Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing

Claims –Lash-lifting –Sweatproof –Flake-free –Tapered brush coats lash from root to tip –Weightless volume –Conditions lashes –Smudge-proof Price –$23 full size –$12 mini –Sephora, tartecosmetics.com Shade Range –1 Pros –Vegan –Recyclable packaging –Mini size for travel/testing –Length –Separation –Cruelty free –Clean @ Sephora product –Builds without clumping –Volume –Slim, tapered wand allows you to coat each lash Cons –Expensive –No waterproof option –Sephora exclusive –No … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing

Foundation Friday: Flesh Beauty Pure Flesh

Claims–Medium, natural looking coverage–Lasts all day–Never cakey–Skin-loving ingredients–Weightless feel–Suitable for all skin types Price–$32 at fleshbeauty.com Shade Range–40 shades, 7 different undertones–My Shade: Milk Pros–Shade range :: very fair to deep, dark tones. Amazing!–Ingredients :: aloe vera, glycerin, squalane, sodium hyaluronate, pomegranate extract–No parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, silicones–Fragrance-free–Cruelty free–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Agree with all claims–Vegan–Packaging, pump!–Easy to blend–Medium coverage–Long lasting Cons–Online only–Expensive Final Thoughts–1 … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Flesh Beauty Pure Flesh

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

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