Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I woke up super early today, had a Psychiatrist appointment today. I’m feeling pretty good today. Low pain day and so far my energy is good too. I am still weeding through my makeup to see what I will and wont declutter. For today I have chosen to test out the following products for culling… Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer, It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara, Inglot Eyeliner Gel, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Jouer Powder Highlighter, Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush, and Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation. As per the usual, I’ll be talking about these products and also saying whether or not I will be decluttering them from my collection in Final Thoughts. So let’s jump into the face of the day….
Base: I primed the face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($45 at Sephora) and ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Light-Medium. My foundation today is Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation ($65 at Sephora) in the shade 5.5. I concealed the under eyes using Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer (Discontinued) in the shade R22. I warmed up the face using Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Universal Bronze. I set my face using Wet n Wild Photofoucs Pressed Powder ($2.75 at Walmart, Walgreens, and on their website) in the shade Neutral Beige. I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).
Eyes: I primed my lids using MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Soft Ochre and set it using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette ($29.50 on Amazon and $44 on the Too Faced website). For my transition shade I used the color Almond Truffle (a dusty mauve matte). In my crease I used the color Mocha (a mid-toned brown matte). On the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Dark Truffle (a dark chocolate brown with pink reflect metallic). On the inner 1/3 I used the color Molasses Chip (a taupey gold metallic). Then on the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Cafe Au Lait (a light taupe with silver reflect metallic) to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I then went back in with Dark Truffle on the outer 1/3 and Molasses Chip on the inner 1/3. I then mixed Dark Truffle, Molasses Chip, and Cafe Au Lait together and further blended the inner and outer 1/3 together more. I then went in with the color Bordeaux (a cherry chocolate matte) and deepened the outer v and blended it into the lower part of m crease. I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($9.99 at Target and on their website) in clear and filled in the brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then set that with the color Divinity (a peachy toned vanilla matte). I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Mocha and smoked that out using a hint of Almond Truffle. I then lined my upper lash line and lower waterline using Inglot Eyeliner Gel ($17 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 77 Black. I then smoked the lower lash line out further using more of the color Bordeaux. I highlighted the inner corners using the color Satin Sheets (a pale gold metallic). For my lashes I used It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Blackest Black.
Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush (Discontinued) in the shade Rapture (a dusty plumy mauve matte). To highlight my Cupid’s Bow, center of the forehead, tops of the cheeks, and bridge of the nose I used Jouer Powder Highlighter ($24 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Citrine (a golden champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (a warm tan nude) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 but on sale for $6 on their website) in the shade Roast (a warm light brown nude).
Final Thoughts: Just 1 side note … the BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipsticks are turning out to be my favorite lipstick formula!!! The last 2 I tried have been very comfortable on the lips and have been long wearing. They have also not feathered or traveled outside the lip line and fade evenly. I will be purchasing other shades in this line.
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette: I purchased this one on impulse and have never used it until today (that was 2 years ago!!!) I really liked using this palette today. The shadows were creamy and blended out perfectly without skipping or going patchy. There was zero kick back in the pans and no fall out on the face. The shades buffed into each other without going muddy and the metallics are beautifully blended. They can go on sheer with little pressure or high impact with a damp shader brush. I am going to continue to use this palette, there are just enough metallic shades that I can get different looks every time I use this one. I will not be decluttering this palette from my collection.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer: This is such a small tube of concealer that I often over look it, but every time I do use this concealer I remember just how much I love it. The sad part is it’s discontinued so I wouldn’t be able to repurchase it. It’s the perfect under eye concealer color and it buffs into the under eye beautifully. I never have creasing with this one and I often forget and use way too much but it never ends up looking cakey. I am not going to declutter this one from my collection.
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara: I have hated this mascara every time I have picked it up. I hate the brush applicator, I hate the formula, I hate how it looks on my lashes…. I just truly HATE this mascara. So no surprise when I say I have decluttered it from my collection.
Inglot Eyeliner Gel: This is another pot eyeliner that I didn’t even know I had. I opened it for the first time today and was pleasantly surprised to find that it went on smoothly on my waterlines. This is one of few gel pot liners that do not skip on my mobile lids. I liked the formula and how black it is. I liked it so much that I promptly purchased it in 90 Brown. It should be no surprise that I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot: I use this one every now and then. But lately I haven’t really liked using it. It makes my lids look incredibly dry and I don’t truly like the way my shadows go on over it. It doesn’t go on smoothly and it doesn’t really do anything special for my eye looks. I prefer my Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) much more than I ever have the paint pots. I have decluttered this one from my collection.
Jouer Powder Highlighter: It took me forever to be able to purchase this one. It was all the craze 2 years ago and was always out of stock. I finally was able to purchase it and have loved it every since. I don’t love it right away though…. I think it goes on too textured when I first apply it but after I use some setting spray it just melts into the skin so beautifully and so seamlessly. I don’t use it as much as I thought I would, mainly because I have such an extensive highlighter collection, but I do love it every time I use it. I will not be decluttering it from my collection.
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush: This blush goes on so patchy and so underwhelming. I think that is because of the shade I chose, but it’s just hard to work with. It’s dusty and powdery and accentuates every little texture on your cheeks. I have decluttered this one from my collection.
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation: This is the most expensive foundation I have ever owned, but I freaking love this foundation!!! Every time I have used it I have loved the way my skin looks. I have it in a shade that use to match me, but doesn’t anymore. Even so I love this foundation. I have it in the shade 5.5 and it’s a bit too deep for me. I don’t even mind, I can make it work. I will continue to use this bottle up and then I will repurchase it in the shade 5. I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.
Well there you have it… I have reviewed 8 older products and out of the 8 I have decluttered 3 of them.
Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. I hope that if you have an invisible illness, like I do with Fibromyalgia, that you are having a low pain day, and that you have plenty of spoons. Stay tuned tomorrow when I continue culling my makeup stash and remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.