Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Claims–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Formulated with built in eye cream for 24 hour moisturization–Smooth and reduce look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Skin looks smoother, plumper, and more youthful–Doesn’t cake or settle into lines–Skin looks hydrated and never dry–12-hour crease proof and waterproof wear–For all skin types Price–$27 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com–$10 mini at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range–35–My Shade :: 8B Porcelain Beige Pros–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, … Continue reading Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Wet n Wild Incognito All-Day Full Coverage Concealer

Claims–All-day wear–Matte–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Richly pigmented–Seamlessly blendable–Hydrating ingredients Price–$4.99 at Ulta, Amazon, wetnwildbeauty.com–$3.99 at Target–$3.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range–8 at Target, Ulta, & Amazon–21 on wetnwildbeauty.com & Wal Mart–My Shade: Fair Beige Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Easily accessible–Vegan–Ingredients :: shea butter, licorice root extract, mango seed butter–Easy to blend–No creasing–Minimal settling–Worked with other under eye products–Applicator Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers Final Thoughts–Fair Beige was the … Continue reading Wet n Wild Incognito All-Day Full Coverage Concealer

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Soooooo, I definitely took pictures for this post but I have no idea what happened to them. These images from Google will have to do. Sorry. I struggle. Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder Claims—Superfine, weightless, filtered, photoready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hyper smooth filter … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

—MAC Fluidline, $19 —Anastasia BH Singles, $12 —Urban Decay Primer Potion Mini, $13 —Urban Decay Singles, $20 —MAC Singles, $17-20 —MAC Pigment Mini, $12 —Colour Pop Going Coconuts Palette, $12 —Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mini, $12 —Benefit Roller Lash Mini, $12 —Lancome Monsieur Big Mini, $13 —Too Faced Better Than Sex Mini, $14 —Tarte Busy Gal Brow, $18 —Anastasia BH Dipbrow Gel, $20 —MAC Lip … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

—NYX Angel Veil, $16 —Smashbox Primerizer Mini, $15 —Urban Decay All Nighter Complexion Primer Mini, $16 —Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Mini, $19 —Too Faced Hangover Rx Mini, $17 —Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, $12 —Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer Mini, $15 —Ofra Northern Lights Illuminating Primer, $20 —Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage, $12 —Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, $11 —Physicians Formula Silk Elixir, … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

Speed Reviews Volume I

Speed reviews is brand new series to the blog. I got the idea from Nicole Cutler on YouTube. These are products that I want to share and talk about, but don’t want to devote an entire post to so I’m just going to share the highlights. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Highlights–Talc free :: minimize shine :: blur pores :: illumination without glitter Price–$30 … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume I

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Read Volume I here. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Translucent Finishing Powder Claims–Sets makeup :: won’t cake or settle :: soft & silky feel :: 3 age-defying results- reduce appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and visibly smooth the skin :: leaves skin looking instantly smoother and more radiant Price–$12.99 at Walgreens, Target, no7beauty.com Shade Range–4 My shade–Translucent Pros–Cruelty free :: shade … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Mascara Monday: Fenty Full Frontal Volume, Lift, & Curl

Claims –Volumize, lengthen, lift, and curl lashes –Longwearing formula –Flat-to-fat brush :: fat side loads and lifts; flat side combs through to define, curl, and separate –Do it all mascara Price –$24 full size –$13 mini —Sephora, fentybeauty.com Pros –Cruelty free –Buildable –Length –No flaking –Easy to remove –Mini size for travel/testing –Volume –Separation –No smudging Cons –Expensive –Availability (Sephora exclusive) –No waterproof option –Only … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Fenty Full Frontal Volume, Lift, & Curl

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Fenty Pro Filt’R Insant Retouch Setting Powder vs. Makeup Revoltuion Conceal & Fix Setting Powder FENTY PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER Claims–Superfine, weightless, filtered, photo-ready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hypder smooth filter that won’t flash back Price–$32 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com for 0.98 oz Shade Range–8 … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders