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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

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