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

Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

Claims–24 hour wear–Full coverage–Cream to powder formula–“Second skin” feel–Natural matte finish–5 in 1: conceal, contour, cover, highlight, and blend–Lightweight–Silky texture–Controls shine all day–Transfer-resistant Price–$43 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–22–My Shade: 110 Ivoire Cool Pros–Oil-free–Creamy–Buildable coverage–Easy to blend–Lightweight Cons–Not cruelty free–Shade range–Expensive–Not transfer-resistant–Not a matte finish–Not full coverage Final Thoughts–I was sent this product free for testing from BzzAgent, all opinions are my own–The shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick

Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

Claims –More like skin, less like makeup –Oil free –Hydrating –Satin finish –Longwear –Lightweight formula –Medium to full coverage –Soft blurring pigments Price –$12 on beautycreationcosmetics.com–$13ish on Amazon Shade Range –24 –My Shade: FS1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Samples available so you can shade match before purchasing the full size, you just pay shipping –Shade range –Packaging, pump! –Woman owned/created brand –Buildable coverage –Lightweight Cons –THICK … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Beauty Creations Flawless Stay

beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

Claims –Weightless –Full-coverage –Smooth, undetectable finish –Hydrate & brighten –Long-wear –Vanishes into skin Price –$26 at Sephora & beautyblender.com Shade Range –40 –My Shade: 1.00C Light Ivory Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Shade range –No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Cute packaging –Full coverage –Easy to blend –My shade is great for brightening –Worked with other complexion products –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability (Sephora exclusive) –Pricey Final … Continue reading beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer

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

Tati Beauty Blendiful

Claims –Designed to seamlessly apply & soften liquid and powder products –Save product & time –No harsh lines –Soft textured fabric tool Price  –$18 for 2 sponges (1 Blendiful + 1 Baby Blendiful) at tatibeauty.com Pros –Cruelty free –Affordable –Innovative product –All in one complexion tool –Works with liquid, cream, and powder –Smaller size is perfect to put in your purse for touch ups –Easy … Continue reading Tati Beauty Blendiful

Mascara Monday: Tarte Big Ego

Mascara Monday on Tuesday because yesterday was a holiday and I forgot to post so here we are. Claims –Lifts lashes –Brush delivers maximum pigment load –Builds without clumping –Plant powered to condition and nurture lash hair –Fully loaded flutter for up to 16 hours Price –$12 mini –$23 full size —Sephora, Ulta, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range –1 :: Ultra Black Pros –Length and lift –Vegan … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte Big Ego