5 of the Best Makeup Products With Built-In Skincare Benefits
The desire for flawless skin is a double-edged sword—we can conceal our breakouts and uneven skin tone with layers of makeup (which could be the very source of said skin issues), or we can dive deep with our skincare. When the two worlds of skincare and makeup collide, however, this not only becomes a multi-tasker’s dream, it becomes the best thing you can do for your skin. Of course, this bodes the question, “why isn’t all makeup infused with skincare ingredients?” Until we find that answer, keep scrolling to find out the best skincare-makeup hybrids.
Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint - $42
Foundation and skincare has never been made easier. When the occasion calls for a fresh-faced glow, this skin tint is the perfect pick. It offers sheer to light coverage that lets your skin peak through, and is infused with a slew of skin-loving ingredients. The dream team consists of Hyaluronic Acid (loved for its ability to smooth imperfections), Butterfly Bush Flower Extract (to protect against blue light because let’s face it, we’re always on our phones), and Wu-Zhu-Yu Fruits Extract (for its radiant-inducing properties).
KEVYN AUCOINStripped Nude Skin Tint
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder
Touted as being one of the pioneers among makeup brands with skincare benefits category, It Cosmetics does it again with this blurring powder. Like all of the products in the line, the formula was developed with plastic surgeons and is made with anti-aging ingredients. Silk (yes, actual silk) conditions the skin with its high amino acid content while collagen improves elasticity. And let’s not forget about the antioxidants and peptides, which help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
it CosmeticsBye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder
Glossier Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color - $18
Cheeks get a major upgrade with this gel-cream blush. Available in six flattering shades suitable for a wide range of skin tones, the formula is both lightweight and hypoallergenic. Skin soaks up collagen—which is known to hydrate and plump—while blurring powder pigments give an even, streak-free application. Safe to say, it’s a dream for the cheeks and we have our head in the clouds (no pun intended).
Glossier.Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color
Thrive Causemetics Cosmo Power 3D Strobing Highlighter - $34We’re all about the glow, and this strobing highlighter gets the job done all while delivering skin-loving ingredients. It features three kinds of micro-shimmers and water-resistant pigments, plus a formula of soothing vitamin E, detoxifying kaolin clay, and youth-boosting retinyl palmitate (aka vitamin A). Our skin is left beaming without sans heaviness—the ultimate test to pass when it comes to makeup.
thrive causemeticsCosmo Power 3D Strobing Highlighter
BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Anti-Redness Mattifying Primer - $26
When a breakout makes an appearance, this primer stays in our rotation. Rather than contributing to further clogging pores, this boasts an acne-fighting formula that mattifies, reduces redness, and calms breakouts. Chamomile and arnica offer nourishment while phytosphingosine (a conditioning agent) strengthens the skins protection against bacteria. Plus, it’s free of the nasties—you know, the typical offenders of parabens, sulfates, and fragrance.
A Cherie Member Wanted A Video Tutorial❤️
WOOOT! FIRST CHERIE VIDEO EYE TUTORIAL! Uploads have been coming in a little later in the day because videos take a WEEEEEE longer to make. 😊 This video has a lot of information packed into one minute! Be sure to pause, rewatch and pay close attention! I didn’t expose my camera correctly so the skin tones might look off but I promise that it won’t compromise the final results of what the shadow will look like in person! It will still look like the photo I previously posted of this look! The more pigment you place on your eye, the more it’ll show. This video shows the basic steps of what I did to create this look 😄 Feel free to ask me any extra questions if you get confused!! Used: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Norvina Eyeshadow Palette VISEART - Grande Pro 3 HUDA BEAUTY - Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Liquid Eyeshadows in shade faux fur Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer
🍵 green tea works!! for dark circles
I've had struggles with insomnia since I was a kid. At one point, I accepted my dark circles. But sometimes, making yourself look healthier can make you FEEL better. And that's important. When you lose sleep, your skin gets paler, & your blood vessels dilate. So thin, pale skin + bigger vessels = dark under eyes. The 1st solution is to sleep more. But the 2nd works really well for our off days! 🍃 GREEN TEA TREATMENT 🍃 I was skeptical of this at first. But it WORKS. In the first pic (above), I had gotten 4 hours of sleep. In the after (below) pic, I had done a green tea bag soak. Tutorial : ￼Soak two tea bags in water in your refrigerator. I left mine overnight. Try to use pure green tea. I used the #Twinings - Green Tea[products]#[FiveStars] ￼Take the bags, squeeze excess water, and apply them over your eyes. Leave a little water so it can get snug on your eyes (like a blanket). I put the thick end on my under eye, and fit the top part on my upper lid. Both are important to reduce dark circles. ￼Remove after 15 minutes. And that's it! Your eyes will look less red, and you'll feel more awake. I know the process is long- so it's not ideal for when you're in a rush. But it's also very anti-anxiety. My facial muscles felt relaxes, and the redness was 75% gone. My skin felt tighter (in a good way) for a few hours. 🍂TESTING ANOTHER METHOD🍂 I wanted to try a quick under eye cream for days where I only have a minute. So I tried the PACIfICA - Rose Jelly Beauty Sleep Undereye Gel In the 4th pic, the top is me before, and the bottom is me after. What I did: ￼Leave it in the fridge over night ￼In the morning, rub the product in (using the glass beads to massage the eyes). Sadly, the difference was minimal. It made me feel relaxed, but I wonder if I should have used more of the gel / kept the cooling beads on longer. 🧪 INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWN 🧪 I think green tea worked better because I kept it on (and cold) so long. It has a high concentrate of caffeine and ECGC. Both constrict blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. The Pacifica product has caffeine, too. But its first ingredient is witch hazel (reduces swelling). It also has caffeine, rose extract (reduces lines), and blue tansy (soothes irritation). All these are helpful to target dark circles, but maybe they're not potent enough. And the tube is small, so I don't want to use too much of it. On the plus side, it kept my under eyes moisturized all day. So I'll still take it for on the go. But if you REALLY need to look awake for a Zoom meeting or appointment? Green tea is the way to go!
Wishful Rose Oil by HUDA -Review & Dupe for $24?
I was extremely intrigued with the rose oil as I already use a daily oil by Pixi Beauty and saw a significant difference. But after three days testing the Wishful Rose Oil, I’m truly dissatisfied with the product. For $63.00 this oil doesn’t do enough and the smell is not amazing either! I can get past it because of the listed ingredients “Damascus, Carrot, Rosehip. The product claims to give you a more even, bright and smooth appearance appropriate for all skin types, but actually just sits on your face and doesn’t absorb. This was my first negative view of the product, but what i can say that i like is the claim for brighter skin does come to light. I felt rejuvenated. The Dupe product mentioned by Pixi Beauty is just a .03 fl oz difference with the same main ingredient Rosehip. Ultimately I will stick to my $24.00 Pixi rose oil as I can trust it will melt into my skin overnight and truly keep it’s claims under my skin! xx
DIY BB Cream: My New Fave Trick for Summer
Note: I am wearing some concealer and strobe stick in the “after” pictures. Okay, so I’ve just learnt this quick and super simple recipe for making your own Tinted Moisturiser! I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of this before, and can’t wait to test it more this summer ☀️ So, I found out that you can create your own tinted moisturiser by mixing some of your favourite face cream with some of your favourite mineral makeup powder! When I moved to Australia, I noticed that my usually dry, fairly sensitive skin was not tolerating foundation during the summer. The high humidity here caused every foundation I owned to break up, powders would bunch to it, and I’d look terrible by midday! Some days, I wished I just hadn’t worn any makeup 😫 I started using the nude by nature - Natural Mineral Cover Foundation SPF 15 on top of a high quality moisturiser and full coverage concealer, and enjoyed the results. However, I always felt a little bit drier than I wanted to. Now, I’m going to be testing out this new trick ✨ Mix a pump of your favourite moisturiser - mine is currently the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin - with a good couple shakes of your mineral powder foundation in a container. Mix the two ingredients together, and dab it onto your face. You’re boosting your hydration whilst blending the natural mineral coverage into your skin! 😇 I bet this method will be much longer lasting than just slapping makeup on top of slippery face cream. Adding more mineral foundation will increase the pigmentation and coverage of your tinted moisturiser mixture, but I don’t expect to get anything more than light coverage out of this. Still, this is a beautiful fix for uni days, grocery runs, or any time I want to look a bit more vibrant without the effort! Two ingredients that I already own, and a couple seconds of mixing 😍
I just tried OLAPLEX Nº 0 & Nº 3 🤷🏻♀️
☁️This 2-part treatment system takes 20+ minutes. You do it on dry hair before you shampoo & condition. First you saturate your hair with Nº 0, wait 10 minutes, don’t rinse, then add Nº 3 & leave on for an additional 10+ minutes. Nº 3 can be used alone, but Nº 0 is meant to be used only as a precursor for Nº 3. I originally bought this for my bf’s heavily damaged hair, but he’s so lazy about using anything😑 So finally we made it happen. My hair isn’t currently damaged from bleach like it used to be, however, because I have a neurological disease, some days I’m in so much pain, tossing & turning in bed all day, I pull my hoodie over my head & use a heating pad on it. Days like this my thick hair becomes a wreck. Swipe for photos. I definitely get a lot of breakage around my hairline, I’m so over it lol, I’ve got silk pillowcases coming in the mail💤💌 I picked a “bad hair day” like this from the other day after my flareup calmed down to try this 2-part treatment system for you guys. I’m aware that no hair treatment can make a strand of hair full length again once it’s snapped short... I was more curious to see what this treatment could do for my bf’s hair. He washes it waaay too much because he thinks it’s dirty due to his job, which gives his hair tons of sun damage. I was mortified when he told me he washes it twice a day! Don’t do this! It strips away your natural oils! His hair is so brittle & dry! OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit $28/5.2 of Nº 0 + 1 oz of Nº 3 Everyone seems to be raving about Olaplex products, so I had my hopes set pretty high. This may be an unpopular opinion, but this treatment didn’t impress me much. I have to use sooo much product for my hair & it’s only shoulder length. My hair is extremely thick, I’m no stranger to using extra product, but this was a little ridiculous. I used almost the entire full size Nº 0 & every last drop of the sample size Nº 3. The amount I used on my bf was quite little. His hair is very thin & only like 4-5” long. OLAPLEX - No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment $28/5.2 oz He thought I was using a lot, because the nozzle dispenses so slowly (which is good I guess because the consistency is like water) but the level only went down about a half inch. Not really any scent. I found it so time consuming to do this step myself. The applicator made me feel like I was in highschool using box dye. I actually transferred it to an empty (& clean) Briogeo spray bottle because I was so frustrated. It dispensed it a lot faster, but still be very careful. I had a cut on finger & it burned really bad, so don’t get it in your eyes! OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector $28/3.3 oz Similar to typical hair conditioner in texture/consistency/scent-easy to apply. THE RESULTS: His hair: still fried This just wouldn’t be feasible for my hair considering I emptied a $28 bottle for 1 use. Hair was soft after nothin special.
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