Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

Claims–Longwearing–Buildable, medium to full coverage–For all skin types–Keeps skin shine free–Lightweight–Water-resistant–Soft matte, soft focus finish Price–$38 at Ulta, Lorac Shade Range–25–My Shade: 01 Pros–Cruelty free–Oil-free–Vegan–Full coverage–Flawless finish–Sleek, slim packaging–Packaging, pump!–Fragrance free–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Availability–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make the lightest shade work for me–Very thin, liquid-y formula–My skin looked smooth & flawless–Lives … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

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

Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Claims–Weightless–Up to 24 hour wear–Breathable–Fade defying–Full coverage–For all skin types Price–$39 at Ulta, Dermablend Shade Range–16–My Shade: 10N Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–SPF 50–Lightweight–Long lasting–Buildable coverage–Fragrance, phthalate, paraben, and oil-free–Packaging Cons–Price–Availability–Accentuated dry patches–Shade range Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is a little too warm for me–A little too heavy on my dry skin–I like the formula, but I think it’s better suited for normal/combo/oily skin types–Not a bad product, just … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Foundation Friday: SheGlam Skinfinite Hydrating

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural glow finish–Breathable–Ultra-lightweight–Hydrating formula–Blendable–Barely-there feel Price–$9 at Shein–$0.50 sample pack for 3 for $1 Shade Range–30–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Sample packets for travel/testing/finding your perfect shade–Lightweight–Shade match for me–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Buildable–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims Cons–Online only Final Thoughts–SO lightweight–Does everything it claims–Light to medium coverage, builds nicely–Very thin, liquid-y formula–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Healthy, glowy finish–Great formula and price Primers: Smashbox Photo … Continue reading Foundation Friday: SheGlam Skinfinite Hydrating

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Claims–Instantly brightens, evens, and hydrates–Lightweight coverage–1% hyaluronic acid–Suitable for all skin types–Luminous mineral pigments to brighten complexion Price–$19.99 at Ulta–$14.99 at Target–$14.97 at Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: Very Light 0.5-2 Pros–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Lightweight–Lasted all day–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–No shade match for me–Messy packaging Final Thoughts–Had to use white mixer to make the shade work–Builds to medium coverage with 2 layers–Love how … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Foundation Friday: SheGlam Long Lasting Breathable Matte

Claims–Long-wearing–Smudge proof–Sweat-proof–Breathable & lightweight–Filter-like, flawless finish–Waterproof–Full coverage–Non comedogenic–Semi-matte finish–Buildable coverage Price–$9 at SheIn–$0.33 for a sample pack or 3 for $1 Shade Range–30–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Shade range–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Easy to blend–Packaging, pump!–Sample packets for travel/testing–Buildable coverage–Worked well on my normal/dry skin–Agree with all claims–Lasted all day Cons–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Online only–Lightest shade is a little too dark and a little too warm … Continue reading Foundation Friday: SheGlam Long Lasting Breathable Matte

Foundation Friday: KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Hydrating Balm

Claims–Flashback free–Lightweight–Hydrating–Matte finish–Minimize appearance of pores–Non-cakey–Full-coverage–All-day wear–Creamy Price–$40.50 at Ulta, Sephora, KVD Shade Range–40–My Shade: Light 002 Pros–Vegan–Shade range–Non-comedogenic–Full coverage–Very creamy, emollient formula–Cruelty free–Fully recyclable packaging–Easy to blend–Lightweight–No flashback Cons–Price–Availability Final Thoughts–Shade is a little light for me (that never happens) but I made it work–More natural than matte finish–Full coverage in a flash–So quick and easy to blend–I tried this with several different powders … Continue reading Foundation Friday: KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Hydrating Balm

Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

Claims–Long-wear–Semi-matte finish–Great for all skin types–Primer-infused–Crease-resistant–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Airbrushed finish–Shine-free–Non-cakey Price–$11 at Ulta, elf Shade Range–12 at Ulta–30 on elfcosmetics.com–My Shade: Fair 120N Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–No parabens or phthalates–Cruelty free–Talc free–Shade range–Shade match for me Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers–Patchy–Difficult to blend–Cakey Final Thoughts–Overall, this what a HOT MESS–Caked, hard to blend, and so patchy–The shade is a good match for me and that’s about the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

Foundation Friday: Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin

Claims–16-hour wear–Medium coverage–Hydrate–Smooth–Blur pores–Brighten–Lightweight–Improve the look of skin with each application–Natural finish Price–$44 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Charlotte Tilbury Shade Range–30–My Shade: 1 Neutral Pros–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Vegan–Buildable coverage–Hydrating Cons–Price–No shade match for me–Availability–Shade range Final Thoughts–SUCH a pretty foundation–Lightest shade is labeled, “Neutral,” but it’s very yellow–Used some Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define in F0.5 to make the shade work–Light to … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin

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