Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I slept in until around 10:45 AM. I’m still in some pain and my energy is pretty low today but I was able to do my makeup, blog a few posts, and cook an amazing dinner … tonight on the menu is Pollo Guisado (stewed chicken over white rice).
Today’s perfume is Marc Jacob’s Daisy Twinkle …. I will be reviewing several of the my new Juvia’s Place items in Final Thoughts….Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….
I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the MAC Strobe Cream ($35 for the regular sized bottle at Ulta) in the shade pinklite. My foundation today is Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation $20 for 1 fluid ounce (but on sale for $14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones). I skipped corrector today to see how the concealer performed …. I concealed with 2 dots of Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer $14 for .34 fluid ounces (but on sale for $8.90 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website for $11) in the shade 23. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 $12 for .31 ounces of product (on sale at Ulta for $8.40). I bronzed the perimeter of the face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation $16 for .34 ounces (on sale at Ulta for $11.20 and Juvia’s Place website for $12) in the shade Guinea (for dark skin with neutral cool 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 Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) in translucent. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.
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. For today’s eye look I used mostly Juvia’s Place The Warrior II palette. I also use a single shadow for the mobile lid. I started by using the Zaz (eggshell white matte) to set my brow line and then went into the shade Kana (rosey dove grey matte) from lash line to brow line. I then went into the shade Yodit (dark mustard brown matte) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eyesahdow ($6.46 at Walmart) in the shade Amber Rush (bright rose gold amber metallic). I then went into the shade Kufuru (syrup brown matte) and used it on the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer of the outer v (making sure not to take this shade into the crease at all). I then went into the shade Daura (salmon coral matte) and buffed in into the middle 1/3 of both mobile lid and the upper crease and then took whatever was left on the brush that I used the shade Kana on and buffed out the edges of the middle 1/3 of the lid. For the lower lash line I first went in with more of the shade Yodit and created a drop shadow that I further intensified with more of the shade Daura and buffed that 1/2 way down the drop shadow and intensified the lash line using more of the shade Yodit. I highlighted my inner corners using more of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I tight lined my upper waterline using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Black Cocoa (a deep brown) and my lower waterline using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes in 1 layer of NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips:
For my blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 24-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade B-Day Bae (a rosey pink matte). I highlighted the highest points of my cheek bones, center of the chin, Cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, and brow bone area using more of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I lined my lips and filled them in using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (rosey mauve nude) and topped my lips off using Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Lip Cream ($8.49 at Ulta) Guava Mama (coral).
Final Thoughts: Product Reviews….
I Am Magic Foundation in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones). I grade this one an A+:
It’s very pigmented and very little is all that you need. I did 1 1/2 squirts for my face, neck, and ears and still had product left on my palette.
This is an extremely thick foundation but doesn’t feel heavy on the face whatsoever. In fact I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all.
Their website says that this is a velvety matte long wear foundation. I agree that it’s matte but I don’t understand why they say it’s velvety… it really isn’t. It’s a true matte foundation and not at all demi-matte as I thought it would be based on my swatch from yesterday’s Ulta Haul .
Like most matte foundations this is a very full coverage one but unlike most matte foundations on me … this one did not emphasize any texture and did not grab at my fine lines.
The shade is a perfect match for me and did not oxidize.
There is no scent to this foundation (a welcomed bonus) and it sets down almost all the way (I did have to powder lightly as there was a slight … very slight tack to the skin after application).
Juvia’s Place continues to surprise me with both their quality and performance of their products.
This is a welcomed addition to my ever growing foundation collection.
I Am Magic Concealer in the shade J23 (for fair skin with neutral undertones) I grade this one an A- :
This one, again, is a very pigmented product that only needs the slightest amount for coverage. I used 1 dab and 1 tiny dot to completely cover my under eyes.
Their website claims this is weightless… It is to an extent. I don’t feel it under my eyes but it is super thick (thicker than the Tarte Shape Tape).
It’s just the right formula of creaminess. It doesn’t sink into the fine lines and it set beautifully.
The reason that I only gave it an A- is because this one does emphasize some texture under my eyes (now this could be the combo of this concealer with the powder that I used, that is plausible).
This concealer did not oxidize at all and is very long lasting. I did not need to touch up at all and I’ve been wearing it for 8 hours now.
This is a pretty good concealer.
Shade Stick Foundation in the color Guinea (dark skin with warm undertones) I grade with one A++:
This one is billed as full coverage …. I find it to be high medium coverage.
This is a creamy formula with little to no slip that does not set down on it’s own.
I purchased this deep shade because I thought it would make a great bronzer …. and it did not disappoint me.
It’s easy to apply and does not disturb the products underneath it and I used a touch more after I powdered my face and it went on beautifully without getting splotchy or patchy.
I don’t have much to say about it because I am only using it as a bronzer so I don’t know what the performance would be as face product but as a bronzer this one is stunning!
I am thinking of picking up shade Tokyo to use as a cream highlight for glam makeup.
The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 for light skin. I grade this one an A+++!!!!
This is such a gorgeous highlighter, very reflective.
I didn’t want a full on powerful highlighter so I used a very light hand and dusted it over the high points of my face in circular motions and that made my face glow beautifully!!
This is a finely milled, low kick back, firm pressed powder highlighter.
I already know I more than likely will be reaching for this one a ton… and I will have to force myself to put it away and give some love to my other highlighters …. it’s just the way it works with me when I find a highlighter this amazing.
The Warrior II Palette I grade this one an A+++!!!!
This is an all matte palette.
The shadows are firm pressed in the pans but the they are still buttery.
There was no kickback in the pan… and I mean ZIP!!! There is just something about Juvia’s Place shadows that is magical …. I very seldom come across a shade in their collection that has any kickback whatsoever.
There was also NO FALLOUT on the face either.
The shadows are highly pigmented and buff out effortlessly without skipping or being patchy and they buff into one another without going muddy.
Each shade layers over the top of the others wonderfully.
They do not crease or fade throughout the day … Again I’ve been in my makeup for going on 9 hours now and my eyes are still as vibrant as they were at the start of my makeup application.
This is a great palette to have in my collection and I can get all types of looks form just this one palette and maybe a few single metallic shades for those days that I want a bit of shine.
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.