Standing head and shoulders above the crowd, “the Mountain” dominates the of landscape Denali National Park and central Alaska. On clear days, Denali can be seen from as far away as Anchorage and Fairbanks. While clear skies are common in deep winter, with intense cold locking up moisture, summer skies are often cloudy. This photo taken in late summer shows Denali looming large. If you look closely, you can even see a moose on the tundra. Photo by Jay Elhard, National Park Service.
So, lately I’ve been trying to jump into the whole sheet mask craze; I love the idea of sheet masks: they’re fast, easy, you get to look like a serial killer for twenty minutes, plus they offer a hell of a moisture boost for your skin. I moisturize regularly with natural plant oils, so my skin is really well-balanced and I rarely have problems with dry skin, but now that I’m heading into my next decade, I’d like to add an intense moisture treatment into my skincare routine a few times a week. However, it’s really difficult to find sheet masks without alcohols and all the various sorts of chemicals I avoid in my skincare (I’m a crunchy hippy like that). I finally tracked down some organic ones with just a few ingredients, all plant extracts…only they were $45 for six single use masks. I make $12.50 an hour, so that’s not fucking happening, especially since I want to use these masks a few times a week.
I finally settled on making my own. You can buy dry sheet masks (e-bay is your friend here) and then just soak them in whatever solution you want; that way you can control every ingredient that goes into them. I stumbled across a recipe online that I’ve used several times now and really like, so I thought I’d share it here. There are only three ingredients, but you can of course add essential oils or other ingredients if you like:
1 tbs. rosewater
1tbs. vegetable glycerin
1 tsp. aloe vera gel*
Just whisk everything together in a bowl for a couple of seconds to make sure it’s blended, soak your mask in it, spread it on your face, then sit back and relax for 20 minutes.
If you’ve never used vegetable glycerin before, be aware that when you take off the mask, you might feel somewhat sticky. You can either wash off the extra solution on your face or massage it in. I massage it in a little, and then just spread my moisturizer on top of it and I really don’t feel the stickiness anymore. Glycerin is a humectant that will help to actually draw moisture into your skin, which is why you put a moisturizer on over the top of it, to lock in all that dewiness so you can wake up in the morning with fresh, glowing skin. I find that my moisturizer absorbs better when I use this sheet mask beforehand.
*Do NOT use the ‘aloe vera’ you buy at your grocery store that’s bright blue/green; this is more chemical than aloe vera. I use Lily of the Desert, which comes in both a plastic squeeze bottle as a clear gel or in a big brown bottle that has even fewer additives (and cost me like $8 for 32 ounces, so it will last forever). If you have an aloe plant, even better, but if not, just buy a brand that’s 99% aloe and has few additives.
As always, especially if your skin is sensitive, remember to spot test. Also, because this is very moisturizing and consequently kind of heavy, ease your skin into it to make sure you don’t break out; start out using it just once a week, and then increase frequency if you like/feel you need to.
THE TIP-OFF: STYLING CURLY HAIR WITH MADAM C.J. WALKER
Celebrity hairstylist Matthew Yates gives his expert advice.
There are names in the beauty industry that are downright legendary, and Madam C.J. Walker is deservedly one of them. She’s the first self-made female millionaire in the United States, thanks to savvy marketing of her hair care products. And now her legacy continues at Sephora. Her reimagined yet true-to-her-roots line offers major curl power. The Sephora Glossy tapped the brand’s mane man, celebrity hairstylist Matthew Yates, to get his solves to all your coil conundrums using the reborn collection. JESSICA VELEZ
THE PERFECT BLOWOUT
“I suggest starting in the front to keep the hair from drying up too quickly. Remember, the faster you move, the smoother your blow-dry. You can use either a comb attachment, round brush, or flat brush, depending on your skill level and the tightness of the curl. Follow the way the cuticle naturally lays, as this will seal in all of the wonderful qualities of the products you’re using and ensure a super shiny, frizz-free blow-dry.”
THE SILKY HAIR ROUTINE
“When blow-drying curly hair straight, it’s always important to start with great product and tools! Cleanse the hair twice with Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Shampoo (it’s super rich, so a little goes a long way). After rinsing the hair completely clean from all shampoo, proceed to the Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Conditioner and massage it through hair (from root to ends) thoroughly. Also, use a wide-tooth comb for equal distribution. Then, towel dry hair and apply Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Leave-In throughout hair—follow immediately with the Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème. These are going to set the angle of your hair and give it the slip that’s necessary for a smooth blow-dry. From there, section hair into four parts, using clips to secure each section, and blow-dry. At this point, you can either rock your blowout as is or use a flat iron or wand for added smoothness. Finish with a little oil and some hair spray, and you’re all set!”
THE LENGTHENING TRICK
“Curly girls embrace their natural shrinkage but sometimes want to rock a longer style. Crazy enough, shrinkage can hide up to 90% of your actual length, especially for very tight coils. Curl Enhancing Jamaican Black & Murumuru Oils Loosen & Stretch Gel provides intense moisture while coating strands to help elongate and shape coils into soft, springy curls.”
THE MOISTURE MAGIC
“Fabulous styles start with healthy hair. Even if you think your hair is relatively healthy, the change of seasons—from winter cold and wind to summer sun—can be hard on your strands. So, it’s good to get in the habit of using a mask weekly to make sure you’re giving your hair the moisture it needs. The Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque is great for all hair types and is made with the perfect blend of natural, efficacious ingredients to boost dry, damaged, and color-treated hair. My favorite ingredients are the shea butter (which deeply moisturizes), willow bark (which conditions the scalp), coconut oil (which prevents hair breakage and split ends), and provitamin B5 (which adds luxurious shine).”
THE LIFE-CHANGING OIL
“The Scent & Shine Coconut Oil was my first introduction to the line, and it literally stopped me in my tracks! Coconut oil is full of amazing benefits when used topically. It’s super moisturizing, yet fast-absorbing and lightweight, while adding luster and shine, preventing breakage, promoting scalp health, and adding softness to hair. It can also be used as a booster if added to the Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque or any conditioner. I also like the Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Refresher Mist, which provides the benefit of a hair refresher in between washes. The formulation is light enough to use on finer textures without weighing them down, but still effective enough to add moisture and shine to thicker textures. And the fragrance is just absolutely luxe!”
THE HOT HAIRSTYLE
“I’m obsessed with a great twist out! It’s such an awesome way to manipulate the texture of curly hair without using direct heat. TheJamaican Black Castor Oil collection is ideal when going for this look.
THE UNIVERSAL TIP
“Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Curls thrive off moisture and curly hair can never get enough! Fortunately, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is the answer to thirsty curly hair.”
My everyday makeup consists of over ten products. For some, that may be too many products for everyday but I’ve become accustomed to wearing this much makeup on a daily basis. My everyday makeup consists of a mix of drugstore and high end items. It is best to first explain my skin type before I go on. Everything I use is tailored to my skin type so that my makeup looks a certain way throughout the entire day. I have combo oily/normal skin. I’m oily in my t-zone and normal everywhere else. I don’t have any issues with dryness.
I begin with Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. I use different moisturizers for different seasons because skin reacts with the change in weather. In the winter, my skin is much drier than it is in the summer so I use a more intense moisturizer during the winter. I use the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 in the winter and it keeps my skin from feeling tight and painful. In the summer, a moisturizer like this however, is too heavy for my combo skin. The Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion contains no SPF so I mix Shiseido’s Urban Environment Oil-Free SPF 42 with it. The Shiseido sunscreen is very sticky on its own so mixing my moisturizer with my sunscreen helps it to spread more easily. If you use it on its own, you’ll realize that it’s hard to spread all over your face and leaves a sticky residue on your hands.
I have tried a lot of my primers, but I always come back to my Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer. Once again, because I have oily skin, I tend to reach for products that do not clog my pores and helps keep oil at bay. This primer has mattifying properties and it fills in your pores. Tea tree oil is known for its disinfecting and soothing properties, a great alternative for those with acne prone skin. Tea Tree oil reduces the redness of pimples and helps to minimize them. The Body Shop has a great range of tea tree oil products. Their Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is one of my favorite moisturizers but I haven’t had the time to repurchase it yet, so I’m sticking with my Cetaphil for now.
My current everyday foundation is the L’oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Mattefoundation in the shade 102. This is my absolute favorite drugstore foundation. It is my Holy Grail foundation. The texture is light and smooth. It says it lasts up to 24 hours. I’ve never worn it for 24 hours, but the foundation does last at least 10 hours without breaking down on me. This foundation is especially suited for those with oily skin. It keeps you matte, without looking flat. The finish is a demi-matte, so there is still dimension left to your face. This foundation has worked better for me than many high-end foundations. Keep in mind, I’m a Sephora VIB Rouge so I have tried a lot of high-end foundations.
The collection comes in 12 shades, which is not as great a selection as CoverGirl foundations, but it isn’t the worst. I used to mix shade 101 and 102 because 102 was still a bit darker than my skin tone, but I realized that mixing the foundations compromised the finish and longevity of the foundation. In order to make this foundation work for me, I add two drops of my CoverFX Custom Cover Drops in G30and mix it together with my finger. Then I dot the foundation on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and blend it out with my Beauty Blender.
If you’ve never heard of these drops, they are absolutely amazing. The Custom Cover Drops itself is not a foundation. It is a pigment that you can mix with absolutely anything to create a tinted moisturizer, a full coverage foundation or a colored primer. Basically, if there is skin care that you like, you can add these color drops to your skin care. It eliminates having to wear an extra layer or two of foundation on your face. All you need is two to three drops, and you’ll get medium coverage. If you want fuller coverage, use more drops. This is a God Send because I have so many foundations that I love but the color is never quite right. These drops have stopped me from throwing my foundations out.
For concealer, I use Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer in 10 Light Sand. It is my favorite concealer from the drug store. The consistency is very light and never settles into my fine lines. If you’re wondering why I would worry about fine lines at the age of 21, it is because I have a wrinkle under my right eye from excessive rubbing over the years. I grew up as a swimmer and chlorine would irritate my eyes so I spent a lot of time rubbing my eyes. Now, I’m paying for it at 21.
For powder, I switch between a couple of powders, some drugstore and some high end, but lately, I’ve been using my new Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder and it is amazing. It reminds me of the Make Up For Ever HD Powder. The MUFE powder is a lot finer than the Laura Mercier powder but it leaves a white film on your skin whereas the Laura Mericer Powder is more of a very light beige tone. A little goes a long way with this powder, which is great because high-end products are expensive. Makeup is an expensive hobby, to be honest. I use a flat kabuki brush and stipple the powder all over my face after my foundation has set.
BLUSH, BRONZER, & HIGHLIGHT
For blush, I am using my Benefit Cosmestics Sugarbomb Box O’ Powder.I’ve been using this for over a year. This is more of a cheek highlight than a blush. It adds the lightest pink sheen to my cheeks and it is beautiful when the light hits it. It never looks heavy, but it does look a bit powdery sometimes. (However, all powdery cake face makeup can be fixed with MAC Fix+).
For bronzer, I use Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. This bronzer comes in three shades - Milk Chocolate, Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. Since I’m so pale, I use the lightest shade to bronze and contour. I pop this in the hollows of my cheek, follow upwards around the edges of my face on either side of my eyes, on my jawline and on my hairline. I’ve tried a lot of bronzers and the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil line is one of my favorites because it isn’t orange like a lot of bronzers. Because of my skin tone, orange bronzers are very obvious so I stay away from them.
For highlight, I’m using the new Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop. This just came out in stores a few weeks ago and I love it. It’s basically MAC’s Soft and Gentle but better. Soft and Gentle is a beautiful highlight but it adds too much color to my cheekbones, making my face look much darker than I actually am. It’s not to say the Soft and Gentle isn’t a great product, but it isn’t for everyone. If you’re as pale as I am, then the Soft and Gentle may not work for you. The Becca highlighter however is much lighter but still has that beautiful sheen to it. It is easily one of my favorite highlighters.
EYESHADOW, EYELINER & MASCARA
The products I use for my eyes change everyday but the colors do not. I typically stick with a very neutral eye for school and work. Lately, I’ve been using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar for my eye looks. I take the color Marizpan and pop it all over my eyelid and add depth to my eyes by blending Milk Chocolate in my crease. I deepen my eyes by adding Triple Fudge in the outer corners of eyes.
For eyeliner, I use the Dollywink Liquid Liner in black. The Dollywink liner has a brush tip so it makes it easier for me to create my wing. It is one of my favorite eyeliners. It’s dark and easy to use. It took a bit of getting used to when I first started but once I got the hang of it, I fell in love with it. I have repurchased this product at least five times.
For mascara, I use Maybelline’s Falsies Mascara in black. I opt for the waterproof formulation because my eyelashes are often weighed down by any mascara that isn’t waterproof. Waterproof formulas are much drier, helping lashes to stay up better. I never buy high end mascaras because I don’t think it’s necessary. Drugstore mascaras are amazing, so there’s no need to spend triple the money on a mascara when you can buy one that does the same thing at the drugstore.
EYEBROWS For my eyebrows, I use my Holy Grail Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite. Granite is more of a grey color. I have black hair so I use grey instead of brown. Makeup artists suggest using brown for your brows, even if you have black hair but I find that grey looks more natural on me than brown. I line the edges of my eyebrows with the brow wiz, then I brush the products upwards to fill my eyebrow with an eyebrow brush. I naturally have a good amount of hair for my brows, so I don’t need a lot of product. I’ll have a separate post going in detail about how I do my brows. This eyebrow pencil actually has a spoolie but as you can see, mine broke off. Because I’m horrible.
hey hey hey can I request kasamatsu (babe omg), akashi, hayama, kise, aomine and hyuuga helping their s/o put on cream/moisturize their skin after showering?? super fluffy please with cuteness and kisses ah thankieww !!
Ahhh this is cute~ Kasamatsu, the poor nerd baby omg. I’m sorry if Hyūga’s and Hayama’s aren’t that great, I was watching danisnotonfire while doing this and trying to get ready for some important thing. So sorry….
Hyūga Junpei: Honestly, you think your boyfriend is overreacting. The explosion of words and blushing and questioning you upon your request was a bit much. Thankfully, after a small snide comment about Junpei lacking masculinity, the dark haired male complies. Despite his earlier boastfulness, Hyūga can’t stop his shaking hands as you wait patiently for him to apply to product to your skin as he worries about having sweaty hands (and many other unappealing things). All-in-all it takes you quite a while to even complete your seemingly simple task and you wonder whether you should ask your lover to do this again, to save you both some precious time.
Kise Ryōta: He’s so elated that you’d ask this of him, taking up your request immediately. When it comes to actually applying the product to your skin, Ryōta calms down considerably, massaging the lotion into your skin like a pro and conversing with you in a gentle voice about how important it is to properly take care of your skin. The model finishes off his intimate gesture by working in what’s left of the product into your neck, inhaling the sweet scent that your skin and hair give off. Once he’s completely done, your blond charmer places a gentle kiss to the nape of your neck and you can only blush when he makes a comment about how this particular scent is his favorite.
Kasamatsu Yukio: Although you did come to your boyfriend in hopes that he’d help you, you’d be lying if you said his priceless reactions weren’t a part of your request. Just when you’re about to back off and confess to the midnight haired male that you were only kidding, Kasamatsu surprises you (pleasantly so) by hastily grabbing your cream in one hand and taking your own in his other, leading you to your vanity. As he works the product into your skin like magic you can only sigh blissfully, the innocent (yet admittedly erotic) sound sending your boyfriend into a crazed state. You can only watch with surprise as he Yukio goes completely red, his newly dizzy state sending him face flat into your carpet.
Aomine Daiki: Unexpectedly, Daiki is rather shy. He talks big but once you allow him to actually touch your body freely he kinda clams up. He starts off rather shyly, choosing to apply the product on your arms first, refusing to make eye contact with you. It takes a bit of encouraging (or a lot, not that Aomine would admit that) but eventually your lover is running his hands confidently along the curve of your back, telling you just how great your skin feels. As Daiki begins to grow more confident and his hands eventually begin wandering into areas they shouldn’t, you eventually have to reprimand him; just like you thought you were going to have to do at the start of all this.
Akashi Seijūrō: The redhead eagerly accepts your request, beckoning you over to your the small living arrangement the two of you have set up in your bedroom. Seijūrō gently works the cream into your supple skin, treating you as if you’re porcelain, his deft hands bringing you bliss. You hum appreciatively to let the Akashi heir know he’s doing you a superb service, to which he just smiles in reply, telling you to sit back and relax after your long day of work. After a while the two of you lull into into a state of homeliness, sharing conversation and affections.
Hayama Kotarō: Much like Kise, Hayama’s more than happy to oblige to your request. Taking you by the hand, Kotarō will be the one to lead you to the vanity so that you’re comfortably seated before you engage in what (you can guess) will be a rather long activity. It starts off normally enough, your boyfriend more than happily massaging your lotion into your shoulder blades, but with Hayama, you should always expect more. Well relaxed and totally off guard, you (stupidly you might add) comply to Kotarō’s request when he asks you, innocently, to turn around. Right into his moisturizer coated index finger. After your rather intense moisturizer fight with you lover, you figure both of you are going to need to shower again.
Reach your beauty resolution in WAY less than a year.
When it comes to beauty makeovers, the caterpillar-to-butterfly metaphor is often what comes to mind—but what if you’re already a butterfly in your own eyes? Instead, we think you should become You 2.0 in 2016, and you only need a couple of small tweaks to your bathroom counter to get there. Let’s get down to the basics by starting with skin and hair care that has the power to rival your fairy godmother’s magic. The Sephora Glossy has your beauty guide to live up to that New Year, New You mantra. JESSICA VELEZ
If you need a mane makeover…
You don’t need to take inches off or dye it a wild color to see a major hair transformation. By adding a few products to your routine, you can give your strands a noticeable boost. First, it’s all about dousing dehydrated strands with moisture, especially during harsh winter months. Before you get in the shower, comb in ALTERNA Haircare’s Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment. We love this weekly treatment because it helps repel those damaging minerals that sneak their way into our shower water. Next, you’re ready for the Ultimate Restore collection by StriVectin Hair. The name is not a stretch; the shampoo, conditioner, and Densifying Foaming Treatment target dry, damaged hair with split ends and give it new life. Step out into the steamy air and top off your ’do with Drybar’s Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner to manage tangles, enhance shine, and continue the fight against breakage. And, it will leave a ginger, mint, and sandalwood fragrance in your strands.
If you need a skinstant reboot…
Before you book a pricey facial, consider trying these at-home rejuvenating treatments. First, make sure you’re working with calm, cleansed skin. Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm is a solid sapphire-toned formula that, when warmed up in your hand, removes makeup and impurities while soothing redness. Every morning and evening, you’ll experience its chocolate and licorice aroma on your skin, too. Follow with bareMinerals’s SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin look as bright as a poppy flower (its extract just so happens to be an ingredient). Of course, to see results, you need to have a little hope. philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar is the last crusader in this routine’s fight against last year’s skin troubles. It provides tireless hydration and a surface-smoothing effect.
It’s the dead of winter. The frill and fanfare of the holidays is over and Valentine’s Day is a solid month away. An all-too-perfect window for the doldrums to roll in and set up camp as you slowly abandon your more aggressive resolutions (let’s be real: that juice cleanse didn’t stand a chance). Show your skin some love with some of our favorite new masks. MELISSA LANE
BECAUSE YOU’RE FACING 2014 WITH PERFECT CLARITY
TRY: First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay
Unleash potent concentrations of red clay onto clogged pores, excess sebum, and unruly pores. By drawing out skin impurities, this peel-off mask detoxifies the complexion in 20 minutes flat.
BECAUSE SOME AREAS NEED MORE TLC THAN OTHERS
TRY: Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask
In an effervescent bubbling foam, this intelligent mask magically identifies where your skin needs oxygen most to give it the biggest boost. It’s your grandmother’s sixth sense, your mother’s intuition, and your best friend’s ESP rolled into one. It just knows.
BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU HAVE ALL NIGHT, AND SOMETIMES YOU DON’T
TRY: GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment
This mask works on your schedule—in a snap or while you sleep. Wear it for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or all night when you need a little (or a lot of) hydration.
BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT READY TO ACT, LET ALONE SHOW, YOUR AGE
TRY: Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
Close your eyes and let intensive moisturizing and antiaging Japanese sea kelp battle the signs of aging while you are off in slumberland. Your job? Wake with the smoothest, softest skin and prepare to get carded.
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What're your favorite foundations? Drugstore and Highend. I have combination skin with only getting oily in my t-zone and normal to dry skin everywhere else.
I have that skin type as well!
I like to use a good intense moisturizer at night and exfoliate weekly to handle my dry areas and I use oil controlling primers/moisturizers/foundations in the day time to handle my dry areas. This way my dry spots won’t be irritated when using more “drying” products during the day so my t zone will stay shine free. I also like to use translucent powders because they really help control shine but arent too matte so my normal/dry areas still look nice :)
Some foundations I looove are
Urban Decay Naked
Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast
NARS Sheer Matte
Garnier BB Cream for oily skin (not the normal to dry skin one)
What are some good foundations for dry oily skin ?
For combination (oily and dry) skin I recommend adjusting your skin care routine and makeup routine to fit your skin! I find it to pretty difficult to find a foundation that will be moisturizing and long wearing, so as combination skin girl myself I keep my skincare routine hydrating and gentle and keep my makeup routine long wearing. Basically you’re treating your skin as two different skin types so you can treat both instead of having overly dry or overly oily skin :)
Treat your dry patches by
Exfoliating once or twice a week with a face scrub. This will buff away any dry patches allowing your moisturizer to sink in better, smooth out the skin, etc.
Using a more intense, cream moisturizer at night. I know as an oily skin gal you want use light weight moisturizers but your skin can never be too moisturized! Your skin can become less oily if it’s properly hydrated. Using a rich moisturizer at night is best so you won’t be greasy during the day.
Using a gentle face wash, nothing too drying like Cetaphil’s Facial Cleanser
Treat your oily patches by
Using a light weight moisturizer in the day time.
Using a long wearing foundation.
Using a long wearing primer under makeup like Rimmel Stay Matte Primer, Smashbox Photofinish Light, Hourglass Mineral Viel Primer.
Setting your makeup with a powder, translucent powder works great at oil control!
Using Setting Sprays like Urban Decay Deslick.
Check out my post all about oily skin makeup recommendations here