Makeup Review: Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask

Selfcare wise, I’ve been enjoying having the time to focus on applying and reapplying lip balms. I’m okay with the application part, it’s the reapplying that I used to have a hard time reminding myself. My lips are not that dry, to begin with so forgetting is easy. Not saying it should stay that way. It’s just so easy to forget.

Now that I’m working from home, I have the luxury of reminding myself. While working, I’ve been using the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask from Tarte Cosmetics. These lip masks promise to hydrate and smooth the lips while offering a sheer tint. It uses squalane, hyaluronic acid, marine plant extracts, and a blend of avocado, jojoba argan oils.

I haven’t been wearing makeup everyday especially if I don’t have online meetings to attend to. If I do I just put brow makeup and one of the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Masks to add a bit of color and shine to make me look alive and not all nap-ready. They have the shades Strawberry (sheer pink), Grapefruit (sheer coral), and Toasted Coconut (sheer nude), which applies really sheer. I like Strawberry as the pink tint works for my lips.

These Lip Masks are pretty hydrating and moisturizing. I like about these lip masks because they apply thinly on the lips and it actually feels lightweight. It’s how I prefer my lip products because I do not like feeling something sitting on top of my lips while I work. It makes me want to eat, I don’t know why. I also like that even though they look slightly glossy, they don’t feel sticky. They claim to work both day and night but I usually use these in the morning as I prefer something much thicker at night. They also keep me from wetting my lips constantly, which prevents them from drying.

The Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask were provided by @tarte. Available at tartecosmetics.com

Skincare Review: I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

Memebox positioned their in-house brand I Dew Care as fun and playful and the packaging attests to that. They are all cute but not childish, colorful without being too loud. They sent over two of their products from their Vitamin C collection.

Containing gel and cream to its name, I immediately picked up the Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream ($29).

This moisturizer promises to hydrate and brighten the skin using lemon extract, vitamin c, and banana extract. The gel + cream description is correct as it has a fluffy gel consistency that looks so light but has some weight to it when applied.

It leaves the skin a bit tacky and for me, I use this as a sleeping mask. It feels moisturizing and nourishing to the skin but I only use this when my skin is feeling a bit tight because it can feel heavy at times. It does moisturize and brighten the skin and gives me a plump complexion the morning after.

The Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask ($16) contains cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamins c and e to moisturize, nourish, and condition the lips.

This lip mask does what it claims to do – it moisturizes and nourishes the lips after use. It has a thick texture like most lip masks and lasts through drinking that 3 am water we sometimes need. It feels as if it leaves a film on the lips that doesn’t budge until I brush my teeth. While using this, I haven’t encountered chapping or drying.

These products are also cruelty-free and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones.

The I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask were provided by @idewcare and @memebox . Available at memebox.com

Monthly Favorites: September 2019

What started as a farm has now evolved into a lifestyle brand. Beekman 1802 works with farmers, craftspeople, and artisans to produce everything from food, home items to apparel and skincare.

They sent over their Triple Milk Collection, which uses three kinds of milk – goat milk to soothe, coconut milk to condition, and milk protein to nourish. As a second cleanser, the Triple Milk Bar ($12) aims to draw out water-based debris before leaving the skin soft and hydrated. This is my favorite out of the set. It’s creamy and nourishing, it easily foams, and it cleanses the skin thoroughly without drying it.

This product were provided by @beekman1802. Available at beekman1802.com

Lilah B. Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator

A close up the Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator in Rose Bronze from Lilah B. As always, Lilah B knocks it out with a luxe pebble packaging that not only looks good, it’s also very sturdy.

This #highlighter aims to awaken and revitalize dull complexion using black currant seed oil extract, sunflower oil extract, carotenoids, plant sterols, fatty acids, and brown sea algae.

This is a very subtle highlighter. It’s more of a complexion enhancer for me. Unlike other highlighters, this cleanly provides a subtle glow to the high points of my face like the cupid’s bow and my nose (as seen in the photos of me using it). For someone with #oilyskin , it can be difficult to to find something like this – a highlighter that doesn’t make my skin look like an oiled grease pan after a few hours.

This has a very soft and creamy consistency so it’s easy to use. like using my fingers for a subtle sheen and a brush if I want a more precise and more defined highlight. The skin grabs the product easily and looks like it melts upon contact resulting in a natural-looking application.

The shade Rose Bronze is exactly as advertised. It’s a bronze highlighter with a pinkish undertone that works well for my medium brown skin. It gives off that summer glow that we all want to hold on to for as long as we can. I find that the shade complements medium to dark complexions as it makes the skin have that warm glow.

The Lilah B. Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator in Rose Bronze was provided by @lilahbeauty . Available for $32 at lilahbeauty.com

I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

The Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask ($16) from I Dew Care contains cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamins c and e to moisturize, nourish, and condition the lips.

This does what it claims to do – it moisturizes and nourishes the lips after use. It has a thick texture like most lip masks and lasts through drinking that 3 am water we sometimes need. It feels as if it leaves a film on the lips that doesn’t budge until I brush my teeth. While using this, I haven’t encountered chapping or drying.

This lip mask is also cruelty-free and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones.

The I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask was provided by @idewcare and @memebox.

Primera Miracle Seed Essence

I have known about Primera when I first got into skincare. The brand uses seed and sprout extracts captured at the peak of potency to enhance the glow of the skin and provide it with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

One of their best-sellers is the Miracle Seed Essence ($58), which promises to smooth texture, improve tone, increase hydration, and help protect the skin from environmental stressors using lotus seeds. This has the texture and consistency of most essences but this has some weight to it. It sinks in quickly but immediately plumps the skin after use. It also feels hydrating and has kept my skin feeling soft. I have been using this every day and consider it as one of the most hydrating essences I’ve tried.

As expected, this essence offers extreme nourishment and moisture to the skin. They also do not use parabens, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredient, synthetic colorants, and artificial fragrances in their formulas so I believe this would also work to those with sensitive skin.

The Primera Miracle Seed Essence was provided by @primera.us

Current Fave Lip Colors

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Some people can’t leave with putting on their mascaras; I can’t walk out the door without colored lips. It’s the only thing that can make me look like I tried, even if I didn’t. Here are my current favorites.

Kosas, Rosewater

For a barely there I woke up like this look, I always reach for this. This lipstick just feels so lightweight and yet it provides high-impact pigmentation. Whether I’m going for a made up or blurred-around the edges look, its blush pink color always gives my lips but better look. A great everyday lip color looks great no matter what the occasion, it also contains Green tea, rosehip, and grapeseed oils and mango and shea butter to help heal and moisturize your lips.

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 Lilah B. Divine Duo, B. Sassy

The Divine Duos from Lilah B. can be used on the lips and on the cheeks, making it a vacation must-have. The colors they offer are very versatile but B. Sassy is bright pink, perfect for daytime. This lip and cheek color is long-wearing and has a matte finish. They are all made with coconut oil, aloe, and agar to keep your puckers moisturized and hydrated. If you’re feeling really lazy, you can also use this as an eyeshadow for the bold monochromatic look.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, Sexy Sienna

This is a pop of color that can be worn in the office and no one would bat an eyelash. It has a peach tone and feels like velvet. It will last through meetings and that salad you snuck away in between conference calls.

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 The Beauty Archives, LBD & Red

Perfect for touch-ups, these vegan lip tints give instant color that lasts longer than most lip tints. It has a balmy texture that is moisturizing but feels lightweight. LBD & Red has a poppy red color that can be applied sheer or built-up for a more intensified look.

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 Pat McGrath Labs Luxe Trance, Sedition

We are always in search of the best red lipstick and I think Pat McGrath is convincing me to stop searching. It’s classic red color, Sedition, looks and feels luxurious. The pigmentation is insane and has a satin finish. It’s also comfortable to wear and it’s long lasting.

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, Coral Anti-Mainstream

We all know we love makeup because it’s fun. We’ll a bold lip color will up the ante. This lightweight lip stain is matte, extremely pigmented, and it doesn’t budge. It’s a matte lip color that doesn’t feel drying and it lasts the whole day. Perfect for lounging the whole day by the beach.

Patchology Lip Service

Get perky, moisturized lips with the Lip Service from Patchology. It’s a gloss to balm treatment for your lips and it contains hyaluronic acid, aloe, and honey hydrate your lips and keeps it soft. I use this as an overnight treatment or for when I am running out for errands and just want to look put together. This can also be used as a topper for a light sheen.