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DUPE ALERT!!!!

Published February 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. Today I come to you with another DUPE post. I love the Beauty Blender, but I have to replace them every few weeks at $20 a pop. I go through about 2 a month. I typically replace my Beauty Blender once every 2 weeks. I saw on a YouTube video by ShanShortcakeBeauty where she was using the huge beauty sponge that looked like an over-sized Beauty Blender. She explained where she purchased it and I promptly purchased 20 of them. It was time for me to replace my Beauty Blender and thought, if I’m going to spend $20 to replace it, I thought I might as well spend an extra $11 and purchase enough for 10 months right??? So let’s introduce you to my new favorite beauty sponge……

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I grade this beauty sponge an A+++!!!!

The Paw Paw Wonder Blender by AOA Studio. Is latex free. Costs $1.55 per sponge, you can also purchase a 6 pack of these sponged for $9.30. Each purchase of any of the PAW PAW products in the AOA line donates a portion of your purchase to help with the protection of animals.

Right off the bat I could tell that this was a great quality sponge. When I wet it I was impressed that it was so much bigger than a wet Beauty Blender. It was also softer and the texture of the Wonder Blender felt much more expensive than the original Beauty Blender.

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On the left is a slightly damp Paw Paw Wonder Blender and on the right is a slightly damp Beauty Blender. *NOTE: When they were first wet the Wonder Blender was a lot bigger than you see in this picture and the Beauty Blender was the same size as you see in this picture. 

The Wonder Blender applied my foundation flawlessly and so fast and did not soak up as much of the foundation as does the original Beauty Blender. I also observed that the Wonder Blender also stays damp longer than with the Beauty Blender making being able to blend out creams longer a breeze. Also when I went back in to pat out my concealer creases before applying powder, the Wonder Blender still being damper than the Beauty Blender made blending out those creases so much easier. I had noticed when I did this with the Beauty Blender, it tended to pick up some of the concealer or move some of the foundation and concealer around but with the Wonder Blender this doesn’t happen because it stays damper creating a perfect storm for re-blending.

When it came time to bake the high points of my face, I noticed I needed to pick up less powder to bake with than when I use a Beauty Blender to bake, also because the Wonder Blender is much bigger in size when damp, it also covers a bigger amount of the face for baking making it easier to create sharp lines for baking.

Lastly, After I set my face with setting spray I typically go back over my face with a sponge to press the products into the skin further… when I would do this with my Beauty Blender I noticed it sometimes picked up product or it would cause my face to go patchy… but with the Wonder Blender this doesn’t happen, again because it remains damper longer and the texture of the sponge seems less porous on the surface so the texture is smoother and glides over the skin with out catching on patches.

Well there you have it dolls. A great dupe for a pivotal makeup helper that costs 13 times less than the original and whose proceeds go to help animals!!!

If you are interested in trying one for yourself, you can find them here.

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Well thanks for stopping by dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. See ya tomorrow…. remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Vampy Eyed Face of the Day

Published February 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Sorry that this post is so late today, I had to redo my makeup 2 times, I’m not used to working with dark greys and blacks on my eyes so the first 2 attempts left me looking like a raccoon,  and then I had some errands to run and I needed to rest a bit because my spoons got really low today. But better late than never right? I felt like doing a vampy eye look today so this is what I came up with.  Well, let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my skin using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 at Dollar General) and I prepped my pores using ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For my foundation today I used a combo of 3 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 4 pumps of Revolution Beauty Conceal & Hydrate Radiance Foundation ($12 at Ulta but the shade I use can only be purchased through their website it’s not sold at Ulta) in the shade F 5.7. I concealed my under eyes using Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 005 Light Natural. I set my whole face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I lightly baked the center of my forehead and bridge and sides of my nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more of the RCMA No Color Powder. For today’s eye look I used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette ($39 at Sephora and on the KVD website). For my transition shade I used the color Lazarus (cool taupe matte). For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid  shade I used the color Saleos (smoky brown matte). I then used more of the NARS Soft Matte concealer to cut my mobile lid space out. I then set that cut mobile lid using the color Liberatus (pinkish ivory matte) and then layered Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Fairytale (an icy white with silver flip). I created a soft drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Saleos. I highlighted my inner corners using Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honeydew (an icy pale pink with a purple flip). I then deepened my outer v and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid using the shade Shax (jet black matte). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Espresso. I carved out my brow lines using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that using more of the shade Liberatus. I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($7 on their website) in the shade Swere (true onyx black). I then used more of the shade Shax to deepen my lower lash line very close to the lashes. I popped on a pair of KoKo Lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) in the style Queen B and then I used the NYX On the Rise Volume Liftscara ($7.70 at Ulta) in the shade Black on both my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush and highlight I used the Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette ($5 at Dollar General)  in the color way Light/Medium. The blush is a soft coral satin and the highlight is a golden shade. I highlighted my Cupid’s bow, center of my forehead, tops of my cheeks, and bridge of my nose. I lined my lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk and filled in the lips using the coordinating Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) also in the shade Pillow Talk.

Final Thoughts: Man was this look hard to put together. I do not typically gravitate to such a vampy look, but it was fun to do and the look came out so beautiful. I decided to go for this look because I realized that I had never used any of the shades in the middle quad of this palette. I think it might have been fun to use a bold red lip but I was running short on time to run my errands so I didn’t have the time it takes to apply a bold red lip correctly so I opted for a neutral pink lip instead. I ran to Dollar General to pick up a back up of the Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel…. they were out of clear so I chose Dark Brown (hoping that works the same as the clear does and that it isn’t going to be messy…. I’ll keep you posted.). By the time I was do running around doing everything I needed to I was out of energy and extremely hungry, so we opted to get Chili’s carryout….

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This was such a great dinner. I didn’t eat all the Texas Fries but I did eat the whole steak and all the Asparagus. 

Well, that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned for a bonus post today…. I have found a better and cheaper alternative to the Beauty Blender. Also, tomorrow is makeup brush cleaning day, so I might not have a Face of the Day post for you, if I do manage to wake up early enough to get some makeup in, it will be a very simple makeup look. Until next time dolls…. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Go To Spoonie Day Makeup Face of the Day

Published February 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How is your day/night going? I hope you are well and that you are having am amazing day/night. Today I am not feeling very well. I hurt heaps and I didn’t sleep well do to pain. I feel like I fell off a 10 story building. So I decided to go with my go to spoonie day makeup look. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using Physicians Formula Softlight Blurring Primer ($14.39 at Walgreens and $14.95 on their website). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation today I used a combo of 3 dropper fulls of Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight and 2 pumps Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade 03 Light Beige. I concealed my under eyes using AOA Studio Liquid PAW PAW Concealer ($1.55 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Buff. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Malibu Glitz Face Powder ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Honey. I lightly baked the center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard. For today’s look I used the ColourPop Double Entendre Palette ($18 on their website). For my transition shade I used the shade Extra Curricular (burnt orange matte). For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid shade I used Nip Slip (warm saddle brown matte). I deepened my outer v using a combo of the shades Nip Slip (warm saddle brown matte) and Hard (deep terracotta matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Draft (rich rose gold metallic) on the inner 2/3 and then I went back in with the shade Keep It PG (champagne gold metallic) on the middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer shades together. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Extra Curricular and then deepened the lower lash line with more of the combo of the shades Nip Slip and Hard. I highlighted the inner corners using a combo of the shade Keep It PG (rich rose gold metallic) and the highlighter I used today. I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Espresso. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then set that using the shade Bluffin’ (pale ivory matte)  from the ColourPop Nude Mood Palette ($14 on their website). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (a rose gold metallic). I popped on a pair of Ardell Natural Lash ($3.49 at Ulta) in the style #110. I used Benefit Roller Lash ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in black on the upper and lower lashes and then lined the inner part of my upper lash line with a matte black eye shadow.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 on their website) in the shade Always Punchy (a pink coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, and Cupid’s bow using Makeup Geek Highlighter (discontinued due to rebranding) in the shade Midnight Sun (a mid-toned golden champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Good & Plenty (deep rose) and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Ziggie (dark terracotta matte).

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Final Thoughts:

Physicians Formula Softlight Blurring Primer: B+                                                                    This primer is billed as being a universally flattering soft-focused primer that smooths, absorbs, and protects to deliver an ultra-smooth airbrushed finished. This is not a bad primer, it just doesn’t do anything it claims to do. There is no soft focus, no ultra smooth airbrushed finish… nothing. It works well to hold the foundation longer… and that’s it. I have purchased the illuminating version off Amazon today to see if that one at least gives some glow to the skin… I’ll use this one up but I wont be repurchasing it because I have other primers that do what this one claims to do at a lower price point that I like more.

Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer: A+++!!!!                                                      Oh man, I love this primer so much!! I don’t use it as a primer though… I use it as a mix in medium to my foundations and it makes my foundations look so much more pretty. It works well with most of my foundations. Today it took some time to get it to mix in with the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, I think because this is my thickest foundation so it made it a bit tougher to mix together…. but once I did get it mixed this primer took my foundation to another level. I love it so much I just ordered a back up because I’m down to 1/2 a bottle left.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I just placed an order on Ulta’s website and on Profusion Cosmetic’s website so I will be doing another makeup haul post coming soon. Also I purchased 20 of the Paw Paw Super Soft Wonder Blender Sponges ($1.55 each on the Shop Miss A website) to test out to see if they are as good as the Beauty Blender. Also I have been testing out the full eye brush line from Profusion Cosmetics. They are very dirty and need to be washed…. I’m doing my brush cleaning this weekend and once they are dry I will do a review post on the brush line. In the meantime, I hope that you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow… until tomorrow dolls… Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My Second Attempt At A Halo Eye Face of the Day

Published February 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up super late today. I didn’t roll out of bed till 9 am. I had a hard time sleeping last night due to pain and once again, because of the cold, I am having a high pain day. I also restarted my makeup 3 times today. This halo eye stuff is difficult! I still didn’t perfect it but I’m going to keep practicing until I get it right.  Well let’s jump into this Face of the Day….

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Base: I primed the face using Loreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta). For my foundation today I used a combo of 2 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew you and 3 pumps of BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation ($9.50 at Ulta) in the shade 208 Medium Beige. I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. I concealed my under eyes using The Balm Time Balm ($18 on their website) in the shade Light/Medium. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Makeup Geek Fair Skin Bronzer (discontinued due to rebranding) in the shade Sun Kissed. I lightly baked the jaw line and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more RCMA powder. To create this eye look I used the ELF The New Classics Palette ($14 on their website). I used the shade Truffle (a light camel tan matte) all over the mobile lid and all the way up to my brow bone. I then used the color Darling (a deep terracotta matte) all through my crease and on the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then used the combo of the shades Truffle, Darling, and Muse (a deep chocolate brown matte) to deepen the crease and inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then used more of the NARS Soft Matte Concealer to cut out the halo, I had watched a YouTube tutorial on how to do a tornado halo (still don’t have it down pat), so I cut the halo out in a sort of upside down triangle. I then used the shade Cosmo (a taupe with a pink flip shimmer) to cover the halo. I then went back in with Darling and patted that around the halo. On my bottom lash line I created a drop shadow using Darling and buffing that out with Truffle. I then deepened my lash line using Muse. I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari cream pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honey  Dew (an icy pink). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade As If (a pale beige nude). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and started to block my brows out using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette but I ran out just as I finished my second brow so I filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Espresso. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade Creme (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a pair of KoKo Lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) in the style Queen B and then lined the inner corner of my upper lids using the shade Noir (a dusty black matte). I then used 2 coats of MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash ($20 at Ulta) on both my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Revolution Beauty Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a coral pink matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of the forehead, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow using Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade 10 Be My Light (a peachy champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light pinkish brown) and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (color exclusive to the Big Box of Lippie Stix) in the shade With the Band (peachy pink matte).

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Final Thoughts:

BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation: A+++                                                                     I am still loving this foundation. The shade is a spot on match for me and it’s full coverage without being heavy on the face. It also pairs beautifully with a shimmer mix in like the Marc Jacobs one I used today. It doesn’t loose coverage or change shade with the mix in. This foundation doesn’t set down all the way so you do need to set it with powder but even with using powder I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything. I did notice my pump stopped working though, this might be because I had it laying on it’s side in my everyday makeup basket…. So I will have to try it again after it’s been sitting upright for a while.

The Balm Time Balm: A+++                                                                                                        Every single time I use this concealer I have a great under eye day. Only a little of this concealer goes a long way. It does need to be set or it will crease because it’s so emollient but it’s worth the extra step to get a great look. I’ve been using this concealer on and off for the past several months and I have barely made a dent in the pot.

ELF The New Classics Palette: A-                                                                                                        I love the shades in this palette. The shadows are highly pigmented and blend like a dream. The shades also buff into each other with out skipping or going muddy. There is little kick back in the pans, however …. the reason for the A- grading is the fallout!! There is heavy fallout on the face with this palette…. dark shades, light shades…. it doesn’t matter they all fallout on the face. The only shades that don’t fallout are the shimmer shades. I still will use this palette because the looks I can create are beautiful with this palette… I just do not recommend doing your base makeup before using this palette. (I always do my eyes first so this is not an issue for me.)

Loreal Brow Stylist Definer:A+++!!!!                                                                                                  I can’t believe I’m out of this pencil!!! I really loved this pencil so much. It was the perfect shade, the perfect consistency, and lasted all day without fading. I have repurchased it and also purchased a back up.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil: A+++                                                                                                        This is a great little pencil. It doesn’t skip or pull at my brow hairs. It’s just the right amount of creamy and also wears well. It’s a little on the warm side for my brows but I can make it work.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. I’m going to keep practicing this halo eye thing and hopefully I will master it shortly. Until tomorrow dolls, lots of love and spoons. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My First Halo Eye Face of the Day

Published February 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. It’s raining here in Florida today and I’m in a world of hurt because of it. I woke up wanting to try for a halo eye look. I’ve never done one and always wanted to try…it didn’t come out perfect but the look is so pretty that I think I might try one again tomorrow to see if I can get it right. Well, let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using Loreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and also Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. My foundation today is a combo of 3 pumps BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta) and 2 pumps Loreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. I concealed my under eyes using Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($13.49 at Ulta) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using NYX Matte Bronzer ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Tan. I went a little to ham on the bronzer today so I had to bake heavily. I baked my jaw line, center of the forehead, sides of the nose and tops of the cheeks using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my eyes with NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website). For today’s eye look I used the Revolution Beauty Re-Loaded Basic Mattes Palette ($8 on their website). For my 1st transition shade I used the 5th color of the 1st row ( light orange based tan matte). For my 2nd transition shade I used the 2nd color of the 3rd row (a light mauve terracotta matte), I also took this color all over the mobile lid. To deepen my crease and mobile lid I used the 1st shade of the 3rd row (a deep mauve terracotta matte). I then cut out the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid using more NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. I then used Revolution Beauty Highlighter Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Dare to Divulge (a mid-toned champagne) on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid layered with Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honey Dew (a pale icy pink) and then I layered another layer of Revolution Beauty Highlighter Reloaded in the shade Dare to Divulge. I then created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using what was left on the brushes I used on my upper lids. I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Creme Gel Color ($7 on their website) in the shade Exit (a pure white). I then lined high up on the lower lash line using the 4th color on the 3rd row (a deep true brown matte). I highlighted my inner corners using Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Fairy Tale (an icy white). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in the brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a bright cream matte). I put on a pair of KoKo Lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) in the style Queen B. I lined the inner corner of my upper lash line using Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum ($11.49 at Ulta) in the shade Ultra Black and then set that using the 5th shade of the 3rd row (a dusty black matte). I primed my lower lashes using Loreal Voluminous Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) and then put on 2 coats of Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta) on both the upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is Milani Rose Powder Blush ($8.99 on their website) in the shade 08 Tea Rose (light nude peach matte). I highlighted the tops of the cheeks, center of my chin, Cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using Revolution Beauty Highlighter Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Dare to Divulge (a mid-toned champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their webstie) in the shade Lumiere (dusty mauve pink) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Little Things (mid-tone mauve pink creme).

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Final Thoughts:

Loreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer: A+                                                                    This is a pretty good primer. It gives a great glow to the face without there being any shimmer on the face. Foundation goes on over this primer so smoothly. It leaves the face dewy looking without looking greasy and without feeling like a disco ball. I will definitely be using this a ton more and will repurchase when I’ve finished it up.

Revolution Beauty Re-Loaded Basic Mattes Palette: A+++!!!                                                          This is an amazing neutrals palette. It’s compact so it’s great to travel with. There are enough transition, crease, and outer v shades that you can get multiple looks without getting bored. There was a small amount of kick back in the pans and almost no fallout on the face. This one is a definite gem.

ColourPop Creme Gel Color in the Shade Exit: B-                                                                             This color is the hardest thing to work with. I wish they would make Honey Dude in a Creme Gel Color too that would be the best thing ever!! This white is super pigmented but skips when you apply it on the waterline. It also cracks. It’s super thick, and it stinks! I mean like clown makeup stink. I’ll use this again but I just have to find the way to make it work for me.

Well, that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. I hope, for those of you who have spoonie illnesses, that you are having low pain days and high energy days. Remember dolls, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Teal Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published February 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a good day/night. Sorry I’m so late with my post today. I had the worst time trying to get my makeup done today. I had to start all over 4 times, literally, before I got the look I was trying for… first my eye shadow wouldn’t come together right, then my foundation pilled up over the primer I tried, then my cut creases wouldn’t even out, and finally my makeup came together…. So I only just finished my makeup 1/2 hour ago….it’s now 4:30 as I am writing this post.  I am now out of energy and so fed up that I almost just gave up on doing makeup today. Thankfully I have the worlds most supportive husband and he encouraged me to keep trying. I got a ton of glue stuck to my falsies, so please excuse the fact that is quite visible and let’s just ignore the brows today all together…. they gave me the worst time today. Well let’s get into this Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation today I used a combo of 1 squeeze of Wet n Wild Photofocus Dewy Face Primer ($5.99 at Ulta) and 2 pumps of Pixi Flawless Beauty Fluid (discontinued) in the shade No. 3 Warm. I concealed my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Pat Away Concealing Base ($16 at Target) in the shade Nude. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent and warmed up my face using J Cat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 103 Cancun Golden Tan. I lightly baked my jaw line, center of the forehead, and sides of my nose with RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set it with more of the RCMA No Color Powder. For today’s eye look I used the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette ($49 at Ulta). For my 1st transition shade I used the color Weekender (light neutral beige matte). For my crease shade I used a combo of the colors Still Shot (bright peach) and Riff (brown-nude matte). I also took this combo down to the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. I deepened the outer v using a combo of Riff (brown-nude matte) and Good As Gone (deep brown with iridescent micro-shimmer). On the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Radio (deep emerald satin). On the inner 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Big Sky (frosted green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle). I then took the shade Wanderlust (forest green with gold micro-shimmer) and placed that on the middle of the outer and middle 1/3 to further blend the shades together. On the lower lash line I created a soft drop shadow using what was left on the brushes I used on my upper lids. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Stranded (pale rose gold with tonal micro-shimmer). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at the Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette. 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 shade Break Away (warm ivory shimmer).  I put on a paid of Koko Queen B lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and lined the inner corner of my eyes to subtly hide the lash band using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black. I then lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade ALT (blackened teal). I used the ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 on their website) in the shade Black on Black to coat my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wear ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Birthday Suit (neutral pink satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of my forehead, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow, and center of my chin using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Wisp (golden champagne with gold pearls pearlized). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil () in the shade Lumiere (dusty mauve pink) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Little Things ( mid-tone mauve pink creme).

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Final Thoughts:

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette: A++                                                                                             I really truly love this palette! I never play with the shades that aren’t neutral so I have decided to try and use it more but focusing on the other colors. What I have learned is that the deeper shades have tons of fallout on the face. All the shades have kick back in the pans but only the darker shades have fall out. I am really glad that I decided to keep this palette when I did my declutter last month.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in the shade Little Things: A+++!!!!                                                      OM GOODNESS!!!! This is the prettiest Mauvey Pink I have ever tried!! It’s one of those effortlessly magical lipsticks. It wears down and fades evenly and it does not travel outside the lip line. I ordered a back up of this lipstick because I just know I will be reaching for this one a ton.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Terracotta Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published February 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. I’m feeling OK today. Pain level is around 6 and my energy is doing pretty good today. Today I was testing to see if I be keeping the Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the color way Hello L.A. Angel. I really do like this palette and have decided to keep it. I thought I might declutter it because I haven’t really reached for it, so I am going to move it to my vanity so that I can play with it more. Well, let’s get into this Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer ($16 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. For my foundation I used a combo of 3 droppers of Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight and 4 pumps of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (being discontinued) in the shade 4.0. I concealed my under eyes using ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Light Sand. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I did not bake today because I wanted a softer over all face look today.

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard. For today’s eye look I used the Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the color way Hello L.A. Angel. For my 1st transition shade I used the bronzer from this palette called Natural. My 2nd transition shade is the color Earth (a deep terracotta matte). I deepened my crease using the shade Board Walk (a mid-toned deep brown matte). I also brought this color onto the outer 1/3 of of my mobile lid. On the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Shade (a bronze metallic) and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Free (a taupe with bronze flip metallic). I then deepened my outer v using the shade L.A. Night (a dusty black matte). On my bottom lash line I used more of the bronze shade called Natural and then I layered more of Earth over that. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Sunny (a white with a yellow gold flip metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that using the shade Clean (a mid-toned vanilla matte). I put on a pair of Ardell Natural Lash 110 ($3.49 at Ulta) and applied Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta) to my top and bottom lashes. I then lined the inner corner of my upper lash line to camouflage my lash band.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing MAC Powder Blush ($25 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Pinch O’ Peach (a soft peachy coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow, and center of my forehead using the Rachh Loves + Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 on their website and at Target) choosing the shade Clutch (a white gold).  I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Topanga (a dusty coral).

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Final Thoughts:

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder: A+++!!!                                                  This loose powder has stolen my heart! I go on record in saying that it’s better than my beloved Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder!!! It gives this beautiful soft focus glow to the skin that is just heaven!! I have ordered a back up because I’m afraid they may try and discontinue it.

Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case: A+                                                                               This is a great little all-in-1 palette. The shadows do have some kick back in the pans and I did notice with the darker shades there was fall out on the face, but with that said these shadows blend like a dream and do muddy up when buffing them into one another. I am half tempted to purchase the other color way of this palette line.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Rose Gold Soft Cut Crease Face of the Day

Published February 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day going? Great I hope. I woke up early today, couldn’t sleep well because my body hurt so bad…. I guess I over did it whilst I was cleaning yesterday. I decided to play with the new Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired Eye Shadow Palette ($45 at Ulta), while my eye liner came out wonky I think this eye look came out stunning. So let’s get into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation I used 3 pumps of Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation ($30 at Ulta) in the shade 4 Medium Neutral mixed with 2 droppers of the Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight. I concealed my under eyes using ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6 on their website) in the shade Light Sand. I set my full face using Too Faced Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). I baked the center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set them using RCMA No Color Powder. For today’s eye look I used the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired Eye Shadow Palette ($45 at Ulta). For my transition shade I used the color Seashell (a soft peach matte). For my crease shade I chose the color Cocoa (a dusty mauvey brown matte). To deepen my outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the color Truffle (a deep brown matte).  On the inner 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Rose Gold (a rose gold sparkle). I then went into the color Sparkling Sand (a rose gold metallic) onto the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend my inner and outer 1/3. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Seashell. I then buffed that out using more of the color Cocoa and deepened the lower lash line using more of the color Truffle. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Shimmering Snow (a pure white with a gold flip sparkle). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear. I filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then set that using the shade Swan (a vanilla matte). I lined the lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade As If (a creamy pale nude). I tight lined the upper waterlines using Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 01 Linked On Black (a deep black). I created a dramatic wing using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black. I put on a pair of Koko Queen B Lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and then I used Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta) on the upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing Burt’s Bees Blush ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Bare Peach. I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s Bow, and center of my forehead using Benefit Box Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie. I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (a rosey nude) and topped the lips off using Loreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain ($11.99 at Ulta) in the shade 418 I Empower (a pale peach).

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Final Thoughts:

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette: A++                              The first thing I noticed is that the shade are a bit darker on the lids than they are in the pan. The mattes are buttery but the pans are firm. There was kick back in the pans but there was no fall out on the face for the mattes. The shimmers, metallics, and sparkles a smooth and highly pigmented. There is little kick back in the pans but there was tons of fallout on the face, especially with the sparkle shadows. All of the shades blended well and buffed into each other without losing pigmentation and without going muddy. The only shade I had difficulty with was Sparkling Snow… this shade is very chunky and doesn’t apply as well as it swatches. All in all this is a really great palette and I’m happy to have it part of my collection.

ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer: A+++!!!                                                                                      OH MY SWEET BABY PICKLES!!!!! I normally steer clear of hyped up makeup, but I figured I’d give it a try since I decluttered all my other ELF concealers. WOW!! This concealer is amazing!! It does oxidize so you need to set it immediately after applying it, but it looks so pretty under the eyes. I would repurchase this one if I ran out.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner: A++                                                                     I am loving this liquid eyeliner. I normally don’t get along with felt tip liners but this one just works so well. I did notice that when you try to layer it the liner gets a little crunchy but it doesn’t flake or crack up. I will definitely use this one up but I am not sure if I will repurchase this one in the future.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Spoonie Day Makeup Look Face of the Day

Published February 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I finally got my makeup nook cleaned and organized and I am very happy with how it turned out.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to get a Face of the Day post up today. We did a deep cleaning of the house and I was certain that I would be completely knackered. I am in a world of hurt right now, pain all over the body, from all the cleaning and I am very low on energy, but I thought I could at least do a quick go to makeup look. I really don’t like how my makeup came out, I wasn’t able to really take my time to blend and polish everything up, but at least I was able to play with my makeup after all. So even though I didn’t like my  makeup today, I figured I’d still post it…. after all it’s only makeup and can be washed off and started over…. and even though it’s a hot mess…. it reminded me of when I first started out doing my makeup… so I figured I’d share it anyway. This is one of my go to last minute, hurry up and do your makeup…makeup looks….. So let’s jump into the face of the day…..

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Base: I primed my face using Catrice Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation I chose one that wouldn’t be to fiddly, NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I concealed my under eyes with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 5.5 and then I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using ColourPop Pressed Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm. To save me some time and energy I did not bake my high points today.

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website). For my transition color I used more of the Talk to the Palm Bronzer from ColourPop. For the rest of the eye look I used the palette I made by Makeup Geek (discontinued due to rebranding). For my crease shade and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Dark Roast (a deep true brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade I’m Peachless (a light peach with gold flip shimmer) on the inner 2/3 and then went in with Punkin’ (a deep coral matte) on the middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. On the lower lash line I ran what was left on my transition brush over it and then used more of Punkin’ closest to the lash line. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Shimma Shimma (a pale champagne shimmer). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in the brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99 at Target) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade So Pale (a pale vanilla matte). I lined my waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade As If (a pale creamy nude). For mascara I used The Balm What’s Your Type ($19 on their website).

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade B-Day Bae (a muted dusty pink matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow, and center of my forehead using Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($44 at Sephora) in the shade Highlight-01 (a soft focus pale champagne). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Pencil ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a dusty mauve) and topped off my lips using Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick (discontinued due to rebranding) in the shade Naive (a pale peach nude creme).

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Final Thoughts: I really didn’t like this look because I feel like I look sick with the flu. I’m extremely weak right now and this was the best I could do but still I just look pale and washed out. I think the look might have not been so bad if I had the energy to do a winged liner, but I skipped it to save a bit of time. I did want to touch base about the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Powder. This is an amazing powder!! It gives this beautiful soft focus powder that doesn’t take away from the glowy foundation. It sets your base without looking matte or cakey. This is definitely a powder I will keep in my collection and I can already tell that I will be repurchasing it when I’ve run out.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Sorry for the sloppy makeup job today. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Full Face of Catrice Cosmetics Face of the Day

Published February 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I woke up to a very cold day here in Florida. The cold always makes my Rheumatoid Arthritis act up. I can barely move, I am very stiff and of course because of the cold my Fibromyalgia is acting up too.

Today I tried a full face of Catrice Cosmetics products. I didn’t buy a mascara, eye liner, lip liner, or lipstick because I have a huge stock pile of those products that I am trying to get through. I’ll do the review of all of the products in Final Thoughts… so  let’s jump right into the Face of the Day….

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Base: I primed the face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light/Medium. My foundation is a mix of 2 droppers of Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight and 1 dropper of the Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade 030 Sand Beige. I concealed my under eyes using Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 005 Light Natural. I set my full face, including my under eyes, using the Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade Transparent. I warmed up the face a combo of the 2 bronzers in the Catrice Cosmetics California In A Box Palette ($12.99 at Ulta) in the color way 010 Malibu Beach Collection.

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer () in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website). For today’s eye look I used the Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Eyeshadow Palette ($14.99 at Ulta). For my 1st transition shade I used the color #Squad (a soft peach matte). For my 2nd transition shade I used the color #MOTD (a mid-toned camel brown matte). To deepen my crease and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade #MCM (a dusty chocolate brown matte). On my mobile lids I used #Twinning (a yellow tone gold shimmer) on the inner 2/3 and then used #MUA (a soft brown with a bronze flip shimmer) on the outer 1/3. I then went into #Goals (a peach with gold shift shimmer) on the middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. On my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade #MOTD and then I went in and used more of #MCM. I then used what was left on the brush that I used the shade #Squad on to buff out the lower lash line. I highlighted the inner corners using #Wifey (a soft pink with a silver flip shimmer). I used the shade #TBT (a deep dusty brown matte) to deepen the outer v and also to deepen my lower lash line. I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in the shade clear and then I filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown.I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the shade #Basic (a creamy vanilla matte). I put on a paid of KoKo Queen B lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($8 on their website) in the shade Stew (a warm brown with a yellow undertones). I tight lined my upper waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bull Chic (a matte black) and then I used Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum ($11.49 at Ulta) in the shade Ultra Black to line the very inner corner of my upper lids. I used Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Black on both my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush I used the 2nd blush shade of the Catrice Cosmetics California In A Box Palette ($12.99 at Ulta) in the color way 010 Malibu Beach Collection (a pinkish coral matte). I also used the highlighter (a golden champagne) in this same palette to highlight the tops of my cheeks, center of the forehead, and bridge of my nose. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Lumiere (a dusty mauve pink) and then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Aquarius (a soft pinky nude).

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Final Thoughts:

Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer: A++                                               This primer is billed as a light weight primer that gives an instant soft-focus effect for a visibly smooth, pore-free complexion that dries down to a soft powder finish. This primer has a slight scent to it that I didn’t notice when I swatched it last night. It’s nothing to heavy or troublesome, but there is a slight scent non the less. This is a really great primer! It left my face flawless and smooth and my foundation went on easily over it. I liked this primer enough that I can already tell I will repurchase it when I run out.

Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer: A+ This primer comes in 3 shades: Candlelight, Sunlight, and Morning Glow. It’s billed as a light reflecting liquid primer with a candlelight-inspired golden shimmer that can be add to foundation for a subtle illuminating effect, or applied alone for a highlighting glow. The shimmer in this primer is so subtle but pretty. It had the added benefit of lighting my foundation a bit… the foundation shade I chose is just a hair too deep for me but with 2 drops of this liquid highlighter it helped lighten the foundation perfectly. This gave a beautiful glow to the foundation. It’s not as intense as the Dew Drops from Marc Jacobs. It’s more light the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter only a bit more subtle. I did really enjoy using this priming serum and will keep it part of my collection. I may even repurchase when I run out.

Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation: A++                                                       This foundation comes in 21 shades with 6 shades for out deeper skinned beauties. It’s billed as an ultra-light, high coverage foundation for a natural looking finish that covers  imperfections and mattifies the skin creating a smooth and even complexion for up to 24 hours. This is definitely a full coverage foundation that has a matte finish. The thing about it is that this foundation’s matte doesn’t look like a full on mask like most matte foundations tend to look. At first I did notice it was clinging in weird patches on my forehead, but after I powdered my forehead and used setting spray the foundation melted right into my skin and those patches disappear. It sits on the face wonderfully. I decluttered all my matte foundations because I just don’t like the way they look on the skin. I am so keeping this foundation in my collection and I definitely will be repurchasing it when I run out.

Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer: A+++!!!                          This concealer comes in 17 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin. It’s billed as a long  lasting, liquid concealer for weightless coverage that is highly  pigmented and waterproof formula instantly hides dark circles, imperfections and redness. This concealer is full coverage and demi matte. I left it on a few minutes before setting it with powder to see if it would crease…. it did but once I patted it out again and set it with powder it did not move again. I truly love this concealer. It’s the perfect shade to bring light back to the face and it covered my corrector completely without needing to add more concealer. I have already ordered a back up of this concealer.

Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder: A+++!!!                                             This powder only comes in the shade Translucent. It’s billed as a delicate transparent powder, enriched with Vitamin A and E, creates a flawless complexion that is a waterproof formula that withstands humidity and mattifies skin for hours. I normally hate translucent pressed powders and I always hate mattifying powders, until I tried this powder! This does mattify the skin however it has a slight sheen to it too that gives this healthy glow to the skin. I loved the finish of this one so much I already ordered a back up for it.

Catrice Cosmetics California In A Box Palette: A++                                                                  This use to come in 2 color ways however they currently are only selling the color way 010 Malibu Beach Collection. It’s billed as a palette to create a perfectly defined, radiant complexion. The palette comes with a satin blush, matte blush, satin bronze, matte bronzer, and a highlighter. It’s a great little palette. The under tones of the bronzers are perfect, the blushes are great for any look, and the highlighter is so pretty (no glitter here). This is a great palette for travel. The products do have a bit of kick back in the pans but I believe that is because they are super finely milled. The powders are buttery and buff into the skin very good with no skipping or turning patchy. I am going to keep this one in rotation because I enjoyed it so much.

Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Eyeshadow Palette: A+++!!!!                                                       This palette is billed as being an Instagram inspired palette featuring 12 intensely pigmented eyeshadows in classic neutral shades with matte and shimmering finishes. I did find that there was some major kick back in the pans, however there was no fallout on the face. The shadows are buttery and super pigmented. The matte shadows blend out well and buff into each other without skipping or getting muddy. The shimmer shades slide on smoothly and with just as much intensity as when I swatched them last night. This is a great palette….. TRULY a great palette. I am almost tempted to pick up a back up in case they discontinue it because I can already tell I will be reaching for this one a ton.

Well that’s all for now dolls. A couple of side notes: #1 If you don’t have an Ulta near you, or you live in a country where you can’t get Ulta delivered to you via the web, you can also get Catrice Cosmetics products on their website, I just happened to purchase them all from Ulta. #2 I may not be doing a Face of the Day tomorrow because we are going to give the house a deep cleaning and I am not sure if I will have enough energy when I’m done cleaning to play with makeup. If I do end up playing with makeup I may just do a super simple everyday no makeup, makeup look. Stay tuned Sunday when I try out the new Too Faced Palette and Loose Setting Powder that I hauled last night. Until then, remember… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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