Review: Elf Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

Published December 19, 2017 by HaelieBee

Hi lovelies,

I have read a lot of controversial reviews about this product. I decided to try it out because I have come into the ‘my skin but better’ phase. And this foundation does just that. I’m serious when I say I can’t see it on my skin, I put it on and set it down and it’s like there’s nothing there. It also feels the same way as it looks: weightless and light. Obviously this is not a full coverage foundation, it’s very light but can be built a bit.

Now, the shade range. Elf. Dude. Ma dude. Get it together.

The shade range of this product has much to be desired. There are a total of 5 shades. There are hundreds of skin tones so I know this is very annoying. If you do happen to be close enough to one of the shades I do recommend you try it.

It does have a bit of a smell but that goes away in a few minutes. I also have acne prone skin and this didn’t break me out at all.

This also is long lasting with a good primer so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off.

And we all know that Elf is cheap. So price isn’t a con.

Overall I give it a 5/5 ๐Ÿ™‚


Review: Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer

Published May 18, 2016 by HaelieBee

Hello everyone!

I have a review for you today on the Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer. But I’m sure you can figure that out by the title…

Anyway, I bought this concealer awhile ago, over two years. I was on a desperate and determined hunt for a concealer that would cover this horrid thing we call acne. I read so many reviews and inspected so many products. I pretty much knew that a concealer that would get the job done right would be expensive, but I’m a savvy person so I prefer to save money if I can.

My acne wasn’t (and still isn’t) the worst I’ve seen. It’s just a bit worse than typical pubescent acne. I was very insecure about it and I wanted something that would cover it for good. So after doing a bunch of research I finally decided to buy this concealer off the Sephora website, praying that I chose the right color. I settled on this one because I saw videos of it covering tattoos and I figured that if this can cover tattoos it can cover my acne. I also made sure this concealer wouldn’t make my acne worse because that would just cause a downward spiral.

When I received it I immediately loved it. It’s so full coverage (LIKE IT COVERS EVERYTHING), it’s waterproof, a little goes a LONG way, and it’s just overall amazing. It covered my under-eye circles (which are fairly blue/purple) as well as my bright red acne. It was definitely pricey at $34 but it legitimately lasted me just over two years. Two years!!!! That little tube had such an amazing product where a few tiny drops will conceal your whole face and subsequently it lasted me forever!!! That made me feel a lot better about paying that amount of money.

Now I will say that although this concealer is my holy grail, it does not last all day without a primer, powder, and preferably a setting spray (I ย can do reviews on the different setting sprays I’ve tried if any of you would like). But almost every product follows that rule so that didn’t deter my liking.

In conclusion, I really love this product and would highly recommend it for people that really want some coverage that will last for years. It is an investment but it is worth every penny in my opinion.

Let me know if you guys have tried it and what your thoughts are! And if you have any requests for products you’d like me to try and do a review on! I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for reading!



Published May 18, 2016 by HaelieBee

First off, hello everyone. I want to thank you for taking the time to check out my first blog and I hope you enjoy what you find, and if you don’t then please feel free to contact me with suggestions.

Okay, that being said, I have been a passionate writer for years. Several of my books are published on Wattpad (a free reader/writer app & website) which is where the bulk of my work can be found. You can check out what I’ve written if you’re interested, my username is haeliebee.

Now enough with the shameless self promotion, in this blog I will be covering all things beauty and makeup related. I have had a deep passion for makeup for years and I absolutely love trying new things and techniques and sharing my knowledge and thoughts with others. So in this blog I will be including reviews, first impressions, requested products by you guys for me to try and review, dupes, tutorials, etc. I am super excited to be doing this and I hope you all enjoy what you read. If you have any requests, comments, suggestions, or questions please contact me!

Thank you for reading!


First Impression: Urban Decay Original Primer Potion

Published March 29, 2016 by HaelieBee

Now I know what you’re probably thinking…
This product came out like years ago, why are you choosing this?

Well my friends, just because a product isn’t new, doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a review. This is just going to be a first impression because I like to try the product out multiple times before feeling comfortable giving a thorough review.

Now I bought this product online at Sephora for $20 dollars because I desperately needed an eyeshadow primer. I had tried several drug store primers (which I’ll do reviews on if you’d like, just leave a comment and let me know) and they just didn’t suffice. My shadows creased, faded, and just sucked by the end of the day.

This primer by Urban Decay is famous in the makeup world and I’d heard great things about it. So, I decided to give it a try.

When I first received the product in the mail, I instantly fell in love with the packaging. It was purple (my favorite color so I’m a bit biased) and sleek and just looked luxurious. So well done on the packaging, Urban Decay. When I unscrewed the cap from the product I was rather disappointed that it wasn’t a squeeze tube, instead it had a wand in which you apply the product. This isn’t my preference for a couple reasons. One, if you use the wand on your eye over and over, bacteria will begin to build up on the wand. Whereas with a tube, you just squeeze the product onto your clean finger and no oil or dirt will get into the product to allow for bacterial build up. My second reason is that I find that with tubes I am able to get every last drop of product because I have more control by squeezing and bending. But with the wand, you can’t get every last drop because the wand won’t pick it up.

Now that being said, I know some earlier packages came in tube form but their latest packaging is in wand form, which I dislike.

But I am willing to overlook that if the product is satisfactory. So far, I’ve worn the primer twice, once on a weekend day and once on a week day. I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (which I will also do a review on if you want) as eyeshadow on both days. The primer applied very smoothly and effortlessly, so that was really nice. It didn’t seem to make applying eyeshadows any more difficult although I did have a bit of trouble with unevenness in my crease. But that could be something that I get worked out over time. Again this is just a first impression, so I haven’t formed my final opinion yet.

As far as longevity, the eyeshadows stayed on almost perfectly. There was a tiny tiny bit of creasing on the lid and a tiny tiny bit of fading in the crease, but it’s held up far better than any other primer I’ve tried. Like I said, this may be something that gets worked out over time, but this is what I’ve observed thus far.

The primer didn’t make taking the makeup off any more difficult, which pleased me because I hate stubborn makeup ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall I think this product is pretty good and I look forward to continuing to use it. I just hope that these little kinks get worked out.

I’ll have my final review posted next week hopefully, and let me know what other products you want first impressions on/reviewed.

Thank you so much for reading,