Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Claims–Full coverage–Creamy, velvet texture–Natural matte finish–Moisture loving ingredients Price–$16 at Ulta for 1.0 oz Shade Range–26–My Shade: Fair Cool Pros–Fragrance free–Oil free–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, Glyeryl Glucoside –Sleek packaging–Cruelty free–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Flawless finish–Didn’t cake with powder–Not overly matte/drying–Agree with all claims–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shade range (need more deep shades) Final Verdict–I really thought this would be a flop because it’s matte … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Claims–Natural finish–Medium coverage–Weightless feel–Lightweight Price–$6.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com–1.05 oz Shade Range–16 at Ulta –31 at essencemakeup.com–My Shade: 010 Cool Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: aloe vera, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Hydrating–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finsih Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium coverage–I had several active (RED!) breakouts when I tested and I wanted additional … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Claims–Longwearing–Hydrating–Lightweight–Medium, buildable coveraeg–Melts into the skin Price–$11 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com (1.0 fl oz) Shade Range–17 at Ulta–20 at catricecosmetics.com–My Shade: 002 Neutral Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Vegan–Affordable–Hydrating–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Radiant, healthy glow–Flawless effect–Long lasting–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Availability Final Thoughts–If the HD Liquid Coverage was too matte and heavy for your skin, you will love this. I love the coverage of the HD, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Pro Full Cover Concealer

Claims –Creamy –Full coverage –No caking or creasing –Brighten & contour Price –$6 at hardcandy.com and Wal Mart Shade Range –12 –My Shade: Ivory Pros –Shade match for me –Affordable –Large applicator –Cruelty free –Ingredients:: niacinamide & licorice extract to smooth and brighten –Creamy –Easy to blend –Worked well with other complexion products –Lightweight –Full coverage –Minimal creasing/settling Cons –Shade range –Availability (Wal Mart or … Continue reading Hard Candy Glamoflauge Pro Full Cover Concealer

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Claims –Hydrating –Weightless –Buildable –Conceals & smooths skin –Radiant finish –Doesn’t settle into fine lines Price –$15 at flowerbeauty.com for 1.0 oz –$14.99 at CVS Shade Range –16 My Shade –L0 Shell Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Packaging, pump! –Lightweight –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me–Hydrating –Easy to blend –Lives up to all claims –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Long wearing Cons –Shade range –Availability … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

About –Cruelty free (some products are vegan) –Charlotte is a UK makeup artist –Luxury brand and prices reflect it –Brand launched in 2013 –Makeup and skincare lines –US Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora, beautylish.com, charlottetilbury.com Products I’ve Tried –Airbush Flawless Longwear Foundation –Matte Revolution Lipstick –Hollywood Contour Wand –Hollywood Flawless Filter –Airbrush Matte Bronzer –Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow –Magic Vanish Color Corrector –Magic Foundation –KISSING Lipstick … Continue reading Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

About the Brand–Created by drag queen KimChi–Online only–Fun products that won’t break the bank–Love the packaging–Portion of sales donated to The Trevor Project–Cruelty free–Cute packaging–Sulfate, phthalate, and paraben free–Some products contain talc (an issue for some)–Available on kimchichicbeauty.com Products Purchased—Puff Puff Pass Powder in Translucent—Get Glow in 03 Hollywood Glow—Blush in 04 Cheeky—Contour in 01 Tawny—The Most Concealer in Ivory—Pot De Crème in 01 Cashmere … Continue reading KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

February Favorites

Pen Cart–Fun fact: I’m OBSESSED with pens and school supplies. The thrill of finding a new pen that writes smoothly just brings me immense joy. That being said, I have A LOT of pens and needed a better way to organize. Thanks to TikTok, I got this idea. The cart is from Michaels and the cups are from Target. It’s just so beautiful and I … Continue reading February Favorites

Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural finish–Quick, mess-free application–Covers and calms without creasing or caking Price–$36 at Sephora, milkmakeup.com Shade Range–36–My Shade: Snow Pros–Cruelty free–Shade range–Vegan–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Sleek, recyclable packaging–Ingredients to moisturizer, calm, & soothe–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day Cons–Expensive–Availability (Sephora exclusive) Final Thoughts–Perfect shade match for me–I bought mine at TJ Maxx for $10–Blended quickly and easily with a brush … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Claims–Buildable coverage –Radiant finish –Skin appears effortlessly illuminated, brightened, and glowing all day long –Pumped with Vitamin C and light reflecting pearl particles Price–$12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20 (8 at Ulta)–My Shade: F0.5 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Gorgeous, radiant finish –Vitamin C –Didn’t cake with powder –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lightweight –Long lasting Cons–Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts–Not as … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow