Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Claims–Extreme volume–Longwear–Bristles catch and coat each lash–Smudge-resistant–High pigment Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Ulta, Sephora Shade Range–1, Trooper Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Agree with all claims–No smudging–Very volumizing–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini option for travel/testing Cons–Price–Not very lengthening–Availability Final Thoughts–Wand is rather large and there’s potential for a major mess–Not very lengthening, but doesn’t claim to be so fair enough–This paired with Maybelline Sky High (lengthening mascara) is an absolute … Continue reading Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Claims–Instantly brightens, evens, and hydrates–Lightweight coverage–1% hyaluronic acid–Suitable for all skin types–Luminous mineral pigments to brighten complexion Price–$19.99 at Ulta–$14.99 at Target–$14.97 at Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: Very Light 0.5-2 Pros–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Lightweight–Lasted all day–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–No shade match for me–Messy packaging Final Thoughts–Had to use white mixer to make the shade work–Builds to medium coverage with 2 layers–Love how … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum

Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

Mascara Monday: LOreal Voluminous Noir Balm

Claims –Bold volume –Up to 7x fuller lashes –Lashes look fuller and healthier –Flake, clump, and smudge resistant –Flexible brush lengthens & defines lashes Price –$8.97 at Wal Mart, Amazon –$11.99 at Ulta –$8.99 at Target Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Brown Pros –No parabens, mineral oil –No flaking –Separation –Builds without clumping –Shade variation –No smudging –Length –Easy to remove Cons –Not cruelty free … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Voluminous Noir Balm

Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre

Claims –Acts like lash extensions –Exaggerated length –Curls from root to tip –Over-the-top volume –False lash look –All day wear Price –$25 at UIta, maccosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Carbon Black Pros –Packaging –Volume –Major length –Separation –Builds without clumping –Agree with all claims –No flaking –Tapered wand –Easy to remove Cons –Not cruelty free –Availability –Expensive Final Thoughts –Ulta exclusive –OBSESSED with how this made … Continue reading Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre

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

10 Under $10

—elf Putty Blush & Bronzer, $6(reviewed here & here) —Catrice Dewy Glow Finish Spray, $8 —Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter, $8 —J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer, $7.99(reviewed here) —NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop All Day Mattifying Powder, $8 (reviewed here) —Morphe Micro Brow Pencil, $6(reviewed here) —Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint, $9.99(reviewed here) —LA Girl Lip Attraction Lipstick, $5(reviewed here) —Makeup … Continue reading 10 Under $10

Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Claims–Lash stretching–Lifts & curls–Volumizing–Clump resistant–Lifting brush with long and short bristles to separate lash by lash Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$9.99 at Target–$9.97 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Intense Black Pros–Cute packaging–Length–Separation–Agree with all claims–Volumizing–Didn’t flake–No smudging–Held a curl–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–I like this better than the original Bambi formula (reviewed here)–Love the wand and it coats each lash from root to tip–Lashes looked … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye