*NOTE* I realize there is so much seriousness going on in the world right now and I just wanted to say the health updates I have been giving isn’t in anyway me whining or complaining about having the flu when so many more people are so very ill right now. I just want to update you on my individual journey with this Covid-19 virus… since my Doctor and the testing center have put me on quarantine until my test results come back I thought I would log my experience with what is going on right now.
Also …. I know with everything that is going on right now with this pandemic that makeup and beauty aren’t really important topics…. but I find that makeup helps take my mind off of things for a while and blogging about it helps fill my day with something other than watching TV from bed. I hope and pray that you do know I am not being flippant about what is going on in our world right now. I just want to bring something to the world that isn’t virus related to read and maybe even something that you might like to recreate to give you something to do while we are all stuck inside the house. Something to help take your minds off of this very serious situation, even if it’s just for a few moments…. I in no way meant to come across as arrogant, flippant, or callous … I say this because it was bought to my attention that this is how my blog posts are coming across…. I am truly sorry if I have made anyone feel this way…. this was never my attention…. now with that being said… I will continue to do a daily makeup look and will continue to blog about all things beauty because it helps me get my mind off being stuck in quarantine and it gives me something to do while I wait out my test results…. I just didn’t mean to, nor do I now mean to, offend anyone… and for that I am sorry.
So with that said … let’s jump into today’s post….
Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I was feeling so crappy today that I stayed in bed until 11:30 AM. My fever has broken but I still have the chills. I still feel pretty weak and my throat is still very sore. This cough kept me up 1/2 the night. I’m able to hold food down again so that’s a plus.
Today I decided to play with the ColourPop Making Mauves Palette again. So let’s get into today’s scent and Face of the Day ….
Base: I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta). My foundation today is a combo of 2 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps of Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Fluid (Discontinued but can still be found on Amazon) in the shade No. 3 Warm. 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 No Filter Concealer ($7 on their website) in the shade Medium 20. 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 again today… I really like how this base grabs a hold of the shadows and it is really easy to blend shadows out even though the base is sticky. or 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 Solitaire (soft mauve matte). For my second transition shade I used the color Tongue Tied: (mauve with pinpoints of silver and violet pearl sequin shadow). For my crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Marquee (muted plum matte). On the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Mauve On Top (icy rose metallic). I then went in with the shade A LA Mode (true mauve with pinpoints of silver and copper pearl ultra metallic) and patted it on the middle 1/3 to blend the shades together…. I then went back in with the shade Mauve On Top and patted that over the middle 1/3 to bring down the color a bit. For my lower lash line I used more of the shades Solitaire (to create a drop shadow) and Tongue Tided (to deepen up the drop shadow) and then I went in with more of Marquee (to deepen up the lash line). I lined my lower waterlines using NYX Faux Whites Liner ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Linen (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 Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($12 for 5 pairs at Ulta) in the style Flirty 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 Coast to Coast (soft mauve matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, 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 (now only sold in their Lippie Pencil Vault on their website) in the shade On Ice ( deep sangria) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Ellarie (deep cranberry matte).
Final Thoughts: I tried this foundation with the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade Day Break and this made the foundation pill up and slide around the face and it made the foundation lift off from some places on the face… so I had to take the foundation off and use a different illuminator to mix in. At first I thought it might have been the primer (I had put on a large amount of primer because I squeezed too much out and couldn’t get it back into the tube so I just used it on my face). It might very well have been the primer overload but I decided to go back in with a small amount of primer and a different illuminator anyway. The result was a smooth, even application of the mixture
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope and pray that you are safe, healthy, and in good spirits and that you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.