Highly Duped

I’m not saying all of these products are “dupes” as I haven’t tried/tested all of them. However, a lot of popular, expensive products have cheaper alternatives. If it’s a product I’ve tried, I’ll link to any reviews I’ve posted. I’ve noted my favorite with an * beautyblender—Sonia Kashuk*—elf Total Face—Real Techniques Miracle Complexion—Wet n Wild—ecotools BioBlender—LA Girl I’ve tried all of these and the best … Continue reading Highly Duped

Beauty Bite: Brows

Anastasia Brow Wiz, $23 LA Girl Shady Slim Brow, $10 Wet N Wild Micro Brow, $4.79 Morphe Micro Brow, $6 LOreal Brow Stylist Definer, $8.99 elf Instant Lift Brow, $3 Essence Micro Precise, $2.99 Ulta Ultra Slim Brow, $10 ColourPop Brow Boss, $7 NYX Control Freak, $6 Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $9-22 ColourPop Brow Boss, $7 LOreal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Brow Top Coat, $15.99 … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Brows

Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Makeup Revolution Extra Hold Brow Glue–Claims :: Keep brows lifted & locked in place; leaves a fluffy, feathered brow look–Price :: $7 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; extreme hold; brows looked perfect at the end of the day; mega staying powder; affordable–Cons :: Availability–Final Thoughts :: The hold is comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and this is a third of the price; use as the last step in … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Speed Reviews: Volume XI

NARS Liquid Blush–Claims :: Highly-pigmented; blends effortlessly; long-lasting–Price :: $30 at Ulta, Sephora, NARS–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Orgasm–Pros :: Packaging, pump!; blends easily; gorgeous glow; little goes a long way–Cons :: Not cruelty free; availability; price–Final Thoughts :: This product will last you a lifetime because you need the tiniest amount of product, less than half a pump; I love the classic Orgasm … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XI

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

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

Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Morphe The Big Lash Primer–Claims—Ingredients known to condition :: preps lashes for larger than life volume :: amplifies the effects and color intensity of mascara–Price–$10 at Ulta, morphe.com–Pros—Affordable :: cruelty free :: agree with all claims :: can see a visible difference in lashes with this :: separates and elongates lashes for mascara application–Cons—Availability–Final—LOVE :: LOreal Mascara Primer is the primer that I measure against … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VII