Sharing some personal faves- Pro hair and makeup artist working in film fashion and everything in between. Knowledge is Power. Www.LauraRaczka.com
Hormonal, slightly stressed, long day outside
Hi hi!! Since y’all are cheerin me on this week- I thought I’d get rill real. I’m 32.5. Sometimes I drink more coffee then water. I think my retinol and sun screen has been lacking recently and today I put a face on (to disguise some of my hormonal friends) and it was so humid it allllll just melted right off. That was at 10am. Nothin like bathing in your own sweat before lunch time! The stress of the real world has my cycle thrown off. Which then throws my hormones way off... which then... gives me little bumps and breakouts that I can feel and want to just rip off of my face. My stress has also lead to garbage food consumption. Also NOT great for my skin. I think it’s detox mask time. Maybe even a juice cleanse. Things are getting out of control! Anyway- just wanted to share. Some days/weeks are better then others. 💖 Learning to accept love my flaws because they’re me. But for real- who’s got a good cleanse recommendation??
Vapour- Where Luxury meets Nature
VAPOUR - Illusionist Concealer VAPOUR - Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick Vapour is an absolute vegan lux mineral based MUST HAVE for any makeup kit. I have tried most of there products and there is not a thing that I don’t like about it. If i had to pick just two items from the whole collection, it would be the illusionist concealer and the trick stick in luster for a lit from within glow. Concealer Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Silica‡, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Lauroyl Lysine†, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract†, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil†, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)†, Phenethyl Alcohol†, Ethylhexylglycerin†; May Contain +/-: Mica‡, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide; CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides * Organic † Plant derived ‡ Mineral derived trick stick ingredients: Carmine Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate Cera Alba (Beeswax) Chrysanthemum Morifolium (Chrysanthemum Flowers) Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) Mica Silica Titanium Dioxide Tocopherol (Multisource)
🌹to smell the roses… or smell like one 🌹
What’s not to love about Roses? They’re beautiful, they smell nice, and they are multi beneficial for skin!! I recently stumbled across another drug store cowgirl moment with this Rose and murumuru butter body lotion by Love Beauty and Planet. Living in a dry climate, as soon as summer hits, my skin likes to act like its never been moisturized before in it’s entire existence but yet it’s also so sensitive that I have to be really picky about what I slather all over me. I’m currently obsessed with this lotion though I will say- its a little sweet so if you are planning on any out door activities, maybe hold off on using this till after or it may attract insects too you. Since they seem to LOVE me anyway, I don’t risk adding anything to my skin that might encourage them. Some benefits to roses in skincare: Benefit 1: Antioxidant Powerhouse This is one of the major benefits that roses and rose water can bring to the skin. We all know that antioxidants are good for the skin, and the ones found in roses are no exception. These particular antioxidants help to strengthen skin cells, which in turn, can help regenerate skin tissues.1 On top of this, the antioxidants in roses work to neutralize free radicals, which can provide anti-aging benefits to the skin as well. Benefit 2: Healing Hydrator While roses are great for all skin types, it is especially great for dry skin due to its extremely moisturizing properties that can help to soothe itchiness.2 Roses used in the form of an essential oil can also be a great way to moisturize the skin, while protecting it from moisture loss and keeping the moisture barrier strong.3 Even for those who do not suffer from dry skin, the hydration that roses provide can be extremely beneficial, as it helps to balance the hydration in the skin.3 Benefit 3: Wrinkle Eraser Besides being filled with antioxidants, rose water and rose oils are also packed with vitamin A and C, which can help with aging skins. Apart from smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, these vitamins help to reduce the look of age spots on the skin and aid with collagen production.2 While rose essential oil and rose water are both derived from rose petals, rose hip seed oil is actually from the small fruits that appear on the rose plants, which are a natural source of retinol.3 Benefit 4: Redness Soother As previously mentioned, this romantic ingredient has tons of anti-inflammatory benefits, which can help reduce the appearance of redness on the skin. Part of its moisturizing properties also aid in soothing redness and irritation in the skin, as well.2 Back to rose hip oil, apart from being great for anti-aging, the combination of antioxidants and fatty acids in rose hip oil make it beneficial for soothing skin inflammation, including eczema.3 Benefit 5: Oil Reducer When it comes to moisturizing the skin, rose water helps to balance out moisture, meaning it can help to control excess oil production.1 With this ingredient being so deeply hydrating, it increases water content in the skin as opposed to the level of oils; there are also astringent properties in roses that help to lift dirt and oil from the skin to help it maintain its natural pH balance. What is Murumuru? Astrocaryum murumuru (Portuguese common name: murumuru) is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. Murumuru butter, extracted from the seeds of the plant, may be used as a moisturizer. The murumuru palm trees grow in Brazil and around the Amazon and are one of the dominant trees in this region. It has a thick trunk and a shuttlecock-shaped, bushy crown. The nutritious, edible fruits are an important local food source and materials made from the tree, fruit, and seed kernels are commercially significant to the region. Hammocks are made from the tree’s fibres. Murumuru butter is moisturizing (emollient). It is also film-forming and glossy. These qualities make it very protective. It contains vitamins and has a high content of oleic acid. The oil from the seeds is traditionally used to soften and protect hair and skin. Murumuru butter is the white to yellowish fat obtained from the seeds of the murumuru palm. This lotion is cruelty free, paraben free, vegan, ethically sourced, in a bottle made from recycled plastics, dye free and silicone free. 100% GUILT FREE, you too could smell like a bed of roses and stay hydrated all day. AMAZING!LOVE beauty AND planet - Murumuru Butter & Rose Delicious Glow Body Lotion
LOVE beauty AND planet-Murumuru Butter & Rose Delicious Glow Body Lotion
Bye Bye Under Eye!!
it Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer It cosmetics who is known for being a makeup line from a skincare standpoint has this incredible under eye concealer that I’m obsessed with on and off set. It covers dark circles well but also helps treat puffiness and discoloration. Not to say that you should be using this as an under eye one stop shop but if you’re looking for a good multitasker- this is a good concealer for you! Highly pigmented, full coverage concealer covers everything without creasing or cracking Cream concealer infused with proprietary Expression Proof Technology, peptides, antioxidants, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamins Improves the appearance of wrinkles and effectively conceals the look of skin imperfections including dark circles, under eye bags, skin redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and other types of skin discoloration Longwear concealer - up to 24 hours of coverage Humidity-proof & waterproof Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin Ingredients: Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Bis - Diglyceryl Polyacyladiapate-2, VP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopherylacetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Chrysin, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Niacinamide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearth-20. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).
it Cosmetics-Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Laugh Kiss Care- A quick love story
A fellow Makeup Artist by the name of Lauren Kaye Cohen launched her line of vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and paraben free lippies and it’s a lovely lovely treat! I haven’t had the opportunity to try them all out yet but I do have the Wolf Moon Lip Sheen that I am obsessed with. I’m not a huge lipgloss fan personally but it is nice to throw this on over some lipstick for a little sheen and some hydration. The full list of ingredients is not available online, however her brand is free of BHT ( a cancer causing ingredient found in a lot of lip sheens and glosses) and chalked full of vitamins such as A, C, D, and E that helps hydrate and protect your pout. If you are looking for a great Indie US made perfect pout- look no further!
LAUGH KISS CARE-Wolf Moon Lip Sheen
Maybe she’s born with it- Maybeline All Stars
A list of some Maybeline ALL STARS that I’m loving. Sure there are a million light weight foundations and long stay liquid lippies, but who doesn’t enjoy an easily accessible budget friendly drug store cowgirl option? Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick and Super Stay Ink Crayon: if you’re looking for a lip color that WILL NOT BUDGE, you have come to the right place. This particular liquid lip is probably the best one that I have come across so far. Definitely a set and forget kind of lip color. I have been using these for about two years now and I keep repurchasing! The description says 16 hours of color and I can honestly say it probably last even longer than that. talk about a set it and forget it!!! You can eat, drink, wear a mask, take a shower… and this will not MOVE. Ok so maybe after a shower it’s faded a bit but even still, that is pretty dang impressive. On top of its actual long wear, my favorite thing about this lip color is that its formula is not over drying and does not immediately sink into ever crevice of your lips. If it does feel dryer then your liking, you can throw a lip balm on top once dry and it STILL won’t budge. I like that in a lipstick. Ingredients: Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Nylon-611/Dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Silica Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl, Glutamate, Calcium Sodium, Borosilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Limonene, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Tin Oxide, Citronellol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate, Parfum/Fragrance, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 45410/Red 28 Lake, CI 15850/Red 7, CI 45380/Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, CI 17200/Red 33 Lake, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake, CI 15850/Red 6, CI 75470/Carmine, ] , F.I.L. D197345/14. For an extra pop or more full appearance I like to layer the Ink liquid with the Ink crayon. Ingredients: Isododecane, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Stearyl Heptanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Limonene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Silica Silylate, Ethylene/Va Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzyl Benzoate, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopherol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 75470 / Carmine. My top fave liquid shades right now are Lover, Loyalist, and Composer. Go to Crayon shade is Keep it fun. Now let’s talk about the Fit Me foundation- I have been using the Matte-poreless formula and I have to say that I am VERY impressed. I was running low on my CC cream and decided I was going to try something to help keep my skin from appearing overly oily this summer so I didn’t have to powder myself 3487562038 times a day. To my surprise, this stuff works quite well. I wish the bottle was a different style because I’m not a huge fan of the just open bottle, but I can always rehome it later. This foundation is a medium buildable coverage which is a huge bonus for me. I generally like to just get a wash over everything to get an even pallet and then build where necessary. It’s not quite the same level of long wear as my previously mentioned lip colors but when it does “wear off” it seems to do so seamlessly so at least you don’t get splotchy. A model I worked with not that long ago had put her base makeup on for a meeting she had before our shoot and her skin looked so beautiful I was shocked when she told me that FIT ME is what she was wearing so I had to try it out. Currently using Natural Beige 220, Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Peg-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, ] D166390/3.
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
PERFECT ! Glowrecipe‘s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
glowrecipe‘s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask seemed perfect for this! First things first: I have to admit that I don’t really understand the concept of a sleeping mask. I have used a few in the past and each time I was like 🤷♀️🤨🤔 What can they accomplish, that a good night cream isn’t capable of? They also tend to be rather light and at night I want layers upon layers of thick gooeyness on my face. All of this is the reason I bought (and tried) this as a wash off mask. Second point: Yes, I mainly bought this because it looks cute, everybody has it and it’s everywhere. I did need a nice hydrating mask, but I normally avoid alcohol and fragrance. I got it anyway, because I don’t mind those ingredients as much in wash off products and I can’t seem to find a good hydrating mask without them anywhere. Impressions: Super cute little glass container filled with a pink gel. I got the small 30 ml version. The mask contains glycerin, sodium hyaluronate and beta glucan, so it should definitely be hydrating. I’m never sure what to think of all those plant extracts that you can find in skincare everywhere, as there’s rarely a lot of research (if any) and the claims often mirror each other(antioxidants, anti-aging, anti-acne). Watermelon is apparently good for circulation and high in antioxidants like lycopene. The description also states that the mask contains AHA, but doesn’t state how much: There are both glycolic acid and lactic acid relatively close to the bottom of the inci list, which means there is only a small percentage included. Good for sensitive skin, but if you want proper exfoliating action, you might have to choose a different product. It smells like watermelon candy at first but after a while it turns into something a little more cucumber-y. Plus point: Even though the mask contains fragrance it didn’t burn or irritate my skin. I left the mask on for about 10 minutes and washed it off. My skin was soft and looked almost “tighter”. I did like it, but wasn’t completely blown away: The mask just seems a bit too expensive for what it is, you kinda pay for the way it looks.
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask