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Benefits of Facial Oil

Benefits of Facial Oil

I was talking to a friend yesterday, we were talking about skin care and I was telling her my love for face oils. She was telling me that she really wanted to try one but was a little intimidated by the word oil. Totally understandable I hear that a lot. People with oily skin tend to cringe at the words face oil. People with skin that is already nourished enough don't think they need to add anymore hydration but face oil is not formulated for only people with dry skin. Face oil is formulated for all skin types. It does add hydration to your skin of course, but also it can boost your skins natural glow and protect against damaging free radicals. It's time to reconsider your opinion on face oils.

Now one thing to keep in mind is that there are many different kinds of face oils. To pick the one that is best for you, I recommend researching. Also, make sure you are using a FACE oil and not just any type of oil. I have used the Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse religiously for a long time now and I recommend it to everyone. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have combination skin to the max. It works well for both sides. Everybody that I have made try it, loves it and uses it religiously also. It is formulated for all skin types.

Lets get into some benefits.

Facial oil helps makeup go on more smoothly. The silky smooth feeling of facial oil makes it a great skin care product to apply before your liquid foundation, concealer or creme contour. If your skin is dry, flaky or has any blemishes it can be hard to apply makeup and get that flawless finish. Facial oil helps your makeup brushes or sponges glide across the skin to get that gorgeous finish and is less likely to streak.

Facial Oil seals in moisture and can add nourishment. Everybody can benefit from facial oil. People with dry skin will benefit most from the nourishment. If you are experiencing dry skin from the weather, or you always have dry skin, facial oils can help boost your moisturizer's hydrating efforts. When you apply a facial oil after a moisturizer it seals in all of the hydrating ingredients, making your skin more likely to hold onto the added hydration. Apply a few drops in the morning and at night after a moisturizer if you have dry skin. If you have oily skin, consider only applying at night.

Facial Oil can protect from harmful pollutants. When you apply facial oil as the last step of your skin care routine in the morning, facial oil will act as a barrier on the outer layer of your skin as well as keep moisture in.

Facial Oil promotes a healthy glow. Your skin may appear dull and dry as you age, which is common because, your skin will produce less natural oil as you start to age. Your skin may also look dull if you are dehydrated or if you didn't get enough sleep. Dullness may also occur if you aren't exfoliating enough. No matter what causes the dullness of your skin, facial oil can help restore moisture and encourage glowing skin.

Don't let the idea of applying oil to your skin keep you from trying a facial oil and getting all of these amazing benefits. It is formulated for the face and all skin types so it can only be beneficial. 

xoxo, Taylor

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Beauty Q & A

Beauty Q & A

Hey babes, today I am answering some of the beauty related questions that I asked you girls to ask me. I really enjoyed this and I appreciate the questions and support!

Let us begin..

1. Do you wear false lashes?
I do not. I find false eyelashes incredibly uncomfortable and my eyelashes are already pretty long so with the help of a good mascara I don’t need them!
2. What is your most cherished skin care product?
My most cherished skin care product is without a doubt, the Active Noir Maque by Sainte Muse. It seriously does wonders for my skin. I use it two - three times a week and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and refreshed. It is a must have.
3. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
I really don’t have a favorite, but I find myself shopping at Ulta the most cause it’s the closest to my house.
4. Do you watch any youtube tutorials or have any favorite beauty gurus?
I really don’t watch tutorials often, but I have to say, Tati Westbrook is without a doubt my favorite beauty guru. 
5. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
I struggle with acne prone skin so I try to wash my brushes once a week.
6. What is your favorite eyeshadow palette?
I really like the Tartelette in Bloom palette. I have yet to find a palette I like better.
7. What is your favorite foundation to use?
For the summer months my favorite foundation to use is the MAC Pro Longwear foundation. It’s pretty light on the face but it lasts for a long time.
8. (sorry if this is personal but) How long does it take you to do your makeup?
Not personal at all girly, but it really just depends on the look I am going for. I’ll say anywhere from a half hour to an hour.
10. How many times a day do you wash your face and what is your favorite face wash?
I wash my face at least twice a day, if I don’t, my face will break out like crazy. My favorite face wash is the Créme Cleanser from Sainte Muse. It’s the only wash I have found so far that keeps my face from breaking out but also doesn't dry my face out or cause excess oil so it’s the perfect cleanser. 
11. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That is a scary thought, but I would have to go with mascara. 
12. What do you use to do your brows?
If i’m going for a more natural look I just use Benefits Gimme Brow, If I’m going full glam I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.
13. Do you leave the house without makeup on?
Yes I do, I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I really don’t care what people think about me so.
14. What skin type do you have?
Combo to the extreme. Naturally, my face is either incredibly oily or super dry. Luckily I have controlled it. 
15. Do you use a brush or beauty blender to apply your makeup?
It kinda just depends on the foundation, but I usually prefer my beauty blender. 

Hope you ladies enjoyed this Q&A, I had so much fun answering these questions! 

XOXO,

Taylor

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My Everyday Makeup Routine!

My Everyday Makeup Routine!

What's up babes, my name is Taylor Marvin, I am a blogger and a new member of the Sainte Muse team. I wanted to do a sorta "get to know me" type post today but I wanted to still keep it beauty related. I decided that there is really no better way than an everyday makeup routine. I change my makeup routine up all the time. There are days when I beat my face to the gods and there are days when I literally wear no makeup whatsoever. It just depends on how I’m feeling. I will typically only wear heavy makeup when I’m going to some kind of event. I will only not wear makeup on days where I know I’m not doing anything at all. I have an in-between look that I would consider my everyday makeup look because, well, I wear it on most days.

If you want to find out how I achieve this look, keep reading...

First thing's first, I always start with a moisturizer. The moisturizer that I am using is the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse. This moisturizer is a holy grail product for me, It keeps my face hydrated without leaving it an oily mess. I like to use a moisturizer under my foundation because I feel like it creates a barrier between my face and the foundation.

Then I'll go in with the primer that I am currently using, which is the POREfessional Primer by Benefit Cosmetics. This is a new product for me. It really does minimize my pores x10, but I haven't noticed any long lasting results in my makeup. I’ve vowed to use it a little longer and form a better opinion on it though.

I'll jump into my foundation next. The foundation that I am loving right now, is the CC+ Cream Illumination by IT Cosmetics. I really like this opposed to a foundation, It’s not heavy on my face, but the coverage is amazing. This is an illuminating product so it’s going to leave your face with a glowy look. I apply this with a damp beauty blender and I love the end result.

Then it's time to get rid of my intense dark circles. The concealer I’m currently using, and have been using for years now, is the Instant Age Rewind, Dark Circle Eraser by Maybelline. I apply the concealer under my eyes and on any imperfections I might have. This is the best concealer I have ever used in my life, I’ve tried other concealers but no matter what, I always come back to this one. I apply my concealer with a damp beauty blender as well.

Moving on to my eyebrows. For my eyebrows I have been using the Gimme Brow from Benefit. I was really hesitant to try this product, because every product I have ever seen, where you just apply the brows with a wand, turns out a mess. I tried it anyways, and I am so glad I did. It makes doing my eyebrows so incredibly easy and fast. I cut so much time off of my makeup routine just by buying this product.

I like to do some contouring next. I always use my Contour Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I have been using this kit for a while now and I love it. I use the lightest color and the yellow toned color under my eyes, on my chin, the bridge of my nose, and in between my eyebrows. I’ll then move on to the darkest color in my kit and use this to bronze my cheeks, forehead, jawline, and nose.

 After I contour, I’ll go in with some blush. My favorite blush is the Rose Powder Blush from Milani Cosmetics, the color I use is Bella Rose. I love the way this color looks with my skin tone. I use it every single day.

Now it's time to highlight and really get this face beat. I always find myself reaching for my Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics. I love the highlight color options that this palette has. I typically will use the second lightest color and I highlight my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose, my forehead, and my cupids bow. I don’t do a super heavy highlight everyday, but I always like a subtle glow.

Now it's time for my favorite part, lips. I line my lips with the 20100 Matte Lip Crayon from Lord & Berry in the color 7804 Adorable. This is meant to be a lipstick but the color was really pretty as a lipliner for my all time favorite lipstick the Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick from Milani, in the color 61 Matte Naked. It’s not a super bold lip but it adds a little more to the face.

I then jump into my lashes, the first thing I do is curl my top lashes, I find that this definitely adds some volume to my lashes. The mascara that I am loving right now is the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara. It holds my lashes up all day, and the brush allows me complete control to make my lashes as voluminous as I want.

Now that I am done with my makeup, I will grab my Luxe Rosé Facial Mist by Sainte Muse. By this time in my makeup routine my foundation is dry, I like to use my facial mist to make my face a little bit damp and my makeup a little bit on the dewy side. I don't like my face to be incredibly matte. I prefer the glowy, dewey look. 

Last, but not least, I set my face. I use the Prep + Prime Finishing Mist from MAC. I love this setting spray. It really helps my makeup last all day and keeps it looking fresh. I think using a setting spray is incredibly important if you want your makeup to look good all day long!

 

That’s all for now ladies. I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure you check back every week for new posts. We upload twice a week! XOXO

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