Daily Makeup & Skincare Faves!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Winter is being not-so-kind to my skin but if I'm being real, my skin has been not-so-kind to me for a while now. I don't have oily or over-dry skin, I just seem to always have annoying breakouts. Probably because I'm not the healthiest eater and couldn't tell you the last time I worked out (new year's resolution?) but I'm trying to figure out what products I love and work well.
This post, I'm going to share my daily makeup essentials and new skincare faves & how they've been working.
But my favorite part of this is my Caboodle that I scored at Marshall's for $7!! I saw it and got so excited, filled with nostalgia, I had to have it. It's perfect when I'm home and all my things were out in a tiny makeup bag or my backpack. Now, everything has a home, kept together, and I can easily move it around to different rooms depending on which has the best natural lighting of course!

How I have it somewhat organized:
Tools & hair ties o the top side compartment, brushes on shelf, everyday necessities top compartment, jetsetter palette & extra stuff (basically just a lot of lipsticks) in the bottom!
My routine:
1. Rimmel BB Cream is my favorite and the best I've tried. It has great coverage but is very lightweight and natural blending. It's pretty scarce or non-existent in stores now though so I'll have to find a new go-to BB cream. Any recommendations?!
2. Touch up spots or under-eye with Maybelline's FIT Me concealer. Also good for simple covering up without needing a BB cream or foundation.
3. Add a little warmth & contour with Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. I've been using this for two years now. It is such a natural pigment and also smells like chocolate.
4. Fenty highlighter in Starstruck and/or L'Oreal Lumi Powder Illuminator in the cool tones because if you know me, I want my highlighter to be seen from space.
5. The brows! I was introduced to Anastasia BH dip brow (in the shade Blonde) and it's just an everyday essential 100%. I like how you can build it to whatever dark/lightness you're feeling that day.
6. I used to be obsessed with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara until I just didn't feel like spending that much on mascara anymore so needless to say I was pumped when L'Oreal came out with the Lash Paradise which really does work just as well if not better!
Lastly, the Maybelline X Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette is something I just got for Christmas.
What I like about it:  the concealer is pretty good, using the highlighter in very light swatches, using the bronzer even lighter. SO little of the powder because it has such a harsh pigment, but find a consistency you like and it really is a nice contour! Also, I really like the top two eye shadows - the opal shimmer and light mauve.
What I don't really like and hate to say because you know I love Gigi:  it's obviously not the best quality, I feel like it's potentially lower than Maybelline's products alone. I think it really depends on how you use it, I definitely wouldn't make a whole face out of just this. Also, I thought the mascara was going to be a mini version of the Gigi one but its just a random one from Maybelline wrapped in a "Gigi Hadid" paper which was a let down, I haven't even opened that yet.

Shop makeup:
On the Go Girl Caboodle (UO has a different style)

Now for the skincare products I've been loving...

For breakouts: I'm mad at myself for never trying tea tree oil before now. I'm going to sound like a cheesy commercial but I literally see a difference in my breakouts overnight, if not the next day, and gone in a few days! Another thing I got to try based off of people's reviews using it as a face wash for breakouts is the Beekman lump of kohl detox soap. Beekman is a super natural line made out of goat milk and I have only used it for maybe a week but I do think it will help because of the charcoal, and it feels so nice!

For wash & refresh: My love, Mario Badescu...The set of the 'green' products - aloe, cucumber and green tea. As opposed to pink, yellow, etc. I really want to try EVERYTHING! But this is still for sale at ULTA for only $12. It's the mini versions of the gel cleanser, facial scrub, and spray.
I'm addicted to the rosewater spray so now I like to keep the mini green one in my bag on-the-go. These sprays just make your skin feel refreshed and moisturized as well as giving you an nice glow. I love to spray it like crazy right after I do my makeup!
The gel cleanser is super lightweight which I like but sometimes I feel like I'm not even using anything, but you can totally see how clean your face is after. It also smells so nice and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. The scrub is the same and I like to use it 3 times a week. Of course, I use one of the sprays right after I wash or scrub my face!
When washing my face, I use the Ponds cream cleanser for my eyes.

Toner: Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic. I try not to use it too much cause it's such a little bottle and I love it so much, but this stuff smells heavenly and gives you a natural glow which I live for!

Now for a funny story...
I once tried the L'Oreal clay mask and always wanted to buy it. I was in Target yesterday and saw what I thought was the pure clay mask in a tube form instead of the pot, so I bought it and got so excited. Put it on today (in these pictures) and thought it was weird that it was kind of foamy and not going on my skin super pigmented like last time (my sister said it looked like dirt). I left it on for who knows how long cause I get distracted and forget I have masks on, wash it off and it's now a soap. I go back and read the back of the tube, yeah it's a clay cleanser that is not meant to me left on your skin dry for that long...
Upset I still don't have the mask but honestly, I think I'll still use this how I did, not leaving it on for as long though, because it still felt refreshed and clean like after a mask!

Shop skincare:
Beekman Lump of Kohl Detox Purifying Bar
L'Oreal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure-Clay Mask (what I thought I was buying)
L'Oreal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Cleanser (what I actually bought & used)

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