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…
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).
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.
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).
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.