Speed Reviews: Volume XI

NARS Liquid Blush–Claims :: Highly-pigmented; blends effortlessly; long-lasting–Price :: $30 at Ulta, Sephora, NARS–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Orgasm–Pros :: Packaging, pump!; blends easily; gorgeous glow; little goes a long way–Cons :: Not cruelty free; availability; price–Final Thoughts :: This product will last you a lifetime because you need the tiniest amount of product, less than half a pump; I love the classic Orgasm … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XI

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Long-wearing–Natural, radiant glow–Creamy–For all skin types Price–$11.99 at Ulta, Target–$14.99 at Amazon, physiciansformula.com Shade Range–12–My Shade :: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Oil-free–Packaging, pump! Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me/no shade match for me–Shades are very warm Final ThoughtsPhysicians Formula has made their mark with their Butter collection and I was so excited to see a foundation join the line up. Of course, the lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

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 Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under

—Colour Pop Super Shock, $6 —LOreal Infallible 24 HR, $6.49 —CoverGirl Liquid Glitter Shadow, $5.40—Revolution Pro Eye Elements Primer, $8 —NYX Glitter Primer, $6.50 —CoverGirl TruNaked Palette, $9.99 —Revlon ColorStay Cream, $8.49 —Makeup Geek Singles, $5.49 —Colour Pop BFF Liquid, $8 —Ulta Cream Eyeshadow & Liner, $8.50 —Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, $7.79 —Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid, $8.89—Revlon Micro Hyper Precision Pencil, $8.49 —Milani … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & 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

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

Claims–Ultra-nourishing–Weightless–Improves appearance of skin tone & texture–Second-skin, airbrushed dewy finish–Ultra-fluid–Sheer-to-buildable coverage Price–$15.99 at Ulta, Walgreens–$11.99 at Target–$8.39 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My shade: Fair Pros–Ingredients :: jojoba oil, aloe vera, coconut oil–Vegan–Fragrance free–Paraben free–Radiant finish–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Cruelty free–Gluten free–Hypoallergenic–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Didn’t cake when set with powder Cons–Shade range–Packaging, messy!–Pricey Final ThoughtsWhen I picked this up, I didn’t realize it said “sheer” coverage. I’m … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Elixir

August Favorites

Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30–I LOVE this SPF. It’s moisturizing and gives a nice glow. It’s perfect under makeup too. The price tag is a little high, but it’s worth it. Physicians Formula Sculpting Bronzer in Toffee + Real Techniques Sculpting Brush–This combo is a dream for cream bronzer. When I first tried the bronzer stick, I applied it … Continue reading August Favorites

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula The Healthy

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable –Lightweight –Breathable –Healthy, satin finish –Medium coverage –Hyaluronic acid and Vitamins A, C, & E Price –$15.99 at Ulta –$15.99 at Target –$10.77 at Wal Mart –$15.99 at Walgreens –$15.99 at physiciansformula.com Shade Range –24 –My shade: FC1 (Fair Cool 1) Pros –SPF 20 –Availability –Good ingredients –Vegan –Fragrance free –Buildable coverage –Undetectable on the skin –Hypoallergenic –Paraben free –Gluten free –Cruelty … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula The Healthy

Mask Monday: Physicians Formula Refreshment Cucumber & Bamboo Clay

Claims –Cream-to-clay formula –Never over dries or cracks –Transforms into a foam when rinsed Price –$9.95 at physiciansformula.com –0.6 oz Product Range –3  :: cucumber & bamboo, white halloysite, rose Pros –Packaging –Vegan –Cruelty free –Paraben free –Gluten free –Hypoallergenic –Healthy ingredients :: cucumber, aloe vera, cooling peppermint, bamboo shoot, glacier water –Left skin smooth –Easy to remove –Didn’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped … Continue reading Mask Monday: Physicians Formula Refreshment Cucumber & Bamboo Clay