Mascara Monday: Beautycounter Think Big All-In-One

Claims –Ultimate lift, length, volume –Fullness –Smudge-proof –Infused with lash loving conditioners –Define lashes from root to tip –Bold color –Longwearing Shade Range –1, Carbon Black Price –$27 on beautycounter.com Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Sleek packaging –Separation –Lift –Length –No flaking –No smudging –Length –Volume –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove Cons –Availability –No waterproof option –No shade variation –MLM company –Price Final Thoughts –Plastic … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Beautycounter Think Big All-In-One

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Claims –Lash extension effect –Lightweight –No-mess formula –Lasts all day –No smudging, flaking, or clumping –Brush reaches and wraps each lash from root to tip Price –$11.99 at Ulta, $8.99 at Target Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Very Black Pros –Cruelty free –Waterproof option –Length –Volume –Separation –Builds without clumping Cons –Wet formula which can be messy Final Thoughts –It didn’t photograph well, but this … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Claims –Volumize and curl –Short bristles: separate and define –Long bristles: volumize and curl –Infused with lash loving ingredients Price –$12 mini –$23 full size –Ulta, Tarte Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Builds without clumping –Length –Mini for travel/testing –Separation –No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil –Volume –Wand grabs and coats each lash –No flaking or smudging –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability, Ulta exclusive –No waterproof … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

Claims –Up to 24 hour wear –Lightweight –High-impact –Extreme volume, length, and lift –No clumping or smudging –Hourglass brush coasts every lash Price –$10.99 at Ulta, milanicosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Intense Black Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Separation –Affordable –Length –Volume Cons –No shade variation –No waterproof option –Slightest bit of smudging and flaking Final Thoughts –Plastic bristle wand –Bristles grab and coat each lash –Slightest … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

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

Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Claims–Strengthen & enhance for visibly longer, healthier lashes over time–Paddle brush instantly lengthens, lifts, and defines for your longest lashes ever–Longwearing–Smudge-proof–Flake-proof–Clump-proof Price–$12 mini–$22 full size—Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Length–No parabens or phthalates–Held a curl–No flaking or smudging–Lift–Separation–Mini for travel/testing–Agree with short term claims–Easy to remove–Builds without clumping Cons–Not much volume–No shade variations–No waterproof option–Price Final Thoughts–Love that is stayed in place all day–Wand holds … Continue reading Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Claims—Long-lasting—Intense black—Dual-sided to give perfect lashes—Customize your look—One side delivers major volume and the other dramatic curl and insane length—Volume side: low-gravity fibers for volume without weight or stiffness—Curl & Length side: gripped waxes and fibers for elongated effect; boost, length, definition, and curl Price—$15 mini—$27 full size—Sephora, hudabeauty.com Shade Range—1 Pros—Cruelty free—Mini for travel/testing—Innovative design/product—Can use both ends or just one—Very black—Builds without clumping—Length—Separation … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

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

Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X