These Are The Ingredients & Trends Taking Over J-BeautyPeach ceramides? Soymilk facial mist? See what's trending in Japanese beauty!
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!When you work in the beauty industry, a lot of products start to look the same. You realize that everyone is doing the same thing, with their own little twist—and that's great because beauty is all about options—but it does get a bit... Repetitive after a while. AHA this, hyularonic acid that... We get it! You want us to exfoliate and hydrate. That's why when it comes to beauty, my favorite discoveries always revolve around innovation. Show me a new ingredient I never thought of, or an entertaining way for me to step up my routine, and I'm sold. Now, American beauty isn't necessarily known as leaders of innovative beauty but you know who is? Japan! So to entertain my need for exciting new beauty, I took a quick trip to LA's Little Tokyo to see what J-beauty trends are worthy of a spot in my skincare routine. 1. Peach Ceramides One of the first things that I noticed while shopping around Little Tokyo was the amount of peach skincare. It was in everything; shampoo, body bars, lotions, face masks, and there is even an entire line dedicated to peach ceramides and probiotics called Momo Puru. Here in the U.S., we're used to peach being a fun flavor and scent, but a serious ingredient in skincare? Not so much. While I wasn't able to pick up any of the Momo Puri products, because of their heavy use of fragrance, I was able to grab this peach exfoliating body bar that is meant for the hip and bum area and claims to get rid of stretch marks! 2. SoymilkSoymilk has a great reputation when it comes to skin because of it has an antioxidant compound called isoflavanes which may help with anti-aging along with moisturizing the skin. SANA is an entire skincare line dedicated to harnessing the moisturizing properties of soymilk and delivering it to your skin through creams, lotions, milks, face masks, and more. SANA is one of Japan's most popular skincare lines and, as you can see from the photo below, there are so many products to choose from! 3. RiceRice has been an integral part of Japanese beauty for centuries. Rice water was used by geisha's to soften their skin, so it's no surprise that this staple ingredient is still a big part of today's J-beauty scene. Another one of Japan's most popular skincare brands, Keana Nadeshiko has some amazing products that centralize the softening, anti-aging, toning, and firming properties of rice.
Ishizawa-LabKeana Pore Care Rice MaskTheir most popular product is their Pore Care Rice Mask which uses a combination of sake, rice bran oil, and rice ceramids to nourish your skin and even help with the appearance of large pores!4. Water-based Exfoliants If you haven't seen this famous water-gel exfoliator around skincare social media, get ready to be impressed. Cure Aqua Gel is Japan's #1 exfoliator and one get's sold every 4.5 (!!!!) seconds. Impressed yet? This gel is one of Japan's greatest innovations because it utilizes activated hydrogen water and exfoliating acids to literally slough away dead skin. Plus, there's entertainment value—the product pumps out as a gel and as you rub it into your skin, pills into little clumps of dirt and dead skin. Cure recently launched their Water Treatment Cream as well which is an all-in-one cream that tones and moisturizes in one step. Lucky for us Americans, you can get both of Cure's cult-favorite products on Amazon! 5. Peel Off Tattoo Makeup This Japanese makeup trend makes getting dolled up super easy because you technically don't have to remove your makeup for days! Peel-off tattoo makeup is typically a stain that you apply, let set, and then peel off to reveal perfectly tinted eyebrows, lips, and cheeks that can last for days! If you're into lazy girl makeup like I am, these semi-permanent tints are the way to go.
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How to choose tinted moisturizer for your skin? ULTIMATE Guide!
Surely you have heard of tinted moisturizers, as they have been a revolution in the cosmetics market in recent years and have been popularized by many celebrities by the hand of great stylists and makeup artists. Color moisturizers arise from the need to combine in a single product the ability to moisturize and protect of a cream and the aesthetic possibility of giving a touch of color and correcting that makeup provides. Since its inception, there have been many different types of tinted moisturizers that have appeared on the market, but they all have a common purpose: the protection of the skin and bring beauty to the face. That said, when choosing a tinted moisturizer we must focus our attention mainly on the benefits it will bring to our skin. Hydration capacity Generally speaking, facial moisturizers are created with formulas that integrate different active ingredients that serve mainly three purposes: moisturize, nourish, and protect the dermis. In addition, depending on specific uses, they may be enriched with other ingredients or elements that provide them with additional properties that vary depending on the type of skin on which it is to be applied. This is going to be a determining factor when selecting one product or another, because depending on whether we have dry, sensitive skin or oily skin, the type of color moisturizer we will choose will have to meet the needs of that type of skin. Protection factor According to numerous dermatologists, the best antiaging is photoprotective, especially if it is for daily use. This is because one of the main factors of skin aging is ultraviolet rays (UV), as they are able to damage the elastin and collagen of the dermis, which favors the appearance of wrinkles, in addition to being able to cause the appearance of spots and other lesions. Color and luminosity If we are talking about the benefits of a tinted moisturizer, precisely color is an important part, one of the reasons for being of the moisturizer with color, was to adopt at the same time the characteristics of a moisturizer and provide the color and corrective capacity of makeup. Skin tone is a point to keep in mind when choosing our cream. Ideally, the cream tone is identical to the tone of our skin, so it is advisable to do tests to check it. The cheek area is the most appropriate area to do this type of test. Within the different types of color moisturizer that exist, we can meet BB Cream or CC Cream depending on their corrective capacity and other properties. The second photo is the difference between a bb cream and a foundation: As you can see, the bb cream, which is a sort of tinted moisturizer is far more natural than the foundation. I personally use the NYX bb cream. “bare with me”. I have dry skin and this is perfect for me. With this tinted moisturizer, this is the finished result that I get: a very lightweight yet radiant look that covers my imperfections.
Skincare-makeup hybrids help protect and hydrate skin, while blurring away imperfections. Because we lead busy lives too, we understand how important time is. So when we look out for beauty products, we are drawn to those that multi-task and work well in order to save us precious time. it Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer Price: $26💵 IT Cosmetics is known for skin-boosting makeup and this award-winning concealer is no exception. I have been using this product for nearly a year I have been using it for dark pigmentation on my nose and upper lip and it certainly works and gives good coverage I have spent so much money on concealers in the past that haven't worked . You only need a small amount for best results warm it on the top of your hand by just working into the skin with your fingertips and work it into your skin gently you only need very little of the product and you will not need any foundation. I use loose powder afterwards as l like a Matt finish. In addition, to dark-circle-covering pigment, this concealer is a serving of everything your delicate under-eye area could want — peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen. LANCÔME - Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint Price: $23 💵 It's a hydrating skin tint for a no-makeup look, infused with skin-loving ingredients that put our skin first with sheer-to-buildable natural coverage. I bought this to replace my empty Urban Decay One and Done and while I thought that was the perfect tinted moisturizer, I think this might be better! Light coverage, but skin perfecting. Smell is good but not strong and fades quickly. I’ll probably end up using this all summer, and for more relaxed days. No issues with breakouts/irritation, but I don’t have sensitive skin so usually not an issue. Would highly recommend if you want something lighter that really makes your skin look perfect. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Skincare-makeup hybrid products rise in popularity is only natural, seeing as if you love both skin care products and makeup, the only thing that could be better is combining the two. Instead of taking the time to go through an entire skin care routine, followed by a multitude of makeup application rituals, you can use products that serve double-duty—addressing your complexion concerns while covering up imperfections and playing up your best features. What’s not to love?
SuperStay foundation - Is it really?
MAYBELLINE - SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Liquid Foundation I have to say this is my first drugstore foundation. Not that I am a fan of luxury brand. I found most drugstore foundations dont have many shades that fits me well. I am really caus First thing first, I want to give this foundation a big thumb up. A drugstore foundation with a pump. I like the glass bottle as well. I used to be a big fan of Double Wear from Estee Lauder. It is a good foundation especially for combination whether dry or oily. However, I really have the design where is just a plain glass bottle. It is getting everywhere. This is also said to be a full-coverage foundation. The reason I try this brand is what it is stated “superstar”. I am a combination dry. I found many foundations oxidizes fast on me. Many foundations look good in the first few hours after application. And in the afternoon, my face look dull and cloudy which I really hate. I am always looking for a foundation that stays long till the end of the day. A lot of foundations cake on me especially around my nose. This foundations nails it! I normally wear make up 8 hours during work days and it keeps my face glow till the end of the day. It looks good with just one layer. My face looks very natural and I don’t feel like it emphasizes my pores as much. If I want more coverage for darks circles I would go with a second layer. I’ve read a lot of reviews online as well. Personally, I would give it a 5 star. As a drugstore foundation, it really fulfills all my needs. It spreads out easily and blends out nice whether with bare hand or sponge. Be aware that if you are using a brush and working with matte finish foundations like this, you gonna blend super fast before it dries. This foundation is not super matte, it is more of a soft matte finish. When it dries down, it is not as liquid as before. It feels more like a mousse texture. It covers the pores around my T-area completely and my skin looks smooth and healthy. And the coverage is really good for that fact I can rarely see my freckles where I have most pigmentation on my skin. A little touch of this goes a long way. As a soft matte, full coverage foundation, it is not caky at all. It looks so smooth and natural. This foundation to be honest has totally changed my mind of drugstore foundations ( or maybe it just Maybelline is doing a fantastic job). Big thumb up and highly recommended you girls to give it a try!
Cuticle oil and energizers for Fall and Winter �
I am not a huge nails person, but I like to take care of natural nails just to keep them healthy and tidy. These are some of my nails picks for today's post. Two of them are good for everyone, especially for someone who uses dash nails or gets their nails done. These will make sure your nails and cuticles are soft, nourished. Also these make your nails strong which helps in growing them long. For coming drop in temperature, I experience tremendous dryness and dehydration of my nails and hands. These are perfect to keep them nourished, moisturized and protected. I experienced my nails don't break that often anymore with these. The first one is this beautiful Cuticle revitalizing oil by @cuccionaturals. cuccio - Naturalé Milk & Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil It's really amazing. It's a lightweight oil that softens cuticles, makes your nails look clean and it dissipates easily without leaving any greasiness behind. It has honey which softens and hydrates cuticles before manicure while Lactic acid gently exfoliates. This also helps in making nails grow. I truly enjoy this. The scent is a bit overwhelming but I don't mind it because it's on my nails. The best part about it is it's packaging. It looks so cute with it's large bubble shape and the amount we get is huge. It will last me forever and it's only 6.19$ on Amazon. 😍 Another one is this interesting bottle I got few months back. It's @prettywoman Nailmedic Revitalizer - Nails and cuticle energizer.PRETTY WOMAN - NailMedic Rejuvenator Nail & Cuticle Energizer It is a blend of water base and alcohol which has a distinct color and because they don't mix together the bottle looks duo-tone. I found that so pretty and it smells like a good spa. It's not oil so doesn't feel greasy and dries out in a second. It nourishes cuticles and nails while making them easy to clean and repair in manicure. The rest of the products are some if favourite nail polishes. Let me know what are your favorite nail products!! ❤️ ella+mila - 3-Pack Stuck in London Set .INC. - Sending Nudes Nail Polish Collection lauren b. BEAUTY - Bright Lights Nail Polish 14.8ml
Getting Full Plump Lips 👄 Naturally
GERARD COSMETICS - GERARD COSMETICS Lip Pencil I used shade Cher to out line my lips which helps give my fuller appearance & correct slight shade different. GC offers one of my favorite lip pencils. I prefer wooden pencils as I am able to sharpen them keeps more Sanitary. They are very creamy and opaque . I can many times use them with no other products ontop and they will last 5-6 hrs without wearing off. HANK & HENRY - Lip Love Lux Lipstick I have shade Sext, this is a gorgeous nude which has a micro pearl wrapped around. You don’t have to worry about it being gritty or glittery on your lips as it’s for aesthetic. It has a gorgeous red packaging & push button so your lipstick won’t come out of the camber. These are a comfy satin matte and I do have to touch up if you don’t line your lips. but to me it’s not a big deal. As I prefer a comfortable lipstick verse a super drying one. HANK & HENRY - Your Mom I love this gloss, it’s a semi clear which has micro pearl in the formula (forgot the tones) . The micro pearl doesn’t feel gritty like glitter. This formula is not gummy or tacky feeling. It just gives you a gorgeous glossy shin with soft reflect. I over all love the rectangle packaging. But it’s can be difficult to pull out the gloss as the stopper very tight. I recommend swirling it and scooping it onto your hand a bit then apply. But, as my video shows I choose a natural nude lip. ￼I outlined fully and slightly over lined on the outer areas of my top lip. ￼Then applied the Lipstick of choice and filled in the full lips. ￼Lastly I grabbed a nearly clear gloss lightly dabbing it on the middle of my top & bottom lip. ￼Then I lightly blended it out with my finger tips Which gave me a natural , fuller plump lip, you can use these tips using your favorite lip combos. For the lipstick I would recommend a matte or semi matte. @cherie#beautywithoutbarriers @CheriePick
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