Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Peach & Lily Skin Shield Blurring Primer –Claims :: Suitable for all skin types; won’t clog pores or cause breakouts; silicone free; blurs fine lines and pores; hydrates; promotes long-lasting–Price :: $34 at Ulta, Peach & Lily –Pros :: Vegan; cruelty free; alcohol-free; fragrance-free; no silicones; packaging, pump!; hydrating; smoothing–Cons :: Availability; price; didn’t blur–Final Thoughts :: Ulta exclusive; LOVE that there’s no alcohol or silicones; didn’t blur my huge pores, but I wasn’t expecting it … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume XII

Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking Powder–Claims :: No flash back; blurring effect; oil-maintenance; smooth & soften; reduce appearance of fine lines & imperfections; set foundation in place for a long day’s wear–Price :: $24 at Ulta, Nordstrom; $21 on Amazon; $28 on Beauty Bakerie; $14 mini at Target–Shade Range :: 6 (4 mini at Target)–My Shade :: Oat–Pros :: Cruelty free; shade range; cute packaging; no flashback; sets foundation without caking; smoothing; flawless finish; not too … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve

Claims–Water- and sweat-resistant–Non-comedogenic–Hydrating–All-day wear–Satin, natural finish–Skincare + makeup–Firms and tones–Anti-aging–Easy to blend–Medium coverage Price–$48 at Sephora, Nordstrom, RMS Shade Range–16–My Shade: 000 Lightest Alabaster Pros–Non-comedogenic–Vegan–Silicone-free–Skincare benefits–Refillable–Building coverage–Hydrating–Agree with all claims–Cruelty free–Recyclable packaging–Packaging, lockable pump!–“Clean” formula–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Long lasting Cons–Availability–Shade range–Price–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade was too dark for me so I added some white mixer to make it work, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: RMS Beauty ReEvolve

Foundation Friday: Bourjois Healthy Mix

Claims–Medium, buildable coverage–Lasts up to 16 hours–Soft focus & soft-feel effect–Radiant finish–24-hour hydration–Suitable for all skin types Price–$9-15 on Amazon Shade Range–15–My Shade: 50 Rose Ivory Pros–Ingredients:: Vitamins C, E, & B5–Packaging, pump!–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Non-comedogenic–Affordable–Lightweight–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Not cruelty free–Shade range Final Thoughts–This brand isn’t sold in the US, but you can find it on Amazon. I’ve seen it on YouTube and wanted … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Bourjois Healthy Mix

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