Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Claims –Lash extension effect –Lightweight –No-mess formula –Lasts all day –No smudging, flaking, or clumping –Brush reaches and wraps each lash from root to tip Price –$11.99 at Ulta, $8.99 at Target Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Very Black Pros –Cruelty free –Waterproof option –Length –Volume –Separation –Builds without clumping Cons –Wet formula which can be messy Final Thoughts –It didn’t photograph well, but this … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Beauty Busts 2021

Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara—messy formula (review) PUR Bare It All Foundation—too thick, no shade match for me (review) NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation—too heavy (review) Pixi+ C Vitamin Undereye Brightener—did nothing (review) elf Putty Eye Primer—too stiff and hard to apply/blend LA Girl Jet Setter Mascara—major clumping (review) Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Makeup Sponge—too hard Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer—no coverage, no shade match (review) … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2021

Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

Claims–24 hour wear–Full coverage–Cream to powder formula–“Second skin” feel–Natural matte finish–5 in 1: conceal, contour, cover, highlight, and blend–Lightweight–Silky texture–Controls shine all day–Transfer-resistant Price–$43 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–22–My Shade: 110 Ivoire Cool Pros–Oil-free–Creamy–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–Expensive–Not transfer-resistant–Not a matte finish–Not full coverage Final Thoughts–I was sent this product free for testing from BzzAgent, all opinions are my own–The shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

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

Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Claims–Targets & volumizes every single lash–No flaking or smudging–Instant lash lift, length, fanned out volume–Gel formula–No clumps–Won’t weigh down lashes Price–$26 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–$14 mini Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Packaging–Builds without clumping–Volume–Length–Held a curl–No smudging–Separation–No flaking–Wand allows you to get right to the root and grab each lash–Weightless–Agree with all claims–Sleek packaging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–Expensive–Availability Final ThoughtsI have good luck with Lancome mascaras … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

—MAC Fluidline, $19 —Anastasia BH Singles, $12 —Urban Decay Primer Potion Mini, $13 —Urban Decay Singles, $20 —MAC Singles, $17-20 —MAC Pigment Mini, $12 —Colour Pop Going Coconuts Palette, $12 —Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mini, $12 —Benefit Roller Lash Mini, $12 —Lancome Monsieur Big Mini, $13 —Too Faced Better Than Sex Mini, $14 —Tarte Busy Gal Brow, $18 —Anastasia BH Dipbrow Gel, $20 —MAC Lip … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

Dupe or Duped? Lip Stains

LANCOME MATTE SHAKER Claims–Lightweight, comfort matte finish :: intense color payoff :: soft cushion tip applicator :: Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear Price–$22 at Ulta, Nordstrom, lancomeuse.com Shade Range–8 My Shades–Magenta, Deep Red Pros–Long lasting :: comfortable :: buildable coverage :: dries down & doesn’t transfer :: not drying :: soft applicator Cons–Only available at specialty stores :: expensive :: shade range :: hard … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lip Stains

Mascara Monday: Lancome Monsieur Big

Claims –12x more volume –Buildable volume and length –No flaking or smudging –Creamy formula –24 hour wear Price –$25 full size –$12 mini —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, lancome-usa.com Shade Range –2 :: black and brown –Waterproof option available Pros –Mini size available for travel/testing –Lots of volume –No clumping –No flaking –No smudging Cons –Not cruelty free –Pricey –Only available at specialty stores Final Thoughts –I … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Monsieur Big