Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I am doing pretty darn well today. Little light on the spoons but the pain level is around a 3 for the first time in over 2 years… That’s a win.
Only 1 more hat day left… when I dye my hair I keep the color in for most of the day (I use Arctic Fox and since it conditions the hair I leave it on as long as possible to not only restore some of what the bleach has done, but also to make sure that dye really adheres to the hair) so I will need to wear a hat for 1 more day…. super excited to see how my hair turns out.
I’m still working on getting my skin’s texture to bounce back but I know it will get better soon.
For today’s look I used the full teal row of shadows from the Blend Bunny Lure 24 Pan Palette ($46 for 0.81 oz / 2.3 g of total product making it 0.0338 oz / 0.96 g and $1.92 per shade).
I only tested a few items today but have used mostly all newer hauled products for today’s look.
I don’t really have much to say in today’s intro so let’s get to today’s walkthrough and pictorial of episode 3 of the chop and haul… -> Episode 1 (purple smokey eye) …. Episode 2 (blue eye full glam).
*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. all swatched pictures are done on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass to show the true pigmentation of the product*
Eyes and Brows:
Today I went in reverse with my brows I filled in my brows using the Juvia’s Place i Sculpt, i Shade Brow Palette ($11 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of total product making it 0.07 oz, 2 g and $2.75 per shade) in the 1st shade of the 2nd row and then set them using Got 2 B Glued Spiking Glue ($7.99 at Ulta). I cleaned my brows (arch side) using Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($7.49 for 0.23 oz at Ulta) in the shade sand. I also cleaned the brows (brow bone side) and primed my whole eyelid space using the P.Louise Base ($13 for 0.5 fl oz on their website) in Rumour 2 (light beige).
I decided to skip a transition shade and instead used the crease shade to perform both a crease and transition. Using a mid sized crease brush and the shade Sea Nymph (light true teal – matte), I first laid it down into the crease and when there was barely any pigment left I began to blend the crease out and up into the brow line.
Using a fluffy crease brush and the shade 332 Meters (deep true teal – matte) I defined the outer v of the crease and into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids.
I applied some shadow shields to keep for having any glitter fall out and using a large silicone applicator and NYX Long Lasting Glitter Primer ($6.50 for 0.22 fl oz at Ulta) to prep the area for the shimmer. I then used a silicone pigment applicator to apply the shade In a Bottle (icey pale teal – metallic) for the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids and the shade Folklore (sage with a teal and silver flip – metallic) for the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids.
Using a tiny crease brush I combined the shades Lost at Sea (very white heavy pastel teal – matte) and 332 Meters (deep true teal – matte) and packed it onto the lower lash line, then taking a clean paddle shadder brush I buffed the lower lashline until I had a mid sized drop shadow. I then lined my lower waterlines using a deep green liner from NYX that isn’t solid anymore (any deep teal or forest green will work just as well).
I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes with the Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter ($25 for 0.098 oz / 2.8 g of product at Sephora) in the shade Exhilarate (champagne gold).
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) and then the Milani No Pore Zone Mattifying Face Primer ($11.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) over my cheeks and chin. I contoured using the Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Liquid Contour ($10.99 for 0.2 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Cocoa (deep brown) as contour today. For foundation I tested out the Essence Keep Me Covered Long-Lasting Foundation ($6.99 for 1.01 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #20 porcelain (the 2nd lightest shade). For bronzer I used the Makeup by Mario SoftSculpt Shaping Stick ($30 for 0.37 oz / 10.5 g of product at Sephora) in the shade Medium (natural matte finish for light-medium to medium skin tones -warm golden). For cream blush today I tested out the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand ($42 for 0.4 oz / 12 ml of product at Sephora) in the shade Pink Pop (matte pink). For cream highlighter I used Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Liquid Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.21 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Lunar (light champagne gold). I color corrected using the Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Undereye Brightener ($10.99 for 0.21 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade melon (peach) and then concealed using the Essence Keep Me Covered Concealer ($4.99 for 0.11 fl oz / 3.5 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #30 Alabaster (the 3rd lightest shade). . I set the under eyes using the Charlotte Tilbury Refillable Airbrush Flawless Finish Brightening Powder ($48 for 0.31 oz / 9 g of product at Sephora) in the shade fair/medium and the rest of my face using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($36 for 0.98 oz / 28 g of product at Sephora) in the shade butter (fair/medium). I touched up the bronzer using Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer ($35 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product at Ulta and Sephora), my blush using the Nabla Skin Glazing ($24 for 0.23 oz / 6.5 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Lola (watermelon that reflects amber and peach) and my highlighter using the Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter ($25 for 0.098 oz / 2.8 g of product at Sephora) in the shade Exhilarate (champagne gold).
Lips, Lashes and Finishings:
I lined my lips using the LA Girl Shockwave Lip Liner ($4.49 for 0.04 oz at Ulta) in the shade Coquette (pale nude) and then filled the lips in using the NARS Lipstick ($26 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g on their website) in the shade Chelsea Girls (sheer pink beige). I gave my lashes 2 coats of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara ($24 for 0.42 fl oz / 12.5 mL at Sephora and Ulta) in the shade Cause I’m Black and then popped on a pair of Ardell Lash Faux Mink #817 ($17.99 for a 4 pack at Ulta). I set my whole face using the LA Girl HD Pro Setting Finish Spray ($5.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta).
I love the mermaid feel of this eye look. My skin is just all full of texture today and I feel like I went heavy on the bronzer today. I think Had I not used so much highlighter and bronzer I would have liked this look more.
Blend Bunny Lure 24 Pan Palette ($46 for 0.81 oz / 2.3 g of total product making it 0.0338 oz / 0.96 g and $1.92 per shade). Each shade has the potential to receive 4.167 points…. Today I’m reviewing the teal row (the 4th vertical row).
I would give the teal row, consisting of the shades In a Bottle (icey pale teal – metallic), Lost at Sea (very white heavy pastel teal – matte), Sea Nymph (light true teal – matte) and 332 Meters (deep true teal – matte) a solid A++. Over all this row was easy to use, I got no fallout, there was some kick back in the pans but nothing too bothersome and for the most part the shades blended out beautifully. So far this palette has a score of 46.337.
In a Bottle (icey pale teal – metallic) is the perfect mobile lid shade! It’s reflective and has just enough base to it so that it doesn’t become a nondescript shade ounce it’s blended out. There was no flaking when I applied this shade and no transfer. This metallic shade is so creamy I had to double check to make sure this wasn’t a cream or super sock formula (like the metallic pots from ColourPop). Out of all the metallic shades in this palette this one is my favorite… I give In a Bottle a solid score of 4.167.
Lost at Sea (very white heavy pastel teal – matte) is a very white heavy pastel but in the best possible way. It isn’t dusty, did not have fallout and didn’t need to be built up to actually see the shade. It did however have heaps of kick back in the pan. Normally with a white pigment heavy pastel there are skips and pachiness, I didn’t get that with this shade… I give Lost as Sea a solid 4.167.
Sea Nymph (light true teal – matte) is a pretty shade. Its depth is just right for a crease shade but still soft enough for a lower lashline or a wash of color over the mobile lids. There is just a hint of too much white pigment in this one and that made it hard to blend out. It just wanted to stick to the primer and did take some effort to get a good blend. There was some fall out as well as kickback in the pan…. I give Sea Nymph a solid 2.
332 Meters (deep true teal – matte) is the most stunning deep teal I’ve ever owned. It’s buttery and has no fall out or kickback and just melted into the other shades effortlessly. It also did not go patchy or skip when applied…. I give 332 Meters a solid 4.167
The scores so far are: #1 the purple row = 14.668 #2 the blue row = 16.668, the pink row (so far) = 6.667 and today’s row #3 the teal row = 14.501 giving this palette a total score to date of = 52.504.
i Sculpt, i Shade Brow Palette ($11 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of total product making it 0.07 oz, 2 g and $2.75 per shade) definitely deserves to have the grade changed. I have tried it on set eyebrows and on clean eyebrows. Today I tried it on clean brows that I set after I filled them in and the brows looked flawless. I also used it as a contour today and that was amazing as well. I have changed my mind and have decided to grade it as an O+++!!.
Nabla Skin Glazing ($24 for 0.23 oz / 6.5 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Lola (watermelon that reflects amber and peach) is a coral pink lovers dream! It has just enough orange in it to give it the coral hue that it’s too coral and leans more to the pink side. It’s smooth and glowy and just a chef’s kiss. I grade this blush a solid O+++!!! and if I had a higher grade I would award it so.
Milani No Pore Zone Mattifying Face Primer ($11.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta). Ok, so I have tried and tried to get this one to work… it blurs fine lines somewhat but does absolutely NOTHING for the pores, in fact it seems to emphasize the pores more. It’s so silicone heavy that it actually stinks and I don’t know if it’s this product or the foundation, but I broke out in hives today whilst wearing this monstrosity.
I have decluttered this one… can’t get it to work, it smells and it may or may not have triggered an allergic reaction. I also grade this an F-.
Essence Keep Me Covered Long-Lasting Foundation ($6.99 for 1.01 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #20 porcelain (the 2nd lightest shade).
The finish on this foundation is super pretty, the shade match is perfect and it didn’t over emphasize the texture of my skin. I cannot, at this time, give this foundation a solid grade… I need to test it a few more times. Today I broke out with an allergic reaction on both jawlines and the center of my neck.
Now, with that said, I did test a primer out and I tested out a new perfume sample… which I may or may not have gotten in the area in question, also I checked the ingredient list and, that I know of, I am not allergic to any of the ingredients…. because of that I will not final grade it just yet… I do however give it a tentative grade of O+.
Essence Keep Me Covered Concealer ($4.99 for 0.11 fl oz / 3.5 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #30 Alabaster (the 3rd lightest shade).
This concealer is so pretty, it is a demi matte, medium coverage concealer that did not oxidize and had minimal creasing (mainly because I didn’t set it right away, I wanted to see if it would oxidize and once 5 minutes was up I patted out the creases and set it and it did not budge for the 5 hours I kept my makeup one today). I give this concealer a solid O+++!!!.
Well, that’s all dolls. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Don’t forget to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.
Beautiful shades ! I love the look of the Blend Bunny palette .
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this is such an awesome palette
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I’m so glad you’re doing well today! It sounds like your day is going well so far. I’m also doing well today, although I am running a bit low on spoons. The pain level is at a 3 for the first time in over 2 years, so that’s a win! I’m excited to see how your hair turns out when you dye it. I’m still working on getting my skin’s texture to bounce back, but I know it will get better soon. For today’s look, I used the full teal row of shadows from the Blend Bunny Lure 24 Pan Palette.
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