Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Eye

Claims –Lasting volume–Elongated lashes –Brush fits every eye shape to coat every lash –Separation & definition –Lifts & curls Price–$10.99 at Ulta –$9.99 at Target –$9.97 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Blackest Black Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Shade options –Waterproof option –Length –Volume–Separation –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove –Lashes held a curl –No flaking –Didn’t smudge Cons –Not cruelty free … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Eye

Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Best: LOreal Voluminous Lash PrimerTest: Makeup Revolution Good Vibes Blowout! Volume Lash Primer & Milk Makeup KUSH Lash Primer Tested with Lancome Monsieur Big :: Lashes on your left (my right eye) doesn’t have primer, lashes on your right (my left LOreal Voluminous Lash Primer Highlights–Instantly thicker, longer lashes :: mascara amplifier :: amplify any lash look :: nourish lashes Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Walgreens :: … Continue reading Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Claims–Full coverage–Blurs, evens, and smooths skin–Natural, matte finish–Up to 24 hour wear–Weightless–Creamy texture–Color remains true all day–Suitable for all skin types–Transfer proof–Waterproof–Sweat proof–Heat proof Price–$14.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Walgreens–$11.99 at Wal Mart Shade Range–16–My shade: Pearl Pros–Sleek packaging–Creamy–Shade match for me–Sweat proof–Lives up to all claims–Transfer proof–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Shade range–Scent–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Slight scent, but it doesn’t linger–Very creamy and easy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Claims–Full volume–Limitless length–Long, full lashes that won’t get weighed down –Removes easily–Brush bends to volumize and reach every lash from root to tip Price–$11.49 at Ulta–$8.98 at Amazon & Wal Mart Shade Range–2–My shade: Very Black Pros–Affordable–Waterproof option–No flaking–Cute packaging–Availability–Builds without clumping–Length–Volume–Separation–Easy to remove–Held a curl–Didn’t smudge–Agree with all claims Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–The claims state that the wand/brush bends, but it is quite … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

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

Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Claims–Volume–No smudging or clumping–Defined lashes–Tubular formula Price–$4.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Shade Range–1 (Black) Pros–Affordable–Easy to remove–Length–No flaking–No smudging–Separation Cons–No volume–Accessibility (Ulta or online only)–Shade range (no brown, brown/black option) Final ThoughtsI love tubing mascaras. My favorite is from Thrive, but it’s pricey so I was hoping this would be similar. (Spoiler–it doesn’t) I got good length and separation, but no volume. I need to use … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Claims–Smudge proof–Definition–Curved brush to find lashes you didn’t know you had–Length–Volume Price–$10.99 at Ulta Shade Range–1 :: Extreme Black Pros–Waterproof option–Vegan–Cruelty free–Packaging–No smudging–Length–Volume–Held a curl–Didn’t flake–Separated–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Ulta exclusive Final ThoughtsI wasn’t initially interested in this, but I got it as a freebie with an Ulta order so I gave it a go. I’m glad I did because it.is.good. I love … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

Claims–Inflates and puffs up lashes–Air whipped formula–Buildable volume–Smudge & flake resistant–Weightless volume for up to 24 hours–Large cushion bristle brush captures and coats every lash Price–$13.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$10.99 at Target–$10.97 at Wal Mart Shade Range–3–My shade: Black Brown Pros–Cute packaging–Waterproof option–Major impact and volume–Lengthened–Separated–Builds without clumping–Lives up to all claims Cons–Cruelty free–Get a lot of product on the wand, can be messy Final ThoughtsHoly … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

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

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