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

Splurge or Save? Volume V

(1) Olaplex No7 Bonding Oil, $28(1) DermaE Bonding Hair Repair Oil, $11.95I saw this on TikTok (2) Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer, $15-39(2) Milani Bright Side Illuminating Face Primer, $10 (3) Sigma F87 Flat Edge Kabuki, $25(3) Catrice Triangle Artist Brush, $6via Dupe Boss (4) Glossier Boy Brow Gel, $16(4) Makeup Obsession Fluffy Brows, $9 (5) NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $13-30(5) Revolution Pro Ultimate Radiant Concealer, … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume V

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

Mascara Monday: Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening

Claims –40% longer lashes –Won’t smudge or flake –Bristles designed to fan out, separate, & define lashes –Lighweight –Builds easily –Powerful lift –Extreme length Price –$15-27 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range –1, Supercharged Black Pros –Obsessed with how my lashes looked with this –Lengthened –Lifted –Separated –Held a curl –Volume –Didn’t flake –Mini for travel/testing Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive –Smudged Final Thoughts –I … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening

Splurge or Save? Volume IV

(1) Wishful Skin Yo Glow, $39 || Revolution Skincare Pineapple Enzyme Glow, $9 (2) Farsali Liquid Powder Oil Balancing Serum, $38 || Makeup Revolution Liquid Powder Blurring Makeup Serum, $12 (3) It Cosmetics CC Cream, $39.50 || Revolution Pro CC Cream, $15 || elf CC Cream, $14 (4) Anastasia Beverly Hill A23 Brush, $25 || Milani Highlighter Blending Brush, $14 (5) Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume IV

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