How to bring out your eyes while wearing a mask
#cheriepartner How to bring out your eyes and make them fun while wearing a mask. I also love to shape my eyes like a butterfly wing shape and I love it , it really brings out the eyes and the shape of them... making your eyes big and bright. I shape them with my liquid eyeliner. We all have to continue to stay safe and wear our mask but who says wearing a mask has to be boring ? I know it can be difficult to wear a mask with makeup bc it can cause break outs and our makeup can come off and appear on our mask. But with this look I decided to something different once and while and not always wear foundation, While not wearing foundation or lipstick and bronzer I wanted to add some pop of color to my eyes with some liner, I also put on some e.l.f. - Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter to cover my tired eyes or dark spots and I contoured a little by my eyebrows . And it gives a nice touch. So what I’m wearing a used some of my everyday favorite beauty tools and products First my eyes e.l.f. - Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara really bring out my lashes for a full glam and volume and I’m obsessed with this mascara next VASANTI - Contour Eyeshadow Blend It Out Brush I love this brush for my eyes it’s so fluffy and so easy and smooth to apply my eyeshadow And last liquid eyeliner for a pretty winged look #doucce - Fierce and Fine Graphic Liner[products]#[FiveStars] Next I use e.l.f. - e.l.f. Eyelash Curler you can’t go wrong with this awesome curler and it’s a great deal it curls my lashes so nice and long and I love it , I’ve been using this and repurchasing for so long now . Next is my favorite eyeshadow pallet for the perfect pop of colors #Morphe - Happy hour 15hr[products]#[FiveStars] To give my brows a sweet bold look with my mask I fluff them with e.l.f. - Clear Brow & Lash Mascara and to give them some shade of color I use benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel for the perfect touch. These are all great products I love to use elf and benefit brow gel my go to products So if I don’t want to always wear foundation I just use a little concealer and some fun colored eyeshadow for a glam look to add since the mask is covering my face. So you can still look cute and add some fun glam and pop to our makeup look with a mask on 😊
e.l.f.-Clear Brow & Lash Mascara
Fix Concealer, Flaky Skin, Split Ends, & More
#CheriePartner I can’t sing the praises of CeraVe - Healing Ointment enough! I love this balm. Its ingredient list is absolutely stacked with occlusives, emollients, humectants, ceramides, and vitamin e. It’s nourishing and manages to be both hydrating and moisturizing- a drug store gem for sure! For $20 I got a 12 oz tub of what I consider the most multi-use beauty/skincare/body care product in my home. Here are some ways I use this gloriously silky balm: • Pre-Concealer: Applying a thin layer of balm to my undereyes a few minutes before applying concealer keeps it from flaking, creasing, or looking too matte. • Target Dry Spots: A light hand with this balm is needed on the face! Scoop a tiny bit out, rubbing fingers together to let it warm. Then pat over areas prone to dryness- I even gently pat it over my entire face on nights I use tretinoin if my skin has been dry that day! • Pickers, Protect Your Scabs: Picking is an unfortunate, but common, habit that can go along with having acne. Whenever I pick a blemish to bleeding, I make sure to use a peptide serum and this balm, applying a very thin layer over the scab. By morning, it’s far less red and aggravated! • Ashy Knee Fix: I have really dry joints, so I keep a tube of balm with me anytime I’m wearing shorts or a dress. I can spot-treat my joints specifically, but usually I just let a small amount melt in my palm then rub my legs and knees. It leaves my skin so soft and moisturized: shiny but not greasy! • Split End Treatment: It’s been hard not going to a hairdresser, with the current state of the world and all. The tips of my hair aren’t in horrible shape, but they’ve definitely been better, so I’ve been making sure to add a layer of balm to the tips of my hair when I do my weekly hair mask- it seems to really help the hair mask soak in while still rinsing out well. • Miscellaneous: Rub it on your cuticles to help keep your fingers looking lovely. Use it mixed into a hand cream, so long as you give it a bit extra time to soak in before grabbing your phone! Rub a small amount on ears before moving up a gauge/mm. Use it as a lip balm. I can’t emphasize enough that this is the ultimate moisturizing product for me, for my entire body 🙌🏽
Let’s see Niacinamide in action!
Alright already...I’ve told you how important I feel Niacinamide is for everyone and now I want to show you it in action. Then maybe it’ll be out of my system and I’ll stop yapping about it, but probably not! 😂 As you can see in the video you only need a few drops to cover your face. I had already cleansed the area and prepped it with toner and hyaluronic acid. These are two steps I feel are very important, obviously cleansing but I am also a fan of using a toner or an essence to prep the skin leaving it damp before adding Niacinamide. You can also just use water. You’ll notice it applies like water but it does have a bit thicker of a consistency than water. If you’ll also notice towards the end of the video you can see it start to give a “soapy” look to my hand (why I took one star away). This is normal and okay! Albeit a bit annoying, I do find if I wait about 30 seconds it will absorb fairly easy. This is an absolute must for me! I went a few weeks without using Niacinamide in my routine and I could tell the difference. I like this most for its abilities to keep my face clear and balanced. I’ve only ever tried The Ordinary’s brand so I can’t at this time give you a range to choose from. I have heard Paula’s Choice has a good option and I am sure The Inkey List is great as well. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% $ 5.90 @ Sephora $ 5.90 @ Ulta but they have a $3.50 off a $15 purchase (just search in google and it’ll pop up) $5.90 for 30 ml or $10.60 for 60 ml @ The Ordinary One bottle typically lasts me 2 months. Over this weekend I’ll be sharing the individual products from my previous post/video - my skincare routine. I’ll share the 11 products I used and their textures just like I did in this video. So if you’re interested stay tuned. I’d also like to add that taking care of your hands is a great idea! I had a man once tell me he could usually tell a woman’s age by the look of her hands. He said, “you can hide the years written in the face but the hands will show them.” I beg to differ but I understand what he was getting at. So yes, I do take the time to rub any excess products onto my hands and keep them covered well with sunscreen. Face, neck, décolletage and hands! ❤️ as always to my @cheriefamily 🍒 #CherieCreator
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Step 3: Treatment (AM Edition) 💛
First thing’s first, THIS is my absolute FAVORITE part of my skincare routine (but actually... I really just like doing my skincare routines because it’s my me-time, and we all know me-time/self-care is très importante!). This part of the skincare routine is when we feed our skin all the yummy nutrients that help it glow. Some of us are blessed and don’t need all these extra steps... but I’m for suuuure not some of “us.” Lol. So anyways, here are my current morning staples for the past year or so: Product 1: The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' One of the more expensive TO products (which still isn’t expensive at all, honestly). Let’s talk peptides! In short, peptides are the building blocks of yummy proteins such as collagen and elastin. And as we all may (or may not, that’s okay) know, collagen and elastin is what makes our skin youthful! It’s said to reduce fine lines and help plump up your yump! In this case, “yump” is referring to y’all’s faces. 😉 Now I’m not currently fighting too many fine lines and thangs AND I’ve only been using this product for a year, so unfortunately I can’t really back this statement up to the fullest, BUTTT I feel like it’s given my skin some life! My mother, on the other hand, who has blessed this Earth with her beautiful presence for 5 decades now, is also using this product and LOVES it. Her skin type is pretty normal, leaning towards dry and also slightly acne prone (mainly the chin region). Just FYI. I talked her into buying it and trying it out with me, and she has repurchased since. Product 2: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Okay, now this guy. 3 words for you: you. must. purchase. NOW! Okay, wait 4 words. Whatever. THIS product is amaze-balls. I don’t care what skin type you have, this will be your bestest friend EVER. Sooo, story time: my skin is USUALLY combo leaning oily and I didn’t think to even pick this up... but I watched some YouTube video and thought, “alright, I’ll just incorporate it.” This fella helps your skin retain moisture AND your skin already produces this naturally so the chances of you reacting negatively to this guy? Slim to none. Anyways, as I was saying, with this skin type, I literally only used one little drop and patted it into my face. Didn’t make me any extra oily or anything. THEN ONE DAY, I decided to try a new product. DRIED. MY. SKIN. UP. 😫 (That product was sea moss, btw.) So now, my skin was normal to dry AF. I used 2 drops in the AM and 2 in the PM as part of my treatment. In about a week, my skin started feeling like my skin again. SUPER thankful for this ingredient/product. Highly recommend! How I apply my treatment: I wait until my toner is mostly absorbed in the AM (fully absorbed in the PM due to the different types of toners), drop 2 drops of The Buffet and 1 drop of the HA, warm them between my fingers, and then jazz hands my face to apply and then gently press it into my face. Like a little massage! Also... Not entirely sure if gently pressing products into my face really does anything, but I’d like to think I’m helping the product penetrate further into my skin. Welps y’all.. this is my experience with these products. Anyone else have any input? Advice? Different experiences? Please feel free to comment. I love talking skincare (if you haven’t already noticed, lol) and I’m no expert on any of this stuff, so I’d love to learn more! 😊 Xoxo Xenia P.S. Sorry for writing so much and also thanks for reading if you actually read it all! Lol 💕
how long does skincare take to work?
this post will be following up one of the myths I talked about briefly in my last post. “your skin gets used to products, resulting in them eventually not working” this is FALSE ! your skin has a cycle of 28 days, meaning that it takes about 28 days for skin cells to turn over and regenerate. if you are trying out a new product that you are not too sure about, keep trying for roughly 28 days to see the results. however, if a product is burning or stinging your skin, stop using that product as this is basically your skin telling you that it is not reacting well and this can cause irritation to your skin. there are some products that take a certain amount of time to show results ! AHA- glycolic, lactic etc: right away but peaks at 12 weeks BHA- salicylic acid: right away but peaks at 12 weeks RETINOL: 8 weeks- 6 months VITAMIN C: 3+ weeks RETINOIDS: 6-8 weeks HYALURONIC ACID: a few minutes NIACINAMIDE: 12 weeks
PAULA'S CHOICE-Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier
A comparison between probably most famous affordable cleansers by cerave I will touch on 4 features: ingredients, texture, performance & user experience. Promise to do my best to keep it short and sweet 🤭 Note: Foaming Cleanser - FC Hydrating Cleanser - HC ✍️Ingredients: As you already know, cerave uses basic ingredients they focus on protecting and/or restoring the skin barrier. FC - 3 types of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (stellar ingredients), is soap & fragrance free. HC - of course ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology (MVE), a Cerave patent Technology designed to release moisturising ingredients to the skin for 24hs (I did not feel that on this particular product). 🧖🏻♀️ Texture: FC - gel formula that turns into a foam when massaged into the skin, thick lather, ‘sticks’ to the skin; HC - creamy/watery texture, very lightweight, thin when applied onto the skin. I would say in comparison to FC this cleanser glides nicely, almost disappears when massaged onto the face. 🌟Performance: FC - designed for normal to oily skin, this cleanser is brilliant at removing minimal makeup, oiliness, spf & impurities. Forms a very thick lather when in contact with skin & water, therefore performance-wise, very effective. HC - In order to achieve same results as FC, I would need a few more pumps. That being said, it does not emulsifies as well. Bare in mind this is my personal experience. Designed for normal to dry skin. 💚Experience: FC - in terms of effectiveness and results, I would prefer FC over HC, however despite having Niacinamide (great at calming & healing) & hyaluronic acid (humectant), it does feel slightly drying, tight after rinsing and drying the skin with a towel. HC - not as effective as FC, however, it does not dry the skin at all. Brilliant for those days when skin is over-sensitised or for dry to very dry skin. Final thoughts: I really like both & I would recommend both cleansers. However, I think I would appreciate the FC more in summer, whereas HC is a good all year rounder to have in your stash. If I had to choose one, it would be the HC. Both products cost £9.00 & have 236ml📍
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin