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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

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

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

My Makeup Collection Vol. 11 The Lip Products

Published May 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol.11 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 1

Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 2

Vol. 10 The Face Palettes

Today we’re diving into my Lip product collection. *As always all swatches are done on a bare arm with no primer and in 1 swipe*

ColourPop Lippie Stix: All my Lippie Stix were part of a Vault collection that I purchased on ColourPop’s website for $99 for 48 Lippie Stix.

From left to right the shade are: after shock (classic pink), with the band (peachy pink), westie (cool-toned pink), slacker (soft salmon), goodie bag (vivid blue pink), happy thoughts(deep rosy mauve), lumiere (matte dusty mauve pink *I own 2 of this shade*), little tings(mid-tone mauve pink), goal digger (warm rose), oh snap (matte muted pinky nude), brink (matte terracota rose *I own 2 of this shade*), cami (cool-toned mauve),at twilight (warm muted coral), cookie (matte warm brown nude), and dream date (pale warm nude).

From left to right the colors are: topanga (crème dusty coral *I have 2 of this shade*), parker (matte mid-tone warm nude), ziggie (dark terracotta), who run this (vibrant rusty red), byron babe (deep rose), taurus (matte mid-tone yellow brown), aquarius (crème soft pinky nude), girl gang (muted terracotta rose), and kapish (dusty warm brown), songbird (muted berry), daydream (plummy brown), candy paint (true terracotta), grunge (matte mid-toned red brown), goldie (rich brick red), and poison (matte brick red).

From left to right the colors are: ellarie (matte deep cranberry), thousand percent (rich chocolate cherry), infinite best (warm black cherry), jam sesh (true blue red), fly-fi (red terracotta), parachute (vibrant coral red), chi chi (matte true orange), daytrip (vivid pink coral), casanova (bold watermelon pink), are you surreal (vibrant hot pink), cherry bomb (bright pink lemonade), runaway (hot raspberry), heart on (matte bright cool-toned magenta), and i heart this (matte red fuchsia).

The Bullet Lipsticks and a Few Liquid Lipsticks:

The colors are from left to right : MAC Blankety (soft pink beige), MAC Myth (light neutral nude), MAC Velvet Teddy (deep-tone beige), MAC Brave (pink beige with white pearl), MAC Kinda Sexy (neutral pinky rose), MAC Show Orchid (very hot pink), MAC Instigator (deep vampy purple), and MAC Studded Kiss (dark oxblood red).

The colors are from left to right : MAC Sin (deep dark blue red), Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (purple berry), Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss (rose petal pink), Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (nude pink), Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW (pale pure nude), Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (peachy nude), Il Makiage Matte Gala (mauvey nude), and Tarte SEA Color Splash in Beach Babe (pink nude)

The colors are from left to right : Tarte SEA Color Splash in Sunkissed (pink peach), Jouer High Pigment Lipgloss in Park Ave (mid toned warm pink), Jouer High Pigment Lipgloss in Sloane (mid toned warm coral), Sephora Luster Matte (it’s a mid toned mauve but I can not see the name on the tube it’s too small), Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche In Berry Rouge (deep vampy purple), Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche In Liquorice (oxblood), BH Cosmetics Lipstick in Rosey Raye (rosey nude), and BH Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Naked (pale yellow based nude)

The colors are from left to right : L’Oreal Pop Balm in 420 Bold Blush (poppy pink), ColourPop Uno Mas (medium coral), ColourPop Layover (medium rosey beige),Colourpop X Mulan Hua Mulan (rosey pink), ColourPop Better Off (copper), ColourPop Fee Fi Fo (coppery red), Milani Tropical Nude (coral nude), and Flower Beauty Coral Crush (soft coral).

The colors are from left to right : L’oreal Signature Rouge in 418 I Empower (caramel nude), L’oreal Signature Rouge in 416 I Create (mauvey nude), L’oreal Signature Rouge in 448 I Tease (nude brown), L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine 910 Shining Peach (barely there peach), L’Oreal Colour Riche 802 Matte-Sterpiece (mid toned coral), and L’Oreal Colour Riche 620 Julianne’s Nude (pinky nude).

Believe Beauty Satin Crush Lipstick in Moroccan Spice (pinkish beige).

Physicians Formula Butter Lip Cream Guava Mama (coral)

The Lip Glosses and Liquid Lipsticks:

From left to right the shades are: NARS Stripe Tease (sheer nude), NARS Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), NARS Dolce Vita (sheer dusty rose), NARS Chihuahua (sheer Gauva), Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Pin Up Pink (coral pink), Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Exposed (classic nude), ColourPop x Becky G Mija (warm toned medium pink), ColourPop Gingham (warm pink), ColourPop Bestie (nude pink), ColourPop Speed Dial (warm toned light brown nude), ColourPop November (peachy pink), Makeup Revolution Featured (milky pink), Stila Patina (dusty rose), Flower Beauty Mix n Matte Lip Duo in Melon Kiss (peach nude), Makeup Geek Jitterbug (coral), Makeup Geek Naive (soft peach nude), BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Rosey Raye (rosey nude), BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick (rose pink… name too small to read), BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream YAS (rose nude), BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream BAE (rose with orange undertone), BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Perf (nude pink), and BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Roast (brown nude).

The Lip Liners: *All of the ColourPop Lippie Pencils were part of a Vault collection that I purchased on ColourPop’s website for $67 for 40 Lippie Pencils.

The colors from left to right: lumière (dusty mauve pink), also – lumière (dusty mauve pink- I have 2 of this color), oh snap pencil (muted pinky nude), another round pencil (rosey nude), bff (warm nude), also – bff (warm nude – I have 2 of this color), brink (terracotta rose), bumble (warm rose), 951 (mid-tone warm nude), Charlotte TIlbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk (pink nude), little one (light pinky nude), curvii (warm beige), shot clock (mid-tone mauve pink ), good & plenty pencil (deep rose), bff (mid-tone nude), beeper pencil (greige rose), oh sis (smoked paprika), love bug (rich mahogany), also – oh sis (smoked paprika),and obvi (light pinkish brown)

The colors from left to right: frenchie (bright warm red), bossy (classic blue red), i heart this (red fuchsia), overtime (cherry red), chi chi (bright true orange), bichette (deepened red), dial up (vibrant hot pink), heart on (bright cool-toned magenta), absolute zero(bright orange), v cute (bright violet), ex-factor (bright berry), lbb (rich plum wine), flattered (deep plum), mamacita (deepened blackberry), ellarie (blackened cranberry), hoopty (burgundy), ctrl (deep brown), bff 3 (deep nude), on ice (deep sangria), and NYX Suede Matte Wipped Caviar (rose coarl nude).

The Rest of My Lip Pencils:

The colors from left to right: NYX Suede Matte Brunch Me (pale peach nude), NYX Suede Matte Tea & Cookies (light pink), also – NYX Suede Matte Whipped Caviar (rose coral nude – I have 4 of these), MAC lip liner Burgundy (brownish burgundy), MAC lip liner Nightmoth (blackened plum), NYX lip pencil Bloom (vibrant pink), NYX Suede Matte Kitten Heels (orange based red), NYX Suede Matte Cheery Skies (deep true red), Flower Beauty Petal Pout Rose (rosey pink), Beauty Petal Pout Toffee (creamy nude), Beauty Petal Pout Beige (pale nude), and also – NYX lip liner BLoom (vibrant pink – I have 2).

Well that’s all for now dolls. Have a great rest of your day/night.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My Makeup Collection Vol. 10 The Face Palettes

Published May 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol.10 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 1

Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 2

Today we’re diving into my face palettes collection

Benefit Babe on Board *$30 Limited Edition-still available through QVC*

I purchased mine off the Beautylish website.

This is a palette of mini products and you get :

  • Hoola Matte Bronzer (.14 oz): original medium tan with a matte finish
  • Rockabye Powder Blush (.08 oz): warm rose with a natural finish
  • Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter (.05 oz): nude pink with a shimmer finish

This is a super cute palette. Great for travel since it’s a blush, bronzer,and highlight all in one.

Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight And Contour Palette $5 only at Dollar General Stores.

This one is in the Light/Medium.

This one reminds me of the Babe on Board Palette… the blushes in both palettes are almost the same tone and the highlights have the same texture.

Again this is a great travel palette and it’s pretty good qaulity.

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette *Discontinued but can be found on Amazon* I have it in the color way Coral Glow.

I purchased this one when I did my full face of Rimmel post.

It’s an OK palette I guess… I’m not wowed by it but I don’t mind using it either. The coral blush is supper pretty, the bronzer and highlighter are a bit lack luster.

California In A Box Bronzer & Blush Palette $14.99 for .5 ounces of product at Ulta.

You get 2 Matte Bronzers , 1 satin and 1 matte blush is a pretty coral shade and 1 champagne highlighter.

This is a pretty good palette.

Makeup Geek Palette I put together The 3 blushes are the same color Spellbound (a salmon coral matte) and the blush is Sunkissed (warm light brown)

these colors are available in the re-brand in square pans.

BH Cosmetics Glowing in Greece 6 Color Blush and Highlighter Palette $16 on their website.

You get 3 blushes and 3 highlighters (all 3 blushes are satin).

This is a great palette!!! I truly enjoy reaching for this one.

Tarte Treasures Collector Set *Was limited edition* This is a complete face palette… has blush bronzer highlighter and eyeshadows.

This palette just doesn’t impress me that much. It’s a pretty color scheme but this is just a lack luster palette … great for a beginner but not my favorite palette of the moment.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty $75 on the Beautylish website.

While this palette is pretty and I love Charlotte Tilbury … this palette just isn’t worth $75. I have other lower price point palettes that I can get more versatility out of.

Profusion Eye & Cheek The Artistry Palette $10 on their website.

This Palette has both warm and cool tones and the qaulity is freaking amazing.

This one might be a little on the big side but it’s thin and so still travel friendly.

Well that’s all dolls. 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

My Makeup Collection Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 2

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol.9 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 1

Today we’re diving into the 2nd 1/2 of my Eyeshadow Palettes collection … I wil not be blogging about what the palettes are billed as because I have a heap of palettes to get through and not all of my palettes are available still so I have no way of knowing what they were marketed as. Any way without further ado let’s do this…

BH Cosmetics Love in London Palette $16 on their website.

This is the first palette I’ve tried from BH Cosmetics and I have to say the quality is exquisite! The mattes and metallics are both buttery and highly pigments.

ColourPop Palette I created myself : Each shadow was $2 and the palette was free.

The colors are: Liar Liar, Ringer, 20 Something, Bel Air, Sea Stars, Lay Low, Top Notch, Earthshine, Manifest It, Latch Key, Pretty Cruel, and Sleeper.

It’s my goal to collect all the singles shades because this formula is to die for.

ColourPop Palette I created myself : Each shadow was $2 and the palette was free.

The colors are: Hear Me Out, Issues, Party Favors. Over It, Bel Air (I loved this shade so much that I purchased a back up of it), Wake Up Call, Cut Outs, Criss Cross, Take the Lead, Feathered, Cloud Nine, and Let’s Do It.

This was the first set of singles I purchased from ColourPop.

ColourPop All That Palette $18 on their website.

This is a great red based palette! I picked this one up so I could do some Valentines day looks and absolutely fell in love with the palette.

The reds in this palette are so pigmented and blend like a dream.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Ador *Discontinued*

I purchased mine on Bridgette’s Boutique for $30 .

One of the first The Balm shadow palettes I tried. The quality is good and the shadows are pigmented and blend out well.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude *Discontinued*

I purchased mine on Bridgette’s Boutique for $30.

Out of the 2 palettes from the Balm that I own I enjoy this one more.

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in the color story Lovestruck $5 only at Dollar General Stores.

This is a great little pink color story.

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in the color story Nearly Nude $5 only at Dollar General Stores.

This was the first palette of theirs I tried and now I low key want them all! I can not believe the quality of these shadows!

It’s just a basic nudes palette but it’s great to travel with and a great everyday makeup drawer palette.

Private Society Girl Boss Palette $36 on their website.

the shade are :

six mattes are First Class (a true white), CEO (a light terra cotta), Brunch (a true terra cotta), Jetsetter (a coral based red), Money maker (an orange based mid toned brown), and Friyay (a deep grey toned brown).

six metallic shades are … Instafamous (a rose gold with pink reflect), Status Symbol ( a amber with silver reflect), Iconic ( a copper with no reflect), Socialite (a pale champagne satin), Hundo (a bright gold with rose reflect), and VIP (a dark brown with copper reflect).

It’s a really nice palette but I don’t reach for it much these days.

NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette $18 for .46 ounces of product.

This is a compact palette that’s great to travel with. It’s a great neutral staple to have in my collection and has mattes and shimmers so I can get a complete eye look all in one place.

Milani Most Loved Mattes $19.99 on their website but I purchased mine on Amazon.

This is a basic shadow palette with a range of neutrals that is great for everyday.

It’s not my favorite but it’s still a good palette.

ELF The New Classics $14 on their website.

This is the only ELF eyeshadow palette I have kept over the years. It’s a great staple palette to have …. perfect for beginners and a great one to have for travel.

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette *Discontinued*

This palette was a gift from a friend for Christmas one year. I love it so much. Particularly the shades Peanut Butter, Peanut Brittle, and Nuts About You.

I reach for this one a ton but never as a stand alone palette.

Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette $14 at Ulta.

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

A PEACHY CHAMPAGNE WITH SILVER FLIP- METALLIC, A LIGHT BEIGE- MATTE PRESSED PIGMENT, A CHAMPAGNE WITH GOLD FLIP- METALLIC, A LIGHT ROSE- MATTE, A PINK CHAMPAGNE- METALLIC, AND A RICH  TERRACOTTA BROWN- MATTE.

You can get an externally beautiful ethereal look with this palette by itself or pair it with the chocolates palette for an all in one smokey eye look.

Juvia’s Place The Chocolates Palette $14 at Ulta

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

a deep chocolate brown – matte, warm brown with a brown and silver shimmer – metallic, a grey-toned brown – matte, rich warm red – matte, mustard yellow – matte, and cool brown – metallic.

The colors in this palette are so rich and pigmented. I’ve gotten some super pretty smokey looks with it.

Juvia’s Place The Nubian 3 Coral $20 for .63 ounces of product at Ulta.

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

a light toned silver metallic, a deep slate grey matte, a slate grey metallic, a mid-toned copper metallic….a mid-toned deep reddish terracotta metallic, a warm toned deep brown matte, deep brown with a slight green shift metallic, dusty coral tan matte….cool toned coral matte/satin hybrid, dusty light grey matte, peachy coral metallic with a slight gold flip metallic, and finally a deep-toned peachy coral matte.

Oh I am in love with this palette!!! I could wear looks from this palette everyday and not tire of it.

Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette $20 for .63 ounces of product at Ulta

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.

There is something magical about Juvia’s Place eyeshadow formula! These shades are pretty on every skin tone.

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette $20 on their website.

This palette is a gold lovers dream! The metallics are so buttery and so pigmented this is a high impact palette.

Juvia’s Place The Warrior II Palette $20 for .63 ounces of product at Ulta.

This is a very versatile all matte palette and a great companion palette for any of the other Juvia’s Place palettes.

Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 Palette $48 on their website.

This was gift from my hubby. This is a sublime palette! It’s also the palette that made me fall in love with glitter.

You get 4 finishes of eyeshadow in one palette: matte, metallic, sequin, and glitter …. all in the same shades.

The possibilities are endless with this palette.

I’ve hit pan on 2 of my favorite shades Smooth Matte and Aura Matte.

ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette $34 on their website.

As you can tell from the pictures of this palette … this is a well loved palette.

It’s all the neutrals I will ever really need and great gift to give to someone just starting out with makeup … or for a person who loves neutrals.

I reach for this one heaps on a weekly basis even when I’m using other palettes I tend to reach for 1 or 2 shades from this palette too.

BH Cosmetics Ultimate Matte 42 Color Shadow Palette $28 on their website.

This palette has a nice spread of shades all in one place.

Juvia’s Place The Nubian II Palette $20 for 1.58 ounces of product at Ulta.

This is such a fun partner palette for the Nubian… such rich jewel tone shades.

Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette $20 for.63 ounces of product at Ulta.

I can’t wait to finally get to play with this palette… And it’s the first time I own a palette with an actual true green shadow in it. These shades are so vibrant!

Imagic Profession Cosmetics EY-322 Palette $14 on their website.

this is a new palette that I just received in the mail for free for review by Imagic Cosmetics.

The shades are:

Slow (vanilla metallic), Flip (vanilla matte), Steam (muted brown matte), Noir (dusty black matte), Glamour (tan matte), Diva (copper metallic), Splash (moss green satin), Trance (light blue satin), Sultry (rose gold metallic), Culture (dusty red matte), Awesome (navy blue satin), Curtain (iridescent satin with a green/purple flip),Cross (chocolate metallic), Nolly (burnt orange matte), Stylin’ (vibrant fuschia metallic), and Mud (deep burgundy matte).

I think it’s a good palette I’ll just have to play with it before I give my final thoughts on it.

Well that’s all dolls… every eyeshadow palette I own.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night.

Remember … Save a spoon for a little lipstick.

XOXO

My Makeup Collection Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 1

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol.9 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Today we’re diving into my Eyeshadow Palettes collection … I wil not be blogging about what the palettes are billed as because I have a heap of palettes to get through and not all of my palettes are available still so I have no way of knowing what they were marketed as. Any way without further ado let’s do this…

Revolution Beauty Reloaded Palette Basic Mattes $8 for 15 @ .04 ounces of product on their website.

This one is billed as truly compelling mixture of 15 smooth and rich shades, for matte-lovers everywhere! Featuring a wide spectrum of fundamental nudes, creams, beiges, browns and deep plums.

I’ve already reviewed this palette in my REVOLUTION (MAKEUP REVOLUTION) FULL FACE REVIEW . What it boils down to is this is an amazing palette and a staple in my collection.

ColourPop x Karruche Collab (limited edition and no longer available was $12 for .36 ounces of product) The Brown Sugar palette.

This is a warm tones neutral palette with tons of versatility. Compact for on the go and I find myself reaching for it as a back up to other palettes all the time.

ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette $12 for .36 ounces of product on their site (currently out of stock).

This is a dustier version of the Brown Sugar palette … still in the vein of warm neutrals. I love this palette so much. It’s a great everyday, work and school appropriate palette.

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette $18 on their website.

This palette has it all … warn and cool nudes …. mattes and metallics.

Such a nicely put together palette.

ColourPop What Ever Palette $18 on their website.

Such a fun little palette that has it all.. from nudes to roses, to burgundy, from mattes, to glitters, to metallics and pressed pigments.

Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Palette $14 for .44 ounces of product at Ulta

This one is a basic neutral lovers palette with both matte and metallic shadows. This was my favorite part of my Catrice review.

Coastal Scents Revealed Rouge $20 on their website.

This one has a red color story that is just simply divine.

It’s the only Revealed palette I kept from my Coastal Scents review week. I decluttered the rest of the palettes. This one is super unique and I have loved every look I’ve come up with.

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette $49 for .42 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.

This is 1 of only 2 Urban Decay palettes that survived my last declutter. I got rid of the rest of them. I absolutely love this palette! This is a great one for travel because it has all the nudes and still a pops of color. My favorite shade (although just a simple boring nude and not a pop of color)is Weekender. I so want them to release this shade in a single!! I’ve hit pan on it and this shade is a staple in my repertoire.

KVD Shae + Light Eye Contour Palette *I believe this one has been discontinued as I can not find a permalink to link back to a sale site*

This palette is broken into small quads… neutral,cool, and warm.

I love this palette. I love that it’s all mattes, I love that it’s got so much versatility within the quads. It’s a basic neutral palette.

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette $45 at Ulta and Sephora.

Hands down my best and favorite neutrals palette and also my favorite of the Too Faced palettes I own.

The first week I got this palette I couldn’t put it down! I have loved every look I’ve come up with using this little baby.

The shades flatter every skin tone. The mattes are finely milled the metallics have 2 different finishes .. there are some drier and some so buttery that they glide on effortlessly.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette $49 for .56 ounces of product at Ulta.

I can’t believe this palette still have that amazing chocolate scent to it.

The shadows are smooth and pigmented and blend like a dream.

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar *Discontinued*

This is the cool neutrals answer to the Chocolate Bar family (with that warm pop of the peanut butter shade).

This one still has the delicious scent of chocolate too. I have traveled many times with this one.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons *discontinued but can be found on Amazon*

This is such a fun palette with those pops of pink and blue and purple in them and has a mix of warm and cook neutrals.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette $49 for .54 ounces of product at Ulta.

This one is basically an all metallic palette with 4 staple mattes.

This is my favorite pop of color palette that I currently own.

ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Palette $14 for .3 ounces of product at Ulta.

This is a great little coral based palette and that pop of moss green is amazing!

ColourPop Making Mauves Palette $14 on their website.

A great alternative to the standard nude neutral palettes on the market. This is a great one for weddings and special occasions and just for a spin on a neutral eye look.

ColourPop Nude Mood Palette $14 on their website.

I love pairing this one with my Brown Sugar palette a lot.

ColourPop Blush Crush Palette $14 on their website.

This is another palette that’s perfect for a wedding or special event. Soft muted pinks and mauves so expertly done.

ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette $12 on their website

I purchased this one because a reader requested a purple look. I fell in love because the purples are so rich and expertly done. It can be hard to get purple eyeshadows to preform well because that pigment is hard to create. ColourPop hit it out of the park with this palette and that 1 pop of baby pink just made this palette everything.

ColourPop Lilac You A Lot $12 on their website

I purchased this one also because a reader requested a purple look and I wanted to have plenty of purple options to choose from. I love this pastel feel of the palette so much and it pairs well with the It’s my Pleasure palette.

ColourPop Mulan Palette $22 on their website

I could not wait to get my hands on this little baby!! I came up with 5 separate looks for this palette showing the versatility of it.

This is a great one for glam and drama.

 9 pan palette I created from Makeup Geek for 57.99 total which includes the z palette.

The shades in this palette are : Shimma Shima, a pale peachy flesh tone with a silver reflect. So Pale, a light vanilla matte. Rapunzel, a pale peach with gold reflect. Sand Dollar, a pale grey matte, Peach Smoothie, a true peach matte. Pumpkin’, a coral-orange hybrid matte. I’m Peachless, a pale peach with pink reflect. Tuscan Sun, a dusty coral pink matte. And finally Dark Roast, a dark true brown matte.

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette *Discontinued*

This palette is the 2nd of 2 palettes I kept from Urban Decay in my last declutter. I love that it’s an all matte, basic eyeshadow palette. I tend to pull shades from this palette to accompany other palettes.

It’s a great companion palette to own.

Well dolls. That’s it for this volume. Hope you have a nice rest of your day/night.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My Makeup Collection Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol. 8 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Today we’re diving into my face powder collection … Let’s do this…

Loose Setting Powders:

RCMA No Color Powder $12 for 3 ounces of product on the Beautylish website (can also be found on the Camera Ready website).

This one is billed as a cult-classic invisible setting powder that is used on set by Hollywood makeup artists for years, RCMA No Color Powder sweeps seamlessly over skin, locking in a soft-focus finish that stays comfortably matte all day with a pigment-free formula that blends smoothly over all skin tones and makeup products without altering color or texture and blurs fine lines, pores, and imperfections with a silky, ultra-fine blend of talc and silica.

I love this for baking the center of my face and the sides of my nose. I’ve tried this to just set my face with and I don’t like to use it that way… it’s too matte for all over the face. 1 (3 ounce) bottle lasts me about a year 1/2. You don’t need much of this powder at all… I will say it’s a very messy powder and that I hate the component that it comes in …. I wish it came in a sifter jar.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder $28 for .14 ounce of product at Ulta and Sephora.

This one is billed as a transparent, weightless powder to set under-eye concealer, brightens the look of dark circles, and diminishes signs of visible fine lines, a best-selling lighter-than-air powder that sets and prolongs the wear of concealer, camouflage, and other under eye products. Instantly brightens the look of the under eye area. With micronized pigments won’t settle into fine lines, accentuate shadows, even in the eye area.

Oh how I love this powder!!!! It is just heaven in a jar!!! I have not stopped using this one since I purchased it ….. and will need to repurchase it soon.

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder $33 for .56 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora and comes in 3 shades Translucent, Translucent Medium, and Translucent Deep… I have it in Translucent.

This one is billed as  a silky, lightweight powder that sets makeup while providing a veil of perfecting luminosity for a finish so natural they’ll think you were Born This Way.

I didn’t think I would ever love a powder more than I love the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder … but I do … This loose powder is amazing! It really does give this ethereal veil to the skin.

ColourPop No Filter Loose Setting Powder $10 for .30 ounces of product on their website. This comes in 6 shades and I have it in Translucent.

This one is billed as a weightless loose setting powder locks in makeup for all day wear without feeling heavy or looking cakey.

I don’t really like this one much. It’s very drying and emphasizes texture. I use this one sparingly on the forehead and jaw line only … I keep it away from my under eyes and the center of my face.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $39 for 1 ounce of product at Ulta and Sephora and comes in Translucent and Medium Deep shades. I have the Translucent shade.

This one is billed as a Cult favorite and winner of multiple major awards, lightweight, easy-to-apply, loose powder that blends effortlessly to set makeup for up to 12 hours.

This was my holly grail product for many years (until I tried the Too Faced Powder). I still love it and use it here and there but it’s now in my top 5 powders … sitting at #2.

Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Setting Powder $5 for .14 ounces of product only sold st Dollar General Stores and the only shade they sell is translucent.

This is billed as a lightweight, easy-to-apply, loose powder that blends effortlessly to reduce shine, blur imperfections and set makeup for a natural-look.

This powder is freaking amazing!! It’s my favorite matte powder. Lasts a long time, and makes the makeup lock in place for hours and hours.

The Pressed Powders:

Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder $14.99 for .35 ounces of product at Ulta and comes in fair, light, medium, and medium deep and I have it in the shade medium.

This one is billed as a lightweight, breathable, translucent finishing powder that blurs, protects, and perfects with our exclusive complex for a smooth flawless complexion and features the 360 Total Defense Complex to defend against harmful sun rays (SPF), blue light (RPF), and pollution (PPF) helping to reduce signs of aging, while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections.

I don’t use this one as a finishing powder but I do use it as a touch up powder. It’s got a nice texture and reminds me of the Charlotte Tilbury pressed powder.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder $5.49 on their website and comes in 8 shades (2 for deeper skin tones) and I have it in the shade Natural Beige.

This one is billed as Light-diffusing pigments give your skin a veil of silky natural looking perfection in photos can be worn alone, on bare skin or over Photo Focus foundation for a flawless finish. It sets makeup with an unbelievably soft, satin finish that reduces shine throughout the day.

This is a dupe for the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powders. This is a great touch up powder.

Milani Conceal + Perfect Powder Shine Proof Powder $10.99 on their website (can be found at Walmart, Target, and most drug stores) and comes in 10 shades, I have it in the shade 02 Nude.

This one is billed as a multi-tasking miracle worker. secret weapon for complexion perfection. This luxurious lightweight mattifying powder is blended with Lily extract to tighten pores and keep skin fresh. Bamboo powder absorbs oil, ensuring you stay shine-free for hours. The vegan formula provides medium to buildable coverage, for shine control that’s perfect.

I love this powder. It’s great for touch ups but it’s also one of a few pressed powders that I like to set my foundation with because it doesn’t get cakey, oxidize the foundation bellow it, or even emphasize texture.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder $13.99 for .3 ounces of product at Ulta and comes in 4 shades, I have it in beige.

This one is billed as the perfect partner to the Light Illusion Foundation and brings FLOWER Beauty’s soft focus innovation to a pressed powder form with it’s next generation blurring pigments impart a luminous ambient glow with medium buildable coverage for ultimate perfecting.

I love this powder!! LOVE this powder!! I use it as a setting powder, finishing powder, and a touch up powder. This is a beautifully made powder.

The Balm Sexy Mama $20 for .25 ounces of product on their website and comes only in translucent.

This one is billed as an  anti-shine translucent powder is formulated with revolutionary, tiny, oil-absorbing spheres to remove dreaded shine, leaving you with a soft, matte finish. So you (and your makeup) are all set!

Honestly I keep forgetting I have this one. It’s just an OK blotting powder. I’ve used it here and there but it’s nothing to write home about.

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation $9.50 on their website and comes in 5 shades and I do believe this one is being fazed out. I have it in the shade Medium Beige.

This one is billed as lightweight powder foundation offers buildable coverage, evens skin tone covering imperfections, leaving behind a gorgeous matte finish.

I never use powder foundation for what it’s intended because I hate that mask like feeling I get when I use it that way … I just use this as a touch up powder and to give a little more coverage around the nose when I’m wearing bb and cc creams.

J Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation $9.79 at Ulta and comes in 13 shades, I have it in the shade Natural.

This one is billed as a finely milled formula that minimizes the appearance of pores, an innovative hydrating powder is non-clogging that absorb and balances excess oil without looking cakey and has a water lock system to maintain moisture within the powder which can’t be found in an average compact. It blends effortlessly providing medium to full coverage for a flawless finish.

This is a full on full coverage powder foundation. This is one I am thinking I might try and use a a powder foundation one day just to try it out. With that said I love this for touch ups.

ELF Sheer Tint Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder $6 for .33 ounces of product at Ulta and comes in 2 shades light/medium and dark/deep. I have it in light/medium.

This one is billed as a flawless, natural looking, lightweight tinted powder with a silky formula that provides light coverage and sets makeup, while also helping to mattify skin and minimize the appearance of fine line.

This is a super thin powder and I use it to blot with during the summer months.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder $45 for .28 ounces of product at Sephora (and on the Beautylish website). It comes in fair, medium and deep and I have it in medium.

This one is billed as an ultra-fine setting powder that blurs imperfections and visibly reduces shine.

I love this powder so much!!! I use it to set my foundation, my under eyes, as a touch up powder, and sometimes as a finishing powder.

AOA Studio Perfect Finishing Pressed Powder $1 on the Shop Miss A website and comes in 7 shades I have it in the shade Nude.

This one is billed as a  velvety, finely milled soft powder that you can use to: set your makeup, brighten, contour, blur out pores and more.

This one is pretty good as a touch up powder but I did not like it to set my foundation.

MAC Blotting Powder $29 for .42 ounces of product only at MAC and the MAC website. Comes in 5 shades and I have it in the shade Medium.

This one is billed as a pressed powder that adds minimal color and texture and offers a very sheer finish.

I use this one just as the name says as a blotting powder in the summer time.