TheStyleShaker Top 7 Scorecard

Every product we review gets tested against the 7 most-asked questions out there when deciding whether or not to purchase a green beauty product. These are the make-or-break answers that shoppers want to know before buying. Each question is ranked on a scale between 1 (the worst) and 5 (the best). That final score is the final verdict that will help you decide whether you want to try it out for yourself or keep looking for a better fit!

 
 

FOUNDATION (LIQUID)+ BB/CC Cream + TINTED MOISTURIZER

  1. Cover Girl: Does skin still look like skin after applying?

  2. Staying Power: Does it last all day or slide down the face after a couple hours?

  3. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  4. Blended Family: Does it play well with other skincare products and primers?

  5. Clean Up: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  6. Shady Lady: Do the available shades cater to more than just one skin tone?

  7. Sunshine State: Is the SPF 30 or above?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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PRIMER

  1. Pore-fect: Does it irritate skin or minimize the look of pores when using it?

  2. Oil Slick: Is it overly sticky or oily as a base coat on the skin?

  3. Surface Level: Does it create a smooth, hydrated surface for makeup application?

  4. BFFs: Does the next layer apply and blend well or can you see streaks/cake-like appearance?

  5. Clean Factor: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  6. Creased Lightning: Does it cause any creasing to happen?

  7. Lasting Effect: Does it help foundation and other makeup last longer?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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BRONZER

  1. Knock Off: Is the color overly orange or does it look like a natural tan?

  2. Smooth Moves: Does it glide one? Is it a fine enough powder for even application?

  3. Build Up: Is it buildable?

  4. High Shine: Is it too metallic or just right?

  5. Play Pen: Does it play well with other skincare products and primers?

  6. Squeaky Clean: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Value Prop: How is the overall value for what you pay for?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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BLUSH

  1. Color Pop: How is the color pay off?

  2. Blend & Build: Does it blend in well?

  3. Sheer Genius: Is the application sheer or more opaque?

  4. Promises Promises: Does it follow through and really work?

  5. Play Pen: Does it play well with other products like foundations and moisturizers?

  6. Squeaky Clean: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Oil Slick: Is it oily?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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LIPS: LIPSTICK + BALM + GLOSS

  1. Color Pop: How is the color pay off?

  2. Staying Power: Does the color last?

  3. Sahara Situation: Does it dry out lips?

  4. Promises Promises: Does it do what it says it will do?

  5. Texture Time: Does the formula stay smooth and glide on?

  6. Squeaky Clean: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Smell That: How’s the scent?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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POWDERS: SETTING + TRANSLUCENT + FOUNDATION

  1. Under Cover: Is the coverage what I want? Not too heavy, not too sheer, juuuuust right.

  2. See Through: Does my skin still look like skin?

  3. Staying Power: Does it last all day or slide down my face?

  4. Freak Out: Does my skin like it or is it irritating?

  5. Play Pen: Does it play well with other skincare products and primers?

  6. Clean AF: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Beauty for All: Are there enough available shades for every skin color?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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CONCEALER

  1. Cover Up: Does it conceal all the flaws? Ex: color correction to mask discolorations such as acne, age spots and dark circles

  2. Fake Out: Does it cover and look natural, not cakey? Does my skin still look like skin in the natural sunlight?

  3. Stay All Day: Does it last all day?

  4. Smooth Operator: Does it smoothly glide on and melt into the skin? Is it lightweight?

  5. Play Date: Does it play well with other skincare products like primers and foundations?

  6. Clean Up: is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Variety: Are there enough available shades for every skin color?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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EYESHADOW

  1. Creased Lightning: Does it crease?

  2. Get Paid: Is there solid color payoff and/or rich pigmentation?

  3. Color Stay: Does the color last all day?

  4. Easy Peasy: Does it apply smoothly and easily?

  5. Worth It: Is it not enough bang for my buck?

  6. Clean AF: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Stay Put: Is there a lot of fall out when applying or afterward?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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EYELINER

  1. Hold the Line: Can you get a precise line?

  2. Color Play: Is the color payoff strong/rich?

  3. Stay Put: Does it hold up and not slide around or run off throughout the day?

  4. Smooth Operator: Does it apply smoothly without pulling?

  5. Value Prop: How is the overall value for what you pay for?

  6. Change Agent: Is it versatile enough to smudge for a softer look (does not apply to liquid liners)?

  7. Squeaky Clean: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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BROWS: PENCIL + POWDER + WAX

  1. Fake Out: Does the product look natural when shaping and filling in brows?

  2. Choose Your Intensity: Can you diffuse or intensify to build the look you want be it a bold brow or a softer look?

  3. Color Play: Does the shade range cater to many or few?

  4. Fade Away: Does it hold up throughout the day?

  5. Smooth Operator: Does it apply smoothly without pulling?

  6. Fine Lines: Is it versatile enough to offer a more precise line along with a softer line to fill-in brows effectively?

  7. Squeaky Clean: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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MASCARA

  1. Clumpy Mess: Does it clump up on ya?

  2. High Drama: Does it have a noticeable effect on lash volume or is it all talk?

  3. Go Long: Does it lengthen like none other?

  4. Flake Out: Does it flake throughout the day?

  5. Long Lasting: Does the formula last longer than 3 months in the container without drying out?

  6. Clean It Up: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Smudge Story: Does it stay put and not create a smudge halo around the eye?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

 
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SELF TANNER

  1. Streaky Situation: does it streak? Is a mitt a must-have?

  2. Consistency is Key: Is it very liquid-y? Thick? Does it apply well and dry relatively quickly?

  3. Oooh That Smell: Does it have that headache-inducing tanner smell like all the others?

  4. Worth It: Is it not enough bang for my buck?

  5. No to Faux: does the faux tan look comical or kissed by the sun? Buildable color?

  6. Clean AF: Is it a '3' or below on EWG.org? And if it's below a 3, is the data "Fair" or above?

  7. Lasting Effect: Does the color last, or will it fade in a day?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35