NARS & NYX

About –Launched by Francois Nars in 1994 –First launch was 12 lipsticks –Famous Orgasm Blush was launched in 1999 and it’s a universally flattering shade. One of these blushes sells every minute in the US and is the number one selling blush in the US –Entire range of products in the Orgasm family—cream and liquid blushes, loose powder, illuminator, lip balm, lipstick, lip oil, liquid highlighter, … Continue reading NARS & NYX

June Favorites

–Bracelet Stack // Kendra Scott Elton Cuff, John Hardy Classic Chain 7.5mm Bracelet, and Hartlen & Co Personalized Bracelet (Windsor’s initials) :: Simple, but cute stack that I’ve been wearing a ton —Glitter Pen // Have you ever seen anything as cute as this?! Glitter. Pink. Personalized. Here for it all. Contact my friends at Grace Redeems Designs to get your own custom options. They … Continue reading June Favorites

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

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