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

Believe Beauty You’re Covered Concealer

Claims–Highly pigmented–Brightens under eye darkness–Natural coverage Price–$4 at Dollar General Shade Range–9–My Shade: Pearl Pros–Affordable–Easy to blend–Minimal settling–Worked with other under eye products–Cruelty free–Natural finish–No creasing Cons–Availability–No shade match for me–Shade range Final Thoughts–Medium coverage, didn’t cover my dark circles–Dollar General exclusive–Lightest shade is WAY too dark, had to use white concealer to make it work–Didn’t crease all day and minimal settling in my fine … Continue reading Believe Beauty You’re Covered Concealer

XX Revolution Conceal XX Super FiXX Concealer

Claims –Crease-proof –Full coverage –Longwear, lifeproof coverage –No flashback –Conceal & brighten –Cover blemishes, dark circles, and redness Price –$15 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range –55 –My Shade: CX0.1 Pros –Shade range –Vegan –Affordable –Shade match for me –Cruelty free –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E –Full coverage –Agree with all claims –Minimal settling –No creasing –Easy to blend –Worked well with other complexion products –Love … Continue reading XX Revolution Conceal XX Super FiXX Concealer

Viral Makeup…worth it?

I just love to share my opinion on damn near everything, but especially makeup. I’ve listed 10 products that have been made “famous” thanks to social media and my thoughts on what’s worth it and what isn’t. I love buying and trying makeup from all price points and figuring out what’s worth it and what’s not. So many equate price with quality and that’s just … Continue reading Viral Makeup…worth it?

Tarte SEA Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer

Claims–16-hour long wear–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Blurs, brightens, and smooths–Waterproof–Sweatproof–Won’t cake or crease–16-hour crease-proof–24-hour hydration–Improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Creaseproof–Feels weightless and comfortable Price–$12 mini Tarte, Sephora–$28 full size Tarte, Sephora Shade Range–32–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Clean at Sephora product–All shades available in the mini size–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide–Minimal settling–Weightless–Cruelty free–Shade range–Mini for travel/testing–Full coverage–No creasing–Easy to blend–Agree … Continue reading Tarte SEA Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer

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

Haleys Re-Wind Blurring Full Coverage Concealer

Claims–Weightless–Cream-to-powder–Full coverage–Soft-focus matte finish Price–$20 at Haleys, QVC Shade Range–12–My Shade: Fair Neutral Pros–Cruelty free–Fragrance free–Lightweight–Full coverage–No creasing–Held up all day–Vegan–Affordable –Easy to blend–LOVE the metal tip applicator–Minimal settling Cons–Shade range–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use a white concealer to make the shade work–Love the metal tip applicator, it’s cooling and feels so good on the skin–Excellent coverage–Easy to blend and … Continue reading Haleys Re-Wind Blurring Full Coverage Concealer

NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Concealer Serum

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural finish–Lightweight–Made for under-eye, face, and body–Cover dark circles, acne, redness, and dry patches–Non-cakey–Up to 24 hours of hydration–Mess-free application Price–$11 at Ulta, NYX, Amazon–$10.99 at Target, Walgreens Shade Range–13–My Shade: Fair Pros–Vegan–Affordable–Easily accessible–Hydrating–Medium coverage–Cruelty free–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Lightest shade is too dark for me–Shade range–Don’t agree with all claims Final Thoughts–I don’t get the hype behind this product. It blew up on TikTok–Shade … Continue reading NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Concealer Serum

Foundation Friday: Current Base Routine

Skincare1. Cleanse — Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water with Vitamin C with cotton round2. SPF — Tula Protect+Glow SPF 303. Eye Cream — Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye GelI don’t wash my face in the morning. I just use micellar water to gently cleanse my skin. Then I go in with SPF to protect my skin and I finish up with a moisturizing eye … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Current Base Routine