Good morning dolls and Happy 2020! I hope you had fun last night. I wasn’t feeling to good so we stayed in and watched movies. I’m still trying to perfect the cut crease so I decided to try my hand at it again today.
So lets get into it….
BASE: I primed today using Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer ($32 at Ulta or on the Tarte website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta, Sephora, or the Tarte website) in the color Light-Medium. For foundation today I chose Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($43 at Sephora or on the Makeup Forever website) in the color Y235. My concealer today is ColourPop No Filter Concealer ($6.50 on their website) in the color Medium 22. I set my full face using ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder ($9 on their website) in the color Translucent. I warmed up my face using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the color Bronzer.
EYES: I primed my eyes with MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22 at Ulta or MAC) in the color Soft Ocher (I also used this product to cut the crease on my mobile lid). Today I used the ELF The New Classics Eyeshadow Palette ($14 on their website). I set the primer with Creme (a bright cream matte). For my first transition color I chose Truffle (a peach toned tan matte) and as my second transition I chose Darling (an orange toned tan matte). I chose Muse (a muted plum toned deep brown matte) for my crease color. After cutting my crease I chose Beloved (a peach toned light gold shimmer) and then I used Rose Gold (a copper toned gold shimmer) over top to deepen the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then buffed all the hard edges of the transition and crease with the color Charmer (a muted dusty mauve matte). On my lower lash line I chose Darling again and then I darkened the lash line with Muse and to buff the lower lash line into a drop shadow I used Charmer. I highlighted the inner corners with Glamour (a pale champagne shimmer). I did my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 on their website) and Gimme Brow Gel ($24 on their website) in the color 4.5. I carved out my brow line with the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set it with the color Creme again. I lined my waterline with BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website) in the color Beige. I chose Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 on their website) in black.
CHEEKS and LIPS: My blush today is Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($29 at Ulta or the Tarte website) in the color Seduce (a muted rose toned coral matte). I chose to highlight the top of my cheek bones, brow bones, and Cupid’s Bow with Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.49 at Ulta) in the color Be My Highlight. I also highlighted the tip and bridge of my nose and the center between my brows. I used Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45 on the Beautylish website) in the color 2 Medium as my finishing powder. On my lips I used NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the color Tea 7 Cookies (a muted mid-toned pink) and filled in my lips with BH Cosmetics collaboration with It’s My Raye Raye Liquid Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the color Rosey Raye (a soft rose coral nude matte).
Final Thoughts ….
Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer: A- It’s billed as a 12-hour makeup primer that fights shine & minimizes the look of pores for a smooth, matte surface and you get 1 fluid ounce of product. This primer feels silicon primer that leaves the skin velvety smooth. I really like this primer but I hate the smell of this primer. It helps blur the pores so well that I don’t mind the smell because my skin looks flawless when I wear this primer. I have plans to repurchase this primer when I use it up.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation: A++ This foundation comes in 59 shades with 15 shades for deeper skin tones. It’s billed as a foundation that provides undetectable medium coverage and a blurred, skin-like finish for up to 24 hours. You get 1.01 fluid ounces of product. I keep forgetting just how much I love this foundation!! I’m in the shade Y235 Ivory Beige and it’s a spot on color match for me. This foundation melts into the skin seamlessly. 2 pumps is all I need to cover my full face and neck. It doesn’t settle into the lines or pores and it lasts all day without any touch ups. This is definitely a foundation I will keep in stock.
ColourPop No Filter Concealer: A+++ You get .14 fluid ounces of product. There are 30 shades with 10 being for each light medium, and deep skin. Every time I use this concealer I fall more and more in love with it. A little goes a long way and it just melts into the skin. It’s not a thick concealer but it’s also not too thin. It doesn’t crease and doesn’t dry down matte. It’s a very nice concealer and I will most definitely be repurchasing it.
ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder: A- You get .30 ounces of product in a sifter pot. It comes in 3 shades (translucent, banana, and translucent deep). This powder is growing on me. When I first purchased this powder it didn’t work that well for me, it wore off within 2 hours….I figured out it was that I had used too much moisturizer underneath a tinted moisturizer. The second time I tried this powder it worked better but was a tiny bit cakey…. This time it set my foundation flawlessly. It’s not such a great powder for setting the under eye because it does make the under eye look dry but it also sets the concealer perfectly so I just use a satin setting powder over top for under the eye. I really am starting to like this powder …. I will be repurchasing it once I run out.
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot: A+++ You get .17 ounces of product in this pot. It’s available in 6 colors and is billed as a long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products. I have had this pot for a while and forgot all about it, but while watching some Youtube videos I was reminded of this product and decided to break it out and try it again. I forgot how much I like it a a shadow base. I also used it today to cut my crease and it worked so much better than my Shape Tape did to cut the crease. It cancels out all veins and discoloration on the eye lids without being tacky like when i use my Shape Tape…. a little goes a long way so I will not need to purchase this for a while, but I am definitely putting this paint pot back into rotation.
ELF The New Classics Eyeshadow Palette: A+ This palette is billed as having a luxe formula of neutral eyeshadows that is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra-pigmented for effortless application. I really love this palette. Every time I use this palette I forget just how pigmented this palette really is. I never have to go back into the shadows more than 1 time to get great color payout. This palette has everything you need for a natural look or a smokey look. It’s my favorite ELF buy of 2019. I am glad I purchased it.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: A+ I You get .3 fluid ounces of product. I have not been able to put this mascara down since the day I opened it. It really is a great mascara, it’s not going to replace my Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black but I am definitely using this mascara a ton. I’ve already ordered a back up.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush: A+++!!! I say it all the time, this is my favorite formula of blush. You get .20 ounces of product. It comes in 13 shades. There is just no way to over do your blush with this formula. The formula is firm enough that with a few taps you get enough product for your cheeks. It blends well, is never patchy, and the color lasts all day. I need more colors truly I do.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder: A++ You get .28 ounces of product. When I first purchased this powder I didn’t find anything special about it…. I’ve tried it several ways and have finally figured out the best way to wear it is as a finishing powder. After all my makeup is done I finish the look with a light dusting of this powder and my face looks perfected, flawless, and on point. Oh yea… I drank the Kool-Aid on this one and I am not even sorry about it…. I will always have this in my collection.
BH Cosmetics collaboration with It’s My Raye Raye Liquid Lipstick: B++ You gey .12 fluid ounces of product. The formula of these liquid lipsticks is nice, but they don’t dry down all the way, it remains slightly tacky… there is no transfer or smudging …. but it does remain tacky… that typically isn’t my favorite formula but the Rosey Raye color is so stinkin’ pretty that I don’t even mind …. It is long lasting and wears down evenly. It’s a shame this color is a limited edition collaboration I would love to keep it in my collection permanently.
Well that’s all for now dolls… stay tuned I am going to blog my favorite makeup products of 2019 in a bit… for now I hope the first day of the year finds you with plenty of spoons and low on the pain scale…. until later …. remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.