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Testing Out Older Makeup Face of the Day

Published January 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m slowly starting to feel a bit better. I woke up a bit later than I wanted to, got up around 9:30.  I only just finished my makeup and it’s 3:10 pm now!! I had such a hard time doing my makeup today… everything that could go wrong, went wrong with my makeup today. I have decided to go through my makeup collection and start weeding out the stuff that I just am not reaching for anymore and then stuff that is either not my perfect shade match or just not wowing me anymore. Today I started with an eyeshadow palette, concealer, and foundation. I am testing out the Urban Decay Naked Palette (was $54 at Sephora), Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer (was $27 at Sephora), and Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate ($56 at Sephora). I’ll update you on what I’m keeping and what I’m getting rid of in Final Thoughts….. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day…..

20200131_143955 Base: I primed my face using the AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and the Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). My foundation today is Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate ($56 at Sephora) in the color 34 Beige Medium. I concealed using the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer (was $27 at Sephora) in the color Light-Medium. I set my face using the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in Translucent. I warmed up my face using BH Cosmetics Brilliance Satin Finish Bronzer ($10on their website and at Ulta) in the color Bronze Babe. I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using the RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey and set that using a bit of the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. I am using 2 palettes today, both from Urban Decay…. the Naked Ultimate Basics (discontinued but can be found on Amazon and at Nordstorm Rack) and the Naked palettes. I started with the Ultimate Basics Palette … For my transition shade I chose the color Faith (a muted gray toned brown matte). I then popped over to the Naked palette and used the color Buck (a dusty mid-toned brown matte) to deepen my crease. I then used the shade sidecar (a taupey shimmer) on the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid. I then used Half Baked (a gold shimmer) on the inner 1/2 of my mobile lid. I then took Smog (a chocolate brown shimmer) and placed that on the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid. I then went back and forth between Half Baked and Smog and built them up until I was satisfied. I then went back to the Ultimate Basics palette and took the shade Extra Bitter (a mid-toned dusty orange matte) and warmed up the crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. On the lower lash line I took more of Buck and smoked it out. Then I took I mixture of BlackJack (a basic black matte) and Lookout (a soft sable brown matte) and pressed that closest to my lash line. I then took more of Extra Bitter and blended the whole lower lash line. I highlighted my inner corners using Urban Decay Single Shadow () in the color Midnight Cowboy. I did my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brows using Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6. I carved out my brow line using Bh Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar. I tight lined my upper waterline using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Black Caviar (a deep brown matte). I lined my lower waterline using Loreal Infallible Longwear Eye Pencil ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I used the ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 on their website) in the shade Black on Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: On my cheeks today I have ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the color Quarters (a mid-toned peachy coral satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette ($14 on their website and at Ulta, can be found at Walmart for $5) and I used the 1st and 3rd shade (a pale champagne and a gold). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Vintage (a deep burgundy nude) and filled in the lips using MAC Satin Lipstick ($19 at Ulta and at MAC) in the shade Myth (a pale peachy nude).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I had such a hard time doing my makeup… first I tried to use the Pixi eye liner on my lower waterline and it just went so wrong, I smeared all over my lash line and kept lifting off the waterline so I has to remove my lower lash line and then because I did that I had to remove my concealer and start all over which made my under eyes look cakey and creasey. I just can’t seem to find a good dark eyeliner that will stay on my lower waterline!!! That’s so frustrating.

Now on to the products I was checking to see if I would keep or not.

Urban Decay Naked Palette: C-                                                                                                     This was the second high end palette I purchased and when I first purchased it I couldn’t put it down. I loved i so much that I just couldn’t stop using it. Flash forward 4 and 1/2 years later and this palette just doesn’t wow me anymore. If I’m not mistaken this is also a discontinued palette in their line. There are so many neutral palettes that have come out, better Neutral palettes, that I just can’t justify keep this palette around. I was underwhelmed with this palette today. There aren’t enough shade variations to make a cohesive look. There is no depth and no real wow factor with the shimmers. I have a ton of neutral palettes and I am in love with most of them…. This palette is a hard pass for me now so I have given it to my niece.

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer: B-                                                                                               I have never really loved this concealer. It’s not light enough for my under eye. Because it’s a serum it feels too slick for under my eyes, almost greasy. It doesn’t cover enough and it sinks into my fine lines before I can set it. I don’t have very much of this concealer left so I am just going to use it up. I also just checked and it seems like it may have been discontinued anyway. I wont be sad when this one is used up.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate: B+                                            I do like the way this one looks on my face, however, it’s the wrong shade for me… way too deep. I don’t like the ball tip applicator, I end up getting foundation everywhere, and I don’t like how it seems to slip around the face if you don’t set it straight away. I wears pretty good throughout the day as well. I just was not as wowed with it as I was when I first purchased it. I have decided to declutter this one from my collection because I have other newer foundations that I just love so much more and are a better shade match for me.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned tomorrow when I test out another palette and foundation in the attempt to curate a good makeup collection. In the meantime I hope that you have a good rest of your day/night and as always, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Orange Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published January 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m still in a fibro flare and am in a considerable amount of pain today. I woke up feeling a bit more refreshed today so hopefully I will have a good energy day. I was feeling like I wanted to do an orange look today so I used the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette ($48 on her website). So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed using the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer (). For foundation I am wearing Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation () in the shade 4.5 Medium. My concealer is J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer () in the shade Custard. I set my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder () in translucent. I warmed up the face using ELF Contour Palette ($8 on their website) in the light/medium color way and I used the 1 shade of the 2nd row. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of my nose, and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

20200130_123254  Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that with a small amount of the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. Today’s eye look I used the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette ($48 on her website). For my transition shade I used the color Story-Matte (the burnt orange row). On my mobile lid I used the color Story-Metallic (the same row of color) on the outter 2/3 of my mobile lid and then went in with Aura-Metallic (the cream row) over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then went back and forth between the two shades over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the seams between the inner and outer 1/3. I took more of Story-Matte on the lower lash line. I took a mixture of Soothe-Matte (the tan row of color) and Ritual-Matte (the brown row of color) and deepened my outer v, taking a little of the mixture into the crease as well. I then took more of Ritual-Matte closest to my lash line to smoke out the lower lash line. I used the Urban Decay Single Shadow () in the shade Midnight Cowboy to highlight the inner corners. I tight lined my upper waterline and my lower waterline using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($) in the shade Swerve (black). I did my brows with Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and then set my brows using Benefit Gimme Brow ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using Aura-Matte (the cream row of color). For mascara I used Benefit Roller Lash Mascara () in black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is J Cat Beauty Blush-Mallow Soft Blush () in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright pinky coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, and center of my forehead using Pixi X Rachh Loves The Layers Highlighting Palette () in a mix of the shades Lace ( a pale icy pink) and Clutch (a pale champagne) and then I used just Clutch to highlight my Cupid’s Bow.  I then used the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder () in the shade 2 Medium as a finishing powder. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (a warm nude) and filled my lips in using MAC Amplified Lipstick () in the shade Blankety (a very pale nude peach).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                             While I really love the look I came up with today I feel like the lipstick might be too nude for the shadow. I was afraid of the Orange row of shadows in the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette at first. I thought it would either look too muddy or too Orange…. This shade is so amazing! It blends out beautifully and doesn’t go muddy when buffing other colors into it. I’m truly loving this palette so much.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation: A+++!!!                                                                             I’ve talked about this foundation tons, for good reason… this foundation looks so beautiful on the face! It blends in to seamlessly that you can’t even tell you have foundation on and it doesn’t emphasize texture on the face.

J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer: B-                                          I have been trying this one on and off since I purchased it. Some days it looks amazing and other days, like today, it looks like the Sahara Desert . I have a very emollient eye cream so it shouldn’t look as dry as it does under my eyes today. It just seems to emphasize my fine lines 10 fold today. This concealer is just hit or miss for me now.

ELF Contour Palette: A-                                                                                                                 Ever since trying new bronzers I don’t love this one as much as I did. It’s still a great bronzer but it just doesn’t have the under tone that I am drawn to.

ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in the color Swerve: A++                                                           I am so confused with these BFF Gel Liners… some work on my waterline and others don’t. This one worked great. And the black is just the right shade, not too black and not to grey. It’s long lasting too.

MAC Amplified Lipstick in the color Blankety: A+++                                                                     I love the Amplified formula so much. It’s so creamy and comfortable on the lips and Blankety is the prettiest pale nude I have ever owned. It’s super pale without looking like concealer lips. I forgot I owned this shade and since using today have moved it to my everyday drawer.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you continue to have a great day/night and that you are as pain free as possible and with plenty of spoons…. remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Bare Necessities ColourPop Palette Face of the Day

Published January 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I still have a very high pain level today but the fatigue is getting a tiny bit better. I found it hard to get going this morning and I had to take breaks while doing my makeup, but I still feel stronger than I was yesterday. I decided to try out the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website) again to see if I would like it any better…. and spoiler, I really do! So let’s jump into this Face of the Day…

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Base: I primed my face using the Loreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and also using a small amount of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). For foundation today I am wearing the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation ($40 at Ulta) in the shade 4.0. I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in Brightening Peach and then concealed using AOA Studio Paw Paw Liquid Concealer ($1.55 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Buff. To set my face I used Benefit Hello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation ($30at Ulta) in the shade 4. I warmed up my face using ColourPop Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm. I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that using more RCMA No Color Powder. For my transition shade today I used the color Hot Gossip (a warm nude matte). For my crease and the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid I used the color Tabloid (a deep caramel brown matte). I took more of this shade to my lower lash line and then buffed that out using more of Hot Gossip. I then used the color Genie (a deep gold metallic) over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then took the color Stiletto (a warm deep brown with gold flecks sequin) on the outer v and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. Using the shade Dutch Process (a plum brown with silver flecks sequin) and blended that between the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I took a mix of Idol Hour (a warm ivory with peach flip metallic) and Genie and applied that on just a little bit of the middle 1/3 to blend the colors further. I did my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brow hairs using Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using Full Expose (a creamy vanilla matte). I tried to line my waterline using the ColourPop BFF Gel Liner in HoneyDude (nude) but I still can’t get it to work on my waterline so I switched to Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner ($5 on their website) in the shade Nude. For mascara today I am using Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($23 at Ulta) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Milani Rose Powder Blush Palette ($12.99 on the Milani website) in the shade 02 Floral Fantasy… I used the first shade which is a peachy coral matte. I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, and center of my forehead using ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter ($9 on their website) in the Disney Designer Collection shade A Smile and A Song (a light gold pearl). I lined my lips using Loreal 6-HR Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner ($8.99 at Walmart) in the shade Coral and filled in the lips using ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Better Off (a deep true coral).

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Loreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer: A++                                                              I’ve been using this primer for a little bit now and I’ve got to say I am really liking it. It brings illumination to the skin without there being a sheen on the face. It gives you a healthy glow to the skin and really take foundation wonderfully.

Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation: B-                                   I am not loving this foundation half as much as I use to love it. It’s full coverage and very long wearing but I don’t know… I really didn’t love the way my skin looked with it on. It feels too heavy and mask like. I know I normally only use this one for the summer time because it is very long wearing and is truly waterproof, but I wanted to try it out now. I think I’ll keep it for the summer but I wont be repurchasing this one.

ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette: A+++!!!!                                                                  OK…..OK…. I changed my mind. I freaking LOVE this palette!!! I even loved the glitter in the sequin shadows. This is a great everyday palette. The shadows blended out so easily and buffed into one another seamlessly. There is subtle differences with the mid toned browns that just give a great natural looking eye when combined together. I can see myself reaching for this one a ton now that I gave it another chance. This palette can not only be an everyday palette but with those deep browns that black shadow and the deeper metallics this could be a great going out palette too.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Side note …. I purchased 2 purple shadow palettes from ColourPop to further explore bright colors (out of my comfort zone I go). I’ll be doing a look with both of them as soon as I receive them. But for now I hope the rest of your day/night is going smoothly and wonderfully and that the day finds you in low pain and with plenty of spoons. Remember …. save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

ColourPop Blush Crush Review and Face of the Day

Published January 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m having a high pain and low spoon day. I think I might be headed for a fibro flare…. (sad panda). Today I tried the new ColourPop Blush Crush Palette ($14 on their website). So let’s jump into the Face of the Day….

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Base: I primed today using the Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer ($22 on their website) and also the Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta, Sephora, and their website). My foundation today is Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation ($7.99 at Ulta) in the color LN4. I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12.99 at Ulta and on their website) in Brightening Peach and then concealed my under eyes using ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Creamy Concealer ($9 on their website) in the color Medium 83C. I set my face using ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder ($10 on sale for $7.50 on their website) in translucent. I warmed up the face using MAC Mineralize Skin Finish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the color Give Me Sun. I then set my under eyes with more of the ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder and then baked the jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-medium Honey and set the lids using some more of the ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder. I then used the ColourPop Blush Crush Palette ($14 on their website). For my 1st transition shade I used the color The One (soft peachy pink matte). My second transition shade is the color Made U Blush (a blush toned pink matte with subtle gold flecks). As my crease color I chose How Rouge (a mid-toned berry matte with gold flecks). I also used this color on my lower lash line and then I used more of Made U Blush to smoke that out. To deepen my outer V and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Blush Wine (a deep wine matte with gold flecks). For my inner 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Blossom Up (pink metallic with a gold flip). I then deepened the out 1/3 of the mobile lid again going back into Blush Wine and then used a tinny bit more of Blossom Up to blend the line between the outer 1/3 and inner 2/3. To highlight my inner corners I used the shade Pop a Bottle (a soft pink with pink and champagne gold reflects super shock shadow). I lined the waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I then did my brows using the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brows using Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then set that with the shade Love Sick (a pale baby pink matte) and then I brightened up under my brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in the color Sugar. My mascara today is the Flower Beauty Lash Warrior ($9.99 at Ulta) in the color Fiercest Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I chose Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta and on their website) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a soft coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, Cupid’s Bow, and center of my chin using the Milanni Hypnotic Lights Highlighter ($12.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the shade 04 Flashing Lights (a golden champagne with a pink flip). I lined my lips using NYX Slim Pencil ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Bloom ( a berry hot pink) and filled in the lips using NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick ($8.50at Ulta) in the shade 21st (a hot pink). I then used Malani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 on their website) in the color Nude as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer: A++                                                                                This primer leaves a pretty glow to the face with a slight pink reflect. It doesn’t do much as a primer but it leaves the skin pretty.

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation: A++                                                                  This foundation is starting to grow on me. It’s a nice medium coverage foundation that is a satin finish.

Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate: A-                                                                                          I wanted to be wowed by this product really I did. There are so any YouTubers that just gush over this corrector…but it’s nothing special. It works well but I find it to be a bit waxy in formula… I’ll continue to try it out and see if maybe over time as I work the product out of the jar it might get better…

ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder: A++                                                                                          I liked the finish of this powder better today. It lasted longer on the skin better today. It set the foundation down without going cakey. I tried it under my eyes for the first time and really liked the look it gave…. it’s not as heavy as the RCMA powder so it did not emphasize the lines under my eyes.

Flower Beauty Lash Warrior: B+                                                                                                        I really can’t get this mascara to work for me. It always feels so heavy on the lashes and every time I use it I end up with smudges on my lower lash line. I’m going to use this tube up but I will never repurchase it.

Malani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder: A+++                                                                 As a finishing powder this one is amazingly pretty. It blurs the pores and smooths out the face so perfectly. I also like it as a touch up powder because it’s so finely milled that it never goes cake faced on me.

ColourPop Blush Crush Palette ($14 on their website): A++                                                         I love the colors in this palette! I don’t even mind the glitter flakes that are peppered throughout the mattes. There is some kickback in the pans but I did not get any fallout on the face, not even with the glittered mattes. The shades are moderately pigmented allowing for you to build up the intensity without going too heavy. This allows you to get a romantic wash of pinks and mauves. The shadows blend easily and do not go muddy when you buff one color into another. The mattes are finely milled and creamy and the metallics are buttery smooth. It’s a nice little palette. You wont be able to get many looks out of this palette, but this would be a great one for Valentine’s day or a wedding look. In fact this would be a super cute wedding gift to brides maids!!!

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Well dolls… that’s all for now. I hope you have an amazing rest of your day/night and as always save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Tarte Treasures Collector Collection Face of the Day

Published January 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! I hope you are having a great day/night. I woke up feeling off today. My body hurts tons and I feel like I have a very little supply of spoons. I took my shower but knew I didn’t have enough strength to do blow out my hair and do my makeup so I chose to just leave my hair curly today. Hopefully I will have more spoons tomorrow to blow out my hair… if not curly will be the new norm until my spoons replenish. For today’s look I used the Tarte Eye and Cheek Palette ($30 on sale on the Tarte website) from the Treasures Collector’s Set. Well… let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using the ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer ($9 on their website) and then I blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta, Sephora. and their website). My foundation today is the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($14 on their website) in Natural Beige M1. I used Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in L 3-4 Light. I set my face using Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 on their website) in the shade Light. To warm up the face I used Milani Baked Bronzer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dolce. I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids with Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey and then set that with the color Wonderland (a creamy white matte). For my transition shade I used the color Nutmeg (light brown matte). To define the crease I used the color Hot Cocoa & Chill (a mid-toned warm brown matte). I used Giving (a burgundy matte) to deepen the outer v and also took that same color to deepen the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid and I also smudged it along the lower lash line. On the inner 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Cranberry Kiss (a cranberry luster) and then used Foiled (a rose gold metallic) on the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. I then went back into Nutmeg to smoke out the lower lash line as a drop shadow. I lined my waterlines using Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner ($5 on their website) in the color Nude. I did my brows using the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brows in place using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22 at Ulta). I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlight ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using more of the shade Wonderland. For mascara today I am using Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara ($11.49 on sale for $5.79 on their website) in Ultra Black.

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Final Thoughts:

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer: A+++                                                                     I finally figured out how to use this primer the right way! I used a small dab of product on each area I needed it on and pressed it into the skin rather than buffed it in. It left my pores invisible!!! I think this may be my favorite pore primer ever!!!! A little goes a long way and it doesn’t pill up when you put another primer over top of it.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup: A+++!!!!                                                      OM sweet baby pickles!!!! Every time I use this foundation I fall deeper in love. This is the most dewy, creamy, satin finished foundation ever!! It looks so stinking beautiful on the face. I wont drone on about it since I already did a Full Face Flower Beauty Review and I’ve gushed about this foundation in other posts as well… but DOLLS….. If you are looking for the most beautiful glowy skin ever … this foundation is the one!!!!

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer: A+++!!!!                                            This was the concealer that I purchased after my mishap with the concealer I purchased for the review I listed above …. DOLLS …. oh my OOOOH MY!!!! This is a beautiful full coverage concealer that does not crease and does not crack. I don’t even need a corrector with this one. Love … just love …..

Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder: A++                        I finally was able to purchase the right shade of this finishing powder…. I did a Full Face Review of Physicians Formula  in which I reviewed this powder already. I am so glad I have it in the correct shade. It’s beautiful on the face and does not emphasize pores or lines. It leaves the face perfected.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: B+                                                                                     I don’t get the hype about this brow gel. I really don’t. It’s just an OK brow gel and there are many at a lower price point that work the same if not better than this one. I’ll finish using this one up but I wont be repurchasing it.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara: A++                                            This mascara is nice. Again I reviewed it already so I’ll just say as I use it more, I like it more. It doesn’t feel as heavy as it did the first time I tried it.

Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick: A-                                                                                          This formula is nice, but the inner rim of the lip gets crumbly, but I was able to circumvent that by using my lip balm. It dries down completely matte and doesn’t feather or travel outside the lip line. It doesn’t remain sticky and it doesn’t emphasize the lines of my lips either. This is the only shade I own but I love it enough that I will purchase other shades.

Tarte Eye and Cheek Palette from the Treasures Collector’s Set: A+++!!!!                                 I really love this palette!! It’s an all in one palette. It has 2 blushes, 2 highlights, and 9 eye shadow shades. The shadows are buttery and finely milled. There is some kickback in the pans but zero fallout on the face. The shades blend out easily and the buff into one another without going patchy or muddy. There is enough shade variation that you can get a few different looks without having to repeat looks. The blushes are super pigmented and buff into the cheeks without going patchy. The highlighters are beautiful!! They don’t have glitter in them and they do not emphasize texture in the skin.  This palette is a great weekend get away palette. If you are looking for a nice go to all in one palette… this is the one!!

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night. And remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

p.s.   I noticed that I hadn’t highlighted the inner corners of my eyes so I did using the same highlighter I used on my face and it made the shadow pop more ….

Ta ta for now.

XOXO

Tarte Cue the Confetti Face of the Day and Review

Published January 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Getting a late start today…. I woke up early but redid my face and brows like 4 billion times. I hope you are having a great day, or night depending on where you are. Today I used the blush and eyeshadow palette from the Tarte Cue the Confetti collection. So let’s get started…..

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Base: I primed my face using the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Sephora). For foundation I chose the BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation ($9.50 on sale for $7.13 on their website) in the color 208 Medium Beige. I concealed my under eyes using the Revolution Super Size Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in the color C6.5. I set my face using the J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation ($13.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the color Natural. I warmed my face up using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of my forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey. I then set the Shape Tape using the color Candles (a cream matte) from the Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow palette ($19 at Ulta, Sephora, and their website). For my transition shade I used the color Celebrate (a grey-toned light brown matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 and inner 1/3 of my mobile as well as my crease using Loreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($4.99 at Target) in the color 308 Matte-Ison Avenue (a deep true brown matte). I also took this color to my lower lash line. On the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Present (a bronze metallic). On the inner 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Sprinkles (a rose gold metallic).I used Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the color Honey Dew to highlight my inner corners. I used Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6 and then carved my brow line out using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that using more of the color Candles, I then highlighted my brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon ($.99 at Walgreens) in the color Sugar. I primed my lashes using the Loreal Voluminous Primer Base ($7.99 at Target). I then lined my waterlines using Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Pencil ($5 on their website) in the color Nude. For mascara today I am using Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara ($23 at Ulta, Sephora and on their website).

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 on their website) in the limited edition shade from the Cue the Confetti collection B-Day Bae (a soft mauve matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using the Racch Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target and on their website) in the shade Clutch. I lined my lips using NYX Slime Line Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Bloom (a hot berry pink) and filled the lips in using NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick ($8 at Ulta) in the shade 21st (a hot rose pink).

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Final Thoughts:

Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow palette: A+                                                                                       The shadows are finely milled and blended smoothly. There was some kickback in the pans but no fallout on the face. The metallics work better when used with a damp brush. The only thing that this palette could use would have been a deeper brown shade. But other then that this is a great little palette… it’s also the first time I tried Tarte eye shadow and I gotta say I am really looking forward to trying more shadows from them.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara: A++                                                                                     I used this mascara today in conjunction with my favorite lash primer and the result was really good. There was no flaking, no crunchiness, and it did not clump.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush Limited Edition Shade B-Day Bae: A+++                          This shade of mauve is so pretty on the face! It blends out beautifully, and isn’t at all chalky. The blush lasts a very long time too. I ordered a back up on this one.

NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick: A+++!!!!                                                                                           I love this lipstick. It’s comfortable, doesn’t feather or travel outside the lip line and it lasts a super long time. It also fades down evenly. I also love the candy scent to this lipstick and the color I chose is so pretty! I am already planing to purchase more shades.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day….. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

Collective Makeup Haul

Published January 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a good night …. or day depending on where you are. I just wanted to pop in really quickly and share another makeup haul….. So let’s get to it.

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BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter – $5.00 on the BH Cosmetics website.

BH Cosmetics was having a sale for my favorite brow highlighter pencil 60% off so I paid $2.00 for each pencil and decided to stock up. At the time of this post they are still having the sale on this item.

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Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil in the color 4.5 – $24.00 at Ulta 

I ran out of this today while I was working on my left brow …. I was able to eek out just enough to finish the left brow (thank goodness I had already done my right brow). I own so many brow pencils but every since I tried this one out when I did the Full Face of Benefit Cosmetics review I haven’t been able to put it down…. so a repurchase was necessary.

NYX Slim Line Lip Liner in the color Bloom – $4.00 at Ulta

I had to pick up a back up of this color. It’s my favorite shade of pink. I used it today in my Smokey Pink look and realized that I have very little of the pencil left so I ran out and picked up a back up.

NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in the color 21st – $8.50 at Ulta

Today I realized I didn’t own any pink lipsticks since my lipstick declutter last year. So While at Ulta today I picked up this hot pink… I know it doesn’t come across as a hot pink on camera, but in person it’s the same color as the lip liner in Bloom. The lipstick is creamy and smells like candy.

 

 

 

 

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Tarte Cue the Confetti party collection – $45 on their website…. Limited Edition 

The Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette – sold alone it’s $19.00 on their website

From left to right the colors are ….Candles (a basic cream matte), Sprinkles (a rose gold metallic), Present (a bronze metallic), Celebrate (a grey toned camel brown), and Wish (a deep brown with copper reflect metallic). This palette smells like chocolate. The shadows swatched smoothly with no patchiness. This is the Amazonian Clay formula.

Tarte Limited Edition Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush in the color B-day Bae (a soft mauve matte) – sold alone it’s $29 on their website

This is my favorite formula of blush, the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes last a long time and buff into the skin beautifully without going patchy. I’m excited to add this shade to my every growing collection of Amazonian Clay blushes.

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Limited Edition Back to Schools Tools Brush Set – $39.00 on their website  

From left to right Powder brush, Foundation brush, Contour and Highlighter brush, Double-ended Eyeshadow brush, Double-ended Concealer brush, Double-ended Eyeliner brush. These brushes feel so soft and so well put together. This was such a good deal…. the Powder Brush alone is $32, the double-ended shadow brush is $24… the other brushes are not even offered as single brushes. I”m excited to try these brushes out, I do have my eye on a few other brushes in this same line.

 

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Tarte Treasures Collector’s Set – regularly $49 on sale for $30 Only available on their website and the palette is limited edition

The first layer of the Treasures Collector’s set. From left to right the colors are Glow Szn (champagne highlight), Always Nice (pink with golden sheen), Bow-Tied (matte soft rose), Drippin’ (golden highlight)…. The shade Glow Szn is very smooth but the shade Drippin’ seamed a bit of a drier shade. The 2 blushes seam finely milled.

 

The shades from left to right are…. Wonderland (matte cream), Gilded (caramel luster), cranberry kiss (cranberry luster), Foiled (metallic rose gold), Hot Cocoa & Chill (matte warm brown), Cinnamon Swirl (copper luster), Nutmeg (matte light brown), Buttered Rum (bronze luster), and Giving (matte burgundy)

In edition to these two pretty eyeshadow palettes I received 2 full sized Lights Camera Action Mascaras in limited edition packaging.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Tomorrow I will try out one of the 2 new palettes …. until then, I hope your night, or day, is a good one. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Pink Shadow Face of the Day

Published January 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!! Hope you are having a great day. I woke up early but had a world of trouble with my makeup today…. I had to redo my eyes 2 times and I still didn’t get them the way I wanted but it’s getting later and I decided to just keep the look rather then redo my eyes for a 3rd time. It wasn’t until I had already done my whole face did I realize I didn’t have a pink lipstick so I chose a deep red which I think throws the look off but what can I do??? Then I remembered I had a lip pencil that was pink … so I used that to fill in my lips and topped it with a gloss… I still don’t really like this makeup look, but it looks much better paired with a pink lip. The lip combo I am wearing in the pictures above is MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy paired with MAC Matte Lipstick in Studded Kiss. Also as a side note… I tried out the new Tati Beauty Blendiful ($18 on her website) today. There was a small learning curve but it applied my foundation well. I still prefer my Beauty Blender because I’m a creature of habit but the Blendiful did apply foundation beautifully, I wasn’t a fan of it for my concealer… I felt that my concealer was a bit patchy so I went in with the Beauty Blender to perfect the under eyes…. I’ll continue to try it out and see if I will love it as much as all the YouTubers that have given it a rave review.  Well …. lets get to the Face of the Day ……

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Base: I primed the face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer ($37 at Sephora). Since I was testing out the Blendiful I decided to go for a foundation that I know always looks beautiful … I chose Loreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear ($14.99 at Ulta) in the color 420 True Beige. What I noticed right off the bat was that I did not need to go back in with a 2nd coat of foundation…. Just the 1 coat was enough with the Blendiful. I concealed my eyes using Pixi by Petra Pat Away Concealing Base ($16 on their website) in the color Nude. I set my face using the J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation ($13.99 at Ulta and their website) in the color Natural. I warmed up my face using the J Cat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer ($7.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the color Cancun Golden Tan. I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of my forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I used the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette ($48 on her website) for today’s eye look. I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey and then I set the Shape Tape using the color Aura-Matte (from the cream row). I then took the color Poet-Matte (a deep berry pink from the pink row) on a fluffy crease brush and used it on the outter 1/3 of my mobile lid and into the crease, I then switched to a clean blending brush and buffed that color out all the way up to my brow bone. I then went back into Poet-Matte and used a smaller crease brush to deepen the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the crease. For my inner 2/3 of my mobile lid I took the color Poet-Metallic and then I took Poet-Glitter on the middle and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went back into Poet-Matte and deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I took more of Poet-Matte for my lower lash line and then highlighted my inner corners using Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the color Fairy Tale. I then did my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the color 4.5 and Gimme Brow ($24 at Ulta) in the color 6 and then I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using more of Aura-Matte. I started to use the ColourPop BFF Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the color Joy Ride (a deepened Burgundy) on my lined my waterlines but it wouldn’t stick to the waterlines and kept bleeding all over the place so I switched to the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eye Liner ($5 on their website) in the color Nude. Today I used a new mascara to me …. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes ($23 at Ulta and Sephora).

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Cheeks and Lips: On my cheeks today I am using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the color Birthday Suit (a neutral pink satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($8.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the color Twilight. I lined my lips using NYX Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the color Bloom (a mid-toned berry pink) and then filled my lips in with it. I then topped off my lips using NARS Lip Gloss ($24 on their website) in the color Chihuahua (a milky guava).

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Final Thoughts:

Tati Beauty Blendiful: A-  This is a good makeup tool. It applied the foundation beautifully but I didn’t like the way it applied my concealer I felt like it left the concealer patchy, now that could be the type of concealer I used so I plan to try this item out again with a different concealer to see if it applies it smoothly. I did not use it for my powder products. I purchased this product to use specifically with liquids only., like I do with the Beauty Blender.

Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette: A+++!!!                                                                      Every time I use this palette I fall deeper in love with it. I didn’t really love the look I came up with today, but that’s just a preference thing and not a shadow thing. I typically go for more neutral looks over bright and bold but I wanted to try this color out to see how well it blends and man does it blend wonderfully!!

ColourPop BFF Gel Liner in Joy Ride: F                                                                                      This is the second color I have tried on my waterline that wouldn’t stick. This one bled out of the waterline and just created a huge mess. I’ve used it on my upper lash line and it went on nicely but skip this one if you are looking for a pop of color on the waterline.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: B+                                                                                 This is a nice mascara, the lashes look OK and nothing clumped together. It’s a good everyday mascara but you wont get a lot of lift or thickness with this one.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned shortly for a quick makeup haul, I’m running to Ulta to pick up a few things and I received a few things in the mail today. Until then remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Ethereal Eyed Face of the Day

Published January 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day today. Today I will be reviewing the complexion products I purchased from the J Cat Beauty website. I do have to say that I’m low key obsessed with this eye look and I used glitter. GLITTER!!! Tati Westbrook knows what she is doing with eyeshadow!! So let’s get started with this Face of the Day, and also mini product review ….

 

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Base: I primed my face using the J Cat Beauty Prime & Glow Face Illuminator Primer ($7.99 on their website) the Licorice formula. For foundation I am using the J Cat Beauty HD Perfection Skinsealer Foundation ($7.99 on sale for $5 on their website) in the color Warm Honey. I chose not to color correct today so i could test out the new concealer …. I concealed my under eyes using J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer ($7.99 on their website) in the color Custard. I set my face using J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation ($13.99 on their website) in the color Natural. I warmed up my face using J cat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer ($7.99 on their website) in the color Cancun Golden Tan. I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of my forehead, and bridge of my nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey. For today’s eye look I am using Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette ($48 on her website). I set the Shape Tape using the color Aura-Matte (the cream row of colors). I then took the color Soothe-Matte (the tan row of colors) and used that as my crease and transition shade combined. I then took Soothe-Glitter on my mobile lid skipping the very inner part of the mobile lid. I used the color Soothe-Metallic on the inner part of the mobile lid and used Ritual-Matte (the dark brown row of colors) on just the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid over the glitter. I used Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the color Fair Tale (an icy white shimmer) to highlight the inner corners. For my brows I used Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the color 4.5 and Benefit Gimme Brow ($24 at Ulta) in the color 6. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using more of Aura-Matte. I lined the waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the color Get Paid (a rose gold shimmer liner) and then used more of Smoothe-Matte on my lower lash line. For mascara today I am using Revolution’s The Mascara Revolution ($10 on their website) in the color Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is J Cat Beauty Blush-Mallow Soft Blusher ($4.99 on their website) in the color Tutti Fluffy (a bright pinkish coral). I used the J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($8.99 on their website) in the color Twilight (a mid-toned gold) to highlight the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow. I lined my lips using Loreal Infallible 6-HR Never Fail Lip liner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the color Coral and then filled in my lips with MAC Satin Lipstick ($19 at Ulta and MAC) in the color Brave (a mid-toned pinkish coral).

Final Thoughts:

J Cat Beauty Prime & Glow Face Illuminator Primer: A++                                                       You get 1.05 fluid ounces of product for $7.99. This is a pretty primer. It gives the skin a nice glow that has a pinkish shift to it. It felt very hydrating and created a great base that allowed my foundation to go on very smoothly. It also seemed to blur my pores.

J Cat Beauty HD Perfection Skinsealer Foundation: A+++!!!!                                                  You get .85 fluid ounces of product for $7.99, it is on sale on their website for $5. This foundation is billed as a flawless, full coverage foundation that gives the skin the most beautiful natural finish. It’s offered in 10 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin tones. This foundation is so freaking beautiful!!! It left my face so dewy and so fresh. The color was a tad bit darker than my skin tone but I loved the finish so much that I will finish the bottle up and then purchase the shade Sweet Buff (which is one shade lighter than Warm Honey). This foundation is definitely full coverage but when using a Beauty Blender it lays down more like a high medium coverage so I went in with a 1/2 pump more (I used a total of 2 1/2 pumps to get full coverage) and it built on itself nicely. I waited 7 minutes to see if it would oxidize and it did not. I seriously can’t tell you enough just how much I loved this foundation with just 1 application!!! It didn’t emphasize pores or fine lines, in fact it seemed to make my skin look perfected and flawless.

J Cat Beauty Staysurance Water-Sealed Zero-Smudge Concealer: A-                                    You get .33 ounces of product for $7.99. It’s billed as a light-weight, yet, long lasting concealer that combats dark circles, redness, and any imperfection for a flawless look that is waterproof and has a medium to full coverage. It comes in 16 shades with 6 shades for deeper skin tones. This is a thick concealer and is so pigmented that a little goes a very long way. It reminds me a bit of the Tarte Shape Tape, however it’s more hydrating than the Shape Tape. It isn’t as light-weight as their claims say, but that’s Ok because it leaves the under eye smooth and polished. I haven’t tested the waterproof claim but it does feel like it could be at least resistant to water. I will definitely be using this product up but am not sure if I will repurchase it… I want to test it in the Florida Summer heat.

J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation: A+++!!! You get .31 ounces of product for $13.99. It is billed as a finely milled luxurious, silky texture that minimizes the appearance of pores with medium to full coverage. It comes in 13 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin tones. This powder foundation is the first one that I have come across that is actually full coverage if you use the sponge… it is about high medium coverage with a fluffy powder brush. I don’t know how, but this powder actually blurs the pores! My skin looks flawless. I really, REALLY like this powder and have already purchased a back up.

J cat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer: A+++!!!! You get .35 ounces of product for $7.99. It’s billed as a velvety SOLAR baked formula that wears all day and won’t transfer onto clothes. The smooth texture blends effortlessly with any powder brush for buildable, customizable coverage that wakes skin up and delivers a lit-from-within luminosity. The non-dusty and non-drying color stays true and even for hours without oxidizing. Lately I have been loving a glowy bronzer… this one takes the cake!!! It’s glowy without having shimmer to it like the other satin bronzers I own. It’s the perfect under tone and buffs into the skin so nicely that you can’t tell when the bronze begins and ends, it just leaves your skin looking sun kissed. I love this one so much I’ve already repurchased it.

ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in the color Get Paid: A+++!!!                                                    You get .007 ounces of product for $6 however this color is on sale for $4.50 on their website right now. This color is so beautiful on the waterline! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! It’s creamy and did not skip or tug at my skin. It stays pretty good on the waterlines too.

J Cat Beauty Blush-Mallow Soft Blusher: A++                                                                             You get .14 ounces of product for $4.99. It comes in 16 shades. This is a cream to powder formula. It reminds me of a matte version of ColourPop Super Shock Cheek. It is extremely pigmented! I used a duo fiber blush brush and tapped it into the product just slightly and still had to buff some of the product out. I really love the color I chose but do not see my self purchasing other colors.

J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter: A+++!!! You get .30 ounces of product for $8.99. It comes in 9 colors. It’s billed as a multi-dimensional Baked formula brings instant GLOW all day long due to high intense shimmer pigment. It is designed to complement all skin tones and all skin types. The smooth texture blends effortlessly and gives the perfect luminous finish that complete your look. There is no glitter in this highlighter and yet it’s so super reflective! I love the formula so much, it’s smooth and doesn’t go on patchy or chunky. A really good find!!

**** On a side note …. I tried the Tati Beauty glitter formula and I have got to say I am obsessed with it!! There was very little fallout with this glitter formula, it went on smoothly and opaque and super stunning!!! OH MY GOSH ….. I never thought I’d ever like glitter…. I do now….

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoyed this look, I’m so in love with it! I hope the rest of your day is amazing and remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

Makeup Haul

Published January 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Like I’ve said before Tati Westbrook is one of my all time favorite YouTubers. When I saw she came out with a Beauty Blender alternative I just had to jump on it. It’s called the Bendiful and it retails for $18 on the Tati Beauty website. From first glance it is so soft and it’s much bigger than I thought it would be. I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll be doing a review on it on Saturday.

I purchased so new J Cat Beauty makeup that I will review for you tomorrow what I got is as follows ….

Primer & Glow Face Illuminator Primer … retails for $7.99 on the J Cat beauty website and you get 1.05 fluid ounces. This primer is offered with 2 different extracts…. Licorice (which is the one I purchased) and Coconut. I tested it on the back of my hand and it’s a velvety smooth primer that adds glow to the skin with out looking greasy … I’ll be testing it out tomorrow for a better knowledge of how it makes the skin look but I noticed that the back of my hand had no glitter or too much shimmer.

HD Perfection Skinsealer Foundation …. $7.99 for .85 fluid ounces on the J Cat beauty website. It comes in 10 shades with 4 shades for darker skin tones. It’s billed as having a flawless, full coverage foundation that gives the skin the most beautiful natural finish. The shade I chose is 1 shade too dark, I chose Warm Honey and I should have chosen Sweet Buff… If I end up liking the foundation I think I will purchase the correct shade if I can’t get this shade to work for me with my foundation mixer.

Staysurance Water-Sealed/Zero-Smudge Concealer…. Retails for $7.99 for .33 fluid ounces on the J Cat beauty website. It’s billed as a light-weight, yet, long lasting concealer that combats dark circles, redness, and any imperfection for a flawless look. It comes in 16 shades with 7 shades for deeper skin tones. Again I chose the wrong shade…. I went too light. I chose Custard when I should have chosen Buff…. This concealer on the back of my hand felt thick like the Tarte Shape Tape… but it felt hydrating. This one is so thick that I have a feeling that I am going to have a problem with creasing …. we shall see tomorrow.

Aquasurance Compact Foundation …. Retails for $13.99 on the J Cat beauty website and is billed a having a finely milled luxurious, silky texture that minimizes the appearance of pores. That absorbs and balances excess oil without creasing & looking cakey. As having innovative technology with water lock system to maintain moisture within the powder and that it provides medium to full coverage for a natural flawless complexion. This powdered foundation comes in 13 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin tones. Finally I picked the right shade, it’s in the color Natural. From the swatch I can tell this is a silky smooth powder and I only swiped my finger through it 2 times to get this coverage.

Golden Soleil Baked Bornzer …  Retails for $7.99 for .35 ounces of product on the J Cat beauty website and is billed as being multidimensional and light as air, this velvety SOLAR baked formula wears all day and won’t transfer onto clothes. The smooth texture blends effortlessly with any powder brush for buildable, customizable coverage that wakes skin up and delivers a lit-from-within luminosity. The non-dusty and non-drying color stays true and even for hours without oxidizing. It comes in 4 shades and I picked the 3rd shade in the rang, Cancun Golden Tan. This is a super shiny bronzer… I’m nervous about trying this one out all over my face … we shall see….

Blush Mallow Soft Blusher… Retails for $4.99 on the J Cat beauty website and is billed as a buildable formula with a marshmallow texture that transforms into a weightless. soft-matte powder finish for a healthy flushed cheek. It’s offered in 16 shades. I chose the shade Tutti Fluffy (a deep pinky coral). The texture is a creamy texture similar to the formula of the Chanel Soleil De Chanel bronzer. I don’t know how this will layer over a powdered face but I’m sure it will be OK.

You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter …. Retails for $8.99 for .30 ounces of product on the J Cat beauty website and is billed as a multi-dimensional baked formula that brings instant GLOW all day long due to high intense shimmer pigment. It is designed to complement all skin tones and all skin types. The smooth texture blends effortlessly and gives the perfect luminous finish that complete your look. It comes in 9 shades and I chose the 2nd tone in the range called Twilight. When i swatched this on the back of my hand I didn’t notice any glitter so I’m excited to try it…. I think it maybe a tinny too deep for me but I’m sure it will work with a light hand.

Hakari Cream Pigments …. Retails for $15 on their website, however I purchased mine on Amazon for $12.00 each and you get .14 ounces of product. I was running out of my Honey Dew so I picked up a back up and also wanted to try the shade Fairy Tale … in the swatches above fairy tale is on the left and honey dew is on the right.

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I ran out of my Hand Skin and Nails supplement so I needed a new one and I have a friend on Facebook that sells for a company called It Works… they sell body wraps and dietary supplements and detox teas… I figured I give her some business and she gave me a discount for $35 for a 60 capsule bottle. I’ll keep you updated on how well it works once I have used it up.

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Lights Lacquer Nail Polish….  Each bottle retails for $9.50 for .40 ounces of product in each bottle…. I purchased 2 single shades … Rosie and Cold Turkey and I purchased a 6 bottle bundle for $52 in the colors …. Alexandrite, Amethyst, Citrine, Emerald, Ruby, Smokey Quartz. I’ve mentioned this before but Kathleen Lights’ polish formula is my all time favorite and I am so happy to have these 8 shades to add to my collection… new Mani Mondays will be coming soon….

Well that’s all for now dolls… Stay tuned tomorrow for my full complexion review of J Cat Beauty products. Until then remember save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

 

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