Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Moisturizing–A little goes a long way!–Foundation-and-concealer in one–Won’t clog pores–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Sweat- and humidity-resistant Price–$34 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–35 at Ulta :: 40 at Sephora, clinique.com :: 20 at Nordstrom–My Shade :: CN0.5 Shell Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic–Fragrance free–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shades don’t go deep enough–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all locations–Caked around my mouth–Hate the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Claims–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Formulated with built in eye cream for 24 hour moisturization–Smooth and reduce look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores–Skin looks smoother, plumper, and more youthful–Doesn’t cake or settle into lines–Skin looks hydrated and never dry–12-hour crease proof and waterproof wear–For all skin types Price–$27 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com–$10 mini at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range–35–My Shade :: 8B Porcelain Beige Pros–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, … Continue reading Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Lash Freak

Claims–Intensely volumizing–Lengthens–Lifts–Dramatic, wide-eyed look–Lasts up to 20 hours–Smudge-and sweat-proof–Ultra-pigmented Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom Shade Range–1 :: Black Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Innovative wand design–Cruelty free–Love the green packaging, very eye catching–Lifts–Lengthens–Separates–Pigmented–Wand grabs each lash, like I was painting each individual lash–Ball at the tip of the wand allows you to get right to the root–No smudging–Easy to remove–No flaking–Held a curl Cons–Expensive–No other shade … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Lash Freak

MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer

Claims –Non-sticky –Weightless –Vibrant color of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss –Non-bleeding for hours –High shine –Long-term hydration (8 hours) –Stay-true color, lasts 4 hours Price –$22 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com Shade Range –10 at MAC :: 11 at Ulta :: 15 at Nordstrom  –My Shades: Major Glazer, Eternal Sunshine, Let’s Get Glossed Pros –Innovative formula –Shade range –Comfortable –Long lasting –Not … Continue reading MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer

Clinique

About –Started with skincare in 1968 –World’s first allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, dermatologist developed beauty brand –Original line was made up of 117 products and 7 of those original products are still available today –All products are free from parabens, phthalates, and fragrance–Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Best Product: Almost LipstickUnderrated Product: Cheek Pop Blushes Buy: Take The Day Off Makeup RemoversPass: Mascaras, Toners/Lotions … Continue reading Clinique

Mascara Monday: NARS Climax Extreme

Claims –Clump-resistant –Extreme volume –Smudge-resistant –Extreme black –Dramatic volume in one coat –Longwearing –Flake-resistant Price —$12-14 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range –1, Uncensored Black Pros –Paraben free –Fragrance free –Ophthalmologist tested –No flaking –Volume –Separation –No smudging –Length –Major impact with one coat –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove –Agree with all claims Cons –Expensive –Only 1 shade –No waterproof option Final Thoughts –LOVE … Continue reading Mascara Monday: NARS Climax Extreme

Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Claims –Weightless –Medium to buildable coverage –Natural finish –Instantly moisturizes skin –Pore-blurring pigments –Second-skin finish Price –$44 at Revolve–Various prices on AmazonI found mine at TJ Maxx for $9.99 so check there if you’re interested. Shade Range –24 –My Shade: Linen Pros –Packaging, pump! –Lives up to all claims –Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Hydrating–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Didn’t cake with powder –Overall … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur

Benefit

About–Started by twin sisters, Jean and Jane in 1976 as the “face place” –Became Benefit in 1990 –Laughter is the best cosmetic –Known for their fun, colorful packaging–Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Best Product: Roller Lash MascaraUnderrated Product: Hoola Quickie Contour Stick (apparently they don’t make this anymore) Buy: Cookie Powder HighlighterPass: Foundations, POREfessional Primers Improve: Complexion shade range Tried —Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow … Continue reading Benefit

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