pretty much everyone will have some at one point or another. From Mild “every once in a while” to severe we can all agree it is annoying and embarrassing.
first instinct is to apply make up and try to make yourself and everyone forget about it but applying make up can do more harm than good. I know it is embarrassing and you want to cover up but understand that it will only make things harder.
read through the information and tips to help with your skin
there is no guarantee that these will help but they are worth a try
if your acne gets severe and uncontrollable get advice from a dermatologist for treatment
cystic acne is acne under the skin. Oil ducts on the skin gets infected, deep in the skin which makes it much harder to treat on your own. A dermatologist really can help you with treatment.
Liner is 100% essential and everyone has a preference of brand, types, and color. I feel like we should all have a sticker or something when we first meet people with liner information. It really says a lot!
here is mine :) Hi! I’m Delaney and I like
dark brown, grey, and black
I work best with pencil or pot and angled brush
bobbi brown gel pot, maybelline soft liner, kat von d liquid, and nyx kohl are some of my favorites
I use the edges of a make up sponge to sharpen my wings
white liner saved my life
it took me over 3 months to really get a consistent wing
anyway, here is some info about liner I hope it helps :) message me anytime!
* the products shown are not necessarily recommended more as a visual*
Everyone has that part of their make up routine that they are really good at. Some people are great at shadow blending, some are great at liquid liner (god bless those people) and so on. Mine is foundation…skin related make up. It is my strength when I am working on others and it is my favorite part of my own morning routine.
I am a women of variety, I like choices. This post is to show you how to make a complete face make up “kit” I guess with a varied finishes and products so you can always switch up your look. Call me a nut, but I consider all of these different shades and finishes essential.
Let me know if you have any questions or need recommendations
Strobing: it’s really not new but it is a welcome change from the contouring technique. here is a little post about what you need to get started and how to master this technique (don’t worry it is easy)
There are some looks that never get old. The beauties of the past show us that looks always re-appear and NEVER let you down.
Bangs or Fringe: Anna Karina and Audrey Hepburn rocked the bangs both chunky and baby. It always gives off a retro- sophistication. Plus, up do’s always looks so much more put together.
Black Liner: Sophia Loren with her extreme cat-eye to Brigitte Bardot’s smudged around the rim liner, black liner is classic (no matter the shape.) Even just a touch on the lower lash line adds fullness and shape.
Strong Feature: Dorothy Dandridge’s strong angled brow and Marilyn Monroe’s signature red lips can carry a look on their own. Having a focus feature allows you simplify a look by having one strong point to notice. Good brows aren’t a new trend, learn from Dorothy’s arch. Study it. Live it.
Summer or winter it really doesn’t matter if you have oily skin, it is constantly oily! Make up can help you out but the key is to not pack on the make up hoping the layers will hide the oil. You don’t need to hide, oily skin is natural! They key is to keep the make up where you need it and try to pick products that specifically help with oil control.
Vaseline is my go-to for beauty problems or fixes. I have the original tub, lotion, quick spray, and lip therapy ( tinted, coco butter, and original) so needless to say I am obsessed. These are some of the ways I have used it but you could seriously write a book on the uses of Vaseline.
FKA Twigs is so unique and she embraces that with deep purple or black lipsticks and graphic lines on her eyes AND face. While her red carpet and show make up varies, her typical “everyday” make up is pretty simple to do yourself.
No matter what you skin is you need a moisturizer so I created a little chart of all the best ones for each “issue” and all of them (pretty sure each one) is under $30.00! Message me if you have any questions!
Bleaching hair is not easy. It takes patience, time, and money. before you start you should talk to a salon about getting it done by a professional. if you are positive that is not an option make sure you take your time. bleaching too fast can cause serious damage (but bleaching causes a lot of damage anyway.)
The basics are often forgotten but my god they are so important. If you have not already, add these into your beauty routine. Be kind to your body!
** I know my dyed hair babes are like “clarifying shampoo will washout my color” I know I know colors like manic panic/bleach don’t stay in long but 1. re-apply your color it’s not hard 2. it’s only once a week it wont make or break it 3. your scalps health is priority over your hair color**
This is a pretty basic map for understanding acne. They can get really specific and detailed but I thought covering the basic areas would be a good start. Having an idea of where your acne stems from makes it easier to treat.
I don’t know about you all but when I go into the grocery store or drugstore cleanser isle my head spins. I mean look at that self, there has to be 20+ bands! So the question I have been getting in my inbox is: which ones do I go to? I have singled out some good brands.
remember: if you have acne and look at these and think “sensitive will do nothing for me” don’t forget that that fragrance and harsh chemicals for that “cool and tingle feeling” can irritate skin and make it worse. Using a balancing cleanser consistently can help a lot more.
I get a lot of questions about removing blackheads and this is how I do it and I swear it works plus no squeezing or pushing (which is bad.) if you have sensitive skin do a test patch first. be careful when you first apply because it is hot and it really does smell. it’s well worth it when you see the result after you peel it off.