Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Claims–Full coverage–Creamy, velvet texture–Natural matte finish–Moisture loving ingredients Price–$16 at Ulta for 1.0 oz Shade Range–26–My Shade: Fair Cool Pros–Fragrance free–Oil free–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, Glyeryl Glucoside –Sleek packaging–Cruelty free–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Flawless finish–Didn’t cake with powder–Not overly matte/drying–Agree with all claims–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shade range (need more deep shades) Final Verdict–I really thought this would be a flop because it’s matte … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

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About–All products are vegan and cruelty free–Quality products at an affordable price–Available at Ulta, Wal Mart, Target, Walgreens, elfcosmetics.com Best Product: Putty BlushUnderrated Product: Lip prrodcuts Buy: Camo ConcealerPass: Blush, bronzer, highlighter Improve: Foundation Tried—Camo CC Cream (review)—Poreless Putty Primer {original and luminous} (review)—Camo Concealer (review)—Putty Blush (review)—Hydrating Camo Concealer (review)—Flawless Finish Foundation (review)—Halo Glow Setting Powder (review)—Bite-Size Face Duo—Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist—Poreless … Continue reading elf

Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Claims–Natural finish–Medium coverage–Weightless feel–Lightweight Price–$6.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com–1.05 oz Shade Range–16 at Ulta –31 at essencemakeup.com–My Shade: 010 Cool Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: aloe vera, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Hydrating–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finsih Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium coverage–I had several active (RED!) breakouts when I tested and I wanted additional … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Wet n Wild Incognito All-Day Full Coverage Concealer

Claims–All-day wear–Matte–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Richly pigmented–Seamlessly blendable–Hydrating ingredients Price–$4.99 at Ulta, Amazon, wetnwildbeauty.com–$3.99 at Target–$3.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range–8 at Target, Ulta, & Amazon–21 on wetnwildbeauty.com & Wal Mart–My Shade: Fair Beige Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Easily accessible–Vegan–Ingredients :: shea butter, licorice root extract, mango seed butter–Easy to blend–No creasing–Minimal settling–Worked with other under eye products–Applicator Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers Final Thoughts–Fair Beige was the … Continue reading Wet n Wild Incognito All-Day Full Coverage Concealer

Foundation Friday: Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil

Claims–Buildable, sheer-to-medium coverage–Semi-matte finish–For all skin types–Flawless, nourished glow Price–$5.99 at Ulta–$4.99 at Target–$4.98 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–7 at Ulta, 8 at Target & Wal Mart–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Ingredients: squalane, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Cruelty free–Vegan–Cute packaging–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Natural finish–Hydrating Cons–Shade range–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Shade range is garbage–Porcelain is the lightest shade and it is too dark for me. I used my LA … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil

Speed Reviews: Volume VI

NYX The Marshmallow Primer–Claims—10-in-1 smooths, softens, extends makeup wear for 16 hours, soothes, evens tone, minimize texture, blurs lines, soft focus finish, keeps makeup fresh–Price–$8-17 at Ulta, Target, nyxcosmetics.com :: $16.97 at Wal Mart–Pros—Cruelty free :: vegan :: mini options for travel/testing :: smoothing :: nice canvas for makeup application–Cons—Strong scent :: pricey for drugstore/affordable brand–Final—Similar feel/texture to NYX Angel Veil and Hourglass Mineral Veil … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VI

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Claims –Hydrating –Weightless –Buildable –Conceals & smooths skin –Radiant finish –Doesn’t settle into fine lines Price –$15 at flowerbeauty.com for 1.0 oz –$14.99 at CVS Shade Range –16 My Shade –L0 Shell Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Packaging, pump! –Lightweight –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me–Hydrating –Easy to blend –Lives up to all claims –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Long wearing Cons –Shade range –Availability … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Foundation Friday: Foundations to Try 2021

NARS Soft Matte Complete, $40 J Cat Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky, $14.99 It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare , $39.50 Flower Beauty Get Real Serum, $15 BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral, $35 Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick, $39 LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation In A Powder, $14.99 Haleys Beauty Liquid Lux, $20 (I bought it on Amazon, but you can … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Foundations to Try 2021

Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Claims–Volume–No smudging or clumping–Defined lashes–Tubular formula Price–$4.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Shade Range–1 (Black) Pros–Affordable–Easy to remove–Length–No flaking–No smudging–Separation Cons–No volume–Accessibility (Ulta or online only)–Shade range (no brown, brown/black option) Final ThoughtsI love tubing mascaras. My favorite is from Thrive, but it’s pricey so I was hoping this would be similar. (Spoiler–it doesn’t) I got good length and separation, but no volume. I need to use … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!