Smokey Neutral Face of the Day

Hey doll hey. How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up super late today (around 10:30 AM), had a hard time sleeping again last night due to pain.

I also had to take several breaks whilst doing my makeup due to said pain.

Today’s perfume selection is Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Revealed. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …



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 Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta).  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) and then I went in with just a touch of Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora and the Beautylish website) on just the highest points of my face. My foundation today is Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Warm Nude. I concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Natural Radiant Concealer (I think this one is discontinued) in the shade Light?Medium. 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 Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4/M1 as my touch up powder today.



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 Whatever Palette ($18 on their website). I started with the shade In Bold (muted brown matte) through the crease. On my mobile lid I used the shade Ditchin’ U (vibrant terracotta metallic). I then went back into In Bold on a dense packer brush and packed that shade on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer c of the crease. I highlighted my brow line using L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eye Shadow ($6.49 at Walgreens) in the shade Endless Pearl (creamy vanilla matte). For the lower lash line I created a dramatic drop shadow using more of the shade In Bold. I then went back over the lash line using the shade TTYN (vibrant burgundy metallic) and went back over the whole area with more of In Bold. I buffed the lower lash line out with the shade Pink Slip (soft beigey taupe matte) and then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Tardy (oft golden champagne super shock shadow). 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).


Final Thoughts:

Dolls!!! I finally hit pan on a blush!!! I have never hit pan on a blush ever!! I hit pan on ColourPop Super Shock Cheek  in the shade Quarters!! I’m kinda feeling like a sad panda about it because ColourPop is out of this shade on their website and I truly love this shade so much.

Tonight I am making Carne Guisada …. recipe and photos to come later tonight.

Well that’s it for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.