beauty creator, obsessed with makeup 💄, sensitive / acne prone skin ✨✨
Can a cheap eyeshadow look expensive?
I fell into the hype of Morphe 2 - basically their version of the “Glossier” type makeup. They came out with a sheer, jelly glitter product (which I thought was a good choice! The Jelly Eye Shimmer in Starry Sky is so beautiful! 😍 sheer blue glitter that shifts to purple, and you cannot feel the glitter on your lids 🙌🏽 When you dip your finger in the pot, the consistency is a lot like Jello but not too bouncy that you can’t get pigment on your finger. I wouldn’t try it with a brush because I don’t think it would hold on. It is all glitter but the particles are so small you can’t feel it at all on your lids (but you can feel them a little bit on your fingers). It would have been the perfect glitter for festival season! The duo chrome shifts from blue to purple. Even though the product is only $10, it definitely has the look of a sheer Pat McGrath eyeshadow! 🤯 It kinda blew my mind. These shimmers are so fun to wear on its own with mascara. You can also play around with different shadow base shades under the glitter! (Warm Brown brings out the purples in this shade 😍) if you can still get your hands on them I highly suggest it 🙌🏽
TOP 5 FAVORITE COMPLEXION PRODUCTS
I’ve been organizing and decluttering my collection and it got me thinking what were the complexion products I’ve been picking up the most? 🤔 Here are my top picks: 1. Kosas Revealer Concealer (Tone 7) : this is the most comfortable concealer I have ever worn! As I get older, my under eyes are more sensitive and I need products that are going to keep them nourished 💖 2. Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer (Medium Beige) : instead of color correcting with an actual color correct, I like to use a warm concealer with balance out discoloration. This concealer does that while also keeping my skin hydrated ✨ 3. Undone Beauty Unfoundation Glow Tint (Almond Latte Medium) : this is the only skin tint I have that doesn’t add more oil than I already have, while also being lightweight 🙌🏽 such a beautiful product! 4. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation (320) : If I want to get dolled up (which I haven’t done in a while lol) I want to wear something that will look good on camera but not make me look cake-y... this is the foundation for it 😍 5. Kosas Tinted Face Oil (Tone 7) : this tinted moisturizer surprised me because I thought I was going to look like a shiny, oily egg. Surprisingly it does not! The oils sink into the skin so beautifully like a nighttime face oil and it’s beautiful!
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Light as air moisturizer!
This is my new holy grail moisturizer! 😍 actually this brand has now become one of my favorite skincare brands! They heavily considered people with sensitive skin and this moisturizer is no exception 🙌🏽 My skin type is very sensitive, combination, and acne prone. I need a moisturizer that is moisturizing, not to watery and not too rich (full of essential oils and fragrance). If you have a suspicion that your skincare may be breaking you out, then I would check for those things in your skincare. This moisturizer is the best of both worlds: no essential oils, no fragrance, rich but not too rich. It’s everything I wanted in a moisturizer. Also, the packaging is pretty big! First aid beauty’s price range is up there ($25+) but they give you a lot of product, and you can tell they a lot of work into making their products sensitive skin friendly! After using the moisturizer for a month, I’ve been keeping my acne under control! Sometimes I even put the moisturizer on my hands because it just feels therapeutic.
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
Top 5 Favorite Lip Glosses
1. Florence by Mills Get Glossed Lip Gloss in Moody Mills & Birthday Mills - Perfect tinted lip glosses, comfortable to wear, pairs well with other lipstick shades 2. Glossier Lip Gloss in Red - consistency “fills in” fine lines on my lips and makes them look more plump while also slightly tinted my lips red 3. Maybelline Lifter Gloss in Petal & Moon - a great lip gloss dupe for Fenty Gloss Bomb and Glossier Vinylic Lip (for the more pigmented shades) 4. Inn Beauty Project Lip Oil in Glaze #1 & #2 - these lip oils are nourishing, slightly tinted, smells like candy and tastes like it too 😋 5. Kosas Lip Oil in Jellyfish - Super nourishing and creamy smelling. It’s so comfortable, I would use it as a prep for my lips in the morning and sleep with it on at night!
My skin has been really sensitive and stressed this summer, and as a result, I’ve simplified my routine to double cleansing, a gentle AHA exfoliator (a few times a week), and moisturizer. Cocokind Oil To Milk Cleanser - Gentle cleansing balm that transforms into a milky- texture (Pun intended), great for removing makeup ✨ Rosen Skincare Earth Cleanser - this is a great 2nd cleanse for acne prone skin types! This cleanser contains Fuller’s Earth Clay, Zinc Oxide, and Eucalyptus Oil to help fight against acne. It also contains Niacinaminde to help with inflammation. This is my favorite cleanser for night time. 😌 Holifrog Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash - this is the most gentle cleanser I have ever used! 😍 This is great for dehydrated and sensitive skin, and it includes Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Algae Extract, and Amino Acids. Krave Beauty Kale-Lalu-yAHA - this gentle chemical exfoliator helps even out skin tone by buffing away dead skin cells and by unclogging pores. This product has helped bring out my inner glow over the last year 💚 Rosen Skincare Moonlight Moisturizer - this moisturizer has Niacinamide, Sacha Inchi Oil, and Licorice Root Extract, which makes this moisturizer perfect for those with oily and acne prone skin. It also contains mica powder that makes this a great highlight to wear on its own or with your makeup routine ✨✨✨
Bye-bye acne, thanks to French drugstore brand!
Darphin is a French brand that specializes in skincare made from botanical ingredients and essential oils. I got this balm last year when I traveled in Paris. It’s a highly-potent, fast-absorbing balm to fight the look of redness and acne, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity. I am a skincare junkie so I am very strict on what I apply to my skin. This has great ingredients and helped clear my acne as well as help prevent breakouts from happening. A lot of products tend to tingle and burn on my skin but this one did not give me that horrible sensation. Love it over all !
DARPHIN-Aromatic Purifying Balm