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

Mascara Monday: NARS Climax Extreme

Claims –Clump-resistant –Extreme volume –Smudge-resistant –Extreme black –Dramatic volume in one coat –Longwearing –Flake-resistant Price —$12-14 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range –1, Uncensored Black Pros –Paraben free –Fragrance free –Ophthalmologist tested –No flaking –Volume –Separation –No smudging –Length –Major impact with one coat –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove –Agree with all claims Cons –Expensive –Only 1 shade –No waterproof option Final Thoughts –LOVE … Continue reading Mascara Monday: NARS Climax Extreme

Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

Claims–Full coverage–Transfer-proof–16 hour wear–Protects from pollution & blue light damage–Oxidation-resistant–Natural-looking matte finish–Sweat-proof–Smooth, second-skin finish Price–$40 for 1.5 oz at Sephora, narscosmetics.com Shade Range–34–My Shade: Oslo Pros–Shade range–More than standard 1.0 oz–Packaging–Full coverage –Long lasting–Easy to blend–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Sephora exclusive –Expensive–Not cruelty free–Looked heavy on my skin Final Thought–Full coverage with one layer–Face looked flawless overall, but up close it looked … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS Soft Matte Complete

What’s in my cart?

Since I’m not doing an October favorites, I thought I’d share what’s in my cart and what I’m eyeing. NARS Soft Matte Foundation Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Pressed Serum J Cat Beauty Luxe Pro Powder Pearl Luminizer Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick Eyeliner Pen OPI Drama At La Scala OPI All A’twitter In Glitter OPI Duomo Days, … Continue reading What’s in my cart?

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

Foundation Friday: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless

Claims –Oil free –Weightless –Neutralizes discoloration –Lasts up to 16 hours –Full, matte coverage –Water, sweat, and oil resistant Price –$49 at Sephora, Nordstrom  –1.0 oz Shade Range –20 –My shade: Siberia Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients :: Vitamins A, C, & E –Gluten free –No mineral oil, parabens, sulfates –Full coverage -Matte but not flat –Weightless Cons –Didn’t blend/sit well on my nose and between … Continue reading Foundation Friday: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless

November Favorites

This is the most pathetic monthly favorites in the history of ever. I almost didn’t post it, but I don’t skip monthly favorites so here we are. NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound This is one of my favorite lip formulas and the perfect go to shade for easy, every day wear. Diff Eyewear Winston Blue Light Blocking Glasses from shopziaboutique.com I wanted a nicer … Continue reading November Favorites

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Claims –Hydrates, firms, helps skin to retain moisture –Lasts up to 16 hours –Creamy, medium-to-full buildable coverage –Natural, radiant finish –Ideal for all skin types –Masks imperfections –Blurs the look of fine lines and wrinkles –Hide dark circles Price –Full size :: $30 for 0.22 oz –Mini size :: $13 for 0.05 —Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, narscosmetics.com Shade Range –30 –My shade: Chantilly Pros –No sulfates, … Continue reading NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer