Easy Spring Shadows You Can Wear EverydayThese spring colors are perfect for updating your eyeshadow game.
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! Spring is on its way! If you're like me, holed up at home practicing social distancing, it might feel like spring is NOT on its way and that these cold rainy days will last forever... but thankfully, Mother Nature has a schedule to keep! In anticipation for warmer days, a brighter sun, and stepping out into the world again, I've rounded up some spring shades that are so fun and easy to wear for any occasion. Now, I'm no stranger to eye shadow, but I am most definitely no expert. I missed that window years ago when my indecisive nature (hello, Libra rising) couldn't choose which colors to use and in what order. So for these spring looks, I opted for simple application methods; my handy dandy ring finger. And a liner brush here and there 😜BABY BLUE HUESThe first perfect spring shadow takes a cue from clear blue skies. I never really thought about putting baby blue shadow on my tan skin, something about it seemed like a wrong match in my head, but after picking up Glossier's new Skywash in Pool, I was gladly proven wrong. This may be the spring of baby blue shadow for me 🧐
Glossier.SkywashLILAC'S IN FULL BLOOM Spring is known for new beginnings, and that symbolism is solidified by all the beautiful flowers that bloom under spring's sun. Lilac shadow is an amazing color for spring because it feels equal parts romantic and playful —who wouldn't want this vibe? Here I used Colourpop's Super Shock Shadow in REM, a gorgeous opalescent lilac, which was a Christmas 2019 limited edition color. Don't fret, there are plenty of lilac alternatives!
COLOURPOPColourpop Super Shock ShadowGREENER GRASSES Inspired by the growing grass and leaves of spring, two tones of green is as spring as it gets. Using Huda Beauty's Emerald Obsessions Palette, I swiped a pretty pastel green on my lids and lined by bottom lashes with a deeper emerald color.
HUDA BEAUTYObsessions Eyeshadow PaletteA NEW EARTH A bit of grounding is what terracotta shadows will do for your look. I've always loved terra cotta shadows, but Glossier's Skywash in Burnt Sienna takes the cake! BTW, Skywash applies and blends like a dream. It's also buildable—my look here is about three layers deep. If you're afraid terracotta shadows might make it look like you have discolored eyelids (as was my fear), fret not! It's all about how much you put on, the trick being making the shadow opaque enough to stand out.
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AM I DOING THIS WRONG ?! 🥴
Along with everyone else, I’ve been gushing about Selena Gomez’ Rare Beauty line. The packaging, colours and purpose behind the products is all beautiful. I was so excited to get my hands on the soft-pinch blush, for me fall is the perfect time to switch over from a glowy bronzer to a soft pretty blush. I got the matte finish in ‘Love’ which is described as a warm terracotta colour. I hate to be this person, but I’m not quite sold on this liquid blush. 💪🏼 |PERFORMANCE| I honestly found this so difficult to apply, when following the website instructions to remove the excess from the applicator then apply one dot to either cheek I legit had clown cheeks. It’s truly SO pigmented. Also I have a lot of texture in my skin so I found that the product sometimes sat very obviously in my pores and it wasn’t easy to buff out. I started applying it by removing as much from the applicator as possible then lightly brushing a powder brush across it to pick up as little product as possible and THEN applied that to my cheeks. 🤲🏻 |TEXTURE| Creamy texture that buffs out to a lightweight powdery feel 👃🏻|SCENT| Normal cosmetic scent 💦 |INGREDIENTS| This formula contains a blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily to help soothe, calm and nourish skin. Its vegan and cruelty free and is also free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban 💸 |VALUE| This blush goes for $26 CAD for 7.5ml, with the amount of pigment in this blush 7.5ml will last you forever. I would like to try this blush again in a softer colour, and give it another chance. But for me right now, it’s not worth it for how challenging it is to apply evenly. Have any of you tried the blush ? What did you like/dislike about it? Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
🍬🍃TATCHA MINIS HAUL🍃🍬
💜This is a recent Tatcha haul I scooped from Sephora with my VIB discount & saved up points, but I definitely placed an order today on tatcha.com to take advantage of their 20% off sale. Such a good time to purchase from Tatcha! I grabbed a couple old 5 star favorites like the Gold Spun lip balm & their Japanese blotting papers, as well as some other things I’ve been wanting to check out. Tatcha is actually an American brand, made in Japan🇯🇵, that adheres to Japan’s official safety & purity standards, one of the highest in the world, much stricter than the US (for more on that, check out my last post, or the 2015 documentary on Netflix called Stink) They were recently acquired by Unilever, so I hope they don’t ever change their standards! Tatcha sources all of their botanical extracts, ingredients & actives from plants grown in the most renowned provenances of Japan. 🍵🍚🌊Their formulas revolve around key ingredients Green Tea, Rice & Seaweed, the trinity of superfoods, rich in both nutrients & Japanese history, based on a Japanese document from 1813 which captured the beauty rituals of the time. ➕Their 2x fermented ‘Hadasei-3 complex’ yields over 85 actives like Enzymes, Minerals, Lactic & Amino Acids. It’s been a couple years since I’ve purchased Tatcha products, I’ve always loved their face creams, but we all know Tatcha is pricey!!! I think I was just always into moving on & trying something new, but oh how I missed them! I haven’t had as much luck with Tatcha cleansers in the past, I do adore their rice polish exfoliators 🍚 but personally was never a fan of the ‘One Step Camellia cleansing oil’ scent. I don’t think I’ve ever tried ‘The Deep Cleanse’ but I’m actually most excited to try their new cream cleanser: ‘The Rice Wash’🍚💦 I was also excited to finally try ‘The Silk Peony melting eye cream’ too, so this set was a no brainer! TATCHA - Pure & Glowing Trio set: $72 The ‘Pure & Glowing Trio’ set includes: a full size 1.7 oz Dewy Skin cream ($68) a 1.7 oz Rice Wash cleanser (full size is $35/4 oz) & 0.17 oz Silk Peony eye cream (full size $60/.5 oz) 🍬For now I’m just gonna share texture swatches & ingredients, but stay tuned... I’ll be rating everything in full review of every product coming soon! 💧TATCHA - Balanced Skin Duo The other products pictured are minis from a ‘Sephora Beauty Insider’ 300-point option that included: one mini ‘The Deep Cleanse’ 0.85 oz & one mini ‘The Water Cream’ 0.34 oz TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser Full size: $38/5 oz TATCHA - The Water Cream Full size $68/1.7 oz 💜In the meantime, check out that sale! And tell me your favorite Tatcha product(s) in the comments... or tell me about the ones that didn’t work for you!
RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
🌸 note: two of the products in my picture are prescription only, high grade retinoids. but i have tagged their drug store dupes that are the SAME product with a lower concentration 🌸 WHAT IS A RETINOL? in the most basic form, a retinoid is a form of VITAMIN A which encourages skin cells to break down and turn over faster, resulting in reduction of acne, wrinkles, dark spots and signs of aging. It promotes collagen production, unclogs pores, and reduces scarring. its actually thickens skin, preventing wrinkles from forming ☀️☀️ALWAYS USE AN SPF WITH RETINOIDS☀️☀️ because your skin cells are dying and regenerating so quickly, you are much more prone to sunburns. And we know sunburns are literally life-threatening they vary HIGHLY in strength (weak to strong list) ￼ ￼- retinoid esters: The weakest version of a retinoid, but is good for sensitive skin, surface level ￼ retinol: found in a variety of products, works on the cellular level of skin - adapalene (differin):￼ Used to be prescription only but can now be found in a low-dose age in most drug stores. penetrates deeper and slows the production of sebum with faster cell turnover ￼- retinoic acid (Retin-A/tretinoin): works deeper in the skin, can produce overnight results in the form of dead skin peeling. Very advanced skin cell turnover, as it penetrates and stimulates cell death and production. Skin can become very sensitive, irritated , and red ￼- isotretinoin (Accutane): essentially sebum production is very limited and skin cell turnover is dramatically increased. on ingestible medication that will make your skin peel, dry out, and really kill acne. It’s prescription only but very effective. 🌸 products i use! prescription only: ADAPALENE 0.3% dupe: DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ADAPALENE is the primary form of retinol in this product. this has been my go to product for years, it makes me less sun sensitive then Retin-A 0.05%, while still giving me excellent skin cell turnover and anti aging benefits. It helped my skin go from absolute shiz to a much cleaner glowing face (see 4th pic) prescription only: RETIN-A 0.05% dupe: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream TRETENOIN is the primary form of retinoid in this product. these two may actually be the same product, but the one that I have I know is usually prescription grade. it will make your skin peel overnight, so I use it as a spot treatment if I get any deep set nodular acne. i used this for a couple years but it made me really sun sensitive, it is very strong! luxury brand: SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum RETINOL ESTER and CoQ10 are the primary forms of retinal in this product. this claims to have a 6.5% blend of stabilize retinoids and botanical retinoid alternative extracts. I think that it is incredibly overpriced for what it is. There are very similar dupes such as those from the inkey list and the ordinary
✨New Beauty Buys-Ole Henriksen PHAT: Worth it?
I recently got this new face mask that works like a facial, with potent PHAs and Nordic birch sap to exfoliate by @olehenriksen ✨OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask It's really an interesting mask that works similar to @theordinary's AHA BHA peeling solution, but has Polyhydroxy Acid in it. It's an exfoliating mask that works instantly without causing any irritation or burning at all. I really liked this mask because you can keep it on for 15-20 mins and watch the pink color turn into white then wash it off. This mask doesn't sting or burn but does that exfoliation and gives a glow. It works amazing for my any skin type, I have oily/combination and Acne prone skin and it works great for me. The texture is of this mask very unique. It's goopy and stringy. Unlike clay masks, it's a thick creamy texture that glides on face like gum and washes off without any mess. I am enjoying using this because it gives me results instantly. It is great for dull skin, uneven skin tone and texture, Dark Spots, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Dryness. ✨It has : Highlighted Ingredients: - Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): A gentler alternative to AHAs that help even skin tone and texture through chemical exfoliation. - Nordic Birch Sap: Helps hydrate and nourish skin. - Pink Bentonite Clay: Helps clarify and renew. My experience: -Instantly brightens skin and makes it feel smooth and soft -Improves dark spots / hyperpigmentation -Doesn't irritate skin, doesn't sting or burn -Very gentle on Sensitive skin and works similar to AHA BHA masks. The only downside of this product is the price, It's 50$ for 1.7 fl.oz / 50 mL of product which in my opinion is quite expensive. The amount we get is very minimum and it's not going to last you more than 10 uses. You can get better exfoliating masks or solutions at quarter of the price and they work the exact same. Although I truly liked this product I won't be repurchasing it frequently.
🌟Giveaway is LIVE in 🏷 New Beauty Buys ❤️
✨The giveaway is live!! ✨You have a chance to win 4 full-size NEW beauty products that launched last month if you post into 🏷 New Beauty Buys before 10/18/2020 at 11:59 PM PST (details in previous post) 🌈❤️ Please don’t miss out!✌🏻 🌟Creator Spotlight🌟 Check out @madihomewood profile to see her new beauty buys！ “So I first saw this brand when @CedricShi did a post about the EARTH HARBOR - AQUA AURA Reparative Eye Creme and absolutely fell in love with the packaging. I started doing some research and fell equally in love with the brand and can’t wait to dive into these products...”
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