Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing OK today. I skipped wash day this weekend so I got up today and clarified my hair then applied a deep conditioner that I left in for 3 hours. I then did my full curly girl routine (the routine is coming soon I promise) and by the time I was ready to do my makeup it was already 3 pm.
I almost didn’t post a Face of the Day today because I really didn’t like the way the eyes came out today, but than I thought about it…. I wouldn’t be my authentic self if I did my makeup and then didn’t share it simply because I didn’t like the way it came out. The whole point to my blog is that you can wear a fun look at any age and that you can step outside your comfort zone and try something you don’t know how to do and with a little practice you’ll get it down. So how authentic would it be for me not to post a look I’ve never done before simply because I failed at it? So… this is me… very transparently posting my Face of the Day….
I did not wear any perfume today because I exfoliated my body in the shower today and don’t like to put fragrance on my skin on the days I exfoliate.
Well… on to the walk through and product review for today’s blue cut crease and glitter liner….
Eyes and Brows:
For my brows today I used the bareMinerals Brow Master Sculpting Pencil ($22 for 0.007 oz of brow pencil at Ulta) in the shade Coffee (darkest brown). I then cut my brow line and primed my lids with Beckysue Matte Eyeshadow Primer ($7.99 for 15mL on Amazon) in the shade White. For today’s look I used the. Makeup Revolution X Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Eye Shadow Palette ($22 for 1.08 total oz/ 32.4 total g and 36 shades making each shade $3). I started with the shade Pumpkin Song (dirty orange – matte) in the crease as the transition shade. I then used Dead of Night (bright blue – metallic) in my crease I then took a fluffy brush to blend the two shades out and that turned the transition shade sort of a green shade which was not my intent so I then tried to correct that by going over the transition with the shade Behemouth (pale icy blue – matte) which only intensified the sea green shade I already had so at that point I just rolled with the color scheme. I took more of the shade Dead of Night (bright blue – metallic) and deepened the crease as well as added it to the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then cut a deep crease with more Beckysue Matte Eyeshadow Primer ($7.99 for 15mL on Amazon) in the shade White. Over the top of the newly cut crease I added the shade Mischief (bright bluebell with a slight silver flip – metallic). I then deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid with Master of Fright (deep navy blue with a slight silver flip – metallic) and also feathered the same shade over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid because I didn’t like having so much of the shade Mischief (bight bluebell with a slight silver flip – metallic). I then went back over the very top of the cut crease and winging it out for a graphic liner using a thin liner brush and more Beckysue Matte Eyeshadow Primer ($7.99 for 15mL on Amazon) in the shade White. While the primer was still wet I went back over it with E.L.F. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in the shade Disco Queen (silver with a milky white base). I then realized that I didn’t like how much of the shade Mischief (bright bluebell with a slight silver flip – metallic) was showing so I went over the inner 1/3 of the cut crease with the shade Sally (pale silver blue with a white flip – metallic). For the bottom lash line I used more of the shade Dead of Night (bright blue – metallic) and then smoked the lash line out with a combo of the shades Behemouth (pale icy blue – matte) and Oogie Boogie (pale yellow based green – matte). I then went over the brow line with the shade Moon (icy white – metallic). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using Bibbidi (silver white – shimmer) form the I Heart Revolution X Disney Fairytale Palette the Cinderella story line ($20 for 18 x 0.03 oz/0.9g of eyeshadow, 3 x 0.2oz/5.8g of highlighter and 3 X 0.2 oz/5.8g of blush). I lined my lower water lines with NYX Slide On Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner ($8 for 0.04 oz at Ulta) in the shade Sunrise Blue (electric blue). I coated my lashes in Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara ($11.49 at Ulta) in the shade Blackest Black and popped on a pair of KoKo Lashes in the style Chloe ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website).
I primer my face using NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer ($16 for 1.02 fl oz of primer at Ulta) and then contoured using the Fenty by Rihanna Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick ($25 for 0.25 oz of contour at Sephora) in the shade Amber (contour, cool undertones). I bronzed my face using UOMA Double Take Contour Stick ($40 for 0.38 oz of a double sided contour stick) in the shade Brown Sugar. I highlighted the high points of my face using L.A. Girl Luminous Glow Skin Illuminating Cream ($3.49 for 0.18 oz of cream highlighter) in the shade Afterglow. I added Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Blush ($27 for 0.17 oz of cream blush at Sephora) in the shade Peach Sunset (peachy pink) to my cheeks. I then applied Makeup Revolution Conceal and Glow Foundation ($12 for 0.8 oz of foundation at Ulta) in the shade F6 (light/medium skin tones with neutral under tones). I color corrected my under eyes using Makeup Revolution Conceal & Corrector Concealers ($7 for 4g/ 0.15 fl oz on their website) in the shade Banana and then concealed using Revolution Pro Ultimate Radiant Under Eye Concealer ($12 for L/0.16 fl oz of concealer on their website), in the shade C1 (Fair to light, neutral undertone).
Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:
I set under eyes using E.L.F High Definition Undereye Setting Powder ($9.99 for 0.44 oz of powder on Amazon). I set the rest of my face using bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder ($27 for 0.30 oz of powder at Ulta). I touched up my bronzer using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Face Powder ($36 for 0.35 oz of powder at Ulta) in the shade Give Me Sun (light summer peach tan) and my blush using Happily Ever After (* they say it’s a light bronze but it pulls more coral – matte) from I Heart Revolution X Disney Fairytale Palette the Cinderella story line ($20 for 18 x 0.03 oz/0.9g of eyeshadow, 3 x 0.2oz/5.8g of highlighter and 3 X 0.2 oz/5.8g of blush). I used the same palette for highlighter and used the shade Bobbidi (light bronze – shimmer). I lined my lips with ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Little One (Light pinky nude) and topped my lips off with MAC Amplified Lipstick ($19 for 0.1 oz at Ulta) in Blankety (soft pink beige) and then topped the middle of my lips with Makeup Revolution X Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Lip Topper ($7 for 2.5 mL/0.0.08 fl oz on their website) in the shade Scream Queen Sally (pretty pink with gold flecks). I then used ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12 for 3.72 oz/ 110 mL at Ulta) to set my face. I did not use a powder for touch ups since my makeup isn’t going to be on for longer than 5 hours.
I had this whole look in my head and got very frustrated because it didn’t turn out the way I envisioned it. I thin it’s because I pulled the shadows and cut crease down the bridge of my nose too far down also I think this would be a better look if it wasn’t so monochromatic. I do plan to try this look again but perhaps I will do a few different shades to see if I can get the look to be prettier.
And now on to the product reviews:
Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Blush ($27 for 0.17 oz of cream blush at Sephora) in the shade Peach Sunset (peachy pink), is billed as a weightless cream blush that makes application a breeze—just tap it on with your fingertips.
I give this cream blush a solid A+++!!! : I think the whole Sea line is amazing. This blush is no exception. It’s got the perfect pigmentation, formula, and staying power. It went on seamlessly and did not disturb any of the other products. It’s a shame they don’t offer a coral shade… but I do love this blush.
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Corrector Concealers ($7 for 4g/ 0.15 fl oz on their website) in Banana (yellow) is billed as if you’re looking to achieve an even base, colour correcting ought to be part of your everyday makeup regime. And we’ve made it even easier with our large doe foot applicator and liquid formula, a quick swipe will allow you to enjoy a smooth and easy application, disguising everything from dark circles, to dull skin tone, pigmentation and redness and comes in 8 corrective shades.
I give this color corrector a solid A- : This corrector did brighten a little but it went ashy the second I tapped it out with my sponge and I ended up needing to apply more to regain the brightness. I don’t know if that is because of the formula or if the shade is just not right for me.
Revolution Pro Ultimate Radiant Under Eye Concealer ($12 for L/0.16 fl oz of concealer on their website), in the shade C1 (Fair to light, neutral undertone) is billed as the best liquid concealer to brighten, colour correct and illuminate fatigued eyes whilst helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Enriched with brightening Vitamin C, niacinamide to even out the skintone and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, this creamy concealer is the perfect all-purpose concealer, but particularly beneficial to conceal dark circles.
I give this concealer a solid A+++!!! : This concealer is STUNNING!!! It was hydrating, a tiny bit was all I needed and it did not crease. The radiance of this concealer showed up under powder as well. This a 10/10 concealer for me.
L.A. Girl Luminous Glow Skin Illuminating Cream ($3.49 for 0.18 oz of cream highlighter) in the shade Afterglow, is billed as a liquid cream based formula glides on smoothly and blends beautifully. Mix with your favorite skin product to add extra glow, or use alone to highlight.
I give this cream highlighter a solid A++ : This highlighter is beautiful on bare skin, it’s just too subtle for my liking. I perfect a stronger cream highlighter because it shows better under setting powder. It was pretty but I had to punch up the powder highlighter to bring more shine to the high points of my face.
Makeup Revolution X Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Lip Topper ($7 for 2.5 mL/0.0.08 fl oz on their website) is billed as a limited-edition Nightmare Before Christmas collection! “For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” If you know, you know. The Revolution & Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Lip Toppers are collectible character inspired lip glosses, available in 4 shades. This one is called Scream Queen Sally (pretty pink with gold flecks).
I give this lip topper a solid A+++!!! : This lippie is so pretty and so hydrating. It was not sticky, it did not travel outside the lip line and it lasted longer than most of my other lip glosses.
Makeup Revolution X Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Eye Shadow Palette ($22 for 1.08 total oz/ 32.4 total g and 36 shades making each shade $3) is billed as a limited-edition Nightmare Before Christmas collection! “For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” If you know, you know. The Revolution & Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Palette, contains 36 richly pigmented matte and metallic eyeshadows. It’s a Pumpkin King’s dream. On one side you can experiment with a variety of green, blue, purple and smokey shades inspired by Jack and the film and on the other side, you will find a wide selection of wearable warm shades.
I give this eyeshadow palette a tentative A+++!!! : Since I only used about 5 shades I don’t want to give a solid grade yet…. but for now this palette preformed beautifully. Each shade blended out perfectly and buffed into the other colors with out being patchy and with very little effort. There was a considerable amount of kick back in the pan and some fall out… I think that is just because I did have to blend a ton to try and make this look work…. I do believe that if I didn’t have to buff so long and so many times over that I wouldn’t have had the fall out.
I Heart Revolution X Disney Fairytale Palette ($20 for 18 x 0.03 oz/0.9g of eyeshadow, 3 x 0.2oz/5.8g of highlighter and 3 X 0.2 oz/5.8g of blush) The Cinderella palette is billed as the most magical collaboration yet! We’ve teamed up to bring you an unmissable makeup collection for modern day princesses with the range being inspired by the princess and the film. three blushers in pink, peach and light bronze. Another three highlighters in silver white, bronze and gold
I give the blush and highlight in this palette a solid A+++!!! : The blushes in this palette are a little dusty but have the perfect amount of pigment in them. The Highlighters in this palette are stunning. The blushes and highlighters are almost as perfect as the formula in the Reloaded formula.
bareMinerals Brow Master Sculpting Pencil ($22 for 0.007 oz of brow pencil at Ulta) in the shade Coffee (darkest brown), is billed as the bareMinerals Brow Master Sculpting Pencil makes it easy to shape, fill and define brows to create a natural look. The pencil’s oval tip makes application quick and effortless, for thick or thin brows. Mineral pigments provide buildable, natural color designed to match your hair color. The smooth-glide formula is water- and smudge-resistant so your brows won’t budge throughout the day. Use the spoolie to soften, tame, and blend your brows to perfection. Formulated with mineral pigments designed to match the true color of hair for a natural-looking finish.
I give this brow pencil a solid C- : I was so frustrated with this pencil! The shape made it hard to not get to blocky and so I ended up having to fineness them with primer and concealer to get them have way decent. The shade was nice and the fact that the pencil did not fade when I powdered was the saving grace for this pencil.
UOMA Double Take Contour Stick ($40 for 0.38 oz of a double sided contour stick) in the shade Brown Sugar, is billed as a double ended contour and highlight stick. It’s a power couple that is sure to make you do a double take. Shade, highlight, define and contour like a pro. Damn girl, you’re flawless!
I give this contour stick a solid A++ : I love the tones in this stick and once I was able to get it buffed out it was pretty but it was hard to buff out. I typically lay down all of my bronzer and than buff it out, with this formula it’s best to do a little at a time because it seems to dry quickly.
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder ($27 for 0.30 oz of powder at Ulta) is billed as a see-through but spectacular finale for any kind of complexion. And best of all, it’s utterly weightless. Just a bare veil of minerals that lock makeup in place and give your skin airbrushed perfection.
I give this finishing powder a solid A+++!!! : This finishing powder is so pretty. It has finely milled mica that gives it this super pretty glow to the skin sort of the way the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder does. I only needed to tape out powder 1 time to cover my face and neck. I’m glad I purchased this one.
Well dolls…. That’s all for now. I hope that 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.