GHOST DEMOCRACY - Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser First is the Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser- this cleanser is very gentle for containing glycolic and mandelic acid. I use this as a second cleanse and my skin has been happy with it. I’ve found it’s helped with clearing skin from this awful maskne business that keeps happening! Next is Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum. First is the Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser- this cleanser is very gentle for containing glycolic and mandelic acid. I use this as a second cleanse and my skin has been happy with it. I’ve found it’s helped with clearing skin from this awful maskne business that keeps happening! GHOST DEMOCRACY - Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum Next is Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Two great ingredients being hyaluronic acid and niacinamide makes this serum wonderful! It layers so well under products morning or night and sinks in with no stickiness! Skin looks hydrating and plump GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer Last is Clean Lightweight daily facial moisturizer- it’s a nice and simple moisturizer. I love it for daytime because it’s not a super thick cream and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It wears well under sunscreen too.Two great ingredients being hyaluronic acid and niacinamide makes this serum wonderful! It layers so well under products morning or night and sinks in with no stickiness! Skin looks hydrating and plump Last is Clean Lightweight daily facial moisturizer- it’s a nice and simple moisturizer. I love it for daytime because it’s not a super thick cream and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It wears well under sunscreen too.
GHOST DEMOCRACY-Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
I think I’m enjoying this Kate Somerville - DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment a little too much. DermalQuench liquid lift is a very unique product! You shake the bottle and then spray onto your face. When you shake it the bottle actually sounds like a spray paint can, when sprayed onto the skin it feels like a very light foamy texture that rubs and sinks into the skin so well. No stickiness or residue. Its a based on a new oxygenated hydration technology that delivers intense hydration to the skin. I have such dry skin that I know this will be a lifesaver this winter! It’s also so fun to apply that I look forward to my nightly application.
Kate Somerville-DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment
bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser First is their clarifying gel cleanser with BHA and Brazilian sea water. I’ve been using this as a second cleanse and I concentrate it on my cheeks and chin area. I actually leave it on in the shower for a minute to let it really get to work haha. It’s a nice non drying cleanser. bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum Next is the Clarifying toner serum- and this is my favorite out of the two. It has BHA, aloe, witch hazel and niacinamide so it’s packed with great ingredients. I love the pump dispenser that I pump into a cotton pad, (or a reusable one that they sent over) then apply along my chin and cheeks. This stuff is good. I’ve noticed a difference in potential breakouts that are sitting under the skin. They’ve shrunken down before breaking through which is amazing to see!
bliss-Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser
I tried and loved caudalies VinoSource line so I was really excited to now try this ViniPure set! VinoPure cleanser- a nice basic cleanser. Removes makeup, doesn’t irritate my eyes and leaves my skin feeling very clean. VinoPure toner- a great step after the cleanser! It gives some moisture back into the skin after cleansing VinoPure skin perfecting serum- a little goes a long way. It wasn’t my favorite out of the bunch because it took a bit to try and was a little tacky on the skin VinoPure skin perfecting mattifying fluid- loved this as a priming step! Smooths out the appearance of skins surface
CAUDALIE-Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser
Drunk elephants hair line
I finally got to try some of drunk elephants hair line, and unfortunately I was not impressed. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Cocomino Glossing Shampoo it has a VERY light scent. Which for me is the first strike. There’s nothing better than clean hair that smells good! Second it was difficult to work through hair. I felt like I had to use a lot of product to get my entire scalp clean. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Cocomino Marula Cream Conditioner some of the same points that I mentioned with the shampoo for this one. Scent is too light for me. I had to use almost this entire sample to feel like my hair was coated in conditioner. My hair didn’t feel silky, soft or moisturized well after using this. Overall I love Drunk Elephant for most things but I just think they should stick to skincare, they’re very good at skincare! Missed the mark for me for these hair products.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Cocomino Glossing Shampoo
I love having a separate set of travel makeup I can quickly throw in a bag and be on the go with. One product that I couldn’t be happier that I purchased is this adorable CLINIQUE - Cheek Pop Palette This palette has a Bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one cute palette, not to mention it’s for the price of a single pop blush. The bronzer is a. Nice pigmented bronzer, works great for an all over bronze or for contouring. The blush is a nice pigmented blush as well, this shade works for a lot of skin tones I feel as well. It’s easily buildable but can be worn light for fairer skin too. The highlighter is probably my least favorite product on the palette because it’s kind of hard to pickup with the brush but it’s still such a gorgeous color. laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder another mini I like to travel with although it’s really not my favorite. For a “translucent” powder it’s pretty dark and yellow tinted, it doesn’t set my under eyes without darkening the area either so overall I would say this is NOT a good powder for setting the under eye if you are fair with cool tones. The other products I have here are just great minis of full size products that I love! It’s so easy to put a full face together with this collection or something light for on the go as well!
CLINIQUE-Cheek Pop Palette
HOW TO APPLY THE CONCEALER: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
That a concealer is simply a concealer? Not at all! Sure, the main function of the concealer is that, but it's got a trick! To be really expert in makeup you have to have this product super controlled: know how to apply the concealer, choose the perfect one for you, know other functions that you can give to enhance your makeup to the maximum... Ready to erase all your imperfections and enhance your makeup to the fullest? Let's go! Moisturize before makeup Although it may sound redundant, the skin should be hydrated before the concealer is applied, much more so when it comes to the eye area. The sensitivity of this skin needs a previous eye contour that hydrates and protects the area. If you resort to a fluid concealer, you can apply it with slight taps forming an inverted triangle. Even if you want to hide the dark circle, you don't have to follow its shape as it will be more visible and the eye will appear drooping. By drawing the triangle, the opposite effect is achieved, highlighting the gaze and illuminating the face by encompassing a larger surface area. You can play with the shape of the triangle, creating an isosceles to tear the eye further and clean, in case you wear it, the cat eye. The first photo I show you the diferent effect the shape of your concealer can make in your face. We can see an ilumated undereye tan elongates the face in the third photo. In this one on the other hand, we can see a lifting effect on my face because of how i applied and blended my concealer. You have to know the shape of your face to know what will look the best in you. There is not a universal way to apply makeup. Each one of us has to know what is convenient and what not. Liquid correctors have less pigmentation than cream correctors so when buying yours, first think about which area you need it for and how you're going to use it. In addition to dark circles, we also use the concealer to camouflage pimples. Before covering with layers and layers of product and not letting the skin breathe, the pimple must be treated. The concealer can also be used as an illuminator, as long as the product is suitable and applied in the appropriate areas. In addition to the inverted triangle under the eyes, the septum of the nose and the center of the forehead are the main natural light. Fluid correctors are the easiest to use when lighting, but their key is in the way they are blended No dragging, just light touches. My favourite concealer is the shape tape by tarte. But you have to be careful because its a very drying concealer. So if your skin is dry, you better use another one, like the one from too faced, born this way. There is a concealer that I really dont like, born this way by too faced. Take into account that i dont like it beacuse it dindt work FOR ME. That doesn't mean its a bad concealer and that it wont work for you. I don't like the concealer from morphe, either. It's weird because i really love their foundation. But the concealer just didnt work form me. Its tacky and i dont like the coverage. Know your face, your skin type, and what your desired effect is and you will have the most flawless look using your concealer!
tarte-Shape Tape Glow Wand
a bit overhyped
the product: HERBIVORE - Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial the rating: 3/5 overall, 2/5 price, 4/5 effectiveness the ingredients: 20% fruit derived AHAs and 5% willow bark BHAs. alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the surface layer of skin for additional glow, beta hydroxy acid dissolves oil and clears pores the review: i was lucky enough to get this from cherie and believe you me, this is a beautiful product. absolutely gorgeous. i know ill keep the jar forever, and the mask itself is a beautiful iridescent gel. the product itself is fairly effective, a little tingle on the face and smooth skin in the morning. it has the right ingredients and it pretty suitable for sensitive skin. heck, i even used it on my boyfriend. heres the caveat: its $58. the ordinary makes a similar mask that is 30% aha/5% bha for $8. So, if you wanna ball out and show off, go for this! if you have a budget and also want a VERY effective product, use the dupe. the price: $58. whoooeee
HERBIVORE-Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial
Glossier. - Lash Slick Mascara I wish I could say I liked this mascara. Unfortunately for me it has nothing going for it aside from the cute packaging. This mascara is basically a lash tint. It darkens you’re lashes but it adds no additional volume or length. The wand is nice to go over existing mascara because it has a sharp comb that helps to de clump. It’s also not bad for lower lashes but this would never cut it on its own for me
Glossier.-Lash Slick Mascara
NARS - Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil These lip pencils are my absolute favorite way to apply lip color aside from a lip gloss. The size and shape of them is perfect to apply to the contours of the lips without getting wonky lines. I don’t use lip liner with it and I don’t get any product bleed outside of the lips. They stay put pretty well and I don’t need to reapply often. The matte is pretty matte but not so much that you get the dry cakey looking lips. This shade of red called “cruella” will forever be my HG red lip product!
NARS-Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil
Beauty go tos!
The too faced tickled peach mini eyeshadow palette is a perfect eye shadow palette to travel with because it is so small but has all the shades you need to create any neutral eye look! It can be solutions for hyperpigmentation and doesn’t dry out your eyes as well! The texture of these are so blendable and just really soft on the eye lids. I bought this a couple months ago because the shades really caught my eye! It is very hydrating on my eyes, didn’t break me out, and gave me great results in my neutral eye looks! I definitely recommend this palette because it is just the perfect neutral palette that everyone needs in there collection! It is $25 for 8 amazing shades! I chose this palette for my partying/going out palette because it is more of a pop of color and shimmer that can go with any formal or crazy outfit! The aspyn ovard x tarte eyeshadow palette is definitely my favorite palette in my collection, and one that I reach for the most! If I could only own one eyeshadow palette this would be it. The shades textures are so soft and blend-able, and they glide on your eyelids so nice! I got this palette about a year and a half ago and it has been one of the only palettes I use because of its amazing neutral shades and it has a highlighter and a blush that are also so pretty! The eyeshadow doesn’t break me out, and it doesn’t dry out my skin! I would 100% recommend this palette to anyone because it is just a natural palette that is a staple in anyone’s collection! This palette is $28 for 9 eyeshadows, one highlighter, and 1 blush! For this palette I chose to use it for classy events because it is very neutral and a slight hue of fine sparkles and clashes well with any formal attire! The too faced natural matte eyeshadow palette is a matte version of the best selling eye shadow palette natural eyes! Too faced exclusive coconut butter infused formula for creamier mattes is so awesome! The texture of these shadows is so creamy and pigmented. I purchased this palette about a year ago and use it all the time! It is an awesome staple palette in my collection because of its neutral mattes! The shadows are hydrating, didn’t break me out, and I have amazing results with the eyeshadow looks I create using this palette. I absolutely recommend this palette to all my neutral eyeshadow friends! It is $38 for 9 shadows! I chose running errands/everyday wear because it is all neutrals and all matte, and goes well with any everyday out, and is very easy to create quick and easy looks on the go! Too Faced - Tickled Peach Mini Eyeshadow Palette tarte - Aspyn Ovard x Tarte Eye & Cheek Palette Too Faced - Natural Eyeshadow Palette
tarte-Aspyn Ovard x Tarte Eye & Cheek Palette
I want to talk about pimples! More specifically, 𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒! 🤬 Those 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐢𝐠, 𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐲, 𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬 that love to make appearances in the worst places at the worst of times!! You know! ⭐️ Although I’m pretty guilty of doing this...we all are even if we preach other wise & probably the worst thing you can do is 𝐏𝐎𝐏 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐒! Popping your pimples not only can 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚 & pus from the infected pore to the surrounding area but it can also lead to infection & scarring. 🌟 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 ?! A pimple patch! More specifically @starface they’re a spot treatment for your nasty face invaders! These hydro stars will not only zap your pimple but it’ll do it in a much more gentler way. It literally sucks the gunk of your pimple & shields your skin from bacteria & protects it from the need to want to pick at it! These babies are amazing! ⭐️ I usually get hormonal breakouts along with several 𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐄 invaders that last for weeks & can be painful too! I’ve used several of these & I will say depending on the size and type of pimple on average it took 3 days to zap my pimple using a @starface patch. 𝟑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬?! I’d say that was pretty impressive, not to mention they come in this adorable pocket sized case with a baby mirror! 🤩