Hey doll hey!!! How are you today? Great I hope. I’m a little nerve racked at the moment. I called my doctor to ask for an appointment since my flu is still pretty bad. They made me answer a heap of questions and then told me that I can’t be seen by the doctor until I call to get the Covid-19 testing done. I was shocked because I haven’t traveled abroad nor has any of the members of my household, the only contact I have had with the outside world has been to the local food store, my mailman, and tons of food deliveries. But because I couldn’t answer as to whether or not the people I have come in contact with have travels abroad or not, the doctor’s office can not see me until I’m tested…. I have the flu … I have the freaking flu! I feel bad having to take a spot and a test away from someone who may truly have the Coronavirus and is in need of the test, but because I have an autoimmune illness the doctor’s office wont take the chance and so here I am having to get up early to get tested…. I have already self imposed the social distancing and now will have to also quarantine myself until the results come back. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m whining, I’m truly not, I’m just super frustrated and just had to vent. I promise I’m not feeling ungrateful for a diligent health system, I just feel like I’m taking away from someone who needs that test and that time slot. OK…. rant over…. Today I wanted to do a glam look but I just didn’t have enough energy and I couldn’t stop sneezing so I just decided to do a soft cut crease instead…. Let’s jump into the scent and Face of the Day …..
Base: I primed my face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta).My foundation today is a combo of 2 pumps Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight, 3 pumps of the Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer ($14.39 at Walgreens) in the shade Glow, 2 droppers of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($29 at Ulta) in the shade G Medium 1, and 2 squirts of ELF BB Cream ($6 on their website) in the shade Nude. I concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer (I believe this concealer had been discontinued) in the shade Light/Medium. I set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent and warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. For touch up powder today I am using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Target) in the shade Beige L4-M1.
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 today’s eye look I used the BH Cosmetics Ultimate Matte 42-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($28 but on sale for $19.60 on their website). For my transition shade I used a combo of the 1st shade of the 2nd row (a dusty tangerine matte) and the 4th shade of the 2nd row (a mid tone camel brown matte). For my second transition shade I used the 1st shade of the 5th row (a dusty mid tone taupe matte). To deepen the crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the 6th shade of the 5th row (a mid tone chocolate brown matte). I cut the crease to the inner 2/3 of my mobile lid using more of the NARS Soft Matte Concealer and then I applied the L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eyeshadow ($7.99 at Walmart) in the shade Amber Rush (a rose gold with a champagne flip creme pigment). I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using the 4th shade of the 1st row (a red based terracotta matte) and then line my lash line using more of the 6th shade of the 5th row (a mid tone chocolate brown matte). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4.5 and then 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 the 1st shade of the 1st row (a creamy vanilla matte). I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Cosmetics Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honeydew (icy pink with silver and lavender reflect). I lined my lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade The Classic (a mid toned brown). I popped on a pair of Ardell Studio Effects Lashes ($5.99 at Ulta) in the style Wispies and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing the ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 at Ulta and the ELF website) in the shade Always Punchy (a bright coral matte). Today I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s Bow, and high points of the brow using the Glow shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora). I then used the Soft Focus powder from the same palette to blur the skin a bit and buff all my products in together. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (only available in the Lippie Pencil Vault now) in the shade Lumiere (dusty mauve pink) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Ziggie (dark terracotta matte).
Final Thoughts: SAVINGS ALERT!!!! Joah Cosmetics is currently having a sale on all their cosmetics. It’s buy 1 get 1 half off. This is a drug store brand that you can also find at CVS and the buy 1 get 1 half off is also available on their website and in stores. I just purchased a full face of products to test out and review for you… 25 products and I only paid $20!!! I just figured I’d pass this sale along to all my makeup dolls out there! The sale ends March 30th.
Well that’s all for now dolls. Please stay safe. 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.