Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing pretty well today. I don’t hurt as bad as I did yesterday and my energy is moderately good today.
I’m still feeling that 90’s grunge vibe today so I did another grungy look again using the Alter Ego Goddess Palette ($16 on their website). I pretty much used all the same makeup I did in yesterday’s look but I did switch out powder blush and powder highlighter and the eyeliner I used. I wanted to test the products I review yesterday out again to see if the grades I gave them still held up…. I’ll discuss them in the Final Thoughts portion of this post.
Today’s scent is JLo JLuxe (created in 2015). The scent notes are:
- Top Notes: Pineapple, Bergamont and Raspberry.
- Middle Notes: Violet, Damask Rose, Ylang Ylang and Orirs Root (the root of Iris flowers).
- Base Notes: Amber, Cedar and Musk.
- Finishing Notes: Watery Notes and Gourmand Notes (such as honey, chocolate, vanilla or candy).
Let’s jump into the walk through for today’s Face of the Day …..
I first primed and than let the primer set until )I was finished my eyes using Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 on their website and on the Beautylish website). I prepped my pores and tip of my nose using Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I then primed my face using Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer ($26 at Sephora). I contoured the face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium Deep. For foundation today I am using Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation ($29 at Sephora) in the shade 140C (light with cool beige undertones). I bronzed my face using Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I color corrected using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Light/Medium. For concealer I chose Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer ($19 at Sephora) in the shade 130N (light with neutral beige undertones). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora) and then set the rest of my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I touched up the bronzer using Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer ($18 on their website) in the shade Summertime. For my touch up powder I am using Physician’s Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade Light.
I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Clear and then filled in my bows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows and primed my lids using Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas ($9 on their website) in the shade Halo (pure white). For today’s eye look I used the Alter Ego Goddess Palette ($16 on their website). I first set my brow line using a cream colored shadow (I really don’t remember which one I used). I used the shade Athena (rich mustard – matte) from lash line to brow line. For my crease I used a combo of the shades Hera (warm pink beige – matte) and Avalon (dark brown – matte). I deepened the outer v of the crease using just the shade Avalon (dark brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Lyssa (cool bronze gold – shimmer- they call it a sparkled shadow). For the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Valkyrie (green-toned gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow). For the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Cassandra (golden apricot with green-duo chrome – metallic). For the bottom lash line I first created a smoky deep grungy drop shadow using more of the shade Athena (rich mustard – matte). I then gave the lower lash line more definition using more of the combo of the shades Hera (warm pink beige – matte) and Avalon (dark brown – matte). I then highlighted the inner corners of the eyes using the shade Freya (sheer vanilla gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow). I lined my lower waterlines using the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($26 at Sephora) in the shade Sunset #74 (golden bronze shimmer). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Milk Makeup Kush Mascara ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Black and popped on a pair of Alter Ego False Lashes ($5 on their website) in the style Plush.
Cheeks and Lips:
On my cheeks today I chose Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade Happy (cool pink in the dewy finish) which I applied in the draping technique where you wrap the blush around the temples. I set that lightly… I mean the absolute lightest of touches… using BH Cosmetics Glowing In Greece Palette ($16 on their website) in the shade Mykonos (peachy nude – matte). I touched up my highlighter using BH Cosmetics Glowing In Greece Palette ($16 on their website) in the combo of the shades Athens (peachy champagne) and Olympia (golden champagne). I lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (muted rosy mauve). I topped my lips off using Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick ($20 at Sephora) in the shade Energize (vibrant bright coral– matte).
Before I revisit some of the items I graded in yesterday’s Final Thoughts portion of my Grungy Glam Face of the Day post I wanted to let you know that starting Wednesday I will be doing a new Face of the Day series centered on makeup looks for mature beauties. I have an Instagram friend and fellow Fibro Spoonie called Annette who mentioned she was hoping to get some makeup ideas from me but said that she is 64 and so she felt that she needed to be sensible. To which I replied Makeup is timeless and all inclusive and can be experimented with at any age. 💜 You never have to be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore the beauty world! But I also didn’t want her to feel like she couldn’t do a great job without going too glam or bold… so I told her I would do a Makeup for Mature Beauties series just for her and asked if I could use her name to give her credit for the series and she said yes and that she was excited to know that I would be willing to do this for her. And so… this new series is born… stay tuned for the remaining 4 days where I will do a neutral, bold, glam, and something in the middle look for our more mature beauty dolls out there…. I’m very excited to be able to do this for her and for anyone who is 50+ who always wanted to do makeup but feels like they can’t just because of their age…. Remember dolls… in the words of the amazing Patrick Starr… “Makeup is a 1sized fits all”.
With that said… let’s revisit some of the items I graded yesterday…..
Yesterday I graded this palette a solid A++ because I hadn’t tried every shade yet and so I couldn’t in good faith give it a higher rating yet. I would like to upgrade my grade of it to a solid A+++!!! : I have now used 11 of the 15 shades of this palette and the formula of the shades I used is heavenly!
The shades blended out smoothly with no skipping or patchiness and each shade buffed into one another seamlessly without going muddy or skipping.
There was little to no kick back in the pans and the only shade that had any really noticeable fallout on the face was from the shades Artemis (peacock blue – metallic) which is the shade I used yesterday, Lyssa (cool bronze gold – shimmer- they call it a sparkled shadow), Valkyrie (green-toned gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow) and Freya (sheer vanilla gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow). These shades left behind some fine glitter specks even after cleaning up the under eye.
Again, as I expressed yesterday… I am seriously impressed with the quality of Alter Ego’s shadow formula and I am very eager to try other palettes in the future.
Yesterday I graded this foundations a solid A++ because while using this foundation it gave me a bit of trouble. It was very streaky with a brush and I lost product around the nose. Now… I held those two issues up to the fact that it could have been the type of brush I used and the fact that I did not do my normal priming routine so that I could test this foundation out on clean moderately prepped skin.
I would like to change the grade to a solid A+++!!! because I used a denser flat top foundation brush and I also did my normal priming routine and I have to say this foundation performed AMAZINGLY!! The finish, the longevity and the feel of this foundation when properly prepped is stunning!
Instead of slathering on this foundation I actually added a few dots around the face and that seemed to make the foundation application process go faster and more seamlessly.
I truly think this may be in my top 5 of all time favorite foundations for the year.
Yesterday I graded this lipstick a solid A++ because this lipstick does not evenly apply. Now I thought this might have been because my lips were a bit bit dehydrated and a bit rough so I exfoliated my lips again last night and put on a collagen and hydrating sleep lip mask over night and my lips are smooth and ready for the challenge of this lipstick.
I would like to change my grade for this lipstick just a touch… I give it a grade of a solid A+++! I still don’t think it’s good enough for the top score of A+++!!! because I did notice that it was still a bit steaky, however it did apply a little more smoothly than it did yesterday and it did not pill up at all today.
Now with that said I am beginning to think that it’s not really steaking because of the formula and that it’s more so that this coral shade might just be a hard color to go on solidly. Typically with bold bright corals you will get a bit of streakiness so I think I will purchase another shade to see if it’s the formula that streaks or if it’s just that the coral pigment isn’t playing well with the class. I’m going to pick up either Courage – nude mauve or Brave – muted terracotta since mauves and terracotta shades are some of the easiest pigments to do in a liquid lipstick.
I will keep you post once I test out one of those 2 shades.
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.