Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

Claims–Creamy–Buildable, medium coverage–Comfortable–Glides on like a second skin–Ultra-blendable–Natural, shine-free finish–Long wearing–Won’t settle into fine lines Price–$10 on palladiobeauty.com–$8.99 at Wal Mart–$10.99 at Sally Beauty–$9.99 on Amazon Shade Range–10–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Paraben free–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid; aloe vera; Vitamins A, C, D, & E; chamomile–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims–Didn’t cake when set with powder–Cruelty free–Vegan–Creamy–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Hydrating Cons–Availability–Emphasized my large pores–Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Palladio Build+Blend Stick

Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve

Claims–Water- and sweat-resistant–Non-comedogenic–Hydrating–All-day wear–Satin, natural finish–Skincare + makeup–Firms and tones–Anti-aging–Easy to blend–Medium coverage Price–$48 at Sephora, Nordstrom, RMS Shade Range–16–My Shade: 000 Lightest Alabaster Pros–Non-comedogenic–Vegan–Silicone-free–Skincare benefits–Refillable–Building coverage–Hydrating–Agree with all claims–Cruelty free–Recyclable packaging–Packaging, lockable pump!–“Clean” formula–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Shade range–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade was too dark for me so I added some white mixer to make it work, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve

Foundation Friday: Bourjois Healthy Mix

Claims–Medium, buildable coverage–Lasts up to 16 hours–Soft focus & soft-feel effect–Radiant finish–24-hour hydration–Suitable for all skin types Price–$9-15 on Amazon Shade Range–15–My Shade: 50 Rose Ivory Pros–Ingredients:: Vitamins C, E, & B5–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Non-comedogenic–Affordable–Lightweight–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Not cruelty free–Shade range Final Thoughts–This brand isn’t sold in the US, but you can find it on Amazon. I’ve seen it on YouTube and wanted … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Bourjois Healthy Mix

Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Claims–Blendable–Buildable–Pigmented–Feels like a second skin–Covers imperfections–Evens skin tone–Medium coverage–Natural matte finish–Lightweight–Suitable for most skin types–Blurs skin types Price–$14 at Ulta Shade Range–26–My Shade: Very Fair Cool Pros–Vegan–Paraben free–Affordable–Easy to blend–Medium coverage–Lasted all day–Cruelty free–Shade range–Lightweight–Buildable–Didn’t cake with powder–Shade match for me Cons–Availability Final Thoughts–Agree with all claims, but the “blurs skin texture.” I didn’t notice any blurring–Extremely lightweight–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium–I spot concealed my … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Claims–Long wear–Looks like your real skin–For all skin types, even oily–Minimizes pores and imperfections with a smooth, blurring effect–Buildable, medium coverage–Even skin tone and texture–Healthy glow that stays fresh up to 24 hours Price–$29 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–12–My Shade: 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral Pros–Cruelty free–Non-comedogenic–Buildable coverage–Shade match for me–Vegan–Radiant finish–Easy to blend–Agree with all claims–FLAWLESS Cons–Price–Shade range Final Thoughts–This. Is. Gorgeous.–Love the radiant finish … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator

Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Claims –Blends seamlessly –Breathable –Buildable, light to medium coverage –All-day hydration –Weightless –Natural finish –Long wearing –Feels like a second skin Price –$45 at beautycounter.com Shade Range –18 –My Shade: Fair 10 Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid –Fragrance free –Lasted all day –“Clean” product –Shade range –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage–Cruelty free –Hydrating –Easy to blend Cons –Expensive –MLM company –Availability Final Thoughts … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight

Foundation Friday: Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Cream SPF 15

Claims –Light-as-air –Medium-buildable coverage –Natural matte finish –Smooths & blurs imperfections –24-hour hydration –Soft-focus effect –Minimize the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture Price –$39 at Tarte, Ulta, QVC Shade Range –21 –My Shade: 12N Fair Neutral Pros –Packaging, pump! –Vegan –Cruelty free –Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, squalene, aloe, Vitamin E –Buildable coverage –Agree with all claims –No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil –Lightweight … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Cream SPF 15

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

Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Claims–Medium coverage–Hydrating–Natural finish–Can’t tell where foundation ends and skin begins Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$5 on Amazon–$8.59 at Target–$5 at Wal Mart Shade Range–45–My Shade: C0.5 Pros–Affordable–Shade range–Availability–Fragrance free–Oil free–Non comedogenic–SPF 15–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–FLAWLESS base Cons–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all retailers–Some settling in smile lines Final Thoughts–1 layer=medium coverage, 2 layers=full–Shade C0.5 is a perfect match for me–By the end of … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal True Match

Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

Claims–Lightweight–Natural coverage–70% water–Won’t clog pores–Up to 24 hour hydration–Oil free–Suitable for sensitive skin–Fresh, glowing complexion Price–$16.99 at Ulta–$13.99 at Target Shade Range–12–My Shade: Fair 01 Pros–SPF 19–Packaging–Ingredients :: aloe vera & witch hazel–Easy to blend–Slight glow–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Worked well with other complexion products and gave a flawless finish Cons–Shade range–Availability –Expensive–No shade for me Final Thoughts–Had to use a lot of white mixer to make the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer