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

Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

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

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce

Claims –Keep curl for hours and hours –Separates, coats, and curls up every lash –Defies clumps, smudging, and flaking –24 hour wear Price –$9.99 at Ulta –$7.99 at Target, Amazon  Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Blackest Black Pros –Affordable –Easy to remove –Waterproof option –No flaking –Builds without clumping –No smudging –Length –Separation  Cons –Not cruelty free –Not much volume  Final Thoughts –Maybelline reigns supreme … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce

Foundation Friday: Powders

Coty Airspun Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Fenty Pro Filt’r NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Tarte Shape Tape Laura Mercier Translucent RCMA No Color NARS Light Reflecting Pressed & Loose NYX HD Finishing Pressed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Tarte Shape Tape Glow Kosas Cloud Set & Smooth GloWish Luminous Pressed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed & … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powders

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