As generations get older, beauty guru's are finding new ways to push the boundries on everyday makeup. Non-convential makeup is an emerging makeup trend in 2017 and can be found across the nation on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and more. Creativity with makeup is the emerging trend of this new year and can be seen in the slideshow below.
A more traditional approach to makeup is depicted in this short video, explaining different kinds of makeup trends, brands, and advertisments that are emerging in 2017. Following the trends emerging in 2017, we notice that celebrities such as Kylie Jenner at the forefront of gaining cosmetic followers, creating new products, and changing our day-to-day looks.
Our first experiences with makeup may have been positive, or they may have taught us that we have a lot of learning to do. Regardless, we all had to start somewhere. Hover over the image to hear the first experiences of Cal Poly students!
Sephora is one of the top retailers of beauty products in the industry. It is a go-to store for many beauty guru's because of it's wide selection of products and brands. Hover over the infographic to see more information on the demographics of Sephora shoppers.
Growing up with a French mother, I learned that in order to achieve beauty – the first step would be taking care of my skin. She always told me that she believed natural beauty was best, and that wrinkles showed how wise you were – however, it was very important to take preventive measures in assuring your skin looked fresh no matter what age.
Therefore, as a 22 year old young woman, I have cultivated my own (somewhat affordable) skin care routine. I start by washing my face with Aēsop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser.
This can be found in select stores in the United States, or found on online. I start off by using a cleansing oil because it does a fantastic job at removing all make-up without being too harsh on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft, and moisturized and smells fantastic. I use it every night before bed, and sometimes in the morning to wake my skin up. If this cleanser is too pricey for you, a good alternative is Burt’s Bee’s Facial Cleansing Oil which can be found in most drug stores and also online.
I follow up with an exfoliator. However, I only do this about 2-3 times a week depending on how my skin feels and if I am breaking out more than usual. I like to use Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub cleanser that I usually pick up at Sephora.I like this exfoliator because it isn’t too harsh on my skin, but gets the job done at removing dead skin cells and cleaning deep within my pores. It also feels very refreshing because of the blend of grapefruit, lemon and spearmint.
Then, I apply my eye cream. I’ve gone through several different eye creams and serums before settling on the one I find works best for me. It hydrates my skin, and does a great job of reducing the bags under my eyes. I use OleHenriksen Total Truth Eye Cream.
I like to put my eye cream on before my moisturizer to ensure that none of my moisturizer gets under my eye lids. I cycle through different moisturizer’s and serums (Clarins Mission Perfection Serum) based on the seasons. However, it can be ensured that no matter what, I will apply Clarins Multi-Active Nuit. I like this cream because it is thick and hydrating, and made specifically to be worn at night. It’s also formulated in Europe, which means that the chemicals in the product are better for your skin than U.S. products. I will add Clarins Detox Booster shots, if I’ve had a particular unhealthy weekend.
If my skin is feeling particularly dry, I will also follow up by adding Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. I add this oil after my moisturizer to lock in all the moisture, and to ensure that the small amount of oil I add on, acts as a protective layer.
Lastly, I add a swipe of lip balm and hit the hay! While I understand that my routine may be a little costly if bought all at once, these products have a long shelf life and work wonders. It must be noted that although my skin care routine works well for me, it may not work for everybody. In developing your skin care routine, it is important to target what areas of your skin you want to fix or improve, while also understanding how your skin reacts to certain products and its natural state.
It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin, so go to your local Sephora and have some fun!