Sheer Makeup – the look that’s good for you and your skin!
Aug. 18, 2020
Sick of heavy make-up that makes your skin feel like it is suffocating? Makeup that melts off as soon as the temperature begins to rise? Well have no fear, because sheer makeup is here! Sheer makeup is the hot new trend in the beauty world.
So, what does it mean? Sheer makeup means less of, well, everything! It means a lighter make up look that feels weightless! And the good news is, it doesn’t require a whole new set of beauty products. In many cases it just means re-learning how to use your current ones!
Step one: Glowing Skin
There’s no worse look or feel than cakey foundation on your skin. All it’s going to achieve in the long term is a reliance on more foundation as your skin starts breaking out!
Now more than ever we are putting time into our skincare routines – so why not show off the results?
Switch from a foundation to a serum. Serums will act as a brightening agent and give your complexion a healthy glow! Make sure not just to wipe the serum on your face and leave it there, instead dedicate some time to applying the serum properly by massaging it onto your face. Not only will this allow for a smoother application, by applying pressure to your facial muscles you also end up boosting blood flow that will give your skin a rosy shine that no blusher or highlighter could match – shown in Instagrammer Aimeetwistartistry’s image!
If giving up that foundation is a step too far, do not worry. You can still achieve a sheer make up look with foundation – just make sure it is the right one! We would recommend foundations that have a moisturizing benefit. This is because they tend to blend more naturally onto the skin and give off a more sheer and natural feel.
Concealer should be applied sparingly – and only to the areas that actually need it! In particular, under the eyes. But before you start lathering it over those bags, make sure you are smart in the application. You only need a few dabs of concealer and place it mostly in the inner corner. If you drag the concealer all the way to the lash line you risk making your skin look aged.
You might only associate highlighter with heavily contoured looks, but highlighter plays an important role in sheer makeup looks as well. By applying highlighter to upper cheekbones, brow bones and the bridge of your nose and chin your skin will shine at every angle. The proof is in the pudding in Instagrammer Andremex’s image.
Step two: your facial features
With a sheer make up look it’s a no brainer that you won’t be reaching for that neon eyeshadow palette. But sheer eye makeup doesn’t just have to mean nude colours. We would recommend a rose gold tint for an eyeshadow glow that will match the rest of your sheer complexion! Just look to Instagrammer Havva_fit’s image to see how well this eyeshadow look goes with a sheer complexion.
Just because a sheer makeup look doesn’t involve vibrant lipsticks doesn’t mean you shouldn’t factor in your lips! Tinted lip balms can add a splash of colour to your look while sticking with the sheer theme – as seen in Instagrammer Scoutbeautymd’s image.
If you want a slightly more out there colour for your lip tint you could always try mixing in a bit of your favourite lipstick!
Black Owned Makeup Look
So I decided to use the products I pictured in my first photo (minus my highlight shade and lipstick) I used the #Ace Beaute - Nostalgia Palette[products]#[FiveStars] for my entire eye look. I definitely enjoyed these products. My only advice is to shake the UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation before use (because it can come out watery) but the coverage is absolutely flawless. I was shocked with the consistency the coverage I got. What’s your favorite black owned brands? (I do not own right to the song)
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
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