Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing pretty darn good today.
Today I went for brunch with my mama bear and my niece at hubby’s restaurant and it was the first day in a few weeks I got to play with makeup.
I’ve been having a hard time adjusting to not having meds for the fibromyalgia and finally went on medical marijuana, that has helped a heap…
Today is the first day of April that I am using my 30 pan palette for the month… For this look I used 3 palettes… I used the ColourPop 30 Pan Fade into Hue ($34 for 0.80 oz / 22.7g of product making it 0.27 oz / 0.76 oz and $1.13 per shade on their website), the ColourPop Daisy Does It 12 pan palette ($18 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product on their website making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.50 per shade) and the ColourPop x Avatar Last Airbender 12 pan palette ($22 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.83 per shade on their website).
But let’s side track for a minute… Let’s talk brunch.
I took my mama bear and niece out to Maguro’s Sushi across from the Florida Mall…. and I got to be waited on by the sexiest waiter ever…. Ok… ok I am bias since he’s my hubby but… It was a fun trip… we drank and ate our fill and promptly made reservations for dinner in 2 weeks… this was the first time they opened from brunch and the menu was packed full of yummy options…
The niece and I ordered their Mimosa Flight… the first one is an Acerola mimosa, the next one is a Passion Fruit mimosa and the 3rd one is a classic OJ mimosa… my favorite was the Acerola mimosa. Acerola is similar to a cherry but is slightly less sweet. We also got a pitcher of their red sangria…. super tasty!
I chose the Papillas Roaste, Pork Belly Benedicto and the Salmon Fried Rice… the flavors of the rice was spectacular as was the flavors of the Benedicto. The roasted potatoes were amazing!
My niece chose the deep fried Coquito French Toast… I hate coconut but did have a taste and there was a well blended flavor and she absolutely loved it. I forgot to get a picture of my mom’s plate but she ordered the Jibaro Bowl and she really liked it… it’s good to note that mama bear is a very picky eater and she truly enjoyed her plate.
Enough food talk… let’s get down to business ….
For today I was wearing my clover green tieks, a green 3/4 length sleeved cardi over a navy top and a green newsboy cap that I made… I forgot to say that I’m in the process of relying my hair and have already done a color remover…. hair is not cute right now so I’m wearing tons of hats… To go with the them I chose a smokey green eye…..
Let’s get today’s walk through and eye pictorial started…..
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Eyes and Brows:
For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop 30 Pan Fade into Hue ($34 for 0.80 oz / 22.7g of product making it 0.27 oz / 0.76 oz and $1.13 per shade on their website), the ColourPop Daisy Does It 12 pan palette ($18 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product on their website making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.50 per shade) and the ColourPop x Avatar Last Airbender 12 pan palette ($22 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.83 per shade on their website).
I started by laminating my brows with the I started the way I always have, I applied Got 2b Glued Spiking Glue ($7.15 for 6 oz / 170 g of product at Ulta) to set my brows in place and then I filled them in using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($21 for 0.14 oz / 3.97 g of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Ebony (black hair with warm undertones) I also tried out the Makeup Revolution Hair Strokes Brow Pen ($8 for 0.14 fl oz / 4.14 ml at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown to create a few hair stroked at the front and tail of the brow. I then placed a piece of scotch tape (that I first placed on the back of my hand to remove some of the stickiness) on the outer edge of my eyes angled towards the tail of my brows.
I then used a flat shadder brush and the Beauty Creations Dare to Be Bright Color Base Primer ($4 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml of product on their website) in the shade White Out (pure white) to carve out the bottom of my brows and prime my lids. I then used a flat foundation brush and a bit of today’s foundation to clean up the top part of my brow (yes the brows are junkie today, couldn’t be helped I was rushing to get my makeup done so we could make the 10:30 reservations for mimosas… ah… I mean brunch… yes brunch… ha ha.
Going first into the ColourPop Daisy Does It 12 pan palette ($18 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product on their website making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.50 per shade) I took a fluffy crease brush and the shade Rooted (warm beige – matte) all over the lids and up onto the transition and brow line.
Going into the ColourPop 30 Pan Fade into Hue ($34 for 0.80 oz / 22.7g of product making it 0.27 oz / 0.76 oz and $1.13 per shade on their website) and the ColourPop x Avatar Last Airbender 12 pan palette ($22 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.83 per shade on their website) I combined the shades dyed up (kelly green – matte), bold type (deep teal – matte) and earth rumble (deep moss green – matte) on a smaller fluffy crease brush all through the crease and flared out into the outer v. I then took a clean large fluffy dome brush and buffed the whole eye to elongate the tail of the shadow more.
Using my finger I used the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Straight On ‘Til Morning (shimmering gold lime) – (available in the believe in fairies super shock trio for $20) I popped that on the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids and slightly over the inner 1/3 of the crease.
Again, using my finger I used the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in the shade Water Me (rich metallic emerald) from the Flower Buds Duo ($10 on their website) a tapped it over the outer 2/3 of the mobile lids and then into the over v to deepen that area.
I then removed the tape from the the outer edges of my eyes and using a small amount of the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($12 for 1.7 fl oz / 50 ml of product at Ulta) on a bamboo cotton round to clean up the undereye area… I use this primer as the last step of my skin care… this way when I have to clean up fallout from shadows I can take a very little bit on a cotton round to clean up the fallout without having to disrupt all the goodness of my skin care… I use to use micellar water to clean up the undereye area but I found that my concealer always creased and always looked dry on my under eyes. I learned this technique from makeup artist Robert Welsh a few years ago on YouTube.
For the lower lash line I kept the look light, I just wanted a hint of color… so I combined the shade Earth rumble (deep moss green – matte) from the Avatar palette and the shade Like Butter (warm brown – matte) from the Daisy palette and created an airy drop shadow using a small fluffy crease brush… the goal here was to get a light wash of color to help balance the mascara and liner on the bottom lashes. I then took a bit of the shade Bloom Room (icy sage with silvery pinpoints – metallic) from the Daisy palette on my pinky and tapped it over the upper part of the tear duct and the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line for a hint of movement. I then lined the lower water lines using the NYX Epic Wear Liner ($9 for 0.043 oz / 1.22 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Intense Teal (teal).
I primed the face using Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Face Brightener Illuminating Primer ($35 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on their website). I then contoured the cheek bones, forehead, nose and jaw line using Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Contour Skinstick ($28 for 0.25 oz/ 7.09 g of product at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Amber (cool toned contour for light to medium skintones). For foundation today I tested out the Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation ($58 for 0.95 fl oz / 28 ml of product on the Beautylish website) in the shade Porcelain (light skin with pink undertones). For cream bronzer I used the Wander Beauty Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick ($32 for 0.32 oz / 9.07 g of product at Dermstore) in the shade deep. For cream blush I used the Morphe Blush Balm Soft-Focus Cream Blush (12 for 0.13 oz / 3.69 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Provocative Petal (petal pink). For cream highlighter I used the Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick ($36 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product on their website) in the shade Joy (gold shimmer). I color corrected using the Bobbi Brown Corrector Stick ($32 for 0.11 oz / 3.12 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Extra Light Bisque (very light pink bisque). For concealer I tested out the Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur HD Creaseless Concealer ($28 for 0.25 fl / 7.5 ml of product on their website) in the shade very fair (cool pink undertones).
Setting, Touch Ups, Lips and Lashes:
I set the center of my forehead, my under eyes and chin using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($34 for 0.95 oz / 27.78 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Lavender (light with cool undertones). I set the rest of my face using the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder ($46 for 0.36 oz / 10.21 g of product at Ulta). I touched up my bronzer using the Thrive Causemetics Sun Chaser Blur + Sculpt Bronzing Powder ($32 for 0.32 oz / 9 g of product on their website) in the shade Camila (tan neutral), my highlighter using the Wander Beauty Wanderess Glow ($30 for 0.21 oz / 6 g of product on the Dermstore website) in the shade After Hours (champagne) and my blush using the Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duo ($38 but currently on sale for $19 for 0.51 oz / 14.46 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Soft Peach (peachy nude). I lined my lips using the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 for 0.035 oz / 0.99 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Cold Brew (true brown) and then filled in my lips using Smashbox Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick ($0.13 oz / 3.68 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Fair Game (light peachy nude) and then topped it with Colour Pop Lux Gloss (the shade escapes me right now, it’s a pale tan with slight glitter in it from last year). I curled my lashes and than did 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($27 for 0.3 oz / 8.50 g of product at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Colour Pop lashes in the style Mami ($8 on their website).
I really love the way the whole look came together. With my cardi on the look really took on a mind of it’s own.
ColourPop x Avatar the Last Airbender 12 Pan Palette ($22 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.83 per shade on their website). The unicarton features Sokka, Katara, Aang, Zuko and Toph and the palette features Momo and Aang on the outside and Appa on the inside. It has 5 matte, 2 sequin matte, and 5 metallic shadows.
The shades from left to right and up and down are: Water Tribe (baby blue/violet duo chrome – metallic), Moon Spirit (mid-tone blue/violet and bright blue duo chrome – metallic), Ice Shield (dusty denim blue – matte), Earth Kingdom (pale nude – matte), Quicksand (antique gold – metallic), Earth Rumble (deep moss green – matte), Fire Nation (burnt red orange with gold pinpoints – sequin matte), Dancing Dragon (vibrant brick red – metallic), Comet (vivid crimson – matte pigment), Air Temple (mustard – matte), Air Blast (champagne – metallic), and Vortex (warm saddle brown with gold pinpoints – sequin matte).
I give this palette a tentative O++ This palette is my happy place, I would have liked a few more green earth tones but it’s still super cute. I only used the deep green shade so I can’t give a final review of it yet. The green shade played well with the rest of the shadows I did without going patchy and didn’t have much fall out… which is hard to do with a deep green. I am looking forward to using the other shades of this palette.
Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur HD Creaseless Concealer ($28 for 0.25 fl / 7.5 ml of product on their website) comes in 24 shades and I purchased the shade very fair – cool pink undertones and is billed as a skincare-first concealer that is ultra lightweight, buildable, waterproof and crease-proof.
I give this concealer a solid O+++ This concealer is high medium coverage goodness! It lasted all day without creasing and was super brightening. This concealer is damn near perfect. If it was full coverage it would have earned my highest grade… that is the only reason it didn’t.
Thrive Causemetics Sun Chaser Blur + Sculpt Bronzing Powder ($32 for 0.32 oz / 9 g of product on their website) is offered in 4 shades and I purchased the shade Camila (tan neutral) and is billed as naturally sun-kissed.
I give this bronzer a solid O+++!!! Let’s talk bronzed for the Gods for a minute shall we? The undertones, the pigmentation and the finish on this bronzer is AMAZING! I think I might love this one more than I love my hourglass bronzer and that’s saying a lot! This bronzer is perfect for any age, it has the kind of finish that doesn’t emphasize texture and leaves the skin looking naturally tan.
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Face Brightener Illuminating Primer ($35 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on their website) is billed as a high-performance primer that creates an instantly luminous canvas with light-reflecting smart pigments while advanced natural ingredients brighten skin + reduce dullness over time.
I give this primer a solid A++ I really wanted this primer to knock my socks off… considering I have glow primers that are drugstore priced that blow this primer out of the water… on the face it gave slight glow, nothing to big, and it didn’t do much for longevity of the foundation. It’s a nice primer but nothing memorable.
Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick ($36 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product on their website) comes in 2 highlight and 5 blush shades and is billed as an innovative multipurpose cream color stick that melts onto skin for a healthy, natural flush of hydrating, waterproof color for face, lips and body.
This is the shade Joy (gold shimmer).
I give this stick highlighter a solid A+ This cream highlight is stiffer than I though it would be. I tried applying with a brush and got very little payoff. I tried applying with my fingers and I had to literally glob it on my fingers to get any kind of coverage. I think this one might be best applied before foundation as sort of an under painting type of product.
ColourPop Daisy Does It 12 Pan Palette ($18 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product on their website making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.50 per shade)… this palette has 5 mattes, 2 sequin mattes, 2 Super Shock Shadows (1 is a duo chrome) and 3 metallics (1 is also a duo chrome)
The shades from left to right are: Chain Letter (ivory with a coppery peach duo chrome – super shock) Pinwheel (soft yellow peach – matte) Rooted (warm beige – matte) and Bloom Room (icy sage with silvery pinpoints – metallic), In a Scent (soft coral with a gold duo chrome – metallic) Flower Girl (peachy coral – matte) Top Pick (true yellow with silver pin points – sequin matte) and So Fresh (white gold with gold and silver pinpoints – super shock shadow), Nice Steams (beige pink with gold and silver pin points – sequin matte) Like Butter (warm brown – matte) Shasta (smoky chocolate with gold pinpoints – metallic) and Spun (deep olive – matte).
I give this palette a solid O+++!!! This is the quintessential spring palette. The shades were perfect, blended well with no patchiness and played well with other palettes. There was minimal fallout as well.
Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation ($58 for 0.95 fl oz / 28 ml of product on the Beautylish website) is offered in 16 shades and I purchased the shade Porcelain – light skin with pink undertones and is billed as a weightless, skin-perfecting foundation that delivers an ethereal glow with built-in skincare benefits and claims to be a natural semi satin medium coverage.
I give this foundation a solid O+ This foundation gave my skin a gorgeous glowy look. I did have to apply a second coat to get full coverage but I didn’t need much to cover my full face. This foundation does not like to be applied with a brush I had to use a sponge to even out the first layer and than apply the second layer with the same sponge because when I tried to apply the second layer with a brush it just moved the first layer around. For that I can’t give this foundation any higher of a grade than O+
Bobbi Brown Corrector Stick ($32 for 0.11 oz / 3.12 g of product at Ulta) is offered in 12 shades and I chose the shade Extra Light Bisque (very light pink bisque) and is billed as preps skin for concealer by brightening dark undereye circles and neutralizing discoloration anywhere on the face with skin-true coverage and claims to be 12 hour coverage.
I give this corrector a solid O+++!!! and a stand ovation! I love Bobbi Brown complexion products… I just hated the original corrector that came in a pan… it was messy because it was so balmy, but they took and made it a stick and now I’m in love! This corrector works beautifully. It even works well over the concealer… my preferred method of application at the time. This corrector works so well and blends in so well that I use it even on days when I don’t wear any other makeup to brighten up my under eyes.
Morphe Blush Balm Soft-Focus Cream Blush ($12 for 0.13 oz / 3.69 g of product at Ulta) is offered in 5 shades and I chose the shade Provocative Petal (petal pink) and is billed as an innovative, super-moisturizing formula that melts into cheeks for sheer-to-buildable, matte color.
I give this blush a solid O+++!!! and a standing ovation! I have never tried any other Morphe product, personally I was never a fan of James Charles and I fell out of love with Jaclyn Hill with all the drama that was happening… I loved her during her Champagne Pop Highlighter faze… but shortly after that just couldn’t take her antics anymore. Because of that I never really cared to try anything… I purchased this blush as a way to test a product out from a company whose brushes I absolutely love. All the research I have done showed that Morphe makeup was hit or miss… well, this blush is a bonafide hit! The formula is heavenly, the pigmentation is perfection and the way it melts into the skin is unreal! I love this blush so much that I am now keen to try other products…. annnnddddd… well… maybe even purchase a few more shades of this blush.
We’ve come to the end of today’s walk through… I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Remember dolls… save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.