Jaclyn Cosmetics

About –Started in 2019 by YouTuber Jaclyn Hill –The first launch was a line of lipsticks that FLOPPED, but the launches since then have been great (in my opinion) –Cruelty free –Select products available at Ulta and Morphe retailers –All products available at jaclyncosmetics.com –Some of the products have bulky packaging, but overall, I like the aesthetic –Cons: expensive, availability –Some of these products are … Continue reading Jaclyn Cosmetics

Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Claims –Longwearing –Buildable, medium-to-full coverage –Super blendable –Silky, not sticky –Conceal imperfections –Soft-matte finish –Suitable for all skin types –Fills in wrinkles Price –$24 at Ulta, Lorac, Amazon Shade Range –12 –My Shade: 1.5 Pros –Cruelty free –Easy to blend –No creasing –Minimal settling –Worked well with other under eye products Cons –Shade range –Availability –Price –No shade match Final Thoughts –No shade match for … Continue reading Lorac Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021

Beauty Busts 2021

Buxom Lash Volumizing Mascara—messy formula (review) PUR Bare It All Foundation—too thick, no shade match for me (review) NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation—too heavy (review) Pixi+ C Vitamin Undereye Brightener—did nothing (review) elf Putty Eye Primer—too stiff and hard to apply/blend LA Girl Jet Setter Mascara—major clumping (review) Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Makeup Sponge—too hard Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer—no coverage, no shade match (review) … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2021

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021

10 Under $10

—elf Putty Blush & Bronzer, $6(reviewed here & here) —Catrice Dewy Glow Finish Spray, $8 —Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter, $8 —J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer, $7.99(reviewed here) —NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop All Day Mattifying Powder, $8 (reviewed here) —Morphe Micro Brow Pencil, $6(reviewed here) —Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint, $9.99(reviewed here) —LA Girl Lip Attraction Lipstick, $5(reviewed here) —Makeup … Continue reading 10 Under $10

Speed Reviews: Volume X

—Claims: Creates an even & almost poreless complexion; the perfect base for any makeup application; makeup applies more evenly and lasts longer; keeps skin hydrated; minimizes puffiness under the eyes; smoothing —Price: $5.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com—Pros: Cruelty free; affordable; vegan; silicone-free; little goes a long way; creates a smooth base; blurred pores; ingredients—coconut oil & hyaluronic acid—Cons: Availability—Final Verdict: I don’t like traditional putty primers … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume X

August Favorites

|| Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint in Hint of Ivory || I just mentioned this in my June favorites, but I’m sharing it again because it is all I’ve been wearing. It’s too freaking hot for a lot of makeup. I love this because I can get the coverage I want and it’s SO lightweight on the skin. || Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Brightener Concealer … Continue reading August Favorites

Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder–Claims—Sheer coverage :: helps control oil :: sets makeup without disturbing color :: sets makeup :: matte finish :: nourishing ingredients :: won’t feel dry on the skin–Price—$29 at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com–Shade Range—8–My Shade—Extra Light–Pros—Worked well on my dry skin :: finely milled :: mess proof packaging :: non-acnegenic :: set without caking–Cons—No shade match for me :: not cruelty free :: … Continue reading Speed Reviews: Volume VIII

5 Irreplaceable Products

These are 5 products that are in my collection at all times. I can’t live without them and I don’t hear people talking about them. Y’all need to stop sleeping on these products! Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation –$12 at Ulta –F0.5 is my perfect, spot on shade match –Long lasting –Buildable, full coverage (you can sheer it out depending on how … Continue reading 5 Irreplaceable Products