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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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Meet Our Newest Addition

Meet Our Newest Addition

Okay babes, you might have seen the newest addition, The Mask Force, but now we’re gonna get to know this must have duo.

The Mask Force is an Energizing mud mask for your T-Zone and a Hydration Boost Mask for your S-Zone. It's perfect for every skin type. I’m so obsessed with this trend of Multimasking cause let’s be real, one mask is just never enough. 

The Mask Force comes with it’s own little pouch, step 1 & 2 mask’s and your own mask brush. It’s available now on the Sainte Muse website. Order yours now and don’t forget Sainte Muse offers free shipping world wide. (;

 

Name a more iconic duo... I'll wait.

 

 

xoxo,

Taylor

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5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

Summer is officially here and in honor of that, I am going to be sharing five tips to get that beautiful summer skin without too much effort. I know in the summer months I tend to shy away from wearing makeup as much. It’s hot and I hate having to worry about if I am sweating off my makeup or not, and besides who want’s to wear a face full of makeup to the beach? Not me. BUT if I am not going to be wearing makeup, I need my skin to be on it’s best behavior. So these are the five tips and products that I use to make sure my skin is looking it’s best.

 

Exfoliate. Get rid of dead skin with the Coconut Coffee Scrub from Sainte Muse. The scrub gently removes dead skin cells and the Coconut oil moisturizes, leaving your skin smelling great and feeling smooth. The Coconut Coffee Scrub is gentle enough to use on your face as well.

Cleanse. Start and end your day with a clean face. Massage the Créme Cleanser from Sainte Muse, made with a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants, onto your face to wash away dirt and oil. It will leave your skin radiant.

Hydrate.Your face and lips need hydration just as much as your body and in the summer you could use some extra moisture, something lightweight, like the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse. It is oil free and will nourish your skin while you’re soaking up the rays. Treat your lips with the Mega Balm from Sainte Muse with a blend of the best vitamins and antioxidants. It will eliminate any kind of dryness.

Glow. Facial oils help hydrate your skin and give you a natural glow. The Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse is the perfect facial oil if you’re looking to add clarity and radiance instantly. It is formulated for all skin types and also helps soothe irritated or damaged skin.

Refresh. With the sun comes heat. Refresh your skin with the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist from Sainte Muse. It will help control excess oil and strengthen skin cells. Perfect for an afternoon out in the sun when your skin just needs a nice quick refresher. 

 

Featured Products

Créme Cleanser 

Luxe Rosé Facial Mist

Coconut Coffee Scrub

 

Mega Balm

Doux Moisturizer

Gloss Face Oil

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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Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

With summer right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to give you guys some tips and tricks to get the best tan. If you’d rather tan in a tanning bed than lay in the sun, these tips and tricks will still work for you!

 

First things first, it’s important for you to choose the UV source which is suitable for your skin. In my opinion nothing can beat laying out in the sun, but we all have our own opinions and preferences. In case the weather or sky doesn't cooperate, or you would just rather tan in a tanning bed, It’s a good alternative to get a tan nonetheless.

One crucial step in prepping your skin for tanning is exfoliating. This is important because no matter what shade or skin kind you have, exfoliating will supply you with healthy looking skin. One of the major mistakes people make while tanning is they do not exfoliate. If you don’t exfoliate you’re just allowing dead skin cells to build up. You should exfoliate daily. When talking exfoliators I will always recommend the Sainte Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub Not only does the scrub exfoliate your skin, getting rid of any dead skin you might have, but it also saturates your skin with antioxidants and minerals while eliminating stretch marks, cellulite, and other skin conditions. It will leave your skin looking healthier and much more radiant. You should be exfoliating your whole body, including your face, the Saint Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub is safe to use on your face as well. Not only will you scrub away dead skin cells, but you will also prevent breakouts. If you skip the exfoliation process your tan could end up looking uneven, you will experience extra dirt, oil, and other problems around the skin.

You should always make sure you either wax or shave at least 24 hours before tanning. If you wax or shave right before you go tanning it could cause irritated skin, which could cause rashes or other issues with the skin. While some people may not react at all and some may have severe reactions, it is still necessary for you to wax or shave 24 hours before hand. Typically, the face and legs are the body parts familiar with sun exposure. Nevertheless, other body parts like the bikini area, are not used to this. Therefore, you should appropriately shave or wax at least one day before hand.

If you want to extend the life of your tan and have hydrated, perfect skin; you need to use proper moisturizers. Your skin tends to dry out faster when exposed to UV rays or extensive sunlight. You should be moisturizing on a regular basis. The most important time to moisturize is right before going to bed. As you go to sleep, the body will repair itself at a faster rate. By making use of the moisturizer before bed, you will be able to repair the damage happening during the day. It is also a good idea to moisturize after taking a shower because the water will dehydrate and dry out your skin. There are some areas around the body you need to be extra cautious you don’t miss like, your elbows, hands, knees and also ankles. Really any area of the body that moves is the area that needs to be focused on the most when applying moisturizer. Another incredibly important part of your body to make sure is properly moisturized, is the face. I do not recommend using a body lotion on your face. If you’re looking for a good face moisturizer I highly recommend the Sainte Muse Doux Moisturizer. It’s lightweight and oil free, which is important because oil could possibly lead to breakouts. It’s incredibly hydrating but it won’t add any extra oil or greasy-ness to your face. The more your moisturize, the better your skin will be and the longer your tan will last. It also helps prevent dead skin cell buildups.

Tanning oils will also help you build and keep a tan. Tanning oils work by attracting and focusing the UV rays of the sun onto the skin. The properties of tanning oils accelerate the process by intensifying the rays. As the UV rays penetrate the skin, they accelerate the melanocytes’ ability to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin color. The greater the presence of melanin in the skin, the darker your skin will appear. My  Ride or Die tanning oil is Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse. each bottle is filled with organic, vegan friendly ingredients that will have your skin dark and glowing. It has an SPF of 4, which will keep you safe from 75% of the sun’s harmful rays. I've never had a tanning oil get my skin so dark, and I've also noticed that my tan seems to last longer.

Keep in mind that you always need to be hydrated to get the best tanning results. Drink plenty of water, it will keep the skin hydrated. Water with the help of moisturizer will help in prolonging the life of your tan and allow you to keep the golden glow for a long time. Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial tips you need to follow.

Undress for success, wear the bathing suit you are most likely to wear when you’re swimming or going to beach and that is going to leave the least amount of tan lines. That way you have a smooth tan that flows from skin to bathing suit. However, if you’re tanning in a tanning bed, you have the option to skip the bathing suit and instead of trying to minimize the tan lines, you have no tan lines at all.

  

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