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Soft and Smokey Face of the Day

Published August 2, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I took a down day yesterday. Was feeling very exhausted and needed to rest. I am feeling better today …. still a little weak but better than yesterday.

Today I am wearing Estee Lauder Pleasures perfume (top notes are: White Lily, Violet Leaf, Green accords. Middle notes are: Black Lily, White Peony,  Baie Rose, Pink Rose, Jasmine, Pink Peppercorn, and Karo Karounde Blossoms. The scent is round out at the bottom with: Sandalwood and Patchouli). For today’s look I used the palettes I made from ColourPop. Well…. let’s dive into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora) and my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I then used Believe Beauty All Over Glow Skin Illuminator ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Forbidden Kiss (rose gold champagne) to add a lilt to the high points of my face. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. For foundation today I am wearing Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade #030 Sand Beige.  bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer ($14 at Ulta) in the shade 23 (fair skin with neutral undertones). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the KVD Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette using the shade ShadowPlay (the 2nd shade of the 2nd row). For touch ups I am using Flower Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. I used ColourPop single shadows that I put together in a build your own palette offered on their website for $45 (gives you 24 shadows and an empty z palette). I started by combining the shades Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) and Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic) to set my brow line. As my transition color I used a combo of the shades Cut Outs (dusty coral – matte), Issues (medium peach – matte), and Bel-Air (cool taupe – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used a combo of the shades Criss Cross (warm red based copper – matte), Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte), Bel Air (cool taupe – matte), and Feathered (rich chocolate brown – matte). I then deepened the very outer part of the outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using a combo of the shades Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin), Good Thing (warm chestnut brown – matte), Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte), and Humble Brag (burnt orange with gold flecks – sequin). I used a bit of the P Louise base to softly cut the crease and then I used the shade Thank You Next (rosy bronze with a copper duo-chrome flip – metallic) on the outer part of the cut crease and blending it into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid’s color. In the middle of the cut crease I used the shade Turntables (orangey coral – metallic) and then I used the shade Come and Get It (rose with a duo-chrome gold flip – metallic) on the inner part of the cut crease. I used the shade Ringer (champagne – metallic) to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. For my bottom lash line I used the residual of the brushes I used for my crease and outer v to create a subtle drop shadow and then I deepened the lash line using more of the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). I tight lined my upper lash line using Sephora 12HR Colorful Contour Eye Pencil ($11 at Sephora) in the shade Cocoa (Chocolate Brown) and tight lined the lower water line using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade Sunset 74 (golden bronze shimmer). I did two coats of ColourPop BFF Mascara ($8 on their website) in the shade Black on Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I chose the 1st shade of the 1st row (the coral shade) of the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) and then set that with a slight tap of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Captivating (bright peach – matte). I touched up my highlighter on the high points of my face and my Cupid’s Bow using Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade 10 Be My Highlight. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (part of the big box of lippie pencils vault – out of stock) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in my lips using MAC Matte Lipstick ($19 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Kinda Sexy (neutral pinky rose).

Final Thoughts:

I finally figured out what I wanted to order for the month of August. I ordered from ColourPop and from Beautylish.

From ColourPop I ordered: The Wild Nothing Palette ($18 on their site … this is their newest palette), The So Jaded Palette ($39 on their site… this is the collaboration with YouTuber Kathleen Lights), The Through My Eyes Palette ($24 on their site ….this is the collaboration with Youtuber Karen of  iluvsarahii), a 12 pan build it yourself palette ($24 on their site) with the shades: Bassline (periwinkle – metallic)…Tiki (warm yellow with flecks of gold – sequin)….Formation (teal – matte)….KK (orchid – matte)… Friendly (lavender lilac – matte)….Oh Ship (bright orange red – matte pressed pigment) …Hop On (true red – matte pressed pigment)… For Shore (neon warm pink – matte pressed pigment)…. Flowerboy (hot peachy pink – matte)….Say I Do (baby pink – matte)…Bratty (vivid orange – matte)… and Monarch (cool toned pink with a silvery sheen – metallic), The Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation ($16 on their site) in the shades Fair 20 N and Fair 30 N (I wasn’t sure which would be best so I just purchased both), The Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Concealer ($9 on their site) in the shade Fair 20 N, The Ultra Glossy Lip ($7 on their site) in the shade Spacemaker (pinky coral), and The Ultra Blotted Lip ($7 on their site) in the shade Doozy (warm rose).

From Beautylish I ordered: 1 Large Z palette (holds 28 shadows) $22 on their site, 1 Double Sides Palette (holds 56 shadows) $36 …. I ordered these so that I can store all of my ColourPop singles together inside of 5 separate shadow palettes. …., Good Molecules Priming Moisturizer $14, HourGlass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in the shade Solar (coral) $30, Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in the shade Girly (coral) $16, HourGlass Vanish Airbrush Concealer in the shade Creme $34, and 4 Natasha Denona 5 pan palettes : Mini Nude, Mini Star, Mini Gold, and Mini Glam $25 each.

I should receive these orders within 2 weeks and will do a haul and swatch post once I receive them.

I finally made my soft pretzels :

It was a huge undertaking for me. I only made 8 pretzels but it took me several hours because after rolling out 1 pretzel at a time I would have to rest because it took a load of energy from me. I burned my finger trying to put a pretzel in the boiling water …. and several of the pretzels came out deformed…. but they tasted amazing!

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

Remember …. Save a spoon for a little lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Green Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published July 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still in a heap of pain but I have a bit more energy than I had yesterday. I really didn’t have enough energy to do anything to my hair so I just did a simple 2 bun hair look…. I know it doesn’t look the best but it’s what I could do with my hair being so long … so there it is.

Today I am wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume (scent notes are : Blue Wisteria, Jasmine, Blackberry, White Woods, and Coconut Water). For today’s look I used the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette ($49 at Sephora. Let’s take a look at how I created today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I used my Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 today to add just a slight lilt to the high points of my face. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 4 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 2 drops of DermaBlend Flawless Creator ($44 at Ulta) in the shade 30N (light skin with neutral undertones).  I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear More Than Concealer ($13.49 at Ulta) in the shade #360 Cashmere. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. For touch ups I am using Flower Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette ($49 at Sephora. I started by setting my brow line using the shade Breakaway (warm ivory – shimmer). FOr my transition color I used the shade Riff  (brown-nude – matte). For my crease color I used a combo of the shades Riff (brown-nude – matte) and Baja  (burnt orange – matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of (brown-nude – matte), Baja  (burnt orange – matte) and Punk (deep red-brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Big Sky (frosted green with iridescent micro-sparkle – shimmer). I then patted the shade Wanderlust (forest green with gold micro-glitter – shimmer) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using a combo of the shades Riff (brown-nude – matte), Baja  (burnt orange – matte) and Weekender (light neutral beige – matte). I then deepened the lash line using the shade Punk (deep red-brown – matte) and then created some dimension to the under eye by combining the shades Good as Gone (deep brown with iridescent micro-glitter – shimmer), Ignite (rose gold – metallic), and Wanderlust (forest green with gold micro-glitter – shimmer) and then laying more of Punk over that. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Blaze (light metallic peach with pink shift- metallic).I then tight lined my my upper and lower waterlines using Sephora 12HR Colorful Contour Eye Pencil ($11 at Sephora) in the shade Cocoa (Chocolate Brown). I coated my lower and upper lashes using Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara ($23 at Ulta and Sephora).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I used the 2nd (nude peach) and 4th (light blue based pink) shades of the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) and then set that with a slight tap of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Captivating (bright peach – matte). I touched up my highlighter on the high points of my face and my Cupid’s Bow using Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($44 at Sephora) in the shade #01 Highlight. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (part of the big box of lippie pencils vault – out of stock) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) Kidman’s Kiss (rose petal pink – matte).

Final Thoughs:

I love the color combo of smokey oranges and sea greens together. I was really happy with the final look.

I finally got the ingredients to make homemade soft pretzels I was hoping to make them today but I just don’t have enough energy to spend on an extra thing today and my back is super tender so standing for a while is out of the question, hell…. sitting up is painful enough …. I’ll have to wait until the weekend I suppose.

Well, that’s all 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

Quick and East Neutral Eye Face of the Day

Published July 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m not feeling too well today. In a heap of pain and very low on energy so I just did one of my go to quick and easy neutral eye looks again… I promise more glam and colorful looks are on the way … I just need to take care of my Fibromyalgia for a few days.

Today I’m not wearing any perfume because since my pain level is so high my belly is a little weak and scents aren’t a good thing at times like this.

Well … let’s get into toady’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

* I’m looking a little over bronzed to day but that’s just because I am wearing a deeper shade of foundation than normal … I have it in Warm Nude and what I now need is Vanilla… I’m trying to use up my Born This Way foundation so that I can purchase the correct shade (this one is from a few years ago when I was at the beach all the time and so I was darker in complexion)*

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I used my Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 today to add just a slight lilt to the skin. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. For foundation today I am wearing my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Warm Nude (very light with neutral undertones). I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade #3. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora).  For touch ups I am using Flower Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used  2 palettes from The Balm : Meet Matt(e) Nude and Meet Matt(e) Ador. I started by setting the brown line using the shade Matt Malloy (pure white – matte) from the Nude palette. As my transition shade I used a combo of the shades Matt Munoz (light peach – matte) and Matt Russo (deep peach – matte) from the Ador palette. For the crease shade and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used a combo of the shades Matt Jones (warm orange based light brown – matte) and Matt Williams (dusty chocolate brown – matte) from the Adore palette and also Matt Singh (dusty deeper light pink that is slightly terracotta based – matte) from the Nude palette. For the outer v of the crease and 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used a combo of the shades Matt Rosen (chestnut brown – matte), Matt Wood (dark brown – matte) and Matt Garcia (warm deep red based brown – matte) from the Nude Palette. For the lower lash line I used the residual from the brush that I used for the transition to create a drop shadow which I deepened up with more of the shade Matt Garcia. I then darkened the lash line using more of the shade Matt Wood. As my inner corner highlight I used Makeup Geek Highlighter ($9.99 on their website but this shade is discontinued) in the shade Midnight Sun (soft champagne). I then tight lined my my upper and lower waterlines using Sephora 12HR Colorful Contour Eye Pencil ($11 at Sephora) in the shade Cocoa (Chocolate Brown).  I coated my lower and upper lashes using Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush I used Tarte Sugar Rush – Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches & Cream (peachy pink). I lightly set that using Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Rhubarb and Custard (pinky peach). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Makeup Geek Highlighter ($9.99 on their website but this shade is discontinued) in the shade Midnight Sun (soft champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Shot Clock (mid-tone mauve pink) and filled in my lips using MAC Amplified Lipstick ($19 at MAC) in the shade Blankety (soft pink beige – matte).

Final Thoughts:

I really still have no idea what to purchase for August’s Beauty Buys…. This is the first time where I just don’t know what to buy … maybe I’ll do a no buy for August then?

I never did get to the food shop to get the dry yeast I need to make pretzels (sad panda). I hope to feel better tomorrow so that I can finally get my soft pretzel fix.

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

Simple Everyday Makeup Face of the Day

Published July 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I woke up craving a soft pretzel so much!! I found a recipe on line that I think I’m going to try and do today. I just have to get to the store and buy some dry active yeast.

Today I decided to wear Liz Claiborne Realities perfume which has top notes of : chamomile, Osmanthus (Devilwood… a small tree in the olive family), Sage, and Bergamot , middle notes of Bulgarian Rose, Carnation, Freesia, Jasmine, and Lily, and end with base notes of Sandalwood, Amber, Peach, and Vanilla. Well …. let’s dive into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using Physician’s Formula The Healthy Foundation (Discontinued but can be found on Amazon) in the shade LN4. I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer (Discontinued) in the shade R22. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used the Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Palette ($14.99 at Ulta). I started by setting my brow line with the shade #Basic (ivory – matte). For my transition shade I used the color #Squad (soft peachy – matte). For the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the crease I used the shade #MOTD (mid-toned orange based brown – matte). I deepened the outer part of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade #MCM (warm red based brown – mattte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I first cut the crease with more of the P.Louise Base and then used the shade #Goals (Golden Champagne – shimmer) and then topped that off with ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($5 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Flirty Birdy (a rose gold base with silver glitter). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade #MCM (warm red based brown – mattte) and then I deepened the lower lash line using the shade #TBT (cool toned deep brown – matte). I then went in with a touch of the shade #ExtraAF (aged gold bronze – shimmer) over the inner 1/2 of the lower lash line and then I buffed more of #MCM (warm red based brown – mattte) over that to just add a bit of dimension. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 and then I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Sephora 12HR Colorful Contour Eye Pencil ($11 at Sephora) in the shade Cocoa (Chocolate Brown).  I coated my lower and upper lashes using NYX On the Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Peaches & Cream (a dusty peach – matte). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light pinkish brown). I filled in my lips using  ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip ($8 on their website – was a collab with Kathleen Lights) in the shade Moon Child (pinky nude with gold glitter).

Final Thoughts:

I didn’t wear falsies today … I needed to give my lashes a little break from lash glue and I think this look is better without lashes.

I still haven’t figured out what I want to purchase for next month’s beauty buys … any suggestions would be helpful. I’d love to review something you’ve been keen to try.

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Warm Smokey Glitter Face of the Day

Published July 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I’m feeling pretty good. I’m in a low amount of pain and have a tad more energy than I’ve had in about a week. I’m very thankful.

I’m not wearing any perfume today, decided to skip it because once again I used my Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel body wash and really am enjoying smelling like a birthday cake (haa haa). Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I started by doing the reverse foundation method using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation ($22 on their website) in the shade Light/Medium. I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer ($32 (but on sale for $19 at Sephora) in the shade Porcelain. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used the Milani Most Loved Mattes Palette ($15 on Amazon, at Target & Walmart). I started by setting my brow line using the shade Fancy Vanilla (warm toned light beige – matte). For my transition shade I chose a combo of the shades You’re a Peach (warm mid toned peach – matte) and Toast of the Town (warm mid toned yellow based brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the crease I chose a combo of the shades Catch a Tan (warm mid toned tan with an orange base – matte) and Hiking in Sedona (warm deep copper – matte). I deepened the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of the shades Chocolate is Life (warm dark brown – matte), Don’t Raisin Your Voice (warm deep burgundy – matte) and Umber the Sun (warm mildly deep toned brown with a red base – matte). I tapped the shade Come Up Roses (deep warm rose -matte) over the remained 2/3 of my mobile lid and then topped that with ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($5 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Flirty Birdy (a rose gold base with silver glitter). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of Catch a Tan (warm mid toned tan with an orange base – matte). I then smoked the lash line out using more of the shade Hiking in Sedona (warm deep copper – matte). I then deepened the lash line using more of the shade Chocolate is Life (warm dark brown – matte). I buffed the whole under eye out using a combo of the shades My Daily Latte (deeply warm mid toned peach – matte) and a touch more of the shade You’re a Peach (warm mid toned peach – matte). I lined my lower waterlines using the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner ($5 on their website) in the shade Nude.  I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of Beauty Queen lashed from Obsidian Cosmetics (no longer in business).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Peaches & Cream (a dusty peach – matte). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light pinkish brown). I filled in my lips using ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip (discontinued) in the shade November (a warm peachy coral – satin) and topped that off with the ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip ($8 on their website – was a collab with Kathleen Lights) in the shade Moon Child (pinky nude with gold glitter).

Final Thoughts:

I’m thinking about cutting my hair. It’s almost to my booty now and I find it hard on me to brush out as well as wash. It takes a lot of energy for me to maintain…. hubby really loves it so I’m not sure that I will … but if I do I would cut it to shoulder length.

I really hope to have thee energy to dye it again sometime this week, my grays are coming through like weeds in the grass.

I’ve been putting together my beauty buy list for August but so far I haven’t really decided what I really want first … any suggestions??

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Neutral Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published July 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? I’m doing OK today. A little run down but all in all pretty OK.

Today I am wearing Gucci Bamboo ( it has top notes of Casablanca Lily & Amber Accords, middle notes of Orange Blossom & Ylang Ylang, and the scent rounds out with notes of Sandalwood, Tahitian Vanilla, and Ambergris).

For today’s look I used shadows from 3 palettes: Juvia’s Place The Chocolates Palette($14 on their website and at Ulta), Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette ($14 on their website and at Ulta), and Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). Well … let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Forgot to blend my nose contour today YIKES

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora). Today I tried a new to me technique called reverse foundation or under painting (where you start by doing cream contour and highlight BEFORE you do your foundation) so I started with my contour using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation ($35 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer ($26 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral undertones).  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used shadows from 3 palettes: Juvia’s Place The Chocolates Palette($14 on their website and at Ulta), Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette ($14 on their website and at Ulta), and Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). I started with the Too Faced Palette and set my brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell – matte). For my transition shade I use a combo of the shades Maple (warm caramel brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette, the 2nd shade of the 1st row of the Nudes Palette (light beige – matte), and the 3rd shade of the 2nd row of the Nudes Palette (rich terracotta brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and my crease I used a combo of the 1st shade of the 2nd row of the Chocolates Palette (warm red – matte) and the shade Cocoa (medium chocolate brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette. I deepened the 1/2 way point of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of the shades Truffle (deep rich brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette and the 1st shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (Deep Chocolate Brown – matte). I then deepened the very edges of the outer eye using the 3rd shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (grey toned brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I first went in with the 1st shade of the 1st row of the Nudes Palette (peachy champagne with a silver flip – metallic) and then went over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Sugared Chestnut (golden brown – metallic) from the Too Faced Palette. For the lower lash line I first went in with more of the shade Maple (warm caramel brown – matte). I used more of the shade 1st shade of the 2nd row of the Chocolates Palette (warm red – matte) followed by more of the 3rd shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (grey toned brown – matte) to deepen the lash line up. I highlighted the inner corners using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner($26 at Sephora) in the shade Sunset 74 (golden bronze shimmer). I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of BEauty Queen lashed from Obsidian Cosmetics (no longer in business).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Coral Dream (a bright coral red). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined and filled in my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk (nude pink) and topped the lips off with ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip (this shade discontinued) in the shade Bestie (creamy pink).

Final Thoughts:

I totally forgot to blend the bronzer on the bridge of my nose today! Yikes! Oh well … can’t have a good makeup day every day right? I also didn’t realize that I didin’t cover my lash band with eyeliner so there’s that too.

I broke out a little on the left side of my face right in near my pores … I think I might have used a little too much Squalane oil last night so I’ll probably skip the oil for a few days so it clears up.

I’m so bummed! My favorite place to get lashes was an ETSY shop and sadly they have closed down as of Sunday so I’m gonna have to go on a hunt for new lashes elsewhere for next month.

Well, that’s all 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

Purple With A Pop of Green Face of the Day

Published July 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m starting to feel a bit better. Still a bit fatigued but my pain level has come down a bit, thankfully!!

My eye makeup was inspired by YouTuber Kelsee Briana Jai in a video she did titled Kaleidos Make Your Escape Collection Review + Tutorial . She used the color combo of purple and green and I thought it was so pretty that I wanted to try and do a purple and green look too. It didn’t come out as stunning as her look was (that might be because of the shadows she was using and the fact that she is a pro makeup artist) but I still am pretty happy with the final look.

I used my new Fenty base products so I will be reviewing them in Final Thoughts today.

Today I am wearing Gucci Bamboo ( it has top notes of Casablanca Lily & Amber Accords, middle notes of Orange Blossom & Ylang Ylang, and the scent rounds out with notes of Sandalwood, Tahitian Vanilla, and Ambergris). Well … let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora). Today I tried a new to me technique called reverse foundation or under painting (where you start by doing cream contour and highlight BEFORE you do your foundation) so I started with my contour using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation ($35 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer ($26 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral undertones).  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used shadows from 5 palettes. The palettes I used are: ColourPop It’s My Pleasure ($12 on their website), ColourPop Lilac You A Lot ($12 on their website), Juvia’s Place The Warrior III ($20 on their website), ELF Retro Paradise ($14 on their website) and ELF x JKissa To the Rescue ($20 on their website and at Ulta). I started by setting my brow line using the shade Canvas (cream – matte) from the Retro Palette. I then took a combo of the shades Imagine That (pastel lavender – matte) from the Lilac Palette and Kittenfish (cool lavender – matte) from the Pleasure Palette as my transition shade. As my crease shade and the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lids I used a combo of the shades Iffy (cool toned purple – matte) from the Lilac Palette and Fan Fiction (dusty pink – matte) from the Pleasure Palette. I then deepened the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using a combo of the shades Filtered (red plum – matte) from the Lilac Palette, Candace (berry toned plum – matte) from the Warrior III Palette, Sadie (red based true purple – matte) and Pretty Girl (blue based deep purple – matte) from the Rescue Palette. I then took a combo of more of the shade Pretty Girl (blue based deep purple – matte), Sadie (red based true purple – matte) from the Rescue Palette and Nightlife (dusty black – matte) from the Retro Palette to deepen the very outer most part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Disco (lilac purple with a slight blue shift – metallic) from the Retro Palette. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using the residual shadow left of the brushes I used on my lids. Starting with the brush I used to deepen the outer v of the crease, moving to the brush I used for the crease and inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid, and finally blowing out the drop shadow using the brush I used for the transition shade. For the pop of green in the inner corner of my eyes I used a combo of the shades Baja Mar (yellow base pastel green – shimmer) from the Retro Palette, Peaky (true green – matte) and Reagan (true green with a slight silver shift – metallic) from the Rescue Palette. I also used just a hint of Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne) over the top and then I buffed more of the green combo over the top of that to add a bit of dimension to the inner corners. I then lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (both shades are only available in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault – out of stock) in the shades TBH (deep violet) in the first 1/2 of the eye and ALT (blackened teal) in the outer 1/2 of the eye. I then took a clean pencil brush and smudged the 2 shades together. I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Coral Dream (a bright coral red). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined and filled in my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk (nude pink) and topped the lips off with ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip (this shade discontinued) in the shade Bestie (creamy pink).

Final Thoughts:

I grade this primer a solid A+++!!! : Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer $32 for 1 fluid ounce of product. This one is billed as a lightweight, hydrating makeup primer for normal to dry skin that nurtures, keeps skin comfortable all day, and extends foundation wear that instantly hydrates skin, and keeps it hydrated all day and extends makeup wear. Formulated with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate, this fast-absorbing formula melts into skin, for a silky-smooth finish that normal to dry skin types will love.

I am 100 % in love with this primer!!!! I only needed 2 pumps to cover my full face and neck, it smells nice (I can’t quite put my finger on the scent but it’s a fresh… clean scent), it’s super hydrating, not sticky or tacky at all and it gave my skin a healthy glow to it…. not like a highlighter type glow …. just a natural looking glow to the skin. Foundation went over this primer flawlessly!

I am so darn happy to have finally purchased this primer! I already know I will repurchase this one when I’ve used up the one I just purchased.

I grade this foundation a solid A+++!!! : Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation $35 for 1.8 fluid ounces of product. This foundation comes in 50 shades with plenty of shades for light, medium, and deep skin tones. It’s billed as a hydrating, natural finish foundation that delivers comfortable, long-wear in medium-to-full coverage perfect for normal to dry skin. This foundation comes in 50 shades with 16 shades for deep skin tones, 17 shades for medium skin tones, and 14 shades for lighter skin tones.

FENTY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH FOUNDATION!!!! Oh my sweet baby unicorns!!! This foundation is AMAZING, PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry for shouting at ya but this foundation went on seamlessly, buffed in so quickly, and settled into the skin so well that up close and in person you can not tell I have foundation on at all! It’s a high medium coverage foundation with a demi matte but also demi satin finish that leaves the skin looking healthy and not flat whatsoever. Oh ya baby, this little gem will always be in my collection from this day on until it’s no longer sold! This foundation also has that same scent that the primer has but it doesn’t linger. It also sets down I would say about maybe 70% of the way so unless it’s a hot day you really don’t have to set it with powder if you don’t want to.

I grade this concealer a solid A+++ : Fenty Pro Filt’R Instant Retouch Concealer $26 for .27 fluid ounces of product. It’s billed as a creamy, long-wear, crease-proof liquid concealer with light-as-air, medium-to-full matte coverage that brightens under-eyes and conceals blemishes and redness. It comes in 50 shades with 16 shades for deep skin tones, 20 for medium skin tones, and 14 for light skin tones.

This concealer is pretty. It’s a stain finish… not matte as it’s billed as (this is why I did not grade it with 3 exclamation marks) and it’s at best a low medium coverage that can be built up to a full coverage. I used 1 swipe of the wand on the back of my hand and that was enough to conceal both under eyes, the sides of my nose (to clean up my nose contour) and around my upper lip (to add a hint of light to the face). It buffed in quickly and smoothly and did not settle into my fine lines nor did it crease or go cakey, even after I set it with powder.

I grade this cream bronzer a solid A+++!!! : Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer $32 for .22 ounces of product in the shade Teddy (cream brownzer). This cream bronzer only comes in 1 shade for contour. It’s billed as a light-as-air, non-greasy cream bronzer that effortlessly melts into skin for a natural-looking bronze or soft contour and claims to deliver a natural-looking bronze in a range of sheer, buildable shades designed for all. Easy to blend and impossible to overdo, this light-as-air, sweat- and water-resistant formula instantly melts into skin without disturbing makeup to bronze, define, or contour with its range of undertones.

This is definitely a light coverage bronzer and I love that about it! This left my skin looking freshly sun kissed without looking like makeup. It’s incredible, truly. I have a feeling I will be reaching for this bronzer more than I’ve reached for the Tarte Sea Breezy bronzer. It buffed in so effortlessly and so seamlessly that I just couldn’t stop staring at my face in the mirror whilst I finished my eye makeup.

I grade this cream blush a solid A+++ : Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush $20 for .1 ounce of product in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip – soft coral red. This blush comes in 10 shades and is billed as a light-as-air, non-greasy cream blush that instantly melts into skin for a wash of color and natural-looking flush.

The only reason I didn’t give this cream blush 3 exclamation marks is because this one did give me the slightest of trouble when I went in with a second layer of it. There was little spots of high pigment of this blush but with a little finessing I was able to buff those spots out. It’s a beautiful blush though … leaves the skin with a health sheen and melts into the skin harmoniously. I have a feeling I will hit pan on this one soon because I don’t think I will be able to stop using it … I like it that much. I’m actually keen to try other shades in this line too.

I grade this foundation brush a solid A+++!!! : The Fenty Kabuki-Buff Foundation Brush $36 at Sephora. It’s billed as a  large, domed foundation brush that is designed to seamlessly buff and stipple Pro Filt’r foundation for fast buildable coverage.

I have used many foundation brushes in the past and really don’t care for the way they apply foundation as much as I do with a sponge, but this foundation brush made quick work of my foundation application today and also buffed the foundation in perfectly. This brush is so soft yet dense enough that foundation buffed in like a dream.

I grad this concealer brush a solid A+++!!! : The Fenty Precision Concealer Brush $26 at Sephora. It’s billed as a softly-angled concealer brush designed for applying and blending liquid, cream, and powder formulas with flawless, fingertip precision.

I have been using a brush to buff my concealer in for the better part of 2 or 3 months now and my under eyes have never looked as flawless as they did today using this concealer brush. This brush has just the right amount fluff and just the right length of bristles that it just sweeps the concealer over the skin flawlessly. This is truly an amazing little brush.

The reverse foundation method (also known as under painting foundation method):

This method felt a bit strange to do at first. I’m so use to applying my foundation first. I started to buff in my cream contour and at first it looked horrendous. the cream contour settled into my pores, it streaked across my forehead, took on a sharp look at the jaw line. I thought there was no way that this was going to turn out good. I thought at best it will look like a muddy mess. As I continued to buff the contour in I thought “Oh no, I’ve over done it … there’s too much surface covered…. I was use to taking my contour too low down on the cheek bones but being able to quickly bounce my beauty sponge over the area to tidy up … but doing this method there wasn’t a sponge with residual foundation on it to help clean up the edges of the contour so I thought there was no way of saving this look. When I finished applying the cream contour (normally you would then apply cream blush and highlighter and then buff in your foundation …. this gives a natural flushed look to the skin… I chose not to do those steps) I buffed in my foundation and that is when the magic took place. Suddenly the too low contour on my cheek bones was perfected, the too harsh contour of my jaw line was softened, the patchy and streaky look of the forehead area was finessed into a seamlessly perfected forehead, a suddenly the muddy pronounced pores around the checks and nose were blurred and perfectly contoured.

This technique is so cool to try and really did leave my face looking perfected. I’ll be doing this technique again. It really did leave my complexion looking nice … not flat like when you just apply foundation, and not too harsh like when I do my contour over the foundation…. it’s just this perfected canvas ….. I am glad I tried it out.

Well that’s all 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

Cool Toned Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published July 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing OK today… a little back pain and a little bit fatigued but all in all doing well.

Today I decided not to wear perfume. I just really love the way my body wash smells (Bath and Body Works – Vanilla Bean Noel: scent notes: at the top : Vanilla and Cream, the middle notes are Caramel and Chocolate, and the scent is rounded out with Musk and Sugar Cookie) so I wanted not to cover up the scent.

Well … let’s dive right in to today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I first primed with the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website) and let that sink into the skin for about 10 minutes. I then primed my face with the ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer ($10 for 1.01 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and on the ELF website) and let that primer sink in for about another 5 minutes. For my foundation today I’m wearing a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 3 squeezes of the No 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation ($15.99 at Target) in the shade Calico. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ($22 at Ulta) in the shade #3. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 Too Faced palettes : The Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette (discontinued but can be found on Amazon for $46.50) and The Chocolate Bon Bon Palette (discontinued but can be found on Amazon for $42.98). I started by setting my brow line using the shade Coconut Cream (warm light beige with slight yellow undertones – matte) from the Semi Sweet palette. For my transition I chose the shade Mocha (dusty yellow toned medium brown – matte) from the Bon Bons palette. I then chose to also take this shade all over my mobile lid because I decided I wanted to do a smokey eye. For my crease and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I went back into the Semi Sweet Palette and did a combo of the shades Peanut Butter (a medium brown with a heavy orange undertone – matte) and Truffled (medium dark brown – matte). Sticking with the Semi Sweet Palette, I then deepened the very outter part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of the shades Puddin’ (grey toned medium brown – matte) and Licorice (dusty medium black – matte). I wanted to deepen the very outer part of the same area so I went in with just more of Licorice (dusty medium black – matte) and buffed it into the that very outer area. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Bon Bon (medium copper with a warm brown undertone – metallic). I then went into the Bon Bons Palette and into the shade Molasses Chip (bronze with a copper undertones – metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to tie the lid together. I then took more of the shade Peanut Butter (a medium brown with a heavy orange undertone – matte) and tapped that along the very outer edge of the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to add just a hint of warmth to the look. I then took the ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($5 at Ulta) in the shade Flirty Birdy (a coral based peach) and tapped it lightly over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to add a bit of light to the look. For the lower lash line I started by creating a drop shadow with more of the shade Mocha (dusty yellow toned medium brown – matte) and then I took a combo of the shades Peanut Butter (a medium brown with a heavy orange undertone – matte) and Truffled (medium dark brown – matte) and added that to the lower lash line also. I then took more of Truffled (medium dark brown – matte) and deepened the lower lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of the eyes using the shade Satin Sheets (a cloudy pink with gold reflect – shimmer) from the Bon Bons Palette. I then went over my brow line to intensify it with the shade Divinity (creamy light biege with yellow undertones – matte) from the Bon Bons Palette. I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I’m wearing Tarte Sugar Rush – Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in Beaches & Cream. I set the cream blush using the slightest of taps into MAC Blush ($25 at MAC) in Pinch O’ Peach (slightly pink peach – matte). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (rich mahogany) and filled in my lips using BECCA Glow Gloss ($22 on their website) in the shade Rose Gold (copper rose with soft gold pearl).

Final Thoughts:

I grade this product an A+!!! : ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer $10 for 1.01 fluid ounces (at Ulta and on the ELF website). It’s billed as a hydrating, watermelon-infused primer with a unique jelly texture to give you lasting sheer color, dewy skin, and a healthy glow that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. Packed with skin-loving ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and a powerful blend of antioxidants.

This smells so good and it’s super sticky! Foundation really does grip to it but it’s temperamental. This is the 2nd time I’ve used this primer and both times I had a hard time getting foundation to lay down smooth over the cheeks and nose. However, I found a way to make it work. I apply my foundation and then spray the sponge with setting spray and pick up a light layer of foundation and tap it over the area that is patchy or not laying down right and it blends it in perfectly. It’s a pretty good primer that doesn’t leave the face feeling heavy. If not for the fact that it’s a bit fiddly to work with I would have graded it higher.

I grade this product an A+++!!! : BECCA Glow Gloss $22 for .18 fluid ounces of product on their website: in the shade Rose Gold (the shade on the left in the 1st picture and on the right in the 2nd picture) and comes in 10 shades. It’s billed as a lip formula with the shine of a gloss, pigment of a liquid lipstick and nourishing benefits of a balm.

I love this lip gloss so much!!! It’s super hydrating, not sticky, and pretty long lasting. It doesn’t travel outside the lip line. It has a slight mint scent (it has peppermint oil in it) that gives the lips a bit of a cooling sensation. I like it so much that once I’ve used up the 2 deluxe samples that BECCA sent me with my last order I will be purchasing the full sizes. Heck, I think I might even pick up all 10 shades.

I grade this product a solid A+++!!! : Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 for .01 ounces of product at Sephora : in the shade #74 Sunset and it comes in 37 shades and 3 finishes. It’s billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide.

I freaking LOVE this eyeliner formula and this shade is to die for!!! I never jumped on the band wagon when these first came out and I could kick myself for that! It is super creamy but don’t fade or smear. It doesn’t tug at my delicate eye skin and it lasts on my waterline all day. I am definitely picking up some of the other shades, this liner is like a potato chip …. you can’t have just 1!!!!

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Coral Eye Moment Face of the Day

Published July 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I’m feeling pretty good. It’s a low pain/ high energy type of day for me and I got plenty of sleep last night!!! (yahoo)

For my perfume today I am using Lancome La Vie Est Belle Parfum (notes of : at the top the notes are Black Currant and Pear, in the middle the notes are Iris, Jasmine, Sambac and Tunisian Orange Blossom, and rounding out the scent the notes are Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli). Sadly I used the last of this parfum today…. and I have it on a future buy list but wont be repurchasing it until I’ve worked through some of my other perfumes.

For today’s look I used 2 ColourPop palettes : the She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website)… so let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I first primed with the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website) do add extra moisture to my skin since I was going to use a foundation that I haven’t been liking the way it sits on my skin. I left that on for about 10 minutes to sink in and then I went in with the AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and also the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F.3. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using ELF Jelly Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade Dew (golden).  I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 ColourPop palettes: She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website). I started with the Nude Mood Palette and used the shade Bluffin’ (pale ivory – matte) to set my brow line. I then went into the shade Au Naturale (muted saddle brown – matte) for my transition color. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and into a combo of the shades Nova (nude clay – matte), Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) as my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid color. I then went into more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into a combo of the shades Moody (chestnut brown -matte) from the Nude Mood palette and more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened the very outer ridge of the mobile lid and outer v of the crease to add more dimension. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped the shade Marz(icy moss with a silver sheen – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and then took a combo of the shades Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette and Estrella (pink coral with a gold flip – metallic) from the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped that over the very inner part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid to add a bit more dimension. For the lower lash line I first put down a base along the lashes of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and smudged it out and then went in with the more of the shade Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) and smudged that on the lower lash line over the liner. I then went in with more of the shade Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened up closest to the lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Wink Wink (soft gold with champagne pinpoints – super shock shadow). I coated my lower and upper lashes using ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 at Ulta and on the ColourPop website) in the shade Black on Black and popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I’m wearing Tarte Sugar Rush – Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in Beaches & Cream. I set the cream blush using MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach. I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (rich mahogany) and filled in my lips using Flower Beauty ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (true coral – satin).

Final Thoughts:

Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer : $14 at Beautylish’s 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 is formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative, this lightweight daily moisturizer works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.

I give this product a solid A+++!!! : I have 2 deluxe sample sized tubes of this primer. I plan to purchase the full size as soon as I’ve used the samples up. This is such a great primer. It really does add an extra level of hydration to the face. I used it today to flood my skin with extra hydration because I knew I was using a foundation that I just can’t seem to find a way to like. I thought if I added this as extra moister it might make the foundation apply better…. and I was right! This primer gave me the perfect base for this seriously heavy, matte foundation.

Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation in the shade F.3 : $15 on their website : It’s billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin that offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. It’s sold in 19 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones.

I would like to change my grading of this product to an A+++!!! : OK so here’s the thing …. I truly hated this foundation the first 3 times I tried it. It’s heavy, thick, and super matte. It didn’t lay on the skin right, it lifted off my nose and the upper lip. It emphasized the tiniest of texture on my face. However, I have finally found the way to wear this one that leaves the skin looking #1 Flawless and #2 Amazing!

I started with the primer from above and let that sink into the face for a full 10 minutes. I then went in with 2 different glow primers that also add a hint of hydration to the skin and let that sink in for a few moments and then went in with only 1 layer of this foundation. Once I had it blended into the skin (it still looked a bit heavy) I sprayed my face with setting spray, waited a few seconds and then went over the face with my damn beauty blender very lightly to push the foundation into my skin. This worked perfectly!! I now know just what to do to get this foundation to look splendid on the skin. I mean I truly love my base look today and I look forward to wearing this foundation more now!

ColourPop Falsies in the style Mami : $8 on their website: It’s billed as being dramatic faux mink lashes that add all the volume.

I give this product a solid A- : These lashes look pretty but they feel heavy. I did need to trim them a little. They also feel like they are scratching my eyes every time I blink. They also feel like the pinch the inner and outer corners of the lash line. I’m still going to wear them until they expire because I really love the look I get with them but I will not be repurchasing this style again.

Well that’s all 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

Taupe Soft Glam Face of the Day

Published July 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m starting to feel a little better. Sorry I’ve been away for a few days … I was resting up and healing from having my wisdom teeth removed. With Fibrillation pain registers heavier and more intense so I really needed the break. My mouth is finally healing! No more tooth pain, my jaw was very sore for like 4 days and I really hate the mouthwash the oral surgeon prescribe for me, it’s very medicinal. I’m having a bit more pain today (fibro related) and my energy is doing pretty good today.

Today’s perfume is Lancome La Vie Est Belle: Scent Notes Are: At the top: Black Currant and Pear. Middle Notes Are: Iris, Jasmine, and Orange Blossom. And Rounding the Scent Out Is: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli.

Well…let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

Base:

I primed my face using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) and I then used BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation ($44 but on sale at Ulta for $26.40) in the shade Shell. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Guinea (dark skin with cool neutral undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using ELF Jelly Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade Dew (golden).  I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer ($32 on their website) in the shade Porcelain. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 palettes, the ColourPop single shadow palette ($45 on their website) I created, and the BH Cosmetics Love in London palette (originally $16 but on sale for $12 on their website). I set my brow line using the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) from my ColourPop palette. I then switched to the BH palette. For my transition color I used the shade Cheers (soft beige – matte). For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid color I used the shade Lovely (rich cocoa – matte). For the outer 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used a combination of the shades Crumpet (cool deep brown -matte) and Posh (charcoal – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Lolly (rose gold – shimmer). I then took the shade Queen (lustrous gold – metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 to blend the whole mobile lid together. For the lower lash line I first put down a base along the lashes of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and smudged it out and then went in with more of the shade Lovely (rich cocoa – matte) to smoke the lash line out. I then lined my lower waterlines using more of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). I highlighted my inner corners of my eyes using the shade Cheeky (champagne – shimmer). I coated my lower and upper lashes using MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($20 at Ulta and MAC) and popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. I then decided to add just a touch of warmth to the crease with the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte) from my ColourPop palette.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I used the 1st shade of the 1st row (coral) in the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 on their website) in the colorway Soft. I highlighted the high points of the face and the Cupid’s Bow using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Soft & Gentle. I then further highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using more of the shade Cheeky (champagne – shimmer) from the BH palette. I set the blush using ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($8 on their website) in the shade Catch My Vibe (pale baby pink – matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and then filled in my lips with a combo of Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) Bitch Perfect (peachy nude – matte) and BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love ($24 on their website and on the Beautylish website) Tulip (pinky coral – satin).

Final Thoughts:

I have a 2 beauty purchases for the month of July already done, I should receive them by Wednesday – haul to be done same day.

I have a few more tags I want to do for this week as well.

Well that’s all 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

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