NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation Review

45 shades of the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation? Is it worth it? I decided to give you all a full review and wear test of the new NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation and Primer.

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP FOUNDATION REVIEW + WEAR TEST

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP MATTE PRIMER: $14

PRO'S

  • Very mattifying like it claims to be

CON'S

  • Extremely heavy on the skin
  • Does not blend well, can leave pilling on the skin

MY THOUGHT'S

Definitely not my favorite primer in the world. I decided to purchase this primer a second time because I believed I got a bad first batch, but I was wrong. The primer is very heavy and you can't blend it into the skin without it balling up and you ending up with white pilling all over your face as you see in my video above.

The only reason I will use this primer is in my T-Zone as it does mattify the skin VERY well, however it is just too thick and too much of a hassle to attempt to use over my entire face every day as I'm not sure it even sticks to my skin with the amount that comes off my face as I blend it in.

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP FOUNDATION: $15

PRO'S

  • Very matte, great for oily skin
  • 45 shades that vary from warm, cool, neutral and olive undertones
  • Long-wearing
  • Does not need to be set

CON'S

  • Difficult to blend/needs to be blended quickly because it dries down fast
  • Clings to dry patches
  • Drying on the skin
  • Shade's don't necessarily correlate to the names/numbers, they are confusing to decipher

MY THOUGHTS?

As an oily skin girl on the budget, this foundation is a miracle for me! It lasted me through a hot yoga session and sleeping in the foundation (as you saw in the video) so this is something I truly am in love with. I've been mixing it with a dewier foundation the past few days just to give my skin a bit more life and it has worked out tremendously. I do recommend going into a store like an Ulta to get color matched because it is difficult to pick out a shade online.

 

What are your thoughts? Will you be purchasing this foundation? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

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NEW! Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Vault Collection Review

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No we do not have Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics just yet... but YES we have another Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collaboration!

In this video I break the entire collaboration for you including the palette details, packaging, price, and a review on the shadows themselves in all 4 palettes!

If you don't have time to watch the video, make time ;) but I also list the main details and my review down below. Check it out!

JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT: $49

WHAT COMES IN THE VAULT

4 EYESHADOW PALETTES: 
You can purchase the entire vault for $49 or each individual palette for $15.

Launch: April 14th on Morphe.com.

INDIVIDUAL PALETTE REVIEWS

DARK MAGIC: A

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This palette still isn't my absolute favorite from the collection, clearly because I do not normally reach for green shadows. HOWEVER, this palette did perform WAY better than the last palette.

There was absolutely no fall out on my face, but there was a tiny bit of kick back in the pan from the matte shadows, but it was pretty much normal compared to other shadows. Overall, nice palette if you're looking for green tones like these.

BLING BOSS: A

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You can see how the colors performed with the last palette in my purple smokey eye tutorial, but overall I love this palette! I thought it performed ok with the last batch of palettes, yet this one of course was so much better.

The only complaint I had last time was that vibrant purple shade needed to be built up continuously for the color payoff, however this time around the shadow performed like a dream and was EXTRA pigmented from the get go. Love this!

RING THE ALARM: A

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By far my favorite palette of the collection. Not only is it those everyday, warm tone favorites that we all love, but the colors in this palette are some of the most perfect for all skin tones and for every day use.

This is the palette I chose to use in my latest tutorial and review of the collection, so if you want my thoughts on this one and to see how they actually performed, go ahead and check that out ;)

ARMED AND GORGEOUS: A

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I wouldn't normally reach for a palette like this but the yellow shadows in these are a dream! It's too bad summer is coming to an end because these colors are perfect for it.

I say I like this one the *second* least, compared to the dark magic palette as I don't see myself reaching for this palette often, but the shadows performed just as well as all the other palette's so if these colors speak to you, feel free to get it!

MY OPINIONS ON THE OVERALL COLLECTION

  • Very cute concept

  • The shadows feel the same as, if not better than the original Jaclyn Hill palette

  • There is close to no fallout in these palettes

  • The color selection is super diverse and very wearable but allows you to be creative as well

  • Packaging is EVERYTHING! Love the mirror, the names under the shadows and the revamped packing from the original. The outside is a glossy finish instead of matte like the original, which means the palette's won't stain on the outside or look dirty

Do you follow me on social? If so, you could have seen my mini reviews and small tutorials on my instagram stories before this blog went live ;) all my handles are listed below!

WOULD I BUY THIS?

I have to say... I am still on the fence! The shadows are amazing and the colors are great, however if you compare this to the original Jaclyn Hill palette, the shadows are very similar (of course) so it's really up to you if you believe it is worth it.

The original Jaclyn Hill is $38 and this is $49 for all 4 palettes, so if you already have the original, you may not be benefiting from this unless you are into supporting Jaclyn because she is awesome, you love collecting palettes, or you are truly looking for smaller palettes with mirrors with great quality shadows that you can travel easily with (woo that's a lot!)

Hope you enjoyed! Leave me a comment if you're coming from Youtube!

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

 

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NEW MAKEUP RELEASES | BEAUTY BLENDER FOUNDATION, DOSE OF COLORS X ILUVSARAHII and more!

We're back with another buy or bust, new makeup releases video! This week is jam packed with new makeup and we're diving into all the details. Check out my video below to see if I'm buying or not and down below for even more makeup releases that are happening in the upcoming week!

BUY OR BUST? NEW MAKEUP RELEASES

Mentioned In the Video

Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Zodiac Collection

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  • Palette - $18
  • 2 Lux Lipsticks - $7 Each
  • 2 Super Shock Highlighters - $8 Each
  • 2 Super Nova Shadows - $7 Each
  • Limited PR Boxes will be available when the product first launches.
  • Available 7/26/2018

BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzers

  • $10 each
  • New Formula
  • Available 7/25/19 at 2:00pm PST

KKW Beauty Classic Collection

  • The Classic Eyeshadow Palette: $44
  • 4 Peach Cream Lipsticks: $18 each
  • 4 Peach Cream Lip Liners: $12 each
  • Bundle: $150
  • Available 7/25/18 at the pop-up shop, 7/27/18 online

Beautyblender Bounce Foundation

  • 32 Shades (for light to medium skin tones...)
  • $40 each
  • Available 7/24/18 at Sephora and online
  • Popup shop in NYC July 25-26 from 10am – 8pm where you will be able to get limited edition matching beauty blenders.

Dose of Colors x Iluvsarahii Collection

  • Eyeshadow Palette: $35
  • 2 Highlighters: $28 each
  • 4 Matte Liquid Lipsticks: $18 each
  • 2 Glosses: $17 each
  • No bundle deal
  • Available 7/27/18 10AM PST 

Not Mentioned In The Video

The Crayon Case Highlighter Concealer

  • 20 Shades (including color correctors)
  • Coming Soon

Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette

  • $25
  • All new shades, an extension of the full palette
  • Available July 24th at Sephora

Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation

  • Full Coverage
  • 40 Shades
  • $38 each
  • Described as an "oil free, lightweight formula, up to 24 hours of full coverage wear. Has a creamy, blendable texture that balances complexion for smaller-looking pores with zero shine.
  • Available 7/24/2018 online and at Sephora

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty 

Secrets to Sweat Proof Makeup for the Summer

There is nothing worse than going out in full glam, just to come home and realize half your makeup is gone from your face, your mascara is running, your nose contour looks like mud and your are looking like a straight, up, hot, MESS!

No fear, my ultimate, full coverage sweat proof makeup tutorial is here! This makeup lasted me through a 6 hour college volleyball practice, 4 hours of classes, meetings, partying and STILL look bomb by the end of the day. So I wanted to share the love and give you ALL my secrets to sweat proof makeup for the summer.

SWEAT PROOF MAKEUP | LONG LASTING SUMMER MAKEUP

Prime and Set

These are going to be the 2 most important things when it comes to keeping your makeup sweat proof for the summer heat! You definitely will want to set your primer with a loose powder to ensure the max amount of longevity from your primer. I demonstrate the proper way to do so in my Youtube video above so make sure you check that out. You also will want to set all the liquids that you put on your face, so be diligent and get to setting! Also, don't forget to lock it in with a couple rounds of setting spray at the very end as this will seal the deal for your makeup.

Don't Overdo It on Foundation or Concealer

Many tend to make the mistake of wanting to pack on more and more foundation and concealer thinking it will make it last longer and combat sweat.

Wrong.

The more product on your face, the more potential for it to slough off and move when coming in contact with sweat, so a light layer of foundation and concealer will do the trick for sweat proof makeup (and yes, you can also be full coverage. Light layers does not always mean light coverage, as you can see in my video!)

Time to Bake

Baking is one of the most powerful tools you can use to combat sweat ruining your makeup! You can bake your primer, concealer, foundation, and any other liquid you apply to your face! This may be a bit too drying for those of you with dry skin, but for an oily girl like me, I have no issue. I find the precise baking time for me is only a couple minutes, so if you're new to baking, try it out a few times and see what is best for your skin.

 

What are some of your sweat proof makeup tips? Let me know in the comments below if you found this helpful or totally agree with my tips!

 

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty

 

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