Mask Monday: Sleeping Masks

What are they? A sleeping mask is used as the last step of your skincare routine to provide added moisture, brighten & purify, and help seal in your serum, oil, and moisturizer. Different masks have different ingredients so depending on that, you can use more of less frequently. You can use over a moisturizer or in place of, up to you. I, personally, don’t like … Continue reading Mask Monday: Sleeping Masks

Mask Monday: Origins Clear Improvement

Claims –Purifying mask that deep cleans and visibly reduces pores –Flush out toxins and dirt & debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look dull Price –$26 for full size 2.5 oz –$13 mini 1.0 oz —Sephora, Ulta, origins.com Pros –No parabéns or sulfates –Mini option available for travel/testing –Ingredients :: charcoal, kaolin, white China clay, bentonite Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive Final … Continue reading Mask Monday: Origins Clear Improvement

Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Claims  –Clay :: tighten pores; treat blemishes and blackheads; polish away dead skin cells to treat flakes and uneven skin tone without over drying –Gel :: calm redness and inflammation; boosts clarity and circulation; supple, soft, and energized look Price –$40 at Sephora, tartecosmetics.com –$24 mini Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Hypoallergenic –Dermatologist tested –No parabéns or phthalates –Convenient 2-in-1 packaging –Clay :: exfoliates, skin felt … Continue reading Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Foundation Friday: Kat Von D True Portrait

  Images are from Google Claims –Lightweight –Medium coverage –Liquid-to-powder formula –Matte finish –Longwear –Won’t clog pores –Ideal for normal to oily skin Price –$36 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, katvondbeauty.com Shade Range –40 –My shade: Light 002 Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Interesting/innovative formula and packaging –Shade range –Buildable coverage –Lasted all day –Lives up to all claims Cons –Expensive –Availability :: Sephora or online only … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Kat Von D True Portrait

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Fenty Pro Filt’R Insant Retouch Setting Powder vs. Makeup Revoltuion Conceal & Fix Setting Powder FENTY PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER Claims–Superfine, weightless, filtered, photo-ready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hypder smooth filter that won’t flash back Price–$32 at Sephora, fentybeauty.com for 0.98 oz Shade Range–8 … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Setting Powders

Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Claims –Provide an active hydration boost in just 3 minutes –Instantly restores moisture –Left with a smooth, plump, and supple complexion Prices –$33 for 3.4 oz —Ulta, ahava.com Pros –Packed with moisturizing ingredients –Left skin soft, supple, and smooth –Super hydrating –Easy to apply –Like that you can rinse off or use as a sleeping mask –Cruelty free –Vegan Cons –Expensive Final Thoughts I love … Continue reading Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Foundation Friday: Anastasia Beverly Hill Luminous

Images from Google Claims –Water-resistant –Natural finish –Longwearing –Medium coverage –Blur imperfections without caking –Easy to blend –No flashback –Won’t oxidize Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, anastasiabeverlyhills.com Shade Range –50 –My shade: 100N –4 shade categories, 3 undertones Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Shade range –Paraben and mineral oil free –Packaging, pump! –Easy to blend –Buildable coverage –Didn’t cake when set with powder … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Anastasia Beverly Hill Luminous