Hey doll hey!! How’s your Saturday day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing OK today.
It’s the last day of week #1 stash box. Next week’s stash box post will be up shortly.
Today’s scent is :
Top Notes: Pink Water Lily, Mandarin Orange and Star Anise.
Heart Notes: Gardenia and Coconut Water.
Base Notes: Tahitian Vanilla, Musk and Amber.
What I think of this scent: This scent is so romantic. I love the warmth and the way it finishes with a light floral scent.
Now on to to the walk through for today’s Face of the Day….
*remember as always, all hyperlinks provided are simply for fast location of the products used and not affiliate links… I just did the research so you didn’t have to 😎 *
Eyes and Brows:
I set my brows using got2b glued styling spiking hair glue by Schwarzkopf ($14.91 for 3, 6 oz tubes on Amazon, it’s also sold at most drug and big box stores). I brushed the gel through my brows and used the handle of my spoolie brush to flatten my brows out and once they dried I feathered my brows with L.A. Girl Brow Pomade ($5.99 for 0.27 oz / 7.65 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows and primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($13.88, £10 for 0.504 fl oz / 15 mL on their website) in the shade Rumour 05. For today’s eye look I used 2 shades from the BH Cosmetics Smitten in Switzerland 16 Pan Palette ($17 but on sale for $6.80 for 0.56 oz / 16 g of total product at Ulta making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.06 per shade and $0.43 per shade on sale), the Nabla Secret Palette ($39 for 0.46 oz / 13.1 g of total product at Ulta making it 0.036 oz / 0.873 g and $2.6 per shade) and the ColourPop Wine and Only Palette ($14 for 0.30 oz / 9 g of total product on their website making it 0.033 oz / 1 g and $1.55 per shade). I started by setting my brow line using the Smitten palette and the shade Snowcap (soft cream – matte). I then went into the shade Fondue (nude blush – matte) from the same palette to use as an all over shade from lids to brow line. I then worked on definition going into the Nabla palette I used the shade Contigo (mid tone rosy-beige – super matte) and placed that on the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lids and the crease about both sides and then over the middle of the crease. I then went in to the Wine and Only palette. With the shade major chianti (mauve rose – matte) I placed the shade on the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took the shade vinter (deep merlot – matte) and placed that 1/2 wat in on both the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lids and the crease above them. I then went into the shade Nightfall (deep black – matte) from the Smitten palette and lightly deepened the very outer parts of the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lids. I then took a clean fluffy blending brush and buffed out all the harsh edges sweeping in towards the center of the crease to join the sides together. I tapped a very light amount of P.Louise Base ($13.88, £10 for 0.504 fl oz / 15 mL on their website) in the shade Rumour 05 over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and crease. I then tapped the shade play to wine (true ruby – metallic) all over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids and crease. I then took the shade blanc (warm rose gold – metallic) over the very center of the middle 1/3 of the lids. For the lower lash lines I used more of the shade Contigo (mid tone rosy-beige – super matte) from the Nabla palette to create a deep drop shadow and then more of the shade play to wine (true ruby – metallic) from the Wine & Only palette close to the lash lines to create depth. I then buffed the whole under eye area with more of the shade vinter (deep merlot – matte). I lined my lower water lines using Handaiyan Waterproof Crème Gel Liner (sold on Amazon and Allie Express) in the shade #16 (burgundy red – metallic). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade butterscotch (pearlized warm metallic gold) from the highlighter in my ColourPop Cookie Cluster Blush Palette ($12 for 0.30 oz / 8.6 g of total product on their website making it 0.075 oz / 2.15 g and $3 per shade).
I primed my face using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 for 1 fl oz /30 mL of product only at Dollar General Stores). For foundation today I am using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation ($14.29 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade Natural Beige . I contoured using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Stick ($25 for 0.35 oz / 9.92 g of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Mink (toasted almond). I color corrected my under eyes using Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($25 for 0.08 oz / 2.27 g of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Light/Medium. For concealer I am using Uoma Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer ($25 for 0.17 fl oz / 5.03 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade White Peral T1 (for very fair skin). I bronzed using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 but on sale for $6 for 0.34 oz / 9.7 g of product on their website) in the shade Guinea (dark with neutral undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 oz/ 45 mL of product at Sephora) in the shade Passion (pale, incandescent pearl that reflects gold).
Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:
My cream blush today is NARS The Multiple ($39 for 0.50 oz / 14 g of product on their website) in the shade Portofino (Shimmering Coral). I set my under eyes using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder (on longer available as company is going out of business) and the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh ($39 for 0.35 oz/ 10 g of product at Sephora). I just could not stand it. I touched up my bronzer using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Face Powder ($37 for 0.35 oz 9.92 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Give Me Sun (light summer peach tan) and my highlighter using the shade Butterscotch (pearlized warm metallic gold) from the ColourPop Cookie Cluster Blush Palette ($12 for 0.30 oz / 8.6 g of total product on their website making it 0.075 oz / 2.15 g and $3 per shade). I also touched up my blush using the shade shortbread (neutral peach – matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped my lips off with Juvia’s Place The Nude Velvety Matte Lipstick ($14 for 0.14 oz at Ulta) in the shade A Mauve Moment (mauve rose nude). I applied a coat of ColourPop BFF Mascara ($9 for 0.24 oz / 6.80 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Black on Black and popped on a pair of Beauty Creations 3D SILK LASHES ($4.99 on their website) in the style Reyna. I set my face using ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12 for 3.72 oz of product at Ulta). For touch ups I am using Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 for 0.43 oz / 12.3 g of product on their website) in the shade 02 Nude .
This look is pretty but I really struggled to get it right. I had started my makeup around 8 AM and by 10:30 washed off all the makeup, took a breather for a few hours and then came back and attempted it again. I really think halo eyes are stunning but for some reason when ever I use berry or smokey colors it takes forever for the halo to come together. It’s all up to practice…. I’ll get better the longer I attempt it.
Well that’s all dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
👄 Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick 👄