Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still in pain but it’s not as intense as it’s been the past week.
I was watching a video Kathleen Lights titled OMG!!! RAWBEAUTYKRISTI x PUR – FIRST IMPRESSIONS!!!! and she did this stunning stunning neutral halo eye with a pop of green on the lower lash line…. and I just knew I had to try and recreate the look …. I don’t have the palette she used but I did have similar colors so I think it turned out pretty good.
Today I decided to go light with my scent and went with Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea body mist … the scent notes are : At the Top: Sweet Pea, Watery Pear, Logan Berry, Black Currant, and Rhubarb. In the Middle: Cyclamen, Freesia, Raspberry, and Pink Peony, Madonna Lilly, and Orange Blossoms. Rounded Out At the Bottom With: Musk, Plum Wood, Sandalwood, and Heliotrope.
For today’s eye look I used 4 ColourPop single shadows and a few shades from the Alter Ego Artemis Palette ($22 on their website). I will review the palette and a few other things in Final Thoughts. Well, let’s dive into today’s walk-though of this Face of the Day ….
I chose to skip primer today I only used a little bit of the ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and for the high points of my face I used just a touch of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade #3. I contoured using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. For foundation today I am wearing Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 27 N (light/medium neutral) . 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 Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight ( rose gold with silver light). 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 the HourGlass Vanish Airbrush Concealer ($34 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website, can also be found at Sephora) in the shade Creme (fair with pink undertones). I set my under eyes using the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). 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 the P Louise Base ($13.07 on their website or at Morphe’s website ) in the shade Rumour. For today’s eye look I used 4 single shadows from ColourPop and the Alter Ego Artemis Palette ($22 on their website). I started with the Artemis Palette. I used the shade Hunt (sun yellow – matte) for my transition shade. For my crease I and the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I first used the shade Quiver (neutral brown – matte) and then went over it a little bit lower and a little bit more closer to the inner parts of the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid with the shade Lure (deep walnut – metallic). I then deepened the very outer parts of the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). I then went back to the palette and used the shade Obscure (pale taupe – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then used the ColourPop shadow in Liar Liar (pale pink – metallic) to lighten the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid a bit. I then went back in with the shade Lure (deep walnut – metallic) and I tapped that over the outer part of both sides of the middle 1/3 to blend out the demarcation lines. For my lower lash line I started with a combo of more of the shades Hunt (sun yellow – matte), Quiver (neutral brown – matte), and Lure (deep walnut – metallic) and created a drop shadow. I then went in with the shade Stealth (dark green – matte) and ran that along the lower lash line. I then went in with the shade Pursuit (dark turquoise – metallic) and ran that over the top of the Stealth shade and then went over that again with more of Stealth to add some dimension to the look. I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (this shade is only available in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault …. currently sold out) in the shade ALT (blackened teal). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using more of the shade Obscure (pale taupe – metallic). I did two coats of Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash ($20 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade black and then lastly I popped on a pair of Alter Ego False Lashes ($5 on their website) in the style Flare. I then used the ColourPop shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) to set my brow bone. I then ran a hint of Benefit Gimme Brow ($24 at Sephora) in the shade 4.5 (neutral deep brown) through my brows to add just a hint of definition.
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 Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cookie (golden-pearl). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and out a few dots of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip (this shade is discontinued) in the shade Speed Dial (soft terracotta nude) over my lips and then topped that with HourGlass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss ($30 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website) in the shade (Coral with gold pearl and a high shine). * This is now my new favorite lip combo!!! Absolutely favorite of life!! *
I grade this concealer an A+ : HourGlass Vanish Airbrush Concealer $34 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as a weightless liquid concealer that delivers full coverage with a seamless, airbrushed finish. It comes in 23 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones and I purchased it in the shade Creme (fair with pink undertones).
This concealer is super pigmented … a little goes a long way. It’s super pigmented and sets to a demi-matte finish.
I used this concealer to brighten my T Zone and then I used just 2 dots for each eye (using the Robert Welsh concealer method of placing 1 or 2 dots in the inner corner of the under eye and 1 dot at the very end of the under eye). Once I tapped it into place I did my normal routine of taking a hint of setting spray on my beauty sponge and than tapping it over my under eyes and then immediately setting the under eyes with my setting powder. After I was done my face and about to mist my face with my setting spray I noticed this concealer had creased. Now I had not used very much concealer at all …so it should not have creased. Now, I did use a touch of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter on my under eyes so perhaps this is why it creased … I’ll have to test it out with nothing else on my under eyes to see if it creases then…. it is a beautiful concealer that once I patted out the creases and re-set the under eye area stayed prefect the rest of the morning. Until I’m able to test this concealer with nothing on my under eyes I can’t grade this concealer higher than an A+.
I grade this palette a solid A+++!!! : The ARTEMIS 28 COLOR EYESHADOW COLLECTION $22 on their website: It’s billed as being inspired by the Greek goddess of the hunt and features lux mattes (which they call smooth matte), dazzling metallics, earthy browns and khakis, rich blues, and coral pinks.
I only got to use 6 shades in this palette but the shades I did use were amazing. There was very little kick back in the pans, zero fall out on the face, and each shade buffed and blended flawlessly. The only thing that was wrong with this palette (and it’s not even an issue at all) is that the shade Lure (deep walnut) is listed as a metallic when it’s in fact a lux matte (bouncy and gel like matte). The shades are highly pigmented and super buttery. I was really impressed with the quality and performance of each shade I used. I’m looking forward to creating more looks with this palette.
I grade this lip gloss a solid A+++!!! : HourGlass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss $30 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website. I picked it up in the shade Solar (Coral with gold pearl and a high shine). It’s billed as a deeply hydrating lip gloss that plumps without the sting and adds shine without the stickiness.
I absolutely LOVE this lip gloss!! The micro glitters I talked about in yesterday’s Beautylish Haul does not translate to the lips. It comes off as a frosty lip gloss that is slightly shimmery. It’s the perfect coral shade as well. It was not at all sticky and lasted through breakfast and coffee. I didn’t notice any plumping of the lips even though they claim that it plumps the lips but that’s OK I am still keen to purchase more shades now.
I grade this brush set a solid A+++!!! : 8-PIECE EYE BRUSH COLLECTION The 8 pc eye set runs $28 (if purchased individually all 8 brushes would cost $41 so there is a savings of $13 in purchasing the full 8 piece set). It’s billed as a curated to include all the essential brushes for recreating your favorite makeup looks. They claim that each brush is designed with a specific purpose in mind – from flawless blending to seamless smudging and that each brush is synthetic, cruelty free and vegan.
The 8 piece set includes: #1 Blending Fluff (shading with the flat side or blending with the full tip), #2 Blending Crease (tapered crease brush to flawlessly blend colors and diffuse creases for the perfect result), #3 Large Blender (the largest of their eyeshadow brushes – an over sized plush head perfect for applying powder or lightly blending), #4 Oval Shadow (flat, firm, oval head designed to ultimately define your eyes), #5 Small Oval Shadow (Similar to the Oval Shadow brush, the Small Oval Shadow Brush also builds pigment but features a smaller head for those intricate and trickier finer details during application), #6 Small Shadow (create depth and contrast to define and contour your eyes), #7 Pencil (pointed brush with smooth, rounded edges for transitioning shades, blending colors, and more), and #8 Smudger (a short, flat head that has been firmly rounded for seamless smudging, a necessary technique for evening out deep bursts of colors).
I tested all 8 brushes out today. As I stated in my Alter Ego Haul, each brush feels soft and sturdy. Each brush picked up the perfect amount of color, deposited the color exactly where I wanted it to be deposited, and buffed the colors out seamlessly without skipping or going patchy. They were comfortable to use and I feel that they are a great value for the money.
I grade these false lashes a solid A+++!!! : FALSE LASH in the style : FLARE These lashes are priced at $5 each pair and are billed as being full volume eyelashes that “flare” out for a beautiful, natural finish, hand-made with delicate synthetic fibers for a soft and weightless comfort. It claims to feature a flexible band that makes application effortless and has a self life of 10-15 times with proper care.
I freaking love these lashes! The bands are clear and super flexible, the hairs are super soft and fluffy, and they molded to my eyes without any trouble. I did have to cut these lashes down (I ended up cutting 2 little clusters at the ends) but typically I have to so that didn’t bother me much. This lash style is just amazing. It’s fluffy and flares out just perfectly. I think I may have found my new favorite pair of lashes …. I so wish I would have purchased more pairs. Next month, for sure, I am purchasing multiples of this lash style.
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.