Beauty Routine

A SUNSCREEN SAFE FOR SENSITIVE + DARKER SKIN EXISTS?!

I will confess – I am not a regular sunscreen wearer. I have tried many different types over the years but some either have broken me out or leave a ghostly cast on my face that doesn’t look natural. I related to this post, Glossier, founder, CEO and all-around beauty inspiration, Emily Weiss wrote so much. I thought I was alone in the SPF struggle.

Welcome, Glossier Invisible Shield. I have had this product for a while thanks to the nice girls at Glossier but have waited to write this post to really make sure the sunscreen did not break me out and wore well.


I have the most sensitive skin – many products break me out in some form of allergic reaction but this passed the test! I have layered with make-up and no white cast — it’s simply amazing.

A lot of people with darker skin like mine don’t always think they need to wear a sunscreen as we are not the ones burning on the beach but that is not the case! A sunscreen isn’t just for the beach – it’s literally SUN day — every day!

As every skin is so different, I would test it out for yourselves and see how you like it. It has a SPF level of 35 so is perfect for daily use and has been part of my daily routine.

Thanks for making another revolutionary product, Glossier!

P.S. — They just launched Wowder (best name ever?) last week and I am so excited that I got my hands on it, will have a review coming soon!

Shop it, here.

THE PERFECT EVERYDAY LIP

I don’t know how many times I’ve searched for the perfect nude, everyday lipstick.

It is so hard finding the right balance of pink and warm tones that work well for not only my skin tone but every day wear.

I’m constantly looking for a lip color I can wear on a daily basis for an easy, fresh face.

And then you finally find it…behold, Laura Mercier’s Lip Colour Sheer in Bare Lips.

The name alone is perfection. It goes on so smooth, almost like a lip balm. So many lipsticks are not moisturizing and really dry out your lips — but not this one my friends. It glides on so easy and has the right amount of color that lasts all day! I promise!

I love wearing this lipstick alone for a subtle pink hue or lately I’ve been using it as a a base for other lip colors. The soft pink shade evens out the tone of my lips making any lip color I layer on top, really pop.

I highly recommend this lipstick because when you find the right one with the exact balance of rosy pink, nude tone and moisture you can’t just keep it to yourself!

Shop the color, here.

You’re welcome,

Syma

 

SKINCARE SPOTLIGHT: MARIO BADESCU

It’s no secret – ever since I moved to New York I have loved getting facials at Mario Badescu.

Not only is it an affordable facial, but the estheticians are so kind and really take the time to evaluate your skin and understand what type of regimen is best for your skin type. I highly suggest their spa if you’re in the city!

I have always had sensitive skin so once a product works for me – I stay loyal. When it comes to MB I’ve stayed true to their Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. It’s a great toner that balances the oiliness of my skin and give that extra clean finish after cleansing. There isn’t alcohol in the toner so it never makes your skin feel tight or irritated.

If my skin is every feeling a bit on the the dry side, I love the Herbal Hydrating Serum. It gives an extra boost of hydration that still feels light.

My latest obsession? The Vitamin C Serum. Not only does it smell amazing — but it is a great addition to my skincare regimen to boost brightness.

I am super excited that MB has released a new scrub – the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. I’m always looking for a good exfoliator to mix into my routine and this one is gentle enough that it won’t irritate or cause break-outs. (Win-win!)

Thanks Mario Badescu for sending me the below – so excited to rotate these products into my beauty regimen! 

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