I have been testing…and testing…and testing the new Lawless Beauty Woke Up Like This Foundation for quite a while now. With all that testing, I feel it’s finally time for a review. Lawless Beauty is a relatively new cruelty free brand available at Sephora and I was really excited when they released a foundation because I seem to be a lover of foundation testing. 😄 That and Lawless Beauty is a brand that intrigues me as they aim to be free of toxic ingredients, while still being as good, if not better, than many well-known makeup brands. To be fair, “toxic,” or “clean,” ingredients are not something I focus on because many ingredients that get a bad rap do so without a lot of scientific research behind the scary claims. To be fair, there may not be many studies that prove the safety either, but water can be freakin’ harmful so the whole “toxic” thing isn’t a huge issue for me…but it still intrigues me because most brands in that realm tend to aim for light natural beauty, not dramatic makeup. Lawless Beauty seeks to fill that gap! Case in point – the Woke Up Like This Foundation claims to provide full coverage…and we’re going to find out if it delivers! 😉
Today we have a weird one to review. Perhaps one of the strangest makeup products I’ve ever encountered. Keep in mind though that strange and weird do not equal bad. 😉 In fact, sometimes it may be that great innovation you never knew you needed. What is today’s mystery product that could be such a ground-breaker? It’s the BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. So, is it a fantastic new beauty revolution, or a gimmicky waste of money? Time to find out! 😉
It’s just after that time of year when every brand seems to drop a new foundation formula. I have so many new ones to test that I wasn’t quite sure where to start, but I decided to go with the new Cover FX’s newest addition – the Power Play Foundation. I’ve been testing it out for a while now and tried the product in a variety of ways. I think I’ve finally settled on my favorite way to apply it, as well as my final thoughts. So without further ado, let’s jump into the review of the new Cover FX Power Play Foundation!
I am a huge fan of the Antonym Certified Organic Baked Blushes, so I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the new Antonym Skin Esteem Organic Liquid Foundation pop up on Sephora’s site a while back. I choked a bit at the $52 price tag, but wasn’t that surprised as Antonym tends to be priced a bit higher than a lot of “high-end” Sephora brands that I would typically gravitate towards. I guess I kind of expect that since the brand uses more “natural” and organic ingredients. I figured that there’s no better time to try it than the VIB Sale (clearly I’ve had it a while), so I crossed my fingers and picked a shade. I went with Beige Medium Light and hoped that I not only loved the formula, but also got the correct shade! (Spoiler: it’s a bit too deep, but it still works.) I have been testing out the foundation on and off and have some thoughts, though not a definitive opinion. So if you’re looking to learn more about what you’re getting with the Antonym Skin Esteem Organic Liquid Foundation, you’ve come to the right place!
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new affordable cruelty free brand on the market – The Ordinary! Though mainly known for their skincare (which I’ve also been loving btw!), they recently blew the makeup world away by introducing what they call “Colours,” aka Foundations! There is a Serum Foundation and a Coverage Foundation – both setting you back less than $7 per 30mL bottle!!! How great can a $7 foundation actually be? Let’s just stick with the Serum Foundation for today. So, keep on reading to hear my thoughts with before and after photos about The Ordinary’s new Serum Foundation!
***Quick Note on Cruelty Free Status: Deciem (The Ordinary’s parent company) has entered into a “partnership” with Estee Lauder. To read the details, check out the Founder’s letter about the “marriage” here. In my eyes, Deciem remains cruelty free, but this is up to you to decide.
NYX has brought out what I initially thought was a less expensive version of the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops – a “coverage drop” that can be mixed with a product of your choosing to amp up the coverage. However after a bit more research and actually trying this new dropper foundation – which is all that it is, not a mixing agent – I can honestly say they have very little in common beyond the dropper bottle packaging. Though I do love the Custom Cover Drops, I may just like the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation even more! 😍 Let’s just get into the who, what, when, where, why of it, shall we? 😜