Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I’m feeling pretty good. It’s a low pain/ high energy type of day for me and I got plenty of sleep last night!!! (yahoo)
For my perfume today I am using Lancome La Vie Est Belle Parfum (notes of : at the top the notes are Black Currant and Pear, in the middle the notes are Iris, Jasmine, Sambac and Tunisian Orange Blossom, and rounding out the scent the notes are Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli). Sadly I used the last of this parfum today…. and I have it on a future buy list but wont be repurchasing it until I’ve worked through some of my other perfumes.
For today’s look I used 2 ColourPop palettes : the She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website)… so let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….
I first primed with the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website) do add extra moisture to my skin since I was going to use a foundation that I haven’t been liking the way it sits on my skin. I left that on for about 10 minutes to sink in and then I went in with the AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and also the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F.3. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using ELF Jelly Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade Dew (golden). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.
I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 ColourPop palettes: She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website). I started with the Nude Mood Palette and used the shade Bluffin’ (pale ivory – matte) to set my brow line. I then went into the shade Au Naturale (muted saddle brown – matte) for my transition color. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and into a combo of the shades Nova (nude clay – matte), Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) as my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid color. I then went into more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into a combo of the shades Moody (chestnut brown -matte) from the Nude Mood palette and more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened the very outer ridge of the mobile lid and outer v of the crease to add more dimension. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped the shade Marz(icy moss with a silver sheen – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and then took a combo of the shades Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette and Estrella (pink coral with a gold flip – metallic) from the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped that over the very inner part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid to add a bit more dimension. For the lower lash line I first put down a base along the lashes of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and smudged it out and then went in with the more of the shade Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) and smudged that on the lower lash line over the liner. I then went in with more of the shade Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened up closest to the lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Wink Wink (soft gold with champagne pinpoints – super shock shadow). I coated my lower and upper lashes using ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 at Ulta and on the ColourPop website) in the shade Black on Black and popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami.
Cheeks and Lips:
For blush today I’m wearing Tarte Sugar Rush – Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in Beaches & Cream. I set the cream blush using MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach. I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a deeper champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (rich mahogany) and filled in my lips using Flower Beauty ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (true coral – satin).
Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer : $14 at Beautylish’s website: It’s billed as being able to smooth, hydrate, and prep your skin for makeup with this lightweight daily moisturizer formulated with a natural silicone alternative that is formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative, this lightweight daily moisturizer works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.
I give this product a solid A+++!!! : I have 2 deluxe sample sized tubes of this primer. I plan to purchase the full size as soon as I’ve used the samples up. This is such a great primer. It really does add an extra level of hydration to the face. I used it today to flood my skin with extra hydration because I knew I was using a foundation that I just can’t seem to find a way to like. I thought if I added this as extra moister it might make the foundation apply better…. and I was right! This primer gave me the perfect base for this seriously heavy, matte foundation.
Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation in the shade F.3 : $15 on their website : It’s billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin that offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. It’s sold in 19 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones.
I would like to change my grading of this product to an A+++!!! : OK so here’s the thing …. I truly hated this foundation the first 3 times I tried it. It’s heavy, thick, and super matte. It didn’t lay on the skin right, it lifted off my nose and the upper lip. It emphasized the tiniest of texture on my face. However, I have finally found the way to wear this one that leaves the skin looking #1 Flawless and #2 Amazing!
I started with the primer from above and let that sink into the face for a full 10 minutes. I then went in with 2 different glow primers that also add a hint of hydration to the skin and let that sink in for a few moments and then went in with only 1 layer of this foundation. Once I had it blended into the skin (it still looked a bit heavy) I sprayed my face with setting spray, waited a few seconds and then went over the face with my damn beauty blender very lightly to push the foundation into my skin. This worked perfectly!! I now know just what to do to get this foundation to look splendid on the skin. I mean I truly love my base look today and I look forward to wearing this foundation more now!
ColourPop Falsies in the style Mami : $8 on their website: It’s billed as being dramatic faux mink lashes that add all the volume.
I give this product a solid A- : These lashes look pretty but they feel heavy. I did need to trim them a little. They also feel like they are scratching my eyes every time I blink. They also feel like the pinch the inner and outer corners of the lash line. I’m still going to wear them until they expire because I really love the look I get with them but I will not be repurchasing this style again.
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…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.