NATURAL EVERYDAY MAKEUP with #LeMarc Liquid Lip Creme

Happy Saturday my sweet subbies! 

Today I have a very easy - natural makeup tutorial to share with you! With my crazy hormonal skin this is what I've been doing daily to liven me up a bit and hide my very dry damaged skin.

Nars Sheer Glow is responsible for my "pregnancy glow" and the Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème adds the perfect finishing touch to this natural ever day look! 

Ive never been a super fan of the nude lip until I received the Le Marc products to try out. I have to say that I actually dig the nude lip and am thankful Marc Jacobs brought me out of my shell to try something new. 

Check out the tutorial below! For further details + an in depth review of each product, check out the details below!

Up first is Cosmetic Lad from Lush Cosmetics. This moisturizer was originally designed for dudes as an after shave BUT it is perfect for us gal pals with sensitive skin! Cosmetic Lad is my favorite moisturizer and one I have consistently used for years. Its packed with incredible all natural ingredients and leaves your skin feeling (and smelling) absolutely heavenly!

Starting your makeup routine with a good moisturizer is a game changer but finding a good one can be tough. Cosmetic Lad absorbs into your skin quickly and gives your skin the hydration it needs without making your skin greasy or wet. Perfect for underneath your makeup! 

Nars Sheer Glow is up next taking my fatigued exhausted skin and giving it a natural even glow. This is one of those products I heard others rave about for years but couldn't justify spending $45+ on a foundation. It wasn't until pregnancy that I realized I needed to up my game foundation wise and invest a little. I am so grateful I made the leap and purchased this product. 

Nars is without a doubt the best foundation Ive ever used. It does the job almost too well and makes my skin come alive! It evenly covers up my impurities and gives my skin a natural gorgeous glow which I greatly appreciate. This foundation also lasts all day which means I don't have to reapply or touch up! 

As far as concealer goes, I purchased the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to go with the foundation. Matching brands is definitely not crucial, in fact I have found many concealers over the years that I love and adore - each very different from each other. However, I do like the Nars Concealer. I don't have any problems with it creasing and it goes on beautifully. It blends nicely and just like the foundation, Nars hooks it up with a variety of colors to choose from. 

I get pretty porcelain during the winter months - for reference I use Mont Blanc for foundation and Chantilly for concealer. 

I always go with a shade lighter for my concealer because I apply it to my cheek bones in addition to my under eye area. This technique makes my cheek bones pop, especially when a little bronzer and a touch of highlighter are added. 

To blend both the foundation and the concealer I use a blender sponge. These sponges are incredibly overpriced for the ridiculous reason that they are popular.

Honestly, I don't find that the brand makes a difference one bit! I use the blender sponge from the Sephora Collection because its the cheapest.

Anytime you use foundation you naturally take out most of the depth in your face. You are essentially making your face one even skin tone which is actually very unnatural. Your skin has a variety of tones and natural shadows so making it one color totally flattens you out. Although Nars does an excellent job at giving my skin a gorgeous natural glow I do like to liven things up with a little contour.

Don't be afraid of contouring but don't overdue it either. Too much or too little can be equally terrifying. 

My favorite pallet is the Tarte - Park Avenue Princess. Both the bronzer and the blush are matte where the highlighter has more of a sheen than a glitter. This pallet works for all skin tones and gives your skin a natural sun kissed look.

Note: I don't put the blush and highlighter on until the very end as a finishing touch. 

To blend the bronzer and make sure my products stay in place, I like to use a little powder. Ive experimented with many different powders, right now I'm using the $4 Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder. Its light enough that it blends softly into my skin with the bronzer without over powering it AND it doesn't make my face feel caky. 

Next up is the famous Lorac Pro Pallet which you all know I adore! I have both the 1 and 2 because they are the very best eyeshadows and between the two pallets I have every color you would ever need. I love this eyeshadow because they go on how an eyeshadow should. You don't need to apply a million layers and you don't need to worry about any smudging. They are also easy to work with and blend when doing a smokey eye or using a variety of colors. A little goes a long way and they last all day with little to no creasing or touch up required. The color variety is also top notch and they are not messy to work with. I despise messy eyeshadow that gets everywhere and then smears.  

NEXT UP is my favorite step...EYEBROWS! This is where most of my time is spent because I'm an eyebrow freak!

Bold, shaped, natural looking eyebrows make a huge difference to the overall look of not only your makeup but your face. Over drawn, misshaped or over plucked eyebrows are some of my biggest pet peeves!

Ive been through the ups and downs with my eyebrows over the years, when I was in Junior High I over plucked the shit out of my eyebrows and realized I wasn't doing it right.

I spent a solid year not touching my eyebrows at all to get them to grow to where they are now. I now pluck only a few hairs when I do my monthly touch up, I use permanent dye to take them a few shades darker and I let the arch grow to its peak! I NEVER pluck the top and I don't let anyone touch them!

When it comes to makeup I use the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills because she easily makes the best brow products, specifically the Brow Wiz pencil because its super thin which gives you full control of the product and the results look natural! 

Ive also learned to accept that my eyebrows will never be perfectly even and thats ok! Eyebrows are sisters not twins and spending too much time perfecting them to look the same wouldn't look natural anyways. Best to practice some acceptance here. 

For Mascara I use Benefit and Benefit only. They're Real by Benefit will forever by my favorite mascara but for everyday quick use I use the Roller Lash because you don't have to use a curler with this mascara. I take my time shaking the wand back and forth getting as much product on there as possible. I then slowly pull it out to curl my lashes and spread the product. I apply as many layers as I feel are needed.

What I dig about Benefits Mascaras is that the formula doesn't dry out, these mascaras last longer than any you'll find at the drugstore and they go on evenly with NO clumping. 

To finish everything off I use Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I never thought I would use a finishing powder until I tried this product as a tester and fell in love. It gives my skin a very light dusting that perfectly combines all the different face products Ive used. It solidifies the work put into your makeup routine and gives your skin a little bit of a natural glow. 

The very last step are lips! Influenster was so very kind to send me the LeMarc Liquid Lip Creme and the Poutliner Longwear Lip Pencil complimentary for review. I was sent the nude color Light Buff which wouldn't have been my first choice but I am actually grateful I took a leap of faith and tried it out. Nude lips have never been my thing but this one I actually really like. 

I don't ever brag or recommend a product that I honestly don't love. This one I like enough that I use it often and am really digging the nude lip look. The pencil goes on evenly which I appreciate, my natural lip lines are very out of wack and all over the place so this definitely helps connect the dots.

The Liquid Lip Creme goes on evenly providing full coverage that lasts for most of the day. It says it will hold up for 8 + hours, with eating and drinking. I typically get a good 4-6 hours before it starts flaking off and looking a little dehydrated. 

Overall both products are great and I do recommend them! 

This makeup look takes me maybe 10-15 min a day and is easy to change up if desired. Switching eyeshadow and/or lip color changes the vibe entirely!

As far as brushes go, I use a combination of Eco Tools and Sonia Kashuk brushes. I also love the Tarte brushes and have both the Powder Foundation Brush/Removable Blending Sponge as well as the Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush. 

I hope you enjoyed this post as well as the video! Make sure to like and subscribe on YouTube. You can also sign up for email updates to receive each post conveniently in your inbox! 

Much love to each & every one of you!! 

-Magnolia Rose

OLE HENRIKSEN Power Bright Tutorial/Review - SnapChat Style | Influenster

One of the many joys of blogging is testing out NEW products. What makes it even better is sharing the seriously good ones with all of you. 

Skin care should be a priority to everyone. With our skin being our largest organ, it needs all the TLC, love, light, and attention it can get. Testing out products to find ones that work for you and your skins specific needs can be pricey and overwhelming. Thats where honest authentic bloggers (like me) swoop in and make life easy! 

I'll make this super simple. The Ole Henriksen Power Bright 3 step skin kit is one of the best products I have ever used. My first thought after using it was that this is the closest thing to a professional facial at home you can get. After doing a bit of research I learned that it actually takes inspiration from Ole Henriksen’s POWER Peel - the most-requested treatment at his spa. 

Although getting a facial is something I will still opt for every once in a while, they are expensive and with me being a total hermit, I prefer to stay home!

Without more of my rambles, I hope you enjoy my experience SnapChat style! Make sure to check out future snaps by clicking the direct link to follow me >>>> @xomagnoliarose

OLE HENRIKSEN POWER BRIGHT STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL & REVIEW!

The kit contains 6 little pods of the following products....

-Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask
-Truth 25% Vitamin C Concentrate
-Pure Truth Melting Cleanser

-2 Complexion sponges have been added to make life easy! 

Step 1: Apply the Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask to clean, damp skin. Gently massage in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes. 

This really yummy face mask is enriched with sugar, honey, and pomegranate seed powder. It smells delicious and your skin feels AND looks absolutely amazing after. This first step was honestly my very favorite! A good exfoliant combined in a mask is super bad ass!

It deliciously polishes away dull skin and gives your skin a super clean, smooth, and radiant complexion. 

Wash this baby off and move on to step 2. 

Step 2: Apply the Truth 25% Vitamin C Concentrate. Let this one sit for 2-3 minutes, LEAVE IT ON and apply step 3. 

This one is creamy & soft but has a very decent kick to it! Its a little sassy but thats how you know its working its magic! 

Step 3: Apply the Pure Truth Melting Cleanser on top of Vitamin C Concentrate.

These two work as a team.

And again the sassy warm tingling feeling means its doing its job and its doing it well. 

Your pores kinda feel like they are dancing around, it can get a wee bit itchy at times but finding ways to entertain yourself helps "fight the burn". 

The Melting Cleanser nourishes your skin with vitamin C, cherry seed, and rose hip seed oils. Super fabulous!

Let this treatment chillax on your face for 10-15 min.

Side note...it doesnt have honey in it, its just the vibe it had and the SnapChat stickers were too much fun! 

Wash off in circular motions using your super rad facial sponge! 

After you have given your skin the TLC it deserves and a solid rinse, its time to moisturize!

Influenster threw in the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer. Its good but its not my favorite. 

I prefer to use Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate with Lush Cosmetics Cosmetic Lad over top. The two work better for me. 

BUT! For the sake of giving the products a solid test I have used this moisturizer for the last few weeks. 

Although its great for dry skin, it feels too thin to me and the combo I currently have works perfect for my skins specific needs! 

For this final step, use whatever moisturizer works for you and your skin care needs. 


FINAL THOUGHTS! 

I would DEFINITELY recommend this treatment. It worked wonders for my skin and I have noticed a huge difference in how smooth it feels along with how bright, radiant, and happy it looks. 

Is this product for you? 

-Which skin type is the Power Bright 3 step system good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What benefits can you expect to experience:
✔ Dullness
✔ Uneven skintone
✔ Fine lines and wrinkles
✔ Anti aging
✔ Brighter, more radiant skin with a super pretty glow

Power Bright takes care of it all! 

Any other details you need to know, you can find >>> HERE <<<


I hope you babes enjoyed this post! Thank you Influenster for sending me these products complimentary for testing purposes.  

Sending you all sweet skin vibes & lots of love! 

-Magnolia Rose