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The Sun is Bright and Loving

Published November 30, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! Hope you are doing good and for those of you with illnesses I pray that you have plenty of spoons today.

I am low on spoons today, feels like I have the flu even though I don’t. I got plenty of rest last night but woke up exhausted today. I think I might be falling into a flair up (sad panda).

My hubby had to work today so I thought I would still do my makeup for when he gets home. ( Lately I hadn’t been able to do my makeup because I fell into a deep depression.. but the grey clouds have parted and the sun is bright and loving. )

Today I decided to do a natural look since I didn’t feel very well.

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Makeup with no flash

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Makeup with flash 

Base: For my primer I used Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer ($37 at Sephora). For foundation I used Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear ($47 at Sephora) in the color 270 Bisque W. The concealer I chose, first I used a color correcter since I woke up with dark circles I chose Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the color light medium followed by  Makeup Forever Ultra HD (discontinued but can be found on Glambot’s website $14.50) in the color R22. To set my face I used my tried and true Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora) in translucent.  I forgot I had the bronzer I used, and forgot how much I enjoy it …. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer ($7.69 at Target) in the color bronze.

Eyes: For my eyes I used Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta or on Tatre’s website) in the color light medium honey. I chose a pallet I completely forgot I had and that I truly adore. I chose Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Pallet ($36 on the Kat Von D website, also sold at Sephora). I used Ludwin all over my eye space to set the base. I went very simple today so I only used 1 transition color – Laetus. AS my crease color I used Lucius and than I deepened the out v and half the crease with Solas. as my lid color I chosae Samael and I layered Urban Decay single eyeshade pot ($20 at Ulta) in Midnight Cowboy and for my inner highlight I used Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on the Hikari website) in the color honey dew. For my brow bone I used Saleos from the Shade and Light pallet. My Eyes are a bit sensitive today ( I think it’s because of the eyeliner I used in yesterday’s Face of the day) so I just used Shax from the Shade and Light pallet as liner. For my lower lid I used Lucius and Shax. For my inner lower rim of my eye I used NYX Faux Whites Eye Brightener (Regularly $8 on sale for $5.50 for Cyber Week on the NYX website) in the color Linen. I ran out of my all time favorite mascara ( Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black) and had to order 2 more from Ulta so I cracked open 2 new ones … first I used my Loreal Voluminous Base ($5.99 at Target) …. I use this lash primer anytime I have to use any other mascara other than my favorite one…. for my lower lashes I used Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($24 for full sized $14 for travel sized but the full size is on SALE for $10 on both Ulta and Urban Decay’s websites) and on my upper lashed I used It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara (regularly $24 at Ulta and the It Cosmetics website… however is on sale for $19 on the It Cosmetics website). My brows are the same as always – Professional Brow Powder from my brow bar Oh La La ($10) in dark brown.

Finish: For blush I chose NARS blush ($30 at Sephora, Ulta, and NARS website) in the color Dolce Vita. I chose a softer more subtle highlight, Laura Mercier Matter Radiance Baked Powder (regularly $40 but on sale on her website for $31.50 … can also pick it up at Sephora for full price) in the color Highlight 01. Finally lips… I  used Lancome L’absolu NU lipstick (normally $32.50 but you can only get it on the Brigette’s Boutique for $17) in the color Buff Silk which I paired with Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner ($19 at Sephora and the Kat Von D website) in the color LoveCraft.

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Eye look with Flash

The Makeup Forever Step 1 primer goes on velvety and holds foundation beautifully. The only down side is it does nothing to blur my pores. This primer is billed as a pore refining primer but for me it just reduces the sight of my pores. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear is billed as a 24 hour transfer free long wearing foundation. I haven’t worn it for 24 hours but I have had a few 18 hour days where this foundation has stayed in place perfectly. It’s a light medium coverage foundation that comes in 50 shades ranging from fair skin with neutral undertone to dark ebony skin with cool/pink undertones . There are 11 shades for darker skin. The Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector is the only color corrector I use for my under eye. I brightens the area so perfectly that I haven’t wanted to try any other corrector. It comes in 2 shades light medium and medium tan. The down side, it only comes in 2 tones…. there is nothing for darker skinned dolls.            I am so very sad that the Makeup Forever HD concealer was discontinued. A little of this concealer goes a long way so I wont need to go on a hunt for a replacement for it. HD concealer leaves a smooth bright look to the under eye. It comes in 26 colors with only 5 deep shades. After a little research I have found that Makeup Forever replaced it with Ultra HD Self setting concealer which comes in 26 colors, 5 of which are deeper in shade and sells for $28 at Ulta, Shephora , and Makeup Forever’s website. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer was all I would wear in the summer. It smells amazing and truly goes on like butter. This bronzer is orange based and comes in 4 shades with no shades for deeper skin.

Kat Von D’s Shade and Light Eye Contour Pallet is amazing! It has 12 shades and 3 color ways, neutral, smoky, and a cross between neutral and smoky. This is a great pallet for all skin tones. The shadows are buttery however there is tons of kick back with these shadows because they are so finely milled. These shades are highly pigmented and blend well together. Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara is good in a pinch but I’m not sure that it’s worth the price tag. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara  is really good, I’d use it again. I just hate the brush… it’s a plastic brush with a bulb on the tip… not my cup of tea but I definitely will use it again.

The NARS blush was the first thing I purchased from NARS. I’m in love with the color I chose and I love how well it applies, the only thing I am not to keen on is that it has a bit of sparkle to it. I am more the matte blush type girl. The Laura Mercier Matter Radiance Baked Powder is my favorite highlighter EVER. It’s finely milled and buildable. On causal days I can throw a light amount on and it pulls the look together nicely, on specail occasions I can build up the intensity by wetting my highlighter brush with a bit of MAC fix plus. I have even been known to wear it across the high points of my face on no makeup or “no makeup” makeup days.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners are crazy pigmented. They go on smooth and meld into the lips perfectly. The only down side is they are so creamy that they transfer easily. The Lancome L’absolu NU lipstick line I believe is discontinued as I wasn’t able to find it online other than at Brigette’s Boutique. Well you can find it on Amazon but I have had bad experiences purchasing makeup from Amazon so it’s not an option for me.

Well that’s it for me today dolls …. stay tuned tomorrow when I review 2 pallets from ColourPop.

 

Ta ta for now and remember beauties …. save a spoon for a bit of lipstick. XOXO

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My makeup look outside with no flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting Corners When Spoons Are Gone

Published November 29, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Why hello there gorgeous, hope your day is going good.

I woke up this morning with so much energy ; yes the spoons were flowing today ; but by 6:00 pm I was totally ready to lay down. My spoons ran for the hills. This left me with a dilemma, feeding my family. I wanted so bad to just say “Let’s have sandwiches for dinner tonight” but I couldn’t bring myself to subject my family to a packed lunch for dinner, so I put on my big girl pants and pushed through the exhaustion.

I made streak and pasta for dinner and my secret weapon was the fact that the steaks were thin so they cooked fast and I used a boxed pasta that I hadn’t tried before.

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I purchased this for 98 cents at Walmart

This little gem not only makes it’s on sauce, it cooks in 10 minutes!!!

From start to finish dinner took me 10 minutes total we had a full meal … steak, salad, and pasta and it was tasty!!

I was so exhausted that I forgot to take a plated picture but believe me when I say  it was tasty.

We, as spoonies, often give ourselves too high of an expectation when it comes to taking care of our families that we forget that taking short cuts is in fact acceptable.

My family loved dinner tonight and I barely had much to do. I guess what I mean to say is don’t forget that you can take the easy way around when handling responsibilities. Our illnesses take so much from us, don’t let them take everything from us.  It is 100% acceptable to cut corners when you spoon supply is running low!

Baby steps …. that’s the key.

Well ta ta for now dolls. Remember to save a spoon or two for a bit of lipstick.

 

Friday First Impressions Episode 1

Published November 29, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!  Second post in one day …. look at me go!!! (wink wink)

I normally don’t like first impressions because I believe it takes more than one try to know if a product is good or not; however I was blow drying my hair today and a thing happened ….

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CALA Pro styling Brush 100% Boar Hair Bristles

I purchased these brushes off of Brigette’s Boutique. They are the Cala Bronze 20mm Pro Styling Brush ($8.25) and Cala Bronze 33mm Pro Styling Brush ($8.50).

I started out with damn hair, for reference my hair is naturally curly and has a medium thickness to it, and I used a squirt bottle to dampen my hair just a bit more so that I would have frizz when I was done with my blow out.

I started off with the 20mm brush (the one on the left in the above picture). I sectioned my hair into small manageable sections. I put the brush to my hair and began to blow out the section…. after one pass the whole handle came off and the bristles were stuck in my hair. I thought “Ok, I my hair must be too thick for the smaller brush.” and so I switched to the bigger of the two brushes. The handle stayed put so I was happy. After about 4 sections of hair I noticed that the brush was getting harder to use, my hair was snagging and getting stuck in the bristles. When I turned the brush over in my hands I noticed that the boars hair bristles had melted and nylon bristles had bent sideways.

I did not have my blow dryer set to high so I don’t understand how a brand new brush, after 4 sections of hair, could be this damaged. I was prepared to super glue the 20 mm brush so that I could use it for my hair from my ears to forehead, but after having the 33mm brush melt on me why bother!?

I checked Brigette’s Boutique’s return policy and unfortunately they only except returns for products that are unopened so it looks as though I am out almost $20.00!!

Don’t get me wrong I love Brigette’s Boutique… I just wish they had a more buyer friendly return policy.

Steer clear of this brush it’s just not worth it.  I will have to do some more research to find the perfect blow out brush these two are going in the rubbish bin!

I may have some more first impression Fridays for you coming soon, they just wont be on makeup products and I believe in trying multiple times before giving up on a product so unless the product is blatantly rubbish I wont do a makeup first impression but I have many tools and extras I can review….

Well that’s all folks. As always remember to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick!!

xoxox

 

Spoons a Plenty

Published November 29, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Good morning dolls. Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving. I was able to do my makeup for a second day in a row (spoons a plenty ). Here is my face of the day….

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inside with flash

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Outside no flash

We have nothing planned for today. No, I will not be shopping Black Friday deals … too many people in one place causes panic attacks for me. I’m more of a Cyber Monday gal.

I decided to do a more natural makeup today , well natural for me anyway (giggles).

Here’s what I used ….

Base:  I chose not to use a primer since I’m only going to be home today. For foundation I decided to go light weight and chose Bobbi Brown BB Cream with SPF 35                        ($48 at Sephora) in the color fair. My concealer is Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage ($29 on Urband Decay’s website) in medium light neutral. I set my face with my tried and true – Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora) in translucent and my eyes with ELF’s  Smooth and Set powder ($4 on the ELF website). To bronze my face I used Kat Von D’s Shade and Light pallet ($49 at Sephora) and used a mix of the 2 deepest colors ( Shadowplay and Subconscious ).

Eyes: My primer as always is Tarte Shape Tape ( $27 at Tarte.com ) in the color light medium honey. The two eye shadow pallets I chose for today are both from Urban Decay. The first pallet is the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics pallet (no longer sold – but you can find it at Glambot.com and I have scene many offered on the Mercari app as well) and the Urban Decay Born to Run pallet ($49 at Ulta). To set my eye base I used Pre-Game all over the lid. For my first transition color I used Weekender and my second transition color is called Riff (both from the Born to Run pallet) then it was back to the Ultimate Basics pallet for Lockout as my crease color. On the lid I used Double Life on the out 1/3, Stranded on the middle 1/3, and Blaze on the inner 1/3 all from the Born to Run pallet. I used Good as Gone from the Born to Run pallet as my outer V color. For my eye highlights I used Blow (Ultimate Basics) for the brow bone and Breakaway (Born to Run) for my inner corner highlight. My eyeliner is Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged eyeliner in the color Black by Ardency Inn ( $20 on the Ardency Inn website). I used Professional Eyebrow Powder made by the owner of my eye brow bar called OhLaLa ($10) in dark brown and my mascara is my one and only Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black ($10 at Walmart).

Cheeks and Lips: I used Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush ($25 at Ulta) in the color captivating ( a true coral ). For my cheek highlight I used MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finish ($30 at Ulta or MAC) in the color Soft and Gentle. Onto lips!!! I used Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips ($34 on Beautilish’s website) in the color Glaston Berry  and MAC’s Lip Pencil ($18 at MAC ) in Nightmoth.

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Final Thoughts? Bobbi Brown BB Cream is super light weight and gives a light coverage (enough to even skin out … not enough to cover scars or blemishes.) I love how my skin looks in the BB cream and I love how it feels – not heavy at all; however it does not set and a powder is definitely  needed. The down side is that there are only 6 shades and none are deeper than golden light brown so there isn’t a shade for our ebony beauties, however if you happen to have Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($29 at Sephora and offered in 25 colors) in your color you can deepen the darkest shade of the BB cream, I’ve used my Custom Cover Drops to add coverage to the BB Cream and the finish is amazing.  The Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage concealer is billed as a cream but to me it’s more of a serum and almost feels like you don’t have anything on. It comes in 9 colors steaming from Fair Neutral to Extra Deep Neutral and has 6 of the 9 shadeds dedicated to the darker skinned beauties out there. (I am impressed!!! Finally someone gets it …. we need more companies to produce multiple shades for our darker community!!!). The Kat Von D’s Shade and Light pallet has a lighting powder and bronzer for light , medium, and light deep. The powders blend well and build up effortlessly; however the powders are so soft that it is very easy to over do your bronzer in one fell swoop. The powder is so soft that it almost feels like a cream. The bronze colors are red based and lend to and almost natural tan look. This is my go to bronzer for days that I don’t have much to do.  On to shadows the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics pallet is a great staple neutral pallet to own, I am sad that Ulta , Sephora, and the Urban Decay website  no longer carry it. It’s compact enough to travel with and has just enough mid tone colors to allow you to creature an everyday look for almost any skin tone. The powders are finally milled but there is little to no fallout with these shadows and there is zero kick back ( meaning that when you put your brush into these shadows there isn’t any powder build up.)  As for the Urban Decay Born to Run pallet  I am having a love/hate relationship with it. The matte shades are not as finally mild as say the Ultimate Basics pallet  and I find that there is heavy kick back … I hate when that happens … it’s a waste of money. I find the colors to be breath taking however they are not highly pigmented (not what I am use to with Urban Decay) and there is a ton of fall out with the sparkly colors. The sparkly colors are softer and smoother and glide on wonderfully but again …. unless you use your finger a damp brush there is little payoff.  This pallet has the potential to create so gorgeous looks with all those jewel tones in it, you just have to fineness the product a bit more than with other pallets. As for Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush …. as I have said in my previous post these blushes are some of my favorite formulas and well worth the $25 price tag! A little goes a long way with this blush and the colors Tarte offers are so stunning. MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finish was the first product I purchased from MAC and I fell in love almost instantly. This particular color in general is so flattering, the only down side is that the glitters in the formula are a little bigger than I like. (not a deal breaker mind you, I just have to use a lighter hand when applying it.) I am having a difficult time trying to make Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged eyeliner by Ardency Inn work for me. The brown one I used in my Thanksgiving look felt like it tugged and skipped a lot and felt as if it had a drier formula… and the one I used in today’s look although it felt creamer and did not tug or skip on my mature eye line it bled onto my lower line a ton – I had to redo my eyeliner 4 times just to get it right… and I ended up with a thicker line than I wanted (user error perhaps). This liner is definitely not one I will repurchase.  Finally MAC’s Lip Pencil … I love the color range of this pencil (something for everyone) however I am not sure if I purchased an old one or if this is just how MAC lip liners are, but I had to run the lip liner across the back of my hand for a few seconds to get it to apply. After that it was smooth sailing … no tugging, no bleeding, and crazy pigmentation. It is the only liner by MAC I own but I am 100% getting more.

Well that’s it dolls …. remember to save a spoon for a bit of lip stick xox.

Thanksgiving Face of the Day and Review

Published November 28, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! So I had spoons (energy) today and I did a thing…. yup you guessed it I did my makeup. I am low key obsessed with the way it turned out.

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I decided to go with browns since it is the fall and Thanksgiving. Here is what I used….

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BASE:  First I used Hour Glass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). It’s a light weight non greasy primer that goes on with a white cast that melts into the skin. It’s definitely pricey but in my opinion well worth the spend.  I find most primers to feel too heavy on the skin. This is light weight, has no scent, and a little goes a long way. Next I used Allure Beauty’s best in beauty winner for 2018- Giorgio Armani Power Fabric long wear high cover foundation ($64 at Sephora) in the color 5.5 (medium with neutral undertones). I use this foundation on special occasions because of the price tag and if you are looking for a high coverage foundation this is not the one for you, at best it is a light medium coverage foundation that does not build up well. One coat is all you are going to get out this one unless patchy is your cup of tea. What I like about this foundation is that it comes in 30 colors ranging from very fair skin with rosy undertones to deep skin with neutral undertones. However with that said I do believe that Armani is missing the boat on our dark skinned beauties out there, with there only being 6 shade ranges for our deeper skin lovelies. What I love about this foundation is that I can’t believe I’m wearing foundation! It is so light weight and my skin feels like it can breath. It isn’t a sticky foundation either. It goes on like a liquid but dries down like a powder. I didn’t need to set my face (I did…because you know … I’m just use to doing it). After that I used Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on Chanel’s website)  cream to powder bronzer in Bronze Universal. So worth the price tag!!! I almost didnt buy this one – so glad I did. The down side is it only comes in 1 color and it is no way near deep enough for someone much more darker than me – at best someone with a light tan can get away with this one but any darker than that and it is a waste of money. This is billed as a gel to cream bronzer however it is more like a cream to powder finish. I reach for this one more than any other bronzer I have ever owned, it leaves the skin looking sun kissed where most bronzers look good but you can totally tell you are using bronzer; with this one it leaves your skin looking like you are tan not like makeup; and I will continue to purchase this little gem. Then, more out of habbit not necessity, I used Laura Mercier loose setting powder ($39 at Sephora ) in translucent. This finishing powder comes in 2 shades …. Translucent and Translucent Medium Deep.

EYES:  I never use an eye primer (well not anymore) ever since I discovered Tarte Shape Tape ( $27 at Tarte.com). I find this to be too thick as a concealer but it is PERFECT for eye shadow primer. I use the color light medium honey. Shape Tape comes in 30 colors (11 for deeper skin tones) ranging from very fair with pink undertones to very deep with peach undertones. I used 2 eye shadow pallets, both by Too Faced. I used the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Pallet ( I missed the boat on this one when it first came out and was glad to have found it on Bridgette’sBoutique.com for $39; originally it was sold at Sephora for $49 ) and I used the Chocolate Gold pallet (Sephora $49). This is the break down of the eye look I created:

To set my Shape Tape I used, from the Semi Sweet pallet, Coconut Creme, as my first transition color I used the same pallet in the color Nougat followed by Peanut Butter for my second transition color. I switched to the Chocolate Gold pallet to use Cocoa Truffle as my first crease color and then switched back to the Semi Sweet pallet for Truffled as my second crease color. Next it’s back to the Chocolate Gold pallet for the lid. I used Love and Cocoa on the outer 2/3 of my lid and then Old Money on the inner 1/3. For my brow bone highlight I used Rollin’ in Dough and as my inner corner highlight I popped back over to the Semi Sweet pallet to use Butter Pecan.

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The Semi Sweet Pallet (the one on the right) smells so good (like chocolate and on a side note – I managed to get a little on my lip — it tastes like chocolate too ) and has 7 mattes and 10 shimmers (2 of which are highly laced with glitters). The Chocolate Gold pallet (on the left) has a slight chocolate scent and has 12 highly pigmented shimmers and 4 mattes. I had picked up the Semi Sweet pallet when it first came out but only ever reached for Peanut Butter. When the Peanut Butter and Jelly pallet came out I gifted my Semi Sweet pallet to my niece.  One day I was on the site Bridgette’sBoutique.com and happened by the Semi Sweet pallet and thought I would try it again. So happy that I did the colors on both these pallets blend so easy, the colors are vibrant and build up nicely, and this pallet isn’t a one look wonder pallet. There are many looks you can turn out with this pallet. With the Chocolate Gold pallet, although it’s a stunning pallet with so many sparkles, you only get the same type of look because there are only 4 mattes ( 2 of which are dark shades).  If you are wondering if the Semi Sweet pallet measures up to the original Chocolate Bar pallet (Sephora $49), in my humble opinion, yes it most certainly does! In fact, I really enjoy the Semi Sweet pallet more than the original Chocolate Bar pallet. To round the eye look off I used Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged eyeliner in the color Coffee by Ardency Inn ( $20 on the Ardency Inn website), Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara ($10 at Walmart), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 Sephora) in the color Custard. There are 30 shades in the range starting with light skin with neutral undertones to deep skin with neutral undertones. I set my under eye with E.L.F.’s Smooth and Set powder ($4 on the ELF website). I used Professional Eyebrow Powder made by the owner of my eye brow bar called OhLaLa ($10)  My thoughts on the eyeliner? It’s not my favorite by any stretch of the imagination, but it will do in a pinch. I have heard so many big youtube gurus say it’s their favorite and that they can’t live with out it but, to me, it pulls across the lid funny, skipping and tugging at the delicate skin of my lid. Now bare in mind I am 46 years old so my eye area is not like the eye area of the 20 something makeup gurus of youtube. As for the mascara …. well I have tried many that are really good but don’t see the need to spend $20 or more on mascara when Loreal has knocked it out of the park with the Voluminous Carbon Black! It will forever (or as long as they keep it around) be my go to mascara, it is that good! The concealer only has 8 shades for our deep skin dolls and the shades are so close in color that NARS should really consider stepping up their game with a few more colors to round out the range. With that being said I love this concealer. I dare say it is in my top 3 concealers of all time. It’s not too thin that it melts into nothing but it sits on the under eye so well that you cant really feel it and the coverage is beautiful. The under eye setting powder is the only powder I will ever use! I’ve so many loose powders and always , and I mean ALWAYS come back to the E.L.F. one. It is that damn good, and you can’t beat the price tag!!! I wont go into details about the eye brow powder ,since unless you live in Orlando you probably wont be able to get it, but it is so much better than any I have tried to date. (Yes even Anastasia Beverly Hills).

Cheeks and Lips: I used Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush ($25 at Ulta) in the color Seduce, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($36 on her website) in the highlighter color Gilded Honey, Loreal 6 Hour Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner ($8 at Walmart) in the color Coral, and finally Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips ($34 on Beautilish’s website) in the color Kim KW. The Amazonian Clay blushes are some of my favorite formulas and well worth the $25 price tag. It goes on smooth, never patchy, there are 13 in the range with more coming out during the holiday seasons. The highlighter wasn’t my favorite. To be honest I will probably never use it again, it is too glittery, not the good kind of glittery it just sits wrong on the skin. It’s a beautiful color I just feel that it has too much glitter in it for my taste. I prefer my highlight to shine without being able to see the individual specks of glitter in it. Loreal knows what they are doing!!! I love this lip liner (own it in every color they make). It’s great for mature lip lines as it doesn’t feather into the fine lines around the mouth and is super pigmented and long lasting. I’m not sure how I feel about the Hot Lips lipsticks yet. I’ve only tried them 2 times but both times it didn’t seem like they lasted long. I had to reapply several times today. Don’t get me wrong the colors are amazing in this line and they go on smooth and creamy. However I felt as if Kim KW accentuated all my lines and crevices in my lips and I did use a really great lip balm to hydrate my lips before I used the lipstick. It’s to early to tell if this lipstick is worth the $34 price tag or not, I am going to have to try it out a little more before I make up my mind.

Well that’s the whole ball game dolls. Hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ta ta for now and remember to save a spoon for a little makeup.

 

 

Plenty of Spoons

Published November 28, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Just dropping in to wish you all well.

I woke up with plenty of spoons so I was able to do my hair and makeup today.

I didn’t have to cook our meal as a friend wanted to cook for us. I am so grateful for the support system I have, without it I would never been able to get dressed up and beat my face to the heavens …. LOL .

Well that’s all for now. Enjoy your day.

 

That’s all for now dolls and remember — Save a spoon for a little makeup.

It’s Been Awhile

Published November 27, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hello. It’s been a while. I’ve been dealing with severe depression. The deaths of my Grand mom and my best friend have left me spinning out of focus.  The holidays are coming up and I still feel out of sorts but on the mend.

I’ve decided not to post more about my Grand mom until I’m able to process my feelings more. It’s been a rough tear filled , often manic , road full of pot holes from hell.

Today I write to tell you I am FINALLY going to be writing some makeup reviews!!!

I am so excited for the next chapter of my life …. I’ve purchased heaps of makeup to review (and will do reviews on makeup I already own too).

The first review I am going to do is on Kathleen Lights’ nail company – KL Polish. Yes I know she is no longer the owner of the company, I have plenty of polish purchased from when she WAS the owner. I have also purchased polish from the company recently so that I can do a comparison of the formula to see if anything other than the name behind to brand has changed.

I also have purchased 4 of the 6 nail polish colors from Kathleen Lights NEW and improved company, Lights Lacquer. She just launched the brand and I am curious to see if the formula holds up to the amazing (spoiler) formula of  her first brand.

I am also thinking of doing a “Mani Monday” short post since I have many shades and formulas of KL Polish.

In the future posts I will be reviewing makeup brands. I have purchased a full array of makeup from Colour Pop, E.L.F cosmetics, NYX, Makeup Geek, and BH cosmetics ; as well as 6 eye shadow pallets from Coastal Scents.

Yes I know these brands have been around for a while. These reviews were meant to help the beginner makeup enthusiast, or the person who, like me, has just come off a no buy ( meaning the person has restricted themselves from purchasing any new make up for an extended amount of time).

I’m still going to post stuff about my journey with my illness and my depression, I just thought it was time to introduce the “MAKEUP” portion of A Spoonie’s Makeup Bag . I also would like to start posting face of the day blog posts as well, having let my face of the day posts fall to the wayside due to my depression.

Well thanks for reading dolls and as always — Remember to save a spoon for a bit of makeup ….

 

 

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