The One Thing You Need For Flawless FoundationFear of close-ups will be a thing of the past with this holy grail foundation for golden skin tones.
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!Ever since we've been in quarantine, I haven't been flexing my makeup muscle. So much so that when I had to get dolled up for a socially-distanced birthday celebration, I realized just how much my makeup muscle had atrophied. My foundation was cakey and highlighting my imperfections (ahem maskne), and for it being my first time out in public after a while, I was so self-conscious. Now, I'm a true believer in embracing your imperfections, but if I'm putting makeup on, I want it to go to work for me. If not, I might as well step out bare skin! So, I started looking at tips, tricks, and hacks to achieving that flawless foundation look we all love so much, and I found... A LOT of info. From wet brush hacks to layering powder BEFORE liquid to concealer tricks, I tested them all out, and I still looked caked up. And then I realized that the common denominator in all of this was my foundation. If you have a bad foundation, there is no trick or tip to appease that! So the one thing you truly need for a flawless canvas? A GOOD FOUNDATION. Ok, technically before that, you need flawless skin, but we're human and our skin goes thru ups and downs, so a good foundation doesn't hurt to have. What makes a good foundation?The key to a perfect foundation is a skin-loving formula and color-matching. When I say skin-loving, I mean you want a foundation that can also actively contribute to your skin health instead of just covering it up. And when it comes to color-matching, that's even more important. If it doesn't blend seamlessly into your skin, the jig is up right away. For me, I found my holy grail foundation in Orcé's Come Closer Skin Perfecting Serum Foundation. Now, this foundation is not like any other. It truly has a serum feel, but the medium to full coverage is IMMACULATE. I initially was drawn to the foundation for its formula alone, which, according to Orcé's site, includes: - Tahitian Pearl to target hyperpigmentation, brighten complexion, and stimulate collagen production - Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, firm, and plump skin while diminishing wrinkles - Evodia Rutaecarpa to boost radiance, improve texture, and protect skin from environmental stressorsThe claims alone were enough to convince me, but it was better than anything I could expect from a foundation once I tried it for myself. For me and my current skin struggles, including acne and hyperpigmentation, I appreciate how this foundation covers them up flawlessly without taking layers and layers of product to do so. This foundation allows me to have a flawless canvas without multiple steps as well; I apply it after my moisturizer and voilà! It looks so good, I don't even feel compelled to top it off with a powder—but then again, I love the dewy look over a matte one any day. Orcé's foundation is proof that a good foundation matters—when you experience how great your foundation can be, it becomes worth every penny! This foundation is inspired by Asian skin but works for anyone with golden or yellow undertones! If you fit the bill, I recommend giving Orcé a try—it could just be your next holy grail foundation, too.
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Non-Texturizing Primer for Acne & Sensitive Skin
YAS! Finally! A primer I can actually use on my face without worrying about major breakouts, dryness, or added texture! Those who have larger pores this ones for you too! 😃😃 I didn’t want to rave or get happy about a product without using it for awhile and this is especially true of primers. Many primers on the market add to the creation of major breakouts, feel too heavy/sticky, enhance my skin texture, smell, or pill. I have been officially using this product for about a month EVERY time I use foundation and I can definitely say this is a winner! In the first photo you’ll see the texture of the PEACH & LILY - Skin Shield Blurring Primer and the after photo is with both foundation and primer on. I used IPSA’s Retexturizing Foundation for this photo. Since trying for a month, I have not experienced any major breakouts. Maybe one pimple here or there. It’s a definite upgrade from having your ENTIRE chin/jawline area breakout all at once every time I use a different primer with foundation. The consistency of the primer is very light and watery. According to Peach and Lily, it is made to protect against pollution, blue light, toxins, makeup, etc. This formula has ZERO silicones! Some silicones can clog your skin, causing breakouts. I’ve noticed that as it dries, it doesn’t feel like your skin gets forcefully tightened and dry. The formula is hydrating and dries like a mist- undetected and in a subtle manner. It adds a natural, second-skin glow to your foundation that you can see in the after photo. If your foundation is matte and you want it to stay that way, this formula shouldn’t drastically alter your foundation’s finish. Regardless it will help promote the longevity of your makeup. Tips for applying: You only need a small amount per facial part(forehead, cheeks, chin, nose). The amount I placed in the photo is literally the same amount I place on these areas of the face. Rub it in with clean hands after applying your skincare routine! For those of you who have slightly large pores, good news! I was happy to see this product not further increase my pore size! It actually minimized them. During the times where my acne is healing and there are dry patches, it actually helped moisturize the areas and didn’t increase texture(no extra bumps/creases showed). My foundation did last me over 8 hours when using this primer! I highly recommend this product, especially for those of you who have dry, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, try using this product with a bit of powder before applying your foundation to promote longevity. Happy Priming!
New Beauty Buys
As I usually share non-mainstream products with y’all, it’s exciting for me to share something a little more known! After my lengthy love for BITE beauty lip products, I’ve finally become an ambassador! And when I heard about their new Yaysayer Pumping Lipgloss launch, I was pretty stoked! They gifted me with two of their lipglosses in Cinnamon Twist and Plum Tart, which I would have bought anyway just to try. I’d definitely get Cinnamon Twist as I love me some nudes, but perhaps I’d get Cider Donut instead of Plum Tart. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this purplish tint. I expected the pigment to be quite strong, personally wish the Cinnamon Twist showed up in brown hues way more; however, it’s a great layer for nude lipsticks. The Plum Tart did not disappoint in pigment but I just have to get more used to wearing purplish pinks. As a lipgloss, I think it’s a pretty good product, nothing too extraordinary though. On the plus side, it’s not that sticky. But with the twist applicator sometimes dispensing a little too much product, I feel the product has the potential of running out quite quickly, which wouldn’t be worth $33 CAD. The good thing about the applicator is that it prevents the inner tube from getting contaminated, which allows me to peacefully keep the product longer if I don’t run out of it from frequent use. For sustainability purposes, I personally wish the applicator was made out of something more recyclable than plastic. But it is what it is for now! BITE - Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss
✨The BEST Tarte Shape Tape dupe✨
Many have tried, but only one can be the winner. I have tried: 1. COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer 3. REVOLUTION - Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer And the winner is... REVOLUTION - Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer !!!! The reason I only give it 4 stars is because I wish it were bigger! The product does run out quicker than I would like, but the product itself... *chef’s kiss* The Colourpop concealer gives wonderful coverage and lasts for a good time, which is what earned it 4 stars from me. My problem with this one is that it’s full-coverage to a fault, and almost feels cakey at times! If left on the skin for any amount of time too, it becomes very hard to blend. The Maybelline Fit Me was extremely underwhelming for me... I suppose if you already have perfect skin this could be a match for you, but if you want to conceal anything with your concealer, I’d consider swerving away from this one. The Revolution Conceal & Define trumps the competitors because of its creamy texture, perfect blend-ability, and perfect amount of coverage. When I put this over my freckles, it allows them to still shine through... BUT also when concealing acne and dark spots, it blows the competition out of the water. It is so versatile and can be used for multiple different purposes. I think I’ve found my forever concealer!! P.S. This product is only $7 at Ulta Beauty!!! Run to your nearest Ulta and snatch it up❤️
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 ❤️
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