Beauty Busts 2020

—Ulta Hydrating Primer (too thick) –Ulta Tinted Eye Primer in Champagne (patchy) –elf Luminous Putty Primer (made makeup cakey & broke up foundation) –Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation (broke up) –Estee Lauder Little Black Mascara Primer (didn’t do anything for my lashes) –Makeup Revolution Satin Matte Powder Foundation (too matte & dry for my skin) –NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick (too dry) –It Cosmetics Bye Bye … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2020

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV

Speed Reviews Volume III

Marc Jacobs Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder Highlights–Blur & perfect :: not dry or chalky :: healthy & hydrated look :: soft-matte finish up to 8 hours :: mess-free packaging :: lightweight and creamy Price–$44 at Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range–1 (translucent) Cruelty Free–Yes Pros–Packaging :: not overly mattifying :: great for dry skin Cons–Expensive :: availability Thoughts–I found this at TJ Maxx for $12.99! It … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume III

Mascara Monday: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Claims –Ultimate volume –Look of thick, false lashes –Instant, smudge-proof length and volume in 3 strokes or less Price –$26 full size –$14 mini —Sephora & marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range –1 :: Black Pros –Cruelty free –No parabéns, sulfates, phthalates –Length –Volume –Separation –No smudging or flaking –Brush/wand is similar to Too Faced Better Than Sex which I like –Mini option for travel/testing Cons –Expensive –No … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Foundation Friday: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover

Images from Google Claims –Instant full coverage –Soft, matte finish –Up to 24 hour wear –Gold mica for radiance –Ingredients to improve blendability Price –$55 for 0.75 oz —Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range –22 –My shade: Ivory Light 10 Pros –Cruelty free –No parabéns, phthalates, or mineral oil –Full coverage with 1 layer –Lightweight –Longlasting –Worked on my dry skin Cons –No shade match for me … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover

February Manis

I didn’t have many favorites this month, so there won’t be a favorites post on Wednesday. I did read 2 more books of my list this month! —My Story by Elizabeth Smart —I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertston I’m currently reading The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques. I’m having a hard time getting into it because of the way it’s … Continue reading February Manis