Let’s Talk Trash… Dec 2019 and Jan 2020

Published February 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How you doing? Great I hope. So I held on to my empties to share with you. I didn’t use up a ton of stuff in the last 2 months so this should be a short post….Let’s get started …..

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Bioderma 500 ML bottles. I purchase them on the Beautylish website for $14.90 a bottle, but I purchase them in the 3 pack for $44.70.

This is my all time favorite Micelle Solution. I use it to cleanse my face and to take off makeup and also to clean up fallout and mistakes whilst doing my makeup. It’s gentle on the skin, has no scent, and gets all the makeup off in 1 go. I have already purchased another 3 bottles.

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Shiseido Facial Cotton 165 sheet packs. I purchase them through Sephora’s website for $12 a pack.

This is my favorite cotton to use on my face. I’ve already done a review on this item, you can read that review here , I normally go through a pack a month. I have already repurchased 3 packs.

My skin care products that I’ve used up for Dec and Jan. You can read about my skin care routine here . I typically go through 1 tube of eye cream and eye serum each month the other products in my skin care routine typically takes me 2 1/2 months to go through.

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BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter. I get this pencil on the BH Cosmetics website for $5 a pencil.

I have tried several brow highlighters over the years, and I always come back to this one. Not only is it inexpensive, it is the creamiest brow pencil I have ever tried. It typically takes me around 2 1/2 months to go through 1 pencil. I have repurchased this pencil currently have 4 back ups.

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Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in the shade 4.5, I get this pencil at Ulta for $24, however you can also purchase it through Sephora or the Benefit website for the same price. 

I always thought this pencil and this brand was uppity. I never wanted to try it because it just seemed too high brow (no pun intended). I then decided one day to do a full face of Benefit Cosmetics products and fell instantly in love with this pencil!! In fact I fell in love with several things in there line. I have repurchased this pencil and have ordered a back up today.

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I purchased both these setting sprays at Ulta … the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray was  $9.99 and the NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray was $8.50. 

I had decided to test out a bunch of setting sprays ever since I ran out of my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($33 at Ulta, however you can purchase a 2 pack at Ulta for $42 making each bottle $21). I tested the Milani one in December and the NYX one in January. I liked them both about the same, however when I went to reorder setting sprays, the Milani one was out of stock. I did, however, repurchase the NYX one… I am currently using it this month, and I have a back up of it. I have 9 setting sprays in my backup crate so I don’t need setting spray for a while. I will however repurchase the Milani one as soon as I have gone through more of my backups.

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Burberry Brit Perfume. I purchased this at Ulta for $85.

This is such an amazing scent! I get compliments every time I wear this perfume. The top notes of this perfume are  pear, lime and lemongrass. The mid notes are almond and peony and the scent is rounded out with the bottom notes of vanilla,amber, and tonka bean. This is the type of scent that lingers and stays around all day. I can put this perfume on at 7 in the morning and I can still smell it at 9 at night. I have so much perfume that I try not to purchase any more…. however, this scent is so nice that I had to replace it. I have repurchased this perfume.

Well, that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned for a nice sized makeup haul coming up next.

I hope you are having a good day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

Copper Eyed Face of the Day

Published February 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up with very little energy today so my makeup took me a long time to do. I had to keep taking breaks to rest. I also had to redo my makeup 3 times because I couldn’t get an eye look I liked. I tried to do a graphic eye look and that turned out really crappy, I tried to do a deep cut crease and that turned out crappy, and I tried to do a vampy smokey look and yup you guessed it, that turned out crappy. But, it’s OK…. It’s only makeup, and it can be removed and reapplied. So since my energy was really bad today I decided just to play it safe and do a basic coppery eye look. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I double primed today. First I primed the face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer ($37 at Sephora) and then I primed using Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Primer ($5.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the shade Brightening Peach. My foundation today is the new Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation ($4.99 at Target) in the shade Soft Beige. I concealed my under eyes using Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($5.99 at Target) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my under eyes using ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder ($10 on their website) in the shade Translucent. I set the rest of my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). I baked my jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at Beautylish website). I then used the Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in the shade Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more of the Laura Mercier powder. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Double Entendre Palette ($18 on their website). As my transition shade I used a combo of the colors Extra Curricular (a soft burnt orange matte) and Send Noodles (soft tan matte). For my crease shade I used the color Nip Slip (a warm saddle brown matte). I deepened up the outer v using a combo of the shades Hard (a deep terracotta matte) and Teddy Bear (a deep chocolate brown matte). I also brought this combo onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I used the shade Keep It PG (a champagne gold metallic) on the inner  2/3 of the mobile lid. I then used the shade Draft (a deep rose gold metallic) on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I took more of the shade Hard and blended that in between the middle and outer 1/3 and then I went back into the shade Draft and blended that between the inner and middle 1/3 to help blend all the shades together. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using the shade Extra Curricular and then deepened the lash line using more of the shade Hard. I highlighted the inner corners using more of the shade Keep It PG and layered a bit of the Glow shade from the Too Faced Turn Up the Light palette ($42 at Ulta). I set my brows using ColourPop Brow Boss Gel ($7 on their website) in the shade Dark Brown and then filled in the brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99 at Target) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brows using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($0.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar. I lined my lower waterlines using Jordana 12-HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil ($5.29 on Amazon) in the shade 04 Continuous Almond (a pale nude). I created a wing using Benefit Roller Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Brown and tight lined my upper waterlines using Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner ($20 on their website) in the shade Coffee.I put on a pair of KoKo Queen B lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and then used Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara ($23 at Ulta) in black on my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush I used a blush my god daughter told me to try …. Burt’s Bees Blush ($9.49 at Target) in the shade 1205 Bare Peach. I highlighted the tops of the cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in the shade Glow (a pale white gold). I lined my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk (a nude pink) and filled in the lips using the corresponding Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk.  Today I used NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray ($8.50 at Target) to set my makeup.

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Final Thoughts:

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation: A+                                                                         This foundation’s formula is so much better than the original. It left my face looking so fresh and glowy. It didn”t settle into fine lines and it didn’t get cakey or patchy. It held up pretty well today too. The shade I chose was a spot on match for me and it didn’t feel heavy or greasy either. It’s a pretty good drug store foundation. I will definitely use this bottle up. I may even repurchase it.

Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer: B-                                                                                     OK so I tested this concealer out again, this time in a better shade match for me. It’s just an OK concealer. It’s high medium coverage. It’s a thick consistency concealer that is a tiny bit hard to blend in, but I think that’s because I used too much. I will have to try it out again with less product to see if it’s better for blending in. I’m going to test it out again later next week, if I don’t like it then I plan on decluttering it out of my collection, no need to keep a concealer I don’t like around.

ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder: B-                                                                                         As a setting powder for under the eyes this is a hard pass for me. It was way too drying for under the eyes. It left my under eye looking heavy and cakey. I’ve tried it in the past as an all over setting powder and it’s just OK. Nothing really to write home about. I’ll end up using this powder up but I will not be repurchasing it.

Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette: A-                                                                                        This palette is so good. I just, again, wish it didn’t have a glittery highlighter as the 3rd pan. The 1st pan highlighter is so pretty and so everyday wearable.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner: A+                                            This eyeliner is crazy pigmented and easy to use. It’s smooth and doesn’t tug at the delicate skin of the eyes. It’s creamy and doesn’t skip on the waterlines. I also have it in Black and it is a very intense black.

Burt’s Bees Blush In The Shade Bare Peach: A+++!!!!                                                                     I am so glad my God daughter suggested I try this blush out. It is such a pretty everyday neutral peach shade!!! It blends out perfectly and isn’t patchy or cakey. It’s the perfect peach for every type of look you can think of.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick In The Shade Pillow Talk: A+++!!!!!                  I have a love affair with the shade Pillow Talk in the Lip Cheat. I had always wanted to try the lipstick shade too. So I purchased this shade today. It is the perfect nude pink for any look. It’s the your lips but better shade of pink. I loved it so much I jumped on line and ordered a back up.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned for my next post which will be a haul post. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, save a spoon for a bit on lipstick.

XOXO

Finally Curated

Published February 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!! Hope you are having a great Valentine’s Day. Just popping in to say I finally curated my makeup collection!!!! I still have to reorganize my makeup desk and brush collection but I am out of energy so I will have to leave that for tomorrow. I also whittled down my nail polish collection. The only polishes I kept are the ones I purchased from Lights Lacquer.

On the left is my 4 current setting sprays and my face primers and my 3 foundation mixing mediums. On the right is my foundation collection minus 2 foundations and a BB cream that I keep on my desk
My lipsticks, Lip liners, eyeshadow palettes, bronzers, face powders highlighters, and blushes
My brow products, mascaras, eye liners, concealers, potted gel liners and gel liners and mascara back ups, and my makeup tools like lash glue and tweezers
My lash drawer … I whittled it down by 1/3.
My collecrion of Lights Lacquer… I’m only missing the Valentine’s Day Red …. missed out on that one.
My Face of the Day basket that sits on my makeup desk.

Well that’s all dolls. I hope you are having a great night/day. Stay tuned tomorrow for another Face of the Day. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

Smokey Bronze Eye Face of the Day

Published February 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I actually woke up early today!!! I feel pretty OK today. My body is stiff today but my pain level is around a 5. I received a bunch of new makeup in the mail today so I got to play with some new stuff. I was feeling like a smokey eye today, I’m all Valentine’s Day Look fatigued, so I decided to just go glam. Hope you enjoy it… and Hope that you are in good spirits….Let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I double primed my face today…. I used Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta and Sephora) and then layered that with AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation today I am using a repurchase new foundation to me Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Warm Nude. I concealed my under eyes using a brand new product to me Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my face using Pixi by Petra Colour Correcting Powder Foundation ($20 on their website and at Target) in the shade No.2 Nude. I warmed up the face using BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer ($10 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Bronze Babe. I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using Laura Merceir Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. For today’s bronzey smoke eye look I used the Private Society Cosmetics Girl Boss Palette ($35 on their website). For my transition shade I used the color CEO (an orange based tan matte). For my crease shade I mixed the shades Brunch (a mid-toned terra cotta matte) and Money Maker (a mid-toned muddy brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Iconic (a muddy bronze metallic) on my inner 2/3. I deepened my outer v and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using the shade Friyay (a deep true brown matte) and then went in with the shade Instafamous (a copper metallic) on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to help blend out the edges of the inner and outer 1/3. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using first the shade CEO then the same combo of Money Maker and Brunch. I then deepened the lower lash line using more of Friyay and then buffed the whole lower lash line using more of the shade Brunch. I highlighted the inner corners first using Socialite (a pale champagne satin) and then I layered Dazzle (a pale champagne with silver glitter) from the Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way. I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I tight lined the upper waterlines using NYX Slim Eye Pencil ($4.50 on their website and their store and at Ulta) in the shade Black. I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear and then filled in my brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that with the shade First Class (a true vanilla matte). I primed my lower lashes with Loreal Voluminous Primer ($6.79 at Target) and then put on a pair of lashes that I can’t find the name off anywhere. I then created a baby winged liner on the upper lash line and used Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara ($15 on their website and at Target) in the shade Blackest Black on the lower lashes and to meld my upper lashes in with the falsies.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I chose Private Society 8 Blush Palette ($42 on their website) in the color way Secret Admirer and using the shade Sweet Romance (a deep warm toned peach). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using Benefit Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie (a white gold pearl). I then used the Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way using the Soft Focus powder as all over finishing powder. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (regularly $7 on sale for $4.90 on their website) in the shade 951 (a warm nude with a hint of burgundy) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (regularly $7 on sale for $4.90 on their website) in the shade Daydream (a plummy brown matte).

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Final Thoughts:

Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation: A+++!!!!      I had tried this foundation when it first came out and loved it. I used it up but never repurchased it. Whilst I was on the Ulta website purchasing other products I decided to repurchase it too. I am so glad I did. This foundation is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how glowy it is and how perfect it looks on the face. I did forget that a little goes a long way and ended up using way too much today, but even so the finish didn’t look cakey at all. I am so in love with this foundation and am super excited to have it back in my collection.

Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer: B-                                                                                This is a super thick concealer. It did great at highlighting the high points of my face but, because I hadn’t used this one before, I used too much for the under eye and it seemed to just sink deep into my fine lines. I chose to give this a letter grade of B- because it did crease and seemed to lift up off the under eye as I tried to blend it in. I don’t know, I think I just need more time to work with this one to see if I can get it to work better. Now, the reason for it seeping into my fine lines may be because I let it sit too long before blending it in, this may be the type of concealer that you have to work is small sections to get it to work out. So I will try it again tomorrow and see if I get a better outcome, if not then I will just use this one to highlight the high points of my face.

Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette: A-                        This is a trio complexion palette. It comes with a soft focus powder in the middle, a softer focus highlighter, and a chunky glittery highlighter. I think the soft focus finishing powder is beautiful and the softer focus highlighter is pretty, but that 3rd shade is just to inundated with glitter to work for highlighter. For this reason I chose to give this a A- grade. I would have much rather liked to have seen either a bronzer or a blush in this palette over that glittery hell Too Faced calls Dazzle. I can’t use this as a highlighter at all, but I can use it as an inner corner highlight for my eyes.

Benefit Powder Highlighter in the Shade Cookie: A+++!!!!                                                      OM GOSH!!! This highlighter is so stinking beautiful!!! It’s so reflective that it almost looks like wet skin! I wasn’t going to get it because I already have a Benefit highlighter, and well, I have a stock pile of highlighter… But I purchased it as a last minute impulse buy and am so glad I did. It is highly reflective without having any glitter what so ever. If your are light skinned to tan skin and are in the market for a knock your socks off product…. this highlighter is the one for you.

ColourPop Lippie Pencil in the Shade 951: A++                                                                                I purchased this lippie pencil as part of the Big Box of Lippie Pencils ($79 on sale for $68 on their website). This is such a pretty shade, and I normally don’t do deeper nude lip pencils. This one has a slight burgundy shift to it that would make it perfect for contouring the lips. It’s creamy and doesn’t feather into the fine lines of the lips.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in the Shade Daydream: A+++                                                                    Again, I purchased this lippie stix as part of the Big Box of Lippie Stix ($115 on sale for $99 on their website). I never use deep vampy nude shades ever, but it was in my box set and I thought I might as well try it out. I am so glad I did. This shade is beautiful!! It’s creamy and doesn’t transfer outside the lip line or get on the teeth. It’s a matte formula, but it’s a comfortable matte formula that doesn’t pill up on the inner rim of the lip. It’s long wearing and fades down nicely.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned soon for a new makeup haul and review. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are having a low pain/high energy day/night. Until tomorrow, remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Soft Valentine’s Day Makeup Face of the Day

Published February 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How is your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up seriously late today and really didn’t feel like doing anything when I got up. I really wasn’t feeling like doing my makeup but hubby encouraged me to at least try. Everything that could go wrong… went wrong with this makeup today. My brows wouldn’t cooperate, I have patchiness all over the skin, and the foundation I thought I was getting in the mail wasn’t the foundation I wanted. I wanted the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy foundation and what I ended up ordering was the original one…. not to mention that it was the wrong shade, way too light for me. I ended up throwing it out and ordering the correct foundation. I smeared black eyeliner all over my cheek and had to clean that up, my lashes wouldn’t stay down, my eyeliner got out of hand, and wont stick to the inner corners because I got glue on them…. Today just wasn’t a good makeup day at all and I started not to do a post on today’s look because I just am not happy with it, but then I thought…. for our beginners… that it would be nice to see that not everyday is a good makeup day and that not everyday is a great application day either….. so here it is. Well let’s get into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: To prime my face I used Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Dewy Face Primer ($5.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. My foundation is Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Foundation ($2.79 at Walmart) in the shade Nude Ivory. I concealed my under eyes using Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Concealer ($4.49 at Ulta) in the shade Fair Neutral. I set my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I really went in hard to warm up my face to try and deepen up the complexion using Revolution Beauty Bronzer Reloaded ($6 on their website and on sale at Ulta for $4.49) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) int eh shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. For today’s look I used the ColourPop All That Palette ($18 on their website). As my transition color I used the shade Come Thru (mid-toned pink with hot pink reflect sequin shadow). In my crease and on the and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Wink Wink (a dusty red matte). On the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade BB Girl (a true baby pink matte). I then went in with the shade Silhouette (a muted burgundy matte) to deepen the outer v. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of Wink Wink and then deepened the lash line with more of Silhouette. I highlighted the inner corners using a combination of Risque (an icy pink with silver reflect metallic) and Urban Decay Single Shadow ($20 at Ulta) in the shade Urban Cowboy. I created a winged liner on the upper lash line at first using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Swerve (a deep black). I popped on my KoKo lashes in the style Queen B ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and then went over the winged liner using Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum ($8.79 at Target) in the shade Ultra Black. I then tight lined the upper lash line using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website) in the shade black. Because I got glue on the inner corner of my mobile lid I had to go back in using Stila Smudge Pot ($20 on the Beautylish website) in the shade black to deepen that part of the lash line. I lined my lower waterline with ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). Part of the Smudge Pot transferred to my lower lash line so I took a little more of the Smudge Pot and smudged it into my lower lash line all the way to the corners. I did the soap brow technique and filled in my brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) and then I set the brows down using Pixi By Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) and I think I may have used too much soap at the start because the brow pencil kept lifting off the tails, so I went in with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade Uncuffed (a pale baby pink matte). For mascara I used Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black ($6.79 at Target).

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Blushing Bride (a rosey pink matte). I highlighted the tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($44 at Sephora) in the shade Highlight-01. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (regularly $6 on sale for $4.20 on their website) in the shade Oh Sis (a smokey paprika) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics X It’s My Raye Raye Lipstick (was a limited edition lipstick no longer offered) in the shade Rosey Raye (a warm coral pink cream).

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Final Thoughts:

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Dewy Face Primer: A+++!!!!                                                            DUPE ALERT!!! This is a spot on dupe for the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in the shade Dew You. It’s got the same shimmer, the same shade, and the same shine. This is a great primer. I really like it, I have ordered a back up.

Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Foundation: B-                                                                                            I just don’t like this formula anymore. It leaves my face looking flat, and around the nose, and lip area it lifts away too easy. I have decluttered the new shade I purchased.

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Concealer:C                                                                                           This is a medium coverage concealer. It’s a bit drying. It just feels stiff under the eyes. It’s just an OK concealer. Not my favorite but not the worst by any means.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder: A+++!!!!                                                               I was testing this one out to see if I would declutter it or not. I keep forgetting just how beautiful this highlighter is on my face. It’s not glittery and it’s not too gleaming. It’s the perfect highlighter for work or school. It’s a very subtle lit from within glow. I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.

Well that’s all dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and I hope that the day finds you in good spirits. I do have several items I ordered to review for you coming this week, so stay tuned. In the mean time this is the last Valentine’s Day look I will create… I’m ready for a new palette (ha ha). Hope for those of you who are spoonies that you are having a low pain/ high energy day/night. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Valentine’s Day Cut Crease Face of the Day

Published February 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How is you day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up seriously late today…. I just couldn’t get out of bed. I had a hard time sleeping last night so I knew today was going to be a challenge. I decided to go a bit more dramatic today for today’s Valentine’s Day inspired look and so I added lashes to really get the look to pop. The only product that I was testing for declutter was ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the shade Sand. I decided to keep it. I really like the look I get with it, it’s a tiny bit too dark for me but I can make it work. Well, let’s get into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using Benefit The Porefessional Hydrate Primer ($32 at Ulta) and then I also primed using Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You. I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. For foundation I used ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the shade Sand. I concealed my under eyes using Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ($22 at Ulta) in the shade No. 5 I set the face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($3.99 at Target) in the shade 022 Sun Bronze. I then set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed thee lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and then I set that with some more Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop All That 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($18 on their website). For my transition color I used the shade Wink Wink (a dusty red matte). I then used the shade BB Girl (a true baby pink matte) as placement all over the mobile lid. For my crease and outer v I used the shade Silhouette (a muted burgundy matte). I applied this shade haphazardly and then went in and cut the crease using more NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. On the inner 1/3 of the cut crease I used the shade Risque (an icy pink with silver reflect metallic). On the center 1/3 of the cut crease I used the shade Infatuation (a bright scarlet metallic). On the outer 1/3 of the cut crease I used more of the shade Silhouette and then went back and forth between all 3 shades to get a perfected blend. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using the shade Wink Wink and then deepened the lash line using more of Silhouette. On the inner corners I used Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Fairytale (an icy white with silver reflect). I lined the lower waterlines using NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Linen (a creamy nude). I set the brows using the soap brow technique and followed that up by using a bit of Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear. I filled in my brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in the shade Depp Brown. I carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade Uncuffed (a pale baby pink matte). I then put on a pair of KoKo Lashes ($7.99 on Lady Moss’s website) in the style Queen B. I then tight lined the upper waterlines using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website, on sale for $6 right now) in the shade Black and then I used Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Black on the lower lash lines and on the upper lash lines to blend them into the false lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Natural Beauty (a reddish pink matte). To highlight the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using the shade Athens (a pale peachy champagne) from the BH Cosmetics Glowing in Greece 6 Color Blush & Highlighter Palette ($16 on their website and at Ulta). I lined and then filled in my lips using NYX Slim Lip Pencil ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Bloom (a deep and bright berry pink). I topped the middle of my lips off with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Stripe Tease (a champagne nude).

Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I have been loving playing with the All That eyeshadow palette!!! There is just so much that I can do with this palette. I have already reviewed this palette so I wont bore you any further, I’ll just say that if you are into playing with color and you want to try your hand at a super cute red look… this is the palette for you!!!

I haven’t worn false lashes in over a year and forgot just how pretty lashes look. Queen B is my all time favorite lashes on the planet. They where a little hard to get on today, mainly because I am out of practice, but they were the perfect lash for this deep cut crease look.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. I have purchased a bunch of makeup this week so stay tuned for some more hauls and reviews…. until than remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Valentine’s Day Look #2 Face of the Day

Published February 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! Hope you are having a great day/night and that you are in good spirits. Today I am in pain, what I always say is if I ever wake up with no pain I will think I’m dead …. having pain all the time is soul draining. Fibromyalgia can take a lot out of you… always being in pain, always having energy drains…. but I’ve decided that I am not going to let Fibromyalgia keep me at the sidelines forever…. So I showered and sat down to do my makeup …. I was excited to play with the new ColourPop All That Palette and really wanted to do another Valentine’s Day look. I also tested out 3 more products to see if I would be getting rid of them or keeping them…lose products are …. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in the shade 366 C Buff Bisque, Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in the shade Rosary, and the NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette.  I will review not only the eye shadow palette, but also the 3 things on the chopping block in Final Thoughts. So without further ado, let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed the face using Flower Beauty In Your Primer Pore-Minimizing Primer ($10.99 at Ulta). I color corrected my under eyes using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. For foundation I am wearing Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation ($2.79 at Walmart) in the shade 366 C Buff Bisque. I concealed my under eyes using The Balm Time Balm Concealer ($18 on their website) in the shade Light-Medium. I set my face using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige. I warmed up the face using Makeup Geek Fair Skin Bronzer (discontinued do to rebranding) in the shade Sun Kissed. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. To create this look I used ColourPop All That Palette ($18 om their website). For my 1st transition shade I used the color BB Girl (a true baby pink matte). For my 2nd transition shade I used the color Cha Cha (a mid-toned warm pink matte). I went in with a 3rd transition shade to really blow the eye line out and used the color Wink Wink (a dusty red matte). I deepened my crease using the shade Silhouette (a muted burgundy matte). I then used more Soft Matte Complete Concealer to clean up the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. On the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the color Infatuation (a bright scarlet metallic) and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Uncensored (a bright rosey copper metallic). I then used the color Please Me (a deep merlot matte) to deepen the outer v and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. To create the drop shadow on my lower lash line I first used the color BB Girl, followed by the shade Wink Wink, followed by the color Silhouette. I then lined my lower waterline using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Joy Ride (deep burgundy) and then smoked out the lower lash line using the color Please Me. I highlighted the inner corners using the color Risque (an icy pink with silver reflect metallic). I set my brows today first with the soap brow method and then went in with a bit of Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear. I filled in the brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my  brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the color Uncuffed (a pale baby pink matte).  my mascara today is Revolution Beauty The Mascara Revolution ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Natural Beauty (a rosey red matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, and my Cupid’s Bow using NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette ($25 at Ulta) and using the top left shade (a pale white gold). I lined my lips using Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner ($19 on their website but on sale for $8 at Sephora) in the shade Rosary (a true cherry red). I filled in my lips using Becky G x ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Fee Fi Fo (an red-orange terra cotta).

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Final Thoughts:

ColourPop All That 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette:                                                                        This palette was so fun to play with today!!! I would grade this palette an A+++!!!! There was only a small amount of kick back with some of the darker shades in the pan and there was zero fallout on the face, except with the shade Infatuation which had a small amount of glitter fall out. The shades blended into the lids perfectly with out skipping or going patchy and each shade buffed into each other seamlessly without going muddy. The shade variation is perfectly done. There are 3 shades for transition, 3 shades for crease work, 2 shades for highlighting the brow bone, and 4 metallics that look beautiful on the lids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the shades in any order and on any part of the eye you want. This palette is just so pretty. I am very happy with the way the look turned out today and can’t wait to do a smokey red eye next. Definitely a great purchase!

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation:                                                                                                I love the way this foundation sets down on the skin. It looks pretty. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s so matte. I barely reach for it because of how matte it is. I have decided to declutter this one from my collection, however I did just place an order on Amazon for the Dewy version of this foundation to test out.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner:                                                                                                        I have several of these lip liners. They are super pigmented, glide on smoothly with out pulling at the delicate lip line. They don’t feather into the fine lines around the lips either. I will not be purchasing any more from this brand until I see what the “rebranding” does… I do not support Kat Von D and even though she isn’t part of the company right now, doesn’t mean she wont be later down the line…. but I will use up the products I have, I don’t understand the whole throwing something away that I spent  my hard earned money on just because I don’t agree and refuse to support any further a brand. I will not be decluttering this liner.

NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette:                                                                                     This palette arrived with 1 shade broken. I have tried each of the remaining shades. The shades a pretty but there is glitter in this palette and the highlighters are so dusty and powdery that it just seems to sit on top of the cheeks even after using a setting spray.  I have decided to declutter this palette from my collection.

Well there you have it… I loved the All That palette and decluttered 2 of the 3 products on the chopping block today.

I hope you enjoy the look I came up with as much as I do… I truly love the way it came out. I also hope that the rest of your day/night goes wonderfully and that you are in a low pain level with a high energy level.

Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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