My First Zero-Waste Makeup Buy
We’re in an exciting time for beauty now that more brands have been prioritizing sustainability. One cosmetic product that it blowing my mind with its commitment to eco-friendly products is the blush and highlight Balmies from clean beauty brand Axiology. They’re designed to be zero-waste and are wrapped in recyclable paper instead of a plastic tube. Even the case they come in can be recycled, which is amazing! AXIOLOGY - Lip-To-Lid Balmies I got the Of The Earth Trio (Caramel, Nude Plum and Cherry) and I’m loving these little balms. They’re your average crayon formula and design but smaller than others on the market. This trio is described as having desert spice and warm earthy vibes, which I am very into, and each crayon can be used on the cheeks, lips, or eyes depending on the look you’re going for. Compared to other highlight and blush crayons, these are smaller and thinner, which is because of their minimal packaging and tube-less/capless design. According to the website, their size is actual the standard size, but traditional packaging bulks them up more. The formula is also a bit dryer than others I’ve tried. But unlike similar products, the Balmies are formulated without synthetic fragrance, alcohol, fragrance, gluten and soy and are cruelty-free and vegan. The brand sticks by a 10 ingredients or less motto and also doesn’t use palm oil, which isn’t harvested in the most eco-friendliest of ways. Instead, the Balmies contain oils, butters, and antioxidants such as elderberry, hemp, and plum oil to nourish, heal and hydrate skin. As I mentioned before, the formula wasn’t as creamy as I thought it would be and fell on the drier side. I applied the crayon straight to my cheeks, eyes and lips and was afraid that it wasn’t going to blend out nicely, but then I used my finger and the warmth helped move the product and it ended up looking really natural and seamless. If you’re using it on the lips, I will say that the it looked more like a tinted balm than a lipstick - it looked like a blurred, sheer tint rather than full-on lipstick. Since the formula is more on the drier side, it made it a little hard to blend out on the lips – so definitely prep with a lip balm. The Trio is $36 and the Balmies on their own are $14 each. $36 is a lot for how little they are, but I feel like their clean formula and sustainable packaging are worth it in the long run. Overall, I love these Balmies and I’m so impressed by how sustainable and eco-friendly they are. What are some of your favorite eco-friendly makeup finds? #CherieCreator
Yummy makeup removing pads!
I stumbled on this brand by accident. I was at the store and a worker told me how awesome this brand was. I decided to try these makeup removing pads. I rarely use these but when I am really lazy they come in handy. These pads are infused with cranberry toner to refresh and cleanse the skin. What’s in it: grape seed extract white tea extract rice milk cranberry toner ARCONA - Triad Pads I will give this a 4/5. I noticed that when I use them my skin gets slightly irritated. It could be because the cranberry toner is very strong and has a heavy fragrance. It also is so small I have to use sometimes 3 just to get all the makeup and product off my face. Do I think they are terrible? No, I think they work quite well and are really refreshing! Will I be reaching for them again? Probably not. What’s your favorite makeup remover?
Milk Makeup Multitasker
Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek I love a good multi talker. Especially if you have limited time in the morning, or just need to look like a human for a quick trip to the market. This stick is amazing! You can use it on lips and cheeks and probably eyes too! You need to give this little guy a try! It even comes in a mini size for travel or if your trying it for the first time. [I have fair skin and I used the color “Werk”]
Milk MAKEUP-Lip + Cheek
Shopping Haul Ulta NEW BUYS!
Little Shopping Haul from Ulta - New Buys! ✨Pretty Fresh Foundation in shade 30N I’m pretty fair and hear it runs tad on darker side! - The ColourPop Pretty Fresh Foundation is a hydrating foundation that delivers medium buildable coverage with a natural skin finish. $16 ✨Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer- Look so fresh in this lightweight, hydrating primer from ColourPop! Refresh and prep your skin to create a silky smooth canvas before applying makeup. infused with hyaluronic acid (aka ha) and coconut water to support skin hydration, wear it under any tinted moisturizer, foundation, or alone for a fresh face look.$12 ✨Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Creamy Concealer is a creamy, cushiony, full coverage concealer that seamlessly blends into the skin leaving a natural, fresh finish. Skin-loving, hyaluronic Acid (aka HA) and coconut water hydrate the skin, while full coverage pigments cover and correct blemishes, this combo leaves you with fresh, perfected skin that lasts all day. $9 ✨Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette- The ColourPop 9 pan Nude Mood Pressed Powder Palette is full of warm-toned neutrals to create your perfect soft glam look. $14 ✨ E.l.F. cosmetics lip plumping gloss- lumping Gloss helps plump the lips with nourishing hydration. The invigorating high-shine formula provides a soothing sensation while it volumizes. Enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to nourish and hydrate the lips for a soft, supple feel. $6 ✨e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick- Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick is a versatile, multi-use stick that can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks for a soft, glowy, monochromatic look. $4 ✨ e.l.f. CosmeticsBaked Highlighter- Baked Highlighter that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color. Infused with Vitamin E, jojoba, sunflower, apricot and grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. $4 ✨L.A. Girl Perfect Precision Lipliner- love these L.A. Girl Perfect Precision Lip Liner lines and fills in lips for the perfect pout. Helps keep color vibrant & lasts all day. $2.79
LTM: Morphe 35m Boss Mood Artistry Palette
Ever since getting into makeup I’ve always adored and coveted the morphe brand. I’d heard everyone rejoicing about how good their makeup quality was and for such a good price. I’m here to tell you, in my opinion those claims are true. The MORPHE - 35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette is a great palette especially for $25. It was one of my first serious makeup palettes that I had gotten since I’ve gotten into makeup and I use it so much for not only my eyes but my face as well. The dark brown color is good to use as a contour and the red colors are good as a blush for when I want to try something new when it comes to my cheeks The downside? Eyelid staining. I noticed that when I used my red colors it could leave my eyelids tinged a bit red. For me it was never too bad but then again my skin tone isn’t pale or anything. The bottom line: this is a wonderful palette. It gives lots of space for what type of look you may want to do, it’s very pigmented especially with an eyelid primer, but beware of the staining.
MORPHE-35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette
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