Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products

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: 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

Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. Jaclyn Cosmetics — I’ve bought almost everything Jaclyn has available at Ulta and I love it all. I have not been disappointed in any of her products. I’ve got an entire review coming soon! Morphe 2 Hint Hint Skin Tint — Skin tints were a huge … Continue reading Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

MAC

About –Launched in Toronto, Canada in 1984 by makeup artist and photographer Frank Toksan and salon owner Frank Angelo –MAC=Makeup Art Cosmetics –Chose to establish itself as the ultimate color authority  –MAC AIDS Fund created in 1994 and to date the Viva Glam campaign has raised over $450 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS –Sold in over 120 countries –Available at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com (and … Continue reading MAC

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

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

MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer

Claims –Non-sticky –Weightless –Vibrant color of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss –Non-bleeding for hours –High shine –Long-term hydration (8 hours) –Stay-true color, lasts 4 hours Price –$22 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com Shade Range –10 at MAC :: 11 at Ulta :: 15 at Nordstrom  –My Shades: Major Glazer, Eternal Sunshine, Let’s Get Glossed Pros –Innovative formula –Shade range –Comfortable –Long lasting –Not … Continue reading MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer