A COMBO I LIVE BY
I get my dark circles genetically so there is really no way to get rid of them. Some days they are agreeable but most days they aren’t. I also struggle with my really red eyelids, so when I found these products they became a stable. I’ve tried other concealers but nothing truly hides them as well as I would like. PRODUCTS IN PICTURES: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Color Correctors
Smokey Eyes attempt with Estee Lauder
Hi! It’s been a while since i posted but today I’m back with another make up attempt using Estee Lauder 48 Shades 6 Looks To Envy Palette! I’m only after one look though, lol. And the look im after is the Smokey Eyes with Dark Red Lips! This palette has everything (literally); Estee Lauder’s 30 Best-Selling Pure Color Envy EyeShadows, 12 Pure Color Envy Lip Colors to 6 Pure Color Envy Blushes (4 blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter). See? I did not lie. It has EVERYTHING. Everything that’s on my face is coming from this palette! Except complexion of course. For complexion im using Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder. And i top it off with Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Make Up Setting Spray and im good to go! If you have really oily skin like me, youll love this. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup featuring Laura Mercier Loose Powder AND Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a literal WOMBO COMBO. I guarantee you your make up will stay on ALL DAY. It’ll cover all ur pores and imperfections and it also leaves you a really smooth, matte (but not too dry) result. Hope this helps! ESTĒE LAUDER - Limited Edition Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor Set ESTĒE LAUDER - Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette ESTĒE LAUDER - Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray Jumbo & Travel Duo
But is it a Dupe? 2
I've heard people compare L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray Jumbo & Travel Duo , called it a dupe. It's not. They perform the same for about 3 hours. Personally, I need the all nighter spray in the Summer, and L'oreal doesn't cut the mustard. My face melts.
Colour Correcting like a Professional
When we see color correcting, it’s usually pictures of light to medium skin shade with some acne or dark circles. I find it rare to see people posting or giving advice for women of color, let alone that not all makeup brands have a full shade range… The whole point of color correcting is to neutralize skin imperfections. It all comes down to a color theory; if you mix two opposites colors, they make brown. So, for example, green neutralizes red/pink, purple neutralizes yellow. Dark skin usually comes with dark circles and hyperpigmentation with a Blue/ Violet undertone; for this, you need to use a red color corrector. Some of my favorite red color correctors at the moment are Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color CorrectorCharlotte Tilbury - Magic Vanish Color Corrector, SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Color CorrectorsSephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors, and #Temptu - Color Corrector Palette[products]#[FiveStars]Temptu Color Corrector Palette. I particularly like Temptu. Five shades to perfect and even out all skin types and tones. Temptu uses a silicone-based formula that corrects all types of discolorations for a balanced complexion. This brand has been around for 35 years, and they specialize in airbrush makeup made initially for makeup artists and beauty professionals and their clients, now available to everyone.
Skincare + Eco-Friendliness (yes, it exists!)
Maybe you’ve been a little more environmentally conscious lately or have been a tree hugger your entire life. Whatever your case may be, I think we can all relate to the feeling of being able to do good while look good 😏🙌🏼 I personally put a lot of emphasis on being eco-friendly when it comes to the skincare industry because of how much waste can accumulate just from packaging alone. Think about how many plastic is on your shelf right now. Here are a few products/brands that are magnetized towards being eco-friendly 👇🏼💗 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Limited Edition Pride Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I was able to repurpose this glass bottle into another bottle for my new cleanser. The versatility of glass packaging (heavily endorsed by YTTP) is essential for skincare as it encourages the process of reusing materials without excessive waste. This cleanser is also extremely fresh and leaves my skin feeling super clean. Before, I’d go through countless plastic bottle cleansers that were both non environmentally friendly AND non effective. HERBIVORE - Prism 5% Exfoliating Glow Potion this small herbivore bottle is also made of glass and has a pipet for easy portioning of any liquids. I especially love how Herbivores products are vegan and cruelty free! This specific exfoliant worked in my favor to achieve a glow and vibrant look to my skin. I enjoyed the subtle yet effectiveness of it. REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Perfect Canvas Clean Primer when Ren skincare launches this primer, it not only came in a glass bottle but also a card with instructions on how to properly recycle it after it’s done. This was extremely intuitive on their part as it provides a physical reminder to consumers of the proper way to recycle products. The primer definitely primed my face well as I noticed my makeup staying on longer with this on due to the tacky texture. It comes out as a “serum” but blends into the skin like a “lotion.” Magic, no? Finally, as my last photo, here you can see the packaging boxes of various skincare products ive collected over the years. I cut the packages to fit into a “collage” made on a $5 target cork board with glue. The final result came out so pretty and made for the perfect gift for one of my IG friends! 😏🙌🏼 Being into skincare doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being environmentally conscious. Being aware of brands who are striving towards the same goal as you can help streamline this habit and help encourage others to be a little more loving to mama earth 😌✨
SKINCARE AND PRIMER??
After I used the MILK primer my skin broke out in a rash so I went back to Sephora and they offered me the REN Perfect Canvas Primer, I love it. it builds my skins strength while smoothing over pores and fine lines. It is a vegan product, cruelty-free, and is silicone free. To use I use 3-4 drops and pat it into my skin after my moisturizer and SPF. I wear this when I don’t wear makeup also because my skin is sensitive and this primer helps build my skin strength. This product is matte but doesn’t clog your pores. It is smooth on your skin and really holds onto my makeup (note: I don’t wear a lot of makeup usually just concealer, blush, and highlight). Though it is $45 it lasts for a long time and in my opinion the price is worth how long it lasts.
Happy Year of the Ox! Lunar New Year Makeup 🧧
Red + Gold + Pink for good luck! Products used: benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealerin 2.3 Madeleine STELLAR - Limitless Foundationin L04 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealerin 120 Light laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent KEVYN AUCOIN - The Sculpting Contour Powder RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance stila - Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palettein Light/Medium FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighterin Trophy Wife L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette NYX - Control Freak Eyebrow Gelin Clear NYX - Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer COLOURPOP - I Think I Love You Pressed Powder Shadow Palette COLOURPOP - Colourpop Super Shock Shadowin Drift NYX - Glitter Goals Liquid Eyelinerin Zodiac Queen L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascarain Black MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer MAC - MAC Matte Lipstickin Russian Red
Turning 24 today! Did a whole look as my own personal celebration ritual even though I’m just staying at home drinking wine. Here to remind everyone beauty can be a source of joy and makeup is one of the many creative tools you could utilize. benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer STELLAR - Limitless Foundationin L04 NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealerin Light 2.3 Madeleine MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealerin 120 Light laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent FENTY BEAUTY - What it Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighterin Thimble FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighterin Trophy Wife L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette NYX - Control Freak Eyebrow Gelin Clear COLOURPOP - I Think I Love You Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Glossier. - Pro Tip Brush Point Liquid Eyeliner NYX - Glitter Goals Liquid Eyelinerin Zodiac Queen SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Primer L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascarain Black MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201
MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation it’s a medium coverage. But wow does the trick. Goes on light doesn’t over dry. Great for easy application. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Set + Smooth Powder Very light as well needs a light brush over for finishing touch up. After application face doesn’t at all feel caked on. So you can add you bronzer and highlighter as you wish. If you do use. (Keep in mind as well I’m a bit darker due to summer so face will look light then neck with this application.)Also I didn’t add just to show the true application of these to products. MAYBELLINE - TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen I put darker in one brow testing the waters but so far I live the application easy and once you get the actual shade you want and are used to it. Definitely could get that pro brow look! 😁 in my opinion I am happy and indeed will continue to wear these as a day out foundation and eyebrow routine. Forgive me I’m bloated and my eyes are red.
Tips + Tricks: Brushed Up Brows 😎
As you can find on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok.. Brushed up eyebrows is now the biggest eyebrows trend for 2020. The saying "trends are cyclical, and what goes out eventually comes back in again." That said, bold brows aren't going anywhere, but they're going to look a bit different as we enter the new decade. Enter consistently inconsistent brows, the style everyone will be wearing in 2020. If you have natural wild eyebrows like Cara Delevingne, congratulations! Keep them as wild as possible and letting their natural shape go! 👍🏽Tips & Tricks: Brushed Up Brows👍🏽 ￼￼￼￼￼Step 1: Take a clean mascara brush and comb up and away to get a better sense of the actual length and shape of your brows. ￼￼￼￼￼Step 2: Tweeze underneath the brow BUT keep them looking as natural as possible. Make sure to leave a few hairs underneath the tail of the brow to give it a bushy look. ￼￼￼￼￼Step 3: Pencil from underneath the front of the brow and follow your natural shape, keeping it darkest at the arch. Tip: Using the pencil helps create the shape. ￼￼￼￼￼Step 4: Use a brown eye shadow to fill in any sparse areas. As for filling them in, stick to the same shape, although of course, it all depends on your face shape. If your eyebrows ara thin and sparse, and want to make your eyebrows look fuller, more polished, and defined. Then you may need the help of Maybelline Tattoo Studio Brow Tint Pen. MAYBELLINE - TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen Trust me, it's a must-have! I bought it cuz someone on TikTok recommended it, it indeed helps me create flawless and natural-looking eyebrows fast and easy. In addition to lasting you all day, the Brow Tint Pen formula is also smudge-proof, so you can wick your worries of summer sweat ruining your brows away. According to the brand's website, using the applicator is incredibly easy. You'll want to start with clean brows, so you can see where they need the most filling (if you feel like they need that, of course). You should then angle the applicator semi-vertically and beginning drawing with the applicator at the base of your brow, using short, quick motions upward. As you move down your brow, a good technique to try is to drag the applicator in the direction your hair is growing. As you get to the end, slowly taper off to a point with the applicator to shade the tail-end of your brow. And voila! Natural-looking, yet still filled-in brows that didn't require a low-key face tattoo! Cool!) Well, let's keep going... ￼￼￼￼￼Step 5: Use a light, matte eyeshadow to apply underneath the brow to clean up and give the illusion of a more arched brow. ￼￼￼￼￼Step 6: Apply a creamy highlighter to brighten and contour around the outline of your eyebrow. ￼￼￼￼￼Step 7: Comb up and away once more so that the brows are the thickest and darkest at the end. (Apply Brows Styling Soap Tint if you need!) #BrushedUpBrows #2020BrowsTrend
My Current 10 min makeup routine
So truth be told I can do this in as little as 6 min, but if something goes sideways or I add something else it ends up being more like 10, but never over. What my goal is with this look is to look alive. I have a 3 month old, so there are night feedings and some days start at 5am. I also have a toddler, so I kind of need all the help I can get. I should also mention my skin is dry. This post will be my routine, not reviews, they have been done or will be. it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ So I start with this. It has my spf and has a primer built in. That said I prefer a light application, so I use a knock off beauty blender BECCA - Under Eye Brightening CorrectorI explained my current sleep situation, so I need a little brightening in my life. I use my finger to apply and blend NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealeri cab get some redness, so this is more of my one size fits all concealer. I also use my finger to apply and blend I use the Physicians formula talc-free blush. I use a fluffy blush brush Too Faced - Peach Perfect Setting Powder I find all that liquid product needs a powder to be set, I just need to be careful with dry skin, I use a big fluffy brush L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil, I have pretty decent natural brows (my dad wouldn't let me tweeze in the 90's). So this is just to get the shape right. L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Primermascara and I have a love/hate relationship, so I need a little extra work. I use my shu um L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof MascaraLove/hate the relationship may be, but I need it to wake me umera curler
My trick for completely covering dark circles!🙈
I have always had pretty prominent dark circles due to genetics and no doubt lack of sleep! Through a ton of trial and error I have found a routine and products that work really well for me to cover my dark circles almost completely (I do have slight hallows which makes it look like a dark circle). Surprising I use 4-5 products to achieve this look. •First I use a warm (as in orangey) red lipstick. Yes, lipstick. It counteracts the blueish tones under your eyes. Trust me. This is the step that is a game changer. I use Kosas - Weightless Lip Color but any warm toned red lipstick will work. I mainly focus this on the inner part of my eye where I have the most darkness. (I also use this under my nostrils because I have slight shadowing there). •I next use BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector and it is much lighter and peachier than the lipstick. This is great to use on top of the lipstick to blend together. It is much more emollient and easier to work with. This has light reflecting particles to help brighten the eye even further. •I then use two concealers on top of those. Currently I am using a light shade of DOSE OF COLORS - Meet Your Hue Concealer This concealer is easy to work with. Super creamy and has minimal creasing. I only apply a small dot to my inner eye with this one. •I then use a warmer-more yellow shade (Snow) of Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer on the outer edge of my eye and in the mid part of my cheek (this allows for a brightened inner face and less product under the eye the better). I then use a beauty blender to blend these two completely. Blend up under the eye and out the inner corner as well. •My last step is to set this all down!! My favorite powders to use are laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder Both are great for setting the face. I like to bake with the LM powder since it is a loose powder and it’s easier to use product. Hope this helps. 🥰 #cheriepartner
Too faced naturally radiant concealer!
The too faced both this way naturally radiant concealer is an oil free concealer that minimizes the appearance of imperfections while leaving skin with natural looking radiance! This can be solutions for dark circles and dryness under the eyes. The texture of this is a really creamy and hydrating concealer! I purchased this about 8 months ago because I was looking for a new concealer, I fell in love with this concealer because it didn’t dry out my under eyes like others I had tried! It is so hydrating, didn’t break me out, and had amazing results in my dark circles and fine lines. I would definitely recommend this concealer if you are looking for one that is very moisturizing! It is $28 for .23oz!🌞🤎Too Faced - Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
Too Faced-Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
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Doll10 T.C.E. Concealer Lives up to its name !
Doll10 T.C.E (totally covers everything) Definitely lives up to its name! I just found this concealer within the last month as I’ve read so many excellent reviews on it and it is in my top two holy Grail of concealer’s! A little goes a long way also has a metal tip which is nice for application and it literally covers dark circles, acne breakouts or even uneven skin tone. I also use this as an eyeshadow base love I my new find !! DOLL 10 PROVEN BEAUTY SOLUTIONS - Doll Skin T.C.E. Super Coverage Treatment Concealer
DOLL 10 PROVEN BEAUTY SOLUTIONS-Doll Skin T.C.E. Super Coverage Treatment Concealer
Dark circles, where’d you go? (e.l.f. Camo)
💡 The what: This is the e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer. Mine is the shade “light peach”. It is available through the brand’s website, Target, and Ulta. 💡 The details: This concealer claims to be full-coverage and hydrating. The formula claims to be lightweight, highly pigmented, and won’t settle into fine lines and creases. It can be used for concealing dark circles, acne, or contouring/highlighting. E.l.f. products are vegan and cruelty-free. 💡 My thoughts: I love this hydrating version! I already owned the original camo concealer in the same shade, but found the color to be a bit too light and sometimes looked dry under my eyes. I snagged the hydrating one shortly after its release, and figured I’d grab the same shade. Don’t do that. The shades are different! The hydrating shade is darker. This worked out for me since it matches my skin better, but for others this probably won’t be the case. I find the finish to be a true satin. I do set my concealer daily. It lasts alllll day long and doesn’t look dry under my eyes. It covers my dark circles quite well, and can be built up if desired. I do find that it does settle into some of the lines directly near my lower lash line, but all concealers do this. I’ve included some photos of it applied directly to my skin, blended out, and compared to the same shade in the regular camo line. This concealer is incredibly unbeatable for the price, and I will continue to purchase from both camo lines. 💡 The price: $6 4.5/5⭐️
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Favourite Brightening Concealer
Pixi Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach I LOVE this stuff! I have been using this under my concealer on full face days forever and I love the brightening effect that it gives. It’s creamy but holds up well and doesn’t cause any extra creasing under my concealer. This stuff combats puffiness and dark circles and I think it’s similar to the Becca one, would definitely recommend!
Pack your BAGS and GO!
Me before the e.l.f. - Charcoal Hydrogel Under Eye Masks treatment. A wonderful picture of myself with them on for about 20 min 🙂 . An after picture, no puffiness , lightened dark circles, and a huge SMILE because it only cost 4.00!!!!!!!
e.l.f.-Charcoal Hydrogel Under Eye Masks
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