Mascara Monday: Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out

Claims –Long-wearing –Lengthening –12-hour length, lift, and volume without heaviness or clumping –No clumping, smudging, or flaking Price –$12 mini –$19-21 full size —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, smashbox.com Shade Range –1 :: Black Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –No parab√©ns, phthalates, oil, silicone, or fragrance –So much length & separation –Mini option available for testing and travel –Full size is affordable for high end Cons –Not much … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out

Mascara Monday: Stila HUGE Extreme Lash

Claims –Instantly coat every lash –Lightweight –Volumizing –Apply multiple coats without feeling clumpy or crunchy –Build volume, length, and curl –Lash conditioning polymers for a glossy look Price –$23 –$12 mini at stilacosmetics.com —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, stilacosmetics.com Shade Range –1 :: Black Pros –Holds a curl –Volume –Lengthens –Separates –No smudging –No flaking –Cruelty free Cons –Expensive –Only 1 shade –No waterproof option Final Thoughts … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Stila HUGE Extreme Lash

Mascara Monday: Julep Length Matters Buildable Lengthening

Claims –Create major length, lift, and definition with a flexible hold that lasts –Smooth, clump-free, building, and layering Price –$20 —¬†julep.com Shade Range –1 –Black Pros –Cruelty free –No flaking or smudging –Length –Separation –Can feel it grabbing and coating each lash –Build up lashes without clumping Cons –Only one shade, black –No waterproof option –Availability Final Thoughts I loved that it grabbed and coated … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Julep Length Matters Buildable Lengthening

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude

Claims –Curved brush and stem fit closer to the lash line –Arch brush grabs each lash from the root –Curvy full fan effect Price –$9.99 at Ulta –$9.99 at Walgreens –$7.99 at Target –$6.94 at Wal Mart Shade Range –2 –Waterproof option Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Ophthalmologist tested –Allergy tested –Dermatologist tested –Wand grabs and lifts each lash –No flaking or smudging –Length –Lives up … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude

Mascara Monday: Benefit Roller Lash

Claims –Grabs, separates, lifts, and curls –Holds curl for 12 hours –Water resistant –Lash conditioning ingredients –Easy to remove Price –$25 full size –$13 mini —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, benefitcosmetics.com Shade Range –2 :: Black and brown Pros –Cute packaging –Holds a curl –Separates –Lengthens –Mini option to testing/travel Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive Final Thoughts I LOVE this mascara and it one of my favorites. … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Benefit Roller Lash

Beauty Busts 2018

Because not every product is a winner MAKEUP —Tarte Shape Tape Foundation (Hydrating) :: I wasn’t impressed with the coverage or the shade. You can read my full review here. —Urban Decay Velvetizer :: Andrea Matilliano recommened this and said it made her skin look flawless and blurred. Umm sign me up! I believe her, but it was just too cakey on my dry skin. … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2018

Best of Beauty 2018

I thought about making this a week long thing but I’m too lazy for that and I prefer a one stop shop so here goes! Also, if it’s a product I’ve reviewed, I’ll link to the review. PRIMERS —Becca First Light Priming Filter —Physicians Formula Bright Boost Oil Elixir —elf Prep & Blur Stick —Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner (review) CONCEALERS —BH Cosmetics Studio … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2018

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Tinted Primer

I mean, is the name of the product long enough? . Claims –Brush catches all lashes –Quick-drying & buildable –Leaves lashes feeling soft & supples –Preps eyelashes for mascara Price –$7.99 @ Ulta –$5.39 @ Target –$8.49 @ Walgreens –$6.94 @ Wal Mart Shade Range –1: Black Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Only tinted primer at the drugstore (that I know of) –Ophthalmologist tested –Made a … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Tinted Primer

Mascara Monday: LOreal Lash Paradise Primer

Claims –Thickens lashes –Helps enhance mascara wear Price –$9.99 @ Ulta –$8.99 @ Target –$9.99 @ Walgreens Shade Range –1, Millennial Pink Pros –Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact wearers –Affordable –Pretty packaging Cons –Not cruelty free Final Verdict I initially used this with the LOreal Lash Paradise mascara and didn’t notice much difference. The shade is “Millennial Pink,” but it just looked like any … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Lash Paradise Primer