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

Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Under Eye Corrector–Claims :: 8 hours of sleep in a pot; light reflecting, illuminating radiant glow; cake-free; fast absorbing; lightweight; correct and brighten under eye by neutralizing discoloration and dark circles; perfect base for concealer–Price :: $8 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 2–My Shade :: Light to Medium–Pros :: Affordable; vegan; cruelty free; shade range; illuminating; little bit goes a long way; tones down darkness; worked well with various concealer … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

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

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

Morphe Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer

Claims–Hydrates and nourishes–Sweatproof–Transfer- and water-resistant–Long-wearing–Great for all skin types–Brighten, conceal, sculpt Price–$12 at Ulta Shade Range–20–My Shade: Light 2 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Oil free–Hydrating–No creasing–Medium coverage–Non-comedogenic–No fragrance, parabens–Hyaluronic acid–Love the applicator shape–Worked with other under eye products Cons–Availability–Shade range–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is WAY too dark for me, had to use white concealer–Ulta exclusive–Need more fair and deep shades–Medium coverage, covered my dark … Continue reading Morphe Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer

Jaclyn Cosmetics Faux Filter Perfecting Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Matte finish–Medium-to-full coverage–Visibly brightens and blurs Price–$26 at Ulta, Morphe, Jaclyn Cosmetics Shade Range–35–My Shade: Fairest Pink Pros–Cruelty free–Shade range–Shade names–Packaging–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Worked well with other under eye products–No creasing Cons–Online only–Price–Settled into fine lines Final Thoughts–Excellent shade range and the names should make it easy to determine which shade is best for you–Builds to full coverage–Apply one … Continue reading Jaclyn Cosmetics Faux Filter Perfecting Concealer

Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Claims –Full coverage –Up to 30 hours of wear –Transfer-resistant –Breathable & lightweight –Wipes out dark circles and imperfections Price –$11.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$9.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range –16 –My Shade: 01 Pros –Non-comedogenic –No parabens –Affordable –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Shade match for me –Minimal settling –Agree with all claims –No creasing Cons –Not cruelty free –Shade range Final Thoughts –Dries fast … Continue reading Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable, medium-to-full coverage –Super blendable –Silky, not sticky –Conceal imperfections –Soft-matte finish –Suitable for all skin types –Fills in wrinkles Price –$24 at Ulta, Lorac, Amazon Shade Range –12 –My Shade: 1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –No creasing –Minimal settling –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability –Price –No shade match Final Thoughts –No shade match for … Continue reading Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

Claims –Full coverage –Weightless –Waterproof –Blurs & brightens –Crease-resistant –Light-reflecting –Smooth, natural, airbrush finish –Highly pigmented –Blends seamlessly –Diffuses pores & fine lines –Conceal dark circles and blemishes Price –$15-34 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, hourglasscosmetics.com Shade Range –22 full size –12 mini –My Shade: Birch Pros –Vegan –Mini for travel/testing –Don’t need much product –Agree with all claims –Minimal settling –Cruelty free –Full coverage –Easy … Continue reading Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer