Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Claims–Medium coverage–Hydrating–Natural finish–Can’t tell where foundation ends and skin begins Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$5 on Amazon–$8.59 at Target–$5 at Wal Mart Shade Range–45–My Shade: C0.5 Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Availability–Fragrance free–Oil free–Non comedogenic–SPF 15–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–FLAWLESS base Cons–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all retailers–Some settling in smile lines Final Thoughts–1 layer=medium coverage, 2 layers=full–Shade C0.5 is a perfect match for me–By the end of … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Claims–Lightweight–Natural coverage–70% water–Won’t clog pores–Up to 24 hour hydration–Oil free–Suitable for sensitive skin–Fresh, glowing complexion Price–$16.99 at Ulta–$13.99 at Target Shade Range–12–My Shade: Fair 01 Pros–SPF 19–Packaging–Ingredients :: aloe vera & witch hazel–Easy to blend–Slight glow–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Worked well with other complexion products and gave a flawless finish Cons–Shade range–Availability –Expensive–No shade for me Final Thoughts–Had to use a lot of white mixer to make the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Mascara Monday: Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening

Claims –40% longer lashes –Won’t smudge or flake –Bristles designed to fan out, separate, & define lashes –Lighweight –Builds easily –Powerful lift –Extreme length Price –$15-27 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range –1, Supercharged Black Pros –Obsessed with how my lashes looked with this –Lengthened –Lifted –Separated –Held a curl –Volume –Didn’t flake –Mini for travel/testing Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive –Smudged Final Thoughts –I … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening

Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash

Claims –Game changing mascara –Jet-black formula –Instant length, lift, definition, stretch, and volume –Makeup Revolution’s best mascara yet Price –$10 at Ulta and revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range –1 Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Builds without clumping –Separation –Length –No smudging –Held a curl –No flaking –Easy to remove Cons –No shade variation –No waterproof option –Not much volume –Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts –They say … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash

LOreal

About–What would become the LOreal Group was started by chemist Eugene Schueller in 1909 in Paris, France –Combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass –Signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It” –Help every woman embrace her unique beauty while reinforcing her innate sense of self-worth –Covers the 5 major beauty categories—hair color, hair care, hair … Continue reading LOreal

Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing

Claims –Intensely volumizing –Separates and defines –Clump-resistant –Wand coats lashes from root to tip –Darkens and thickens lashes Price –$22 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, buxomcosmetics.com Pros –Availability –Waterproof option –Cruelty free –No flaking –Length –Separation –Easy to remove –No smudging Cons –Mousse-y, messy formula –Clumped –Expensive –No shade variations Final –Get a ton of product on the wand. It’s very mousse-y and messy –Claims to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Buxom Lash Volumizing

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: 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