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

MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

Claims–Whipped, mousse-like texture –Moisture-matte 10 hours of hydration –Blurs lines and smooths lips –Smooth, stay-true color –Soft-focus –Comfortable –Long wearing, 8 hours –Non-fading Price–$24 at Ulta, maccosmetics.com, Nordstrom Shade Range–15 at Ulta–17 at MAC–10 at Nordstrom My Shades–Billion $ Smile–Macsmash–Burning Love Pros–Longwearing –Comfortable –Pigmented –Not drying –Shade range/variety –Applicator shape –Agree with all claims Cons–Expensive –Not all shades available at all stores/sites –Not cruelty free … Continue reading MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour

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

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

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Claims–Full volume–Limitless length–Long, full lashes that won’t get weighed down –Removes easily–Brush bends to volumize and reach every lash from root to tip Price–$11.49 at Ulta–$8.98 at Amazon & Wal Mart Shade Range–2–My shade: Very Black Pros–Affordable–Waterproof option–No flaking–Cute packaging–Availability–Builds without clumping–Length–Volume–Separation–Easy to remove–Held a curl–Didn’t smudge–Agree with all claims Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–The claims state that the wand/brush bends, but it is quite … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Claims–Hydrating–Buildable, medium coverage–Natural, radiant finish–All day hydration and wear–Minimizes the look of pores–Lightweight–Better bare skin in just 2 weeks Price–$39.50 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, itcosmetics.com Shade Range–40–My shade :: Fair Warm 10 Pros–Packaging, pump!–Availability–Long wearing–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamins E & B5, hepes acid–Cruelty free–Skincare benefits–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Radiant finish–Shade range–No sulfates or parabens–Hydrating Cons–Expensive Final Thoughts–Love the … Continue reading Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Soooooo, I definitely took pictures for this post but I have no idea what happened to them. These images from Google will have to do. Sorry. I struggle. Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder Claims—Superfine, weightless, filtered, photoready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hyper smooth filter … Continue reading Dupe or Duped? Lavender Powders Round II

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV