A Case for Skin Tints: The Better Alternative for FoundationSpring is here, and even though I'm indoors, a good skin tint still does wonders.
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 here and my skin needs a break... From foundation, that is. While I'm safely at home, shielding myself from allergies, getting some spring cleaning done, and letting my skin breathe, I do feel the need to polish my look for those oh-so-important video conferences. Enter skin tints, the lighter, airer, cousin to foundation. I have dry skin and don't like to feel smothered by foundation, so a skin tint sounded like a perfect fit for a new springtime look for me. In my opinion, most foundations don't have a lot of benefits for the skin either, but skin tints have a lot of good ingredients that can support healthy skin. The test is simple: over 5 days, I tried 3 different skin tints from 3 different brands. I also decided to wear them all for 2 days in a row to give them a fair shot, just in case one day was a dud. If you happen to be looking for a skin tint to switch up your makeup look for spring, these results are for you. Test 1: Kosas Tinted Face Oil FoundationThe range: 14 shades, I wear shade 05. The look: Oily, patchy, and pore-magnifying. The benefits: - Jojoba Seed Oil: Soothes and balances. - Avocado Oil: Cushions and thoroughly hydrates. - Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Tones and supports natural reparative processes. My thoughts: This skin tint is oil-based, so it obviously has an oily texture. That being said, it was very messy to apply, especially because I use my fingertips before blending. Those with dry skin beware: this will make your pores look much more visible. This product also doesn't contain an SPF (sigh.) The verdict: Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation? This tint is not it.Test 2: Ilia Super Serum Skin TintThe range: 18 shades, I wear shade Paloma ST9. The look: Dewy, bright, and ultrablendable. The benefits: - Plant-Based Squalane: Helps support skin and improves the appearance of elasticity. - Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: A clean, mineral sunscreen that safely shields skin from UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light and infrared. - Hyaluronic Acids (Macro + Micro): Helps to visibly plump skin and seal in hydration. - Niacinamide: Visibly improves and smooths skin texture. My thoughts: Smoothing and glowy, the Ilia skin tint feels just like a serum and doesn't look or feel cakey at all! Throughout the day, this skin tint was so lightweight that I didn't even notice I was wearing makeup at all. It's easy to apply, contains zinc oxide 12%, and layerable for fuller coverage. The verdict: The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint is everything I want in a breathable, lightweight skin tint for spring! Test 3: MILK Sunshine Skin TintThe range: 7 shades, I wear shade medium. The look: Unblended, thick, and all-around average. The benefits: - A weightless, sheer liquid foundation that hydrates skin while providing buildable, natural-looking coverage and sun protection. - Glides onto skin with roller My thoughts: The formula is very thick and sticky, so it can be difficult to blend out with the included applicator. Speaking of the applicator, it was very awkward to use — it was very hard to pump and the ball didn't really work. The look on the skin was very average and thick like a regular foundation, so I don't think it falls under the category of "skin tint." The verdict: The MILK Sunshine Skin Tint is another bust — save your money and opt for a drugstore foundation.
Milk MAKEUPSunshine Skin Tint SPF 30Overall, the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint came out on top for me! I love the fact that it felt like a true serum and tint and not like a foundation and the sunscreen was definitely an added bonus as well! I loved that it was quick and easy to apply unlike the other tints I tested and it definitely will be giving my skin a much-needed break from traditional foundation. My recommendation? The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint every time!
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Cosrx cotton rounds vs. Shiseido facial cotton🤍
☁️I ditched drugstore cotton pads a long time ago, I could never consistently find ones that didn’t flake & shred fibers onto my face. I have sensitive eyes & I absolutely hate getting anything stuck in there, I’m sure we all do. I don’t wear makeup much anymore, but having cotton pads that don’t shed or fall apart is so crucial for removing eye makeup! I mostly use cotton pads for my toning step. A good cotton pad will be absorbent, but not too much to be able to dispense your products across your face. 💦Pro Tip: If your cotton pads still look dirty or has traces of makeup after toning, this means your cleansing routine isn’t cutting it. Toning is not meant to further clean your skin after cleansing. Rather, toner meant to help rebalance skin & prepare it for your following hydration/moisture routine. 🚰 Toner is an important for me because I’m not super happy with my tap water quality. If I wouldn’t drink, I’m not thrilled about washing my face with it, but I’m not bougie enough to wash with Évian®😭 SHISEIDO - Facial Cotton $12/165 pads Description from Shiseido: This exclusive Facial Cotton is 100% natural and uniquely manufactured for a consistent soft, smooth texture. Allows for maximum absorption and assists in the application of Shiseido softeners. 165 sheets per pack. My review: I’ve been using these & loving them for years. It seemed like such a splurge to me when I first switched, but such an upgrade, I never looked back. They’re about 7 cents each, so it’s honestly not that bad if you’re sick of buying random cotton pads at Target/Walmart. (I checked prices a few mainstream brands like Equate & Q-Tips, which range from about 2-5 cents per) These are super soft! It doesn’t soak up too much product even though they’re plush, it gives it right back to, making toner an effective & enjoyable experience. I love they have no type of seam or edge, so there’s nothing but soft, fluffy texture☁️ COSRX - Pure 100% Cotton Rounds $12/80 pads Description from Cosrx: Soft, round cotton pad made of wavy patterned 100% cotton to mildly wipe skin without irritation. My review: Every once in a while I forget to add my usual Shiseido facial cotton to a Sephora order, so I decided to try something new in a Soko Glam order. These are double sided, one side is textured, one smooth. Technically these are twice as expensive per pad as Shiseido. Some of you may like the textured side for removing makeup or applying certain products, but I personally didn’t find it as an added plus. It’s not rough, but the smooth side isn’t as soft as Shiseido. They perform fine, but overall I like the softer, plush texture of Shiseido better. Cosrx has little seam edges I don’t care for. Results: Both held up equally well in all my tests. Swipe through the photos. I tried to see how much roughing up they could take & if they would flake or fall apart-they didn’t. Cosrx pads are slightly stronger, but both broke eventually💧
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Get rid of dry patches instantly -Peeling gels
Do you get large or small dry flakey patches because of either colder weather or retinoids or acne treatments? I do get these dry flakey patches all the time with my retinoid use and sometimes when the air gets dry around me. But that isn't the main concern for me, these dry patches come in my way of getting a good flawless foundation routine. When I have an event or meeting to attend and if I have these dry patches it's hard for me to moisturize them and keep them moisturized and look good under my makeup. There was only one solution to such dry fkakey skin, that is Exfoliation!! I figured the quick exfoliating masks and solutions (chemical exfoliation) work but they did not get rid of those dry patches completely. So I tried these peeling gels before my morning shower and vola!! They instantly removed my dry patches and made my skin super soft and smooth for a flawless makeup application!! 😍❤️ I love using these both, @wishful Yo Glow enzyme scrub HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub @saturdayskin Rub-A-Dub Refining peel gel SATURDAY SKIN - Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel ✨ These both are refining physical exfoliators that work by creating white balled up action and pills when you rub it gently on your skin. They generally have chemical exfoliants as well like Papaya and pineapple enzymes as well as physical exfoliators. The lightweight, milky texture gently buffs away dead skin cells and impurities for immediate results that also makes the perfect canvas for seamless makeup application. You start off with a watery gel like this, which you spread over your face then you see the product balling up on your face creating this weird peeled skin texture. ✨But have you Wondered what is it exactly?? Is it your skin falling off or peeling that way? Is it just the product that's balling up and not exfoliate skin well? or is it just a gimmick?? The Answer is: peeling gels are actually a very gentle physical scrub – the scrubbing bits are the soft, bunched up fibres, which are usually made of bunched up acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer* (sometimes listed as “carbomer” in the ingredients list). Some gels also contain a lot of cellulose, which adds to the bunching effect (this is usually in the opaque ones) ☑️😍Conclusion: Peeling gels aren’t chemical exfoliants – they’re gentle physical exfoliants (scrubs). The fibres form from ingredients that are in the gel to begin with, balling up from the rubbing motion with some help from oils on your skin. There will be a small amount of dead skin in there too. I am a fan of Peeling gels, they definitely help me a lot with instant exfoliation without being crazy abrasive on my skin. This is the evidence I like physical exfoliants as much as I love chemical ones. 😊❤️ Have you used Peeling gels? Do you like them? Share your thoughts ❤️
Parisian Makeup Look using Guerlain products🇫🇷
I tried two complexion products from Guerlain to achieve a natural Parisian makeup look. GUERLAIN - Meteorites 3-in-1 Highlighting and Illuminating Pressed Powder Palette This highlighter has three shades, infused with pearl extract for high shine:) The package is gorgeous!!! The pigmentation is pearlescent, glowy and sheer. The highlighter is very luminous and rich. I like all three colors here: pearly pink, pearly gold and pearly amber. How to use: I apply pearly gold on the nose tip, tempo and inner corners of eyes, pearly pink for the cheekbones as a luminous blush and pearly amber for eyelids to add extra shine for the eyes. The scent is natural subtle violet floral smell. One layer of application is good enough since is very pigmentier. I wish it had a smaller size. This palette is pretty big and heavy for on-the-go. I can use both brush and fingers to apply the powder. This palette is $65. It’s not inexpensive but it worth the $$$. GUERLAIN - Terracotta Light 10g This Terra-cotta light is a soft and blushing complexion powder with three shades mixed in one. The three shades are soft peachy blush, light matte bronze and luminous sheering deep bronze. It has all the shades that I need for my face. This formula is for natural makeup, sheer coverage and moisturized finish. It adds a natural tan to the face, light tan towards peachy blushing. It’s not precise but very natural. The powder also has Guerlain’s signature fragrance with orange blossom note. So beautiful!!! Price: $54 - a little overpriced to me. #cheriepartner
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