Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up super late today …. around 10:45 AM. Had a rough go at it trying to stay asleep last night … I just kept waking up and then it would take forever to fall back asleep. I’m in a considerable amount of pain today. Thank goodness I don’t have to cook tonight since we normally eat left overs on Wednesdays to make sure we aren’t wasting food.
Today I am wearing Davidoff Cool Waters perfume. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….
Base: I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using VDL Pantone Collection Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta). My foundation today is NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Glodgasm. I then went in with the Charlotte TIlbury Beauty Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website) and tapped that over the highest points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using 3 dots of NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer ($34 at Ulta). I am using Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($4 at Walmart) in the shade 011 creamy natural as my touch up powder today.
Eyes: 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 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 I also used a little of this to cut my brow line. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the 2nd shade of the 3rd row (brown matte) all through the crease. I then took a bit of NYX Glitter Primer ($6.50 at Ulta) and covered my full mobile lid. I took the 4th shade of the 1st row (champagne shimmer) a patted that over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid and then went in with the 1st shade of the 2nd row (light Gold with Pink undertones shimmer) and patted that over the outer 1/3 blending it into the middle 1/3 to gradiated the two shades. I then went into the 4th shade of the 3rd row (ebony brown matte) and buffed that into the very outer part of the mobile lid and into the outer v of the crease. I then highlighted my brow line using L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eyeshadow ($9.47 at CVS) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I created a subtle drop shadow using more of the brown shade and then more of the dark ebony shade close to the lash line. I then took the 4th shade of the 2nd row (bronze gold metallic) and tapped that along the lash line and then went back to the dark ebony shade to add a bit of depth to the drop shadow. I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honey Dew (icy pink with slight silver reflect metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Eye Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic) and then coated my upper and lower lashes with 2 coats of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Kiss Looks So Natural Lash ($11.99 at Ulta for a 5 pack) in the style Flirty.
Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Captivating (bright peach matte). I lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude) and then topped that off with L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 448 I-Tease (a soft taupey pink matte) and felt that this was too muted so I tapped a few dots of Makeup Geek Creme Stain ($11.99 on their website) in the shade Jitterbug (an intense coral matte) and then I felt that this was too dry looking so I topped the whole lip off using NARS Lip Gloss ($24 on the NARS website) in the shade Chihuahua (Sheer Guava).
Final Thoughts: I really am enjoying this Juvia’s Place palette. It’s simple but beautiful and the eye combinations are truly endless with this palette. I can’t wait for next month so that I pick up a few more of their palettes.
I already made my April beauty buys but I ended up cheating and Ordered Boots #7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation in the shade Calico because I was ordering my face serum and just needed 1 more item for free shipping… I know it doesn’t make sense to spend extra money to get free shipping but I somehow always end up falling for it and purchasing that extra item to get it ….
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and pray that you have both good spirits and health this day. Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend with me and remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.