
–Worked with powder and corrector
–Cruelty free

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
One of the things I love about this is that it lives up to all of its claims AND there’s a shade match for me. It blended easily with my sponge and worked with my other under eye products. It’s also full coverage and affordable AF. Love and highly recommend this!

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April Makeup Basket

I did my first monthly makeup basket post last month where I explained what this is and why I’m doing it. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

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STAPLES

TESTING

COMPLEXION

EYES

SPRAYS


March Notes

  • Essence Lash Primer–finished up
  • LOreal Fresh Wear Foundation–returned (review here)
  • Catrice Dewy Glow–LOVE, in April’s basket
  • LOreal Radiance Booster Primer–LOVE, in April’s basket
  • Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick Foundation–passed on (review here)
  • Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating Primer–passed on
  • Wet n Wild Primer Water–almost done, hoping to finish this month
  • Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer–finished up
  • Rimmel Lasting Breathable Foundation–finished up (review here)
  • Catrice Liquid Camo Concealer–Like this, but I’m tired of it (passing on)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Glow–I dropped this and it broke 😦
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty–Hit major pan! Put it away for this month, but I’m determined to finish this blush.
  • Smashbox Super Fan Mascara–dried up and got clumpy, tossed
  • Colour Pop All Star Matte Setting Spray–like this, but the sprayer keeps getting stuck and that’s annoying
  • MAC Fix+–favorite, almost done with this bottle!

Mascara Monday: Colour Pop BFF

Claims
–Buildable
–Never clumps
–Volumizes
–No flaking
–Lifts lashes
–Lengthens

Price
–$8 at colourpop.com

Shade Range
–7
–My Shade: Black On Black

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Wand allows you to grab and lift each lash
–Lives up to all of its claims
–No flaking
–Volumizes
–Good formula :: not too dry or too wet
–Color options
–Lashes looked full
–No smudging
–Lengthens
–Separates

Cons
–Online only
–No waterproof option
–No brown shade

Final Thoughts
Colour Pop nailed it, again! I love everything about this. It does everything it says it does and for $8, you can’t beat it.

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March Manis

KL Polish Porter Miami :: Morgan Taylor Tokyo A Go Go

KL Polish St. Clair :: KL Polish Yzma

Essie What’s the Stitch :: OPI Let’s Be Friends

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One of my favorite nail polish brands, KL Polish, is going out of business. Everything is one sale and lots of colors are sold out, but head to the website and snag what you can. I’m so sad this line is ending! The formula is great, the price is right, and the colors have been so unique.