Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Soooooo, I definitely took pictures for this post but I have no idea what happened to them. These images from Google will have to do. Sorry. I struggle. Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder Claims—Superfine, weightless, filtered, photoready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hyper smooth filter … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Claims–Blends effortlessly–Set makeup for up to 12 hours–Sheer coverage–Matte finish–Finely-milled–Won’t settle into fine lines–Never cakey–Soft-focus effect Price–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–3–My shade: Translucent Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic –Non-caking–Finely milled–Locks makeup in place–No flashback–Mini size available for travel/testing–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin Cons–Expensive Final ThoughtsI LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured … Continue reading Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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 $5 & Under

Prices on these products vary depending on where you purchase them. I tried to link to where they were priced the lowest, but just know pricing depends on where you purchase. Target and Wal Mart tend to have lower price points for most of these products while Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, etc. usually have a higher price tag. —Wet n Wild Photo Focus Primer Water, $4.99—Wet … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $5 & Under

Speed Reviews Volume I

Speed reviews is brand new series to the blog. I got the idea from Nicole Cutler on YouTube. These are products that I want to share and talk about, but don’t want to devote an entire post to so I’m just going to share the highlights. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Highlights–Talc free :: minimize shine :: blur pores :: illumination without glitter Price–$30 … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume I

Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Claims –12 hour long wear –Breathable –Matte without caked on feel –Non-comedogenic –Hypoallergenic –Glam coverage –Formulated with 90% vitamins and minerals –Customizable coverage –Non acnegenic –Airbrushed finish –Medium to full, buildable coverage –Improve skin clarity, reduce pore size & appearance, and control shine Price –$32 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and bareminerals.com Shade Range –35 –My shade: Porcelain 05 Pros –Shade range –Non-comedogenic –Dermatologist tested –Vegan … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder

Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Voluminous Lash Primer One of my most repurchased products ever. I’ve tried a few others that I’ve liked, but I always go back to this. If you’ve never tried a lash primer, try this one and thank me later. Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink This formula is so interesting–it’s lightweight, stays put, but isn’t trying. (Review here) Brow Stylist Definer A dupe for the … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Read Volume I here. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Translucent Finishing Powder Claims–Sets makeup :: won’t cake or settle :: soft & silky feel :: 3 age-defying results- reduce appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and visibly smooth the skin :: leaves skin looking instantly smoother and more radiant Price–$12.99 at Walgreens, Target, no7beauty.com Shade Range–4 My shade–Translucent Pros–Cruelty free :: shade … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume II

Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I

I will never stop buying and trying new powders. Powder and dry skin are a tricky combo. Not just any primer, foundation, and powder combination will do. I have some go-to products that I know work and I’d love to add some of these to the list. When trying these powders, I tested them for a few ways over a few days. I wanted to … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Powders Volume I