Archives for category: make-up

with some new faves. Lets start with skincare. I’m loving Algenist Skincare’s AA Barrier Serum. This antioxidant rich serum is designed to defent the skin barrier against pollutants and environmental aggressors. It uses Alguronic Acid, Niacinamide, Phloretin, and Ergothioneine. It improves skins appearance and uneveness. I love the texture of it. It feels luxurious and absorbs well.

My new makeup finds start with a cult favorite foundation. I now understand why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is so popular. This 24 hour wear, full coverage, Matte foundation really delivers. It leaves skin looking fresh and flawless yet somehow remains lightweight on the skin. It is heat resistant, and waterproof. There are over 55 shades to choose from.

Taking things to the ever important brows. For the last few years I’ve stuck with NYX’s micro brow pencil. I think it’s better than its expensive competitors. I’m now following it with their Control Freak Eyebrow Gel. It is a clear gel that tames brows and gives a fuller effect. It’s not sticky and stays comfortable all day. So play with some new finds for 2021, I won’t tell last year’s products you’re cheating 😉 

Bodyography is a clean beauty brand, that infuses their products with beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, superfoods, and minerals. The whole line is cruelty free, paraben free, and gluten free. I have been using their Pro Perfect Foundation Stick, and their Hydrating Mask. The Foundation Stick gives medium to full coverage with a demi-matte finish. It glides on quick and easy for a flawless complexion. I put it on directly to my skin and blend out with a foundation brush. You can play around with multiple sticks to use for contouring and concealing. The foundation is infused with Vitamins C&E and Aloe. The Hydrating Mask uses antioxidant fruit and plant extracts. It hydrates and improves texture to leave you with a healthy glow. Skin is left plump and hydrated. So treat yourself with Bodyography, and let others take note…

I usually like full coverage, matte, foundation. When I want to go a step less than full, with a little luminosity I use Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation. It is stated to give a right after facial glow, and I think that is the perfect description. It uses light diffusing minerals to brighten and minimize pores while resisting oiliness. It is very lightweight and breathable. It contains lots of good for you ingredients to improve your skins texture and health. So lighten up your foundation this summer with Koh Gen Do, and take something off….

and a result with Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation. This is full coverage! Your skin will look flawless, poreless, and matte with this foundation. It is designed to also reduce the appearnace of wrinkles and feel cool on the skin. It includes the CT Defence that is designed to limit exposure of the skin to everyday pollutants. It is sweat proof, humidity proof, water proof and transfer resistant. Flawless also boosts skin’s moisture level. So when you want the most coverage, with the most cutting edge innovations in foundation get with Charlotte Tilbuy. Let them think you woke up like this ;)….

and my lip gloss. I love my 3 Graces lip gloss for the effect, and the messages inscribed on the package. 3 Graces started as a “collaboration between a classically trained portrait artist and skilled makeup artist. The glosses feature beautiful, vibrant pigments infused with their signature lip serum for intense color that gives a radiant shine to your lips.” Each gloss has a positive message written on the package. I use their Pink Nude, and the package reminds me  ‘In Everything Give Thanks’. There are 7 colors to choose from. Your lips will be soft and hydrated, with high shine. So pucker up for 3 Graces and give them lip….

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and so is my foundation. I am using Loreal Paris’s Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Lightweight Foundation. Gone are the days of spending big bucks to get a foundation that looks and feels luxurious. Drug store brands have stepped up in a major way. This one lasts with a Matte finish all day and night. It is breathable, waterproof, transfer resistant, and has spf protection. The coverage says medium to full. I find it so be a healthy looking full coverage. It has oil absorbers to resist sweat and water. It comes in 30 shades, so go get your Infallible coverage, and let it last all night….
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with Morphe Cosmetics Continuous Setting Mist. This is my new go-to for setting spray. It is a continuous air powered spray that delivers even & controlled coverage. This micro-fine mist sets makeup while preventing caking and fading. It is infused with Vitamin E, B5, and fruit extracts. I noticed with pump setting sprays you can get a splatter effect, and a wetness. Morphe is so light and easy to use, you can’t mess it up. So get with Morphe, and don’t stop…
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I have found the perfect highlighter for my body when I want to add some sparkle to my beach look. The Goldie Highlighter from Veronique Gabai gives the perfect amount of glisten to your body and face. It uses ultra reflective golden pearls in a creamy, lightweight texture. It softens and hydrates skin, and is fragrance free. So boost your body with Goldie, and get that goddess glow…
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a slip tease. I wrote about my fave red find this year, but I wanted to shout out my 2nd fave. NYX’s Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer in Dexter. This is like a liquid lip meets a bold gloss. It has major staying power and a beautiful amount of shine. It has an hourglass shaped applicator for percise application. It is lightweight and smooth with a vanilla scent. So be a Tease in Dexter, you can get away with it in red….
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is my new signature red and highly recommend you give it a try. It is from Loreal Paris’s Rouge signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink High Pigment collection. I was incredibly impressed with this product. I am very picky when it comes to both a red, and a matte lip. This one won my love for many reasons. It’s lightweight and not too drying for a matte. It lasts literally all night. Best of all the applicator is amazing. It is a doe foot type with a very pointy end so you can be extremely precise with it. I also recommend the shade “I Don’t”. They have since introduced 8 new reds, and I need to try them all. So go bold this winter with an powerful red, you’re worth it…