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My Makeup Collection Vol 1 The Primers

Published May 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m coming to you with part 1 of my new series called My Makeup Collection … I’ll go in depth to help you choose primers that are right for you. So let’s get started ….

*Note all swatches done are on bare clean skin with nothing underneath and I have only swatched the glowy primers*

The Illuminating Primers:

Typically I use my illuminating primers as a second primer step to get that added glow. I find that an illuminating primer doesn’t help with the longevity of my foundations on their own….

Believe Beauty Body Illuminator- Golden Glow $5 for.85 fluid ounces of product – sold only at Dollar General stores. This isn’t really a primer It’s more of a liquid highlighter but I use it very lightly as a glow lotion under my foundation. A very little is all you need as this one is super reflective. It’s creamy but not greasy and it does have just the faintest hint of glitter … this is only noticeable if you use too much of this product.

L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer $12.99 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta. This primer claims that it leaves skin with a healthy, radiant glow that lasts all day. It is a very nice primer and has a champagne sheen. I do find that this is one of the few “glow primers” that actually does aid in foundation longevity.

J Cat Beauty Prime & Glow Face Illuminator with Licorice Extract $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces at Ulta. This primer claims to provide luminosity to the skin while licorice extract fights aging and brightens the skin. I don’t really see a huge illumination with this primer … I like to use it on light makeup and no makeup days. I don’t typically use this under foundation since it’s so subtle.

Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer $15.99 for 1 fluid ounce on their website. It claims to be an universally flattering illuminating primer that blurs, corrects, and protects to deliver a radiant, spotlight glow. I don’t reach for this primer often… there is a ton of micro glitters in this primer. When I do use it I use it sparingly (over the tops of the cheek bones and along the bridge of the nose only) because if not I end up looking like a disco ball.

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter $39 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta and Sephora . I just love this primer so much! I wear it even when I’m not wearing any makeup because it just gives this lit from within glow to the face that is so pretty without looking like you have product on your face. This is also another glow primer that I do use under foundation, it works very well as a first primer. There is no glitter at all in this primer. I have repurchased this primer several times over the years. I use this one mainly as a glow drop mix in to my foundations.

MAC Strobe Cream Mini (in the shade pinklite) $16 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta. You can purchase the full sized, in several shades for $35 for 1.7 fluid ounces, at Ulta here or at MAC here (MAC also has the mini of pinklite for $16). I purchased the mini because I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. There was so much hype about this cream a few years ago. It’s nice but I really don’t see what all the hype was about. This is pretty when worn alone, it gives a healthy glow to bare skin but I really don’t see much of a glow when I use it under foundation. I’m glad I got the chance to try it out but I don’t see myself repurchasing this item in the future.

AOA Studio Wonder Skin – Illuminating Primer $1 for .67 fluid ounces on the Shop Miss A website. For being only 1 buck this primer is such a great little find! It has not glitter and the glow you get is pretty. It remains me a lot of the BECCA Backlight Primer. I sometimes mix this one into my foundation for added shine.

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer $10.99 for .47 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 3 shades, I own Candlelight. I’ve purchased this a few times over the past year. It’s such a beautiful primer to use as a glow drop mix in to foundation. I don’t like to use this one alone or under foundation, preferring to use it as a mix in medium.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter $44 for 1 fluid ounce at Sephora. It comes in 7 shades (sadly none for richly deep skin tones but there is one for light deep skin tones). I have the shade 3 for light/medium skin tones. This is an amazing this product! I have to say hands down my favorite illuminating item I have owned in the past 4 years. I have used this alone on no makeup days but I just don’t like it on it’s own. I prefer that if I’m using it as my main face product that I bounce a hint of tinted moisturizer over the top for just a bit of added coverage. This is a hefty price tag for a primer but it’s so worth it and 1 pull of the doe-foot is all I need for my full face.

VDL  Lumilayer Primer $32 for 1.1 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This is another super pretty illuminating primer. This is one of the few glow primers that I actually use as a base primer. It doesn’t have any glitter that shine you see in the swatch picture is actually blue and pink pearlescence . This isn’t going to give you high glass skin shine but what it does give you is the ethereal glow to the skin when worn under foundation. I purchased this one on recommendation from YouTube MUA Robert Welsh . It just looked so pretty when he used it in a video that I purchased it that same day! This is the newest of glow primers to my collection and out of all my base primers (those that I actually use as primer before foundation) this is my favorite one.

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter $45 for .8 fluid ounces of product at Sephora. It comes in 2 colors, I have it in the Dew You? shade. This is actually a liquid highlighter but I use it as a base primer sometimes and other times as a mix in. There is not glitter in it but it is highly reflective. I’ve had this bottle for (scared to say …) a little over 4 years and I still have 1/2 a bottle. While I do like it some times, it’s just not one I reach for much. I don’t see myself repurchasing this one when I run out. It’s a big ticket item and I have other liquid highlighters that are cheaper and (in my opinion) better.

Profusion Way to Glow Liquid Illuminator $15 in a kit on the profusion website. I purchased this for my Week 1 of March 2020 beauty haul and to be honest the best part of this kit were the 2 makeup brushes that came with the kit. The loose highlighters that came in the kit were chunky and messy and highly glittery. This liquid illuminator is cute but I just don’t find myself reaching for it hardly ever. I’ve moved it to my vanity in my chopping block jar to try and remind myself to try it out a few more times to see if I will be keeping it or not.

Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer $22 for 1.01 fluid ounces on the Pixi website and at Target . I love this stuff. I’m actually wearing it today, I put a little on to give my skin a glow when I went to pick up my Ulta order today. I use this one as a stand alone product and sometimes as a glow drop mix in medium. It just leaves this beautiful glow to the skin. I’m happy to have this in my collection.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer Dewy Lumineux $5.99 for .84 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This primer looks great under makeup but doesn’t play well with all my foundations… I find it works best with drug store foundations but not so much with my high end foundations. There is no glitter in this primer and it does do well as a mix in medium for my drug store foundations and any BB or CC cream that I have.

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops $14.99 for .47 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This is actually a liquid highlighter that comes in a cool tone and a warm tone. I have the cool toned called Daybreak. I don’t use this as a stand alone liquid highlighter because it’s got micro glitter in it … I use it 2 drops at a time as a glow mix in medium mixes with my foundations.

Pore Filling Primers :

*Note: from here on through I will not be swatching my primers … since they go clear it didn’t make any sense for me to take of storage memory for my website to swatch the rest of the primers.*

ELF Poreless Putty Primer $8 for .74 ounces of product at Ulta (also carried at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS and also on the ELF website). I missed placed mine somehow when we rearranged the bedroom … so this is just a jpeg from Ulta’s website. This has a creamy consistency and blurs the pores effortlessly. It works well with other primes and does not pill up. I have been know to use this as an all over face primer a time or two and it worked just fine. I’ve heard it’s a spot on dupe for the Tacha pore primer but I haven’t tried that one (due to the price tag). It’s a really good pore blurring primer.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer $37 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora. This primer doesn’t fill in the pores like the ELF one does, but it does truly blur the skin (without leaving the skin looking matte), it even blurs the small wrinkle between my brows. It’s a good primer, I’d repurchase it again, if I could get it on sale. I just don’t need another primer in my collection and so I wouldn’t actively seek out to repurchase it.
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer $39 for .5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and also Sephora . I really like this one it does the best out of all my pore primers… it’s just the price is so stink’n expensive for only 1/2 ounce of product (grated you really don’t need much of this product, a tiny swipe on the finger is enough for the pores around my nose and on either side of the nose). I think I may repurchase this one when I’ve finished it up … I would have to think about it because the price tag is just so high and the ELF one is under $6.
Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Primer $45 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. I really don’t know how I feel about this product. First off the smell is gross (if smells medicinal). It feels greasy on the face. It doesn’t really fill in the pores, it just blurs the skin. You also have to be careful about how much you use … a little too much and this one pills like crazy. For this price tag the product should do what it says it does. I will use up the one I have but I will not be repurchasing it.
Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. Ya this one does nothing to hide the pores and it doesn’t even blur the face. It’s an OK face primer but it’s nothing to write home about.
NYX Pore Filler $14 for .67 fluid ounces of product from Ulta. This was actually the first pore filling primer I ever tried. It gets the job done but it’s a bit gritty. You also can’t use it as an all over primer … it will pill up if you do. I just take a dime sized amount and press it into the pores around my nose and sides of the nose as well and that’s it… so one bottle lasts me a very long time.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer (discontinued). I can not wait to be rid of this primer! It does absolutely nothing , no pore filling, no blurring, and doesn’t really work as an all day primer. It’s an OK primer for being in the house or if you only will be wearing your makeup for a short time, it just doesn’t hold up to a full day of makeup wearing. It also leaves a weird white cast to the skin. I just never really enjoyed this one.
Flower Beauty In Your Prime Pore-Minimizing Primer $10.99 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. This is another pore minimizing primer that doesn’t fill in the pores but does blur the face. It’s a pleasant primer and I think I will repurchase it again when I’ve used it up. It’s also moisturizing too.

Blurring Primers:

Physicians Formula Spotlight Blurring Primer $14.95 for 1 fluid ounce of product on their website. This primer really does blur the face and it’s a pretty good primer. I’ll use it up but am not sure if I will repurchase it or not … depends on if they still make it (they tend to discontinue products frequently).
HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer $54 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora. This one leaves my skin velvety smooth and blurred to perfection. I love this primer so much. I just hate the price tag a heap. I already know I will be forking over the dough to repurchase this one.
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer $16 for 1.02 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This primer is a spot on dupe for the HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer and I do mean a spot on dupe! It’s velvety smooth and lasts all day and pairs great with any foundation I put over top of it. It’s a definite favorite in my collection.

Moisturizing Primers:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer $6.99 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Walgreens (also sold at Walmart). I dislike this primer. It’s sticky and greasy all at one time. It doesn’t play well with most of my foundations and I dislike the scent … I keep it as a reference but I never use it … I think I will declutter it soon.
Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating Face Primer $9.99 for .68 fluid ounces at Ulta. This is a great hydrating primer. Feels really good on the face and holds my foundation in place all day without fading.
Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer $5 for 1 fluid ounce of product only at Dollar General stores. This is a super moisturizing primer. It’s not an all day long wear primer but it feels so good on the skin and I don’t really need my makeup to lasts for many, many hours and I don’t mind touching up. I do like this primer a lot.
Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $34 for 1.34 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and also Sephora , however I have the mini which costs $17 for .68 fluid ounces (so basically 1/2 the price for 1/2 the amount). I wasn’t sure if I would like this primer… and I do but not enough to want to purchase the full sized bottle ever. I also don’t know how I feel about the “coconut” scent … it just smells like fake coconut scent … not at all like the scent in the Marc Jacob’s coconut primer
I heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer $8 for .91 fluid ounces of product at Ula. Basically it’s a dupe for the Too Faced Hangover RX primer except I actually like the way this one smells. I would probably repurchase this one over the Too Faced one.
Benefit The POREfessional Hydrating Primer $32 for .75 fluid ounces at Ulta and also at Sephroa . I purchased the mini for $13 on Beautylish’s website to try it out and I really do like this primer. It’s very hydrating and long lasting . I am going to purchase the full sized next month.
ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer $12 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta and also on the ColourPop website. I don’t know how I feel about this primer. It’s pretty sticky and not at all hydrating but it does hold on tight to my foundation. I’ll have to use it a bit more to see whether or not I will continue to keep it part of my collection or not.

Well that’s it dolls…. that’s my full primer collection…. stay tuned tomorrow when I go through all of my foundations.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

6th Beauty Haul and Swatches of May 2020

Published May 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
I placed an order on the Ulta app for pick up today

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I didn’t sleep well last night, I went to sleep around 5 AM and then was awoken to blinding white hot pain in both of my legs and a really bad charlie horse in my right calf muscle. It’s also raining here in Florida so my body is attacking me right now with pain. This is the reason I haven’t done a Face of the Day post today, and as for yesterday we spent most of the day rearranging the bedroom (see my last post for my new makeup nook set up) and then I spent the rest of the day getting all my makeup cataloged and swatched for my new blog series about all of my makeup. To cheer me up since I’m so bummed about the amount of pain I’m in hubby surprised me with extra makeup money … so I did a little shopping today…. Let’s jump into this haul and swatches shall we?

*NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass and with the flash on as I was taking pictures from my bedroom today*

bareMinerals barePro Glow Bronzer $29 for .47 fluid ounces in the shade Warmth (terracotta bronze best for medium to deep skin tones). This products bills as being a versatile liquid bronzer that provides sheer, natural-looking color that lasts up to 16 hours and having a bi-phase formula with light-reflecting mineral pearls that provides sheer, natural-looking color that flatters any skin tone.

It also says that there are 4 ways to use this product: #1. For focused bronze: Using your ring finger, dot barePro Glow Bronzer in a half-moon shape from cheekbones to brow bones. Blend in with a dense face brush of your choice. Layer for a more intense bronze glow. #2. For all-over bonze: Mix 1 pump of barePro Glow Bronzer with 1 pump of your foundation and blend with your fingers. #3. For a sun-kissed, no-makeup look: Mix 1 pump of barePro Glow Bronzer with your favorite skincare products or tinted moisturizer. and #4. For a subtle body bronzer: Mix 1 pump of BAREPRO GLOW BRONZER with your body lotion.

This bronzer comes in 2 shades Faux Tan (sun-kissed bronze best for fair to medium skin tones) and Warmth (terracotta bronze best for medium to deep skin tones).

What I noticed straight away from pumping 1 drop on the back of my hand is that this bronzer is incredibly liquidy. After blending it in I did feel that it was extremely sheer… I’m not sure that I ‘m going to like this bronzer … but I wanted to try it out because Jessica Braun from YouTube recommended it so I thought I’d give it a go.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation $20 for 1 fluid ounce (but on sale for $14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). It’s billed as offering a smooth application with a natural and soft matte finish to give a flawless coverage with long lasting all day wear. It comes in 42 shades on the Juvia’s Place website (half of the shades are for deeper skin and the other half are for mid to fair skin tones) and is offered in 35 shades at Ulta with half the shade beign for deeper skin and the other half for mid to fair skin tones. I am in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones).

What I have learned about this foundation from swatching it is that this is a very full coverage foundation. I squeezed out about a dime sized amount to create this swatch and it covered the full back on my hand and I could have spread it further. It seemed to be a demi-matte formula.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer $14 for .34 fluid ounces (but on sale for $8.90 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website for $11) and is billed as being full coverage and bendable with just one application adn that it evens and blurs out skin imperfections. Infused with Amino Acid treated pigments, to help increase intensity of color without a heavy after feel. It comes in 24 shades on both the Ulta website and the Juvia’s Place website… half of which are for deeper skin and the other half for mid to fair tones.

From swatching this concealer I can tell you it’s very full coverage…. a little goes a long LONG way… this is a very pigmented concealer…. and it is a satin/matte hybrid.

Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation $16 for .34 ounces (on sale at Ulta for $11.20 and Juvia’s Place website for $12) and is billed as a full coverage natural, multipurpose long lasting foundation stick that is full coverage and a weightless multipurpose formula that glides on seamlessly to cover imperfections, while giving full definition to face. It comes in 30 shades (10 for deeper skin, 10 for mid tone skin, and 10 for fair to light skin). I chose the shade Guinea (for dark skin with neutral cool undertones). I chose this shade because I thought it would make a great cream bronzer.

What I have learned from this swatch is that this is a drier formula that is still creamy, it’s just not OVERLY CREAMY and it blends out with the fingers wonderfully.

Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 $12 for .31 ounces of product (on sale at Ulta for $8.40) and is billed as a beautiful bronzed shade that creates effortless luminosity. Highly pigmented mix of beautiful champagne pearls perfect for light skin tones.

From my swatch I noticed there is no bronze to this highlighter… it’s just a champagne highlighter with a white shift, but with that said it’s stunning! there is no glitter in this highlighter at all … I did notice when trying to remove the swatch that this sucker is either water proof or it’s just so pigmented that it’s a hard to remove product. Either way I’m excited to see how this looks on the face.

Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette $20 for .63 ounces of product (on sale for $14 at Ulta but currently sold out … you can still find this palette on the Juvia’s Place website for $20 (on sale right now for $12). This palette was inspired by the tenacity, courage and strength of female leaders around the world. It has 7 mattes and 2 metallics.

The shades are:

Maasia (a vibrant grass green matte), Nzinga (a vibrant true canary yellow matte), Kahina (a berry pink matte), Jarawa (a coral matte), Candace (a vibrant true purple matte), Fanti (a bright blue toned bubblegum pink matte), Kongo (a light sea blue metallic), Karama (a steel blue metallic), and Gola (a vibrant sky blue matte).

The mattes are hard pressed but finely milled and there was very little fallout whilst swatching them. The metallics are on the drier side of a metallic formula but were very pigmented and very creamy when swatched.

Juvia’s Place The Nubian II Eyeshadow Palette $20 for 1.58 ounces of product (on sale for $14 at Ulta and $14 on the Juvia’s Place website). This palette was inspired by Nefertiti, a beauty icon known for her outstanding beauty, strength and spirituality. There are 4 metallic shades, 4 shimmer shades, and 4 matte shades.

The shades are: Morocco (dark orange matte), Madagascar (beige matte), Sheba (fawn metallic), Yaa (auburn metallic), Jezebel (maroon matte), Zuri (ivory shimmer), Cleopatra (royal blue shimmer), Nefertiti (18k gold shimmer), Nairobi (yellow gold metallic), Leyla (royal eggplant shimmer), Kenya (chocolate brown matte) and Egypt (royal green metallic).

The mattes are hard pressed but finely milled and there was very little fallout whilst swatching them. The metallics are on the drier side of a metallic formula but were very pigmented and very creamy when swatched. The shimmer shades are so buttery and so smooth and they preform as if they were metallics, they are super shinny and bright.

Well dolls…. that’s all for now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My Little Makeup Nook

Published May 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope ….

We finally moved our bedroom around and in doing so I have my very own makeup nook now!!! I am so in love with the set up. The only thing that I’m waiting for is to get new my new cubby shelf units in the same finish as the rest of my bedroom. I’ve decided to use some of my beauty budget from next month to get the units. Other than that this is the new set up! Let’s take a closer look at the collection….
I dedicated my baker’s rack to: On the first shelf my perfumes (because that corner is furthest from the window and will protect my perfumes’ integrity better)… next to that are pictures of my God Daughter and God Son, and next to that is a basket full of my AOA Studio Paw Paw Makeup Sponges. The next shelf is the 50th Celebration Disney Collector’s Plate that hubby purchased as an anniversary present when we were there for our anniversary that year, the vanilla chi candle I’m currently burning, my Lights Lacquer collection, and my beauty fridge (which has all of my current beauty serums and moisturizers). On the next shelf are all of my makeup brushes (minus the ones that I have on my vanity that I’ll be using for the week) and 3 tiny perfume bottles that my best friend, who pasted away last year, had given me 2 Christmas Eves ago and then on the final shelf is just a makeup train case that houses all of my Fibromyalgia and RA medication and a small hand held mirror. Right next to the baker’s rack are 3 pillows… the big yellow one was a stocking stuffer 2 Christmas ago from hubby, the little pink one was a Valentine’s gift from 9 years ago from hubby (we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day but he just saw the pillow and a fuzzy blanket that came with it and new I’d love it so he got it for me) and the dark brown one in the back is the pillow I use as a back drop for when I do swatches.
Right next to the baker’s rack I have these two nail polish racks that I’ve repurposed to be a face primer and foundation rack. The one on the top houses all of my primers (minus the one I have at my desk for tomorrow’s makeup application), a few of my back up setting sprays, a little sample of some face serum that I received as a gift with purchase from Beautylish, a liquid bronzer, I normally keep my 2 Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Light Wands on the top shelf as well (they are currently at my makeup vanity for tomorrow’s makeup look).
Underneath the face primers I keep my foundations (minus the one I will be using tomorrow and the Pixi by Petra one that I keep at my vanity because it doesn’t come with a cap and so I can’t store it up right).
My Alex 2 drawer desk that I purchased from Ikea . In the left drawer I keep all of my lashes, face masks, and the pencil sharpener form my eye pencils. In the right drawer I keep all of my concealers, under eye correctors, mascaras, eye liners, brow products, single eyeshadows, some lash glue, my Duraline, My lash primers, and my glitter primer. On top of the vanity I have my 2 spot lamps, there is a small picture of my best friend that committed suicide 7 years ago on the lamp on the right side, all of my tools (lash curler, beauty spatulas, ect), the brushes I’ll be using for the week, a little jar with makeup products that I want to make sure to use that are on the chopping block, a jar of q-tips, my face fan, 2 makeup sponges (I use one for cream contour/ cream bronzer and one for foundation and concealer), and 2 trays (the rose gold one on the left holds the makeup I’ve picked out for the day … I chose my makeup right before bed for the next day, since I’ve taken the past 2 days off from doing makeup it’s just sitting there waiting for tomorrow and the one on the right up against my big mirror holds my face essences, bioderma, hair skin and nails supplement, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, face sunscreen, face halo, a few reusable cotton rounds, rose and coconut water face spray, and my current setting spray (along with a small bag of candy that I keep at my desk for snacking on while I’m doing my makeup, and I also normally hold my current lip treatment balm in this tray but I forgot to pick it back in the tray so it’s just in front of it. Next to that basket I have a small jar with the Pixi foundation, my NYX pro foundation mixing mediums, and a pair of hair scissors. The last thing on my vanity is my battery powered 2 sided makeup mirror (I’m thinking I may replace it with a USB powdered vanity mirror in rose gold next month as well (depends on how much I have left in my beauty budget once I purchase the cubby units and a few makeup products). The chair I’m currently using I purchased off Walmart.com it’s called a Mainstays Vinyl and Mesh Task Office Chair and it’s offered in several colors.
This is the 2 (3) shelf units that a friend gave to me last weekend. They’re old and pretty beat up, but they will do for now. On the top of the left one I have my BlackWeb blue toothed speaker bomb, my crystal tear drop jewelry holder, all of my ColourPop lippie sticks that I purchased in the Big Box Of Lippie Stix Vault (currently sold out), and all of my ColourPop lippie pencils that I purchased in the BIg Box Of Lippie Pencils Vault (currently sold out). On the top on the right one I have all of my bullet style lipsticks, a picture of my God Son, my lip liners that are not by ColourPop, a small I love my wife plaque, and all of my lip glosses and liquid lipsticks. On the first 2 shelves of the left unit I have all of my eyeshadow palettes (peppered in with a few face palettes) on the first shelf of the right unit I have all of my bronzers and blushes (minus the one at my vanity for tomorrow), on the second shelf of the right I have all of my loose face powders (minus the one that’s at my vanity for tomorrow) 1 face palette, and my 3 big eyeshadow palettes, all of my highlighters (minus one that I have at my vanity for tomorrow) and all of my pressed face powders (minus the one I have at my vanity for tomorrow). On the last shelf of the right unit I have a small box with all of my extra face halos and reusable cotton rounds (and a small amount of extra AOA Studio makeup sponges that didn’t fit in the basket on my baker’s rack), the rest of my back up setting sprays, and a small container that holds my empties for my next empties post. On the last shelf of the right unit I have a basket full of my makeup back ups and my backup replacement brush heads for my Clarisonic face brush. I also have 3 stuffed bears that hubby has given to me over the years.

Well dolls… that’s my whole set up. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Chocolate Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published May 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up fairly early today (around 8 AM). I have stiff joints and leg pain today but have pretty good energy levels today.

I wanted a dark smokey eye look so this is what I came up with.

Today’s perfume is Juicy Couture…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer ($22 on their website and at Target) as my glow lotion today. For foundation I chose AOA Studio Perfect BB Cream ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Medium. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose Private Society Coveted Concealer ($22 on their website) in the shade Medium. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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 Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Channel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar (icy white shimmer). For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Chocolates palette ( $14 on the Juvia’s Place website). I started in the crease with the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (mustard yellow matte). I then used the 1st shade of the 2nd row (rich warm reddish brown matte) in the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then deepened the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v using the 1st shade of the 1st row (deep chocolate brown matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the 2nd shade of the 1st row (warm brown with a brown and silver shimmer metallic) and then went back into the reddish brown to buff out the demarcation line between the outer 1/3 and inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the mustard yellow shade and then deepened that drop shadow with more of the reddish brown shade. I then took more of the chocolate brown matte shade and deepened the lash line. For my inner corners I used the dazzle shade for the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway. I tight lined my upper and lower water lines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Black Cocoa (a deep brown). I coated my upper and lower lashes in 1 layer of NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Long Lasting Lip Liner ($5.95 on Amazon) in the shade Coral and topped that off with Jouer High Pigment Pearl Lip Gloss ($17 on the Beautylish website) in the shade Sloane (discontinued color… it’s a mid-toned pinkish coral).

Final Thoughts:

I don’t know if I will be doing a Face of the Day post tomorrow or not. We are rearranging our bedroom furniture and my beauty nook and so I’m not sure if I will wake up and do my makeup first or not. If I get up at a reasonable time I’ll maybe do a quick and fuss free look but if not then I will just forgo my makeup so that we can move my bedroom around.

I was thinking of doing a new series called Get Ready With Me … like they do on YouTube, but in print form…. Where I would go step by step in my makeup routine and have pictures that you could follow along with … is that something you would be interested in? I have had a few people say that they like a certain look that I’ve done but that they could never do it or they wished they knew how to do it … so I figured if I did a few step by step posts it might help someone else learn a new makeup technique.

I’m also thinking about doing a few posts showing my full makeup collections piece by piece. I would do a 13 part series …. 1 post per makeup type: primer, foundation, concealer, contour/bronzer, highlighters, face powders ( loose ones too), blush, eye palettes/complete face palettes/single shadows, mascaras, eye liners/ gel liners/pen liners, brow products, lashes,
and setting sprays.

I am still trying to decide how I want my makeup nook to look and how I will organize all of my makeup items now that I have another shelf unit that I can utilize I was thinking of getting rid of the huge baker’s rack that takes up a good amount of real-estate in our room. We will have to see how the resign goes tomorrow. Of course I will post pictures once it’s done.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and good health.

Remember dolls…. Always save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Skin Care Haul May 2020

Published May 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I placed an order yesterday for some of my skin care needs on Amazon and they just came in so I thought I’d share them with you. So… let’s see what I purchased ….

The first 2 things I received were not skin care items but they came with the rest of my skin care items… those are:

The first thing I ordered were these super cute rose gold Makeup Sponge Drying Stand $6.28 for a 2 pack. I think these stands are super cute and since I’m trying to switch over my beauty nook to all rose gold (with teal accents to go with the rest of the house’s theme of teal and sea glass greens) I thought the rose gold ones were the best ones to get.

byAlegory Acrylic Compact Makeup Organizer $21.99 for 1 (10 slot) unit. I now have 2 more units so that I can space my bronzers, blushes, highlighters and face powders separately.  There isn’t enough space on my baker’s rack for the both of them so I moved all of the units
I put all 5 of the compact units on the 2nd shelves of this shelf unit that I was given by a friend last weekend.

Now on to the skin care items …..

The Time Revolution First Treatment Essence $28 for 5.07 fluid ounces. This is a first essence … all the rage in K Beauty, a first essence is applied as the first step to your daily skin routine to prep the skin with moister so that all the other products you use will sink into the skin faster and penetrate deeper. This first essence is a double moisturizing boosting essence that has yeast fermentation. This product claims to improve your skin tone, texture, and hydration level giving clarity and transparency to the skin. I haven’t had a first essence as part of my skin care routine but have been experimenting with better ways to improve my skin and thought I’d give it a try.
Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Essence $19.89 for 3.38 fluid ounces. This essence contains snail mucin that is a natural hyaluronic acid and has antimicrobial properties great for fighting off acne-causing bacteria and it also increases skin cell turn over. Snail mucin also reduces hyper pigmentation and has been known to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and is also a great source of copper peptides and also improves skin elasticity. This. again is another product that’s all the rage in K Beauty and I have never used this before but am keen to try it out to see what if any improvement this item can give me.
Ample:n Ceramide Shot Ampoule $15.99 for 1.01 fluid ounces. Cereamides strengthen skin barriers . This ampoule also contains Allantoin which is good to moisturize the skin. I have been doing research on Cereamides for a little bit and am keen to add this to my routine to strengthen my skin’s barrier.
Asterwood Naturals 100 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum (2 % solution) $11.90 for 1 fluid ounce. I have been using Hyaluronic Acid serums for 2 months now and have seen a vast improvement of my skins moister. I am down to my last bottle of the Good Molecules brand and they are currently out of stock on both their website and the Beautylish website so I thought I’d give this one a go. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin and helps keep it there and I’ve got to say that ever since I’ve incorporated it into my skin regimen my makeup application has been flawless and as a testament to the benefits of this product my husband just yesterday told me my skin has been looking smoother and more glowy. I’ve notice that my skin does not feel as tight as it use to and that my normally rough chin and forehead have now healed and are smooth and supple.

Klem Organics Vitamin C Face Serum $14.97 for 1 fluid ounce. This products claims are that it reduces wrinkles & fine lines while helping you to boost collagen, fade sun & age spots and that it improves your skin firmness, brightness, and tone for a smoother, fresher, more revitalized youthful complexion. This is my second bottle of this serum. I freaking LOVE this serum!!! It sort of smells like oranges and is a bit sticky but it’s such a lovely serum! Vitamin C promotes collagen production, strengthens the skin barrier, and diminishes fine lines. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that help protect skin from free radicals from UV sun exposure. My skin has this amazing glow to it ever since I started using it. The only down side to this specific serum is that it’s an air tight pump (meaning that there is a base that raises as you dispense product, essentially pushing the serum up to the top to dispense it). Because of this there is at least a weeks worth of serum that gets trapped at the top once the base has risen all the way to the top. To by pass this waste of product I have been using my Every Drop Beauty Spatula to push the base down some and scrape out the remains of the serum… I mean I’ve paid for 1 fluid ounce … I want as much of that as I can get.
Lanocreme Collagen Eye Serum made in New Zealand $21.99 for 1 fluid ounce. This product also contains Argan Oil & Magnolia Bark Extract. Collagen serums are designed to stimulate production of collagen that we start to loose in our 30’s… now that doesn’t mean that collagen serums will replace lost collagen, any collagen serum that claims to do this is lying because the molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis when applied topically, however what it does do is  fill in fine lines and help skin retain moisture resulting in tighter, smoother skin. and most dermatologists do agree that collagen serums do in fact stimulate the production of collagen. Now as for the Argan oil : this ingredient helps protect the skin from sun damage, is a great source to give added moister to the skin, and is a great source of antioxidants. And then we have the Magnolia Bark Extract… this extract has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This extract offers free radical defense, adds in the reduction of fine wrinkles, and can make the skin appear firmer. This is the 2 bottle of this product (I’m still working on my first bottle, which has lasted 2 months). I have also been using the left overs (the pump dispense a little too much for just my eyes) on my lips and on this tiny little wrinkle I have between my brows. I haven’t noticed the fine lines under my eyes get any smaller, however my eyes have more of glow, look healthy, and have a firmness to them now and I have noticed the little wrinkle between my brows has gotten smaller and as for applying it to my lips, I have noticed that my lips are ever so slightly plumper and smoother and the fine lines of my lips are barely visible now. I really enjoy applying this serum to my face.
Timeless Skin Care 100% Squalane Oil $11.26 for 2 fluid ounces. This is squalane derived from olives. Squalane mimics your skin’s natural oils and has natural antioxidants and boosts hydration, is a skin detoxifier, fights damage from free radicals, and with regular use can boost collagen production. It also balances oil product. I really wanted a squalane serum but couldn’t find one with at least 2% solution so I opted to try the oil instead.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream $31.99 for 1.6 ounces. This is a back up purchase for me (I just opened my last one so I needed to get a back up). I purchased this product countless times over the past several years. It’s non greasy and rich. It sits well under makeup and keeps my face and neck smooth and supple.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum $26.69 for 1.7 fluid ounces. Again this is a back up tube. I just opened my last tube and so I needed 1 on deck. I’ve purchased this one countless times as well. I use the full line and have for about 5 years now. This is a very hydrating serum and leave the face and neck velvety smooth.

The next 3 items are still en route to me … I should have them all by Friday of this week coming…. those 3 things are:

Pearlessence Aloe + Rosewater Tonic Water Face Mist $12.95 for 8 fluid ounces. I normally use the Coconut + Rosewater tonic water but they were out so I’m trying this one. This is a back up I still have about 1/3 of the bottle of the Coconut + Rosewater tonic left. This new one claims that it revitalizes, soothes, and tones the skin after cleansing, replenishing precious nutrients. It can be used after cleansing, before moisturizing or throughout the day over makeup. I use this as a mist right before I apply my serums… it’s better to apply serums on a damp face so that they absorb into the skin more efficiently. I like it, it’s not the greatest tonic on the planet but it gets the job done and it’s only like $1.50 per ounce so it’s a reasonable price too.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Face Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 60 $29.99 for 1.75 fluid ounces. This is a back up. I’ve got about 1/2 to 1/3 of a bottle left. This face sunscreen is amazing! It gives added moister to the skin, is non greasy, doesn’t congest my skin, doesn’t disrupt my makeup, and doesn’t give off a white cast in pictures. I had a hard time finding a good face, neck, and ears sunscreen and I saw this one mentioned in a YouTube video by Cyrille Laurent , who was a researcher in stem cell biology. He has a way of breaking down the ingredients in skin care that makes you understand the science behind skin care. Most of what I use on my face now is because I took the time to view his videos on the different components to my skin care regimen. He suggested this one as a great sunscreen for under makeup and he was right. It’s phenomenal.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream $16.35 for .5 fluid ounces. This one again is a back up for me. I’m working on a tube that I opened a few weeks ago. I’ve purchased this (along with the rest of the line) over and over many times over the course of a few years and will continue to do so. The only down side of this eye cream is that you have to be careful to not use too much… if you use too much it has a burning sensation. I use a pea sized amount that I use on both eyes. It’s hydrating and before I started using this my lids were crepey and now they smoother and much more hydrated.

Well that’s the full haul …. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.

Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Gold Eye Face of the Day

Published May 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today, was up late last night in pain and awoke to even more pain today. It’s been raining for 2 days now here in Florida and that always exacerbates my Fibromyalgia.

For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes.

For my perfume I chose Gucci Bamboo…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day……

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? as my glow lotion for the day, I used a bit too much so I have a disco ball shine to the skin. My foundation today is ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the color Sand (Light/Medium with neutral undertones). I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose AOA Studio Paw Paw Liquid Concealer ($1.55 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Buff. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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 Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Channel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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. For today’s eye look I used both the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes. I started with the Warrior palette and set my brow line using the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte). I then went into the Nudes palette and took the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (a rich terracotta brown matte) and buffed that into my crease into a little of the brow line. I then popped back over to the Warrior palette and took a combo of the shades Mino (dark chocolate matte) and Kano (a yellow based caramel matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Dahomey (a russet gold metallic) and then took whatever was left on the outer v brush and biffed it over the line of demarcation between the outer 1/3 and the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to blend everything together. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow starting with more of the 3rd shade of the 2nd row of the Nudes palette and then I deepened the drop shadow with more of the shade Kano. I then deepened the lash line with a combo of more of Kano and Mino. I highlighted the inner corners using the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (champagne with a gold reflect metallic) of the Nudes palette. I coated my upper and lower lashes with  The Balm What’s Your Type Mascara ($19 on their website) and popped on a pair of Vegas Nay and Eylure Easy Elegance lashes ($4.49 at Walmart).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a coral based nude) and topped that off with Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (coral pink satin).

Final Thoughts:

I use to keep the makeup that I’m going to use for the day in this cute little wicker basket, however it’s an old basket and there was some of the strands breaking off the bottom so I decided to replace it because I kept loosing pencils out of the bottom….

I decided to go with an acrylic tray and found this super adorable rose gold one on Amazon ….

C.R. Gibson Rose Gold Acrylic Letter Tray $22.66. The tray is 12″x 10.5″x 3″ and holds all of my makeup items perfectly with room to move around the tray. It’s sleek and looks so pretty at my vanity. The walls of the tray are medium thick and the tray is sturdy and well designed.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Soft Bronze with a Vampy Lip Face of the Day

Published May 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up today around 8 AM but didn’t start my makeup until around noon, I made breakfast pizza for my family and than needed to rest a bit before getting my day going.

I didn’t know what dirrection I was going with my makeup look, all I knew was that I wanted to wear my Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy). I hadn’t used it in a while and wanted to see if it was a lipstick I still wanted in my collection …. the answer to that question is YES ….. yes I most certainly want this shade in my collection. Such a pretty vampy lip color.

Today’s perfume is Versace Red Jeans. 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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then used the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) as my glow lotion for the day. My foundation today is L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose Physicians Formula Conceal RX (discontinued) in the shade Natural Light. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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 Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta). I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette ($20 on their website). I started by laying down the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte) all over the lids from lash to brow line. I then went into the shade Kano (caramel with yellow under-tone matte) into the crease. I then went into the shade Mino (dark chocolate matte) onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then took a clean fluffy crease brush and buffed the edges of the whole eye. On the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade  Amina (an antiqued golden bronze metallic). I then used the shade Benin (golden taupe metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Kano and then deepened the lower lash line with more of the shade Mino. I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Moremi (white gold metallic). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara (discontinued).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bichette (deepened red) and then topped off my lips using Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy).

Final Thoughts:

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette : I grade this one an A++: The pan size is pretty big which means I wont hit pan on these beautiful metallics any time soon. There was zero kick back in the pans and zero fallout on the face. These shadows are pressed hard but are finely milled. The mattes are on the drier side but buffed out wonderfully without skipping or going patchy and they buff into each other well without going muddy. The metallics are a bit more butterier than the mattes but still on the drier side of metallics that I’m use to and I did notice that, because of that dryness, the metallics seem to emphasize the fine lines on my mobile lid…. nothing too bad, I just took a clean flat shader brush and buffed over the lines to remove the texture. All in all a beautiful palette I wont be able to get many different looks with this palette on it’s own, however I do have other palettes that will pair beautifully with it for more looks…. I can see myself using this palette a ton.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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