Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation | Review and Wear Test!

Welcome to the next leg of my foundation journey! Today, we are going to talk about The Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation $21.99

When I was younger, I solely used the Avon cream foundation compact, and I did enjoy it. So I figured, why not try a more natural version!

Information straight from the Honest Beauty Site:

Our Everything Foundation Cream really is everything a girl could ask for in a foundation (and ask we did). It’s creamy demi-matte formula means the only shine you’re seeing is the lit-from-within, winning personality kind and its flexible medium-to-full coverage goes on smooth every time. Infused with jojoba oil that acts a whole lot like your skin already, it doesn’t just offer buildable coverage and a seamless finish but also helps keep your skin’s natural moisture barrier in balance

Ingredients:

“Jojoba Oil: rich in fatty acids and chemically similar to human sebum, helps to balance skin’s moisture barrier

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Behenate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).”

I know for some people silica and mica, possibly, aren’t preferred Ingredients, for hard core green beauty enthusiasts, but for me, I am not too concerned about them.

I am in the lightest shade, Snow, and I have to say, this is the best shade for my skin tone. It’s fair with warm undertones. My perfect summer shade.

Application process:

I started by priming with the Honest Beauty Everything Matte Primer $21.99 which is a primer I already love. It really helps to create a matte base, which I think really increases the longevity of this Demi matte foundation.

Here is the foundation after initial application. Definitely a medium- buildable to full cover age foundation. I have the shade Snow.

One swipe

Next is displaying to coverage with a second layer.

Definitely buildable!

Application process

I layed this foundation down with a flat foundation brush from Luxie in my T-Zone and anywhere I needed more coverage and blended from there with a beauty blender. I used two layers and was very happy with the coverage.

Here we are 6 hours later. I have to say, I am happy with the wear! There is the typical T-Zone wear, but nothing got cakey and my blemishes stayed covered very well. I did originally set it with a loose translucent powder, but did not touch it up through out the day.

For a $21.99 price tag, I am very impressed with this foundation. This has been the best foundation I have tried in ages! It last well, and and doesn’t make the skin look TOO dewy, even after 6 hours!

As of right now, I will 200% repurchase this foundation once I go through it. It’s great for light wear in the summer, and a more heavy coverage for when we don’t have to worry about makeup melting off your face.

I highly recommend trying this one out for yourself. It’s cruelty free, versatile, and wears very well!

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My Day Time Skin Care Routine | Summer 2020

I have a combination skin type. Oily in the Tzone, dry everywhere else. My skin is pretty acneic. I think I have found a great summer, morning skincare routine for me, and I wanted to share it with you!

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

Every morning I start by using a face halo and a Micellar water. I know I should really wash my face, but I’m lazy in that department. What can I say? It cleanses well and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

ELF Keep Your Balance Toner

This isn’t my favorite toner, due to the scent. It reminds me of tequila. But! It does help balance out my skin, and has improved my acne, thanks to the witch hazel.

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

This moisturizer is meant for acne prone skin, and it is so helpful! I have just started using this and I have already seen an improvement in my acne. It sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling.

Kypris Antioxidant Dew

This serum is fantastic! It has vitamin C that helps brighten the skin and even out skin tone. It also includes algae, that has antioxidant properties, which is also very helpful to the skin- especially for acne.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

I am 24, and it’s never too early to start trying to tackle those fine lines and wrinkles. But for now, I find that this eye cream is great for dark circles and puffiness. However, it has a strong scent of alcohol, so that is not one I will not be purchasing again.

Blissoma Photonic Light Shifting Solution SPF 25

This is my favorite facial SPF. It is more of a skin tone, so there is no white cast. It also has antioxidants and vitamins that are great for the skin.

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Clove + Hallow Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette | A Look & Review

Let’s play with some eyeshadow!

Clove + Hallow is a cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty brand. I hear a lot that it is more affordable, and in the green beauty space I would agree. However, it is still rather pricey in my opinion.

The Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette contains six shades. Two lattes and four shimmers. It retails for $36.

It also has some nourishing ingredients for the eye area. There is rosemary, rice bran, and sunflower extract to protect and soothe the eye area.

The pigments are contained in recyclable cardboard, mirror free, packaging.

There are no shade names, so I will try to do a little bit of a description.

  • Copper shimmer
  • Champagne shimmer
  • Very light champagne shimmer with more of a yellow pull.

  • A matte chocolate brown
  • A matte warm toned brown, very orange undertones.
  • A shimmery gold.

I did a super light take on a halo eye.

  • I started by applying the warm orange brown on my inner and outer corner, and blended it into my crease, and up towards my brow bone.
  • I then placed the chocolate brown over the other shadow on the inner and outer corner of my eye and lightly into the crease.
  • After that, I used that sort of coppery shimmer and placed it on the center of the lid with my finger.

  • I took the orangey brown and buffed it along my lower lash area. I wanted to keep it blown out and simple.

Over all thoughts?

I enjoy this palette. I think the pigmentation is lovely, and the formula is rather creamy. I didn’t notice much kick up, which can be a bit of a problem with more natural shadows, which isn’t an issue for me. If you are into, or just getting into using more cleaner beauty items, I recommend picking up this little palette. You can get a variety of day time and night time looks, with very little effort!

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Tom Ford Traceless Matte Foundation | Review and Wear Test

I was sent this foundation by Influenster for review.

Welcome back to my foundation journey! I got lucky with this one, thanks Influenster.

Before we even get into my thoughts and the wear test. I do not, and will NEVER recommend ANYTHING from Tom Ford to you. Tom Ford is NOT a cruelty free brand. HOWEVER, not everyone who enjoys my blog is cruelty free, and I saw this as a great opportunity to give my personal opinion about a very expensive foundation.

Now, let’s begin.

The Tom Ford claims that the Traceless Soft Matte Foundation is hydrating with a silky formula. It is supposed to be medium to full coverage that lasts all day without looking cakey or dry. It has soft-focus microsphere powders that are meant to blur skin and wear extending pigments that are supposed to provide medium to full coverage. It is supposed to move like skin and feel smoother over time.

Here is the foundation look upon initial application.

I used a moisturizing primer and applied two layers of foundation with a brush. I would not say it provides full coverage as you can still clearly see the freckles on my nose and the few on my cheeks.

6 Hours later (the voice for time skips in sponge bob)

I do agree that the foundation is extremely comfortable! It wasn’t itchy, or dry, or cakey at all. There is the normal wear in my T-Zone. But other than that, everything stayed beautifully through an easy, mostly indoors day. But! This foundation is $88, why are you wearing off my T-zone like any other foundation?

Do I think the foundation is worth the $88? 100% NO! For one, it is not Cruelty free. Secondly, you can get a SIMILAR type of wear from, for example, the Too Faced Born This Way foundation.

If you are not Cruelty Free and don’t mind shelling out the money on an expensive foundation, sure; give it a try, I’m sure you’ll be happy if you like matte finishes. But personally, absolutely not. I am going to pass this on to my sister that is as fair as I am, and I’m sure she will be very happy about it.

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Bite Beauty Change Maker Foundation & Primer | Review & Wear Test

Let’s talk about foundation for a minute. I think it is one of the most, if not the most important part of your makeup routine to really get right. A bad base can ruin everything! I am continually on the hunt for the perfect foundation, today I’m going to take you all on part of that journey.

But before foundation, I gotta prime! So let’s start off with the Bite Beauty Change Maker Skin Optimizing Primer $38.

There are two different formulas, one for normal to oily, and the one I picked up, normal to dry.

This primer really feels and acts as a moisturizer. I love how moisturizing it feels on the skin. It is meant to neutralize your skin type, while also gripping foundation.

This product also has some wonderful highlighted ingredients:

Willow Bark (Mattifying Primer): Helps mattify, control shine, and blur the look of pores without stripping skin. 
– Hyaluronic Acid Complex (Hydrating Primer): A specialized blend of micronized hyaluronic particles and sodium PCA for enhanced hydration.
– Olive Oil (Hydrating Primer): Helps boost hydration. 
– Maqui Berry: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that helps nurture your complexion. 

Do I think it holds up to these claims? Yes and no. I really do think it neutralized my skin type. It was hydrating, nourishing, and did actually help control shine. However, I really do not think that it helped grip on to my foundation. You will see why in just a moment.

Now, the fun part. The Change Maker Supercharged Micellar Foundation $39.50

I believe there are 32 shades. The best fit for me was the lightest shade L 10. It is described as fair light with neutral under tones.

This foundation is meant to be creamy and long wearing, with buildable medium coverage.

Here are the highlighted ingredients:

Maqui Berry: Antioxidant-rich and helps nourish your complexion; native to Patagonia, known to be one of the purest environments on earth
Micellar Technology: Inspired by skincare, it gently mimics skin texture for a smooth, non-cakey look

Here is my face after the initial application. I find that this foundation applies best with your finger tips or a brush. I noticed that a sponge soaked up a lot of the product and make application a bit spotty.

Upon initial application I thought the base looked beautiful! I definitely believe that the coverage is buildable, but I wouldn’t say it builds to full coverage.

Here is 4 hours into wearing the foundation. I was spending time with my boyfriend’s family inside and out of the heat. You can see there is some break up around my nose and cheeks, and you can see some of my weird freckles.

Here is the wear after 6 hours, coverage is essentially gone from my t zone. Please note! I did wear a mask for about 30 minutes, so that does have an affect on the foundation.

Now, these pictures were taken the second time I tried this foundation. The first time I wore it, we had gone to the mall, then a bar, and the break down from heat and wearing a mask was horrible. I did not think that was a fair testing environment.

Overall, I thought this foundation was a great match and very comfortable. However, I do not think it is the right foundation to wear in the summer in warmer climates, or if you are going to be moving around a lot. I found that it noticeably sunk into my pores, and broke up quickly.

Before I give this foundation to one of my sisters to try, I want to try it again once it cools down here.

As of right now, I am not a fan of this foundation, but you never know. The climate could change my thoughts completely! At first I loved the Huda Beauty foundation, but now I hate it and gave it away. So, we will see what the future holds for the change maker foundation and I.

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3-in-1 Review | W3ll People

I have a few clean beauty items I am loving that I really wanted to share with you all, and they are all from W3ll People!

This is a more accessible clean beauty brand, in my opinion, sense it can be purchased at most Targets.

Let’s get into some reviews!

W3ll People High Vibrations Cheek Trio $19.99

To kick us off we have the High Vibrations 3 piece cheek palette cream. Contained is a cream highlighter and two cream blushes.

The creams skin easily into the skin and blend with no problems. I find that they are rather long wearing, even in the heat! If you are just getting into cream products, I think this would be a lovely one to start out with.

I used the middle blush shade and the highlight today. As you can see, the blush gives a luminous rosy look to the skin and the highlight really adds to that glow.

W3ll People Nudist 1 Palette $19.99

The nudist palette is more taupe toned, and reminds me a lot of the naked one palette. You have all the neutrals you need to create an easy every day look, as well as that darker brown to really spice things up.

I find that the shades are easy to blend. There is a bit of kick back so be aware of that. I don’t find that the shades fade through out the day. I have been reaching for this palette constantly. I really enjoy using the glittery brown shade all over my lid, then blended into the crease.

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Mini $9.99

I have tried this mascara a few times now and I love it! It gives my lashes great length, and there is no smudging or flaking through out the day.

Over all, I highly recommend all of the products mentioned. W3ll People is a brand I have been obsessed with lately, and I can’t wait to try out more from them.

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Products I have been using on the daily | Summer 2020

This summer has been sweltering. So I set out to find a low effort routine, that handles well under heat. I think I found it for myself! And it is surprisingly full of powder products.

Base

After my skin care, I start by priming. I have been loving the Pür Cosmetics 4 in 1 correcting primer $33. It is moisturizing and sinks quickly into the skin. It has a nice light scent. It really helps to calm my skin down, and I do find it helps reduce redness.

My next step is concealing. I really love the Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer in the shade Porcelain ($18 for the refill, magnetic pod). It doesn’t crease under the eyes and does a wonderful job at covering up blemishes. I find it blends in best using your fingers to really warm up the product.

I have been loving powder foundations specifically the Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in China Doll $22. It gives a brightened and smooth look to the skin, and does a great job at covering up any remaining discoloration.

Colored Cosmetics

For bronzer I have been in love with the W3ll People Bio Baked Bronzer in Natural Tan $24.99. It gives a lovely sun kissed tan look to the skin. I also love packing it all over my lid and buffing it into my crease and under the eye, for a super easy, sultry eye look!

The highlighter I have been obsessed with is PYT Radiant Powder Highlighter in Backstage Pass $22. It gives a very luminous look to the skin. I also pop this under my brow bone and in the inner corner of my eyes, to complete that super easy eye look.

I have found my new all time favorite blush, and I can’t stop using it! The Lily Lolo Pressed Blush in Tickled Pink $20. This blush gives my cheeks a wind flushed look, while providing luminosity.

For the lips I have constantly been reaching for the Axiology Natural Lip Crayon in the shade Valour $26. For a lip crayon, it is rather long lasting. It is also not drying on the lips at all, even though it is matte. The crayon shape to the product makes reapplication through out the day a breeze!

Please ignore my red eye, I tried the Tarte Big Ego mascara, and I don’t think my left eye is okay with it.

Look at that highlighter!!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the products I am currently loving!

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100% Pure Pretty Naked 2 | A Look and Review

Today, we are going to dive into a cruelty free, vegan, and natural face and eye palette that is pigmented by fruit.

The 100% Pure Pretty Naked 2 Palette

It currently retails for $22 on the 100% pure site. It contains a highlight, blush, and three shadows.

Illume: A pale slightly pink highlight.

Afterglow: A pink peach blush

Beam: A nude gold with gold sparkle

Splendor: A taupe shadow with a charcoal undertone and bronze shimmer

Vivid: A charcoal purple with ruby sparkles

  • I used a fluffy brush and buffed Splendor I to my crease, and out towards the edge some.
  • I used a more precise blending brush and placed vivid in my outer V
  • I packed Beam all over the lid.

  • I ran Splendor under my lower lash line and popped Illume in my inner corner and under my brow bone.
  • I applied Illume to the tip and bridge of my nose, on my Cupid’s bow, and blushed up my cheeks ( and my nose a bit) with After Glow.

Over all thoughts

I really enjoy this palette. I have been reaching for the highlighter a ton, even though it is subtle, and after glow is my new favorite blush. The shadows are great for creating and quick and easy smoky eye.

I 100% recommend getting your hands on the 100% Pure Pretty Naked Two palette.

Have you tried any of the 100% Pure palettes? What are your thoughts?

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Midas Cosmetics Decaf Chocolate Raspberry Quad

Today, we are doing a little look and review with the Midas Cosmetics Decaf Chocolate Raspberry Quad. This quad retails for $12, though it is currently sold out. However, I still wanted to give it a little attention.

You get 3 mattes and a shimmer. All pinky berry shades.

  • Whole Bean- A pink matte
  • Soy Milk- A matte pink-berry
  • Drip- A shimmery Pink
  • Roasted- A deeper berry matte

For some reason the shades are showing up a bit more orange in the swatches than they actually are.

  • I primed my eyes and set it with a matte cream shadow.
  • I used a fluffy brush and worked Whole Bean into my crease and a bit on my lid.
  • I used a more tapered blending brush to work Soy Milk just into my crease.
  • I used a shaded brush to place Roasted on my outer corner and crease.
  • I placed Drip over the rest of my lid.

  • I used a more pointed pencil brush to place Roasted close to my lash line.
  • I buffed that out with a mixture of Soy Milk and Whole Bean.
  • I popped a random highlighter in my inner corner.

I am in love with this little quad and have been getting a ton of use out of it. $12 very well spent!

The formula is very buttery and the pigmentation is top notch.

I highly recommend keeping your eye out for this little guy!

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Karity Picante Palette | A look and Review + Swatches!

Look! A post that isn’t subscription box or empties related!

Today, I am going to give y’all my thoughts on the Karity Picante Palette.

It is a warm toned palette, with beautiful splashes of berry and purple.

The Picante palette retails for $29, Pick it up here! It is cruelty free and vegan, as well as paraben free. There are 21 shadows, coming out to $1.38 a shadow.

  • Delia- Matte Peach
  • Fearless- Shimmery Champagne
  • Dune- Matte Mustardy Brown
  • Embers- Shimmery yellow gold
  • Pimento- literally a matte version of the orange shade in Pimento cheese.
  • Bronzed- Shimmery Bronze
  • Mornin’- Shimmery Gold

  • Sunrise- Shimmery orange gold
  • Bobbie- Warm matte brown
  • Fuego- shimmery reddish brown
  • Harvest- A very warm matte brown. Lots of orange
  • Hayley- shimmery copper
  • Flamenco- A matte warm brown, a lot of red undertone
  • Fahrenheit- This one is hard to describe. A shimmery reddish brown but deeper.

  • Spicy- Matte Berry
  • Passion- Shimmery berry
  • Epice- Matte purple
  • Sass- Shimmery lighter purple
  • Flora- Shimmery basic purple
  • Aish- another warm matte brown, midtone.
  • Bittersweet- matte deep warm brown

As you can see, there are a lot of warm browns in this palette, you will never need another warm blending shade in your collection.

Every single one of these shadows is very buttery, pigmented, and easy to blend. This palette is a breeze to work with!

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  • I started off by priming my eyes and setting them all over with Delia.
  • I then used a really fluffy brush to buff Pimento into my crease.
  • I used a less fluffy brush to buff Flamenco into my crease and outer corner just a bit.
  • I then used a flat brush and placed Sass all over the lid.
  • I popped Embers into the center of my lid with my finger.

  • I used a liner brush and placed Epice as close as I could to my lower lash line.
  • I used a clean fluffy brush to buff Epice out, using a mixture of Dune and Delia
  • I popped Fearless into my inner corner.

I promise one day I will start listing the actual brush I used. Just know they are mostly Luxie.

I LOVE how the look turned out. I highly recommend this palette. It’s so easy to work with and the shadow quality is phenomenal. This has quickly become my most reached for palette. Honestly, it’s probably one of my favorite palettes in my collection!

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