I felt it was about time I find a home for all my favorite beauty essentials for those wondering! Here’s it all in one place finally -from eyes to skincare and other products in between, here’s some of my go-to favorites that I currently cannot live without. I’ve included some links and extra information below regarding the products, where to get them, and if I have a code available with the companies they’re from. Check it out!
Above are all the links to each product highlighted in the picture above them. If you’re interested in learning how I use The Golden Standard face mist, click HERE to watch how I apply it! Make sure to use my code JOCELYN when shopping so you can get a discount – I don’t earn anything from it but I was able to get in touch with The Golden Standard team and they were kind enough to give me a code to share with my customers so take advantage of that discount!
I can’t say enough how much I love the Koji Pads from my girl Racquel & if you’re in need of some game changing skincare, get a skin consultation done by her! Click HERE to get started with that skincare – I promise I don’t make a dime off this, just want you to get that skin glowing and happy so your makeup can do the same!
Below are some of my SEINT lip & cheek favorites for every day wear, different tones, and more. If you’ve been color matched by me for SEINT, you know I don’t usually match you to any lip colors but that’s because it comes down to personal preference. That doesn’t mean I’m not willing to give any recommendations!
Here are a couple graphics showing my favorites and how to distinguish between the tones of the SEINT lip & cheek colors. If you need recommendations, check out the graphics or leave a comment for me letting me know what tones you normally wear that you’d like to stick to! I’d love to give some lip color recommendations for you!
Our focus is skincare this week & I’ve included my skincare regimen guide below so keep scrolling for so much more goodness! The picture above is my skin 5 years ago on the left and my skin today on the right side. The lack of luster and the change in pigmentation (not to mention the eyebrows, even though it’s not skincare) has changed so much! Since I get asked what’s the difference in what I did then vs. now, here’s my current guide focusing on skincare.
VIP Tip & Focus: Skincare
With this week’s focus being skincare, I decided to make this week’s tip dive into a bit of detail about what I use for my skincare. I show you what’s made a major difference using multiple companies & getting great results with my skincare. Check it out above!
Below is a guide to my skincare favorites – these are all products that I am currently using or that I’ve tested and highly recommend for ALL skin types, even sensitive ones! Several are from my good friend, Racquel Frisella. If you’d like a skincare consultation by her, click HERE.
Last Tuesday I went LIVE showing how to troubleshoot and use the Spot brush! Truly it packs a punch – from color correcting to the dusting method, I love this brush so much. The precision you can get from using it is incredible & I went over how to make the most of your Spot brush. Check out the recap!
Is This What Heaven Smells Like?
In last week’s newsletter, I shared my favorite laundry detergent & even had a video showing how I love to use them. If you missed it, HERE is the video. Watch how I use my Topanga scents and what I love using them on when I do my laundry!
Make sure to use code JOCELYN if you shop for a discount! My personal favorite scents are Bel Air, Malibu Pier, and Hollywood + Vine.
Summer is officially here and putting on makeup can feel like such a hassle with the heat, humidity, you name it! Even with all that, I like to get dolled up but in order to do so, I cannot go without my top five makeup products to help my makeup last through the muggy summer days. Not only will I share those makeup products below, but I’ll tell you why I love them and how they help my looks last! I’ve included links to each of my top five makeup products mentioned below for you to shop!
1. EltaMD Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
Those who have been here for a while know that I will preach about sunscreen forever and ever! This is probably the most important cosmetic/skin product to have, mainly for protection purposes. My favorite by far for summertime is the EltaMD Broad-Spectrum facial sunscreen. I mentioned it in my sunscreen review blog, which you can read here! EltaMD has been recommended to me by so many estheticians and is amazing for just about all skin types. I truly recommend wearing this one for the summer season under your makeup to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays!
I have tried so many – and I mean SO many – mascaras that were recommended to me over the past few years. Maneater by Tarte takes the cake at the end of the day! My girls use it, my assistants, and I recommend it to every customer of mine needing a solid mascara to finish their gorgeous makeup looks! This one is such a popular mascara and is perfect for length and volume. It’s also offered in water-proof so if you’re in search of a great, long lasting mascara, I highly recommend Maneater!
I think eyebrows are one of the most important features of a person’s face and can affect how your overall makeup looks! They can be bold and defined, or soft and subtle; either way you choose to do your brows, this duo by Glossier will rock! The Brow Flick has a fine tip that makes it perfect for filling in any sparse areas in your brows that need just a minor touch up. The Boy Brow is great for those with lighter brows that need just a temporary tint to help define them just a bit more! I recommend getting the color that best matches the description of your hair color or going a shade darker if you want to be bold!
Buxom lip glosses and creams are seriously some of the coolest I’ve come across! They leave my lips feeling tingly and plump, but not by too much. Another great thing about Buxom is they won’t leave your lips feeling chapped or super dry, compared to a lot of other lip glosses in the makeup industry. You can find them online or in-store at just about any makeup/cosmetic counter and one of the fun parts of shopping their colors is looking through the names. If you’re lucky, you might just find a shade that matches your name! Personally, I love the shade Pink Lady and they are such lasting glosses. You can wear them alone or over another shade of lipstick/lip stain for more fun!
In the summer, the heat can easily melt our makeup or cause it to slip & slide more than we want it to. My secret to this is using Urban Decay Deslick setting spray before applying my makeup! I swear by this setting spray and recommend it to all my customers who are struggling to make their makeup last/stay in place! If you tend to have oily or combination skin, I recommend using the Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray (pictured above). If your skin is more on the normal-dry side, I recommend using the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. Both are seriously huge game changers for makeup application and I strongly suggest giving it plenty of time to dry before applying your foundations/makeup!
I hope these tips help you out this summer in perfecting your makeup and helping it last long! Remember to wear that sunscreen and protect your skin above all else! For more tips and tricks, you can check out my blogs here and for any skin care guidance, be sure to read my blog here!
Demi Colour is Seint’s newest breakthrough in makeup, bringing together science and beauty! You are going to absolutely LOVE this – I know it looks different, but trust me on this! The new line was recently released by Seint and has been all the rave ever since. There have been so many questions about the makeup ever since its release and so I’m here to tell you all about Demi Colour and why its become so popular among Artists and customers alike! You can also click here to join me on my Demi Instagram page where I offer tips, tricks, LIVES, and more to help you in your Demi Colour journey!
When I tell you this makeup has been a breakthrough discovery, I mean it! Demi Colour is a cream based makeup, just like the IIID foundation that Seint still carries but the difference is this line uses color theory to help you camouflage the smaller imperfections noticed and really accentuate the beauty that is already there. Using Demi means using less makeup compared to traditional foundations, “resulting in an undetectable makeup that reveals the magic of your face.” This new line of makeup helps to balance tones, add depth, and achieve a flawless finish!
How can I get started with Demi Colour?
Artists for Seint still color match customers to their Demi colours, or Edits as they are called, but they are required to become certified beforehand. They are carefully trained in color theory and must practice the application of the makeup themselves before they can color match customers to the makeup line. As you can see, this line of makeup has been carefully crafted by Cara and a lot of thought has gone into the creation of Demi Colour for customers. Lucky for you lovelies, I’m certified and ready to color match you whenever you’re ready!
The makeup is split into 3 Edits for customers: Angel Edit I (for fair to light toned individuals), Angel Edit II (for medium to medium dark toned individuals or individuals that I feel pull more green & blue tones), and Angel Edit III (for dark/deep toned individuals). Once a customer has been matched by a certified Artist to their correct Angel Edit, they can begin by purchasing the Angel Edit altogether or buying it bit by bit and beginning with the smaller Edits that correspond to the number they were matched to.
Can I use the same brushes for Demi that I use for IIID?
The new line of makeup also includes a new line of brushes specially tailored to Demi Colour to provide precise and smooth application. There are 5 new brushes to choose from for Demi application:
Each brush is double ended just like the IIID brushes and serve to aid in application of Demi Colour as you balance tones, sculpt, and brighten your face and create that natural, flawless finish!
What has Demi Colour meant to me?
It’s amazing how something so good can drop into your lap when you least expected it to do so. Especially when it comes down to makeup. Demi has been that incredible game changer. I am so excited to show and teach more of Demi Colour. This is a makeup that you were not expecting to be such a game changer but it is! The way Demi Colour uses color science to create a makeup look as if you are not wearing any makeup at all is been incredible. Demi teaches you to analyze the color(s) that you see on your face creating an issue for you and apply the smallest amount of Demi to that area using the color needed to neutralize those problem areas. Throughout knowing more about Demi and learning the ropes, you will hear the words neutralize, saturated, brightening, sculpting, and more.
You will become more familiar with the actual colors on your face and what colors you see in depth. Demi Colour will also aid you in becoming familiar with the best ways to treat any saturated color on the face that you are wanting to address. Know that because this is so new, there will be a little practice time. Feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram page, Demi and Joce and get help with your Demi. It is different but I promise you it is incredible and most definitely worth learning!
Recently, Maskcara Beauty has made a pretty significant change to the company; they have officially moved on from Maskcara to Seint. With their upcoming birthday (January 15th) right around the corner, they finally revealed the surprise we have all been dying to hear. That being said, I have been receiving so many questions about this big change – why, when, who, etc. So keep reading to hopefully answer what you’ve been wondering!
Why Did They Change the Name?
Maskcara Beauty will always be a beloved part of our story. As the brand has grown, we have seen some issues with the name Maskcara; that the story of Cara’s blog gets lost, that we don’t actually sell mascara, that we don’t believe that makeup is a “mask,” and perhaps most importantly that this isn’t just Cara’s story. We wanted a name that Artists particularly could connect to and feel a sense of ownership of. Recognizing and enhancing the beauty that already exists in every face has always been our inspiration, so we are changing our name to better reflect our mission.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! A huge part of Maskcara has always been the Artists. While it is a direct sales company, the Artists are intended to be there for their customers every step of the way, not just for sales. They are, in a sense, your personal makeup artist, answering any questions you might have and helping you recognize the beauty that’s already there. In addition, the decision to say goodbye to Maskcara and introduce Seint is one Cara felt represented the company better than it’s former name. Seint no longer associates itself with just one woman, but with many, especially the Artists who connect women to each other!
What Does "Seint" Mean?
Our brand is about bringing beauty to the world and enhancing the beauty in every face. We believe there is a truth and a wholeness in beauty, and that concept kept bringing us back to beauty being divine and holy. We wanted a name that embraces the idea that beauty can stand on its own.
The name is inspired by our belief that seeking, experiencing, and cultivating beauty is a sacred work; the work of saints. Saints aren’t made or created; they are simply recognized for the good they bring to the world. In a similar way, we believe that we don’t make or create beauty; we recognize, nurture, and preserve it.
“Seint” is the traditional French spelling of the word “Saint” and it’s perfect to describe the work of Artists, helping women recognize the beauty they have and enhancing it. I have always loved Maskcara because the makeup isn’t meant to hide your true beauty compared to other brands. Instead, it helps you see the beauty that’s there and bring it to light!
Have the Products Changed?
Brushes, perfectors, palettes, and the skincare line are all getting an updated look, but the functionality of the product will stay the exact same. You will notice a very subtle change with the Seint rebranded tins.
Seint has updated all of their product packaging to reflect the name change and let me just say how gorgeous all of it is! The former Maskcara makeup brushes have also received a gorgeous update to both the look and the names. You can read more about them here! Shown below are some of the updated packaging/products in addition to the new makeup bag, travel case, and brush holder. Even though the packaging has changed, the HAC (Highlight and Contour) method is still the same, tried and true. The tools are even more beautiful now to use as you apply your makeup!
Most products have received an update while others will be discontinued once their current stock is sold out. Those are:
Milk Creme (Tidal)
Milk Toner (Tidal)
Milk Cleanser (Tidal)
Stay Setting Spray with SPF
Any products that are limited edition/seasonal items will also be discontinued once they have sold out so make sure to go grab some of those goodies while they last!
Overall, this company truly impresses me time and time again. The purpose, products, and Artist program have been an incredible experience to be a part of and I can’t wait to see how far it will go! I love being an Artist with this company and I have been one for going on 4 years now. The name Maskcara will forever hold a special place in my heart but I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Seint! Stay tuned for more and new products to come because there will be new eyeshadows, new foundation colors, and a brand new product ready to shine!
My Maskcara journey started with a girl that was on a fitness mission, one who also was on an emotional journey not knowing what the future would hold. That girl was me and I knew that so much needed to change: emotionally, physically, spiritually – all of it came about from one stepping stone to the next. It was all guided by the Grace of God and it was a path I didn’t know I was headed on but one I am so grateful for!
My fitness journey started after realizing that family genetics could take over and leave me with a heart attack at a young age and/or Osteoporosis just like my mother, so my health habits needed to change. My Maskcara journey probably wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for that fitness journey – I definitely got more than I bargained for. Currently, my life is being lived, it’s full, it’s happy, and some days are harder than others, but that’s life, right?
Three years ago, I had no idea that right around the corner, Maskcara was going to come into my life and change it forever. It’s crazy how a company or an individual can change our lives, but my life was! When a dear friend came to me and told me about the opportunity, never did I ever think I could be where I am in the company. I thought, “hey, this could be cool but I hate a lot of the things I see about direct sales; I don’t want to treat people how I’ve been treated and ‘sell’ like I’ve been sold to”. So I made a promise, and that was to be a friend first before trying to make a sales offer.
Three years ago, I met some incredible souls that made me think harder about my life. I went from a place where I didn’t really take care of myself in any way, to a place where I was able to be a voice for many women, many of whom were trying to be on a journey of loving who they were and giving more to themselves without feeling guilty. Around that time was when Fit Mission Complete (the soon to be Fit Mission Makeup) came into the picture – I daresay it created what I am today. I began my journey of taking care of ME – it was long overdue that I did so. I created the unhappy soul I had become;I put that on myself. I made that my life, I dug that hole; I knew that no one did it to me, I did it to myself. So, I decided it was time to dig deeper and get to work.
Maskcara Beauty gave women the makeup they needed to have an easier time getting themselves ready and caring for themselves, all the while still looking like themselves and feeling like themselves – but knew I could give my knowledge, and friendship and care. I could give people what I knew I wanted. And I could SHOUT out that they were worth it, that YOU were worth it, louder than I ever did before!
That was when I knew that the journey I was on had evolved into so much more. What I was teaching now produced greater results but it was still focused on making it easier for a woman. Maskcara offered a reasonably priced, quality makeup that was fast and compact – which meant no more digging through a makeup bag and spending time we didn’t have. This meant no more frustration sorting through what we did or didn’t have when we watched all these different tutorials. It meant all of the makeup would be right there, and the frustrating part could be over. Life just got easier! I was able to teach more and get more impressive outcomes, much easier than what I could have taught before.
Besides that beauty concept, I have been able to teach so many of you that through happiness we become what we want. My maskcara journey started the day I started taking care of me – and that journey is still continuing as I learn new tools and learn more about myself. I’ve learned how my flaws (or what I thought were considered flaws), are actually amazing things that I learned to just hurdled over. I look back now and see that because I’ve pushed myself into such an amazing company, not only have I taught myself that I can do more than I ever imagined but I can have an impact bigger than I ever thought possible. I have always wanted to be someone that changed lives and I hope I can continue to bless more and more throughout this maskcara journey. Happiness is a fight – in fact life is a fight – but through it all, when we take hold of our lives and put our own control into it with a little bit of grace, it’s amazing what can come of it!