Beauty inspo of April ’20!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

Here are my favourite make-up leeeewks I found on the Gram last month. It’s super great to see that you all are still doing your stunning make-up while we’re still on lockdown! Bored in the house, but also glamorous in the house. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel

6 Tips to fight acne!

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For quite some years now I have dealt with acne, to be precise since I was about 12. Luckily my skin is all cleared up now! These are my tips to help you in the fight against acne:

  1. Visit a dermatologist. This is the absolute key in fighting acne. The dermatologist can tell you what of acne you have and prescribe a recipe for medicine that works best with your type of acne.
  2. Consistency. Acne will not go away if you treat it once every couple of days. You need to be very consistent and probably treat it twice a day.
  3. Drink plenty  of water. This helps you purify your skin from within.
  4. Nutrition. Some foods and drinks actually cause/trigger acne, such as pork, dairy and sugar. Other foods like cucumber, nuts and fatty fish can help against acne. (This can differ from person to person)
  5. Hygiene. Do not and I repeat do not go to sleep with make up, this will only clog your pores. Use clean towels and change your bed sheets at least once a week, so that you can prevent bacteria getting on your skin. If you don’t have proper hygiene, your acne will come right back even if you treat it with medicine from the dermatologist.
  6. Regular facials. During a facial your skin will be, among other things, deep cleaned, whiteheads and blackheads will be removed and the blood circulation will be improved.
  7. Skincare. Find a good skin care routine that works for YOUR skin. What works for your friends skin doesn’t have to work for your skin. (The medicine that the dermatologist prescribes you should be a part of this).

If you have any questions about fighting acne feel free to ask!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

Matte Series Pt. 1: Yellow, Orange & Purple!

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Lateley I’ve been super in to matte eyeshadow, so I started a matte series! For part one I used yellow, bright orange and purple. I saw this beautiful look on @sydneylilian and I had to recreate it! It’s an easy look to do, as long as you blend, blend and blend. Don’t be afraid to take the purple a little up in the crease.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercier foundation pimer.

Foundation: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in syracuse mixed with Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in syracuse.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder & MAC Cosmetics Select Sheer in nc45 (as a ‘buffing powder after I applied the bronzer, highlight & blush).

Bronzer: Fenty Beauty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty Beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: In the crease: NYX butterscotch caramel& Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette the colour blazing. On the lid Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette the colour amethyst.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: MAC Cosmetics lipliner in whirl.

Lipstick: NYX soft matte lipcream in Rome and MAC Cosmetics creme in your coffee.

Brown/Taupe Look!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

Sooooo I was doubting whether I should post this look or not, because my camera had been acting up lately. The pictures turned out even more orange than with the Barbie Pink Look, so I had to edit them. In real life the eye make-up looks waaaay more taupe. I’m so sorry you guys can’t see it. I was actually really proud, because I (again) stepped out of my comfort zone and used cool toned colors.

But life is not perfect and neither am I, that’s why I still wanted you guys to see this look. Often there is a picture portrayed on Instagram and (beauty)blogs that everything is super glamorous and everything always turns out perfect. But, that’s not true. At all.

No worries though, I am taking a photography course to fix this on going problem with my camera, so that I can learn everything about all the technicalities and improve my work.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercierfoundation pimer.

Foundation: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in brown sugar 410g mixed with Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in syracuse.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight) and Maybelline fit me concealer in cafe 30 (contour).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: MAC Cosmetics blot powder (pressed) in dark.

Contour: Fenty Beauty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty Beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: MAC Cosmetics Art Library: Flame-Boyant. In the crease: dada issues(as the transition colour), dali wood and everyone’s darling. On the lid: la vida mocha. Upper lash line: embark and the lower lash line: dada issues, everyone’s darling and embark.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: NYX suede matte lipliner in cold brew

Lipstick: L’Oréal Paris lip paint matte in 209 nude on fleek and MAC Cosmetics Jubilee.

9 Steps To An Easy At Home Facial!

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We’re probably stuck at home for awhile due to the Corona virus. This means a lot of free time at home and unfortunately no hair, nails or facial appointments. I’ve been seeing some funny memes going around about how we would look after the lockdown is over. To avoid looking like a total Gremlin when the lockdown is over here is my guide to an easy at home facial, that you can do up to two times a week.

  1. Double cleans your skin. (Firstly I cleans my skin using a konjac sponge with my oil-mix containing tea tree oil, baobab oil and jojoba oil. As a second cleanser I use the Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser)
  2. Steam your face for about 10-15 minutes. Boil water and put it in a bowl or pan. Don’t put it in a plastic bowl, you don’t want the plastic molecules steaming your face. You can add your favourite oil to the steaming water if you want to (I like to add tea tree oil). Drape a towel over your head, so it ‘falls’ down on the sides of your head and the bowl with steaming water, ‘trapping the steam’. Place your face close enough to the steaming water, but not too close, otherwise you might burn yourself.
  3. Extract white heads and black heads using a paper tissue. Be very gently with this, because you don’t want to damage your skin. And never, never, never ever do this with your nails or bare finger tops.
  4. Apply a face mask that is suitable for your skin type. (I usally use the double glow peel mask and the quenching mineral mask from Vichy)
  5. Use a toner to seal off the pores. If toner is too harsh for your skin you can skip this step or use micellair water.
  6. Apply a serum to deliver a strong shot of ingredients directly into your skin. (I use the Thermal Rehydrating Serum from Vichy)
  7. Apply your eye cream. The skin around your eyes is very thin and needs lots of moisture too! (I use the Aquaporin Active Revitalising Eye Care from Eucerin)
  8. Moisturize your face, because we all know by now moisturize is key. Even if you have oily skin it is still very important to moisturize your face (of course with a moisturizer for oily skin), because this can actually help extreme oiliness. (I use the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm)
  9. And last but not least apply a lip balm to your lips. (I use the Intensive Lip Balm from Eucerin)

If you use an overnight face mask, you can apply the face mask before or after you’ve applied the serum. If you have any more questions or just want to share your at home facial experience please let me know!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

P.S. I want to point out that I am fully aware that not being able to get a facial or your nails done is a luxury problem.

Images: We Heart It

Beauty inspo of January ’20!

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After 237 days, we’ve finally come to the last day of January! My inspo of the month series are back in 2020. Lately I’ve been seeing the ‘soft glam’ trend on the Gram, which I absolutely love! But, I still love a good pop of colour here and there. So, here are my favourite make up looks I’ve come across on IG in the last month. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

Barbie Pink!

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In my last post I talked about stepping out of my comfort zone. And because life starts when the comfort zone ends, I kept pushing myself out of my comfort zone and used PURPLE. Yep, that’s right purple (keep in mind I never use purple and don’t even have any purple clothes). But I must say, I’m quite happy with the outcome. I don’t like a heavy eyelook with a bold lip colour, so I opted for a nude pinky lip to complete the look.

About the application: start with a soft pink or peachy shade as the transition colour. Use lights blending motions to apply all the crease colours, so that you can gently ‘build up’ the colours, instead of heaving too much pink on your crease at once.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercierfoundation pimer.

Foundation: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in toffee 420g.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight) and Maybelline fit me concealer in cafe 30 (contour).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: Bobbi Brown sheer finish loose powder in soft honey 8.

Contour: Fenty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: In the crease: Huda Beauty the desert dusk palette ‘eden’ (as the transition colour), Kiko high pigment wet and dry eyeshadow in 52 and Huda Beauty the desert dusk palette ‘amethyst’. On the lid from the desert dusk palette: ‘amethyst’ topped off with ‘twilight’.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetics lip pencil in whirl.

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics matte lipstick care to share?

Lipgloss: Mac Cosmetics lipgloss shhhh!

Bold Red Lip!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

It’s been a long time time, I shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope look to step to. But I’m finally baaaaaack! You know I loovvveeee a nude lip, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and switched things up with this bold red lip. With any bold lip colour I prefer to keep my eye make up simple, otherwise the look becomes too much.

About the application: scrub your lips to prevent any dry pachtes or flakes, you don’t want to look like a hot mess. After that put a lip primer or a light lip balm on your lips to prep them. This will ensure that your lips stay moisturized throughout the day. The key is to then draw out your lips with a lipliner. If you mess up the lipliner, don’t worry, clean it up with a concealer that has the same shade as your skin tone. Then add a thin layer of a liquid lipstick to your lips and let it dry. Try not to move your lips too much whilst drying, so the liquid lipstick won’t and can dry properly.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercier foundation pimer.

Foundation: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in toffee 420g.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight) and Maybelline fit me concealer in cafe 30 (contour).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: Fenty pro filt’r instant retouch setting powder in honey.

Contour: Fenty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: Mac cosmetics eye shadow in up at down as a transition colour and in the crease.

Eyeliner: Eyeliner: L’oréal Paris color rich le kôhl in 101 midnight black in the upper and lower water line.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Kiko creamy colour lip liner in 305.

Liquid Lipstick: ColourPop in more better 6G02.