Happy New Year baby dolls! It’s been a while so let me get you all caught up.. I completely forgot to post my last 2 weeks of the Exuviance Peel Challenge, and I am so sorry. To recap, the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 is “an anti-aging skin-care treatment expertly formulated to deliver maximum benefits with minimal irritation”. I was supposed to use twice a week for 6 consecutive weeks. As stated in my first post about the Exuviance Peel Challenge, the benefits of this product include: Refined pore size and smoother texture, visibly diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved clarity and brightness, and a brighter and more even skin tone. Overall, I did like the product. While I was using it, my skin did appear brighter with a more even skin tone, and I could notice reduced pore size. My only issue with it (which has nothing to do with the product, it has to do with the person) is that because you should only use it twice a week rather than every day, I would often forget to use it. During my 5th week I forgot to use it so I through my regimen off track. Other than that issue though (which was my own fault), it’s a wonderful product.
I am now living in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) with my boyfriend and now that we are completely settled in I am ready to get back on track and resume blogging! I am so sorry that I have been M.I.A for so long! Anyways, I have recently purchased some new and amazing products that I have been using every day, and I have a new and improved everyday/natural makeup routine (although it’s a natural makeup, it has a lot of steps but is definitely worth it). I would love to share it with you, so if you are interested, please check out the pictures and instructions below!
Face- I first applied Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC’ Color Control Bright Moisturizer SPF 35 followed by Dior Glow Maximizer Primer. I then mixed Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 5 with Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Bronzer (5 is too light but my summer shade 5.75 is too dark so mixing the bronzer and 5 gives me the perfect color). I then used Cle de Peau concealer under my eyes (and on my eyelid). After, I contoured my face using RCMA Makeup Highlight and Contouring Palette for my highlights (mixing the two lightest shades), and Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette for my shadows, mixing contours #1 and #2. Following that, I used Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Neutral to set my makeup. I used Smashbox Master Class Palette III contour (powder) to make my cheekbones really pop out, and then I applied “carnation” to the apples of my cheeks. After, I applied Copacabana by Nars as my illuminator above cheeks, on my nose, and forehead.
Eyes- To prime my eyes I applied my Cle de Peau concealer, as mentioned above. For my eyeshadow I used the Smashbox Master Class Palette III. I applied the shade “oyster” to highlight my brow-bone and the inner corner of my eyelids. Then, I applied “pebble” to my eyelid, “nude” in the crease, and “sumatra” on the outer v of my eyelid. I then tight-lined (eyeliner in bottom and upper waterline) with Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Noir. Following that I created a natural cat eye above my upper lash-line, using Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner. I then curled my lashes with my Billy B Beauty’s Eyelash Curler and applied Tarte MultiplEYE-prime followed by Lights, Camera, Flashes by Tarte. I took a small brush and outlined my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde and Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in 06 then filled them in with Brow Bar To Go by Whitening Lightning on my eyebrows, followed by Make Up For Ever Brow Seal.
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