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WHAT’S IN MY $1000 ULTA FANTASY BASKET TAG ….

Published July 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
If money was object what would you throw in you ULTA dream cart and furthermore is there anything you would buy in the end?

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

I’m back with another beauty/makeup tag. This one was created by Emily Noel on her Youtube channel on the video entitled What’s in My $1,000 SEPHORA FANTASY BASKET… TAG! I thought this one was so fun to watch and if you’ve been following me for any stretch of time then you know how much I love beauty/makeup tags!! Today’s post is part 2 What’s In My $1000 Ulta Fantasy Basket too.

So let’s peek in on my ULTA Fantasy Basket ….

Question One: If money was object what would you throw in you ULTA dream cart?

Primers:

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer $42 for 1.7 ounces of product in the shade Radiant Pink

It’s billed as a silky gel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients, that hydrates and primes to improve foundation or powder application and promote smooth texture with Vitamins E and C that protects with antioxidants, while caffeine calms skin. Illuminating pearl powders reflect optic radiance. It comes in 2 shades: Yellow is especially effective on deeper skin tones and Pink for fairer skin tones. This formula disappears upon application, resulting in a beautiful glow.

I haven’t purchased anything from MAC in a while. I keep meaning to but there are so many newer products that I just keep pushing the MAC products that I want to try to the bottom of my wish list.

This primer sounds amazing and if I had an extra $1000 to blow I would definitely pick this one up.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating $38 1.7 ounces of product

It’s billed as a a water-based primer with light-reflecting pearls that enhance skin’s natural luminosity and extend the wear of makeup.

I have so many primers I need to get through but I really REALLY want to try this one. If money were no object I would purchase a few new primers and this would be one of them.

BECCA Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer $39 for 1 ounce of product

It’s billed as a skin-smoothing primer with antioxidant protection against pollution, adding moisture & radiance immediately & overtime with an optical blurring blend that diffuses the look of pores leaving skin looking and feeling silky smooth and perfectly prepped for flawless makeup application.

I fell in love with the foundation in this same range so I would want to try the primer too but until I get through some of my older primers I can’t justify purchasing any new primers.

Foundations:

VDL Perfect Lasting Foundation $35 for 1 ounce of product in the shade V02.5

It’s billed as an ultra-lightweight liquid foundation that offers skin-perfecting benefits and high coverage in a buildable and breathable formula to provide a natural matte finish. The benefit claims are : Light-Fitting Cover Complex that is a combination of Flat Cover Pigment technology and Air Pore Powder, ensures that each layer of product is thinly applied for buildable coverage that’s lightweight for a smooth finish, Lumilayer Pigment that keeps skin looking bright and radiant by preventing product oxidation, Infused with ingredients to keep skin hydrated for skin that appears healthy and smooth, and Crease-proof, long-lasting formula built to last all day. It comes in 18 shades (3 shades for deep skin)

I really enjoy the VDL primer and I saw a review on YouTube by Taylor Wynn about this foundation and it just looks so amazing! It’s a satin formula and sets down almost all the way without needing powder, but when you combine it with powder it becomes transfer proof.

Uoma Say What?! Foundation $39 for 1 ounce of product in the shade White Pearl T2N

It’s billed as a next generation formulation that’s infused with skincare benefits and is weightless, long lasting, has adjustable coverage, is a vibrant matte yet hydrating formula infused with biomimicry pigments that thinks like your skin to give that flawless finish and blurred effect. The blurring technology minimizes the look of pores, softens fines lines and leaves you with a flawless base. It claims to have adjustable coverage and be hydrating. It comes in 51 shades with plenty of shades for each tone category.

I have this on my wish list. I just haven’t been able to get my hands on my shade. Since this is fantasy, my shade would be in stock!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation $47 for 1 ounce of product in the shade Mont Blanc

It’s billed as an artistry essential that delivers light to medium, buildable coverage with a natural-looking finish and claims to leave skin hydrated, brightened, and even. It comes in 34 shades (9 shades for deeper skin)

I am intrigued by this product. I keep meaning to try it but again I have so many things I am keen to try that having another NARS foundation just isn’t a priory at the moment but with an extra $1000 in my pocket I would snag a bottle to try out.

MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation $36 for 1 ounce in the shade NW15

It’s billed as a hydrating formula that contains a moisture fusion complex to immediately moisturize and feed the skin. Protects with SPF 30 and is perfect for all skin types. It offers all-day wear and sheer to medium coverage in stay-true color. It claims to be long wearing and non cakey or streaky and comes in 23 (6 for deep skin) shades on the MAC website and 16 shades (4 for deep skin) at Ulta.

Again I keep meaning to purchase some MAC products but there are so many newer products that I just keep pushing the MAC products that I want to try to the bottom of my wish list.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation $48 for 1 ounce of product in the shade Creme

It’s billed as a luminous liquid foundation with 15 hours of hydration and weightless medium to full coverage that delivers a perfectly glowing finish that looks luminous in any light. It claims to have immediate glow & improved natural luminosity within 1 week. It claims that skin appears more even and the appearance of dark spots are reduced after 4 weeks of use and to be powered by Silver Ear Mushroom Extract to hydrate and smooth skin instantly, for maximum skin comfort. Replenishes skin while softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It claims to be a weightless medium to full coverage foundation that looks like second skin with flexible polymers that melt into skin that is resistant to oxidation. It comes in 30 shades (8 shades for deep skin).

After trying the sample card I had of the concealer in this range I just have to test out the foundation now too!!!! So, if I had $100 to spend, I would pick up this foundation for sure!

Concealers:

Uoma Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer $25 for .17 ounces of product in the shade White Pearl T2

It’s billed as a weightless, full coverage, light weight, satin radiance concealer that goes on seamlessly to instantly conceal imperfections. It claims to be creamy, smooth, full coverage, skin like, and long lasting. It comes in 20 shades (10 for deeper skin tones)

I have so much concealer that I just have to choose new concealer s carefully…. but I feel like if money was no option at the time I would definitely choose a few new concealers to go with the foundations that I would purchase.

MAC Studio Waterweight Concealer $25 for .3 ounces of product in the shade NC20

It’s billed as an ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a natural finish that hydrates and gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections, dark spots and circles, and any discoloration. It claims to be 8 hours of wear, non creasing, non caking and streak resistant. It comes in 16 shades (4 for deeper skin tones)

I would purchase this one to complete my MAC complexion range, since I would have purchased the primer and the foundation. I also would want to test this formula out since I don’t really like the MAC Pro-Longwear concealer.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer $29 for .23 ounces of product in the shade 1N

It’s billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that won’t crease. It claims that it flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections with all day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.It comes in 22 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones

After testing out the sample card of this concealer I am so keen to purchase the full size, however I did just purchase 2 new concealers and I have a ton of other concealers that I have to get through so I would have to wait until either I decluttered a bunch or used up a bunch before purchasing this one …. however with money not being an object I wouldn’t care that I have so many concealers open.

Bronzer and Contour:

NARS Matte Bronzing Powder $38 for .28 ounces of product in the shade Laguna

It’s billed as being buildable shades for sun-sculpted dimension. A silky, matte formula adds depth and dimension to the face with lightweight, buildable coverage

I’ve always wanted to try this bronzer but I didn’t want the shimmery formula and now that it’s come out in a matte formula I’m super keen to try it.

Uoma Double Take Contour Stick $40 for .38 ounces of product in the shade Honey Honey

It’s billed as a double ended contour and highlight stick that’s an easy to blend illuminating cream stick infused with Lychee extract known to offer antioxidant and hydrating properties. It claims to be a buildable formula that delivers that ‘glow from within’ finish for a subtle glow or turn it up and amplify the look to shine on everyone with radiant shimmer. Easy direct application allows you to glow and go with style. It claims that the sculpt side is a silicone-free, melt-on-contact pigment stick with exceptional, yet undetectable coverage. Made with 28% naturally derived ingredients and 30% pure pigments. This contact melting formula creates a smooth, lightweight layer with a soft matte finish. Buildable, this long wear formula won’t budge. It comes in 6 shades (3 for deeper skin).

Now that I’m into cream bronzers and highlighters I am very interested it trying this one out. I don’t see many people talking about this one and since Uoma is on my radar of brands to try I would most definitely add this to the products I want to try.

Highlighter:

Nabla Skin Glazing $24 for .23 ounces of product in the shade Ozone

It’s billed as a kaleidoscope of thin and dazzling pearls that redefine the concept of light and comes in 6 shades.

I have been keen to try these ever since I saw some of my favorite YouTubers using them. I just never seem to remember that I want to try them until after I’ve completed my beauty buys for the month so with an extra $1000 I wouldn’t have to worry about forgetting that I want to add it to my beauty buys for the month.

Ofra Star Island Highlighter $36 for .6 ounces of product

It’s billed as an illuminating ivory highlight that gives off a warm glow that will make fair to light skin tones beam has liquid-to-baked technology.

Ofra is just not one of those brands that’s on my radar but this highlighter is really pretty and I’d be willing to try it if I had the extra coin to just pick random things to try.

Clinique Powder Pop Flower Highlighter $32.50 for .31 ounces of product

It’s billed as a long-wearing, silky-smooth highlighter for a soft, luminous glow that is weightless and lasts all day.

Clinique is another brand that’s not so far up on my radar, although there were some things from their line that I am keen to try… most of which are in the POP line… this highlighter being one of the them. It’s cute, and the swatches I’ve seen are so ethereal.

BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter $38 for 1.5 ounces of product in the shade Passion

It’s billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow. It has multi-dimensional micro-pearls that are suspended in BECCA’s crystal-gel formula to give skin a pearlized glow that is transfer and water resistant and comes in 5 shades.

I have a sample of the shade Passion and I absolutely love it! I would totally snag a bottle of this is I had extra money to spend!

Blush:

Clinique Cheek Pop $25 for .21 ounces of product in the shade Melon Pop

It’s billed as a vibrant yet natural-looking cheek color that looks virtually powderless and silky smooth with a stay-true formula and comes in 8 shades.

I have been keen to try this blush for so long and it’s always out of stock so in my fantasy this shade is in stock and I would snag one!

MAC Glow Play Blush $30 for .21 ounces of product in the shade Cheer Up

It’s billed as an innovative ultra-smooth, cushiony blush that creates a flawlessly radiant look when applied with fingers or a brush a creamy formula provide a pinch of foolproof, sheer-to-medium buildable color that comes in 11 shades.

I’ve never really liked the MAC blushes but this is a new texture of blush and I’d be intrigued to try it out I just don’t want to spend $30 on something I may not like ….. so into the fantasy basket it goes.

Brows and Mascara:

Iconic London Brow Silk & Brush $25

It’s billed as being inspired by the old Hollywood trick of using soap to set brows in place, Iconic London’s customisable brow styler adapts to the look you love – from fluffy and feathered to groomed and sleek.  unique formula brings together all the best bits of brow soaps, waxes and gels in one silky, conditioning balm. It’s a clear film over your brows, it gives unbeatable lift and hold with zero chalky residue or crunchiness. and claims that is grips every single hair and boosts sparse patches and makes arches appear thicker, to save precious brow-filling-in time. can be applied wet or dry. 

I love the soap brow look, typically I just use a bar soap to get the effect. I don’t see the need to spend extra money from my beauty budget for a soap brow product when I have a bar a soap that lasts for such a long time but with an extra $1000 I wouldn’t mind testing out some of these big brand brow bars.

Uoma BROW-FRO Baby Hair $22 for .002 ounces of product in shade 6

It’s billed as a groovy high precision pencil to draw in brows with micro-thin hair like strokes for the most natural results.  It claims to be an ultra-fine, brow pencil in automatic retractable format that guarantees that every stroke is always micro-fine. The texture is powder soft with excellent wear and comes in 6 shades.

I’m always down to try a new brow pencil …. I really love trying new ones out, but I have so many pencils at the moment so I would have to wait to try this one out so my fantasy basket would include this pencil.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara $25 for .34 ounces of product

It’s billed as having maximum lash volume and fullness and instantly creates the look of dramatic, full-bodied lashes with intense, jet-black color. It claims that it has an ultra-creamy formula that builds volume as it conditions lashes for a thicker lash look with comfortable wear. The specially designed hourglass-shaped brush separates each lash and coats with the lush, full-pigment formula that glides on without weighing down lashes. It claims that 1 coat delivers the perfect amount of product that leaves you with voluptuously defined lashes that last all day, with 2 coats you get extra defining length and thickness, and with 3 coats you get full on extreme volume.

I only had a few products from ABH that I would want to try … this mascara being one of them so what better time to test out a high end mascara then when I have extra cash to use.

Eyeshadow Palettes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Eyeshadow & Pressed Pigment Palette $49

It’s billed as having classic nudes to playful rosy tones and seductive smoky hues with matte and metallic eye shadows their most insanely pigmented glitter finish yet and it’s  limited-edition.

I keep putting this one in my basket and taking it out … It’s pretty but I have other palettes where I can pull these shades out of so I would only purchase it if there was extra cash.

Iconic London Day To Slay Eyeshadow Palette $58

It’s billed as being highly pigmented, velvety soft and can be used with a wet brush to create a super-metallic. They claim to be crease proof, buildable and blend-able.

Iconic London is just not something on my radar but this palette is so pretty I would definitely purchase this one.

Setting Spray:

Coola Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 $36

It’s billed as having a weightless, matte-finish that helps makeup stay put and delivers a quick hit of hydration and sun protection anytime you need it.

I have wanted to try this setting spray out (particularly because I have wanted a way to refresh my sunscreen over my makeup and this seems like the best bet).

So my grand total for my fantasy basket comes to $995.50…. which is great since I went $1.00 over on my Sephora fantasy basket!!

Question 2: Is there anything you would buy in the end?

Yes. I would purchase the BEECA primer and liquid highlighter, and the Laura Mercier foundation and concealer.

Well that’s all for now dolls. What would be in your fantasy Ulta basket if you had $1000 to spend?

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

What’s In My $1000 Sephora Fantasy Basket Tag ….

Published July 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
If money was object what would you throw in you Sephora dream cart and furthermore is there anything you would buy in the end?

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

I’m back with another beauty/makeup tag. This one was created by Emily Noel on her Youtube channel on the video entitled What’s in My $1,000 SEPHORA FANTASY BASKET… TAG! I thought this one was so fun to watch and if you’ve been following me for any stretch of time then you know how much I love beauty/makeup tags!! So I thought I would do this one but also expand into a 2 part series. For part 2 I plan to do a What’s In My $1000 Ulta Fantasy Basket too.

So let’s peek in on my Sephora Fantasy Basket ….

Question One: If money was object what would you throw in you Sephora dream cart?

Primers:

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer $52 for .7 ounces of product.

This one is billed as a velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts that is a multitasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer is for face, eyes, and lips.

I have been waiting to try this one for a while but I just cant see spending the coin on less then 1 ounce of product so if I had $1000 free for splurging I would definitely snag a jar of this primer.

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 keep putting Fenty products in my cart to purchase for one of my Beauty Buys but I always seem to take them back out of my cart in lieu of something different so if I had the fantasy funds I would buy it in a heart beat.

Foundations:

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.

I would purchase this one for the same reason as the Fenty primer. It’s a foundation I’m keen to try but always seem to take out of my cart when it’s time to purchase my beauty products for the month.

Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation $68 for 1.18 fluid ounces of product.

This foundation comes in 36 shades with plenty for light, medium, and deep skin tones. It’s billed as a long-wearing, customizable foundation that builds from sheer to medium coverage and it’s key claims are: Unique Polymers: Provide lasting wear, ultimate smoothness, and a luminous finish, High-Purity Pigments Treated with Amino Acids: Deliver enhanced wear, a creamy feel, and controlled and easily buildable coverage and Diamond Core Powder: Enhances radiance and skin luminosity and decreases appearance of skin imperfections.

I’ve been wanting this foundation for a little while now but I just don’t want to blow $70 of my monthly beauty budget for just 1 product. I am however hoping to purchase it soon … what I’ve been doing is taking whatever funds are left in my beauty budget for the month and putting them into my savings so that I can purchase Pat’s full complexion range.

Concealer:

Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer $32 for .16 fluid ounces of product.

This foundation comes in 36 shades with plenty for light, medium, and deep skin tones. It’s billed as a creamy, lightweight, full-coverage concealer with a natural, radiant-matte finish that brightens under the eye and hides the appearance of blemishes and it’s key claims are: Vita-serum Complex: Moisturizes and helps fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
Flex Form Matrix: Provides smoothness—without being tacky—for ultimate comfort, and Optically Diffusing Pigments: Provide a soft-focus effect that blurs skin imperfections and deliver an exceptionally silky feel.

I’ve also been wanting to try this concealer out because it looks amazing on all the YouTube videos I have seen lately but the shade I need is always sold out so I think since this IS a fantasy basket … in my fantasy the shades I need would not be sold out.

Setting and Finishing Powders:

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder $39 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.

I have this in a sample size. I really want the full size but right now I have 4 loose powders open so I will have to wait to purchase this one so if money were no object I would purchase it anyway.

HourGlass Ambient Lighting Powder $48 for .35 ounces of product.

This finishing powder comes in 6 shades (3 for deeper skin tones). It’s billed as a universally-flattering finishing powder that recreates the most flattering light and claims to be infused with the innovative Photoluminescent Technology that  captures, diffuses, and softens the look of the skin. The micron-size, color-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining the appearance of the skin.

I have always wanted this powder in Defused Light. I just never have pulled the trigger on purchasing it because I have so many pressed powders… and even though this is a finishing powder, I already have a finishing powder in the Too Faced Born This Way glow palette so I just keep taking this one out of my cart. If I had $1000 to blow I wouldn’t mind owning more than 1 finishing powder.

Bronzers:

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.

Again I keep putting in and then taking out the Fenty products from my cart for other items that I’m keen to try …. I really do want to try these products but other items keep catching my eye just a little bit more …. with extra spending cash I would have no problem purchasing the Fenty range.

Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer $32 for .22 ounces of product in the shade Amber (the contour shade)

This cream bronzer comes in 6 bronzing shades. 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.

I have so much bronzer and have started to buy cream bronzers I just haven’t gotten around to purchasing this one yet.

HourGlass Ambient® Lighting Bronzer $52 for .39 ounces of product in the shade Radiant Bronze Light

This bronzer comes in 4 shades (for fair, light, medium, and deep skin tones). It’s billed as an  illuminating bronzer with Photoluminescent Technology, featuring bronze pigments that deliver a natural-looking, sunkissed glow while flaunting depth and dimension.

I really REALLY want to try this bronzer out so bad, but I have so much bronzer that I just can’t justify spending $50 on a new bronzer. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing the mini sized but every month I get distracted with other makeup items that I always forget that I want to purchase it.

Blush:

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.

I am super keen to test this cream blush out but I just don’t want to spend $20 on such a small amount of product so I would purchase it if I had the money to blow but since I’m on a beauty budget I just keep putting it off until I see a sale.

HourGlass Ambient Lighting Blush $40 for .15 ounces of product in the shade Defused Heat

This blush comes in 10 shades and 2 finishes and is billed as a groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder or Strobe Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues and uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension with seamless blending. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike.

I am so intrigued by this product! I desperately want to purchase it but again it’s a $40 blush with not much product to it and I have so many blushes that I just can’t justify the price tag purchase. I have toyed with the idea of purchasing the mini version but as of right now I haven’t done so.

Highlighter:

Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter $36 for 2x .12 ounces of product in the shade Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby.

This highlighter comes in 9 colorways and is billed as a weightless, long-wear, cream-powder hybrid highlighter for the face and eyes that  melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture.

I’ve almost purchased this highlighter several times. It’s on my radar but I just some how always end up taking it out of my cart. I don’t know why it’s a stunning highlighter duo in swatches …. I just haven’t jumped into the purchase.

Eyeshadow Palettes:

Natasha Denona Biba All Neutral Eyeshadow Palette $129 for 15 x .08 ounces of product.

This palette is billed as a must-have, multiuse, 15-pan palette with the most essential colors including neutral, warm, and cool tones, from light to dark, in different textures. This eyeshadow palette is very user-friendly, and covers a shade range that varies from mauves, burgundies, and browns to warm greys and black.

I have always wanted to try her formula since it’s so hyped up all over the socails but the price tag is just too much for me to purchase without saving up for it …. perhaps after I’m able to purchase the Pat McGrath complexion range I will then save up to purchase this palette … but since this is fantasy and I have $1,000 to spend in said fantasy …. of course I would purchase this palette.

Natasha Denona Gold Eyeshadow Palette $129 for 15 x .08 ounces of product.

This eyeshadow palette is billed as a palette featuring 15 brand-new eyeshadow shades in the classic, signature Natasha Denona formulas, including matte, metallic, sparkling, and duo-chrome shades and debuts shades of gold in an array of different textures. It also includes browns and greens to complement any of the gold hues, so you can create a broad range of eye looks—from natural and golden to dramatic glam.

Again this would be in my cart if money were not an option. It’s so pretty and so unique to anything I have in my collection.

Pat McGrath Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette – Bronze Seduction $125 for 10 shadows.

This eyeshadow palette is billed as a palette of 10 richly-pigmented shades and five next-generation formulas that come together to fashion your most fixating looks for luxury at your fingertips with ravishingly-rich pigments that melt into skin, highlighting and defining eyes for the ultimate in supernatural seduction. Starring a spectrum of sensorial pigments, crystalline pearls, and cream-infused powders, these next-generation formulations set eyes ablaze in luxurious, vibrant color and metallic shine. Galactic glamour awaits as tantalizing textures glide on in a single sensuous stroke, transforming with seamless blendability. Ignite endless looks in impassioned hues that fuel your fantasies, and make eye contact with the next dimension.

I mean how could I NOT purchase a Mama McGrath palette if money were no option!!! This palette is so stunning I just would need to purchase it straight away!!!

Brow Product:

Fenty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler $20 .0024 ounces of product

This brow pencil comes in 14 shades and is billed as an ultra-fine, retractable brow pencil that comes in a variety of different long-wear, waterproof, smudge-resistant shades, with a built-in paddle brush for easy blending and styling.

I haven’t purchased this one yet because I have so many brow pencils and many back ups that I just can’t possible spend $20 of my beauty budget to to have another brow product at this time.

Eye Liner:

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 for .01 ounces of product.

This eyeliner comes in 37 shades over 3 finishes and is billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide and the super-malleable formula offers versatility of application. Apply Highliner for flawless, precise lines, or smudge immediately after lining for an instant smoky eye.

I would want to purchase the brown or the black shade …. I already have it in a bronze shade and it’s amazing so I would want my standard shades too, however I have so many black and brown liners that I can’t justify paying $26 for another brown or black liner but with $1000 I could get one and not feel bad about the purchase.

Mascara:

Marc Jacobs At Lash’d Lengthening and Curling Mascara $27 for .36 ounces of product.

This mascara is billed as a long-wear, lengthening, and curling mascara for a highly defined, full-extension lash look that claims to have Biotin Peptide: that conditions and enriches lashes, Provitamin B5: that enhances lash’s appearance, and Vegan Plant Waxes that builds lash volume with a lightweight feel and also claims to deliver length and curl plus ultra-defined volume. The vegan, flake- and smudge-resistant formula is lightweight and buildable without making lashes look crunchy or clumpy. The wavy-bristled wand was designed to evenly coat every lash for flawless application.

I have this mascara on my radar but I have so many mascaras that I am trying to get through so I haven’t purchased this as of yet.

Lip Stick:

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick $34 for .12 ounces of product in the shade Sexy Sienna (coral)

This lipstick comes in 13 shades and is billed as a matte lipstick that features a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula and features 3D glow pigments that help lips appear wider and fuller.

I only ever purchase these lipsticks from Beuatylish when I do a new purchase (that’s because I can take advantage of the flex pay option) because of the price tag. $34 for less than 1 ounce of product is just too much for me to take up from my beauty budget for the month … but again…. this is fantasy so I would have no problem purchasing it.

Lip Gloss:

Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer $19 for .3 ounces of product in the shade FU$$Y (shimmering pink)

This lip gloss comes in 6 shades and is billed as an ultimate, gotta-have-it lip gloss with explosive shine that feels as good as it looks and one swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand leaves lips looking instantly fuller and smoother. The non-sticky formula is super shiny, and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.

I am so wanting this lip gloss so bad! I just can’t see paying $20 for such a small amount of product! So even though I truly want this lip gloss I will not purchase it except for in my fantasy basket!

So my grand total comes to $1001.00 for everything so $1.00 over the budget but I’m sure I would have a few quarters in the bottom of my purse … since after all this is a fantasy shopping trip right?

Question 2: Is there anything you would buy in the end?

Yes …. I would still purchase Fenty Foundation and the Becca Loose Powder but everything else I would have to wait on.

Well that’s all for now dolls … What would be in your fantasy Sephora basket if you had $1,000 to spend???

Stay tuned Sunday for my Fantasy Ulta Basket.

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

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 6 : DREAM Mono-Chromatic PALETTE

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 1: Dream Mono-Chromatic Palette: Pick 9 shades all based on your favorite color to create your own mini mono-chromatic palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The color story I chose for my Monochromatic palette is PURPLE of course!!! Not only is it my favorite color on the planet, it’s also the official color of Spoonie Awareness. So let’s take a look at what my dream mono-chromatic palette would look like.

The shade from left to right are as follows:

Earthshine (pinky lavender with a blue duo-chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This is such a pretty purpler, pinky, blue shifting eye shadow that is perfect for the inner corner or just tapped over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid.

Mr. Sandman (icy rose with a silver sheen – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This shade reminds me a little of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment in the way that it shifts. I love this color paired with a mossy green metallic.

Tropicana (pastel lilac – matte) from the ELF Retro Paradise Palette $14 on their website. This is a great little powdery lilac shade that’s great for the mobile lid but can also be used as a brow line highlight for a more avant garde look.

Neutrino (purple with a blue sheen – metallic) a ColourPop Single Pan Eyeshadow $4.50 on their website. I have said so much already about this shade … so I will simply say …. when ever I have a chance to add this shade to a look …. I do because I just simply love it.

Do or Dough (bright lavender with blue duo-chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This one has so much dimension to it that it’s just the perfect companion to any purple look , be it smokey, subtle, or glam.

Guilt Trip (smoky purple – shimmer) from the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette $49 at Sephora. I don’t reach for this one as much as I reach for some of my other purple shadows but every time I do I love the look … this is my most subtle purple shadow I own … it’s a bit smokey…. a bit sultry.

Chick Lit (deep amethyst – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This shade is just perfection … simply put …. PERFECTION.

Candace (true berry based purple – matte) from the Warrior III Palette from Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I love to use this shade as a base for my less punchy purple shades … it really punches up the purple in any shade.

and finally Sleeper (eggplant – matte) a ColourPop Single Pan Eyeshadow $4.50 on their website. I use this one to deepen my outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I also use it to deepen the lower lash line too.

Well … there you have it dolls … my dream 9 pan mono-chrome palette … what would be your dream 9 pan mono-chrome palette?

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

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 5 : DREAM FACE PALETTE

Published July 9, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 5: Dream Face Palette: Pick 4 shades from any of your palettes that could be turned into your dream face palette (blush, bronzer, highlight, etc

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The shades that I chose for this dream face palette from left to right are :

Contour : Matte Hung (a grey based deep taupe – matte) from the Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette was $42 but is no longer available on their site …. it can be found on other sites such as Bridgette’s Boutique. I have often used this shade whilst traveling, to save space in my makeup bag, as a contour. What I like most about it is that it’s not overly pigmented so you don’t really have to worry that you’ll go over board and end up with a grey muddy mess. It blends out perfectly and never goes patchy.

Bronzer: Kufuru (syrup brown – matte) from the Warrior II Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This shadow is my perfect bronzer shade! It’s got just enough red undertone in it to be a pretty bronzer. It’s super pigmented so you have to go in with a light hand and just a touch of product at a time. This shadow, as a bronzer, lasts all day… even thought the Florida humidity.

Blush: Spiced (a red based mid-toned coral – matte) from the ELF Retro Paradise Palette $14 on their website. I love me a good coral blush … and even though I’ve used eyeshadows as contour and bronzer and highlighter and even lipstick toppers from time to time, I never thought to use one as a blush! This shade when I swatched it for a blush contender was just so beautiful! It’s got the right amount of red to it to make the cheeks look sun kissed and the right saturation of coral to give you pop of color to the cheeks. I plan to use this shade for my next Face of the Day look.

and finally Highlighter: Moremi (white gold – metallic) from the Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I’ve used this shadow as highlighter a few times now. It’s a super beaming highlight so I go in with a fluffy highlighter brush and a super light hand so as to not go over board. But the undertone of this gold shadow is perfect for that everyday sort of highlight.

Well dolls, there you have it … my 4 pan dream face palette. What shades would you pick for your dream face palette?

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

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 4: Dream Colorful Palette

Published July 8, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 4: Dream Colorful Palette: Pick 9 colorful shades from any of your palettes to create your own mini colorful palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The colors from left to right are:

Solstice With the Mostest (neon pink with a blue sheen – metallic) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). I just love this pink shade! It’s so fun to play with and it’s so super pigmented. It’s a great summer shade.

Grid Lock (bright teal with silver & teal glitter – metallic) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). This teal is super pretty on it’s own, as a lower lash pop of color, as center of a smokey halo eye, or winged out along the lash line as a pop of liner color.

Back Stage (cobalt blue – matte) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). This matte shade is so freaking pretty!!! I use it as an all over shadow, I use it as liner shade, I’ve even used it as an outer v shade.

Bare Minimum (berry violet – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). This is such a unique shade. It has a hint of duo-chrome to it that just give this reddish tint to the eyeshadow.

Do or Dough (bright lavender with blue duo chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). I really love this shade as an all over mobile lid shade. It’s such a pretty duo-chrome. It’s so pretty, in fact, that I sometimes just dust a wash of this shade over my mobile lid and use nothing else, save some mascara.

Chick Lit (deep amethyst – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). This shade is so majestic! It’s my most treasured purple shade in all my collection. I have even used this shade as a lipstick topper on occasions.

Egypt (royal green – metallic) from the Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s Place $28 on their website. This is such a pretty deep forest green with a slight gold lilt to it. I love creating a green smokey eye with this shadow most of all, but I have also used it as an lower lash liner and outer v shade.

Cleopatra (royal blue – metallic) from the Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s Place on their website. There is so much dimension to this shadow. Swatching this shadow doesn’t do it justice. There is just something so magical about this shade.

And finally Kongo (bright icy sky blue – metallic) from the Warrior III Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This is such a bright blue! I just can’t stop staring when I’m wearing this one.

So there we have it dolls … this is what my dream mini colorful palette would look like. I know it’s sort of blue and purple heavy but those really are my favorite types of pop of color shadows. What shades would be in your 9 pan colorful palette?

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 bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 3: Dream Neutral Palette

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I know it’s been a week since I last posted for this challenge … but better late than never.

This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 3: Dream Neutral Palette: Pick 9 neutral shades from any of your palettes to create your own mini neautrals palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The shades for my dream mini neutrals palette would be:

Creme (a basic vanilla – matte) from the ELF The New Classics Palette $14 on their site. This shade is perfect for a brow bone highlight and as a matte inner corner highlight.

Riff (nude brown – matte) from the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette $49 at Ulta and Sephora. This is just the perfect nude transition shade. It’s just the right under tone of warmth without being too warm.

Maple (warm caramel brown – matte) from the Too Face Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette $45 at Ulta and Sephora. This shade is similar to Riff but has a bit more yellow in the tone. It’s such a pretty shadow to just pop in the crease for some added dimension on those no makeup makeup days.

Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte) a ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Shadow $4.50 on their website. This is my go to shade when I just want an all over wash of color. I also love to use it to really smoke out the lower lash line when I do drop shadows.

Kano (true caramel – matte ) from the Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I use Kano a ton… not just for eye shadow… I also use it to warm up the highest points of my face when I want a subtle bronzed look.

Kufuru (syrup brown – matte) from the Warrior II Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I freaking love this shadow! It’s my favorite way to deepen up the outer v and to add depth to the lower lash line.

Over It (light warm coral – metallic) a ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Shadow (discontinued). This is the perfect coral shade to pair with a neutral palette. It’s just the right pigmentation and right shade of coral to pair well with a smokey neutral look and still work well with a barely their neutral look.

The 4th shade of the 1st row (champagne – metallic) of the Nubian Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This adds such a stunning pop of light to any neutral look. It’s also a great inner corner highlight shade.

and finally Kenya (chocolate brown – matte) from the Nubian 2 Palette from Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This is my go to shadow to create a smokey neutral look with and also to add depth to the very outer parts of the eye.

There you have it dolls. My perfect dream mini neutral palette. What shades would be in your 9 pan dream neutral palette?

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

The Makeup Marvels Makeup Tag

Published July 1, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I was catching up on some of my favorite YouTuber’s videos (I am very behind in my YouTube subscriptions, I think I’m on my June 19th videos right now, because I’ve just been feeling so crappy with between my Fibromyalgia and my Hashimotto’s and everything and since I typically binge my YouTube subscriptions whilst I’m doing my makeup I really haven’t been able to catch up on the videos… but little by little I am getting through them.

One of my favorite YouTube Channels is Seeking Alexandria. She recently came out with a video where she created a fun 8 topic makeup tag entitled #MakeupMarvels and I though oh wow how fun. We all know by now I love to do makeup tags when ever I can fit them in. So I present to you her tag for my blog ….

*Note: Remember that all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass …. the picture on either the left or the top will be the picture without flash and the one on the right or the bottom will be the picture with flash …. I do this so you can better gauge the colors.

As I’ve explained there are 8 topics for this tag :

  1. Lady Prime : A primer that actually works

2. Ripe & Hype: Makeup that was actually worth the hype

3. The Late Bloomer: A product you waited to try & then wished you tried sooner

4. Tentative Tingles: A palette you were on the fence about but now are obsessed with

5. Game Changer: It is a product that literally changed how you do your makeup or a part of your routine

6. Lady Lash: A mascara that actually looks like the b*tch on the box

7. Shine & Dine: This is a gloss that is shiny without that fly paper effect

8. Anti Cake: A powder that sets without being all kinds of doughy nasty on your face

Lady Prime : A primer that actually works (I have 2. a regular primer and a pore primer)

Option 1

NYX Angel Veil Primer $16 at Ulta for 1.02 fluid ounces of product and is billed as a lightweight super silky, light and fresh formula that creates a comfortable cushion on your skin and is a smooth, uniform canvas that minimizes shine to enhance makeup application makes everything flawless. 

This primer does exotically what it claims to do. This one is a spot on dupe for the Hour Glass Veil Mineral Primer that will set you back $54 for 1 fluid ounce of product, however in my opinion I feel that the NYX Angel Veil Primer is better. It doesn’t give you that white cast to the skin that the Hour Glass one does, doesn’t have that thick mineral scent to it, and is not as thick feeling on the skin.

It just blurs the skin so well. If you compare the picture above to the ones in this picture you can see just how well this primer smooths out the skin.

Option 2

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer $39 at Ulta for .5 ounces of product and is billed as a melt-in smoothing primer with innovative blurring and filling technology for a youthful appearance perfectly primed for makeup application, a smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Once again this product does exactly what it says it does. I use it on the apples of my cheeks and the sides of my nose to blur and fill in the pores and between my brows to blur the little 11 wrinkle I have there. I little of this product does go a long way and you do need to be careful not to over use this one because it will pill if you do, but just a pea sized amount leaves my more problematic areas flawless. It also has a mattifing way about it that just leaves my nose perfectly matte all day. (side note the ELF Poreless Putty Primer is a close dupe for this one … not as pore filling and doesn’t really do anything to mask soft wrinkles and is much more emollient than the Tarte one, but it’s a pretty good alternative if you’re on a budget.)

You can truly see just how mattifying this primer is and just how well it blurs all the imperfections.

Ripe & Hype: Makeup that was actually worth the hype

Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation $5 for .85 fluid ounces and only sold at Dollar General Stores (here in the states) and comes in 18 shades with about 5 shades for deeper skin tones and is billed as a medium to full coverage foundation that blends effortlessly for a flawless look.

This foundation is everywhere right now. All over Instagram. All over TikTok. Many YouTube creators are raving about it. For very good reason! I have to say I purchased this one full believing I was going to have to throw it out because it wasn’t going to be as good as everyone was claiming it it. Dolls!!! I was so darn wrong about this one!!

This foundation leaves the skin flawlessly glowy and healthy looking. A little bit goes a very long way. I use about 2 1/2 dots the size you see above and that covers my whole face, my ears, and my neck and leaves just enough on my sponge to let me blend any other cream products into the skin seamlessly.

Not only is this the perfect shade for me, it’s my dream formula! Out of every foundation I own …. high end and drug store priced … this is my favorite foundation …. I dare say it may make it into my best and worst products of 2020.

The Late Bloomer: A product you waited to try & then wished you tried sooner

Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette $20 at Ulta. This palette was launched in 2016 and I did not purchase it until the first part of this year, so 5 years AFTER it was launched.

Juvia’s Place had been on my radar I just didn’t think I would like the shadows because at the time I wasn’t into warm browns and very seldom was I into neutral shimmers.

Darn was I wrong about this palette! This is the palette that sparked my love for this brand in general. I ended up doing a huge purchase after testing out this palette and in fact have about $200 worth of more palettes I’m purchasing tomorrow from the brand.

The mattes in the palette are so buttery and so pigmented and blend like a dream. The shimmers are stunning and long wearing. I so wish I would have tried this brand sooner I would have been hooked from the first swatch and would have been able to collect a lot more than what I have in my collection now.

The shades do not have any names but the shades are:

iridescent pink metallic, tan matte, nude brown matte, champagne metallic, light gold with pink undertones metallic, light gold metallic, antiqued coppery gold metallic, bronzed gold metallic, dark auburn metallic, mid-toned brown matte, dark brown metallic, and a ebony brown matte.

This is just simply put heaven in a palette formula.

Tentative Tingles: A palette you were on the fence about but now are obsessed with

ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette $34 on their website. This is a 30 pan neutral palette. When it first came out it didn’t really spark my interest. It wasn’t until after watching a few YouTube videos about it that I was like, “OK maybe it might be worth a shot”. Still it just looked like a bland palette to me.

When I purchased it and swatched it for my ColourPop haul I was totally hooked. As you can see by the state of my palette, I truly use this one a ton! The shades are amazing and the shimmer shades are so pretty.

I didn’t take a flash and no flash picture of this one since I already had swatches in my media log … the shades from left to right of each picture are:

idol hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen- metallic)
in the buff (neutral pale pinky beige – matte)
silk teddy (nude champagne – metallic)
on holiday (soft beige – matte)
rumored (silvery taupe – metallic)
banter (cool toned stone – matte)
full exposé (creamy vanilla – matte)
tease me (pale creamsicle with gold flecks – sequin)
the talk (champagne peachy gold – metallic)
hustler (light peach – matte)
complicated (warm rust brown with gold pinpoints – sequin)
crack on (chestnut brown – matte)
hot gossip (toasted nude – matte)
all 4 u (dusty mauve pink – matte)
designer duds (rose gold pink – metallic)
spree (rosy blush with gold flecks – sequin)
act a fool (dusty mid tone mauve – matte)
cufflinks (rosy purple with a pink sheen – metallic)
haute (terracotta with copper flecks – sequin)
fuzzy (true red copper – metallic)
tabloid (deep caramel – matte)
genie (golden bronze – metallic)
taboo (deep brown – matte)
dutch process (plum brown with silver flecks – sequin)
velveteen (tawny brown – matte)
prix fixe (antique bronze – metallic)
stiletto (warm deep brown with soft gold pinpoints – sequin)
revel (deep red brown – metallic)
baubles (deep cool toned brown with silver flecks – sequin)
spy glass (deep true black – matte)

Game Changer: It is a product that literally changed how you do your makeup or a part of your routine

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand $38 for .40 fluid ounces and is sold on the Beautylish website and also at Sephora. It comes in 2 shades fair/medium and medium/deep. It’s a soft-focus, semi-matte contour wand with sponge applicator.

I purchased this from Beautylish on a whim since I’ve always steered clear of cream based products. I just never really thought they would work for me. But I purchased this and a beauty light wand and have been in love with cream products ever since!

This contour wand was just the right color and consistency for me to dip my toes into the water. It was super easy to blend and made contouring my face a breeze.

As a result of trying, and falling in love with, this contour wand I have now added cream blushes, highlighters, and bronzers to my repertoire of makeup items and I have to say I’ve been loving how my complexion looks more now than I have ever done in the past.

Lady Lash: A mascara that actually looks like the b*tch on the box (I have 2. I can’t help it. I love both of these so much that I just can’t choose and sometimes I even layer them together)

Option 1

I have loved this one for years and years and many many MANY tubes

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara $8.99 for .23 ounces of products at Ulta.

I have used this mascara for years. I love this one. It was my one and only holly grail mascara for the better part of 6 years. It give volume and length and doesn’t flake. It holds the curl perfectly and when layered with my Option 2 I’ve been asked what false lashes I am wearing.

Option 2

This is a newer mascara to my collection, I think I purchased it in either February or March

Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution $10 at Ulta but could not find how much product you get with this one.

I was really thinking I would not like this mascara when I first opened it up because the wand on this one is huge and thick, however it does work well and looks pretty by itself and also layered with my option 1.

This one holds a curl great, also doesn’t flake, and is super black. This one gets me noticed for sure every time I wear it.

Shine & Dine: This is a gloss that is shiny without that fly paper effect

NARS Lip Gloss in the shades Stripe Tease (nude), Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), Chihuahua (guava), and Dolce Vita (dusty rose)

Nars Lip Gloss $24 for .18 fluid ounces of product on their website (they sell some shades at Ulta and Sephora but your best place to find better shades is on the NARS website.)

I use to have a ton of these but I only kept 4 when we moved from our apartment to our house 3 years ago. This is by far my all time favorite lip gloss formula. It is never sticky or tacky. I never get that weird stingy mess between my lips. It never travels outside the lip line and never disrupts any of my lipsticks that I may wear underneath either. The best part is that it has no scent to it either.

I do have plans to restock some of the other shades of this lip gloss because honestly 100 % this truly is my all time favorite lip gloss formula.

Stripe Tease (nude), Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), Chihuahua (guava), and Dolce Vita (dusty rose).

And finally …..

Anti Cake: A powder that sets without being all kinds of doughy nasty on your face

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder $33 for .56 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora. This comes in 3 shades: translucent, translucent medium, and translucent deep.

Anyone who has been following for anytime could already have guessed this would be my pick for this topic. I freaking LOVE this powder!!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! It’s just the most amazing powder I have ever tried! At the start of my blogging life I use to sing the praises of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (which I still use from time to time) but ever since this one came into my life I just can’t get enough.

There is some sort of vudo magic in this little powder I’m convinced! (just joking but seriously … it’s something other worldly). It blurs the skin and gives you a soft focus look to the over all complexion. It never looks powdery or dusty, never emphasizes texture or clings to dry patches of skin (when I have it… which isn’t often but on those days I know I can use this powder and will not have a problem with it).

I don’t ever feel like I need to use a finishing spray when I’m wearing this powder. It’s so light weight and buttery smooth and so finely milled that you can even set your under eyes with it. It gives the slightest lilt to the skin too which is super pretty.

Well dolls…. That’s all for this tag …. I had fun putting together my list of 8 products for this tag … what would you chose for your picks for each catagory?

Well I hope you have a great 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

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 2 : DREAM SHIMMER PALETTE

Published July 1, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

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

So we are now on to day 2 of this fun beauty tag …. let’s see what I came up with.

Here is the full Dream Palette Tag provided to me by newlipstickclub1

Day 2: Dream Shimmer Palette: Pick 9 of Your Favorite Shimmer Shades & Swatch Them to Make Your Own Palette!

  • As always the 1st picture will be the picture with no flash and the one on the 2nd one will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

For this palette creation it was so much easier for me than with the matte palette. I adore shimmer but I already knew which were my 9 top favorite shimmer shades.

The shades in my 9 Pan Shimmer Palette would be:

The 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette (peachy champagne with silver pin point – metallic). This is my favorite inner corner pop of shimmer. I even love it lightly pressed into the center of the mobile lid.

Soothe Metallic (warm champagne gold – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette). I just love the whole row of the shade Soothe but this shimmer is so metallic it’s breath taking.

Aura Metallic (champagne – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette). This is my favorite mobile lid shade when I’m using a camel color in the crease. I’ve even used this shade as a highlight on my nose as well.

The 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette (iridescent pink – shimmer). This is just such a pretty shimmer shade. There’s just something about the way it catches the light that just pops so pretty!

Miser (terracotta with blue-green duochrome – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This is probably the prettiest metallic shade that ColourPop has ever put out. I love to use this as the blending shade for the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid it gives such an amazing sunset vibe to any subtle look and yet looks amazing mixed into a smokey eye. I also love how in certain lights it looks coral and in others it truly takes on the duo chrome blue green shift.

Marz (icy moss with a silver sheen – metallic – from the ColourPop She Got Solstice Palette). This is the shadow that sparked my intrest for green shadows. I particularly love to pair this one with Miser or with any of my coral shades. I’ve also used this one over top of a deep brown to add a hmmm …. there’s something about that eye …. pop of surprise.

Nefertiti (shimmering 18 k gold – metallic – from the Juvia’s Place The Nubian II Palette). I typically don’t like gold foiled looking shadows but this one is so reflective and so pigmented that it’s just stunning. I’ve been loving to pair it with a deep chocolate smokey eye just right under the lower lash line for that pop of BAM!

Painted Lady ( icy peachy orange – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This shadow doesn’t photograph well but it’s such an amazing shade. Yes it’s peachy orange but there is just enough peach in it to have it lean more towards coral than orange. This is another one of those shades I just love to wear as an all over wash of color or in a halo eye look.

Tea Garden (duochrome red with a green gold flip – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This shade is so multifaceted that it will keep you guessing as to what shade it actually is. I love this shade in the center of the lower lash line to add that wow factor to a smokey eye. I love it all over the mobile lid. I love it on the middle 1/3 of the mobile … I just simply love this shade.

Well there you have it dolls. My Dream 9 Pan Shimmer Palette…. What are your go to shades you couldn’t live without if you only were able to choose 9 shades for an all shimmer palette?

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

The Dream Palette Challenge Day 1 : Dream Matte Palette

Published June 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

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

So after posting my Dream Matte Palette from yesterday I had been speaking with newlipstickclub1 on Instagram and turns out there were some rules for the challenge that I didn’t know about. So I thought it would be fun to redo this challenge the right way …. so let’s get started

Here is the full Dream Palette Tag provided to me by newlipstickclub1

Day 1: Dream matte Palette: Pick 9 of Your Favorite Matte Shades & Swatch Them to Make Your Own Palette!

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

If I had to (gulp) only chose 9 mattes …. I would have to opt for a basic neutral palette because I feel that I could get the most millage out of a basic neutral matte palette more than if I had fun pops of color mixed in.

The shades in my 9 Pan Matte Palette would be:

Matt Malloy (pure white – from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), I chose the white shade because it can help me lighten some of the mid tone browns and also act as an inner corner and brow line highlight. I’ve even used this shade to brighten up my under eyes and also as the center spot of my mobile lid for an all matte halo eye.

Here Me Out (white peach – ColourPop single eye shadow), I chose this as my brow bone highlight because it’s just the perfect undertone for my brow line. It’s also stunning on the mobile lid with just a hint of color through the crease.

the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes palette (light rose), I chose this shade because I can’t not have a coral type shade in any palette I own. This is a rose that leans coral and is so pretty as an all over wash of color or even just through the crease with a bit of shimmer on the mobile lids.

Bel Air (cool taupe – ColourPop single shadow), It’s a cool taupe must I say anything else? This is the perfect contour shade for the crease when you don’t want a “makeup” makeup look. It’s also great to help deepen the light rose shade, and it’s a great under eye shade as well.

the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Nudes palette (deep yellow camel), I love me a good camel nude. This one is so simply beautiful all over for a wash of color it also loves amazing paired with the white peach shade.

Maple (yellow based tannish brown – from the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow palette ), My all time favorite shade Too Faced has ever come out with! I live for this shade. When I hit pan I will totally repurchase this palette just so I can have this shade still in my life.

Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – ColourPop single shadow),  This shade again is just so beautiful as an all over wash of color with just a pop of shimmer in the middle of the mobile lid. It’s also a great blender shade for deeper colors.

Soothe Matte (camel – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 palette), This has to be the prettiest camel shade I have ever owned. Tati knows what she is doing with her color selection because this palette in general is fire! But soothe is my all time favorite shade of the whole palette.

and the 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (deep chocolate brown). I was torn been between needing a deep brown and a black … but this shade is the perfect amalgamation of the two. It’s deep enough that I just don’t miss having a black matte in a 9 pan palette with this one in it.

Well there you have it dolls. My Dream 9 Pan Matte Palette…. What are your go to shades you couldn’t live without if you only were able to choose 9 shades for an all matte palette?

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

My Ultimate Dream Matte Palette (Revised)

Published June 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m very low on energy the past few days. Turns out my Hashimoto Syndrome is acting up and my Thyroid and Kidney functions are really low. The doctor changed my meds again to try and help my Thyroid and Kidneys start to improve but until the meds start to work I’ll be low on energy, more than when it’s just the Fibromyalgia giving me trouble, so I probably wont be able to do my makeup for a few more days or so. With that said I came across this really cool makeup challenge from fellow word presser Katie of KatieEmma Beauty , who by the way is an amazing beauty blogger! Her blog is just chalk full of amazing reads…. seriously you should go check her out. She found this challenge on Instagram and the original creators of this challenge are newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics .

This is an 8 day challenge that centers on you creating your dream palette of the day …. the day assignments are:

Day 1: Dream Matte Palette
Day 2: Dream Shimmer Palette
Day 3: Dream Nude Palette
Day 4: Dream Color Palette
Day 5: Dream Face Palette (using eyeshadow only)
Day 6: Dream Monochromatic Palette
Day 7: Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Day 8: Dream Eyeshadow Palette (using non-eyeshadow)

So let’s start with Day 1: My Dream Matte Palette….

  • PLEASE NOTE: I was contacted by newlipstickclub1 and she actually gave me the rules for this challenge … so I have decided to rename this post and start the challenge over.

Anyone who knows me knows I love bigger palettes and I also love matte shadows, they are my all time favorite shadows so for me to have my ultimate dream matte palette it would have to be a huge palette.

I put together my dream palette on Friday but had a hard time whittling it down to a smaller size …. by Sunday night I was able to whittle it down to 69 shades…. but this is the smallest I am willing to go with my dream palette… ultimately I would probably add 1 more shade to round it out to an even number but really these 69 shades are my ultimate dream palette to own, I really could not have a dream palette without all these shades in the palette….

*REMEMBER, when I do swatches , I always do my swatches on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass…. also I always take a picture of the swatches with and without flash so that you can get a true sense of the colors …. the pictures without flash will be on the left and the ones with flash will be on the right or the ones with no flash will be on top and the ones with flash will be on the bottom*

My first row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Matt Malloy (pure white from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Matt Lombardi (creamy camel tan from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Canvas (creamy vanilla from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Here Me Out (white peach ColourPop single eye shadow), Fresh (flesh tone from ELF Opposites Attract palette), Weekender (slightly deeper flesh tone from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes palette (light rose), Fuego (pastel coral from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Sassy (coral from the Opposites Attract palette), and Nekkid (warm light orange coral from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette).

My second row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Charge It (soft rosy pink ColourPop single shadow), Cut Outs (dusty coral ColourPop single shadow), the 9th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (light coral), the 12th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (full on coral), Daura (salmon coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Morocco (deep orange from the Juvia’s Place Nubian II palette), Caliente (terracotta from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Maybe Later (mid toned brick red from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Pass It On (warm terracotta from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Peanut Butter (creamy orange toned tan from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette), and Nuts about You (red based orange terracotta from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette).

My third row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Amber (burnt orange from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Soothe Matte (camel from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 palette), Maple (yellow based tannish brown from the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow palette ), Riff (deep camel from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), Wake Up Call (warm sand ColourPop single shadow), Bel Air (cool taupe ColourPop sungle shadow), Sea Stars (medium yellow brown ColourPop single shadow), Good Thing (warm chestnut brown ColourPop single shadow), Extra Curricular (mid toned orange tan ColourPop Double Entendre palette), Saucy (yellow based tan from the ELF Opposites Attack palette), and the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Nudes palette (deep yellow camel).

My fourth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 5th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (mustard yellow), Yodit (dark mustard brown from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Kana (rosy dove grey from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Sandy Bum (light tones natural brown from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Mojave Mami (mid toned sand brown from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Feathered (rich chocolate brown ColourPop single shadow), Finesse (deep mahogany ColourPop single shadow), Choc (reddish brown from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Teddy Bare (warm mid toned brown from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette), and the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (rich warm red brown).

My fifth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (a reddish brown), Henna (deep cool toned taupe from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), the 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (deep chocolate brown), the 3rd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (grey toned deep cool brown), Cloud 9 (plummy brown ColourPop single shadow), Ms. Brightside (deep red plum from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Bad Guy (true burgundy from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Jamata (deep tan based orange from the Juvia’s Place Warriro II palette), Jezebel (maroon from the Juvia’s Place Nubain II palette), and Sleeper (eggplant ColourPop single shadow).

My sixth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Kahina (deep maroon from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Candace (dusty rosy coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Fanti (vibrant purple from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Easy Going (blue based lilac from the ELF Opposites Attract palette), Gola (vibrant sky blue from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Oasis (dusty blue grey from the Elf Earth an Ocean palette), Royal (classic royal blue from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Abyss (deep ocean blue from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette),and Wise (mid toned forest green from the ELF Opposites Attract palette).

My seventh and final row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Desert Storm (khaki from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Spruced Up (deep olive green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Maasai (true vibrant green from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), the 10th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (pale dusty grey), the 2nd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (deep grey), Calm (mid toned grey), and finally Shawata (charcoal black from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette).

There you have it dolls. This would be my ultimate dream all mattes palette. If I had to add 1 more color to the palette to give it an even number of shades I think I would add the shade Memory Matte (carbon black) from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals palette so that I had the deepest black available to me for days when the charcoal black aren’t deep enough.

This challenge was fun to do and I thank Katie of KatieEmma Beauty for posting it. I do love doing tags and challenges and you should check out all of her posts for this challenge. She did an amazing job at putting together her dream palettes.

I will not be posting Day 2 until Wednesday so that I can take tomorrow to gather and swatch all of the shade for the next challenge day.

I still have makeup in the mail coming to me the first week in July so I will not be able to haul anything new for the last few days of June. With that said I still have to do my July beauty buys so I may have more than usual haul posts in the month of July.

My eye has healed almost completely there is just the slightest bit of dry skin on the upper lid and just a rough patch on the lower eye lid …. I think by Thursday it should be all better … I’ve been combating the dry and rough skin of that eye with Hyaluronic Acid serum and a bit of my night oil.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. Remember to check out Katie Emma’s blog, she really does have a great one …. 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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