Serums 101: How to Add Serums to Your RoutineThe ultimate guide to using serums to boost your skincare products
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!So you’ve nailed down your skincare essentials: cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. But now you’re ready to take your skin to the next level. This is where serums come in.What exactly does a serum do?A serum is basically a turbo booster for your skincare routine. It usually comes as a liquid or gel and is formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients to target specific skin concerns, from dehydration to acne to dark spots. Because these active ingredients are so powerful and concentrated, they’ll penetrate the skin more deeply and produce visible results more quickly.Who should use a serum?Anyone can use a serum! The best way to get started is to figure out what skin concern you want to work on: Does your skin get irritated easily? Are you finding your skin feels more dehydrated as the weather gets colder? Do you want to get rid of hyperpigmentation? Then you can find a serum that will help.How do I use a serum?My number-one tip is to start slow. You don’t want to add a ton of products to your routine at once and potentially damage your skin’s moisture barrier, making your skin more vulnerable to irritation and breakouts. Instead, add one serum at a time, using it every few days for at least a couple of weeks to see how your skin tolerates it. Then you can start using it every day or add another product to the mix. Building a reliable routine takes a lot of patience that even skincare veterans struggle with, but your skin will thank you if you take things slow. Once your skin has adjusted to using serums, you can even apply them over damp skin, which helps your skin absorb the ingredients better. What serums should I try?Where should you get started on your journey into the world of serums? Here are some of my favorite serums for addressing some of the most common skincare concerns:
PAULA'S CHOICEResist C15 Super BoosterSkin concerns: Dark spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) acne scarsThis is my favorite vitamin C serum for treating any sort of discoloration. It’s formulated with 15% vitamin C to brighten dull or uneven skin and fading dark spots, whether they’re from the sun or acne scars. Vitamin C tends to be a little more expensive because it needs to be stabilized in order to work properly, but this serum is so worth the $50 price tag for me.
Cos De BAHANiacinamide 10% SerumSkin concerns: Acne, redness, sensitivity, uneven skin, oily skinNot to be dramatic, but niacinamide saved my (skin’s) life. It’s an incredibly well-tolerated active ingredient that can help with some of the most common skin concerns. I prefer this niacinamide serum over other formulas because it’s thinner and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling after, so it’s perfect to layer with other skincare or makeup!
GOOD MOLECULESNiacinamide Brightening TonerSkin concerns: Uneven skin, dullness, visible poresMy favorite way of using serums is with a product formulated with more than one active. That’s why this toner is my go-to for applying both vitamin C and niacinamide in one step in my morning routine: It feels hydrating and layers well under moisturizer and SPF. Using fewer products also helps reduce the potential of irritation that comes with using a lot of products!Skin concerns: Dehydrated skin, dullness, sensitivityThink of an essence as a gentler serum. That’s why this product is great for basically any skin type: It nourishes your skin to support your moisture barrier and encourage skin repair. I use this every night before my moisturizer, and it makes my face feel so plump and hydrated with that snail-y goodness. Skin concerns: Dry or dehydrated skinIf you have dry skin or your face feels extra dehydrated as the weather cools down, you can add hyaluronic acid to your routine. I love that this hyaluronic acid essence has a simple ingredient list and comes in a big bottle with a pump — basically all you could want from a serum! What serums are you going to try next?
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Dupe alert of TATCHA 🚓 e.l.f. 💕$8 vs. 54$
Hi Cherie sisters 👯♀️ 💗 I want to share my recent fav product: e.l.f. poreless putty primer. I can tell that I’m a huge fan of TATCHA. The silk canva primer was by far the best primers I’ve found on the market (until I found e.l.f.). But I have continued my hunt to test out some more possible dupes with lower price. While scrolling through Cherie, I saw a post about e.l.f. poreless putty primer could be the dupe alert of TATCHA. I recently picked this up from Target and I can tell it is a dupe through component type, color, texture - everything and only $8.00 !!!! Cheap and great quality products. When I open it, it smells a bit chemically. I love the texture: feels like a mix of solid coconut oil and butter (close to a balm but not greasy) . It wasn’t stick or oily for me personally, and I felt it was a little less thick than the TATCHA !!!! It really does make for a flawless look since it is soooo smoothing and completely poreless just like it states. It definitely feels like silk when you touch it as TATCHA does. I'm dry skin type, and this is best for me since is def not dry when I use it, and it's not necessarily hydrating. I love TATCHA, but it was kind of pricey and didn’t last me that long. e.l.f. primer is the best dupe alert of TATCHA silk canva for students who can’t always afford to buy overly expensive makeup (just like me). Lower price with same quality. Gorgeous product!! Tips: I like to use finger to apply primer all over my face. The warmth from fingers will help better break the product down for easier application than brush.
DIY PUMPKIN ENZYME MASK- EXFOLIATE & GLOW 🎃
You can make so many masks with pumpkin purée that are completely customizable to your skin care needs. I chose this specific mask for its exfoliating and nourishing properties. When done with the mask your skin will be hydrated and glowing. With continued use, dark spots will improve. Benefits: Pumpkin- “rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids, and antioxidants to fight the visible signs of aging” Honey- nourishes and improves blemished skin Glycolic acid- improves skins exfoliation rate providing an even skin tone and texture What you’ll need: 2 tbs pure pumpkin purée 1 tbs honey Few drops of a glycolic acid ( I used which has glycolic in it) To make: Put all ingredients in a dish and mix. Apply with a mask brush or clean hands. I wait until the mask dries up a bit (around 30 minutes) then wash off. 🎃This mask has a solid consistency. If you work quick it will not slide around the face. It smells just like pumpkin and if you want you could even add in some essential oils. 🎃I have combination, sensitive skin and have not noticed any sensitivities with this mask. I would recommend to those who are looking to lightly exfoliate and improve their skins texture. Or if you love pumpkin, you will love this mask! #CheriePartner
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Wonder Woman Halloween makeup!
Another Halloween 🎃 makeup look!!! With Wonder Woman in mind and A pop art flare, this is definitely a great look for Halloween!! ￼ ￼Be sure to use a good primer, I used ILLAMASQUA - Hydra Veil Primer ￼ ￼Foundation for a flawless base! I used COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation ￼Setting powder, to set your base. I used NARS - Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder EYES 👀 ￼From my MORPHE - 35OM Nature Glow Matte Eyeshadow Palette I used the colors creams as a base color, so fetch, and step up on my lid into the crease. ￼I used IL MAKIAGE - Color Boss Multi-Dimensional Eye Color in Eyes on The Prize for my lid and topped it with e.l.f. - Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in 24k gold for extra pop! ￼I used MAYBELLINE - Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner and Araceli - Ojos Perfectos Liquid Eyeliner for wings and face work. The gel liner was the base and then I went over it will the felt tip. ￼Lashes are ARDELL - Self-Adhesive Lash wispies 700. ￼Brows are billion dollar brows - Brow Powder CHEEKS ￼pixi - Fresh Face Blush in BeachRose for contour/blush. ￼#Laura Sanchez - Moods Eyeshadow Palette[products]#[FiveStars] using the white highlighter. Then layered with OFRA - OFRA Highlighter in glazed donut. LIPS 👄 ￼Lined with the maybelline gel liner, then SEPHORA COLLECTION - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick on the lips. Then some NYX - White Liquid Liner to highlight certain spots like lips, nose, and chin line.. TIARA 👸 ￼Maybelline gel liner, topped with the Araceli felt tip. ￼I used the golden yellow from my REVOLUTION - Forever Flawless Eyeshadow Palette for base color, then topped it with that ELF 24k gold liquid eyeshadow. Honestly there was supposed to be a red star o. The tiara to be legit Wonder Woman but I got distracted and forgot.🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ This was SUPER 👍 fun to create and I wish I had the outfit to go with it!
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