REVIEW OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

PACKAGING OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM
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REVIEW OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER
EYE CREAM

Hello all, I am back with another review post. Today, I am reviewing my most favorite and authentic organic Indian brand i.e. JUICY CHEMISTRY’s DAMSK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM. “JUICY CHEMISTRY” is on my top wish list brands since 2016. I have used their lip scrub which was very good for my chapped and dry lips. Most of the JUICY CHEMISTRY products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, free from mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, colors, parabens, sulfates, silicones, toxic/ harmful chemicals, and GMO-free too. Brand use only certified organic ingredients and all products are freshly handmade. We often forget to take care of our undereye area. The area under the eyes is very delicate in comparison to the facial skin hence it needs extra care and nourishment. Do you know the first sign of aging shows first under your eye area! We always take care of our face by cleaning, moisturizing, toning, and applying serum or face oil but always forget to take care of our undereye. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive too. A lack of nourishment and care will show the visible signs of aging i.e. fine lines and wrinkles easily. All these problems can be solved and prevent by using the right eye care products. So, now that you know the importance of taking care of undereye, let’s move on to the review part.

Too many late nights? Looking like a raccoon lately? Give your eyes some TLC with JUICY CHEMISTRY’s DAMSK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM, which is infused with the goodness of Chia, Coffee & Rose. Enriched with essential fatty acids, Chia immensely hydrates the under-eye skin and locks in the moisture. Owing to its exceptional antioxidant properties, Coffee helps to reduce the under-eye darkness and slows down the formation of fine lines. The luxurious Damask rose has unmatchable soothing and astringent properties that take care of puffy eyes and under-eye bags. Go on, try it, and throw away that concealer!

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JUICY CHEMISRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

What does a brand claim:

Hydrate and repair the delicate under-eye area with this nourishing cream. Formulated with a blend of nutrient-rich oils and therapeutic essential oils, it helps control under-eye puffiness and dark circles.

Fig oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients which are exceptionally beneficial for the skin. It promotes collagen production which happens to reduce as our skin ages and is one of the reasons for dull, dark under – eyes. Chia helps in restoring moisture into the skin keeping it hydrated, soft, and supple throughout the day. Coffee helps in reducing dark circles and its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the skin keep puffiness at bay.

Damask Rose hydrates, tones, and soothes the under-eye skin. It relaxes and refreshes the delicate skin under the eyes after a long tiring day. Grapeseed and Camellia help strengthen veins and prevent swelling. Sandalwood hydrates and moisturizes the undereye area making it look plump and healthy.

With its rich Vitamin E content, Sunflower oil not only moisturizes the skin but also brightens up the area. Due to its astringent properties, Geranium helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The diuretic properties of Lavender helps in reducing under-eye bags.

Shea & Cocoa Butter along with Bees wax deeply moisturizes the skin.

Key benefits:


Help in reducing dark circles by improving blood circulation in the affected region. Reduces under-eye puffiness. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Helps sleep better. A fine blend of all-natural ingredients effectively restores the firmness around your eyes.

JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM
BENIFITS OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

Know the ingredients and their benefits:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Coffee Infused Oil*, Beeswax*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Oil*, Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed) Oil*, Cannibis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil*, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Essential Oil*, Ficus Carica (Fig Seed) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Essential Oil*.

Coffee, Camellia Seed, Grape Seed, Chia Seed, Hemp Seed, Avocado, and Sunflower Oils, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Beeswax – These oils, butter, and wax make this cream superfatted and leave the skin moisturised.

Vitamin E: Nourishing and hydrating for the skin.


Shea Butter: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. It is enriched with Vitamins A and E which are essential for healthy skin. It also protects against harmful UV rays and provides skin with necessary fatty acids and nutrients that boost collagen production.

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa Butter is excellent at moisturizing the skin. It contains healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that help keep skin inflammations at bay. It also helps to reduce the appearance of scars, stretches marks, and neutralizes free radical damage.

Carnauba Wax: Popularly known as Brazil wax, Carnauba wax is hypoallergenic and an excellent emollient. It is rich in fatty acids and exhibits skin-protecting properties. Owing to its high melting point, it helps bind the product and keep it in a pliable yet solid form.

Fig Seed Oil: Owing to its high antioxidant content, fig oil helps keep the skin soft, supple, and hydrated by trapping moisture into the skin. It slows down the formation of fine lines under the eyes and helps reduce undereye darkness.

Coffee: Coffee is exceptionally rich in antioxidants. It helps in reducing the appearance of pigmentation, sunspots and signs of ageing. It also entails anti-inflammatory properties and helps soothe skin irritations.

Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants which helps in strengthening the veins and prevent swelling. The presence of Vitamin E and fatty acids provides the much-needed hydration to the delicate under-eye skin.

Camellia Oil: Camellia is an excellent emollient to keep the under-eye skin moist and supple. It penetrates deep into the skin promoting cell growth and enhancing the skin’s ability to hold moisture.

Chia Seed Oil: Chia seed oil is infused with essential antioxidants and fatty acids which helps in fighting dark circles and locking the moisture into the under-eye skin.

Lavender Oil: Known for its relaxing scent, it not only calms your senses but also your skin. The diuretic properties help in reducing under-eye bags. It also helps in unveiling an even skin tone. Rich in sesquiterpenes, such as eucalyptol, and polyphenols that help soothe inflammation and protect against free radical damage respectively.

Geranium Oil: This red beauty rejuvenates and revitalizes your skin. Due to its astringent properties, it helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness over time. It is rich in monoterpene alcohols that helps soothe the skin and improves skin texture over time.

Sandalwood Oil: Sandalwood helps eliminate puffiness and swelling in the skin. It hydrates and moisturizes the undereye area making it look plump and healthy. Rich in sesquiterpenes, it helps soothe the skin and calm inflammations and skin irritations.

Sunflower Oil: Owing to its high Vitamin E content, Sunflower oil has the ability to substantially brighten and hydrate the undereye area. It also prevents the damage caused by UV rays of the sun.

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus oil contains Chrysin, an all-natural anti-inflammatory agent that helps in reducing the puffiness around the eyes. It effectively tightens the blood vessels under the eyes and considerably reduces the appearance of dark circles.

Damask rose Oil: The anti-inflammatory properties of Damask rose help soothe and revitalize the skin. Its astringent properties help tighten the skin and reduce blotchiness. Rich in phenols such as citronellol and geraniol, it protects the skin from free radical.

Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp deeply cleanses your skin. It dissolves sebum and drives out grime, dirt, and pollution deeply rooted in the pores. Its non-comedogenic nature makes it a great moisturizer for oily and acne-prone skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in healing and calming acne-prone skin.

Avocado Oil: Extracted from the Avocado kernel it is full of essential fatty acids. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, pantothenic acid, lecithin, fatty acids, and E, Avocado oil penetrates the skin easily and helps restore luster and hydrates dry and damaged ends. The nutrients found in Avocado also promote hair growth and help prevent split ends.

*all ingredients are certified organic.

How to use JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

The under-eye area is perhaps one of the most delicate areas on the face. Use your ring finger to lightly pat in the product. Do not go too close to the eye; instead, stick to the orbital bone and gently massage the product into your skin. Be sure to not use an excessive amount of the product. 

Step 1:
Dab 2-3 spots of cream under your eyes.

Step 2:
Gently massage under the eyes with your ring fingertips applying least amount of pressure.

Price of JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

INR. 400 for 5 gms.

Availability:

All JUICY CHEMISTRY products are available on their own website, amazon, nykaa, sublimelife.in and vanitywagon.in. You can buy all JUICY CHEMISTRY products here: https://vanitywagon.in/collections/juicy-chemistry?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=vanity-star

Packaging of JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING OFJUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM comes in cardboard packaging in which the actual product comes in a small glass tub with a tin lid. I am so glad that they have completely changed their packaging. I remember that most of the JUICY CHEMISTRY products came in a plastic tub. But now their products are coming in more sustainable and zero-waste packaging. The actual product is covered with aluminum foil to prevent any spill. Once you tear the foil, just make sure you close the lid tightly to avoid any spill. The ingredients and manufacturing date, expiry date, and other information are mentioned on the cardboard packaging.

FRAGRANCE AND TEXTURE:

TEXTURE OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM has a lot of essential oils and so you will be surprised by its fragrance because it doesn’t smell like a rose or coffee hence it smells mainly of essential oils. It has a quite refreshing smell. When I applied it, there are some cool flames going inside of my eyes for few seconds. It’s not irritating or stinging upon application. The texture of the product is like a balm. It is very creamy and a little bit greasy. As you can see in the image, the eye cream looks light greenish-yellow in color. Because of so many essential oils in it, the cream feels greasy and at the same time nourishing too. So, for this reason, I don’t apply it during the daytime. I apply this cream at night, before going to the bed.

My experience with JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

COLOR OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM

I have started facing several under-eye issues like fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, and minor dark circles. I was looking for an organic anti-aging eye cream. So, I thought of trying out under eye cream from JUICY CHEMISTRY. I have used this eye cream for around 4 weeks and I am currently using it too, but I think, now I can give my opinion on this cream. This is the first addition to my under-eye care product, so honestly, I don’t know if under-eye cream usually takes a long time or not to show the actual results. But as per my experience with this product, I can say that it showed me the visible results within a week. Yes, you read it right! I have very sensitive and dry under my eyes. But this cream did not irritate my under-eye skin. This eye cream is very nourishing for my under-eye area. Sensitive eye people may find the fragrance too over-powering but after sometimes you will be used to its fragrance. In my case, the cream doesn’t sting upon application but there were some cool flames going inside my eyes for few seconds.

The first time when I applied it under my eyes, I applied too much and was end up looking greasy eyes. So, the key to apply this eye cream is little goes a long way. It doesn’t absorb quickly into the skin, you need to apply it with light hands because the skin under the eyes is very thin and delicate. This cream sets on the skin and firms a thin layer. I don’t apply this cream under my makeup. I apply this cream during the night-time, after washing and applying toner on my face. When I first opened the tub, it didn’t have a waxy layer but when I started using this cream, it started forming a waxy layer. I was worried about this because I have never experienced such a thing with any skincare product. So, I decided to mail the JUICY CHEMISTRY brand team and they replied to me on this, it is shea butter that solidified, and it will melt once you will rub it and it melts when I rubbed it. This under eye cream is not for those who have extremely sensitive eyes or a person who gets easily watery eyes.

TEXTURE OF JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE UNDER EYE CREAM

JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSK AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM gives my eyes enough nourishment and hydration which it needs the most. It has reduced the dryness under my eyes and I would say that it has also reduced my puffiness by 50%. Because of its super nourishment property, my under-eye area feels smooth, moist, supple, and soft. The eye cream has helped me in reducing fine lines too. I don’t have major dark circles, so I have not seen any difference in them. I have seen a visible reduction in fine lines too. I had bought this product for its hydrating and anti-aging properties. And it does its job perfectly for me.

Pros of JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

  • Availability.
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Affordable price.
  • Organic and freshly handmade.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • 100% natural and chemical-free.
  • Gives enough hydration and nourishment.
  • Refreshing fragrance.
  • Makes the undereye area moist, supple, and soft.
  • Reduces puffiness and fine lines, wrinkles.
  • Gives fast results.
  • Little goes a long way.
  • You will get a quality product because the brand uses all-natural and organic ingredients.
  • Quantity.

Cons of JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM:

  • Not suitable for extremely sensitive eye person.
  • Fragrance may be overpowering for some people.
  • Not travel friendly because of the glass tub.
  • All information related to ingredients, expiry date, and other information is available only on outer cardboard packaging. You need to keep the outer package for its expiry date and other information related to the product.

My words:

If you are concerned about dark circles, it depends on several health and lifestyle conditions. There is no miracle product available on the market for completely removing the undereye problems. I would say that this is not a miracle product that will remove all your undereye issues in a whole night. It will take some time to show the result. Remember, an eye cream cannot fully remove dark circles or wrinkles, it is supposed to give you nourishment and to relax the under eyes. If you are looking for budget-friendly, chemical-free under eye cream which gives you enough nourishment and visible results within a week then this cream is for you. This cream definitely reduces the fine lines, puffiness, dryness, and wrinkles under the eye. So, don’t worry about the undereye problems, just give this cream a try and do let me know your experience with this cream in the comment section below or mail me at [email protected].

Do I recommend JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM?

Yes, I will definitely recommend this product.

Will I repurchase this product?

Yes, definitely.

MFG ratings:

4.5/5 (minus 0.5 for not sure about reducing darkness under the eyes, because I don’t have major dark circles.)

Now you can buy JUICY CHEMISTRY DAMASK ROSE AND COFFEE ORGANIC UNDER EYE CREAM here: https://vanitywagon.in/products/juicy-chemistry-organic-eye-cream-for-dark-circles-and-fine-lines-with-damask-rose-and-coffee?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=vanity-star

BEST ZERO WASTE SKINCARE BRANDS IN INDIA | BEST SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY BRANDS

zero-waste or sustainable lifestyle products
zero-waste or sustainable lifestyle products

The zero-waste or sustainable beauty and homecare concepts are trending now all over the world. And it’s for a good reason. One of the most widely discussed environmental issues is the beauty industry’s contribution to our world’s plastic pollution and landfills. We use so many plastic products in our daily lifestyle including both beauty and homecare products. Every year, we throw out so many plastic tubes, tubs, bottles, brushes, and so on and these plastic waste are non-recyclable. The zero-waste or sustainable movement is all about to minimize the usage of plastic and make our mother nature more environmentally friendly. Remember, sustainability means to reuse or refill the beauty and homecare products that come in steel containers or glass jars.

This problem is really needed to be taken into consideration by us. Currently, so many beauty and homecare brands are considering sustainable packaging and minimal usage of plastic in the making of their products and its whole packaging process. Taking small steps by reducing plastic usage on daily basis will help us to minimize the plastic pollution from the environment.

Here is few best zero waste or sustainable skincare and beauty brands to try in India:

  • EARTH RHYTHM – Soapworks India

EARTH RHYTHM is a woman-owned brand and one of the best sustainable and certified organic skincare-beauty brands in India. All products are free from chemicals, preservatives, artificial fragrance, and synthetic. The brand is also cruelty-free. They use only natural and freshly harvested herbs from the wild. The packaging of the product is very appealing and eye-catchy. Their products are biodegradable and minimally packed with recycled and recyclable materials.  The brand’s packaging is over 99% plastic-free. They offer a wide range of skincare products for all skin types. They have also launched their own makeup line which includes lip & cheek tints, lip strobe, highlighters, blushes, eyeliner, makeup setting spray, and face palette. I would recommend to, try their best-selling products i.e. cleansing balm, murumuru butter shampoo bar, Solid conditioner bar, and many more. Trust me, you will definitely fall in love with this brand because you will get a quality product for what you are paying for. The brand takes back all your empties too. You can buy their products from their own website or here:

(Get 20% discount from vanity wagon with code: bbharggavi)

  • JUICY CHEMISTRY:

JUICY CHEMISTRY is a 100% organic skincare and haircare brand. All their products are free from petrochemicals, GMO, fragrance, sulfates, preservatives, and artificial colors. All products are freshly handmade. All products are certified organic by COSMOS which is the highest global standard in the cosmetic industry. This brand also takes back your empties and you can earn a point for this too. The brand is cruelty-free and veg. All the ingredients and raw materials are sustainably sourced from small farms and suppliers. The brand keeps its promise by providing high-quality products to its customers. The packaging of the product is recyclable and environment friendly. I would recommend trying out this brand for luxurious quality products. You can buy their products on their website or here: https://vanitywagon.in/collections/juicy-chemistry?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=affiliate

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  • ILANA ORGANICS:

OMG, what a brand it is! ILANA ORGANICS uses high-performance ingredients from organic and certified safe trade farms around the country. All products are natural, 100% biodegradable, and free from any adulteration. The brand gives you one of the best quality skincare, haircare, and makeup products. Their beetroot lip and cheek tint and soft blur cream concealer + foundation are worth the money. I have recently purchased these two products and will review them very soon for sure, but the quality of the product is beyond your expectations. Everything is beautiful about the quality and packaging of the product. Ilana organics also believe in giving back to our mother nature. They too take back your all empties and give gift vouchers to their customers for this action. You can find their products on their website or you can buy it here: https://vanitywagon.in/collections/ilana-organics?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=affiliate

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  • RUBY’S ORGANIC:

A woman-owned company that is 100% biodegradable, cruelty-free, vegetarian, and organic. Most of the ingredients are ECOCERT, COSMOS or NATRUE certified. The brand ethically sourced all ingredients from licensed suppliers. RUBY’S ORGANIC is the first Indian organic makeup brand that is chemical-free, preservative-free, paraben-free, and uses only natural ingredients to give all the women long-lasting and lightweight makeup products. It is one of the best organic Indian makeup brands which are specifically designed and suitable for all Indian skin tones. You can buy their products on their website or buy on Amazon or click here: https://vanitywagon.in/collections/rubys-organics?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=affiliate

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  • NEEMLI NATURALS:

A Mumbai based company aim to provide high quality, non-toxic, and safe skincare for everyone. All the products are sustainably sourced, environment-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan, organic, natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, and Eco-Certified Ingredients. The brand use steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils and, recyclable and reusable packaging. All products are free from harsh chemicals, synthetic, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, fillers, mineral oils, petroleum, and animal-based ingredients. You can buy their products here: https://vanitywagon.in/collections/neemli-naturals?ref=BBHARGGAVISHARM&utm_source=affiliate

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I hope this article will help you to take a small step towards a sustainable lifestyle. If you know more such brands available in India, then let me know in the comment section below. Also, share your experience with a zero-waste lifestyle and how you plan to reduce more plastic usage from your life.

Disclaimer: This article is for information and knowledge purposes only. Always try to research on your own before trying out new products.

HOW TO DO MAKEUP FOR BEGINNER- Part:4

how to apply makeup setting spray
makeup setting spray

In this article, all makeup beginner girls will learn the importance of makeup setting spray and makeup remover. Also, they will learn how to use them both for makeup and skincare routines. This is the most important and last part of “how to do makeup for a beginner?” It is very important to use a makeup setting spray for long-lasting makeup, also it is equally important to take off your entire makeup using makeup remover so that you can have healthy and glowing skin in next morning.

How to choose the right setting spray for a beginner:

If you want to keep your makeup in place throughout the day, if your makeup has started to fade in the middle of the day then you need to learn about makeup setting spray. Once you have applied your makeup completely, you need to keep it in place by using makeup setting spray.

Setting spray is also known as fixing spray. It can be found in facial mist or spray form. The setting spray helps to prevent makeup meltdowns and smudges. You don’t need to do touch-ups every couple of hours. Setting spray is the finishing touch after completing your makeup look.

Like all the makeup products, you need to choose the right kind of setting spray based on your skin type and undertones. Dry skin person should avoid those sprays which contain alcohol in it. It will just dry out your skin more. Choose those setting sprays which have moisturizing properties in it to hold your makeup in place. For oily or combination skin type, you need to choose those oil-free sprays which mattify your skin very well and won’t clog your pores. Just like any other makeup product, choose your makeup fixing spray based on climate change.

Based on which kind of look do you prefer for example do you want to glow on the face kind of girl, or you just want matte finish- shine-free kind of girl? There is a setting spray for your particular preferences.

How to apply or use makeup setting spray:

women applying makeup setting spray

First, you need to shake the spray bottle very well before using it. Then hold that bottle 6-8 inches away from your face and spray it in an X and T motion. You want to cover your whole makeup so spray it on all over the face by using it a few times more. After using your setting spray, give it time to naturally dry. Don’t overdo it otherwise you will end up ruining your makeup.

You can use this product in many ways too like you can use a setting spray to dampen your foundation sponge for blending and smoothing of the foundation evenly across your face. Some setting spray offers SPF in it so it is a great solution for protecting your skin after applying makeup.

You can spray your mist on an eyeshadow brush for the intense and bold look of your eyes. Dip the eye shadow brush in eye shadow and then spray some mist on the brush, now apply the shadow on the eyes so that it can stick to eyes for long. You will amaze to see how pigmented the color will look on you.

How to remove makeup for a beginner:

how to remove makeup using makeup remover

This is the most important step for your healthy skin. No matter how tired you are, you need to remove your makeup before going to bed. Removing makeup can help to prevent several skin problems. Removing your makeup will let your skin breathe, after keeping it throughout the day. Use makeup remover to remove your makeup. You can use micellar water, makeup remover wipes, coconut oil, or makeup remover oil, makeup remover facial sponge and cleanser.

If you are having dry skin then remove your makeup with oil-based makeup remover products which gives your skin enough moisturization. If you have oily or sensitive skin then avoid oil-based cleansers. Always use a double cleansing method.

Step 1: Start with taking off your eye makeup. It doesn’t matter whether you have applied water-proof eye makeup, or not. You should always go for an oil-based makeup remover for your eyes. Because it’s a very delicate part of your face that needs more care. Take a cotton pad. Dab some oil-based makeup remover on it. Now gently put the pad on eyes for 20-30 seconds and wipe off all makeup slowly. Starting with your eyelashes. Remove your mascara in a downward motion and then eye shadows and brow products. Never ever rub your makeup remover on and around your eyes. It is very harsh to rub your eye area skin. Take your time to remove the makeup.

Step 2: Now remove your base makeup with the help of facial makeup remover wipes. Remove makeup from face including your lips, hairline, jawline, and neck area. You can also use micellar water based on your skin type to remove makeup. Take a cotton pad and dab some micellar water on it and wipe it all over face and neck.

Step 3: Always cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser which is suitable for your skin type. Take a coin-sized cleanser on the palm of your hands. Add some water and rub it between palms and lather it on the face. Gently massage all over the face and neck for a few seconds. Now wash it off with water and pat dry your face with cotton cloth/towel.

Step 4: To close and tighten your pores, apply alcohol-free toner all over the face. Dab some toner on a cotton pad and gently press it all over the face. Toner helps to keep the balance of your skin’s ph. So never forget to apply toner.

Step 5: Now last step is to apply moisturizer on the face, neck, and eyes area to keep it hydrated. You can also use separately under eye creams. Also, don’t forget to apply lip balm on your lips to keep is soft and supple.

Some general tips:

  • Always sanitize your hands before applying any products on your face.
  • Stick to your skincare routine for healthy and glowing skin.
  • You don’t need to have or buy lots of skincare and makeup products. Buy only those products which are actually useful for you.
  • It is advisable that whoever YouTubers or influencers you are following, it’s not necessary to buy all the products recommended by them. You need to understand that it’s their job to try a lot of skincare and makeup products for their viewers. This way you can save your money also.
  • Always clean your brushes or sponges before applying makeup to prevent allergies and other skin problems.
  • Sit relaxed on the chair while applying your makeup. Keep your hands steady. The chair should be comfortable for you.
  • Avoid using expiry date products. It may harm your skin.
  • For the longevity of your lipsticks, keep it in the freeze.
  • It’s not important to do or follow full face makeup steps. It depends on your preference whether you are happy with applying just eyeliner and lipsticks.
  • Don’t blindly believe in whatever you see on social media. No one has perfect skin, its just their makeup look, the magic of camera lenses, lighting, and various filters, which gives you a perfect image.
  • Believe in yourself first. The best makeup one can wear is the smile, so never forget to smile and trust yourself.
  • Never compare yourself with others, you are so beautiful just the way you are.

Disclaimer: This article is only for informative purposes. You need to watch some YouTube videos or google by yourself for more practical knowledge. This article will give you the only all-over basic knowledge, but visual information will give you better ideas on how to do makeup for a girl or makeup for a beginner!”

HOW TO DO MAKEUP FOR BEGINNER- Part:3

how to choose right bronzer makeup for beginner

How to do contour makeup for a teenage girl or beginners

In this post, you will learn how to do contour makeup for a teenage girl or a beginner. If you are new into the makeup you will understand how to apply blush, bronzer, highlighter, and lipstick makeup. This post is one of the parts of my blog on “how to do makeup for a beginner?” So read the full article for a better understanding of applying makeup for a girl.

How to choose the right bronzer shade for a beginner

how to choose right bronzer makeup for teenage girl or beginner

After determining the right undertone and skin color, you can choose your bronzer shade which is one or two shades darker than your skin tone. This is a general rule of thumb. The purpose behind choosing bronzer is to achieve a fake sun-kissed glow. The selection process of bronzer is the same as selecting your foundation.  Bronzers are available in powder, stick, cream, liquid, or bronzers with shimmer particles in it. Choose bronzer depending on your skin type, color, and undertone. For cool undertone, you can go for warm peach, taupe, or soft brown, beige. For warm undertones, you can try all warm and golden-brown colors. For neutral undertones, you can try natural brown-based colors which neither have yellow or pink shade.

If you are fair- light skin color, you can buy light rose or peach, beige taupe and pink rather than orange or red tones. Because in sunlight your skin tends to turn pink, so you need to match this result with your suitable bronzer. If you are having medium or olive complexion than you are lucky enough to play with any colors. Go for copper or earthy tones which complements your natural tan very well. Finding shades for deeper complexion is a bit tricky. Warmer shades like deep terracotta or chocolate tones with warm or blue undertones look beautiful. If you are using bronzers with shimmer particles in it then go for golden color for the best illuminating effect.

Pro-tip: If you want to use shimmer bronzer than always check with the direct sunlight that how it looks on you. Oily people have enough shine on the face so go for a matte bronzer and not for shimmer one. Too shiny look is not good for natural day time look but great for night out.

How to apply bronzer makeup for teenage girl – contouring your face for a beginner:

how to apply contour makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Contouring means to bring out warmness in your face by sculpting your face features. A popular and easy way to apply bronzer is in the shape of ‘3’ on both sides of the face but not too close to your nose area, leave a gap of two small fingers between the bridge of the nose and bronzer application in ‘3’ shape. You can try to make a fish face or a pout for better application of bronzer. Apply bronzer on those facial areas where sunlight would naturally hit. The best way to avoid the beginner’s mistake of over-applying is by building the color gradually. Apply bronzer on the forehead where it meets your hairline, bridge of the nose, the apple of your cheeks, and just under the jawline. Keep it sheer and blend as needed. Apply bronzer with a medium-size angled brush for more control. For powder, bronzer sweep the brush over powder bronzer and tap off any excess before applying it. This trick always works for any kind of powder makeup products. For cream, stick, or liquid bronzer I would suggest you, use makeup sponges or stippling brush in a stippling or dabbing motion. Apply a small amount on the sponge and stipple the product to bronze one area at a time. Apply bronzer along your jawline and temples for a slimmer effect.

Pro-tip: Always check your bronzer application in natural light. If you found that your bronzer is too dark or heavy then take a clean powder brush and blend out the excess product by rubbing the brush in a small circular motion. Always double-check and if you find out any hard edges than take slightly dampen the sponge and blend out the bronzer gently.

 

How to choose the right blush makeup for a beginner or teenage girl:

blush makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Again, it depends on your skin undertone and complexion. You need to choose blush on the bases of your skin type and seasonal changes also. Apply blush on the back of your hand and blend it out into the skin. Now see how your blush matches your undertone. If you have fair-pale skin than going for light or pale pink blush is good. If you have fair skin with red or pink undertones than use a blush with pink or lavender undertones. And if you have fair skin with yellow undertones than go for orange or peach undertone blush.

If you have medium complexion than go for apricot or mauve toned blush. If you want a more natural and dewy look than apply berry-toned blush.  If you have a medium-olive undertone than buy those blushes which are more on red and pink side i.e. warm, peaches, and red tones, but don’t go for yellow undertone otherwise it will make you look sick.

If you have darker skin than apply brick toned or bold raisin color blush. And if you are a dark warmer skin person than try tangerine color blush. It will look beautiful and give you a natural flush of color for a dewy makeup look.

You can play with colors and experiment with various types of blush colors by using a blush palette. You just need to experiment with colors for knowing which looks good on you. In a daytime, go for lighter shades for natural makeup look and in night-time go for a shade darker or use bold colors. I would suggest you as a beginner or a teenage girl, you first need to practice basic and natural makeup look and then go for different makeup looks.

Just like other makeup products blushes are also available in different forms like powder, cream, stick, liquid, gel, and tinted or stain blush. So, choose blush which is best suitable for your skin texture and complexion.

How to apply blush makeup for a teenage girl or a beginner:

how to apply blush makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Try small powder and fluffy brush for applying blush. Sweep brush into powder blush, tap off excess and apply on the apple of your cheeks in clockwise and back towards the temples. While applying you can smile for a better direction. For the cream blush, apply dot with fingers on the apple of your cheeks and blend it out with fingers or sponge. For stick or liquid blush, you can put small dot or draw lines on the apple of the cheeks, keep a gap of two small fingers from the bridge of the nose and blend it with sponge back towards your temples. For tinted or gel-based blush you can simply use your fingers. Always take a small amount for the application and gradually build the color and blend it well.

How to choose highlighter makeup for a teenage girl or a beginner:

highlighter makeup kit for teenage girl or beginnerThe highlighter comes in various forms and various colors too. It doesn’t mean one size fits all. Different highlighter gives different results for different undertones. The general rule of thumb is to choose one or two shades lighter than your skin. The goal of applying a highlighter is to achieve a dewy look which gives you a natural and freshly moisturized skin look. While buying your highlighter choose it in natural light only. Apply it on your cheekbones to know whether it suits you or not. Highlight your high points of face i.e. cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, inner corner of your eyes, your brow bone, the center of the forehead, and chin. Also, apply highlighter on the back of your hand to see whether it suits your undertone or not.

For fair skin tone, go for shades like champagne, silver, lilac, peach, pearl, and light pink tone. It is best to avoid shades like bronze and copper. It will look fake on you. If you are medium to wheatish skin tone than go for peach or golden tones and champagne. Avoid pink tones and look for the colors which have more warmth to them. For deeper skin tone buy rich golds, copper, and bronze tones. Avoid pink tone because it will look grey on you. Avoid too many shimmers otherwise it may look ashy sometimes.

How to apply highlighter for a beginner:

how to apply highlighter makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Highlighter is a second final step. It will enhance your bone structure and give your skin a shiny boost. For a teenage girl or a beginner, a subtle glow is suitable for a natural makeup look. After practicing this, you can achieve the level of glow like a disco ball. After choosing the right highlighter shade for your skin tone, you can choose to apply highlighter on the top of the foundation or before the foundation too. For a beginner, I would suggest you, apply a highlighter on top of the foundation. But you need to know that liquid or cream highlighter can break up the foundation easily. So, in this case, mix highlighter in the foundation for a natural makeup look. For cream highlighter, you can use your fingers. For powder, you can use a blush brush or sponge, and for a more natural look, you can use a fan brush. You need to apply highlighter just above the area where you have applied your blush. If you want intense payoff than you can use dampen the sponge. For very precious areas like inner corners of eyes, brow bone, cupid’s bow, and the tip of the nose you can use a small pencil brush. Leave some gap from your bridge of the nose and apply the highlighter in ‘C’ shape and blend it. Also, don’t forget to add a subtle swipe down your nose as well.

Remember that less is more. As a beginner or a teenage girl, always use a small amount for blusher, bronzer, and highlighter application. Start with applying one layer of each of these three products. And then apply more layers for an intense look. Also, take some time and watch some YouTube videos on how to apply makeup and how to apply bronzer, blush, and highlighter. The right placing of these three products is very important.

 

How to choose lipstick  for a teenage girl or a beginner:

lip makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Lipstick can change your entire face look. The right lipstick will give you the best makeup look. For beautiful lipstick application, you will need good lip scrub, nourishing lip balm, lip primer, lip liner, lip brush, and your favorite color lipstick. Lipstick is available in various forms like pencils, bullets, liquid, cream, lip tints, lip kits, etc. you can choose lipsticks based on your preferences like occasion, based on outfits and makeup look, lip texture, and complexion. If you have dry lips then go for that lipstick which gives your lips complete nourishments.

How to apply lipstick or lip makeup for a teenage girl or a beginner:

how to apply lipstick makeup for teenage girl or beginner

Step 1: For smooth application, you first need to scrub your lips so that there are not any dry or chapped lips. Use good quality lip scrub or homemade lip scrub (research YouTube videos for this) for removing dead skin from the lips. Apply the scrub all over your lips and gently massage in a circular motion with fingers or with a soft toothbrush on the lips. Then, wipe it off with the help of tissue. It will give you smooth lips.

women applying lip balm

Step 2: Apply lip balm. Use that lip balm which gives your lips enough nourishment. If you have very dry lips, apply heavy-duty lip balm for better nourishment of your lips. Use that lip balm which stays for long on the lips so that your lips don’t feel dry. Now, wait for 5 minutes before jumping on a lip primer.

Step 3: After applying lip balm, use lip primer so that your lipstick stays for long on the lips. Primer helps to prevent your lipstick from being fade away.

Step 4: If you are having any kind of discoloration or uneven lip tone than it is necessary to apply lip base. Lip base helps to lock your lip color for longer. It also helps to prevent your lipstick from shrinking into your lips. Apply your concealer which matches your skin on the lips with the help of a small fluffy brush or flat brush. Now apply some compact powder over this to lock your lip base.

Step 5: Define your lips with the help of lip liner. Keep in mind that lip liner should match the lipstick color or one-two shades lighter than your lipstick. Lip liner will give you a more précised and defined look. It will help to shape your natural lips for a more polished look. Lip liner helps contour your lips very well. Create an “X” shape on the center of your upper lips. Now outline your natural lip line with the help of lip liner from one corner to another corner. Keep your hand steady and slowly do this process.

Step 6: Now fill in your favorite lipstick color with the help of lip brush or your fingers. You can directly apply the lip color from your lipstick as well. Now you can apply lip gloss over lip color if you wish to. This is optional if you want to wear lip gloss or not.

Pro-tip: If you have dry lips then don’t use matte lipstick, go for that lipstick which gives your lip enough nourishment. Don’t ever apply a darker shade of liner with a lighter shade of lipstick, it will just ruin your entire look.

  • If you want a matte finish look on the lips and don’t have matte lipstick then you can use cream lipstick and take tissue paper. Put it on lips and gently press against lips. It will absorb the excess lipstick. This trick will give you a matte finished lip look. Also, if you see lipstick marks on the teeth, you can put tissue paper between the lips for a few seconds and slightly press the paper between the lips. Do this for 2-3 times. This helps to prevent the lipstick marks on the teeth.
  • As a  teenage girl or a beginner, I would suggest you apply tinted balm or lip tint with fingers for a more natural and everyday look. For a night out, you can apply dark lipstick. Using your fingers for lipstick application will give you a softer look and this will look best on the beginner girls.
  • If you are confused about which lipstick color should you choose than go for nude colors for a daytime-natural makeup look. If you are still confused then you can go for red lipstick as it is a universal color that compliments every skin tone. Never apply bright colors with smokey eyes. With smokey eyes, you can apply soft or nude colors.
  • Never apply lipstick on chapped lips otherwise it will give only cracks and lines on the lips. Never try samples or testers of lipstick on the lips because its been on so many lips and cause the infection. Never apply expiry products or it will give you allergy. Also don’t give your lipstick to use anyone, it will also prevent the transformation of infection.
  • It is not necessary to follow trending makeup tricks, always do those makeup which suits you the most.

Here is part 3 of 4 is completed so, stay tuned for upcoming blog and article on this topic. I will share the last part of this article very soon. You can comment or ask me for more queries.

Disclaimer: This post is about information and knowledge purposes only. For practical knowledge please, watch YouTube videos.  There are so many YouTubers sharing videos on this topic. This article will give you all the basic knowledge and ideas on “how to do contour makeup for teenage girl or beginner?”

HOW TO DO MAKEUP FOR BEGINNER- Part: 2

This article will cover the makeup topics on ‘how to choose the foundation, how to apply it, how to choose concealer shade and, how to apply it.’ This is part 2 of 4 of “how to do makeup for girl or how to do makeup for beginner?”  Any teenage girl or any women including mothers who want to choose the right  foundation shade or concealer for herself or for a girl child, this post will help you. So read this article till the end for better understanding on how to apply or choose makeup for beginners.

How to choose the foundation for beginner:

Before jumping into the process of how to apply foundation, the first question that will come to your mind is HOW TO CHOOSE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE for your skin type and undertone. This topic is very important and will require a whole separate article. Here I am giving you some short major tips and tricks on how to choose the right foundation for your skin. You need to keep in mind that everyone’s foundation shade is different. Because the color of your face, neck, and chest is different so you need to first apply your probably foundation shade on chest and neck and blend it out if it matches your face color then it is your perfect shade. Also, natural factors like hormonal changes, environmental changes, and lifestyle habits are responsible for changes in our skin texture. Foundations are available in different forms like liquid, stick, powder, cream, mineral, tinted, matte or semi-matte, mousse, serum, cushion, and BB, CC, or DD creams. You can choose from these forms on the bases of how your skin feels in it. Below are a few points to choose the right foundation for you:

Depending on skin type and seasonal changes: If you have naturally oily skin, then you can choose powder or matte foundation. If you have dry or mature skin, then go for liquid or cream foundation which gives you enough moisturization or hydration. And if you have combination skin, then go for a stick foundation. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, then go for a mineral foundation that has natural ingredients and labeled as ‘hypoallergenic’. Every season has some impact on our skin, for example, in summers your skin tends to be slightly darker and in winter skin feels very dry, so u need to choose foundation on bases of seasonal or environmental changes also.

Depending on your undertone and skin color/complexion: Once you will understand your undertone and skin color, it will be much easier for you to find your foundation shade. There are three main categories of skin undertone i.e. cool, warm, and neutral undertone. Different undertone reflects a different skin color. The main categories of skin color are light, medium, dark and deeper dark. Also, these categories are divided into subcategories like if you have a medium complexion with warm undertone then you may have skin colors like beige, tan or honey, and many more.

Also read: How to determine your skin undertone?

Depending on the coverage and which makeup look you want to create: There are main four categories for foundation coverage i.e. light, medium, full, and buildable or sheer. Also, you can create any makeup look of your choice which you think will suit you best. If you want natural, fresh and radiant makeup look then go for sheer coverage foundation, if you want to create a glam/party look then go for high or full coverage foundation. For everyday makeup look, you can choose from BB, CC, or DD creams also.

Do test the foundation shades: Choose three shades of foundation which probably seems the best match for your skin-tone. Now apply these three foundation shades with the help of fingers or brush and draw three lines of each shade across the jawline and the neck area. Keep some distance between the shades. Don’t ever forget to apply the foundation towards your neck area. Now spread and blend the foundation into the skin. Your foundation should blend seamlessly into the neck and jawline area and now wait for it to settle down into the skin. After 10-15 minutes you can notice which shade matches you best. Remove two shades that don’t suit your skin. And now apply that one shade that matches your skin on the jawline and neck area. Dab it all over these areas and after 15 minutes go to the sunlight. (Always test your foundation color in natural light.) Now check this area if the shade matches completely to your skin-tone or not. I would recommend, to keep this foundation at least for 8 hours. During the evening you can take a selfie of your face area with a flashlight. If you see white or grey patches where you applied foundation before, then this is not your perfect foundation shade. Second, remove some foundation with the help of cotton pads. Take some makeup remover on a cotton pad and remove little foundation from the jawline and neck area. If you see no difference between your bare skin and foundation shade, then it is the best match for your skin.

Now its time to apply foundation.

How to apply foundation with a brush:

Take out a small amount of foundation on a steel palette or the back of your hand. You can directly place the foundation on the face. Now take a flat brush or kabuki brush to spread the foundation all over face and neck in direction of your facial hair. Else facial hair would stand up and would look unnatural after the entire makeup is done. Now use a stippling brush to blend the foundation uniformly across the face and neck. Move your brush in either clockwise or anticlockwise direction, don’t mix these two types of movement. Take time to blend your foundation nicely into the skin. Blending is the main key to a flawless makeup base. In the end, (after a couple of minutes) set the foundation by applying anti-shine, loose or translucent powder with the help of a powder brush. Always keep your brushes clean for your skin’s good health.

Foundation brushes are best for liquid, cream, serum, mousse, and stick foundation.

How to apply foundation with fingers:

As I said above you can take out the foundation on a steel palette, on the back of your hand or directly on the face. Dot the foundation all over the face. Now use your fingers to blend the foundation in tapping or patting motion. Move your fingers in a circular upward motion. This method gives you sheer coverage because the heat of your fingers melts the foundation. So, for better coverage, you need to apply more powder on your face.

Fingers are best suited for liquid foundations, BB, CC, or DD creams. (Google search on what are BB, CC, and DD creams?)

Pro-tip: Wash your hands properly with gentle hand wash or sanitizer for hygiene purposes. So that you can save your skin from breaking out and other skin problems. Don’t move your fingers in a downward direction, it will give you patchy effects.

How to apply foundation with sponges or beauty blenders:

Dampen the sponge in the running water for few seconds (till it becomes wet) and then squeeze out the water. Wrap this into tissue paper or clean towel to remove excess water. Now take some amount of foundation and collect the product on the pointed tip of the sponge by dipping it into the foundations so that it can be spread evenly into the skin. Now dab it all over the face and blend it evenly all over face and neck by using larger and rounder portion of the sponge. Press this portion all over the face for flawless application of foundation. After a couple of minutes, you can apply loose powder to set your foundation.

Beauty blenders or sponges are ideal for cream and stick foundations.

Pro-tip: Clean and air dry your sponge every time before using it. If you don’t want to waste your product as sponges can absorb and waste more product, then you can use silicone sponges. They don’t absorb the product and are easy to clean. They are ideal for blending purposes.

How to choose concealer shade for beginner:

There are different types of concealers available in the market for your particular skin type and concern. Based on your skin type liquid concealer is best for normal to combination skin, sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. Stick concealer is best for normal to dry and sensitive skin. And cream concealer is ideal for all skin types except acne-prone skin.

Based on your skin concern green color concealer can be used to hide all redness and blemishes. Purple color eliminates yellowness in cool-toned people. Pink color helps to balance out blue tones in a cool-toned person. Salmon balances out the blue tone in warm-toned skin. Skin color helps to hide undereye circles and blemishes. And yellow color brightens purple tone and dark circles.

Pro-tip: For your undereye area choose a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone so that you can avoid the appearance of the white circle around your eyes. For the face, choose the shade which matches your foundation shade exactly. Avoid that concealer which can be shown through your foundation and creating an unnatural appearance.

How to apply concealer:

I would suggest you, apply your concealer after eye makeup and before face makeup. Some people find it best to apply foundation and then their concealer for flawless makeup. This is totally your personal decision as there is no particular right way to apply it but the method of applying concealer is the same. It doesn’t matter which type of concealer you are using. You can use a concealer brush, sponge, your clean fingers or small beauty blender to apply concealer. Gently, dab a small amount of concealer on concern areas like dark areas, discoloration, redness, and blemishes and blend it out until your concealer is disappeared into skin and foundation. Lastly, apply the loose powder or pressed powder to set your concealer. Never apply powder on matte finish concealer as it will feel or look dry on your skin. You can experiment and see how your matte finish concealer looks good and lasts with or without powder.

Pro-tip: If you have applied concealer especially around your eyes and mouth before your foundation base application, keep in mind that you have to apply the base in dabbing motion and do not blend the base on top of it. If you blend the base on top of the concealer than the base and the concealer will blend together, and concealer will actually lose its intensity. If you can see dark spots or grey color through your foundation then you can conceal those areas by doting a small amount of concealer on it and dab it until it matches your foundation.

Here is part 2 of 4 is completed so, stay tuned for upcoming blog and article on this topic. I will share other parts of this article very soon. You can comment or ask me for more queries.

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HOW TO DO MAKEUP FOR BEGINNER- Part: 1

This makeup article is going to help all beginner girl who is a teenager or are actually new into the makeup. I completely understand that you won’t have any idea about how to do makeup for beginner or how to choose makeup products and skincare products or which kind of makeup look should you create! You are curious about how to apply flawless makeup like a professional, but you should not forget that all those professional makeup artists were once a beginner like you. This article will also help to all those mothers who want to do makeup for her girl or who want to buy makeup for girl child. This article is going to be one of the longest articles, so I have divided it into four parts. So please read the full article till the end.

 

SKINCARE ROUTINE:

Step 1: Cleansing

So before moving on to the process of how to do makeup for beginners, you must need to understand the importance of your skincare routine. You need to cleanse your face and neck daily to have clear and radiant skin. Firstly, wash your face with mild soap or face wash and then scrub your face. For this, you need to exfoliate your skin around 2-3 times per week. Don’t forget to scrub your lips as well. Take a small amount of facial scrub and apply it all over the face and neck. Now gently scrub your face in a small circular motion for 2-3 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. This will help you to get rid of those dead skin cells and leaves your skin super soft and smooth. It will give you a natural glow also. You should use mild face wash and gentle exfoliator (face scrub) for your skin. Since you are a beginner, I would recommend you not to introduce harsh products that have a chemical peeling solution like AHA and BHA for your delicate skin. You also need to avoid those products which are loaded with lots of chemicals. This tip is really important for teenagers because they have very sensitive skin due to continuous hormonal changes. It’s a big no for you at this stage. Choose mild skincare products as per your skin’s requirements, for example, if you have dry skin choose products which are meant for dry skin only, if you have oily, acne-prone or combination skin then choose those products which are perfect for your skin type. If you wish you can double cleanse your face with the help of micellar water. Dab a small amount of micellar water on a cotton pad and wipe your face and neck. This will remove all the dirt and germs if there any.

Step 2: Apply toner

After washing your face with mild soap/facewash, you need to apply toner. This is because your pores have become large and open after cleansing, so you need to minimize them with toner. Take a toner of your choice on a cotton ball and gentle press it well all over the face. Applying toner is necessary because it will not only close your pores but also helps to clean extra dirt and oil from the pores. It also helps to restore the skin’s pH balance. Always choose toner on the bases of your skin type. Toner also helps in preparing your skin for moisturization. After applying toner, let your skin air dry for a minimum of 5 minutes and then move on to the next step. Avoid using toners which has alcohol in it. As a teenager, you have very delicate skin so it’s better to avoid alcohol-based toners or products.

Step 3: Apply moisturizer

After cleansing and toning your face, the next and most important step is to apply moisturizer on the face. I think it doesn’t matter if you have oily, dry, or combination skin, everyone needs to apply moisturizer well. This step is not only for makeup routine, but this is equally important for your skincare routine too. Always choose a moisturizer with a minimum SPF 30 or more. It will help your skin to protect from UV rays throughout the day. Everyone needs to keep their skin hydrated. It doesn’t matter if you have oily skin, you have to keep your skin hydrated so that you can have soft and healthy skin. Choose your moisturizer which is well suited for your particular skin type. Apply it all over your face and neck. Especially don’t forget to apply it around your eyes and lips. Just make sure your moisturizer should not make your skin look oily or greasy. Now, wait for 5- 10 minutes till your skin absorbs the moisturizer completely. After moisturizing, if you wish to give extra protection to your skin, you can apply separate sunscreen lotion or cream (based on your skin type) but wait for 10 minutes to be soaked by the skin before applying your makeup.

These steps are useful for a day-time skincare routine and just before applying your makeup in the day-time. I will surely write a separate article on the night-time skincare routine for beginners.

Also read: How to find your skin type?

MAKEUP ROUTINE:

Once your moisturizer completely shrinks into the skin, you are ready for applying the foundation on the face. Choosing the right makeup for your skin type is a very essential step. Always respect your skin and treat it by using quality makeup products. This doesn’t mean you always have to buy high-end makeup products. There are so many good quality drugstore brands available in the market. I would recommend using organic or natural makeup products that contain mineral powder and natural ingredients. They also work best like any other makeup products available in the market. They do not contain any harsh chemicals, colors, and fragrances (which gives you irritations, allergies, and breakouts). Always use products that won’t clog your pores and keeps your skin hydrated. You can choose natural products from many mineral cosmetics available out there. If possible, give first preference to those products which has SPF in it so that it can protect your skin against sun damage. Always ask for fresh/new sample or trial pack if any available so that you can come to know whether the product is suitable for you or not.

HOW TO DO MAKEUP FOR TEENAGE GIRL OR BEGINNER:

How to do eye makeup for a beginner:

Eye makeup is an art and tricky too, which changes your entire makeup look. Understanding the right color of an eye shadow and how to apply it, will make your look fabulous. By practicing, you can master in eye-makeup like a pro. Trust me, you start with small and practice until you blend it like your favorite YouTuber.  A beginner’s kit should include an eyeshadow palette with few basic shades and right eye makeup brushes. It’s a personal preference to start your entire makeup with eyes or face.  Eye shadows are available in various forms, choose your eye shadow based on your skin type and complexion. If you have lighter or fair skin, than go for a slightly darker shade for the base color to pop the colors on eyes, and if you are having darker skin than going for a slightly lighter color than your skin for your eye makeup base. I would suggest you start your makeup with eyes first because while applying eye shadow. If there is any fall out then you can clean it with a clean fluffy brush without wondering if your face makeup will spoil or not. Also doing your eye makeup first will give you a clear frame for face makeup.  As a beginner, you should try to play with neutral colors for a natural makeup look. For a more dramatic look, you can try out a smokey eye look. For a night out, smokey eye makeup is good for a beginner.

Step 1: Start with applying moisturizer on the face including your under eyes and below brow area.

Step 2: After applying moisturizer, apply primer on your eyelids and around your eyes (including your brow area). Eye primer creates a smooth surface for your eye makeup. Use those primers which are specifically meant for eyes and if you don’t want to invest in eye primer or run out of eye primer then you can apply your face primer to your eyes also. Let it completely dry.

Step 3: After applying eye primer, apply an eye shadow base for eye makeup. You can use your foundation or concealer as a base. I would suggest you, if you are using powder eye shadows then use a cream-based base for your eyes so that you can keep your eye shadows in place for a longer time and there will be no fallout. Apply a sheer layer of your foundation or concealer on under eye area and around your eyes including your brow area for eye makeup base.

Step 4: Start with your brows. Brow products are available in different forms. Choose your desire brow product which matches your brow color or slightly lighter than your brow color. Too dark brow products will give you an unnatural look. If you want your brows to look natural than use a small amount of brow product. For sharp or well-defined eyebrows, apply some dot of concealer just under the eyebrow line and above the eyebrow line. It will give you a clear framework for your brows. Beginners should include small brow kit for the eyebrow makeup. For brow makeup, you will need a spoolie brush, eyebrow kit, and an angled brush and an eyebrow pencil.

How to do eyebrow makeup for a beginner:

Step 1:  First you need to find out your actual brow shape. For this, place a brush along the side of your nose to find out where your brows will ideally start. To find where your eyebrows will naturally end, put brush outside of your nose to the outer corner of your eyes.

Step 2: To find out whether your hair is the uneven or actual shape of your brows, comb your brow hairs up with the help of a clean spoolie brush.

Step 3: You can use an eyebrow pencil or angled brush and use small strokes to fill in your brows.  To achieve the evenest brows, avoid overly fill in the inside corners of your brows and don’t make the endpoints of brows too harsh.

Step 4: Again, comb your hair with a spoolie brush to blend out the color evenly and soften any harsh lines. To set your brows hair and keep it in place, comb the hair with tinted or colored brow gel. Choose that color which completely matches your natural eyebrow hair color.

Step 5: Now take a small fluffy brush, dip it into translucent powder and clean the area around the brows for the clear and sharp shape of the brows.

Perfectly defined brows help to frame your entire face and bring out your eyes with or without makeup.

How to apply eye shadow makeup for beginner:

After eyebrow makeup, it’s time to apply eye shadow makeup. For this, you will need some basic eye shadows and a few brushes.

Step 1: As a beginner, you want to create an everyday natural look. For this, start with 4 basic shades. You will need highlighter shade -which is lighter than your skin tone, a mid-tone which will add a pop of color to your eyes, a contouring shade that is darker than your skin tone and a black shade which will add definition to your eye makeup look. These 4 shades are best to try your hand on eye makeup. It is best to use matte eye shadow for the longevity of your eye makeup. You can use your facial highlighter and contour shade too for your eye makeup look.

Step 2: It’s important to choose the right makeup brushes for your eyes because eye brushes are different from face makeup brushes. But some beauty experts use their fingers to do the eye makeup too. But as a beginner, I would suggest you invest in some good quality eye makeup brushes. You will need one small and medium-sized blending brush to smoothly blend out the eye shadows, one small-sized eye shadow brush for precise and easier application, to create the seamless smokey effect, you will need a smudger brush.

Step 3: The starting point of applying eye shadow is the inner corners of your eyes. Take a small eye shadow brush and sweep it on the lightest shade. Gently tap off the excess product against your hand or palette before applying it. Apply it all over the eyelids. Starting from the inner corner of your eyes and stretching it outwards.  Sweep the brush back and forth all over your eyelid. Slightly fade the color higher towards the crease. When you are done with applying eye shadow, you can apply the same eye shadow color on just under the arch of your eyebrows and inner corner of the eyes to highlight them.

Pro-tip: You can dampen your brush with your setting spray or take a small bowl filled with some water and dip your brush’s tip to dampen it enough. Now sweep this brush on the eye shadow and you will be amazed at how pigmented it is!

Step 4: Now apply mid-tone shade just above the crease line with the help of a blending brush. Blending it gently from outer corners to inner corners. Apply it in outward-inward motion and blend it for a good few times. Don’t overdo it. The key to good eye makeup is the right blending. Take your time to blend out well. You can choose any color as a mid-tone from a neutral eye shadow kit that suits well with your skin and outfit. After practicing with neutral shades, you can play with more colors like peach, pink, or light orange. When you start blending out like a pro, you can play with more funky colors or any colors.

Pro-tip: Above we have found out how to find your brow shape, the same method is applicable to know that if you have overdone with eyeshadow or not.

Step 5: Next step is contouring the eyes. Put darker shade into crease. Don’t blend too high. Blend the darker shade into the crease on the outer half of the eyes. Start with the outer corner of your eyes and glide it towards the crease. Make sure you apply your contour shade below the mid-tone shade.  Do the same process for another eye. Focus on one eye at a time. When you are doing your second eye, try to match that with first eye makeup close as much as possible. And at the end match your both eye look, if there are any changes needed then make it. If the eyeshadow doesn’t match on both eyes then use your finger or take your brush or cotton swab to wipe away excess eye shadow. It will give you a more natural look.

Pro-tip: If you have hooded eyes then try to apply darker shade just above the crease to create an illusion so that your upper lids are more visible.

Step 6: Once your eyelid makeup is done, you can now jump to the bottom part of the eye makeup i.e. lower or bottom lash lines. Take a small amount of both mid-tone and a darker shade on the brush and apply it from the outer corner of the lower lash line until it meets the highlighter shade.

Step 7: For a more dramatic look try a simple smokey eye makeup look.  Sweep a dark black shadow on all over the eyelids, going from lashes to crease. The brush for this look is very important. Use the dense brush for the more pigmented look and for more natural and subtle color go for a softer brush.  And now take a mid-tone shade on the brush and apply it on your crease, apply it from the inner corner of your eyes to the outer edges of your eyes. Sweep the brush back and forth. This will help to get rid of any harsh lines and give even color look.

Step 8: Sweep the lightest shade on just below the brow line or arch of your brows and inner corner of your eyes. (as I mentioned above that lightest shade can be applied to both of this part to highlight them.) you can use a shade with a little bit of shimmer in it instead of matte one to give a nice shine to these areas. Applying highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes will make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

Step 9: Now the last step of the eyeshadow application is to blend it out with a clean brush or cotton swab if you would like to. You can use your fingers too. Blend the eye shadow up and out. Always use the brush gently up toward above your crease and out to the corner of your eyes to give your eyes ‘a lifting effect’.

Step 10: Apply eyeliner for a more dramatic look. If you choose to wear a smokey eye look, you can apply eyeliner for a more dramatic look. Eyeliners are available in various forms and colors. whether you choose to apply liquid, pencil or pen liner, gel or powder eyeliner, carefully apply liner in a thin line close to your upper lash line and stop on 2/3 of the way from the inner corner of your eyes. You can choose to apply liner thick or thin, it totally depends on your preferences and the look which you want to create.

How to apply eyeliner for beginner:

Pencil eyeliner is best for a natural or smudged eye look. Liquid eyeliners are best to create a precise look and smooth lines. It is very easy to use if liquid eyeliner is available in the form of a marker pen. If you want to draw dramatic liners than go for gel eyeliners.

How to apply liquid liner:

First, shake well the tube for a few seconds, before applying it. Now unscrew the cap and pull the brush out of the tube. If you see there is a lot of product on liner brush then wipe it across the edges of the liner tube. Now put the brush as close as possible against your upper lash line. Now applying liner in the middle of your upper lash line and move out towards the outer corner of your upper lash line. After lining the outer corner, line the inner corner of your upper lash line and connect it with the outer corner line so that you can have even lines.

Pro-tip: If you make mistake take some cotton swab and dip it into some liquid oil. You can even out or fix the liner or wipe away excess products by using the tip of the cotton swab. As a beginner, I would recommend you first use a pencil liner to draw a line on the upper lash line and then go over on this line with liquid liner for even line.

If you want to create a slightly winged eyeliner look than use tape and place it on the outer corner of the lower lash line so that it is at an angle. The tape should be right up against your outer corner of the lower lash line. And extending up towards your eyebrow. For even the application of liner, tape both sides. You can tilt the tape as per your desire. The more tilt tape will give you a more dramatic look. if you want a less dramatic look than reduce the size of tilt in your tape.

How to apply pencil liner:

You can use a pencil eyeliner in sharpen or dull form. Sharpen pencil will give you a precise line and a dull pencil tip will give you a thick line. Always use a pencil liner sharpener to sharpen it. To dull the tip of the pencil, gently rub it on tissue paper until your desired level of dullness. If you want a smooth application of pencil liner, you might need to warm it up. It will also remove the feel of hardness in the liner. If it feels soft, you might want to cool it down. A warm pencil will provide a darker and more pigmented look and a cooler pencil will provide light and softer application. Use your hair dryer on its highest setting and blow the air towards your liner for a few seconds. This will soften up the liner to give you gel-like consistency. If you want to prevent your liner from crumbling and want to cool down the liner then place the liner in the freezer for 10 minutes before applying it.

Raise the outer corner of your eyebrow with the help of your hand. Put your fingers on the outer corner of your eyebrow and gently stretch it upwards so that your eyelids couldn’t block your lash lines. Now draw a line on the upper lash line from the inner corner of your eyes and move towards the outer corner of your upper lash line. Go slowly and use small strokes to create an even line. As a beginner I would suggest you, create a tight line for a more natural look. you can use a light brown color for a more natural look. To create a tight line to your eyes, apply liner only spaces between your lashes on the upper lids. Also, don’t forget to apply liner on your lower lash line. Apply just outer half of the lower lash line for a more subtle look. For a dramatic look, you can apply liner on the entire lower line. For this, you need to put a finger on the outer corner of your lower lid and slightly pull it downwards. You can apply a light brown color for a less dramatic look.

How to apply gel liner:

Gel liners usually come in a small pot with a brush. Unscrew the pot and dip the liner brush’s tip on the gel liner pot. Gel liners tend to dry out quickly so warm it up by rubbing the pot between your palms for more easier use. Start applying liner from the inner corner of your upper lash line towards the center and now apply it from the outer corner of the eyelash towards the center of your lids. Now fill in the gap along the center of your lash line. Use small strokes to create even lines. For more pigmentation, you may need to go over it several times.

Pro-tip: If you want to create an even line, create several dots along your upper lash line, and then connect them.

Step 11: To define your lashes, apply mascara. Mascaras are available in two types i.e. water-proof and non-waterproof. If you want your lashes to look defined throughout the day, then go for waterproof mascara. Keep in mind that waterproof mascaras take more time to be removed than the normal one. Also, waterproof mascaras don’t smudge or transfer easily. Mascaras are available for different concerns like “to lengthen? Or to volumize?”  There are so many options available in the market to choose from. Mascaras are also available in various colors. Choose those mascara which suits you well. The best option is to choose black color mascara. If you want a more natural look and don’t want the color on your lashes than you can apply clear or transparent mascara which serves the same purpose without giving your lashes color.

How to apply mascara for beginner:

Mascara is a must and the last step of any eye makeup look. Mascaras make your natural lashes look fuller. Different mascaras come with different wands that give your lashes different looks. For this, you will need a lash curler, lash comb, lash primer, and mascara.

Step 1: Before applying mascara, curl your lashes to lift and lengthen your lashes. Use a good quality eyelash curler. Place a half-round part of the curler at the base of the upper lash line and close the curler and hold it in a place for 10 seconds. Be careful while curling your lashes.

Step 2: Apply eyelash primer for better-staying power. Apply one or two coats of primer on the upper and lower lashes and wait for 30 seconds before applying mascara. You can use another clean wand with small bristles for your lower lashes. Primer helps to thicken and separate the lashes for the perfect application of mascara.

Step 3: Take a mascara tube and dip the mascara wand into the tube to coat the bristles of mascara properly. Don’t repeat this again and again otherwise air will go inside the tube and mascara will look clumpy. The air inside the mascara tube will dry out the product faster.

Step 4: Coat your lashes properly.  Twist the wand out of the mascara tube and wipe off the excess product on the edges of the tube. This will help you avoid clumpy and too heavy lashes. Look up and open your eyes wide, starting from the root of your upper lashes; apply the mascara with the wriggling motion. It will give you more volume at the roots.  Now apply mascara with less product on it at the lower lash line because it is a very delicate area with smaller hairs than the upper lashes. You can use a separate clean wand with small bristles for your lower lashes.

Step 5: If your lashes are sticking together or have clumps of mascara on them than you can comb them out with the help of a clean lash comb.

Step 6: Once your first coat of mascara dries out, you can apply the second coat of mascara for more volume if you wish to add.

Step 7: If you are not satisfied with the volume which mascara gives you then again use your lash curler for added curling. Use lash curler after few minutes of mascara application. This step is optional.

Here is part 1 of 4 is completed so, stay tuned for upcoming blog and article on this topic. I will share other parts of this article very soon. You can comment or ask me for more queries.

Disclaimer: This post is about information and knowledge purposes only. For practical knowledge please, watch YouTube videos.  There are so many YouTubers sharing videos on this topic. This article will give you all the basic knowledge and ideas on “how to do makeup?”

How to determine your skin undertone?

Are you annoyed about purchasing the wrong foundation shade for your makeup; if you often end up buying the wrong foundation shade for yourself or if you are a mother who wants to buy makeup for girl child then don’t forget to consider one most important thing: your skin’s undertone. If you want to buy your perfect foundation shade, concealer shade, blush or lipstick shade, then before purchasing any kind of makeup for girl or for yourself, you first need to understand your skin’s undertone.Determine skin undertone:Determining your skin’s undertone is a must otherwise you will end up buying the wrong foundation shade, concealer, blush or lipstick again and again. As a mother or any girl who belongs to any group of age, if you wish to buy makeup for girl or for self or for loved ones then here I am going to give you some tricks and tips to find out skin’s undertone so that you can buy makeup for girl or for yourself. According to these easy tricks you can easily buy makeup for girl or if you are college student or beginner then after reading this article you can easily buy makeup for yourself. Basically, there are three types of skin undertones:
  • warm undertone
  • cool undertone
  • neutral undertone
 

Are you warm, cool or neutral undertone

Examine your veins: Finding out your skin’s undertone is a lot easier than you think. Firstly, under the sunlight examine your veins on the back of your wrist, right under where your palm starts. The skin on your wrist is very thin, under the sunlight you can have a better idea of which kind of undertone you are.
  • If your veins have blueish or purplish color then you are a cool undertone.
  • If your veins have greenish or olive color then you are a warm undertone.
  • If your veins have a mix of both colors or if you can’t really tell then you are a neutral undertone.
 

Which looks great on you silver or gold?

> The second way of finding your skin’s undertone is to give yourself ‘a jewelry test’. For this, you need silver and gold jewelry to determine which color of jewelry suits better against your skin. Under good natural lighting, check out how your skin appears against each color of jewelry.  Which metal makes your skin healthier and brighter;
  • If gold jewelry suits you more then you have a warm undertone,
  • If silver jewelry suits you better then you have a cool undertone and If both gold and silver jewelry looks good on you then you have probably neutral undertone.
 

Consider, how does your skin react while stepping out in the sun?

Don’t overexpose your skin to the sun just to check out whether your skin burns or tans. Remember your past experiences when you were out in sunlight. In summer if your skin easily burns even after applying sunscreen then you are a cool-toned person.  If your skin effortlessly getting tan, then chances are you fall into a warm-toned category.

Examine which colours look better on you:

If colors like blue, purple, pink, blue-based red, magenta and emerald green look beautiful on you then you are cool-toned. If clothing colors like olive green, yellow, gold, warm reds, and orange looks great on you then you are warm-toned. And of course, neutral undertone person can pull off any color including neutral colors like black, white, gray, beige and brown.
Cool undertone:
Warm undertone:
Neutral undertone:
So next time whenever you go for shopping make sure you buy makeup, clothes or jewelry according to your skin’s undertone.

How to find your skin type?

how to find your skin type?
Being a beauty blogger, I love to experiment with trendy skincare products. It’s very important to know about “how to find your skin type?” Instead of purchasing lots of products without knowing that it will work for your skin or not. So for this, ask for a sample (if they have any)or before purchasing any skin care product or makeup for a girl or for self, you need to know the most important thing: your skin type. In the previous article, I had given you detailed information on how to determine your skin’s undertone for purchasing makeup for a girl. Just like knowing your skin undertone, it’s important to know your skin type for healthy and flawless skin. Knowing your skin type helps to pick up the right skincare products. Take some time to understand your skin type so that you can give proper care to your skin which it deserves. Knowing your skin type also helps to pick up the right makeup for a girl or for self.

There are five skin types:

  1. Normal skin
  2. Dry skin
  3. Oily skin
  4. Combination skin
  5. Sensitive skin

How to find your skin type?

Finding out your skin type can be done with these simple steps. Just follow it!

Step 1: Wash your face with a mild cleanser to remove any kind of makeup, oil, and dirt.

Step 2: Pat dry your face with the soft towel and leave it bare. Don’t apply any kind of makeup, moisturizer, face oil, serum, or treatments on your face. To check your actual skin type this is important not to apply any product. Let your skin act naturally.

Step 3: Wait for an hour and during this period don’t touch your skin at all. After an hour check and examine your skin closely with the help of the mirror. Examine the quality of your skin.

Normal skin:

Normal skin feels soft, smooth, clean, well balanced, and naturally glowing. It’s not too oily or too dry. Normal skin experienced very few or a few breakouts. A person with a normal skin type doesn’t observe that many changes in the skin throughout the day. Normal skin type doesn’t experience reactions to any products. It’s very easy to take care of this skin type. You just need to avoid products that make your skin too oily or too dry. Probably this is one of the least skin types so if you are a normal skin type then consider yourself very lucky! A person with normal skin type has barely visible pores and no severe sensitivity. Normal skin has very few or fewer imperfections and has very few skin concerns. Buy makeup for a girl or for self-according to your skin type that makes your skin flawless and fresh.

Dry skin:

Dry skin feels tight, itchy, flaky, and rough. It can be changed due to factors like climate change, hormonal changes, diet or not drinking enough water, medication, hot shower. People with dry skin type does not produce enough oil and can’t hold moisture well. This skin type people feel dryness in some hours even after applying moisturizer. A person with dry skin type gets easily irritated by external factors. A person with dry skin should avoid washing the face too many times in a day. They should apply or reapply rich moisturizer in a day. A person with dry skin type should avoid those makeup products which makes your skin dry while buying makeup for girl/self.

Oily skin:

A person with oily skin feels oily shine on the face or they notice excess oil on the face and neck. Within one or two hours of washing the face, a person will feel oiliness. Especially during midday. Oily skin people will feel greasiness or moisture on the face. Oily skin tends to experience whiteheads, blackheads, acne, and clogged pores. A person with oily skin is easily prone to breakouts and acne. The only reason behind this is the high production of oil than the normal skin. Oily skin gets quickly shine or grease on the face which attracts germs very easily and that eventually clog pores and cause acne or breakout. A person with oily skin should stick to oil-free products to control oil on the face. This skin type should avoid makeup products that make your skin very oilier and shinier while choosing makeup for girl /self.

Combination skin:

In simple terms, combination skin is the mixture of above all three types of skin. A person with combination skin has oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but has dry or normal skin on cheeks and jawline. It’s tricky to balance out combination skin. Combination skin is the most common of all skin types. A common mistake with the combination skin is over-cleansing or over washing the face. A person with a combination skin has large pores, blackheads, and shine or oil on T-zone. A person with a combination skin must wash face twice daily and must apply a light moisturizer on cheeks and jawline. A person can apply oil-free moisturizers on T-zone to control or balance the oil on the face. A combination skin type must choose products that are specially curated for combination skin. Daily exfoliation is a must to remove blackheads and dead skin to balance the skin. Choosing makeup for girl for this skin type is a bit tricky. A person should choose makeup according to skin concerns of a specific area.

Sensitive skin:

It’s very difficult to manage sensitive skin. Sensitive skin type takes time and effort to identify which ingredients cause irritations, inflammation, allergies, and skin reactions. To minimize possible reactions; 24 hours patch testing of new a product is a good way. Don’t try so many products at one time, instead using a few or one product is a good idea to avoid allergies on the face. This rule is applicable for both skincare and makeup products. If your skin does not show any kind of allergies or reactions(redness, burning, itching, dryness) than apply the product on the back of the ears before applying the product on the face. Sensitive skin reacts more to external factors like weather, dry climate, heat, UV light, stress, pollution, etc. If sensitive skin is not balanced it feels tight, dry, itchy, and develops redness. Therefore, sensitive skin requires special care to balance our skin and its condition. For this stick to one brand which identifies formulas like hypoallergenic, non-irritating, free from parabens, fragrance, mineral oil, and sulfate. People with this skin type should always buy those makeup for girls which is labeled as hypoallergenic and free from harmful chemicals. A person can buy those makeup for girl/ self which is specially designed for sensitive skin only.

FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+ PRIMER REVIEW AND SWATCHES

faces canada ultime pro hd intense matte lips+primer review

Hey everyone, today I am reviewing FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+PRIMER lipsticks which I bought about a week ago from nykaa.com. I know these are not newly launched but for me, it’s new in my lipsticks collection. Faces Canada has launched a total of 25 amazing shades in this range, and I am reviewing 2 shades from the entire range. The shades which I am reviewing are FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENESE MATTE LIPS+PRIMER in TEA ROSE 10 and FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+ PRIMER in NATURAL COCO 12.  These lipsticks are easily available on major online sites i.e. Nykaa, amazon, purple, etc as well as faces Canada’s own website and its offline stores.

Price of FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+ PRIMER:
Rs.749 for 1.4gms.

Packaging of FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+ PRIMER:
faces canada ultime pro hd intense matte lips+ primer close up

It’s a crayon lipstick which comes in twist-up lip pen form. It has a color-coded magnetic cap and bottom so that we can easily identify the color. The all necessary details of lipstick are mentioned on the packaging in gold form. Since the crayon comes with a twist-up form, there is no need to sharpen it. The lipstick has a round tip and a bit thin so that you can easily do a lip line and fill in your lips. It is very easy to reach out to small corners of the lips with this lipstick. The lipstick is travel friendly. You can use it anywhere. Because of its twist-up packaging with a magnetic cap, there is no need to worry about lipstick breakages.

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My experience with FACES CANADA ULTIME PRO HD INTENSE MATTE LIPS+ PRIMER:
These are one of the best lipsticks in drug store brands. These are my current favorite lipsticks. I just loved everything about this lipstick. The lipstick is very pigmented.This lipstick glides on lips very smoothly while applying. It doesn’t feel heavy on your lips. Only 1-2 swipes of lipstick give you good color payoff and full coverage. You need to give 4-5 minutes to let it set into a fully matte finish. You will feel that you haven’t applied anything on your lips. Also, it doesn’t settle into your lip lines. The lipstick survives for 4-5 hours with light snacks and drinks. After that, it starts a little bit fade away from the center, but the color will stay there. You just need to touch-ups. The lipstick doesn’t crack, it gradually fades away. The round tip of the lipstick allows you to line your lips very easily. Since lipstick has a primer in it, it moisturizes your lips too. This lipstick transfers too but not too much. In short, I like the idea of twist-up lipstick because of zero wastage of product. It even outs the pigmentation too. The only thing about this lipstick is the tip of the lipstick is a bit thin, so you need to be careful while applying it. There are chances of breakage of lipstick because of the thin tip. The removal of this lipstick is very easy.

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Here are before the meal and after the meal image for 4-5 hours:

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Shade: Natural coco 12
If you are into browns, this is the perfect shade for you. A red shade with brown undertones, its perfect reddish-brown color for every skin tone. Its perfect nude for medium skin tone people.
swatches of shade natural coco 12- faces canada ultime pro hd inetense matte lips+primer

Shade: Tea rose 10
A shade with a muted pink undertone. A very good nude for medium skin tone. This shade looks good on both fair to medium skin people. It may look pale on darker or dusky skin tone.
swatches of shade tea rose 10 - faces canada ultime pro hd intense matte lips+primer

Will I recommend it?
I will surely recommend it. It’s very good lipstick in this price range.

My words:
I just loved the formula and pigmentation of the lipsticks. So, I will repurchase this lipstick. For dry or chapped lips people, you need to apply a good amount of lip balm before applying this lipstick. This is a bit costly for budget lovers, but I wouldn’t mind it because I am getting good quality and highly pigmented lipstick with the goodness of primer.

Pros:

  1. Highly pigmented.
  2. 1-2 swipe is enough for full coverage.
  3. The formula is soft and buttery smooth.
  4. Travel-friendly packaging.
  5. Variety of shades.
  6. Availability of the product.
  7. The goodness of primer in it.
  8. Staying power for up to 5 hours.

Cons:

  1. Not 100% transfer-proof.
  2. A bit pricey for budget lovers.
  3. Quantity is not enough according to price.
  4. Since its matte lipstick not suitable for extremely dry lips.

MFG Ratings:
4.5/5

Let me know your experience with these lipsticks in the comment section below or mail me on [email protected]

AHA and BHA: Chemical exfoliants

In this post, you will learn about chemical exfoliations i.e. AHA and BHA. As we know, for healthy and glowing skin physical or manual exfoliation is a must. When we were younger our skin was naturally able to exfoliate dead skin cells every day but over time, because of aging, hormonal imbalance, genetics, and unprotected sun exposer, this process slows down or may stop altogether. As a result, we experience several skin issues such as dull, flaky, dry skin, clogged or enlarged pores, wrinkles, acne, loss of glow and firmness, inflammation, hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone.

There are two ways of exfoliating your skin: physical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants.

PHYSICAL EXFOLIATION AND CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION(AHA and BHA):

Physical exfoliation:

Physical or manual exfoliation is the traditional/classic way of exfoliating your skin with the help of a facial brush, body brush, and facial or body scrub. Facial scrub contains small particles that remove the top layer of dead skin cells and leave skin soft and clean. Results from this way of exfoliation are immediate but remember that they can remove dead skin cells only from the surface. Most brands contain microbeads made of small plastic particles for making scrubs. Though some brands use natural particles of almonds, sugar, and walnuts. But these particles can be harsh or irritating for our gentle skin of the face. They can give invisible cuts to the skin surface.

 

Chemical exfoliation:

Chemical exfoliation is an alternative to physical exfoliation. This is a very new and trending skin care method to speed up the natural process of exfoliating dead skin cells. This is a very effective way of removing dull and dead skin so that we can have healthy, glowing skin.  To reduce any skin imperfections, the chemical exfoliation process is a must. Unlike facial scrubs, chemical exfoliants work on weakening the bond that holds the upper layer of the skin.

 

There are mainly two categories of chemical exfoliants: 

  1.  Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
  2.  Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

These are gentle exfoliants. These can be found in skincare products such as cleansers, toners, masks, wash-off peels, serums, facial oil, and even in moisturizers. Both can be used to break the bond which holds the dull and damaged skin cells on the surface.

 

Similarities between AHA and BHA:

  1.  Reduce the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, and fine lines 
  2.  Decrease inflammation, blemishes, melasma, and other skin concerns
  3.  Improves skin texture, dull and uneven skin tone
  4.  Promotes new skin cells and makes skin healthier, firmer and younger
  5.  Helps in hyperpigmentation, sun damage and acne scars
  6.  Unclog the pores to reduce acne 
  7.  Smoothen out the skin texture and gives a nice glow

But each has some unique properties too, so that person can use it according to their skin type and skin concern.

 

Difference between AHA and BHA:

ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS(AHAs):

AHAs are water-soluble acids. Most AHAs are naturally derived from sugary fruits such as grapes and sugar cane. It’s also derived from milk. They work by breaking the bond that holds the skin’s surface. Generally, AHAs are recommended for normal to dry, sun-damaged skin because of their ability to naturally increase the moisture within the skin. They help to remove the surface of the skin to promote new, even and healthy skin cells. They are great for rejuvenating the skin and reducing the signs of sun damage and wrinkles.

 

Different types of AHA:

Glycolic acid:

Glycolic acid is the most popular AHA used in skincare products. It’s naturally derived from sugarcane plants. It is one of the AHAs which gives significant exfoliation with its smallest molecules to prevent a lot of skin problems. It also has antimicrobial properties to prevent acne breakouts.

 

Lactic acid:

Lactic acid is the most common AHA found in skincare products. Other AHAs made from fruit but lactic acid is derived from lactose found in milk. It’s one of the mildest AHA to treat skin aging, fine lines, wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation.

 

Tartaric acid:

Tartaric acid is one of the AHAs which is not widely popular. This acid is mainly found in most wines. It is derived from fruits like grapes. It is an excellent antioxidant to heal sun-damaged and acne-prone skin.

 

Citric acid:

As the name suggests, citric acid is made from citrus fruit extracts like lemon and lime. This AHA can be found in serums or toners to neutralize the skin’s pH level and to smooth the skin’s texture. It also helps to give you maximum UV protection.

Malic acid:

Malic acid is both AHA and BHA type. It is derived from apple. Though it is not much effective as a solo ingredient compared to other AHAs, it works effectively with the combination of other acids. Therefore, malic acid is common in combination with AHA products.

 

Mandelic acid:

Mandelic acid has the largest molecule compared to other AHAs. It is derived from almond nut extracts. It can be combined with other acids for maximum exfoliation. It can also be used alone to improve the skin’s overall texture, pore size, and pigmentation.

 

BETA HYDROXY ACIDS(BHAs):

BHAs are oil-soluble acids. BHAs work on both skin’s surface and deep inside the pores. It’s mostly preferred to normal to oily, acne-prone, blemish, sensitive and clogged pores. It has a natural skin-calming property. BHA goes deeper into the skin and removes excess oil to unclog the pore. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties to keep skin blemish-free.

 

Different types of BHA:

Salicylic acid:

Salicylic acid is the most popular BHAs found in skincare products. It is naturally derived from the bark of the willow tree. Depending on the product at hand, concentration can range between 0.5 and 5 %.  It is well known as an acne treatment. It improves overall skin texture, while its deeper penetration action effectively reduces whiteheads, blackheads, acne, and inflammation. Salicylic acid has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to calm down the general redness and keep skin acne-free.

 

Citric acid:

Although citric acid is primarily considered as one of the types of AHA, some formulations are considered as a BHA too. This type of citric acid is primarily used for drying out excess oil in the skin and removes dead skin cells from deeper inside the pores.

 

Tips to use AHA and BHA: 

If you are a beginner, then slowly introduce chemical exfoliants to your skin, it will reduce the chances of experiencing negative side effects such as skin irritation and redness. While using AHA products you must need to apply sunscreen with high SPF all the time, because of AHA likely to increase your skin sensitivity to the sun. Try to apply BHA products a few times a week to see how your skin is reacting to new chemical exfoliants. If you don’t experience any skin irritations and redness, then try to slowly increase the usage of BHA products. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is not advisable to use chemical exfoliants. If you have sensitive skin, then BHAs product with lower concentration can help to calm down your skin. Even if BHA won’t give you skin sensitivity to sun-like AHA, you need to apply sunscreen every day to avoid skin damage and signs of aging. BHA has a property to dry out your skin. So, it is important to apply moisturizer well after using BHA products.

 

Tips on combining AHA and BHA products:

You can use both AHA and BHA together on your skin, but you also need to consider some important factors like your skin’s sensitivity, the percentage of acids in the product, pH levels, and timing of application of the product. You need to understand your skin’s reaction when combining these two acids because it is quite tricky to find out the perfect balance. 

You can use AHA and BHA on an alternate day or you can alternate products by using one acid in the morning and other during the night. Another way is to use these acids on a certain area of your face. For example, if you have combination skin you can use an AHA on dry area and BHA on the oily part of your face. 

However, many experts don’t recommend using both acids on the face because at home chemical exfoliation contains a high percentage of acids that easily remove dead skin from the upper layer of your skin. Using another acid on raw and delicate skin can cause skin burning, irritation, dryness, and redness.

You need to keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different. Using chemical exfoliants together may work better for some people but not for all. When you are a beginner with the use of chemical exfoliants, it is best to use the right AHA and BHA products based on your skin concern.

Chemical exfoliants can dry your skin so support your skin with proper hydration and nourishment. Your skin becomes sensitive to UV radiation, so it is necessary to protect your skin by applying sunscreen. 

Don’t forget to apply AHA and BHA on your chest and neck area to improve the appearance of these body parts.

Make sure you do not over-exfoliate your skin and read your product’s application instructions carefully. You also need to pay extra attention to your skin’s reaction and observe it while alternating between the two acids.

If you experience skin tightening after applying enough moisturizer, consider that the chemical exfoliation was too harsh for the skin. At that time, you need to stop exfoliating and focus on repairing and healing the skin by slathering on moisturizer. Give your skin some time to rest and calm down.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE:

AHA and BHA have similar skin benefits. Neither of them is better than one or the other. You can achieve different skincare results based on your skin type and skin concerns. AHAs are recommended for dry and aging skin treatment while BHAs are recommended for oily and clogged skin, acne treatments, and calming down the inflammation.

If you are still confused about which to choose for your skin, then you need to consult your dermatologist. They can answer your questions and recommend the specific product to try that suits your skin.