NARS & NYX

About –Launched by Francois Nars in 1994 –First launch was 12 lipsticks –Famous Orgasm Blush was launched in 1999 and it’s a universally flattering shade. One of these blushes sells every minute in the US and is the number one selling blush in the US –Entire range of products in the Orgasm family—cream and liquid blushes, loose powder, illuminator, lip balm, lipstick, lip oil, liquid highlighter, … Continue reading NARS & NYX

Laura Mercier & LA Girl

About–Launched in 1996 by Laura Mercier  –She couldn’t find the formulas, colors, and textures she wanted so she set out to create her own –Introduced the first foundation primer to create a perfect canvas for makeup application –Best known for loose translucent powder and tinted moisturizer –Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com, and many other stores Best Product: Caviar SticksUnderrated Product: Matte Radiance Baked Powder … Continue reading Laura Mercier & LA Girl

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing

Claims –Lash-lifting –Sweatproof –Flake-free –Tapered brush coats lash from root to tip –Weightless volume –Conditions lashes –Smudge-proof Price –$23 full size –$12 mini –Sephora, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range –1 Pros –Vegan –Recyclable packaging –Mini size for travel/testing –Length –Separation –Cruelty free –Clean @ Sephora product –Builds without clumping –Volume –Slim, tapered wand allows you to coat each lash Cons –Expensive –No waterproof option –Sephora exclusive –No … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing

Foundation Friday: Flesh Beauty Pure Flesh

Claims–Medium, natural looking coverage–Lasts all day–Never cakey–Skin-loving ingredients–Weightless feel–Suitable for all skin types Price–$32 at fleshbeauty.com Shade Range–40 shades, 7 different undertones–My Shade: Milk Pros–Shade range :: very fair to deep, dark tones. Amazing!–Ingredients :: aloe vera, glycerin, squalane, sodium hyaluronate, pomegranate extract–No parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, silicones–Fragrance-free–Cruelty free–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Agree with all claims–Vegan–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Medium coverage–Long lasting Cons–Online only–Expensive Final Thoughts–1 … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flesh Beauty Pure Flesh

5 Irreplaceable Products

These are 5 products that are in my collection at all times. I can’t live without them and I don’t hear people talking about them. Y’all need to stop sleeping on these products! Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation –$12 at Ulta –F0.5 is my perfect, spot on shade match –Long lasting –Buildable, full coverage (you can sheer it out depending on how … Continue reading 5 Irreplaceable Products

It Cosmetics

About–Launched by Jamie Kern Lima in 2008–First product was Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer–She couldn’t find products that worked so she decided to make them by partnering with dermatologists and plastic surgeons–Mission: Empower everyone to feel their most beautiful–Skincare launched in 2016–Skincare ingredients infused in all products–Sold at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, itcosmetics.com Best Product: Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare Underrated Product: Confidence … Continue reading It Cosmetics

Huda Beauty/Wishful Skin

About–Started in 2013 by beauty blogger Huda Kattan–Started with eyelashes–Huda launched Wishful Skin in 2020–Sold at Sephora, hudabeauty.com Best Product: The Overachiever Concealer Underrated Product: Tantour Buy: Eyeshadows (liquid and palettes)Pass: Lip Products Improve: Less scented products Tried—Lip Contour Matte Pencil—Liquid Matte Lipstick—Power Bullet Matte Lipstick—Matte & Metal Melted Shadows—Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette (9 pan)—Tantour—The Overachiever Concealer–Original #FauxFilter Full Coverage Foundation—Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub—Wishful … Continue reading Huda Beauty/Wishful Skin

Need or Nah? Under Eye Primers

What is it? Primer made specifically for the delicate under eye area What does it do? Hydrates. Creates a smooth canvas for concealer application as well as helps prevent concealer from creasing, caking, and/or settling. Use one if… You’re prone to creasing, want extended wear, and/or don’t want to wear a full face of makeup How to use? Apply a pea size amount (that’s enough … Continue reading Need or Nah? Under Eye Primers

Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing

Claims –Intensely volumizing –Separates and defines –Clump-resistant –Wand coats lashes from root to tip –Darkens and thickens lashes Price –$22 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, buxomcosmetics.com Pros –Availability –Waterproof option –Cruelty free –No flaking –Length –Separation –Easy to remove –No smudging Cons –Mousse-y, messy formula –Clumped –Expensive –No shade variations Final –Get a ton of product on the wand. It’s very mousse-y and messy –Claims to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing