Beauty Busts 2021

Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara—messy formula (review) PUR Bare It All Foundation—too thick, no shade match for me (review) NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation—too heavy (review) Pixi+ C Vitamin Undereye Brightener—did nothing (review) elf Putty Eye Primer—too stiff and hard to apply/blend LA Girl Jet Setter Mascara—major clumping (review) Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Makeup Sponge—too hard Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer—no coverage, no shade match (review) … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021

10 Under $10

—elf Putty Blush & Bronzer, $6(reviewed here & here) —Catrice Dewy Glow Finish Spray, $8 —Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter, $8 —J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer, $7.99(reviewed here) —NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop All Day Mattifying Powder, $8 (reviewed here) —Morphe Micro Brow Pencil, $6(reviewed here) —Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint, $9.99(reviewed here) —LA Girl Lip Attraction Lipstick, $5(reviewed here) —Makeup … Continue reading 10 Under $10

Mascara Monday: elf Big Mood

Claims—Plumps and lifts lashes all day—Smooth, creamy formula—Hourglass brush to separate and define lashes—Hold lashes’ curl—Smudge and flake resistant Price—$7 at Ulta, Target, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range—1 :: Black Pros—Affordable—Vegan—Cruelty free—Volume—Length—Cute packaging—Held a curl—Agree with all claims—No flaking—Easy to remove—No smudging Cons—Got a little clumpy while building, but I easily brushed it out with a lash comb—No waterproof option—No shade variation Final Thoughts—Drier formula—I was worried … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Big Mood

September Favorites

Donut Care Sunnies–These are fabulous, end of story elf Putty Bronzer in Tan Lines–I’ve worn this almost every time that I’ve worn makeup this month. It’s so easy to apply and blend. It’s one of my favorite products of 2021. Windsor is always a favorite but how cute is he with his Pumpkin Spice Puppuccino?! We’re both ready for fall Radiate by Cleere Cherry Reaves–I … Continue reading September Favorites

My Favorite Brushes and Tools

FACE–Liquid/Cream Foundation :: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, $10–Powder Foundation :: It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta #206, $30–Concealer :: Real Techniques Expert Concealer, $7–Cream Bronzer/Contour :: Real Techniques Contour Fan, $9–Cream Blush :: Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, $8–Cream Highlight :: Real Techniques Highlight & Glow Duo, $11–Powder Bronzer :: ecotools Blending & Bronzing, $10–Powder Blush :: Sonia Kashuk Essential Contour, $9–Powder Highlighter :: Milani Highlighter … Continue reading My Favorite Brushes and Tools

July Favorites

Flower Sunnies–These are cheap and cheaply made but they’re so freaking cute. Seen on here. elf Putty Bronzer in Tan Liners–The best cream bronzer and it’s $6. You need it. I use this brush to apply it. The formula is buildable and so easy to blend. Shein Ruffle Hem Smock Dress–The color, the style, the price, it’s all good. Nail Art Mani–I’ve been really into … Continue reading July Favorites

Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

Claims –Blends easily –UVA/UVB protection –Weightless –Hydrate & nourish –Minimize fine lines –Seamless coverage Price –$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Amazon Shade Range –7 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: Vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, cucumber –Easy to blend –Hydrating –SPF 20 –Packaging –Builds to medium coverage Cons –Availability –Shade range –No shade match for me Final Thoughts –Had to use a lot of white mixer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf BB Cream

elf Flawless Brightening Concealer

Claims –Buildable –Conceal uneven skin tone –Use to highlight all over your face –Lightweight –Skin-loving ingredients –Brighten & highlight Price –$5 at Ulta, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range –12 –My Shade: Fair 10C Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Vegan –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C –Lightweight –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts –I believe this … Continue reading elf Flawless Brightening Concealer