Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV

Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Claims–Volume–No smudging or clumping–Defined lashes–Tubular formula Price–$4.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Shade Range–1 (Black) Pros–Affordable–Easy to remove–Length–No flaking–No smudging–Separation Cons–No volume–Accessibility (Ulta or online only)–Shade range (no brown, brown/black option) Final ThoughtsI love tubing mascaras. My favorite is from Thrive, but it’s pricey so I was hoping this would be similar. (Spoiler–it doesn’t) I got good length and separation, but no volume. I need to use … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Best Eye & Lip Products $5 & Under

—Rimmel Kohl Kajal Waterproof, $3.99 —Essence Eye Liner Pen, $3.99 —LA Girl Gel Glide, $3.99 —LA Girl Ultimate Intense Auto, $4.99 —Wet n Wild Color Icon Single, $1.19 —Colour Pop Single Pressed Powder Shadow, $4.50 —Wet n ¬†Wild Color Icon Quad, $3.99—elf Bite Size Palette, $3 —Essence Melted Chrome, $4.99 —NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, $4.50 —elf Liquid Glitter, $5 —Milani Eye Shadow Primer, $4.99 —Essence … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $5 & Under

Best Complexion Products $5 & Under

Prices on these products vary depending on where you purchase them. I tried to link to where they were priced the lowest, but just know pricing depends on where you purchase. Target and Wal Mart tend to have lower price points for most of these products while Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, etc. usually have a higher price tag. —Wet n Wild Photo Focus Primer Water, $4.99—Wet … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $5 & Under

Essence Camouflage + Matt Concealer

Claims –Waterproof –Matte –Won’t crease or settle into lines –Conceal under eye circles and darkness –Cover up tattoos Price –$3.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Shade Range –3 –My shade: 10 Light Rose Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Paraben free –Smells good –Works with corrector and powder –Full coverage –Minimal creasing Cons –Availability –Shade range Final Thoughts I love the price and the coverage, but the shade range … Continue reading Essence Camouflage + Matt Concealer

Duped or Duped? Finishing Sprays

MAC PREP+PRIMER FIX+ FINISHING MIST Claims–Instant boost of hydration :: refresh & set makeup :: packed with vitamins & minerals :: moisturizes, soothe, and enhance complexion Price (Full Size, 3.4 oz)–$27 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com Price (Mini Size, 1.0)–$14 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com Scent Selection–4 (original, coconut, rose, lavender) Pros–Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested :: LOVE the original scent :: works with powder products to intensify … Continue reading Duped or Duped? Finishing Sprays

Mascara Monday: Benefit Roller Lash

Claims –Grabs, separates, lifts, and curls –Holds curl for 12 hours –Water resistant –Lash conditioning ingredients –Easy to remove Price –$25 full size –$13 mini —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, benefitcosmetics.com Shade Range –2 :: Black and brown Pros –Cute packaging –Holds a curl –Separates –Lengthens –Mini option to testing/travel Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive Final Thoughts I LOVE this mascara and it one of my favorites. … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Benefit Roller Lash

Beauty Bite: New + Review

There are some new products I’ve purchased in the last few months that I wanted to share, but didn’t want to do a separate post on. Colour Pop Jelly Much Shadow –Shade: We Jammin –Price: $8 –Cruelty free –Love the shade. It’s a bright, white gold that’s very metallic and vibrant –I usually layer a powder shadow over a cream like this, but you’ve got … Continue reading Beauty Bite: New + Review