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MAKE UP FOR EVER - Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer
Fall nail designs
New fall nail looks🍂
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Nov. 2, 2020
Full Glossier Look
I proclaim myself a Glossier ambassador because it’s the only brand I use for makeup looks other than my new Kat Von D lip liner and my trusty L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeliner. I made this a Reel on my Instagram if you want to check it out, but these are the products I used✨ (I have acne and none of these products have exacerbated it, thank goodness. I don’t use their foundation anymore because my skin doesn’t agree with anything foundation lol). Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss It’s not my favorite lipgloss because it’s too thick and sticky, but I like the shine it gives especially when I want a glow. Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid I bought this serum a couple months ago and I’m not mad at it. It gives a subtle glow unlike my Becca Cosmetics compact, but it does the job. I apply it with my hands and in a few minutes I’m all set...to sit at home and work from my bed lol. Glossier. - Cloud Paint Duo I used the shade “Storm” and I like that it’s a deeper tone. It shows up on my skin tone and gives me a slight flushed look which is what a good blush should do, in my opinion. I’ve used it a little on my lips too just for a pop of color and right now this is my favorite product from Glossier Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream I’ll always give this moisturizer love. It gets rid of my dry flaky skin and because it’s thick it keeps my skin hydrated for quite some time.
New Season, New Makeup faves!
And a new haircut?! Omg, my first quarantine haircut and it’s been making me feel refreshed and reset for the fall season. ✨Want to know what else I’m loving about fall besides the sweaters and leaves changing color? Heated colors and eyeshadow palettes are back in style. I’ve discovered some new makeup that I’m excited can be added to my holy grail counter. Check it out! ✨Started my base off with Supergoop! - Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ which is easy to reapply throughout the day while keeping the rest your makeup easy to touch up along with it without any weird pilling/ other layering issues whatsoever. ✨My eyebrows are already pretty thick, so no need to color in sparse areas. I grabbed Glossier. - Boy Brow in translucent and it keeps my brows with nice volume, lift where I want and hold all day. Love this! Glossier. - Cloud Paint Duo in Dusk and Beam were mixed together for a natural-looking, sunkissed flush. I also used excess product from Beam onto my eyelids and there’s been no creasing! This product works well with your fingers or with a foundation brush that has a thick surface area with lots of fibers closely wound together. It spreads so nicely either way- a little goes a long way! ✨I used CLINIQUE - High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara and while my lashes lengthen and become wonderfully defined, I wish the price point were a tad lower. Looking into something less expensive with the same results! ✨I’ve been so tired lately! New schedule and longer work hours. To brighten my eyes, I’ve gotten SEPHORA COLLECTION - 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner in their pearlescent off-white color, and I apppied that baby along the inside of my bottom lash line. Makes such a big difference making my eyes look bigger and brighter! On my lips, I’ve got MINERAL FUSION - Sheer Moisture Lip Tint on in Glisten- this lovely neutral peach that totally matches Glossier’s Beam for this nice monochromatic look. My lips feel so hydrated and look plump and healthy! While it does transfer, not a big deal to me at all- it’s a more eco-friendly company that can pack some great ingredients into their products. ✨Lastly, added this beautiful metallic, burnt umber eyeshadow, MEECH N MIA - MEECH N MIA Loose Eyeshadows in Copper, which can be applied SO easily in so many ways! Long-lasting shimmer that looks amazing with so many matte eyeshadow layers underneath. With it being loose, highly encourage finishing spray though! Otherwise, it’s the perfect loose metallic pot shadow. What looks have you been trying out for fall? Let me know in the comments ✨🙌🏼
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Milk hydro grip primer🔥!
I have been using the Milk hydro primer in my makeup routine for a couple weeks now, and I wouldn’t go back! At first the price made me a little iffy as $30 for a primer is high for me. But I’m so glad I did it! I have very dry skin, and a little goes a very long way. It feels cooling on my face, and leaves my face feeling plump. My foundation goes on smoothly with this primer, it grips my makeup and makes it stay throughout the day! Although bc of my dry skin I do moisturize before, and then apply facial oil and let it sit for about 2 minutes, then I go in with the primer and let that sit for about 2-3 minutes as well before I apply any makeup. Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer
MILK MAKEUP IDENTICAL DUPE!!!
I can’t believe I found an identical dupe to the holy grail milk makeup hydro primer! 30 dollars compared to 6 dollars! As you can see, same color and consistency! I prefer the dupe over the actually milk makeup! It hydrates my skin better and doesn’t ball up when I apply my foundation. This is an amazing product and a must have for your makeup collection.
sustainable beauty spotlight 🔦
kaleido cosmetics is cruelty-free, vegan, talc-free, phthalate-free, and paraben free. ingredients + colors are ethically sourced and the founder personally visits all suppliers to ensure no child labor is used during the mining of their mica. I haven’t spent too much time with these products, but I’m already really liking the gold glitter shade in the palette. when I first opened the black eyeliner it seemed to be dry, but after recapping it and leaving it alone for a while it seems a lot more pigmented. I think it’s important to look into sustainable brands in an effort to support them and increase their space in the beauty community. I hadn’t heard of this brand before, have you? KALEIDO COSMETICS - Kaleido Cosmetics Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner KALEIDO COSMETICS - Glow Balm - Lip & Cheek Jelly #cheriepartner #cheriecreator
New makeup to play with! 🥳 (swatches)
Kaleido Cosmetics reached out asking if I’d like to try some products from their range and they just came in! Kaleido Cosmetics is a young, cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free brand that aims to use organic and plant-based ingredients wherever possible. Their products are meant to give off a “wanderlust” type of vibe and be easy and fun to use. I’ll have proper reviews of these soon, just wanted to give you all my first impressions and share some swatches 😋 They kindly sent over their KALEIDO COSMETICS - Glow Balm - Lip & Cheek Jelly in shade watermelon and pomegranate. This is such a cool product! It feels like a jelly and can be used on both lips and cheeks. They also send their KALEIDO COSMETICS - Kaleido Cosmetics Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner which is just your basic felt tip eyeliner, it swatched super pigmented. The KALEIDO COSMETICS - Muse Skin - Ultra-Fine Pearl Illuminator is a super creamy powder highlight, but I think it’s probably a little too golden for my liking. I’m most excited about the KALEIDO COSMETICS - Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette !! These colors are gorgeous. This is an entirely satin/shimmer palette. Every single shadow swatched beautifully, super smooth and pigmented. I can’t wait to try these on my eyes ✨ What’s a product you’ve been loving lately? Or something you’re excited to get soon? ☺️
The brown and gold mani I’m bringing into 2021
BASE COAT OPI - Nail Envy Original : I used one coat of this on each nail as a base coat. BROWN POLISH I have been searching for the perfect brown nail polish and while I almost bought one from Essie’s Expressie line, I decided to get a $15, four-piece Zoya set from Amazon instead. (Zoya polishes usually cost $10 each. On the Zoya website, the same quad costs $30.) The “Tis The Season” quad had two cream polishes and two shimmers. The brown polish is called “Debbie” and is a plum brown. On the thumbs and the pinkies, I used the Zoya polish “Tasha,” which is described as a “sensual brunette brown metallic.” It is perfect. Zoya polishes has Big-10 free breathable formula free of: • Formaldehyde • Formaldehyde Resin • Dibutl • Toluene • Camphor • TPHP • Parabens • Xylene • Ethyl • Tosylamide • Lead GOLD POLISH AND NAIL STAMPING PLATE For the gold design, I went with Maniology’s Gold Rush polish, a metallic champagne gold, and the MxM041 plate. Maniology is 5-free and doesn’t use: • Formaldehyde • Formaldehyde Resin • Dibutl Phthalate • Toluene • Camphor TOP COAT To seal in all of my work, I chose an old reliable, the Sally Hansen - Big Kwik Dry Top Coat . It doesn’t smudge the stamp, dries quickly is leaves a glossy smooth surface. I did this mani Saturday and the first picture was taken on Wednesday. As of New Year’s Eve, there hasn’t been a chip. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
Nail Care | No other product "works as good" 🔥
OPI - Nail Envy Original $17.95 Provides maximum strengthening for: ● Harder ● Longer ● Stronger ● Natural nails to envy WHAT I LIKE: ● Dried quickly ● Helped make nail varnish last longer ● Easy to apply WHAT I DISLIKE: ● I would like a more obvious improvement in splitting nails ● May not suit those who prefer a more natural matte finish Let's just get straight to the point: This stuff WORKS!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 DO NOT waste anymore money on any other products. Pictures speak for themselves. Nail Envy by OPI is literally the best nail strengthening polish out there. My nails became so strong and are actually growing. I recommend this product to everyone who has trouble growing your nails. I've wasted probably about 200 some odd dollars on nail strengthening polish. I wont specify brands, but I've literally tried everything out there. From drugstore brands, to super fancy one's. I've been disappointed so many times that I had practically given up. I accepted the fact that I have weak nails, and that I'll never be able to grow natural, nice, long nails. With that said, I settled for acrylics (which I hate with a passion). I had acrylics off and on for about 3 years, damaging my nail bed more and more. When I would remove the acrylics to let my nails breathe for a day or two, they were brittle, thin, easily breakable and not at all attractive. Fast forward a few years of putting up with acrylics, nails chipping, breaking, and painful throbbing, I became fed up with the entire thing and went on a hunt for the best nail strengthening product and this time, I was determined to find one. After many hours of research, I found consistently good reviews about OPI Nail Envy so I thought, what would it hurt to try one more thing? I've been using the product religiously for the past 9 months, and I am nothing less than impressed and shocked. My nails are growing longer than I am used to (even with the acrylics I would get) so I am a satisfied customer to say the least. They are strong and healthy, and while they're not completely break-proof (obviously), I've banged them several times here and there and they've held up for the most part. This product is a miracle. How to Use: Apply two coats to clean, dry nails with cuticles pushed back, followed by one coat every other day. After one week, use any OPI Polish Remover to remove all Nail Envy and nail lacquer, if present. Begin application again. Nail Envy works best to strengthen nails as a base coat in actual contact with the natural nail. It can also be used as a top coat over nail lacquer. Results vary by individual and are dependent on the initial condition of your nails. Disclaimer: you DO have to be patient. It's not going to happen overnight. It requires consistency, and a lot of patience. And having to deal with your nails being bare for a month or so. Sharing is caring.
Flesh Beauty Highlighting Balm in Startle
flesh - Touch Highlighting Balm Well in an ironic twist of fate my stuff from Flesh Beauty came in.....I have no idea if they’re actually going out of business or what, they haven’t been advertising anything and their Instagram hasn’t been active since April, but whatever. I’ve always wanted to try this highlighter and now I can! This is a very nice highlighter, a bit whiter than I expected but that’s totally fine because I’m super pale right now. This balm lasts all day and isn’t super sticky, which is nice! Would buy the product again after making sure the company is still in business 🤷🏻♀️
Flesh Beauty Touch Flesh Highlighting Balm
This highlighter is easily one of my favorites. Even though it is a pink toned highlight (shade name is Pinky) it can match quite a few different shades of blush. I prefer to apply this by rubbing my fingers at the top and tapping it on the high points of my face. It doesn’t fade throughout the day either. Just a really lovely highlight. flesh - Touch Highlighting Balm
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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
Setting Powder + Dry Skin
Laura Mercier I heard alot of hype about this setting powder from Laura Mercier and wanted see to try if it worth the hype. When using this powder I first by doing my eyebrows first for my makeup routine. Next I put concealer around my eyebrows to have a cleaner look. Then I wait for the concealer to dry a little bit, then I put setting powder with using a blending brush so it's easily spread all over my eyelid and brow. I love doing this method because it makes a perfect canvas for my eyelid to add eyeshadow. After applying the eyeshadows and eyeliner, next put foundation and concealer or anything else that is wet I wait for it to dry. Then I use a big puffy brush and add the same powder all over my face not too much because it will cause dryness. Then after applying I will use the same brush but to wipe a little bit off my face like I said it does cause drying. Overall I like using it in a day I have for occasion that I want to look snatched but for me myself an everyday use I don't use too much of this product. Don't forget to like and follow for more😘😘😘 And also follow my Instagram Page at @sweet_citrustea
Tower 28 Bronzino
Cue Golden by Harry Styles 🤩🤩🤩 Would you believe when I said that I took this today right before a hurricane is about to hit? It’s kind of weird how nice the weather can be right before a big storm is about to happen. The sun light was just hitting right on my new fave by @tower28beauty Bronzino!!!! - My obsession over T28 is honestly not okay. I love all of their products so so much and they’re incorporated into my makeup routine pretty much everyday. They are all so easy to apply and so buildable. Okay enough of me raving about how much I love them lets talk about the bronzer 🤎 I ordered the Bronzino in the shade West Coast and girl I immediately fell in love. It’s so creamy and gives you such a gorgeous sun kissed look!! I like to apply it with my fingers and either blend it out with a brush or beauty blender. You can make it look as subtle or dramatic as you want which I really enjoy. I also really like using this as a cream eyeshadow to add some color to my lid. My only thing is that I do wish they had better shade range being that they only have two shades 🥴 I do think they’re working on that though but I’m not 100% positive. Let me put you on the T28 wave okay? Okay - Anyone else going to take part in no buy August?? I seriously need to take a break from spending and use all of the products I have!
Check out this highlight! ✨
Check out this highlight! ✨ I just uploaded a review on it as well as one one that bright under eye powder I used for this look! No foundation or concealer, these are the products by themselves!
Simple Dewy Makeup Tutorial ✨💄
I’m no expert on makeup, but I do have fun creating different looks. This is just a more natural everyday look. Products Used: BECCA - Zero No Pigment Virtual Foundation lol this is definitely a “gimmick” and I knew that when I bought it. It’s basically a primer, but it’s actually quite hydrating and very cooling when you apply it to the face. It does blur our imperfections so 👍🏻 for that! MORPHE - Hint Hint Skin Tint in “Ivory.” This has a serum-like consistency and it gives light-medium coverage. It’s lightweight and hydrating giving you that dewy, glowy finish! tarte - SEA Hydrocealer Concealer I love hydrating products. I tend to be more on the dry side, but it also adds to the dewy finish. tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in “Captivating.” I love this shade. Nuff said. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette MORPHE - Morphe X Manny MUA Glam Palette I used the shade “Zaya” on the lid and “Apollo” for my highlight. I love me some Manny and his Morphe palette is so great for creating everyday makeup looks. Glossier. - Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo in “Brown.” I’m still loving this duo. tarte - Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara this mascara is buildable, but my favorite things about it is the lifting and lengthening effect it gives my lashes. COLOURPOP - So Juicy Plumping Gloss it’s cute and not too sticky!
tarte-Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
the cutest BLUSH! 💕
I am in love with thisKaja - Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush and I can’t stop using it! I’ve always been a huge blush fan and I’ve tried so many different kinds from pressed powders, cream blushes, liquid blush, etc. So when I saw this HEART SHAPED STAMP BLUSH from Kaja on the Sephora website, I knew I had to try it out. It’s one of the most unique makeup products I’ve ever discovered and definitely the cutest blush I own. 💕 THE BLUSH 💕 This is a cushion blush with a sponge applicator in the shape of a heart! This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. 💕APPLICATION / HOW TO USE IT 💕 This blush comes with a twistable top that has the heart sponge applicator and a bottom pot with the blush cushion color. APPLICATION STEPS 1. Twist off the top (and admire how cute the heart is) 2. Open the bottom with the color 3. Press the top part with the heart sponge down into the cushion blush pot so it can absorb the color 4. Press it onto your cheeks! 5. You can then use your fingers to blend it into your skin and apply more for the desired color opacity! TIPS One stamp gives a nice natural flushed glow, two or more gives a brighter blush look. (Personally, I like to apply as much blush as possible before I get called out for looking like I spent too much time in the sun... but it’s to hide the fact that I haven’t really left my house to go outside in weeks anyways so it’s okay!) I like to press the sponge into the bottom a few times so it can absorb as much of the color from the cushion as possible 💕WHY I LOVE IT 💕 It’s one thing for a product to be cute, but I need it to work well too! Thankfully, this blush is both adorable and incredibly functional. It’s so creamy and pigmented and easily blendable and buildable! It’s also so nice to look at and fun to use, making my ritual of applying makeup even more exciting because it really is just so cute. Have you guys ever tried this product before? I would love to hear your thoughts! Or if anyone has any other recommendations for adorable makeup that just makes you smile and makes the process even more fun than it already is, please let me know because I am officially obsessed with finding ~cute~ products!
Kaja-Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush
Baby Face Transformed Instantly! Here’s What I Do
Yes, anyone can contour - basically you just need to trace the natural angles and shadow on your face. However, having a round, not-so-defined face myself, I understand this face type brings about its unique hurdles when it comes to contouring - well, we don’t have too many natural angles to trace! I appreciate my baby face which makes me appear younger than my actual age, though sometimes I do need to have a maturer, more defined look. Here’s how I transform my face using contouring techniques! Contouring and highlighting? Well, both are important for creating dimensions but I found contouring more essential for me. I use ESTĒE LAUDER - Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush which contains a duo of sculpting bronzer (#29) and luminizer (#27), conveniently serving both purposes. The product comes in a metallic golden case, and its quality matches this luxurious-looking packaging. It’s powder formula but the texture feels super silky, easy to spread on skin. The warm, red-brown shade of the bronzer matches my skin tone, and you should always choose a product three shades darker than your skin tone that keeps within your same undertone family. The luminizer creates a soft lustre that’s subtle yet noticeable - as I said I don’t always use the highlighter, but I love the sheen it adds to a matte finish after contouring. Where to contour? I start with the sides of my forehead and along my temples to make this area appear more narrow. You can also throw a bit along your hairline. Next I draw a contour line underneath the cheekbone, from the ear to the end of the eye. Then a curved line down the jaw line to lengthen the look of my face and make it slimmer. To finish, sometimes I highlight my cheekbones and brow bones to add more dimension. Don’t forget to blend! It’s important for a natural finish. There’s a fluffy blush in the palette that I like to use for blending the contour into my foundation. I move the blush in gentle, circular motions until the point where all the contour lines on my face are thoroughly blended yet still defined. This way, my face looks more sculpted, angular, slimmer, and most importantly, still natural. Bottom line is, contouring shouldn’t be done the exact same way for individuals with different face shape. Also, now the trend is to really embrace and accentuate your natural features!
ESTĒE LAUDER-Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
fav liquid blush! 💕💞💘
i’ve been on the lookout for liquid blushes since i started wearing less powder and aiming for a more dewy look! the makeup brand Freck sent me some goodies a lil bit ago and they included this cheek slime! it’s in the shade “cuffed” and it has become a new fav! 💕 often with liquid blushes i’ve used in the past they’ve been patchy or hard to blend, but this product does the opposite! it’s super pigmented and easy to blend and you could go for a light wash of color or a more intense blush! 💞 i use a real techniques cheek brush to blend it out in an upwards motion after i put on my foundation and concealer but BEFORE powder! so that the blush blends easily into the rest of your makeup! i highly recommend this blush to any blush lover looking to add another to their collection 🍓✨💕💘💞 Freck BEAUTY - CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen REAL TECHNIQUES - Instapop Cheek Brush
Freck BEAUTY-CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen
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