My trick for completely covering dark circles!🙈
I have always had pretty prominent dark circles due to genetics and no doubt lack of sleep! Through a ton of trial and error I have found a routine and products that work really well for me to cover my dark circles almost completely (I do have slight hallows which makes it look like a dark circle). Surprising I use 4-5 products to achieve this look. •First I use a warm (as in orangey) red lipstick. Yes, lipstick. It counteracts the blueish tones under your eyes. Trust me. This is the step that is a game changer. I use Kosas - Weightless Lip Color
Under eye color correctors
DOSE OF COLORS
Oct. 25, 2020
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I gave in
I’ve been hearing about Charlotte Tilbury products for a while now but they’re not cheap so I haven’t given in. Well after hearing so many people rave about the Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder I gave in and got it as a Christmas gift for myself. The shade range is underwhelming to say the least I got my powder in shade #2. Overall I wasn’t blown away with this product. It is a nice powder it did blur my pores a little bit but as someone with normal/slightly combo skin this didn’t do much for the shine. For me it’s normal that after a couple of hrs of makeup my oils break through and it’s an easy fix but this product does claim to visibly reduce shine. I did see that Sephora now carries travel size version of this powder so if you’re interested in trying it I would say pick that up first to try.
🤪Glowy natural makeup when I’m late😌 (~10min)
SKIN TYPE: Very dry skin, eczema, sensitive and acne-prone all at the same time🙃🙃 Sometimes using prescribed cortisteroid ointments (Novasone) for eczema flare ups or reactions. PRODUCTS USED (in order): ￼Primer I use e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer , it’s so cheap but acts as a nice bond/barrier between skin after skincare routine and applying makeup; it’s so good in preventing drying out my skin but it’s not very hygienic as fluff or dust gets stuck. Usually patting the primer into the skin and waiting a moment for it to melt into the skin. ￼Foundation is a cushion #CHANEL - Vitalumiére Glow[products]#[FourStars] (#21), gives a shine upon application while still looking like natural skin. It’s a light to medium coverage and I find it doesn’t cling to my dry patches. ￼I don’t use concealer most of the time but I do use the powder Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder to set under the eyes, smile lines, nose contour area, chin and forehead. I don’t produce much oil through the day at all but I do sweat and the powder helps set makeup while still looking natural and doesn’t take away the glow too much. For the price though, there might be better cheaper alternatives🥺. ￼Brows I usually use the innisfree - Auto Eyebrow Pencil or the ETUDE - Tint My Brows Gel New +benefit - 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel, the tint can last ~2-3 days so it saves time if I’ve already filled in and drawn my brows the night before😂. The only con is that on initial application the tint looks green-ish in the camera. ￼#NARS - Original blush - Orgasm[products]#[FourStars] for the slight golden shimmer enhancing the glow of the cushion foundation, usually building it up for a slightly brighter flush of colour on the cheeks as the colour doesn’t show too much when you first apply it. ￼Highlight usually the FENTY mini Kilowatt highlight in the shade Hustla Baby, it’s a golden sheen that really blends in with my skin tone and not too glittery while also blends in with the NARS blush. If I’m feeling extra then also lightly adding in the FENTY mini Diamond Bomb highlight. ￼Eyeliner is the brownUZ - Eye Opening Liner ￼Usually use various lengthening falsies or innisfree - Skinny Microcara ￼Last but most crucial thing for me is the URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray , it really pulls the whole look together, adding back some shine where I’ve powdered thus making the whole look more natural. Also with the spray I don’t have to worry about the makeup transferring or fading/melting away during the day unless 8+ hours. ￼Lip products include: CHANEL - Rouge Coco Flash Lipstick(#212) #CHANEL - Rouge Allure Laque[products]# romand - Glasting Water Tint 6 Colors FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer FENTY BEAUTY - Diamond Bomb Baby Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set
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mehron - Paradise Makeup AQ 8 Color Palette MORPHE - The James Charles Palette ARDELL - Mega Volume Multipack SEPHORA COLLECTION - Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer BLACK RADIANCE - True Complexion Contour Palette FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder C'EST MOI - Visionary Makeup Crayon SEPHORA COLLECTION - Retractable Brow Pencil Waterproof SEPHORA COLLECTION - Glossed Lip Gloss
Too Faced BTW line is a CLASSIC!
I always get the most flawless yet, believeable finish with my TF Born This Way Mayte foundation. It’s medium-buildable coverage and still gives a really natural finish. I’m very pleased with it.
Something Green 💚
Eye Shadow - Violet Voss - Essentials Eye Shadow Palette & DOMINIQUE COSMETICS - Celestial Thunder Palette DOMINIQUE COSMETICS - Celestial Thunder Palette along with some sparkly pigments I had from waaaay back 💚 Foundation - FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Concealer- DOSE OF COLORS - Meet Your Hue Concealer Setting powder - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder in “Banana” Liquid contour -Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer (shade “Golden”) Powder contour - ACE BEAUTE - Bronzed In ParadiseACE BEAUTE - Bronzed In Paradise Blush - #Pretty vulgar - Nesting B!#%h Face - face palette[products]#[FiveStars] Highlighter - FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter (both mixed) Lip liner - ACE BEAUTE - Draw it Lip Liner Duo ACE BEAUTE - Draw it Lip Liner Duo “Be Peachy” Lip Gloss - KYLIE COSMETICS - Lip Gloss “Koko k”
October 2020 Boxycharm
𝐼’𝓁𝓁 𝓉𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓎 𝓈𝒽𝑜𝓅 🍭 October’s Boxycharm base box was a grand slam in my book! I have been wanting to try products from Beauty Bakerie for awhile & I am happy to see Boxycharm including POC brands. I’ve also heard a lot of great reviews on the Dose of Colors concealer, so I am eager to test that out soon. Luxie Beauty makes some of the best makeup brushes on the market & this cute 5-piece eye brush set is perfect for travel. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it for the millionth time - Boxycharm delivers when it comes to providing their customers with ultimate value! 💕 . . 𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓘 𝓖𝓸𝓽 🌟 . @beautybakeriemakeup Breakfast in Bed Eyeshadow palette - $38 🍬 @luxiebeauty Wonderlust Eye Brush Set - $40 🍬 @doseofcolors Meet Your Hue Concealer - $24 🍬 @symbiosis_london Tightening & Resplendent Eye Mask - $93 🍬 @acebeaute Draw It Lip Liner Duo - $16 🍬 Total Value = $211 ! That’s such an incredible value for only paying $25! If you are ever interested in signing up for your own subscription, you can always use Jenni-JLHTOZJQ & you can get a bonus gift with your first box! 🖤
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Happy Year of the Ox! Lunar New Year Makeup 🧧
Red + Gold + Pink for good luck! Products used: benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealerin 2.3 Madeleine STELLAR - Limitless Foundationin L04 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealerin 120 Light laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent KEVYN AUCOIN - The Sculpting Contour Powder RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance stila - Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palettein Light/Medium FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighterin Trophy Wife L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette NYX - Control Freak Eyebrow Gelin Clear NYX - Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer COLOURPOP - I Think I Love You Pressed Powder Shadow Palette COLOURPOP - Colourpop Super Shock Shadowin Drift NYX - Glitter Goals Liquid Eyelinerin Zodiac Queen L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascarain Black MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer MAC - MAC Matte Lipstickin Russian Red
Setting Powder + Dry Skin
Laura Mercier I heard alot of hype about this setting powder from Laura Mercier and wanted see to try if it worth the hype. When using this powder I first by doing my eyebrows first for my makeup routine. Next I put concealer around my eyebrows to have a cleaner look. Then I wait for the concealer to dry a little bit, then I put setting powder with using a blending brush so it's easily spread all over my eyelid and brow. I love doing this method because it makes a perfect canvas for my eyelid to add eyeshadow. After applying the eyeshadows and eyeliner, next put foundation and concealer or anything else that is wet I wait for it to dry. Then I use a big puffy brush and add the same powder all over my face not too much because it will cause dryness. Then after applying I will use the same brush but to wipe a little bit off my face like I said it does cause drying. Overall I like using it in a day I have for occasion that I want to look snatched but for me myself an everyday use I don't use too much of this product. Don't forget to like and follow for more😘😘😘 And also follow my Instagram Page at @sweet_citrustea
A COMBO I LIVE BY
I get my dark circles genetically so there is really no way to get rid of them. Some days they are agreeable but most days they aren’t. I also struggle with my really red eyelids, so when I found these products they became a stable. I’ve tried other concealers but nothing truly hides them as well as I would like. PRODUCTS IN PICTURES: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Color Correctors I love this because it cancels out the dark circles. It is really messy so I took off a star. I got in shade melon. NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer I use this after the color corrector. It is full coverage and fully covers everywhere applied. I heard about this on TikTok and literally love it. I use shade light 2.6. BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector I also heard about this on TikTok and I only apply it on the inner part of my eye to give it a bright ring effect. It also hides any signs of my dark circles that show through. OTHER PRODUCTS USED: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Perfect Canvas Clean Primer Use this before I apply my makeup and pat it in. Use 3 drops. MAYBELLINE - TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen in shade 360 medium brown. Gives hairlike effect. I use to fill in my arch. URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray Jumbo & Travel Duo setting spray. Keeps my makeup on all day.
My Current 10 min makeup routine
So truth be told I can do this in as little as 6 min, but if something goes sideways or I add something else it ends up being more like 10, but never over. What my goal is with this look is to look alive. I have a 3 month old, so there are night feedings and some days start at 5am. I also have a toddler, so I kind of need all the help I can get. I should also mention my skin is dry. This post will be my routine, not reviews, they have been done or will be. it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ So I start with this. It has my spf and has a primer built in. That said I prefer a light application, so I use a knock off beauty blender BECCA - Under Eye Brightening CorrectorI explained my current sleep situation, so I need a little brightening in my life. I use my finger to apply and blend NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealeri cab get some redness, so this is more of my one size fits all concealer. I also use my finger to apply and blend I use the Physicians formula talc-free blush. I use a fluffy blush brush Too Faced - Peach Perfect Setting Powder I find all that liquid product needs a powder to be set, I just need to be careful with dry skin, I use a big fluffy brush L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil, I have pretty decent natural brows (my dad wouldn't let me tweeze in the 90's). So this is just to get the shape right. L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Primermascara and I have a love/hate relationship, so I need a little extra work. I use my shu um L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof MascaraLove/hate the relationship may be, but I need it to wake me umera curler
I recently received these goodies as a giveaway win. I am excited to try these out! pop beauty - Lightshow Eye Palette pop beauty - Prismatic Pop pop beauty - Permanent Pout by Victor Ramos L.A. Girl - L.A. Girl Shimmer Spray #L.A. Girl - Primer Spray[products]# Kosas - Weightless Lip Color pop beauty - Flashadow AOA studio - Paw Paw: Super Soft Wonder Blender - Teardrop pop beauty - Nail Glam Nail Polish Sonia Kashuk brush set Have you tried any of these yet? #whoisnee #cheriecreator
Try this tinted moisturizer for a glow!
COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer I got this tinted moisturizer a while back at Ulta. I got it on sale for I think $9. It was so reasonably priced that I didn’t have very high expectations. I like using the bareMinerals - Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 but it’s much more expensive. I was very surprised at how well the pretty fresh tinted moisturizer worked! I like it just as much as the bare minerals. It provides nice light to medium coverage. It doesn’t have the spf like the bare minerals but I use a separate spf either way so I don’t mind! I definitely think the COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer is worth a try, especially at such a great price point! Also if anyone is wondering I’m also wearing Kosas - Weightless Lip Color in Undone and Kosas - Color & Light: Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter Duo in Contrachroma.
The Perfect “No-Makeup” Makeup Product
I’m not really one for foundation. I usually use a very light foundation if I do wear some — i.e. The Ordinary’s serum foundation. I’m unfortunately a “face toucher” so I can’t be bothered with face make up very often. I usually slap on concealer and bronzer in terms of face make up. With that being said, I’ve been loving the Graydon products I currently have and when I saw that they had a tinted moisturizer primer I had to try it. I read so many good reviews! GRAYDON - Face Glow For 40 mL this cost $24 CAD. I find I only use a tiny bit so the 40 mLs will last me a while. 🍁(PS it’s on sale. Regularly priced at $46 CAD)🍁 After my skincare I’ll pop this onto my face like I would any normal moisturizer. I use such a small amount and find it blends in beautifully. You can use a sponge or a brush but I’m lazy so I just use my fingers lol. This is perfect for a “no makeup” makeup look. The tint is gorgeous and gives me a healthy glow/complexion. Your skin looks radiant without looking like you’re wearing anything! I think it could work on most skin tones if you also wanted to just apply it as a highlight to your cheek bones or brow bones, or even under makeup as an actual primer. My concealer sits nicely over top of this and doesn’t cake or crease :) And with my bronzer I get a nice sun-kissed glow. I haven’t noticed any break outs, which is always good! 👌🏻 Haha! Why It’s Amazing: + It firms skin and improves elasticity with semi-precious smithsonite +Your skin glows with mineral-rich sustainably sourced mica +It brightens your complexion with ellagic acid rich raspberry seed oil +It minimizes the appearance of dark circles and spots with nutrient rich spirulina +It soothes your skin with aloe vera juice and zinc-rich pumpkin seed oil +It renews your look with skin nurturing sea buckthorn seed oil +It shields your face against the elements with non-nano zinc +It protects your skin from environmental stressors with rich buriti oil 100% recommend ❤️
A $7 Concealer Worth Trying
Yesterday I was rushing out the door for work and realized on my drive that I remembered everything except to put on my usual mascara and concealer. I decided to stop and grab any old concealer because that’s the one makeup product I can’t leave the house without (well, can leave the house without but don’t want to lol). I can do without mascara for a 12 hour night shift at the hospital though. I stopped at Walmart and decided to try the e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer because the price was right and the shade seemed relatively close to my favourite Too Faced Born This Way concealer. My Thoughts: + Concealer is light-weight. It claims to be full-coverage but I found it more sheer than other full-coverage concealers I’ve tried + It comes in a lot of shades which is great (28 I think!). I don’t think I picked up my exact shade but it was close enough when I was in a pinch. I grabbed the light beige. + It’s a satin-finish which I liked + It blends nicely at first. I did notice a tiny bit of creasing after a few hours of wear, but nothing anyone would notice unless you were looking for it haha + It’s hydrating! There’s nothing worse than a concealer that dries out your under eye area + The price is right. $7 CAD and you get a decent amount of product + I think this concealer oxidizes so be mindful of that I would definitely repurchase this product, although it wouldn’t be my number 1 concealer. I need to find my correct shade haha :)
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Battle of the Concealers
Last week, I rated the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer and today I decided to compare it to the Smashbox Studio Finish Flawless Concealer I received a few days later. The Maybelline retails for $10 and the Smashbox is $26 at Ulta, though I paid $16 from Zulily.. Both are medium coverage, buildable concealers. The Maybelline has a better applicator and is easier to apply just the right amount, which you can see in the second picture. (Maybelline right, Smashbox left) Both concealers are a good weight for aging skin and don’t settle into fine lines. However, once everything is blended in, Smashbox is the clear winner. It covers my dark circles much better. That’s not to say the Maybelline is a bad product. I will probably still purchase if I am at the drugstore and need to pick up a concealer.
MAYBELLINE-Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer
Is there someone out there who has not heard of this product? *crickets chirping* A little goes a looooong way and this tiny tube will last so so long. I just use a tiny bit in the areas I need some help. Then use a beauty blender or brush or my fingers whatever. Honestly my thoughts are that it’s just okay. It’s a concealer that conceals. I wasn’t blown away. It did it’s job though. However for the price I think there are plenty of cheaper dupes. Also if you have sensitive skin I’d steer clear because of the fragrance and ingredients included for scent only. So do I think this is worth it? Meh. It does photograph pretty well. Close up ehhhh it can settle into pores and lines/wrinkles.
tarte-Shape Tape Concealer
Review: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
I decided to try this concealer, because I needed a new concealer and I had heard good things about this one, both here and elsewhere. I purchased from CVS, where it retails for $10.29. But I had coupons and Extracare Bucks, so I got it for $2. They have 18 shades. I am using light honey. I applied to half of my face so you can see how it works. I would call this a medium coverage, but the formula feels very light and does not settle into the fine lines around my eyes like some heavier concealers can. I normally use a color corrector under my concealer, but did not in the photos above. I did try this one with my color corrector yesterday and they blended well. When I first opened the package, it took a minute to get the product up in the sponge applicator. But after that, I had no issues with this product. It is definitely worth the money, even if you pay full price.
MAYBELLINE-Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer
Who needs sleep when I have this?
The BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector really helps me achieve a natural makeup look! It’s almost like a balm in texture and has a light salmon color. The light salmon color is perfect for canceling out dark circles for people of my skin tone! It really brightens without having to add a thick layer of concealer which can look super heavy! I would recommend this for anyone with fair/light to medium complexions who love having easy to apply, reliable and natural base makeup. FYI this does need to be set with a powder or it will be crease city!
BECCA-Under Eye Brightening Corrector
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