“No Makeup” Makeup Look

Hey Fashionistas,

Now….generally, I would have filmed this look but I’ve been super busy and haven’t had a chance to really film…soo I’m going to stick to the classic blogging and writing to show you the products I love to use to create my recent “No Makeup” Makeup Look.

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Summers here in NYC can get pretty hot but more importantly, it can get very very humid here. Wearing a full face of makeup on a humid day will literally start to irritate me and I can just feel my makeup melt off. On top of that, I can just feel my pores screaming at me.

So during the summer, I turn to my “No Makeup” Makeup look. It literally consist of 7 products: primer, BB cream, concealer, highlight, blush, and setting spray.

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I start with my favorite Porefessional primer by Benefit and with my fingers, I gently layer it over my cheeks, nose, and forehead (where I have the most pores).

With my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in shade Creme Brûlée, I spot-treat the redness and blemishes on my cheeks and chin. Using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, I press and blend it into my skin. Usually, I would use my Real Techniques Sponge and blend that in, but I’ve been really into using my brushes this month.

Taking my Clinique BB Acne Solution cream, I put a few drops onto the same Real Technique Buffing Brush and slowly buff that all over my face. Because I’ve already put on some concealer, I don’t want to move the product as I’m buffing it into my skin. So the technique that I use is gently with a slight pressure, press the BB cream into my skin. Because the brush is dense enough, it does a beautiful job at blending (almost as well as my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge!) Now you’re probably wondering, why did I put concealer before I put on the BB Cream? I’ve noticed that putting on concealer under your foundation gives it a more natural glow look. When I do my full face glam, I will use the concealer under my eyes to set it up for an intense highlight and glowy look.

Once my base is on, I take my Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray and spray that all over my face to set it. This part is key since I am not using setting powder, I need to make sure that my makeup does not come off in the middle of the day.

As I’m waiting for my face to dry and set, I pick up my Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and quickly do my brows. I love this product because it’s just a spoolie with gel and you can easily just comb over your brows giving it a natural and simple look.

When my face is dry, I’ll pick up my Elf Baked Highlight in Moonlight Pearl and Elf Highlighter brush. I’ll swipe that across my cheekbones and bring that to my temples, creating a “C” swiping movement. **Tip: To make the highlight pop out more, spray your brush with setting spray before dipping into highlight

Next, taking my Real Techniques Blush Brush and dipping it into my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blush in Paaarty, I’ll gently swipe that over my cheekbones and over the highlight to give me natural rosy glowy cheeks.

And last but not least, I set everything with final spritz of my Urban Decay setting spray.

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly,

Fashionista Thoughts:

What are some of your favorite products to create a “No Makeup” Makeup look?

How do you make sure that your makeup stays on on a hot summer day?

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Friday Finds: Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb

Hey Fashionistas,

The thirst is realll…..for Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb!

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I first heard of Belif from my colleague who recommended it to me since I was complaining that my current moisturizing cream was too heavy. I felt that my past cream clogged up my pores…causing me to break out even more. So I went to Sephora to check it out and got some samples of it to see how my skin would react to it.

Well, let me tell you…..It was amazing!! Literally the BOMB cream that I’ve been missing (pun literally intended there). The cream is water based so it doesn’t feel heavy at all and perfect for summer! Most creams I use leave my face feeling sticky and yucky after 30 minutes of putting it on…but not this one! But I get ahead of myself…so why don’t we break it down!

Packaging

  • Simple, clean, and pure like water!
  • Has only the necessary information written to describe the product without getting confusing
  • Blue and White color scheme which goes excellent with the Aqua theme

Product

  • Smells a little tree minty but not too strong that it’s overwhelming
  • Cream is a light aqua blue color so it looks like water when you open it
  • Feels extremely light and airy
  • The older product was 18% hydration level but the one that I bought in Sephora is 70% hydration level!!

How it applies

  • Need only a dollop size to cover my entire face, though sometimes I go overboard and start putting it on my arms, legs, etc… *teehee*
  • Feels like it just melts onto my skin…like my skin is just drinking in the cream
  • Leaves my skin feeling hydrated and cool without the sticky and oily residue feeling of a regular cream

 

Key Question: Would I recommend it to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!!

I would absolutely positively recommend it to a friend, family member, even to a stranger! I love how it feels on my skin – cooling and well hydrated. The best part about the product is that it doesn’t feel like it clogs up my pores! I’ve been using the product for a week now and my skin feels super soft! I use it every night before I go to bed and I wake up feeling great and I’ve actually noticed that my skin has a natural glow to it! I am definitely going to be adding this to my post-makeup routine 😉

Belif, you officially have my heart! I can’t wait to try out some of your other products ❤

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

*This post is not sponsored. I bought this product with my own money and all reviews are honest and come from my experience using this product.

Fashionista Thoughts

Have you used this product before? What did you think?

Have you used other Belif products?

What’s your go to post-makeup routine product?

OOTD: Govenors Ball

Hey Fashionistas,

So I went to my very first music festival this past weekend – Governors Ball! It was so much fun (despite the port-a-potties) and I couldn’t stop smiling all day. I loved every second of it – from eating the super yummy food to listening to music I’ve never heard of until now (teehee) to spending time with some of my best friends.

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Now for all my fashionistas and makeup lovers who have gone to music festivals, you all know that festival attire and makeup are, of course, of utmost importance! Some of the makeup looks I saw at the festival were gorgeous – elaborate face paintings, jewelry and beading on the face, etc. I, however, went for a more natural makeup look, BUT I did change things up with the eye makeup. Ever since I came back from San Diego, I’ve really been into the bronze gold look. For Governors ball, I decided to go with a rose pink look to match my flower crown.

I knew that I was going to be dancing in warm weather so I made sure to use my new BB cream from Clinique – Clinique Acne Solution BB Cream SPF 40. It was the perfect lightness to even out my skin tone without clogging my pores AND protect my face from the sun!

Now moving on to a little #OOTD…

For Governors ball, I wanted the focal point to be my flower crown so I opted for pretty basic colors with subtle pops of pink to complete the look. I chose my favorite cream colored lace tank top and threw that over a hot pink bralette. I wore that with my favorite pair jean shorts and some simple white sneakers. I also made sure to bring a light sweater since it was definitely going to be cold at night. We didn’t leave Gov Ball until 11pm!

This was my very first music festival and I had such a blast! I can’t wait until my next music festival or concert!!

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Fashionista Thoughts

What do you wear to music festivals?

Have you ever been to Governors ball or maybe you were there this past weekend??

Not a Vlog Wednesday: California Bronzin’ Makeup

Hey Fashionistas,

So I know I am super super late for this post. Originally, I was supposed to post this look when I was in San Diego, but I got extremely busy and tired every day from exploring San Diego. So I am posting this now…back in NYC.. oops!

Hope you guys all enjoy ❤

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Face:
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Rimmel Insta Flawless Perfect Radiant Skin Tint – Shade 006
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | 10 Light
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Tartiest Pro Glow Kit
Clinique Cheek Pop | Blush Pop

Eyes:
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | 20 Sand
TooFaced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

Lips:
Maybelline Vivid Liquid Matte Lip – Nude Thrill

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly