Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Claims–Blendable–Buildable–Pigmented–Feels like a second skin–Covers imperfections–Evens skin tone–Medium coverage–Natural matte finish–Lightweight–Suitable for most skin types–Blurs skin types Price–$14 at Ulta Shade Range–26–My Shade: Very Fair Cool Pros–Vegan–Paraben free–Affordable–Easy to blend–Medium coverage–Lasted all day–Cruelty free–Shade range–Lightweight–Buildable–Didn’t cake with powder–Shade match for me Cons–Availability Final Thoughts–Agree with all claims, but the “blurs skin texture.” I didn’t notice any blurring–Extremely lightweight–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium–I spot concealed my … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Claims–Extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours–Matte, shine-free finish–Diminish the look of pores and imperfections–Waterproof–Smudgeproof–Sweatproof–No flashback Price–$37 at Sephora Shade Range–6–My Shade: 1.0 Vanilla Pros–Finely milled–Sets makeup without caking–Shine-free–Smoothing–No flashback–Makeup lasted all day Cons–Price–Packaging–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Wasn’t sure that this would work on my normal/dry skin because of the mattifying claims, but I saw Kelly Strack using it and she also has dry … Continue reading Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear

Claims–Filter in a bottle–Soft focus, soft matte finish–Lifeproof–Shine free–Easy to build and blend–Medium to full, buildable coverage–Creaseproof–Smudgeproof–16 hour wear time–Super coverage, 20% more pigment Price–$14 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range–30–My Shade: F0.1 Pros–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Oil free–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Shade range–Cruelty free–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability Final Thoughts–Really is a filter in a bottle–Full coverage–Flawless finish–Worked well with other complexion products and didn’t … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear

Tarte SEA Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer

Claims–16-hour long wear–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Blurs, brightens, and smooths–Waterproof–Sweatproof–Won’t cake or crease–16-hour crease-proof–24-hour hydration–Improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Creaseproof–Feels weightless and comfortable Price–$12 mini Tarte, Sephora–$28 full size Tarte, Sephora Shade Range–32–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Clean at Sephora product–All shades available in the mini size–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide–Minimal settling–Weightless–Cruelty free–Shade range–Mini for travel/testing–Full coverage–No creasing–Easy to blend–Agree … Continue reading Tarte SEA Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer

Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Claims–Long wear–Looks like your real skin–For all skin types, even oily–Minimizes pores and imperfections with a smooth, blurring effect–Buildable, medium coverage–Even skin tone and texture–Healthy glow that stays fresh up to 24 hours Price–$29 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–12–My Shade: 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Shade match for me–Vegan–Radiant finish–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–FLAWLESS Cons–Price–Shade range Final Thoughts–This. Is. Gorgeous.–Love the radiant finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Buildable–Breathable–Transfer-, humidity-, and sweat-proof–Evens skintone–Cake-free–Hydrating–Blends seamlessly–Flawless finish–Lasts up to 24 hours Price–$8.69 at Wal Mart, Amazon–$10.49 at Target–$13.99 at Walgreens Shade Range–21–My Shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Affordable–SPF 18–Shade match for me–Lightweight–Easily accessible–Didn’t cake with powder–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Long lasting Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts–Has a serious list of claims, but lives up to all of them–Amazing formula for such a great … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Full Coverage

Foundation Friday: Relove Super Serum

Claims–Ultra-lightweight–Hydrating–Buildable–Dewy finish Price–$6 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range–15–My Shade: F0.2 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Shade range–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Glowy finish–Infused with hyaluronic acid–Vegan–Buildable–Hydrating–Lightweight–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Packaging–Not long lasting–Caked–Broke up–Wore off in some areas Final Thoughts–Shade range isn’t vast in number, but I think the tones are good. They go from very fair to deep–Only available on Revolution Beauty’s website which is a bummer–I personally don’t … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Relove Super Serum

Foundation Friday: Revolution XX Glow Skin FauXXdation

Claims –Lightweight –Buildable, medium to full coverage –Infused with illuminating pearl particles Price –$18 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range –55 –My Shade: FX0.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Shade match for me –Packaging, pump! –Shade range –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptides–Full coverage with one layer–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Glowy finish without being too dewy–Agree with all claims–Lasted all day Cons –Availability Final Thoughts –Online only–Scent doesn’t linger, but some … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Revolution XX Glow Skin FauXXdation

Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Claims –Moisturizer, makeup + SPF all in one –Medium-buildable coverage –Natural matte finish –Blurs imperfections and hydrates –12-hour wear –Feels featherlight Price –$10 mini–$14 travel size–$32 full size –Ulta, Tarte Shade Range –Mini, 4 –Full size, 9 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Oil free –Vegan –Cruelty free –Non-comedogenic –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Agree with all claims –SO easy to blend –Flawless finish –Blurs … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30

Claims–Hydrates for up to 24 hours–Radiant finish–Won’t easily transfer, crease, smudge, or fade–Medium-to-full coverage–Water-resistant Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Shiseido Shade Range–30–My Shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–Shade range–SPF 30–Full coverage with one layer–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Packaging, twist & lock pump–Radiant, glowy finish–Shade match for me–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Price–Not cruelty free–Availability Final Thoughts–One pump is all you need for full coverage–Love the original formula (reviewed here)–Gorgeous finish, my complexion … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30