Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a bit stronger today. My pain level is around a 5 (that’s my base line pain level with this illness) and my energy seems to be steady today which means it’s pretzel making day!!
I had a fun time making them….
Instead of using All Purpose Flour I use Bread Flour and this made for a much chewier pretzels that were fluffy and had a better taste. They also didn’t fall apart on me in the baking soda bath this time either. I felt so proud of myself for this round of pretzels.
I wanted to practice my cut creases some more so I did another semi-glam cut crease look today. I used a palette that was sent to me for review from Imagic PROfessional Cosmetics that I hauled about 2 months ago. I kept forgetting that I had it so when I came across it today I decided to test it out.
For today’s eye look I used 4 ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each on their website) and the Imagic 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette ($14 on their website) in the color story EY-322 .
Today I am wearing Kate Spade Live Colorfully ($98 at Sephora) The scent notes are… At the Top: Mandarin and Pink Water Lily. In the Middle: Star Anise, Tiare Flower (it’s a Tahitian Gardenia), Gardenia, and Coconut Water. The scent it rounded out at the bottom with: Sheer Amber, Musk and Tahitian Vanilla.
I will be reviewing the Palette that I was gifted by Imagic PROfessional Cosmetics in Final Thoughts …. So let’s dive right in to today’s Face of the Day walk-through…..
I primed my face using Fenty Beauty Soft Silk Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and I prepped my pores using ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 on their website and at Ulta). I then used MAC Strobe Cream ($35 at MAC and Ulta) in the shade Pinklite and then went over the high points of my face with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade #3. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. For foundation today I am wearing Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Velvety Matte Foundation ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Alexandria #650 (for light skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed up the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). 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 ColourPop No Filter Concealer ($7 on their website) in the shade Medium #20 (neutral cool concealer for medium skin tones). I set my under eyes using ELF Smooth and Set Eye Powder ($4 on their website) in the color sheer. I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the color Light. I touched up the bronzer on my face using JCat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade #103 Cancun Golden Tan. For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta).
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 BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed my lids using Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Canvas (pure white). For today’s eye look I used 4 ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each on their website) and the Imagic 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette ($14 on their website) in the color story EY-322 . I started with the Imagic palette. For my transition I first tried the shade Flip (light peachy beige – matte) but that was just a bit too light for me so I then went into the shade Glamour (light camel brown – matte). For my crease shade I used a combo of 2 ColourPop single shadows : Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte) and Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). I switched back tot the Imagic palette and deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Steam (mid-toned chocolate brown – matte). I then used the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Facet (deep red brown – matte) to deepen the outer 1/2 of the outer v of the crease. I cut the crease using more of the Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Canvas (pure white). I then went back to the Imagic palette and started on the outer 1/3 of the cut crease using the shade Awesome (midnight blue – metallic). For the middle 1/3 of the cut crease I used the shade Trance (lavender with a blue flip – duo-chrome). I wanted there to be a bit more purple to the look so I went back over the outer 1/3 of the cut crease with the shade Stylin (hot red based pink – metallic). I then went back in with the shade Trance and feathered it over the middle between the middle and outer 1/3 of the cut crease. For the inner 1/3 of the cut crease I used the shade Curtain (silver with a red/brown and purple/green – multi-chrome). I then set my brow line using the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Glamour (light camel brown – matte) from the Imagic Palette to create a drop shadow and then deepened it up just a bit using more of the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte). I then deepened the lash line using the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). I used the shade Slow (ivory – shimmer) from the Imagic palette. I tight lined my upper and lower water line using Sephora 12HR Colorful Contour Eye Pencil ($11 at Sephora) in the shade Cocoa (Chocolate Brown) and did two coats of Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash ($20 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade black and then popped on a pair of ColourPop Falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami.
Cheeks and Lips:
For blush today I chose Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches & Cream (peachy pink) and then set that with a slight tap of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Blissful (bright rose – matte). I touched up my highlighter on the high points of my face and my Cupid’s Bow using Pixi x Rachhloves The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target and on the Pixi website) and using a combo of the shades Lace (pale peachy pink) and Clutch (golden champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (this shade is only available in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault – out of stock) in the shade Lumiere (dusty mauve pink) and then topped the lips off using L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Lipstick ($8 at Walmart) in the shade Julianne’s Nude (blush nude).
I grade this palette a solid A++ : Imagic 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette ($14 on their website) in the color story EY-322. There really wasn’t much about the palette on their website other than it was pigmented, low dust back, and smooth and finely milled.
This palette has 8 matte shadows, 2 metallic shadows, 2 topper type shadows, and 4 shimmer shadows.
The mattes are finely milled. There was barely any kick back in the pans and there was zero fall out on the face. The mattes did buff out smoothly with no skipping or patchiness and they blended together seamlessly.
The metallics are not as punchy as I would like but once I wet my brush with a bit of setting spray they worked a bit better. There was little kick back and no fall out with the metallics either.
The duo-chrome and multi-chrome shadows are a flakier formula they are also more of a bouncy formula …. like a topper would be, except they are more pigmented than a topper would be. These shadows were super pigmented and shimmery. The duo and multi chrome shadows are simply stunning in this palette.
I only used 1 shimmer shadow but this is a highly reflective shimmer formula. The shimmers are a tad flaky just like the topper type shadows but I think they are just a softer formula then the metallic shades.
All in all this palette is a pretty great value and quality. I’m keen to use it again and I will be placing an order for a full face of products perhaps next month to review.
Well, that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.