Speed Reviews: Volume XI

NARS Liquid Blush–Claims :: Highly-pigmented; blends effortlessly; long-lasting–Price :: $30 at Ulta, Sephora, NARS–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Orgasm–Pros :: Packaging, pump!; blends easily; gorgeous glow; little goes a long way–Cons :: Not cruelty free; availability; price–Final Thoughts :: This product will last you a lifetime because you need the tiniest amount of product, less than half a pump; I love the classic Orgasm … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XI

Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Claims –Full coverage –Up to 30 hours of wear –Transfer-resistant –Breathable & lightweight –Wipes out dark circles and imperfections Price –$11.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$9.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range –16 –My Shade: 01 Pros –Non-comedogenic –No parabens –Affordable –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Shade match for me –Minimal settling –Agree with all claims –No creasing Cons –Not cruelty free –Shade range Final Thoughts –Dries fast … Continue reading Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

Claims –Featherlight –Full coverage –Soft-focus, airbrushed effect –24-hour-long wear—won’t cake, flake, or fade –Blurs appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles –Amazonian clay absorbs excess oil & shine Price –$39 at Tarte, QVC Shade Range –18 –My Shade: 12N Fair Neutral Pros –Cruelty free –Mess free packaging –No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates –Airbrushed finish –Vegan –Talc free –Lightweight –Gorgeous glow –Shade match for me Cons … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Claims –Blends seamlessly –Breathable –Buildable, light to medium coverage –All-day hydration –Weightless –Natural finish –Long wearing –Feels like a second skin Price –$45 at beautycounter.com Shade Range –18 –My Shade: Fair 10 Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid –Fragrance free –Lasted all day –“Clean” product –Shade range –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage–Cruelty free –Hydrating –Easy to blend Cons –Expensive –MLM company –Availability Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Foundation Friday: Joah Primedation

Claims –Infused with blurring primer and illuminating skincare –Finish that looks and feels like your skin –Lightweight –Protects from blue light damage –Boosts radiance –Medium, buildable coverage –Hydrated with hyaluronic acid –Smooths over fine lines, spots, and blemishes Price –$15.99 at Joah Shade Range –24 –My Shade: PFC010 Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, collagen –Cruelty free –Agree with all claims –Lightweight –Shade match for … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Joah Primedation

Top 5 Sephora Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. You can see my Top 5 Ulta purchases here. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick–If I need quick coverage, this is what I grab. It’s buildable and blends out so easily. I love to add a little bit of this in with a tinted moisturizer … Continue reading Top 5 Sephora Purchases of 2021

Foundation Friday: LA Girl Tinted

Claims–Blur imperfections–Hydrate skin–Sheer to medium coverage–Natural finish Price–$8.99 at Ulta–$10 at lagirlusa.com Shade Range–16 at Ulta–22 at LA Girl–My Shade: Ivory Pros–Affordable–Shade match for me–Mess free packaging–Cruelty free–Ingredients :: glycerin and Vitamin E–Hydrating–Fragrance free Cons–Does not build–Availability–Not all shades available at Ulta Final Thoughts–Waste of $8.99–I wasn’t expecting a lot of coverage, but this did nothing–You can layer for days and you won’t get medium … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LA Girl Tinted

5 Minute Face

I love sleeping and I tend to push it and leave myself very little time to get ready. Thankfully I’ve found the perfect product line up to help me look pulled together and out the door quickly. J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation in Porcelain NARS Blush in Orgasm Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel in Medium Brown Maybelline Sky High Mascara Catrice Dewy Glow Setting Spray … Continue reading 5 Minute Face

Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

Foundation Friday: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick

Claims—Fragrance-free—Transfer-proof—Humidity- & sweat-resistant—Customizable coverage—Lightweight—Waterproof—Natural finish—Swipe it, set it, forget it Price—$39 at Sephora, hudabeauty.com Shade Range—39–My Shade: 100B Milkshake Pros—Shade range—Cruelty free—Shade match for me—Full coverage—Creamy—Lasted all day—Easy to blend—Lightweight Cons—Expensive—Availability Final Thoughts—Sephora exclusive—Creamy, glides on with ease—Full coverage with one layer—This has been on my wish list since it came out and it did not disappoint—I wasn’t sure how this would look on my … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick