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: 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: 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

Foundation Friday: Mally Beauty Stress Less

Claims–Medium-to-full coverage–Lightweight–Improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles–Silky liquid formula Price–$38 on Amazon, Mally Beauty–$34 at QVC Shade Range–7–My Shade: Fair Pros–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Didn’t last all day–Shade range–No shade match for me–Availability –Cruelty free status is unclear–Price Final Thoughts–Medium coverage, doesn’t build to full–Had to use white mixer because “Fair” is DARK–Wore off and broke up on my forehead, chin, and around … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Mally Beauty Stress Less

Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Claims–Extreme volume–Longwear–Bristles catch and coat each lash–Smudge-resistant–High pigment Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Ulta, Sephora Shade Range–1, Trooper Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Agree with all claims–No smudging–Very volumizing–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini option for travel/testing Cons–Price–Not very lengthening–Availability Final Thoughts–Wand is rather large and there’s potential for a major mess–Not very lengthening, but doesn’t claim to be so fair enough–This paired with Maybelline Sky High (lengthening mascara) is an absolute … Continue reading Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder—Light Catcher

Claims—Sets makeup to prolong wear—Skin smoothing—Doubles the wear of foundation —Ensures makeup lasts up to 12 hours—All day comfort—Absorbs excess oil immediately and all day—Melts into skin—Reduces and controls shine immediately and all day—Weightless texture—Flashback proof—Cutomizable formula—Effortless application—Pore blurring Price—$39 at Ulta, Sephora Shade Range—3—My Shade: Celestial Light Pros—Cruelty free Cons—Shade range—Metallic finish—No shade match for me—Contains talc—Expensive Final Thoughts—I don’t have any pics of … Continue reading Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder—Light Catcher

Foundation Friday: Profusion Feel Good Skin

Claims—Satin-finish—Keeps skin protected and hydrated—SPF 15—Medium to full coverage Price—$7 at profusioncosmetics.com—$6.98 at Wal Mart—1.01 oz Shade Range—12—My Shade: Fair 1 Pros—Affordable—Vegan—Cruelty free—SPF—Buildable coverage—Thin, sleek packaging—Easy to blend—Lasted all day Cons—Availability—Shade range—No shade match for me Final Thoughts—I had to use HELLA white mixer to get this shade to work for me—Slightly scented, but it didn’t bother me and it doesn’t linger—Clung to dryness around … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Profusion Feel Good Skin

Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free

Claims–Gives skin sheer hint of color–Perfect blend of skincare and makeup–Healthy, natural glow–Control oil-breakthrough –Long-wearing–Semi-matte finish–Perfect for all skin types Price–$47 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta (1.7 oz)–$25 mini (0.85 oz) Shade Range–20–My Shade: 0W1 Pearl Pros–SPF 20–Vitamin E–Non-comedogenic–Sleek, tube packaging Cons–Price–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–I had to use white mixer to make this shade work for me. They need more … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free