Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up early today but I didn’t start my makeup until around maybe 10:30 AM. I was just enjoying the morning peace. I was feeling much better today but I over did it during meal prep for supper and now I have some discomfort in my lower back and hips. Thank goodness I can just relax tonight and setting in with Disney+ and watch the new Star Wars movie … what else do you watch on May the 4th Be With You Day????
Today I am wearing Michael Kors Sexy Blossom… and now … let’s get 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 NYX Angel Veil Primer ($16 at Ulta). I also prepped my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora and the Beautylish website). My foundation today is No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation ($15.99 for 1 fluid ounce on their website, Target, Walgreens, Amazon, and the Boots website) in the shade Calico. 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 concealed my under eyes using 5 dots of Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ($22 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade No. 3. 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 MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. 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 ColourPop Bare Necessities 30 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($34 on the ColourPop website). I started with the shade Banter (cool toned stone matte) all through the crease. Then on my mobile lid I used the shade The Talk (champagne peachy gold metallic) and took it over the first 2/3 of the lid. I then used the shade Designer Duds (rose gold pink metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went in with a combination of the shades Tabloid (deep caramel matte) and Act A Fool (dusty mid tone mauve matte) and buffed it into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. On the brow line I used Full Exposé (creamy vanilla matte). For the lower lash line I did a drop shadow using more of the combo of Tabloid and Act A Fool and then I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen metallic). I tapped whatever was left on the brush that I used the shade The Talk over the crease shade to add a little shimmer (something I’ve been enjoying as of late.) I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta). I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (classic brown).
Cheeks and Lips: For my blush I did the same thing as yesterday….. I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using a Super Shock Cheek blush…. and then set it when I set the rest of my face and I think it gave me a pretty flushed look. I used ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Quarters (a mid-toned peachy coral satin). 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’ve just been loving the way my complexion products have interacted these past few days. I never thought I would love using cream products as much as I have. Because of that I jumped on the Tarte website today and ordered their new Breezy Cream Bronzer $29 in the shade Grace Bay and one of their Sugar Rush Beach Cheek Cream Blushes $15 in the shade Beaches and Cream. I can’t wait to try them.
I did my contour a tad different today. I did all my cream contouring first and then applied my foundation… I found that this seamed to produce a more natural contour… it melted into the foundation beautifully.
Something I forgot to mention in my haul and review today of the new No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation, there is no flash back when taking pictures with the flash on. It’s rare that I find foundation with SPF that doesn’t kickback during flash pictures.
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are found in good spirits and in good health. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.