New Skin Tips and Tricks

Here are some new TIPS and TRICKS for SKIN CARE. Some of these may sound logical and some of these may be new tips that maybe you haven’t thought about before. I hope these help for you. Enjoy!

1. If you have oily skin, apply your favorite moisturizer to ONLY the super dry areas! There’s no need to slather your moisturizer all over, UNLESS your WHOLE face is super dry.

2.  I think I’ve said this before in past blog posts but definitely use a PURIFICATION MASK once a week.

3. I believe I mentioned this briefly in a blog vid long time ago but after washing your face at night, use a toner to get rid of any gunk, impurities, or any excess makeup that your face wash didn’t catch.

4. Buy blotting sheets, there aren’t usually super expensive and I’m found the cheapest ones and one of the best ones are in CVS. If your skin tends to be oily throughout the day or your makeup is starting to sweat off you, blotting sheets are your best friends instead of caking on more powder which can clog pores causing breakouts and can be unhygienic.

5. I’ve talked about this in the past and might do a demo on this, but you must clean you beauty blenders at least once a week. Same goes for brushes otherwise you are going to cause more bacteria into your skin which is gross.

6. If you use a primer that can double as a moisturizer, you don’t need to add extra moisturizer before apply your primer.

7. If you get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, exfoliate your brow area the night before because if you exfoliate after you get your brows coiffed and then exfoliate, you can a lot of redness and a possible infection.

8. Last but now least, here’s a quick way to remove your makeup in the evening or if you are rushing to an event and need to do a another makeup look, use gentle makeup wipes, like the burt’s bees cucumber remover wipes, which are my favorite, and use a gently toner to either get rid of any excess dirt or to rehydrate your face. If you want to keep your eye makeup on, just gently rehydrate  a few inches away from my eyes and make sure they are closed and fan them with your hands or a pretty fan so it dries before opening your peepers!

My ritual is to cleanse my face with my soy cleanser and then use a cotton pad, or the other way around, to gently remove eye makeup, tone my face, and redo my makeup cause you all know I love my makeup and doing different looks.

But if you don’t have time for that, for instance, if you are going from work to a dinner, the makeup removing wipes are your best bet.

 

XOXO CARLIE 

Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Tutorial

I was so excited to receive my amazing Urban Decay palette with the brand new Basquiat  “Tenat” eye shadow palette. I loved doing this makeup artistic tutortial and hope you enjoy it too.

  The artist Basquiat really inspired me  when I was attending THE ACARDEMY ART  UNIVERSITY in San Francisco. From the  New York grafitti he did as art, to promoting and working in galleries, and of course his relationship with Andy Warhol.

 

 

Jean Michel Basquiat first achieved  fans as part of “Samo,” which was a grafitti  duo who wrote enigmatic  workers of the lower east side of Manhattan. 

By the 1970’s  Basquiat was exhibited with his  neo/expressionist paintings in galleries and musuems.

 

 

He appropriated poetry, drawings, abstract painting and more into his work.

They made a film called, Basquiat in 1996 which includes Jeffrey Wright who played the main character, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, and more popular characters, including a  Courtney Love cameo. It’s a fantastic film to see this artist’s journey and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t see it yet.

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Why I enjoy Youtube

You all know that I love posting my youtube videos on my channel, “CarlieMichelle” and on here. I posted a video to talk about my likes and some dislikes on Youtube. A lot more likes than dislikes.

 Here are some other reasons:

First of all it is really fun for me to shoot my product review and my new tutorials.

Also as I say in my video clip here is that sometime I can consider it almost a journal sometimes to have the freedom to rant  without hurting anyone. It’s just an outlet to get my opinions and thoughts out right away.

I know I mentioned this in my “Traveling in Style,” but sometime mixing videos can help create a visual image to help explain tips and ideas better than just the written word.

As far as things I don’t like about Youtube which I explain more in the video is basically any “trolls,” or random strangers making weird and annoying comments for no reason. It doesn’t happen a lot but whenever I’ve gotten them I just laugh and delete and block the stranger.

Hope you enjoy my video on the perks of Youtube. These are just my opinions  and personal experience with Youtube. Thank you for reading and watching.

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xoxo Carlie 

My Morning Skincare Routine

I get compliments on my skin all the time and one of my nicknames is Snow White cause of my fair skin, black hair, and red lips. I recently met a very sweet woman walking near me in the mall and we chatted about our tattoos, how pushy some skin care vendors are and more. This sweet lady complimented me on my skin and look so I decided to share my skin care routine, Here is how I do my skincare in the morning. I decided to do a video on my youtube channel besides writing and posting here because I switch up my morning routine. 

The products that I use are just suggestions to inspire you and what works can possibly work for you since these products and brands work for me. I hope this inspires you and enjoy. If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment here below or on my youtube channel. And if you haven’t already, subscribe to my youtube channel and follow my blog here! 

HERE ARE THE PRODUCTS THAT I USE AND TALK ABOUT IN THIS MORNING ROUTINE VIDEO. STAY TUNED TO MY NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE!

 
Boscia-detoxifying black cleanser

Origins- ginzing refreshing scrub cleanser

Fresh-Rose Floral toner spray

M.A.C-comfort cream

Origins-ginzing refreshing eye cream

JeffreeStarCosmetics- velour lip scrub in Strawberry Gum

Stila- one step correct, correcting and brightening serum.

BobbiBrown- vitamin enriched face base

Soap&Glory- one heck of a blot primer

Smashbox- photo finish foundation primer

Sheisedo- ibuki Smart filtering smoother

LUSH- cup o coffee, face and body mask

Fan by the brand Sourpuss

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Here’s my last Valentine Day Makeup Look! 

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MAKEUP USED:

EYE SHADOWS: Inner Corner and brow bone, “Bone” from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte Palette. Eye Lid, “Suede,” from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte Palette. Crease, “Venetian Red,” from Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance Palette.

EYE LINER- “Black Ebony,” Cake Liner from Laura Mercier

MASCARA- Lancome- Hypnôse DRAMA-“EXCESSIVE BLACK”

LIP LINER- Upper lip,- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil in “WONDERLAND”. Lower lip- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil-“Frenemy.”

LIPSTICK-  Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick-“Lady Balls.”

My Vintage Pinup Makeup Look Part 2, “All about the Eyes.”

This video shows how to do a naturally beautiful vintage pinup eye makeup look from shadow, eye-liner, lashes, brows, and more.

Underneath my video is the products I talked about and used in this video demo!

Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

  1. Eye Primer- Urban Decay Eye Primer in “Original.”
  2. Eye Shadows- Sugar Pill in “Tako,” and Revlon Colorstay, 16 Hour eye shadow in “Addictive (500)”
  3. Eye Curler- Shiseido
  4. Eye Liner(s)- Kat Von D tattoo liner in “Trooper,” and Makeup Forever Graphic Liner. NOTE: I like to sometimes layer my eyeliners to get more of a beautiful shiny black wing so I definitely combine them at times. If you do this, depending on what liner you use, make sure to have a steady hand and to not layer them all at once. Let atleast one of the liners dry before drawing on top of them. But you ALL KNOW THIS TIP, feel free to always experiment to see what you like and what looks good on you, but not when you’re in a rush.
  5. Mascara-L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly in “Black/Noir.”
  6. Eyebrow Makeup- Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate.”
  7. Eyebrow Gel- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel