Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a good day/night. I was up a bit early today, had a dentist appointment so I had to rush through my makeup…. so much went wrong with this look. But I was able to fix it and move on. Today, as I continue to curate my collection I am testing Bobbi Brown BB Cream, NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer, Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette and NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. I also decided to declutter the Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer because it’s way to dark for me, and Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Lip in the shade Almost Nude because it’s too dry on my lips and it’s such a bad color for me. As I have been doing this week I will discuss what I will and will not be decluttering in Final Thoughts…. so let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..
Base: I primed my face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer ($45 at Sephora) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 on their website and at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation I chose to test out Bobbi Brown BB Cream ($48 on their website) in the shade Fair. I concealed using NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer ($6 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade CW 03.5 and set my face using NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50 at Ulta) in the shade Medium Beige. I warmed up my face using Benefit Hula Bronzer (part of the Babe on Board Palette $21 on the Beautylish website). I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).
Eyes: I primed the lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that with a bit of Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette ($49 at Ulta and Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color So Boujee (a light tan matte). for my crease shade I used the color Cocoa Truffle (a mid-toned chocolate brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Love and Cocoa (a chocolate brown metallic with a bronze shift) on the outer 1/3 and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Classy & Sassy (a deep rose gold metallic). On the middle 1/3 I used the shade Famous (a deep yellow gold metallic) to blend into the outer and inner 1/3 to merge the shades together. I created a drop shadow on the bottom lash line using more of the shades So Boujee and Cocoa Truffle. I then lined my waterlines using Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner ($20 at Ulta and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Black and then smoked out close to the lash line using Decadent (a standard black matte). I then took a mixture of Decadent and Cocoa Truffle and deepened my outer v. I did my brows the same way I did them yesterday…. I set the brows first using Pixi by Petra Brow Gel ($9.99 at Target) in clear and filled in the brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5. I then carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the color Rollin’ In Dough (a creamy vanilla matte). I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Rich Girl (a silvery taupe metallic). For Mascara I used Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Black.
Cheeks and Lips: I used the Benefit Babe on Board palette ($21 on the Beautylish website and at Ulta). For blush I used the shade Rockabye (a satin coral) and then Highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using the shade Dandelion Twinkle (a soft pink). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Spicy (an blue based red) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Bae (an blue based red).
Bobbi Brown BB Cream: I haven’t reached for this bb cream much. I just do not enough using it. It goes on blotchy and doesn’t really have much coverage. I have other bb creams with way better coverage. This one doesn’t stay put around the nose, I had to build it up several times to get it to stay. I just really truly do not enjoy this product and have decluttered it from my collection.
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer: This is a light weight concealer that is my exact skin match. I just am not wowed when I use this one. It doesn’t really give much payoff. It also gets into my fine lines even when I set it. I would have kept it if it was a shade or two lighter but since it’s not, and I really am not wowed by it I have decluttered it from my collection.
Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner: FINALLY!!! An eyeliner that stays on my waterline!!! I had forgotten that I owned this potted liner. It was in the back of my liner drawer. It’s super black and very creamy and most importantly, I can use it in my waterline!!! I know I said that already but I have had the hardest time finding a liner to stay in my waterline. I only have ever been able to use the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner in Nude and the ColourPop BFF Eye Liner in Get Paid (a rose gold). I am not decluttering this liner. In fact I am going to purchase it in Brown too.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: This mascara is a cult favorite…. but I just don’t get it. It is just an OK mascara for me. It flakes around the 5 hour mark. My lashes don’t get big volume or length and I end up using 3 coats to try and get some payoff. It’s just not a mascara that wows me. I have decluttered it from my collection.
Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette: This is a palette that has 4 mattes and the rest are colorful metallics. I don’t reach for this palette a ton, but every time I do I have loved the look I have gotten with it. There are tons of color options with the metallics and for that reason I am keeping this palette. The matte shadows are buttery smooth, there is little to no kick back in the pans, and there is zero fallout on the face. The shades buff into each other well without going muddy. I will not be decluttering it from my collection
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation: I have had this compact for about 2 years. I know it’s probably time to get rid of it but there I haven’t used it often and there is no smell or hard pan so I am going to use this one up. I plan to pan it rather than declutter it because I do enjoy using it with BB Creams I just don’t reach for it much. I’m going to try and pan it by April. If I haven’t hit pan by then I will declutter it then.
Well there you have it 6 products tested and 3 things decluttered. Plus the 2 bonus products that I mentioned decluttering at the top of this post. Stay tune tomorrow when I continue to go through my collection to see what I will and wont be decluttering next. I hope the rest of your day/night is a good one, that you are in great spirits, have a low to no pain level, and that you are found with plenty of spoons. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.