Copper Smokey Eye Face of the Day and Mini Product Review

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. It’s raining here so naturally I am in a heap of pain. I got up at a pretty decent time (around 8 AM) but now it’s 4:17 PM and I feel exhausted… I really hate Fibromyalgia.

I will be doing product reviews in my Final Thoughts today.

Today I am wearing Bath and Body Works Rose Champagne (notes are Clementine, Bergamot, Apple Blossom, Pink Pepper, and Blonde Woods).

Now let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….


Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora) and just a tad bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) around the pores of my cheek area. I used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 on the Beautylish website) in the shade #3 Light/Medium to give my skin that lit from within glow. For foundation today I am using DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops ($40 at Ulta) in the shade 30 N (light skin with neutral undertones).  I first tried this with the MAC Strobe Cream ($35 at Ulta) in the shade Goldlite (golden pearls) mixed in (3 drops of the foundation and 3 squirts of the strobe cream) and that just diluted the pigment in the foundation so I added another light layer of just the foundation over top of that. I took the Hollywood Flawless Filter up under my under eyes so I chose not to use a color corrector today instead I just used 2 dots of the DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 15N Fair/Light. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 2 Medium/Dark… I used it around the perimeter of my forehead, hollows of the cheeks, and the bridge of my nose. I then highlighted the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, and high points above my brows using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($39 on the Beautylish website). I then set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 only at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I am using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade L4-M1 Beige as my setting powder.I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer ($34 at Ulta).


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 eye look I used the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website). I started with the shade Tabloid (deep caramel matte) from lash to brow bone. I then put a light layer of NYX Glitter Primer ($6.50 at Ulta) all over my mobile lids and then patted the shade Fuzzy (true red copper metallic) over the top of the primer. I then went into the shade Hot Gossip (toasted nude matte) and buffed that at the top of my eye lids in the transition area to lighten and buff out the shade Tabloid. I then deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Taboo (deep brown matte). I then went into more of the shade Tabloid and buffed away any harsh edges of Taboo. I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (classic brown). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) 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 matte side and set the brow line using the shade Full Expose (creamy vanilla matte). I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Kiss Natural Effect Lashes ($11.99 at Ulta for a pack of 5) in the style Flirty. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen metallic).


Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                            Since I did the cream highlighter and was really loving the effect of it I chose not to use powder highlighter today. For blush today I chose ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 on their website) in the shade Always Punchy (a pink coral matte). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I then topped my lips off with Il Makiage INFINITY LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM ($22 on their website) in the shade Gala (a dusty pink coral matte).


Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I forgot to mention yesterday that I have hit pan on a few of my makeup products this month!! It’s both very exciting and very sad to hit pan on loved makeup products. I hit pan on  #1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($45 at Sephora) #2. The color Soothe Matte in the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette ($48 on her website) #3. Benefit Mini Hoola Bronzer ($17 at Ulta and Sephora) and #4 Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General).

I’m hurting so bad today. It’s supposed to rain until Sunday so tomorrow I may just be doing another “no makeup” makeup look… just so that I can look put together without taking too much time sitting up… the longer I’m sitting straight the more pain I’m in so minimizing that would be best.

Now… Let’s get into the review of the new products I used today….

DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops: Graded A++ : The formula is beautiful and the shade is perfect. The reason that I didn’t grade this an A+++ is that it is a bit temperamental when paired with a glow drop formula. I noticed that when I added this to my MAC Strobe Cream it kind of went streaky in some areas and cakey in other areas. However, when I used it alone over top of what I already had on it went on smoothly and was actually very  pretty. I am going to try this one again but instead of mixing it with a glow drop I will just mix it in with my primer. It’s too early to tell if I would repurchase it but so far I like it. 
MAC Strobe Cream: Graded B+:  This glow cream is pretty, it just doesn’t pack the punch that something like the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter or BECCA Backlight Priming Filter does. I noticed straight away that this is not the type of glow product that can be mixed into a foundation… it’s more of a product to use under foundation. I’ll have to play around with it more to see just how best to use it … and I do not see me purchasing a full size or even another mini.
DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer: C-: This concealer is so thick. Even with 2 small dots it still was thick and settled into my fine lines, even after I powdered it. This concealer looked pretty before I set it with powder… very hydrated looking… but after I lightly (and I mean lightly) powdered the under eye area it just looked horrible. It was creepy, cakey, and dusty dry. It also still settled into the fine lines and I had to buff it back out and add more powder which just exacerbated the situation. The reason I didn’t grade it lower is throughout the day this concealer actually looked better. (more hydrated and less creppy). I’ll try and use this one a few more times but I really feel that I may be returning this one if I can’t get it to work.

Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer: Grade A- : This is a pretty bronzer. It pulls just a tiny bit orange on me so I have to be careful not to go over board. It has a pretty sheen to it that looks like a natural glow to the skin and less like I’m wearing a shiny bronzer. I’ll have to try this one out on a “no makeup” makeup day and see how it does on it’s own with no contour underneath it. I will definitely be reaching for this one again. It’s such a big pan that I don’t see me needing to repurchase it anytime soon.

NYX Glitter Primer: Grade A+++: This primer is the real deal!! I mean wow!! I use to use the Too Face Glitter Glue and that didn’t work as good as this one does. I used the thinnest of layers and it still packed a punch. Normally ColourPop metallics are pigmented when you apply it with a finger on just a bare lid but when applied over top of the primer it was as if I wet the shadow before laying it down and I only needed 1 layer instead of a few layers to reach ultimate opacity. I also noticed that ,without this primer, if I touch my lid the metallic shade transfers but, with the primer, when I touched my lid today there was no transfer of the metallic shade. It held fast and has not faded. I am super impressed and can already tell I will be repurchasing this product again in the future. 
Il Makiage INFINITY LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM: Grade A+++: This is such a beautiful product! It’s comfortable, it’s lightweight, and it doesn’t get crusty. It feels like a satin on the lips. I also noticed that with most liquid matte products that it tends to pill up around the center of the lid area on me… this one hasn’t and I have not had to reapply it in the past 4 hours and I have eaten greasy food and had a coffee and a pop and still my lipstick is in place. This one is only a mini, but I have already added this to my shopping list for next month’s beauty buys. I want a few shades because this is such an amazing formula. 

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