Skin Care Haul May 2020

Published May 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I placed an order yesterday for some of my skin care needs on Amazon and they just came in so I thought I’d share them with you. So… let’s see what I purchased ….

The first 2 things I received were not skin care items but they came with the rest of my skin care items… those are:

The first thing I ordered were these super cute rose gold Makeup Sponge Drying Stand $6.28 for a 2 pack. I think these stands are super cute and since I’m trying to switch over my beauty nook to all rose gold (with teal accents to go with the rest of the house’s theme of teal and sea glass greens) I thought the rose gold ones were the best ones to get.

byAlegory Acrylic Compact Makeup Organizer $21.99 for 1 (10 slot) unit. I now have 2 more units so that I can space my bronzers, blushes, highlighters and face powders separately.  There isn’t enough space on my baker’s rack for the both of them so I moved all of the units
I put all 5 of the compact units on the 2nd shelves of this shelf unit that I was given by a friend last weekend.

Now on to the skin care items …..

The Time Revolution First Treatment Essence $28 for 5.07 fluid ounces. This is a first essence … all the rage in K Beauty, a first essence is applied as the first step to your daily skin routine to prep the skin with moister so that all the other products you use will sink into the skin faster and penetrate deeper. This first essence is a double moisturizing boosting essence that has yeast fermentation. This product claims to improve your skin tone, texture, and hydration level giving clarity and transparency to the skin. I haven’t had a first essence as part of my skin care routine but have been experimenting with better ways to improve my skin and thought I’d give it a try.
Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Essence $19.89 for 3.38 fluid ounces. This essence contains snail mucin that is a natural hyaluronic acid and has antimicrobial properties great for fighting off acne-causing bacteria and it also increases skin cell turn over. Snail mucin also reduces hyper pigmentation and has been known to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and is also a great source of copper peptides and also improves skin elasticity. This. again is another product that’s all the rage in K Beauty and I have never used this before but am keen to try it out to see what if any improvement this item can give me.
Ample:n Ceramide Shot Ampoule $15.99 for 1.01 fluid ounces. Cereamides strengthen skin barriers . This ampoule also contains Allantoin which is good to moisturize the skin. I have been doing research on Cereamides for a little bit and am keen to add this to my routine to strengthen my skin’s barrier.
Asterwood Naturals 100 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum (2 % solution) $11.90 for 1 fluid ounce. I have been using Hyaluronic Acid serums for 2 months now and have seen a vast improvement of my skins moister. I am down to my last bottle of the Good Molecules brand and they are currently out of stock on both their website and the Beautylish website so I thought I’d give this one a go. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin and helps keep it there and I’ve got to say that ever since I’ve incorporated it into my skin regimen my makeup application has been flawless and as a testament to the benefits of this product my husband just yesterday told me my skin has been looking smoother and more glowy. I’ve notice that my skin does not feel as tight as it use to and that my normally rough chin and forehead have now healed and are smooth and supple.

Klem Organics Vitamin C Face Serum $14.97 for 1 fluid ounce. This products claims are that it reduces wrinkles & fine lines while helping you to boost collagen, fade sun & age spots and that it improves your skin firmness, brightness, and tone for a smoother, fresher, more revitalized youthful complexion. This is my second bottle of this serum. I freaking LOVE this serum!!! It sort of smells like oranges and is a bit sticky but it’s such a lovely serum! Vitamin C promotes collagen production, strengthens the skin barrier, and diminishes fine lines. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that help protect skin from free radicals from UV sun exposure. My skin has this amazing glow to it ever since I started using it. The only down side to this specific serum is that it’s an air tight pump (meaning that there is a base that raises as you dispense product, essentially pushing the serum up to the top to dispense it). Because of this there is at least a weeks worth of serum that gets trapped at the top once the base has risen all the way to the top. To by pass this waste of product I have been using my Every Drop Beauty Spatula to push the base down some and scrape out the remains of the serum… I mean I’ve paid for 1 fluid ounce … I want as much of that as I can get.
Lanocreme Collagen Eye Serum made in New Zealand $21.99 for 1 fluid ounce. This product also contains Argan Oil & Magnolia Bark Extract. Collagen serums are designed to stimulate production of collagen that we start to loose in our 30’s… now that doesn’t mean that collagen serums will replace lost collagen, any collagen serum that claims to do this is lying because the molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis when applied topically, however what it does do is  fill in fine lines and help skin retain moisture resulting in tighter, smoother skin. and most dermatologists do agree that collagen serums do in fact stimulate the production of collagen. Now as for the Argan oil : this ingredient helps protect the skin from sun damage, is a great source to give added moister to the skin, and is a great source of antioxidants. And then we have the Magnolia Bark Extract… this extract has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This extract offers free radical defense, adds in the reduction of fine wrinkles, and can make the skin appear firmer. This is the 2 bottle of this product (I’m still working on my first bottle, which has lasted 2 months). I have also been using the left overs (the pump dispense a little too much for just my eyes) on my lips and on this tiny little wrinkle I have between my brows. I haven’t noticed the fine lines under my eyes get any smaller, however my eyes have more of glow, look healthy, and have a firmness to them now and I have noticed the little wrinkle between my brows has gotten smaller and as for applying it to my lips, I have noticed that my lips are ever so slightly plumper and smoother and the fine lines of my lips are barely visible now. I really enjoy applying this serum to my face.
Timeless Skin Care 100% Squalane Oil $11.26 for 2 fluid ounces. This is squalane derived from olives. Squalane mimics your skin’s natural oils and has natural antioxidants and boosts hydration, is a skin detoxifier, fights damage from free radicals, and with regular use can boost collagen production. It also balances oil product. I really wanted a squalane serum but couldn’t find one with at least 2% solution so I opted to try the oil instead.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream $31.99 for 1.6 ounces. This is a back up purchase for me (I just opened my last one so I needed to get a back up). I purchased this product countless times over the past several years. It’s non greasy and rich. It sits well under makeup and keeps my face and neck smooth and supple.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum $26.69 for 1.7 fluid ounces. Again this is a back up tube. I just opened my last tube and so I needed 1 on deck. I’ve purchased this one countless times as well. I use the full line and have for about 5 years now. This is a very hydrating serum and leave the face and neck velvety smooth.

The next 3 items are still en route to me … I should have them all by Friday of this week coming…. those 3 things are:

Pearlessence Aloe + Rosewater Tonic Water Face Mist $12.95 for 8 fluid ounces. I normally use the Coconut + Rosewater tonic water but they were out so I’m trying this one. This is a back up I still have about 1/3 of the bottle of the Coconut + Rosewater tonic left. This new one claims that it revitalizes, soothes, and tones the skin after cleansing, replenishing precious nutrients. It can be used after cleansing, before moisturizing or throughout the day over makeup. I use this as a mist right before I apply my serums… it’s better to apply serums on a damp face so that they absorb into the skin more efficiently. I like it, it’s not the greatest tonic on the planet but it gets the job done and it’s only like $1.50 per ounce so it’s a reasonable price too.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Face Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 60 $29.99 for 1.75 fluid ounces. This is a back up. I’ve got about 1/2 to 1/3 of a bottle left. This face sunscreen is amazing! It gives added moister to the skin, is non greasy, doesn’t congest my skin, doesn’t disrupt my makeup, and doesn’t give off a white cast in pictures. I had a hard time finding a good face, neck, and ears sunscreen and I saw this one mentioned in a YouTube video by Cyrille Laurent , who was a researcher in stem cell biology. He has a way of breaking down the ingredients in skin care that makes you understand the science behind skin care. Most of what I use on my face now is because I took the time to view his videos on the different components to my skin care regimen. He suggested this one as a great sunscreen for under makeup and he was right. It’s phenomenal.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream $16.35 for .5 fluid ounces. This one again is a back up for me. I’m working on a tube that I opened a few weeks ago. I’ve purchased this (along with the rest of the line) over and over many times over the course of a few years and will continue to do so. The only down side of this eye cream is that you have to be careful to not use too much… if you use too much it has a burning sensation. I use a pea sized amount that I use on both eyes. It’s hydrating and before I started using this my lids were crepey and now they smoother and much more hydrated.

Well that’s the full haul …. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.

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

XOXO

Smokey Gold Eye Face of the Day

Published May 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today, was up late last night in pain and awoke to even more pain today. It’s been raining for 2 days now here in Florida and that always exacerbates my Fibromyalgia.

For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes.

For my perfume I chose Gucci Bamboo…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day……

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? as my glow lotion for the day, I used a bit too much so I have a disco ball shine to the skin. My foundation today is ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the color Sand (Light/Medium with neutral undertones). I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose AOA Studio Paw Paw Liquid Concealer ($1.55 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Buff. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Channel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used both the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes. I started with the Warrior palette and set my brow line using the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte). I then went into the Nudes palette and took the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (a rich terracotta brown matte) and buffed that into my crease into a little of the brow line. I then popped back over to the Warrior palette and took a combo of the shades Mino (dark chocolate matte) and Kano (a yellow based caramel matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Dahomey (a russet gold metallic) and then took whatever was left on the outer v brush and biffed it over the line of demarcation between the outer 1/3 and the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to blend everything together. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow starting with more of the 3rd shade of the 2nd row of the Nudes palette and then I deepened the drop shadow with more of the shade Kano. I then deepened the lash line with a combo of more of Kano and Mino. I highlighted the inner corners using the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (champagne with a gold reflect metallic) of the Nudes palette. I coated my upper and lower lashes with  The Balm What’s Your Type Mascara ($19 on their website) and popped on a pair of Vegas Nay and Eylure Easy Elegance lashes ($4.49 at Walmart).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a coral based nude) and topped that off with Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (coral pink satin).

Final Thoughts:

I use to keep the makeup that I’m going to use for the day in this cute little wicker basket, however it’s an old basket and there was some of the strands breaking off the bottom so I decided to replace it because I kept loosing pencils out of the bottom….

I decided to go with an acrylic tray and found this super adorable rose gold one on Amazon ….

C.R. Gibson Rose Gold Acrylic Letter Tray $22.66. The tray is 12″x 10.5″x 3″ and holds all of my makeup items perfectly with room to move around the tray. It’s sleek and looks so pretty at my vanity. The walls of the tray are medium thick and the tray is sturdy and well designed.

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Soft Bronze with a Vampy Lip Face of the Day

Published May 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up today around 8 AM but didn’t start my makeup until around noon, I made breakfast pizza for my family and than needed to rest a bit before getting my day going.

I didn’t know what dirrection I was going with my makeup look, all I knew was that I wanted to wear my Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy). I hadn’t used it in a while and wanted to see if it was a lipstick I still wanted in my collection …. the answer to that question is YES ….. yes I most certainly want this shade in my collection. Such a pretty vampy lip color.

Today’s perfume is Versace Red Jeans. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day…..

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then used the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) as my glow lotion for the day. My foundation today is L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose Physicians Formula Conceal RX (discontinued) in the shade Natural Light. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta). I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette ($20 on their website). I started by laying down the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte) all over the lids from lash to brow line. I then went into the shade Kano (caramel with yellow under-tone matte) into the crease. I then went into the shade Mino (dark chocolate matte) onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then took a clean fluffy crease brush and buffed the edges of the whole eye. On the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade  Amina (an antiqued golden bronze metallic). I then used the shade Benin (golden taupe metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Kano and then deepened the lower lash line with more of the shade Mino. I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Moremi (white gold metallic). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara (discontinued).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bichette (deepened red) and then topped off my lips using Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy).

Final Thoughts:

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette : I grade this one an A++: The pan size is pretty big which means I wont hit pan on these beautiful metallics any time soon. There was zero kick back in the pans and zero fallout on the face. These shadows are pressed hard but are finely milled. The mattes are on the drier side but buffed out wonderfully without skipping or going patchy and they buff into each other well without going muddy. The metallics are a bit more butterier than the mattes but still on the drier side of metallics that I’m use to and I did notice that, because of that dryness, the metallics seem to emphasize the fine lines on my mobile lid…. nothing too bad, I just took a clean flat shader brush and buffed over the lines to remove the texture. All in all a beautiful palette I wont be able to get many different looks with this palette on it’s own, however I do have other palettes that will pair beautifully with it for more looks…. I can see myself using this palette a ton.

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

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

XOXO

All Matte Basic Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published May 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today and had a heap of errands to do this morning so I didn’t get to work on my makeup until around 3:30 PM.

As promised … I did 1 final look with the ColourPop Mulan Palette ($22 on their website). I have managed to use every shade except the shade Undefeated (I just wasn’t feeling ruby red this week).

Today’s scent is Kate Spade Live Colorfully perfume… Let’s jump into today’s super simple basic matte smokey eye look and today’s Face of the Day….

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Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then used the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) as my glow lotion for the day. My foundation today is Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade Beige 3. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25-HR Breathable Light Weight Medium Coverage Concealer ($4.99 at Target and Walmart) in the shade 200 Light.  I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand  ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Give Me Sun (light smmer peachy tan). I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

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Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the new ColourPop Mulan Palette ($22 on their website). I started with the shade Brave (warm mid-tone brown loaded with gold pearl sequin shadow) and I buffed it onto the whole of my lid from lash line to brow line. I then went into the shade Honor (cool deep brown matte) and I buffed that from lash line to deep crease. I then used the shade Defiant ( black loaded with silver and gold pearl sequin shadow) all over my mobile lid. For the lower lash line I first created a drop shadow using more of the shade Brave and then I deepened the lash line using more of the shade Honor. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Like a Girl (silver taupe metallic). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and then used 2 coats for the upper lashes and 1 for the lower lashes of NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta). I also popped on a pair of ObsidiancosmeticsUS  handmade false lashes ($7.99 on her Etsy shop) in the style Beauty Queen.

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Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Matchmaker (pale nude with gold pearl satin). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light  pinkish brown) and then I filled in my lips with ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Hua Mulan (rosey pink).

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Final Thoughts:

So I have been testing out those products from my last post about the chopping block and I am torn with all 3 mascaras … I really do enjoy them so I do not think I will be decluttering any mascaras….however, so far I do not like 1 of the 3 concealers that I have tried out, and I 1 of the 3 concealers that I’ve tried I’m just OK with so I may have to do a second round of testing to see if I can whittle the chopping block products down further.

Today was the last day for my Mulan palette for now…. I have a few new palettes I would like to start playing with. I was able to get 4 distinctively different eye looks with this palette. I could have done a 5th but I’m just not feeling the ruby red shade this week, so I shall have to play around with this palette again so that I can get into that shade (it truly is a pretty color I just didn’t feel inspired to use it this week).

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

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

XOXO

Gold Glitter Moment Face of the Day

Published May 19, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up with a massive headache today. I think my sinuses are acting up.

Today’s perfume is Giorgio Beverly Hills Wings. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day….

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Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then used the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) as my glow lotion for the day. My foundation today is No 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation ($15.99 on their website and at Target) in the shade Calico. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and then went in with Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer ($8.50 at CVS and on their website) in the shade Neutralizer. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glowgasm Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Goldgasm and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Give Me Sun (light smmer peachy tan). I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

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Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the new ColourPop Mulan Palette ($22 on their website). I started with the shade Strength (rich terracotta matte) all through the crease up to the brow line. I then went into the shade Legacy ( chocolate brown with gold pearl sequin shadow) and deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Be Swift (vibrant warm gold pressed pigment glitter). I then added just the lightest amount more of the shade Legacy to blend the harsh line between the 2 shades. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Strength and then deepened closest to the lash line using more of the shade Legacy. I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Dazzle Too Faced Turn Up the Light face palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and then used 2 coats for the upper lashes and 1 for the lower lashes of The Balm What’s Your Type Mascara ($19 on their website).

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Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Matchmaker (pale nude with gold pearl satin). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light  pinkish brown) and then I filled in my lips with ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Hua Mulan (rosey pink).

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Final Thoughts:

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Initially I thought I wouldn’t like Matchmaker. It just came across like a shiny bronzer shade … but it does something magical on the checks! I’m not going to lie, I feel like a bronzed goddess in this blush. It’s super pretty and I didn’t need to build it up at all. I just love this collection it’s so beautifully perfected. 

So I’ve done 3 looks using all the shade but 4 … I don’t know that I can do a great look with the remaining 4 shades … so I think I will try it before I go to bed to see if I can make it work … If I can I will do a final look tomorrow with it, if I can’t I will be moving on the 1 of my newer Juvia’s Place palettes.

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

End of April and First Part of May 2020 Empties

Published May 18, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

So… let’s talk rubbish…..

 

 

 

 

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Bioderma $44.70 for 3 bottles on Beautylish. It should be no surprise that I have more Bioderma empties … I love this stuff. I from the start of the year I had been using this as a 1st cleanse morning and night…. This month I switched that to nightly only. I only do a water cleanse and than a soap cleanse in the mornings now… I find that my skin prefers this method. I still have 2 back ups and 1 that I am currently working on.

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o’keeffe’s cooling relief lip repair $25 for a 6 pack on Amazon. I actually went through 3 of these I just lost the other 2 tubes. This is the only lip balm I will ever use. I use a sleep mask as a lip serum and once that sinks in I use this lip balm and my lips stay soft and hydrated all day. I have placed an order for another 6 pack.

 

 

ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Spray $12 at Ulta and on their website. I really did enjoy this setting spray however I still have about 2 weeks left but the problem is that the nozzle has gone wonky. It use to have a beautiful mist when sprayed and now it comes out as long stream ruining my makeup. I will repurchase this one next month, however if this happens again I will discontinue purchasing this product. I think I will save what is left and once I’m done with my current setting spray I may switch what’s left to the empty bottle.

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No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream $27 on Amazon (also sold at Ulta and Target). No surprise here… I go through these bi monthly. I currently have 1 open and 1 on back up.

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No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream $17 on Amazon (but also sold at Ulta and Target). I just opened my back up so I will have to repurchase this soon.

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No 7 Youthful Eye Serum $24 on Amazon (also sold at Ulta and Target). I am currently working on one and I have 1 back up.

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No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum $21 on Amazon (also sold at Ulta and Target). I go through these bi monthly. I just opened my back up so I need to place an order soon.

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Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum $12 on the Beautilish Website. This lasted almost 2 months and I love this serum so much! I have already repurchased this and I just opened it today.

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Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum $6 on the  Beautylish website. This stuff is liquid gold! I have repurchased and already started using this one. It’s currently out of stock so I’ll have to repurchase it through the Good Molecules’s website.

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Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil $24 at Ulta and Sephora This by far is my favorite brow pencil. I have a fresh one open and 1 on back up 

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil $10 at Ulta. This is my 2nd favorite brow pencil and I have 1 open and 2 on back up

 

Well that’s all my trash dolls… Thanks for stopping by… Have a good rest of your day/night and remember dolls… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Makeup on the Chopping Block

Published May 18, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m coming to you with another possible declutter post.

I re-organized my makeup collection today because hubby purchased me so new organization units and doing so came across a few items that I barely ever touch… so I am forcing myself to use them over the course of a few weeks to see if I will either start to like them or if it’s truly something I need to get rid of.

So let’s take a look at what items are on my chopping block…..

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NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara $11 at Ulta. I don’t really know why I don’t reach for this one much and I honestly can’t remember if I like it or not. 

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The Balm What’s Your Type Mascara $19 on their website. I use to use this one a lot but for some reason I just have not reached for it in a few months so I want to see if I still like it or not. 

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 Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara (discontinued). I used this one today and it was OK … but I am also wearing false lashes so I am going to try it a few more times to see if I will keep it or not. 

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Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer $28 at Ulta. I truly hated this concealer the first 2 times I used it. I used it again today and I just really don’t like this one … I will keep trying it over the next 2 weeks and if I don’t change my mind I will declutter it.  

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25-HR Breathable Light Weight Medium Coverage Concealer $4.99 at Target and Walmart. I truly can’t remember what I think about this concealer. Time will tell. 

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AOA Paw Paw Liquid Concealer ($1.88 on the Shop Miss A website). I do love this concealer … but I have it in 2 shades by mistake. So this is the darker of the 2 shades and I want to test it out to see if the color works for me. If it does I most definitely be keeping it, if not I will gift it to my niece. 

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Private Society Coveted Concealer $22 on their website. I think I’ve only used this concealer 1 time so I need to try it out a few more times to see if I like it or not. 

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Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer $8.50 at CVS and on their website. This concealer doesn’t cover my dark circles well. I almost always need to have a corrector under it and at that this concealer just doesn’t sit well on my under eyes. I’ll give it one last go to see if I can get it to work for me. 

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Physicians Formula Conceal RX (discontinued) I can’t remember ever using this one. I know I purchased it a few months back but I don’t remember ever reaching for it. 

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Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Concealer $4.49 at Ulta. I just never reach for this one. I used it maybe 2 times since purchasing it and that’s it. Time to test it out. 

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Tarte Creaseless Concealer $26 at Ulta. This is my newest acquisition however I just really don’t like this one. I’ll give it a go a few more times but I really think I want to declutter this one. 

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BH Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer $6 on their website. I can’t remember what I think about this one. I know I used it in my full face of BH Cosmetics but I can’t remember if I liked it or not.

Well that’s it … 12 items on the chopping block…. I’ll give them all 2 weeks to see if I like them or not …. and then I’ll do a follow up post about which ones I’ve kept and which ones I’ve decluttered.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night.

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

XOXO

 

 

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