Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Mine is going pretty good. Moderate pain levels, a great mental health day, and my energy level is pretty good.
I woke up and decided I wanted to play with some makeup… despite the fact that I am still in the middle of an afghan project.
I really wanted to play around with some of my new makeup products so that I could test them out a bit….
I’ve decided to revamp the way I write out my Face of the Day posts just a bit…. I will start with my scent of the day as always but instead I will add what I think of the scent, next brows and eyes, move on to complexion, and finally cheeks…lips…lashes and powder touch ups.
So own to today’s Face of the day….
Today’s Scent Is:
Top Note: Pear and Raspberry
Middle Note: Apricot
Base Note: Jasmine and Grasse Rose
My thoughts on this scent: I don’t completely hate it but I don’t quite like it either. It is a pleasant scent but to me it smells like those little decorative soaps every Grandma keeps in their guest bathroom.
Eyes and Brows:
Today I used my Uoma Beauty Brow-Fro Baby Hair Precision Brow Pencil ($22 for 0.06 g/ 0.002 ounces on the Beautylish website and at Ulta) in the shade 6. I then carved out my brow line and prepped my eye lids using Juvia’s Place I Prep, I Prime Eye Primer ($12 for 12 mL/ 0.41 oz at Ulta) in the shade 1. For today’s look I used the LA Girl 16 Color Mastery Eyeshadow Palette ($15.99 for 1.23 total ounces of product, making it $0.99 and 0.077 ounces per shade at Ulta). I started by setting the brow line with the shade Aficionado (ballet pink – matte). As my transition shade I used Lovely (dark rose – matte). For my outer v of the crease I used the shade Maven (dark mauve – matte). I then took the shade Conquer peachy pink – matte) a lightly buffed the line of delineation between the shade Aficionado and Maven. I then took the smallest amount of the shade Dapper (aubergine – matte) and further defined the very out most part of the outer v of the crease. For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Pretty (berry purple – matte), the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids was done using the shade Aces (berry purple – metallic) and the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids was done using the shade Profesh (peachy pink – shimmer). I then took the lightest amount of the shade Fan Girl rose gold – metallic) to blend out the lines of demarcation between the shades of my mobile lids. For the bottom lashes I used the residual shadow left on my pencil brushes to give slight definition. I lined my lower water line using NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil ($8.00 for 1.27 mL/ 0.043 oz of product at Ulta) in the Orange Zest (orange).
I primed my face using Urban Decay Ultra Glow All Nighter Primer ($36 for 30 mL/ 1oz at Sephora). I contoured my face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Stick ($25 for 10 mL/ 0.35 oz at Ulta) in the shade Mink (toasted almond). For foundation today I used a combo of BECCA Cosmetics Light Shifting Dewing Tint ($30 for 30 ml/ 1 oz on the Beautylish website) in the shade Luminary 1 and Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation ($29 for 33 mL/ 1.1 oz of product at Sephora) in the shade 20 (fair neutral). I color corrected my under eyes using Flower Beauty CHILL OUT SMOOTHING COLOR CORRECTOR ($10 for 0.16 oz/ 4.6 g of product on their website) in the shade Light Peach. For my cream blush today I used ColourPop Blush Stix ($8 for 0.28 oz / 8 mL on product at Ulta) in the shade Under Pressure(bright salmon). I cream bronzed using Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream ($30 for 0.42 oz / 12 mL of product at Sephora) in the shade Light (light to medium with cool undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick ($46 for 6.1g/0.22 oz on the Beautylish website) in the shade Gold Flash (white gold with a luminous finish). I concealed my under eyes using Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake 3 in 1 Concealer ($20 for 0.19 oz of product at Ulta) in the shade 017 Frappe Hour.
Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:
I set my under eyes using BECCA under eye brightening setting powder $25 for 0.09 oz of product on their website but currently sold out) and I set the rest of my face using Fenty PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER ($32 for 0.98 ounces of product on their website) in the shade Butter (FOR FAIR TO MEDIUM SKIN TONES). I touched up my blush using BECCA mineral blush ($32 for 0.20 oz/ 6 g of product on their website) in the shade Flowerchild (peachy pink with golden highlights). I touched up my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 for 0.53 oz of product on their website) in the shade Take a Vacation. I touched up the highlighter on my cheek bones and the high points of my nose and cupid’s bow using the pressed highlighter from the BECCA liquid + light highlight kit ($24 for 0.085 ounces of the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed on their website) in the shade Opal. I popped on a pair of KoKo Lashes () in the style Chloe and coated my lashes in 1 coat of Beauty Bakerie Eyelash Icing ($18 for 0.34 oz of product on their website) and then created a micro wing using Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Waterproof Ultra-Fine Liquid Eyeliner ($11.49 for .89 mL/ 0.03 oz of product at Ulta) in the shade Ultra Black. I highlighted the corners of my eyes using Hikari Cream Pigment ($19 for 4g/ 0.14 oz of product on their website but is currently on sale for $5) in the shade Honeydew (icy mauve pink). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Oh Sis (orange coral *NO LONGER AVAILABLE) and filled in my lips using Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($34 for 2.4g/.08 oz on the Beautylish website) in the shade Dreamer (peachy pink). I set my face using ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12 for 3.72 oz/ 110 mL at Ulta). For face touch-ups I chose to use LA Girl Pro Face Matte Pressed Powder ($6.99 for 0.25 oz of product at Ulta) in the shade Creamy Natural.
I really liked the way this look came out. I went to the food shops and got a lot of compliments on this eye look. I did use 2 different foundations so I think I want to test both the foundations out separately but together they were beautiful.
LA Girl 16 Color Mastery Eyeshadow Palette ($15.99 for 1.23 total ounces of product, making it $0.99 and 0.077 ounces per shade at Ulta) is billed as 16 highly pigmented & blendable shades. From vibrant shimmers to bold mattes. Including nude & vibrant shades, create endless & versatile artistry & everyday looks. Mirror included.
I give this palette a solid A++ : I would grade this one higher but I found that the metallic shades were a bit flaky no matter how I applied them (I tried with a c shaded eye brush, a silicone sponge applicator and also my finger… I even tried applying them with a wet c shaped brush and still had flakes of metallic color falling onto my face a shirt. The mattes blended out like a dream and buffed into each other seamlessly with no fallout. The metallics did buff into each other well but the fallout was intense. There was also heavy kickback in the pans. This color story is amazing and the look came out so pretty that I will be using this one again soon… I just have to remember to wear shadow shields when using this one.
Uoma Beauty Brow-Fro Baby Hair Precision Brow Pencil ($22 for 0.06 g/ 0.002 ounces on the Beautylish website and at Ulta) comes in 6 shades and is billed as a groovy high precision pencil to draw in brows with micro-thin hair like strokes for the most natural results. This ultra-fine, brow pencil in automatic retractable format guarantees that every stroke is always micro-fine. Frame your face to bring out your best features by filling sparse brows and extending the eyebrow arch. Use the built-in brow spoolie brush to smooth your look. The texture is powder soft with excellent wear.
I give this brow pencil a solid A+++!!!! : This pencil went on so effortlessly and so precise that it literally took me 5 minutes to do both brows. I always do my brows before any other makeup item and normally have to touch up my brows when I’ve finished my face but with this pencil I did not have to do that, it didn’t slip around, went over my soap set brows perfectly and the shade was perfect for me. I dare say I may like this pencil better than the Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil.
Juvia’s Place I Prep, I Prime Eye Primer ($12 for 12 mL/ 0.41 oz at Ulta) is billed as a light weight eyelid primer that color corrects and smooths lids, leaving a beautiful canvas to enhance the vibrancy, blendability, wearability, and creaselessness of your favorites eyeshadows. It comes in 3 shades and can also be worn by itself.
I give this eye primer a solid A+ : There are some pros and cons to this one sadly (I absolutely love Juvia’s Place). First the cons: This is a seriously liquidity primer that separates in the tube. When I first opened it I went to squeeze some product on my mixing pallet and got oil all over the palette, all over my vanity and sadly into my carpet. I closed the tube and had to shake it for a full minute to get the product to get thicker and more homogenized. The second con… this is not a good primer for anyone with drier eyelids. I hadn’t kept up with my skin care the past few weeks so my eyelids were a bit dry and once this primer set down it clinged to every little patch of dryness I had. I had to remove it, reapply my eye creams and serums and then add a hint of petroleum jelly to those spots to get this one to lay down smoother. Now for the pros. This primer really grabbed onto the eyeshadows I put down, unlike the P.Louise base… this one buffed out every shadow seamlessly without having to finesse the products much. I will use this tube up but I’m not sure if I will repurchase it again because of how poorly it separates.
Urban Decay Ultra Glow All Nighter Primer ($36 for 30 mL/ 1oz at Sephora) is billed as a hydrating primer gel that gives skin a long-lasting, dewy finish while keeping foundation in place for up to 12 hours and the primer grips foundation for up to 12 hours and refreshes skin with hydrating hyaluronic acid and agave extract. It can be worn alone for light moisturization and a natural glow or layered under foundation for a dewy-makeup look.
I give this primer a solid C- : First of all it’s a silicone primer with high slip. Secondly this one did nothing to add dewiness to the skin. Lastly I have drug store primers that work better than this primer does. It’s not a complete trash product, I’ll use this tube up, but it just didn’t blow my skirt up at all.
BECCA Cosmetics Light Shifting Dewing Tint ($30 for 30 ml/ 1 oz on the Beautylish website) is billed as being infused with hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate, the lightweight gel-balm cocoons skin in dewiness. Light-shifting pigments reflect and diffuse light to illuminate skin, while the nourishing formula blurs imperfections and evens skin tone. The sheer coverage and flexible 8 shades make finding your perfect match easy.
I give tinted moisturizer a tentative A+ : This one is so pretty on the skin. However I mixed it with the other foundation so I don’t really know how it looks or preforms on it’s own. I’ll have to update you tomorrow when I try it by itself.
Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation ($29 for 33 mL/ 1.1 oz of product at Sephora) is billed as long-wearing foundation infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil for 30 percent more hydrated skin, medium coverage, and a glowing finish. It has Kombucha Filtrate , an antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens and purifies the skin for a more luminous look and Marula Oil- that hydrates, protects, and seals in moisture that leaves the skin feeling super-hydrated while minimizing imperfections like uneven tone and texture with a blurring effect. After applying, you’ll notice a healthy glow and medium coverage that looks like real skin and wears for up to 24 hours and comes in 12 shades (4 shades for light, medium and deep skin tones).
I give this foundation a solid A+++!!! : If I had a higher grade point I totally would give this one that grading! This is super hydrating with a gorgeous glow to it. It doesn’t set down and does have a high slip so a light powdering is needed. I did mix this one with another foundation and it works well with other foundations mixed in but this one looked so amazing on it’s own…. I dare say I love this one more than I every loved the Naked Skin Foundation, and that’s saying a ton since that was my holy grail for 2 years. It’s high medium coverage but feels like nothing on the skin, it is also buildable to full coverage.
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream ($30 for 0.42 oz / 12 mL of product at Sephora) is billed as an ultra-pigmented, blendable, and buildable cream-to-powder contour and bronzer formula and comes in 5 shades.
I give this cream bronzer a solid A+++!!! : I took a while to jump on the Huda bandwagon. I thought her products were over priced, too many people complained that her products are heavily scented, and I just wasn’t interested. DOLLS!!! This cream bronzer is FANTASTIC! You don’t need much… I tapped my brush into it 1 time and that bronzed both cheek bones and my forehead, it has the perfect tone to it (not to red, orange and not murky at all). I am so happy to have this bronzer in my collection. It buffed in seamlessly and didn’t get patchy once I set my face. I was so impressed with it that I purchased an eyeshadow palette and a lipstick to test out for May. 10/10 highly recommend.
Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake 3 in 1 Concealer ($20 for 0.19 oz of product at Ulta) is billed as the Italian approach to beauty emphasizes “no stress” as the key to a flawless complexion. Beauty Bakerie’s InstaBake Concealer not only applies and blends effortlessly, but the finish it leaves behind is one of effortless beauty. Perfect to hide dark circles and scarring, Beauty Bakerie InstaBake 3-in-1 Concealer does the work of your favorite skin smoothing apps. Fortified with water-binding cassava, the under-eye area will be smoothed, soothed, and hydrated. Relax and allow “la dolce vita,” or “the sweet life,” in a bottle to work for you and it come in 18 shades with 8 for darker shades and 10 for light and medium shades.
I give this concealer a solid A+++!!! : Again if I had a higher grading system, this concealer would totally have that grade! It’s super pigmented, the very smallest amount goes a long way (I used 1 tiny dot on the back of my hand to cover both under eyes, I mean I barely tapped the back of my hand with the doe foot), it sets down beautifully and I used my favorite setting method (I sprayed a makeup sponge with setting spray and then tapped my under eyes to further push the product into my skin) and it just gave this flawless airbrushed look to my under eyes. It didn’t even crease on me (I purposely didn’t set the under eyes until I set the rest of my face to test it out). I truly like this one and defiantly see myself repurchasing this one.
ColourPop Blush Stix ($8 for 0.28 oz / 8 mL on product at Ulta) is billed on the ColourPop website as an instant flush with our easy-to-use, lightweight, hydrating blush stick. Glides on effortlessly and blends like a dream, just dab, blend, and glow and comes in 6 shades on at Ulta and 9 shades on the ColourPop website).
I give this cream blush stick a tentative A+++!! : I really love the look of this blush but couldn’t give it my highest grade because once I set my face I did loose some of the pigmentation of this blush. I have a thought that it might fair better with the old movie makeup trick of setting it with a thin tissue and powder trick… I’ll have to try that out and get back to you on it… however with that said there was still some pigmentation after setting and it is a beautiful product.
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick ($46 for 6.1g/0.22 oz on the Beautylish website) is billed as an instant flash of flattering light. Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick by Hourglass works like a spotlight for your face, vanishing into your skin for a seamless, lustrous glow with the smoothest possible finish. Housed in a sleek, portable bullet with a unique triangle-shaped design, this creamy highlighter lends skin soft-focus luster anytime, anywhere. It comes in 5 shades.
I give this cream stick highlighter a solid A+++!!! : This highlighter makes me want to create a higher grading system it’s that good! I didn’t think anything would over through my love for the BECCA liquid highlighter…. well…. this one did! It’s creamy and seamless and so blinding!! I put it on before I put my foundation on and that blinding highlight punch right on through! Say hello to my newest obsession!
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($34 for 2.4g/.08 oz on the Beautylish website) is billed as having rich color and precise application meet luxurious hydration. Girl Lip Stylo combines the color intensity of a lipstick with a richly moisturizing blend of shea butter and jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower oils for instantly softer, fuller-looking lips. The silky formula glides over lips with a weightless, second-skin feel and a lustrous finish and comes in 20 shades.
I give this lipstick a solid B+ : There really isn’t anything special about this lippie. It’s creamy but low in pigment and did accentuate my fine lines. I’m glad I tried it out but will not repurchase or even purchase other shades.
Flower Beauty CHILL OUT SMOOTHING COLOR CORRECTOR ($10 for 0.16 oz/ 4.6 g of product on their website) is billed as a peach-toned color corrector that instantly neutralizes and conceals dark circles under eyes. Your under-eye area will appear brighter and illuminated, while the nourishing vegan and gluten-free formula is infused with hemp-derived CBD to hydrate and smooth delicate skin for the perfect concealer base. Treated pigments provide a soft-focus effect, while Vitamin E and jojoba extract provide antioxidants and moisturizing benefits. It comes in 3 shades.
I give this corrector a very excited solid A+++!!! : DOLLS!!! I finally found an exact dupe for the BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector!!! This one was so spot on that at first I thought I had grabbed the wrong corrector. It’s amazing in pigmentation, in creaminess, in longevity and (as with the BECCA one) can be worn by itself.
LA Girl Pro Face Matte Pressed Powder ($6.99 for 0.25 oz of product at Ulta) is billed as a long wearing, oil controlling formula can be applied alone for a soft radiant look or over liquid foundation for fuller, flawless coverage. It comes in 3 shades at Ulta.
I give this pressed powder a solid A+++!!! : This powder is finely milled and has just enough tint to it to hide foundation slips… I had a mask on and forgot to do my mask makeup routine and so the foundation rubbed off my nose and I applied this pressed powder to my nose and that corrected the fact that I had foundation missing from my nose. It’s light weight enough that I barely felt it on my chin and forehead when I touched up. It’s a really nice pressed powder. I think it might be my favorite drug store priced powder to date.
Beauty Bakerie Eyelash Icing ($18 for 0.34 oz of product on their website) is billed as a waterproof and volumizing Eyelash Icing Mascara. The perfect topper for your baked beat, Eyelash Icing Mascara will freeze your lashes in place for all-day, all-night long-lasting wear. This ink-black, smudge-proof recipe is a staple in our kitchen for adding length and definition to lashes. Skip the falsies, and taste test our Eyelash Icing on its own for an easy, everyday look, or pair with our Eyescreams and Gelatos for eye-catching drama.
I give this mascara a solid A+ : It’s very rare that I give mascara a higher grade than this because let’s face it… it’s mascara, there really isn’t much about mascara that wow’s me. It’s a nice mascara, gave my bottom lashes great definition, however around the 4 1/2 hour mark began to flake. Now this can be prevented by prepping the lashes with a lash primer first but really any non waterproof mascara at some point is going to flake. It’s nice, I’ll use it up and perhaps may even repurchase.
Fenty PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER ($32 for 0.98 ounces of product on their website) is billed as a superfine, weightless loose setting powder curated in 8 sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for that filtered, photo-ready finish on lock
I give this setting powder a very excited A+++!!! : This is another one that I wish I could give a higher grade to. The powder is silky smooth, blurs everything and feels so light weight. Fenty did good with this one. I didn’t have to touch up my makeup much today because of how well this setting powder did.
BECCA liquid + light highlight kit ($24 for 0.085 ounces of the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed on their website) is billed as a travel-size duo of our best-selling highlighters. It claim to be a natural glow with ultra buttery texture.
I give this highlighter a solid A+++!!! : I think this shade (opal) is so stunning! I have Champagne Pop and I love that shade but Opal just has such amazing dimension to it, sad really that they are going out of business I would have loved to purchase the full size of this one!
BECCA mineral blush ($32 for 0.20 oz/ 6 g of product on their website) is billed as a mineral blush that builds and blends effortlessly to give cheeks a healthy, natural flush. It claims to be buildable, high pigmented with a natural finish. It comes in 7 shades
I give this blush a solid A++ : I don’t typically like shimmery blushes. The shade is stunning but I just don’t like how the shimmer emphasizes the texture of my matured skin in the cheek region. I would buy this product again solely for the shade though so I chose to give it an A++. It’s very pigmentetd though so a tiny tap is all you need.
Well dolls. That’s all for now… I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health,
Remember dolls… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.