NARS & NYX

About –Launched by Francois Nars in 1994 –First launch was 12 lipsticks –Famous Orgasm Blush was launched in 1999 and it’s a universally flattering shade. One of these blushes sells every minute in the US and is the number one selling blush in the US –Entire range of products in the Orgasm family—cream and liquid blushes, loose powder, illuminator, lip balm, lipstick, lip oil, liquid highlighter, … Continue reading NARS & NYX

July Favorites

Flower Sunnies–These are cheap and cheaply made but they’re so freaking cute. Seen on here. elf Putty Bronzer in Tan Liners–The best cream bronzer and it’s $6. You need it. I use this brush to apply it. The formula is buildable and so easy to blend. Shein Ruffle Hem Smock Dress–The color, the style, the price, it’s all good. Nail Art Mani–I’ve been really into … Continue reading July Favorites

Fill Up @ Ulta

Scene: My makeup is gone and I’m going to Ulta to fill back up! —Your list might look different. I need an under eye corrector, you might not. You might consider lip gloss a necessity, I don’t.—Doing this same post for Sephora, Walgreens, Target, and Wal Mart with NO repeat products Primer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow MakeupFoundation: Makeup Revolution Conceal & … Continue reading Fill Up @ Ulta

Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!

Claims –Weightless –Buildable coverage –Matte finish –Blurring technology minimizes the look of pores and softens fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless base –Long lasting –Hydration –Complexion perfection Price –$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, uomabeauty.com Shade Range –51 –My Shade: White Pearl T1C Pros –Shade range –No parabens or talc –Shade match for me –Not a flat matte finish –Packaging, pump! –Cruelty fee –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Uoma Beauty Say What?!

beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

Claims –Weightless –Full-coverage –Smooth, undetectable finish –Hydrate & brighten –Long-wear –Vanishes into skin Price –$26 at Sephora & beautyblender.com Shade Range –40 –My Shade: 1.00C Light Ivory Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Shade range –No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Cute packaging –Full coverage –Easy to blend –My shade is great for brightening –Worked with other complexion products –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability (Sephora exclusive) –Pricey Final … Continue reading beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

Mascara Monday: Ilia Limitless Lash

Claims –Clean formula –Lengthens –Separates –Flake-free –Lifts Holds curl –Easily removable –Weightless Price –$13-28 at Sephora, Nordstrom, iliabeauty.com Shade Range –1—After Midnight (Black) Pros –Cruelty free –Clean formulation –Love the wand, it combs and coats each lash –Volume –Agree with all claims –Mini for travel/testing –Major length & separation –Held a curl Cons –Expensive –Availability Final Thoughts –I have a few friends that rave about … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Ilia Limitless Lash

Laura Mercier & LA Girl

About–Launched in 1996 by Laura Mercier  –She couldn’t find the formulas, colors, and textures she wanted so she set out to create her own –Introduced the first foundation primer to create a perfect canvas for makeup application –Best known for loose translucent powder and tinted moisturizer –Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com, and many other stores Best Product: Caviar SticksUnderrated Product: Matte Radiance Baked Powder … Continue reading Laura Mercier & LA Girl

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

Foundation Friday: PUR Bare It All

Claims –Demi-matte –12 hour wear –Cover imperfections –Perfect the look of skin –Medium to full coverage –Makeup with skincare –Will not fade, separate, or crack throughout the day –Weightless –Hydrating Price –$15.60 for 1.5 oz at purcosmetics.com Shade Range –8 –My Shade: Porcelain Pros –Sleek packaging –More than standard 1.0 oz of product –Skincare ingredients: agave, ceretin complex, energy complex –Buildable coverage –True demi-matte finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: PUR Bare It All

Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing

Claims –Lash-lifting –Sweatproof –Flake-free –Tapered brush coats lash from root to tip –Weightless volume –Conditions lashes –Smudge-proof Price –$23 full size –$12 mini –Sephora, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range –1 Pros –Vegan –Recyclable packaging –Mini size for travel/testing –Length –Separation –Cruelty free –Clean @ Sephora product –Builds without clumping –Volume –Slim, tapered wand allows you to coat each lash Cons –Expensive –No waterproof option –Sephora exclusive –No … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing