Hey doll hey!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m having a bad Fibro day today…. very high pain level. I received my purchase from Joah Cosmetics today! So I thought I’d put the products I purchased to the test today …. I’ll give my review of them in Final Thoughts. Today I am wearing Modern Muse by Estee Lauder. *** SIDE NOTE *** the Joah Setting Powder that I used is causing a white cast in the pictures, it’s a translucent powder but it’s casting very pale on my skin…So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….
Base: I primed my face using L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and then used a bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora) to blur my pores. For foundation today I used Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Natural Finish Foundation Drop ($6.65 on their website) in the shade Natural Ivory (this shade is just about 1/2 a shade too light for me). I color corrected my under eyes using Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer ($8.50 on their website) in the shade Neutralizer. I used 4 dots of Joah Cosmetics Wand Me Up Concealer ($6.50 on their website) in the shade Ivory. I set my full face using Joah Cosmetics Selfie Ready Setting Powder ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Translucent and then warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.
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. For today’s eye look I used the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette (normally $48 but on sale for $36 at Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color Samael (dusty fawn matte). To deepen the crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used a combo of the shades Ludwin (peachy bronze matte) and Succubus (rich rust matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used a few layers of the shade Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) from the Rachh Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target). On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Samael (dusty fawn matte). I then went in close to the lash line and used the more of the shade Succubus (rich rust matte). I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Clutch (soft white yellow gold) from the Rachh Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target). I lined my water lines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I created a winged eyeliner using Joah Cosmetics I’m So Fly-liner ($5.99 on their website) in the shade Black. 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 Joah Cosmetics Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($6.65 on their website) in the shade Black Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using the shade Liberatus (pinkish ivory matte). I popped on a paid of Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($11.99 for a 2 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty and then I coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips: For blush tonight I chose NYX Sweet Cheeks Matte Blush ($7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Summer Breeze (Coral). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) and using a combo of the shades Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) and the shade Clutch (soft white yellow gold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Little One (light pinky nude) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Dream Date (pale warm nude matte). I then added a tiny bit of the shade Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) from the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) to the lipstick to give it a bit more dimension.
Joah is a K-Beauty inspired makeup company who’s parent company is Kiss. You can also find Joah Cosmetics at CVS and on the CVS website.
Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Natural Finish Foundation Drop: A This foundation retails for $9.50 but is currently on sale for $6.65 on their website. You get 1.01 fluid ounces of product and it’s offered in 12 shade with 4 for deeper skin. It’s billed as being a skin enhancing natural finish foundation perfects your complexion in every way…hydrating, brightening, smoothing, accentuating your youthful glow with a flawless finish. This is a super thin liquid foundation (almost serum like). It has a demi-matte finish and is a light medium coverage. I didn’t try to build it up because I purchased a shade that was just a hair lighter than I am and didn’t want to look to pasty. I didn’t try it with a mixed in glow drops because I wanted to see what type of finish it gave first and I didn’t try it with my foundation mixer to deepen the shade because I thought since it wasn’t too far off from my natural color I would be OK… Well it did make me look pale so tomorrow I will try it again with my foundation mixer to deepen the color a bit and then I will try it on Saturday with glow drops to see if it accepts mix ins well. For right now what I can say is … #1 there is no scent to this foundation at all. #2 It’s a light medium demi-matte coverage foundation. #3 It does hold up to about an 8 hour wear… I touched my nose a lot today because it’s still running and I didn’t notice any wear away from doing that. #4 This foundation does well with emollient moisturizers and #5 A little of this product goes a long way. I used 2 full droppers of the foundation and still had some left over (even after carving out the top side of my brows). So far it’s a pretty nice foundation. Very light weight, I could barely tell I was wearing it (that was until I set my face) and very natural looking (again until I set my face). I liked it enough that I want to give it a try with my mix ins to see how that does … if it doesn’t work than I will repurchase this in the correct shade … I liked it enough that I do really want it part of my collection.
Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer: B- This concealer comes in 11 shades with 1 for medium deep skin tones. 2 of those shades are corrector shades (1 neutralizer and 1 brightener). This concealer retails for $8.50 and you get .24 fluid ounces of product in a tube with a sponge tip applicator. I never you the sponge tip on concealer products, I just don’t like them, so I immediately pulled the sponge tip off. This concealer is billed as being a lightweight and oil control formula instantly erases dark circles and fine lines. I think I might have purchased the wrong corrector … I purchased the neutralizer shade …. I think I may prefer the brightening shade and will be purchasing that one on my next beauty buy week…. it was OK at helping with the darkness around my mouth area but I just needed a bit more brightness than this shade had to offer for my under eye. It’s a thin formula but does a good job and concealing. It does sink into the fine lines so the claim that it erases fine lines is a bust. It’s just an OK concealer in my opinion … I will have to see if I like it more once I buy the brighten shade.
Joah Cosmetics Wand Me Up Concealer: A- This concealer only comes in 5 shades and none are for deeper skin. It retails for $6.50 and there is nothing on the website or packaging that says how much product you get, whoever it’s the same size as the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It’s billed as being a natural coverage wand concealer hides imperfections and leaves skin looking flawless. This is a pretty good concealer. It’s really creamy and doesn’t set down so you do need to set this one to keep it from creasing and you need to do this where ever you use this concealer… I added a tough of this concealer to my forehead and it creased in between my brow area and I normally do not have this issue with any other concealer. Once I blended it back out and set it with powder it was fine the rest of the day. I liked it enough that I will use this one up … but it’s too early for me to know if I will repurchase it or not.
Joah Cosmetics Selfie Ready Setting Powder: F !! This setting powder retails for $9.50 and you get .35 ounces of product in a slide to close sifter jar. It comes in 3 shades …. translucent, banana, and peach. It’s billed as being a lightweight translucent powder that sets your makeup perfectly with an all-day natural matte finish. #1 There was nothing “NATRUAL” about this powder …. it left my face dusty and cakey, and so dry looking that I actually looked like I had crapey skin. #2 This powder has heaps of dust up. No matter how light of a hand you go in with there is powder every where. #3 There is a weird scent to this powder … almost like school chalk. #4 There is bright flash back/ white cast with this powder. I have the translucent shade and it’s a chalk white powder that just seemed to make my skin look paler than I started with, and #5 It looks terrible under the eyes…. my fine lines stood out so bad today that you can actually seem them in my pictures… normally you can not see my fine lines. …. this one was just a hard pass for me….
Joah Cosmetics I’m So Fly-liner: A+++!!! This brush tip liquid liner retails for $8.50 but is currently on sale for $5.95. You get .5 fluid ounces of product. It’s billed as being having a flexible brush tip for precise application and as being buildable, highly pigmented, long lasting, and water resistant. For me out of all the products I tried from Joah Cosmetics today this was the stand out winner for me. It’s super black, went over my shadow perfectly without tugging or skipping. This brush tip is the closest drug store dupe for the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I will be purchasing a few more on my next beauty buy week.
Joah Cosmetics Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil: A++ This brow pencil retails for $9.50 but is currently on sale for $6.65. You get .002 ounces of product in this double ended mechanical pencil (1 end is a really nice spoolie and the other end is a perfect pointed brow pencil). It is billed as being like a magic trick for brows and as having an ultra fine tip that creates ﬁne hair-like strokes.When I first tested this pencil on the back of the hand I just knew I was going to hate this product. It felt waxy and hard and tugged at the delicate skin on the back of my hand. MAN WAS I WRONG! It was super pigmented and creamy and did not tug on my brows at all. It was super easy to use and dare I say this pencil is my new favorite drug store brow pencil …. it is really super good. I will be purchasing a few back ups on my next beauty buy week.
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your night/day and that you are in both good health and spirits. Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.