Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Claims–Minimize appearance of pores–Hydrating–Absorb and balance oil without caking–Blends effortlessly–Medium to full coverage–Flawless finish–Finely milled–Non-clogging Price–$13.99 at Ulta, jcatbeauty.com Shade Range–13–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Creamy–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Flawless finish–Didn’t look cakey on my dry skin–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (online only)–Shade range–Didn’t last all day Final Thoughts–Shade is a little off, but I made it work–Need more shade options and tone variations–Blended in SO easily … Continue reading Foundation Friday: JCat Beauty Aquasurance Powder

Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint

Claims–Lightweight–Hydrating–Naturally radiant finish–Sweat resistant –Smooth & blur imperfections–Longwearing, up to 16 hours–Buildable, sheer-to-medium coveraeg–Water-resistant–Transfer-resistant Price–$17 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–20–My Shade: Hint of Ivory Pros–Cruelty free–Vegan–Non-comedogenic–Affordable–Shade range–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Buildable coverage–Hydrating–Shade match for me–Gorgeous glow–Lasted all day–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability (Ulta or online only) Final Thoughts–My dry skin loved this–Shade isn’t vast in number, but it was “made to stretch across slightly different skin tones … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint

Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural

Claims–Smudge-proof–Clump-free–Easy-to-remove–Wispy, fluffy lashes–Lightweight–Ultra creamy Price–$9 at Ulta, colourpop.com Shade Range–2–My Shade: Brown Pros–Affordable–Length–Cruelty free–Volume–Vegan –Separation–Agree with all claims–Shade options–Builds without clumping–Held a curl–No flaking–No smudging Cons–Online only–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–LOVE!–Natural bristle wand–Lashes looked long and full–Held a curl–Lasted all day–No complaints! Primer: Milk Makeup Kush Lash Primer Continue reading Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural

Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

Claims–Waterproof–Lightweight–Covers dark circles, blemishes, and redness–Melts into skin without settling into fine lines–Up to 18 hours of hydration–High coverage Price–$7 at Ulta, catricecosmetics.com Shade Range–15 –My Shade: 001 Neutral Swan Pros–Affordable–Full coverage–Cruelty free–Worked with other under eye products–Vegan–Contains hyaluronic acid–Easy to blend–Minimal creasing/settling–Like the wand shape–Thin, liquid-y formula–Shade match for me–Agree with all claims Cons–Availability–Shade Range Final Thoughts–This shade is really more warm and yellow … Continue reading Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

My Favorite Brushes and Tools

FACE–Liquid/Cream Foundation :: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, $10–Powder Foundation :: It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta #206, $30–Concealer :: Real Techniques Expert Concealer, $7–Cream Bronzer/Contour :: Real Techniques Contour Fan, $9–Cream Blush :: Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, $8–Cream Highlight :: Real Techniques Highlight & Glow Duo, $11–Powder Bronzer :: ecotools Blending & Bronzing, $10–Powder Blush :: Sonia Kashuk Essential Contour, $9–Powder Highlighter :: Milani Highlighter … Continue reading My Favorite Brushes and Tools

Mascara Monday: Morphe Make It Big

Claims–Longwearing–Won’t flake Price–$12 full size Ulta, morphe.com–$8 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Mini option for travel/testing–Length–Separation–Builds without clumping–No smudging–Cruelty free–Simple, sleek packaging–Volume–Held a curl–No flaking Cons–Availability, Ulta or online only–No shade variation–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–Perfect formula, not too wet or dry–Natural bristle wand–LOVE my lashes–Does everything I want a mascara to do Primer: Morphe The Big Primer Continue reading Mascara Monday: Morphe Make It Big

Foundation Friday: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Claims–Oil-free–Natural finish–Skincare-infused–Buildable coverage–Blur & diffuse–Longwearing–Transfer-proof–Sweatproof–Silky-smooth Price–$20 at Ulta, morphe.com Shade Range–40-My Shade: Filter Light 1 Pros–Oil free–Paraben free–Packaging, pump!–Cruelty free–Longwearing–Easy to blend–Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, and Glycerin–Fragrance free–Shade range–Buildable coverage–Gorgeous, natural finish Cons–Clung to dryness around my nose–Wore off on my nose–Little cakey around my mouth–Availability, Ulta or online only Final Thoughts–One layer is light coverage, two is medium–This looked good and lasted all day, … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Morphe Filter Effect Soft-Focus

Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Mix

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage (CD) and Makeup Revolution Super Dewy Tinted Moisturizer (SD) Claims–CD :: Lightweight; long-lasting; demi-matte finish; buildable coverage–SD :: Long lasting hydration; sheer hint of coverage; blend of skincare and makeup; your skin but better Price–CD :: $12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com–SD :: $12 at Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com Shade Range–CD :: 50–My Shade CD :: F0.5–SD :: 12–My Shade SD :: … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Mix

Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky

Claims –Weightless –Long lasting –Luminous, natural glow –Buildable –Leaves skin silky & smooth Price –$14.99 at Ulta and jcatbeauty.com for 1.0 oz Shade Range –16 –My Shade: Porcelain Pros –Packaging, pump! –Ingredients: panthenol, tea tree leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen –Buildable coverage –Easy to blend –Lasted all day –Cruelty free –Shade match –Agree with all claims –Flawless base Cons –Online only –Shade range Final … Continue reading Foundation Friday: J Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky

Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix

Claims–HD :: Lightweight, high coverage, up to 24 hour wear, smooth & even complexion–BB :: Lightweight, natural coverage, radiant finish, hydrating Price–HD :: $11 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.05 oz)–BB :: $10 at Ulta, Amazon, catricecosmetics.com (1.01 oz) Shade Range–HD :: 26–My Shade HD :: 002 Porcelain Beige–BB :: 7–My Shade BB :: Fair Neutral Pros–Both :: Affordable, cruelty free, vegan, more than standard 1.0 … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Catrice Mix