insta: @sensitiveskingal 💫✨
my everyday makeup routine 💄
my go to products for a natural, dewy, medium coverage face of makeup! > MAC prep + prime moisture infusion* > MAC Studio Fix Fluid (shade: NC42)* > Australis Fresh & Flawless Concealer (shade: tan) - has a peachy undertone, perfect for cancelling under eye discolouration > Maybelline lip color palette (I use this as a cream blush palette, that second shade is my absolute perfect blush shade!) > MAC Mineralise Skinfinish (shade: global glow)* > MAC Fix+ > @essence_cosmetics volume stylist mascara (so affordable!) *partly gifted what are your makeup staples?
MAC-MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist
my only ever repurchased toner
yep, this is the only toner I’ve ever purchased! SKIN CONCERNS: dryness, sensitivity why this toner? > super gentle > fragrance free > moisturising and hydrating > alcohol free > doesn’t illicit a reaction with my sensitive skin I’ve seen a visual difference in an improvement in my skin’s dryness after using this, and has helped my psoriasis improve incredibly! always a repurchase! #The Body Shop - Vitamin E Toner[products]#
fav tools: for a flawless base
The contour brush from Real Techniques is probably one of my favourite tools for doing my base - if I could only take one brush to do my base makeup, it would be this one! 🙌🏽 I love a natural, dewy base that has a medium-full coverage, hence I like to work in thin layers when applying foundation and concealer! I find that a small fluffy brush like so, helps to blend my foundation and concealer together SEAMLESSLY for a flawless base that looks blended and like your makeup is working in harmony with each other! also, brownie points for the fact that Real Technique brushes are literally so affordable 🙌🏽💸 REAL TECHNIQUES - Setting Brush
REAL TECHNIQUES-Setting Brush
if I could only own one makeup brush...
... this would be it: the travel sized (yes she’s a mini 🥺😭😍) crease brush from Revlon! this crease brush is by far my favourite makeup brush, especially for eye makeup! > super versatile: can be used for eyeshadow, to blend concealer and base makeup, to apply highlighter - the possibilities are endless > she’s small: perfect for on the go and in travel bags and hand bags > super soft, must I say anymore?! > affordable! REVLON - REVLON Crease Shadow Brush
REVLON-REVLON Crease Shadow Brush
my favourite perfume
in my opinion, YSL do some of the best and most long lasting perfumes in the biz! if you’re looking for one of those perfumes that are strong but not overly strong, just make you smell nice when you walk past someone (you know those girls in shopping malls that walk past and you think to yourself, she smells nice [in a non creepy way lol]) - this is the type of perfume that does that! I even find that after working a shift at work (waitressing), you can still smell this perfume on me even after standing in the kitchen and smelling like oil and charcoal. > however, it is on the pricey side but trust me: one spritz is more than enough (if you can control yourself), it lasts ages! > what does it smell like? honestly, I don’t even know how to describe the scent - it’s a very feminine sweet but mature type of scent! If you’re in a department store, definitely give this one a smell ❤️ YVES SAINT LAURENT - Mon Paris Eau de Parfum
YVES SAINT LAURENT-Mon Paris Eau de Parfum
flawless skin (TRUST ME)
I’m pretty picky with my foundation and concealers - I like for them to be medium to full coverage, whilst still being a lightweight formula that leaves me skin dewy (or matte when I feel in the mood) and actually looks like SKIN! I’m not a fan of actually looking like I’m wearing caked layers on makeup on! This gem, is for all my gals and guys who want that flawless finish! ✨ the formula is super light weight, however has quite a bit of coverage: this means that it’s super acne friendly! I find that with acne, little is more - with a product like the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, you’re able to go in with a super light layer over the skin and then in “problem areas”, go over with a little extra product to cover up pigmentation, acne and scars! ✨ super versatile - you’re able to have a nice slightly dewy finish with this product, but if you’re after a more matte finish, go in with a setting powder and you’re good to go! ✨ doesn’t cling to dry patches - I get quite dry around my acne scars and acne prone areas, so foundation tends to grab to those areas and emphasises texture - I don’t experience that with this product in the slightest! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
MAC-Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
☀️ this is one of my favorite palettes ever!! This is the Morphy 35G bronze palette. I purchased this pallete this last year when it came out at Ulta. I have been obsessed with it ever since! The quality of these shades are amazing. Most of the pans in this pallete are shimmer shades which I really enjoy. My only critique of this pallete is that there is only A few matte shades so I found myself pulling transition and matte shades from my other Morphe palletes and Then using the bronze shimmer shades on top. This pallet is super affordable just like the rest of the Morphe collection so I definitely recommend this to you! It is such a fun pallete to have on hand in the summer. Everything about this pallet reminds me of summer days. ☀️🌴
MORPHE-35G Bronze Goals Artistry Palette
My favorite perfume
Perfume is another beauty product that I just never used to use. I used a bunch of body mists from Bath and Body Works when I was a teenager, but when I got too old for those, I didn’t want to shell out money for “real” perfume, which honestly costs an arm and a leg. It was just never really a necessity for me. Cue Dossier! A new-ish company on the perfume scene that develops perfumes “inspired by” designer fragrances. Does that make them a knockoff brand? Maybe, but the product is incredible and the bottle is super cute—oh and did I mention all the perfumes are $29 for 1.7 oz? To make things even better, they have a risk-free policy: every bottle comes with a tester, so before you open the full size bottle, you try out the tester to see if you like it. If not, return the bottle for a full refund. They also have free shipping on orders of 3+ bottles. I have Oriental 1, which is inspired by YSL’s black opium. Dossier describes it as addictive, spicy, and sensual. The top notes are mandarin, pear, and pink pepper; the middle notes are jasmine and orange blossom; and the base notes are cedarwood, patchouli, and vanilla. This is the perfume that made me start wearing perfume every day—I don’t feel complete without it now. I HIGHLY recommend checking them out, as the scents are incredible and smell very high quality, while being super affordable. I expect to be seeing a lot more from this brand (especially since they just hinted that they’ll soon release scents inspired by Le Labo 👀 )
Fenty – Killawatt Highlighter, Hu$tla Baby
FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter PRODUCT A shimmery peachy-champagne powder highlighter. This color/shade is best for light to medium skin tones, but used as an eyeshadow, it is good for any skin tone. OPINION I won this in a giveaway, and it was a mini set which included the Gloss Bomb. I personally do not use highlighter on my face because I don’t like how it looks on me, but I do love to use this shade as an eyeshadow. It has a peachy champagne color, which can work well on a variety of skin tones. I would recommend it to those who like highlighters or think they could use the shade as an eyeshadow, like I do. It is no longer sold as a mini, but it is available in a double pan with the shade Mean Money for $36. I give it 4/5 stars.
FENTY BEAUTY-Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
A late texture shot 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟑 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 from @skinfood_us that have exceeded my 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬! & if you’re wondering...yes I did taste just Incase 😉 🤣 💭 How amazing are these 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬?! I wish you guys could smell through the screen!!! 🍓 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟𝐟*; first of all I need to make sure you understand how amazing this mask smells. It smells like a strawberry daiquiri field of pure happiness elevating your senses to the next level. It’s a very gentle sugar scrub that does not irritate the skin & leaves it smooth and soft! It truly helps gently exfoliate my T zone area with pesky blackheads! 🥚 𝐄𝐠𝐠 𝗪𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤*; this mask tackles your pores by helping to minimize their appearance. It’s Formulated with a powerhouse blend of amino acids, proteins and vitamins. I tend to use this mask more around my T-zone & nose area because that’s usually where my skin appears “oily.” My skin always looks clear, smooth and almost mattified. So far, so good! 🖤𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝗪𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤*; this baby is a lot like the strawberry mask but smells a little citrusy. Truly love this mask! *𝐏𝐑 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥
SKINFOOD-Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off
Fresh Youth Preserve Lotus Face Cream
I’m currently trying out this Fresh Youth Preserve Lotus Face Cream and so far so good! I have normal to dry skin and this works as a decent daily lightweight moisturizer for me (doesn’t pill AT ALL which is perfect for the AM). It’s surprising because I thought this cream would be thicc (bc it looks soo creamy) but it actually goes on really light! It does have a relatively thick consistency compared to other moisturisers I use but the cream melts into your skin so that solves that 😌 I got it in one of those gift sets that Fresh releases at the end of each year during the holidays, and its been kind to me so far! What annoys me a little though is the smell - it has a weird fragrance that I just can’t get behind unfortunately 🥺 I think if you’re really into Fresh products you might like this one, but if you don’t do fragrance this product is not for you. Personally I’m ok with fragrance but this scent is just a tad off putting. I don’t think I will repurchase simply bc I have other moisturisers that smell better LOL. Might recommend this as a gift though: it looks so luxurious and its so easy to use 😍 Not too sure if I’ll get the full sized one - I might try the Dream Cream version and see which I prefer 😜 fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer
fresh-Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer
Farmacy Honey Savior Skin Repair Salve
FARMACY - Honey Savior All-in-One Skin Repair Salve *gifted Another Instagram-popular product! The Farmaxy honey savior all in one skin repair salve is just what the name suggests! It’s a thick salve infused with honey which aims to repair dry skin, cuticles, lips, etc. It is recommended for dry skin. I was kindly gifted this product but I’m so glad I was! This is a unique product in that the texture looks and smells like honey! It’s very thick and moisturizing but thinner than vaseline for comparison. It spreads easily which I enjoy! I’ve used this on a dry patch on my face and it did wonders! I use this as a last step to seal in my other skincare products over night. I’ve also used this for my cuticles! I LOVE it for the purpose because of the nourishing honey ingredients. I’ve tried this on my lips but honestly, it wasn’t the best for that. I found it too gritty for the lips and it didn’t taste like honey (a disappointment 😂) Overall, this is a really great product. I enjoy the convenience of a squeeze tube and it gets the job done of repairing super dry skin. I took off a star because I wish I could use it for the lips! I would recommend this to anyone with dry skin or someone that uses salves (ex: vaseline, aquaphor, etc.) and is looking for a natural alternative. This is another worth it product for me by Farmacy!
FARMACY-Honey Savior All-in-One Skin Repair Salve