Top 3: Makeup

Primer—KVD Lock-It Hydrating—First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie—Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For Foundation—Catrice True Skin Hydrating—J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Powder—Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer/Corrector—Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector—KVD Good Apple—CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Setting Powder—Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender and Butter—Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent Pressed Bronzer—Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte—Flower Beauty Heatwave—SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Blush—NARS Deep Throat—Tarte Sugar Rush Sweet Tarte Glow—SheGlam Color Bloom … Continue reading Top 3: Makeup

Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder, $4.99 J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation, $14.99 (reviewed here) Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation, $12 (reviewed here) CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer, $11.99 (reviewed here) SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer & Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5 (reviewed here and here) Essence Lash Princess Liquid Liner, $4.99 SheGlam Brows On Demand, $2.99 Kiko Milano Baseline Water Shadow in Champagne, … Continue reading Affordable Makeup I’d Pay High End Prices For

Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Peach & Lily Skin Shield Blurring Primer –Claims :: Suitable for all skin types; won’t clog pores or cause breakouts; silicone free; blurs fine lines and pores; hydrates; promotes long-lasting–Price :: $34 at Ulta, Peach & Lily –Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; alcohol-free; fragrance-free; no silicones; packaging, pump!; hydrating; smoothing–Cons :: Availability; price; didn’t blur–Final Thoughts :: Ulta exclusive; LOVE that there’s no alcohol or silicones; didn’t blur my huge pores, but I wasn’t expecting it … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Highly Duped

I’m not saying all of these products are “dupes” as I haven’t tried/tested all of them. However, a lot of popular, expensive products have cheaper alternatives. If it’s a product I’ve tried, I’ll link to any reviews I’ve posted. I’ve noted my favorite with an * beautyblender—Sonia Kashuk*—elf Total Face—Real Techniques Miracle Complexion—Wet n Wild—ecotools BioBlender—LA Girl I’ve tried all of these and the best … Continue reading Highly Duped

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

Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under

—Colour Pop Super Shock, $6 —LOreal Infallible 24 HR, $6.49 —CoverGirl Liquid Glitter Shadow, $5.40—Revolution Pro Eye Elements Primer, $8 —NYX Glitter Primer, $6.50 —CoverGirl TruNaked Palette, $9.99 —Revlon ColorStay Cream, $8.49 —Makeup Geek Singles, $5.49 —Colour Pop BFF Liquid, $8 —Ulta Cream Eyeshadow & Liner, $8.50 —Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, $7.79 —Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid, $8.89—Revlon Micro Hyper Precision Pencil, $8.49 —Milani … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under

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

Top 10 Tuesday: Milani

Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer I did a full review on this product that you can read here. I wish they would expand the shade range and make a lighter shade, but I can make the current lightest shade work. It’s easy to blend, has great coverage, and there’s minimal creasing and settling. Eyeshadow Primer Back in the day, there weren’t a lot of options … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Milani