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 up to all claims

Cons
–Ulta or online only

Final Thoughts
I loved the liquid I Am Magic foundation from Juvia’s Place and I had high hopes for this formula. I like stick foundations because they provide full coverage in a flash. They’re perfect for mornings when you’re running short on time. Swipe, blend, powder, and go. This one is very easy to blend with a brush or sponge. It’s creamy, but not too emollient. It sets nicely with powder and lasts all day. I highly recommend this and I’m glad to have it in my foundation line up.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream, Revlon Pore Minimizing
Powder: Coty Airspun
Tool: Morphe Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour

 

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Claims
–Weightless
–24 hour wear
–Full coverage
–Oil and shine control
–Waterproof
–Sweat resistant
–Won’t look cakey or cause blemishes
–Matte finish

Price
–$36 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, smashbox.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: 0.1

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Packaging
–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid
–No parabens, phthalates, or sulfates
–Shade match for me

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability :: online or Sephora only

Final Thoughts
I’m always here for the full coverage foundations so I nabbed a sample from Sephora to try out. I’ve only tried one other foundation from Smashbox and I wasn’t a fan so I wasn’t very hopeful with this one. When I read the claims, I figured this wouldn’t work for me, but I wanted to test it anyway. Sadly, I was right this was a total bust. I tried it a few times and took pics from 2 days of my trial. It caked up, separated, and wore off in some spots. It wasn’t very easy to blend and just looked a hot mess on my dry skin. It settled into my smile lines pretty bad too. My upper lip is a problem area for me and Y’ALL it was looking ROUGH. Adding in the elf Hydrating Booster drops definitely helped, but it still wasn’t a good look. I have some matte foundations that work on my dry skin with proper prep, but this one isn’t it. I also don’t know how well it would last on oily skin since it broke up and separate on my dry skin, I would think it would be even worse if you were oily.

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Primers Day 1: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, elf Blur Stick
Primers Day 2: CYO Illuminating Cream, elf Blur Stick

**Day 2 I mixed in the elf Hydrating Booster Drops

Powder Day 1: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying
Powders Day 2: Revolution Pro Hydra Matte, Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Glow Illuminating Foundation

Setting Spray: MAC Fix+ (used both days)

Tool: Elcie Sponge (used both days)

Day 1 photos are on the left, Day 2 on the right

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Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer

 

Claims
–Full coverage
–Lightweight
–Waterproof
–Transfer & smudge resistant
–Lasts up to 24 hours
–Smooth, seamless finish

Price
–$9.99 at Target
–$9.98 at Wal Mart
–$11.99 at Ulta
–$11.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–12
–My shade: 05 Ivory

Pros
–Unique applicator and packaging
–Full coverage
–Easy to blend
–Worked with other complexion products
–Minimal creasing
–Lightweight

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Shade range
–Don’t get a lot of product on the applicator, have to dip multiple times

Final Thoughts
I love the other complexion products from the Super Stay line so I was really excited to try this out. The lightest shade matches me perfectly; however, I prefer a lighter shade to brighten up my under eye area. To achieve that brightness, I will have to add in some white concealer or another lighter shade. Not a big deal to me, but worth mentioning. It is a great shade to use to spot conceal with though. The packaging is unique, but I don’t care for it. So many other drugstore concealers have been going for packaging similar to Tarte Shape Tape so props to Maybelline for trying something different. I don’t like that you don’t get much product on the wand and you have to dip multiple times. I have fine lines under my eyes so I’m going to get some settling and some creasing with any concealer I use, this one didn’t accentuate those and wasn’t any worse so calling it a win. I’m rating this was as MEH because I don’t like it alone for it’s intended use. It’s not bad by any means, but it didn’t knock my socks off either.

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CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer

Claims
–Full coverage
–Matte finish
–Easy to blend
–No caking or creasing
–Lasts all day
–Lightweight

Price
–$10.99 at Ulta
–$7.94 at Wal Mart
–$10.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–30
–My shade: L100 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Shade match for me
–Vegan
–Full coverage
–No caking or creasing
–Easy to blend
–Worked with correctors and setting powders
–Cute packaging, love the stripes

Cons
–Not all shades available at all stores i.e. Ulta only has 14 shades online

Final Thoughts
The packaging is super sleek and cute and gives me Shape Tape vibes. It works great under the eyes and for spot concealing. It’s full coverage, there’s minimal creasing, and it’s super easy to blend. L100 Fair Porcelain perfect shade and tone for me. If you’ve been looking for a full coverage drugstore concealer, this is it!

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Foundation Friday: Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage SPF 50

Claims
–Lightweight
–Anti-oxidants to protect against pollution
–Natural finish
–Full coverage
–SPF 50 protects against UVA and UVB
–Breathable
–Even skin tone and cover imperfections

Price
–$12.99 at Ulta
–$10.98 at Wal Mart
–$10.99 at Target
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–16
–My shade: 102 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–SPF 50
–Packaging
–Shade match for me
–Full coverage
–Worked well with other complexion products
–Lasted all day
–Weightless on the skin
–Easy to blend with brush or sponge
–Dewy finish
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lives up to all its claims

Cons
–Shade range
–Price :: This is expensive compared to the Matte & Poreless which you can get for ~$6

Final Thoughts
I think this is a total dupe for the It Cosmetics CC Cream. It’s a thin formula and has full coverage. It covered all my redness and you can’t feel it on the skin. It has a dewy, tacky finish so you’re definitely going to need to set this one. The shade range needs work, but there is a shade match for me. The shade Fair Porcelain in Maybelline products is a perfect match for me. This is the perfect summer foundation for the pool or beach, You get coverage and SPF. (Tip: If you want lighter coverage, mix it with your moisturizer.) In the PM picture, you can see where it’s rubbed off on my nose and chin. Thanks to allergies, I blew my nose 89239 times that day and I tend to rest my chin in my hand and rub off foundation. I love and recommend this and will be reaching for it all summer.

Primer: Urban Decay b6 Primer Spray, Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro 
Powders: Maybelline Super Stay, Catrice Waterproof Mattifying
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush, Sonia Kashuk Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Tarte Face Tape

Claims
–Longwearing
–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweat proof
–Hypoallergenic
–Mattifies, hydrates, and brightens
–Waterproof

Price
–$39 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com, qvc.com
–1.01 oz

Shade Range
–50 shades
–5 undertones
–My shade: 8B Porcelain Beige

Pros
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Full coverage
–Buildable
–Worked on my dry skin
–Packaging :: pump!
–Shade match for me
–Hyaluronic acid
–Longwearing
–Worked well with my other complexion products

Cons
–Expensive
–Accessibility/availability :: Ulta exclusive or online

Final Thoughts
This foundation is everything the first Shape Tape Foundation release should have been. I thought this was going to be a cakey mess because of the matte finish, but with proper skin prep, it definitely worked on my dry skin and I loved how it looked. I got full coverage with 2 layers and it built up nicely. The shade match was perfect and this lasted all day. I initially used this with an It Cosmetisc brush, but it was super streaky so I used my sponge to blend it out. I went back to using my normal foundation brush, the Morphe M439, and I didn’t have that problem/ I love and recommend!

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L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

Claims
–Waterproof
–Transfer-resistant
–Matte finish
–Fade-resistant
–Full coverage
–Little goes a long way
–Cover under eye circles, acne, discoloration, minimize redness

Price
–$12.99 at Ulta
–$10.99 at Target
–$12.99 at Walgreens
–$10.97 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–25
–My shade: Porcelain

Pros
–Easily accessible
–Shade range
–Large doe foot applicator
–Shade match for me
–Full coverage
–Minimal creasing
–Easy to blend
–Worked with my every day corrector and under eye setting powder

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
Praise be that there is a shade match for me! It lives up to all of its claims so there’s another bonus. It is pricey for the drugstore, but drugstore prices are on the rise. It’s full coverage, worked with my go to under eye products, and didn’t settle into my fine lines too badly. The wand, formula, and coverage are very Shape Tape-esque so if you’re a Shape Tape fan, give this a go! I love this and will continue to use it.

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