Must-Have Products from Sephora and Ulta 🌟
We all have some beauty products that become hard to go without once we’ve tried them! Some of my beauty staples include skincare products to prep my skin and a high-hold hairspray so my hairstyle lasts all day. Here are my favorite products from Sephora and Ulta! Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer
Combination skin treatments
Facial peels for combination skin
Combination skin routine
Debbie Thornberry Halloween Make-Up 🖤🧡
As promised from yesterday’s post (if you haven’t seen it go check it out I have a tutorial on how to do this hair) here is the make up inspiration for Debbie Thornberry. I grew up with The Wild Thornberrys amongst other great cartoons from the late 90s and early 2000s. Debbie was my favorite character on the show. When I got my TIGI - A Wave We Go Adjustable Deep Waver and used it for the first time she was immediately what popped into my head. Base: For the base I started off with the laura mercier - Pure Canvas Primer - Hydrating purely because my skin has been a little drier with the weather change. This is a must for dry skin. It has a lightweight cream formula that adds hydration without being too heavy. Plus it’s silicone free (which doesn’t bother me but I know it’s important to some people). Then I used my favorite ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation in the shade 1N0. Afterwards I went in with my new laura mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in the shade .5 N. I’m obsessed with this stuff! It has the coverage of Shape Tape without being so heavy. It’s very creamy and opaque. It’s been a huge winner for me lately. Then I set everything with the laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder and laura mercier - Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes Eyes: Debbie doesnt really wear much make up so I decided to keep it really simple. I used the KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner to draw a wing as her eye shape is very angular. I used the benefit - BADgal BANG! 24 Hour Eye Pencil in my waterline and the benefit - Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara to finish off the eyes. I kept the brows pretty simple too only using the benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in shade 4.5 for some color. Blush/Bronzer: To me it doesn’t look like Debbie wears blush or bronzer but I wanted to update the look a little so I did. I used the third shade in the NYX - Highlight & Contour Pro Palette for my contour. It’s a really nice, cool toned contour that blends out perfectly on the skin. I also mixed the two blushes from the HOURGLASS - Ambient Lighting Face Palette and placed them on the apples of the cheeks to brighten up the face. Lips: For lips I chose the stila - Shine Fever Lip Vinyl in Turbo. With the time period of the show I didn’t imagine liquid lipsticks would be a huge thing so I decided to go with more of a gloss. This lip vinyl is a perfect opaque gloss with a mauve tone to it. It’s definitely not transfer proof and will slide around if you’re not careful (definitely not mask friendly).
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The Ordinary Exfoliation Explanation!!
Hey Pretty ladies!! Today I wanted to key up on this very popular exfoliant and give my personal opinion! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution $7.50 ✨To start, this peeling solution is very very strong and should only be used once a week to be safe and only stays on for 10 minutes max. It is highly acidic and for those reasons it should only be used that often ✨Pros- It is an AMAZING exfoliant when used properly. I had little bumps all over my forehead and sides of my face that I found out to be fungal acne. It is actually a more common issue than some think. I began applying this solution once a week as directed and soon, my spots were drying up. It works to smoothen out your skin, rid your skin of pores and makes you feel refreshed after one use. You can definitely tell a difference at first. ✨Cons- If not used properly it can definitely do some damage to your skin. It can cause some irritation if you haven’t really used a lot of acid based skincare products since this is such a strong peel to start off with. Another thing that I was initially worried about was that after a few weekly uses I stopped seeing progress and felt as though it worked the first few times and then it completely quit after week 4. ✨Final opinion- I really like this peel, would I invest in this again with the routine I already have implemented? Probably not, the other serums and acids I choose to implement into my routine do everything I need them to without the use of this product. Yes, it is an amazing exfoliation solution, but not one I feel is crucial to ones skincare routine. ✨Have a great day girlies!!💕
The ordinary peel
Adding The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionto my previously posted ordinary regimen, I’ll be using this 2 times a week, continuing my other regimen and adding The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalaneat the end to lock in lots of hydration after the peel! It’s a little uncomfortable if you aren’t used to chemical peels, but I am and it’s super tolerable. The most it did was itch in my problem areas.
This Is The End Friend - Chucky
So excited to be showing this spooky Halloween Look that I did! Chucky is obviously a classic and definitely frightened me as a kid, take this as me reclaiming that fear lol. I made my own scar wax to do this, followed a video online where all you’d need is flour and Vaseline. I’ll be honest it’s a tedious process but the end result as you can see is worth it. I felt perfectly creepy in this, if I’m being honest it came out way better than I hoped. Sfx Makeup is an area that I would love to get better at, and I’m glad to see growth in this look. I bought fake blood and liquid latex from Walmart, I don’t have a full sfx kit yet. But I did also use Milk Makeup products for my base, and if you follow me on here you definitely know how much I love the Milk brand. ￼Flex Foundation - Warm Deep Milk MAKEUP - Flex Foundation Stick ￼Flex Concealer - Tan/Bronze Milk MAKEUP - Flex Concealer ￼Blur + Set Powder - Translucent Deep Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder ￼Hydrp Grip Primer Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer
Fall makeup 🍂
￼Primer -Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer ￼ Foundation- smashbox - Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Waterproof Foundation ￼Concealer - tarte - Shape Tape Concealer ￼Setting Powder- MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder ￼Bronzer- BECCA - Sunlit Bronzer ￼Blush - bareMinerals - Bounce and Blur Blush ￼highlight- ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Amrezy Highlighter ￼lips- HUDA BEAUTY - Power Bullet Matte Lipstick Throwback Collection ￼Lashes - unknown!
NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a brand that I heard about only recently on Tik Tok. Living in South Africa, I’m not really exposed to these international brands and so these kind of products are almost never available here. But...rest assured I was on a mission to find a way to get the Fenty Beauty foundation to my door step...and eventually I did. Details and Observations: - I purchased the FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation in the shade . - It’s 100% full coverage but doesn’t look heavy on the skin at all. - It’s perfect for an everyday foundation and looks so natural on my skin tone. - The texture is very smooth and light weight. - I like to really moisturize the foundation into my skin...almost the same as my actual moisturizer. - You don’t need to use a lot of product to cover your whole face. I’m definitely glad I went through all the trouble...it was worth it!🥰 Thanks Riri! Paula x
MY 10 MIN DEWY MAKEUP ROUTINE💋
Step 1: I always cleanse and moisturize my face prior to putting on makeup. I don’t really use a primer - I know I probably should but the primers I have make my face oily and so it moves my foundation during the day. Step 2: FOUNDATION! I use the FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation in the shade 160. I love it as it’s so dewy and keeps my skin looking hydrated and plump. It’s full coverage and I don’t need to use a lot for it to make my face look flawless. I really massage this foundation in with my fingertips to ensure it lasts all day and looks natural. The texture is super light and thin. Step 3: BROWS! I fill in my eyebrows with a brow pencil and then apply brow gel to keep them all in place. This is definitely the one step I’ll NEVER miss out on. Even if I don’t wear any makeup I’ll always gel down my brows! Step 4: BRONZER! I put some bronzer around my cheek bones and forehead just to give my face a bit of color and contour! Step 5: LASHES! I use the essence - I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara This mascara is super affordable and lasts forever. It’s very smooth on the lashes and it never becomes clumpy. I’ve been using this product for years and it’s still one of my favorites! Step 6: SET the face with some setting spray... and I’m done! Quick and easy dewy natural makeup look in just under 10 minutes! 💕 Paula x
Best Lightweight Foundation for $6.90 USD
I KNOW, I did a less than stellar review of the serum foundation BUT this coverage foundation is amazing. It’s lightweight (much less heavy than most “tinted moisturizers”) and did not cake! A little goes a long way, I am so impressed by this product! The second picture (of me) is totally unfiltered, it made my skin look that good! It has a gorgeous skin-like finish and blurs your pores beautifully. I wore it to a Zoom interview and I looked and felt amazing! I don’t know that the foundation had anything to do with it, but the confidence got your girl the job. 😉 At this price point it’s totally worth a try! They have swatches on their website as well so you can check for color availability and mix shades as needed. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
The Ordinary-Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
THE BEST MINIMAL FOUNDATION FOR BROWN SKIN
I never thought a $7 foundation would be my holy grail foundation. I have been working on my perfect skin care routine for YEARS and at this point, I can’t bring myself to put on a full coverage foundation. I prefer how my natural skin looks and needed a foundation to even out my skin without making it look even more textured than it is. My makeup “style” or preference is light, breathable and my skin but better. I don’t do full glam, I don’t beat my face for the God’s simply because it doesn’t suit my skin or my style. I have pink/warm undertones and a lighter medium complexion with oily/combination skin, lemme tell you finding a foundation that isn’t either light af or too dark and orange was a struggle. This foundation is amazing because it has a really light feel and blends into the skin beautifully without looking cakey and most importantly it MATCHES MY SKIN TONE (2.1P). Sheer foundations will forever be my favourite because of the fact that your skin will still show through but is accompanied by a beautiful even skin tone and glow. I add a bit of sunscreen to my foundation to make it even more sheer and “tinted moisturizer” like with SPF protection. It can look a bit oily on its own but if you are topping it off with a finishing powder or mattifying setting spray it looks 💯 If you’re looking for a light feeling foundation with sheer/light coverage that is alcohol free, oil free, vegan, cruelty free and nut and gluten free, a variety of shade ranges to compliment different undertones, THIS IS THE ONE SIS.
The Ordinary-Colour. Serum Foundation
The Ordinary - Colour. Serum Foundation I don’t wear much foundation as I can’t find a colour to match me exactly how I want it to, and I don’t like feeling cakey. However, once I discovered that The Ordinary made a serum foundation I just had to try it. I’m in love with this foundation. It’s definitely lightweight like it says. You can build it up I’m sure if you’re looking for a medium coverage. I love this foundation because it looks so natural. I like looking like I’m not wearing foundation and that I have naturally flawless skin ;) It definitely evens out my skin tone. I bought the shade 1.0 N very fair. I’m going to purchase a darker shade for when my skin tans this summer. P.S. this comes in 21 different shades :)
The Ordinary-Colour. Serum Foundation
Best Products For Glowing Makeup (CHEAP)
I prefer dewy looks over matte and here are my favorite products to achieve that look!! 🌸Wet N Wild ($3): Dewy Lumineux -This was SO cheap so I was extremely skeptical of it but it gives your face a beautiful glow that makes your foundation blend so smoothly! 🌸The Ordinary ($6): Coverage Foundation -This foundation is lightweight but buildable! 🌸The Ordinary (Hylamide) ($8): HA Blur -This literally cancels your pores and blurs them out flawlessly! Best product ever!! 🌸 NYX ($4): Jumbo Eye Pencil -I love putting white in my waterline because it really makes your eyes POP and look bigger 🌸🌸🌸This is the order I use all of these products and I blend everything with a damp beauty blender!! Any questions just ask!(:🌸🌸🌸
The Ordinary-Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
If you love a highlighter that can be subtle or blinding this is the one for you. This is a buildable highlighter. So you can put a small Amount, for a natural glow or build it up to shine bright⚡️ It is more golden and I feel will suit any skin tone. It is a HUGE compact! for the price and quality it is must try product. REVOLUTION - Vivid Baked Highlighters
REVOLUTION-Vivid Baked Highlighters
Cheap Beautiful Makeup
🌸Every product was under $18! 🌸 Ordinary ($6 & $10): I was very skeptical about the foundation because it was only $6, but it is beautiful and looks like you don’t have much makeup on//especially when paired with the pore blur. The H.A. blur is the HOLY GRAIL like you will look flawless and blurred out! This is also great for people who are acne prone because of the ingredients in it! 🌸Lime Crime’s ($18): bushy brow allows you to create hair-like brows and is super easy to use! 🌸ShopMissA ($1): is a great brand! I was super nervous because everything is only $1, but this blush was the absolute most beautiful blush I have ever seen! It is pigmented and gives off a beautiful rosy glow. 🌸Sleek ($10): This palette is pretty, but very creamy. The two plain colors are very natural and the sparkle ones are very chunky. I usually combine the two types because alone the color and look is not my favorite but together it is cute! 🌸NYX ($4): I think everyone should have a jumbo eye pencil as it is literally so pretty to highlight your waterline. This pencil is a little thicker than I would have liked, but it is still easy to use and the color really makes your eyes pop! 🌸Amore US ($15): This palette is a beautiful! Some of the colors are very pigmented, others aren’t but they are easy to build into a strong color! Follow my LIKEtoKNOW.it: nattylaray for more links to makeup, outfits & skincare products 💋
Lime Crime-Bushy Brow Strong Hold Gel
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