Kyle Jenner was for sure pregnant and had a baby on February 1st!
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk makeup. Normally I don’t post much about working at Sephora. Not like it’s a secret or anything I’m keeping under wraps (unlike the aforementioned pregnancy); I just haven’t shared. I am a bit self conscious sometimes because I am not your typical “beat a face down” Makeup Artist. Still working on my masterpiece.
However, lately I have been feelin’ myself Bey and Nikki style. I don’t take enough photos of the Custom Makeovers I do at Sephora, but this year I am determined to take photos of at least every other appointment.
I had the pleasure of working with the lovely lady in the photos above this weekend. Obviously for privacy purposes I will not be sharing her name. She was so much fun to talk with and I enjoyed doing her makeup for a first date with a new guy. Lots of girl talk went down! This was definitely one of those looks that she could have captioned “On to the next” on IG, and I hope she did! I used the products listed below, and there are links to everything so be sure to check those out!
Lancôme Crème Radiance Gentle Cleanser
Lancôme Micellar Cleansing Water
Tactha The Water Cream
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Cream
Makeup Forever Mattifying Primer
Makeup Forever HD Foundation Shade Y335
MUFE HD Microfinishing Loose Powder
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Becca Ocean Jewels Eyeshadow Palette
Nars Blush in Deep Throat
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Vanilla Quartz
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
Buxom Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in Taupe it Off
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
I haven’t posted on skincare since 2015! Since I started work at Sephora (9 months ago) I have received tons on great skin care items in my Gratis. Gratis is just fancy (Italian) for free stuff. This has definitely helped me step up my skin care routine. I definitely do a lot more than I used to but that also comes with the knowledge of how to better care for my super sensitive, oily skin type. I’ve broken this post down into two parts so you don’t strain your eyes reading it all! Hope you enjoy Part I.
In the AM my routine is pretty minimal. Over the years I’ve learned that washing my face with hardcore cleansers in the morning does my skin no favors. So I just take a cotton round and use some micellar water to cleanse away any debris I didn’t catch the night before. I like Garnier most mornings, but my Caudalie water is awesome as well and it was free.99!
I always remove my makeup. To me it’s like a layer of stuff that has be wiped away before cleansing. Most of the time I jump straight into my shower and use a nickel sized amount of It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Makeup Melting Balm. It is fantastic! It removes hard to get off mascara and/or lash glue. You can read more about its benefits here. On the occasion where I am feeling lazy or need a quick nap I reach for my Simple Skin Care makeup removing wipes. These do not cleanse as deeply as the balm, but they work at getting everything off the surface until you can cleanse your skin.
At night after I am ready to wash my day away I need a bit more help than my hands can give. That’s where my Clarisonic (complements of Sephora) comes in. I’m currently using Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Cleanser. I had never heard of Skin Laundry before I received this product in my Sephora Gratis; but I am glad I did. This cleanser is amazing! It is gentle but it cleanses my skin after makeup removal perfectly. It never leaves my skin feeling dried out or stripped. Skin Laundry is a niche brand founded by Asia native, Yen Reis. You can read more about Yen and her brand here
When I need to exfoliate there is nothing like my Ole Henriksen Pore Balance Facial Sauna Scrub. I first heard of this brand before I worked for Sephora. I received a sample in my Sephora Play Box. Ole Henriksen is a Danish Esthetician who launched his skin care line after suffering from Cystic Acne himself. You can read more of Ole’s story here. This brand is amazing enough to give frequently to Sephora employees. I received this scrub about 2 weeks ago so it is relatively new to my routine, but I love it! The beads have the perfect amount of grit and it has a warming sensation as it goes onto your skin. This sensation intensifies (not uncomfortably) and then gradually fades to a cooling sensation.