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

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

Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Claims–Extreme volume–Longwear–Bristles catch and coat each lash–Smudge-resistant–High pigment Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Ulta, Sephora Shade Range–1, Trooper Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Agree with all claims–No smudging–Very volumizing–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini option for travel/testing Cons–Price–Not very lengthening–Availability Final Thoughts–Wand is rather large and there’s potential for a major mess–Not very lengthening, but doesn’t claim to be so fair enough–This paired with Maybelline Sky High (lengthening mascara) is an absolute … Continue reading Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

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

KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer

Claims–Undetectable feel–Natural, skin-like finish–Long-wear–Hydrating–Blends out easily–Crease-resistant coverage–Full coverage–Precision applicator Price–$28 at Ulta, Sephora, KVD Shade Range–32–My Shade: Light 103 Pros–Shade range–Cruelty free–Love the applicator–Shade match for me–Lightweight–Minimal settling–Worked with other under eye products–Vegan–Recyclable packaging–Easy to blend–Full coverage–No creasing–Agree with all claims Cons–Price–Availability Final Thoughts–The Good Apple Foundation let me down so I was really hoping the concealer would work out–LOVE the unique shaped applicator–I totally … Continue reading KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer

Foundation Friday: KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Hydrating Balm

Claims–Flashback free–Lightweight–Hydrating–Matte finish–Minimize appearance of pores–Non-cakey–Full-coverage–All-day wear–Creamy Price–$40.50 at Ulta, Sephora, KVD Shade Range–40–My Shade: Light 002 Pros–Vegan–Shade range–Non-comedogenic–Full coverage–Very creamy, emollient formula–Cruelty free–Fully recyclable packaging–Easy to blend–Lightweight–No flashback Cons–Price–Availability Final Thoughts–Shade is a little light for me (that never happens) but I made it work–More natural than matte finish–Full coverage in a flash–So quick and easy to blend–I tried this with several different powders … Continue reading Foundation Friday: KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Hydrating Balm

Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

—NYX Angel Veil, $16 —Smashbox Primerizer Mini, $15 —Urban Decay All Nighter Complexion Primer Mini, $16 —Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Mini, $19 —Too Faced Hangover Rx Mini, $17 —Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, $12 —Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer Mini, $15 —Ofra Northern Lights Illuminating Primer, $20 —Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage, $12 —Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, $11 —Physicians Formula Silk Elixir, … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $20 & Under