Mascara Monday: elf Lash ‘N Roll

Claims–Maximum curl & lift–Smudge- and flake-resistant formula–Curved and double sided silicone brush :: shorter side holds onto the formula while longer bristles separate, lift, & evenly coat each lash–Long-lasting–Eye-opening effect Price–$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Target Shade Range–3–My Shade: Deep Brown Pros–Shade range–Cruelty free–Vegan–Length–Separation–Lift–No flaking–No smudging–Easy to remove Cons–No waterproof option–Hardly any volume–Current availability Final Thoughts–Currently only available on elf’s website, but I’m sure it will expand … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash ‘N Roll

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Sticks

Claims–Velvety, cream-to-power formula–Ultra-blendable–Ease of precision and control–Longwearing–Creaseproof Price–$4.49 at Ulta, Walgreens, Amazon, Wet n Wild Shade Range–3 contours, 3 concealers, 3 blushes, 1 highlighter–My Shades: Oak’s On You, Peach Bums, When The Nude Strikes Pros–Affordable–Availability –Cruelty free–Easy to blend–Creamy Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers–Shade options/range needs improvement Final Thoughts–Peach Bums is a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Pinkgasm–Blush :: very … Continue reading Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Sticks

Currently

I want to do this post in June and December each year. A mid-year and end of year check in to see what products I’m constantly reaching for and loving. I try SO many products so it’s interesting to see which products are consistent favorites and which ones change up. You can read my June post here. Primer—Ulta Moisturizing Primer Spray—elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter … Continue reading Currently

Top 3: Makeup

Primer—KVD Lock-It Hydrating—First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie—Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For Foundation—Catrice True Skin Hydrating—J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Powder—Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer/Corrector—Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector—KVD Good Apple—CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Setting Powder—Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender and Butter—Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent Pressed Bronzer—Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte—Flower Beauty Heatwave—SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Blush—NARS Deep Throat—Tarte Sugar Rush Sweet Tarte Glow—SheGlam Color Bloom … Continue reading Top 3: Makeup

Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder, $4.99 J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation, $14.99 (reviewed here) Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation, $12 (reviewed here) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer, $11.99 (reviewed here) SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer & Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5 (reviewed here and here) Essence Lash Princess Liquid Liner, $4.99 SheGlam Brows On Demand, $2.99 Kiko Milano Baseline Water Shadow in Champagne, … Continue reading Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Peach & Lily Skin Shield Blurring Primer –Claims :: Suitable for all skin types; won’t clog pores or cause breakouts; silicone free; blurs fine lines and pores; hydrates; promotes long-lasting–Price :: $34 at Ulta, Peach & Lily –Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; alcohol-free; fragrance-free; no silicones; packaging, pump!; hydrating; smoothing–Cons :: Availability; price; didn’t blur–Final Thoughts :: Ulta exclusive; LOVE that there’s no alcohol or silicones; didn’t blur my huge pores, but I wasn’t expecting it … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Top 3: Skincare

I don’t have 3 products for two categories and I didn’t want to choose something just to choose it. These are all products that I’ve used throughout the year and have put to the test. Makeup Remover—Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil—Neutrogena Makeup Remover Melting Balm Cleanser—La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser—Neutrogena Stubborn Texture Acne Cleanser—CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser Toner—Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner—Tula Pro-Glycolic … Continue reading Top 3: Skincare

Foundation Friday: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Blends seamlessly–SPF 20–Infused with hyaluronic acid & Vitamin E–Transfer-proof–Natural finish–Long-lasting–Buildable coverage–Waterproof Price–$7-10 at WalMart & Amazon Shade Range–15–My Shade: 10 Rose Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Hydrating ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E–SPF 20–Weightless–Shade match for me–Affordable–Cruelty free–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend Cons–Availability–Shade range Final Thoughts–Slightly scented, but it doesn’t linger–This is shade is a perfect match for me–Medium to full, buildable coverage–Love the natural finish–Rimmel is a … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR

Foundation Friday: Oily Skin Recommendations

elf Camo CC Cream (review) LOreal Pro Matte Revlon ColorStay Combo/Oily CoverGirl Outlast Extreme (review) NARS Soft Matte (review) SheGlam Breathable Matte (review) MAC Studio Fix Fluid Catrice HD Liquid Coverage (review) Estee Lauder Double Wear (review) Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte (review) Wet n Wild Incognito (review) Catrice Liquid Camouflage (review) LOreal Infallible Full Wear (review) elf 16HR Camo (review) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Oily Skin Recommendations