MINIMAL MAKEUP ROUTINE FOR SELF-QUARANTINE
I can’t be the only one who likes to wear a little “something something” even when I’m stuck at home all day right?! Even if it’s just covering up my blemishes, brushing up my brows and putting on a light layer of gloss, it always makes me feel better and become more productive. Here’s what I do most days: *CONCEAL* MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer
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MAKE UP FOR EVER
Apr. 24, 2020
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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!
Declutter With Me! CONCEALERS 💖✨ (Pros & Cons)
What I’m Keeping: MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer in 6 This is my go-to concealer for blemishes and spots. It’s super waterproof and long-lasting so it’s perfect for keeping things covered all day! MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer in 30 A great all-rounded concealer that is buildable and natural looking while still providing great coverage! ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer in 2W This medium to full coverage concealer leaves skin looking radiant and glowy without being overly dewy. I love using this under my eyes to brighten and conceal! The finish is perfect so I tend to use this everyday. ARMANI beauty - Power Fabric Concealer 5.25 This concealer is a tad dark for under my eyes but it’s the perfect thin consistency for mixing with my other concealers (when I’m more tan). The coverage is medium but buildable and has a natural satin finish. Glossier. - Stretch Concealer in G9 My favorite concealer for when I don’t want to put a full face of makeup on, but still have some spots I want to cover. It’s super emollient and creamy so it melts into the skin providing a hint of coverage and leaving a “makeup-free” looking glow. What I’m Decluttering: FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer in 170 This concealer is too drying and full coverage for my preference. I don’t even have dry skin but everytime I apply this, whether on my face or under my eyes, it dries and makes my skin look crepey! benefit - Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer in 2 This is super similar to Tarte Shape Tape and Fenty’s concealer. The formula is slightly less thick than Fenty but thicker than Tarte. I find it looking to heavy on my face as I prefer more medium coverage concealers with a dewy finish. REVLON - Photoready Candid Antioxidant Concealer in 505 The formula reminds me of a liquid version of Glossier Stretch and as I’m keeping the glossier one, I don’t feel the need to keep this as well. The only difference between the two is that the finish of this isn’t as dewy as Glossier, so if that’s what you prefer, try this! The coverage is light to medium. rms beauty - Un" Cover-Up Cream Foundation in 22 I couldn’t justify keeping two cream pot concealers and I just prefer the more emollient formula of Glossier. This is a harder formula that takes some warming up and it dries slightly more satiny on the skin. The biggest downside is that this product contains coconut oil, which sometimes breaks my face out. Coconut oil seems to work fine on my body as a body oil but on the face, it’s a little too heavy for my skin to tolerate!
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My Daily Products/ My Absolute Favorites!
SEPHORA COLLECTION - Animal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette - My favorite eyeshadow palette! Perfect for a natural look! Doesn’t have the product, but the Wet ‘n’ Wild Blush- in the shade Pinch Me Pink! It has the perfect tint, with the best amount of shimmer! cosmedica SKINCARE - Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum Works really well on my face! I don’t really need a description, it’s pretty self explanatory. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara It really is waterproof! BTW, It’s still the same product just different like labels you could say? It does work and my lashes are longer and fuller! SEPHORA COLLECTION - 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation Works good. Not the best coverage, so good for people with clearer skin.SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer Covers my dark circles awesomely! It blends really nicely. On the bright side (bad pun alert!), it isn’t too bright so it looks natural. benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Perfect for saving time, and getting the appearance of fuller brows! It takes two seconds to apply, and has a natural look. MILANI - Make It Last Prime + Correct + Set Setting Spray Sets my makeup in place for long days. Works amazing! I would recommend doing a before and after spray, for a good prime and set. RIMMEL - STAY GLOSSY High Shine Lip Gloss Not this exact one! Get the clear one! It’s cute, trust me! 😉 MAYBELLINE - Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Minimizes my pores like CRAZY!! Green Color Corrector- Ok, there’s no product on Cheri for this, BUT if you go to target and into the beauty section, it should be there! BATH & BODY WORKS - In the Stars Fine Fragrance Mist I use it everyday. A few squirts should be perfect!
natural makeup look with some new products
New Products: FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Old Products: BOBBI BROWN - BOBBI BROWN Bronzing Powder BOBBI BROWN - Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek BURT’S BEES - Tinted Lip Balm #shu uemura - Calligraphink Liquid Eyeliner Applicator[products]#[FiveStars] laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder
TIKTOK #MAKEUPHACKS: FAKE BIGGER LIPS💋
There are SO many makeup hacks on Tiktok- and I wanted to try out a few~ The first hack I wanted to try was “faking big lips”! Step 1) Slightly over-line lips with a nude lip liner and don’t define cupids bow (just draw a straight horizontal line). KKW BEAUTY - Peach Lip Liners in Nude 1 I love this lipliner so much- it’s so creamy and easy to blend- the shade is also PERFECT for my lip color! Step 2) Fill in the rest of the lips with a lipstick. lisa eldridge - Velvet Fawn in Velvet Muse This lipstick is probably the best matte lip formula I’ve ever tried. It’s super creamy but has a soft-matte finish that can be sheered out for a stained look or piled on for more of a full-on look. Step 3) Use a brow pencil to fill in the corners of the upper lip, draw a thin line above the cupids bow and below middle of bottom lip. benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer Weirdly, this was a great contour shade for my lips! And this brow pencil blended into the lipstick easily. Step 4) Add a gloss to the cupids bow, and down the center of top & bottom lips. NUDESTIX - Magnetic Nude Glimmer Highlighter I love this gloss- it’s so shiny and adds a tint of color! There is a slight minty feeling that fades after 5 mins. Step 5) Smile! I loved this makeup hack! I’ve definitely seen similar tricks before but the eyebrow pencil was mindblowing! It’s a great shade for contouring my lips without having to buy a separate lip pencil! My lips definitely looked much bigger after trying this technique and I would probably do it again (but only for a photoshoot or for specific makeup looks- it’s not an “everyday” look for me)! Would you try this Tiktok makeup hack?
BRAND SPOTLIGHT: NUDESTIX
Nudestix is one of my favorite makeup brands, if not my favorite. They come out with products that I feel are so wearable, easy to use and perfect for on the go! And almost every product can be used several different ways! The Hits: The Magnetic Eye Colors (Matte & Luminous) are some of my favorite cream eyeshadows for day-to-day looks. They are so creamy to apply, super pigmented and once they set, they won’t budge. I have the shades Nudity, Burnish, Smoke, Copper Foil, Rustique, Immortal, Army & Cocoa. I love the Nudies Bloom/Matte/Glow/Bronze Colors because they are also super creamy & soft to apply and blend seamlessly into the skin. They come in so many beautiful shades that work well with all skin tones. The Bloom formula leaves a subtle sheen, Matte is matte and stays on the longest, and Glow looks wet and dewy on the skin. I have the shades Poppy Girl, In The Nude, Bareback, Sunkissed, Hey, Honey, Illumi-Naughty & Bondi Bae. The Lip Glaces are some of my favorite lip glosses because of 1) the colors- I love Nude 06 (a my-lips-but-better shade) and Cherry (for a pop of juicy red) and 2) they’re moisturizing and glossy on the lips. They’re not sticky and look plumping on the lips! The new Plush Paint formula is beautiful. I have the shade St. Tropez and I can wear it on my eyes, cheeks and lips. This is the perfect shade for a multipurpose product because it looks just like a warm nude on my skin tone. It’s super lightweight and silky feeling and blends softly into the skin. Not pictured (because I forgot it was in my makeup bag when I took the photos), but I love the Magnetic Nude Glimmer in 99% Angel. It’s a super pretty non-glittery highlight that adds just the perfect amount of glow. I like it wear it on my brow bones, cheeks and cupids bow! The Misses: I had high hopes for the Nudies Tinted Blue Stick because I loved the idea of a light/medium coverage stick that’s easy to use and quick to apply for my daily makeup routine. But when I tried it out, it felt greasy on my skin but drying and mattifying at the same time. It provided almost no coverage too. It’s a great touch-up mattifying stick though, but just not good for what it’s marketed as. I have the shades 03 and 04. I’m over the dry, matte lips so the Magnetic Matte Lip Color really did not impress me. I have the shade Boho and it’s a beautiful color, only the formula is way too drying. It drags on my lips when I apply it, and really won’t budge once it has set, but it just makes my lips look like sandpaper!
Easy 5-Minute Look
This is my go-to, 5-minute look when I want to look put together on Zoom calls, but I know I’m not going to be seen by anyone else because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic.
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
I know I’ve shared this look a billion times haha but this is my bronzed makeup look of the day with my absolute favorite makeup products! I’ll think them all here L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara COVERGIRL - Clean Liquid Foundation e.l.f. - Wow Brow Gel e.l.f. - e.l.f. Bronzer tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush innisfree - My Lip Balm,Mint Earl Grey
tarte-Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
HOW TO LOOK GLOWY & AWAKE✨
My everyday makeup look is always with the goal of looking radiant and glowy because it always makes me feel more put together and confident ✨ Here are my go-to tips for looking more awake! 1) Eyebrows frame the face! benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer in 4 benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 4 I always use a brow pencil and/or brow gel to fluff up my brows and add some color and more definition. 2) Concealer = bonus hours of sleep! ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer in 2W No matter what kept you up last night, concealer always hides the evidence! It’s always one of the first things I do when applying my makeup because it instantly brightens under my eyes. 3) Double-up on the mascara! L'ORÉAL - Unlimited Length and Lift Waterproof Mascara Mascara lengthens and volumizes lashes which allow them to be a focal point of your look. Longer, thicker lashes also help to open up the eyes and defining them. 4) Add some blush/bronzer! NUDESTIX - Nudies All Over Face Color Bronze + Glow in Salty Siren & Terracotta Tan Adding color to the face always makes you look more youthful and radiant. I love to go a little heavier on the blush when my face is looking a little dull. I’m currently not into highlighter- but highlighter adds lots of glow too (duh!) 5) Optional: Sparkle RÓEN - 75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette I love a sparkly inner-corner highlight because it brings light and attention to the eyes and definitely makes them look bigger and more awake! Not everyone loves glitter or sparkle, but even a soft glowy champagne or satin finish eyeshadow can do the trick!
RÓEN-75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette
Liners to make your eyes POP! 👀🤩
I was never one to wear eye makeup on a daily basis. My makeup of choice would probably be a good brow gel and/or a concealer (I recommend Glossier. - Boy Brow and NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer ) Then one day I started hopping on the neon liner trend and I have and will never. go. back. It’s such an easy way to make your look so much more interesting with minimal effort (my fashion and beauty motto). I picked up the these Sephora liners because they were super affordable and I wasn’t sure I could commit to the Dior liners that I had heard about. Listen. These liners are amazing!! They both have a felt tip and do not budge after a long day. Best of all, it is easy to remove or fix if you mess up because we all know doing the perfect wing liner is a PROCESS. Only downside is that I wish Sephora made these liners in more vibrant colors, like a red, yellow, pink...maybe even green!!
Brand Spotlight of Benefit✨
I start using Benefit products since high school. The first product I bought from Benefit is the pore primer, and now it comes with different kinds of pore primer. This brand creates so many lovely and good beauty products. Even now, I'm still Benefit's loyal client. I like their brow product a lot that I almost bought the whole series of them. But, some of them are my Favs, and some are Meh… Favs: Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra-Fine Shape & Define Color: Shade 3.5 – Neutral Medium Brown This is my favorite brow pencil at all. I've been using it for a long time. The pigment and formula are so nice that it could blend perfectly with my brows. It's so easy to use and could help create a nice and precise brow look. It did what it claims – long-lasting. When I fall asleep with makeup, it won't smudge at all. It's definitely my go-to brow pencil. 24-HR Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel It performs like its name – very long-lasting – from dawn to bedtime. The formula of it makes my brows look fluffy. I love that it's not tinted or colored, so I can put it right on top of the already done brows without smudging. And, it could hold without any white residue or sticky feeling. The one I got is mini size, only costs $14. It's definitely my holy grail. Meh: Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Color: 1 – cool light blonde This tinted brow gel is 'meh'. I don't think it could hold my brows, and the brush is so tiny that I need times to finish the look. I may choose the wrong color – cool light blonde is too light, and my brow color is dark brown. So, it cannot cover my brow color at all. I will put it away. High Brow Glow Luminous Highlight & Lift Pencil This one is meant to be a highlighter of the brow area. It should illuminate and visibly lift brows. But, I don't like the color, it's pinkish-white, which looks weird on my skin. The formula is so creamy that is a bit sticky. I don't like it.
benefit-24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel
A bright spring look
Out of my comfort zone here as I barely ever do color. But I’ve been experimenting. Details on my look: DIOR - Forever Skin Glow Foundation DIOR - Forever Skin Correct Concealer Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Flawless Filter in 05 Tan Kosas - 10-Second Eyeshadow Kosas - Color & Light: Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo Charlotte Tilbury - Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara CHANEL - POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder #30 DIOR - Addict Stellar Lip Gloss 976 C’est tout! 💋
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