THE ORDINARY VS INKEY LIST: Retinol Two Ways
What is Retinol? Retinol, a derivative and milder form of prescription tretinoin, has been a holy grail ingredient in my quest to achieving smoother, tighter and firmer skin. A fat-soluble vitamin, retinol (Vit A), has some of the strongest research backing its claims of wrinkle reduction, cell turnover and other anti-aging properties. Common Usage Concerns ✨ Can be used AM and PM- there is no research that shows its harm upon sun exposure although it may increase photosensitivity and irritation to some. ✨ Can be used with other actives like niacinamide and vitamin C. Whether it causes skin irritation depends person by person. ✨ Should be phased out PRIOR to getting pregnant. Teratogenic. The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane 6.70 for 30ml Most retinols from The Ordinary and other skincare lines deliver Retinol in a oily “anhydrous” (water-free) suspension. Percentage depends on your skin tolerance but if you don’t have sensitive skin, you can go straight for the higher % rather than ease into the product. Just use fewer drops! I like that this is formulated with squalene (oil that acts like sebum), which kills two birds with one stone as the oil also acts as an ideal hydrating anti-oxidant for dry/combo skin types. This is a marginally cheaper and longer lasting product than the Inkey List’s retinol serum as 2-3 drops go a long way! It brings that glowy shine to the face, softens blackhead areas, and has completely halted more fine lines from growing on my face. THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum 9.99 for 30ml More like a moisturizer method of delivery, this retinol is thicker in a oily lotion suspensión. It dispenses yellow and kind of smells like fish oil! The ingredients are impressive- has humectants, retinol and HPR (another derivative form of Vit A), Vit E and Squalene. So this has more goodies than TO’s oil suspension! On application, this dries way more matte than the Retinol 1%. It layers just fine with other serums. I am really appreciating how it blends effortlessly into my existing routine. The packaging is also way more leak-proof than the dropper application so it’s great for travel. For the extra couple bucks, I’d give this a shot if you’re looking for retinol and light moisturizer in one tube! Cheers 🥂
The Ordinary-Retinol 1% in Squalane
Flawless Makeup Secret Learned From Kylie🔥🔥🔥
To have flawless makeup, the key part is the foundation. But finding our holy grail foundation isn’t always easy. There are so many factors that come into play when choosing a base: finish (matte or dewy), coverage (sheer, medium or full), texture (liquid or powder), price point (drugstore or luxe) and more. Keep in mind, these are my personal favorites that I have tried and that work for me. 🔥MY SKIN🔥 SKIN TYPE: Combination ✔️ SKIN TONE: Medium ✔️ SKIN CONCERNS: Pores & Dullness ✔️ Flawless foundation weapon —— ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation ($42). I have to say I’m a big fan of Kardashians and Jenners. I watched their makeup tutorial, their show, their VOGUE videos, their instagram... just for keeping up with them LOL. I have to say that I learned a lot of makeup tricks from these beauties. As title mentioned, this foundation is also Kylie’s favourite. You know in the YouTube upload Kylie of course used predominantly her own-brand products, but when it came to her foundation the mum of Stormi Webster has a firm favourite. 🔥MY HONEST REVIEW🔥 This foundation is incredible, it’s light and more of a watery consistency and it’s more hydrating which I love in any foundation. Can be built up from light to medium and has a lovely finish to it. Felt really nice on the skin and a very "my skin but better" look. 🔥IT WORKS WELL ON ALL SKINS🔥 - For dry skin, it really works and doesn’t flake up or cling to dry patches. - For oily skin, you just take my time to bounce it in and set it and it just looks like gorgeous skin. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Here are some BASIC RULES for applying foundation flawlessly are pretty much the same for all skin types: ⭐️ ● Clean and moisturize your face. Start with a clean canvas. Consider skin care as your makeup prime. ⭐️ ● Use only the products suitable for your skin type. ⭐️ ● Apply primer and color correct parts of your face before applying the foundation. ⭐️ ● Choose the right foundation color. ⭐️ ● Apply foundation and gently blend it. Always start by applying just a little bit of foundation, then add more until you have the right amount of coverage. The goal is to only apply foundation where you need it, so that your skin still looks like skin. ⭐️ ● Stack concealer only where needed. ⭐️ ● Conceal dark circles, and redness. Contour if you need to. A little contouring goes a long way. ⭐️ ● Stipple, don’t rub. Avoid any wiping or rubbing motions because that will only push the foundation around and cause streaks. ⭐️ ● Don’t forget your ears! Your ears are a part of your face, too. ⭐️ ● Set your makeup with a finishing spray or a translucent setting powder.
ARMANI beauty-Luminous Silk Foundation
Color correcting 101
Imperfections such as pimples, spots, or redness, are sometimes very noticeable. Sometimes they can make wour makeup to look ugly. And, on many occasions, only the base does not cover completely, that is when we have to resort to the correctors. The concealer function is to camouflage all imperfections of the face. The key to choosing the right one is to resort to the tone opposite that of the defect we want to hide. To do this, you have to look at the guidelines of color theory. A kind of wheel with all the colors of the spectrum. Concealer and function colors Green concealer Neutralizes redness, so it's appropriate to cover imperfections caused by acne. Acne marks usually have a reddish color. But you can hide any redness from your face. How to use it? A little product is applied to the redness. The edges are well blurred so that you don't see color marks. the base is applied so that the green tone is not visible and ready. If you have a lot of redness, I advise you to apply a green makeup primer. With it you will hide the reddish color of the face as it corrects and neutralizes discoloration of the skin. It also matches the tone and unifies the tone. Once applied and extended, apply your usual foundation. Lilac concealer This color will disguise orange spots and brown imperfections. Erases yellowing areas and conceals skins with a marked yellow undertone. Blue concealer It is used to cover orange imperfections, such as freckles for example. Yellow concealer Suitable for purple dark circles and any imperfections that this color has such as bruises. Yellow neutralizes dark circles with a purple or violet undertone. Camouflage stains in purple tones and black dots. It is perfect for concealing varicose veins that usually have a purple hue. If you have dark, golden undertone skin, it will also light up your face. Orange concealer Covers greyish and bluish dark circles. It also conceals dark spots on the upper lip. Orange is used to blur spots, moles or any type of imperfection with brown or bluish hues. How to use it? Apply only in the area to be covered and always before the base. But look, don't put too much product. Dark circle concealers often have a lot of coverage. If you put more of the account, a layer will form that will end up cracking. I only use the green concealer to cover certain rednesses of my face, such as those made around my nose or sometimes a pimple And I also use the orange concealer to cover my dark circles, since mine have a blue color. I use the correctors of L.A girls and the erborian cc red correct
L.A. Girl-HD Pro Concealer
The Ordinary products you SHOULD MIX them to boost more Vitamin C.
I am going to give you a general idea of what you can mix, and I am also going to share my favorite pairings that I like to use in my skincare routines. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA I want to share with you today that I see results with, and that worked together. I love to incorporate The Ordinary hyaluronic acids 2% + b5. It is a hydration product, so this will give you a lot of hydration and moisture. So if you have dry skin, this is a serum that you want to incorporate into your skincare routine. It can be used in morning and night, and this can be paired with anything. You can pair this with retinol, and you also can pair this with an acid. I like to add this for extra hydration, especially when I am using those higher strength products. Still, I especially like to use this in the morning in combination with my Vitamin C. The vitamin C that I want to use from The Ordinary is The Ordinary ascorbic acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%. So I do like to use these two products in the same routine in the morning. And if there is a day that I don’t feel like using The Ordinary Vitamin C, and I am using a different brand. I will pair my hyaluronic acids with a different type of vitamin c, which is completely fine. So, I love this pairing, and I love how this makes my skin feel. After using this pairing, I see a lot of brightness in my skin. And I love the way that the Hyaluronic Acids+b5 gives my skin that beautiful glow, so when I am wearing makeup on top, I feel like this serum shines through and gives my skin an elegant dewy, youthful look. And I think that is beautiful in skincare is to have a subtle sheen to your skin. I think it looks healthy. So if you are looking for a good pairing and you want to boost your Vitamin.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA