Monday, February 18, 2013

Lets Talk Beauty

Get Naked!
Okay, do not strip down to your birthday suit; this is a beauty post.
I say get naked because I want you to strip away that makeup!
Lately, I have been trying my hardest to minimize my use of makeup in order to see how my skin would react. As a young lady with oily skin I am prone to breakouts and major shine!
I have always used foundation in order to hide my blemishes as well as create the illusion that I have flawless skin. In addition, I am a beauty product junkie so I am always tempted to try new products as well.

Thus, for the new year I wanted to see if decreasing my makeup use would affect my skin and it did! I have experienced less breakouts and redness. However, instead of piling on the foundation I have opted just for bronzer, lipstick, and mascara. Today, I opted for a bare face with no bronzer or foundation. I simply penciled in my eyebrows , lined my lips with brown pencil, and applied dark beige lipstick. I still have a fresh natural look that simply enhances my beauty.

Beauty Staples





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Cetaphil beauty product

As for my beauty regimen I start my day by washing my face with either Neutrogena beauty bar or the grapefruit acne wash. Once a week I will do a face mask; my favorite is the Lancome Pure Empreinte Masque. However, I sometimes switch it up and use Juara Rose & Willow Bark Blemish Free Mask. After washing my face I apply  Soap & Glory's Dr. Spot on my blemishes and follow up with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream which I have been using since I was 8 years old! It is great for dry and sensitive skin and also for the winter months. Although I have oily skin I like using a heavy cream like Cetaphil because it keeps my skin soft and moisturized throughout the day. If I use a lighter cream my skin gets irritably  dry!  On the days I really want to apply make up I use Lancome Star Bronzer and sweep Lancome Hypnose Doll lashes on my top lashes only. I use Korres lip butter daily to keep my lips soft and moisturized; it also adds a lovely hint of color.

What are your beauty staples? Do you think you can go without makeup? What are your beauty challenges?

Creep On!!!


  1. Love Cetaphil and Neutrogena!

  2. Some of my favorite products too! Going to have to try that mascara! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other?