Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

NYX The Marshmellow (review) elf Oil Control Primer Mist Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Smashbox Control Mattifying Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Matte Makeup Laura Mercier Translucent (review) Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte (review) Maybelline Fit Me Loose NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed (review) Colour Pop No Filter Loose (review) Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless (review) Make Up For Ever Light Velvet Air … Continue reading Oily Skin- Prime & Set Recommendations

Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Glow Makeup (review) KVD Beauty Lock-It Hydrating Primer (review) Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer Colour Pop Pretty Fresh Pressed (review) GloWish Pressed Jaclyn Cosmetics Last Act Translucent (review) Flower Beauty Light Illusion Pressed elf Halo Glow (review) Urban Decay All Nighter Glow (review) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Morphe … Continue reading Dry Skin – Prime & Set Recommendations

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

Highly Duped

I’m not saying all of these products are “dupes” as I haven’t tried/tested all of them. However, a lot of popular, expensive products have cheaper alternatives. If it’s a product I’ve tried, I’ll link to any reviews I’ve posted. I’ve noted my favorite with an * beautyblender—Sonia Kashuk*—elf Total Face—Real Techniques Miracle Complexion—Wet n Wild—ecotools BioBlender—LA Girl I’ve tried all of these and the best … Continue reading Highly Duped

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

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Claims–Extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours–Matte, shine-free finish–Diminish the look of pores and imperfections–Waterproof–Smudgeproof–Sweatproof–No flashback Price–$37 at Sephora Shade Range–6–My Shade: 1.0 Vanilla Pros–Finely milled–Sets makeup without caking–Shine-free–Smoothing–No flashback–Makeup lasted all day Cons–Price–Packaging–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–Wasn’t sure that this would work on my normal/dry skin because of the mattifying claims, but I saw Kelly Strack using it and she also has dry … Continue reading Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder

Viral Makeup…worth it?

I just love to share my opinion on damn near everything, but especially makeup. I’ve listed 10 products that have been made “famous” thanks to social media and my thoughts on what’s worth it and what isn’t. I love buying and trying makeup from all price points and figuring out what’s worth it and what’s not. So many equate price with quality and that’s just … Continue reading Viral Makeup…worth it?

Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products