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

Splurge or Save? Volume VI

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, $36Milani Make It Last Sunscreen Setting Spray SPF 30, $13.99 KVD Beauty ModCon Liquid Gel Blush, $26Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops, $10 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte Bronzer, $55Makeup Revolution Mega Bronzer, $8 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Diffused Heat), $43Milani Baked Blush (Berry Amore), $9.49 Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Mascara, $23Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Mascara, $10 Huda Beauty #BOMBBROWS … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume VI

Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

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

March Favorites

KVD Epic Kiss Lipsticks–I got a set of 4 minis for $20, that is of course no longer available, and I fell in love with this formula. I love the packaging and the bullet shape. The pigmentation is great and the staying power is too. Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipstick in Blossom–This matte lipstick formula is AMAZING. It is so creamy, long lasting, and doesn’t … Continue reading March Favorites

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: Milani Cream-to-Powder

Claims –Full coverage –Soft matte finish –Blendable –Sweat proof –Waterproof –Control shine & oil up to 16 hours Price –$10.99 at Ulta, Milani –$9.97 at Wal Mart–$8.99 at Target Shade Range –21 at Ulta –22 at Milani –12 at Wal Mart –My Shade: Warm Porcelain  Pros –Vegan –Affordable –Cruelty free –Shade range –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Flawless finish –Lasted all … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milani Cream-to-Powder