Beauty Busts 2020

—Ulta Hydrating Primer (too thick) –Ulta Tinted Eye Primer in Champagne (patchy) –elf Luminous Putty Primer (made makeup cakey & broke up foundation) –Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation (broke up) –Estee Lauder Little Black Mascara Primer (didn’t do anything for my lashes) –Makeup Revolution Satin Matte Powder Foundation (too matte & dry for my skin) –NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick (too dry) –It Cosmetics Bye Bye … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2020

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

Speed Reviews Volume III

Marc Jacobs Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder Highlights–Blur & perfect :: not dry or chalky :: healthy & hydrated look :: soft-matte finish up to 8 hours :: mess-free packaging :: lightweight and creamy Price–$44 at Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com Shade Range–1 (translucent) Cruelty Free–Yes Pros–Packaging :: not overly mattifying :: great for dry skin Cons–Expensive :: availability Thoughts–I found this at TJ Maxx for $12.99! It … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume III

Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

—NYX Angel Veil, $16 —Smashbox Primerizer Mini, $15 —Urban Decay All Nighter Complexion Primer Mini, $16 —Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Mini, $19 —Too Faced Hangover Rx Mini, $17 —Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, $12 —Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer Mini, $15 —Ofra Northern Lights Illuminating Primer, $20 —Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage, $12 —Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, $11 —Physicians Formula Silk Elixir, … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $20 & Under

Best Complexion Products $10 & Under

—elf Mineral Infused, $6-10—Catrice Prime & Fine Poreless Blur, $8—Catrice Prime & Fine Aqua Fresh Hydro, $8—Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist, $6 —Maybelline Matte + Poreless, $7.99—Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation + Concealer, $9.99—LA Girl Pro Matte, $8.99—Hard Candy Glamoflauge Full-Cover, $6—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid, $9.99—Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Powder, $8.99—Revlon ColorStay Normal/Dry, Normal/Oily, $9.99 —LOreal Infallible Full Wear, $9.98—CoverGirl Undercover, $7.99—Moprhe … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $10 & Under

Best Complexion Products $5 & Under

Prices on these products vary depending on where you purchase them. I tried to link to where they were priced the lowest, but just know pricing depends on where you purchase. Target and Wal Mart tend to have lower price points for most of these products while Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, etc. usually have a higher price tag. —Wet n Wild Photo Focus Primer Water, $4.99—Wet … Continue reading Best Complexion Products $5 & Under

Top 10 Tuesday: Tarte

Base Tape Hydrating Primer I love the coconut scent and it’s super hydrating. Glide & Go Buttery Lipstick  These are more sheer, throw on and go lipsticks. They’re very moisturizing and the packaging is so cute. Timeless Smoothing Primer One of the best pore filling primers on the market. Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush The staying power of these blushes is AMAZING. Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Tarte