Smokey Taupe Face of the Day

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up super late today (around 10:45 AM) had another rough night sleep and am in a considerable amount of pain today. I feel like I might be headed for another fibro-flair which stinks … but inevitable.

Thank goodness I made a big pot of stew last night so that I don’t have to try and cook a meal from scratch …. just re-heat left overs.

Today I am wearing J-Lo Glow perfume … 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 DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops ($40) in the shade N30 (light skin with neutral undertones). I concealed my under eyes using 2 dots only per under eye of DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 15N (fair/light skin with neutral undertones). 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 Going Coconuts Palette ($12 on their website). I started with the shade Lovely Bunch (mid tone yellow brown matte) all through my crease. I then set my brow line using the shade Shredded (creamy vanilla with silver pinpoints sequin shadow). I then moved to my mobile lid and first went in with the shade Da Coco (icy bronze with violet flip metallic) on the full mobile lid and then I went into the shade Get Crackin’ (cool brown with silver flecks sequin shadow) and patted that over the outer 1/2 of the mobile lid. I then went into the shade Palm Reader (white with gold flip metallic) and patted that over the inner 1/3 of the lid and then went over the middle 1/3 of the lid with more of the shade Da Coco and then went over the outer 1/3 with more of the shade Get Crackin’. Then to deepen the outer v of the crease and 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Nutty (deep umber matte). For the lower lash line I created a multi layered drop shadow using first more of the shade Lovely Bunch all the way down the drop shadow area and then went in with the shade Shell Yeah (neutral ginger brown matte) to add a bit of warmth to the under eye area. I then went into more of the shade Get Crackin’ closest to the lash line and then went into more of the shade Nutty to add a bit more definition. I highlighted the inner corners of the eyes using the shade Coco Crush (icy pale champagne metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Fiercest Black. 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:

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 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 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Patina (dusty rose matte) and topped the lip off with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Turkish Delight (pink sherbet).


Final Thoughts:

So I finally figured out how to use the DermaBlend concealer. If I use 1 dot at the front and at the back of my under eyes I don’t over do it and it doesn’t crease or look heavy. It’s still not my favorite but at least I now know how to use it where I don’t end up hating the look. I’ll use this one up but I will not be repurchasing this one.

I keep forgetting just how much I love Stila Patina!! It is such an iconic lip! I don’t use it as a full on lipstick … I treat it like a lip stain. I pat a few dots over the bottom and top lip and add a gloss so it’s not so drying … but the look is so pretty.

I just got my confirmation email from both Ulta (it will be here 13th) and Tarte  (no delivery date yet). I’m super excited. I’ll be hauling these items as soon as I receive them.

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

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