Mascara Monday: Lorac Pro + Fiber

Claims –Buildable –Volumizing –Lengthening –Helps lashes curl up, look longer, distinctly lusher and instantly fuller –PRO brush easily grabs each lash from root to tip and corner to corner for a luxurious, faux-lash look –Loaded with nylon fibers that cling to your lashes like mini extensions Price –$24 at Ulta, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, lorac.com Shade Range –1 Pros –Didn’t flake or smuge –Wand shape –Ophthalmologist tested … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lorac Pro + Fiber

Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

Images are from Google Claims –Radiant finish –Medium, buildable coverage –Breathable coverage –Hydrate, smooth, and protect –Evens skintone –Covers redness, dark spots, imperfections Price –$45 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta Shade Range –20 –My shade: 1N0 Porcelain Pros –SPF 45 –Packaging, pump! –Radiant finish –Buildable coverage –Weightless on the skin –Lives up to all claims Cons –Shade range –Expensive –Not cruelty free –Lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

Top 10 Tuesday: Urban Decay

Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray The perfect first step in your makeup look. It adds hydration and just feels so good on the skin. Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion This is a classic and one of the best eye primers on the market. All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Another classic product. It is the end all, be all, will never let you down … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Urban Decay

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