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Glossier: A Beauty Brand Inspired By Real Life

Hello my loves! If you haven’t been here in a while, welcome back, and thank you so much for checking out my little corner of the interwebs.🤓  You can also find me on Instagram HERE, and Youtube, right HERE.  Hope to connect with you guys over there as well:-)

As a professional makeup artist for almost 9 years now (yikes! 👵🏾), it’s literally my job to be knowledgeable of SO many different kinds of makeup looks. I enjoy doing any and all of them, from avant garde, colorful, costume looks, to bronze, sexy, celebrity styles, to really bare, natural, classic looks.  Recently, one brand in particular has definitely caught my attention, and that’s the lovely brand, Glossier!

Alexis Loves Aesthetic

Here on Alexis Loves, I always aim to promote the more wearable versions of the pop culture influenced heavy makeup looks. Simply because it’s a more timeless approach, and I believe there is something to be said about standing out and being different.

Crazy as it sounds, it really is.

Everyone wants to be ‘beat’ beyond recognition. But for those who don’t, don’t worry I got you! Always. Promise 💅🏾

Today I’m featuring a brand that caters to this mindset of approaching beauty in a minimalist, and very natural way. Glossier is a brand I’ve wanted to check out for the longest now.  I must thank them for sending these products my way! I remember when they first appeared onto the beauty scene, I thought:
–Wow, they really get it! Glowy skin, light textures, I love it. Hold up. Where the darker colors tho?!

Lol. Well, the mixologists over at Glossier must have caught my vibes, because lo and behold-now they’ve extended their color range to be more reflective of women of color! *inserts awkward dancing*

I decided to do a little beauty challenge with my new Glossier products. Doing my face with only 5 products. Stick with me for my review of the products and to see exactly how I pulled off the challenge!

Priming Moisturizer

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I began with the skin. Because, well, duh! lol.
I’m a big believer that good makeup starts with good skin. Besides, I don’t wear makeup for about 6 days out of the week, so having well taken care of skin is the only way I can afford to do so!

The priming moisturizer rich is definitely my new favorite. The texture is thick enough to believe it does what it claims, yet light enough to not feel like you need to blot your face afterward, lol. It smells incredible, and it blends onto the skin like silk!

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The formula is great for all seasons, and there’s even an anti redness complex, if you happen to have sensitive skin. The priming moisturizer sets your skin up, (primes) for a flawless foundation or tinted moisturizer application to follow.

Vitamin C Serum

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Before the moisturizer I used the vitamin C serum. It’s packed with magnesium, vitamin c, which we know aids in repair and ‘energizing’ the skin. These days, I’ve been working on quite a few business ventures, and unfortunately, not getting enough sleep. I know, I know. But this serum purports to brighten and rejuvenate on days when your skin look sallow.    With key ingredients vitamin C and magnesium, this sounds about right!

glossier super glow serum
I simply pushed it into my face with my fingertips, and let it sit for few seconds pre moisturizer. It gives a very uniform glow to the skin–you know– the real kind of glow, not the glitter patches or random oil spills. Just a beautiful gleam.
I’ll give it another 2 weeks to see if I notice any long term benefits to the condition of my skin, but it looks like it’s going to be a winner!

Perfecting Skin Tint

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After addressing my skin, I went right into ‘makeup’.
I requested the skin tint in 2 shades, here’s why. When you’re unfamiliar with a brand, and only have the internet to judge shades, always request a shade that looks like your skin tone, and 1 more-either darker or lighter. If you can afford to do this, it will save you the frustration of prematurely disliking something, just because the color is off!
In this case, I got the shades. Honestly, the shade looked too light and the shade looks a bit too dark–so I was anxious to see how the mix would turn out.

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Using my hand as a palette, allowed the heat from my body temperature to lightly ‘warm’ up the shades–making the mixing process a lot more seamless.

blogger wearing glossier skin tint

Boy Brow

glossier boy brow

I groomed my brows with the very famous, boy brow gel.  I requested shades brown and black, again, because I wasn’t sure if the brown would be prominent enough for my darker features & skin tones.  Let me just say guys, this product is here to stay in my beauty routine!  It’s pretty much amazing.

african american blogger wearing glossier boy brow

blogger wearing glossier boy brow

Available in 4 shades: clear, blond, brown, and black, there’s a color for everyone!  The wax formula is SO incredibly long lasting and provides enough creaminess to truly thicken the brow hairs, while also taming those unruly ones.  The tint in the product is perfect for filling in any gaps of hair or just thinned brows from over plucking or waxing.  I loved all the products from Glossier, but this was the star for me!  (And obviously many other people as well, read this!)

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Stretch Concealer

glossier stretch concealer

The stretch concealer was a pleasant surprise for me.  I’m what they call an “OG” when it comes to concealer.  Concealer was actually the 1st real makeup product that sparked my interest in cosmetics, due to my genetically darker under eyes.  So, all that to say, I know a good concealer when I see one!

However, this stretch concealer, truly exceeded my expectations.  I often leave the house wearing concealer only, so I need one that will

a) decently cover my dark circles

b) be long lasting 

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I applied the shade 50 first, which is my exact shade, then followed up with shade 40–for a slight highlight.  I can easily get away with just applying  shade 50 for daily wear, and feel totally confident in the color matching.  What was awesome about this concealer was the texture.  While it was SUPER creamy and blendable, it wasn’t too sheer, and ‘weak’, this baby has some staying power!  It really did cover up my darkness under my eyes, AND my acne scarring on my forehead.  It’s not so creamy that it disappears upon application, and is buildable–so layer away if you need fuller coverage!

Haloscope

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Finally, we have the gorgeous highlighter, so appropriately named, the haloscope.  This comes in 3 shades, topaz, quartz, and moonstone.  I received the shade topaz, and it’s brown girl beauty hheeaavveennn!  It’s definitely more for the tan and darker girls, and applies so effortlessly.

The outer layer is infused with crystal extracts, while the inner core is full of vitamin C, for all day moisture and dewy goodness!  I love that this highlighter is not glittery, it melts onto your skin, making you look genuinely ‘glowy’.  This was probably my 2nd favorite product!

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Get the Look:

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If you’re already a Glossier fan, leave me a comment below of your favorite product:-)

Bye loves💋

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7 Instagram Creatives That Bless My Feed Daily

Hey loves!

So, Instagram is my by far my favorite social media platform! It’s quick, easy, and a great source of visual inspiration.  I love following so many different kinds of accounts, but my favorite types of pages are: home decor, beauty bloggers, fitness, and Christian lifestyles.  But my favorite accounts out of those, has to be the blogger accounts! I love the young, fresh innovators in the world of lifestyle blogging.  In this post I’m going to share with you 7 Instagram creatives that kill it!

Some of these content creators are ssssooo dope with the curation of their page & brand in general.  I switch between the pages I stalk, I mean, keep up with, lol!

My favorite Instagram Pages Right Now

 

Adrienne Raquel

This girl just gets it!  A Southern belle, like myself, (heeeeyyy ya’ll, lol!) Adrienne’s style is eclectic, subtle, and a beautiful curation of pink tones.  Her vibe is artistic with a hint of 70s funkiness! Check it out for yourself, you’ll be glad you did:-)

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Paula of Thirteen Thoughts

Paula runs an AMAZING blog, called Thirteen Thoughts, that I recently started following.  I cannot stop visiting this girl’s page, like…everyday, lol.  She gives a wealth of information on photography, blogging as a business, and enhancing your lifestyle.  Paula’s beauty pictures are gorgeous, and she takes some of the best product shots you’ll see in the blogging sphere. Hit her page for inspiration overload.

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Katie Anne

Like seriously?! As a fit geek, I have so many goals within the fitness community, and doing a powerlifting meet is one of them. Katie is 1 of the best powerlifters I’ve seen on Instagram, and she’s so stronggg! Like crazy strong. Like stupid strong!!! lol.  If you THOUGHT you moved weight, please, check out this girl’s page, and prepare to be humbled! lol

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Arnelle Lozada

Arnelle is a visual content creator, and travels the world to capture some of the most stunning images! She also partakes in philanthropic projects while she’s abroad.  Arnelle  recently did some work out in Rwanda that made me want to book a flight now and figure it out later, lol.

I’m a sucker for any non profit involving children, and she worked with the children in Kigali and the Humanity Unified Organization, while documenting it all on her Instagram!

Follow her page to see some of the most beautiful travel pics and be inspired by her contributions into the lives of others:-)

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Arnelle Lozada

Massy Arias

I’ve been a follower of Massy since she bore the name ‘Mankofit’ all over the net!

I relate to Massy probably the most out of all the fitness pages I follow.  She started her journey from the same place as I, depression.

It is such an inspiration to see other people who have fought past mental barriers and strongholds through fitness and came out stronger than ever!

Check her out, if you love fitness accounts, she’s the b-o-m-b, promise:-)

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Ashley Alexander of Gather & Feast

Okay, this girl’s flatlays of her meals, are not even food.  By the time she’s done curating the plate, it’s, ART!  Seriously. I can’t even describe it, you just have to see her page for yourself, lol. I’ve never seen a food page so brilliantly designed and artistic.  Usually foodies keep their aesthetic clean & white, not Ashley!  The images are robust & highly contrasted, with dark backgrounds on almost all of them!

Ashley’s Insta page is truly unique, make sure to follow if you love looking at food:-) lol.

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Noholita

Noholita is a fresh, young , blogger & content creator, with a beautiful gray themed Instagram feed.  Her images are so bright & vivid, with awesome fashion & street style shots.  There aren’t any mountains or particularly over the top imagery on her page, lol, I just love looking at it.  It’s very fashiony–but not unrelatable fashiony, does that make sense?

Noholita’s page is super fresh & chic, and if you like fashion blogs, you’d love it!  Disclaimer: She doesn’t speak much English, but she’s so cool, I follow her anyway! lol.

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Alright my loves, pplleeaase hit up all of these awesome pages, and tell me what you think!

Give them a follow, and leave me a comment below of whose pages you’re loving right now on Instagram?! Oh! And if for some–I don’t know, crazzzzyyy  reason you’re not following ME on Instagram, no worries, I got you!

Hit this link here, let’s stalk each other 😏

Until next time, bye lovaas💋