Get ready for a Zoom call with me! 💻
The world is so different now than it was just at the beginning of the year, so much has changed in the last 6+ months. WFH has become the norm for so many and Zoom calls are so normal now! But what do you do when you need to look presentable maybe for an interview or a work meeting but don’t want to produce yourself so much since as soon as you’re done with it you’re just going to continue binging Netflix shows or playing on Mario Kart on your Switch? (Based on a true story lol). Well, you do the bare minimum and stick to my 5-product-10-minute-zoom call makeup routine! It literally takes me 10 min to get this look done and feel like I look good enough to talk to people ☺️ What I use: ⭐️ essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer
Job interview makeup
wet n wild
touch in SOL
Aug. 31, 2020
Photo Shoot makeup ✨
I did a full face of makeup so my friend could practice her photography skills again prep: TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 fARSÁLI - Haldi Eyes MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow (for my laugh lines) COVER FX - Correct Click Color Corrector (it went on better with my eye cream) fARSÁLI - Liquid Powder Oil Balancing Serum tarte - Shape Tape Concealer (eyeshadow primer) TATCHA - The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer Face: ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation bareMinerals - BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer BLACK RADIANCE - True Complexion Contour Palette DERMABLEND - Loose Setting Powder touch in SOL - Fill Up Orange & Pink Parade Eyeshadow Palette MORPHE - Continuous Setting Mist URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ACE BEAUTE - Blushed In Paradise Lips: MAYBELLINE - SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Coffee Edition
Timeless makeup w/ July Boxycharm
I received my boxy charm boxes yesterday and I am pretty impressed! I received both June and July boxes at the same time. BC had issues delivering my June box so I got both boxes at the same time. This is my first time trying this out and so far I am pretty impressed. I used the fill up orange palette on the eyes. However, I am not a huge fan of this palette. There wasn’t enough color pay off and the palette didn’t have enough shades to deepen the look so I mixed this palette with Colourpop’s California love palette to create this look. touch in SOL - Fill Up Orange & Pink Parade Eyeshadow Palette I received Hourglass scattered light glitter shadow in the shade “blade” and this is the star of the show of my eye look. I used it on the inner lids. I believe this is what made the look. HOURGLASS - Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow I used doucce’s graphic liner and it surprisingly impressed. I may like this more than the Stila liquid liner. The bristles are a little more firm so I had complete control of my wing liner. However, this liner isn’t as dark as stila’s. doucce - Fierce and Fine Graphic Liner I like this bronzer. The last 2 dark shades really bronze me up for the summer. My regular bronzer is currently too light for me so it’s nice to know this bronzer palette can be used all year round. ACE BEAUTE - Bronzed In Paradise My favorite in my June box is the artist couture coco bling diamond powder. Holy moly! This is definitely the brightest highlighter I own. #Pinky Rose COSMETICS - Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder: Supernova[products]#[FiveStars] Honestly I am impressed with boxy charm. Besides make up, I received some skin care items as well. For 25 USD a month, I feel it pays for itself. Considering the hourglass scattered light glitter eyeshadow is 29 USD by itself. I am a happy customer for sure. Have you tried Boxy charm? What are your thoughts? Xoxo, Francesca 💋
Did I find the best primer dupe? 🤔
I think I did 😳 Hear me out, I love the VDL - Lumilayer Primer Fresh but, it’s esspensive! I love the finish it leaves on the skin, it’s a beautiful hydrating primer that looks gorgeous on many different skin tones but can definitely look too shimmery if you accidentally apply too much. I recently found the essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer and it is AMAZING. It’s definitely a little bit thicker than the VDL primer, but it’s more luminous rather than shimmery and just as the VDL can be worn with or without makeup. As you can see in the last slide they look pretty similar when swatched side to side! The VDL primer is $32 for 1.01 oz and the Essence primer is $5.99, so price wise I think we have a clear winner. Have you tried either of these primers? :)
Pore minimizing AND glowy?
Listen, this primer is GOOD. It reminds me of the VDL fresh lumilayer primer, but at a much more cost effective price tag ✨ It adds so much luminosity to my skin, blurs ‘imperfections’ and is just fabulous overall, definitely one of the best primers I’ve tried including drugstore, high end, everything! I don’t notice a change in the longevity or wear of my makeup but it definitely preps the skin by adding so much glow and radiance, if you’re into that you’ll definitely like this primer. I included a photo of it swatched on my hand, the left side is just my bare skin, right is my skin with the primer. Last slide is how my makeup looks after a few hours of prepping my skin with this product 💗 essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer
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Good skincare for life.
I’ve been obsessed with skincare and makeup since I was a little girl. I made my own masks, I religiously cleansed my face day and night once I started wearing makeup and I used treatment products and moisturizers long before I needed them - that is key! Start a skincare routine as early as you can. If you think your skin is perfect and doesn’t need anything, think about the decades coming! Start now! Here’s the thing- skincare (and makeup) don’t have to be complicated or expensive. I regularly blend drugstore products with high end products. Honestly, many of the drugstore products turn out to be my favorites. Full disclosure, I use a crap ton of skincare products and I change up my routine as needed. I rarely put on a full face of makeup but I do wear some makeup 5-6 days of the week because it makes me feel pulled together and I like how it looks. No apologies necessary for daily make up wearers- do what makes you feel good! No shame in self care, ever! Today felt like a full-face-of-makeup day for some reason, so I had some fun and put it all on. Here are some of my fave products and what I used today: 1. Day old hair with Toni & Guy matte hair powder. 2. Cleanse face with CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub - the enzymes in this cleanser keep my face smooth and glowing. Follow with some quick swipes of pixi - Glow Tonic allow to dry then mix one dropThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA , half pumpCLARISMA - Cali Dreaming Cream Daily Moisturizer massage in and appy a dab of Roots Sensitive Eye Cream to eyes. When my face is dry I apply a layer of DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 . 3. Prime my oily skin with smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light , one little drop each LANCÔME - Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation and SHISEIDO - Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 15 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer for under eyes, e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer (just discovered this!), UNDONE BEAUTY - LIP TO CHEEK 3-IN-1 CREAM PALETTE , tiny bit of bareMinerals - Mineral Veil Setting Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25 on t-zone, SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler COVERGIRL - Total Tease Waterproof Mascara NYX - Eyebrow Cake Powder , Rimmel grey eyeliner, a few pats bh - Illuminating in Ireland 6 Color Highlight Palette Sephora chunky crayon brow enhancer, florence by mills - Limited Edition Get Glossed Lip Gloss Duo . Last, I like to spray a couple spritzes of HERBIVORE - Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist to get a satin look. This seems like a lot, but it takes maybe 6-8 minutes. I apply my foundation, concealer, cream blush and eye shadow by hand. Always have, always will. My skin isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good and I owe it to taking care of my skin for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, I grew up in an era we didn’t talk about sunscreen and sun damage. I baked in the sun and eeeeek, tanning beds. Surprisingly, my skin isn’t horrible but I definitely see the damage. I’m currently working on undoing some of that damage. Morale of the story, take care of your skin and enjoy the process. I do!
Undone Beauty Concealer & Lip to Cheek Palette
UNDONE BEAUTY - LIP TO CHEEK 3-IN-1 CREAM PALETTE This lip to cheek palette is very pretty on the skin, but can be time consuming to blend out. I do like the color a lot! In the compact, there is a sheer shade, a medium shade, and a full coverage shade (from top to bottom). UNDONE BEAUTY - CONCEAL TO REVEAL 3-IN-1 COVERAGE PALETTE This concealer is amazing! It blends well with my skin tone, and it is easy to blend. There is coconut extract in it, so I feel like it is healthier for the skin compared to other concealers out there. It is moisturizing so it does not look dry over blemishes. This palette is like the lip to cheek palette, so there is 3 different levels of coverage in the compact. I like to use the sheer (top) concealer under my eyes, and I like to use the full (bottom) concealer on acne/eczema spots. I sometimes get eczema on my cheeks, and this concealer is great at concealing/moisturizing eczema spots as well. 👉🏻Cons about both palettes: I prefer to use brushes for my makeup, and these palettes make it hard to use brushes. If you use brushes to apply these products, it will make the different coverages mix. I use my finger to apply the product to my face, so I can keep the different coverages separate.
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HG after one use!!!
I recently picked up two products from my local Target a couple days ago: e.l.f. - Wow Brow Gel in neutral brown & wet n wild - Mega Length Mascara in very black The first picture is my before - as you can see, my eyebrows are naturally lighter than my hair, and my eyelashes don't particularly stand out. The next photo is me at work in the morning (my uni's music library!) with my eyebrows and mascara done, and the final photo is how it held up into the evening! Throughout the day, I itched my eyes and brows multiple times, and no budge!! Also, I've found that this mascara is easy to use due to its wand, and it doesn't make my eyelashes feel dried out or heavy! Already, I can tell that both of these items are going to be staples in my go-to natural daily look! *DISCLAIMER: Alongside the mascara, I used my regular e.l.f. - Clear Brow & Lash Mascara to prime my eyelashes (I did not use it on my eyebrows, though), and I used e.l.f. - Dewy Coconut Setting Mist to set the entire eye look.
Lash Slick Dupe Review
I will admit that I immediately fell in love with the effortless application of Glossier. - Lash Slick Mascara and its amazing "my lashes but better" look. However, I have one major issue with this beautiful mascara.... it constantly flakes throughout the day. This is a huge let down considering it is on the pricier side. so instead of shedding some tears over my let down, I decided to put a supposed dupe to the test. The wet n wild - Mega Length Mascara costs significantly less and overall gives the EXACT same look as Lash Slick and the wand applicator looks pretty much identical. Better yet, I have no flaking! The only difference I can tell is the actual formula itself. I personally like the feel and application of Lash Slick better than the Mega Length Mascara. It glides on easier and feels smoother. But, I dislike flaking and that is a hard pass for me. The winner in my book is Mega Length!
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the gift of a friend
A friend gave me a NYX - Ultimate Shadow Palette in the array of colors named Phoenix for Christmas. The colors really surprised me and got me quite intrigued. They blend really nicely and give you a lot of opportunities to do so many looks so I do recommend it tourlou 🪐 also worn Glossier. - Perfecting Skin Tint Glossier. - Stretch Concealer SOL BODY - Face & Body Bronzing Balm Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color Glossier. - Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder COLOURPOP - Lip Tint Kit
throwback to a good day
I remember doing this makeup in September for an event where I read some of my poetry for the first time . I am still getting used to my really short hair and to feel as feminine and as confident. This day will forever stay in my heart and I am so grateful for that (also it was my dad's birthday and taylor Swift anouced that she is releasing evermore like ,how iconic ?!!!!) tourlou 🪐 worn smashbox - Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Matte Primer PÜR - 4-In-1 Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation & Concealer e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick Glossier. - Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder LUNAR BEAUTY - Moon Prism Blush Palette BECCA - Sunlit Bronzer essence - Pure Nude Highlighter MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer URBAN DECAY - Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion COLOURPOP - Stone Cold Fox Shadow Palette PAT McGRATH LABS - Mega Mothership: Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette Too Faced - Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Spiced Edition FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
✨SUMMER GLOWING MAKEUP ✨
EYES: MILANI MOST WANTED EYESHADOW PALETTE EYEBROWS: CHANEL EYEBROW STICK PRIMER: BECCA FOUNDATION: NARS 4.5 VIENNA POWDER: LIGHT BEIGE BLUSH: CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP: GLOSSIER MASCARA: CHANEL INIMITABLE 10 MASCARA EYE CORRECTOR: CHANEL 20 BEIGE SETTING SPRAY: NYX BARE WITH ME
FRISKY MASK MAKEUP - smoked out eyes
A mask makeup eye look for when I’m feeling frisky but have to be in public! Eyes: LANCÔME - Monsieur Big Mascara ARMANI beauty - Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow shade 10 ARMANI beauty - Smooth Silk Eye Pencil shade 12 (warm brownish color along lash line smudged in) Brows- Glossier. - Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo in blonde Face- just a smidge of WESTMAN ATELIER - Vital Skin Foundation Stick Atelier (for skin with undertones) shade ATELIER I to cover some redness on my nose and forehead #CheriePartner
Glossier.-Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo
Easy Glam With Only 5 Products!
I love a good low maintenance look that packs a punch and takes less than 15 minutes to apply! I only used 5 products for this look. First, I applied NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer To my under eye, lids, and a few blemishes on my forehead. I blend it all out with my e.l.f. - Blending Sponge Duo I like this sponge, it’s soft and not so pointy at the end that I poke myself in the eye. Next, I apply just a touch of BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone to my forehead with a fan brush, and then use a large eyeshadow brush to sweep it all over my eye. Then I use the tarte - Sugar Rush Sparkler Shadow Stick in Rose Gold from lash line to crease. I blend it out a teeny bit with my finger. It’s a good shadow stick and the sparkle applies nice and thick, but it’s tough to blend and it does get a little messy. Then I swiped on a little wing with FENTY BEAUTY - Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner and 2 layers of NARS - Climax Mascara and I was out the door! (Okay fine, I did my eyebrows earlier for a Zoom call with ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel but I didn’t do it for this look so I’m not counting it!) As you can see, I suck at putting on eyeliner 😣 I don’t have a very steady hand. Any tips? I’d appreciate it!
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Peach Glam 🍑✨
I love peach tones for my skin, they just work for me, so when I get to wear bolder makeup (I can’t for work) I love pink and peach tones! This look is a little more soft glam than the last one I posted but I realize now it’s remarkably similar 😂 I have a look I guess. Also please excuse my frizzy hair, I haven’t washed it in four days 😬 Something that’s a lot different in my makeup routine is with a face mask, I’m literally only putting makeup only from my eyes up, and even then I’m only putting a touch of concealer on my forehead. So basically only eyes! I start with NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer under and on my eyes, as well as a bit of spot treatment on my forehead and blend it all in with a beauty blender. I’m shade creme brûlée, which has got more blue/purple undertones so it won’t turn yellow throughout the day which I hated about the Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer and tarte - Shape Tape Concealer For eyeshadow, I used the Too Faced - White Peach Eye Shadow Palette which has so many pretty colors and also the COLOURPOP - Yes, Please! Both palettes are full of warm glowy pinks, reds, oranges, and golds, definitely my jam. I laid down a base of too faced’s Peach Cream all over up to my brow, then used the Peach Suede color in my crease. Then I grabbed the colourpop palette in Bling for my corners, and jumped back to the too faced palette to put Glistening Peach on the center of my lids. It’s a really pretty pink with gold sparkles, a very dimensional color! Confession time: I hate eyeliner. I am terrible at applying it 😅 when I do wear it, It’s usually brown, I only put it on my top lash line, and I usually blend it with a sponge to hide the mess I made. So I just have the sephora collection brown eyeliner and I line my top lash line and my waterline and then just blend it out with the sponge on the end. But, I do have one hack! If you wing your brown eyeliner out and smudge it out, you can create the illusion of a shadow from your lashes! I just draw out a little wing and use the sponge on the end of my eyeliner. I double layer URBAN DECAY - Perversion Mascara over NARS - Climax Mascara I’ve been using climax for a while, I like how soft and natural it makes my eyelashes look! I only wear this normally, but I like to layer the perversion over it if I’m going for something a little more dramatic. I don’t put anything but ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel on my brows, brushing up and kinda roughing them up for a fluffy messy look. I’m just lucky to have naturally good dark brows, sorry 🤷🏻♀️ I don’t go crazy with my makeup, and I’m by no means an expert, but the secret is just knowing what works for you! If you made it here thanks for reading ☺️
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Here’s a simple “monochromatic” red look and still wearable for everyday. Can’t say how much I love reds. 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 Powderin Translucent RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal FENTY BEAUTY - What it Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray Eyes/Eyebrows: MAYBELLINE - Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencilin Dark Brown L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascarain Clear NYX - NYX Retractable Eyelinerin Black Glossier. - Pro Tip Brush Point Liquid Eyeliner NYX - Vivid Brights Eyelinerin Vivid Fire SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascarain 201 Black Lips: MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer MAC - MAC Matte Lipstickin Russian Red
L'ORÉAL-Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara
My go to makeup! Perfect for summer!
I’m a big believer in less is more! My makeup routine is almost as simple as it gets. I’m all about getting my makeup done and getting on my way. This lil look was for a date night 😜 GET THE LOOK: tinted moisturizer! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Matte Perfection Tinted Moisturizer This is my favorite tinted moisture ever! It gives great coverage and looks pretty natural. I am only wearing it in places that I need coverage! For me that is my under eyes and a few spots on my cheeks. It is a matte finish and very long lasting. It does have a pretty powerful floral fragrance that I hate, but I’ve gotten use to it lol. blush! FLOWER - Blush Bomb Color Drops BEST DUPE FOR GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINT!! I bought every single color in this blush. It’s a liquid/cream blush with a great applicator for just the right amount of product. A good range of shades with great pay off, pigment, and longevity. eyes! Glossier. - Skywash Sky wash in echo is my new favorite. Not only is it the perfect wash of color on my lids, but it is so quick and easy to apply. A cream eyeshadow with a doe foot applicator. Just dab some product on and tap it in with your finger. ARDELL - Self-Adhesive Lash I usually do mascara, but it was a date night.. so why not?! I love to wear the wispies for a natural look. They’re super comfortable and easy to work with. brows! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Retractable Brow Pencil Waterproof I’m currently using a Sephora brow pencil. It’s honestly no different from any other pencil. The price is much better than ABH or benefit and that’s mostly why I’m using it. It gets the job done and stays put!
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