Hourglass Foundation Stick vs. Vapour Organic Beauty Foundation Stick: Let the Beauty Battle Begin!

*All views in this review are the opinion of the author. This post was not sponsored. I purchased the products featured. FYI this post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here.

You guys, the ultimate Beauty Battle: Foundation Sticks, has begun.

It started when I noticed I was on the last dregs of my Benefit foundation stick and needed something new but there are SO, MANY, OPTIONS. How do I find the perfect foundation stick?

I try the best of the best and find my favorite amongst the bunch. Come along with me as I test (so you don't have to buy and try) and see who makes it to the final round, and also who fails miserably (or just doesn't do the job). 

First up, I'm battling the hugely popular Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick against the Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation Stick. Go grab some popcorn and let's see who wins! (WATCH TIME: 5 MIN, 46 SEC ). 

 
 

Everyone Loves This Beauty Counter Concealer Pen. I Don't. Here's Why...

*All views in this review are the opinion of the author. This post was not sponsored. I purchased the products featured. FYI this post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here.

I worked with a consultant (i.e. my close family friend that I adore to the moon and back) on this Beauty Counter test. She was amazing an recommended a few things to me. I told her I was looking for an under-eye concealer to replace what I was currently using (read: toxic) and she said this pen is a "must try."

So, I tried, and unlike every other person that gave it a five star review, I passed. Watch the video to find out why (WATCH TIME- 2:34):

 

WHAT I LIKE:

  • It's super clean

  • The company mission is ev-er-y-thing!

  • I got to work with a friend to pick out this and other goodies. It was really fun

WHAT I'M NOT A FAN OF:

  • It is what it says it is, a true (thick) concealer. To use it under my eyes would be b-a-d
  • No free shipping and returns
  • Too tacky
 

FINAL VERDICT: 3 'SHAKIES'  | A true, thick cover up pen, not for under my eyes. 

(1 = no go, 2 = meh, 3 = positive, not amazing, 4 = great, 5 = best, thing, ever)

 

*THIS AND ALL OF MY REVIEWS ARE NOT SPONSORED. YOU'RE GETTING MY 100% HONEST OPINION HERE FOLKS. 

I Found a Permanent At-Home Hair Color That Won't Kill You, And I'm Kind of Excited About it

*All views in this review are the opinion of the author. This post was not sponsored. I purchased the products featured. FYI this post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here.

The latest product review is for permanent hair color that touts being relatively non-toxic (i.e. sulfate, paraben, gluten free, etc.) The company is called Madison Reed and here is what you need to know: (WATCH TIME: LESS THAN 5 MINUTES, you can do it)

 

WHAT I LIKE:

  • It's FAR superior to any other at-home permanent hair color out there in terms of quality and toxicity (if I'm wrong, tell me what is out there so I can TEST IT!)

  • The price is great, especially since I can buy one box for every two months 

  • Great customer service. Seriously, amazing

  • Love the app

WHAT I'M NOT A FAN OF:

  • I know they're free of parabens, sulfates, and the like, but what is taking the place of those bad chemicals? It doesn't rank as 100% "clean" 
  • At-home color can only take you so far. It is a great thing for maintenance and hair that doesn't need much highlighting, that said, if you're blonde or like to get things professionally done, this is a no-go
 

FINAL VERDICT: 4 'SHAKIES'  | Definitely life-changing, not perfect, but a step in the right direction.

(1 = no go, 2 = meh, 3 = positive, not amazing, 4 = great, 5 = best, thing, ever)

 

*THIS AND ALL OF MY REVIEWS ARE NOT SPONSORED. YOU'RE GETTING MY 100% HONEST OPINION HERE FOLKS. 

Is It Possible To Find a Non-Toxic Tinted Moisturizer That Works?

*All views in this review are the opinion of the author. This post was not sponsored. I purchased the products featured. FYI this post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here.

I just tried out 100% Pure's tinted moisturizer, and I have to say, I kinda like it. But is it my new go-to? Find out: (WATCH TIME - 2:50)

 
100% pure tinted moisturizer

I LIKE:

  • That it is really is 100% pure
  • That it is lightweight and smells pretty amazing
  • The amount of moisturizer I get

NOT A FAN:

  • Too lightweight for what I want, which is more coverage
  • I can't easily see what level of SPF I'm working with

 

 

FINAL VERDICT: 3.5 'SHAKIES'  | It's high-quality and moisturizing, but doesn't give me the coverage I want.

I will definitely be trying out more 100% Pure products!

(1 = no go, 2 = meh, 3 = positive, not amazing, 4 = great, 5 = best, thing, ever)