Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Claims–Easy application–Volume & curl Price–$4.99 at Ulta & Amazon Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben free–Separation–Volume–No clumping–Held a curl–Love the wand shape Cons–Shade variation–Availability–Not a lot length, but doesn’t claim to be lengthening Final Thoughts–This is my favorite Lash Princess formula–Excellent volume and separation–Doesn’t claim to be lengthening and it really isn’t. I pair it with Maybelline Sky High to get some added length–Can’t beat the price, … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

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

Mascara Monday: Morphe Make It Big

Claims–Longwearing–Won’t flake Price–$12 full size Ulta, morphe.com–$8 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Mini option for travel/testing–Length–Separation–Builds without clumping–No smudging–Cruelty free–Simple, sleek packaging–Volume–Held a curl–No flaking Cons–Availability, Ulta or online only–No shade variation–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–Perfect formula, not too wet or dry–Natural bristle wand–LOVE my lashes–Does everything I want a mascara to do Primer: Morphe The Big Primer Continue reading Mascara Monday: Morphe Make It Big

Foundation Friday: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Claims–Oil-free–Natural finish–Skincare-infused–Buildable coverage–Blur & diffuse–Longwearing–Transfer-proof–Sweatproof–Silky-smooth Price–$20 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–40-My Shade: Filter Light 1 Pros–Oil free–Paraben free–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Longwearing–Easy to blend–Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, and Glycerin–Fragrance free–Shade range–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous, natural finish Cons–Clung to dryness around my nose–Wore off on my nose–Little cakey around my mouth–Availability, Ulta or online only Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–This looked good and lasted all day, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Morphe

About –Started in 2008 in Los Angeles –For those looking for killer makeup without killing their wallet –Started with brushes and expanded into color cosmetics –“Blend the rules” –Cruelty free –Available at Morphe stores, morphe.com, Ulta Best Product: Continuous Setting Mist  Underrated Product: Micro Brow Pencil Buy: All things eye related Pass: Liquid lipsticks Improve: — Tried —Continuous Setting Mist –Various brushes –Various sponges —Jaclyn … Continue reading Morphe

Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Morphe The Big Lash Primer–Claims—Ingredients known to condition :: preps lashes for larger than life volume :: amplifies the effects and color intensity of mascara–Price–$10 at Ulta, morphe.com–Pros—Affordable :: cruelty free :: agree with all claims :: can see a visible difference in lashes with this :: separates and elongates lashes for mascara application–Cons—Availability–Final—LOVE :: LOreal Mascara Primer is the primer that I measure against … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VII

Foundation Friday: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools

Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

—NYX Angel Veil, $16 —Smashbox Primerizer Mini, $15 —Urban Decay All Nighter Complexion Primer Mini, $16 —Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Mini, $19 —Too Faced Hangover Rx Mini, $17 —Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, $12 —Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer Mini, $15 —Ofra Northern Lights Illuminating Primer, $20 —Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage, $12 —Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, $11 —Physicians Formula Silk Elixir, … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

Best Complexion Products $10 & Under

—elf Mineral Infused, $6-10—Catrice Prime & Fine Poreless Blur, $8—Catrice Prime & Fine Aqua Fresh Hydro, $8—Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist, $6 —Maybelline Matte + Poreless, $7.99—Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation + Concealer, $9.99—LA Girl Pro Matte, $8.99—Hard Candy Glamoflauge Full-Cover, $6—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid, $9.99—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Powder, $8.99—Revlon ColorStay Normal/Dry, Normal/Oily, $9.99 —LOreal Infallible Full Wear, $9.98—CoverGirl Undercover, $7.99—Moprhe … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $10 & Under