Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Lash Freak

Claims–Intensely volumizing–Lengthens–Lifts–Dramatic, wide-eyed look–Lasts up to 20 hours–Smudge-and sweat-proof–Ultra-pigmented Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom Shade Range–1 :: Black Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Innovative wand design–Cruelty free–Love the green packaging, very eye catching–Lifts–Lengthens–Separates–Pigmented–Wand grabs each lash, like I was painting each individual lash–Ball at the tip of the wand allows you to get right to the root–No smudging–Easy to remove–No flaking–Held a curl Cons–Expensive–No other shade … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Lash Freak

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

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

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

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 Eye & Lip Products $5 & Under

—Rimmel Kohl Kajal Waterproof, $3.99 —Essence Eye Liner Pen, $3.99 —LA Girl Gel Glide, $3.99 —LA Girl Ultimate Intense Auto, $4.99 —Wet n Wild Color Icon Single, $1.19 —Colour Pop Single Pressed Powder Shadow, $4.50 —Wet n  Wild Color Icon Quad, $3.99—elf Bite Size Palette, $3 —Essence Melted Chrome, $4.99 —NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, $4.50 —elf Liquid Glitter, $5 —Milani Eye Shadow Primer, $4.99 —Essence … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $5 & Under

Speed Reviews Volume I

Speed reviews is brand new series to the blog. I got the idea from Nicole Cutler on YouTube. These are products that I want to share and talk about, but don’t want to devote an entire post to so I’m just going to share the highlights. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Highlights–Talc free :: minimize shine :: blur pores :: illumination without glitter Price–$30 … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume I