Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

NYX The Marshmellow (review) elf Oil Control Primer Mist Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Smashbox Control Mattifying Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Matte Makeup Laura Mercier Translucent (review) Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte (review) Maybelline Fit Me Loose NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed (review) Colour Pop No Filter Loose (review) Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless (review) Make Up For Ever Light Velvet Air … Continue reading Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Glow Makeup (review) KVD Beauty Lock-It Hydrating Primer (review) Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Pressed (review) GloWish Pressed Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent (review) Flower Beauty Light Illusion Pressed elf Halo Glow (review) Urban Decay All Nighter Glow (review) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Morphe … Continue reading Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking Powder–Claims :: No flash back; blurring effect; oil-maintenance; smooth & soften; reduce appearance of fine lines & imperfections; set foundation in place for a long day’s wear–Price :: $24 at Ulta, Nordstrom; $21 on Amazon; $28 on Beauty Bakerie; $14 mini at Target–Shade Range :: 6 (4 mini at Target)–My Shade :: Oat–Pros :: Cruelty free; shade range; cute packaging; no flashback; sets foundation without caking; smoothing; flawless finish; not too … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Claims–Extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours–Matte, shine-free finish–Diminish the look of pores and imperfections–Waterproof–Smudgeproof–Sweatproof–No flashback Price–$37 at Sephora Shade Range–6–My Shade: 1.0 Vanilla Pros–Finely milled–Sets makeup without caking–Shine-free–Smoothing–No flashback–Makeup lasted all day Cons–Price–Packaging–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Wasn’t sure that this would work on my normal/dry skin because of the mattifying claims, but I saw Kelly Strack using it and she also has dry … Continue reading Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Viral Makeup…worth it?

I just love to share my opinion on damn near everything, but especially makeup. I’ve listed 10 products that have been made “famous” thanks to social media and my thoughts on what’s worth it and what isn’t. I love buying and trying makeup from all price points and figuring out what’s worth it and what’s not. So many equate price with quality and that’s just … Continue reading Viral Makeup…worth it?

Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Under Eye Corrector–Claims :: 8 hours of sleep in a pot; light reflecting, illuminating radiant glow; cake-free; fast absorbing; lightweight; correct and brighten under eye by neutralizing discoloration and dark circles; perfect base for concealer–Price :: $8 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 2–My Shade :: Light to Medium–Pros :: Affordable; vegan; cruelty free; shade range; illuminating; little bit goes a long way; tones down darkness; worked well with various concealer … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XIII

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

SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

Claims –Long-wearing –Smudge-proof –Pressed powder: Silky, moisturizing pressed powder to lock in under eye makeup and fill in wrinkles :: no creasing :: less shadow look –Loose powder: Sheer, oil-absorbing loose powder to keep face fresh and shine free AM to PM :: lasting flawless skin :: strong oil control Price –$6.50 at SheGlam Shade Range –6 –My Shade: Translucent Pros –Cruelty free –Shade range … Continue reading SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

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

Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X