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: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

Foundation Friday: Powders

Coty Airspun Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Fenty Pro Filt’r NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Tarte Shape Tape Laura Mercier Translucent RCMA No Color NARS Light Reflecting Pressed & Loose NYX HD Finishing Pressed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Tarte Shape Tape Glow Kosas Cloud Set & Smooth GloWish Luminous Pressed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed & … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powders

Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Hello Lashes + Volumizing

Claims –Smudge proof –Eye opening volume in one stroke Shade Range –1 Price –$25 at Ulta, It Cosmetics Pros –Packaging –Cruelty free –Separation –Lash loving ingredients –Stays in place –Holds a curl –Length Cons –Price –No shade variation –Not much volume Final Thoughts –This is a tubing mascara and I usually love the tubing formula, but this was a nope for me –Good length and … Continue reading Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Hello Lashes + Volumizing

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021

Top 5 Sephora Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. You can see my Top 5 Ulta purchases here. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick–If I need quick coverage, this is what I grab. It’s buildable and blends out so easily. I love to add a little bit of this in with a tinted moisturizer … Continue reading Top 5 Sephora Purchases of 2021

Best Skincare 2021

Soap & Glory Glow Your Mind Nourishing Cleansing Balm It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream Facial Cleansing Brush La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser Marc Jacobs Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturizer Murad Essential-C Day Moisturizer SPF 30 Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Glycolic Acid Serum Tula So Polished Exfoliating Sugar Face Scrub Continue reading Best Skincare 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021

Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. Jaclyn Cosmetics — I’ve bought almost everything Jaclyn has available at Ulta and I love it all. I have not been disappointed in any of her products. I’ve got an entire review coming soon! Morphe 2 Hint Hint Skin Tint — Skin tints were a huge … Continue reading Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

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