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

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

Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Morphe The Big Lash Primer–Claims—Ingredients known to condition :: preps lashes for larger than life volume :: amplifies the effects and color intensity of mascara–Price–$10 at Ulta, morphe.com–Pros—Affordable :: cruelty free :: agree with all claims :: can see a visible difference in lashes with this :: separates and elongates lashes for mascara application–Cons—Availability–Final—LOVE :: LOreal Mascara Primer is the primer that I measure against … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Speed Reviews: Volume VI

NYX The Marshmallow Primer–Claims—10-in-1 smooths, softens, extends makeup wear for 16 hours, soothes, evens tone, minimize texture, blurs lines, soft focus finish, keeps makeup fresh–Price–$8-17 at Ulta, Target, nyxcosmetics.com :: $16.97 at Wal Mart–Pros—Cruelty free :: vegan :: mini options for travel/testing :: smoothing :: nice canvas for makeup application–Cons—Strong scent :: pricey for drugstore/affordable brand–Final—Similar feel/texture to NYX Angel Veil and Hourglass Mineral Veil … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VI

Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Claims–Instant and long-lasting volume, length, and lift–Load, comb, and lift brush Price–$15 mini–$29 full size—Sephora, Nordstrom, charlottetilbury.com Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free–Mini size for travel/testing–Length–Separation–No smudging–Very black formula–Brush/comb coasts each lash–No flaking–Held a curl–Builds without clumping Cons–Expensive–No waterproof option–Availability–No brown or black brown shade option–Not a lot of volume Final Thoughts–It has a plastic wand so if you prefer natural, skip this one–Plastic wands tend to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Voluminous Lash Primer One of my most repurchased products ever. I’ve tried a few others that I’ve liked, but I always go back to this. If you’ve never tried a lash primer, try this one and thank me later. Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink This formula is so interesting–it’s lightweight, stays put, but isn’t trying. (Review here) Brow Stylist Definer A dupe for the … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer

  Claims –Maximize the result of your favorite mascara –Lash length and volume from root to tip Price –$9.49 at Ulta –$6.99 at Target –$6.24 at Wal Mart Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible Cons –Not cruelty free –Doesn’t show up on lashes so you can’t see where you’ve applied it Final Verdict I HATE this primer. It’s rare that I hate a product, but this is … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer

Mascara Monday: Lash Primer

Are mascara/lash primers a need or a nah? I personally think they are a definite “NEED!” It makes such a huge difference in how my lashes look when I use a primer. There are so many on the market so I thought I’d break it down for you. What do they do? –Amplify mascara –Condition lashses –Thicker, fuller lashes If you’ve never tried a primer … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lash Primer