Good morning dolls. I hope all is well with you today… I hope you have many spoons and a low pain level day. I’m running short on spoons today and my pain level is around a 7 because of the rain…. how many of my spoonies out there are effected by the rain??
Today I retried a few of the ColourPop products I reviewed for you yesterday… you can find that review here -> ColourPop Review … and I also tried out 2 new complexion products…. So let’s jump into this Face of the Day…..
BASE: I primed my face with Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer ($37 at Sephora).I used Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium. For foundation I tried out the ColourPop No Filter Matte Foundation ($12 on their website) in the color Medium 100. I used the ColourPop No Filter Matte Concealer ($6.50 on their website) in the color Medium 22. To set my full face I used the ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder ($9 on their website) in the color Translucent and to warm up my face I used the Colourpop Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the color Talk to the Palm.
EYES: I primed my eyes as I always do with Tarte Shape Tape () in the color Light-Medium Honey. For my eye shadow today I used 2 ColourPop palettes… the palette I created ($24 as a bundle on the ColourPop website) and the Going Coconuts Palette ($12 on their website). To set my Shape Tape I used the palette I created and the color the color Hear Me Out (a matte cream color) and then as my 1st transition shade I chose Issues (a matte pale orange creamsicle). As my 2nd transition shade used Wake Up Call (a matte pale tan). To deepen my crease I popped over to the Going Coconuts Palette and used the color Shell Ya (a matte mid-toned peachy brown). To darken my outer v I used Feathered (a matte burgundy brown) which I also carried to the outre 1/3 of my lid. To deepen my outer v a bit more I used Lets Do It (a matte true black) that I defused with Feathered. For my low lash line I used Shell Ya again as my drop shadow and then I deepened the lash line with Lets Do It. On my inner 2/3 of the lid I used Party Favors (a metallic gold with peach reflect). I lined my upper lash line with Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil ($22 on the Beautylish website) in the color The Classic (a true deep brown matte). I smudged the liner out and went over it with Cloud Nine (a matte dusty deep brown from the palette I created). I lined my water line using the BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website) in the color Beige. I used the ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil ($5.50 on their website) and Brow Boss Gel ($6.50 on their website) and then perfected the brow with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23 on Beautylish) all in the color Dark Brown. I carved out my brow linen with the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set it with Hear Me Out again. I highlighted the inner corner of my eyes with Urban Decay Single Shadow ($20 at Ulta) in the color Midnight Cowboy. I primed my lashes using the Loreal Voluminous Primer ($5.99 at Target) and then followed that up with the Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black ($5.99 at Target).
CHEEKS and LIPS: For blush I used the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Blush ($8 on their website) in the color Quarters (a deep coral satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, temples, brow bone, and Cupid’s Bow with the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ($8 on their website) in the color Wisp (a medium toned champagne pearlized finish). I lined my lips with NYX Suede Matte Lip Pencil ($4 at Ulta) in the color Whipped Caviar (a mid-toned pinky coral nude) and then filled my lips in with ColourPop Lippie Sitx ($6 on their website) in the color Topanga (a bright coral cream).
ColourPop No Filter Matte Foundation: A+++!!!! It comes in 42 shades, 14 of which are for deeper skin. It’s billed as an oil-free, buildable full coverage foundation with soft blurring pigments to give you a natural matte finish. You get .85 fluid ounces of product. If there was a higher grade that I could give this foundation, I would totally do it!!! This foundation is lightweight… it is more of a demi matte than a full on matte… it left my skin looking hydrated and perfected. This foundation buff into the skin beautifully and a small amount is all you need. I chose the shade 100 Medium which says that it is a neutral foundation with peachy undertones for medium skin tones…. for me it was a little to yellow based; but after I got the rest of my complexion products on my face it worked out. In just one use I can already tell this is going to be my favorite foundation of 2020. Oh yes … this is my favorite find of 2019. Definitely repurchasing this product.
ColourPop No Filter Matte Concealer: A++ This concealer comes in 30 shades (10 for light, medium, and deep skin tones). You get .14 fluid ounces of product. It’s billed as a full coverage concealer formulated with soft blurring pigments to give you a creaseproof, matte finish. This concealer looks so pretty under the eyes. The color I chose was Medium 22 (a neutral warm concealer for medium skin tones) and it’s the perfect color for my under eye and orbital bone area. It buffs into the skin so well that you can’t tell you even put it on, save for the fact that your under eyes look flawless. I liked this concealer so much that I promptly purchased a back up. If youare in the market for a new concealer I highly recommend this one.
ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder: A+ In yesterday’s review of the ColourPop brand I graded this powder a B- grading because it vanished into nothing in less than 2 hours. I surmised that this was because I had too much moister going on between the daily moisturizer and the Tinted Moisturizer. I was right. With today’s foundation this powder is perfect. It’s going on 5 hours later and this powder is still in place and I look flawless. It even layered well over my concealer. I really like it in conjunction with this matte foundation. I don’t think it will ever replace my Laura Mercier loose setting powder, but it will definitely go into my makeup rotation and I will more than likely repurchase it.
ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette: A+++ I know I have already done a review on this palette, but I just love it so much!!!! I am so glad I purchased it. The shadows are so buttery smooth and pigmented. They blend like a dream.
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil: F!!! Oh I wanted so badly to like this product, to find a way to incorporate it into my makeup routine…. this pencil is creamy but it doesn’t set down. It doesn’t blend good either. When you try to buff it out a bit it just disappears into nothing. I even had a hard time smudging a shadow over the top of it without it going away…. I had to use the liner 4 times just to get the intensity I have on my lids now. This pencil is just so not worth the price tag, not when there are drug store liners that perform so much better. I will be decluttering this pencil next month … I wont even waste the time to use it up.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo: B- I know this is a cult favorite, but at $23 it’s nothing special. It doesn’t really go on even and skips over the bald patches in my brows. It takes some finesse but it does get the job done… I still prefer my Professional Brow Powder from Oh La La Brow Bar.
BH Cosmetics Power Pencil: A- It comes in 9 colors. It’s pigmented, long lasting, and creamy. It’s billed as a water proof liner, however I do need to reapply this liner to my water line later through the day, but I am glad I have it. It’s the perfect flesh tone for the water line, not to bright, not to tan … as I said during my BH Cosmetics review … I will definitely repurchase this liner.
ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil and Gel: I still give the pencil a D- and the Gel B+ … same feelings as yesterday …. these products just don’t work for me.
ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Blush: A++ Yesterday I gave this product an A++ and I stand by that grade now. I had said it went on patchy but that it could just be skipping because my skin was so emollient. I tried it today again and it still skipped a little… now I’m wondering if it could be catching on my finishing powder?? I’ll have to try it before my powder the next time to see if it skips again… however I did find that if I pat it into the cheeks it goes on evenly. I really love the formula and am not deterred by the patchiness as it is a subtle patchiness and can easily be buffed out.
ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter: A++ In yesterday’s review I gave it an A+ … I upgraded it because I have found if I apply it with my finger or just tap it on to the skin with a brush that there is no real glitter to be seen, and the shade is a beautiful tone. This highlighter is growing on me. It too early for me to tell if I will repurchase it, but I am glad to have it in my collection.
ColourPop Lippie Sitx: A+++ This is another product that already reviewed yesterday however the color Topanga is so freaking amazing! It is so beautiful that it is currently my favorite color of life. It’s the perfect Coral, not to muted, not to bold … just perfect!!! If you are in the market for a goes with everything Coral … Topanga is the lipstick for you, and lets discuss the formula again. There is something about the Lippie Stix formula that is just a heavenly thing. It’s got the perfect slip to it, the perfect pigmentation (you don’t even need to cancel out your lips to get the perfect color payoff), it doesn’t bleed or feather and it doesn’t smear all over when you take a sip of something. This is high quality for a minimal cost and like I said Topanga is the perfect shade.
Well that’s all for now dolls.. Stay tuned tomorrow when I review the full Benefit Cosmetics line. I pray that your day is filled with spoons and low pain and that you are able to accomplish whatever you set out to do today…. As always remember to save a spoon for a bit of makeup.