Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm

Claims–Visibly plumping–Moisturizing–Reacts with your lips’ pH for a custom shade Price–$18 at Ulta, Sephora, Amazon, Buxom, Nordstrom Shade Range–4 Pros–No parabens, mineral oil–Creamy–Perfect amount of pigmentation–Cruelty free–Hydrating–Wear time Cons–No noticeable plumping–Large bullet size–Price Final Thoughts–My favorite lip balm formula–Pricey but worth it–Glide on with ease and moisturize the lips–Not long wearing, but the wear time is impressive for a lip balm–Perfect lip product for no … Continue reading Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm

Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipsticks

Claims–Ultra-creamy–High comfort–Soft velvet-matte finish–Long wearing–Full coverage Price–$8.99 at Ulta, Milani–$7.99 at Target–$7.97 at Wal Mart Shade Range–12–My Shades: Peony, Secret, Blossom Pros–Cruelty free–Affordable–Pigmented–Long wearing–Cute packaging–Vegan–Easily accessible–So creamy! Glide on with ease–Comfortable, not drying–Agree with all claims Cons–Shade range Final Thoughts–One of THE best matte lipstick formulas I’ve ever tried–WAY better than some high end, expensive formulas I’ve tried–These glide on so easily, like butter–Extremely pigmented … Continue reading Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipsticks

Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin

Claims–Medium coverage–Lightweight–Glides on smoothly for easy and flawless application–Formula helps visibly improve skins luminosity, tone, and tecture–Natural, radiant finish–Non-greasy Price–$11.29 at Target, Walgreens–$10.73 at WalMart, Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: 10 Classic Ivory Pros–Easily accessible–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day–SPF 20–Radiant finish–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims Cons–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is DARK, had to use HELLA white … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin

Mascara Monday: Sephora Collection Size Up

Claims–Ultra-black–Long-lasting–Length–Buildable–Volume–Curling benefits Price–$12 at Sephora Shade Range–1, Ultra Black Pros–Affordable–Builds without clumping–Volume–Agree with all claims–Love the wand–No flaking–Vegan–Lengthening–Separation–Held a curl–Thickens lashes–No smudging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–No waterproof option–No shade variation–Availability Final Thoughts–OBSESSED–I love dramatic lashes and that’s just what I got with this–Builds easily to give amazing length, volume, & separation–Natural bristle wand–Does everything it says–Stayed in place all day–Easy to remove Primer:Lancome Cils … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Sephora Collection Size Up

Foundation Friday: elf Acne Fighting

Claims–Full coverage–Reduce redness–Works to help clear skin–Lightweight–Even skin tone Price–$4.80 on elfcosmetics.com–$9.99 on Amazon Shade Range–5–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Ingredients :: salicylic acid, tea tree, aloe–Affordable–Buildable, full coverage–Long wearing–Vegan–Lightweight–Easy to blend Cons–Availability–Shade range–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use HELLA white mixer to make this shade work for me–Shade range is absolute TRASH–LOVE the ingredients :: my skin reacts well to salicylic … Continue reading Foundation Friday: elf Acne Fighting

Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Sensitive Skin Serum

Claims–Doubles as skincare and makeup–Sheer, natural & buildable coverage–Blur imperfections and look of pores–Leaves skin feeling soothed–Visibly reduces redness–Minimize look of fine lines Price–$13.99 at Amazon, Target–$14.97 at Wal Mart–$14.99 at Neutrogena Shade Range–15–My Shade: Light 01 Pros–Suitable for sensitive skin types–No parabens, fragrance–Availability–Easy to blend–Non-comedogenic–Hydrating–Gorgeous, glowy finish–Buildable coverage Cons–Price–Cakey in certain areas when set with powder–Don’t agree with all claims–Shade range–Wore off easily–No shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Sensitive Skin Serum

Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Claims–Won’t crease or cake–Medium coverage–12-hour hydration–Brightens & smooths–Sweatproof–Minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, & wrinkles–16-hour longwear–Natural finish–Featherlight formula–Waterproof–Looks and feels like skin–Formula applies evenly & effortlessly Price–$15 mini—$39 full size—Sephora & Tarte Shade Range–32 full size–6 mini–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Fragrance free–Shade range–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vegan collagen complex–Mini for travel/testing–Cruelty fre–Clean at Sephora product–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Cute packaging–Buildable–Agree with all claims–Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating

Claims–Light coverage–Reduce redness–Minimize the appearance of imperfections–Natural finish–Lightweight–Long lasting–Blur imperfections Price–$5.98 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range–12–My Shade: 705 Ivory Pros–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Natural finish–Cruelty free–Lightweight–Long wearing Cons–Shade range–Oxidizes–Availability–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–Don’t agree with the blurring claim, but I agree with all of the rest–Lightweight and undetectable on the skin–HELLA oxidizes…woah, it got dark fast. I have … Continue reading Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Smoothers All Day Hydrating

Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Pow

Claims–Fake-lash effect–Adds length–Super boosting brush–Intense volume–Fuller, thicker finish Price–$10 at Ulta, Target–$8 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Affordable–Length–Volume–Drama Cons–No shade variation–Large brush can be messy–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–Interesting packaging :: it doesn’t close all the way, pops open–Natural bristle wand, great for volume–Slightly clumpy when building, but can easily be combed through–The large brush is great for volume, but it can be … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Pow

Mascara Monday: Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume

Claims–Volumizing–Major lift, length, and curl–Smudge resistant–Flake-resistant–Lightweight–Buildable Price–$14 mini–$28 full size—Sephora, Bite Beauty Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Cruelty free–Clean at Sephora product–Builds without clumping–Volume–Separation–Held a curl–Vegan–Mini for travel/testing–No flaking–Length–No smudging Cons–Price–Availability Final Thoughts–Natural bristle wand–I got this as a 100 point perk at Sephora, but I would definitely spend the money on the full size and probably will at some point–Does everything it says and I LOVE … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume