Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m having an OK day. I’m in moderate pain but my energy seems to be good. I over slept today …. didn’t get up until around 11:30 AM and then didn’t get to my makeup until around 2 PM.
I just found out just now that one of my cousins passed away 1/2 hour ago do to complications of the Covid-19 virus. I didn’t know him well but I did know him and so this is sad. Anytime there is loss of life it is a sad day. He also is my husband’s cousin in a strange twist… Our cousin is the son of my great uncle and his aunt. I feel terrible for my husband as well.
Now, back to the beauty portion of this post….
And now … let’s get 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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. For my foundation I chose Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation ($22.49 at Target) in the shade No.2 Nude. 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 Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade Be My Light to set the high points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using ColourPop No Filter Concealer ($7 on their website) in the shade Medium 20. 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 chose the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4-M1.
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 NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard (I chose this one instead of the P Louise one because with this look the majority of your lid space needs to be kept blank … skin toned… and the P Louise one is light enough that it looks white on me) and I also used a little of this to cut my brow line. I started by setting my primed lids from lash to brow bone with my Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website) and 1 shade from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 Palette ($48 on her website). I used tape to block out the winged line I needed for this Fox Eye look …. from the corners of my eyes to the tail of my brows. I started with the ColourPop palette and went into the shade Hot Gossip (toasted nude matte) on a mid-sized pencil brush and buffed it in on an angle from tail of brow to 1/2 along the lash line. I then went in with a smaller pencil brush and the shade Taboo (deep brown matte) and dropped back towards the tape line a bit and buffed it on in the same manor. I then took the first pencil brush and with whatever was left on the brush I blended out the harsh line of the 2nd color. I then went in with an even smaller pencil brush and from the Tati Beauty palette I went in with the color Ritual Matte (rich chocolate matte) and repeated the steps … buffing out the harsh edges with the remains of the lighter browns. I then went back to the ColourPop palette and took the shade In The Buff (neutral pale pinky beige matte) and buffed out the inner most part of this shadow and also buffed it into the remaining exposed lid. I then took Bang Beauty Gel Eyeliner ($22 on their website, but I inherited mine from my best friend who passed away last year, I believe she received it in a boxy charm box) in the shade Chocolate and created a micro wing on the upper lash line. I opted not to do the cat eye points on the inner corners today and I think it comes out so much better. I then created a drop shadow on my lower lash line using more of Taboo and then buffed that out using more of the shade Hot Gossip. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Silk Teddy (nude champagne metallic). I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (classic brown). I coated just the outer parts of my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($20 at Ulta).
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 Stripe Tease (champagne nude).
I really enjoy the way this look turned out. I know I need just a bit more practice to get it perfect but it’s still really a sharp elongated look.
The Pixi Beauty Balm claims to be high coverage but it’s really high medium coverage and I forget just how much I like the way my skin looks in this foundation. I don’t keep it with the rest of my foundations because it doesn’t have a cap and it also doesn’t has away to close the nozzle so I don’t want it to get everywhere. So I store it on top of my makeup brush cases.
I purchased a few beauty related things off Amazon today. 1 of which was a beauty fridge. I’m so excited to set it up. I know I could in theory keep my skin care in my actual fridge but I try to save myself energy where ever I can and not having to walk out to the kitchen 2 times every morning and night will save a tiny bit of energy for me… hence the beauty fridge.
I also purchased some stuff off Amazon to try my hand at Tie Dye!!! I’m excited for that too… I purchased 1 long yoga pants and 2 knee length yoga pants and 4 v-neck tee-shirts to make some new lounge wear. I also purchase purple, rose quartz, teal, and denim blue dyes to create some tie dye with … I’m excited to try this …. and of course I’ll bring you on my journey into a new arts and craft project with me….
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.