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

Foundation Friday: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless

Claims –Oil free –Weightless –Neutralizes discoloration –Lasts up to 16 hours –Full, matte coverage –Water, sweat, and oil resistant Price –$49 at Sephora, Nordstrom  –1.0 oz Shade Range –20 –My shade: Siberia Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients :: Vitamins A, C, & E –Gluten free –No mineral oil, parabens, sulfates –Full coverage -Matte but not flat –Weightless Cons –Didn’t blend/sit well on my nose and between … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Read Volume I here. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Translucent Finishing Powder Claims–Sets makeup :: won’t cake or settle :: soft & silky feel :: 3 age-defying results- reduce appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and visibly smooth the skin :: leaves skin looking instantly smoother and more radiant Price–$12.99 at Walgreens, Target, no7beauty.com Shade Range–4 My shade–Translucent Pros–Cruelty free :: shade … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Mascara Monday: Fenty Full Frontal Volume, Lift, & Curl

Claims –Volumize, lengthen, lift, and curl lashes –Longwearing formula –Flat-to-fat brush :: fat side loads and lifts; flat side combs through to define, curl, and separate –Do it all mascara Price –$24 full size –$13 mini —Sephora, fentybeauty.com Pros –Cruelty free –Buildable –Length –No flaking –Easy to remove –Mini size for travel/testing –Volume –Separation –No smudging Cons –Expensive –Availability (Sephora exclusive) –No waterproof option –Only … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Fenty Full Frontal Volume, Lift, & Curl

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

I will never stop buying and trying new powders. Powder and dry skin are a tricky combo. Not just any primer, foundation, and powder combination will do. I have some go-to products that I know work and I’d love to add some of these to the list. When trying these powders, I tested them for a few ways over a few days. I wanted to … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

Top 10 Tuesday: It Cosmetics

Confidence In An Eye Cream My all time favorite eye cream that I’ve repurchased several times. I like that this is extremely moisturizing, but not too heavy. (Review here) Bye Bye Pores Blush I don’t know that it helps reduce the appearance of pores, but it’s a nice formula nonetheless. Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil The first time I tried this, I didn’t like it. … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: It Cosmetics

Mascara Monday: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying

Claims –Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, and grow to new extremes –Outrageous volume, lift, and curves for a false-lash effect –Eyes look brighter, wider, less seductive –Brushcomber thickens like a brush, defines and separates like a comb Price –$28 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, esteelauder.com Pros –Waterproof option –Fragrance free –Builds up without clumping –Volume –No flaking –Love the wand shape –Ophthalmologist-tested –Luxe packaging –Length –Separation … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying

Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition

Claims –Lasts up to 12 hours –Full coverage –Luminous, radiant foundation –Hydrating –Blends seamlessly –Comfortable on the skin Price –$48 for 1 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com Shade Range –16 –My shade: 1N0 Vanille Ivory Pros –Packaging –Fragrance free –Full coverage –Weigthless –Longwearing –No parabens or phthalates –Non-comedogenic –Easy to blend –Radiant finish –Buidable Cons –Expensive –Availability (online or specialty stores only) –Shade range –Cruelty … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition

Mascara Monday: Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara

Claims –Intense volume –High-impact length –Glossy, black pigment –Soft-touch lashes –Brush designed to prevent smudging, clumping, and flaking Price –$25 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com Shade Range –1 Pros –No parabens, sulfates, oil, or fragrance –Builds/layers nicely –Didn’t flake or smudge –Unique wand shape –Lengthened –Separate Cons –Expensive –Only 1 shade –No waterproof option –Not much volume –Cruelty free status unclear Final Thoughts I found … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara