Prep

 

The 5 Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine: A Framework for Effective Cosmetics Layering

By Jude Chao Do people ask you for the details of your skincare routine but flinch when you provide an itemized list of your cleansers, actives, toners, essences, serums, sheet masks, creams, and sunscreen? Does intimidation prevent friends and family from following...

How to Identify Your Skin’s Undertone and What This Means for You

When it comes to finding a new lipstick or foundation, color is usually what we’re drawn to first. It’s common to love a color at the beauty counter, only to discover that it doesn’t look right when you try it on at home. The culprit is likely your skin’s undertone....

My 5-Step Morning Skin Care Routine for Glowing Skin

Introduction My skin care regimen, especially my morning skin care routine, tends to change based on the seasons and the state of my skin. As we move into spring, I’m exfoliating more to get rid of my dry winter skin and using moisture-building bases (think oils and...

Correct

Is Oil Cleansing for You?

By Jacqueline Samaroo  The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) has been making waves in the skincare world. It is touted to work on oily skin, dry skin and everything in between. But, will it work for YOUR skin? Read on to learn about the OCM and whether it could be the right...

Top Face Creams Under $30 for Every Skin Type

By Jude Chao These days, skincare routines come in all shapes and sizes, from the ultra basic to the lavishly multilayered. But almost all effective skincare routines have a few things in common. One of those things is incorporating a good moisturizer.  Moisturizers...

Ingredients to Look for in Under Eye Creams

By Jude Chao Eye creams spark endless controversy in the skincare world. Some say you need them; others say they’re a waste of money, - the exact same thing as a regular skin cream, in a smaller jar with a higher price. The truth lies somewhere in between.  Some...

Defend

Bottoms Up: The Top Beauty Benefits of Drinking Coffee

By Jude Chao You’ve heard about the internal health benefits of drinking coffee, including increased energy and metabolism and reduced risk of various serious diseases. You’ve heard about the beauty benefits of applying coffee grounds to your skin like...

Caring for Your Feet in Between Pedicures

By Michelby Whitehead   If you’ve ever skipped out on open-toe shoes even though the outfit called for it, or avoided a relaxing — and very much desired — foot rub offered by Bae due to fears of giving him nightmares, it’s time to start taking some responsibility for...

Behind the Brand: Publicist Tikiyah Overstreet & the Gleamin Face Mask

By Michelby Whitehead Popular beauty brands are never built overnight. It takes keen strategy and expertise to make a product launch a success.  It also takes a great publicist.  Reflect Beauty had the pleasure of speaking with super publicist Tikiyah Overstreet of...