How This Beauty Illustrator Uses Social Media To Fuel Her PassionsMeet the beauty illustrator who learned that there's so much more to beauty than products and potions.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Cherie Profiles: @SerumSearchAt Cherie, we believe that beauty should be defined by you. In our Cherie Profiles series, we will spotlight a different Cherie user and share their beauty story.Social media can draw a mixed bag of emotions, depending who you ask. You hear the same narrative; that social media can be detrimental to your mental health and actual social life. Like too much of any good thing, excess hours spent on social apps can affect your perception of reality. But, social media can also be used for so much good. The key difference? Moderation and community. In our first Cherie Profile, we talked to Sona, aka @SerumSearch, who uses her social media profile as a place to fuel her passion for art, and how the online skincare community has helped her redefine what beauty means to her. On starting her skincare account"I simply wanted to learn more about my skin. From what would be good for my skin, which ingredients to avoid, and so on. When I started my account, I didn't feel like photographs were my thing, and I didn't really want to pose in my own pictures, but I knew that I wanted to start sharing my opinions. I always loved drawing as a kid, and so it was natural that my skincare account became centered around illustrations. Using social media reignited my passion for illustrating, and getting noticed by brands like Algenist inspired me to keep going."
Jan. 21, 2020
ALGENISTSecrets of Algae KitOn why people love illustrations"I've learned in the skincare community that people love what's unique. Whether that's individual stories, different realities, people like seeing what's personal. I think that's why they like illustrations—they feel unique and they feel like me. I put a lot of effort into my illustrations and it shows; you can really see me and my personality in each illustration." On how she defines beauty "I used to be into clear skin and perfect brows and thought that things like that defined beauty, but as I learned from the skincare community, being vulnerable and speaking up is what I think is beautiful now. Human nature is beautiful. I find it beautiful when people open up and speak honestly!"On her hopes for the beauty world and social media"I'm thankful to the beauty community for giving me a reason to create art again, and for teaching me so much about skincare, self-care and true beauty. I'm very excited for the decade ahead of us. I think the era of mass produced, unsustainably sourced beauty is over. I believe 2020 is the year of brands with morals that care about their customers, and consumers that keep them accountable."
The best sunscreen for dry skin☀️
Y’all… Let me tell you how dry my skin gets. My skin gets so dry that it looks like my skin is actually flaking. I have struggled with dry skin my entire life and I hardly find any products that truly help my skin. I reached out to a friend who gave me a skin care routine and she suggested this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ it is honestly the best! Not only is it scent free but it hydrates my skin without burning it. I have high sensitivity to a lot of products and this is one that doesn’t make my skin irritated or break out. If you struggle with dry skin, try out this sunscreen! Not only does it help with the dryness but also you should always be protecting your face with sunscreen!!!
My well-loved drugstore makeup essentials
These are the drugstore makeup picks I ACTUALLY use! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Tarte Shapetape Concealer. Even the latest launches from Rare Beauty have me swooning. But drugstore makeup holds a special place in my heart. Walking through the aisles of Target or CVS gets me giddy. Quite honestly, I count those trips as my therapy sessions. Plus, these are the places were I started getting essentials to experiment with when I was younger! My favorite brands to score from are no doubt Pixi, NYX, Essence Cosmetics, Sonia Kashuk, Maybelline and Covergirl. They’re just my go-to’s! They’re the brands constantly putting out dupes for cult favorites. Everything in this picture, I use on a daily basis. I’ve been going through Maybelline Lifter Glosses like they’re going out of style. I actually was responsible for my local Target running out of stock once...oops. Another new essential that’s crawled its way into my everyday routine is the Covergirl Cooling Glow Stick. It’s part of their new Clean Fresh line and I use it on my WHOLE face. Top tip: try it under your eyes over your concealer 👀 I’m still in search for the perfect drugstore CC cream, does anyone have any good recommendations?
Baby Yoda likes skincare too 🥰
so this is my daily skincare. everything here has cleared up my dark spots and hyperpigmentation although the doll face eye cream has been working really slow for me so if anyone knows a good eye brightening cream pls comment below FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Odacité SKINCARE - Marula Neroli Serum ConcentrateSKIN&LAB - Dr. Vita Clinic, A Plus Lifting Cream, Vitamin A
THIS IS A FRESH 👏🏾START 👏🏾
THIS is why I love BoxyCharm 🙌🏾 These products wouldn’t have been on my radar, but they were delivered right to my door + I absolutely LOVE all of them! And this olive eye!! I’m feelin it! Full tutorial and review are on YouTube now! Link in bio ❤️ Product List: #Violet Voss - Olive You Forever[products]#[FiveStars] This is my first time trying this brand and I'm really impressed! The shadows are creamy, pigmented, and super blendable! FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya I love the cleansing balm so I was excited to try this! It has definitely helped my skin stay hydrated and even makes it look more glowy and matte! I love the texture and it absorbs quickly! #Avant Skincare - Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Micellar Water[products]#[FourStars] This reneges ALL my makeup, even mascara, with no issues! My skin feels smooth and hydrated after using it. However, it has a LOT of fragrance. I don't mind the smell, but it does linger. #Seraphine Botanicals - Apple + Baume Glow Lip Mask[products]#[FiveStars] A great lip mask! Hydrated lips nicely! I like applying this as I start my makeup routine and it's usually absorbed by the time I get to my lips. #Trust Fund Beauty - Lipgasm Lip Gloss[products]#[FourStars] this is a pretty gloss but it is a bit sticky. What do you think about this box?
Glossy hair secret😱💗
Yall!!! Ever since I cut 4 inches off my hair a few weeks ago, I made a promise to myself to take care of my hair so it could grow longer, stronger and much healthier. Well let’s cue in THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Brightening Hair Treatment ...it is AMAZING! I am so happy with the results that I have been seeing with it. If you are looking for a product to help with your hair, try this out! The Inkey list has so many different AND affordable products that help with so many hair issues that you need to try them out! If you have questions - let me know!! Xo, Johanna
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