Monday, April 24, 2023

Self-Care with Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Deep Retreat


Taking my gym session to new levels as I try out Benefit Cosmetics new skincare line. I must say I am impressed, my skn was poreless and clear afterwards. I was able to preview the collection at the Benefit Cosmetics pop up here in NYC a few weeks ago. It was an experience. I will post my thoughts on the entire skin care line soon. Stay tuned!!
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Friday, June 24, 2022

Youth to the People Unboxing !

Thank you so much to Youth to the People for sending me these goodies! I can't wait to try them!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Come with me to The Makeup Show NYC 2022 !


@jenlaprincesse @The makeup show thank you for my gift bag full of goodies ! #minivlog #proArtist #nyc #thingstodoinnyc #blackgirltiktok #themakeupshownyc ♬ Sex and the City (Main Theme) - TV Sounds Unlimited
The Makeup Show NYC was such an amazinnggg experience ! It was great to be back again after the pandemic seeing all the brands and familiar faces , and meeting new ones !  If you follow my instagram and TikTok  , you would have seen all the exclusive BTS footage along with interviews with your fav brands / artists !  I can't wait to go again next year !! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sephora VIB Sale 2021 : Not Sure What to get ? Recommendations from a Beauty Connoisseur.

Taking a "Selfie Break". 
Handbag : J.Crew 

It's that time !  That only comes around two times a year : Spring/Summer , and Fall Winter - where Sephora has their infamous Beauty Insider Sale . This is the absolute BEST time to score items you had your eyes on and maybe didn't want to splurge full price so you'll get some $$ off.  It's also the best time to replenish on your favorite staples or what I like to call "Cosmetic Crushes" ( my CH peeps know what I'm talking about) , and lastly just get a great deal on the luxury items that are amazing but just are not the most fiscally friendly.  The sale starts this Friday  11/5 for VIB Rouge Members  who have first access for three days , 11/9 for VIB Members , and 11/11 for Beauty Insider ending on 11/15 . 
Its also a great time to get your favorite Sephora Collection items that are 30% off during the sale. 

I took it upon myself to do a quick run-down on my TOP suggestions ( this does not mean there's not other equally amazing items that I also recommend  - its just that if I literally listed everything , we'd be here ALL. DAY.  

Let's just get to it , what do you need ? I personally think the sale is the BEST time to purchase "Skincare" and "Fragrance" . We go through our skincare / body care products much faster and also the good stuff "costs" . As for fragrance , you're most definitely getting bang for your buck with some percentage off.  

Body Care 

I absolutely love the Skinfix Glycolic Renewing Scrub + AHA/BHA Renewing Cream.  With the scrub priced at $30 , and Cream $45 . This year I took the initiative to buy more products for my body that contained powerhouse ingredients like Glycolic Acid  to really give my skin the TLC it deserves. So far I am really loving these two products. 

Skin Care 

Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser .  I LOVE this cleanser.  You just have to try it for yourself.  Your skin looks and feels great after once use.  My honest suggestion is to splurge on the Value Size priced at $62 ( if you can) during the VIB Sale.  If not, the $38 regular size will do. I absolutely love this stuff !  I really can't put into words , honestly .  I'm not being sponsored or paid to speak about any of these items - so its my 100% true thoughts and opinions. So please,  get this cleanser!  

Paulas Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant . Its priced at $29.50 for 4.0z standard size   I have discovered this product back in 2016 - and was just transformed on how it made my skin GLOW. Since then, I have always gave it as a recommendation to friends, family and clients. Everyone loves this stuff!!  You're going to have to replenish this much faster than other items so it just makes the best sense to grab it discounted.  

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask $25 - I first used this back in 2018. I love a sleeping mask.  Especially now approaching the colder months and our skin dries out ( even us combination -oily girls and boys) , this is such a nice way to treat yourself nightly .  

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Gummy Bear - you can get whatever flavor you'd like , Gummy Bear is just my current favorite ) $22 - I not only use this to sleep , I use this in place of lip balm, and I have been doing this for years. I think most of us have been doing so that Laneige later released lip balms but to be honest I never gave them a try because I love the lip mask!  It's also a great lip prep while doing makeup. I've used the vanilla flavor in my professional kit.  I will like to add yes for a daily lip balm / sleep mask 22 dollars may seem a bit steep , but this is A LOT of product.  It will last for MONTHS.  Also the sheen it leaves on your lips you will not need lip gloss , especially on no makeup days , and  during our new normal with daily mask wear ( for long periods of time).  This product helps keep the lips hydrated all day with only one application. 

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel $88 ( 30 treatments / 5 bonus).  So, if you've seen the theme here it's yet another exfoliating option.  This two step system I love because: 1- the amount of product is pre packaged for you, 2- you're getting the exfoliator and serum in one use. If you've never used this before I suggest trying the 5 treatments size , and also there is a universal version which is not extra strength for those with more sensitive skin.  

Caudelie Beauty Elixir Face Mist -  I have a few favorite facial sprays and this is one of them.  I've used this during my skincare routines ( between products ) , and also to set my makeup.  I literally get sad when its almost finished. Priced at $49 , it is most certainly a prestige facial spray and worth every  ( in this case , discounted )penny. 

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray $35 - Another favorite of mines, and my clients !  So don't be alarmed that it says setting spray - trust me this is like another Beauty Elixir. I use this to prep the skin before makeup ,  during skincare routines ,  you name it.  I use it on my clients to prep, set, and refresh their makeup / grooming look.  It has been such a favorite of COUNTLESS clients they've texted me wanting to find out what I used on them because their makeup STAYED PUT for hours , and their skin maintained a flawless finish.  I honestly need a direct discount code with Charlotte Tilbury or something because I've definitely contributed to the sales of this amazing product.  

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer $39 -  This is an amazing moisturizer. I have been using it both in my professional kit for years on countless people and everyone LOVES this. I am all about skin having an amazing glow , and this moisturizer does just that ! You can not go wrong with this moisturizer . Perfect prep to a makeup look. 

Dermologica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator $59 - ( There is also a mini size for $15) I feel like this exfoliator has been name dropped more than the latest celebrity gossip. I have not tried this out yet , but so many that I trust have and they love it, so it was on my shopping list. 

Freck Beauty Rich Bitch Cactus + Vitamin C Moisturizer $32 -  the second skincare item on the list I do not own, nor have ever tried before besides in store while filming the product suggestions.  I honestly never even saw this before this trip to Sephora . So far,  from my mini first impressions it feels rich ( hence the name ... duh), and hydrating.  It's sparked my interest tremendously .  I think I will go back to Sephora to purchase or purchase online when the sale begins.  This is the perfect example - not familiar with a product getting it while on sale is the best time to try them out. You're paying less than regular price in the event you feel like it's trash.  My senses tell me that this won't be. Maybe I'll follow up with a Rich Bitch review, and let you all know if it lives up to its claims:  visibly brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation , calms the look of inflammation and redness while maintaining moisture in the skin. 

Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy  , and Intensive Vegan Lip Mask . If you follow me on Instagram , or TikTok, or Twitter , you've seen me mention these items. Staple items. I use both as lip balms during the day as well as night treatments. Both are in my professional kit , and these are also products that countless clients , friends and family have purchased.  The Nighttime Lip Therapy will work wonders on severely dry lips,  like you will never use regular standard lip balm again. PRO Tip * -  wipe it off if you're planning to apply lip stick / lip gloss.  Blot it if you're using as part of a male grooming routine to take all the shine away. A little goes a LONG way.  


Last but certainly not least is fragrance. Honestly if this is all you purchase from the sale - I wouldn't be mad at it.  Fragrance hardly every goes on sale and if it does, you have to catch it while you can.  I narrowed it down to three scents that are on my personal radar that I love. But by all means , get that scent you've been wanting but the price was was not giving what you wanted it to give. Seize the day with this sale! 

These three are definitely in the "luxury" category of scents given their price point.  The nice part is each has a more economical option to choose from.  Many others in this price range don't produce smaller sizes at all. 

Chanel COCO Mademoiselle  Eau de Parfum $138 | $108 | $82 - I love a warm floral scent.  I was given a sample by my beauty advisor from the Chanel Store in Soho in late September and it's been a fragrance love affair. 

Kilian Paris Love, Don't Be Shy  Eau de Parfum $240 |$195 - dubbed as "Rihanna's signature scent" and she's been known to smell amazing - confirmed by literally everyone .  This has a sweet but sexy scent. I love the Marshmallow notes.  

Kilian Paris Good Girl Gone Bad  Eau de Parfum $240| $195 - I was not intending on trying this out or even seeing how it smells but it was recommended to me by someone shopping while I was in store and I was blown away. The unisex floral scent is right up my alley.  I'm drawn to scents like this one.  This is a bold sexy floral.  

There you have it folks!  We are at the end of our list,  and I hope you've enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it .  Granted, if none of these products speak to you and your needs and beauty goals - thats totally okay. Enjoy shopping the sale , and please tag me if you've purchased any of my suggestions.  I want to see :) 

Happy Shopping! 

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Stay Hydrated , Healthy,  and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday 3-3-21

 Hello March ! 

We had another great Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday on Clubhouse.  This week I wanted to separate the Cosmetic Favs between two groups.  Cosmetic Crushes that were shared by the chat guests vs. my Cosmetic Crushes .  

Chat Guest Cosmetic-Crushes 

This week was pretty interesting .  So many Women didn't realize they actually had beauty routines and were already using amazing products. It was actually nice to see even if their collection is not elaborate , it still includes some breakout products. 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  - I was so happy to hear this was a part of our guest's regimen because this product is a cult classic. I've worked with Estee Lauder in the past and have showed my clients how to incorporate this product in their daily routines. Its also nice to prep the skin as well. 

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter - Josie Maran's product line has grown so much from when it initially launched but her dedication to authentic natural ingredients is commendable.  I have been a fan of this line for years and have featured it here for some time. 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water  - Micellar water is always great to have in your stash. I love to use it to clean up eye makeup looks to make liner sharper, shadow , etc..  Its also great for removing makeup before cleansing and using after cleansing to make sure your face is fully cleansed.  

Double Down Cosmetics  The Standard Blush -  One of our chat guests is the Founder /Creator of this brand and she gave us a really great introduction to her brand. The Standard Blush is a breakout shade .  Its a pretty shade of coral , and I'm quite intrigued. Make sure to follow the brand on Instagram

My Cosmetic Crushes 

This week I mentioned products in relation to what was mentioned in the room with the exception of one item.  It was a great chat we literally bounced beauty ideas off of one another. 

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil -  This is a throwback favorite of mines.  When the brand was mentioned , it bought me back to this one particular product to mention, I would use this on my hair as well as skin.  Its an amazing oil .  

Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water -  I absolutely love this formula .  It is one of my favorites.  I had to mention it to give everyone a new option to consider. It really does cleanse your skin and removes the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup. 

NARS Cosmetics Soft Matte Complete Foundation - I am crushing on this foundation .  I've been seeing it all over social media and the finish appears to be beautiful . I can't wait to try it . I will write a separate review on here . 

To keep up with me and see the latest updates , click here .  

As always ,  Stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Monday, March 1, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space ) Presents #MCM Mens Grooming 3-1-21

Happy March ! We are back starting off the new month with a brand new edition of #MCM Mens Grooming on Clubhouse . This week we had an amazing guest, Tilomai Hill, who is a Makeup Artist, Mens Groomer, Wardrobe Stylist , Creative Director , she literally does it all ! It was so cool to have her share with us in the chat what she likes to use on set.  Its always fun learning and sharing with other fellow artists.  

This week we focused more on what we like from an "Artists Perspective" rather than from the everyday man's routine.  We focused on spot concealing , and lip care.  so check out some of our favorites to use on set below. 

1.  We have the Matte Lip Balm by B3 -  because Mens lips for the most part we want them to be Matte ,unless the job calls for otherwise.  This lip balm is an amazing option since it gives the nourishment the lips need without any of the shine.  This is Pro Artist recommended.  

2.  For concealing , we have NARS Cosmetics Soft Matte Concealer.  I recently sat in on a Mens Grooming demo with the NARS a few weeks ago and this is the go to coverage choice for the Nars Boutique SoHo crew.  This concealer comes in so many shades that it will be easy to find a match and it melts right into the skin, and gives us a matte finish.  So it's completely undetectable.  

3. Another great spot coverage , brightening option is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Palette - which I really love using . It gives a satin finish not matte, but it still leaves men with a natural appearance.  Perfect for those with dry skin.  

4. This is my ultimate favorite and its been mentioned so many times . The Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime  Lip Therapy. This does not have a matte finish, but can easily be blotted or wiped off a bit.  This does wonders for the lips. Everyone loves this product .  Honorable mentions : Bite Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask , and the Bite Beauty Agave+ Weekly Vegan Scrub . 

5. This is Tilomai Hill's favorite* ( a staple in her Pro-Kit) , the RCMA Concealer Palette .  She likes to use this for everything from concealing , spot coverage, and color correction.  Check out her instagram ,  her work speaks for itself . So anything she highly recommends is official .  

It was so good to be back speaking on Mens Grooming starting off the month being inspired , and ready to explore new products.   The next chat will be this Wednesday on Clubhouse . 

I look forward to next weeks chat , and to keep up with all the recaps and chat direct links click here . 

Please remember to stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday 2-17-21

Last night we had a great chat once again and the main focus I want to recap on this week was moisturizers .  We spoke about how to keep our skin hydrated , and how to create a luminous base to our makeup looks. There was two moisturizers that I highly recommended.  Both I've used on countless jobs and I also have in my personal collection at home.  A perfect makeup application starts with a great base, and hydrated skin is key. 

First up is the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Oil Free  Moisturizer.  This is such a good moisturizer its so hydrating and nourishing and so many of my clients would as what was I using on them. Its lightweight, and it has Hyaluronic Acid as a component to really quench your skins thirst.  You just have to see for your self. It pairs nicely with serums.  

Second on my list is the Tarte Cosmetics Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer . This is a Cosmetic-Crush that I am bringing back from the past.  I first used this back in 2016 and fell in love with the gel formula.  This is a vegan moisturizer that is water - based and lightweight , it plumps up the skins appearance and works well as a makeup base. This also includes the super ingredients Hylauronic Acid and Squalane.   


I look forward to next weeks chat , and to keep up with all the recaps and chat direct links click here . 

Please remember to stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Actually please stay warm as well if you're anywhere that's been experiencing extreme cold temperatures and snow. . I also hope things get better for everyone in Texas.  

Jeannie xo 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space ) Presents #MCM Mens Grooming 2-15-21

Yesterday we had another great #MCM : Mens Grooming Chat on Clubhouse. 

This week  I covered the main things you would need in your kit if you are just starting out doing mens grooming.  Most of these items ( or something else comparable may very well already exist in your kit. So since I was asked by an Artist who further wants to explore this world , I figure I devote the entire recap to this topic only. 

Skincare -  You would definitely need an exfoliating toner ,  for example like the Bevel Skin Exfoliating Toner as a prep.  It will help lightly exfoliate the skin to make a perfect base.  This toner is great for men to keep in their routine as it helps with shaving bumps and dark marks. 

Complexion - Next, we want to focus on a matte moisturizer , because we do NOT want any shine.  If the man is bald we will make sure to not neglect this part of his head.  Following moisturizer , we use a matte primer.  Two great options are the moisturizer from Bioderma , and the Step 1 matte primer from Makeup Forever . 

Not shown, but we want to color correct / spot conceal / brighten up dark circles with concealer. Theres so many choices to choose from - use what you already have.  What I will say though is choose a concealer that dries down matte and is medium to full coverage .  Be very sparse with application - because the whole point in Mens Grooming to look like he hasn't done anything , yet very refreshed and awake. 

We want to use a matte setting powder to set concealer and to take away any additional shine on the face or ( bald head ).  Makeup Forever Super Matte powder is a favorite I've used in the past.  It comes in various shades . 

Brows - A brow gel to mold brows and also add some volume is your best bet.  If he has great full brows you only need to go in with clear brow gel, if he has some gaps you want to fill in - lightly fill in with a pencil.  The main secret weapon will be a tinted brow gel.  Most times you may only need to use this to get the job done .  A great option I use on myself and clients is the Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. 

Lips -  In the past, I would use a lip balm for Men , there's so many options.  In the past two years I started using Bite Beauty's Agave + Night Therapy on everyone as a lip base / prep.  I really love how this instantly revitalizes your lips.  This product does have a bit of a shine to it , so make sure you blot accordingly.  * Bonus - you might want to keep their lip scrub in your kit with you in case your client / model has severely dry or chapped lips. 

Check out My weekly #WCW :Womens Cosmetic-Crush Chat tomorrow .  

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I hope you've found this information useful and whether you're an artist looking to work on more men, or inquiring for yourself or your loved one - I wish you the best ! 

Please remember to stay Hydrated, Healthy, and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Self-Care with Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Deep Retreat

  Taking my gym session to new levels as I try out Benefit Cosmetics new skincare line. I must say I am impressed, my skn was poreless and...