Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up early today for a change. I still feel extremely stiff and have a heap of joint pain (thank’s a lot Rheumatoid Arthritis) but I had a bit more energy today, which was wonderful!! Since I was feeling a bit stiff today I decided to just do another quick go to makeup look again, I also have to find the energy to do another Olaplex treatment, my poor hair would not work for me today. . Let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….
Base: I primed my face using Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer (). I color corrected just the inner corner of my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in Brightening Peach. For foundation today I’m using the same combo I wore yesterday …. 3 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter () and 4 pumps Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation () in the shade 4.5 Medium. I used the smallest amount (4 dots on each under eye) of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer () in the shade Vanilla for my under eyes. I lightly set my full 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 the same product from yesterday…. MAC Bronzing Powder () in Matte Bronze. I did not bake at all today.
Eyes: I primed my lids using a light layer of NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using a light layer of Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting The Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade Light (I have also set this pressed powder aside for touch ups through out the day). For today’s very easy eye look I used the ColourPop X Karrueche Collaboration ($15 on their website) The Brown Sugar Palette. I ran the color Jamocha (mid-tone yellow brown matte) through my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and buffed it up to the brow bone. I then used the color Ginger (golden peach metallic) over the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then deepened the outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using the shade Sorrel (deep cool brown matte). I then took the color Auburn (warm bronze metallic) and patted it over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. On the lower lash line I slightly blended more of the shade Jamocha along the lash line and then deepened the lash line using more of the shade Sorrel. I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Cosmetics Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honeydew (an icy pink with purple flip). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled the brows in 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 Chai (soft yellow beige matte) and then decided that this was not bright enough so I went back over it using some more of the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting The Tone Finishing Powder in the shade Light. I created a winged liner on the upper lash line using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($21 at Sephora) in the shade Mad Max Brown and then popped on a pair of Ardell Natural Lashes ($3.49 at Ulta) in the style #110. I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using at 1st ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($7 on their website) in the shade Stew and then followed that up with Believe Beauty Long Lasting Eyeliner ($3.50 at Dollar General) in the shade Mystic (a metallic rustic brown).I then topped off my top and bottom lashes using the Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara ($7.49 at Target) in the shade Ultra Black.
Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I’m wearing the same blush I wore yesterday, Burt’s Bees Blush ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Bare Peach. I again used the same highlighter from yesterday …. Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Powder ($44 at Sephora) in the shade Highlight 01 to highlight the center of my chin, tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Lumiere (a dusty mauve pink) and filled in my lips using Loreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($11.99 at Ulta) in the shade #416 I Create (a soft coral nude).
Final Thoughts: The Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer is new to my collection, I received it from Amazon yesterday and was planning on saving it for my makeup haul post, but when I swatched it… it was so pretty I just had to use it. It’s very illuminating…. very. Not to the point that you look like a disco ball, but just enough that this isn’t a primer you can just wear on it’s own. It dries down completely and holds foundations beautifully. I like this primer much more than I like the Soft Focus Primer in the same line. I would grade this product an A+.
The Loreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain shade #416 I Create is also one of those new items I received this week from Ulta. I received it this morning in the mail and just couldn’t wait till my makeup haul post to play with it. First, this formula is by far my absolute favorite liquid matte formula. It feels like I have nothing on my lips but a tiny bit of lip balm. It wears down evenly and fades slightly throughout the day. It doesn’t bleed into the fine lines of the lips and doesn’t travel outside the lip line. This is the second of this formula I purchased and have another 6 sitting in my cart to purchase next month. I would grade this product an A+++!!! This is a lippie well worth the price tag.
Well…. that’s all for now dolls. I still am waiting on a package for products I purchased from Profusion Cosmetics to do my makeup haul post… in the meantime I also will be posting later on about the eye shadow brushes I purchased from this brand, I’m just letting them air dry a little bit more. I hope the rest of your day/night is a great one and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.