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Minimalist Style Makeup: Style, Routine, Tutorials

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Minimalistic makeup look is not about having less makeup in your drawer or desire to look understated.

It is more about carefully picked up items that are high-quality and works for you every time.

Minimalistic makeup look works when you want to be in your element.

 

Let’s face it most of the time we are running errands… going grocery shopping…going through detox, enjoying a peaceful day or spending time with the family (or even… working from home).

We all need day to day go-to minimalistic makeup look.

How To Define Your Ideal Minimalistic Makeup Style

Decide whether you’re going for nude or pink colors in your makeup look, whether you like more accent on eyes, lips or brows or maybe all of the above!

I usually prefer more pinks in my looks simply because I have green eyes and a little bit more blush makes me look fresher since I have some neutral undertones on my skin some days.

I feel like nude makeup is a little bit understated at times and I prefer pinkish nudes a little bit more.

Most of the time we wear only 20% makeup we have while the rest of the makeup is simply aging and expiring in our makeup organizers. Consider buying a good basic palette that will have basic colors.

Minimalistic makeup is your most natural look and will probably wear 80% of the time, so be sure it is the best quality (ideally cruelty-free!)products, and don’t be afraid to invest in them!

Routine For Minimalistic Makeup

Adopting new routines and figuring out new ones, sometimes you just don’t have time to establish good habits and acquire good discipline.

My skin type is oily in the summer and normal in the winter and sometimes my skin feels dry for no reason at all. The transition between seasons is always a struggle, but if your skin is giving you issues, here is some good across the border products to use.

Tip: More expensive designer brands foundation tends to have less coverage and it works really natural and good on your skin, but it requires really good skin routine.

My goal this year was to figure out my skin routine. I saw some significant change after I started drinking more water, got cardio going, cut the sugar and started taking some hair. vitamins.

My Go-To Vitamins

My all-time favorite hair and skin vitamins that show some fast results are:

MegaFood Hair, Skin & Nails

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails

Exfoliation

Roc Daily Resurfacing Disks

One side of them is more textured and another side is more gentle smooth, so you can use them daily and divide which side you want to use in that area.

I recommend to use them before putting makeup on since it erases all the skin peeling and overtime improves skin texture, so you can use more sheer makeup foundation over time.

Face Wash

Lancome Creme Radiance

My current favorite that never fails me and doesn’t make me too dry after is Lancome Creme Radiance. I only buy it 2oz at a time because it lasts forever. It also transitions really well, no matter what an average day in Florida brings you.

Good dupe: Neutrogena Facewash

Microfiber Face Towels Washcloths

Recently I started using microfiber face washcloths and I am big fan and advocate for them! It is an absolute must buy and I really can’t imagine my life without it!

It completely changed my life and my skin just loves them and they take off all of your makeup. Visible results right away!
I highly recommend them for the people that tend to obsess about their skin texture and tend to pick on their skin.

It really will leave you speechless.

I actually put to the test one day and I went with the toner right after I had washed with microfiber face washcloth and there were no makeup leftovers and impurities left.

I am very excited about my skin now. I don’t have to call it problematic anymore. Honestly, if I can only reduce stress now, I would have ideal skin.

Rose Water

I also like to use rose water before I put a serum on. I have noticed that rosewater makes my skin happier.

Face Serum

For serum, I use either Lancome Serum or Roc serum. I can’t decide which one is my favorite.

Face cream

My all-time favorite face cream is Shiseido Matifying Oil-FreeMoisturizer. It had the most luxurious finish and texture, but if you are trying to save some money this an amazing alternative to it.

 

I also recently discovered Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer and I love it. It dries within seconds. And it’s perfect if you have limited time to do your makeup.

It is not as luxurious as Shiseido Matifying Moisturizer Oil-Free and looks black, but it doesn’t your face complexion and will give you matte look.

My Favorite FoundationPrimer

If I have issues with pores and shine I use this products on my Tzone:

Foundation

Depends on what your skin type is the foundation you choose will differ but there are some of my personal favorites:

Neutrogena Shine Control
DiorSkin Forever
Nars Radiant Tinted Mosturizer

Foundation Brushes To Use:

M439 – Foundation my current fave!!! SOOO Soft!
E8 – Small Foundation (M439’s baby)

Concealer:

DiorSkin Forever Undercover
Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Brushes to use:

Read more about concealers I use and love in my dedicated blog post:

>Best Concealers I Can’t Live Without + Hacks<

Powder:

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder
bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Brushes to use:

I currently use Morphe E41 – Powder brush

Bronzers I love:

Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer with radiant finish)
Chanel LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW SHEER COLOUR SPF 15 (it provides a sheer, luminous finish)
TOO FACED Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer (matte finish)
Neutrogena Heallthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed

Bronzer Brushes to use:
Morphe R2, E 59, M177- Bronzer

Blush Highlight:

Nars Blush Duo
TOO FACED Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer
Neutrogena Heallthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed

Brushes to use:
M530 – Blush/Contour

For Brows

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Wiz Taupe (formerly Ash Blonde)

SMASHBOX Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette I use a couple of pigments in the palette for my brows, it is perfect multipurpose small size palette that makes it really easy to travel with.

KAT VON D
24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade (long-wear, waterproof brow pomade)

LANCÔME
LE CRAYON POUDRE – Powder Pencil for the Brows (powder pencil)

Finishing spray

URBAN DECAY De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

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Venus Gillette Platinum Razor Review

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Is Venus Gillette Platinum Razor For You?

Whether shaving is not part of your routine or not, you still need a dependable razor for SOS days, you need it on the go. There is always that transitioning phase where you just can’t use anything but shaving.

As for me, I live in Florida and Florida living gets intense… humidity, pools, boating, overheated cars during hot temperatures and spring hot-cold days!

You need a great razor or you will get stuck with a pants day on an accidentally hot day in the middle of spring.

So let’s talk Venus Gillette Platinum performance.

Venus Gillette Platinum Razor Style

Finally, Venus Gillette created something more elegant and classy, although shaving is supposed to be fun (hence all the fun colors).

Style has changed over the years and I feel in the times of rose gold, chrome and yellow gold elements with marble everything these days there is a need for some luxury looking razor that screams style.

If I am leaving it on the counter, I don’t want all those colors to pop like I’m in teenager’s bathroom. So Venus Gillette THANK YOU for something I can leave out on the counter next to my boyfriend’s high-end stuff and not to look tacky and ‘teenagie’.

Maybe one day you can create a luxury high-end edition. There is a market for it for sure. 

Venus Gillette Platinum Razor Efficiency

Efficiency: I am very active and quite fit and defined, a big part of my style is athleisure (athletic and leisure clothing) so leggings and skinny jeans are a big part of my wardrobe.

 Whether I am wearing an organic cotton leggings or synthetic I don’t want anything to poke through it, so I have to rely on quite an efficient razor, so I don’t have to have a time-consuming inspection of my legs.

I have noticed that 5 razor blades tend to do the job. If time management is a big concern of yours 5 razor blade is more efficient and more trustworthy (perfectionists can rejoice now).

Metal elements on the handle added not only style but also a sense of control and certainty to the movement. I have noticed the additional weight of the razor felt unusual at first but felt more smooth and more balanced during shaving.

A lot of people expected a full metal handle and were left disappointed that it had plastic elements, too. Personally, I feel like it was a good amount of both.

Lifting Venus Gillette Platinum razor left me feeling a little bit nostalgic due to heavier metal elements. It reminded me of my Dad’s vintage razors for a second or two.

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Metal part reduced pulling and glided better than just plastic alternatives. I wasn’t sure whether I liked the plastic elements on it at first.

But once I started shaving I realized that they were essential to the grip in-control feeling during the shave.

Venus Gillette Platinum razor navigated all the tricky places like kneecaps, behind the knees, back of the leg areas, ankles and underarm (my underarm is especially tricky), which was impressive. 

The head did not feel too large or awkward, its mobility was pretty impressive.

How long the results from Venus Gillette Platinum Razor last?

I would say the shave lasts two solid days (although if you shave a lot and you take hair vitamins and supplements it can sure alter the days your shave lasts). The third day was tolerable (although I would shave again that day). The fourth day felt okay, but I would change shorts for capris. Do shave on the fourth day.

For how long you can use Venus Gillette Cartridge? 

 

You can totally use the blades for several weeks. To prolong the life of the razor try to use it in cold or warm water.

Venus Gillette Platinum Razor Price

The price point around $8.99 with one refill or $12.99 with 2 refills.

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Review: Coconut🥥 1 Minute Hair Treat : Conditioner, Mask and Leave-in By Garnier Fructis

Hey, there gorgeous!

I am getting at lot of questions on my Instagram and in person about my current hair routine, so I’m in the process of writing ✍️ blog post of my complete hair routine for curly hair🧖‍♀️💁‍♀️ (If you hair is dry, it will work for you, too)

While I was working on the post I received a Vox Box and tried Coconut🥥 1 Minute Hair Treat from Garnier Fructis 🌱, so I decided to put up a review on it really fast.

I don’t know about your hair, but my hair loves shampoos from Garnier Fructis 🌱, but no matter how good product can be I have to rotate products pretty often for both my hair and skin, because my hair and skin adjust to products so fast.

I gave it a try, their formula is 100% vegan 🌱 , no silicones 🌱, no parabens🌱, no artificial colors 🌱(so the bad stuff is out).

Most of the hair masks you have to leave on your hair for half an hour or so, and truth be told I haven’t expected much results in just one minute…

But to my surprise it showed pretty decent results for 1 minute mask…

☑️Results☑️:

👌 It really shows a lot moisture right away (and I mean you can feel it right away within seconds on your wet hair) and really intense gloss!

Here are the results before and after in intensely humid conditions of Florida (that day I had the windshield wipers on it was that humid).

This is before picture:

This is immediate after as it was drying out:

This is final styled:

👌 you can use it as a mask, as a conditioner and leave-in. My favorite combo is to use it as a mask and a conditioner

👌 It did not weigh my hair down at all it was really easy to manage and felt light 💁‍♀️

👌🥥 coconut 🌴 oil and extract are really good for your hair: anti-fungal, antibacterial. It actually penetrates your hair shaft and delivers nutrients and minerals to keep it healthier.

👌 I did not smell like coconut 🥥 right after. It smelled rather clean with barely any 🥥 smell.

🙍‍♀️Thing I did not like 🤦‍♀️:

🤷‍♀️ I’m not sure 🤔 but it seemed to really frizz up towards drying but it was pretty easy fix: I took some of it and used on damp hair. It fixed the problem. Although I have to admit that humidity was rather extreme that day. 🤷‍♀️ It did not provide any volume at all. It never claimed it would though, although it did make up for it with hair manageability.

💡💡💡 Final thoughts 💡💡💡:

Will it be my all time favorite?

As a time saving product and to get results on the go. Garnier is on the right track though eliminating all the bad stuff from their products 🙌🙌🙌 Really impressed with the glossy hair results.

I received the product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

#complimentary #contest

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Best Concealers I Can’t Live Without + Hacks

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Best concealer is the topic that I chose for today’s post.I wanted to write a couple of posts about products I love and use on a daily basis. I am going try to film a video sometime soon. I have it on my to-do list!

Anyway, I will be having TONS of beauty posts on my blog – all that contains info about my favorite foundations, primers, serums, mascara, lipsticks etc. You can search through those posts in two ways, the first being using the “Beauty” tab up top OR use the “Search” bar on the left, upper corner! If you are new to my blog, my goal is to write at least one or 2 beauty posts a month if I can.

So what’s actually a concealer and is it ok to go without it. Basically, it is a highly pigmented foundation that will have to cover up minor imperfections. Concealers can be very tricky because sometimes and it really depends. One day your favorite concealer can work perfectly fine and next day it may appear powdery and flaky.

Ultimately you get what you pay for. I never had the problems with the circles with the eyes (and I religiously take vitamins and collagen which straightens the walls of underage that thins out with age. But recent allergy season that completely made me turn into a raccoon in the morning.

Best Concealer and #1 SOS undereye product of all times that conceals it all:

Bobbi Brown Corrector - Porcelain Bisque concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer concealer for dark circles

Best Concealer: Undereye Bobbi Brown Corrector – Porcelain Bisque

Bobbi Brown Corrector – Porcelain Bisque • Bobbi Brown • $27

It takes a little bit used to due to its texture and may seem like a MAJOR splurge, but trust me, it is worth it and it lasts forever! Once you master it (less is more is the best strategy) and believe me it’s going to take some time.

It is probably the most natural concealer one have asked for. I mean it covers it all: sleepless nights, allergies, weird unidentified redness or purpleness. You name it… I refuse to travel with it and it has to be in my house within reach.

I always know where is that little jar at all times. I never misplace it (why one would misplace their best concealer right?). I just simply cannot live without it. You don’t have to even apply it all over. I apply it most of the time in the corner of the eye for no makeup look. It survives 8 hour boating day in high heat high humidity in Florida.

Best Concealer: Best in Blending  

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NARS Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer • NARS • $30

If you are a newbie and you don’t really know how to bend evenly this is the one for you. Although after 6 hours it tends to get a little bit in the crease sometimes. But it’s a very easy fix. Let’s be honest you will be checking your makeup anyway by then.

Sooooo easy to blend. No issues. Lots of shades. No brainer. I use usually medium one although it’s a little bit too dark for me on my neck. It is actually common to have a lighter shade on one’s neck.

My weather conditions here in Florida are very demanding, it’s not ideal for the undereye area in high heat and humidity. But when it comes to face it works great! It saves me a lot of time when I want minimal makeup look.

Best Concealer: Waterproof

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Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer – Clair 2 • Lancôme • $31

If you are looking for good old-fashioned mate camouflage it’s your guy. Really goes the long way. Good coverage very traditional texture. Just good classic value. Now it’s a little bit pricey.

I bought it and lasted me forever. I really got tired of it and I really wanted to try out other things but I felt like it will never end.

It is highly forgiving easy to work with and you don’t need much. Expect to use less than you usually use normally. I’ve met 95-year-old French woman that used Lancome exclusively all her like and let me tell her skin was ah-mazing!

Best Concealer: Dry patches, unevenness and other surface issues, scars.

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Benefit Cosmetics Hide & Sheen Concealer and Highlighter Duo

Benefit Cosmetics Hide & Sheen Concealer and Highlighter Duo • Benefit Cosmetics • $14

Now I randomly picked it up at Sephora travel section and I tried it once and I did not quite like it at first. I don’t know why. It’s a little bit more pasty rather than creamy.

I decided to put it aside, but I happen to do some cosmetic procedures that year. I shaved biopsies (nothing too serious). It really takes time to heal and you have to follow a lot of rules and the healing usually takes a while. So you really cannot bother it a whole lot. You just have to wait it out.

Well, you know it’s kinda unrealistic just to go out with minor scars back in public. I happen to really rediscover it again and it stayed put on my face and on minor body scars until it healed up. It works great by itself but happens to disappear if you apply anything over it. If it matches your skin tone perfectly basically you want any blending at all. Surprisingly survived a pool day.

Best Concealer Hacks and Memos You Might Have Missed

Concealer hack #1 Moisturizing is a must. Sephora Collection Eye Mask • $5 • Sephora COPY LINK Shiseido Set of 24 Express Smoothing Eye Masks • $63 • QVC COPY LINK Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream • $52 • Sephora COPY LINK Bobbi Brown Women's Hydrating Face Cream • $58 • Barneys New York

Sephora Collection Eye Mask • Sephora • $5 Shiseido Set of 24 Express Smoothing Eye Masks • Shiseido • $63 Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream • Bobbi Brown • $52 Bobbi Brown Women’s Hydrating Face Cream • Bobbi Brown • $58

Above all moisturizer is a must. Due to a higher concentration of the pigment if your skin or under-eye are not moisturized properly. You can put the most expensive concealer everyone brags about and you will see it turn patchy and pasty within the first couple of hours.

If you happen to skip on your skin moisturizing routines recently, I found a quick mask is a good idea (if you don’t have time I just put it on my under-eye areas and lips only in the morning when I’m in the rush. Although masks should become your best friends.

Concealer hack #2

SOS Moisture may come in handy. If you don’t have time for a mask have a good moisturizer handy. The one like to use I bought in a travel size once again. And later upgraded all of them to regular size. This was the time I never looked back on spending a little bit extra.

Concealer hack # 3 Brushesbrushes concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer concealer for dark circles

EcoTools Ultimate Concealer Duo • EcoTools • $5.99 Bobbi Brown Concealer Brush • Bobbi Brown • $29 Bobbi Brown Concealer Blending Brush • Bobbi Brown • $34 Eco Tools EcoTools Correcting Concealer Brush • EcoTools • $3.14

I have 3 different brushes depends on a concealer that I use and what needs to be accomplished. Overall favorite is Bobbi Brown brush and at the moment of purchase, it felt pretty overrated butIi was like… whatever I was splurge shopping anyway. Then I did not figure it out right away because it was smaller than I was used to. I had a couple of Ecotools brushes before it.

They will be coming up soon. But it proved itself right. It maneuvers so good and gets in all the problematic unreachable spots where nothing. Mine has a lid. Also, it is so easy to use you don’t even have to ha a technique or moves down just pretend you paint over with it. It was seriously refreshing and also I have noticed I haven’t been waisting a lot of product using it.

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Remarkably Sensational Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dress Ideas That will make You Feel Like A Queen

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Remarkably Sensational Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dress Ideas That will make You Feel Like A Queen:

Deep Front Frill Dress • True Decadence • $118.92 Velvet Front Slit Dress • True Decadence • $107.02 Velvet Ruffle Dress • True Decadence • $118.92 Satin Bardot Tie Midi Dress • $118.92 Cross Front Neck Long Slit Dress • $21.39 Lace Top Part Maxi Dress • $41.61 Corset Detail Midi Dress • $107.02 Linen Look Dress • $71.30 Bella Button Down Dress • $33.28 Back Strap Knot Dress • $23.75–28.50

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Breathtaking Red Lipstick On Every Budget

Red Lipstick Morning, my gorgeous reader!

As the mornings become crisper here in Florida🌴 and the hot coffee ☕️ starting to taste even better. I decided to go for a bolder look with red lipstick. As the autumn becomes braver every day, I am challenging you, my beautiful reader, to go for red lip look.

Lipstick On The Photo: Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain in Desire

Beautiful white flowers 🌸🍃💄🌸🍃💄🌸🍃💄with red lips 💋💋💋 made my morning even more refreshing.

Red Lipstick mentioned above (links):

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Temptation • Bobbi Brown •
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color • Maybelline • Touch of Spice 
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – 413 BLKR • NARS •
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro/0.22 oz. • Giorgio Armani • in 400 
Tom Ford Lip Color • Tom Ford • in Cherry Lush 
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour • Laura Mercier • in Parisian Red
CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Hot • Cover Girl •
Rouge Dior Lipstick • Christian Dior •
Dior ‘Rouge Contour’ Lip Liner – Rouge Dior 999 • Christian Dior •
Victorias Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain • Victoria’s Secret •
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Love That Red -0.15oz •
Le Rouge Collection Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour • Chanel •
MAC Limited-Edition Ruby Woo Lip Duo • M·A·C •
MAC Lipstick Retro Matte – Ruby Woo (very matte vivid blue-red) • M·A·C •

Complete the Polka Dot Look :

Maje Lisaya ruffled mesh top • Maje • $200
Claudie Pierlot Ballroom polka-dot crepe top • Claudie Pierlot • $200
Camilla and Marc Ivory & Red Polka Dot Tiered Dress • Camilla And Marc • $198.99
Alexis Priya Pussy-Bow Polka-Dot Satin Blouse • Alexis • $192.50
Alexis Noelle Polka-Dot Tie-Neck Slit Midi Dress, White/Black • Alexis • $196
For Love & Lemons Bianca Cap Sleeve Dress • For Love & Lemons • $198
McQ – Alexander McQueen Pussybow Seam Dress • McQ • $189
Equipment Keira Dot Print Top • Equipment • $199
Alberto Biani Polka-dot Print Silk Blouse • Alberto Biani • $179

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