How to apply your makeup for an online job interview

Hey my loves,

In today’s blog post I am going to talk a little about how to apply your makeup for an online job interview. In this pandemic everything is happening a little different and that includes the job world a lot. 

A video chat call can easily make you look washed out and pale because of the quality of your webcam. I will give you some tips on how to avoid look pale and instead look glowing, awake and ready to tackle anything.

STEP-BY-STEP TO THE PERFECT MAKEUP LOOK

Step One – Skincare

Skincare is a must for a good makeup look. Stick to products your skin knows and do not try anything new in the week leading up to the interview. Make sure your skin is moisturized and peeled for a glowing finished look.

Step Two – Primer

A good primer helps your skin to protect in from the products you are going to put on your face, but it also helps with the makeup be a lot long-lasting. If you are unsure what kind of primer to use ask your local cosmetic studio to help you out. But, generally speaking if your skin is more on the dry side you should use a moisturizing primer, if your skin is more on the oily side you should use a primer that is mattifying and if your have combination skin use a prima that is water based. 

Step Three – Base

Use a product you already know whether it being a foundation, BB Cream or CC Cream. Make sure to blend down the product on your neck. I would suggest using a product that evens out the skin down but doesn’t look and feel to heavy on your skin. I personally love using the IT Cosmetics CC Creme. 

If you have skin blemishes or acne you can use concealer in your skin tone to conceal them, but I would suggest if the blemish is just raised and not red to not put any concealer on it, because it does draw attention to it rather than away.

Before you apply any other products unless they are cream based, you should set your base with a translucent powder. Focus the product on your t-zone that is where we tend to get the oiliest throughout the day.

Step Four – Blush, Contour and Highlight

To get back some color and dimension back to your face we need to add color, shade and light. To shape your face you need to contour, you can use the three method which ist basically follow the line of a three on the outer part of your face with a contour powder. To get a little warmth and a nice summer glow you can also a a bronzer to the hollows of your cheek.

Use a blush that is not like a hot pink use something that is a little bit more natural. If you do want to use highlighter stay away from glittery products, instead of a shimmery product you could also use a powder that is two to three shades lighter than your skin color.

Step Five – Eyebrows and Eyes

The eyebrows are refereed to as the frame of the face so we cannot forget about them. If you are blessed with full eyebrows use an eyebrow mascara to shape them. If you have sparse eyebrow hair or want to change the form a bit you can use eyebrow powder or an eyebrow pencil, but I would recommend setting this with a clear brow mascara.

When you use eyeshadow stick to natural colors – like brown, rose or golden tones. Make sure that your eyes are lifted and appear to be more awake. For that you need to apply a lighter shadow to the eyelid, a darker shadow in the crease and then blend it. If you want to open up the eyes even more you can always add a shimmery highlight to the inner corner of the eye.

Last but not least, apply a waterproof mascara to your lashes. I always stick to the upper lashes that way they don’t adhere to my lower lashes as much, but do what you prefer.

Step Six – Lipstick and Setting Spray

If you choose to use lipstick make sure that it is not a bold color unless that is your statement color you wear on a daily basis. I would recommend using a lipliner before unless the lipstick is a long-lasting one.

Lastly, you should use Setting Spray to set your makeup in place and to revive it a bit with some freshness. Setting spray makes sure that your makeup lasts all day and doesn’t smudge.

All in all, stick to neutral and warm colors to give your face a natural glow and healthy look. If you want to make sure your eyes pop don’t use a bold color on the lips and vice versa. But most important – YOU DO YOU, whatever feels the most like yourself is completely fine.

If you are unsure if what you created is good enough check-in with your friends or family via a video chat. That way you can check if it looks good or if you need to change it up a little.

I hope you guys enjoyed this little entry.

I wish you a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

My Spring to Summer Make-Up Look

Hey my loves,

I don’t know about you, but I am about ready for summer. It is already quite warm and sunny where I am from, but I want to actually enjoy the sun, which is not quite possibly with two Master degree’s in the making. So instead, I thought I pay homage to the sun the way I know it – with make-up.

As I am not yet tan enough for a full bronzed look I went with a nice touch of color on the eyes, subtle enough for everyday life, but spicy and summer-y enough to get me through my long to-do lists. I love doing colorful eye-looks like this as it is an easy integration of a touch of color to an otherwise boring look. I did not want to go overboard, so I chose a lipstick and lipgloss combo that would be a nice add to the rest of the make-up.

To get the tone I wanted I blended two colors – I used the two red tones in the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette, which gave me this gorgeous pink color.

As you can see I focused the colors in the inner corner and blended it out, then I added highlighter on top of it, since the shadow itself was a matte finish. I used the light-gold shadow of the palette as well as the highlight shade of the Too Faced palette. I also added a red-brown color on the top lash line, also from the same NYX shadow palette.

All Products

EYES

LIPS

It may be silly to ask, but I do it anyways just out of curiosity. Do you guys have plans this summer? Let me know in the comments.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Best Beauty Buys this Winter

Hey my loves,

In todays blog post I am going to talk about the best beauty buys for this Winter. I don’t know about you, but I have to take extra care of my skin in the winter time. So, I thought it would be a really great idea to sum up my best skincare and makeup bits I love using throughout winter.

Skincare is one of the key factors for a good base of makeup. In Winter I have to take very good care of my skin, while I have a more oily to combination skin in Summer I tend to have a much drier skin in winter. Obviously eating plays a big part of my skincare, which makes it a little harder during the holiday time for me to have a clear skin, but I can manage it. Would you like to know more about this? Let me know in the comments.

Skincare Products I swear by

Exfoliate

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Glow Foam Wash 150 ml

I exfoliate with a light scrub every other day while I am in the shower. I use the L’Oréal Paris – Pure Clay Glow Scrub Foam Wash. It super soft on the skin but gets rid of my dry skin perfectly and it is even perfectly save to use on a regular basis.

Moisturize

L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid Care Moisturiser Sensitive Skin 70 ml

In the morning I only use one product, because I find that my skin gets super oily in the t-Zone area otherwise. I use the L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Aloe Water Liquid Care Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.

Clinique Dramatically Different Feuchtigkeitslotion+ 50ml Tube

However, if I do not wear any makeup that day I instead will use the Clinique – Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion +. I have recently been gifted a sample of it in an order I made and I absolutely love the feeling of it. It is perfect for those winter months because it is especially for very dry to dry combination skin.

Oily Cleanser

Clinique Take The Day Off Reinigungsbalsam (125ml)

Now, in the evening I just have to take off my makeup or else I will be cursed with pimples and flaky skin. For that I love using my Clinique – Take the day off Cleansing Balm. It get rid of most my makeup and is not drying at all. And a little goes such a long way, I have mine since the beginning of October and I barely finished half of it.

Oil

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil 30 ml

After the rest of my skincare routine for the evening (which btw you can check out in this blog post) I like to use my oil at first. Which is The Ordinary – 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray 200 ml

Then I will use my moisturizer, which in the evening is the Clinique one and then add a spritz or two of the Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray. If I haven’t showered that evening I will go through the tips of my hair with the same oil. It helps to keep my ends from breaking off because of the cold temperatures.

Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge Übernacht Maske 100ml

Now, after a long day or before a long day I will use an overnight mask. This was also a new try out for me, but I have been absolutely loving it. For my overnight mask I use the Clinique – Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. I really wake up with glowing and soft skin. It’s the best skin.

Lip Balm

Now, last but not least I use a very rich lip balm. Sadly, mine, which I acquired at H&M last year is no longer available, but any will do. 

What are some of your favorite winter bites for your skin care?

Makeup Products I love for Winter

Primer

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30 ml

I love my The Ordinary products. And I have been loving this primer throughout the year, it’s just perfect no matter how my skin is. In combination with my moisturizer it is just the perfect base for my makeup: The Ordinary – High-Adherence Silicone Primer.

Foundation and Setting Powder

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I love wearing makeup and winter season is my most favorite time of the year, because I get to go all out with the makeup and no one cares. Haha, but for real though I am thriving in winter with different makeup looks. What I don’t wear in Summer I definitely pound on during late Fall and Winter.

Bildergebnis für laura mercier setting powder translucent

Recently I have been loving the IT Cosmetics – Your Skin but better CC+ Cream. It is super lightweight and in my case I would definitely say almost full coverage. It stays on beautifully during the day, but I do have to set it with my beloved Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.

What are some of your favorite makeup products for Winter?

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin

My Skincare Routine

Hey my loves,

it’s been a while since I’ve written about beauty. Oh, how I missed it! But I hope y’all are okay with me going down a lot of different roads with my posts. I feel like this blog is such a huge part of me that I want you to be part of a lot of stuff.

Today I am going to talk about my updated skincare routine. I have combination skin and am prone to acne which is mainly related to stress and hormones.

Evening Routine

On an everyday basis I am probably wearing makeup so the first step in my skincare in the evening is using my Clinique – Take the day off Cleansing Balm, which is truly amazing. I am always wearing waterproof mascara and nothing I have used before got rid of everything, but this one does. So happy about this! It is a little pricey, but I do have to say that one pot seems to go a long way, because you barely need any product.

I do like to double cleanse myself from makeup so after my Clinique balm I usually go in with the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk to make sure that I got rid of everything.

After that I will use my face wash which is the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Wash. For toner I stay within the same range and use the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Toner. Once or twice a week I will use a scrub to get rid off any skin. For that I like to use the L’Oréal Paris – Pure Clay Glow Foaming Wash.

After cleansing my skin thoroughly I have to put moisture back into my skin. I use a face oil every other night for that, I am still using The Ordinary – 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, and I use about a couple of drops and sometimes center a few extra ones and super dry spots. As a moisturizer I am using the L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Aloe Water for Dry & Sensitive Skin.

I try to keep my skincare pretty minimalistic which is why in the morning I only wash my face with hot and then with cold water and reapply moisturizer. It truly helps my skin to stay somewhat balance and healthy looking.

What are some of your favorite skincare products you can’t live without? I would love to know. I’m always down to try some new products.

If you are currently looking for some new beauty bits, make sure to check out theneedtolive.com for some great discount codes.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Why I want to try out the Derma Roller System

Hey my loves,

I don’t know about you, but I always like to try out new and exciting beauty things, especially when it comes to prolonging the youth of my skin. So, when I was asked to review a Derma Roller System** I immediately said yes. But why do I want to try a derma roller and what even is a derma roller?*

What is a Derma Roller System?

The derma roller, which is basically a microneedle roller, has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin. Both, collagen and elastin, help to promote healthier skin cells in the body. The derma roller can help to treat problems such as wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars – which is amazing if you ask an acne scar-girl), uneven skin, stretch marks and hair loss. If you want to know more about the benefits of using the derma roller, check out their website: www.dermarollersystem.com

What needle size did I choose?

Over the next couple of weeks I will try out my Derma Roller System and will give you back a full review on it.* I decided to pick the 1.0 mm needle, because it check off most of the problems I want to tackle. To find out which of the needle sizes is the best choice for you, you can check out their chart: Needle Size Guide – Derma Roller System

As soon as I tried it, I will write a review about it and will go into depth on how to use it and how it works*. If you are interested in trying it yourself, check out their guide: How the Derma Roller Works

If you want to buy the same Derma Roller System as I have: Derma Roller System® with Anti-Aging Serum (For Face)

I can’t wait to try it and give you my feedback*. Check out my page in about three to four weeks for the review.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

*all opinions are my own
** gifted

Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers

Hey my loves,

in today’s entry I am showing you some great gift ideas for your family and friends that are perfect for their stockings. I have created several other gift guide, make sure to check them out:

Gift Guide for your makeup loving friend

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

  1. Sparkletini Stainless Steel Gold Flask by Blush
  2. Mario Badescu – Drying Lotion
  3. Versace Bright Crystal By Gianni Versace For Women – Eau De Toilette
  4. PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets – Blue Marble
  5. Geometric Wire Photo Frame for Desktop or Wall, Matte Brass
  6. AirPods Case Cover, Silicone Protective Case and Skin for Airpods Charging Case with Airpods Anti-Lost Strap/Airpods Hooks
  7. Almond & Vanilla Happy Hands Natural Beeswax & Shea Butter Solid Lotion Bar Pair
  8. Premium Cocktail Kit – Limited Edition Gin Martini – Inspired by The Movie ‘A Simple Favor’ – Makes 6 Premium Cocktails

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to show you some cute accessories that are perfect for family and friends who love to accessorize. They are from various prices, but they are all super cute.

An accessory can make or break an outfit and adds a little touch of personality to each individual outfit. They can be personalized and used for special occasions only. Check out these cute items I have found:

Those deep red leather boots are GORGEOUS! I love this color so much! What are some of your favorite accessories that you have been gifted? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know. 

I have created other gift guides, check them out here: 

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend & Gift Guide for Book Lovers

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend

Hey my loves, 

in today’s entry I am going to show you some of my favorite makeup items as well as some of my own wishlist items for gifts. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and makeup is one of my biggest hobbies, so I thought I bring to you this gift guide!

I’ve divided the items into three categories – face, eyes and lips. I’ve picked some of my all time favorites, as well as some items that I want myself and heard great things about. I also included high end things and more affordable brands. So you can find something for everyone!

  1. The Ordinary – Serum Foundation
  2. Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Powder
  3. Benefit – Boiing Concealer
  4. Nip+Fab – Blusher Palette
  5. The Balm – Mary-Lou Manizer
  6. Bourjous – Bronzing Powder
  7. Maybelline – The Eraser Eye Concealer
  8. Zoeva – Opulence Blush Palette
  1. L’Oréal Paris – Paradise Mascara
  2. Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette
  3. Charlotte Tilbury – Full Fat Lashes 
  4. NYX – Lid Lingerie Eyeshadow Palette
  5. NYX – Micro Brow Pencil
  6. Urban Decay – Primer Potion
  7. Hourglass – Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
  8. Urban Decay – Backtalk Palette
  1. Maybelline – SuperStay 24 h Lipstick
  2. Maybelline – SuperStay Matte Ink
  3. L’Oréal Paris – Les Chocolats Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
  4. NYX – Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream
  5. L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Magentic Stones Lipstick
  6. L’Oréal Paris – Infallible Mega Gloss Cream Finish
  7. NYX – #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil
  8. NYX – Land of Lollies Intense Butter Gloss Lip Trio

What makeup products are on your wishlist for this Christmas? Tell me in the comments. I would love to know!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin

My Secret to Glowy & Longlasting Winter Makeup

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to talk about how I achieve a glowy and longlasting makeup look that will stay on for up to 14 hours without smudging.

Winter is the time of the year when your skin dries out and you need to give it that little extra attention and love in order to make your makeup look good. So I usually start my day off with a good skincare routine that gives my skin enough moisture. For that I use the L’Oreál Hydra – Genius Aloe Water for Sensitive Skin as well as The Ordinary – Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil.

A Step by Step Guide

  1. I like to apply a sticky primer that will allow the foundation to better adhere to the skin than anything else. For that I use The Ordinary – High Adherence Silicone Primer. Let me tell you, this stuff is cheap and AMAZING! I switched to it around two months ago and it changed the game on a whole other level. I just really love The Ordinary products, so if you haven’t checked their stuff out already definitely do so.
  2. Next I use a lightweight foundation that has almost the same effect as a CC Cream. Truth be told, I only like wearing lightweight foundations these days, because I feel like heavier foundations just clock up my pores and also do not last as long. My current obsession is The Ordinary – Serum Foundation that stuff is pure gold and under eight bucks.
  3. If I need extra coverage for pimples or for under my eyes I like to use the L’Oréal Paris – Infaillible Concealer. It’s high coverage but does not clog up the pores to much, but to be fair, I do not need my makeup to be perfect for everyday College life which basically means I usually step this step.
  4. Next I like to set my entire face with loose setting powder. As of my birthday I am using the Laura Mercier – Translucent Setting Powder and I absolutely love it! It’s super fine and feels lightweight on the skin.
  5. Last but not least I like to set my entire face of makeup with a glowy setting spray. The one that I am using is the NYX – Glowy Finish Setting Spray. It is the final touch to my makeup and it absolutely makes a difference when I use it.

Above you can see a full face with all the products I’ve mentioned as well as obviously some eye makeup, blusher, bronzer and highlighter. I just love how my skin looks with all the products. It’s perfect for Winter!

What are some of your favorite makeup products that you love to use during Winter? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

How I Cleared My Skin

Hey my loves,

Since I can remember I am struggling with skin issues. But this year my skin has become much more radiant, healthier and I also have a lot less acne or active breakouts. Even my acne scars are starting to heal a little bitIf you want to know how I cleared my skin, keep on reading, because I am about to tell you.

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Firstly, I introduced a healthier diet into my life. I made sure to eat less processed food and also cook more with veggies and don’t eat as much of red meat and sugar. This helped with my skin enormously in the way that it cleared my skin off most of the active breakouts, since they usually appeared because of an unhealthy diet.

Then I make sure to take my makeup off EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, even if I don’t want to and am lazy, I do it. If you leave your makeup on overnight your pores will get clogged and with that breakouts are much more likely to happen especially if you have an acne prone skin, like me.

My skincare routine at night consist of the following steps:

  1. Taking my makeup off with L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream.
  2. Then take a makeup wipe to wipe the product off and get rid of any excess makeup. I prefer a makeup wipe, because I would have to use a new cloth every single evening, because I found out that even with cleaning the cloth with hot water and soap it still had some product left and that leads to me having breakouts.
  3. I then go ahead and clean my skin with the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Gel Cream Wash.
  4. Then I just clean my skin with hot and cold water, always in an upward motion.
  5. To moisturize I use two products:The Ordinary –100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil: about 5 drops.

Another thing I introduced into my everyday life was days without makeup. I used to wear makeup even when I was just running errands, I now don’t do that anymore. Simply to give my skin a little break and to breathe. I also make sure to get at least seven hours of sleep at night, so that my body and skin has enough time to rejoice itself. Last but not least, I doubled my water intake and take b12-vitamins.

What are some of your tips and tricks of clearing your skin? What has worked for you? I would love to know. I hope that this entry gave you a little insight into my routine and maybe some of my tricks will help you too.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.