Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products

May Favorites

Tarte Sugar Rush Sweet Tarte Glow Blush in Frosted–This blush gave me Hourglass vibes without the Hourglass price tag. It’s a gorgeous glowy, pink shade and it smells so good. Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment Mask–I received this free for testing from BzzAgent and it is now a must have product for me. I hate that it’s so expensive, but I love the difference … Continue reading May Favorites

March Favorites

KVD Epic Kiss Lipsticks–I got a set of 4 minis for $20, that is of course no longer available, and I fell in love with this formula. I love the packaging and the bullet shape. The pigmentation is great and the staying power is too. Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipstick in Blossom–This matte lipstick formula is AMAZING. It is so creamy, long lasting, and doesn’t … Continue reading March Favorites

Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

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

10 Under $10

—elf Putty Blush & Bronzer, $6(reviewed here & here) —Catrice Dewy Glow Finish Spray, $8 —Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter, $8 —J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer, $7.99(reviewed here) —NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop All Day Mattifying Powder, $8 (reviewed here) —Morphe Micro Brow Pencil, $6(reviewed here) —Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint, $9.99(reviewed here) —LA Girl Lip Attraction Lipstick, $5(reviewed here) —Makeup … Continue reading 10 Under $10

Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

Claims–Waterproof–Lightweight–Covers dark circles, blemishes, and redness–Melts into skin without settling into fine lines–Up to 18 hours of hydration–High coverage Price–$7 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com Shade Range–15 –My Shade: 001 Neutral Swan Pros–Affordable–Full coverage–Cruelty free–Worked with other under eye products–Vegan–Contains hyaluronic acid–Easy to blend–Minimal creasing/settling–Like the wand shape–Thin, liquid-y formula–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Shade Range Final Thoughts–This shade is really more warm and yellow … Continue reading Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix

Claims–HD :: Lightweight, high coverage, up to 24 hour wear, smooth & even complexion–BB :: Lightweight, natural coverage, radiant finish, hydrating Price–HD :: $11 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.05 oz)–BB :: $10 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.01 oz) Shade Range–HD :: 26–My Shade HD :: 002 Porcelain Beige–BB :: 7–My Shade BB :: Fair Neutral Pros–Both :: Affordable, cruelty free, vegan, more than standard 1.0 … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix

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