Coral and Green Eye Face of the Day

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. To all my mothers out there Happy Mother’s Day …. hope you have a great one.

I over slept again today. I think my body is trying to catch up since I hadn’t been sleeping well the past few days. I woke up with less pain but low energy so hubby told me to stay out of the kitchen today. He bought us lunch and now he has bought us dinner in the form of my favorite Chinese dishes .

Today I got to play around with some of my new beauty purchases and will have a review in final thoughts.

For today’s perfume I chose Gucci Bamboo. So 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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. For my foundation today I used Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation ($43 at Sephora) in the shade Y235 Ivory Beige (for light skin with neutral undertones).  I contoured using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in the shade Medium.  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 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Fair. I warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) in the shade Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of 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 Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and I set the whole eye space using Wet n Wild Color Icon Shadow Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Creme Burlee (a flesh toned matte). For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta and Ulta online only). I started off with the shade Nova (nude clay matte) all through the crease up to the brow line. I then went into the shade Quasar (coral terracotta matte) and used that on the outer 1/2 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into the shade Marz (icy moss with a silver flip metallic) and placed that over the inner 1/2 of my mobile lid. I then went into the shade Chromosphere (deep red brown matte) and tapped that into the outer 1/3 of my mobile lids and the very outer part of the outer v of the crease. For my lower lash line I went back into the shade Nova and created a drop shadow and then back into the shade Quasar and applied it along the lash line and buffed it down a bit and then I topped the lash line off with more of the shade Chromosphere. I highlighted my inner corners using Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade Be My Light. 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 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 Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 on their website) in the shade Beaches & Cream (a peachy pink). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude) and then topped my lips off using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Topanga (dusty coral creme).


Final Thoughts:

NYX Wonder Stick $12 at Ulta:  Grade A+ : This is a pretty good pencil. The shade I have is Medium… this shade is not suitable for contouring but it is a pretty good bronzing shade. It was easy to apply and easy to blend out… however you do need to be careful not to over blend or the product disappears. It’s really creamy and blends well over foundation without getting blotchy or disturbing the foundation underneath.  I’m thinking of purchasing it in deep dark as a contour but I definitely will continue to use the medium shade as a cream bronzer. I used the highlight side on the bridge of my nose and the center of my forehead and chin to add a little hint of dimension to the face… it blended into the foundation seamlessly. This product claims this side could be used as a concealer… it is creamy enough that it wouldn’t tug at the delicate under eye area but it’s so creamy that I don’t think it would stay in place very long without creasing.
Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer $29 at Sephora, however I purchased mine on the Tarte website. : Grade A+++ : This cream bronzer is such a pleasant surprise for me. I’ve been getting into more cream products now that I’m aging and the only cream bronzer I’ve ever tried was a cream to powder bronzer from Chanel. This Tarte one is so easy to blend in, does not disrupt the products underneath and isn’t so creamy that it balls up when you set it. It has this amazing undertone to it that just simply leaves the skin looking sun kissed. This bronzer along with the corresponding brush is a match made in heaven. The brush gets an A+++ as well … it’s soft and plush and buffs in the product expertly. I am hoping and praying this cream bronzer is not a limited time item … I hope they keep it around for years to come because I can already tell I will be repurchasing this bronzer on repeat.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer $32 at Sephora, however I purchased mine on the Beautylish site. : Grade A+++ : I did like this concealer in the original shade I purchased but I just felt that it left my under eyes a bit dull. Now that I have a lighter shade I am in love! This concealer looks amazing under the eyes and sets perfectly with loose powder. It’s just creamy enough to hydrate the under eyes without feeling too emollient.  The sponge tip applicator gets a little messy but is soft enough that it doesn’t scratch the under eye area. I truly think this might be my all time favorite concealer of life. I will most definitely be repurchasing this concealer over and over. 
ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Palette $14 at Ulta. : Grade A+: This is such a pretty little palette. I only give it an A+ because there really isn’t a brow bone shade and there isn’t a shade to highlight the inner corners … I had to bring 2 shadows in to do complete my look today… other than that it’s a beautiful palette to work with. the metallic shades are super creamy … although you have got to be super careful with the ultra metallic shadow called Super Star Dust … it’s very crumbly. The mattes are finely milled but pressed firm and there was some kick back in the pan, but nothing too crazy and there was zero fallout on the face. The shades are super pigmented but I did have a little trouble buffing out the shade Nova … it would buff out to barely anything so I had to go back in with a second layer to get the full payoff. Other than that this palette may just be my go to summer time palette. It’s got the perfect coral shades I love so much and that pop of moss green in the shade Marz is just to die for. 
Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush $15 at Ulta and on the Tarte website only. (I purchased mine via Tarte’s website) : Grade A+++!!!! : I have always hated cream blushes because they just go on patchy and greasy looking and they always fade so fast … with just a little practice I figured out just how best to apply this blush (using a duo fiber brush blush) and now I am in love with cream blush! This blush is so amazing! It’s got just the right amount of pigmentation so as to not over do the color on the cheeks. I used 2 layers to achieve look. It gives this natural flush of color to the cheeks. You can also dab a little on the lips for a monochromatic moment. I loved working with this blush so much that I think I’m ready to branch out and try other brands’ cream blushes. I have a few in mind for next months beauty buys. 

I had a little money left in my beauty budget so I purchased a few more things thing month … I will be hauling them just as soon as they arrive.

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

Remember …. Save a spoon for a little lipstick.