Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer

Claims–Waterproof–Transfer-resistant–Soft matte finish–Creamy, lightweight formula–24 hour wear–24 hour hydration–Little goes a long way Price–$28 at Ulta, Dermablend Shade Range–16–My Shade: 0C Pros–No fragrance, phthalates–Vegan–Easy to blend–Minimal settling –Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–No creasing–Full coverage–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–Shade range Final Thoughts–Shade is a little yellow for me, but I made it work–Full coverage–Does is everything it claims–Nothing major that I don’t like about it, but it’s not a … Continue reading Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer

Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Claims –Moisturizer, makeup + SPF all in one –Medium-buildable coverage –Natural matte finish –Blurs imperfections and hydrates –12-hour wear –Feels featherlight Price –$10 mini–$14 travel size–$32 full size –Ulta, Tarte Shade Range –Mini, 4 –Full size, 9 –My Shade: Fair Pros –Oil free –Vegan –Cruelty free –Non-comedogenic –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Agree with all claims –SO easy to blend –Flawless finish –Blurs … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Sugar Rush Skin Treat Poreless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

SheGlam Waterproof Tinted Eyebrow Cream—Claims :: Waterproof; smudge-proof; super-creamy texture; long lasting; pigmented packed color—Price :: $4 at SheGlam, SheIn—Shade Range :: 3—My Shade:: Dark Brown—Pros :: Cruelty free, affordable; super creamy formula; pigmented; stays in place all day; agree with all claims—Cons :: Shade range; online only —Final Thoughts :: I bought this to use as an eyeliner. Gel liners tend to dry out … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Mascara Monday: PUR Fully Charged

Claims–Volumizes–Thickens–Strengthens–Lengthens Price–$12 mini, $22 full size at Ulta–$22 full size at PUR Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Cruelty free–Length–Lashes looked long and full–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini for travel/testing–Volume–Builds without clumping–No smudging–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–No waterproof option–No shade variation Final Thoughts–This mascara gave major drama which is just what I like–Natural bristle wand–I found it at TJ Maxx for $4!–I’d pay full price for this one and … Continue reading Mascara Monday: PUR Fully Charged

Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

Claims–Longwearing–Buildable, medium to full coverage–For all skin types–Keeps skin shine free–Lightweight–Water-resistant–Soft matte, soft focus finish Price–$38 at Ulta, Lorac Shade Range–25–My Shade: 01 Pros–Cruelty free–Oil-free–Vegan–Full coverage–Flawless finish–Sleek, slim packaging–Packaging, pump!–Fragrance free–Easy to blend–Long lasting–Didn’t cake with powder Cons–Availability–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make the lightest shade work for me–Very thin, liquid-y formula–My skin looked smooth & flawless–Lives … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear

15 $15 & Under

Milani Silky Matte Bronzer, $10.99 J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation, $13.00 (reviewed here) Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer, $13 (reviewed here) LOreal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Top Coat, $11.99 LOreal True Match Foundation, $10.99 Maybelline Sky High Mascara, $11.49 (reviewed here) No7 Life & Luminate Powder, $12.99 (reviewed here) Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation, $11 (reviewed here) Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Shadows, $12 (my favorite … Continue reading 15 $15 & Under

Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30

Claims–Hydrates for up to 24 hours–Radiant finish–Won’t easily transfer, crease, smudge, or fade–Medium-to-full coverage–Water-resistant Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Shiseido Shade Range–30–My Shade: 110 Alabaster Pros–Shade range–SPF 30–Full coverage with one layer–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Packaging, twist & lock pump–Radiant, glowy finish–Shade match for me–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Price–Not cruelty free–Availability Final Thoughts–One pump is all you need for full coverage–Love the original formula (reviewed here)–Gorgeous finish, my complexion … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting SPF 30

Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Claims–Weightless–Up to 24 hour wear–Breathable–Fade defying–Full coverage–For all skin types Price–$39 at Ulta, Dermablend Shade Range–16–My Shade: 10N Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–SPF 50–Lightweight–Long lasting–Buildable coverage–Fragrance, phthalate, paraben, and oil-free–Packaging Cons–Price–Availability–Accentuated dry patches–Shade range Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is a little too warm for me–A little too heavy on my dry skin–I like the formula, but I think it’s better suited for normal/combo/oily skin types–Not a bad product, just … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+