Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. You can see what I thought of the Sephora Best Sellers here. There are almost 200 foundations available on the Ulta website. When you sort by “Best Sellers,” the field isn’t narrowed, just rearranged. When I did this post with Sephora foundations, I mentioned … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Claims –Smooth finish –Evens the look of complexion and texture –Won’t cake or settle into fine lines –Avoid heavy makeup look Price: –$6.90 at Ulta, theordinary.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –21 –My Shade: 1.0N Pros –Affordable –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty free –Agree with all claims –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Natural finish Cons –Lightest shade too dark for me –Availability –Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: The Ordinary Coverage

Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Moisturizing–A little goes a long way!–Foundation-and-concealer in one–Won’t clog pores–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Sweat- and humidity-resistant Price–$34 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–35 at Ulta :: 40 at Sephora, clinique.com :: 20 at Nordstrom–My Shade :: CN0.5 Shell Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic–Fragrance free–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shades don’t go deep enough–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all locations–Caked around my mouth–Hate the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Claims–Full coverage–Creamy, velvet texture–Natural matte finish–Moisture loving ingredients Price–$16 at Ulta for 1.0 oz Shade Range–26–My Shade: Fair Cool Pros–Fragrance free–Oil free–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, Glyeryl Glucoside –Sleek packaging–Cruelty free–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Flawless finish–Didn’t cake with powder–Not overly matte/drying–Agree with all claims–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shade range (need more deep shades) Final Verdict–I really thought this would be a flop because it’s matte … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Claims–Natural finish–Medium coverage–Weightless feel–Lightweight Price–$6.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com–1.05 oz Shade Range–16 at Ulta –31 at essencemakeup.com–My Shade: 010 Cool Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: aloe vera, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Hydrating–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finsih Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium coverage–I had several active (RED!) breakouts when I tested and I wanted additional … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Claims–Longwearing–Hydrating–Lightweight–Medium, buildable coveraeg–Melts into the skin Price–$11 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com (1.0 fl oz) Shade Range–17 at Ulta–20 at catricecosmetics.com–My Shade: 002 Neutral Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Vegan–Affordable–Hydrating–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Radiant, healthy glow–Flawless effect–Long lasting–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Availability Final Thoughts–If the HD Liquid Coverage was too matte and heavy for your skin, you will love this. I love the coverage of the HD, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Claims –Hydrating –Weightless –Buildable –Conceals & smooths skin –Radiant finish –Doesn’t settle into fine lines Price –$15 at flowerbeauty.com for 1.0 oz –$14.99 at CVS Shade Range –16 My Shade –L0 Shell Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Packaging, pump! –Lightweight –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me–Hydrating –Easy to blend –Lives up to all claims –Didn’t cake with powder –Flawless base –Long wearing Cons –Shade range –Availability … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Get Real Serum

Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

About –Cruelty free (some products are vegan) –Charlotte is a UK makeup artist –Luxury brand and prices reflect it –Brand launched in 2013 –Makeup and skincare lines –US Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora, beautylish.com, charlottetilbury.com Products I’ve Tried –Airbush Flawless Longwear Foundation –Matte Revolution Lipstick –Hollywood Contour Wand –Hollywood Flawless Filter –Airbrush Matte Bronzer –Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow –Magic Vanish Color Corrector –Magic Foundation –KISSING Lipstick … Continue reading Charlotte Tilbury….worth it?

Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Claims –Weightless –Medium to buildable coverage –Natural finish –Instantly moisturizes skin –Pore-blurring pigments –Second-skin finish Price –$44 at Revolve–Various prices on AmazonI found mine at TJ Maxx for $9.99 so check there if you’re interested. Shade Range –24 –My Shade: Linen Pros –Packaging, pump! –Lives up to all claims –Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Hydrating–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Didn’t cake with powder –Overall … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Long-wearing–Natural, radiant glow–Creamy–For all skin types Price–$11.99 at Ulta, Target–$14.99 at Amazon, physiciansformula.com Shade Range–12–My Shade :: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Oil-free–Packaging, pump! Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me/no shade match for me–Shades are very warm Final ThoughtsPhysicians Formula has made their mark with their Butter collection and I was so excited to see a foundation join the line up. Of course, the lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer