I do not know when it happened, but I stopped reading labels! Years ago I was so adamant that everything I purchased was cruelty-free and somewhere along the line I just went on auto pilot and stopped reading. I realized the other day that the majority of my make-up and household supply stash is from companies that test on animals. This is not something I want to support so back to reading labels!
Since I need to find new products for just about everything in the house (YIKES!) I will replace items as needed.
*Note: Reviews are for cruelty-free items not necessarily all natural items (One step at a time!)
Physicians Formula Foundation: Target $12.99
I really wanted to like this! I usually wear a BB cream but wanted something with more coverage for “date nights”.
PROS: This foundation lasts ALL day. It really is full coverage.
CONS: I did not like the smell. It settled into all my little fine lines and wrinkles. (I am 44.) It made my face break out. 😦
This is not for me. The search continues!
Wet n’ Wild photofocus Foundation: Target $4.69
PROS: This offers full coverage without feeling heavy.
CONS: This settled into all my pores and really highlighted them. USE A PRIMER! (I did not have this issue when I applied a primer first.)
The smell. I have been trying to figure out what the smell reminds me of and I have decided it smells like paint. Almost like spray paint.
This biggest con for me- this foundation also made my face break out. (Yes, I do have sensitive skin.) In this foundation’s defense I am not sure if it was the primer or the foundation that caused my skin to break out, but for the smell alone this is a no go for me.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15: $14.99
PROS: This did not make my face break out! 🙂 This cream also did NOT settle into all of my fine lines and wrinkles. I like that it has sunscreen. This is my new daily!
CONS: My local Target only carries 3 different shades. I am not sure if there are other shades available. (I am using the Light/Medium.)
Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadow: Target $2.99
PROS: Everything! A nice neutral set of colors. This eye shadow stays on all day. There is a slight shimmer. My husband and Kindergarten students complimented my new eye make-up. (The kinders are my biggest critics and notice any time I change anything! 🙂
Wet ‘Wild Kohl Eyeliner: Dollar Tree $1.00
PROS: It was $1.00!
CONS: This “tugged” when applying. It does not include a smudging applicator at the end that I am used to. (Not a big deal I suppose because you could purchase a brush for this purpose.) This seemed very light and quickly wore off throughout the day.
Wet ‘n Wild Megawear Mascara: Dollar Tree $1.00
PROS: It is $1.00! I like this mascara. It does not clump or irritate my eyes. It is great for everyday wear.
CONS: Nothing so far! (I will need to see how this works in the summer when the humidity is high.)
Wet ‘n Wild Lipstick: Dollar Tree $1.00
PROS: $1.00! Although the color I found at the Dollar Tree was not the right shade for me, I like this lipstick and will seek a different shade. It made my lips soft and was much nicer than I expected for the price.
CONS: Not sure of any at this time because due to the wrong color choice, I did not leave it on all day.
UPDATE: I purchased a more flattering color for my skin tone at Target for under $2.00. The lipstick did not stay on long but for the price, it is worth re-applying.
Not make-up but definitely worth mentioning!
Every Man Jack Body Wash: Target $5.99
PROS: This smells wonderful! (Sandalwood) I bought it for my husband but it smelled so great I had to borrow it. It leaves your skin very soft and the scent lasts for a while.