Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Lightweight–Moisturizing–A little goes a long way!–Foundation-and-concealer in one–Won’t clog pores–Full coverage–Natural matte finish–Sweat- and humidity-resistant Price–$34 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range–35 at Ulta :: 40 at Sephora, clinique.com :: 20 at Nordstrom–My Shade :: CN0.5 Shell Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic–Fragrance free–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shades don’t go deep enough–Not cruelty free–Not all shades available at all locations–Caked around my mouth–Hate the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Mascara Monday: Wet n Wild Big Poppa

Claims–Outrageously volumizing –Dramatically lengthening–Intensely black–Formulated with Castor oil and omega-6 fatty acids to nourish and strengthen lashes Price–$5.99 at Ulta, Target–$4.98 at Wal Mart–$4.99 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–No smudging–Easily accessible–Easy to remove–Packaging, love the crown–Length–Separation–Builds easily–No flaking–Super black formula Cons–No waterproof option (yet)–No shade variation–Not much volume–Drier formula Final Thoughts–Drier formula which can be a little harder to work with (in my … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Wet n Wild Big Poppa

Speed Reviews: Volume VI

NYX The Marshmallow Primer–Claims—10-in-1 smooths, softens, extends makeup wear for 16 hours, soothes, evens tone, minimize texture, blurs lines, soft focus finish, keeps makeup fresh–Price–$8-17 at Ulta, Target, nyxcosmetics.com :: $16.97 at Wal Mart–Pros—Cruelty free :: vegan :: mini options for travel/testing :: smoothing :: nice canvas for makeup application–Cons—Strong scent :: pricey for drugstore/affordable brand–Final—Similar feel/texture to NYX Angel Veil and Hourglass Mineral Veil … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VI

Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Eye

Claims –Lasting volume–Elongated lashes –Brush fits every eye shape to coat every lash –Separation & definition –Lifts & curls Price–$10.99 at Ulta –$9.99 at Target –$9.97 at Wal Mart, Amazon Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Blackest Black Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Shade options –Waterproof option –Length –Volume–Separation –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove –Lashes held a curl –No flaking –Didn’t smudge Cons –Not cruelty free … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Eye

Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

Claims–Longwearing–Hydrating–Lightweight–Medium, buildable coveraeg–Melts into the skin Price–$11 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com (1.0 fl oz) Shade Range–17 at Ulta–20 at catricecosmetics.com–My Shade: 002 Neutral Ivory Pros–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Vegan–Affordable–Hydrating–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Didn’t cake with powder–Radiant, healthy glow–Flawless effect–Long lasting–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Availability Final Thoughts–If the HD Liquid Coverage was too matte and heavy for your skin, you will love this. I love the coverage of the HD, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice True Skin Hydrating

KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

About the Brand–Created by drag queen KimChi–Online only–Fun products that won’t break the bank–Love the packaging–Portion of sales donated to The Trevor Project–Cruelty free–Cute packaging–Sulfate, phthalate, and paraben free–Some products contain talc (an issue for some)–Available on kimchichicbeauty.com Products Purchased—Puff Puff Pass Powder in Translucent—Get Glow in 03 Hollywood Glow—Blush in 04 Cheeky—Contour in 01 Tawny—The Most Concealer in Ivory—Pot De Crème in 01 Cashmere … Continue reading KimChi Chic Beauty Haul & Review

Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

Claims–Buildable coverage–Weightless–Long-wearing–Natural, radiant glow–Creamy–For all skin types Price–$11.99 at Ulta, Target–$14.99 at Amazon, physiciansformula.com Shade Range–12–My Shade :: Fair Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Oil-free–Packaging, pump! Cons–Shade range–Lightest shade too dark for me/no shade match for me–Shades are very warm Final ThoughtsPhysicians Formula has made their mark with their Butter collection and I was so excited to see a foundation join the line up. Of course, the lightest shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula You Butter Believe It! Foundation + Concealer

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