I really love a good moisturizer and a great mascara.
A Bold Lip: Quelle Surprise!
CLINIQUE - Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation I know this is a pretty controversial product on Cherie but it suits my dry skin pretty well. It takes time to set and the coverage could be better but it applies easily with my fingers and does not get oily. Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer I am not a fan of this brand’s gender essentialism or appropriation of AAVE but this product is the best primer on the market. However, if you know of a good eyeshadow primer (not UD) I would like stop giving this brand my money. LORAC - PRO Palette Soleil The shimmers are so good. They apply well and layer easily and are creamy and pigmented. I love the shimmers and glitters. The mattes exist. I guess. I don’t plan to ever try them. PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG Rare Beauty - Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush I looooove this product. It applies easily with my fingers and gave me the perfect hint of color. It has a nice slippy texture that helps it apply very easily. Some have said this is too sheer and doesn’t build well but I struggle with the pigmentation of most blushes because of how fair I am. This blush is the blush I have been looking for all my life. It applies well and then sheers out easily in the first layer giving me the perfect glow. I took a point off for the scent which took about a half hour to dissipate. BOBBI BROWN - Crushed Liquid Lipstick I, as you know, love this line. It applies well and evenly. The product is scent free. The it has a little slip but just enough to be comfortable not enough to be gloopy. It is very comfortable to wear and I love the two colors I own.
BOBBI BROWN-Crushed Liquid Lipstick
Red Lipstick? That’s Where The Drama Begins
UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation T1N. Easy to apply and stays even without setting powder or spray. COLOURPOP - Going Coconuts One of Colourpop’s better palette’s easy to apply and the colors are nicely pigmented. A good neutral palette for everyday wear. HOURGLASS - Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara Worst Mascara Ever. #Sydney Grace - Paris Skies[products]#[ThreeStars] Very pigmented and deeper than I expected. It eventually blended out but it took work. COLOURPOP - Lippie Stix Goldie. They were not fulling around with the red of this pen. It is intense. I topped it with COLOURPOP - Lux Lip Gloss in Renaissance which was a mistake. Should have left the matte lip intact. Next time I will pair Goldie with a sparkling metallic eye to tone down the intensity factor.
Make-Up Self-Care (featuring a berry nice gloss)
UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation T1N. I think it might be time to replace this foundation soon. It will be buying a new bottle of the same product though. I love the product and the coverage and it is easy to apply with my fingers. #Viseart - Petit Fours[products]#[FourStars] in Lilas. So easy to apply and so wonderfully creamy. It photographs well and layered easily. It could be more pigmented but I was more than happy with this introduction to the brand. Glad I asked for it for Christmas. COLOURPOP - Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush On The Horizon. Very Pigmented and a little difficult to blend. It had a scent that took a good hour to dissipate. I will use it but I will not buy any more Colourpop blushes. HOURGLASS - Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara (GWP) clumpy and hard to apply and just kind of a pain. Not a fan. Also seemed to be perfumed though the scent disappeared quickly. BOBBI BROWN - Crushed Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet. This formula is comfortable. The application dispensers just the right amount of product and gives good control when applying. The shine is just right and the color is really dimensional and gorgeous. I bought this for my birthday and it is a struggle not to buy all of them.
COLOURPOP-Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush
A simple monochromatic look
UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation T1N COLOURPOP - It's a Princess Thing shadow palette (Colors Used: Fairy Godmother; One Kiss?) The Shadows were creamy and easily to apply and apply and blend. I can’t wait to spend more time with this palette! PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG!!!! CLINIQUE - Cheek Pop Blush Pink Honey. I love these blushes. Easy to pick up on the brush, affordable and buildable. Worth the 25 dollars. PAT McGRATH LABS - BlitzTrance Lipstick Lady Stardust. A neutral with personality. I layered it under ILIA - Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Saint. A simple and easy look that didn’t come together exactly like I wanted it to (Fairy Godmother pulled more peach than it showed in pain) but I am satisfied with it.
ILIA-Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil
Glowing In A Flash!
CLINIQUE - Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation Takes a while to set but really does give good coverage and a nice glow! OFRA - #OFRAglow Signature Highlighting Palette This is such a great highlighting palette filled with gorgeous colors that layer well and apply easily. Best 25 dollars I’ve ever spent on makeup. Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s eyeshadow glue as long as you remember to let it set because it comes out kind of runny! ciaté - Trend Edit Palette This colors applied easily with fingers, was smooth and creamy, nicely pigmented and had a great color profile. So why the one star? I was allergic to this palette and my eyes itched so badly. I got it in my Allure Beauty Box and I kinda want my money back for this month because the box was terrible!!!! ILIA - Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Tahiti. Probably my favorite shade in this range. I love these glosses and this coral is fantastic. Very summer vacation! PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG.
OFRA-#OFRAglow Signature Highlighting Palette
Christmas Day Makeup!
CLINIQUE - Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation tarte - Shape Tape Concealer 16N Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer PAT McGRATH LABS - Celestial Divinity Luxe Quad Some scratchiness and it was hard to blend plus fall out. But the color payoff is terrific and the duochrome is gorgeous in person. PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG. PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Light. Blends well and goes on smoothly! DIOR - BACKSTAGE Glow Face Palette Hard to pick up with my brush. Doesn’t layer well over bronzer. Ended up looking muddy. ILIA - Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Saint. I love this formula. The right amount of shine, wears well and is buildable without being gloopy. Earrings via IndigenousIntentions @ Etsy.
DIOR-BACKSTAGE Glow Face Palette
5 Ways To Make Your Fall Skincare Routine Better
A new season always brings new changes to my acne-prone skin. In the summer, I’m usually sporting a lot of oil and shine with little dabs of sunspots and redness. So, to target these concerns, I follow a routine that is fortified with lightweight, oil-free products that are loaded with antioxidants and soothing ingredients to help neutralize free radical damage and help with redness. Whereas in the fall, my skin starts to show signs of dryness around my nose, chin, and lips. My Summer Routine KORA - Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum THE ORGANIC PHARMACY - Antioxidant Face Gel THE ORGANIC PHARMACY - Antioxidant Face Firming Serum 35ml YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 This summer, my go-to vitamin C serum was from KORA Organics, which I loved because the formula has the perfect amount of slip to it and absorbed so nicely into my skin. It also helped brighten my skin and give it a glow. For extra antioxidant protection, I followed up with The Organic Pharmacy’s Antioxidant Face Gel, which has the texture of a basic serum and is packed with good-for-you ingredients to keep skin healthy and glowing. Then, I would seal in all that goodness with a lightweight gel moisturizer like Youth To The People’s Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer, which has a lovely cooling effect on the skin and helps hydrate it without clogging the pores. At night, I would swap this moisturizer for The Organic Pharmacy’s Antioxidant Face Serum, which has the same texture as a face oil and I’d use to lock in moisture and deliver some extra antioxidants to the skin after a long day in the sun. For lip balm, my go-to was Vaseline’s Aloe balm, which is very soothing and refreshing. For sunscreen, TULA’s SPF 30 Sunscreen became my all-time favorite; it leaves the skin looking super glowy without peeling or leaving any white casts behind. My Fall Routine GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum high - High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer BIOSSANCE - Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask PACIfICA - Vegan Collagen Hydrating Milk Tonic Now that fall is upon us, I’ve begun incorporating more hydrating products into my routine. After my vitamin C serum, I’ve re-introduced Good Molecules’ Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which is super lightweight, not sticky at all, and leaves the skin dewy and hydrated. Instead of my lightweight moisturizer, I like to use a thicker cream like High Beauty’s High Five Moisturizer, which is very hydrating and keeps skin balanced—something that I desperately need as my skin starts to become drier and show more signs of redness. If my skin isn’t that dry, I’ll just use a face oil like my Organic Pharmacy Serum. In the winter, however, I’ll usually use both for added hydration and nourishment. Another way I’ve been adding some extra hydration into my routine is with products like Pacifica Beauty’s Milk Tonic, which is a hydrating toner-essence-hybrid that I love to use in my nighttime routine. I’ve found that it also makes for an excellent skin prep before makeup. For lips, I’ve already said goodbye to my Vaseline balm and replaced it with a thicker formula. My favorite heavy-duty balm is Biossance’s Rose Balm, which has the same consistency as a lip mask and really locks in moisture. On days where I need more hydration, I’ll also use Youth To The People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Overnight Mask, which is formulated with maqui, vitamin C, squalene, and hyaluronic acid to promote radiance and moisture in the skin.
THE ORGANIC PHARMACY-Antioxidant Face Firming Serum 35ml
Back to Basics 💭
Whether you are just getting into makeup, looking to expand your collection or even a makeup artist - everyone needs a basic neutral tone palette. Lawless Beauty recently launched The Little One - an 8 pan eyeshadow palette that consists of 6 matte shades & 2 metallics. I prefer more mattes than I do metallics, so I appreciated this ratio. For an 8 pan eyeshadow palette, Lawless Beauty did a great job including the perfect shades for a base, transition, & deepening the outer V. The two metallics, “Luster” & “Bonfire”, are the perfect tones of gold & bronze. Don’t underestimate how versatile this palette can be.. create an all matte eye look, a neutral warm tone eye look or a dark smoky eye look - perfect for day or night looks! & did you know that Lawless Beauty is a clean beauty brand? You’ll find Lawless Beauty & their products under the Clean at Sephora category!⚡️ This was my first time experimenting with Lawless Beauty’s eyeshadow formula, but as someone with an extensive eyeshadow collection, I can say that performance wise - this is a solid palette! The mattes are buttery, creamy & soft with minimal fall out. The metallic shades are smooth, opaque and reflective. I like the sleek, soft matte packaging of the palette. This is such a travel friendly palette, especially if you’re someone who primarily only wears neutrals - you could certainly pack this for a weekend getaway or vacation and still create gorgeous looks! ⚡️ Have you tried anything from Lawless Beauty before? Let me know down below if I should start adding swatches to my makeup posts?! 🖤 * Kindly gifted by brand & Octoly Available now at Sephora for $25 USD ✨ LAWLESS - The Little One Eyeshadow Palette
LAWLESS-The Little One Eyeshadow Palette
Everyday makeup look with products I’m loving!
This year has me focused on my skin so on a daily basis I like using lightweight face make up instead of a full coverage foundation. I’ve been opting for using my fingers for blending and more cream products. Here is what I’ve been using and loving! 1. MAC - MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation great for light dewy coverage 2. I blend it in with the REAL TECHNIQUES - Miracle Face + Body Sponge, 1 Sponge 3. Then I use my fingers to tap in NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer in ginger 4. Iight set with NARS - Soft Velvet Pressed Powder 5. I use the CHANEL - SOLEIL TAN DE Bronzing Makeup Base for a light bronzing effect 7. For blush I’ve been LOVING Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 8. Then a little brow with ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in ebony 9. I use the light brown in the duo and smudge on my lash line 10. For mascara I’ve been using benefit - Big Lash Adventure Mascara Holiday Value Set 11. I love my current lip combo way too much #Mac - Lip liner[products]#[FiveStars] in stone and MAC - Powder Kiss Lipstick so creamy and the perfect pinky nude
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
FAV drugstore product for a GLOW from a pro mua
#L’Oréal - True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Enhancer “Light”[products]#[FiveStars] I discovered this product years ago, and back then I used to like my skin matte. I neglected this product and it ended up in the bottom of my makeup drawer. When I started to struggle with severe cystic acne I finally realized how much I wanted to achieve that “celebrity glow”, and I was over all the matte skin. I have tons of skincare oils that will do the job, but I wanted something I could use when I wanted to wear makeup or without. When I picked it up in my drawer it was so old I had to repurchase a new one to give it a fair shot lol. When I tried it on my skin looked SOOOO good! It was so natural and looked like it was just my skin, no glitter or metallic finishes. This “Glotion” is seriously one of the best products I’ve tried from the drugstore. This is a product you can use either alone over your moisturizer and head out the door, or you can use it with your makeup! I love to use it under or mixed into my foundation for an extra glow, or just apply it on the high points of my face for a beautiful radiance! This product is for all skin types, and it’s great for those who don’t like a powder highlight or something that looks like you can see it from outer space! Don’t get me wrong.. I’m all about that life too, but sometimes I love to see my skin look naturally beautiful. I will always preach to everyone that you’ll never feel better about your skin then when you see it glow. This product contains glycerin which is an amazing humectant to help retain and bind moisture into the skin, along with shes butter to moisturize. Is this going to change your skin and clear your acne? No absolutely not. This isn’t a skincare product. BUT, it will be a great running out the door product to give you a glow or add some liquid highlight to your daily makeup routine. It’s starting to get cold which means our skin will get drier. But that does NOT mean our skin can’t look fresh and glowy all year round! Give this product a try if you already haven’t, and let me know what you think! Tell me what your favorite glowy product is from the drugstore I would LOVE to hear!!
L'ORÉAL-True Match Highlighter Liquid Glow
New favorite mascara alert
I got to try this the other day thanks to the brand and I’m in love. Beautiful smooth non-clumpy formula, amazing brush that volumizes and lengthens the lashes, which I love. It doesnt do much for curling, but I honestly dont look for that in a mascara anyway. If anything I’ll just use a curler. BITE - Upswing Full Volume Mascara
BITE-Upswing Full Volume Mascara
Super skincare combos!! ❤️
I keep this chart handy when I have certain skin issues! My favorite pairing on this chart is...... Retinol + Niacinamide 💞💞 These two were absolutely made for each other!! Niacinamide can help reduce the redness and the irritation many experience when using retinols. Niacinamide can also enhance retinols therapeutic effects!! Here is how to make the most out of this match! Use niacinamide twice a day for a couple of weeks prior to starting treatment with retinol. Continue to use niacinamide as a ‘buffer’ during treatment with retinol. Niacinamide and retinol can be used together with a five-minute gap between application but are likely to be just as effective if you use them at separate times of the day. If you are applying niacinamide and retinol together at the same time then it is best to apply the niacinamide FIRST if it is in the form of a serum or LAST if it is in the form of a moisturizer. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily when using retinol (you should be using sunscreen daily anyway). If you aren’t using sunscreen honestly there isn’t really a point to try and combat anti-aging etc. If you are new to retinols, it’s best to start by using once a week and you can work up to more from there. Especially if you have sensitive skin ❤️ What’s your favorite pairing from this chart? 🤔