Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products

March Favorites

KVD Epic Kiss Lipsticks–I got a set of 4 minis for $20, that is of course no longer available, and I fell in love with this formula. I love the packaging and the bullet shape. The pigmentation is great and the staying power is too. Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipstick in Blossom–This matte lipstick formula is AMAZING. It is so creamy, long lasting, and doesn’t … Continue reading March Favorites

Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

The two are certainly not the same, but most people use the term “setting spray” as a general term for all sprays. If you feel like you haven’t been getting the most out of your spray, see which category your product falls in. Some makeup extender sprays also work as setting sprays, but most setting sprays don’t prolong the wear of your makeup. And yes, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Set & Extend

Foundation Friday: Milani Cream-to-Powder

Claims –Full coverage –Soft matte finish –Blendable –Sweat proof –Waterproof –Control shine & oil up to 16 hours Price –$10.99 at Ulta, Milani –$9.97 at Wal Mart–$8.99 at Target Shade Range –21 at Ulta –22 at Milani –12 at Wal Mart –My Shade: Warm Porcelain  Pros –Vegan –Affordable –Cruelty free –Shade range –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Agree with all claims –Flawless finish –Lasted all … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Milani Cream-to-Powder

Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable, medium-to-full coverage –Super blendable –Silky, not sticky –Conceal imperfections –Soft-matte finish –Suitable for all skin types –Fills in wrinkles Price –$24 at Ulta, Lorac, Amazon Shade Range –12 –My Shade: 1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –No creasing –Minimal settling –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability –Price –No shade match Final Thoughts –No shade match for … Continue reading Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

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

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021

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

My Favorite Brushes and Tools

FACE–Liquid/Cream Foundation :: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, $10–Powder Foundation :: It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta #206, $30–Concealer :: Real Techniques Expert Concealer, $7–Cream Bronzer/Contour :: Real Techniques Contour Fan, $9–Cream Blush :: Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, $8–Cream Highlight :: Real Techniques Highlight & Glow Duo, $11–Powder Bronzer :: ecotools Blending & Bronzing, $10–Powder Blush :: Sonia Kashuk Essential Contour, $9–Powder Highlighter :: Milani Highlighter … Continue reading My Favorite Brushes and Tools