My Favorite Brushes and Tools

FACE–Liquid/Cream Foundation :: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, $10–Powder Foundation :: It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta #206, $30–Concealer :: Real Techniques Expert Concealer, $7–Cream Bronzer/Contour :: Real Techniques Contour Fan, $9–Cream Blush :: Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, $8–Cream Highlight :: Real Techniques Highlight & Glow Duo, $11–Powder Bronzer :: ecotools Blending & Bronzing, $10–Powder Blush :: Sonia Kashuk Essential Contour, $9–Powder Highlighter :: Milani Highlighter … Continue reading My Favorite Brushes and Tools

August Favorites

|| Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint in Hint of Ivory || I just mentioned this in my June favorites, but I’m sharing it again because it is all I’ve been wearing. It’s too freaking hot for a lot of makeup. I love this because I can get the coverage I want and it’s SO lightweight on the skin. || Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Brightener Concealer … Continue reading August Favorites

It Cosmetics

About–Launched by Jamie Kern Lima in 2008–First product was Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer–She couldn’t find products that worked so she decided to make them by partnering with dermatologists and plastic surgeons–Mission: Empower everyone to feel their most beautiful–Skincare launched in 2016–Skincare ingredients infused in all products–Sold at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, itcosmetics.com Best Product: Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare Underrated Product: Confidence … Continue reading It Cosmetics

Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. You can see what I thought of the Sephora Best Sellers here. There are almost 200 foundations available on the Ulta website. When you sort by “Best Sellers,” the field isn’t narrowed, just rearranged. When I did this post with Sephora foundations, I mentioned … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Ulta…and my thoughts

Speed Reviews: Volume V

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush Highlights—Silky, primer-infused powder that locks in luminous color :: hydrating :: seamless blend Price–$23 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range—6My Shades—Dolly & Mykonos Cruelty Free—Yes Pros—Sleek packaging :: contains hyaluronic acid :: pigmented :: lasts all day :: easy to blend :: little goes a long way :: shade range isn’t vast, but the tones are good and would work … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume V

Foundation Friday: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools

Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Claims–Hydrating–Buildable, medium coverage–Natural, radiant finish–All day hydration and wear–Minimizes the look of pores–Lightweight–Better bare skin in just 2 weeks Price–$39.50 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, itcosmetics.com Shade Range–40–My shade :: Fair Warm 10 Pros–Packaging, pump!–Availability–Long wearing–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamins E & B5, hepes acid–Cruelty free–Skincare benefits–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Radiant finish–Shade range–No sulfates or parabens–Hydrating Cons–Expensive Final Thoughts–Love the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Beauty Busts 2020

—Ulta Hydrating Primer (too thick) –Ulta Tinted Eye Primer in Champagne (patchy) –elf Luminous Putty Primer (made makeup cakey & broke up foundation) –Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation (broke up) –Estee Lauder Little Black Mascara Primer (didn’t do anything for my lashes) –Makeup Revolution Satin Matte Powder Foundation (too matte & dry for my skin) –NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick (too dry) –It Cosmetics Bye Bye … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2020

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV

Black Friday Haul

Things got a little out of control on Black Friday. There were so many good sales and I am weak. This haul is brought to you by Afterpay and poor decisions. I got all of these items on sale so Olive & June—Bold & Unshaken—Besties—Yes Please—XOXO Kimchi Chic Beauty—Get Glow Highlighter 03—Blush 04—Contour 01—Puff, Puff, Pass Powder 03—Pot De Creme 01—The Most Concealer 01 Nordstrom—MAC … Continue reading Black Friday Haul