Hey doll hey!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. I called my Doctor today to get the results of my Covid-19 testing …. was told that the testing centers in Orlando are on backlog for 7 to 10 days!!! So frustrated! That’s potentially 10 more days of quarantine for me. I feel like crap still and couldn’t get out of bed until around 9:30 AM… but just as I was making my morning coffee I got the delivery for my new ColourPop Making Mauves palette and blushes so that perked my spirits up a bit. Well, let’s jump into this scent and Face of the Day ….
Base: I primed my face using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 at Dollar General). I then used Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) to fill in the pores on my cheeks and sides of the nose. My foundation today is a combo of 1 squeeze of Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer Hydrating Glow Primer ($22 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) and 3 pumps of Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done (Discontinued) in the shade Medium Light. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 5 dots for each under eye of ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer ($9 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Medium 83C. 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 Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). 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 P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base because I have noticed a lot of YouTubers do not set this particular base when doing their makeup. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Making Mauves Eye shadow Palette ($14 on their website). For my first transition shade I used the color Big Mauves (soft lilac matte). As my second transition shade I used the color Solitaire (soft mauve matte). I used the shade Big Fig (mid-tone dusty lavender matte) to deepen my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. On the inner 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade A La Mode (true mauve with pinpoints of silver and copper pearl ultra metallic). I deepened my outer v with the shade Marquee (muted plum matte) and then went in with the shade Mauve On Top (icy rose metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I first went in with the shade Solitaire (soft mauve matte) and then went in with the shade Marquee (muted plum matte) to deepen the lash line. I then buffed the whole under eye out using the shade Tongue Tied (mauve with pinpoints of silver and violet pearl sequin). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade HoneyDude (a nude). 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 shimmer side and set the brow line using L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eye Shadow ($9.99 on their website) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte).I popped on a pair of House of Lashes Falsies ($12 on their website) in the style Iconic 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 used the ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($8 on their website) in the shade Catch My Vibe (pale baby pink matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cookie (a pale yellow champagne with a slight silver reflect). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (a light pinkish brown) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Byron Babe (a deep rose matte).
Final Thoughts: ColourPop Making Mauves Palette: A+++ This palette is just so pretty! Each mauve has a subtle difference between them that lends to a really pretty monochromatic look. These shadows are finely milled and really pigmented. There is some kickback in the pans but zero fallout on the face. Even over a sticky base these shadows blended out beautifully. Each shade buffs into each other seamlessly and without getting patchy or muddy and they did not skip. The only thing I could see making this palette a bit better would be a pale mauve or a pale pink that was a bit more creamy in color for the brow bone… but even without this shade the palette is amazing.
ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush in Catch My Vibe: A+++ This blush is stunning! There was no kickback in the pan. The blush buffs into the skin wonderfully and did not skip or go patchy. It’s worth noting that this matte blush also did not look chalky on the cheeks. Even though there was no shimmer or sheen to the blush there is still a really pretty glow to the skin. I’m glad I purchased both shades in this collection.
Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good heath and great spirits. Remember…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.