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

BareMinerals

About–Launched in 1995 with the release of their Original Loose Mineral Foundation–Now, one of the Original Loose Mineral Foundations are sold every 18 seconds and it’s the #1 Prestige Loose Powder Foundation–Best known for their loose powder foundation–Sold at at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Best Product—Bounce & Blur Powder BlushUnderrated Product—Glow Liquid Bronzer Buy–Complexion and skincarePass—Lip and eye products (these are nice, but there are … Continue reading BareMinerals

Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

—MAC Fluidline, $19 —Anastasia BH Singles, $12 —Urban Decay Primer Potion Mini, $13 —Urban Decay Singles, $20 —MAC Singles, $17-20 —MAC Pigment Mini, $12 —Colour Pop Going Coconuts Palette, $12 —Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mini, $12 —Benefit Roller Lash Mini, $12 —Lancome Monsieur Big Mini, $13 —Too Faced Better Than Sex Mini, $14 —Tarte Busy Gal Brow, $18 —Anastasia BH Dipbrow Gel, $20 —MAC Lip … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

—NYX Angel Veil, $16 —Smashbox Primerizer Mini, $15 —Urban Decay All Nighter Complexion Primer Mini, $16 —Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Mini, $19 —Too Faced Hangover Rx Mini, $17 —Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, $12 —Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer Mini, $15 —Ofra Northern Lights Illuminating Primer, $20 —Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage, $12 —Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, $11 —Physicians Formula Silk Elixir, … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

Speed Reviews Volume II

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Blushlighter Highlights–Buildable :: luminous, radiant glow :: customizable coverage :: ultra-reflective Price–$6.49 at Ulta & Amazon :: $4.99 at Target :: $5.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–3My Shade–Highlight Bling Cruelty Free–Yes Thoughts–Gorgeous glow :: buildable :: love to use alone or over other blush/highlighter to amp up the intensity APPROVE Bare Minerals Bounce & Blur Powder Blush Highlights–Blends like a dream, no … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume II

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Claims –Blur pores and imperfections –Soft focus finish –Improve the appearance of skin texture over time –24 hour wear –Self-setting –Lightweight –Transfer-resistant –Oil free –Locked in all day full coverage Price –$34 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta Shade Range –35 –My shade: 05 Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Non-acnegenic –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –Buildable coverage (can get full coverage) –Not a flat matte finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Claims –12 hour long wear –Breathable –Matte without caked on feel –Non-comedogenic –Hypoallergenic –Glam coverage –Formulated with 90% vitamins and minerals –Customizable coverage –Non acnegenic –Airbrushed finish –Medium to full, buildable coverage –Improve skin clarity, reduce pore size & appearance, and control shine Price –$32 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and bareminerals.com Shade Range –35 –My shade: Porcelain 05 Pros –Shade range –Non-comedogenic –Dermatologist tested –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

I will never stop buying and trying new powders. Powder and dry skin are a tricky combo. Not just any primer, foundation, and powder combination will do. I have some go-to products that I know work and I’d love to add some of these to the list. When trying these powders, I tested them for a few ways over a few days. I wanted to … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I