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The Most Hydrating Skincare

Hydrating Skincare!! Fix Your Dry Flaky Skin

There is no cleanser out there that will quench your thirst, but there are such cleansers that will strip your skin of all possible moisture… leaving your skin tight & uncomfortable. I always say, a gel cleanser is your friend. They’re creamy, feel nice on the skin and only take off what they need, leaving your skin’s natural moisture behind.

I assume you have dry patches that consist of flaky skin that seemingly always poke through your makeup?? Meet your new best friend, the exfoliant! Exfoliators will take away any dead skin cells and help to unclog your pores, leaving your skin’s texture way smoother.

Toners are meant to add a thin layer of moisture to the skin. Add some to a cotton round, apply to your skin and go in with a hydrating serum within 30 seconds of application – this will lock in the toner’s moisture.

My favorite daytime serum is Vichy Mineral 89; looks amazing under makeup and contains hyaluronic acid which creates a moisture barrier, making it hard for any moisture to leave your skin.

Vitamin C Serum makes the skin super juicy, looks beautiful under makeup thanks to it’s luminosity and has endless skincare benefits. Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Cream smells like an orange and packs major moisture. A great SPF moisturizer is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30.

For my primer lovers out there, check these out: Weleda Skin Food Ultra-Rich Cream, Touch In Sol No Poreblem Priming Water, Tarte Maracujá Oil. I’ve recently fallen in love with this natural, hydrating foundation to pair these with.

I believe in eye creams. My favorite daytime eye cream that looks beautiful under makeup is the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. For the juiciest hydration, try Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream. I love applying this before bed.

Speaking of before bed, my nighttime routine always consists of a cleansing balm which is naturally hydrating thanks to its oily consistency. I then double cleanse using a gel cleanser to make sure all of my makeup is off while ensuring I don’t strip my face from all its moisture. The most hydrating serum I’ve ever used is the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It has a dry oil consistency, so it’s not super heavy but leaves the skin feeling juicy and looks supple. Although I am dry, I don’t like super heavy creams that slide all over my face, stick to my clothes, pillow cases, etc. My personal favorite has been the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Night Cream. It’s extremely hydrating but soaks into the skin quickly and feels really light on the skin.

My favorite hydrating lip products are the Primera Clean Berry Lip Mask and Lano Lips 101 Ointment.

What are some of your favorite hydrating products? Are you going to try any of my recommendations? Please let me know down the below in the comments section and thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, Fortune

2021 Makeup Trends

Feel Beautiful & Save Time! 2021 Makeup Trends

I’ve never been one to follow ‘beauty trends’. I always say that what might work for someone else, might not necessarily work for you. We all have different features, different face structures, which consequently are complimented by different makeup techniques. So when I saw this years trends pop up all over the spring runways, social media… let’s just say I was overly delighted.

This year is all about letting our inner & outer beauty shine. Natural faces with minimal contour, bold lips against a bare face, smokey undone bedroom eyes – everything screams ‘self-acceptance’, as we embrace our face with the use of minimal coverage products. It’s all about picking one focal point of your face, making it POP & then letting the rest of your face support it, with minimal makeup effort.

Trend #1: Bedroom Eyes – My favorite trend of all. This undone look is extremely sexy and intimate. Kind of like you just rolled out of bed, forgetting to take your makeup off the night before. The messier the better. The best way to achieve this look is to outline your entire eye with a black kohl eyeliner, then smoke it out with a pencil brush. Voila!

Trend #2: Simple Cateye – A wing against bare skin screams polished yet simple. It doesn’t need to be a huge wing. In fact, the simpler the better. This year is all about sitting down & getting it done! I love the Wet N Wild Mega Liners.

Trend #3: Bushy Boy Brow – I love the undone brow look. It looks like you haven’t plucked your brows in months. It’s sexy, intimate, effortless. If you have dark bushy brows then a simple clear brow gel is all you need. Need a little fill in? Use a tinted brow gel.

Trend #4: Bold Eyeshadow – The quickest way to make a statement. Swipe on a liquid shadow, throw on some mascara and get your booty out the door!

Trend #5: Natural Face Makeup – Let your skin shine! High coverage foundation with heavy contour is not it. We’re being kinder to ourselves this year and letting our skin breathe (as well as ourselves – one deep breathe at a time).

Trend #6: Bronzed Skin – What’s happier than the warm summer sun? Nothing. We haven’t seen the sun in months. We’ve been cooped up inside for months. So I think it’s fitting that bronzer is all the rage this year. Like many of the other trends, we are looking to the past in hopes to envision a brighter, sunnier, future.

Trend #7: The Parisian Face – Simple, elegant, quick. An undone red lip is day time appropriate and makes everyone feel badass.

Trend #8: Bold Lipstick Shades – The quickest way to make a statement it to throw on a bright pink lip and go. Invest in some good liquid lipsticks this year, like the Fenty Lip Stunna paints (I’m dying to get this color), they’re mask proof and the shades are stunning.

Trend #9: Lip Stains – Again, sexy undone look. They give the illusion that your lips are naturally tinted raspberry red. Super kissable and budge-proof.

What do you think about these trends? Please comment down below letting me know if you plan to try any. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

xoxo, Fortune

Project Pan 2021

BEAUTY ROUNDUP 💫 Makeup Products I Want to Finish in 2021 | Project Pan

I want to finish up a lot of my makeup this year. Life is always uncertain but it’s safe to say that life’s uncertainty was at the forefront of everyone’s mind in 2020. I was worried I’d lose my job, not be able to make a steady income with makeup gigs, etc., so I decided to save rather than spend. I found myself focusing on my craft more than the latest makeup release. I enjoyed playing and felt like my videos were less on a timeline and more on my own terms.

My hope is to keep this ‘no-buy’ going in 2021. I understand I am a beauty creator and that sometimes we want to know everything there is about the latest and greatest makeup launch, but I also know that 95% of the time, you can really achieve the look you desire with the makeup you already have.

So here are the products I’ve decided to dedicate my face to in 2021, in hopes to use up what I’ve spent my hard earned money on:

Primer: NARS Radiance Primer, Becca Under Eye Brightening & Corrector

Foundation: Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation, NARS Natural Radiant Longwear, J.Cat Aquasurance Foundation

Concealer: Kokie Cosmetics Illuminating Concealer, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Face Powder: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Blush/Highlighter: NARS Orgasm Blush, Honest Peony Pink Blush, Make Up For Ever Pro Fusion Light 1

Lips: KKW Nude 0.5 Lip Liner, bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick Infamous + Slay , Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss So Cute + Literally , MAC Satin Lipstick ‘Faux’

Wish me luck in finishing these products! I will do a 6-month check in in June so you can see how far (or how little) I’ve come in my journey to have the most ‘makeup empties’ this year! Please comment down below letting me know if you are doing your own project pan or what products you are looking to buy this year.

xoxo, Fortune

Applying Cream & Liquid Eyeshadow

How to Apply Cream & Liquid Eyeshadow | Fast Fix Friday

Applying cream and/or liquid eyeshadow may seem intimidating but I think it’s easier to use than your typical powder shadow!

Here are my tips to applying:

Oily lids? Use an eyeshadow primer & then set it with some translucent setting powder. This will help grip onto the liquid eyeshadow, making it difficult for it to move.

Use the same kind of eyeshadow shading or ‘mapping’ you’d use when applying powder eyeshadow: Transition shade that’s 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone, a darker shade for the outer corner to lift and accentuate the eyes & a lighter shade to brighten your inner corner and brow bone.

I typically use these three types of brush; a fluffy brush, a pencil brush and an angled brush. A typical crease/fluffy brush is the best at dispersing a liquid evenly across the lid and will give you a blown out affect (like blending out your crease with a powder). A pencil brush is great at pinpointing where you want a specific color and will keep it pretty tight (think the opposite of ‘blended’). An angled brush will do the same as the pencil brush but will keep the color even more compact, making this brush great to create a crisp line like a winged liner. I find synthetic brushes to work better than natural hair brushes. You can always use your fingers to blend as well!

Blend out the shades as soon as you apply them! Waiting too long will cause the liner to dry, making it impossible to blend or maneuver.

Product Links: Blending Brush / Pencil Brush / Angled Brush / Transition Shade / Liner Shade / Inner Corner Shade / Blue Gel Liner

That’s pretty much it babes!! It really is that easy. Please comment down below letting me know what you took away from this article and/or letting me know what makeup topic you’d like me to cover next!

xoxo, Fortune

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!! 😍 Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Volume II Palette

I’m using Jaclyn Hill’s Volume II Palette to recreate one of Jaclyn’s campaign looks!! I am so happy with how this came out & I absolutely love this palette. Watch to hear why!

What are your opinions of this palette? LMK in the comments section below! ⬇️

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Products Used ♡

Skin Prep:
Vichy Mineral 89 Serum $29.50
Ponds Dry Skin Cream $4.28
Belief Moisturizing Eye Bomb $48
NYX Plump It Up Lip Plumper $4.90
Touch in Sol No Problem Priming Water $18
Clarasonic Smart $169 with Firming Head Attachment $59


Morphe Fluidity Full Coverage Concealer ‘C1.55’ $9
Il Makiage I Woke Up Like This Foundation’30’ $44
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ‘Fair to Medium’ $38
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $39
Honest Beauty Cream Blush ‘Peony Pink’ $13
Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16

Glossier Brow Flick ‘Brown’ $18
Hourglass Arch Brow Shaping Gel ‘Clear’ $28

Tarte Tape Shape $27
Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume II $39
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner ‘Espresso’ $22
Wet N Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner $4
Violet Voss ‘Wisp it Real Good’ Lashes $9
Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler $22
LA Colors Mascara

KKW Lip Liner ‘Nude 1’ $12
Maybelline ‘Blushing Beige’ Lipstick $8
Wet N Wild ‘Sinless’ MegaSlicks Lip Gloss $3


Here are my BEST OF THE BEST 2019 beauty favorites! These are all the products I relied on this past year for the perfect face beat 😉

What were some of your favorite beauty products in 2019?

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Products Mentioned ♡

Nars ‘Wanted’ Palette $59
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon ‘Earthquake’ $25
Il Makiage Icon Mascara $25
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara $10

Kokie Be Bright Illuminating Concealer $8
Tarte Clean Slate Primer $39
Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow $35
Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation $49
Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16
Ardell Glamtouring Contour Stick $13
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder $46
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $39
BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer ‘Golden Gal’ $10
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Amrezy’ Highlighter – discontinued

Kokie Retractable Lip Liner ‘Dusty Rose’ $7
Maybelline ‘Blushing Beige’ Lipstick $8
Estate Lip Icing ‘Drip’ $10

Amazon Lip Brush Set $10
Eco Tools Sponge Set $10
IT Cosmetics Complexion Perfection Brush $48


Hey Finders! ⚡️ Ya’ll know I love Sephora but I reallyyy love Sephora when there’s a sale!! I’m sharing my top recommendations – the products I can’t live without PLUS a haul of what I decided to buy myself (because I needed more makeup, mmmkay??!).

What are your favorite Sephora goodies? LMK in the comments ⬇️

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Tried & True Suggestions:

Belif Moisturizing Eye Balm $48
Tarte Maracuja Oil $16
NARS Radiance Primer $36
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation $49
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions $27
NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette (available in store) $59
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #9 $48
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paints $24
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil ‘Wherever Walnut’ $18
Milk Makeup Lipstick ‘Wifey’ $24 – wearing ‘New Whip’

Sephora Rouge Purchases:

Nest ‘Wild Poppy’ Perfume $74
Sephora Deluxe Perfume Sample $75
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask $50
Fresh Rose Face Mask $62
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops $36
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick ‘Kim K.W.’ $34
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ‘Fair/Medium’ $34
IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel $29
Verb Ghost Dry Oil $16
Verb Sea Salt Shampoo $16
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm $34

Amazon hair clips, HERE!


Hey Finders! ⚡️ What started out as a first impressions video ended in a full day wear test! Stay tuned to hear all my thoughts on the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette. This product & my opinion of it took a serious turn!

What do you think about this palette? LMK in the comments ⬇️

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Product Reviewed: NARS Endless Orgasm Palette $49 

Other Products Worn:

  1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant $59
  2. Olay Classic Day Cream $5.99
  3. NARS Radiance Primer $36
  4. Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick $27
  5. Kokie Be Bright Liquid Concealer ‘Medium Beige’ $8
  6. Essense Make Me Brow ‘Browny Brows’ $2.99
  7. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ‘Transparent’ $5.29
  8. Tarte Tipsy Cheek Stain (out of stock)
  9. L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99
  10. Make Up For Ever ‘Wherever Walnut’ Lip Liner $18
  11. Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16


Hey Finders! ⚡️ I’m showing you how to get juicy, luminous skin in a matter of minutes. SO! grab all your cream products & let’s get started!

What do you guys think about this look? LMK in the comments ⬇️

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Products Used:

  1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant $59
  2. Olay Classic Day Cream $5.99
  3. NARS Radiance Primer $36
  4. Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick $27
  5. Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in ‘Light Natural’ $5.99
  6. Kokie Be Bright Liquid Concealer ‘Medium Beige’ $8
  7. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ‘Transparent’ $5.29
  8. Tarte Tipsy Cheek Stain (out of stock)
  9. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ‘Celestial’ $42
  10. Seraphine Botanicals Daisy + Peral Natural Radiance Booster $22
  11. SinfulColors Stop & Stare Gel Eyeliner ‘Seductive’ $5.99
  12. Collab The Works Wow Effect Mascara $13
  13. L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99
  14. Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16


Hey Finders! I’m doing a full-day-wear-test of the BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless foundation. Come hang out with me as I take you on an my 11 hour journey, vlogging with you guys along the way. What are your thoughts on this foundation? Let me know down below in the comments section!

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Product Reviewed: BH Cosmetics Naturall Flawless Foundation ‘Golden Ivory’ $7.60

Other Products Worn:
KORRES Greek Yogurt Smoothie Primer $42
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Light-Neutral” $27
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $38
NARS ‘Dolce Vita’ Blush $30
NARS ‘Laguna’ Bronzer $40
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil “Medium Brown” $21
NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette $59
L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $10

BH Cosmetics ‘Vania’ Liquid Lipstick / Set of 5 $24.50
Huda Beauty ‘Trophy Wife’ Lip Liner $19