Summer always seems so glamorous from far away: bathing suits, beaches, blue skies, sun.Those lovely UV rays can wreak serious havoc on your skin though, causing problems from unsightly sunburns, to tan lines, all the way up to the more serious, long-term side effects like melanoma. Protecting your skin from the sun requires real foresight; you cannot always apply the how-to's of protecting your skin from the sun naturally. It's important to always wear sunscreen and to take a break in the shade if you're feeling burned or dehydrated, but you can further protect your skin by using makeup products that offer sun protection as well. That way, you kill two birds with one stone: You look fabulous while you're out and about, and keeping it that way while protecting your skin.
Japan has a culture that's devoted to excellent craftsmanship and perfection. It's a country that has wowed the world with a number of artforms, including their cooking, manga, and clothing styles.
There are thousands of brands to choose from when it comes to buying makeup. However, there are so many things to consider when looking for a product that will work for you. Does the product work better with certain skin types? Is it as pigmented as you want it to be? And the most important to many people: is it affordable?
Disclaimer: If you’re a die hard fan of ABH or Norvina, please feel free to leave. If I had to choose one brand per product or even everything, it would be ABH. I legit have more stuff from them than anyone else. I love the quality, but I do not like the road they are going down. It is my opinion and I solely speak as a customer who is simply looking at the palette from a conscious buyer’s perspective.
It can be hard to choose what type of makeup you want to use since there are so many options out there. That is why you have to pay close attention to how each product will affect your skin type. When looking for translucent setting powders for dry skin, it is important to take notice of what skin shade it can be used for, how smoothly it will go on, and what type of look it will give off. Read about all of these different setting powders and choose the powder that will work best for you.
What if there was a way for your face to always be ready to go, no matter the situation? There is, it’s called micro-blading or powder brows, depending on the procedure that is chosen. To learn more about this process, I talked with New Face owner Christine Hwang about all things semi-permanent makeup. She was also kind enough to let me sit in on a session where she tattooed eyebrows on to a client. It was an eye-opening experience.
Through the years there has been the same brands taking over the market of beauty supplying consumers with the tools needed for good skin ,hair and makeup.
Disclaimer: I am a collector of eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. But just because you have the freedom to spend money on some materialistic happiness does not mean you should not think through your purchase. Even if I was rolling in money, I would still be a conscious buyer. Not because I am stingy. Not because I am a cheapskate. Not because I can’t afford it. Having money does not justify hoarding. I know that if I don’t like something right off the bet, the probable chances of me using it regularly are nill. Having said that, I do NOT want to add to garbage, waste, landfills. We are very conscious about animal rights in the makeup world these days (which is an extremely good thing). But we should also take all steps possible that will help out our Mother Earth. At the end of the day some of these reasons may not make sense, or are biased. But the results are very practical for my wallet, a mess free home, and most importantly, the environment. I have not talked about any particular brands and have no intention throw shade at any brands indirectly. Many brands exemplify all of my points, so stay calm in your pants. I do not take any responsibility for hurt sentimentalities, except to say that it was completely unintentional.
Makeup, skincare products, and accessories to enhance our beauty become costly. Most of us want to explore new products, but paying for a full-sized product without knowing whether you will like it can be expensive and wasteful.
Meaningless notifications from the Linkedin app led me to my girlfriends profile; A beautiful black woman. After 10 seconds of scrolling the news feed, then 20 seconds of adding random people with cool pics, and titles, I see her. I had never seen this picture, and I was filled with a weird anxious feeling. I get like this whenever she posts pictures on Social Media, which is rare. Her popping up on my feed, is like an Easter Egg in a Marvel movie, or actually seeing a unicorn walk down the street. Its always a rare sighting, and I'm always freaked out for some reason. I texted her to tell her how beautiful the picture was, and how I felt seeing it, and then some more compliments; that I hope she enjoyed as well. I closed the apps, and went back to listening to The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi on YouTube.
Disclaimer: I am a customer who likes to test out what she’s purchasing. And at the very least, I like to have the assurance that I can go to a physical store ASAP and return something I ordered online because I did not like it. In terms of makeup, for me Sephora is the preferable option, for online shopping and in store returns. But for you, that could be Ulta. I realize that Ulta is better than Sephora for many of you out there who have access to the store. Unfortunately, I cannot speak to that end because I do not have access to an Ulta. Nonetheless, the gist is that I would love for these brands to have a physical store safe-proof. For me, it’s Sephora, for you it might be something else. Really depends on where you live.
When you first enter the tremendous world of makeup, it can be quite overwhelming. What do you do first? What should you buy? Well, I'm here to help that process come a lot easier.