Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Glow Makeup (review) KVD Beauty Lock-It Hydrating Primer (review) Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Pressed (review) GloWish Pressed Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent (review) Flower Beauty Light Illusion Pressed elf Halo Glow (review) Urban Decay All Nighter Glow (review) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Morphe … Continue reading Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

Dry/Normal Skincare Routine Recommendations

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Melting Balm Soap & Glory Glow Your Mind Cleansing Balm Garnier Micellar Water elf Holy Hydration Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil Tula The Cult Classic It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser Philosophy Purity Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser Ole Henriksen Glow 2O Kopari Coconut Calming Rose Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Tula Pro-Glycolic … Continue reading Dry/Normal Skincare Routine Recommendations

Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

Claims–Creamy–Buildable, medium coverage–Comfortable–Glides on like a second skin–Ultra-blendable–Natural, shine-free finish–Long wearing–Won’t settle into fine lines Price–$10 on palladiobeauty.com–$8.99 at Wal Mart–$10.99 at Sally Beauty–$9.99 on Amazon Shade Range–10–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Paraben free–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid; aloe vera; Vitamins A, C, D, & E; chamomile–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Cruelty free–Vegan–Creamy–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Hydrating Cons–Availability–Emphasized my large pores–Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

My (Current) Skincare Routine

Morning—Cleanse :: Garnier Micellar Water with Vitamin C, $10.49—Eye Cream :: Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel, $6—SPF :: Tula Protect + Glow SPF 30, $38 Night—Makeup Remover :: Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil, $9ish—Cleanser :: Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, $44 ; Kopari Tropical Glow Gel Cleanser, $24 ; Neutrogena Stubborn Texture Daily Cleanser, $16.49 (I alternate)—Toner :: Tula Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Treatment, … Continue reading My (Current) Skincare Routine

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Aquasmooth Compact

Claims–Moisturizing–Full coverage–Powder to liquid formula–SPF 20–Long-lasting–Lightweight–Radiant finish Price–$8ish at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–6–My Shade: 705 Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Sleek compact packaging–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–SPF 20–Buildable, medium to full coverage–Affordable–Radiant finish–Lasted all day Cons–Shade range–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I usually review new foundations, but I wanted to do a throw back post and test this classic–Shade range is trash and the lightest … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Aquasmooth Compact

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

Mascara Monday: Essence Volume Stylist 18HR Lash Extension

Claims–Long-lasting volume and curl for 18 hours–Lengthen–Define–Brush reaches every lash Price–$4.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Target Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Lengthening–Separation–Builds without clumping–No flaking–Cruelty free–Availability–Volume–Holds a curl–Easy to remove–No smudging Cons–No waterproof option–No shade variation Final Thoughts—Jessica Braun recommendation–Essence does mascara RIGHT–Does everything it claims –Stays in place all day–Length, volume, and separation–My favorite Essence mascara yet Primer: LOreal Voluminous Lash Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Volume Stylist 18HR Lash Extension

Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve

Claims–Water- and sweat-resistant–Non-comedogenic–Hydrating–All-day wear–Satin, natural finish–Skincare + makeup–Firms and tones–Anti-aging–Easy to blend–Medium coverage Price–$48 at Sephora, Nordstrom, RMS Shade Range–16–My Shade: 000 Lightest Alabaster Pros–Non-comedogenic–Vegan–Silicone-free–Skincare benefits–Refillable–Building coverage–Hydrating–Agree with all claims–Cruelty free–Recyclable packaging–Packaging, lockable pump!–“Clean” formula–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Shade range–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade was too dark for me so I added some white mixer to make it work, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve