10-minute Makeup Routine
When I only have 10 mins to do my makeup bc I’m running late or whatever, my goals are to brighten up my face and add a charm to it. Not that it’s not already charming on its own, but you know how it is running on lil sleep 🤪 On these days, I prefer not to go anywhere near foundation as I find that it can be quite messy to work with in a short amount of time and sometimes brings out my imperfections a lil too much. So to glow I used the ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Charged Cheek Palette
Natural Glow Makeup #CheriePartner
I love a natural look! I used to get offended when people thought of my makeup look seeming like I’m “not wearing any makeup” & here we are now - it’s trending haha! For this look I’m using Face: tight circles of this powder foundation just to even out my complexion -elate - elate Pressed Foundation in PW6 Eyes: I blended the following eyeshadows to create a slight smokey eye that I learned from a MisMack tutorial (well as much as I could pick up at the time 😆) -MISMACK - Square ART Shadow in Coco near the lash line -MISMACK - Large ART Shadow in 'Shade' in Shade in the crease of my eye -Pure Anada - Smoke (Matte) Pressed Eye ** in Sahara in th middle of my eyelid To extend the outer eyelashes, I only used mascara there. -Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara Eyebrows: Love this new addition to my makeup collection! It darkens my light grey eye brows and makes me look bushier -Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel Cheeks: -LAWLESS - Lucid Skin Highlighter (4 star because it takes some effort to blend on the cheeks) -elate - elate Pressed Foundation in Triumph, very buildable -MISMACK - Large ART Shadow in 'Shade' in Shade on the cheeks too, as contour. Love the multiplicity of this product! Lips: So since we’re going for a natural glow look, I went ahead with a Nude Lip. -BITE - Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm (prepping the lips to soften, 4star bc I really dislike the taste of this) -BITE - Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon (outer line) -BITE - Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon (inner shine) And voila! I was feeling this look 🥰
Lip balm, the search continued
We are well into summer, and I have sorted through more chapsticks and have settled on my current go-to! The DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm is lovely. I picked it up initially because I had been doing a lot of travel, and I liked that this product can be used under your eyes at night as a serum. It’s rich and always left my lips feeling nourished. I was quickly going through the tube, so I decided to keep looking before re-purchasing. Which leads me to my current favorite Glossier. - Balm Dotcom I have this Glossier all-purpose salve in the rose shade, and I love it! There’s a lot of product it leaves my lips happy and hydrated, and I rub the extra on my hands, sunspots, or cuticles. The honorable mentions have to go toBITE - Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm and ChapStick - Classic Lip Balm the agave daytime vegan lip balm was a cool purchase, loved the packaging it was so thick and creamy it seemed like I was going to really get my money’s worth, but it was sticky and didn’t stay on for very long. The Chapstick isn’t clean beauty in the slightest, but I picked it up at the grocery store one day when I had nothing on me for my lips. It does its job, and it’s, of course great for your wallet.
My go-to no-makeup makeup #CheriePartner
Naturally, I never felt much of a need to wear a lot of makeup for different reasons, like sensitivities and time. So this is my favourite way of touching up my face and enhance my features 🌸 I start of with my cheeks (in case don’t have time to do a whole lot on a busy day) with using a highlighter, in this case the Glossier. - Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter in Topaz x Glossier. - Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate in Deep Copper - I just got this pairing recently because I wanted to see the magic behind creamy/liquid highlighters, as I heard they blend into the skin better than powder. I find that since they blend so well into my skintone, I have to layer them so the shine is more noticeable (hence the 4 ⭐️). I commend how natural the glow looks with these two tho. Then I add a blush from my new favourite brand ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Charged Cheek Palette from which I used the Divinity (darker red shade) Next I even put my brows with the elate - Brow Balm in Raven which is quite buildable, so if I apply it with light enough pressure, it looks pretty natural. Then to add a little sheen to my eyes I once again used the ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Charged Cheek Palette this time in Pure Love (lighter brown highlight shade) & then to elongate my eyelashes used the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara it’s my fave go-to recently, as there’s minimal clumping and it’s buildable. If I have the time, like I did today, I add some concealer under my eyes to “brighten the tiredness away” SAPPHO - New Paradigm Concealer in Caramel To finalise the look, I use a tinted lip balm Kosas - Kosasport Lipfuel in Pulse which I’ve raves about before! And voila! ✨
1 empty, 1 newbie!
Have I talked about this brow gel before? Yes Am I going to talk about it again? YES I have yet again repurchased the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel . Allow me to tell you why! I have very sparse brows (swipe to see a before and after with this product) and this gel gives me the look I’m going for: my brows look filled in without looking overly done. I think it looks very natural, which I love! ￼I’ve tried other brow gels and while they made the hairs I have look brushed up and a little tinted, they didn’t visually fill in the sparse areas. This one does! ￼This is a little pricey for me for a brow product ($20) but this little tube lasts me *forever* even with almost daily use (I use it on workdays but not the weekends) ￼All Milk products are vegan and cruelty free! ￼This product lasts all day for me, unless I’m unfortunate enough to be caught in the rain. It is not waterproof and it will smudge if it becomes wet. In short, this is my go-to brow product and I can’t see myself trying anything else because I’m so happy with it. I think the key is that this gel has fibers in it that make my brows look more filled in than any other gels I had tried before. #CheriePartner
A full face in just 10 minutes!
Happy Friday, cherie fam! I don’t know about you, but my friday makeup tends to be especially quick and easy. Anyone who has a zoom call with me on fridays can deal with it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) I wanted to share the makeup I put on this morning in just under ten minutes! The finished look is casual, put together, and glowy, and my real skin is still visible under the light makeup. Basic info about my skin: I’m oily and acne prone, and my main concerns right now are dark circles and hyperpigmentation from acne. I also have sparse brows and I like to fill them in—if I do nothing else, I’ll do my brows because I feel naked without them 😂 Here’s a step by step, including all the products I used: ￼First, I apply a few drops of the Kosas - Tinted Face Oil Foundation all over my face, blending it into my hairline and neckline. I’ve reviewed this before, so I won’t go into detail here, but I love it! I just spread it and pat it in with my fingers—no beauty blender/brush needed. ￼Next, I use the Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. Scroll back a few posts for my thoughts on this concealer and why it’s worth repurchasing! ￼Third, I apply the cream blush from the Kosas - Color & Light: Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo on the apples of my cheeks. I usually use a brush, but I can use my fingers in a pinch. I have the color Helios and it’s such a beautiful deep orange shade. The formula itself is very creamy and nourishing—it really feels like skincare AND makeup. ￼I set everything with a light dusting of the Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder . I love this powder, and it’s lasting me FOREVER even with daily use, but I desperately want them to improve the packaging 😩 The mesh makes it difficult to get the product out at times. ￼I do my brows with a few quick swipes of the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel , my holy grail brow gel. This is the only product on my brows and LOOK how it fills them in! ￼I do a quick coat of the bareMinerals - Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara to add length and volume to my lashes. This mascara last alllll day without flaking at all on me. ￼Last, I swipe on some nooni - Appleberry Lip Oil , and I’m done! I LOVE this tinted oil—it feels very hydrating without being sticky, and it’s an incredible bargain compared to other tinted lip oils out there (I got it for $12 on amazon). It has a pink tint and a subtle berry flavor. And that’s it! All of these products are so simple to use, making them perfect for a quick and easy makeup look. #CheriePartner
Mini Mascara Reviews!
Mascara mini reviews! I love a good fluffy, natural bristled wand that gives good volume. The Nars Climax Mascara and Milk Kush mascara definitely both aim for that. So I thought I would compare these mini’s with mini reviews. The NARS - Climax Mascara definitely dries out quick. I haven’t used it all that much and it’s already almost gone. It gives decent volume but I wish it gave a little more length and could build a little more. It also flakes a too much for my liking. Decent but I definitely wouldn’t pay the full price. The Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara is definitely my preferred of the two. It’s super volumizing but is also buildable for length. It lasts throughout the day but does have some mild flaking. Less than the Nars. I already bought a full size of the waterproof version at @tjmaxx and I’m excited to try that!
SIMPLE AUTUMN-THEMED LOOK🍂
Products I used: FACE: NYX - Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer MAYBELLINE - Dream Urban Cover Foundation SPF 50 COVERGIRL - TruBlend Undercover Concealer MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder the Balm cosmetics - Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder EYES + BROWS: Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara #Quo - Liquid Precision Marker[products]# NYX - Perfect Filter Shadow PaletteNYX - Tinted Brow Mascara
Containing the Sunshine in Look 🌞🍂
This was my look for my man’s birthday today 🎉 we went to a VR arcade and it was sunny, so I was feeling virtuous. I have an almond shaped and a bit of a creased/folded eye, so doing graphic liner like this is a bit of a challenge to make sure I don’t leave smears on the eye folds. I make sure to glide the eyeliner over the part of the eye that won’t fold much during most of my regular movements. The makeup used here is SAPPHO - New Paradigm Concealer In Caramel, as an eye primer for longer lasting eyeshadow ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Grid Gemstone Palette I love this palette made with crystals, it’s such a smooth formula - I used the gold shadows from this MAYBELLINE - Ultra Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner This isn’t the exact one I got, as it’s pretty old. But I was trying to get one of my “clean beauty” liquid eye liners to work & it didn’t glide as fast as this one 🤪 pretty strong hold throughout the day too, just a little too liquidity maybe bc it’s been opened for a few months...tho now that I think about it, I should have shook it!! Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara Love this, buildable volume ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara Used this too separate the eyelashes to fan em out a little more 🦚 #CheriePartner
Pretty in Yellow ft Mask 💛 #CheriePartner
I loooove yellow & I’m known to go all the way with wearing yellow. Even my friend IG@rebtenna made this mask with me in mind. Here’s my makeup look to match and we’re specifically focusing on brightening the eyes, as the mask already takes up half of my face 😆 The honourable mention goes out to the ĀETHER BEAUTY - Supernova Crushed Diamond Highlighter in Yellow Diamond (gold), as it’s the main eyeshadow I’m using here. It’s a beautiful, buildable shimmer. I gave it a 4⭐️ because even though it really suits my skintone (a highlighter I’ve been waiting for!), it’s a bit too sparkly to be a highlighter I feel comfy to rock a “less makeup” day and so it needs to be blended quite a bit. I started this look with SAPPHO - New Paradigm Concealer in Caramel as an eye primer for longer eye shadow wear. Then prepped the shadow and definition of my eye with MISMACK - Large ART Shadow in 'Shade' and MISMACK - Square ART Shadow in Coco. The inner corner was illuminated with #Pure Anada - Luminous Shadow[products]#[FiveStars] in Celestial Shimmer. The eye brushes ive been using are ecoTOOLS - Ultimate Shade Duo . I’m still learning the best way to apply eye liner for My eye shape, but to bolden the eyes I used true glue - Prime Line All-Natural Eyeliner Pen . 4⭐️ because sometimes the ink isn’t as strong as I need it to be even when I just got it, but it is waterproof so that’s cool. Then fanned out my eyelashes with Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara mini size from Sephora’s bday gift selection - so blessed, aren’t we?! The eyebrows were touched up with Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Clear Brow Gel . I know I should probably learn to make them less intense, but I’m still experimenting with that one ✨
💕 Easy Way to Try Clean Beauty @ Sephora 💕
Clean/Natural/Organic beauty has taken over the beauty world recently, so this Sephora Favorites Set is perfect timing! It has 2 full sizes and a travel size, along with a few extra deluxe size goodies! It’s such a great value, it only costs $29 with a claimed $87 value!! The full size of the ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment costs more than this set ($32!!)! This set is available for a limited time, so I’d grab it now if you want it! The items I used in this look are: . ĀETHER BEAUTY - Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz (an antique rose metallic). It has organic coconut and rose hip oil that helps to create a smooth look. The formula is so creamy and pigmented, it lasts a couple hours without creasing. It’s so lightweight, I forget I’m wearing it! The paper packaging is also fully recyclable and zero-waste! . tarte - SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara is a vegan formula that contains algae extract to soothe skin and provide anti—aging extracts and also Vitamin E that acts as an emollient and antioxidant. It conditions the lashes while providing volume and doesn’t smudge at all! I definitely will repurchase this. . ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment in Before Today (dusty mauve) can be used on cheeks for a dewy finish and also on the lips, where it transforms to a matte finish. The formula has jojoba and linseed oil to condition and soften the lips and skin! The metal applicator makes this so easy to use anywhere and it blends out so easily! It does need to be built up on the cheeks, but gives a lovely, natural hint of color! This is a full size worth $32! . rms beauty - Living Luminizer Glow Face & Body Powder includes buriti oil (offers super-potent antioxidants protection) and vegetable squalane (hydrated and supports the skin). This gives a beautiful golden sheen to the skin that wears beautifully! I also have been thinking about adding it to lotion for a gorgeous glow to the skin! It’s very fine and pigmented and can be intensified! This is a travel size worth $18! The loose powder type packaging makes it difficult to control how much comes out and prefer a pressed formula. But this shade makes it worth it and will still use it! . lilah b. - Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil in b. elegant (perfect nude) has a unique applicator that makes it easy to spread the close on the lips! It’s an oil-based lip treatment that includes bilberry seed oil (provides antioxidants for hydration and to repair the protective barrier of the lip), milk thistle extract (helps protect and support skin’s natural moisture barrier), and vitamin e (an antioxidant to help neutralize free radicals). The opacity of this is incredible, it has so much pigment and is shiny like a gloss! I love the added benefits and this is the perfect nude and looks so effortless! . #CheriePartner
Sephora Clean Faves I’d be getting again 🌱💄
This kit certainly did not disappoint! I wanted to get a feel for some of the clean brands sold at Sephora, so this seemed like a great value ($38 CAD) These are all a five 🌟 in my book, but I’m going to rank it from most favourite item (aka most used) to “least” & whether or not I would repurchase. 1. Kosas - Kosasport Lipfuel I use this baby EVERY DAY. I didn’t realize it was going to be my favourite chapstick, especially because it has a tint. But this tint is very lip-complimenting, ends up bringing out a bit of pink out of my lip. It’s non sticky, just hydrating as it contains Hyaluronic acid, they were definitely thinking! 🧠 I personally like the packaging too, it’s not your ordinary cylindrical tube, but I find that the elongated design makes it easier to spread from corner to corner of the lips. Repurchase? Absolutely yes, in clear next time! 2. ĀETHER BEAUTY - Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette I’ve been curious about this brand for months, so I was delighted to find this eyeshadow included! I like that it’s buildable, so I get to decide its intensity depending on my look. Usually I find it hard to find light pink eyeshadows that show up clearly on my skin tone. Repurchase? Since trying this formula, I placed an order for their new golden highlighter, the Amethyst eyeshadow palette, and another cheek palette - so definite yes hahaha 😅 3. lilah b. - Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil Omg this came in b. elegant, and it completely surprised me. I’m usually not much of a fan of pinkish tones for my lips, but this ended up more of a sexy nude, that really makes me feel grown. Pretty decent length of wear, especially when I line my lip. The strawberry scent is a bonus. Repurchase? Probably yes if I start wearing makeup more often. 4. rms beauty - Living Luminizer Glow Face & Body Powder I was intrigued in this because I was hoping I could wear it as a face highlighter. Tbh I haven’t tried that yet because I found my favourite highlighter right before this online order. So I’ve been using it as a collar bone highlighter, as it comes with a reusable pad. It’s quite subtle but still adds a lil nice glow. Repurchase? Probably not, considering this might last me a while. 5. ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment Cream Color I really like the way the tip is designed. The colour suits me quite well. I’ve honestly only tried it on my cheeks, but I like how it adds a subtle rosy glow to my face, which is great for days I don’t feel like wearing lots of makeup but still want a touch of je-ne-sais-quoi 👌🏽 Repurchase? Sorry too soon to tell, as I still haven’t tried it on my lips not eyelids! 6. tarte - SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara Ok, so I can I tell y’all the truth?? I haven’t tried it yet! I don’t want to contaminate it until I’m out of other mascaras. 😬 but I think this is perfect for travel size!
⭐️ Bite Beauty Yaysayer Plumping Lipgloss ⭐️
I’m loving Bite Beauty’s latest release. A plumping lipgloss that doesn’t burn, sting, or tingle & adds the prettiest shine to the lips & isn’t sticky at all. The packaging is super cool as well. Pop the lid off to reveal a smooth rubber tip that helps the gloss glide on perfectly & smoothly. Just twist the top a couple times to reveal the perfect amount of product. 10/10 recommend! BITE - Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss
Purple Makes Dark Brown Eyes Pop 💜
I used to wear the same eyeshadow colour from the same palette, for any “worthy” occasion... a lot has changed since then, I’m taking interest in experimenting with different shades and palettes. No matter what, I want to make my eyes pop and it turns out purple is a great colour for bringing out brown eyes because they’re contrasting colours. The purple can also make the whites of the eye look brighter, so you may look less tired! I didn’t even know all of this, I just felt intuitively that purple would compliment my eyes and overall look very well. Fortunately my eyes are of relatively normal skin type, no more eczema nor dryness like before, although if I use too much oil, I may experience some milia. Either way, I want to make sure I’m using good formulas on my eyes like the rest of my skin. In this look, I am using ĀETHER BEAUTY - Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette from a brand I can’t stop ordering more palettes from because the formula is just so good! The shadows are made of smoothing organic coconut oil & Shea butter, soothing organic lavender, and illuminating amethyst powder. I seriously need to create a few posts on these palettes and their swatches because they’re incredible! #CheriePartner
long lasting but a pain to use!!
Étude House - Dear Darling tint -RD302 (Vampire Red) A few way back, I saw this lip tint in an article. The cute packaging is cute ,as expected from Etude House. This lip tint has a variety of shade,Red,coral,pink to berry.You are bound to find a shade to your liking. Performance wise,it's highly long lasting but the tint is hard to apply despite it's watery gel texture. because of the texture, it settles in my lip lines . The shade is pretty but it's not very flattering so I hate it because I have a hard time using it. two possible look: 1. apply evenly for full coverage 2. gradient lip. I'll just stick with lip makeup that I'm more comfortable with and stop trying out product that are out if my comfort zone.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It - Juicy Lips Edition
So I definitely have not been blessed with naturally luscious lips - in fact, my lips are quite small. As you can see in the photos, when I smile with my teeth my top lip nearly disappears. I actually have always been super self conscious of the size of my lips and used to never smile with my teeth because I felt it really accentuated how small my lips are. First things first, be proud and work what you’ve got friends! You do not need to have huge plump lips (or anything else for that matter) to be beautiful, you are beautiful just the way you are. But if you are interested in some ways you can make your lips appear larger naturally with a few quick tricks, keep on reading! 1️⃣ Exfoliate your lips using your tooth brush or some sugar - both are cheap, easy ways to get all that yucky dead skin off and get the blood pumping in your lips. Wipe them off using a warm washcloth. 2️⃣ This one seems kinda weird, but apply a light layer of minty or cinnamon toothpaste on your lips and leave it for a minute or so before wiping off with a warm washcloth. 3️⃣ Slightly over line your top + bottom lip in the centre only - line the rest of the lips as usual 4️⃣ Add a line in the centre of your bottom lip and a line under each peak of your Cupid’s bow on the top lip. 5️⃣ Apply a balm or a lip gloss all over the lips (in the picture on the left I used the BUXOM - Babes Who Brunch Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection it’s the BEST formula for plumping without burning) And that’s it! These are the tips and tricks that work for me when I want to appear to have a more juicy pout lol - if you try them, I hope they work for you too!
BUXOM-Babes Who Brunch Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection
Some of my favorite lipsticks ☺️
I swatched almost all the colors I own. One of the hardest things for me has been finding lipstick shades I like. I’m very fair skinned with mostly neutral undertones. Maybe leaning a bit cooler at times. So here are the colors: #1 NYX - Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée. I love this gloss. It is so smooth and not sticky. It smells good and I feel like it hydrated and slightly plumps which is nice. #2 NYX - Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea & Cookies. This color is not as flattering on me but the lipstick is nice. Doesn’t last as long as some other lipsticks I’ve used but it’s pretty. #3 stila - Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick in Patina. It is one of my absolute faves! The color lasts forever and it’s soooo flattering. I’ve seen it on a bunch of different skin tones as well and I think it looks good on everyone. #4 FENTY BEAUTY - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked. I like the way it feels. It’s non drying. The color is different than I expected but it still looks good. #5 Beauty Bakerie - Matte Lip Whip in Versailles. This was my biggest disappointment color wise. I was hoping for something more like the Patina shade and it is very brown on me unfortunately. As for the lipstick itself, it lasts by far the longest of the others. I want to try another few colors soon. (I’ve also tried Rosé Posé and it was also much darker than I expected.) #6 & #8 Glossier. - Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Crush(6) and Like(8). I also wear jam most days. It’s lovely. It’s very sheer but buildable. I like to use these to achieve a more natural look. #7 smashbox - Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Fig. I love this dark wine-ish color. It is very hydrating and last awhile
smashbox-Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
MAYBELLINE - SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick I’m wearing the color Fighter and it’s great ! Such a lovely shade of brown . If you want a very natural soft look ! For eyes I’m is L.A. Girl - Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette The pigments are so strong I don’t have to use a primer !
L.A. Girl-Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette
KVD lipstick - color Vampira I just loved the color! It’s not a matte lipstick, it is kinda glossy. I like the color, however it is hard to apply, sometimes you have to apply twice for a full coverage. Anyway, I would recommend this lipstick, it is not pricy and looks fantastic!
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY-Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
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