Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Claims–Mega volume –Fuller, bolder, longer, lashes –Intensely rich pigment –Wand hugs every lash –Amplify, define, and add dimension Price–$6 at Target, Ulta, elfcosmetics.com –$4 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free –Vegan –Sleek packaging –Affordable –Length –Volume –Separation –No flaking –Easy to remove –No smudging –Held a curl Cons–No waterproof option –No shade variation Final ThoughtsLOVE how my lashes look with this mascara. The two cons are … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

Best: LOreal Voluminous Lash PrimerTest: Makeup Revolution Good Vibes Blowout! Volume Lash Primer & Milk Makeup KUSH Lash Primer Tested with Lancome Monsieur Big :: Lashes on your left (my right eye) doesn’t have primer, lashes on your right (my left LOreal Voluminous Lash Primer Highlights–Instantly thicker, longer lashes :: mascara amplifier :: amplify any lash look :: nourish lashes Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Walgreens :: … Continue reading Best vs. The Rest :: Mascara Primer

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

Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Claims–Green-to-beige treatment to correct redness and prevent UV damange–Cover blemishes–Neutralize redness–Help heal sensitive skin inflammation, irritation, or discomfort Price–$52 for 1.7 oz–$18 for 0.5 oz—Sephora, drjart.com Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–SPF 30–Free from 10 harmful ingredients known to cause skin irritation–Ingredients to support skin’s moisture barrier, vibrant appearance, and protect from environmental stressors–Covers/cancels redness–Easy to blend/press in–Evens skintone–Not too thick or heavy Cons–Availability–Not cruelty free–Price–Too dark … Continue reading Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Claims–Full volume–Limitless length–Long, full lashes that won’t get weighed down –Removes easily–Brush bends to volumize and reach every lash from root to tip Price–$11.49 at Ulta–$8.98 at Amazon & Wal Mart Shade Range–2–My shade: Very Black Pros–Affordable–Waterproof option–No flaking–Cute packaging–Availability–Builds without clumping–Length–Volume–Separation–Easy to remove–Held a curl–Didn’t smudge–Agree with all claims Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–The claims state that the wand/brush bends, but it is quite … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Claims–Hydrating–Buildable, medium coverage–Natural, radiant finish–All day hydration and wear–Minimizes the look of pores–Lightweight–Better bare skin in just 2 weeks Price–$39.50 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, itcosmetics.com Shade Range–40–My shade :: Fair Warm 10 Pros–Packaging, pump!–Availability–Long wearing–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamins E & B5, hepes acid–Cruelty free–Skincare benefits–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Radiant finish–Shade range–No sulfates or parabens–Hydrating Cons–Expensive Final Thoughts–Love the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

NYX Shine Loud Pro Pigment Lip Shine

Claims–Longwear high shine lip color–Bold color with ultra-glossy finish–Up to 16 hour wear–Non-sticky feel–Zero color transfer–No smudge–No bleed–No fade Price–$11.50 at Ulta, nyxcosmetics.com Shade Range–24–My Shades :: Lead Everything (Hot Pink), On A Mission (Red), Trophy Life (Light Pink) Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Not sticky–Doesn’t feel dry–Long lasting–Mask friendly–Shade range–Can reapply without flaking or crumbling Cons–Availability–Pricey for drugstore–Some colors bleed (on me) Final Thoughts–Shade “On A Mission” bleeds … Continue reading NYX Shine Loud Pro Pigment Lip Shine

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

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV

Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Total Cover Cream

Claims–Oil-free–Foundation and concealer in one–Natural finish–Silky-smooth–Full coverage–Conceal imperfections–Packed with emollients for moisturized feel Price–$42 at coverfx.com and beautylish.com Shade Range–40–My shade: N0 Pros–Clean at Sephora product–Vegan–Oil-free–Cruelty-free–Ingredients :: Vitamins C, E, & F; squalane ; phytosphingosine–Shade range–Sleek packaging–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Shade match for me Cons–Expensive–Availability–Little cakey when set with powder, especially around the mouth–Looks heavy on the skin Final ThoughtsI wasn’t sure how this would work … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Total Cover Cream