Mascara Monday: elf Lash Beats

Claims–Enhances natural lashes–Brush helps define and separate lashes–Buildable formula with fibers help lashes look longer Price–$6 at Target, elf Shade Range–2–My Shade: Pitch Black Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Length–Agree with all claims–No smudging–Vegan–No parabens, phthalates–Separation–No flaking–Easy to remove Cons–Availability–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–Wish there was a brown shade or a brown/black option–Builds without clumping–Major lift and length–Plastic bristle wand–Stayed in place all day–Easy to remove Primer: Lancome Cils … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash Beats

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

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

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