Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Claims–Gives skin sheer hint of color–Perfect blend of skincare and makeup–Healthy, natural glow–Control oil-breakthrough –Long-wearing–Semi-matte finish–Perfect for all skin types Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta (1.7 oz)–$25 mini (0.85 oz) Shade Range–20–My Shade: 0W1 Pearl Pros–SPF 20–Vitamin E–Non-comedogenic–Sleek, tube packaging Cons–Price–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make this shade work for me. They need more … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Claims–Medium-coverage–Natural-finish–Long wearing–Hydrates skin up to 12 hours–Infused with skincare benefits–Second-skin effect Price–$20 at Sephora Shade Range–50–My Shade: 03P Pros–Affordable–Packaging, pump!–Shade range–Fragrance free–Contains hyaluronic acid–Bottle is made from 30% recycled glass–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Dry skin dream–Impressive shade range, formula, and price point–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Hydrating–I don’t think oily skinned folks … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint

Claims–Lightweight–Hydrating–Naturally radiant finish–Sweat resistant –Smooth & blur imperfections–Longwearing, up to 16 hours–Buildable, sheer-to-medium coveraeg–Water-resistant–Transfer-resistant Price–$17 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–20–My Shade: Hint of Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–Affordable–Shade range–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Shade match for me–Gorgeous glow–Lasted all day–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–My dry skin loved this–Shade isn’t vast in number, but it was “made to stretch across slightly different skin tones … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Claims–Medium coverage–Hydrating–Natural finish–Can’t tell where foundation ends and skin begins Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$5 on Amazon–$8.59 at Target–$5 at Wal Mart Shade Range–45–My Shade: C0.5 Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Availability–Fragrance free–Oil free–Non comedogenic–SPF 15–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–FLAWLESS base Cons–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all retailers–Some settling in smile lines Final Thoughts–1 layer=medium coverage, 2 layers=full–Shade C0.5 is a perfect match for me–By the end of … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Claims–Lightweight–Natural coverage–70% water–Won’t clog pores–Up to 24 hour hydration–Oil free–Suitable for sensitive skin–Fresh, glowing complexion Price–$16.99 at Ulta–$13.99 at Target Shade Range–12–My Shade: Fair 01 Pros–SPF 19–Packaging–Ingredients :: aloe vera & witch hazel–Easy to blend–Slight glow–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Worked well with other complexion products and gave a flawless finish Cons–Shade range–Availability –Expensive–No shade for me Final Thoughts–Had to use a lot of white mixer to make the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

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: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Claims–Oil-free–Natural finish–Skincare-infused–Buildable coverage–Blur & diffuse–Longwearing–Transfer-proof–Sweatproof–Silky-smooth Price–$20 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–40-My Shade: Filter Light 1 Pros–Oil free–Paraben free–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Longwearing–Easy to blend–Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, and Glycerin–Fragrance free–Shade range–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous, natural finish Cons–Clung to dryness around my nose–Wore off on my nose–Little cakey around my mouth–Availability, Ulta or online only Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–This looked good and lasted all day, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Mix

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage (CD) and Makeup Revolution Super Dewy Tinted Moisturizer (SD) Claims–CD :: Lightweight; long-lasting; demi-matte finish; buildable coverage–SD :: Long lasting hydration; sheer hint of coverage; blend of skincare and makeup; your skin but better Price–CD :: $12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com–SD :: $12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–CD :: 50–My Shade CD :: F0.5–SD :: 12–My Shade SD :: … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Mix

Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky

Claims –Weightless –Long lasting –Luminous, natural glow –Buildable –Leaves skin silky & smooth Price –$14.99 at Ulta and jcatbeauty.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –16 –My Shade: Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: panthenol, tea tree leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Lasted all day –Cruelty free –Shade match –Agree with all claims –Flawless base Cons –Online only –Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky