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2nd HAUL OF AUGUST 2020 (Beautylish)

Published August 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
My Beautylish Order

My second Beauty Buy order came in for the month of August 2020. I purchased all of this from Beautylish and the total came to $252.00, of which I put $102 down and have 2 more payments of $75 monthly for September and October.

I love taking advantage of Beautylish’s Flex Pay option … It allows me to purchase higher ticketed items and pay them down over 3 or 4 months.

So … let’s take a look at what I purchased….

*Remember …. all swatches are done on clean, bare skin, with no primer, and in 1 pass…. The swatch pictures on the left were taken with no flash and the ones on the right were taken with flash*

Z*Palette Double Sided Palette $36 on the Beautylish website: It’s billed as the ultimate tool for customizing and organizing makeup. Featuring a durable, reinforced clear window and open-face, magnetic base on each side, the Double-Sided Z Palette allows you TWICE the storage while still keeping all of your makeup in ONE easy place.

It holds 54 ColourPop sized single eyeshadow pans (27 on each side) and it’s measurements are:

Outside Length: 8.06 inches, Outside Width: 4.94 inches, Outside Depth: 1.06 inches, Inside Length: 7.44 inches, Inside Width: 4.13 inches, and Inside Depth: .25 inches.

It also came with a 40 pieces metal sticker set (20 round and 20 square).

For this palette I chose to store all of my neutrals, pinks/corals, oranges/bronzes, and taupes/browns, and greens, along with my go to black eyeshadow all from ColourPop.

Z*Palette Large Palette $22 on the Beautylish website: It’s billed as their  best selling palette will fit all your favorites in one place and claims that the large size of the empty palette plus the clear window makes it easy for you to display your collection and customize by brand or color.

It holds 27 ColourPop sized single eyeshadow pans and it’s measurements are:

Outside Length: 8.06 inches, Outside Width: 4.94 inches, Outside Depth: .56 inches, Inside Length: 7.44 inches, Inside Width: 4.13 inches, and Inside Depth: .25 inches.

It comes with a 20 piece metal sticker set (10 round and 10 square).

For this palette I chose to store all of my blues, mauves, and purples all from ColourPop. I have room for 9 more shadows (I did recently place an order for 12 more shades that I didn’t have as part of my ColourPop single shadow collection … and since I have a few shades that are duplicates I chose to remove 3 of the duplicates to make room for the 12 new shades I’m waiting on… I will store the 3 shades I removed in one of the little magnetic palettes that I got for free from ColourPop).

Good Molecules Silicon-Free Priming Moisturizer

$14 for 1.7 fluid ounces on the Beautylish website: It’s billed as being able to smooth, hydrate, and prep your skin for makeup with this lightweight daily moisturizer formulated with a natural silicone alternative that’s formulated with macadamia seed oil, Shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative that works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.

It’s a white creamy formula that blends in clear and glowy. If you look closely you can tell that it even blurs the texture of the back of my hand. I had 2 deluxe sample sized tubes of this and find that the best way for me to use it is after I clean up any eyeshadow fallout… since I use my BioDerma to clean up the fallout it takes most of my skin prep away so I use this to bring back moisture to the under eye area. I also add a little to my pores too.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss

$16 for .16 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website: I picked it up in the shade Girly (sparkling pink with a coral reflect). This lip gloss is billed as an opaque, high-shine lip color that has a flat sponge-tip applicator to deliver intense pigment with precision for an expert finish in a single swipe.

This color is not opaque at all it’s very sheer with hardly any pink color to it… there is tiny coral glitter to it that looks pretty but the glitter does stay behind when the gloss dissipates. This gloss formula has a sweet cherry scent to it. It’s tacky but not too tacky.

HourGlass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss

$30 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website. I picked it up in the shade Solar (Coral with gold pearl and a high shine). It’s billed as a deeply hydrating lip gloss that plumps without the sting and adds shine without the stickiness.

This color is very pigmented, not sticky at all, long lasting (I left the swatch on for 15 minutes and it was still glossy and pigmented), and does have some sparkle but it’s not a full on glitter bomb. It has a toothpaste mint scent to it that I don’t particularly like but it does dissipate quickly.

HourGlass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

$34 for .20 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as a weightless liquid concealer that delivers full coverage with a seamless, airbrushed finish. It comes in 23 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones and I purchased it in the shade Creme (fair with pink undertones).

This is a light weight concealer with a slight pink tone to cancel out the blues and purples on my under eye area. As shown in the 3rd picture, it is full coverage and does cancel out the blues in my veins. Its truly pigmented so a little will go a long way.

Natasha Denona Mini Glam Palette

$25 for a 5 pan at .3 ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as the perfect palette for at home or on-the-go. It contains 2 mattes and 2 metallic shadows.

The shades from left to right are: Golden Flesh (bronzed gold – metallic), Harlow (dark beige – matte), Anjo (cool grey toned brown – metallic), Seed (deep brown – matte) and Faye (sparkling champagne – metallic)

From these swatches I can tell that the metallics are very buttery and the mattes are not a pigmented as I had hoped but still pigmented enough that I know I’ll get a good look out of this palette. There was only kick back with the metallic shades.

Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette

$25 for a 5 pan at .3 ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as an eyeshadow palette that is very user-friendly and the color scheme allows you to create a whole day or night eye makeup look. It comes with 2 metallics, 2 mattes & 1 duo chrome shadows.

The shades from left to right are: Bronzage (light copper – metallic), Quoin (gold – matte), Lumino (pearl – metallic), Sienna (terracotta – duo chrome), and Soil (medium nude – matte)

From these swatches I can tell that the metallics are very buttery and the mattes are pretty pigmented. There was some kick back with the mattes but I more kick back from the metallics.

Natasha Denona Mini Gold Palette

$25 for a 5 pan at .3 ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as the perfect palette for at home or on-the-go with its compact size and gorgeous color scheme for multiple makeup looks. Inspired by the full-sized Gold Palette, this mini palette features muted greens, versatile neutrals, and a pop of rich gold. It comes with 2 mattes, 1 shimmer, 1 metallic, and 1 duo-chrome shadows.

The colors from left to right are: Lodge (creamy beige – matte), Dark Sepia (deep brown – shimmer), D’Or (rich gold – metallic), Bia (soft green – matte), and Antheia (golden green – duo chrome)

What I can tell from the swatches of this palette is that all these shadows are buttery and super pigmented and there was no kick back in the pans.

Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette

$25 for a 5 pan at .3 ounces of product on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as  the mini-sized version of Natasha’s Star Palette features five must-have shades in matte, metallic, shimmer, and duo chrome finishes. It comes with 1 duo chrome, 2 mattes, 1 metallic, and 1 shimmer shadows.

The colors from left to right are: Orion (deep blue/brown – duo chrome), Atik (sandy beige – matte), Bellatrix (rose gold – metallic), Earth (dark chocolate brown – matte), and Cosmo (golden olive – shimmer).

What I can tell from the swatches of this palette is that the mattes are just a bit dusty so primer would be your best bet when using these mattes. The shimmer, metallic, and duo chrome shadows are highly pigmented and super buttery. There are no kick back in the pans.

I will be testing out these new products this weekend. I have to rest today because I’m still not feeling very well.

Well dolls…. that’s it for this haul …. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

1st Haul of August 2020 (Alter Ego)

Published August 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m having a really bad Fibromyalgia day so I’ve taken the day off from playing with makeup play, however I received the 1st of of my 7 orders for the month of August so I thought I’d do a quick Beauty Haul post….

The total for this Alter Ego order came to $83.70 (it would have been $93 but I used the discount code: ALLIE and this gave me 10% off my order…. this code is a valid discount code from YouTube creator Allie Glines.

So let’s take a look at what I purchased….

*Remember…. all swatches are done on clean, bare skin, with no primer, and in 1 pass … all pictures are taken on the left with no flash and on the right with flash*

8-PIECE EYE BRUSH COLLECTION

The 8 pc eye set runs $28 (if purchased individually all 8 brushes would cost $41 so there is a savings of $13 in purchasing the full 8 piece set). It’s billed as a curated to include all the essential brushes for recreating your favorite makeup looks. They claim that each brush is designed with a specific purpose in mind – from flawless blending to seamless smudging and that each brush is synthetic, cruelty free and vegan.

The 8 piece set includes:

#1 Blending Fluff (shading with the flat side or blending with the full tip), #2 Blending Crease (tapered crease brush to flawlessly blend colors and diffuse creases for the perfect result), #3 Large Blender (the largest of their eyeshadow brushes –  an over sized plush head perfect for applying powder or lightly blending), #4 Oval Shadow (flat, firm, oval head designed to ultimately define your eyes), #5 Small Oval Shadow (Similar to the Oval Shadow brush, the Small Oval Shadow Brush also builds pigment but features a smaller head for those intricate and trickier finer details during application), #6 Small Shadow (create depth and contrast to define and contour your eyes), #7 Pencil (pointed brush with smooth, rounded edges for transitioning shades, blending colors, and more), and #8 Smudger (a short, flat head that has been firmly rounded for seamless smudging, a necessary technique for evening out deep bursts of colors).

The TOE (or tip) of all the brushes except the pencil brush all have a round tapper to them.

The HEAD (the brush hairs) of all the brushes are duo colored …. the TOE and most of the BELLY (widest part of the brush head) of each brush has white bristles peppered throughout the brown main bristles.

The HEAL (the part that is attached to the FERRULE) of all the brushed seems to be attached firmly but not so firm that the brushes don’t have enough flexibility.

The FERRULE (the metal strip around the base of the bristles) of all hte brushes is silver and feels as if it maybe made of a sturdy aluminum with a crimped top of the FERRULE and a double crimp at the base of the FERRULE.

The HANDLE of all the brushes is made of a flat black painted plastic with the number of the brush stamped in silver at the top of the handle and Alter Ego stamped in silver and the base of the handle.

Each brush feels soft and sturdy. I’ll update you on how they apply eyeshadow in my next face of the day.

FALSE LASH in the style : PLUSH

These lashes are priced at $5 each pair and are billed as having full volume with increasing length outwards for a cat-eye look, hand-made with delicate synthetic fibers for a soft and weightless comfort. It claims to feature a flexible band that makes application effortless and has a self life of 10-15 times with proper care.

FALSE LASH in the style : FLARE

These lashes are priced at $5 each pair and are billed as being full volume eyelashes that “flare” out for a beautiful, natural finish, hand-made with delicate synthetic fibers for a soft and weightless comfort. It claims to feature a flexible band that makes application effortless and has a self life of 10-15 times with proper care.

FALSE LASH in the style : HIPSTER

These lashes are priced at $5 each pair and are billed as consisting of crisscrossing lashes bunched together with curled ends for dramatic, voluminous appeal, hand-made with delicate synthetic fibers for a soft and weightless comfort. It claims to feature a flexible band that makes application effortless and has a self life of 10-15 times with proper care.

  • All 3 pairs of lashes feel light weight, super soft fibers, and the bands are very flexible.
EYESHADOW BASE

This base costs $6 and is the size of a bottle of lash glue. It’s billed as being designed with a special, lightweight formula that helps your shadows last longer with better payoff and fewer creases.

as seen in the pictures above…. the picture on the left is once I blended out the base …. it dried clear and is just a slight bit tacky. On the right … the picture on the top is with no flash and the one on the bottom is with flash… it appears to have a slight peach tone … however that does disappear ounce it’s blended.

The GODDESS 15 COLOR EYESHADOW COLLECTION $16 on their website: It’s billed as featuring a mix of matte, metallic, and duo-chrome shades with gold, brown, and green tones.

The shades from left to right are :

Artemis (peacock blue – metallic), Athena (rich mustard – matte), Pandora (sheer champagne – metallic), Iris (cool yellow beige – matte), Lyssa (cool bronze gold – shimmer- they call it a sparkled shadow), Aura (medium brown – metallic), Hera (warm pink beige – matte), Valkyrie (green-toned gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow), Gaia (deep teal – matte), and Venus (warm gold – metallic).

The shades from left to right are:

Freya (sheer vanilla gold – shimmer – they call it a sparkled shadow), Juno (medium brown – matte), Luna (cool gold – metallic), Avalon (dark brown – matte), and Cassandra (golden apricot with green-duo chrome – metallic)

  • The mattes of this palette are hard pressed with barely any kick back in the pans. They are pretty pigmented without being overly pigmented making this an ideal palette for beginners.
  • The shimmers in this palette are buttery soft and super pigmented. There was barely any kick back in the pans.
  • The metallics are super pigmented and buttery smooth. There was just the slightest amount of kick back in the pans.
  • This color story is so pretty I can’t wait to dive into it … I will do a full review once I’ve had a chance to use it.
  • This Palette is a straight up dupe for the Natasha Denona Gold Palette

The ARTEMIS 28 COLOR EYESHADOW COLLECTION $22 on their website: It’s billed as being inspired by the Greek goddess of the hunt and features lux mattes (which they call smooth matte), dazzling metallics, earthy browns and khakis, rich blues, and coral pinks. 

The shades from left to right are: Hunt (sun yellow – matte), Provoke (copper with flecks of brown – metallic), Entice (sand – smooth matte/ lux matte), Obscure (pale taupe – metallic), Ravage (coral pink – metallic), Catch (shimmering gold – metallic), and Trap (orange – soft matte/ lux matte)

The shades from left to right are: Silent (olive green – matte), Scent (gold with flecks of copper – metallic), Camouflage (light gold – shimmer), Victory (azure blue – shimmer), Stalk (peach pink – metallic), Quiver (neutral brown – matte), and Snare (warm, musky orange – matte)

The shades from left to right are: Thrill (chocolate brown – soft matte/ lux matte), Spear (radiant yellow – metallic), Chase (taupe – metallic), Pursuit (dark turquoise – metallic), Captivate (soft brown – metallic), Pluck (bronze with warm undertone – metallic), Bow (gloomy navy – matte)

The shades from left to right are: Ambush (mystifying navy -matte), Prowl (tobacco grey/brown – metallic), Stealth (dark green – matte), Pounce (soft orange – metallic), Lure (deep walnut – metallic), Conquer (deep red – metallic), and Quest (dazzling olive with soft taupe undertones – metallic)

  • The mattes of this palette are hard pressed with barely any kick back in the pans. They are pretty pigmented without being overly pigmented making this an ideal palette for beginners.
  • The lux mattes (or as they call them soft mattes) are super buttery and silky smooth… they are not as pigmented as the regular mattes but they have a very unique formulation.
  • The shimmers in this palette are buttery soft and super pigmented. There was barely any kick back in the pans.
  • The metallics are super pigmented and buttery smooth. There was just the slightest amount of kick back in the pans.
  • This color story is so beautiful and I truly can’t wait to dive into it … I believe this will be my first palette I test out. I will do a full review once I’ve had a chance to use it.
  • This palette is a perfect dupe (plus extra shades) for the Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette.
MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK in the shade CRUSH (a blue toned pink)

This liquid lipstick costs $6 and is billed as a long-lasting and vivid liquid lipstick that is made to deliver a gorgeous plush matte.

This liquid lipstick is velvety and scentless. It does not dry down all the way and does not dry out the lips. It is not 100 % transfer proof but it does dry down enough that the transfer is very faint.

Well that’s the whole haul dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Keep an eye out for the next few blog posts where I test out all these items.

Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

3rd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Not feeling the best today have a wicked headache and no energy.

I just received my order from BECCA Cosmetics. So I thought I’d haul it before I test the products out. So let’s get started ….

*Reminder: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 go, The pictures on the left are done without flash and the ones on the right are done with flash*

BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation $44 (but on sale for $26.40) on their website for 1.23 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 24 shades with 14 shades for deeper skin tones and I have it in the shade Shell (light beige with neutral undertones). It’s billed as a moisturizing, light weight, medium-coverage foundation with a velvety, natural finish for healthy looking skin that lasts for 24 hours of wear. It claims to have pore-blurring pigments.

What I learned swatching this foundation was that it is that this foundation is hydrating and super pigmented. It’s billed as a medium coverage foundation I would say it’s light full coverage. I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to test if it will oxidize and it did not. It does not set down all the way, however it does set down enough that you can get away without setting it with powder.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer $32 (but on sale for $19.20) on their website for .18 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 9 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin and I have it in the shade Porcelain (very fair with slightly pink undertones). It’s billed as a water-infused, crease-proof concealer that delivers weightless light-to-medium coverage that is blurring and has a soft luminosity. It claims to have flexible color pigments that move with your skin for seamless coverage. It claims to never crease, cake, or settle into lines.

What I learned from the swatch is that this is a very light weight concealer with light medium coverage that can be built up to full medium coverage. It’s creamy and has just enough pigment to not be over the top. This is the kind of concealer you can wear on no makeup or low makeup days without it looking strange. I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to test to see if it would oxidize … it does not however it does set down almost all the way so you may not have to set it with powder if you want to keep the luminosity that it has.

BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation (this is a free sample with purchase) full sized will run you $42 on their website for 1.34 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 20 shades with 11 shades for deeper skin tones and I was gifted the shade Cashmere (neutral beige, neutral undertones). It’s billed as a medium coverage foundation that absorbs excess oil and blurs the look of imperfections for a shine-free matte finish.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a pretty thick foundation. A little goes a long way. It’s a high pigment foundation that is billed as a medium coverage foundation, however I think it looks full coverage from this swatch. I left it on for 5 minutes and it did not oxidize. It does not set down so a setting powder is needed.

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector $32 on their website for .16 ounces of product. It comes in 2 shades (light/medium and medium/deep) I purchased it in the light/medium shade. It’s billed as a full-coverage colour corrector that uses light to brighten dark under eye. It claims to nourish the under eyes and to have backlight technology that is infused with peach and apricot toned color correctors with light-reflecting illuminators that deflect light away from dark circles.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a super creamy formula and a very little goes a very long way. It’s very brightening and has a great slip to it I left it on for 5 minutes and it did not oxidize, it also did not set down at all (remained as creamy as it was 5 minutes prior).

BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter (this is a free sample with purchase) full sized will run you $38 on their website for 1.52 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 5 shades and I have it in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). It’s billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow that is transfer and water resistant and has multi-dimensional micro-pearls suspended in a crystal-gel formula to give the skin a pearlized glow.

What I learned from this swatch is that a very little goes a very long way. It’s super reflective and very creamy and super pigmented. I left it on for 2 full minutes and the formula dried down fully. I did need a bit of soap to remove it so I do believe the water resistant claim.

BECCA Mineral Blush $32 on their website for .2 ounces of product.

It comes in 7 shades (for this formula) and I purchased it in the shade Song Bird (peachy pink). It’s billed as a mineral blush that is highly pigmented, builds and blends effortlessly to give cheeks a healthy, natural flush.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is an incredibly finely milled blush. It’s super pigmented (this swatch was made with just 1 small swipe of the blush) and super smooth. It’s a satin finished blush that is so pretty!!!

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer $38 on their website for .25 ounces of product

It comes in 5 shades with 3 of those shades being deep enough for deep skin and I purchased the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). It’s billed as an ultra-creamy bronzer that builds a warm, sun-kissed glow on any skin with a ultra buttery formula that is buildable and has a neutral under tone.

What I learned from this swatch is that it’s super pigmented and a light hand is best with this product. It’s a satin finish bronzer that is finely milled and super smooth. I love the fact that it’s a red based bronzer instead of the classic orange based bronzers that I have in my collection.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder (this was a free gift with purchase) the full sized will run you $39 on their website for .35 ounces of product. It comes in 2 shades original (a sheer, creamy beige) and golden bronze (a soft, warm tan) I was gifted the original shade. It’s billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture and blurs the look of pores and fine lines. It claims to be formulated with 50% water that sets makeup while refreshing and cooling skin on contact with a mist like sensation.

What I learned from this swatch is that this powder is finely milled and super smooth. I didn’t notice and cooling of mist like sensation with this swatch … but perhaps it’s just because it’s such a small swatch.

BECCA Glow Gloss (these were a gift with purchase) $22 for .18 fluid ounces on their website

It comes in 10 shades, of which I was gifted the mini’s of Rose Gold (left – copper rose with soft gold pearl) and Champagne Creme (right – soft gold with high-impact pink & gold pearls). It’s billed as a lip formula with the shine of a gloss, pigment of a liquid lipstick and nourishing benefits of a balm. It claims to be nourishing, conditioning, have plumping peptides, and a high shine finish.

What I learned from this swatch is that these are super creamy lip glosses … not at all sticky. They feel super hydrating and have fine mica pigments in them. They smell like mint and I tested it on my lips to see if it “plumps” like the claims state. It felt cooling on the lips but did not plump my lips.

BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love $24 on their website for .12 ounces of product.

It comes in 30 shades and I purchased the shade Tulip (warm pinky coral). It’s billed as an instantly moisturizing lipstick for pure colour in one swipe, infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate. It claims to be long-wearing and packed with pure color pigments in a light reflecting oil that delivers a comfortable 8 hour wear.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a really creamy and pigmented lipstick. It has the same type of scent that MAC lipsticks have. This is a satin finished product that has got great slip with no stickiness.

And finally …. my last product in this haul is …..

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm $22 (on sale for $13.20) on their website for .10 ounces of product.

It comes in 8 shades and I purchased it in the shade Café Au Lait (peachy beige). It’s billed as a hydrating, tinted lip balm that nourishes and smooths with sheer, satiny-soft colour.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a super emollient lip balm. It’s got more pigment to it than I thought it would have and it’s not sticky at all. It was a beautiful slip to it.

Well…. That’s all for this haul dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

I’ll be using almost all of these products in today’s Face of the Day …. stay tuned for my review in Final Thoughts….

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I still feeling run down and in heaps of pain (it’s raining horribly today) so I probably I wont be doing my makeup today.

I received 2 of my orders (1 was ordered last month and the other I ordered on the 1st of July)…. Let’s dive into my haul …. * NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin, with no primer, and in 1 go and as always the swatch picture on the left (or top) will be taken with no flash and the one on the right (or the bottom) will be taken with flash*

Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer (this bottle is a 100 point offer on Sephora but a full bottle is $36) It’s billed as a lightweight, universal primer that helps makeup last longer, blurs imperfections, and delivers up to 24 hours of hydration for an enhanced complexion.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a very hydrating primer that is clear and not sticky. It has a very strong rose scent to it so I am hesitant to try this out on my face … I’ll test it out on a day when I wont be wearing my makeup for a long day just in case the fragrance irritates my face.

Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner $11 at Sephora

This gel pencil comes in 14 shades, I purchased it in the shade Cocoa (chocolate brown). This one is billed as a waterproof eye pencils formulated in a slick pigmented waterproof texture for an intense and flawless line in just one stroke.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a superbly pigmented and easy to use eye liner. There was no tugging or skipping and it sets fast. This is truly a waterproof liner …. I had to use soap to remove this swatch.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 at Sephroa

This gel pencil comes in 37 shades and I purchased it in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). This one is billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes.

This is the first eye product I’ve tried by Marc Jacobs. What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is on incredible formula. It’s super creamy, glides on softly and pigmented. It did not tug and did not skip. It’s a super pretty shade as well. This one also is very waterproof. I needed soap to remove it and I had to wipe at it a little bit longer than with other liners.

ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as being able to get the fullest lashes with these criss-crossed patterned faux mink falsies! Longer fibers in the middle of the lash creates a volumized doll-eyed look!
ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as having plush synthetic fibers create full-on drama to your look with length, tapered fibers, and its unique cluster and criss-cross pattern.
ColourPop Create Your Own Palette $45 on their website. You get 24 singles shadows ($4.5 each on their own) and an empty Z palette.

The first 12 shades from left to right are:

What’s Yo Sign (yellow peach with gold sparkle – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Koi (soft warm orange – matte), Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Charge It (soft rosy pink -matte) – this one is a repurchase, So Good (warm chestnut brown – matte), Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Come & Get It (duo-chrome rose with a gold flip – metallic), Turn Tables (orangey coral – metallic), The Vibez (true bronze – metallic), Misty (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Humble Brag (burnt orange with gold flecks – sequin), and Anthem (bright pinky copper – metallic).

The last 12 shades from left to right are:

Thank U Next (rosy bronze with a copper duo-chrome flip – metallic), Sugar Sugar (icy mauve – metallic), Snake Eyes (pale pink taupe – metallic), Call You Mine (deep red plum – metallic), Facet (deep red brown – matte), Tea Garden (duo-chrome red with a green gold flip – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Glass Bull (duo-chrome lavender icy-blue – metallic), Wishful Winking (teal with an eggplant duo-chrome flip – metallic), Paradiso (violet – metallic), Luv That For U (deep orchid – metallic), Cater 2 U (pinky fuchsia – metallic), and For Shore (neon warm pink – matte).

Well dolls … that’s everything in this haul.

I do have a few more hauls coming sometime later next week.

For now dolls I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

1st Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling pretty crummy today. It’s our rainy season here in Florida so the Barometric Pressure is really wreaking havoc on my Fibromyalgia.

I just received my first beauty buy of July 2020 so I’d thought before I dive into these new items I’d give you a quick look see….

All the products of today’s haul are from Makeup Revolution (Revolution Beauty). They were meant to be here in the month of June, however I purchased them from the UK site instead of the US site so it took longer than normal to get here. It’s only a small order placed because I didn’t have much left in my Beauty Buy Budget for the month of June but I managed to spend less than what I had and that money I rolled over to the month of July.

Well … let’s take a look at what I purchased….

NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass. Also all pictures taken of the swatches are done with flash.

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer $10 for .45 fluid ounces of product.

This concealer is available in 50 shades (18 shades for deeper skin tones) and I purchased it in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I could have gone up 1/2 a shade but I still think this shade will work out good for me.

This one is billed as being suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. it claims that it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid and that it was designed for drier skin with a sheer, satin finish that won’t settle into fine lines.

What I noticed upon swatching this one is that this one is not lightweight at all and a very little of this product goes a very long way. It also doesn’t set down and remains pretty tacky so this one definitely will need to be set with powder immediately after application.

Revolution Cut Crease Canvas $9 for .15 fluid ounces of product.

This eye shadow base comes in 4 shades (white, fair, medium and deep). I purchased 2 shades… Halo (white) and Illustrate (fair). It’s billed as a full coverage eyeshadow base with an innovative built-in brush for easy application and claims to be the shortcut you need for a defined canvas for a cut crease with glitter, foil or eyeshadow.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that it’s very emollient and remains tacky to the touch. For some reason the white shade spreads further than the fair shade does. This has a similar consistence to the P.Louise Base, mind you it’s not a spot on dupe but it’s got some similarities. I don’t particularly like the applicator on this one (it’s s short fat square shaped bush applicator) but I will just put this one on the back of my hand and use it with the same synthetic brush that I use to apply the P.Louise Base.

Revolution PRO Define & Fill Micro Brow Pencil $8 for .004 ounces of product.  

This product comes in 3 shades: Ash Brown, Warm Brown, and Dark Brown (I repurchased it in the shade Dark Brown, this is a replacement as I just finished my last one off last month). It’s billed as  an ultra fine brow pencil that creates the most convincing hair-like strokes for a natural and soft looking brow with a weighted component that sits comfortably in the hand in order to support precise application.

This is the 4th time I have repurchased this pencil. It’s my 2nd favorite pencil ever. (My first being the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil).

This pencil is creamy with just enough waxiness to keep you from going over board. It’s a great drug store priced pencil.

Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation $15 for .87 fluid ounces of product.

This product comes in 20 shades (7 shades for deeper skin tones). I purchased it in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). It is billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin, this Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation SPF30 offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected with hyaluronic acid & collagen and works to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles whilst offering long lasting coverage that doesn’t feel cakey or heavy on the skin.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that a little goes a long way. I only disbursed 1 pump of foundation and that covered from my knuckles to about an inch past the tattoo on my wrist. It’s high light coverage that builds to almost full coverage with a second layer.

I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to see if it would oxidize and it did not, it also did not set down … so you will need to set this with powder.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded $7 for .26 ounces of product.

This one comes in 12 shades of which I now own 3. This one is in the shade Peaches & Cream. This is billed as having a sheer velvet powder formula.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that this shade is pretty light for my skin tone … I knew it might be … it gives a super cute flush of color but I purchased it as a blush topper for the days that I wear cream blush.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded $7 for .26 ounces of product.

This is the shade Coral Dreams. This one is so much more vibrant than it looks on line. What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that this one is very pigmented and seams to be a bit less powdery than the Peaches & Cream one is.

Coral is my favorite shade of blush (and lipstick) so I jump at the chance to always pick up a coral shade when I can, and while I already own the shade Rhubarb & Custard (which is a dusty coral shade) I think I truly may have found my perfect coral shade in Coral Dreams.

Makeup Revolution Highlighter Reloaded $7 for .35 ounces of product.

This highlighter comes in 8 shades (of which I now own 2: Dare to Divulge (a deeper champagne) and this new one which is called Just My Type (a softer champagne).

This one is billed as the ultimate glow-up with an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion. A high-impact finish with a super-flattering shimmer. The silky formula glides onto cheekbones seamlessly.

This is a great highlighter formula and super glowy.

Well dolls…. told ya it was a small order. I did place a few Beauty Buys for this month, some lashes from Obsidian Cosmetics, 2 eye liners from Sephora, and a full complexion purchase from the BECCA website.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember dolls…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Quick 3rd Beauty Haul for June 2020

Published June 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

I have a very short haul for you. So let’s jump into it….

I purchased (with the try before you buy option) the new Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer ($26 on their website) . You get .23 fluid ounces of product with a doe foot applicator. This concealer comes in 30 shades (10 for fair, 10 for medium, and 10 for deep skin tones) and I purchased mine in the shade 2.5. This concealer is billed as a long-wear, lightweight concealer that instantly covers under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots & hyperpigmentation with an advanced vegan, cruelty-free, oil-free & paraben-free formula. A long-lasting wear with medium-to-high buildable coverage.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash… this was swatched on bare skin with no primer and in 1 go.

What I noticed from swatching this concealer was very light-weight with, I would say, a solid medium coverage. I left the swatch on to see if it would sink into the fine lines of my hands and it did not. I’m really excited to try this concealer.

Free gift with purchase

I received the Il Makiage InkLiner ($21 on their website for .04 fluid ounces) in the shade Black as a free gift with purchase. It’s billed as an intensely pigmented, extremely long hold waterproof liquid inkliner for thin, natural or dramatic eye definition. Velvet matte finish with up to 14 hours of wear time.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash, again done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

What I have noticed from swatching this one is that #1 it is insanely pigmented. This has got to be the deepest black liner I have ever owned. #2 It will bleed … as you can see from the swatches it seeps into the fine lines of the back of my hand. #3 I do not think this one is water proof at all. I left this on for a few minutes for it to dry down completely and barely touched a baby wipe to it to try and remove and it completely came off in one swipe.

I purchased this with my skin care order from Beautylish

Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eye Liner ($27 on the beautylish website for .04 ounces of product) in the shade Eye Cheat (beige). These eye liners come in 7 shades and are billed as the ultimate sexy, smudgy “bedroom eye”. A silky-smooth glide of a liquid liner and the soft, sooty, pigment-rich payoff of kohl with a a waterproof, long-lasting formula that sets after 30 seconds that lasts for up to 14 hours.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This swatch was done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe … it looks like it skipped but it didn’t the pencil is very soft and broke whilst swatching.

What I have noticed from swatching this one is that the pencil is soft but hearty. It’s super pigmented and does in fact set down in 30 seconds. This one is truly waterproof. I had to use oil to remove it.

Well dolls … that’s all for now … I do have 2 orders from my June beauty buys that are still in the mail so I will have to haul them with my July beauty buys …. I will mark them as purchased in June so that you can see what I purchased in June.

I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of June 2020 with Swatches

Published June 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
All the items in this haul were purchased through the ELF website

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My eye is still pretty sore and still healing so of course there will be no Face of the Day post today again… but I’m coming to you with the 2nd beauty haul of June 2020.

So let’s get started ….. * Remember all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass *

I purchased only 2 brushes in this order. The concealer brush $4.00 which I purchased to do cut creases with and the precision dual-sided eyebrow brush $6.00
The Color Correcting Stick in the shade Correct Dark Circles Light $4.00 for .11 ounces of product. These correcting sticks come in peach for dark circles (in both light and deep), in green to correct redness, and purple to correct sallowness.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Lip Lacquer in clear $3 for .08 ounces

Lip Lacquer in the shade Fantasy (slight nude with gold shimmer) $3 for .08 ounces. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. These lip lacquers smell like vanilla cake and are not overly sticky and is formulated with Vitamin E and comes in 11 shades.

Tinted Lip Oil $6.00 for .10 ounces of product in the shade Nude Kiss (slightly pinkish nude).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The Tinted Lip Oils are infused with Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E and comes in 8 shades and have that classic vanilla cake scent.

The Jelly Pop Dew Primer $10 for 1.01 ounces of product that is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Watermelon Extract, and Vitamins A,C, and E and is billed as a multitasking primer has a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. The Jelly Pop Watermelon Jelly Cleanser $8 for 3.38 ounces of product and is billed as a  gentle, watermelon-infused gel cleanser infused with skin-loving ingredients Watermelon extract and Vitamin B5.

Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum $8 for .47 ounces of product and comes in 5 shades with 2 for deeper skin tones. I purchased mine in the shade Fair/Light. It’s billed as a weightless silky formula that melts into skin for a radiant and youthful-looking glow. The luminous, dewy finish helps boost suppleness and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for flawless coverage infused with Vitamin A, C, & E, Grape Seed Oil, Pomegranate Oil, and Goji Berry to help brighten, restore, nourish and protect the skin.

For being a serum foundation it’s got a thicker consistency instead of a runny thinner one.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. It also has SPF 25.

Halo Glow Setting Powder $8 for .24 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades light, medium and deep. I have it in the light shade. This is billed as a silky, weightless texture that drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. One thing I noticed when I first swatched this setting powder is that it’s so similar to my beloved Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder. It leaves behind this really pretty little lilt to the skin.

Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow (limited edition packing for their Liquid Glitter Shadows and in this packaging comes in 3 shades) $5 for .10 ounces of product. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. The Liquid Glitter Shadows come in 8 shades, I have it in Flirty Birdy (a spot on dupe for Kitten Karma from Stila). This is billed as a gel-based formula that is long-lasting, quick-drying where you can get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage that is a comfortable wear with minimal fall out.

Jelly Highlighter $6 for .44 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades, I have it in the shade Dew (bronze gold) and is billed as a smooth, jelly-textured highlighter that blends into the skin for a luminous, glowing skin effect.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The one thing I noticed with this swatch is that this highlighter dries completely down to a transfer proof formula.

Metallic Flare Highlighter $6 for .18 ounces of product and comes in 4 shades, I have it in the shade White Gold. This is billed as a multidimensional, high-luster glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a harder pressed formula that blends out beautifully.

Prismatic Highlighting Duo $4 for .32 ounces of product (I received this as a free gift with purchase). This comes in 3 shades and I received it in the shade Siren’s Call. It is billed as a radiant, iridescent glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a very hard pressed powder that doesn’t swatch well at all and after just 1 swatch I had hard pan.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Peachy (a bronzey peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Earthy (a neutral peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Cheeky (pale mauve). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer Infused Bronzer $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades of which I have the shade Constantly Bronzed and is billed as a long-wear, matte bronzer that is infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of bronzed, sun-kissed glow. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Cream Blush Palette $8 for .64 total ounces of product making each pan .16 ounces of product and comes in 2 color ways I have it in the Soft colorway (we have a pale rose, pale coral, pale mauve, and pale blue toned pink) and is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. From the swatches I have found that these cream blushes are extremely creamy and blend out perfectly.

Retro Paradise 18 Piece Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a  Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades allow you to create your own tropical fantasy!

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin), Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte), Rise & Shine (Vintage Gold – metallic), Spiced (a red based mid-toned coral – matte), Paraiso (coral based bronze – metallic), and Coconut (deep purple based chocolate brown – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Dijon (mustard tan – matte), Sea Salt (bright white with a silver flip – metallic), Fuego (pastel coral – matte), Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic), Baja Mar (pastel yellow based green – matte), and Tropicana (pastel purple – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Caliente (terracotta – matte), Cacao (deep chocolate with a hint of a green under-tone – matte), Fortuna (bronze – metallic), Royal (classic royal blue – matte), Disco (blue bell with a lilac flip – shimmer), and Nightlife (dusty black – satin).

Opposites Attract Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that has 9 warm-toned and 9 cool-toned shades with neutral and vibrant pops of color and that is billed as a  luxe formula that is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Fresh (flesh toned – matte), Spicy (golden bronze – metallic), Sassy (coral – matte), Low-Key (dusty white – satin), Calm (mid-toned grey – matte), and Clever (deep taupe with a silver flip – metallic).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Bold (deep rose gold – metallic), Cheeky (orange based coral – matte), Happy (deep mustard yellow – matte), Witty (grey-toned taupe – matte), Smooth (deep chocolate brown – matte), and Chill (cadet blue – satin).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Saucy (yellow based tan – matte), Daring (chocolate – metallic), Warm (warm mid-toned brown – satin), Easy Going (blue based lilac – satin), Wise (mid-toned forest green – matte), and Genuine (dusty black with a hint of green -satin).

18 Hit Wonders Colorful Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a vibrant, colorful 18-pan palette containing only the best, most swatch-worthy shades, designed to inspire bold, vibrant eyeshadow looks. It’s a mix of matte, satin and shimmer shades. The luxe formula of this vibrant eyeshadow palette is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Supreme (red based mid-toned brown – matte), Vibrant (silver – metallic), Moss (copper with a duo-chrome of moss green – metallic), Peachy (dusty light peach – matte), Quartz (light peachy beige – shimmer), and Pave (slight peach with a silver flip – shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Velvet (blackened royal purple – metallic), Electric (vibrant light blue – satin), Evergreen (dusty mid-toned green – matte), Solar (dusty bright yellow – matte), Heat (deep red based orange – matte), and Candy (coral pink -shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Royal (royal blue – satin), Shade (grey green based taupe – matte), Element (grey based deep brown with a red green duo-chrome flip – metallic), Summer (yellow orange – matte), Penny (copper – metallic), and Danger (deep rose gold – metallic).

Earth & Ocean Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views, the Earth and Ocean palette will transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues, so you can create multiple eye looks. The luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Trenches (black – satin), Underwater (sea green with a teal duo-chrome metallic), Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green – matte), Desert Storm (khaki – matte), Sahara (yellow based light green – metallic), and Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Abyss (deep ocean blue – matte), Drip Drip (vibrant blue – metallic), Lagoon (powder blue – metallic), Rock Bottom (tan with a slight green flip – metallic), Gold Rush (gold – metallic) and Sun Yourself (yellow – metallic),

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Siren (steel grey – metallic), Oasis (slightly blue grey – matte), Saltwater (silver with w opal duo-chrome – shimmer), Tundra (silver – pressed glitter), Fuji Feels (vintage brushed bronze – metallic), and Mojave Mami (mid-toned sand brown – satin).

Well dolls … that’s all for now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

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