Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing pretty darn good. I was asked to help a friend learn how to do a cat eye look without using eyeliner… and this is what I came up with…
I used mostly my makeup stash box (the post for that box can be found HERE)… however I did use an eye topper to help create today’s look.
Today’s scent is:
Top Notes: Chamomile, Sage, Osmanthus (devilwood) and Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Lily, Carnation, Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose and Freesia.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Peach, Amber and Sandalwood.
I really love this scent. It’s my baby sister’s favorite scent and so every time I wear it I feel like I’m getting a hug from her…
Now… onto the walkthrough 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 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) and the Makeup Revolution Soap Styler Brow Brush ($6 on their website) . 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 outlined and then filled in the tails of my brows using Milani Stay Put® Brow Color ($8.99 for 0.09 oz / 2.6 g of product on their website) in the shade #08 Dark Chocolate (the deepest shade). I did the rest of my face and then came back and filled in the front of my brows using the Milani Weekend Brow Eyebrow Tint ($8.99 for 0.03 fl oz / 1 mL of product on their website) in the shade #140 Espresso (the darkest shade). I carved out my brows and primed my lids using P.Louise Eye Base ($15 for 0.54 fl oz / 15 mL of product on her website) in the shade Rumour 0.5 (neutral base). For today’s eye look I used 3 shades from the Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette ($25 for 0.1 oz / 4 g of total product at Sephora making it 0.02 oz/ 0.80 g and $5 per shade) and 3 shades from my ColourPop single pan collection ($4.50 per shade). I started with the Sunset palette and the shade Guava (dirty peach matte). I buffed it all over the mobile lids and into the crease, but I did not take it higher than my natural crease. I also winged it out along the outer part of the mobile lid. Using the same palette I used the shade Dirty Mars (dirty terra-cotta matte) all through the crease… keeping it low in the crease to add dimension. I then switched to my ColourPop singles and using the shade Cold Nine (plummy brown – matte) I deepened the winged out part of the shadow going from the wing into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid…. keeping the shadow in tightly formed triangle. I then added more of the shade Dirty Mars (dirty terra-cotta matte) back into the crease and over the triangle created with Cold Nine (plummy brown – matte) as well as over the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went back and forth with the residual on my brushes to blend all the colors together in 1 cohesive blend. Over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the shade Halo (warm champagne metallic) from the Sunset palette and then I tapped the Milani HYPNOTIC LIGHTS EYE TOPPER ($10.99 for 0.18 oz / 5 g of product on their website) in the shade 01 Luster Light (copper with a gold and pink flash) over the very center of the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) all over the blank space above the crease all the way to the brow line making sure to keep the color of the cat eye low to the crease. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the ColourPop single shadow in the the shade Snake Eyes (pale pink taupe – metallic). I lined the lower water lines using the ColourPop BFF Crème Gel Liner ($7 on their website) in the shade Sunnyvale (chestnut brown) and lined the upper tight lines using the shade Woodsy (warm mid toned brown *no longer available*).
I primed my face using Milani Skin Quench Hydrating Face Primer ($10.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml at Ulta) and then contoured using Milani Supercharged Bronzer Multistick ($8.99 for 0.21 oz / 6 g at Ulta) in the shade Dynamic Bronze (deep bronze). I highlighted the high points of my face using Milani Strobe Light Liquid Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.42 fl oz / 12.42 mL on their website) in the shade After Glow (champagne). For foundation today I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation ($38 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml at Ulta) in the shade 140N (fair skin neutral peach undertones). I color corrected my under eyes using Milani Peach Tinted Under Eye Brightener ($8.99 for 0.51 fl oz / 15 mL on their website).
Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:
I applied ELF Electric Mood x Pitizion De La Soul Cream Face Quad ($12 for 0.38 oz / 10.8 g of total product on their website making it 0.095 oz / 2.7 g and $4 each shade) in the coral shade from the palette and then bronzed my face using the bronzer in this same palette. I then concealed my under eyes and brightened the center and sides of my nose using Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer ($8.99 for 0.17 fl oz / 5.03 mL at Ulta in the shade Nude Ivory. I set my under eyes using Loreal Infallible Tinted Loose Setting Powder ($12.99 for 0.28 oz / 7.94 g at Ulta) in Translucent Light and my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 for 0.14 oz / 3.97 g at Ulta). I then touched up my blush using ColourPop x Hello Kitty Pressed Powder Blush ($12 for 0.21 oz / 6 g on their website) in the shade Aloha Honey (neon coral – matte), my bronzer using Milani Baked Bronzer ($9.99 for 0.25 oz / 7 g on their website) and my highlighter using Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($5.99 but on sale for $3.89 for 0.19 oz / 5.4 g of product on their website and at most drug stores and big box stores like Walmart) in the shade precious petals. It was then that I created the brow flicks over my brows. I coated my lashes in LA Girl Jetsetter Mascara ($6.9 for 0.32 oz / 9.46 mL at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Beauty Creations 3D Faux Mink Lashes in the style Hush Hush ($6.99 per pair on their website). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bitchette (deepened red) and then topped my lips off using Milani COLOR FETISH SHINE LIPSTICK ($8.99 for 0.14 oz / 4 g of product on their website) in the shade #180 Seduce (true blue based red). I set my face using ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12 for 3.72 fl oz / 100.01 mL of product at Ulta) and I am using Milani Make It Last Setting Powder ($10.99 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g of product on their website) as my touch up powder.
I truly love looks like this. They are super simple to create… this eye look took only 5 minutes to do, there is just enough shape to turn a basic neutral eye into a soft glam look… the shade does all the work with the deeper brown concentrated only in the triangle of the outer v and it’s the kind of look that works well from school to work to diner with the bae… it’s just glam enough to keep them wanting more.
a.) Milani Skin Quench Hydrating Face Primer ($10.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml at Ulta) is billed as hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid and Coconut Water. An essential makeup-prep step, it blurs imperfections and extends makeup wear.
I give this primer a solid A+++!!! This primer is super hydrating and gives a dewy look to the skin. So much so that on days when I haven’t been wearing makeup but had to run errands I would still put it on because it leaves the face looking health and hydrated.
b.) Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation ($38 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml at Ulta) in the shade 140N (fair skin neutral peach undertones) is billed as a long wearing breathable, weightless, moisturizing formula helps that instantly mask imperfections, uneven texture and discoloration while letting your natural radiance come through. It comes in 50 shades with plenty for fair, light, medium and deep skin tones.
I give this foundation a solid A+++!!! and a stand ovation: This foundation has been out for a bit, I just never got around to purchasing it. This is a stunning foundation!!!! It’s dewy yet skin like, full coverage yet light weight and longwearing. It does not oxidize or break up. I barely had to touch up and I normally have to touch up at least 2 time throughout the day. I wore this foundation the day we have the family BBQ and we spent a lot of time out on the back porch playing dominos and yet the foundation did not melt, slip or break up… even in this Florida humidity. This may end up in my end of the year favorites….
c.) Makeup Revolution Makeup Revolution Soap Styler Brow Brush ($6 on their website) is billed as a dual-ended brush that features a stiff brush for you to pair with your favorite Soap Styler for your brows. Simply brush into the soap, comb through the brows, and you’re good to go. The spoolie end allows for brow grooming.
I give this brush a solid A+++ : It worked perfectly for what I wanted it for. It applied my gel to my brows easily and also plastered my brows in place without having to use another tool to do so. It was easy to clean as well.
d.) Milani Supercharged Bronzer Multistick ($8.99 for 0.21 oz / 6 g at Ulta) in the shade Dynamic Bronze (deep bronze) is billed as an ultra-creamy gel stick formula that glides onto cheeks and lips, leaving a buildable wash of color.
I give this cream bronzer a solid B- : This bronzer is just way to balmy. It takes work to get it to work. I have tried over and under foundation and still always have to apply 2 to 3 layers. I graded it so high because once I finally get an even application it is pretty on the skin, it’s just such a pain to work with.
e.) Milani Peach Tinted Under Eye Brightener ($8.99 for 0.51 fl oz / 15 mL on their website) is billed as being able to instantly eliminate discoloration and illuminates under eyes with color correcting pigments & micro-fine pearls. The lightly tinted hybrid 2-in-1 makeup + skincare formula instantly awakens and illuminates under-eyes with Peach Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Caffeine.
I give this corrector a solid A+++!!! : When I first hauled this corrector I wasn’t too sure about it. I though it would be too dark however…. it’s the perfect shade for my skin tone. Where most peach correctors give a highlighter effect this one just cancels out the darkness on my under eyes. I can even wear it alone on days where I’m not wearing makeup because it melts into the skin and has the right tones to it that it just looks like skin. I really do like the way my under eyes look when I’m wearing this one.
f.) Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer ($8.99 for 0.17 fl oz / 5.03 mL at Ulta) is billed as a super pigmented, full coverage formula. Blends seamlessly to mask imperfections, hyper-pigmentation, discoloration. In the shade Nude Ivory.
I give this concealer a solid A+++!!! : This concealer truly is super pigmented and full coverage. I only use just a dot from the tip of the applicator for each eye and what’s left of the product on the wand to highlight the sides and bridge of my nose. One dip and it handles all my needs. I would have to say this and the Wet n Wild Incognito concealers are my favorite of the year so far.
g.) Milani Strobe Light Liquid Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.42 fl oz / 12.42 mL on their website) is billed as a beauty secret you’ll want to keep to yourself. This liquid illuminator features ultra-fine micro pearls to brighten features, giving your complexion an unrestrained edge that lasts all day.
I give this liquid highlighter a solid A+++!!! and an extra helping of dessert! : This liquid highlighter is STUNNING. It’s the closest dupe I’ve found to the BECCA Ignite Liquid Highlighter which makes me super happy since we loose BECCA in September.
h.) Milani Weekend Brow Eyebrow Tint ($8.99 for 0.03 fl oz / 1 mL of product on their website) is billed as the realest woke-up-like-this, full brow definition. With a featherlight brush tip, superfine smudge-resistant pigments and polymers for long-lasting wear, this defining pen does it all — from filling in brows to building up arches. It comes in 3 shades and I purchased the shade #140 Espresso (the darkest shade).
I give this brow tint a solid O+++!!!! : This product is so give I’ve added a higher grade to accommodate it! I have been loving the whole fluffy brow trend and up until now I’ve only been using a brow brush and brow pomade and it always looked fake… I mean it is fake… I barely have brow hairs but with this technique it always looked harsh. With this brow tint pen I get the full fluffy brow effect that looks like real brows. This is my MVP winner for my yearly favorites post I already know it.
I had purchased the brow tint pen from Anastasia Beverly Hills as well to test them side by side to see it the Milani one is a dupe… It is as close to damn near perfect of a dupe as I have ever found in my quest to find lower priced dupes for makeup products. The first picture above is both pens the top one is the ABH pen and the bottom one is the Milani one. The Milani has a thinner, longer tip and is just a bit lighter in shade but other than that they are almost spot one. They both have a felt tip applicator with a spring loaded ball mechanism for bringing fresh product to the tip. They both lock in place once dried down all day and they both allow for thin hair like strokes that I haven’t been able to find up until now… I did try the Urban Decay Brow Blade pen and the darkest shade is still too light and the felt tip is so flimsy that you just can not get precise thin hair like strokes.
i.) Loreal Infallible Tinted Loose Setting Powder ($12.99 for 0.28 oz / 7.94 g at Ulta) in Translucent Light is billed as lightweight and hydrating formula that minimizes imperfections revealing a smooth and even complexion.
I give this setting powder a solid A : Let me start by saying I absolutely LOVED the way this looked on my face, however there is just so little product for such a high drugstore price point that I just can not give it a higher grade… I mean the Wet n Wild Photo Focus setting powder is triple the amount and about 1/2 the price…. This powder does blur the skin perfectly… and in it’s defense a very light amount is all that is needed… but if you are going to charge $13 for a face powder at least make it 1/2 an oz…. Also I did the levitation test and this one has about a high levitation to it, meaning that it’s perfect for baking and setting the face as well as perfect for setting the under eyes.
j.) Milani HYPNOTIC LIGHTS EYE TOPPER ($10.99 for 0.18 oz / 5 g of product on their website) is billed as a high-impact duochrome liquid shimmer eyeshadow that gives your eyes a statement-making shimmer finish. Layer this eye topper on top of your favorite Milani eyeshadow for electric results. Let your attitude shine through — with Hypnotic Lights, your eyes will do all the talking. You’ll love the dazzling, strikingly shimmery and prismatic effects. With four luminous, electric hues in bold glittering color, these eye toppers have a water-based formula, so they dry quickly for a captivating finish with minimal fall out.
I give these eye toppers a solid A+++!!! : When I first swatched these I really didn’t think I was going to like them… They swatch terribly… patchy, clumpy and with barely any glint to them… However… if you put it on your finger and then tap it over the eye something magical happens. It gives this celestial glow to the area you apply it. Its the cream highlighter equivalent for the eyes.
k.) Milani BAKED BRONZER ($9.99 for 0.25 oz / 7 g of product on their website) claims that it will give your face a perfect glow and your complexion a bold, warm vibe. As part of our baked makeup series, this bronzer has been baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Part of a power couple with our Baked Blush, the Milani Baked Bronzer offers a streak-free glow with a smart shimmer finish. Choose from diverse color options like a hypnotic soft gold or a tantalizing electric tan. All three flattering shades give a glamorous vibe that always looks authentic and fresh. Our baked bronzer gives you a natural, lit-from-within luminosity — it’s light done right. Now you know the way to glow.
I give this bronzer a solid A- : When I first swatched this one I felt let down. It’s not very pigmented… however as a touch up bronzer it’s ok.. gives a subtle natural looking bronze to the face.
l.) ELF Electric Mood x Pitizion De La Soul Cream Face Quad ($12 for 0.38 oz / 10.8 g of total product on their website making it 0.095 oz / 2.7 g and $4 each shade) is billed as co-created with their Beauty Scape winner Emily Carden and is a 4-pan collection of cream highlighter, bronzer, and blushes for a sculpted, shaded, and glowing complexion.
I give this cream face palette a solid O+++!!! : This palette is CHEF’S KISS good… The bronzer in the palette is stunning the blushes are so pretty and I even like the subtle cream highlight in this palette. This is the cream palette I’ll be traveling with when we take our trip up north in October. They are cream but thick and blend into the skin expertly.
m.) COLOR FETISH SHINE LIPSTICK ($8.99 for 0.14 oz / 4 g of product on their website) is billed as having sheer to medium coverage, ultra-moisturizing, balm-like lipstick with an 85% blend of nourishing oils glides on effortlessly, leaving lips moisturized with a lustrous pop of color .The creamy, lustrous shine, high-comfort formula wears like a lipstick, but melts onto your lips like your favorite balm.
I give this lipstick a solid A+++ : This shade is heavenly and the formula is creamy and glossy and not at all sticky. It did not travel outside the lip line but it also didn’t last very long. I’ll have to try wearing it with a bit of primer to see if I can get better staying power… I had to reapply about ever 15 to 20 minutes… I finally gave up and just use a bit of powder to make it matte so that I didn’t have to keep reapplying.
Well 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 👄