Here's How to Achieve the No-Makeup Makeup This Quarantine

A few tips to keep your glam natural!
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Sep. 22
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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!Staying at home should not make anyone feel less beautiful. If you want to dress up and put on a little makeup, then feel free to do so. Even if you cannot go out as much as you used to do, you can still experiment on some looks while staying inside the house. Think of it as preparing for the future night out or the next travel you will experience soon. If you are done with the experimental look and just want to explore a simple everyday makeup you can do at home, we got your back! Let us teach you how to achieve a no-makeup makeup look. How to Do the No-Makeup Makeup LookIf you want to have a simple yet still fab look while staying at home, no-makeup makeup is perfect for you. This makeup trend is the best for those who are over with the smokey eyes trend and want to highlight their natural beauty instead. It is the perfect makeup to wear when you are doing online meetings wherein you do not want to look too overly prepared, but you do not want to look too casual and unready. Before we begin, here are the things you need to have: Makeup primer Eyeshadow primer Color-correcting concealer Foundation Nude makeup palette Brown eyeliner Brow makeup and brow mascara Eye mascara Nude lipstick Follow these steps to take to get that no-makeup makeup look: 1. Prepare your skin First, you need to get your primer and apply it evenly on your face. Primer helps improve the coverage of your face and also lengthens the amount of time your makeup will last on your face. It also helps improve the texture of your skin. It hides fine lines, large pores, and other texture for a smoother base. 2. Correct the imperfectionsA smooth canvas is necessary to achieve a beautiful natural makeup. Using your color correcting concealer, try to even out your skin color. If there is uneven redness on your skin, use a green concealer. If your skin looks dull, try using a lavender concealer. If you have dark circles, use a peach concealer. For other skin discoloration, use a yellow concealer. Do not forget to blend well. 3. Apply your foundationUsing a makeup blender, apply your foundation over your face. To achieve a more natural effect, we recommend using a matte foundation. 4. Prep your eyelidsNow that your face is ready, you need to move to your eyes. Prepare them by applying an eyelid primer. It also helps give you a smoother skin to work on later. 5. Add your eyeshadowUsing your natural palette, find a color that best matches your skin. Apply it on your lid and blend well. Next, get a darker tone and apply it to your crease. This trick will add depth to your eyes. Lastly, choose a lighter shade and apply it to your brow bone to act as the highlighter. It will help create perception and depth, as well as accentuate the angle of your brow. 6. Open up your eyesAfter the eyeshadow, you need to open up your eyes by using brown eyeliner. Do not line up the eyes entirely. Dot your lash lines instead to achieve a more natural effect. It can also make it look like you have fuller lashes. 7. Define your browsNext, you need to define your brows to frame your face better. Use your eyebrow makeup, and do not forget to add your brow mascara.8. Don't forget the lashesAfter the brows, add mascara to your lashes. A coat or two would help give your lashes a volumizing effect. 9. Go for a nude lipstickLast but not least, to complete the no-makeup makeup look, finish the look with a nude lipstick. It is best to use a matte one for a more natural effect. Choose the tone that suits your skin best.Conclusion:There is no right or wrong time to wear makeup. You wear it whenever you feel like it. The no-makeup makeup is one of the most flexible and flattering makeup to wear any time of the day, so while you still have the time, try and see how it goes for you. Having perfect skin underneath is the best way to achieve a no-makeup makeup, and having the best skincare routine is the secret to attaining that. If you want to learn more about makeup and the beauty trends this 2020, download our Cherie app!
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YOU NEED THIS EYE CREAM!!!! I love it so much! 😍
YOU NEED THIS EYE CREAM!!!! I love it so much! 😍
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☀️Sience says Tinted Sunscreens do it best☀️
☀️Sience says Tinted Sunscreens do it best☀️
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The correct order to apply your skincare
The correct order to apply your skincare
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Cosrx cotton rounds vs. Shiseido facial cotton🤍
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💧
My longtime obsession with long nails //PICS!🔪
My longtime obsession with long nails //PICS!🔪
Yup, I’m that girl clickin & clackin on her phone! Sorrrry💁🏻‍♀️ 💅🏽💅🏿💅🏼💅🏾💅🏻 I’ve been obsessed with crazy long nails since i was a little kid. I got my first set of acrylics probably sophomore year of high school. I was pretty tomboy in high school even though I wore a lot of makeup, they were pretty annoying at first & the dance companies I was in banned fake nails for shows & even practice. I would get sets occasionally in college, but went to art school & they definitely get in the way with certain processes. ♿️ I got severely injured in 2014, when I was 26, & the cuticle biting habit I’ve always had was sooo bad because I literally had nothing to do all day. I was working as a server in California at the time, so I was definitely not allowed to have fake nails or nail polish of any kind. I ended up returning to acrylics full time after I got injured & I could finally stop biting my cuticles! The nails just look so pretty, I felt less eager to mess with them & the nails are thicker than a natural nail so you can’t pick at your skin (or pop pimples with this length! Plus!) 💔 A combination of moving away from my favorite nail tech, ( TONY I LOVE YOU & OH HOW MISS YOU SO! ) & obviously quarantine, forced me to abandon my long fake nails for now. The damage: Getting full acrylic sets & fills pretty much non-stop for almost 6 years, my real nails were not cute, thin & brittle. I was so lucky to have a very talented & meticulous technician for the last 2 of those years. I honestly never had any of the nasty issues some people can face with acrylics. What are acrylics? Acrylic nails are created by first applying a plastic nail extension with glue to part of your nail to add length. Then a powder & liquid acrylic monomer are combined into a sort of “blob of dough” & shaped onto your nails with a brush & air dried. Next they will be further shaped & smoothed with manual & electric files. A GOOD tech will take about 2 hours, not less. I always chose gel polish that’s cured with a UV light on top of my acrylics, but you can also just do regular nail polish. I worked up to this length- they make me feel like myself, know what I mean? But I wouldn’t recommend starting off long if you aren’t used to it. Your natural nails grow out & then in 2-3 weeks you can get what’s called a “fill”, where your polish is removed & a small amount of the monomer is applied to the base of your nail bed & blended into what you already have on your nail. Quarantine: Had my last real set in February... I ordered long press-ons a few times, which I really loved, but they’re just not the same strength-wise. I was actually kinda rough on my nails & rarely broke them. At least when press-ons pop off, you can just glue it back on instead of rushing to the salon! I’ve had fun trying ones with gems & charms! In the past I stuck to solid colors & glitter with acrylics due to the cost & sitting time. IMO the best press-ons are from black owned business, Hawt Nailz!