1 empty, 1 newbie!
Have I talked about this brow gel before? Yes Am I going to talk about it again? YES I have yet again repurchased the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel
I’ve tried other brow gels and while they made the hairs I have look brushed up and a little tinted, they didn’t visually fill in the sparse areas. This one does!
This is a little pricey for me for a brow product ($20) but this little tube lasts me *forever* even with almost daily use (I use it on workdays but not the weekends)
All Milk products are vegan and cruelty free!
This product lasts all day for me, unless I’m unfortunate enough to be caught in the rain. It is not waterproof and it will smudge if it becomes wet.In short, this is my go-to brow product and I can’t see myself trying anything else because I’m so happy with it. I think the key is that this gel has fibers in it that make my brows look more filled in than any other gels I had tried before. #CheriePartner
19 HOURS AGO
10-minute Makeup Routine
When I only have 10 mins to do my makeup bc I’m running late or whatever, my goals are to brighten up my face and add a charm to it. Not that it’s not already charming on its own, but you know how it is running on lil sleep 🤪 On these days, I prefer not to go anywhere near foundation as I find that it can be quite messy to work with in a short amount of time and sometimes brings out my imperfections a lil too much. So to glow I used the ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Charged Cheek Palette on both my eyes (light pink “Aphrodisiac”), as a highlighter (“Pure Love”) on my cheeks and nose & as blush (reddish pink “Divinity”). I really like this formula as it’s non chalky and has good hold. I even used the sample I have from ĀETHER BEAUTY - Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz in the corners of my eyes. It stays on great, especially when used on a base like SAPPHO - New Paradigm Concealer in Caramel. I also used elate - LipColour Pencil to give my eyes that metallic look. As for the lips, I prepped them with BITE - Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm which has a nice, creamy texture but I dislike the scent! And then I topped my lips with the new BITE - Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss on Cinnamon Twist, which is a nice lipgloss made with cinnamon oil to plump the lips. It comes out of a twisted tip which can be cleaned after each use, which is great for times like this when you wouldn’t want to contaminate your makeup! I finished this look off with Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara that most of us probably got from Sephora for our birthday 🎂 and Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel to shape my eyebrows. I gave it a 4 star because I feel sometimes it wipes off on area of my face I wish it wouldn’t.
A full face in just 10 minutes!
Happy Friday, cherie fam! I don’t know about you, but my friday makeup tends to be especially quick and easy. Anyone who has a zoom call with me on fridays can deal with it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) I wanted to share the makeup I put on this morning in just under ten minutes! The finished look is casual, put together, and glowy, and my real skin is still visible under the light makeup. Basic info about my skin: I’m oily and acne prone, and my main concerns right now are dark circles and hyperpigmentation from acne. I also have sparse brows and I like to fill them in—if I do nothing else, I’ll do my brows because I feel naked without them 😂 Here’s a step by step, including all the products I used: ￼First, I apply a few drops of the Kosas - Tinted Face Oil Foundation all over my face, blending it into my hairline and neckline. I’ve reviewed this before, so I won’t go into detail here, but I love it! I just spread it and pat it in with my fingers—no beauty blender/brush needed. ￼Next, I use the Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. Scroll back a few posts for my thoughts on this concealer and why it’s worth repurchasing! ￼Third, I apply the cream blush from the Kosas - Color & Light: Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo on the apples of my cheeks. I usually use a brush, but I can use my fingers in a pinch. I have the color Helios and it’s such a beautiful deep orange shade. The formula itself is very creamy and nourishing—it really feels like skincare AND makeup. ￼I set everything with a light dusting of the Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder . I love this powder, and it’s lasting me FOREVER even with daily use, but I desperately want them to improve the packaging 😩 The mesh makes it difficult to get the product out at times. ￼I do my brows with a few quick swipes of the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel , my holy grail brow gel. This is the only product on my brows and LOOK how it fills them in! ￼I do a quick coat of the bareMinerals - Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara to add length and volume to my lashes. This mascara last alllll day without flaking at all on me. ￼Last, I swipe on some nooni - Appleberry Lip Oil , and I’m done! I LOVE this tinted oil—it feels very hydrating without being sticky, and it’s an incredible bargain compared to other tinted lip oils out there (I got it for $12 on amazon). It has a pink tint and a subtle berry flavor. And that’s it! All of these products are so simple to use, making them perfect for a quick and easy makeup look. #CheriePartner
How I Do My Eyebrows For My “Heart-Shaped” Face
Finding the ideal brow shape isn't as easy as it sounds. Should you go with a high arch, a bushy undone brow, or a more refined 'drawn on' kind of brow? For me, I try to keep my brows as natural looking as possible. I have a few "holy grail" brow products that I use. But my brow routine is pretty low key. My Brow Journey First off, I'm a 90s baby. And as someone who was a pre-teen in the early 2000s, (you probably know where this is going), I stole my mom's tweezers and went to town on my eyebrows. Luckily they grew back, and I've learned my way around a pair of tweezers and a brow brush. To find my ideal brow shape, I turned to the internet, specifically YouTube, to seek brow advice from the beauty gurus of my time. My Face Shape: From what I understand after taking a Cosmo quiz, I have a "heart-shaped" face. My forehead is wider than my jawline, and my cheekbones are around the same width as my forehead width. Plus, I have a more narrow jawline. My Brow Shape: I have a very soft, angled arch to my brows. I have to pluck my unibrow and a few stray hairs underneath my brow bone, and that's pretty much it. I must say, I do have fairly easy-going brows to maintain. I'd like them to be a little bit thicker, but hey, we can't always get what we want. However, we can always place an order at Sephora.com for more brow products. My brows look pretty similar in most of my photos, want to know why? Because I've barely changed up my brow routine since high school! Sometimes I'll add a bit of filler to give them a more dramatic look, or I will just brush them up and set them with an eyebrow gel.
Red JungleFull Makeup
I will separately post the tutorial of the eyes ;) Eyeshadow: #Colourpop - Good Sport[products]#[FiveStars] I absolutely LOVE this palette! I can create a thousand looks with it. Especially love the shiny metal green color EBB. Eyeliner: KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Do NOT buy this! No matter how cheap it is in Sephora! This eyeliner is very very very hard to use. I’m only using it cuz my other black liners are on their way. Mascara: SEPHORA COLLECTION - LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara Surprisingly working well for the price.
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY-Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
a guide to hooded eyes
here’s some very important do’s and don’ts for those of us with sleepy eyes or bedroom eyes- that i’ve found to get the most playful or sultry looks. 1) always utilise your eye space - bring your eyeshadow all the way up to your brow bone, and then “cut a crease” with a sparkly or dark eyeshadow in your natural fold to make it look like you have more eyelid than you actually do. to make it simpler, here’s your steps: a. primer/concealer b. base color c. crease to brow bone: medium shade d. crease: darkest shade (create a shadow) e. sparkly/bright color on eyelid f. blend! 2) dark colors outside, light colors inside -this creates some gorgeous depth and makes my eyes look sexy and mysterious even with a harshly blended smoky eye. a smoky eye becomes a whole new look for you when you create this kind of shape. 3) BLEND BLEND BLEND -ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS blend your eyeshadow. if you don’t, you look like a 13 year old who got into Momma’s makeup bag. blending the base color into the crease color into your statement shimmer is the best way to make your seamless eye look really pop. 4) don’t be afraid of eyeliner! for the longest time, i was afraid of eyeliner because it would overshadow my eyeshadow and make my eyes look sunken and dark. if you make a nice thin line almost inside your lashes, you can give the illusion of more eyelid. my best tip for wings on hooded eyes is to draw the line first and then do one nice thin line angled towards the end of your eyebrow. then, if you want a thicker (or longer) wing you can work from there. ALSO! Give white crayon eyeliner on your waterline a shot. it give the illusion of bigger eyes, and brightens the white of your eyeball. don’t use liquid eyeliner for this, sh*t STINGS. 5) mascara!! -a good mascara opens your eyes up and makes you look bushy tailed and glamorous. now remember, if the rest of your makeup is low key, you can use a more natural mascara to look enhanced. however, if you have a shimmery smoky eye and cleopatra eyeliner, go big or go home baby! 6) highlight -highlight the inner corner of your eye. it makes your eye look bigger and draws attention across your eyes, making them appear more almond shaped. also, it just looks pretty! happy blending!
Best eye primer for oily eyelids
I have super oily lids. In summer my makeup isn't lasting for a few hours. Using an eye primer is necessary for me every single day because it effectively helps my foundation, shades and eye line last longer. Otherwise I always get my eyeliner and eyeshade stain on the upper and lower eyelids. Before using this primer, I was fascinated by Urban Decay’s eyeshades. I have Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette and Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette. Both of them are well pigmented but sometimes slide off around my eyes. when I applied the eyeshade I felt there was no smudging or creasing but I found my eyeshade wasn’t as pigmented as it in the morning. Then my friend recommended urban decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to me. She said that the eye primer can cover the skin imperfections and make a flawless base to apply eyeshades. I have read many reviews on this primer and finally bought one to try. I was amazed by the primer. It makes my makeup stays on the place even after 8 hours without creasing. it makes my eyeshadows go on smoothly and vibrantly. The foundation is lightweight with a light nude color. It is very easy to apply with the wand. Although the product is a little bit pricey for me, only a small amount goes a long way. The foundations dry immediately on my lids and make my makeup blend smoothly, leaves my lid a beautiful matte finish. The foundation is also very easy to remove in the evening. I have using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer for a few years after my friend's recommendation. it is a kind of must-have process during my daily makeup routine, especially in the humid climate. the product creates a beautiful base for eyes makeup, including lines and eyeshade, and dramatically reduces shadow creasing. I highly recommend this product to women who have an oily lid or need long-lasting makeup.
FAUX FRECKLE ROUTINE ✨
I have natural freckles that come out in the sun. Sometimes when I put foundation over my freckles they go away. This is the routine I use to add some more freckles to my face! Step 1: Over foundation, I apply ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Soft Brown’ with an eye brow brush. I apply different pressure on the brush; lightly for smaller freckles, harder for larger freckles. Step 2: Next, I take a foundation sponge and lightly tap over the freckles to blend them in. (You can use your fingertips for this but I find a sponge works best. Step 3: Next, I will lightly go over some freckles with more brow product to get lighter and darker freckles for a more natural look. Step 4: Lastly, I set the face with a setting powder so the freckles last all day. Repeat if necessary. Comment below what method/products you use when applying faux freckles ☺️
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-Dipbrow Pomade
5 MIN GO-TO EYE LOOK✨ #CheriePartner
Some days I value sleep over getting ready but that doesn’t mean I have to opt for no makeup. Here is a simple eye look I create on those days where I am rushing/running late. The best part is it is travel friendly as it doesn’t require an additional eyeshadow pallet— just bronzers as the eyeshadow. To create: (Follow along with video) Products: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan this product is the perfect contour shade for myself as it is a cool neutral tone. It contours the crease subtly. benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set (in caramel). This product is a smooth and buttery formula that blends out the eye makeup with adding a touch of warmth back in. URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body I LOVE THIS HIGHLIGHTER!! It is extra shimmery adding so much sparkle to any look. Also there is no fallout which is a plus. L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascarathis mascara does a good job at adding length and separating the lashes for a voluminous effect. I do not experience clumping with this product. What kind of makeup looks do you go for when you are short on time? Eyeshadow, liner etc⬇️⬇️ Song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JogC15PvayM
benefit-Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set
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