Smokey Gold Face of the Day

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? I was up pretty late last night making masks for my Prima Hermana (that’s a Spanish phrase that translate to Cousin Sister… it’s a phrase we use for a cousin that you grew up with and are more like sister’s than cousins) and her family. I also couldn’t sleep well because I bruised my ribs a few days ago and just can’t seem to get comfortable in bed. Because of this I slept in until 12 noon.

I felt like doing a deep smokey eye today … this is what I came up with. Today I am using Davidoff Cool Water perfume. Let’s jump into today’s 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 a combo of the last bit of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter  ($39 at Sephora) … what was left amounted to, I’d say about 3 to 4 pumps of product…. and 2 scoops of The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation (originally $22 but on sale for $11 on their website) in the shade Light/Medium. 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 Too Faced Born This Way Radiant Creamy Concealer (sadly 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. 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). As my transition shade I used the color Lovely (rich cocoa matte). To deepen my crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Piccadilly (brick red matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Queen (bright gold metallic) and then I thought it was too bright so I layered the shade Biscuit (brick red metallic) over top of that and I thought it was too deep so then I layered more of Queen over top of that and this created a really pretty bronzed gold shade. For the lower lash line I started out with more of the shade Lovely and created a drop shadow. I then deepened my lash line using more of the shade Piccadilly. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Cheeky  (a champagne metallic).  I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (soft dark 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 the shade Matt Malloy (pure white matte) from the Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette (was limited edition but still available on the Brigette’s Boutique website for $30). 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 NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). 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:                                                                                                                                   So I ordered this beauty spatula thing off amazon for like $6. It was an impulse buy but it legit is the most amazing impulse buy I’ve ever made!

It’s this silicone tipped wand that you use to scrape the very last bit of product out of a bottle or jar. I had been using a Q-tip to get as much of the product left in my empty jars, tubes, and tubs and what I have learned is the Q Tip just soaks up the product and you still can’t even get  all of the residual product out. With this spatula I was able to get every last bit of my BECCA Backlight Priming Filter out of the bottle. I even used it to get every last bit of my eye serum out of the tube today. This little baby is very cost efficient!

My next Amazon purchase is going to be these reusable Q Tips (cotton buds)

They are made of silicone and each one is the equivalent of 2000 cotton buds!! That’s a total of 8,000 cotton buds that I would be saving money on and I would be helping to reduce my  carbon foot print as well!! Them come with 2 different styles…  the one with the pointy end is the makeup bud and the one with the bumpy end is the ear bud… I don’t use cotton buds on my ears, I prefer to use a warm wash cloth on my ears instead and then I use just 1 cotton bud to gently remove the wax from the outer rim of the ear … I never use them for the inner canal of the ear because I had an ENT once tell me that this is bad for your ear health. My typical use for cotton buds are to remove makeup mistakes and to help clean up the lines of my brows and the lip line when I travel outside the line when lining my lips … so these reusable, earth friendly silicone buds are perfect for me!! I already have them in my Amazon cart… I’m just waiting until I have a few more things to purchase before buying them. 

I’ve noticed that when you get a bit more Earth conscious you start finding the coolest things to replace non sustainable products. For example … I didn’t even know that reusable facial rounds existed, I didn’t know what a Face Halo was, and I didn’t know about these reusable cotton buds. I’ve also learned that silicone is more earth friendly than plastic. It lasts longer than plastic and is non toxic to the environment.  I’ve been trying to find new and unique ways to reduce my carbon foot print on mother earth.

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