Cool Toned Taupe Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I didn’t sleep very well last night. I pulled a muscle in my rib area and couldn’t get comfortable.

I’ve had a few days of rest so I am back at it making face masks today.  Since I pulled a muscle and am in pain… hubby gave me the day off from cooking and is treating us to some Chinese food today… super stoked, I haven’t had take away food in about a month now … and I love Chinese food so it’s a win/win.

Today I am wear Kate Spade Live Colorfully perfume… and let’s jump into this Face of the Day….


Base:                                                                                                                                                Today I primed my face using L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) to fill in the pores on the cheek area. My foundation today is Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Beige. I color corrected the under eyes using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium and concealed my under eyes using The Balm Time Balm Concealer (originally $18 but on sale for $9 right now on their website) 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. I 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 Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof Powder ($10.99 at Walgreens) in the shade 02 Nude.


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. For today’s cool toned smokey taupe eye look I am using BH Cosmetics Love in London palette (originally $16 but on sale right now for $12 on their website). I used the shade Scone (cool toned nudey taupe matte) from lash line to brow bone. I deepened my outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease with the shade Crumpet (cool toned deep taupe/brown hybrid matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Palace (a light cool toned nudey taupe metallic) and then I went in with the shade Prestige (a cool toned rose metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I smoked out the lash line with more of the shade Scone and than decided that it wasn’t smokey enough and went back over the lash line with more of the shade Crumpet. I then wanted some dimension to the lash line so I went back over the drop shadow with more of the shade Prestige. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Cheeky (a champagne metallic). I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Inglot Gel Eyeliner ($17 on the BEautylish website) in the shade 90 Brown. I created a baby wing on the upper lash line using Benefit Roller Lash ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Brown. I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 Only at Dollar General) in the shade Dark Brown. 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 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 on their website) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).


Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                For blush and highlighter I am using shades from the BH Cosmetics Glowing in Greece palette (originally $16 on sale for $12 right now on their website). For blush I used the shade Mykonos (a pinky orange matte).  I highlighted my the tops of the cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the shade Athens (a delicate nude champagne). I lined and then filled in my lips using Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Liner ($6.99 at Ulta) in the shade Rose (a rosey pink). I topped the lips off using ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Layover (a medium rosy beige creme).


Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I forgot I had this Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil! I freaking love this pencil so much. It’s a plastic, sharpen yourself pencil but it’s so pigmented and so creamy that it almost applies like a pomade. It was so freaking easy to use. The only thing I don’t like about it is the spoolie … it’s wide and chunky … I would have preferred to have a skinny and thin spoolie, but that’s not a deal breaker for me since I have disposable spoolies on hand.

My curls are starting to spring back to normal after dying my hair …. my hair still feels soft and fluffy … I so wish they would come out with the deep conditioner that comes with the hair dye as a stand alone product… I totally would purchase heaps of it.

I checked on the status of my April Beauty purchases … the only one that has shipped is the large order I placed with Beautylish… it should arrive by Monday … but my Ulta orders (1 have 2 orders) still haven’t been processed and I ordered them 4 days ago…. they must be on 1/2 staff right now because they normally ship within 2 days of purchase. I also purchased a new vanity chair… the one I have is over 4 years old and the hydraulic pump that lowers and raises the chair has officially given up… I’m too short for it to remain in the lowest setting so I ordered a new one off the Walmart website (which should be here by Friday of next week) and I am giving this one to my husband since he is much taller than me.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health. Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.