NEW Freckle Pens from Colourpop!
If you know my makeup style by now, then your know I love love LOVE faux freckles. In this video I used the new Colourpop Freckle pens and I’m so impressed! They’ll come in 2 shades and launch 07/16! They each retail for just $8!!! Which is a steal! They are buildable if you like a darker type of freckle pattern. I usually use the ones from Lime Crime but these are definitely up there in the quality and so affordable too! Colourpop is a company that will always have my money because we love a brand that keeps it affordable without compromising quality! COLOURPOP - Freckle Pen
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A very cute rainbow look! I’m not ready for the summer to be over🥺MAC - Pro Palette Paintstick x 12 GLAM VICE - UV Pastel Retro Liner
I used Klarity Kosmetics shadows (black owned) in the shade “venom” and “playboy” on my lids and I used “sunny” in the summer vibes by give me glow cosmetics in my crease and lower lash line. And for the graphic liner I used glam vice uv liner in the shade “crop top”. My lashes are from @BeautieAve on Instagram and they are in the name “miss attitude”. Use code “Beautie” for 15% off! GLAM VICE - UV Pastel Retro Liner
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My recent lip balm empties! They are great!
I always carry around lip balms in my bag, because who doesn’t like a smooth lip lol? Here are some lip balms that I use on daily basis. They all make my lip super nice and soft. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Scent? yes, rose scent, and there are more scents online for you to choose. I have mix feelings about this product. This product is easy to use, versatile, and super cute too, BUT, it’s basically thick Vaseline with nice scent. I still love it for what it is. I sometimes even use it to moisturize cuticle and hands in winter. I would recommend it if you don’t mind spending $16 on a good versatile lip product. NUXE - Reve de Miel Stick Levres Hydratant Lip Moisturizing Stick 4g Scent ? yes, smells like citrus, and honey? I would say this product does not immediately melt into your lip. You have to apply 2 layers to moisturize your lip. I guess this is great, because my old lip balm sometimes melt in hot temperature, therefore it’s super travel-friendly. Nuxe Lip balm is light weight, and not sticky at all. I will def repurchase it soon.
Battle of the balms
Who else hates having dry lips?? I used to own a bunch of lip balms and found they all actually made my lips even drier... later found out this was a marketing scam to make you buy more. My dermatologist recommended using Vaseline on my lips and I have never looked back. Vaseline (petroleum jelly) is great at preventing moisture loss from my lips and keeping them plump. I recently started looking for petrolatum-based balms a bit ~fancier~ than my Vaseline and found these two. Kiehl's - Kiehl's Lip Balm Absolutely love this balm. I have the cranberry and it smells/tastes amazing (not sweet, just subtle flavour) and keeps my lips hydrated. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Bought this because of all the hype and expected to love it more than my Kiehl’s balm but was a little disappointed. While I love the mango scent, the consistency is a bit too thick and is a hard to squeeze out of the tube. They both offer a range of lovely scents and are similarly priced but in my opinion the Kiehl’s balm is the winner!
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I Turned Myself into an IG Filter 😱😳
Hello beautiful! My makeup inspiration today is from IG/Snapchat filters. I love using them so I thought I would try to re-create them. I noticed a common theme when it comes to “beautifying” filters. They always tend to make your lips fuller, give you faux freckles, fox eyes, a drunk blush look and a faux tan. That’s exactly what I did! ✨ FAUX TAN I used a foundation that is a few shades darker than my skin tone. I used Juvia’s I am Magic foundation because it is full coverage and perfect for that flawless IG look. I also used a ton of bronzer. I love Becca’s Sunlit bronzer. This gives me a sun kissed skin all year round. I love the shade Ipanema sun. Juvia's PLACE - I am Magic Velvety Matte Foundation BECCA - Gradient Sunlit Bronzer ✨FOX EYES 🦊 The most important thing about this look is the fox eyes. Use a cool toned eyeshadow and make sure you blend it upwards. You want that lifted look. I used CP going coconuts palette. I used the shade coolada on the crease, shredded on the lids and nutty as an eyeliner. There are plenty of tutorials on YT so check them out if you’re curious. Lashes also really helps with this look. I used House of Lashes in the style “Bodouir Lite” ✨LIP FILLER LOOK I have a video on how to fake lip fillers so go to my page and check it out if you’re curious. But I pretty much just over lined my lips using a darker shade liner. I used Kylie’s lip liner in Candy K and DoC’s matte lipstick in Truffle. DOSE OF COLORS - DOSE OF COLORS Liquid Matte Lipstick ✨FAUX FRECKLES I used Colourpop’s freckle pen in dark brown. Using an eyeshadow with a liner brush works too. I have also used light brown eyeliner in the past to dot faux freckles on my face. Eyebrow pencil works too. Use whatever you have ✨INSTA EYEBROWS I used Benefit’s microfilling pen in dark brown to give me instagram eyebrows. I sealed it with Glossier’s boy brow in brown to intensify the look. ✨DRUNK BLUSH I noticed that these filters always give me a flushed look. I used Rare Beauty’s liquid blush in joy. This definitely packs a punch will give you that drunk blush look while still glowing from within Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Follow all these steps and you are now an IG baddie 😉 Remember that filters are just for fun and they are unrealistic. You are beautiful without them! I hope you try this out. Xoxo, Francesca 💋 #CheriePartner
While YouTube will always be our go-to for drama, TikTok is quickly becoming my favourite place for learning niche beauty hacks. Danielle Marcan is one of my favorite makeup influencers on the app and the video showing how to fake faux freckles at home might just be my favorite one yet. Her unique secret is Maybelline's Tattoo Brow, but I've found the more convenient tool —— Colourpop Freckle Pen. Just apply directly on to face then gently tap with a fingertip to blend into skin. Besides fake freckles, the key to the makeup look is blush. Tons of pink blushes seem to be the makeup trends of 2020. Wearing bright pink your skin will get glowing. I choose the pink from my favorite cheek palette —— Becca Be a Light Face Palette (Light to Medium).
ColourPop Cosmetics 'It's My Pleasure' Palette ($12) Swatches!! I haven't had a chance to use this baby yet but I wanted to post swatches awhile. I'll probably play with it tonight. And then wash my face and go to bed. You know. The usual. Oh worth noting... four of the nine shadows are also sold individually so if you already own them then it might not be worth buying the palette.
ColourPop 'It's My Pleasure' ($12) vs Huda Beauty 'Amethyst Obsessions' ($27) These palettes definitely have very similar vibes and upon closer inspection, I'd say that 6 of the 9 shades are comparable. Not actual dupes imo but close enough to give you a similar look with either shade. The Huda shadows don't have names so I'm going number them, with the upper left corner being '1', the middle shade being '5', the lower right hand corner being '9' etc. Swipe left to see fingertip swatches! 💜 1 vs Bare Minimum- these are pretty similar but CP has blue glitter 🧡 2 isn't comparable to anything in the CP palette 💛 3 is a lot darker and more pink than Kittenfish. They're very different . 💚 4 is darker and more purple than Sleeper 💙 5 vs Earthshine- these two are pretty similar but 5 is several shades darker and more purple 🖤 6 vs Chick Lit- actually I lied in the intro. I'd consider these two to be dupes. 6 might be a little more red but not much ❤ 7 vs Fan Fiction- these two are pretty close too. Fan Fiction is a little lighter and more cool toned 💖 8 isn't comparable to anything in the CP palette 💗 9 vs Do or Dough- these two look different in the pans but quite similar on the skin. Do or Dough has blue glitter and a blue violet shift. 9 is sans glitter and more pink Do you need both? Probably not. However I love the two unique shades in the huda palette, 2 and 7. The two unique shades in the CP palette, Pretty Cruel and Mr. Sandman, are both sold individually. Which is better? Eh... it's a matter of opinion. I've heard some people say that they love the huda palette and others say that they hate it. I like both. I've only used the CP palette once so far but I really like it and it's less than half the price, made in the US and I like ColourPop better as a brand overall.
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Stay Naked 11nn vs 10nn
So urban decays stay naked 10nn and 11nn are labeled exactly the same. They are both ultra fair double neutral. That in my opinion is confusing. So today I bought 10nn and I’m giving 11nn to my adoptive mother (have you guys noticed yet that my family is unbelievably confusing and cursed? “Don’t try to be a sob story!” Girl who’s trying???). So the difference is clearly not in tone but undertones. Despite both being double neutral 10nn means more towards cool and 11nn leans more towards warm. So the difference is pretty slight but worth noting. Though urban decay would be wise to change the names of these two so they don’t sound exactly the same. Hope this helps my fellow pale ladies!
Swatches of 11nn Stay Naked & 1.5 All Nighter
Swatch at the top is 11nn aka ultra fair double neutral from urban decays stay naked line Swatch at the bottom is 1.5 aka fair bisque in pink undertone. As you can see when it comes to being super pale stay naked wins.
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my favorite serums!☺️
hello everyone! today i am sharing three of my favorite serums that i use everyday. i have done more in depth reviews on both the face milk and the niacinamide if you are interested, but here are some quick reviews of my three favorite serums☺️ personally i have very oily, acne prone skin, and i have really terrible acne scars on one prt of my face. ive had a very hard time controlling my acne, but these serums help. my acne scars are only getting worse though, so my mom might have me go to a dermatologist 😐 anyways, these products do do a lot of great things for all skin types! my favorite of the three is The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ! this product is really affordable, i think its about $7. i cant afford much else, nor do i u understand why people would pay $30+ for nearly the same exact forumula😂 this product is made with 10% niacinamide, which is a really great ingredient for acne. this has minimized my pores SIGNIFICANTLY, and has reduced my redness as well. it helps control my oil, and has helped heal my less-severe acne marks fast. it feels like a watery gel, and absorbs really fast!💧 this product is also great for older people, as it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles! next is my Fourth Ray - Watermelon Face Milk . im not sure if this technically qualifies as a serum because its a “face milk”, but regardless its quite good. its a moisturizing face milk that is made for people with oily skin! fourth ray makes others for other skin types, too. this formula is made with watermelon, which helps calm irritation and boost collagen production! 🍉 everytime i use it, it makes my skin feel sooo hydrated! it has a very milky texture, and soaks into the skin pretty fast. i dont really understand why people dont like this product 🤷🏼♀️ finally is my newest product, The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA . this product is a skin lightening product (but not a skin bleaching product as those are very harmful). this targets things like hyperpigmentation and dark spots. ive been using it recently only on the patch of my face that has acne scars, because i dont want to lighten my freckles. it has done a pretty good job for my less severe acne scars, but my severe ones are going to need some more taking care of😣 this product is the same exact texture as the niacinamide. its also absorbs quite fast, too. its $8.90, so its also quite inexpensive! i just wish it could take away my purple acne marks, but i guess not😔 anyways, lemme know what u think of these products in the comments! dont forget to follow and cheer for more☺️ #CheriePartner
So what exactly are serums?
So you have your basic routine down but you still have some skincare concerns. That’s where serums come in! Serums are designed to deliever concentrated doses of active ingredients to the skin. They can either be specific to one active or a blend of many actives. My two favorite serums at the moment are The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics and GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum . I have oily yet dehydrated skin that is acne prone with redness and some post acne hyperpigmentation. For me, I look for serums that help with oil control, pigmentation lightening, and bringing hydration into the skin. The Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum has been an absolutely must in my routine. I’ve gone through two bottles already. I like it a lot better than The Ordinary version. It’s a little bit thicker than your typical serum consistency but it absorbs really easily. It doesn’t have that tacky or pill like effect some serums can have. You can use this during the day or night but I personally use this at night at the first step in my routine after I cleanse my face. I’ve been using this for months now and I’ve seen such a huge reduction in hyperpigmentation, redness, and oiliness of my skin. Now in the morning is when I use The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics. I wasn’t a fan of their hyaluronic acid as it pills up on me. Unlike the thicker consistency that is this is very water like. I’ll wash my face in the morning and while it’s still wet I’ll apply this serum. That way the water on my face is being driven into the skin to add hydration. This is perfect for all skin types but especially my oily but dehydrated people as it’s going to give you hydration but not feel heavy. The best part is they are both inexpensive. They are $6 and $6.80 respectively. What are your favorite serums?
Wild Nothing 🌵 + Garden Variety🌸 🌷// SWATCHES
Happy Sunday! I did a huge haul last weekend when the Colourpop X Sailor Moon restocked. I was only able to pick up the eye palette and one pressed blush on that collection, but I finally picked up some of the Wild Nothing and Gardrn Variety restock along with it. I am so upset that they are having the 25% off site wide this weekend. If I would have known, I would have picked it up this weekend instead. 😢 On the Wild Nothing collection, I was only able to get the creme shadows. Only the shade bronco and laurel appealed to me. Bronco was sold out so I picked up laurel. I wanted to pick up the jelly much shadows on that collection, but it was also sold out. I am glad I was able to pick up the lip oils though. I am a little upset because skinny dip and playa vista look identical when I swatched it and when applied on the lips. So I suggest only pick one or the other. You don’t need both. I wasn’t drawn to the eye palette so I decided to skip it. The Garden Variety palette caught my eye more. The color story was beautiful and it swatched really well. It is so pigmented. I feel like more pigmented than the other palettes I have tried in the past. The shimmers are to die for! I can’t wait to play with this palette. The jelly much shadows are also soooo beautiful. They are the reason why I picked up some items in this collection and I definitely believe they are the star of the show. I expected the texture to be similar to ELF’s jelly highlighters, but these were much more drier than those. They feel creamier rather than liquidy. They look a bit challenging to work with, but I won’t really know until I try them. Overall, I am excited for my new items and I can’t wait to create looks with them. What’s your fav Colourpop collection? Francesca 💋
COLOURPOP- Jelly Much Shadow
Too Faced - Gingerbread Set
Y’all already know I am a sucker for cute packaging and this Too Faced - Gingerbread Bronzed & Kissed has cuteness written all over it! Immediately, when I saw the sneak peeks for the holiday collection, I knew this set would have to be mine! When the holiday season came around, we were blessed with a Too Faced sale and that is when I bought my set. The set which includes a gingerbread scented bronzer, a matte lippie, and a makeup bag for $39.00. It was limited edition so I am not sure if people will be able to get it for this price from a reseller but if you’re able to get this set for a good deal - take it! The bronzer is the perfect shade to add a true sun kissed appearance to the face. I have a light to medium skin tone and am oily combo! This bronzer is terrific and leads to the desired look without looking blotchy or too dark. The lipstick is generally not my go to shade since I prefer dusty rose and/or dark berry shades. However, it is a stunning shade and looks great with a cooper eyelook. I absolutely love this set and hope everyone who uses it feels the same way! It’s cute and it is functional so 100% recommend this to my friends and followers!
Too Faced-Gingerbread Bronzed & Kissed
I really like this set the palette alone is extra pigmented as always, and the highlighters as highlighters are so cute and really glowing, and those lippie markets! Wow they’re nice and creamy and don’t dry out.
SEPHORA COLLECTION-MOSCHINO + SEPHORA Highlighter Cheek Set
Cream vs Powder Highlighter: Becca & Ofra
I’m a huge fan of highlighter whether it be powder or liquid/cream! I find them so versatile—able to be worn on the high point of your fact to emphasize your facial structure, or as an eyeshadow topper to give yourself an elevated look. I normally prefer liquid highlighter formulas over powder formulas, but I prefer the Ofra here—let me tell you why: Products: Powder: OFRA - Nikkietutorials Everglow Highlighter Liquid/cream: BECCA - BECCA X Chrissy Cravings Glow Kitchen Kit (specifically the glow soufflé duo-liquid highlighter) Price: Ofra: their highlighters are kind of their thing, so they tend to be super pricey. This is a pan trio which I appreciate (so it’s not just one shade) and it costs $35 Becca: this pack is no longer available, but when it was it was a super affordable $29-$35 if I remember correctly! First impressions: Ofra: when I first received this in the mail (it came in an Allure beauty box) it was broken as shown in the photo. It’s a super soft, fallout-prone formula so I’m not surprised but I was disappointed. Luckily the white section which I was more likely to use is completely intact still so I’m not mad about it. Becca: when I first opened this duo, the liquid highlighter portion was full of oil! It was so strange—you had to mix the cream and the oil to make it a true liquid formula. I ended up dumping the oil out of it to make it more creamy and usable LOL. Shades: Ofra: here I swatched the closest shade to the Becca highlighter which is the pinky gold shade. I love using this shade as my undertone is more pink so it looks natural when applied sparingly. Becca: the shade is called “cinnamon churro” and though it seems dark, when applied sparingly it looks so beautiful and golden on my skin! Overall experience: Ofra: this powder is so versatile and sO PiGmEnTeD. But it really is!! I like dabbing it on with my finger for a brighter/bolder application and applying with a brush for a sheerer glow. Though I am mildly upset that it came broken, there is still a ton of product left and a little bit goes a long way. I love that I can use this on both my face and my eyes! & it has no noticeable fragrance. It flakes off throughout the day so if you don’t like fallout you may not like this one. Becca: I love dabbing this on my face and eyes for the opposite affect than the Ofra—for a more sheer application. I find this is super buildable which I adore (so I don’t accidentally apply too much right out the gate) but it is super glittery. The glitter can be nice once in a while but I’m not always into that if you know what I mean! It also has SUCH a strong cinnamon fragrance that does not leave until you wash it off your face. I feel like I would like this more as a body highlighter for a concert or event!! It does stay in place alllll day, though! Rating: Ofra: 5/5 Becca: 3/5
BECCA-BECCA X Chrissy Cravings Glow Kitchen Kit
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint VS. Glossier Lidstar
ARMANI beauty - Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in 4, 5, 12, 18 & 20 - long-lasting - pigmented - lightweight formula - 3 finishes (matte, metallic & shimmer) Glossier. - Lidstar Glistening Eye Glow in Fawn & Cub - fades over time - blends away - shimmer finish - sheer pigmentation My Choice: I have to choose Giorgio Armani Eye Tint because there are so many shades to choose from. From matte neutrals to shimmery greens. They glide on easily with the applicator and blends seamlessly with a brush or finger. I also love how long-lasting they are because they don’t fade or crease even after a whole day of wear. The Glossier Lidstars are beautiful when applied with the applicator but as soon as I try to blend it out with a brush or finger, the pigment disappears and my lids are left with a faded shadow with bits of glitter scattered. My Choice:
ARMANI beauty-Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow
DISNEY DESIGNER ❤️
This COLOURPOP - It's a Princess Thing shadow palette A part of the Disney designer collection that Disney released in collaboration with colourpop. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for any collection to launch with a brand. When I actually saw this pallet I thought it was gorgeous and perfect for an every day eyeshadow palette. Even though this contains a few pops of color I think that is very wearable for your every day make up we are but you can also play with it if you like more color in your looks. The shade names are absolutely adorable and fit perfectly with the princess theme. The actual quality of the shadows it’s just like colourpops regular shadow formulation which is amazing in my opinion performs as if it were a higher end pallets. If you’ve been eyeing this pallete or any other pallet from colourpop I highly recommend checking it out especially for the price point.
COLOURPOP-It's a Princess Thing shadow palette
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