Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope…. Today I am doing pretty darn good. Slept well last night, woke up around 8:30 AM, my pain levels are pretty low today, and I have a moderate amount of energy…. so all in all I’d have to say it’s a great day!
I feel so good today that I am cooking Lemon Honey Buttered Salmon for dinner tonight (For hubby I will be making Lemon Honey Buttered Tilapia because he doesn’t like saltwater fish).
I place my May beauty buys today… I only did a small order this month … I may still purchase a few more things this month as I came under budget for my monthly beauty buys (I kept myself on a budget so that I don’t #1 over spend and #2 so that my makeup collection doesn’t get out of hand).
Today’s scent is Davidoff Cool Waters.
I’ve been loving bronzy looks lately … but I promise to mix it up real soon. 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 It Cosmetics Pores No More Primer (discontinued) and I then added a bit of glow to the skin by using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora and the Beautylish website). My foundation today is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44 at Sephora and the Beautylish website) in the shade 3 Neutral. I didn’t color correct again today (I’ve been straying away from my color correctors because I find that my concealers don’t bunch up as bad if I skip this step and ever since I have been using the Good Molecules Niacinamide Toner ($14 on the Beautylish website) my dark circles under my eyes have actually lightened. I just simply used a small amount of the Hollywood Flawless Filter to add just a bit of glow to the under eye area. For concealer I used Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade 5.5 Medium (I find this shade is just a bit darker than I would like for my under eyes so I just placed an order for the shade 3 Fair… I’m not sure if that will be too light but I can always mix in a touch of 5.5 Medium if it is too light. 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 Beauty Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website). 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 Urban Decay Born to Run Palette ($49 at Ulta and Sephora). I started with a combo of the shades Riff (brown-nude matte) and Baja (burnt orange matte) and I used it from lash line to brow bone. For the mobile lid I first went in with the shade Double Life (rust metallic) on the full lid and then went in with the shade Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer) on the outer 1/2 of the lid and then went in with the shade Accelerate (reddish copper metallic) in the very center of the middle 1/3 of the lid. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Riff and than went in with more of the shade Accelerate to create a subtle drop shadow. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Stranded (pale rose gold shimmer). 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 lined my lower waterlines using BH Cosmetics Powder Pencil (originally on sale for $8 but on sale for $6 on their website) in the shade Beige Nude. I then coated my upper and lower lashes with 2 coats of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing The Balm Shadow/Blush (regularly $21 but on sale right now for $10.50 on their website) in the shade Frat Boy (rose). 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 Stripe Tease (Sheer champagne nude).
I haven’t done a favorites ever since I started this blog. I did a yearly favorites … but haven’t done a monthly favorites … so I thought it might be fun to try one out for size… I will be posting my April Favorites in just a little bit.
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.