skincare is my obsession. but i also really love makeup.
“Eco-Friendly” Ilia Beauty Review 👀
can we just take a minute 🤩 Ilia Beauty is a fairly popular brand as of late. They are apart of the clean beauty movement but they also have programs where you can send your empty products to them and they will recycle them through Terracycle. I love that they have this program and are committed to reducing waste! 🌟 ILIA - True Skin Serum Foundation is very sheer and has a natural finish. It has skin loving ingredients like squalane and aloe Vera. It is buildable but medium coverage and I love the way it looks on the skin! It doesn’t cake up or look like you’re wearing makeup at all. The only downfall is the price honestly. $54 is a lot for a foundation, but it is a great option. 🌟 ILIA - True Skin Radiant Priming Serum ilia primer is super hydrating which i love, the first ingredient is aloe vera! it has a slight glowy shimmer to it and because of the ingredients it could even be worn alone as a last step for a little glow. i found it to just be a hydrating serum, i wouldn’t pay the full price for this because I just don’t think it’s worth it. 🌟ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment Cream Color products are also pretty great. i first compared them to cloud paint because they have the same concept, but ilia’s is much thicker and i find the color to actually stay longer compared to glossier. i also enjoy the applicator of it, i want all the shades because i love it! 🌟ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara is one of the MOST lengthening mascaras i have ever used!! it’s that good. my husband compliments me saying my eyelashes look really long. i will say it is not a thickening or volumizing mascara, it is the perfect mascara if you want a more “natural” look. and this is what i go for these days. will always have this mascara in my possession because i am obsessed. 100% worth it. 🌟ILIA - ILIA Illuminator is a very subtle highlight. again, if you like more natural looks you will love this. but i find that it is also buildable! i apply with my fingertip because it it needs to be warmed slightly to get product payoff. i wouldn’t apply this directly onto cheekbones because it would mess up any makeup already on the skin. it would be perfect for “no makeup” days to add a little dimension though. 🌟ILIA - ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner what a beautifully made lipstick, if you want to call it that. it is really creamy, not drying at all (hence the name), and it literally stayed on my lips throughout a whoe meal. i have never found a lip product to do such a thing. we stan. 🌟🌟🌟 i am actually in love with this brand and these products. little pricey, but if you are leaning towards the clean beauty movement and products that can be recycled back, I definitely recommend since the quality is so good! *100% my own opinions even though they were gifted by brand! #cheriepartner
ILIA-Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment Cream Color
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 but any warm toned red lipstick will work. I mainly focus this on the inner part of my eye where I have the most darkness. (I also use this under my nostrils because I have slight shadowing there). •I next use BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector and it is much lighter and peachier than the lipstick. This is great to use on top of the lipstick to blend together. It is much more emollient and easier to work with. This has light reflecting particles to help brighten the eye even further. •I then use two concealers on top of those. Currently I am using a light shade of DOSE OF COLORS - Meet Your Hue Concealer This concealer is easy to work with. Super creamy and has minimal creasing. I only apply a small dot to my inner eye with this one. •I then use a warmer-more yellow shade (Snow) of Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer on the outer edge of my eye and in the mid part of my cheek (this allows for a brightened inner face and less product under the eye the better). I then use a beauty blender to blend these two completely. Blend up under the eye and out the inner corner as well. •My last step is to set this all down!! My favorite powders to use are laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder Both are great for setting the face. I like to bake with the LM powder since it is a loose powder and it’s easier to use product. Hope this helps. 🥰 #cheriepartner
Charlotte Tilbury-Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
The best mask for sensitive skin! 🥰🥰
I have combo acne prone skin! I live in Korea in a big city, so pollution is something that is often on my mind and what I need to do to protect my skin against it. wanted to share some texture shots of one of my favorite hydrating masks 🤍👏🏻 KORRES - Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurt has been my tried & true hydrating mask as of late. it is super creamy and absorbs almost entirely into the skin. so after you wash it off you are left with super soft & plump skin (goalz). -another thing i love about this mask is although it says to leave on for 15 minutes, you can leave it on much longer (ME bc i get sidetracked doing other things 🙂) 𝘞𝘏𝘠 𝘐𝘛’𝘚 𝘈𝘞𝘌𝘚𝘖𝘔𝘌 -made for stressed skin, irritation, anti-pollution, rebalances skin’s microbiome, made with real greek yoghurt (probiotics), 3 types of hyaluronic acid, etc. etc. -my experience is that i will use this when i need some extra hydration, skin needs some extra love, or if my skin is compromised and stressed out (i used right after a chemical peel and it worked wonders)! -final thought: i think this mask will benefit everyone and everyone’s skin type. it is a product that is good to resort to if you live in a high-pollution area, if you are prone to irritated/red skin, or if you do chemical peels often!
KORRES-Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurt
How to cover hyperpigmentation with makeup! 😎
I have acne prone skin which often times leads to hyperpigmentation (PIE) or red acne marks after the acne has gone away. These marks can be annoying and often take awhile to leave your skin completely. These are my two products I use daily to help cover up these marks! I can use these with a full face of makeup or on their own with the right blending. The first product I use is NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer and I absolutely love this product. It is a very dense product, almost tacky on the skin so it creates a caste almost over the spot where applied. I apply this with a small concealer brush to my desired spots, let dry for 2 minutes, then blend and/or compete the rest of my routine. I find that using a primer before applying this also helps a ton! The next product I use is it Cosmetics - Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Concealer Cream This is another really great option for covering up hyperpigmentation. It is a liquid formula that is creamy but it dries down on the skin. A very small amount of product is needed so I use a small concealer brush, dip into the product, then apply as needed to my spots. Again, I let this dry down completely before moving on or blending further. PIE can be annoying to deal with, but loving your skin is most important! #cheriepartner
it Cosmetics-Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Concealer Cream
Pumpkin/Fall Summer Fridays mask review 🙈
Made with pumpkin enzymes and apricot powder for exfoliantion. This smells like fall. Legit like pumpkin pie or a pumpkin latte. Sounds great right??? Well not really for putting on your face. If it was made with less fragrance and had just the pumpkin enzymes I might like it more. It is supposed to target dullness, uneven texture, fine lines & wrinkles, and pores (from Sephora site). The texture of the mask as you can see has a lot of big pieces in it. I’m not a fan of physical exfoliation unless it is very refined particles. It has a creamy base to it. You have to apply a thick layer to the face of you want the most out of it. Overall, this mask is highly fragrant and it irritated the heck out of my skin. I have normally oily skin, but I’m on Retin-A so my skin is easily sensitive now. If you are sensitive to fragrance this mask is 100% not for you. I honestly think this is just overhyped and there are much better CHEMICAL exfoliating masks out there. The brand is aesthetic and overhyped. Do not recommend this mask. Priced at $44 for 2.25 and for what it does, eh. I don’t particularly think it’s worth it. If you can try a sample of it first, I would recommend doing that before buyint the full size. 🧡 SUMMER FRIDAYS - Overtime Mask #cheriepartner
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Overtime Mask
Rare Beauty....concealer worth it? 👀
I’m a sucker for trying out new products and especially new brands! I want to form an opinion for myself and give a good review for everyone else. I heard about rare beauty and this concealer first on Instagram then went to Sephora to look at some reviews! This is definitely a trendy launch because the owner is Selena Gomez! Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer I genuinely needed a new concealer and the price appealed to me at $18, which is cheaper than most concealers at Sephora. I didn’t have extremely high expectations of the product, but I figured it would work well. I actually really like this concealer. It is super creamy and has really good pigment to it. It has very minimal creasing and I love the way it blends into the skin. I’ve only had for a few weeks but there are really no pitfalls for me on this one. I did buy the wrong shade for my skin when I have self tan on, but other than that I like this concealer! The applicator I think is also nice, it’s different! It is like a concave triangle almost which is easy to sweep across the skin. The before/after shows me before with a color-correcting product under my eye and a full face of foundation. The after is with the rare beauty concealer blended out. Overall, I was pleased with this product and would repurchase again! I recommend! #cheriepartner
Rare Beauty-Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer
Hyped Products That Just Didn’t Do It - MILK
Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer *skin is normally oily/combo but has recently been dry I feel like I should clarify that I really hope I’m not offending anyone with these not so glowing reviews. If you love these products I’m really glad! Not everything works for everyone but I respect that you get better results out of these than I did! Anyway, this moisturizer was hella hyped. Saw it all over the gram. I get what there is to be excited about - a thiccccc vegan moisturizer from a really great brand. I WANTED to love it too!!!!! I actually got this full size product in one of the Cherie gift boxes I’ve won during this round of Cherie’s picks and was so so excited about it because of how hyped it was. I have a TON of unopened moisturizers so I didn’t immediately rip into this (as I sometimes have a habit of doing when I’m excited about a new product - despite what I already have open). Instead, I got a little sample package with one of my Sephora orders and decided to use that first. A smart move I must say. I’ve been in this really dry spot with my skin since winter started. It’s bad. Like flaking and burning and I’ve been looking for products to soothe and moisturize high and low. When I opened the sample and she was THICC I figured it might actually help a lot with my dry skin. Usually I prefer a lighter, gel moisturizer so my opinions on this might be biased based on that too. I applied and it took forever to rub in. I feel like maybe I used too much product because i just couldn’t get it to absorb at first. As a mask/night moisturizer this would probably work really well for that reason, but for a day time moisturizer it really delayed me putting my makeup on on top because it wouldn’t sink in lol. I also noticed a little bit of a greasy residue on my skin - again maybe because it wasn’t absorbing really. I’m not sure if this is weird or a just me type thing but I usually apply my moisturizer around my lips as well and I especially noticed a weird residue feeling around them after use. It really just threw me off. Other than that it just wasn’t my fave moisturizer, the packaging is gorgeous - a beautiful and vibrant yellow pot. It’s plastic but it’s heavy. I know someone else will love it way more than I will so this might show up in a non-affiliated instagram giveaway at some point.
Milk MAKEUP-Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Nars Radiant Creamy VS Tarte Shape Tape
NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer tarte - Shape Tape Concealer Two very popular concealers! Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27) versus Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30) ✨ Both of these concealers claim to be full coverage creaseless concealers and are very similar prices! The texture of Nars is thinner and easily spreadable while still being great coverage. The Tarte is a bit thicker in consistency and has more coverage in my opinion. I’ve used both of these for so long! Honestly, I have huge issues with concealers creasing because if my oily skin. Both of these crease on me! I will say that the shape tape concealer creases more. For that reason, I like the radiant creamy concealer a bit more even though it has slightly less coverage. I think both of these concealers are great for all skin types. However, I would personally recommend the Nars radiant creamy because of its ability to spread easier and crease less. Try them both out! ✨
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
10 hours of Kosas tinted face oil!
It’s no secret that Kosas tinted face oil is my FAVORITE foundation. It’s so innovative—I love face oils, I love sheer foundations with a skin-like finish, and this is the perfect blend of both. It has ingredients like green tea seed oil, raspberry oil, jojoba oil, and rosehip oil. It honestly feels like skincare instead of makeup, and it gives me the most glowy beautiful finish (I always use a primer and finish with Milk’s blurring powder). I wear shade 3.0 and it’s perfect for me. Even though my skin is on the oilier side, this never makes me look oily—so oily-skinned gals, no worries! This product can still work for you. I love this product for a lot of reasons, one being that I don’t have to worry about touching it up throughout the day. Other foundations tend to cake around my mouth during the day, but this one never does. The only place where it gets messed up is on the bridge of my nose under where my glasses are, but that’s because they’re constantly in contact with my skin—I don’t think any foundation could stay in place there. As long as my glasses are on, it’s not noticeable anyway. Today I got ready around 8:00am, then me and my husband drove to a nearby town to have a cute exploring date in celebration of (late) Valentine’s. We did a lot of walking in the cold (and a little bit of snow as well), we had coffee and brunch, did some antiquing, then after we came back I did some homework before heading to the grocery store. The last thing I did before removing my makeup was cook dinner, which involved standing by a hot stove for quite a while. As you can see, it held up well and maintained a sheer, skin-like finish that evens out my skin tone but isn’t heavy enough to completely cover every single imperfection. The first picture is in natural light, and the second is in artificial light, for what it’s worth. This product is a little pricey for me—$42 for 1oz—so if you’re considering it, please know that it does hold up throughout the day. In addition, I only use 3-5 drops for my whole face, which is far less than I use with other foundations. I think it’s well worth the money considering this is how it holds up over 10 hours!
Kosas-Tinted Face Oil Foundation
Indie Lee Toner
INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner I‘ve used this morning and night for about 3 months now and a lot in between as well. The mist is pretty strong, you can use a cotton pad if you prefer that but I just spray it directly on my face. It feels cooling and soothing and hydrated the skin nicely. Preps my skin for the next step in my routine and it mainly just feels really good. Love that it comes in a glass bottle but the mist could be improved. I love using it throughout the day when my skin is getting a little dry or needs some cooling, it works very well for my combination sensitive skin. I would probably think about repurchasing it one day, but I do want to use some others first. I love how big the bottle is and 34$ is fine for that, but it only has a shelf life of 6 months.
INDIE LEE-CoQ-10 Toner
I CC you Summer Fridays
What I noticed right away with this serum is that is has a lovely gentle scent! It’s just smells fresh and slightly citric without smelling like a real fragrance. It’s a regular serum consistency as its a bit thicker than a toner and is milky white. I didn’t have any reaction or irritation to this product which is huge for me! My skin has been bright and dewy and extra soft since I incorporated this into my routine. But what really gets me is that there is an actual reduction in the redness (thanks niacinamide!) and a reduction in the scarring thanks to the vitamin c! All in all I think this is a beautiful and simple way to get some necessary vitamin c! It’s the cutest little package too 🧡SUMMER FRIDAYS - CC Me Vitamin C Serum
SUMMER FRIDAYS-CC Me Vitamin C Serum
Sugar Cookie Lip Balm
So that’s not the official flavor of this or anything but to me, Brazilian Kiss smells like sugar cookies. Butter is one of the ingredients amongst all sorts of beautiful hydrating oils. It’s very hydrating and fairly addicting. For the price of $18, this comes with twice as much as some other popular brands in the market so I definitely think it’s worth it. You can also get 3 in a pack for $40 on their site making each one even less! I have repurchased and always recommend.
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter