Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer VS ULTA Full Coverage Concealer!

Super Similar!

Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer VS ULTA Full Coverage Concealer

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (wow, what a name!) is one of my favorite concealers, definetely top 3 status! But... that $28 price tag not so much. I came across the ULTA Full Coverage Concealer and instantly noticed some similarities, for example: I own both in the same shade name, Light Warm. That got me thinking... could this be a dupe? Let's get into that! :-)

Urban Decay is $28 for 0.16 fl oz and ULTA is $9 for 0.08 fl oz. So two of the Ulta concealers would still be less than one Urban Decay.

Shade Range:
Urban Decay has 11 shades to choose from and ULTA has eight shades. They both divide their shades in cool and warm (UD also has neutral) to make picking out a shade more fitting and easier. Even though ULTA has less colors I feel like both cater to different skintones which is awesome!

Finish and coverage:
Urban Decay is a demi-matte finish with very full coverage and ULTA is a matte finish with full coverage. I always set my concealer so once I do that I feel like the finish is the same.

They both have a flat double sided applicator that gets the job done.

Urban Decay is a silky smooth formula that blends into the skin beautifully! It has the best coverage and a little product goes a long way. It never creases and settle into fine lines and the lasting power is awesome, up to 8 hours for me. Just like the name says it feels weightless!

Ulta is just a hair thicker in formula and also blends amazingly! It's waterproof which I found to be true after wearing it in the pool in the summertime. It has really great ingredients (aloe vera, chamomile green tea and tea tree oil) that help reduce redness so this concealer would be great for blemishes. It also last really well, about 6 hours.

Bottom line: On the face you wouldn't be able to tell a difference between these two concealers! They are both full coverage and last nearly an entire workday. The best part about ULTA is that they have tons of sales on their ULTA Collection products plus you can always use that $3.50 off $10 or $15 coupon to save even more. Even though I love my Urban Decay one I will probably be repurchasing the Ulta to save me some money! :-)

Friday, September 23, 2016

OOTD: Casual With Some Edge! (Featuring JustFab!)

Feeling Grey!


After taking Omega (my super lovable dog!) to his first training class my husband and I decided to go to a Chinese restaurant we really love! Date night was fun, super casual so these sneakers were perfect! I wanted to add a little something more to the outfit so I opted for the quilted purse and loved it! It's spacious enough to carry everything I need without being too big to get in my way. Plus the sneakers have some quilting too! #attentiontodetail ;-)

What I wore:
T Shirt- Kohl's
Leggings- Kohl's (something similar)
Sweatshirt Jacket- H&M
Sneakers-  JustFab
Bag- JustFab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: NEW Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!

NEW from Tarte!

Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
I'm finally getting a chance to review these two products today! (Wohoo!) I've had them since June guys... June. Let's get into the basics and then I'll tell you my thoughts right after.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Sensual is part of their Naughty Nudes collection which is a total of four matte nude shades (sooooo pretty btw!). It retails for $28 and it's described as a golden nude which I totally agree with. Just like their other Amazonian Clay blushes this one lasts all day long! It's very blendable and buildable which I completely appreciate and why I love the Tarte blushes so much!
Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Highlighter in Exposed retails for $28 as well and it's their first highlighter in single form. It's a beautiful golden champagne glow with a creamy texture but... it didn't last on my skin! :-( After about hour 3 I didn't see it at all on my skin plus the highlighter itself doesn't go on as intense as a Becca highlight, it's more on the natural side.
Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
Here are the swatches! The blush has quickly become a go to for days when I don't know which one to wear. It never competes with the rest of my makeup look and it's the perfect color for everyday. The highlighter swatch is lovely! I really love the color, just wished it was formulated a bit better.

Bottom line: I'd say yes to the blush and pass on the highlight if you're looking for something super blinding. If you're highlight preference is on the more natural side than this one would be perfect for you. If you own any of these items leave me your thoughts on them below! :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks!


MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks
I must say... Make Up For Ever came through when they released their Artist Rouge Lipstick line! If you haven't checked Sephora you're missing out on some pretty cool colors plus some beautiful neutrals. I had added a few of the shades to my loves list when I received an email from Influenster confirming that they were going to send me three shades for review! Excited is an understatement! Even though I received the Make Up For Ever VoxBox for free for review all opinions are my own.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks
Lets talk packaging first! These retail for $22 which reflects in the packaging because it has a nice weight to it and awesome attention to detail! I was sent three shades, a nice variety I must add ;-) and they're all in the Satin finish. The formula is incredible when it comes to the color payoff. You truly need one swipe to get the color payoff you see below! I personally feel like it's a thicker formulated lipstick, by that I mean that I can feel it on my lips which I don't prefer but it helps with the longevity. It also has a somewhat strong chemical scent so if you're sensitive to smells it may get to you. Swatches shall we? 
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks

*C502- a taupe violet, very cool color but does make my teeth look yellow (yikes!)
*C404- passion red, super gorgeous and bright, love it!
*C211- rose wood, such a pretty rose-mauve, my favorite out of the bunch!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Bottom line: I give the the line two thumbs up because the color selection is crazy + cool! I would prefer for them to be unscented but I'm super happy with the shades I was sent for review. Definitely check them out if you want a lipstick that's pigmented and long wearing! :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

One Brand Look: E.L.F Cosmetics!

Affordable & Easy!

E.L.F Cosmetics

Today I have an exciting and affordable look to share with you! I used all E.L.F Cosmetics and truly loved how the look came out. All of these products are super accessible whether it be at your local Target or Walmart and the ELF Website. Here are some mini reviews of the products that I used:

Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($10) - This is by far one of my favorite matte eyeshadow palettes! The formula is amazing, the shadows just blend so easily! I love the color range and it kinda reminds me of the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette. Click here for a full review and swatches!

Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree ($3)- This is what I used all over my lids and I love it! It's a whipped eyeshadow with beautiful shimmers that takes any look to the next level. It wore super well without creasing so I'm very impressed!

Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Need it Nudes ($5)-  This lipstick duo is simply amazing! I love the concept of having two complimentary shades together and they feel so good on. I mixed both of the shades to get the color your see above. The packaging is really neat too, super convenient!

Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum in Light/Medium ($8)- I really like this foundation for days when I just want to even out my skintone and head out the door. It's very lightweight and feels really nice on the skin but if you're looking for some coverage this alone wont do the the trick. Click here for a full review on this product! 

Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder in Light/Medium ($6)- This in combination with the Serum Foundation is a match made in heaven. I appreciated that this kept me matte throughout the day and it added a bit of coverage too. I don't suffer from textured skin or breakouts which is why I enjoy the Beautifully Bare products. The silver packaging is really cute too!

Matte Blush Duo in Rosy Flush ($4)- Yay for matte blushes!! They're my favorite because if I want shimmer I can add on some of my favorite highlight haha. This duo was very powdery but once on the skin the colors looked very natural and pretty!

Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems ($4)-  I was so disappointed with this product. I'm not sure if I just got a bad one but it had no color payoff whatsoever. I've seen ReadySetGlamour rave about this product (and it looks stunning on her!) but I just couldn't make it work. I tried it dry and wet but it was literally invisible on my skin.

E.L.F Cosmetics
Here's an overall look of my makeup! I love how it came out and the price point of these items is incredible.
E.L.F Cosmetics

Hope these mini reviews were helpful! If you have any questions leave me a comment below!