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

Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Claims–Longwearing–Hydrating–Lightweight–Medium, buildable coveraeg–Melts into the skin Price–$11 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com (1.0 fl oz) Shade Range–17 at Ulta–20 at catricecosmetics.com–My Shade: 002 Neutral Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Vegan–Affordable–Hydrating–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Radiant, healthy glow–Flawless effect–Long lasting–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Availability Final Thoughts–If the HD Liquid Coverage was too matte and heavy for your skin, you will love this. I love the coverage of the HD, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Catrice

About –Founded by Christina Oster-Daum in 2004 in Germany –Came to the US in 2015 –Quality makeup, affordable price –Face products are their forte –Cruelty free–Available at Ulta and catricecosmetics.com Best Product: Prime & Fine Dewy Glow Finishing SprayUnderrated Product: Blush Boxes Buy: PrimersPass: Eye shadows Improve: Shade range Tried –HD Liquid Coverage Foundation (review) –Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer (review) –One Drop Coverage Weightless … Continue reading Catrice

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

Best Complexion Products $10 & Under

—elf Mineral Infused, $6-10—Catrice Prime & Fine Poreless Blur, $8—Catrice Prime & Fine Aqua Fresh Hydro, $8—Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist, $6 —Maybelline Matte + Poreless, $7.99—Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation + Concealer, $9.99—LA Girl Pro Matte, $8.99—Hard Candy Glamoflauge Full-Cover, $6—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid, $9.99—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Powder, $8.99—Revlon ColorStay Normal/Dry, Normal/Oily, $9.99 —LOreal Infallible Full Wear, $9.98—CoverGirl Undercover, $7.99—Moprhe … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $10 & Under

September Favorites

Funfetti Cereal–This is a Wal Mart exclusive, but it is well worth the trip. It is DIVINE. Stok Cold Brew Coffee + Skinny Syrups–I wasn’t the biggest coffee drinker before I started trying different coffee recipes using Stok, sugar free creamers, and Skinny Syrups. I get a lot of my recipes from Katie on Instagram and now I am addicted. The only good things about … Continue reading September Favorites

Catrice Blush Boxes

Claims–Long lasting–Sweat-resistant–Waterproof–Velvety powder–Silky matte or gold shimmer finish Price–$6 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com Shade Range–4 at Ulta–6 at catricecosmetics.com–My shades: Glistening Pink, Berry, and Burgundy Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Long lasting–Easy to blend–Paraben free–Vegan–Buildable–Sleek, compact packaging Cons–Availability–Shade range Final ThoughtsI usually opt for high end blushes because they last longer on my skin. I have a real problem with my blush wearing off easily and I HAVE to wear … Continue reading Catrice Blush Boxes

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

Foundation Friday: Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

  The sticker was put on funky, that’s why the pic looks warped Claims –Ultra-lightweight –High coverage –Natural finish –Smooth & even complexion –Covers imperfections and mattified –Up to 24 hour wear Price –$10.99 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com –1.05 oz Shade Range –18 at Ulta –23 at catricecosmetics.com –My shade: 010 Light Beige I got mine at Ulta and didn’t realize there were lighter shades. … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

This or That?

Images from Google L’Oreal Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist Claims—Prime, set, & refresh your makeup :: hydrating, soothing formula :: brighten & nourish :: natural, healthy glow in a bottle Price–$14.99 at Ulta :: $11.49 at Target :: $14.99 at Walgreens for 3.0 oz (travel size $7.99 at Ulta for 1.0 oz) Pros–Packaging :: good mister :: nice scent :: easily accessible :: sets … Continue reading This or That?