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 ……
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).
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).
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).
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.