Foundation Friday: Juvia’s Place Shade Stick

–Full coverage
–Long lasting
–Glides on seamlessly
–Covers imperfection
–Provide radiance to the skin


Shade Range
–My shade: Aberdeen

–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Easy to blend with brush or sponge
–Weightless on the skin
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lasts all day
–Lives up to all claims

–Ulta or online only

Final Thoughts
I loved the liquid I Am Magic foundation from Juvia’s Place and I had high hopes for this formula. I like stick foundations because they provide full coverage in a flash. They’re perfect for mornings when you’re running short on time. Swipe, blend, powder, and go. This one is very easy to blend with a brush or sponge. It’s creamy, but not too emollient. It sets nicely with powder and lasts all day. I highly recommend this and I’m glad to have it in my foundation line up.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream, Revlon Pore Minimizing
Powder: Coty Airspun
Tool: Morphe Sponge


Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face



Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate

–All day radiance and glow
–Won’t settle into fine lines or cling to dryness
–Particularly beneficial for dry skin
–Medium to full coverage

–$12 for 0.7 oz

Shade Range
–16 at Ulta
–50 at
–My shade: F0.5

–Hyalouronic acid
–Packaging, pump!
–Cruelty free
–Shade match for me
–Easy to blend
–Lightweight on the skin
–Medium to full, buildable coverage

–Availability :: Ulta or online, not all shades available at Ulta
–Less than standard 1.0 oz
–Couldn’t find a primer/powder combo that worked on my dry skin. Looked dry, cakey, and clingy

Final Thoughts
I usually test foundation using a primer and powder that I love and that I know works with my other foundations. I can also tell pretty quickly if I like or don’t like a foundation. I tried several different combinations over a few days trying to get this one to work because I was so excited about this release. I love the original formula and knew this one would work even better for my dry skin. At the bottom of this post, I’ve included the different combinations I tried and some notes. I love the packaging update with the addition of the pump. F0.5 is my perfect shade in MUR products, but Ulta didn’t have it available in this product so I went with F0.2 which is the next closest thing. It definitely worked, but definitely leans a little more yellow. I’m super bummed this didn’t work for me, but I’ll be sticking with the original formula.

Primers:  Urban Decay b6 Primer Spray
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder with damp sponge
Tool: Elcie Sponge


Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face


Primers: First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie, Urban Decay b6 Spray, Revlon Pore Reducing
Tool: Elcie Sponge
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder with Equate Brush
–Skin looked cakey and dry, Nose was a hot mess. Overall, it just looked awful and I could not get home to remove it fast enough.

Primers: First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie, Urban Decay b6 Spray, Revlon Pore Reducing
Tool: Elcie Sponge
Powder: Revolution PRO Hydra Matte with Equate Brush
–I tried the Paint Pot trick (Nikkia Joy) on my nose and upper lip, hooping it would help the foundation stick and not break up. NOPE. Overall, it was improvement from Day 1, but still not good. Nose, chin, & upper lip were all a clingy cakey mess.

Primers: Urban Decay b6
Tool: Elcie Sponge
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder in Fair with damp Wet n Wild Sponge
–I still didn’t love how it looked, but it was the best combo thus far. My nose still looked rough and it wore off on my chin. It was the first day that upper lip didn’t look like a cakey clingy mess.

–I mixed the Conceal & Hydrate with the Conceal & Define
Primers: irst Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie, Urban Decay b6 Spray, Revlon Pore Reducing
Tool: Elcie Sponge
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder with Equate Brush
–Looked dry, cakey, and clingy around my nose. Upper lip looked better, but not the best. Best combo of them all, but still not good.

After this, I just gave up and label it a no.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer


–Full coverage
–Evens and blurs out skin imperfections
–No heavy feel, weightless, coverage
–Formulated for all skin types and tones


Shade Range
–My shade: J24

–Large doe foot applicator
–Simple, sleek packaging
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Cruelty free
–Easy to blend
–Full coverage
–Under eye area looked blurred and smooth
–Lives up all claims

–Availability :: Ulta or online only

Final Thoughts
I loved the foundation and was hoping the concealer would be just as good and it is! The shade range is impressive and there is a shade light enough for me as a skin tone match and to use as a brightening shade. I prefer a brighter under eye so I went with J24. If I wanted to use this for spot concealing, I would go up a shade. Like the foundation, it gives a blurred, smoothed finished. It was very easy to blend and sets so nicely with powder. You can’t beat the coverage or the price. This is definitely worth checking out and a product I am glad to have in my collection.

Corrector: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Powder: Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender


Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer

–Lightweight finish
–Boost of moisture
–All day hydration
–Hyaluronic acid
–Covers blemishes, evens skintone, counteracts dark circles
–Sheer, satin finish
–Won’t settle into lines
–Smooth, delicate application

–0.45 oz

Shade Range
–50 at
–16 at Ulta
–My shade: C0.2

–Hyaluronic acid
–Cruelty free
–Easy to blend
–Don’t have to dip in multiple times
–Full coverage
–Under eye area looked soft, smooth, and blurred

–Availability :: Ulta or online, not all shades available at Ulta

Final Thoughts
My perfect shade in the Makeup Revolution line is 0.5, but Ulta didn’t have this shade available so I went with C0.2. This shade was a little more yellow, but it worked and brightened up the under eye area. It was super easy to blend and I loved that I didn’t have to dip in multiple times. My under eye area looked like it had a filter on it, it was so smooth and blurred. If I wanted a shade to spot conceal, I would definitely need C0.5, but C0.2 works for a bright under eye which I prefer. I love and recommend this 100%. A foundation was released with this concealer and I’ve been testing it as well. That review will be up Friday so be sure to come back!

Corrector: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Powder in Translucent
Tool: elf Total Face sponge


Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2019

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Y’all, I live for 21 Days of Beauty and I make a plan for shopping because it’s necessary. This is a great time to try new things and stock up on some favorites at HALF OFF.

The sale starts September 1 and ends September 21. I’m going to post and link each day’s deals, the Hot Buys, what I’m buying, and what I recommend. This post is going to be a long one so brace yourself.

All beauty steals ship free for Platinum and Diamond members.


September 1
Peter Thomas Roth Eye $55-75 :: $27.50-37.50
Benefit POREfessional Primer $32-54 :: $16-27
Lash Food Phyto-Medic Natural Eyelash Enhancer $78 :: $37.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Kate Sommerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream $85 :: $42.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 2
Ofra Highlighter Singles $29 :: $14.50
Foreo Luna Play Plus $49 :: $24.50
Strivectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night 
Moisturizer $79 :: $39.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm $30 :: $15 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)

September 3
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder $39 :: $18.50
Mario Badescu Rose Hip Nourishing Oil $22 :: $11
Eyeko All Mascara $14-26 :: $7-13 (ONLINE ONLY)
Butter London All Lip $18-22 :: $9-11 (ONLINE ONLY)
Flesh All Highlighters $18-28 :: $9-14 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 4
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels $17.50-32 :: $8.75-16
BareMinerals Concealers $20-24 :: $10-12
K Beauty Brands; Erborian, IPKN, Touch In Sol, TPSY $12-44 :: $6-22 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 5
Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner $24 :: $12
MAC Lipsticks in Diva & Cream In Your Coffee $18.50 :: $9.25
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel $60 :: $30
Shiseido Foaming Cleansers $36 :: $18 (ONLINE ONLY)
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo $18.50 :: $9.25 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)

September 6
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara $25 :: $12.50
Perricone MD High Potency Classics Collection $38-99 :: $19-49.50
Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash $28 :: $14 (ONLINE ONLY)
Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer 24 Hour Concealer + Hydra Prep $29 :: $14.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 7
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer $23 :: $11.50
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream $69 :: $34.50
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)
Cover Fx Select Primers $38 :: $19 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 8
Too Faced Natural Face & Eye Palettes $38-44 :: $19-23
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light or Reduce Redness Primer $36-39 :: $18-18.50
Dermadoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E $95 ::47.50
Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair $72 :: $36 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 9
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder $34 :: $17
Peach & Lilly Glass Skin Refining Serum $39 :: $19.50
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer $30 :: $15 (ONLINE ONLY)
Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm $58 :: $29 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 10
Too Faced Tutti Fruitti Palettes $34 :: $17
Dr. Brandt No More Baggage $22-42 :: $11-21
Buxom Va-Va PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipstick $20 :: $10 (ONLINE ONLY)
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse $44 :: $22 (ONLINE ONLY)
DHC Cleansing Oil $28 :: $14 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 11
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner $18 :: $9
Proactive Select Cleansing Products $15-27.50 :: $30-55
Women Founded; UOMA Beauty, Elcie Cosmetics, Grande Cosmetics, & The Vamp Stamp $24-70 :: $12-35 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 12
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara $23 :: $11.50
Mario Badescu Cleansers $14-18 :: $7-9
Perricone Cold Plasma Collection $85-159 :: $42.50-79.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Lancome Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint $35 :: $17.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 13
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes and Highlighters $29 :: $14.50
Clarisonic Cleansing Brush Heads $29-32 :: $14.50-16
–Lorac Front of the Line Liner & Select Palettes
$20-35 :: $10-17.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
–Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel $85 :: $42.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 14
Kylie Cosmetics Matte & Velvet Lip Kits $27-29 :: $13.50-14.50
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation $39.50 :: $19.75
Philosophy All Night Creams $49-100 :: $24.50-50
Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palettes $38 :: $19 (ONLINE ONLY)
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $39 :: $19.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 15
Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Clay Eye Shadow Palette $39 :: $19.50
Too Faced Select Hangover Products $32-34 :: $16-17
Mario Badescu Toners $14-18 :: $7-9 (ONLINE ONLY)
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum $65 :: $32.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 16
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Brushes $24-48 :: $12-24
StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum $89 :: $44.50
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant $79 :: $39.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Skincare Tools; Nurse Jamie, PMD, Michael Todd $69-199 :: $34.50-99.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 17
Cover Fx Perfect Setting Powder $35 :: $17.50
SeroVital HGH Dietary Supplement $99 :: $49.50
Lipstick Queen Medieval Collection $18-24 :: $9-12 (ONLINE ONLY)
Skyn Iceland Brightening Eye Serum $40 :: $20 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 18
Pur Lashes & Mascaras $14-22 :: $7-11
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser $21 :: $10.50
Lancome Visionnaire Skin Solutions, $65-75 :: $32.50-35
–Discovery Brands; VDL, Teami, Fountaion of Truth, Tula, Zilch & Elemis $30-139 :: $15-69.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 19
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick $18 :: $9
Origins Fresh-Faced Favs, $29.50 :: $14.75
Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder & Insta-Grip Jelly Primer $29-33 :: $14.50-16.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 20
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer $26 :: $13
It Brushes for Ulta Concealer Brushes $16-34 :: $8-17
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $21 :: $10.50
beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid $16 :: $8 (ONLINE ONLY)
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Exfoliation $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 21
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, $22 :: $11
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil $24 :: $12
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Serum or Moisturizer $70-80 :: $35-80
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer $27 :: $13.50 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)

hot buys




  • Sept 1–Benefit Porefessional Primers (great for pore filling, smooths, provides a nice canvas for makeup)
  • Sept 2–Ofra Highlighter (Pillow Talk is my favorite), Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
  • Sept 3–Becca Hydra-Mist Powder (perfect for dry skin)
  • Sept 5–MAC Diva (perfect burgundy for fall)
  • Sept 6–Lancome Monsieur Big (one of my favorite high end mascaras, review here)
  • Sept 12–Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (review here)
  • Sept 13–Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes (awesome shade selection and they are long lasting)
  • Sept 14–Kylie Velvet Lip Kit (matte is too dry, velvet is the perfect formula)
  • Sept 15–Too Faced Hangover Primer & Setting Spray (smell good, hydrate)
  • Sept 16–Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (bomb exfoliant, but very gritty so only use once a week)
  • Sept 19–Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick (great formula, not drying, good color selection)
  • Sept 20–beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid (favorite brush cleanser ever)
  • Sept 21–Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (full coverage, hella popular becuase it’s THAT good)
  • Hot Buys–Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Ulta will do random specials during the sale so be sure you’re following me on Instagram (@thehannahhardy) where I’ll be posting any updates!

Foundation Friday: Juvia’s Place I Am Magic

–Long lasting
–Designed for ALL skin tones
–Refine texture
–Flawless coverage
–Even out complexion
–Smooth application
–Suitable for all skin types
–Erases blemishes
–Soft matte finish
–Full coverage

–$20 at Ulta and 
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–My shade: 740 Marisol

–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Lives up to claims
–Worked well with my other complexion products
–Easy to blend with brush or sponge
–Full coverage
–Shade match for me

–Online or Ulta stores only
–Shade matching with the descriptions was a little difficult
–Felt a little heavy on the skin, but to a point where I wouldn’t wear it

Final Thoughts
I could not wait to try this foundation. I am all about full coverage so as soon as it was on the Ulta site, I purchased it. I originally purchased 730 Isla, the next to lightest shade because the description sounded like the best match. Wrong. I’m always the lightest shade so I don’t know why I thought this would be different. Of course, I wore it anyway. The first day I wore it mixed with the LA Girl White Mixer. It was a hot mess. The color was off, it was cakey, it broke up, just overall not cute. I went to Ulta and exchanged 730 for 740 and tried again. The second day, I mixed in the elf Hydrating Booster Drops and those few drops made a world of difference. My face looked flawless and filtered. The formula is thick, but it’s easy to blend with a brush or sponge. With my dry skin, I can only wear this if I use the hydrating drops, it does not work for me on its own, and that’s fine. With this foundation, you can tell you’re wearing makeup, but it doesn’t look heavy or sit odd on the skin.

The only other Juvia’s Place product that I’ve tried is this highlighter and I am OBSESSED. It is so pretty and so affordable. I want to try this eye shadow palette and the concealer that was released with this foundation next.

Primer: Urban Decay b6 Spray, Catrice Aqua Fresh + Physicians Formula Rose All Day (mixed), Becca Skin Love Blur
Powders: Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage (nose & chin), Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder, Too Faced Peach Blur
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Sponge
Setting Sprays: Essence Keep It Perfect, LOreal Shake & Glow Dew Mist


Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face


Foundation Friday: Tarte Face Tape

–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweat proof
–Mattifies, hydrates, and brightens

–$39 at Ulta,,
–1.01 oz

Shade Range
–50 shades
–5 undertones
–My shade: 8B Porcelain Beige

–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Full coverage
–Worked on my dry skin
–Packaging :: pump!
–Shade match for me
–Hyaluronic acid
–Worked well with my other complexion products

–Accessibility/availability :: Ulta exclusive or online

Final Thoughts
This foundation is everything the first Shape Tape Foundation release should have been. I thought this was going to be a cakey mess because of the matte finish, but with proper skin prep, it definitely worked on my dry skin and I loved how it looked. I got full coverage with 2 layers and it built up nicely. The shade match was perfect and this lasted all day. I initially used this with an It Cosmetisc brush, but it was super streaky so I used my sponge to blend it out. I went back to using my normal foundation brush, the Morphe M439, and I didn’t have that problem/ I love and recommend!

Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation Only :: Full Face