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BLUE LIPS BECAUSE WHY NOT
BLUE LIPS BECAUSE WHY NOT
I did not create this look. IG:@christianschild did. He is a makeup artist with Marc Jacobs Beauty and his content has always been inspiring to me. Base: benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer STELLAR - Limitless Foundationin L04 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealerin 120 Light laura mercier - Invisible Loose Setting Powder RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance stila - Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighterin Thimble FENTY BEAUTY - What it Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray Eyes/Eyebrows: MAYBELLINE - Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencilin 260 Deep Brown L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascarain Clear NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencilin 605 Strawberry Milk NYX - Retractable Eyelinerin Black NYX - Glitter Goals Liquid Liner 18gin Zodiac Queen SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascarain 201 Black Lips: MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer CHANEL LE CRAYON LÈVRES Precision Lip Definer in Bois de Rose FENTY BEAUTY - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstickin Clapback
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Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara
L'ORÉAL-Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara
LUSH Bath Bomb: Deep Sleep 😴
LUSH Bath Bomb: Deep Sleep 😴
LUSH - Deep Sleep Bath Bomb A lot of us probably have a love-hate relationship with LUSH bath bombs. Some of them are definitely better than others and it’s always kind of a hit or miss. This lavender bomb is a hit for me. I really like the smell of lavender and chamomile. Plus this one didn’t leave a mess in my tub. The little bag contains all the flowers and herbs so nothing gets out and clogs my drain. The scent is light so I don’t get a headache. The color is a delightful purple, no stain. Like all LUSH bombs it leaves my skin a bit slippery. My body is very very sensitive to essential oils so I always have to shower after my bath or else I get pimples on my back. If you’re ok with essential oils, you don’t have to. This bath bomb is just fun and relaxing. Enjoy 💜
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Deep Sleep Bath Bomb
LUSH-Deep Sleep Bath Bomb
How I Dealt with My Acne 🙌🏻
How I Dealt with My Acne 🙌🏻
A different kind of post today. I want to talk about how I dealt with my acne and why I think I don’t get it very often anymore ⭐️ This photo is me, today, without any makeup on. My skin isn’t perfect: I still have little bumps and very noticeable pores and textures. But compared to before, it’s improved so much and I’m happy with it. So here’s my take on it: 1) I believe acne has something to do with genetics and age (hormone level changes). My parents both have oily skin and had acne when they were young. They still have occasional pimple even now. So I don’t expect I can be acne free. My acne was the worst when I was in middle and high school and started to get significantly better since I turned 20. So here’s that factor. Acne also has a lot to do with what we eat, our sleep, our environment, our stress, our menstruations, etc, especially cystic acne. So that’s also something we can look into. 2) Don’t pick your pimples if it’s not like dry and 80% healed. That was my lesson. I still have some scars on the side of my face. 3) Treatment: small pimples can be a skin or follicle inflammation. if you have more oily skin like me, you are unfortunately more prone to acne because sebum can cause that. for these kind of small bumps I use a salicylic acid spot treatment such as CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gelor Murad - Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment. I alternate between these two. large, painful acne, or cystic acne, has more to do with hormones. if it’s really bad you should definitely see a doctor. I fortunately never got too many of these. but when I do, I have a process: if I feel it coming out, I use a salicylic acid spot treatment mentioned above to see if I can get it down before it even pops out. if it’s out and red, I use a sulfur drying lotion such as Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatmentor MARIO BADESCU - Glass Bottle Drying Lotionuntil it has a whitehead and is dried out. once it’s dry, you can actually pick it out with clean hands. then I immediately put an acne sticker/patch on it. the sticker will suck it flat and from then I go back to salicylic acid until it is fully gone. using acid every night all over my face definitely helps me stabilize my skin. you can choose aha or bha or whatever acid mostly suited for your skin type and condition. I also use a more intense acid treatment mask every week. changes in locations, changes in weathers, changes in our moods, our bodies. a lot of things can trigger acne. sometimes our skin really just freaks out and if we give it a bit time and be patient, it can heal itself. 4) After all, skin is our first barrier and protection against the outside environment and it fights for us so hard. All skins are good skins. 😇 Hope this post can help!
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Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
it COSMETICS Confidence in a Gel Lotion Review
it COSMETICS Confidence in a Gel Lotion Review
it Cosmetics - Confidence In A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer [PRODUCT REVIEW] Moisturizer Series 02 What You Need to Know: Cruelty free Oil free Fragrance free Contains ceramides Contains dimethicone Contains lactic acid My Personal Experience: This is my second bottle of this moisturizer! It works really well for me as a morning moisturizer. The packaging is a simple and very functional pump that will make sure you get the last bit of product out. It is easy to carry for travel. It’s a very very lightweight gel but hydrating enough for me to last through NYC winter wearing makeup on top of it!!! I use this only in the AM. A little goes a long way. I only need less than a pump for my whole face and one whole pump for both my face and neck. My skin just feels hydrated and soft after applying it, never heavy or oily. It provides a very smooth base. It almost feels like a primer (only that it doesn’t smooth out pores, I mean, it’s a moisturizer). I actually like that it has rather simple ingredients so it works with the serums I use. It’s not irritating or anything to my skin, but my partner who has more sensitive skin doesn’t like it so much as it sometimes burns. It is marketed towards all skin type but I believe it works best for people with more oily skin. Final Tip: Moisturize your skin even if your skin is oily. Our skin over produces oil because it’s imbalanced and needs hydration. 🌧
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Confidence In A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer
it Cosmetics-Confidence In A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer
Aēsop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum Review
Aēsop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum Review
Aesop - Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum [PRODUCT REVIEW] Serum Series 02 What You Need to Know: Cruelty free Fragrance free (doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a scent) Vegan Contains oils My Personal Experience: I’m so biased about this product I just love it so much and I don’t know why. 😅 The packaging is beautiful glass bottle with a dropper. It smells so so so great in my opinion. Aēsop describes it as herbaceous, floral and fresh. It is just light and pleasant. The texture is a medium weight serum. I usually mix 3 drops into my moisturizer both AM and PM. My partner sometimes uses it as a day time moisturizer and it’s been no irritation nor dehydration. I know it’s just an antioxidant serum with soothing properties. The first ingredient on the list is aloe leaf juice not water, which makes this serum a bit sticky. Aēsop claims it will dry down to a matte finish, but I don’t know if I just use too much, it doesn’t really feel matte on my face, that’s why I like to mix it with my moisturizer. And another thing is the dropper once falls out of the lid. I was able to put it back but I feel like I should mention it’s not the best quality of packaging. It is quite expensive, but not really outrageous for a high end brand. $75 for 100ml (3.4oz). Usually a high end serum can cost over $30 for 1oz anyways. I just enjoy the experience of using this product a lot so I think it’s worth it. There are definitely definitely more affordable antioxidants out there that work equally well. Final Tip: Antioxidants in skincare help fight free radicals produced in our bodies as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. They help slow or prevent cell damage, which is very important for anti-aging purposes. 🦄
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Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum
Aesop-Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum
Nude Lip Colors for Light East Asian Skintone 🤔
Nude Lip Colors for Light East Asian Skintone 🤔
I’m not a big fan of nude lipsticks because my facial features are rather light and flat, and because of my personal style, I always prefer more “noticeable” and “saturated” lip colors to give more structure to my face. Plus, not many nude lipsticks work for light East Asian skin tones: a lot of them can look very ashy and turn us into zombies or vampires in one swipe. 😂 But nude/natural shades are useful, especially when I do a more colorful eye look and don’t want to overwhelm my face. So here are 2 lipsticks I use as nude/natural lip colors. COLOURPOP - Ultra Satin Lip in Screenshot. This is an organe toned liquid lipstick with a satin/demi matte finish. I’m not so good with liquid lipsticks, so for me the applicator sometimes grabs too much product and can make a mess on my lips. And like all liquid lipsticks, it can be a bit drying and can emphasize the lines on my lips (or grab onto any flaky, chapped part). It works better with a lip primer. MAYBELLINE - Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick in 373 Mauve for Me. A pink toned lipstick with the classic finish, not too shiny and not matte. I like that it is so easy to use and is very similar to my natural lip color (on a good day, my lips can be gray sometimes...). It can also double as a blush and creates a very consistent, healthy look.
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Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick
MAYBELLINE-Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick
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