19 | makeup and skincare enthusiast 🥳
Let’s talk moisturizers + creams!
I’m very picky when it comes to my moisturizer, I love a moisturizer that is dewy but not greasy and leaves me hydrated for hours. I have combo skin but more on the drier side so finding a good moisturizer can be difficult for me. Below are some of my favorites and ones that I’ve recently tried! 💧 Fourth Ray - Good Mood Gel Moisturizer A recent purchased that i’m satisfied with. A little goes a long way, if you use too much it’ll look greasy instead of dewy and it will be harder to blend in. Otherwise, it leaves the face nice and hydrated. belif - The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb My HOLY GRAIL moisturizer. I received a mini and fell in love instantly, I’ve been repurchasing ever since. It feels so luxurious without being too expensive. It gives me the perfect amount of dew without leaving my t-zone oily, it is lightweight but it keeps my skin hydrated all day. e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream Very affordable compared to these other moisturizers. It’s a cream that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and you don’t need too much. It doesn’t leave my skin looking as pretty as my other favorites, but it gets the job done. Therefore i’ll be using it as a night cream. Simple - Water Boost Skin Quench Sleep Cream Although it is a night cream, it serves as a beautiful lightweight moisturizer for the day time. If you’ve tried the version that is meant to be used as a daily moisturizer let me know if they’re alike! e.l.f. - Daily Hydration Moisturizer I loooove this moisturizer. It’s lightweight and looks pretty on the skin , while keeping my skin hydrated. It also has one of my favorite ingredients: jojoba oil! The downside is that it’s a tube with a pump. very annoying. Co THE BODY SHOP - Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 This used to be my holy grail, I used it for two years straight. It’s extremely glowy, but it makes my t-zone oily, which was the reason why I made the switch to belif because that one is simply better. Also i got tired of the citrus smell. BUT! this one has spf 30 which was a big win for me when I did use it and for those who don’t want to layer a moisturizer on top of an spf. TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream I received a mini of this and I want to repurchase the full size so badly!! It’s expensive but I think it’s worth it. When I had the mini I would use it as my ‘fancy’ moisturizer for when I wanted to go out and look extra cute. It’s hydrating and looks extremely beautiful on the skin. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration If you have really dry or ace prone skin, this will be your bff. I used this when my skin would experience my issues and it would help! Although hydrating, it leaves an almost ‘matte’ finish. So I would use it at night instead because I like a glowy-daytime look.
e.l.f.-Daily Hydration Moisturizer
the best natural-looking highlighters
I am someone who lovesssss a good highlighter that’s glittery and intense. However, on most days when I don’t wanna wear a lot of makeup or I just want a subtle glow, I choose these three highlighters to give me a natural glow. ✨ e.l.f. - Workout Ready Lip & Cheek Palette This palette is meant to be use on the go for a minimal makeup look or for touch-ups. It comes with four shades, the white shade is a highlight and the rest are meant for the lips and cheeks. I love the entire palette, but my absolute favorite is the highlight because it gives you the most beaming highlight while stil looking natural! It looks very white in the pan but on the skin it looks flawless and you can’t see any whiteness only shine, so I recommend this for all skin tones! COLOURPOP - Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighter (Shade: Here Kitty Kitty) There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love this highlight, I use it so much. This shade specifically gives you a beautiful glowy look that isn’t chunky or too glittery. I love wearing this when I want to wear a full face of makeup, but I want to keep it simple. Here Kitty Kitty and this formula gives you a sheen type of finish that is still very luminous and will look amazing when you take selfies in the sun. It’s hands down one of my favorite powder highlighters. the Balm cosmetics - Mary-Dew Manizer I got this in a ipsy bag and I’ve been obsessed with it since, I’m going to need to purchase the regular size soon! This is a liquid highlighter that will give you a seamless glow but can still blind people when they see you. It literally makes your cheek look wet but in a beautiful way. It’s also such a pretty color. I like to apply this with my fingers for a more minimal look or I use a sponge when I really want people to see the glow. ✨ I feel like it’s difficult to find a highlighter that looks ‘natural’ because it is shimmery/glittery. However, these three highlighters, I’m so glad I found them because I’m someone who loves a no makeup-makeup look!
COLOURPOP-Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighter
my favorite masks!
I really love trying new masks it’s such a fun experience & feels like you’re treating yourself to some ‘me-time’. Below are my favorite masks that I’ve tried! (most I’ve gotten from ipsy glam bags). 🧖🏻♀️ dr botanicals - Apothecary Cocoa and Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask This is an overnight mask so you leave it on while you sleep, it works like a moisturizer except you’re only recommended to use it 2-3 times a week. I really like this mask, I’ve used it when I feel like I need that extra hydration for my skin. I gave it four stars only b/c it’s a bit sticky. I like to use this in conjunction w/ my moisturizer for that extra hydration. TONYMOLY - I'm Honey Deep Moisture Rescue Mask First of all the packaging is adorable. This is a mask that’s meant to give your skin that deep moisture, it has honey + propolis which are very beneficial for the skin, especially dry skin. I’ve noticed my skin really loves propolis so I continue to use this mask. Whenever I use this mask my skin has more of a glow after! GENERATION CLAY - Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask I was a bit hesitant to use this mask b/c it’s one of those “the tingling means its working!” type of masks. I can say that when I’ve used it there is a tingling feeling but nothing too extreme it doesn’t leave my skin red or dry at all! When you apply the mask it’s purple & then transforms to a grey color as you wait the 15 minutes before you wash it off. I love to use this as a spot treatment overnight, it really minimizes a stubborn pimple the next day. VERSED - LOOK ALIVE Hydrating Plumping Mask I recently purchased & posted this mask on here so I was really excited to use it. I absolutely love this mask. It does exactly what it says it’s supposed to which is hydrate + plump the skin. When I wash off the mask my skin instantly feels hydrated & A LOT more plump. This is definitely in my top three of masks I’ve tried! I 100% recommend it b/c it’s not super harsh on the skin & there’s no tingle which you normally find in products that are meant to plump the skin/lips. FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask When I use a mask it’s for the benefits & partially the experience. However, I don’t mind that this one isn’t as flashy as the other masks b/c it gives your skin the benefits it says it will. I use this when my skin is being problematic. It really heals my skin which I appreciate. I recommend this for people with problem skin! hey HONEY - SHOW YOUR GLOW Colloidal Gold & Honey Beauty Mask This is one of those masks that your’re gonna take selfies while you have it on b/c of the gold pigment, which gives a luxurious feel. I love this b/c it makes my skin more glowy + it’s a great alternative to cute & flashy but damaging peel-off masks.
dr botanicals-Apothecary Cocoa and Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask
popular korean skincare products review
This past month I have been testing some korean skincare products that I was really excited to try these so below are my thoughts! 🤍💛🤍 LAGOM - Cellus Sun Gel SPF50+ I had been on the hunt for an spf I can wear under makeup and on top of my already thick moisturizer. I wanted something that was lightweight but not drying (I’m already married to my belif moisturizing bomb so I wanted something I can use in conjunction to that) and wouldn’t leave me a white cast. I have been using this for over two weeks. It doesn’t look like a gel when you squeeze it out the tube but it does apply very nicely on the skin and doesn’t feel heavy at all. I love this under makeup b/c it doesn’t start to pill nor does it do that on top of my moisturizer either. If you have oily skin you would love this and can definitely use this alone and replace it with your daytime moisturizer. However, I have dry combo skin and I once tested it out on its own and after awhile my skin needed a lot more hydration and had to apply my moisturizer. I’m not mad at this though b/c I wanted to use something in addition to my daily moisturizer. Also it doesn’t smell bad at all. Overall, it’s a great sunscreen and I will be repurchasing. However, it is a little pricey for a small bottle which you’re going to apply every day more than once. PureHeals - Propolis 90 Ampoule After trying out the PureHeals Propolis Softening Toner, I was eager to repurchase the full size and saw that they had a propolis ampoule and added it to my cart. I’ve been trying this out for over two weeks and have been incorporating it into my morning skincare routine. The product is meant to hydrate the skin and it does exactly that, therefore, I think it is a good product. However, I wouldn’t call it a holygrail or something absolutely necessary for my skin b/c I already have other hydrating products that have other benefits in conjunction to that. I don’t think I will be repurchasing b/c it isn’t something I need; however, I do like it and will continue using it until I finish the product. PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum Now, I know my rating of this product is really low but I have my reasons. I know a lot of people rave about this product so I was really excited to try it out! This is not a bad product. Nonetheless, it didn’t give me the results it said it would give me. I have been using this product for over three weeks and it hasn’t done anything for my skin. I was not expecting to get the glass skin that korean influencers have; however, the product says it minimizes pores giving the skin a poreless look. It did none of that. I struggle w/ enlarged pores that are really noticeable, therefore, I was disappointed with this product. I used it consistently day/night but now I use it only in my morning skincare routine b/c it gives me a glowy look. In the end I’ll probably repurchase the sample size simply b/c its a nice dewy primer.
LAGOM-Cellus Sun Gel SPF50+
pastel pink eyeshadow look w/ new purchases!
I have always wanted to do a pink eye look but I never had the right palette for it! I recently purchased some new products (mainly from elf) so here’s a look with some of my new purchases that I used!! 💓 BEAUTY BAY - Bright Matte 42 Colour Palette The shadows are very pigmented and blend easily! When I dipped my brush in the shadows looked dusty but I didn’t get any fallout and they performed nicely. I 100% recommend this palette because you get 42 shades that are good quality for $20.00!!!!! e.l.f. - Flawless Finish Foundation I have dry combo skin and this foundation looks beautiful on my skin!!!! It has a moussey texture/consistency that gives you a velvety finish. It’s medium coverage for me but definitely buildable and doesn’t leave me cakey at all, it also blends really well. It’s a $6 foundation that feels luxurious so it can’t hurt to try it out! e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer One of my new favorite concealers. It has a thick consistency that is gives you a lot of coverage. A little goes a long way when you’re applying. Since it does have a thicker texture, it’s a bit difficult to blend in comparison to a concealer that is creamier; like the loreal infallible pro-glow concealer or the maybelline fit me concealer. However, it is and feels very hydrating it doesn’t dry my under eyes at all. Overall I do love it and will be repurchasing and using when I want more coverage. e.l.f. - e.l.f. Contour Palette Absolutely love! I recently fell in love with cream bronzing and this gives me exactly what I want. It does give you a nice sharp contour; however I love it for warming up my face. This palette gives me a nice bronzey and tan look while making it look natural at the same time. It blends nicely and is very creamy so it’s easy to work with. 💓 All in all, I was very satisfied with these products that I included in this look. I have more new purchases that are arriving soon and can’t wait to try out and share my thoughts on here!
BEAUTY BAY-Bright Matte 42 Colour Palette
my holy grail blushes
[These are the blushes I absolutely cannot live without!] COLOURPOP - Super Shock Blush Shade: 2 Cool 4 School & Quarters - 2 Cool 4 School is a nice matte finish and buildable - Quarters has tiny glitters but you can barely notice them. - Both are perfect for brown girls/deeper skin tones Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color Shade: Dusk - natural finish but isn’t long wearing - a little goes a long way - I feel like anyone can pull off this shade tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Shade: Kisses - Has tiny glitters in it and is very bright - For a rosy pink cheeks look
tarte-Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
My Favourite Cream Blushes
Let me first off say that I LOVE blush! Any kind I think it adds such a nice colour and healthy glow. I love more dramatic blush as well as a natural look. I have tried a lot of different kinds such as bouncy blushes, cream blushes, blush sticks etc. So here a couple of my favourite cream blushes with their pros and cons, and maybe later I’ll share my favourite powder blushes! benefit - Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain Shade: Love tint CAD $24 Pros: - Stays on very well throughout the day as well as under a mask without rubbing off too much. - Looks very natural but is buildable. - Easy doe foot applicator. - Best blended with a sponge. Cons: - You have to work quickly as it dries down quite fast. - If you’re not fast enough it can leave a stamping mark. Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Shade: Joy CAD $26 Pros: - Gives a natural dewy look to the skin. - Adds a healthy glow. - Very buildable and lightweight. - Very pigmented! You only need a tiny dot for both cheeks. Cons: - Dries down fast and can leave a stamping mark. - Very pigmented and is easy to go overboard, especially with the darker shades. - Sometimes doesn’t look the best over powder. Freck BEAUTY - CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen Shade: Fielding CAD $24 Pros: - Super pigmented! - Best applies with a sponge. - You get lots of product so it’ll last a long time. - A little goes a long way. Cons: - Can pill and rub off your skin in an odd way. Is easy to go overboard and apply too much. - Probably not the best for dry skin because it emphasizes flakes on me sometimes. Quo - Featherweight Cream Blush Shade: Dreamy 73 CAD $10 Pros: - You can find it at the drugstore (I don’t know if it’s available in the US). - Price is very reasonable. - Easy to apply with a sponge. - A good dupe for Glossier Cloud paint. Cons: - If you apply it on the back of your hand before your face it’s easy to squeeze out too much. - Kind of pills like the Freck Cheekslime. All in all I love all of these blushes and they all have their pros and cons.
benefit-Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain
A dupe worth the hype 🙏🏼
A friend told me about this, they said this wet n wild - Mega Length Mascara was a perfect dupe for the Glossier. - Lash Slick Mascara First thing I’ll say is I like the Glossier mascara a lot, but it doesn’t lift my lashes too much and it definitely does not look like lash extensions as advertised (at least not on me). Now, the wet n wild mascara is definitely an amazing dupe for glossier lash slick. They had a very similar plastic brush, it’s super flexible so it gets every lash and as you can see, the wet n wild side looks a lot more lifted and separated not to mention it was only like $3 compared to $16 for lash slick!
Glossier.-Lash Slick Mascara
✨Amazing eyeshadow! I love it!!!
Last month my friend gave this jelly eyeshadow Ventura to me, and I just fall in love with it immediately! It's a very gorgeous and interesting color, cool-toned, light lavender with a sparkle, metallic finish, with a smooth, watery consistency that was thin and wet-feeling as soon as it touched my skin. Great stand alone or layered! It works as a decent highlighter or lip topper as well.. I love it for inner corner, and layering on top of other shadows. I fell that it could not blend out easily once it applied, but it would last for 8 hours without any flaking or creasing. As you can see this eyeshadow is almost panned. I'm worried about drying out so without a doubt, i will get a new soon.
My pores DISAPPEARED with this !!
🎯Claims: An all in one AHA treatment, powered by lactic acid, that clarifies, smooths & retexturizes the appearance of skin. 🎯Solutions for: Fine lines & wrinkles pores, dark spots 🎯My experience: When I started using this product my skin was not as smooth as it is now, this in conjunction with a more concentrated hyaluronic Acid made my skin like porcelain. I use this mainly in my night time routine and I would wake up with the softest skin and zero pores. I would sometimes use this in my routine before makeup application if I didn’t want to use a primer because it makes my pores literally disappear, allowing makeup application to be a dream. This products is definitely on the pricey side but I think it’s worth it. A little goes a long way. 🎯Recommend?: YES 🎯Rate: 8/10 ( because of price) SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
SUNDAY RILEY-Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
Beauty Hack to clean your razor
I posted this to my Tic Tok account its a beauty hack I have been using since I was a kid to clean hair out of my razor and to Clean it. Also Helps you get a few more uses out of your razor. Materials need 1): Bowel 2): Razor 3): Alcohol Steps: 1: put razor in bowl 2): pour alcohol in bowl just covering razor 3): if it has a moisture strip let it sot no more than 5 mins the alcohol can dissolve the strip. If it doesn’t have a moisture strip let it sit for about 30 minutes. 6): kind of shake it a little bit in the bowl and then run it under warm water and there you go clean razor I recommend this to anybody it’s simple easy. It’s something my mother taught me to do, to clean my razor out when I was a teenager to get more use out of it, and clean out the hairs and gunk. Try it out let me know what you think Venus Gillette - Venus Razor Refill Cartridges I am a huge fan of Gillette Venus razors. I specially love the ones that have thick moisture stripes. They just glides across your skin and helps prevent nicks or cuts. The refills are a little pricey but I think it’s worth it they last a long time, and if you use my trick above you can make them last even longer.
Venus Gillette-Venus Razor Refill Cartridges