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so I have TERRIBLE and I mean TERRIBLE DISGUSTING REPULSIVE acne. It was soooooo bad I was always embarrassed for these last few months. and I’ve never had acne before. Maybe just a pimple every few months. But since at least the end of April, I’ve been breaking out terribly. I’ve tried EVERYTHING. And I do mean EVERYTHING from home remedies to acne solutions to acne solution makeup! And they didn’t really work, it actually made matters worse. I found out baking soda was good so I figured why the fuck not. I tried it for two days and I got minor results. Then I tried egg and once again, minor results. So last night I mixed egg white with a bit of egg yolk and baking soda, AND LITERALLY 94% OF MY ACNE IS GONE. LIKE NO SCARS OR ANYTHING. MY FACE IS SO SMOOTH AND GLOWY ITS SO WEIRD BUT AWESOME!!! I didn’t expect it to work but it does and I’m so glad! I feel like if I try it one more time my face will be clear again! So if you have mild acne, I suggest you try it!


The latest in the battle of the blemish.

Some of us—most of us—get a zit every now and then. But if you always have four or five dotting your face, it’s a different story. You’re waging a never-ending war and spot treatments aren’t going to cut it (or clear it). From the frontlines of the acne fight, we round up some of the most innovative treatments this side of the counter. Welcome to your new acne arsenal; welcome to imminent victory. MELISSA LANE

PRODUCT: Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
ADVANTAGE: Compares to prescription-strength treatments

Make it a quadruple. With the brand’s four-in-one salicylic acid Clearing Complex, this powerful gel is concocted to work as if it were prescribed. Consider it a one-step treatment without stepping into the dermatologist’s office. 

PRODUCT: Murad Acne Clearing Solution
ADVANTAGE: Works in as quickly as 72 hours

In a study of this fast-acting solution, 96% of users reported clearer skin in 72 hours. The blend of salicylic acid, queen of meadow extract, tea tree oil, and vitamins not only clears complexions quickly—and without redness—it also gets at the underlying causes of acne to stop it before it starts.  

PRODUCT: Kate Somerville HydraClear Hydrating Acne Gel
ADVANTAGE: Delivers oil-free hydration

Acne treatments can be a nightmare for dry skin. With a combination of bio-derived hyaluronic acid and red algae, this gel goes to work on breakouts and would-be breakouts with a dose of oil-free moisturizing that mercifully doesn’t clog pores. Have skin that’s sensitive or oily? You’re in luck, it soothes irritation and controls shine, too.


anonymous asked:

cecile what do u wash your face with?

If i’m wearing spf i double cleanse with the take the off balm from clinique and then the kiehl’s centella skin calming facial cleanser, if i’m not wearing spf i remove my makeup with créaline micellar solution from bioderma and then use the kiehl’s cleanser again, which i also use in the morning before serum and moisturizer 

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

- From simple household items you can now clean your makeup brushes!

Things You Will Need:

- Dirty Makeup Brushes 

- Small Bowl

- 1 Cup Of Clean Fresh Water


- 1 TBS Olive Oil

- 1 TBS Shampoo ( baby shampoo works best because it is very gentle but you can use anything)

( If you need more just make sure to use 1 to 1 ratios of each ingredient.)


- Mix the olive oil and the shampoo together in a small bowl 

- Dip makeup brushes into the solution and massage the liquid through the brush to break up all compound makeup. Spend sometime on this step to make sure all of the makeup is out.

- When done with this step dip the sudsy brush into the cup of clean water (make sure to not fully submerge because the bristles are glued to the handle and you may loosen the glue) 

- After water, blot the brush onto a clean and dry dish cloth or paper towel until dry, if you notice their is a lot of makeup coming off and you think their is still more go for a repeat clean. 

- Leave your brushes out to dry

- I would advise you not to save this recipe longer than your complete cleaning off all your brushes. Since used makeup can harbor bacteria, re-cleaning your brushes with the same solution would not actually be cleaning them. Mix up a new batch when your brushes need to be cleaned again.

Why The Olive Oil?

- Olive oil plays a role in the cleaning process and also leaves the bristles in better condition than they were before. 

I hope this helps you clean those brushes in a cheap and affective way!


The writer, actress, and editor tells us her take on beauty and confidence on behalf of Clinique’s #FaceForward campaign.

Here’s the thing about Tavi Gevinson: She just puts it out there. And, quite often, she gets exactly what she wants back. How does she do this? Well, besides being insanely articulate, she exudes a confidence and vision that genuinely inspires others. People of all ages have felt moved by Gevinson’s work—be it her truthful point of view on style, feminism, or growing up. As a face of Clinique’s new Face Forward campaign, the unstoppable young woman sat down to talk with The Sephora Glossy about staying true to yourself, being in control of your look, and making your dreams come true. KELLEY HOFFMAN

How does it feel to be part of Clinique’s new campaign?

It feels good to be part of a beauty and skin care campaign that I feel reflects the role beauty basically plays in my own life and daily routine. For me, fashion was a lot about self-expression—and beauty is really about being comfortable and taking care of myself. I like experimenting sometimes, but usually keep it pretty simple. And Clinique products are really perfect for that.

I know you recently turned 19. What advice do you have for your future self?

Well, I really hope I won’t need advice. If we’re going back in time there’s lots of things I could say. I just think it’s good to remember your talismans. The things that bring you back to your self. And what you really care about. Sometimes for me it’s like a movie or a friend relationship. I don’t have a very clear picture of the future but I think it’s good to remember to come back to those things.

What are your favorite Clinique products and why?

Well, I use the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ pretty religiously and throughout the day. I also really like the Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup foundation. It layers on top of the lotion really nicely. They make my skin look really good and clear.

Do you have a favorite cleanser?

I use the Facial Soap and there’s also Take The Day Off Makeup Remover.

Do you have a philosophy or mantra regarding your skincare routine?

Just to not be lazy and gross. It’s so tempting every night to go to sleep without taking it off, but I know that doesn’t do me any favors. I think it’s also just that I feel a lot more refreshed and ready to face the world when my skin is not dry. Or when it’s protected. Or when it can be more of a canvas for more creative makeup.

Do you think that’s a powerful feeling to have your complexion in the place you want it to be?

For me, I like being in control of how I look and the image I’m projecting. Sometimes I don’t—I go through phases where I don’t look in a mirror, where I wear the same thing every day because I feel really focused on a project or I just don’t want to be thinking about it. Right now, the thing that makes me really excited every morning is the outfit I’m going to wear, and how I’m going to present myself outside, and how I’m going to feel walking down the street. You dress like the person you want to be and then you actually become that. I feel that with makeup and hair.

Are you drawn to Clinique’s aesthetics?

I like anything that basically looks like it would be the makeup on the vanity of a film still. It’s so classic. The yellow lotion is so iconic. On my simpler days, I’m trying to capture a vibe that’s, like, ‘90s Clinique ads or fresh-faced happy people in turtlenecks. I just love the way these things look on my dresser. It’s honestly very pretty.

What are your beauty basics?

Really just skin stuff. Not being dried out, and then also evening the tone. And you know, concealing things, but I’m usually just too lazy and I feel worse if it looks like I’ve concealed something—I’d rather just be, like, “there’s a pimple there.”

This campaign is about inspiring people to achieve what they want in the world—and you’re someone who seems to really do that. What are your tips for getting things done?

To-do lists. I have two kinds of to-do lists. I have long-term goals and then I have every day ones of what I’m going to do. So, every day I can take something from the long-term list and try to break it down and add it to the short term. If Twitter’s the first thing I look at in the morning, I don’t feel like doing anything. I’ve learned that I can’t wake up, reach for my phone, turn off my alarm, and stay on my phone. I think those things are motivation suckers for me or they make me insecure about whatever I’m trying to do or they make me think about some nebulous audience, or critical voice, and so I just think it’s important that you make a safe space where you can be productive and where you can trust your instincts. That is my living room or an office space or it can just be in a library if I feel protected enough. So, taking your needs seriously.

I know it’s easy to say, “I’m not going to check my phone,” and then fall back into old routines. What advice would you give to help someone really break the habit?

Turn it on airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi off. That’s for writing. I think it’s just that I know how miserable—I’d rather just get all my stuff done and then get to really relax, instead of having one foot in each place. It’s not fun—I don’t like to be on iChat while I’m doing work. Get your work done and then you can actually relax instead of getting your work done really slowly while kind of enjoying the conversation.

It really is just more logical when you put it that way. Why did you decide to become part of this campaign?

Well, I already used a lot of Clinique’s products, and it felt like an organic thing for me in that way, and I also just like being part of something that’s about skincare and feeling motivated and confident instead of necessarily about fixing your flaws. Which I think a lot of the language around beauty products can feel that way. I like that when we did the video shoot I was getting questions about staying inspired and stuff like that and I don’t think that feeling like a confident or strong or self-assured young woman is mutually exclusive with all the ways in which I also want to take care of my skin or the way I look or experiment with makeup.

What are your top confidence boosters?

I just think about the people I admire and how they also probably have self-doubt, and it’s just part of the ebbs and flows, but it’s not the truth. I think it’s just trusting that time passes and everything that’s up comes down and everything that’s down comes up. I just try to remember it’s temporary, and that it’s probably in my head, because I’m not, like, a murderer.


Can Saline Solution "revive" your mascara?

Mascaras often dry out and chances are if it has dried out you’ve probably been using it for far too long anyway.

When it comes to mascara they should be replaced every three to six months (3 if you use it everyday, 6 if you use it occasional) this isn’t because the formula becomes dry, it is because each time the product is used the wand picks up a whole load of dirt and bacteria which ends up growing in the tube of your mascara, bacteria isn’t something you want by your eyes as it can cause eye infection and irritation. Will saline solution fix this? No. It may make dried up mascara creamy again but it isn’t going to change the fact that there is a whole heap of bacteria in your mascara. Not to mention certain ingredients and chemicals can react and cause a chemical reaction (especially from the container your mascara is stored in) and could be potentially dangerous to your eyes.

You should replace your mascara every three to six months to prevent bacteria irritating your eyes, if your mascara changes formula or starts to smell or work differently then when you first used it, toss it. Don’t go messing around with adding different ingredients to products. To save money try purchasing a drugstore mascara ( I like Maybelline The Rocket)

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Confession:  I love the first two games! The one of the few things that annoy me about them is the fact that they give you locked chests at the start with NO WAY to OPEN THEM!! Unless you happen to be a rouge they just sit there. Why couldn’t they have given us a rouge team member, even a temporary one, that actually knew how to lock pick?!

The Beauty Calibrator invented by Factor in 1932. The device, which measured the degree to which a person’s face and head differed from what was deemed to be ideal, was used to determine the most effective makeup solution. Photo Kristin Beeler.

anonymous asked:

is bb cream bad for acne prone skin? If so what would be better, silicone free foundations or tinted moosturizer? Thank you so much for your help xx

bb cream is just disgusting and offensive to me and i would never ever recommend a bb cream to anyone ever if my company started selling bb creams i’d quit but moving on 

laura mercier oil free tinted moisturizer (boycott friendly)

  • light coverage “no makeup” feel 
  • redness control 
  • the oil-free formula version controls oil-breakthrough and replaces it w/ hydration 

clinique anti blemish solutions liquid makeup (not boycott friendly) 

  • lightweight
  • good for oily skin 
  • great coverage 
  • skin clearing benefits 

bobbi brown extra repair foundation spf 25 (not boycott friendly) 

  • great coverage
  • moisturizing (not reccomended for oily skin) 
  • spf 
  • shea butter 
  • primrose oil
  • overtime helps repair and strengthen skin 

elf acne fighting foundation (not sure on boycott status) 

  • soothes skin 
  • salicylic acid to remove excess oil 
  • witch hazel and camphor to soothe inflammation 
  • tea tree and aloe to kill bacteria and heal 
  • calms inflammation & redness
  • acne fighting ingredients 
  • IT’S 6 BUCKS 

neutrogena skinclearing liquid makeup/powder (not boycott friendly) 

  • microclear technology to treat breakouts while preventing and tackling oncoming ones
  • salicylic acid 

also look into cover fx and shiseido (shiseido owns nars and bare minerals and is boycott friendly) makeup forever and benefit appear to also be boycott friendly and have a few acne solution lines