Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope… I’m doing pretty good today. It’s a rare level 3 pain day. My energy levels are so-so but for the first time in almost 3 years I have a virtually nonexistent pain day! This is such a gift for me. I was able to tidy up my makeup room and still have enough pain tolerance to actually play with my makeup…
Yesterday I re-bleached my hair. I think the color is better this time around. I will be re-dying my hair on Saturday.
For today’s look I knew I wanted a half cut crease and I wanted a pink look and this is what I came up with.
I’m continuing to use April’s 30 pan ColourPop palette… the ColourPop 30 Pan Fade into Hue ($34 for 0.80 oz / 22.7 g of product making it 0.27 oz / 0.76 oz and $1.13 per shade on their website). Along with this palette I pulled in shades from the ColourPop Ooh La La 9 Pan Palette ($14 for 0.36 oz / 9.9 g of total product making it 0.04 oz / 1.10 g and $1.56 per shade on their website) and the ColourPop Cloud Spun 9 Pan Palette ($14 for 0.3 oz / 9 g of total product making it 0.033 oz / 1 g and $1.56 per shade on their website).
On with today’s walk through and pictorial!!!
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❗This is one of those looks where you just have to trust the process… I’ve layered a lot of close to the same tone shades and yes at the start it looks like Pepto Bismol barfed on my face… but just trust me… you don’t have to be precise or neat for this look and there is just enough tonal difference between shades that once you cut that crease what your left with is blended gradient perfection❗
Eyes and Brows:
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 then carved out my brows using thin small detailer brush and the Beauty Creations Color Base Primer ($4 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml of product on their website) in White Out… making sure to bring it down to the start of the crease line. I then took a standard flat packer brush and the Beauty Creations Color Base Primer ($4 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml of product on their website) in the shade Barbie Pink from crease to mobile lid and out towards the tails of my brows. I then took a large flat shadow brush and the foundation I used today to clean up the top part of my brows. I then took a large fluffy shadow brush to blend the primers on my eyes together.
For this look I used the ColourPop 30 Pan Fade into Hue ($34 for 0.80 oz / 22.7 g of product making it 0.27 oz / 0.76 oz and $1.13 per shade on their website). Along with this palette I pulled in shades from the ColourPop Ooh La La 9 Pan Palette ($14 for 0.36 oz / 9.9 g of total product making it 0.04 oz / 1.10 g and $1.56 per shade on their website) and the ColourPop Cloud Spun 9 Pan Palette ($14 for 0.3 oz / 9 g of total product making it 0.033 oz / 1 g and $1.56 per shade on their website).
Starting with the Fade into Hue palette I took a fluffy crease brush and the shade lovecraft (mid-tone warm pink – matte) and applied it from lashline all the way up to the brows…leaving just a sliver of white showing under the brows.
On a short fluffy dome shadder and the shade bonbon (hot pink – matte) from the Cloud Spun palette and fluffed it through the crease up to 1/2 between the brows and the crease.
Using the shade sandbar (neon pink – matte) from the Oh La La palette on a smaller fluffy crease brush and kept that shade tight tot he crease socket (the part of the crease that folds when I open my eyes). I took it just slightly above the crease socket… just enough that it can be seen when I open my eyes.
I used a fat pencil brush and a combination of the shades paradise (vivid hot red pink – matte) from the Hue palette, sandbar (neon pink – matte) and trove (raspberry – matte) from the Oh La La palette and further defined the crease socket and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids and the outer v of the crease.
I sneaked into the ColourPop Stone Cold Fox 30 Pan Palette ($34 for 1.16 oz / 33 g of total product making it 0.39 oz / 1.1 g and $1.33 per shade on their website) with a tiny fluffy crease brush and the shade rock bottom (deep black – matte)… I used the smallest amount of this shade literally 1 slight tap into the shadow and blended it just above the socket of the ceases and elongated it out at the outer v of the crease I then took the pencil brush and shades from the step above this one and used it to blend out this black shade… I wanted it to be airy and not as deep.
I took some pointed cotton buds and micelar water and cut my ceases… only doing a low half cut crease. I then took a tiny detailer brush and more of the Beauty Creations Color Base Primer ($4 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml of product on their website) in White Out to apply all over the newly cut creases… and then used a long fluffy shadow brush to blend the primer out.
Using my finger I combined the shades big sugar (bright bubblegum pink with a silver sheen – metallic) and the shade tickled (soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip – metallic) from the Oh La La Palette and patted it over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids.
For the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids I took the shade cotton cloud (pale blush pink – metallic) from the Cloud palette and my finger… I also used a disposable lip gloss wand to apply this shade to the upper part of the cut crease (the part of the cut crease that swoops up into the crease).
I tapped a small bead of NYX Long Lasting Glitter Primer ($6.50 for 0.33 fl oz / 10 ml of product at Ulta) over the center of the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids and using a silicone glitter applicator I tapped the shade flossy (cotton candy pink with multidimensional glitters – pressed glitter) from the Cloud palette over the glue. I then felt this was too light so I used the other side of the applicator and more of the shades big sugar (bright bubblegum pink with a silver sheen – metallic) and the shade tickled (soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip – metallic) from the Oh La La Palette and tapped that very gently over the glitter I just put down.
I cleaned up the under eyes and sharpened the outer edge of my shadow.
On a short wide smudger brush and the shades bonbon (hot pink – matte) and pillow mint (coral pink – matte) from the Cloud palette and smudged that on the lower lash lines and then using a thin small fluffy crease brush and the shade lovecraft (mid-tone warm pink – matte) from the Hue palette to create a blown out drop shadow.
Then on a disposable lip gloss wand I took a tiny bit of the shade prismatic: mid-tone pink glitter with rainbow pinpoints from the Hue palette and tapped it over the center 1/3 of the lower lash lines.
I tight lined the upper and lower water lines using the BH Cosmetics Power Pencil (discontinued) in the shade black.I then applied 2 tiny crystals with lash glue 1/2 between the center and outer 1/3 of the lower lash lines.
I primed my face using the Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer ($10.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta). I then applied a bit of Makeup Revolution CC Perfecting Skin Enhancer ($12 for 0.87 fl oz 25.73 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade gold over the center of my forehead, tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, and center of the chin. I contoured the face using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Contour Skinstick ($28 for 0.25 oz / 7.09 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Amber (cool for light medium). For foundation today I tested the Tarte Shape Tape Cloud CC Cream ($39 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade 16N (light fair neutral). 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 blush I used the Shein Sheglam Glowin’ Up Skin Stick ($3.14 for 0.23 oz / 6.5 g on the Shein website) in the shade Midnight Hour (true pink) I also popped a tiny bit of this blush across my nose. For cream highlighter I used the highlight side of the Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator ($38 for 0.4 oz, 12 g on the Wander Beauty website). I color corrected my under eyes 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) and then applied concealer using L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer ($4.99 for 0.28 oz / 7.94 g of product at Ulta) in the shade fairest.
Setting, Touch Ups, Lips and Lashes:
I set the center of my face using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($34 for 0.98 oz / 27.78 g of product at Ulta) in Lavender and the perimeter of the face using the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder Banana ($6.49 for 0.7 oz / 19.84 g of product at Ulta). For bronzer I used the Catrice Sun Lover Glow Bronzing Powder ($9 on their website) in the shade Sun Lover. I touched up my highlighter using the Makeup Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 for 0.35 oz / 9.92 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Just My Type (pale gold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($28 for the 10 bundle vault on their website) in the shade dial up (vibrant hot pink) and then topped my lips with the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($26 for 0.13 fl oz / 3.85 ml at Ulta) in the shade Unlocked (vivid pink). I used 1 coat of Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($27 for 0.3 oz/ 8.50 g of product at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Glamlite x Makayla faux lashes ($12 on their site) in the style Code Orange. I set my face using L.A. Girl HD Pro Setting Finish Spray ($5.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta).
I truly loved today’s look. It’s super girly and I just love color play.
Tarte Shape Tape Cloud CC Cream ($39 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) is offered in 21 shades and I chose it in the shade 16N (light fair neutral). It’s billed as a light-as-air formula with medium-buildable coverage and claims that it delivers a soft-focus effect with 24 hour hydration.
I give this cc cream a solid O+++!!! and a standing ovation: This cc cream is STUNNING!!! It sits on the skin beautifully and has this health glow to it. It is in fact medium with buildable to full coverage. The only con to this cc cream, it oxidizes about a shade and a half…. typically this would cause me to dig it points, however this cc cream is just so pretty that I don’t even care that it does!
And with that, today’s walk through and pictorial has come to an end…
I hope that 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 💄.
💙❌ ⭕❌⭕💙, Nita