Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a little better today. So far it’s not raining and even though I didn’t sleep well last night my energy level seems to be moderate today. My wisdom tooth is killing me I can’t wait for the next 2 weeks to pass so that they can pull my tooth already.
In yesterday’s Face of the Day I recreated the look from a YouTube video by the Dubai makeup artist named Hindash. The video is entitled How To: Brown Colorful Eye Liner. I didn’t use the correct products and even though I still liked the look I got from it I wanted to recreate it again to see if I could get it closer to the talent that he creates.
The picture on the left is a still taken from Hindash’s video of the look I was trying to recreate and the one on the right is my version of the look. I still have a little work to do to get it as stunning as his work is but I think I captured it better today. I did order the eye liner he uses in the video and I don’t own a bronze eye liner (which I also ordered today) so I used a rose gold liner instead but at least today I remember to use a pencil liner and was even pleased to see that I had a chocolate brown liner in my collection. Perhapse when the liner gets here I will sit down with the video and recreate this look step by step following along with his video to see if I can reach perfection with the look ….
For now, let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day … also I am wearing for perfume today Silver Coast Body Spray by Good Chemistry. I also used more products from my recent ELF haul and also some of the items that I hauled this morning so I will review those in my Final Thoughts…..
I primed my face using the ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer ($10 at Ulta). I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead. For foundation today I tried out the new Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). I contoured using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sehora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I bronzed the perimeter of my face and the bridge of my nose using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set the bronzer using Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($3.99 at Target and Walmart) in the shade 022 Sun Bronze. I set the highlighter using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a softer champagne). I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the shade light. For today’s touch up powder I am using Milani Conceal & Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 on their website) in the shade 02 Nude.
I set my brows using the soap brow method. I filled in my brows using Flower Beauty Draw the Line Eye Brow Pencil ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. then used a light layer of the ELF Wow Brow ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using the 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 shadows from 2 different ELF eye shadow palettes. Starting with the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website). I used the shade Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin) to set down my brow line and also on the whole mobile lid. For the crease I used the same palette and the shade Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte). I then created deep wings on the upper lash line using NYX Eye Pencil ($4.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brown (a deep chocolate matte). I also used this liner to create the cat eye v at the inner corners of the eyes and to tight line my lower waterlines. I then took the shade Lagoon (powder blue – metallic) from the ELF Earth & Ocean palette ($14 on their website) and smudged that over the middle 1/3 of the upper lash lines right over the brown liner. I then went back over the outer edges of the middle 1/3 for a bit more brown liner to help blend the liner and the shadow together at the edges. I then went back over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid’s eye liner with the shade Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette to brighten that area just a tad more. I then took the ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold – metallic) and ran it alone the lower lash line and then smudged that out to soften the line. I coated my upper and lower lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Black.
Cheeks and Lips:
For my cheeks today I used the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the Soft colorway and using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a pale rose). I set the blush using Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Peaches & Cream. I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (this shade only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault, currently sold out) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral).
I grade this one a tentative C- : This one is billed as a multitasking primer with a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. ELF totes this one as having
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Watermelon Extract
With so many skin loving ingredients and the a name like Dew Primer you would think this primer would be hydrating and well … dewy. I don’t know if I just put too much on or if I didn’t put enough on because my foundation looked a hot mess over this primer! I will give it credit that it is a truly sticky base though. I mean SUPER sticky. In some areas of my face it looked flawless but there were spots all over my face where the foundation that I used just did not look good. Now I did put a glow primer over the top of the high points of my face over this primer and under the foundation so I have to take that into account as well. This is why I did not give it a solid grade and instead gave it a tentative grade… I will test this one out again with out the glow primer and with foundations that I know are amazing to see if this primer is any good. There are too many variables of new products that I used today that I can’t be certain that it’s that this primer is the catalyst. I will hold off from giving it a final grade until I’ve had to chance to test it with the Believe Beauty foundation since that is my favorite foundation that has never looked bad on my skin. One thing that’s worth noting is that this primer smells amazing! I love the Watermelon scent of this primer!
I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin and offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. Now, I did try other new complexion products so I can’t be sure of this or not, but my skin did not feel hydrated at all with this foundation on. I tried to use just 1 layer of product however the foundation was patchy (again this could be in part due to the primer base I used today) so I have to add an additional layer which made this a full coverage foundation that just looked like it sat on the surface of my face. It felt heavy, drying, and cakey. I plan to test this foundation out again with a more hydrating primer and perhaps just 1 layer before giving a final grade for this product.
I grade this one a solid B+++!!!! : This one is billed as being suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. Offering all-day hydration thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid, it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture. Designed for drier skin, the sheer, satin finish won’t settle into fine lines. This one is definitely sheer and satin but it builds up to about low medium coverage with a second layer. I really like this one I just did not feel that it was all that hydrating. It wasn’t drying at all but for a product toeing that it was designed for drier skin I kind of wish that it was just a little more hydrating. With that said it did not crease and I barely set my under eyes so that I could better test this concealer. I like the formula better than the Conceal and Define Concealer.
I grade this one a solid A+++!!! : This product is billed as being an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion. A high-impact finish with a super-flattering shimmer. The silky formula glides on smoothly. These highlighters are some of my favorite in my collection. They are very pigmented, finely milled, and never accentuate texture on the skin. An added bonus is that you get so much product for such a reasonable price.
I grade this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a vibrant, Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades. This palette is just so amazingly beautiful. Both the mattes and the metallics are highly pigmented, apply well, and buff in without getting patchy.
I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues with the luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application. I only tested out one of the shimmer shades today … it was pigmented and very shimmery but I found it to be just a bit flaky …. I think this formula would do better applied with a finger. I want to play around with the palette some more before giving it a final grade.
I grade this one a solid A+++!!!! : This one is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day and buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color with every use. These blushes are so amazing! I would have to say that this palette has my favorite cream blush formula that I have tried thus far. This blush applied beautifully, did not lift the products underneath, and layered up perfectly. I even went back over my cheeks after I set my under eyes over the area when I had taken my powder too far down and it applied perfectly over the powder as well.
I give this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a sheer velvet powder blush. This one is so pretty. It’s a dusty peach that has this subtle beauty about it. Alone it gives a natural flush to the cheeks. I used it to set the cream blush today and it has just enough pigment to add a little depth to the color without over powering the pretty shade I had initially laid down. As with the highlighters…. this blush formula is one of my favorite powder blush formulas.
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.
Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.