Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

15 $15 & Under

Milani Silky Matte Bronzer, $10.99 J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation, $13.00 (reviewed here) Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer, $13 (reviewed here) LOreal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Top Coat, $11.99 LOreal True Match Foundation, $10.99 Maybelline Sky High Mascara, $11.49 (reviewed here) No7 Life & Luminate Powder, $12.99 (reviewed here) Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation, $11 (reviewed here) Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Shadows, $12 (my favorite … Continue reading 15 $15 & Under

Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Claims–Instantly brightens, evens, and hydrates–Lightweight coverage–1% hyaluronic acid–Suitable for all skin types–Luminous mineral pigments to brighten complexion Price–$19.99 at Ulta–$14.99 at Target–$14.97 at Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: Very Light 0.5-2 Pros–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Lightweight–Lasted all day–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–No shade match for me–Messy packaging Final Thoughts–Had to use white mixer to make the shade work–Builds to medium coverage with 2 layers–Love how … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Mascara Monday: LOreal Voluminous Noir Balm

Claims –Bold volume –Up to 7x fuller lashes –Lashes look fuller and healthier –Flake, clump, and smudge resistant –Flexible brush lengthens & defines lashes Price –$8.97 at Wal Mart, Amazon –$11.99 at Ulta –$8.99 at Target Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Brown Pros –No parabens, mineral oil –No flaking –Separation –Builds without clumping –Shade variation –No smudging –Length –Easy to remove Cons –Not cruelty free … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Voluminous Noir Balm

Foundation Friday: Milani Cream-to-Powder

Claims –Full coverage –Soft matte finish –Blendable –Sweat proof –Waterproof –Control shine & oil up to 16 hours Price –$10.99 at Ulta, Milani –$9.97 at Wal Mart–$8.99 at Target Shade Range –21 at Ulta –22 at Milani –12 at Wal Mart –My Shade: Warm Porcelain  Pros –Vegan –Affordable –Cruelty free –Shade range –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Flawless finish –Lasted all … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milani Cream-to-Powder

Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

Claims–Long-wear–Semi-matte finish–Great for all skin types–Primer-infused–Crease-resistant–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Airbrushed finish–Shine-free–Non-cakey Price–$11 at Ulta, elf Shade Range–12 at Ulta–30 on elfcosmetics.com–My Shade: Fair 120N Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–No parabens or phthalates–Cruelty free–Talc free–Shade range–Shade match for me Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers–Patchy–Difficult to blend–Cakey Final Thoughts–Overall, this what a HOT MESS–Caked, hard to blend, and so patchy–The shade is a good match for me and that’s about the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

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

Foundation Friday: Primers

I know some people don’t use or “believe” in primer, but I can’t do my makeup without it. Primers can serve a multitude of purposes. They can add a glow, help mattify, hydrate, smooth, and/or just provide an nice canvas for foundation application. I’ve got options from all categories below. I have a few different primers in my collection and I generally use 3 primers. … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Primers