WORST $50 SPENT ON A SINGLE PRODUCT 🙄
CHA-HELL-NO, Chanel. Look Chanel, I love you. If I become a mcmillionaire, best believe I’ll be rocking a Chanel boy bag and own a couple of Chanel tweed jackets to wear when I’m making money moves. BUT. Sis, this “highlighter” does nothing for me except make it look like I have a oil stain on my face. The CHANEL - BAUME ESSENTIEL Multi-Use Glow Stick
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EXTREME Quarantine Glow-Up✨💖💨 #CheriePartner
I’m gonna be honest- I put on makeup maaaybe 1-2 times per week to go out. Wearing a mask everyday means I focus mainly on only my eye makeup as it’s the only part of me people can see. But it’s always mood-boosting to put on some makeup, fix up my hair and walk around the house with a “full on” look! The picture on the left is me basically on most days. I have all my skincare products on, my SPF and a sheer skin tint like ILIA - Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 . It’s my favorite skin tint for most days because it’s sheer and adds a little extra SPF. My hair is also a greasy mess because it’s usually in a bun on top of my head. The picture on the right is me with my old “go-to face of makeup”, slightly waved hair and a white linen shirt. I say old “go-to” because it’s not my “normal” look for everyday anymore! I have no place to go! *sigh* This look consists of: ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer in 2W A medium coverage concealer that offers a smooth, radiant finish on the skin. HOURGLASS - Illume Sheer Color Trio A creamy, pigmented and long-wearing set of cream cheek products to bronze, blush and highlight. CHANEL - BAUME ESSENTIEL Multi-Use Glow Stick A high-shine highlight stick that has zero glitter and offers a reflective finish on the skin. COLOURPOP - Brow Boss Pencil A super skinny brow pencil with a waxy formula that can draw on hair-like strokes through the brow. COLOURPOP - Brow Boss Gel A whipped brow gel with amazing hold- and super affordable! DollyWink - DollyWink Liquid Eyeliner The best waterproof, extremely pigmented liquid eyeliner that doesn’t smudge, flake or bleed! MAYBELLINE - The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara A high-hold waterproof mascara that keeps your lashes long, volumized and curled all day. Hair: ghd - Rose Gold Platinum+ Styler Set I put a few waves in my hair by bending a section of hair backwards and forwards. This creates a super soft wave effect for naturally volumized hair. Nature Lab. - Perfect Shine Oil Mist This lightweight, shine-boosting oil is a heat-protectant and style finisher all-in one! What is your go-to routine for a “Glow Up”?
MAKEUP TIPS FOR ZOOM CALLS #quarantinemakeup
With all meetings and classes being held online on Zoom now, I have realized the essential makeup tricks to make myself look presentable and glowy on-screen! I know with social distancing no one leaves their home anymore (including me!) but a little makeup always makes me feel mentally prepared to tackle anything! 1) Conceal darkness! Webcams always accentuate the dark circles under your eyes or any dullness in the skin. So concealer is always a must! ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer in 2W This is my go-to concealer. It has medium/full coverage and a natural satin finish. It never looks cakey no matter how much I build it up and always makes my skin look smooth and flawless! 2) Define the brows! Brows frame the face. So if I want to define my face, it starts with the brows! Even if it’s just “beefing” them up with a volumizing brow gel or filling in the gaps with a skinny pencil, a little goes a long way with brows! benefit - Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil in 4 This is a great skinny brow pencil. It’s a little creamier compared to my favorites (Fenty Brow MVP & Anastasia Brow Wiz) which tend to be more waxy. Though it lasts really well and works fast! 3) Flutter those lashes! Mascara is a huge game-changer for my face. It adds depth to my eyes and definitely makes me appear more awake on video calls (I’ve tested it out!) HONEST - Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer This is one of my HOLY GRAIL mascaras! Surprisingly it’s not waterproof, but holds a curl very well and adds length and volume! I love that it’s a primer/mascara duo because it just allows me to really build up my lashes and fully customize my look! 4) Add a glow!✨ To me, glow means color and shine on the cheeks; a little bronzer or blush and some dewy highlight on top. HOURGLASS - Illume Sheer Color Trio My favorite cream cheek palette ever! The shades are perfection for someone with a light/medium skin tone. The formula is extremely creamy and dries down to a nice satin finish that doesn’t budge! CHANEL - BAUME ESSENTIEL Multi-Use Glow Stick in Sculpting I love the glow that I get from this highlight! It’s pure shiny, dewiness and I love the way it finishes off my cheeks and adds a literal *glow*! 5) A touch of color on the lips! My natural lips are quite light and can sometimes make me look a little unwell on camera if I don’t apply anything with color. Glossier. - Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Like This is favorite MLBB lip color! The formula is a soft-matte formula with a unique creamy texture. The result is always nothing short of a fade, blotted stain on the lips- I love it!
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Futuredew more like futuregrease 🥴🌿
This is my second bottle of this product because I purchased two when I was trying it out. Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid It is a great product however not really for its intended purpose........😙 Instead of giving a glow I would definitely say it gives me more of a grease appearance. It works great as an oil that nourishes though, it has Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba as well as many others! I put this on before bed and I feel I have seen a difference in my red skin calming down just a bit. It has fragrance that smells like herbs though (and essential oils) so non-fragrance people beware !!!! ❌ 🤠 I would also say that if you wait a few hours for this to dry or just apply way less than the two pumps Glossier recommends, it gives more of the effect it intended. I would still not apply to your nose if you have an oily nose because whooooo man when I waited a few hours, the rest of my skin had more of a glowy look but my nose still was very greasy. Uwu. Overall I would say it’s a great oil serum and if you wait a few hours or maybe a little more it will give you more of the glowy effect. I hope everyone has a nice day!
My Personal Holy Grail Skincare Products
As stated in my bio, I am a self-professed skincare addict and am always on the hunt for the next best thing. My biggest skin concerns are anti-aging (since I just entered my thirties), dark circles under the eyes, and dryness. I live in the desert, so hydration and SPF are absolute musts. Luckily, I’ve found some great products that have given me what I’m looking for without breaking the bank for the most part. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to take out a second mortgage on your home to get products that contain high-quality, effective ingredients. First, we have the bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser It’s readily available (got mine at Target), it clears away all of my makeup without drying me out, and it’s great for those of us who have sensitive skin. I follow that up with the CLEAN SKIN CLUB - Vitamin C Brightening Booster I’ll typically take a few drops of it and mix it with my moisturizer in my hands before generously applying to my face and neck. Sometimes, I’ll apply a few drops directly to my face and let it absorb before moving on to the next step in my routine. I completely forgot to include my moisturizer, by the way! I’m currently using the Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer for extra-dry skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and keeps me feeling hydrated all day. During my morning routine, I then go in with Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 It goes on like a smooth, silicone-style primer which I love because it gets my skin ready for my face products. It feels feather-light on the skin, and there’s no white cast in sight. Then comes Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid It’s an oil serum hybrid and is meant to be the last step in your skincare routine before applying your makeup. Again, being able to achieve an all-day dewy, hydrated look is essential for me, and this has been a total game changer. The glow is REAL, friends. Since I use a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavier foundation, I find myself using highlighter less and less because this stuff makes it look like I’m glowing from within. For me, that is THE DREAM. Finally, I’ll hydrate the skin under my eyes with either the FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry or the OLAY - Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Eye Transforming Cream . Both are fantastic products; I’d say that the Farmacy cream has a slicker texture that almost has a dewy sheen to it, and Olay seems to both hydrate and tighten which is great for the fine lines around my eyes. Note: In terms of results, I’ve read that it takes more time to notice a difference in your dark circles or fine lines with the Farmacy cream, and I’ve found this to be true. Olay works a lot faster on fine lines! What are your go-to skincare products? Share below, darlings 💕
fungal acne safe makeup + my makeup routine 💗
my makeup routine prime ￼NYX - Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer ￼e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer foundation/skintint ￼NYX - Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil ￼Supergoop! - CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen concealer ￼NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer (not fa safe) powder ￼Glossier. - Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder blush ￼HOLIKA HOLIKA - Holi Pop Water Color Cheek highlighter ￼Glossier. - Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter( not fa safe) 💗 im not going to include mascara or brow products because i dont think they contribute to fa as much as the base does💗 more fungal acne safe products! primers ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer ￼NYX - Pore Filler ￼smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light ￼e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer( all variations) foundation/skintints ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ￼MORPHE - Hint Hint Skin Tint ￼DIOR - BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation ￼L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation concealer ￼benefit - Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer ￼NYX - Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer powder ￼Too Faced - Peach Perfect Setting Powder ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ￼MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder blush ￼bareMinerals - bareMinerals Blush ￼pixi - Dulce's Lip Candy highlighters ￼Glossier. - Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter( all colors) ￼FENTY BEAUTY - Limited Edition Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom ￼MAYBELLINE - FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter i hope you guys found this post helpful and if want to add anymore fa safe makeup products pls comment! like and share xo melanie
Easy 5-Minute Look
This is my go-to, 5-minute look when I want to look put together on Zoom calls, but I know I’m not going to be seen by anyone else because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic.
Glossier “Dewy” look lasts ALL DAY ✨
Alright so I’ve never been a super fan of any makeup brand before... until TODAY. This is my Glossier look after a full day of being out, cuddling with the BF, and more. I am genuinely obsessed! Natural makeup has always been my vibe and I finally found a brand that helps me feel my most beautiful and natural ☺️ In particular I am so excited about the combination of Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid and Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color as I had read that some people felt it made them look oily after a few hours. I have combination skin and luckily this never made me look oily, I just kept my glowing look all day long 😭⭐️ I followed the advice of another cherie creator (@theluxeminimalist) who said they only applied the serum on specific areas so I only put it on my cheeks! I barely had to use any product which means it will last me a while. I could not recommend these products more!! ❤️ (full list of products used is in my last post)
Glossier.-Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color
My Glossier products
Glossier. - Cloud Paint Duo I have the shades dusk and puff and they are definitely one of my favourite beauty products, they are super pigmented, and blend seamlessly. I’ve had these for over a year, and I still have product in the tubes, and I just ordered two more shades from glossier. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom I have mint, birthday and the coconut balm dotcom. The birthday cake one is definitely my favourite, it’s smells amazing plus has glitter, like how cute! The mint is my next favourite, the scent is more neutral and not overpowering, so it’s one that you can use all the time, and then there’s the coconut one, the reason why it’s my least favourite out of the three that I have is because the smell can give me a bit of a headache, it’s a pretty overpowering scent. But overall, these are super hydrating and give a natural satin/matte look to the lips. I would definitely repurchase, maybe I’ll try some new flavours next time! Glossier. - Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter I have the shade quartz and honestly I wish It would give me more of a glow, it might be that when combined with the rest of my makeup routine it doesn’t perform as well as it would with the other glossier face products, I just don’t find it gives me glowy skin. But I do like the shade, it’s a nice champagney colour, and matches my skin tone quite well. I just ordered some more glossier products let me know if you want me to do a first impressions/review when they get here :)
Wellness at Home
How am I staying sane and well at home? Well the picture above totally captures how I do it. 1. READING: I love having all this free time to indulge in reading. Reading my favorite past time and I love that it’s a way to entertain and better yourself without staring at a screen. This book in particular has also giving me lots of ideas to practice self care during this time of uncertainty. A book that is fun to read and helps better yourself?! It’s a win-win situation 2. SPIRITUALITY: as this book suggests, being in touch with a spiritual tradition helps quiet and strengthen my mind. I, myself, am a Greek Orthodox Christian. Yet I love learning about all kinds of spiritual traditions because each tradition provides access to healing wisdom. 3. MAKEUP: As the Glossier. - Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter suggests, playing with makeup helps me manage my anxiety during this time. It’s a fun distraction and allows me to have content for some lewks on IG and Cherie, where I can then gossip to others about makeup, which in turns makes me feel more connected with others. 4. SKINCARE: As nodded to by the Glossier. - Balm Dotcom in my photo. Being indulgent in my skincare has allowed me to take better care of my face + body but also provides a sensory experience that’s very soothing during times of distress. Also, I love to gossip about skincare online of course!
Glowy skin makeup look
I am usually a big fan of a dewy, glowy makeup look that looks like my skin but better. This combo has been an absolute winner for me. The Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid has been my go to “primer” for a while now. It’s a oil based serum that gives your skin a nice dewy glow. The texture is moderately heavy so when I use this, I usually let it set into my skin before applying makeup. It gives a nice dewy glow that I love! After foundation, I use the FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Glow Skinstick in purrl which is a moderately iridescent highlight that makes you look very very dewy. The texture is super creamy and glides on, but I do have trouble with it wiping my makeup away in the areas I apply it. I end up dabbing my finger on it and then applying to skin. It doesn’t have a glitter to it like many highlighters, it just looks dewy with the smallest flip of a pink iridescence.
Glossier.-Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid
My Glossier Haul
So I have been seeing a lot about Glossier and decided to try it for myself. I got the makeup set that came with the products shown and got 10% off because it was my first order. Placed my order Friday and had everything in my hot little hands by Monday. First up, I immediately noticed how small the boy brow and cloud paint were. For the price, this didn’t seem like a lot there. I do like the boy brow and will continue to use it. Not sure if I will repurchase. We’ll see. The cloud paint is nice. I chose the shade puff, because I am fair. It’s a nice sheer shade and if I were younger, this would probably be my go to. But now that I am in my forties, I don’t think this is the product for me. I will probably give this one to one of my daughters. I love the Haloscope and will keep this one for myself. I got the shade Quartz and it is just right for me. It goes on easy, is easy to control and put just where you want it. Plus it is a very subtle highlighter. With heavier versions, I feel like I am pointing laser beams at my wrinkles! Finally, the Balm Dot Com. I got birthday cake and I am on the fence. The subtle shimmer and formulation are nice, but I feel like the scent may be too juvenile for me. I am willing to try other scents/versions, but I think this one may go in the pile for my daughters as well.
i’ve recently been using this Charlotte Tilbury makeup blush, and i have been loving it to give me a nice sun kissed kinda finish! it’s not too pink/red, which i don’t like in my blush shades. it’s the perfect balance of peach with a lil bit of a bronze-y highlight ✨ i can’t get enough! super easy to apply and blend out as well. these Nannettedegaspe essence noir face wipes were designed by Revolve, and i’m still feeling them out. they ARE really hydrating, which i love. i also wanted to mention this plumping gloss by Chanel， i’m a sucker for a clear gloss that also plumps, and this one is a current favorite of mine. it’s the perfect amount of sheen, and the tingles aren’t overwhelming or painful, which i’ve found to be true in other plumping glosses i’ve tried!
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