Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

NYX The Marshmellow (review) elf Oil Control Primer Mist Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Smashbox Control Mattifying Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Matte Makeup Laura Mercier Translucent (review) Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte (review) Maybelline Fit Me Loose NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed (review) Colour Pop No Filter Loose (review) Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless (review) Make Up For Ever Light Velvet Air … Continue reading Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Glow Makeup (review) KVD Beauty Lock-It Hydrating Primer (review) Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Pressed (review) GloWish Pressed Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent (review) Flower Beauty Light Illusion Pressed elf Halo Glow (review) Urban Decay All Nighter Glow (review) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Morphe … Continue reading Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Claims–Extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours–Matte, shine-free finish–Diminish the look of pores and imperfections–Waterproof–Smudgeproof–Sweatproof–No flashback Price–$37 at Sephora Shade Range–6–My Shade: 1.0 Vanilla Pros–Finely milled–Sets makeup without caking–Shine-free–Smoothing–No flashback–Makeup lasted all day Cons–Price–Packaging–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Wasn’t sure that this would work on my normal/dry skin because of the mattifying claims, but I saw Kelly Strack using it and she also has dry … Continue reading Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

ColourPop Pretty Fresh Pressed Powder

Claims–Light, buildable coverage–Natural, healthy finish–Can be worn alone, over foundation to set makeup, or to touch up–Skin-softening feel–Blends effortlessly Price–$14 at Ulta, ColourPop Shade Range–12 at Ulta–18 at ColourPop–My Shade: Fair 1 Pros–Cruelty free–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finish–Didn’t look cakey with foundation–Vegan–Lightweight–Sleek, heavy packaging–Shade range–Flawless finish Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability Final Thoughts–Natural finish, not overly mattifying :: dry skin friendly–Sets makeup … Continue reading ColourPop Pretty Fresh Pressed Powder

SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

Claims –Long-wearing –Smudge-proof –Pressed powder: Silky, moisturizing pressed powder to lock in under eye makeup and fill in wrinkles :: no creasing :: less shadow look –Loose powder: Sheer, oil-absorbing loose powder to keep face fresh and shine free AM to PM :: lasting flawless skin :: strong oil control Price –$6.50 at SheGlam Shade Range –6 –My Shade: Translucent Pros –Cruelty free –Shade range … Continue reading SheGlam Insta-Ready Powder Duo

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: Powders

Coty Airspun Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Fenty Pro Filt’r NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Tarte Shape Tape Laura Mercier Translucent RCMA No Color NARS Light Reflecting Pressed & Loose NYX HD Finishing Pressed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Tarte Shape Tape Glow Kosas Cloud Set & Smooth GloWish Luminous Pressed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed & … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powders

Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable, medium-to-full coverage –Super blendable –Silky, not sticky –Conceal imperfections –Soft-matte finish –Suitable for all skin types –Fills in wrinkles Price –$24 at Ulta, Lorac, Amazon Shade Range –12 –My Shade: 1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –No creasing –Minimal settling –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability –Price –No shade match Final Thoughts –No shade match for … Continue reading Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021