brow shaper

Beauty Favorites

Makeup favorites
~Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturizer
~Diorshow lash primer and mascara
~Too Faced semi-sweet chocolate bar palette
~Bobbi Brown natural brow shaper
~ Rosie for Autograph starstruck highlighter

Workout Routine
~Fat Blasting Circuit:
http://youtu.be/PWEdJRRndkQ
~30 Minuet Pilates
http://youtu.be/2GEjVdP2YGk
~Ab Workout
http://youtu.be/NfvD5yEFh28
~Butt & Thigh Workout
http://youtu.be/Womx4TM6p3A
*I recently got a gym membership so I mix up my workout routine everyday and find new videos

Skincare favorites
~Milk-to-foam coconut milk mild cleanser by Neogen
~Witch Hazel
~Rose water hydrosol spray
~CeraVe moisturizing cream (for winter)
~Nourish Organic face lotion (for summer)
~Laura Mercier flawless skin nourishing oil
~Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream
~Hey Honey exfoliating honey peel off mask
~Boscia luminizing peel-off black mask
~Jafra Malibu miracle mask

instagram

Beautiful look + message @khloedosh 😍❤ #CocoaSwatches #Repost
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▶️PRESS PLAY WITH SOUND 🔊▶️ ❤️TAG A BROWN BEAUTY❤️I’m always scrolling down Instagram and watching videos and the double standards in the makeup world is beyond ridiculous . A large majority of makeup shaming is thrown towards Women Of Color . I’ve never hated my skin and I can’t see myself starting now . No matter how dark or light you are , know yourself and your worth . Realize your beauty and don’t let the ignorance of others define you . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
❌this subject is the elephant in the room that most people don’t like to speak about .. well I’m not most people . Not here for the racism or disrespect , ever . Don’t let Donald trump get hands put on you 🤔❌ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Details on this look :
@blackradiancebeauty perfect tone lip color in “holly wood glam ”
@blackradiancebeauty true complexion creme contour palette and powder palette “medium to dark ”
@blackopalbeauty brow shaper and contour in “deep brown ”
@blackopalbeauty “medium ” setting powder
@freemanbeauty coconut leave on bronzing mask ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
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High end dupes (e.l.f)

💓FACE💓
•Smashbox/ Makeup forever studio finish primer : e.l.f mineral infused primer
• too faced better than sex mascara : e.l.f mineral volumizing mascara
•makeup forever hd microfinish powder : e.l.f studio high definition powder in sheer
•Bobbi brown brightening finishing powder in porcelain powder : e.l.f tone correcting powder
•mac fix + : e.l.f studio mist & set
•mac prep and prime highlighter in radiant rose : e.l.f studio radiance enhancer in spotlight
•nars multiple in copacabanna : e.l.f essential all over color stick in persimmon
•nars highlighting blush in albatross : e.l.f studio blush in gotta glow
•benefit moon beam : e.l.f essential facial whip
•nars bronzing + blush duo : e.l.f studio contouring blush & bronzing powder
•laura mercier baked blush bronze : e.l.f studio baked blush in rich rose
•nars in desire, depthroat, angelika and luster : e.l.f studio blush in pink passion, candid coral, fuchsia fusion and peachy keen
💖BROWS💖
•benefit brow zings : e.l.f studio eyebrow kit
•Bobbie brown natural brow shaper mascara : e.l.f studio eyebrow treat and tame
•benefit high brow : e.l.f studio eyebrow lifter and filler
💝EYES💝
•mac fluidline in blacktrack : e.l.f studio cream eyeliner in black
•mac eyeshadow in soba : e.l.f studio eyeshadow in wild wheat
💘LIPS💘
•nars lip lacquer in chelsea girls : e.l.f studio conditioning lip balm in nice & natural
•mac cream d'nude lipstick : e.l.f mineral lipstick in natural nymph
💗CONCEALER💗
•bareminerals blemish therapy : e.l.f mineral blemish kit
💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄💄
You can literally find e.l.f products anywhere and they are super inexpensive I’m almost positive nothing on this list is over ten dollars enjoy your savings!!

[INTERVIEW] 151226 CL for Elle Korea: “Mirror, mirror”

ELLE KOREA: Although you’ve done many different kinds of photoshoots thus far, a feminine beauty concept like this is quite new for you isn’t it? It seems like you’re gradually getting into that feminine age.

CL: Yeah, since I’m 25 years old. To be honest, I’m going to make a confession here… I’ve actually never thought of myself as feminine. Haha. But I think it is fun now that I’ve done a feminine concept like this. Nevertheless, since I’m a musician, I tend to connect all the works that I do back to music and I think today feels rather jazzy?

EK: What kind of woman do you think is the most beautiful?
CL: Other than gender, confidence is the most important of course. I think that someone is most beautiful, sexy and cool when they are confident.

EK: We know that you’re a perfectionist as a (music) artist, but are you a perfectionist with makeup too?
CL: I’m currently working hard at learning it. Make up is of course, important to me as I’m photographed a lot in my line of work. A slight touch could make the entire face look different and it also looks different on camera and off camera. I carefully check on the things like the coverage I’m getting, the contouring and my eyebrows though.

EK: Which part do you pay attention to the most?
CL: Firstly, it’s the eyebrows. There’s a particular shape that I like. And also because I’m known for my eye makeup, I pay a lot of attention to the eye line and eyelashes. Usually, a lot of eye makeup techniques are tailored for those with double eyelids. It’s awkward when applied just as is to me as I have monolids. So I’ve researched and learned a lot about that.

EK: Actually you do have beautiful facial features, such as your forehead, nose and chin.
CL: Ever since my debut, my answer to the question ‘Where should I get cosmetic surgery on?’ has always been ‘Just the eyes’. Haha. Well… even though I have lots of imperfect parts. I haven’t gotten eyelid surgery though. I think having not done it has allowed me to be able to try lots of different looks. I think of it as a strength as that is good for my job.

EK: I’m curious about what you have in your beauty pouch.
CL: I carry the basics in it. Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer, Maybelline’s Fashion Brow Duo Shaper which I use to fix my brows, false eyelashes and a curler, lip balm and other things.

EK: If you were to give us a tip on your signature eye makeup?
CL: I’m going to explain it carefully for everyone who puts on their eyeliner thickly like me. Firstly, you can’t just use one product! I used to do it in just black, and with just one type of eyeliner but instead, first apply Maybelline New York’s Eye Studio Gel Liner and get a rough shape done, then use (Maybelline’s) Hyper Sharp Liner in Brown to fill in the details and you’ll definitely get a much more softer and three dimensional look.

EK: I wonder what your vanity looks like.
CL: I really have a lot of makeup. I like to just buy them first even though I don’t need to use them yet. I’ve bought so many lip balms from all over the world that I don’t even know how many I have.

EK: I didn’t know that a beauty interview with CL would be this fun!
CL: That’s because I really like beauty!

EK: You’ve always kept your hair dyed. How do you take care of it?
CL: My hair is really damaged and dry since I bleached it in elementary school. That’s why I work really, really hard at taking care of it. I use lots of treatments at home. Not only do I take care of the care but I also take good care of my scalp. Did you know that your scalp affect the elasticity of the skin on your face?

EK: Now that we’re talking about elasticity, your skin is really firm. You don’t even have smile lines.
CL: I like taking care of my skin at home. Actually, I don’t have the personality that lets me lie down at the skin clinic for a long time. I get frustrated and also tend to think a lot. Instead, I put on lots of different face masks at home while taking a bath. I also believe that it’s important to take care of the basics, so I think that exercise and managing your eating habits are also important.

EK: “A secret beauty habit that only I do” is..?
CL: I stretch my face as soon as I wake up in the morning. I make strange expressions, say ‘ah eh ee o woo and also stretch my neck. And then I would take a bath. What’s good about baths is that you can’t use your smartphone then. Spending 15-20 minutes without your phone, listening to music, meditating and not doing anything, is really time well-spent.

EK: Your secret to maintaining a firm body?
CL: I used to be the kind to exercise really hard when I’m active (as an artist) and to totally not do it at all when I’m resting. But I’ve realised the importance of health and balance recently, so I’ve been exercising consistently. I take walks at the mountains behind our house with my sister. Ah! And recently, I’ve fallen in love with Zumba. I’ve always loved dancing and I attended a (Zumba) lesson with friends and staff in the US. It’s something really embarrassing but fun… The point is that it’s funny when you’re doing it seriously.

EK: These days, a lot of youth lack self-consciousness or blindly follow others such that they are unable to love themselves. For example, they would edit the selfies that they post on Instagram to the point that it looks like a different person.
CL: Yes, that’s the reason why people that exude confidence are the most beautiful and charming in my eyes. Actually it’s something to think about for me too… how much editing I would have to do for a photo that I take… since I’m showing it to the public. You have to know which look is the real you. Without comparing yourself with others and just focusing on yourself.

EK: What sort of woman do you wish to be in the future?
CL: Hmm… I just hope to age as ‘me-like’ as possible.

EK: Do you have a role model?
CL: It’s not just one person. I have one for emotional/psychological needs, one for style… there are lots. It’s difficult to specifically name someone. I just simply want to be healthy, and be me!

(Cr. CLTHEBADDESTFEMALE.COM and whitewoodCL)

CL's Interview with ELLE KOREA

ELLE KOREA: Although you’ve done many different kinds of photoshoots thus far, a feminine beauty concept like this is quite new for you isn’t it? It seems like you’re gradually getting into that feminine age.
CL: Yeah, since I’m 25 years old. To be honest, I’m going to make a confession here… I’ve actually never thought of myself as feminine. Haha. But I think it is fun now that I’ve done a feminine concept like this. Nevertheless, since I’m a musician, I tend to connect all the works that I do back to music and I think today feels rather jazzy?

EK: What kind of woman do you think is the most beautiful?
CL: Other than gender, confidence is the most important of course. I think that someone is most beautiful, sexy and cool when they are confident.

EK: We know that you’re a perfectionist as a (music) artist, but are you a perfectionist with makeup too?
CL: I’m currently working hard at learning it. Make up is of course, important to me as I’m photographed a lot in my line of work. A slight touch could make the entire face look different and it also looks different on camera and off camera. I carefully check on the things like the coverage I’m getting, the contouring and my eyebrows though.

EK: Which part do you pay attention to the most?
CL: Firstly, it’s the eyebrows. There’s a particular shape that I like. And also because I’m known for my eye makeup, I pay a lot of attention to the eye line and eyelashes. Usually, a lot of eye makeup techniques are tailored for those with double eyelids. It’s awkward when applied just as is to me as I have monolids. So I’ve researched and learned a lot about that.

EK: Actually you do have beautiful facial features, such as your forehead, nose and chin.
CL: Ever since my debut, my answer to the question ‘Where should I get cosmetic surgery on?’ has always been ‘Just the eyes’. Haha. Well… even though I have lots of imperfect parts. I haven’t gotten eyelid surgery though. I think having not done it has allowed me to be able to try lots of different looks. I think of it as a strength as that is good for my job.

EK: I’m curious about what you have in your beauty pouch.
CL: I carry the basics in it. Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer, Maybelline’s Fashion Brow Duo Shaper which I use to fix my brows, false eyelashes and a curler, lip balm and other things.

EK: If you were to give us a tip on your signature eye makeup?
CL: I’m going to explain it carefully for everyone who puts on their eyeliner thickly like me. Firstly, you can’t just use one product! I used to do it in just black, and with just one type of eyeliner but instead, first apply Maybelline New York’s Eye Studio Gel Liner and get a rough shape done, then use (Maybelline’s) Hyper Sharp Liner in Brown to fill in the details and you’ll definitely get a much more softer and three dimensional look.

EK: I wonder what your vanity looks like.
CL: I really have a lot of makeup. I like to just buy them first even though I don’t need to use them yet. I’ve bought so many lip balms from all over the world that I don’t even know how many I have.

EK: I didn’t know that a beauty interview with CL would be this fun!
CL: That’s because I really like beauty!

EK: You’ve always kept your hair dyed. How do you take care of it?
CL: My hair is really damaged and dry since I bleached it in elementary school. That’s why I work really, really hard at taking care of it. I use lots of treatments at home. Not only do I take care of the care but I also take good care of my scalp. Did you know that your scalp affect the elasticity of the skin on your face?

EK: Now that we’re talking about elasticity, your skin is really firm. You don’t even have smile lines.
CL: I like taking care of my skin at home. Actually, I don’t have the personality that lets me lie down at the skin clinic for a long time. I get frustrated and also tend to think a lot. Instead, I put on lots of different face masks at home while taking a bath. I also believe that it’s important to take care of the basics, so I think that exercise and managing your eating habits are also important.

EK: “A secret beauty habit that only I do” is..?
CL: I stretch my face as soon as I wake up in the morning. I make strange expressions, say ‘ah eh ee o woo and also stretch my neck. And then I would take a bath. What’s good about baths is that you can’t use your smartphone then. Spending 15-20 minutes without your phone, listening to music, meditating and not doing anything, is really time well-spent.

EK: Your secret to maintaining a firm body?
CL: I used to be the kind to exercise really hard when I’m active (as an artist) and to totally not do it at all when I’m resting. But I’ve realised the importance of health and balance recently, so I’ve been exercising consistently. I take walks at the mountains behind our house with my sister. Ah! And recently, I’ve fallen in love with Zumba. I’ve always loved dancing and I attended a (Zumba) lesson with friends and staff in the US. It’s something really embarrassing but fun… The point is that it’s funny when you’re doing it seriously.

EK: These days, a lot of youth lack self-consciousness or blindly follow others such that they are unable to love themselves. For example, they would edit the selfies that they post on Instagram to the point that it looks like a different person.
CL: Yes, that’s the reason why people that exude confidence are the most beautiful and charming in my eyes. Actually it’s something to think about for me too… how much editing I would have to do for a photo that I take… since I’m showing it to the public. You have to know which look is the real you. Without comparing yourself with others and just focusing on yourself.

EK: What sort of woman do you wish to be in the future?
CL: Hmm… I just hope to age as ‘me-like’ as possible.

EK: Do you have a role model?
CL: It’s not just one person. I have one for emotional/psychological needs, one for style… there are lots. It’s difficult to specifically name someone. I just simply want to be healthy, and be me!

Translated by CLTHEBADDESTFEMALE.COM

Brow Tutorial

Here’s an easy tutorial on filling in your brows :)

Heres what I use:

(from left to right)  Brow pencil from Ulta that has a brow brush and shaper, a non angled brush and angled brush, and a brow kit from Ulta also.
You can use anything you want as long as you have these: a brow brush, eyebrow pencil OR eyebrow powder kit, and brushes to go along with your eyebrow kit.

I start out by brushing my brows (pictured below) 

Then I take my angled brush and use the darkest shade from the eyebrow kit to line my brow.

Alternatively, you can use an eyebrow pencil. I usually use brow powders from brow kits now because they give me a more natural look.

Next, you take your other brush to fill in and blend.

I use both the darkest shade and the medium to blend lightly for a natural look.

Then you can take your eyebrow shaping pencil OR your angled brush, using the lightest shade from the brow kit to shape your brow.

And here is the finished look

If you have any questions feel free to inbox me. :) Keep them eyebrows on fleek.

blackwomenconfessions here you go <3