Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing ok… low pain but not many spoons left for the day.
I have been working hard on catching up on some blog posts I have drafted… stay tuned…
When I took inventory of my makeup at the beginning of the year I noticed that I now have (10) 30 pan palettes from ColourPop. I had tried to start a makeup challenge for myself at the end of last year, but with my flair I wasn’t able to do it so I decided to start it March first.
The rules I gave myself are simple… but super hard for a makeup lover with well over 300 eyeshadow palettes.
- I must use the palette for a full 30days before I can move to the next palette.
- I can use shades from other palettes only if I need to add a deeper or light shade that the palette doesn’t have…. I still must use only the 30 pan palette for a majority of the eye look.
- I have to try not to duplicate looks…. meaning I can’t do 2 smokey green eye looks back to back.
- I can skip a day or two within the month, however if I do I then must use the current palette into the next month to complete my full 30 days of looks with said palette.
And that’s all the rules… It’s going to be hard for me because I have several new palettes I’ve yet to try out… but I still think this will be a fun little challenge for myself.
The 30 pan palette that my Tiny Decisions App chose for the month of March was….
The ColourPop It’s a Mood 30 Pan Palette ($34 for 1.16 oz, 33 g – making it 0.0387 oz,1.1 g and $1.33 per shade). The shades of this palette are: love song: metallic pale gold, bonafide: matte neutral ivory, stay close: matte peach, nightcall: matte lavender, you & i: matte neutral nude surrender: vivid metallic gold, dream on: metallic true amber, reunion: metallic icy tangerine, crave u: matte muted orange, thunder: metallic plum with a teal duo chrome flip, feels like: metallic deep aqua with a gold sheen, ritual: antique gold, midnight run: matte warm brown, everywhere: matte pinky orange, full circle: metallic copper, echoes: matte plum, don’t deny: matte deep teal, oblivion: matte olive, wanna go: metallic khaki, stormy: burgundy pressed glitter, it’s a rush: matte pumpkin, moves: metallic plum, for a nite: metallic navy, surface: metallic olive with a gold shift, our deal: matte rich chocolate, fascination: matte maroon, new moon: deep pumpkin pressed glitter with gold and burgundy pinpoints, had to be: matte blackened plum, self control: matte navy with blue pinpoints and mystified: matte deep emerald.
For day 1 of this challenge I went with a rusty neutral eye look….
All the items I used for this look are from my shop my stash box… I have changed it from a weekly stash box to a bi-weekly stash box… and in this week’s box I have a few new items that I am testing out.
Now let’s get the walk through for day 1’s makeup look….
*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. The hyperlinks are no longer in color since WordPress took that feature away, they will be in bold print*
Eyes and Brows:
I set my brows and laminated them using the Got 2 Glued Spiking Glue ($6.49 for 6 oz / 170 g of product at Ulta). I filled my brows in using the Benefit POWmade Waterproof Brow Pomade ($20 for 0.17 oz, 4.82 g of product at Ulta). I cleaned up my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($ for 0.504 fl oz, 1.5 ml of product on their website) in the shade Rumour 0.5.
I started with my transition shade crave u (muted orange – matte) and a Bdelium Golden Triangle #785 Tapered Blending Brush ($13 on their website but on sale this week for $9.10). I fluffed this color from crease to just kissing my brow line.
Using a Bdellium Golden Triangle #781 Crease Brush ($13 on their website) an the shade it’s a rush (pumpkin – matte) I deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids and the full crease making sure to buff that shade about 1/2 way up the transition shade prior.
Using a Bdelium Green Bambu #769 Angled Contour Brush ($11 on their website) and the shade our deal (rich chocolate – matte) and using the contour of the brush I patted this shade over the outer v of my crease.
Using a clean Bdelium Studio #785 Tapered Blending Brush ($10 on their website) with no product, I buffed the outer v shade out making sure to buff the edges so that there were no harsh lines.
Using my finger and the shade reunion (icy tangerine- metallic) I patted that shade over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lids.
Using a Bdelium Golden Triangle #777 Shadow Brush ($12 on their website but on sale this week for $8.40), I first went into the shade full circle (copper – metallic) I tapped it over the middle 1/3 of my mobile lids. I then used the same brush and went back into the shade it’s a rush (pumpkin – matte) and buffed that into the previous shade over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids to add just a hint more definition. I then cleaned up any fallout and sharpened the outer edges of the eyeshadow look.
Using a Bdelium Green Bambu #781 Crease Brush I first went in with the shade crave u and created a deep drop shadow on the lower lash lines, using the same brush and the shade it’s a rush (pumpkin – matte) I then added depth to the drop shadow on the lower lash line, same brush and the shade our deal (rich chocolate – matte) I darkened just the over 1/3 of the lower lash lines and finally with the same brush I used the shade full circle (copper – metallic) to add movement to the middle 1/3 of the lower lash line. I lined my upper lash line creating a micro wing using the Fenty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner ($24 for 0.019 fl oz, 0.56 ml of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cause I’m Black. I also lined my lower water lines using NYX Slide On Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner ($8 for 0.01 oz, 1.13 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Metallic Copper (no longer available at Ulta on line but I did find it at my local Ulta).
I started by priming my face using J Cat Beauty Prime and Glow Licorice (no longer available, was $7.99 for 1.05 fl oz,31.05 ml of product). I contoured using Milani Supercharged Bronzer ($8.99 for 3.5 oz, 99.22 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Dynamic Bronze (deep bronze). For foundation today I tested out the Revlon Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Glow Anti-Pollution Foundation ($10.99 for 0.75 oz, 22.18 ml of product on Amazon, I purchased mine at CVS) in the shade Buff (light neutral). I bronzed my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin using bareMinerals Bare Pro Glow ($29 for 0.47 fl oz, 13.9 ml on their website but is currently on sale for $23) in the shade Warmth (the bronzer shade). I highlighted the high points of my face using Fenty Match Stix ($28 for 0.25 oz / 7.09g of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Starstruck (icy pearl). I used Makeup Revolution Fast Base Blush Stick ($8 for 0.49 oz, 14 g of product on their website) in the shade Bloom (bright pink coral). I color corrected my under eyes using the Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Color Corrector ($9.00 for 0.24 fl oz, 7.09 ml of product at Walmart) in peach and then concealed the sides of my nose pushing the extra product onto my under eyes using the NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Face & Body Concealer Serum ($11.00 for 0.32 oz, 9.07 g of product at Ulta) in the shade ivory .
Setting, Touch Ups, Lips and Lashes:
I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($30 for 0.14 oz, 3.97 g of product at Ulta) is the shade #1 (for fair to medium skin) and set my face using Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Loose Setting Powder ($6.49 for 0.7 oz, 19.8 g of product at Ulta) in the shade banana. I touched up my bronzer using BH Cosmetics Tanned in Tulum – 6 Color Bronzer & Highlighter Palette ($17 for 0.84 oz, 23.81 g of total product making it 0.14 oz, 3.97 g and $2.83 per shade at Ulta) in the shade Ruinas (3rd shade of the 1st row). I touched up my blush using E.L.F. Cosmetics Bite-Size Face Duo ($3 for 0.16 oz, 4.54 g at Target) in the shade Guava (peachy pink). I touched up my highlighter using Wet n Wild Mega Glow Highlighting Powder ($3 for 0.19 oz, 5.39 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Blossom Glow (soft pink champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($11.60 for 0.035 oz, 1 g of product on Amazon) in the shade Oh Sis! (deep terra cotta) and then topped my lips with NYX Powder Puff Lippie ($9 for 0.4 oz, 11.34 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Puppy Love (soft pink coral). I coated my lashes in Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara ($10.49 for 0.35 oz, 9.92 g of product at Ulta) in the shade fiercest black and popped on a pair of ColourPop Faux Lashes ($8 per pair on their website) in the style Minx (length and volume with a cat eye look). I then used some setting spray (I forgot which one I’m using now but it will be included in my new Shop My Stash Box post coming up.)
I really loved how amazing this look came together. I love a good smokey copper look.
Let’s take a look at the new things I tried today….
A.) Bdelium Tools Golden Triangle (price ranges from $12 to $140) and Green Bambu (price ranges from $8 to $99) brushes:
I give both style of brushes a tentative B+++!!! : There were some hits and some misses with both style of brushes… The 3 Golden Triangle Face Brushes I used were a bit of a let down… now, with that said I was testing out a new foundation and this could be the reason the brushes didn’t preform well. For the same collection the lash brush and the duo fiber blending brush weren’t that great either. For the most part all of the eye brushes for both styles worked great as did the face brushes from the Green Bambu brush style. I didn’t want to give my final grade for these brushes until I’ve had a bit longer to test them thoroughly.
B.) NYX Powder Puff Lippie ($9 for 0.4 oz, 11.34 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Puppy Love (soft pink coral) is a powder to cream matte lipstick with a cushion applicator that comes in 15 shades (I now own 5 shades).
I give this lippie a solid O+++!!! : I can’t get enough of this formula! It’s easy to apply, doesn’t dry out my lips, is virtually mask proof (if you use the lightest application of it) and when the lipstick wears away you are left with the perfect stained lip look.
C.) Revlon Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Glow Anti-Pollution Foundation ($10.99 for 0.75 oz, 22.18 ml of product on Amazon, I purchased mine at CVS) comes in 16 shades I have it in the shade Buff (light neutral) is billed as skin-enhancing liquid makeup infused with prickly pear oil to give a hydrated, glowing finish. It claims to go on like a moisturizer and finishes like a light coverage foundation.
I give this foundation a solid B- : This has got to be the perfect shade match for me and that is were the love for this product ends. It’s just a fancy name for a BB cream…. My skin was a little red near the cheek area and this product didn’t have enough pigmentation to even dull that redness down some. It sets quickly and dries down unevenly… now this could be the primer but I doubt it with this one. I had to really work my foundation brush to get this one worked in and still had to use my beauty sponge to help get the application even. I had to apply 2 pretty big layers of product to get somewhat descent coverage. It wasn’t bad once it was applied correctly but it’s just not worth that much fiddling to get coverage. It’s just meh for me…
D.) NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Face & Body Concealer Serum ($11.00 for 0.32 oz, 9.07 g of product at Ulta) comes in 13 shade and I have it in the shade ivory is billed as 24 hour hydration to cover dark circles and redness.
I give this concealer a solid A+++!!! : I didn’t give it my highest grade because I only just tried it… however I did give it a solid grade because I felt that I understood this product plenty after testing it out. First off… this one is super pigmented and high coverage. 1 small pea sized amount handled cleaning up my nose contour, masking my under eyes and brightening the center of my face. It’s light weight and does feel hydrating. The reason it’s not graded higher is simply the fact that it did crease a few times throughout the day. Now, I want to try it again using a smaller amount to see if that helps but it’s such an emollient product that it doesn’t set down all the way. I’m willing to deal with it because for the first few hours my under eyes were amazing.
E.) Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Loose Setting Powder ($6.49 for 0.7 oz, 19.8 g of product at Ulta) in the shade banana is billed as a silky lightweight setting powder that can be used to set, mattify, absorb oil and bake.
I give this loose setting powder a solid B- : There wasn’t anything wrong with the powder… did it set my makeup… yes, did it keep me mattified all day… yes… but did it brighten like a banana powder is meant to do… no, not at all. It’s just an ok powder… nothing wowed me and it was just meh for me.
Just like that today’s walk through is done…
I hope you are in great spirits and health.
Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick