Becca

About–Founded in Australia in 2001–Cruelty free–Glowing complexion products for every skin type and color–Best known for their Jaclyn Hill collabs and highlighters–Sold at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com Best Product: First Light Priming Filter Face PrimerUnderrated Product: Mineral Blushes Buy: Complexion Enhancers (blush, bronzer, highlighter)Pass: Setting Powders Improve: Complexion product shade range. Their lightest shades are DARK Tried—Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder (review)—Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter … Continue reading Becca

BareMinerals

About–Launched in 1995 with the release of their Original Loose Mineral Foundation–Now, one of the Original Loose Mineral Foundations are sold every 18 seconds and it’s the #1 Prestige Loose Powder Foundation–Best known for their loose powder foundation–Sold at at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Best Product—Bounce & Blur Powder BlushUnderrated Product—Glow Liquid Bronzer Buy–Complexion and skincarePass—Lip and eye products (these are nice, but there are … Continue reading BareMinerals

Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Claims–Targets & volumizes every single lash–No flaking or smudging–Instant lash lift, length, fanned out volume–Gel formula–No clumps–Won’t weigh down lashes Price–$26 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–$14 mini Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Packaging–Builds without clumping–Volume–Length–Held a curl–No smudging–Separation–No flaking–Wand allows you to get right to the root and grab each lash–Weightless–Agree with all claims–Sleek packaging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–Expensive–Availability Final ThoughtsI have good luck with Lancome mascaras … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Claims–Whipped, mousse-like texture –Moisture-matte 10 hours of hydration –Blurs lines and smooths lips –Smooth, stay-true color –Soft-focus –Comfortable –Long wearing, 8 hours –Non-fading Price–$24 at Ulta, maccosmetics.com, Nordstrom Shade Range–15 at Ulta–17 at MAC–10 at Nordstrom My Shades–Billion $ Smile–Macsmash–Burning Love Pros–Longwearing –Comfortable –Pigmented –Not drying –Shade range/variety –Applicator shape –Agree with all claims Cons–Expensive –Not all shades available at all stores/sites –Not cruelty free … Continue reading MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Claims–Full coverage–Transfer-proof–16 hour wear–Protects from pollution & blue light damage–Oxidation-resistant–Natural-looking matte finish–Sweat-proof–Smooth, second-skin finish Price–$40 for 1.5 oz at Sephora, narscosmetics.com Shade Range–34–My Shade: Oslo Pros–Shade range–More than standard 1.0 oz–Packaging–Full coverage –Long lasting–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Sephora exclusive –Expensive–Not cruelty free–Looked heavy on my skin Final Thought–Full coverage with one layer–Face looked flawless overall, but up close it looked … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Foundation Friday: Foundations to Try 2021

NARS Soft Matte Complete, $40 J Cat Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky, $14.99 It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare , $39.50 Flower Beauty Get Real Serum, $15 BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral, $35 Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Stick, $39 LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation In A Powder, $14.99 Haleys Beauty Liquid Lux, $20 (I bought it on Amazon, but you can … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Foundations to Try 2021

Foundation Friday: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring

Claims–Up to 12 hour wear–Transfer resistant –Moisture matte finish–Brighten and soothe–Hydrate and improve skin texture–Buildable, medium coverage–Feels like second skin–Weightless Price–$42 at Ulta & Amazon–$10.50 on smithandcult.com Shade Range–42–My shade: 100 Neutral Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben & phthalate free–Gluten free–Fragrance free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Buildable, high medium coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me–Lasted all day Cons–Availability–Pricing variations–Didn’t notice any blurring Final Thoughts–Will not get full coverage with this one :: … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring

Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Claims–Blends effortlessly–Set makeup for up to 12 hours–Sheer coverage–Matte finish–Finely-milled–Won’t settle into fine lines–Never cakey–Soft-focus effect Price–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–3–My shade: Translucent Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic –Non-caking–Finely milled–Locks makeup in place–No flashback–Mini size available for travel/testing–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin Cons–Expensive Final ThoughtsI LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured … Continue reading Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Foundation Friday: Stila Hide & Chic

Claims–Undetectable–Blur imperfections–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Natural satin finish–No flaking or caking–Breathable–Good for you ingredients Price–$39 at Nordstrom–$19.50 at stilacosmetics.com–1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: Fair 1 Pros–Shade range–Shade match for me–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Satin finish–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Price variations Final Thoughts–Very thin & liquid-y formula–Builds to medium coverage, but not going to get full–Spot concealed in some areas–Upper lip was a little bit of a hot mess, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Stila Hide & Chic

Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Glow Primer & Setting Spray

There’s a reason the Urban Decay All Nighter products have such a cult following–they work. They really extend the wear of makeup. I reviewed the original All Nighter Face Primer here and I’ve been a big fan of the setting spray for years. When I saw they were releasing a glow version, I had to have it. My dry skin loves anything and everything that … Continue reading Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Glow Primer & Setting Spray