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: 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

Speed Reviews: Volume X

Makeup Revolution Superdewy Liquid Bronzer–Claims :: Creamy; super-pigmented; glides onto the skin; seamless blend; effortless applicator–Price :: $7 at Revolution Beauty–Shade Range :: 3–My Shade :: Fair to Light–Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; affordable; easy to blend; pigmented; great tone; agree with all claims; sleek packaging; shade match for me–Cons :: Availability; shade range–Final Thoughts :: 3 shades isn’t enough and doesn’t cover a vast amount of skin tones; perfect tone & match for my fair skin; very … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

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: Tarte Hydroflex Serum

Claims–Won’t crease or cake–Medium coverage–12-hour hydration–Brightens & smooths–Sweatproof–Minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, & wrinkles–16-hour longwear–Natural finish–Featherlight formula–Waterproof–Looks and feels like skin–Formula applies evenly & effortlessly Price–$15 mini—$39 full size—Sephora & Tarte Shade Range–32 full size–6 mini–My Shade: 8S Porcelain Sand Pros–Vegan–Fragrance free–Shade range–Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vegan collagen complex–Mini for travel/testing–Cruelty fre–Clean at Sephora product–No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates–Cute packaging–Buildable–Agree with all claims–Shade … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tarte Hydroflex 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

Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Pow

Claims–Fake-lash effect–Adds length–Super boosting brush–Intense volume–Fuller, thicker finish Price–$10 at Ulta, Target–$8 at Revolution Beauty Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Affordable–Length–Volume–Drama Cons–No shade variation–Large brush can be messy–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–Interesting packaging :: it doesn’t close all the way, pops open–Natural bristle wand, great for volume–Slightly clumpy when building, but can easily be combed through–The large brush is great for volume, but it can be … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Pow

Mascara Monday: Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume

Claims–Volumizing–Major lift, length, and curl–Smudge resistant–Flake-resistant–Lightweight–Buildable Price–$14 mini–$28 full size—Sephora, Bite Beauty Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Cruelty free–Clean at Sephora product–Builds without clumping–Volume–Separation–Held a curl–Vegan–Mini for travel/testing–No flaking–Length–No smudging Cons–Price–Availability Final Thoughts–Natural bristle wand–I got this as a 100 point perk at Sephora, but I would definitely spend the money on the full size and probably will at some point–Does everything it says and I LOVE … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume