Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Claims–Soft-focus glow–Subtle luminosity–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Weightless–Blurring Price–$44 for 1.0 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, beccacosmetics.com Shade Range–9–My shade: Porcelain Pros–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates–Cruelty free–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous glow–Lightweight–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Availability–Packaging–No shade match for me–Expensive–Lightest shade is VERY DARK Final ThoughtsFirst of all, the packaging and shade range are trash. Periodt. You can get high medium coverage with this one, it does build, but … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Lindsay has written about this formula before, but I never purchased it because it’s pricey. I buy myself a pricey lipstick for my birthday every year so I decided to give this formula a try. I was instantly hooked. I had to have more and thanks to Glambot, I was able to purchase more at a fraction of the cost. Claims–Ultra-matte–Long lasting–Comfortable–No liner needed–Single-stroke coverage–Creamy–No … Continue reading Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Claims–Weightless–Long wearing, lasts up to 24 hours–Adapts to skin tone & texture–Synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes non-stop for a just applied, flawless finish look Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, shiseido.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–SPF 30–Shade range–Sulfate, paraben, phthalate free–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Full coverage with one layer–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Lightweight–Skin looked smooth and flawless–Lasted all day–Lives up to all claims … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing

Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Claims–Lightweight–Full coverage–Applies smoothly–Dewy “glass” skin finish–Hydrating–Color correcting–Pore and testure-blurring–Smudge proof Price–$34 at Ulta, beautybakerie.com–0.9 oz Shade Range–30–My shade: 359 Cool Pros–Cruelty free–Packaging, pump!–Vegan–Hydrating–Smudge proof–Lightweight–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Long lasting–Radiant, dewy finish Cons–Availability–Expensive Final ThoughtsI got this on sale during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and I just got around to trying it. You can get full coverage with two layers. The finish is … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass

Foundation Friday: PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 15

Claims –Great coverage –Contains skincare ingredients –Lightweight feel –Dewy, soft finish Price –$29.50 at Ulta, Amazon, purcosmetics.com, Kohl’s Shade Range –26 –My shade: Fair Ivory LN2 Pros –SPF 15 –Contains skincare ingredients –Luxe, heavy packaging –Shade range –Cruelty free –BPA free –Paraben free –Vegan –Gluten free –Blends easily –Buildable coverage –Shade match for me –Long lasting Cons –Expensive AF –Availability (online or specialty stores) Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 15

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Claims –Blur pores and imperfections –Soft focus finish –Improve the appearance of skin texture over time –24 hour wear –Self-setting –Lightweight –Transfer-resistant –Oil free –Locked in all day full coverage Price –$34 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta Shade Range –35 –My shade: 05 Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Non-acnegenic –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –Buildable coverage (can get full coverage) –Not a flat matte finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid

Splurge or Save? Volume III

**I am not claiming that these products are dupes as I have not tested all of them. These are just similar products at varying price points.** 1) Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Eyeshadow $25 // Makeup Revolution Eye Chrome $10 2) Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask $45 // Ulta Watermelon Sleeping Mask $16 3) Becca Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer $32 // … Continue reading Splurge or Save? Volume III

Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue Concealer

Claims –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Conceal dark under eye circles, blemishes, and other imperfections –Lightweight –Ultra moisturizing Price –$24 at Ulta, doseofcolors.com Shade Range –30 –My shade: 02 Fair Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients :: sunflower seed oil, shea butter, Vitamin E –Shade range –Shade match for me –Large doe foot applicator –Talc free –True, fair pink undertone which is perfect for me –Easy … Continue reading Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue Concealer

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Claims –12 hour long wear –Breathable –Matte without caked on feel –Non-comedogenic –Hypoallergenic –Glam coverage –Formulated with 90% vitamins and minerals –Customizable coverage –Non acnegenic –Airbrushed finish –Medium to full, buildable coverage –Improve skin clarity, reduce pore size & appearance, and control shine Price –$32 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and bareminerals.com Shade Range –35 –My shade: Porcelain 05 Pros –Shade range –Non-comedogenic –Dermatologist tested –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder