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

Speed Reviews Volume III

Marc Jacobs Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder Highlights–Blur & perfect :: not dry or chalky :: healthy & hydrated look :: soft-matte finish up to 8 hours :: mess-free packaging :: lightweight and creamy Price–$44 at Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range–1 (translucent) Cruelty Free–Yes Pros–Packaging :: not overly mattifying :: great for dry skin Cons–Expensive :: availability Thoughts–I found this at TJ Maxx for $12.99! It … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume III

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