Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Sorry I’ve been a way for a little bit. I’ve had a bad Fibro Flare and needed some down time. I’m feeling much better now.
I updated my Shop my Stash Box this weekend and only took out the items I had already used (2 days worth) and replaced them with fresh items to use.
Today I used the ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette (regularly $18 but on sale for $13.50 on their website).
Today’s scent is JLo JLuxe. The scent notes are:
- At the Top: Bergamot, Raspberry and Pineapple.
- In the Middle: Violet, Damask Rose, Ylang Ylang and Orris (the root of iris flowers).
- It End With: Cedar Wood, Amber, Musk and Gourmand Notes.
Time to get into the walk through of today’s Face of the Day
I primed my face using Milani Prime Perfection Primer ($9.99 at Ulta). I used a touch of the Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer ($15.99 on their website) on the high points of my face and I used the Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) on my pores. I contoured my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in Deep. For foundation today I used Private Society Drops of Perfection ($30 on their website) in the shade Medium. I bronzed my face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($8 on their website) in the shade Guinea (dark skin with neutral cool undertones). I color corrected my under eyes using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 at Ulta) in the shade Light to Medium. For concealer I used Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #110 (for very fair skin w/ cool pink undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using Believe Beauty All Over Glow in the shade Forbidden Kiss. 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 using HourGlass Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($52 at Sephora) in the shade Radiant Bronze Light (Ideal for medium/deep complexions). For touch ups I am using ELF Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Fair/Light.
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 AOA Studio Sculpting Brow Pencil ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows and primed my lids using P Louise Base ($13.07 on their website or at Morphe’s website ) in the shade Rumour. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette (regularly $18 but on sale for $13.50 on their website). I first set my brow line using a bit of ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the color Light. For my transition shade I chose Top Down (peach – matte). I felt that was just a touch to pastel for the look I wanted so I went back over the transition with the shade Morningside (muted mid-toned peach – matte). For my crease I used the shade Vagabond (warm saddle brown – matte) and then I went in with the shade Come Together (mid-tone brown – matte) to deepen the lower part of the crease and over the outer 1/3 of my mobile lids. I then deepened the outer v of the crease (as well as the outer 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids) using the shade No Bounds (blackened brown – matte). For the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Seashells (icy moss with pinpoints of silver pearl – metallic). For the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Alcove (icy orange with pinpoints of silver and pink pearl – metallic). I then tapped the slightest amount of the shade Spirited (warm taupe with pinpoints of silver and gold pearl – super shock) over the first 2/3 of the mobile lids to help blend out the demarcation lines of each color. For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Come Together (mid-tone brown – matte) and then deepened the lash line using more of the shade No Bounds (blackened brown – matte). I highlighted the inner corners of the eyes using the shade Salton (white gold with pinpoints of gold and silver pearl – super shock). I lined the lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Liner (regularly $8 but on sale for $6.50 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold – metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes in Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara ($6.98 on Amazon) and popped on a pair of Alter Ego False Lashes ($5 on their website) in the style Flare.
Cheeks and Lips:
For blush today I chose Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade #06 Daiquiri Dip (Soft coral red) which I lightly set with Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta and on the Revolution website) in the shade Peaches & Cream (light coral peach – matte). To touch up my highlighter I used Jouer Powder Highlighter ($25 at Sephora) in the shade Citrine (shimmering gold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and then topped off the lips with ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Cookie (warm brown nude – matte).
I grade this palette a solid A+ : It’s billed as a vegan 12-pan palette that has everything you need for the perfect natural look. Featuring the perfect matte, metallic, and Super Shock Shadows, in the perfect balance of warm and cool toned shades, this palette is ready to be your everyday go-to.
There was almost no kick back in the pans and for the most part no fall out on the face (except for the metallic shades). This palette is finely milled and moderately pigmented. The shadows blend out nicely and buffed into one another without skipping or getting patchy or muddy.
This palette is pretty however I do feel like I could get the same look with other shades in the ColourPop line. There isn’t enough color differentiation to get many looks with this one. The mid toned shades are all in the shade family of color (save for the shades Morningside and No Bounds) and there truly isn’t a deep shade for that extra dimension to a smokey look nor is there a brow bone shade (with out glitter in it).
All in all it was a pleasant time working with this palette but because it’s so 1 dimensional I don’t think I will get much use out of it.
We were fortunate enough to be able to get a new car! This is a 2011 Jeep Compass. It only has 82,000 miles on it which I think is pretty darn good for a 9 year old car. So now we don’t have to keep sinking money into the 2 cars that we had (we had over 8 repairs in less than 2 years from both the other cars). I feel blessed that we were able to pick this one up and give all the thanks to my Lord and Savoir.
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.