What’s My Skin Type?

I’ve dubbed this week S-K-I-N-C-A-R-E W-E-E-K and I am really excited about it. We’re going to cover ingredients, product recommendations, routines, and all that fun stuff.

However, none of this will make any sense if don’t know your skin type so that’s what we are starting with.


  • Dry Skin
    • All over tight and dehydrated feeling
    • Skin looks dull
    • Flaky areas
    • Fun fact: skin gets drier as we get older
  • Oily Skin
    • Skin tends to be shiny or have a slick look to it
    • All over slick feeling
    • Prone to break outs
    • Even if your skin is oily, it still needs hydration!
  • Sensitive Skin
    • Skin is easily irritated and prone to inflammation
    • May have acne, dermatitis, and/or rosacea
  • Normal Skin
    • Tricky because everyone has a different definition of normal
    • Skin is healthy and hydrated
    • Can tolerate most products without overreacting
    • No signs of oiliness or flaking
  • Combo Skin
    • Oily in some areas, dry in others
    • Maybe oily during the warm months and dry when it’s cool
    • Combination of any of the above

My skin is far from normal. I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin which makes finding products really fun. Please note the sarcasm. Prior to some acne treatments, I had SUPER oily skin. I’m not an expert, but I feel like I have a pretty good knowledge base for products since I have had basically every skin type, minus normal, at some point in my life.

If you still aren’t sure what skin type you have, check out this link for some helpful information.

Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Light Illusion

–Buildable coverage
–Soft luminosity
–Wears endlessly

–$14 at flowerbeauty.com
–$12.98 at Wal Mart
–$13.99 at Ulta

Shade Range
–My shade: L0 Shell

–Long lasting
–Packaging, it’s very heavy & lux feeling and it has a pump
–Cruelty free
–Buildable, medium to full coverage
–Lives up to all of its claims
–Worked with other complexion products
–Luminous, but not overly dewy, finish

–Shade range
–Not all shades at all retailers

Final Thoughts
I feel like the shades all lean very warm and yellow, but L0 did work for me. The coverage is buildable and builds to full which I prefer. The finish gives a healthy glow which I prefer to a very wet, dewy look. The shade range was recently expanded, but it still needs improving. The first day I tested this, I used a moisturizing, luminous primer and it was a fail. I don’t have oily skin, but I got very oily/dewy and had to use a blotting sheet. Once I used the blotting sheet, everything was fine, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had to blot. The second day, I used a more mattifying primer and it held up and looked much better. I do like this, I just had to figure out the best way to use it for my skin.

Primer: elf Blur Stick
Tools: Morphe M439, Wet n Wild Sponge

Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Star Powder in Rose

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Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation Only :: Full Face
AM & PM (it’s worn off my nose because allergies)


Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder


–Infused with Vitamin C & E
–Soft-focus finish
–Silica blend to help control oil
–Airbrushed, blurred effect
–Soft velvet matte, perfected skin effect
–No caking or creasing
–Soft-focus finish

jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com, beautylish.com

Shade Range
–My shades: Translucent (under eye) and Rose (all over set)

–Cruelty free
–Finely milled
–Works on my dry skin
–Doesn’t cake
–Skin looks blurred and flawless

–Online only or Morphe stores
–Contains talc (con for some, doesn’t bother me)

Final Thoughts
I FREAKING love this powder. I didn’t think any powder could live up to my beloved Fenty, but this one definitely does. It lives up to all of its claims and I can’t get over how flawless my skin looked. It worked on my dry skin and didn’t cake up or accentuate dryness. I really don’t like the scent, but it doesn’t linger and the product is so bomb that I can overlook that. I can’t say enough good things about this product. I tried with different foundations and powders and it worked with all of them. I highly recommend it!

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Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer

–High coverage
–Evens out skin tone
–20& pigment
–Self-setting effect
–Can cover tatttoos
–Anti-aging properties help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles

jeffreestarcosmetics.com, morphebrushes.com, beautylish.com

Shade Range
–2 correctors (Peach & Green)
–My shade: C1

–Paraben free
–Cruelty free
–Talc free
–Shade range
–Minimal creasing/settling into lines
–Shade match for me
–Packaging, unique and sturdy
–Don’t need much product or multiple dips in
–Held up all day.

–Online only or Morphe stores

Final Thoughts 
I had really had high expectations for a Jeffree Star product and it definitely met all of them. I legit have nothing bad to say about this product. I hate that it’s not in stores, but you can exchange it if you order the wrong shade. All of the exchange policy info can be found here. It works well the Jeffree Star Magic Star Powder and my go to under eye setting powder, the Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender. This concealer paired with one of these powders seriously make your under eye look flawless/airbrushed/blurred. I love this and I’m really regretting not getting the Peach corrector. I will be purchasing when it comes back in stock.




This then That


My back up box is constantly overflowing for a few reasons. One, I don’t like running of products I love and use regularly. Two, I love to test and try new things. If I see a product I want to try, for instance a micellar water, I’ll buy it and stick it in this box to use once I finish up the one I have open. Here’s a peek into my backup box and to see when I finish this, then I’ll use that.

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Micellar H20 // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar H20

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream // It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser // It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser

Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer // Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask // Catrice Lip Oil

Lush Santa Baby Lip Scrub // Colour Pop Lip Scrub

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray // elf Keep Your Balance Hydrating Toner

May Makeup Basket



I have several foundations that I need to test so I’m not adding a particular one to this month’s basket. Stay tuned for new reviews coming soon!



April Notes
(original post here)

  • Ulta Moisturizing Foundation Stick–Decided this isn’t for me. I used to love it, but it’s just too emollient, won’t set down with any powder, and tend to rub off.
  • Milani Prep+Set+Glow Powder–I freaking loved this powder, but all of a sudden it started darkening my foundation so it had to go.
  • Becca Khloe x Malika Palette–I like this, but for the price, I wanted to LOVE it and I just don’t. If you’re interested in this, I’ve got it listed on my insta for a dang good deal.
  • Cover Fx Face Palette–I ended up taking this to work to keep in my makeup bag there. I like it, but I wouldn’t pay that price for it.
  • Stila Smokey Quartz Liquid Eyeshadow–This was the tone that I thought it was. I thought it was more brown/bronze, but it leaned more gray on me so I gave it a friend.
  • Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray–I don’t why I don’t reach for this, but I just never do. I gave it to a friend too.
  • Maybelline Tinted Mascara Primer–I like this, but nothing has topped my beloved Loreal Voluminous Primer.

Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2019

Sephora is kind enough to offer two sales a year and the spring sale is upon us.

VIB Rouge members kick off with early access April 26 and VIB and Beauty Insiders can start shopping on May 2. The sale runs through May 6.

VIB Rouge Members use code HEYROUGE for 20% off
VIB Members use code HEYVIB for 15% off
Beauty Insider Members use code HEYINSIDER for 10% off

First I’m going to share what’s in my cart and then we will move onto recommendations!


My Cart
Sephora Collection Tinted Brow Freeze in 03 Medium, $5
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $20
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 05 Infinite Rose, $14
NARS Jumbo Orgasm Blush, $40
Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow, $18


I could go on and on with recommendations and favorites, but instead of going on for days, I’m going to do one or two products per category. If there’s not a product for a certain category, I’ll skip it. I’m only sharing products that I have used and tested and stand by.

Primer (Oily/Combo)–Murad Oil Control Mattifier, $40
Primer (Normal/Dry)–First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie, $14-28

Foundation (Oily/Combo)–Estee Lauder Double Wear, $42
Foundation (Normal/Dry)–Tarte Rainforest of the Sea, $39

CorrectorBobbi Brown Under Eye Corrector, $28
Concealer–Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme, $27
Under Eye Setting Powder–Fenty Pro Filt’r Retouch Setting Powder, $18-32

Setting Powder (Oily/Combo)–Laura Mercier Translucent, $
Setting Powder (Normal/Dry)–It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed, $

Bronzer–BareMinerals Invisible Bronzer, $28
Blush–Tarte Amazonian Clay, $29
Contour–Anastasia Stick in Fawn, $25
Highlighter–Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors–$22-38

Eye Shadow Primer–Smashbox 24 HR Photo Finish Shadow Primer, $21
Eye Shadow Singles–Anastasia Beverly Hills, $12
Liquid Eyeliner–Stila Stay All Day, $22
Mascara Primer–Lancome Cils Booster, $13-26
Mascara–Benefit Roller Lash, $13-25

Eyebrow PencilAnastasia Beverly Hill Brow Wiz, $21
Eyebrow Gel–Anastasia Beverly Hill Clear, $22

Lip Liner–Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil, $21
Lip Gloss–Buxon Full-On Plumping Lip Polish, $21
Liquid Lipstick–Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, $24
Lip Balm–NARS Orgasm, $28
Bullet Lipstick–Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche, $26

Setting Spray (Oily/Combo)–Urban Decay De-Slick, $15-32
Setting Spray (Normal/Dry)–Too Faced Hangover Rx, $15-32


Cleansing OilJosie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, $34
Cleansing BalmClinique Take The Day Off, $9.50-29.50

Micellar WaterIt Cosmetics Miracle 3-in-1 Water, $15-38

Cleanser(Normal/Dry)It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser, $12-28
Cleanser(Oily/Combo)First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay, $24

ExfoliatorTarte FRXXXTION Stick, $22

SerumBareMinerals Age Defense and Renew Serum, $55

Eye CreamIt Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream, $48

Moisturizer(Normal/Dry)It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream, $16-48
Moistuirzer(Oily/Combo)Clinique Moisture Surge 72-HR Hydrator, $12-78
Moisturizer(Redness)It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness, $48

MaskGlamGlow Supermud Treatment Mask, $25-79

Lip MaskLaneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $20


Sephora Collection Sponge Holder, $8

Sephora Collection Cleansing Brush, $12

SLIP Small Scrunchies 3-pack, $20

Let me know what you plan on getting or what’s on your wish list!