Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

Claims–Creamy–Buildable, medium coverage–Comfortable–Glides on like a second skin–Ultra-blendable–Natural, shine-free finish–Long wearing–Won’t settle into fine lines Price–$10 on palladiobeauty.com–$8.99 at Wal Mart–$10.99 at Sally Beauty–$9.99 on Amazon Shade Range–10–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Paraben free–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid; aloe vera; Vitamins A, C, D, & E; chamomile–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Cruelty free–Vegan–Creamy–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Hydrating Cons–Availability–Emphasized my large pores–Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

Beauty Busts 2021

Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara—messy formula (review) PUR Bare It All Foundation—too thick, no shade match for me (review) NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation—too heavy (review) Pixi+ C Vitamin Undereye Brightener—did nothing (review) elf Putty Eye Primer—too stiff and hard to apply/blend LA Girl Jet Setter Mascara—major clumping (review) Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Makeup Sponge—too hard Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer—no coverage, no shade match (review) … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2021

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

Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

Claims–24 hour wear–Full coverage–Cream to powder formula–“Second skin” feel–Natural matte finish–5 in 1: conceal, contour, cover, highlight, and blend–Lightweight–Silky texture–Controls shine all day–Transfer-resistant Price–$43 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–22–My Shade: 110 Ivoire Cool Pros–Oil-free–Creamy–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–Expensive–Not transfer-resistant–Not a matte finish–Not full coverage Final Thoughts–I was sent this product free for testing from BzzAgent, all opinions are my own–The shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

Foundation Friday: Makeup Obsession Quick Stick

Claims –Foundation in a flash –Creamy –Blendable –Skin-loving ingredients –Buildable coverage Price –$9 at revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range –21 –My Shade: L01 Pros –Affordable –Vegan –Contains hyaluronic acid –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lasted all day –Cruelty free –Cute packaging –Buildable coverage –Creamy –Agree with all claims Cons –Online only –Need more deep shades –Caked when set with powder in my T-Zone Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Obsession Quick Stick

Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

Claims–Medium coverage–Natural finish–Quick, mess-free application–Covers and calms without creasing or caking Price–$36 at Sephora, milkmakeup.com Shade Range–36–My Shade: Snow Pros–Cruelty free–Shade range–Vegan–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–Sleek, recyclable packaging–Ingredients to moisturizer, calm, & soothe–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day Cons–Expensive–Availability (Sephora exclusive) Final Thoughts–Perfect shade match for me–I bought mine at TJ Maxx for $10–Blended quickly and easily with a brush … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milk Makeup Flex Stick

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: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Stick

Claims –Dewy finish –Buildable, medium coverage –Blends effortlessly –Normal to dry skin types –Can be used to conceal, cover, and contour Price –$14.99 at Target –$13.50 on Amazon –$16.99 at Walgreens and neutrogena.com Shade Range –8 –My shade: 10 Classic Ivory Pros –Contains hyaluronic acid Cons –Expensive –Not cruelty free –Shade range –Hard to blend –No shade match for me –Coverage isn’t buildable Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Stick

2019 Foundation Recap

I reviewed 42 foundations this year!! Foundation reviews are my top favorite posts to write and create. I get asked how I afford to buy all of these foundations and I damn sure don’t make enough money to spend money on 42 foundations. My secret–samples at Sephora! If it’s a drugstore product, I normally just buy it and if it sucks, I’m just SOL. I … Continue reading 2019 Foundation Recap

Foundation Friday: Juvia’s Place Shade Stick

Claims –Full coverage –Creamy –Long lasting –Weightless –Glides on seamlessly –Covers imperfection –Provide radiance to the skin Price –$16 —Ulta, juviasplace.com Shade Range –30 –My shade: Aberdeen Pros –Shade range –Shade match for me –Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free –Full coverage with 1 layer –Affordable –Easy to blend with brush or sponge –Weightless on the skin –Didn’t cake when set with powder –Lasts all day –Lives … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Juvia’s Place Shade Stick