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3rd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Nita

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

2nd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

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

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

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

Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner $11 at Sephora

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

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

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 at Sephroa

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

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

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

The first 12 shades from left to right are:

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

The last 12 shades from left to right are:

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

Well dolls … that’s everything in this haul.

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

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

1st Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a great highlighter formula and super glowy.

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

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

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

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of June 2020 with Swatches

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lip Lacquer in clear $3 for .08 ounces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Nita

JKissa x ELF To the Rescue Palette Swatches and Review

Published June 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

It dawned on me that I never officially showed off my JKissa palette.

Since I’ve had plenty of days to play around with the palette I figured I would also do a mini review of it as well.

The JKissa x ELF To the Rescue Palette $20 at Ulta. It came with a sticker sheet so you could decorate the palette. I love Pitbulls so I chose these stickers to decorate mine.
My palette came with the green shimmer, blue shimmer and purple shimmer shade shattered ( and the deep purple shade also came with just a tiny corner cracked as well) so I used Isopropyl Alcohol to wet those shades and press them back together. In doing so the green and purple shimmer shades names wiped off.

There are 12 matte and 6 shimmer shades in this palette and the total amount of product is .52 ounces making each shadow just under .3 ounces each.

This palette is 100% vegan and cruelty free and is the 2nd collaboration between JKissa and ELF (the first being a 7 pan eye shadow palette, blue liner, and a mascara) and in this second collaboration there is the 18 pan eye shadow palette (which I have in the picture above).

This palette is so fun to play with.

There is a ton of kick back in the pans with this soft pressed palette and more often than not there is also a ton of fallout on the face. I’ve learned t’s best to slowly build up the pigmentation of the shadows in this palette to avoid the fallout.

I have noticed when working with these shades that sometimes the can get a little patchy. Particularly the purple shades, but also the orange and yellow shades can sometimes lift in certain areas of the shade whilst buffing out. Also worth mentioning is that the orange shimmer shade is can be a little tough to build because it’s not as pigmented as the rest of the shimmer shades.

The shades are moderately pigmented, with some of the shades being more pigmented than others.

The shades do buff into each other fairly well but I have noticed they do not work well with other palettes, save for the shimmer shades which work fine with other palettes.

For this palette I would give it a solid A+. simply because of the few little issues with the palette.

Now let’s take a look at the swatches …. remember that as always all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Casey, Millie, Yosemite, Peaky, Canolli, and Sadie. These shades are the lighter more brighter versions of the rainbow color scheme.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Pepper, Zuma, Paloma, Tank, Thatcher, and Pretty Girl. These shades are the darker more deeper shades of the rainbow.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Strawberry, Tsuki, Firefly, Reagan, Bailey, and Confetti. These are the shimmery slightly metallic shades of the rainbow.

a 6 piece brush set called Furever Eyeshadow Brush Set (which I also purchased but is currently dirty) that retails for for $25 and is sold at Ulta (is sold out on the ELF website) which includes the: J1 (packer brush), J2 (multi tasker), J3 (fluffy blender brush), J4 (small bullet brush), J5 (angled liner brush), and J6 (flat definer brush).

The brush set has a rainbow handle with a purple ferrule. The synthetic bristles are super soft but also firm enough to preform their jobs well.

The brushes do not shed and they are some of the best quality of brushes ELF has put out to date.

My only wish would be that they would have come out with a face brush set too, but since JKissa doesn’t wear foundation I kind of understand why a set wasn’t created.

I give this brush set a solid A+++!!!! This again is the best brush set to date, in my opinion, that ELF has come out with.

and a eye shadow topper duo called Tsuki To My Heart that retails for $12 (at Ulta) for .3 ounces of total product and features the shades I’m Pupset (a bright green) and What a Pitty Smile (opalescent/clear). This was the only product I chose not to purchase simply because I don’t use eye shadow toppers much because they emphasize the texture of my lids.

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

Quick Haul June 2020

Published June 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’ve got a super quick makeup haul for you today.

Let’s jump into it…. *** All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe ***

NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Jelly Cheek Color $10 for .31 fluid ounces of product on their website and is billed as a hydrated flushed face is just a tap away with NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Jelly Cheek Color. Infused with hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, known for its soothing and hydrating benefits, this buildable cheek tint features a gel formula that feels as amazing on your face as it does on your fingers! For a naturally-flushed look, wear this blush jelly alone for a “no makeup” look or layer for a bolder, dewy-finished pop of blushing color and comes in 6 shades. I chose the shade Coral Dream.

The left picture is without flash and the right picture is with flash. This is a super pretty coral shade but it did not go on half as well as it swatched.

ColourPop Create Your Own Palette $45 for 24 shadows and a z palette on their website. The picture on the left with without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is flash. The colors from left to right are: Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic), What’s Yo Sign (yellow peach with golden sparkle – sequin), Tickled (soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip – metallic), Nectar (icy pale lavender – metallic), Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic), Pretty Please (cool taupe – matte), Mr. Sandman (icy rose with a silver sheen – metallic), Miser (terracotta with blue-green duo-chrome – metallic), Star Child (vibrant purple with pink and purple flecks – metallic), Solstice With The Mostest (neon pink with a blue sheen – metallic), Neutrino (purple with a blue sheen – metallic), and Mariposa (dusty mauvey lavender with hot pink glitter – sequin).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is flash. The colors from left to right are: Charge It (soft rosey pink – matte), Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin), Misty (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic), Tea Garden (duo-chrome red with a green gold flip- metallic), Conjour Up (emerald – matte), Gridlock (bright teal with silver & teal glitter – metallic), Backstage (cobalt blue – matte), AntiMatter (turquoise with a deep purple duochrome flip – metallic), Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte), Conundrum (warm brown – matte), Good Thing (chestnut brown – matte), and Finesse (deep mahogany – matte).

Well that’s it dolls. I hope you enjoy your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

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