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

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About–All products are vegan and cruelty free–Quality products at an affordable price–Available at Ulta, Wal Mart, Target, Walgreens, elfcosmetics.com Best Product: Putty BlushUnderrated Product: Lip prrodcuts Buy: Camo ConcealerPass: Blush, bronzer, highlighter Improve: Foundation Tried—Camo CC Cream (review)—Poreless Putty Primer {original and luminous} (review)—Camo Concealer (review)—Putty Blush (review)—Hydrating Camo Concealer (review)—Flawless Finish Foundation (review)—Halo Glow Setting Powder (review)—Bite-Size Face Duo—Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist—Poreless … Continue reading elf

Speed Reviews: Volume VI

NYX The Marshmallow Primer–Claims—10-in-1 smooths, softens, extends makeup wear for 16 hours, soothes, evens tone, minimize texture, blurs lines, soft focus finish, keeps makeup fresh–Price–$8-17 at Ulta, Target, nyxcosmetics.com :: $16.97 at Wal Mart–Pros—Cruelty free :: vegan :: mini options for travel/testing :: smoothing :: nice canvas for makeup application–Cons—Strong scent :: pricey for drugstore/affordable brand–Final—Similar feel/texture to NYX Angel Veil and Hourglass Mineral Veil … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VI

Speed Reviews: Volume V

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush Highlights—Silky, primer-infused powder that locks in luminous color :: hydrating :: seamless blend Price–$23 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range—6My Shades—Dolly & Mykonos Cruelty Free—Yes Pros—Sleek packaging :: contains hyaluronic acid :: pigmented :: lasts all day :: easy to blend :: little goes a long way :: shade range isn’t vast, but the tones are good and would work … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume V

Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Claims–Mega volume –Fuller, bolder, longer, lashes –Intensely rich pigment –Wand hugs every lash –Amplify, define, and add dimension Price–$6 at Target, Ulta, elfcosmetics.com –$4 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free –Vegan –Sleek packaging –Affordable –Length –Volume –Separation –No flaking –Easy to remove –No smudging –Held a curl Cons–No waterproof option –No shade variation Final ThoughtsLOVE how my lashes look with this mascara. The two cons are … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Foundation Friday: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools