Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

Beauty Busts 2021

Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara—messy formula (review) PUR Bare It All Foundation—too thick, no shade match for me (review) NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation—too heavy (review) Pixi+ C Vitamin Undereye Brightener—did nothing (review) elf Putty Eye Primer—too stiff and hard to apply/blend LA Girl Jet Setter Mascara—major clumping (review) Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Makeup Sponge—too hard Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer—no coverage, no shade match (review) … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 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: 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

BareMinerals ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral Concealer

Claims –Medium, buildable coverage –Reduce the look of fine lines –Visibly brighten dark circles –Nourishes and hydrates –All-day wear –Crease-resistant –Doesn’t settle into fine lines Price –$25 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Shade Range –17 –My Shade: Fair 1C Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –No silicone, parabens, talc, oil, or phthalates –Non-comedogenic –Miniaml settling –Agree with all claims –Applicator, flat paddle –Lightweight Cons –Expensive–Shade range –No … Continue reading BareMinerals ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral Concealer

Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. You can see what I thought of the Sephora Best Sellers here. There are almost 200 foundations available on the Ulta website. When you sort by “Best Sellers,” the field isn’t narrowed, just rearranged. When I did this post with Sephora foundations, I mentioned … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

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