Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Claims–Soft-focus glow–Subtle luminosity–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Weightless–Blurring Price–$44 for 1.0 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com Shade Range–9–My shade: Porcelain Pros–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates–Cruelty free–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous glow–Lightweight–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Availability–Packaging–No shade match for me–Expensive–Lightest shade is VERY DARK Final ThoughtsFirst of all, the packaging and shade range are trash. Periodt. You can get high medium coverage with this one, it does build, but … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Claims–Ultra-nourishing–Weightless–Improves appearance of skin tone & texture–Second-skin, airbrushed dewy finish–Ultra-fluid–Sheer-to-buildable coverage Price–$15.99 at Ulta, Walgreens–$11.99 at Target–$8.39 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My shade: Fair Pros–Ingredients :: jojoba oil, aloe vera, coconut oil–Vegan–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Radiant finish–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Gluten free–Hypoallergenic–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Packaging, messy!–Pricey Final ThoughtsWhen I picked this up, I didn’t realize it said “sheer” coverage. I’m … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Claims–Weightless–Long wearing, lasts up to 24 hours–Adapts to skin tone & texture–Synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes non-stop for a just applied, flawless finish look Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, shiseido.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–SPF 30–Shade range–Sulfate, paraben, phthalate free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Full coverage with one layer–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Lightweight–Skin looked smooth and flawless–Lasted all day–Lives up to all claims … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

Claims–Sweat-proof–Transfer-proof–Doesn’t clog pores–Humidity-proof–24 hour wear Price–$8.99 at Walgreens–$3.50 at Wal Mart Shade Range–18–My shade: 800 Fair Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–SPF 20–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Easily accessible–Packaging–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Scented Final ThoughtsThe shade I purchased, 800 Fair Ivory, matches initially, but there is some slight oxidation. I will add a little bit of white mixer when I use this in the future. The coverage is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Outlast Active

Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Applies smoothly–Dewy “glass” skin finish–Hydrating–Color correcting–Pore and testure-blurring–Smudge proof Price–$34 at Ulta, beautybakerie.com–0.9 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 359 Cool Pros–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Vegan–Hydrating–Smudge proof–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Long lasting–Radiant, dewy finish Cons–Availability–Expensive Final ThoughtsI got this on sale during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and I just got around to trying it. You can get full coverage with two layers. The finish is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl TruBlend Hydrating

Claims–Lightweight formula–Oil-free–Blends flawlessly Price–$7.78 at Wal Mart–$7.89 at Target Shade Range–21–My shade: L1 Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Easily accessible–Oil free–Blends easily–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Lasted all day–Satin/natural finish Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me Final ThoughtsThis foundation has sheer to medium coverage. While it’s buildable, you’re not going to get full coverage with this one. The shade range needs some work. The lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl TruBlend Hydrating

Foundation Friday: PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 15

Claims –Great coverage –Contains skincare ingredients –Lightweight feel –Dewy, soft finish Price –$29.50 at Ulta, Amazon, purcosmetics.com, Kohl’s Shade Range –26 –My shade: Fair Ivory LN2 Pros –SPF 15 –Contains skincare ingredients –Luxe, heavy packaging –Shade range –Cruelty free –BPA free –Paraben free –Vegan –Gluten free –Blends easily –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me –Long lasting Cons –Expensive AF –Availability (online or specialty stores) Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 15

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Claims –Blur pores and imperfections –Soft focus finish –Improve the appearance of skin texture over time –24 hour wear –Self-setting –Lightweight –Transfer-resistant –Oil free –Locked in all day full coverage Price –$34 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta Shade Range –35 –My shade: 05 Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Non-acnegenic –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –Buildable coverage (can get full coverage) –Not a flat matte finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Pro-Glow

Claims –All day glow –Up to 24 hour wear –Hydrating glow –Medium coverage –Healthy, radiant finish –Lightweight and creamy –Ideal for normal to dry skin –Long lasting –Instantly hides imperfections for a clear complexion Price –$12.99 at Ulta –$8.99 at Target, Amazon –1.0 oz Shade Range –12 –My shade :: 201 Classic Ivory Pros –SPF 15 –Packaging –Buildable, full coverage –Radiant, but not overly dewy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Pro-Glow

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Claims –12 hour long wear –Breathable –Matte without caked on feel –Non-comedogenic –Hypoallergenic –Glam coverage –Formulated with 90% vitamins and minerals –Customizable coverage –Non acnegenic –Airbrushed finish –Medium to full, buildable coverage –Improve skin clarity, reduce pore size & appearance, and control shine Price –$32 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and bareminerals.com Shade Range –35 –My shade: Porcelain 05 Pros –Shade range –Non-comedogenic –Dermatologist tested –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder