Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. Jaclyn Cosmetics — I’ve bought almost everything Jaclyn has available at Ulta and I love it all. I have not been disappointed in any of her products. I’ve got an entire review coming soon! Morphe 2 Hint Hint Skin Tint — Skin tints were a huge … Continue reading Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Claims–Strengthen & enhance for visibly longer, healthier lashes over time–Paddle brush instantly lengthens, lifts, and defines for your longest lashes ever–Longwearing–Smudge-proof–Flake-proof–Clump-proof Price–$12 mini–$22 full size—Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Length–No parabens or phthalates–Held a curl–No flaking or smudging–Lift–Separation–Mini for travel/testing–Agree with short term claims–Easy to remove–Builds without clumping Cons–Not much volume–No shade variations–No waterproof option–Price Final Thoughts–Love that is stayed in place all day–Wand holds … Continue reading Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Foundation Friday: Belle Beauty Hydrabelle Full Coverage

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Moisturizing–Appearance of instant, beautiful glow–Leaves skin hydrated and silky–Cover the look of imperfections Price–$39 at qvc.com, Amazon (currently $19.45)–$32 at bellebeauty.com Shade Range–6–My Shade: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Full coverage with one layer–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Sleek, compact packaging–Worked with other complexion products–Agree with all claims–Lasted all day Cons–Availability –Shade range–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Love the formula, but the shade range is terrible–Had to use a … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Belle Beauty Hydrabelle Full Coverage

5 Minute Face

I love sleeping and I tend to push it and leave myself very little time to get ready. Thankfully I’ve found the perfect product line up to help me look pulled together and out the door quickly. J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation in Porcelain NARS Blush in Orgasm Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel in Medium Brown Maybelline Sky High Mascara Catrice Dewy Glow Setting Spray … Continue reading 5 Minute Face

Foundation Friday: Zoeva Authentik Skin Natural Luminous

Claims—Buildable—All day wear—Silky smooth finish—Lightweight Price—$14 at Ulta, zoevacosmetics.com Shade Range—44—My Shade: 010N Aglow Pros—Vegan—Cruelty free—Ingredients: rosehip oil, squalene—Shade range—Packaging, pump!—Shade match for me—Buildable coverage—Easy to blend—Luminous finish—Lightweight—Agree with all claims—Lasted all day Cons—Availability Final Thoughts—I got mine at TJ Max for $6.99—One layer=medium coverage, two layers=full coverage—Tacky so I recommend setting with powder—Gorgeous, luminous finish :: I like luminous, but I don’t like dewy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Zoeva Authentik Skin Natural Luminous

Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Claims—Long-lasting—Intense black—Dual-sided to give perfect lashes—Customize your look—One side delivers major volume and the other dramatic curl and insane length—Volume side: low-gravity fibers for volume without weight or stiffness—Curl & Length side: gripped waxes and fibers for elongated effect; boost, length, definition, and curl Price—$15 mini—$27 full size—Sephora, hudabeauty.com Shade Range—1 Pros—Cruelty free—Mini for travel/testing—Innovative design/product—Can use both ends or just one—Very black—Builds without clumping—Length—Separation … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral SPF 20

Claims—Light-as-air—Natural luminous finish—Medium coverage—All day wear—No-makeup look and feel—Minimize the look of pores, redness, and imperfections Price—$35 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Shade Range—30—My Shade: Fair 01 Pros—SPF 20—Vegan—Cruelty free—Hypoallergenic —No parabens, silicone, talc, or oil—Non-comedogenic—Packaging, pump! (Pump locks)—Buildable coverage—Love the luminous finish—Lightweight Cons—Expensive—Shade range—Patchy—No shade match for me Final Thoughts—Not fair skin friendly—Shade range needs work. Need more fair and deep shades—Had to use … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral SPF 20

10 Under $10

—elf Putty Blush & Bronzer, $6(reviewed here & here) —Catrice Dewy Glow Finish Spray, $8 —Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter, $8 —J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer, $7.99(reviewed here) —NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop All Day Mattifying Powder, $8 (reviewed here) —Morphe Micro Brow Pencil, $6(reviewed here) —Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint, $9.99(reviewed here) —LA Girl Lip Attraction Lipstick, $5(reviewed here) —Makeup … Continue reading 10 Under $10

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

Foundation Friday: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick

Claims—Fragrance-free—Transfer-proof—Humidity- & sweat-resistant—Customizable coverage—Lightweight—Waterproof—Natural finish—Swipe it, set it, forget it Price—$39 at Sephora, hudabeauty.com Shade Range—39–My Shade: 100B Milkshake Pros—Shade range—Cruelty free—Shade match for me—Full coverage—Creamy—Lasted all day—Easy to blend—Lightweight Cons—Expensive—Availability Final Thoughts—Sephora exclusive—Creamy, glides on with ease—Full coverage with one layer—This has been on my wish list since it came out and it did not disappoint—I wasn’t sure how this would look on my … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick