Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

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: elf Camo Powder

Claims–Long-wear–Semi-matte finish–Great for all skin types–Primer-infused–Crease-resistant–Buildable, medium-to-full coverage–Airbrushed finish–Shine-free–Non-cakey Price–$11 at Ulta, elf Shade Range–12 at Ulta–30 on elfcosmetics.com–My Shade: Fair 120N Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–No parabens or phthalates–Cruelty free–Talc free–Shade range–Shade match for me Cons–Not all shades available at all retailers–Patchy–Difficult to blend–Cakey Final Thoughts–Overall, this what a HOT MESS–Caked, hard to blend, and so patchy–The shade is a good match for me and that’s about the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Camo Powder

Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

Claims –Featherlight –Full coverage –Soft-focus, airbrushed effect –24-hour-long wear—won’t cake, flake, or fade –Blurs appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles –Amazonian clay absorbs excess oil & shine Price –$39 at Tarte, QVC Shade Range –18 –My Shade: 12N Fair Neutral Pros –Cruelty free –Mess free packaging –No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates –Airbrushed finish –Vegan –Talc free –Lightweight –Gorgeous glow –Shade match for me Cons … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder

January Favorites

Power Crunch Protein Bars–These are the best tasting protein bars that I’ve ever had. They don’t taste artificial or have a weird after taste. I get mine at Wal Mart and they have the best price on them. I like all of the flavors I’ve tried so far–Red Velvet, Chocolate Mint, Smores, French Vanilla Creme, Peanut Butter Fudge, Triple Chocolate, but my favorite is the … Continue reading January Favorites

Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

I got this idea from Andrea Matilliano on Youtube and surely the title explains the meaning of the post. Jaclyn Cosmetics — I’ve bought almost everything Jaclyn has available at Ulta and I love it all. I have not been disappointed in any of her products. I’ve got an entire review coming soon! Morphe 2 Hint Hint Skin Tint — Skin tints were a huge … Continue reading Top 5 Ulta Purchases of 2021

5 Minute Face

I love sleeping and I tend to push it and leave myself very little time to get ready. Thankfully I’ve found the perfect product line up to help me look pulled together and out the door quickly. J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation in Porcelain NARS Blush in Orgasm Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel in Medium Brown Maybelline Sky High Mascara Catrice Dewy Glow Setting Spray … Continue reading 5 Minute Face

Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Claims–Full coverage–Blurs, evens, and smooths skin–Natural, matte finish–Up to 24 hour wear–Weightless–Creamy texture–Color remains true all day–Suitable for all skin types–Transfer proof–Waterproof–Sweat proof–Heat proof Price–$14.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Walgreens–$11.99 at Wal Mart Shade Range–16–My shade: Pearl Pros–Sleek packaging–Creamy–Shade match for me–Sweat proof–Lives up to all claims–Transfer proof–Easy to blend–Lightweight–Flawless finish–Long lasting Cons–Shade range–Scent–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Slight scent, but it doesn’t linger–Very creamy and easy … Continue reading Foundation Friday: LOreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Beauty Busts 2020

—Ulta Hydrating Primer (too thick) –Ulta Tinted Eye Primer in Champagne (patchy) –elf Luminous Putty Primer (made makeup cakey & broke up foundation) –Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation (broke up) –Estee Lauder Little Black Mascara Primer (didn’t do anything for my lashes) –Makeup Revolution Satin Matte Powder Foundation (too matte & dry for my skin) –NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick (too dry) –It Cosmetics Bye Bye … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2020