Skin Care Favorites: Moisturizers

Hey I am back with the 6th installment of my skin care favorites series (bare with me just one more group left!!)

As always if you want a quick run down of the series, check out the main post here.

So there has been an update in regards to my favorite moisturizers. For a while, I was using Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream until I started to realize it was breaking me out, terrible. What I didn’t know was that the main ingredient was Rose Hips oil, which I am terrible sensitive too. So I cropped it out of the photo. I did receive a new moisturizer from Philosophy in which I will discuss in another post.

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First up as my favorite is the Lancôme Énergie De Vie The Light Lotion-in-Oil available at Sephora

  • Hydrates and mattes the skin.
  • Super light, gel in texture.
  • When used after the Énergie De Vie cleansing oil, it provides extra hydration and softness to the skin.
  • There are two different kinds, one for dull skin (Dullness Relief & Energy Recharge Daily Lotion) and (Daily Aqua-Gel, which I think is similar to the light lotion in oil)

Next up is Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream available at Sephora

  • It is my favorite!!
  • Super, lightweight cream that gives a cooling sensation to the skin.
  • Perfect for normal, combination, dry and sensitive skin.
  • Contains two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract to help plumb and hydrate the skin. Papaya enzyme to smooth and exfoliate. Alpha-arbutin and giant white bird of paradise extract to help brighten hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate the complexion.
  • Can be used a few different ways
    • On top of makeup to seal in hydration and radiance
    • To increase brightness, layer on top of Good Genes
    • To increase hydration, use on top of Luna Sleeping night oil

Next is Ole Henriksen Sheer Moisturizer available at Sephora

  • An oil-free moisturizer thats good for normal, combination, and dry skin. Though I have oily skin myself, I find it works well on my skin.
  • Contains a multi-fruit AHA complex to help even the skin tone and smooth out the skins texture.
  • Contains
    • Vitamin C to brighten, boost collagen, and firms the skin. Also provides antioxidant protection from the enviornmental damage.
    • Licorice to naturally lighten dark spots and discoloration
    • Pea extract and sugar to correct and prevent hyperpigmentation
    • Chamomile to calm and condition the skin.

Finally is Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream available at Sephora and Tatcha wesbite.

  • Good for normal, combination, and dry skin types.
  • Super lightweight, gel cream that literally feels like silk on the face.
  • Infused with an antiaging complex of green tea extract, for antioxidant protection, Okinawa red algae extract for moisture retention and texture, and Japanese rice bran extract, a multi-tasking ingredient focused on providing antioxidant and nourishing moisturizing benefts.

 

So this concludes my favorite moisturizers at the moment. Stay tune to read my final entry to my Skin Care Favorite series, eye creams!

 

Until next time,

xo Myschel

#LOTD: Berry in Love

Hey everyone I am back with another look featuring the new Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastaisa Beverly Hills and Lancôme Juicy Shakers lip gloss (there will be a future Lipstick Tuesday post about this one).

Face::

  • Esteè Lauder double wear foundation in Sandalwood (6W1)
  • NARS radiant creamy concealer in Amande + Caramel
  • NARS blush in Goulue
  • Guerlain terracotta bronzer in ebony (8)

Eyes::

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills modern renaissance palette shadows in ‘warm taupe’ ‘golden ochre’ ‘love letter’ ‘regalar’ ‘cyprus umber’ ‘Tempera’ ‘Vermeer’
  • Kat Von D Beauty tattoo liner ‘trooper’
  • Sephora Collection kohl liner in ‘deep brown’
  • Red Cherry Lashes in ‘227’

Brows::

  • Lancôme Sourclis Tint – Longwear Eyebrow Pen Ultra-Precise in ‘Noir (04)’

Lips::

  • Lancôme Juicy Shaker in ‘Berry in Love’

 

Hopefully soon, I will some video tutorials up, even if they are a quick minute or two.

 

Hope you like it!!

Until next time,

xo Myschel

Lipstick Tuesday: Smashbox newness

Hey everyone,

I am back with another lipstick swatch and this time I picked up the brand new

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick

Of all the shades available, one called out to me in particular, the color ‘Out Loud’. It is by far the most perfect burnt orange lipstick I have ever seen before in life. Now, typically for my liquid lips I am all about my Kat Von D Beauty but this comes in a close second in terms of formula and staying power. I say second because typically with my KVD Beauty liquid lips, I barely leave any residue behind (like on cans, straws, etc.) but with the Smashbox Always On Matte, I left lip prints here and there.

One thing I can say is as it dried down in color, it got deeper in color which made me love it even more.

Right now, you can pick up the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick at Sephora for $24 (USD)

And there are the swatches (there may be a post on this look later today, keep a look out!!)

 

Here are photos of my lips after wearing it for a few hours,

Ok, so the photos above where taken later in the day with a different camera. The color has faded but still remains true to its deep orange hue.

All in all, I love the lipstick, the color, the formula and even the applicator. That pointed doe foot applicator will make sure you can apply the lips simply and evenly.

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Have you tried this new liquid lip yet? If so do you like it? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Until next time babes!!

xo Myschel

Lipstick Tuesday: ‘Space Cake’ Melt Cosmetics

I always get excited for Lipstick Tuesday!!

I will try and update these posts with newer lipsticks rather than previously released one’s.

Another Melt Cosmetics post, recently I review ‘DGAF’ and ‘Bang!Bang!’. I actually got a few of Melt lipsticks. They are super pigmented, I am talking about one swipe and it’s full on color. They are creamy, yet dries to a matte texture.

Today I bring you a grey shade called ‘Space Cake’ which suits the name very well!!

Available online through Melt Cosmetics here retailing for $19.00 (USD).

They also have a matching eyeshadow for this!! I will review that stack in another post.

Enjoy the swatches 🙂

 

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Bare lips

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‘Space Cake’ topped with Sugarpill ‘Tiara’ loose shadow

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‘Space Cake’ alone

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‘Space Cake’ full face

 

Don’t you love a grey lip? Bold yet light and intense.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!! Also let me know what you guys would like to see more on my blog. Look of the day post? Current trends? Skincare? Tell me so I know what kind of fresh content to consistenly provide.

 

Until next time!!

xo Myschel

 

 

 

 

 

#LOTD: Sunday Glitter

Hey everyone! So I’ve decided that I am going to start posting random look of the days that I think are absolutely fantastic. And that I actually got some good pics of lol!

So for today I chose a fun glitter look because I finally got some glitter glue (thanks Too Faced!!) and because I attended an awesome master class by Make Up For Ever teaching us all about the textured eye!

Details:

FACE:::

  • Marc Jacobs genius gel foundation (84 cocoa medium)
  • Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay foundation (Deep Honey)
  • Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhance (SX14)
  • NARS blush (Goulue)
  • Diorskin shimmer brick

EYES:::

  • NARS velvet shadow stick in ‘sukhothai’
  • Sugarpill shadow in ‘poison plum’
  • Urban Decay shadow in ‘gravity’
  • Kat Von D shadows in ‘succubus’ + ‘shax’ + ‘Ludwig’
  • Wet n Wild mega sparkle confetti in ‘Lilac Frosting’
  • Red Cherry Lashes in ‘1’
  • Sephora collection kohl liner in ‘intense black’

BROWS:::

  • Make Up For Ever pro sculpting brow in ’30’
  • Dior brow pencil in ‘brown’

LIPS:::

  • Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in ‘Lolita’
  • Lancôme juicy shaker in ‘berry in love’

 

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Hope you enjoy this look and if you like for me to try other looks let me know the im the comments below!!

Some pics were taken with my iPhone 6S and Canon rebel SL1

 

Until next time!!

xo Myschel

Look of the Day: Purple Smokey Cut Crease

Hey everyone!! In addition to my usual Lipstick Tuesday post, I’d share my look of the day.

This look came at me last minute, last night, right before I washed my face lol. I did a rough draft with some random glitters and shadows and really like how it was coming out.

So this is the result from this morning!! These were taken with a combination of back cam and front cam from my iPhone 6S in natural light.

Break down of everything:

Face:

  • Primed face with Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment
  • NARS All Day luminous foundation in ‘New Orleans’ mixed with Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in ‘Deep Honey’
  • NARS radiant creamy concealer in ‘Amande’ + ‘Caramel’
  • NARS bronzer in ‘casino’
  • NARS blush in ‘Goulue’ (an exclusive Sephora VIB Rouge Only product)
  • Sephora Collection + Pantone Universe correct + conceal palette for contouring
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘Amelie’ for highlight
  • Set face with Boscia White Charcoal mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray

Eyes:

  • Primed with Smashbox 24 hour photo finish shadow primer (my favorite. FAVORITE!!)
  • Urban Decay shadow in ‘Loaded’ (top of upper wing)
  • Sugarpill shadow in ‘poison plum’ (middle of upper wing + along the lower lash line)
  • Inglot AMC loose pigment in’22’ (bottom of upper wing)
  •  Kat Von D Beauty shadows in ‘Harlow’ + ‘Wölf’ from the Ladybird palette (all over lid)
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘Amelie’ as inner corner highlight
  • Inglot gel liner in ’77’ (bottom wing liner) (greatest gel liner ever!! EVER!!)
  • Red Cherry lashes in ’76’
  • Sephora collection kohl liner in ‘mystic purple’ (lower lash line)
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty fineline ultra-skinny gel eye crayon eyeliner in ‘blacquer’

Brows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in ‘Ebony’

Lips:

  • Melt Cosmetics lipstick in ‘By Starlight’ (as base)
  • OCC Makeup lip tar in ‘roller girl’ (just to brighten the color)
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘promiscous’ (to give the lips a bit of metallic shine)

And there you go! This was my look for the day!! I don’t work at any place fancy, just a corporate office filing and processing paperwork. So glad my bosses are completely cool with my makeup looks lol.

Let me know if you would like more look of the days posted here!!

 

Until next time

xo Myschel

 

 

Lipstick Tuesday: ‘DGAF’ Melt Cosmetics

Hey! y’all know what day it is?! Lipstick Tuesday!! Today I bring you one of my favorite color from Melt Cosmetics in the color ‘DGAF’ (which is now discontinued 😦 )

Like ‘Bang!Bang!’ this color is super, high pigmented, creamy and goes on completely matte. It doesn’t dry out my lips and sometimes I layer it with my Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in ‘echo’ to really intensify the color.

Hopefully in the new couple of weeks (if it doesn’t sell out) I am going to pick up their new verison of this lip which is ‘DO ❤ GAF’ a super pretty iridescent blue with a hint of peacock blue.

But until then, enjoy these blue lips!!

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Bare lips

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‘DGAF’ up close

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‘DGAF’ full face

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With a black liner

 

Do you have a favorite blue lipstick? Which one? Let me know in the comments below!!

Until next time!!

xo Myschel