Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Claims–Full coverage–Creamy, velvet texture–Natural matte finish–Moisture loving ingredients Price–$16 at Ulta for 1.0 oz Shade Range–26–My Shade: Fair Cool Pros–Fragrance free–Oil free–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, Glyeryl Glucoside –Sleek packaging–Cruelty free–Full coverage–Easy to blend–Flawless finish–Didn’t cake with powder–Not overly matte/drying–Agree with all claims–Lightweight–Shade match for me Cons–Shade range (need more deep shades) Final Verdict–I really thought this would be a flop because it’s matte … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Velvet Matte Longwear

Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Claims–Natural finish–Medium coverage–Weightless feel–Lightweight Price–$6.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com–1.05 oz Shade Range–16 at Ulta –31 at essencemakeup.com–My Shade: 010 Cool Porcelain Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Ingredients :: aloe vera, hyaluronic acid–Oil free–Affordable–Buildable coverage–Lightweight–Hydrating–Shade range–Shade match for me–Easy to blend–Natural finsih Cons–Not all shades available at Ulta–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium coverage–I had several active (RED!) breakouts when I tested and I wanted additional … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating

Dose of Colors

About–Founded by Anna Pertrosian in 2013–Cruelty free–User friendly, function, and on trend products–Products with minimal effort and maximum results–Made for everyone, everyday–Liquid lipsticks and influencer collabs put them on the map–Available on doseofcolors.com, Ulta (select products) Best Product: Meet Your Hue ConcealerUnderrated Product: Meet Your Hue Concealer Buy: Lip producutsPass: Eyedeal Duos Improve: Product offerings Tried—Liquid Matte Lipsticks—Meet Your Hue Foundation (review)—Meet Your Hue Concealer … Continue reading Dose of Colors

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

Catrice

About –Founded by Christina Oster-Daum in 2004 in Germany –Came to the US in 2015 –Quality makeup, affordable price –Face products are their forte –Cruelty free–Available at Ulta and catricecosmetics.com Best Product: Prime & Fine Dewy Glow Finishing SprayUnderrated Product: Blush Boxes Buy: PrimersPass: Eye shadows Improve: Shade range Tried –HD Liquid Coverage Foundation (review) –Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer (review) –One Drop Coverage Weightless … Continue reading Catrice

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

Claims–Buildable coverage –Radiant finish –Skin appears effortlessly illuminated, brightened, and glowing all day long –Pumped with Vitamin C and light reflecting pearl particles Price–$12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–20 (8 at Ulta)–My Shade: F0.5 Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free –Buildable coverage –Gorgeous, radiant finish –Vitamin C –Didn’t cake with powder –Packaging, pump! –Shade match for me –Easy to blend –Lightweight –Long lasting Cons–Shade range –Availability Final Thoughts–Not as … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Glow

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

Foundation Friday: Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue

Claims–Lightweight –Blurring effect –Medium-to-full coverage –Natural matte finish –Skin-like feel Price–$36 at Ulta, doseofcolors.com (1.0 oz) Shade Range–42 –My shade: 102 Fair Pros–Vegan –Cruelty free –Long lasting –Talc free –Paraben free –Oil free –Fragrance free –Packaging, pump! –Shade range –Shade match for me –Buildable coverage –Lightweight –Full coverage but not heavy Cons–Expensive –Online only Final Thoughts–Loved it upon initial application, but as the day went … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue

Black Friday Haul

Things got a little out of control on Black Friday. There were so many good sales and I am weak. This haul is brought to you by Afterpay and poor decisions. I got all of these items on sale so Olive & June—Bold & Unshaken—Besties—Yes Please—XOXO Kimchi Chic Beauty—Get Glow Highlighter 03—Blush 04—Contour 01—Puff, Puff, Pass Powder 03—Pot De Creme 01—The Most Concealer 01 Nordstrom—MAC … Continue reading Black Friday Haul