Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing OK today. much less pain and my energy is starting to increase… I’ve taken it easy today to give myself another day to restock my spoons 😉.
For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini 16 Pan Palette ($20 for $16 for 0.84 oz / 24 g of total product on their website making 0.053 oz / 1.5 g and $1.88 per shade) 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).
Today’s scent is…
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Iris and Water Lily.
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Tuberose and Orchid.
Base Notes: Ginger and Sandalwood.
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 $16 for 0.84 oz / 24 g of total product on their website making 0.053 oz / 1.5 g and $1.88 per shade) 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 them as JPMM and JPA. I started with the JPMM and used the shade Kesi (latte – matte) to set my brow line. I then went into the JPA and used the shade Kisi (beechnut – matte) as my transition shade (and taking it all the way up to the middle of the brow line set). I went back tot he JPMM and used the shade Zakiya (pumpkin – matte) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and my crease. I then went back to the JPA and used a combo of the shades Dakar (terracotta – matte) and Cameroon (caramel – matte) for the outer v of the crease. I then went in with a clean fluffy brush and buffed all the edges. I used Micellar Water and a flat concealer brush to cut a half cut crease over the inner 2/3 of the lids that I topped with 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). on the middle 1/2 of the cut crease I used the shade Zuba (golden pink – metallic) and the shade Osun (pale pink with a peach flip – metallic) from the JPMM. I took my orange glitter liner from Alora Cosmetics ($3.99 on their website) and using a dotting tool dotted glitter on the edge of the outer v of the crease. For the lower lash line I created a deep drop shadow using Wana (tawny – matte) from the JPMM. I then used the shade Zakiya (pumpkin – matte) from JPMM over the top of the previous shade. I then took the shade Kofi (medallion gold – metallic) form the JPA and buffed that over the middle 1/3 of the lower lash line to add movement to the lower lash line. I then took a combo of the shades Dakar (terracotta – matte) and Cameroon (caramel – matte) from the JPA and buffed that over the inner and outer 1/3 of the lower lash line for added smokiness. To highlight the inner corners of the eyes I used the AOA Loose Pigment Powder ($1 for 0.21 oz / 6 g of product on their website) in the shade Orb (icy white – cool tones).I lined my lower water lines using ColourPop BFF Crème Gel Liner ($6 but on sale right now for $3 on their website) in the shade Crochet (cool rose – metallic).
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). I applied NARS Tinted Glow Booster ($30 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL of product on their website) in the shade Kalvoya (light). I color corrected using NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector ($30 for 0.22 fl oz / 6 mL of product on their website) in the shade Light (light peach to brighten under eyes on fair to light skin tones and color correct light to medium skin tones). For foundation today I used NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade the shade Mont Blanc (fair skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed using the NARS Sunkissed Bronzing Cream ($38 for 0.67 oz / 19 g of product on their website) in the shade Casino (medium brown). I highlighted the high points of my face using L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops ($14.99 for 0.47 fl oz /14 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade Daybreak (cool glow). I concealed my under eyes using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 for 0.22 fl oz / 6 mL and $13 for 0.05 fl oz / 1.4 mL of product at Ulta) in the shade Vanilla (fair skin with subtle pink undertones).
Cheeks, Lips, Lashes and Touch Ups:
For my cream blush today I used NARS Liquid Blush ($30 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL of product on their website) in the shade Torrid (warm coral with golden shimmer). 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 NARS Matte Bronzing Powder ($38 for 0.49 oz / 14 g of product on their website) in the shade Samoa (matte deep golden brown), my blush using NARS Blush ($30 for 0.16 oz / 4.8 g of product on their website) in the shade Torrid (warm coral with gold shimmer) and my highlighter using NARS Highlighting Powder ($38 for 0.49 oz / 14 g of product on their website) in the shade Fort de France (Champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped my lips using NARS Lipstick ($26 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g of product on their website) in the shade Chelsea Girls (sheer pink beige). 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 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). 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).
I really didn’t like orange at first, but I did that orange and green cut crease last week and now I’ve worked with mostly oranges today and I’ve got to say I am finding a love for the color orange in makeup. This look is super pretty, reminds me of spring and I am living for the contrast between the orange and pinks.
NARS Tinted Glow Booster ($30 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL of product on their website) is billed as a customizable complexion enhancer with long-term skin benefits that adds an alluring glow and a soft-focus effect to skin while extending the wear of makeup for up to 16 hours. Lightweight and layerable, it can be worn in a multitude of ways—alone, under foundation, or as natural illumination on the highpoints of the face. Featuring NARS’ exclusive Jojoba Hydraglow Complex, a dynamic combination of Jojoba Elixir for deep nourishment, with Jojoba Gel for a dewy finish. Skin-tone colored pearls help to brighten and illuminate skin for a naturally perfected, filtered look. Available in four shades. This limited edition glow booster comes in 4 shades (light, medium, medium deep and deep) and I purchased the light shade called Kalvoya.
I give this glow booster a solid O+++!!! This glow booster is even better than the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. This left my face looking like I had a pregnancy glow, worked well with my other cream products and even shined through the setting powder. I am going to have to order a back up since this is a limited edition item.
NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector ($30 for 0.22 fl oz / 6 mL of product on their website) is billed as the ultimate companion to bestselling Radiant Creamy Concealer. NARS’ custom blend of red-toned pigments neutralizes blue and purple-toned imperfections in skin for optical correction. When used over time, combined benefits of White Water Lily and Red Spiderling Flower Extract help brighten the appearance of skin and soothe while defending against free radicals. Luminous Filler contains micropowders that visibly fill in small wrinkles, creases, and furrows as well as other skin imperfections, smoothing the appearance of skin’s unevenness and preparing for better makeup application. Innovative lightweight formula dries down quickly and feels weightless for untraceable color correction that won’t alter your shade of foundation or concealer. This corrector comes in 4 shades (light, medium, medium deep and deep) and I purchased the shade Light (light peach to brighten under eyes on fair to light skin tones and color correct light to medium skin tones).
I give this color corrector a solid O+++!!! and any thing it ever wants!!! : When I hauled this corrector I though it was going to be way to orange or deep for my skin tone… man was I wrong! This is the prettiest corrector I have ever tired!!!! It brightens, corrects and melts into the under eyes seamlessly!!! I mean it’s the perfect shade that I can correct my under eyes even on days when I’m not wearing makeup and you would never even know it. If you’re in the market for a super good corrector (yes it’s pricy but it’s worth it in the case) this would be the one to get.
NARS Liquid Blush ($30 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL of product on their website) is billed as a uniquely buildable and blendable formula that allows you to create your perfect cheek color by using anywhere from one drop to a full pump. Ideal for mixing textures: layer over powder blush for high-impact color, or apply first for a diffused effect. Includes Monoi and Tamanu oils, known for extra moisture and resilience. This blush comes in 3 shades (I already owned Orgasm – sheer warm pink with golden shimmer) I purchased Torrid (warm coral with golden shimmer).
I give this blush a solid O+++!!! : I already knew I loved this formula but this shade is divine!! It’s the perfect coral for any look… With a light hand it leaves the cheeks looking fresh from a snowy day rosy, with a bit more it leaves the cheeks looking kissed by the sun. I just love this one so much!!
NARS Matte Bronzing Powder ($38 for 0.49 oz / 14 g of product on their website) is billed as long lasting matte warmth. It comes in 4 shades and I chose the shade Samoa (matte deep golden brown).
I give this bronzer a solid O+++!!! : This isn’t a matte bronzer it’s more satin but it looks super pretty on the face. It’s the perfect tone and pigmentation that you just simply can’t over do it.
NARS Blush ($30 for 0.16 oz / 4.8 g of product on their website) is billed as the cult-favorite, bestselling NARS Blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek color in matte, satin, and shimmering finishes. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application. Buildable shades from sheer to bold deliver a natural wash of color to every skin tone—a light swipe of even the highest-intensity hues deliver a natural-looking flush. Superfine and silky powder. Irresistible and inimitable. This blush comes in 26 shades (I already owned Orgasm – peachy pink with gold shimmer and Dolce Vita – matte dusty rose) and I purchased the shade Torrid (warm coral with gold shimmer).
I give this blush a solid O+++!!! : This blush layered over the liquid blush is a match made in heaven! This isn’t a true shimmer blush it’s more a satin blush but the way it looks on the cheeks is just stunning! Torrid is the perfect coral shade, it’s not too red not to pink it’s just spot on the perfect coral.
NARS Highlighting Powder ($38 for 0.49 oz / 14 g of product on their website) is billed as no glitter, just glow that’s an uncompromising innovation delivers next-level luminosity with Seamless Glow Technology—a blend of sheer powders and pearls to create second-skin luster that blends effortlessly. Its satin-soft, micro-spherical powder layers evenly and weightlessly, fusing onto all skin tones. This highlighter comes in 6 shades and I purchased the shade Fort de France (Champagne).
I give this highlighter a solid O+++!!! and my lucky Tinkerbell cup! : Like I said in my haul post, WHERE HAS THIS HIGHLIGHTER BEEN ALL MY LIFE??? It gives the most ethereal look to the skin. It’s got the perfect amount of reflect, the perfect tone and just catches the light so beautifully.
NARS Lipstick ($26 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g of product on their website) is billed as a new lineup of Lipstick inspired by the revolutionary vision of Francois Nars. Bring on bolds and brights for groundbreaking style; expose yourself with seductive nudes that leave nothing to hide. Dynamic blend of Moringa and Passion Fruit Seed Oils enhances color vibrancy and conditions lips for radically lightweight wear and unprecedented feel. This lipstick comes in 60 shades with 3 finishes and I purchased the shade Chelsea Girls (sheer pink beige).
I give this lipstick a solid A+++ : This is such a pretty shade, super creamy and just pigmented enough however, it doesn’t last the longest… this is ok… all I have to do is apply primer to the lips and seal it with a lip pencil to a longer lasting finish.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 for 0.22 fl oz / 6 mL and $13 for 0.05 fl oz / 1.4 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a multi-action, 16-hour formula that instantly masks imperfections, blurs the look of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. Light-diffusing technology evens out the complexion so that skin appears fresh and natural with a radiant finish. It also delivers antioxidant protection to help shield skin against damaging free radicals. It comes in 30 shades and I purchased the shade Vanilla (fair skin with subtle pink undertones). I’ve used this concealer for a few years but always had it in a deeper shade. I chose to purchase it in a lighter shade since my makeup tastes have changed.
I give this concealer a solid O+++!!! : Now that I have a better shade match I am in love with this concealer! It has a slightly dewy finish and the perfect pigmentation, not too high coverage but not medium coverage either… it’s the perfect concealer for no makeup makeup days….
Man Nars is really killing it with the complexion products! I think I might just have found my go to replacement for BECCA… their products are just as amazing as the ones I love from BECCA and that is something I didn’t think I’d ever find!
With that, today’s face of the day walkthrough is over.
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👄