Green and Brown Soft Cut Crease Face of the Day

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling better today. Finally got to play with my makeup which vastly improved my mood as well.

For today’s look I used 2 shades from the Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini 16 Pan Palette ($20 for 0.84 oz / 24 g of total product on their website making 0.053 oz / 1.5 g and $1.88 price per shade), 1 shade from the ColourPop Triple Scoop 4 Pan Palette ($9 for 0.21 oz / 5.9 g of total product on their website making it 0.053 oz / 1.475 g and $2.25 per shade.) and 3 shades from the Juvia’s Place Afrique 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20 for 0.63 oz / 18 g of total product at Ulta making it 0.0525 oz / 1.5 g and $1.67 per shade).

Today’s scent is…

Elizabeth Arden Red Rood Revealed ($31.85 for 3.3 fl oz / 100 mL at Walmart) was released in 2003 and is a sweet floral scent with notes of:

Top Notes: Green Coral Orchid, Pear and Pink Peony. 

Heart Notes: Lily, Plum, Bulgarian Rose, Tiare Flower, Yellow Champaca and Orange Blossom. 

Base Notes: Musk, Mackay Orchid, Guaiac Wood, Black Amber and Oakmoss.

Now, on to 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 Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($21 for 0.14 oz/ 4 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Ebony (black hair with warm undertones). I carved out my brows and primer my kids using P.Louise Eye Base ($14 for 0.504 fl oz / 15 mL of product on their website) in the shade Rumour 0.5 (very light skin). For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini 16 Pan Palette ($20 for 0.84 oz / 24 g of total product on their website making 0.053 oz / 1.5 g and $1.88 price per shade)… I’ll refer to it as JPM, the ColourPop Triple Scoop 4 Pan Palette ($9 for 0.21 oz / 5.9 g of total product on their website making it 0.053 oz / 1.475 g and $2.25 per shade)… I’ll refer to it as CPT and the Juvia’s Place Afrique 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20 for 0.63 oz / 18 g of total product at Ulta making it 0.0525 oz / 1.5 g and $1.67 per shade)… I’ll refer to it as JPA. I started with the JPA and using the shade Kisi (beechnut – matte) from lash line to brow line. I then took the shade Cameroon (caramel – matte) over the outer 1/2 of the whole lid (from lash line to just shy of the brow line). I then went into CPT and the shade gelato-matic (blackened brown – matte) I deepened the outer v of the crease. I then cut a high 1/2 crease using Micellar Water and a flat concealer brush. I then applied more P.Louise Eye Base ($14 for 0.504 fl oz / 15 mL of product on their website) in the shade Rumour 0.5 (very light skin) to the newly cut crease. I then took the shade Yara (medium teal – metallic) from the JPM and tapped it all over the new crease. I then layered the shade Buzo (medium green with a gold flip – metallic) from the same palette over the top of that. I then took the residual of the brush that I used the shade Cameroon (caramel – matte) with and tapped that over the line of delineation between the outer 1/3 of the lid and the cut crease I also took that same brush and softened the cut crease by buffing it along the whole edge of the cut crease. I then took the gold glitter liner ($3.99 from Alora cosmetics) and lined the very outer part of the cut crease for added dimension. I then popped on a medium sized crystal gem at the very outer part of the glitter liner. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Cameroon (caramel – matte) as a soft drop shadow and then used what was left on the brush that I used for the shade Kisi (beechnut – matte) to buff the under eye out with and then I took more of the shade gelato-matic (blackened brown – matte) to deepen the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line. I then took more of the shade Buzo (medium green with a gold flip – metallic) and tapped that over the middle 1/3 of the lower lash line for a pop of brightness and then highlighted the inner corners of the eyes using Angelique (peach – metallic) from the JPA. I tight lined my upper and lower water lines using NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil ($8 for 0.043 oz / 1.23 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Turquoise Storm (metallic turquoise).

Complexion:

I primed my face using Fenty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL or $17 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL of product at Sephora) and then contoured using Uoma Beauty Double Take Contour Stick ($40 for 0.38 oz / 10.77 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Brown Sugar (for brown skin). For foundation today I tested out the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Mont Blanc (fair skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed my face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Bronzer ($35 for 1 oz / 28.35 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Hazelnut (tan to deep with warm undertones). I color corrected my under eyes using Milani Peach Tinted Under Eye Brightener ($8.99 0.51 fl oz / 15 mL of product on their website) and then concealed the under eyes using Tarte Travel Size Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer ($10 for 0.03 fl oz / 0.89 mL or $29 for 0.33 fl oz / 9.76 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade 20 B Light (light skin with pink undertones).

Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:

For cream blush I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush ($32 for 0.28 oz/ 8 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Peachy Keen (soft peach). I set my under eyes using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder (discontinued due to company closing down) and the rest of my face using NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder ($37 for 0.35 oz / 10 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Crystal (translucent). I touched up my bronzer using Milani Baked Bronzer ($8.99 for 0.25 oz / 7.09 g of product at Ulta) and my blush using Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Sunny Golden-Pink Powder Blush ($30 for 0.17 oz / 5 g of product at Ulta) and then highlighted the high points of my face using Benefit Cosmetics Tickle Powder Highlighter ($30 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product at Ulta). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy pink) and then topped the lips off with NARS Air Matte Lip Color ($26 for 0.24 fl oz / 7.10 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade Joyride (warm pink). I used 1 coat of L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara ($8.99 for 0.23 oz / 6.52 g of product at Ulta) and popped on a pair of ColourPop Falsies Faux Mink Lashes ($8 per pair at Ulta and on the ColourPop Website) in the style Bae (wispy and lengthening). I filled in the front of my brows with more Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($21 for 0.14 oz/ 4 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Ebony (black hair with warm undertones) and then used the NYX Lift & Snatch Brow Tint Pen Waterproof Eyebrow Pen ($11 for 0.03 fl oz / 1 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade Espresso. I set my face using ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12 for 3.72 fl oz / 110.01 mL of product at Ulta and on the ColourPop website) and for touch ups I am using E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder ($6 for 0.33 oz / 9.36 g of product at Ulta and on the ELF website) .

Final Thoughts:

I simply love a good green and brown eye look and this is the first time I have tried face gems and thought it gave the whole look a little pizzazz.

NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder ($37 for 0.35 oz / 10 g of product at Ulta) is billed as a loose setting powder that locks your makeup in place with a weightless finish that is undetectable on skin. This luxurious, cult-favorite formula applies evenly, blends effortlessly, and enhances the look of foundation and claims that the photo-friendly formula uses Photochromatic technology to adjust to new sources of light, so skin looks perfect on camera-and in person. NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex optimizes light reflection on the skin. It creates a soft-focus effect by optically fading fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. It helps regulate shine throughout the day, making it ideal for mid-day touch ups. This setting powder comes in 2 shades: Crystal (translucent) which is the shade I purchased and Sunstone (dark).

I give this setting powder a solid A+++!!! This finely milled powder gives a pretty soft focus look to the skin with out leaving the face looking matte. It kept my making in place and refreshed pretty much all day. I really like this one.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) is billed as the first 16-hour, fade-resistant foundation that improves skin by the hour and stays true. Skin Recognition Pigments match your skin tone, delivering your most authentic coverage yet, while NARS’ Skin Optimizing Complex refines skin from the inside, out. Its full coverage never masks skin, but stays breathable, and unstoppably natural-looking. This foundation comes in 34 shades and I purchased the shade Mont Blanc (fair skin with neutral undertones).

I give this foundation a solid O+++!!! This foundation looks super pretty on the skin! I am in love with it!!! I think this may even make it into my End of the Year Favorites this year!!!! It’s full coverage without being mask like, it’s demi matte, giving you just the right amount of dew to the skin to leave the makeup looking like skin and even with a runny nose and rubbing my nose this foundation stayed in place all day.

 Benefit Cosmetics Tickle Powder Highlighter ($30 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product at Ulta) is billed as Amp up your radiance and dust Benefit’s featherlight, silky-fine Tickle Powder Highlighter along cheekbones for an irresistible golden-pink luster. Includes a built-in mirror and powder brush for easy, seamless application. It’s described as a Golden Pink shade.

I give this highlighter a solid A++ It’s a pretty highlighter but I think it’s just a hint too pink for my liking. I’ll definitely use it again but I can tell it’s not one that all blushes will be good for.

Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Sunny Golden-Pink Powder Blush ($30 for 0.17 oz / 5 g of product at Ulta) is billed as Benefit’s GALifornia Sunny Golden-Pink Powder Blush is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, for a sunkissed glow that complements all skintones. GALifornia features an embellished gold overspray that lifts away with each use. The formula contains subtle shimmer throughout that gives cheeks a soft sheen. The Signature Galifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla. It comes complete with a custom rounded blush brush for soft, diffused application.

I give this blush a solid A+++!!! This shade, this formula, this blush is sheer perfection!!! It’s the perfect blend of pink and coral that I can wear this blush with virtually any eye look. I can tell I will need a back up of this blush. It blends into the skin so perfectly.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Bronzer ($35 for 1 oz / 28.35 g of product at Ulta) is billed as a weightless cream formula for sun-kissed color and sculpted definition. It grips skin with a seamless, matte finish and flexible hold that doesn’t streak, patch, oxidize, or smudge complexion layers underneath. Easily build from soft to bold definition. It comes in 7 shades and I purchased the shade Hazelnut (tan to deep with warm undertones).

I give this bronzer a solid A+++!!! This bronzer has the perfect amount of pigment, the perfect undertones and the perfect formula. This bronzer melted into my foundation so seamlessly that I just couldn’t believe it. This is an excellent bronzer.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush ($32 for 0.28 oz/ 8 g of product at Ulta) is billed as an ultra-lightweight cream blush that melts into skin and delivers radiant, natural-looking color with a seamless finish. It creates a soft-focus effect that blurs and diffuses for glowing skin. Get buildable, long-lasting color that won’t streak or smudge. It comes in 5 shades and I purchased the shade Peachy Keen (soft peach).

I give this blush a solid A+ The shade is super pretty but gets lost ounce blended in if you are using bronzer. I am hoping they come out with either a bright pink or a true coral shade. I had to layer 4 times to get the pigment to shine through my bronzer, that’s just too much product and too much trouble for blush in my opinion.

Tarte Travel Size Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer ($10 for 0.03 fl oz / 0.89 mL or $29 for 0.33 fl oz / 9.76 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as Tarte’s iconic Shape Tape Concealer, now in an EVEN CREAMIER cushiony formula that delivers 24-HR moisturization! Meet Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer. It comes in 35 shades and I purchased the mini in the shade 20 B Light (light skin with pink undertones).

I give this concealer a solid O+++!!! Woah baby!! This concealer is AMAZING! It’s just as pigmented as the original Shape Tape but super creamy and so much easier to blend into the under eye. It felt hydrating and I really only needed a slight tap of the wand and that was enough for both under eyes. It lasted all day and did not crease, crack or oxidize. I will be purchasing the full sized once I’ve gone through the mini.

NYX Lift & Snatch Brow Tint Pen Waterproof Eyebrow Pen ($11 for 0.03 fl oz / 1 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a flexible micro-brush tip pen that allows you to create thin to thick lines that actually look like hairs IRL. Tinted, buildable shades allow you to go from a super natural look to super snatched in a few quick flicks! Create a brow from nothing, fill in sparse areas, or build on top of your already snatched brows. Up to 16HR wear: Smudge-resistant. Transfer-resistant. It comes in 10 shades (I purchased Espresso).

I give this brow tint pen a solid A+++!!! This pen was easy to use and control, far more than the Milani Weekend Brow pen is. The shade was perfectly matched with my pomade and this tint lasted all day long.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($21 for 0.14 oz/ 4 g of product at Ulta) is billed as an  award-winning waterproof, multitasking, and buildable matte pomade that stays put. Apply and blend a small amount of Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade with an angled brow brush to effortlessly outline, fill, and texturize brows. It comes in 11 shades and I purchased the shade Ebony (black hair with warm undertones).

I give this brow pomade a solid O+++!!! There is a reason this is the OG, viral sensation. The texture, the pigmentation, the staying power…. it’s just the perfect brow pal.

Juvia’s Place Afrique 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20 for 0.63 oz / 18 g of total product at Ulta making it 0.0525 oz / 1.5 g and $1.67 per shade) is billed as a true representation of beauty, art and Glamour. This collection consists of 12 highly pigmented shades. A carefully curated selection of greens, blues and deep reds.

I give this palette a solid O++ I didn’t grade it higher only because the color story isn’t my favorite, although I adore the colors in this palette…. I think each shade is amazing it just seems to through me a bit in this color story… The mattes are buttery and super pigmented and the metallic that I used was super creamy and did not need the aid of a spray to get the maximum pigment payoff.

Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini 16 Pan Palette (retail price $20 but on sale for $16 for 0.84 oz / 24 g of total product on their website making 0.053 oz / 1.5 g and $1.88 retail price and $1 at sale price per shade) is billed as  inspired by the moon and the sun, making it the perfect eyeshadow collection for all of your day-to-night looks. A beautiful mix of cool and warm tones, this eyeshadow palette boasts an array of 16 high-pigment, long-wear and ultra-flattering shades that blend as well together as day blends into night. How’s that for magic?

I give this palette a tentative A+++!!! I only got to use two of the metallics so I don’t know how well the mattes perform, they swatch beautifully but as far as blending, I don’t know it the go patchy or not… the Juvia’s Place formula is one of the steadiest most consistent formulas I have ever tried so I doubt I will be disappointed, I just can’t at this time give a solid grade when I’ve only tested the metallics, which are amazingly creamy and pigmented.

And with that… today’s walkthrough is done….

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night 🌞🌜 and that you are in great spirits and health.

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💘❌⭕❌⭕💘, Nita