Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Claims–Smudge proof–Definition–Curved brush to find lashes you didn’t know you had–Length–Volume Price–$10.99 at Ulta Shade Range–1 :: Extreme Black Pros–Waterproof option–Vegan–Cruelty free–Packaging–No smudging–Length–Volume–Held a curl–Didn’t flake–Separated–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Ulta exclusive Final ThoughtsI wasn’t initially interested in this, but I got it as a freebie with an Ulta order so I gave it a go. I’m glad I did because it.is.good. I love … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

Claims–Inflates and puffs up lashes–Air whipped formula–Buildable volume–Smudge & flake resistant–Weightless volume for up to 24 hours–Large cushion bristle brush captures and coats every lash Price–$13.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$10.99 at Target–$10.97 at Wal Mart Shade Range–3–My shade: Black Brown Pros–Cute packaging–Waterproof option–Major impact and volume–Lengthened–Separated–Builds without clumping–Lives up to all claims Cons–Cruelty free–Get a lot of product on the wand, can be messy Final ThoughtsHoly … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Claims–Lightweight–Lasts all day–Perfect for all skin types–Oil free–Semi-matte finish Price–$6 at Ulta, Target, Amazon, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range–40 at elfcosmetics.com–28 at Ulta–36 at Target–My shade: Lily Pros–Vegan–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Shade range–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lasted all day–Easily accessible Cons–Not all shades available at all locations Trying final thoughts bullet point style…sentences are hard sometimesFinal Thoughts–Cakey upper lip–Builds to full coverage–Refused to stay or adhere to … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Flawless Finish

Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under

—Colour Pop Super Shock, $6 —LOreal Infallible 24 HR, $6.49 —CoverGirl Liquid Glitter Shadow, $5.40—Revolution Pro Eye Elements Primer, $8 —NYX Glitter Primer, $6.50 —CoverGirl TruNaked Palette, $9.99 —Revlon ColorStay Cream, $8.49 —Makeup Geek Singles, $5.49 —Colour Pop BFF Liquid, $8 —Ulta Cream Eyeshadow & Liner, $8.50 —Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, $7.79 —Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid, $8.89—Revlon Micro Hyper Precision Pencil, $8.49 —Milani … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & 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

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Claims–Ultra-nourishing–Weightless–Improves appearance of skin tone & texture–Second-skin, airbrushed dewy finish–Ultra-fluid–Sheer-to-buildable coverage Price–$15.99 at Ulta, Walgreens–$11.99 at Target–$8.39 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My shade: Fair Pros–Ingredients :: jojoba oil, aloe vera, coconut oil–Vegan–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Radiant finish–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Gluten free–Hypoallergenic–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Packaging, messy!–Pricey Final ThoughtsWhen I picked this up, I didn’t realize it said “sheer” coverage. I’m … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

Claims–Sweat-proof–Transfer-proof–Doesn’t clog pores–Humidity-proof–24 hour wear Price–$8.99 at Walgreens–$3.50 at Wal Mart Shade Range–18–My shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–SPF 20–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Easily accessible–Packaging–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Scented Final ThoughtsThe shade I purchased, 800 Fair Ivory, matches initially, but there is some slight oxidation. I will add a little bit of white mixer when I use this in the future. The coverage is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

The Drugstore/Affordable Makeup Tag

I saw Jessica Braun do this on her YouTube channel and I wanted to share my two cents so here goes! If you could only use one makeup brand, what would it be?Makeup Revolution. Their complexion shades match me perfectly and I love so many things from the brand and they have so much to offer. What is the most underrated brand?Essence. A lot of … Continue reading The Drugstore/Affordable Makeup Tag

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl TruBlend Hydrating

Claims–Lightweight formula–Oil-free–Blends flawlessly Price–$7.78 at Wal Mart–$7.89 at Target Shade Range–21–My shade: L1 Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Easily accessible–Oil free–Blends easily–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Lasted all day–Satin/natural finish Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me Final ThoughtsThis foundation has sheer to medium coverage. While it’s buildable, you’re not going to get full coverage with this one. The shade range needs some work. The lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl TruBlend Hydrating

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Claims–Full coverage–Diminish puffiness–Erases dark circles and fine lines–Create a radiant, refreshed looking eye area Price–$9.99 at Ulta–$7.99 at Target–$7.99 on Amazon–$7.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range–18–My shade: Cool Ivory (I also use the Brightener shade to color correct) Pros–Affordable–Easily accessible–Easy to blend–Shade range–Full coverage–Shade match for me–Worked with other complexion/undereye products Cons–Not cruelty free–Messy packaging Final ThoughtsThis concealer has been a cult classic for years … Continue reading Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer