Saved My Oily Face
I’ve always struggle with oily face, mainly around the t-zone. I’ve tried many, many different primera and foundations and my face was oily within 2 hours of applying my make up. I’ve tried the Too Faced line and wow! I mix the primer with three drops of The Ordinary Niacinamide first, I dump my Real Technique blender and I apply the foundation. Lastly, I apply the setting powder with the same dumped blender. This make up line helps my face stay hydrated without getting oily. Too Faced - Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
Oily skin treatments
Oily T-zone skincare
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Too Faced Powder
Oct. 7, 2020
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Oct. 7, 2020
Too Faced, Skincare On Canadian Site
Both amazing finds, still in stock that are on sale. I have both, I honestly suggest both. But if I had to pick, I'd choose primer. Although I can honestly say I do love them both. You get two freebies with each other. These were found on the .CA site
Halloween Glam Look 2020
Halloween looked a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean costumes and makeup went out the window! This year I decided to try a glam look—with a little twist. Plus, it gave me an excuse to try some brand new products in my collection that I can’t wait to tell you about. Let’s start with the foundation of my look, brought to you by BECCA - Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation in the shade Alabaster. I got incredibly lucky on my last trip to Marshall’s and scored this AMAZINGLY full-coverage foundation for $12. (Yes, you read that right. Becca foundation for $12.) This is about one shade lighter than I would typically wear, which made it the perfect base for a death-inspired glam look. This product is the most full-coverage foundation I’ve ever used, and it didn’t budge all night. No creasing, no breaking apart (even under a mask), and no fading. The finish is matte, but because of the Alabaster shade it still gave a slight glow. I can’t say enough good things about this foundation. I can’t wait to wear it again to test with a less dramatic look. When you’re going full-coverage glam, priming for and setting your foundation is absolutely critical. Without these products, I think my look would have been a goner within a few hours: Too Faced - Hangover Primer I laid this primer down first because it really does wonders for my skin. It’s not quite as tacky as I needed it to be, but I knew it was my first line of defense with the heavy makeup I was applying—so I used it as the first of two primers. The second? URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Face Primer for its tacky finish. All Nighter is an incredible line, and the primer is no exception. Layered on top of the Hangover primer, it created the perfect canvas for my intense Halloween look. After laying down my primer and foundation, I used my ABSOLUTE - HD FLAWLESS LOOSE SETTING POWDER in Brightening Banana for my under eyes and high points, followed by URBAN DECAY - The Ultimate Brush Off Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set the rest of my face. (I don’t typically set my full face with powder, but it was a MUST with this look!) Finally, after I laid down my shadows I set my entire face with the ultimate OG: URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Another brand new product I tried with my look is the EYLURE - Line & Lash Adhesive Eyeliner in black. Lash adhesive liners are becoming very popular lately, but the Eylure Lash & Line is by far the best I’ve used. The liner itself is an extremely pigmented black, and the adhesive held onto my falsies all night without a single adjustment. This product beats all the other lash adhesives in my collection, and for $10, you really can’t beat it. Want to know more about this look? Drop a comment below for my lip and shadow details!👇🏻👇🏻 😘
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Achieving The “Airbrushed” Look 🤎
Start with making sure your face is prepped and clean and moisturized! I start with Simple - Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water Then I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 make sure your face is damp when applying so it’ll retain the moisture! This is important Then I seal it in with The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane Make sure to wait 30 seconds to let these products seal in. Makeup: For foundation COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation Now before I blend it in I spray my setting spray and let it dry a little before.. this will make it looked airbrushed!!! It’s important trust me. Then I use my REAL TECHNIQUES - Miracle Complexion Sponge For concealer I use the e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer I use the #Maybelline - Fit Me Loose Powder[products]#[FiveStars] and this stuff is great especially if you’re taking pictures or using a ring light! I use a dark concealer for my contour e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer And the wet n wild - Color Icon Bronzer Square I love this stuff it blends so well!! Then I use MILANI - MILANI Baked Blush in luminoso it’s the best For highlighter I use wet n wild - MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in precious petals this applies so good I use the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara After I spray my NYX - Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray and use my beauty blender to make sure everything sets properly! For my lips I use NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner in Brown And NYX - Butter Gloss in Praline Then layer a coat of NYX - Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream in Cairo Let me know any suggestions in the comments of your fave products! 🤎
It’s worth the hype- New holy grail
For months I’ve been seeing rave reviews and makeup videos featuring the COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer . Two weeks ago, I finally caved and purchased it. I have been on the hunt for a light foundation that leaves a “your skin but better” finish, and this is IT! It covers my redness while leaving my skin with a natural looking finish. It’s a gorgeous dewy finish, but alone doesn’t have a very long wear time. I set with the FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder for a longer wearing base. With the powder I get around 8 hours of wear, with minimal transfer onto my mask. I do notice that it does tend to wear off onto my glasses, but its not something I’m overly concerned about. I’ve noticed in reviews that it wears differently on different skin types, so if you’re not sure if this will work for you I say its definitely worth a try! It really could be the holy grail product you’re looking for. This will definitely remain a staple in my makeup drawer.
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getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
Update: my acne has reduced A LOT
I’ve been a bit MIA since my last post but here is the progress of my acne. If I were to pinpoint the main reasons why, then it’s these reasons: What I did wrong: - experimenting and using alot of different products. I was in a phase where I loved trying new products and my skin did not like that I was switching products all the time. - I did not spot test new products - overloaded my skin with many products. I don’t know who needs to hear this but a 10 step routine is NOT for acne prone skin. - drank little water each day - used harsh products without re-balancing my skin with soothing products - masked almost everyday What I did to improve it: - reduce the number of products going on my skin. I now use only a max of 3 products in the morning and 5 products at night. - drank 2 litres of water every day - used a soothing pH-balanced toner - used a GENTLE chemical exfoliant - used retinol regularly - masked only every 2-3 days Some products I use in my daily routine that really helped my skin: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as an all-over exfoliant PAULA'S CHOICE - BHA 9 Treatment as a spot treatment The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to fade acne scars Products that I use every 2-3 days that helped my skin: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion (mixed with Niacinamide) to fade acne scars DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream to bring out new baby skin ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Glow Mask as a gentle exfoliating mask If you are going through something similar just know to take it SLOWLY. The skin is going through trauma and it is not an overnight success. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.
Great everyday foundation and highlight
Although these products are on the pricer side, I really recommend the Peach perfect comfort matte foundation by too faced, and the becca champagne pop highlighter. I’ve used them for years and I found that I’ve never had an issue with them, even when I broke out and my skin texture changed. They have a great range of tones for the peach perfect foundation and I have found the perfect match. It’s a very comfortable wear and doesn’t cake or become too oily. As for the highlighter, it’s definitely a more universal tone, however mine has broken twice in my makeup bag!!
Best foundation I’ve had so far 🙌🏼
I’ve been using this foundation for 2 weeks now and have been extremely happy with it! Too Faced - Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation ￼ ￼￼￼￼￼Main Benefits If you have combination skin, you are probably looking for something with matte finish. That’s why this product is great. It gives you that medium coverage that covers your imperfections, but is barely visible. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments about my skin and people thinking I don’t wear any makeup (wooohoo, definitely a success!) ￼ ￼￼￼￼￼Additional Features It has a really nice light peachy smell that I like and it is easy to apply. It is also oil free, which is definitely helpful for people with combination/oily skin. ￼￼￼￼￼Note The product does state it is longwear (14 hours), however I feel like the product can last for 8-9 hours, which is still great for humid Sydney. It can probably last 14 hours if you live in a dry cool climate. If you have a question - drop it in comments!
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My Current 10 min makeup routine
So truth be told I can do this in as little as 6 min, but if something goes sideways or I add something else it ends up being more like 10, but never over. What my goal is with this look is to look alive. I have a 3 month old, so there are night feedings and some days start at 5am. I also have a toddler, so I kind of need all the help I can get. I should also mention my skin is dry. This post will be my routine, not reviews, they have been done or will be. it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ So I start with this. It has my spf and has a primer built in. That said I prefer a light application, so I use a knock off beauty blender BECCA - Under Eye Brightening CorrectorI explained my current sleep situation, so I need a little brightening in my life. I use my finger to apply and blend NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealeri cab get some redness, so this is more of my one size fits all concealer. I also use my finger to apply and blend I use the Physicians formula talc-free blush. I use a fluffy blush brush Too Faced - Peach Perfect Setting Powder I find all that liquid product needs a powder to be set, I just need to be careful with dry skin, I use a big fluffy brush L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil, I have pretty decent natural brows (my dad wouldn't let me tweeze in the 90's). So this is just to get the shape right. L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Primermascara and I have a love/hate relationship, so I need a little extra work. I use my shu um L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof MascaraLove/hate the relationship may be, but I need it to wake me umera curler
🍑Too Faced Peach Perfect Setting Powder🍑 This is my little mini one I got for free from Sephora with a promo code. I apologize for it being so tiny 😹. But I love trying out new things so I thought why not. 🍑This powder is very easy to blend and according to the formula, there’s fig milk in it. I like it a lot. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. It does smell like peaches, but in my opinion it’s faint. But I don’t mind, as long as it works well, which is does. 🍑CONCLUSION: A very good powder and I recommended it for sure if you’re still looking for a good setting powder and/or just wanting to try a different one :) (don’t mind the cut on my finger :( hang nails are the worst)
The Ordinary serum foundation
I love The Ordinary for their no-nonsense formulations and unbeatable prices. I had held off on trying their foundations for a while because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get the right shade just by looking at swatches online, but when I was able to visit their store in Toronto a few months back, I picked up one of their serum foundations. Overall, I think it’s a great formula for the price. This is the lighter of the two coverage options, but it covered more than I anticipated. I was also pleasantly surprised that this did not break me out—it contains some coconut derivatives that evidently don’t agree with everyone’s skin, and I’m acne prone. But nope, I did not notice this affecting my acne at all, and it covered like a dream while giving me a natural, skin-like finish. Sadly, even though I bought it in person, the color ended up oxidizing on me and thus looking too dark. This could be remedied by just buying a lighter shade, but it was still disappointing. I also found that it tended to cake slightly around my mouth by the end of the day. I’ve put this product aside for now, as my skin has been doing well and I don’t need this much coverage anyway. Overall, I think this is a good pick for the very low price (around $6!). Be warned that you may need to get a lighter shade than normal due to oxidation, though. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light to medium-coverage foundation on a budget.
The Ordinary-Colour. Serum Foundation
The Ordinary primer is really not so ordinary
The Ordinary - High-Adherence Silicone Primer If you're looking for a lightweight and non greasy primer to put under makeup, I definitely recommend trying this primer out. This product can ALSO be used by itself or as a last step in any skin care regime. I apply this everyday before my sunscreen and it has been AMAZING! The formula contains adaptive silicones to smooth out an uneven appearance, and fill in uneven textures. It's cheap in price ($7.90 from Sephora), absorbs quickly and leaves a beautiful smooth and powdery finish. This primer stays on all day (even in the summer) and I haven't had to reapply once. For those with sensitive and acne prone skin, I haven't had any additional breakouts since using this product nor have I had any skin irritation or dryness. This primer hydrates dull skin without becoming too greasy or oily. I fully recommend this primer to anyone! It's a great tool to have even if you're just going to use under makeup 😁 *this primer also contains NO PIGMENT. It goes on like a clear creme and dries completely clear with a powder finish*
The Ordinary-High-Adherence Silicone Primer
Good budget foundation under $10 but not for me
When this product first went on I was so amazed and impressed at how gorgeous it blended on my skin and did not feel gross. But once I’d finished my makeup and set it with powder (I live in a tropical climate) it was starting to kind of magnify my pores? For context I have genetically massive pores. Unfortunate, but I keep them as clean as possible and it is what it is. By the end of the indoor/outdoor function I went to (2.5 hours later) I looked like a hot mess (see last pic of me. Yikes.). It also doesn’t do much to cover redness and I had some flaky spots but that could also be my powder who knows. Maybe this is for you if you already have minimal redness, acne, and small pores? I will say it did not irritate my eczema at all (yay). Overall I would not personally buy this product again and only recommend it to people with minimal skin issues. The Ordinary - Colour. Serum Foundation
The Ordinary-Colour. Serum Foundation
My Primer Awards
I have sweaty, combination-oily skin in summer and I have dark circles, tear troughs, slightly enlarged pores, and blackheads but no obvious acne scars. XIVA Stein's Actress Makeup Pink Primer It has a thick, dense, mousse-like texture that can be smoothly spread on the skin, keeping your skin shine-free and minimizing the appearance of pores, leaving your skin looking smooth. This makes it especially suitable for those with enlarged pores in the T-zone. It comes in a small jar but it lasts a long time. SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Primer It's a lightweight lotion with a pink tone and it slightly brightens up the skin, giving it a matte finish. It offers great oil control and most reviews have confirmed that it keeps your skin shine-free for at least 4 hours. However, it doesn't minimize pores nor offer coverage. BECCA - Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector It is an oil-free formula with a relatively thicker paste-like texture. It offers such effective oil control that it is only suitable for oily skin. It also helps with minimizing pores. I usually only use this on my T-zone. Tips: When using paste-like oil control and pore-blurring products like XIVA and BECCA, I recommend tapping and pressing the base makeup on lightly, otherwise it is likely to ball up!
BECCA-Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Best drugstore products
One of my favorites is this red correction concealer. I use this for dark areas such as black circles, over small pimples and dark spots. IT COVERS EVERYTHING, if you blend it well! Top it off with concealer and my favorite foundation. I love it. Great and affordable corrector.
L.A. Girl-HD Pro Concealer
Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer is one of the best primers out there. This is a replenishing face primer that hydrates, smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish. This is used as a base for makeup that is infused with coconut water that works together to boost skins radiance and helps hydrate as well as locks down the makeup for a fresher, longer, and flawless look. This products targets all the pores, redness, and wrinkles on the skin making them less visible and make the makeup look amazing. It’s feels super light on the skin and had a very silky feel to it. This primer costs about $34. I have used this primer for over 3 years now and I have to say that I love it. I would recommend this product to everyone. It’s amazing and works so well on the skin. The primer is super hydrating and does not make me break out nor does it cause redness on my skin. I give this product 5 stars.
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