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.

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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 Fall Makeup Routine

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to talk about my long-lasting fall makeup routine with you and share my secrets on how I make it last all day long. I will also include my six favorite fall lipstick shades for this season.

Step-by-Step

Skincare is key when it comes to making your makeup super long-lasting. So I always make sure that the night before I cleansed my skin super well. if you would like to have an in depth skincare routine check out my post about that.

Primer is also an important step. Each skin type needs to use their own particular primer, but since I have combination skin I like to use something that is super sticky. I use “The Ordinary – High-Adherance Silicone Primer” and I have been for super long now.

Foundation is the make or break in a long-lasting makeup look, if you’re foundation doesn’t hold all day. How should the rest of your products stay on? I always go back to my favorite in the colder seasons, which is the “L’Oréal Paris – True Match Liquid Foundation“. They now have added hyaluronic acid to their foundation which is amazing because it has great skincare values.

Concealer for all the little spots and dark circles. I always make sure to use as less concealer as I can since I tend to crease with it on a lot quicker especially under my eyes. But here’s my tip for you: Only apply it on the lower half of your under eye circles and don’t go up all the way to your eye. That way you stay a way from the fine lines right under the eye. It works wonders for me. For my concealer I use the “Maybelline – Face Studio Concealer“.

Setting Powder is next to foundation the KEY to making your makeup long-lasting. I find that if you don’t use the right powder for your skin type and level on longevity, your makeup tends to rub off a lot quicker. I LOVE my “Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder” because it leaves my skin feeling smooth and silky and it will make my makeup not move an inch, while also making it look like I am not wearing any powder at all.

Bronzer and Contour are my next steps in my routine. To be fair, I don’t use a bronzer on the daily basis, but if I do I like to use the “Physician Formula – Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer“. For my contour powder I am staying true to my one true love which is the “Benefit – Hoola Bronzer“. I find that it works amazing as a contour on my skin color.

Blush is where it gets a little tricky for me. I get a little oily in those areas so powder blushes tend to just disappear after a while. But I now have the perfect combination for long-lasting blush. For my base, before I apply my powder I use the “NIP+FAB – Liquid Blush in Mauve Moment” and after applying a light dust of my face powder I set my liquid blush with the “Maybelline – Face Studio Blush”.

Highlighter I don’t use on an everyday basis, but if I were to use a highlighter I would probably use my fave the “Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal“.

Brows are super simple for me, because I have been blessed with quite good brows. So I only use my trusty “L’Oréal Paris – Brow Artist Plumper” and run it lightly through my brows.

Setting Spray is my next step because I like to use it before I apply mascara and lipstick. I’ve been recently loving the “NYX – Bare with me Prime Set Refresh Spray” because it literally feels super light, makes my makeup look like skin and it helps with the longevity of my makeup so much.

Mascara is and always be waterproof for me. My eyes get super teary so anything other than waterproof just doesn’t stay on. I recently been trying out the “L’Oréal Paris – Unlimited Waterproof Mascara” and have to say that I really like it. It just takes some time to get used to.

Lipstick never changes for me on an everyday basis, since I just loving the “Maybelline – SuperStay 24hr Lip Color in Rose Dust” it just stays on all day and is my perfect pink nude lipstick for me.

For a quick everyday makeup

I love to switch up my foundation on days where my makeup doesn’t have to stay on for 12 hours or longer. For that I have been recently using the “IT Cosmetics – CC Cream“. And I love it.

Favorite Fall Lipsticks

I love me some dark colors for the fall and winter season. Here are my top six that I love to wear.

What are some of your favorite fall lipsticks to wear? Let me know, I’m always down to try something new.

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.

Golden Globes 2017 – Priyanka Chopra Makeup

Hey my loves,

today I am coming at you with yet another Golden Globes inspired makeup look, this time it’s the beautiful and talented actress Priyanka Chopra. You might know her from the TV series “Quantico” or Bollywood movies.

I absolutely loved how her makeup combined the colors of her dress in it and that dark lip was just stunning. So here’s the video:

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Products:

I also did some research and found the exact products her Makeup-Artist had used on Priyanka, so here they are:

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and video! If you did, make sure to show both some love! I would really appreciate it!

XoXo, Jasmin.