NARS & NYX

About –Launched by Francois Nars in 1994 –First launch was 12 lipsticks –Famous Orgasm Blush was launched in 1999 and it’s a universally flattering shade. One of these blushes sells every minute in the US and is the number one selling blush in the US –Entire range of products in the Orgasm family—cream and liquid blushes, loose powder, illuminator, lip balm, lipstick, lip oil, liquid highlighter, … Continue reading NARS & NYX

Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Claims –Blends easily –UVA/UVB protection –Weightless –Hydrate & nourish –Minimize fine lines –Seamless coverage Price –$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Amazon Shade Range –7 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: Vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, cucumber –Easy to blend –Hydrating –SPF 20 –Packaging –Builds to medium coverage Cons –Availability –Shade range –No shade match for me Final Thoughts –Had to use a lot of white mixer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Fill Up @ Ulta

Scene: My makeup is gone and I’m going to Ulta to fill back up! —Your list might look different. I need an under eye corrector, you might not. You might consider lip gloss a necessity, I don’t.—Doing this same post for Sephora, Walgreens, Target, and Wal Mart with NO repeat products Primer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow MakeupFoundation: Makeup Revolution Conceal & … Continue reading Fill Up @ Ulta

Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Claims –Lash tint technology to darken lashes –No clumping –No flaking –Full, fanned out lashes –No smudging –No fading –Volume that lasts up to 24 hours –Curvy side adds volume, flat side fans out lashes Price –$9.49 at Ulta –$6.97 at Wal Mart –$7.99 at Target Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Black Pros –Affordable –Availability –Builds without clumping –Lengthening –Waterproof option –Volumizing –Separation Cons –Not … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lashes

Milani

About–Deliver prestige quality products at afford prices –Fit the need of every skin tone, look, and attitude –Certified cruelty-free by PETA Co-founded by siblings Laurie Minc and Ralph Bijou in 2002 –Available at Ulta and mass retailers Best Product: Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint Underrated Product: Brushes Buy: Lip products Pass: — Improve: Foundation offerings Tried —Highly Rated 10-in-1 Volume Mascara (review) —Screen Queen Foundation (review) … Continue reading Milani

Maybelline

About–Number one global cosmetics brand –Available in over 129 countries worldwide –More than 200 product offerings –Founded in 1915 by Chicago chemist Thomas Williams –Create accessible cosmetics with a cool, urban edge and a spirited style –Available at Ulta and all mass retailers Best Product: Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer Underrated Product: Master Chrome Highlighting Powder in Molten Pearl Buy: Mascaras Pass: Eyeshadow Palettes Improve: … Continue reading Maybelline

Foundation Friday: Makeup Obsession Quick Stick

Claims –Foundation in a flash –Creamy –Blendable –Skin-loving ingredients –Buildable coverage Price –$9 at revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range –21 –My Shade: L01 Pros –Affordable –Vegan –Contains hyaluronic acid –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lasted all day –Cruelty free –Cute packaging –Buildable coverage –Creamy –Agree with all claims Cons –Online only –Need more deep shades –Caked when set with powder in my T-Zone Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Obsession Quick Stick

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl + Olay Advanced Radiance Age-Defying

Claims –Buildable coverage –Cover fine lines & wrinkles –Lightweight –Blends into the skin easily Price –$8.94 at Wal Mart, Amazon –$8.99 at Walgreens Shade Range –10 –My Shade: 105 Ivory Pros –Cruelty free –Packaging, pump! –Lightweight –Didn’t cake with powder –Long lasting –SPF 10 –Buildable coverage –Dry skin friendly –Affordable –Love the radiant finish Cons –Shade range –No shade match for me –Scented –Availability Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl + Olay Advanced Radiance Age-Defying

elf Flawless Brightening Concealer

Claims –Buildable –Conceal uneven skin tone –Use to highlight all over your face –Lightweight –Skin-loving ingredients –Brighten & highlight Price –$5 at Ulta, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range –12 –My Shade: Fair 10C Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Vegan –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C –Lightweight –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts –I believe this … Continue reading elf Flawless Brightening Concealer

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick

Claims –Melts into skin –Blends seamlessly –Fresh, dewy finish –Easy-to-apply Price –$9 at revolutionbeauty.com, Ulta, & Target Shade Range –18 at revoltuionbeauty.com –9 at Ulta–8 at Target–My Shade: F1 Pros –Affordable –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Coverage in a flash –Shade range and tones –Creamy –Buildable coverage –Didn’t cake with powder –Shade match for me Cons –Shade range and availability Final Thoughts –The … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick