I love to talk all things beauty! @elizabethhhloves
MY COLOURPOP SSS HIGHLIGHT COLLECTION 👀💖✨
I love my COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter . They’re $8 each and look beautiful on the skin! There are also so many different shades and formulas including, metallics, shimmery and chrome. The product is super unique to other highlighters as it’s Colourpop’s signature super shock formula. It looks like a powder, feels like a cream and applies onto the skin like an extremely smooth powder. I like to use my fingers because I find it applies the product most evenly and fingers pick up the most pigment. If you really want to use a brush, synthetic brushes work better than natural hair brushes. I like to apply these as the last step of my makeup routine (even after setting spray) because then the pigments just melt into the skin and blend seamlessly.
COLOURPOP- Super Shock Highlighter
Perfect Lip Stain For Wearing Masks!✨💖
I love a good berry lip stain for Fall because the cooler weather usually means my lips look more dull and colorless. Especially with wearing masks everyday, I still enjoy putting on a little bit of lip color so when I take off my mask I don’t look sick haha. CHANEL - ROUGE COCO Lip Blush I love this formula so much because it’s transfer-proof, applies sheer but can build up and also dries down to a natural finish that doesn’t look matte or shiny on the skin. There is a slight fragrance but it’s subtle and fades away pretty quickly. I like to apply some lip balm, dab a few dots of this on my lips or apply a thin layer, and then rub my lips together to blend. It just creates a very natural berry stain on the lips that lasts all day.
CHANEL-ROUGE COCO Lip Blush
BYE BYE HAIR STATIC!!! best products + tips 💖✨
As the seasons change, the weather gets drier and static will inevitably start to frizz up our hair. It’s the most frustrating thing to get rid of when you’re out and about but have hair flying around. Here are my tips for preventing static-y hair. What you need to know about static is that it’s created when your hair is constantly rubbing against itself or against something else, like a top you’re wearing. 1) Keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. I love using oils like OLAPLEX - No. 7 Bonding Oil or KRISTIN ESS - Weightless Shine Working Serum because they’re perfect to apply before and after heat styling. They’re both able to protect your hair from heat and smooth flyaways. It also keeps your ends sealed, smooth and shiny. (I’m using the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil in the picture above). 2) Use a styling cream in your hair to add some texture and hold in your hair. More texture and hold means theres less of a chance your hair will rub against itself or against other things and create static. My favorites are OLAPLEX - No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme and HAIRSTORY - HAIRSTORY Hair Balm . Both extremely similar in texture- just a thick cream- that warms up in your hands nicely and distributes wet on wet and dry hair. It adds a little bit of texture and shine, and can also help hairstyles last longer! Let me know if you’ve tried these products for preventing hair static and what you think!
KRISTIN ESS- Weightless Shine Working Serum
EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
NEW Natural Deo!!! 💖actually clear & nonsticky!
I’ve been using natural deodorant for 4+ years and I’ll never go back. It’s less harsh on my underarms so I don’t get irritated skin on my underarms anymore! What I’ve always found annoying about most natural deodorants is the chalky, white texture of the bars. It’s never truly invisible and can sometimes clump after a few hours (so it’s super embarrassing when I’m working out at the gym and lift up my arms!). But I think the search is over. I have found the perfect natural deodorant. Without all the harsh chemicals, without the weird chalky texture and without the product build up. Meet HIKI - Fresh Wood Deodorant The formula is super unique compared to most other natural deodorants I’ve tried from other brands. The bar texture is, like a bar of soap, hard BUT glides on like butter on the skin without being super soft and smushy. It’s also a CLEAR bar so it actually doesn’t leave any weird-looking build up on your underarms after a few minutes. It also doesn’t stain any of my tops (and I wear white quite a lot)! The scent I have is Fresh Wood. It’s super fresh and my boyfriend loves using it too! (keep in mind he’s been using the same type of Old Spice deo since forever LOL) I highly highly recommend this deodorant for people who want to try a new natural one but have never found the right formula.
HIKI-Fresh Wood Deodorant
Makeup For My Graduation Photoshoot!!! 🎓💖✨
First of all, congrats to all my fellow 2020 graduates!!! I recently did a graduation photoshoot with my family and so I wanted to show you the makeup I did for it! I wanted to look like myself but more enhanced and defined. I started with MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer to cover any blemishes on my face. It has a super thick and high coverage formula that lasts all day (it’s literally waterproof!) and is perfect for pinpoint concealing! I skipped foundation because I wanted my makeup to look more skinlike in the photos and not super flat. I then defined my brows with MAYBELLINE - Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil . It’s a great dupe for Anastasia’s brow wix and any other more “expensive” skinny brow pencil. It’s not too pigmented where you accidentally like like you use a sharpie to draw on your brows. It has the perfect in-between pigment and wax so it lasts all day and adds thickness to the brows. I used benefit - 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel to set my brows. It’s literally super glue for brows! This is a clear gel that keeps my hairs looking fluffy and combed up all day. I used the bronzer and highlight fromTOM FORD - Soleil Contouring Compact to add some warmth, glow and definition to the face. It has a super smooth powder formula that doesn’t look like makeup once on the skin! It blends in perfectly and seamlessly so it looks just like skin. For blush I used CHANEL - ROUGE COCO Lip Blush in 420 for a warm berry glow on the cheeks. This is a gel like formula that is super cheer but buildable. It also leaves a nice glassy sheen on the skin! To set the concealer and the parts of my face that gets shiny throughout the day, I used rms beauty - "Un" Powder . It makes my skin look satin smooth and doesn’t let any shine come through! It also doesn’t have flashback (if you apply only a sheer layer on the skin). For eyeshadow, I used TOM FORD - Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze. It’s a beautiful combination of a creamy, moussey bronze cream shadow and a sheer but super glittery gold powder shadow top coat. It lasts all day and looks suuper flattering! I always get questions on what I have on my eyesqhen I wear it. I used my holy-grail favorite DollyWink - DollyWink Liquid Eyeliner to line my eyes for extra definition. It has a super fine tip for extra precision and the formula is inky black and doesn’t budge at all! For the biggest, baddest lashes, I used LANCÔME - Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara . It adds so much volume and length to my lashes and the waterproof formula makes it stay on all day without any smudging. For the lips, I wanted a shade similar to my natural lip color so I went for COLOURPOP - Ultra Blotted Lip from Pony’s Collaboration in Holly Lolly. It’s a beautiful warm pink!
rms beauty-"Un" Powder
sweet sweet hydration 🥰🥰
Soooooo say hello to your new best friend. Youth to the people are honestly my favourite brand ever. I’m a huge fan of their ethics and moral towards skincare and the world. Plus for me personally youth to the people skincare products are very effective at treating my skin. Their cleanser and toner are my perfect duo so when I finally got my hands on this product I was super excited. This moisturiser has such an interesting texture. It has a creamy gel like texture therefore very lightweight on the skin but still hydrating. I love how this product absorbs into the skin, it instantly calms and soothes the skin. Personally I have dry skin which is acne prone and I find with this moisturiser I haven’t got any issue. This cream is hydrating and moisturising enough that my skin doesn’t feel dry by the end of the day. Plus it isn’t comedogenic so my skin doesn’t breakout after use. Bonus the ingredient ashwagandha is a eastern medicine ingredient used to help treat stress skin. So I found which my skin has reacted to something this product is a real life saver. How I like to use this cream: I found this to be a perfect day time moisturiser for my skin type. It works well on top of serums and vitamin c. Plus I don’t find an issue when apply a sunscreen on top of this moisturiser. Bonus makeup sits perfect on top of this cream. My skin looks so calm and soothed and very hydrated therefore little makeup is needed!! At night time this moisturiser isn’t hydrating enough on its own but works perfectly under other thicker creams (for me personally!!). Overall: this youth to the people moisturise is incredible and I fully recommend to anyone who loves a lightweight cream but still looking for hydration! Side note my mum is also obsessed with this cream she loves it for her drier mature skin! 10/10 would definitely recommend 💗 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
I love using this cleanser when I’m in the middle of a breakout or even when I see my skin starting to be sensitive and in need of a medicated cleanser. The 2% salicylic acid is perfect for acne prone skin and really calms everything at the same time as well. I don’t recommend daily use as it can dry your skin excessively but definitely a must when I see that annoying pimple coming my way!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
Fresh face mask set *edited 2/1/20
Okay I’ve officially hoped on the fresh bandwagon, my goodness I love them so much! Rose face mask? Very hydrating leaves my skin baby smooth The sugar face polish? A nice gentle exfoliation, I’m used to stronger exfoliation but this one I actually really like, smells like sweet strawberry sugar The lotus rescue mask is a more stronger exfoliant which I really like too, guys I’m crazy about exfoliating Then finally the black tea firming night cream- I loved this at first very beautiful and thick, but it’s also kinda oily, one layer wasn’t enough when I got out of the shower so I came back to do a second coat on my face and noticed my hands looked oily, then I felt my face and it feels like there is some oil leftover when the cream absorbs, might just mean ultra hydrating goodness but I’m starting to break out because of this, if you are interested in this cream buy the sample size or get it with a set because it’s way too expensive to buy on a whim. Black tea eye cream- I got a tiny sample of this thank god because after using it for a week one of my eyes has like this red bump rash and is developing milia those little white bumps, so this eye cream is a huge no for me. I’ll go back to my tatcha eye cream thank you very much Bought this set off fresh website and I really love the masks and I am glad I got to try the black tea firming night mask but that baby did not work out for me, too heavy on my skin which is weird cause I have winter dry skin. 4/5 cause the masks are worth it I love em
fresh-Rose Face Mask
Elemis’s Superfood Vital Veggie Mask it’s just wonderful. It’s meant to help your skins moisture barrier, so if you struggle with dry skin, this will help you. It’s gentle, it doesn’t burn, it leaves the skin soft, plump, and healthy looking. 🍃 ELEMIS - Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
ELEMIS-Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
YTTP Superfood Cleanser
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser In the past I have tried harsh and stripping face cleansers to try and help reduce my acne but really would just inflame it more, so I started looking for gentle but effective cleansers. The Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser from Youth to the People is an amazing simple cleanser, after my first use my skin felt clean and purified instantly. I have been using this cleanser for about 4 months now and have gone through two travel size bottles and now decided to purchase the large size. Although this product has not helped to clear my acne, I will continue to repurchase this cleanser because it helps with the overall appearance, texture and health of my skin. Great gentle and purifying cleanser!!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
The Inky List
Have you tried @theinkeylist If not, you’re missing out! . I decided to explore this brand when I took a look at their price point and ingredients. You can’t go wrong when not a single product is over $15!!! The founders believed that skincare should be accessible for everyone as well as easy to navigate and understand. All products are easy to understand and clearly state what they can do for you. I also like that they explain what products to avoid mixing together. . I started with Hyaluronic Acid - $8 - and found the formula to be okay. It’s not my favorite, @deciem formula is actually my favorite, but either one is a great option. I think I just prefer the dropper better over the squeeze bottle of The Inky List. I end up with too much coming out at times. But the hydration this gives me is A+. My face feels and looks instantly dewy. That healthy glow! ✨ If you don’t have HA in your life, you’re missing out! . Next up I ordered their Retinol - $10 - but only just started using it consistently. It’s a very easy formula to work with and I layer on the lotion after to make sure I have no issues with irritation. I’ve had a few small breakouts but nothing crazy. I plan to use something stronger after I finish this. . See yesterday’s post regarding the Sea Kelp - $10 . And I just picked up the eye cream Caffeine - $10 - . I got it initially for my husband. He has serious eye bags and I wanted to put this to the test but he isn’t cooperating with me. I gave it to my daughter to try as I am still working through my @farmacybeauty Cheer Up. She has dark circles and puffy eyes so I’m anxious to hear her thoughts. . What do you use from The Inky List? What should I try next? . Happy hump day! 🌼
THE inkey LIST-Caffeine Eye Cream