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Warm Smokey Glitter Face of the Day

Published July 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I’m feeling pretty good. I’m in a low amount of pain and have a tad more energy than I’ve had in about a week. I’m very thankful.

I’m not wearing any perfume today, decided to skip it because once again I used my Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel body wash and really am enjoying smelling like a birthday cake (haa haa). Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I started by doing the reverse foundation method using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation ($22 on their website) in the shade Light/Medium. I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer ($32 (but on sale for $19 at Sephora) in the shade Porcelain. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade #230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used the Milani Most Loved Mattes Palette ($15 on Amazon, at Target & Walmart). I started by setting my brow line using the shade Fancy Vanilla (warm toned light beige – matte). For my transition shade I chose a combo of the shades You’re a Peach (warm mid toned peach – matte) and Toast of the Town (warm mid toned yellow based brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the crease I chose a combo of the shades Catch a Tan (warm mid toned tan with an orange base – matte) and Hiking in Sedona (warm deep copper – matte). I deepened the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of the shades Chocolate is Life (warm dark brown – matte), Don’t Raisin Your Voice (warm deep burgundy – matte) and Umber the Sun (warm mildly deep toned brown with a red base – matte). I tapped the shade Come Up Roses (deep warm rose -matte) over the remained 2/3 of my mobile lid and then topped that with ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($5 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Flirty Birdy (a rose gold base with silver glitter). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of Catch a Tan (warm mid toned tan with an orange base – matte). I then smoked the lash line out using more of the shade Hiking in Sedona (warm deep copper – matte). I then deepened the lash line using more of the shade Chocolate is Life (warm dark brown – matte). I buffed the whole under eye out using a combo of the shades My Daily Latte (deeply warm mid toned peach – matte) and a touch more of the shade You’re a Peach (warm mid toned peach – matte). I lined my lower waterlines using the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner ($5 on their website) in the shade Nude.  I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of Beauty Queen lashed from Obsidian Cosmetics (no longer in business).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Peaches & Cream (a dusty peach – matte). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Obvi (light pinkish brown). I filled in my lips using ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip (discontinued) in the shade November (a warm peachy coral – satin) and topped that off with the ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip ($8 on their website – was a collab with Kathleen Lights) in the shade Moon Child (pinky nude with gold glitter).

Final Thoughts:

I’m thinking about cutting my hair. It’s almost to my booty now and I find it hard on me to brush out as well as wash. It takes a lot of energy for me to maintain…. hubby really loves it so I’m not sure that I will … but if I do I would cut it to shoulder length.

I really hope to have thee energy to dye it again sometime this week, my grays are coming through like weeds in the grass.

I’ve been putting together my beauty buy list for August but so far I haven’t really decided what I really want first … any suggestions??

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

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

XOXO, Nita

When Fantasy Meets Reality 4th Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling pretty good today.

I wanted to do a haul post today but I also wanted to do a follow up to the beauty tag created by Emily Noel on her Youtube channel on the video entitled What’s in My $1,000 SEPHORA FANTASY BASKET… TAG!

I did this tag in 2 parts one for a Fantasy Sephora Basket and one for a Fantasy Ulta Basket

She did a follow up video to her tag called FANTASY MAKEUP BASKET MEETS REALITY… What I Actually Bought and I thought that was so fun so I thought instead of doing my traditional style of haul post I thought I’d do this video on my blog to show what I ended up purchasing from my Ulta and Sephora fantasy posts.

So let’s take a peak at what I purchased …. * Remember all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass…. the pictures on the left are done without flash and the ones on the right are done with flash*

The first few items I purchased through Ulta.

The only product from my Ulta Fantasy Basket that I purchased was the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter $38 for 1.5 ounces of product in the shade Passion. It’s billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow. It has multi-dimensional micro-pearls that are suspended in BECCA’s crystal-gel formula to give skin a pearlized glow that is transfer and water resistant and comes in 5 shades.

This is such an amazing highlighter! It’s creamy yet stiff enough that it doesn’t mess with the products underneath. It’s super reflective without looking greasy. It’s so beautiful and even shows up after you’ve set your face with powder! It has a slight scent to it but nothing over whelming and I can’t place where I’ve smelt this scent before but it is very familiar.

I also purchased the BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora for .35 ounces of product) …. this one was in my Fantasy Sephora Basket but I ended up purchasing it through Ulta. It’s billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture that’s formulated with 50% water that sets makeup while refreshing and cooling skin on contact with a mist-like sensation and applies seamlessly, providing all-day moisture without caking and claims that light is diffused across the skin to improve tone and diminish the appearance of lines and pores all day.

If you remember I had gotten a deluxe sample from BECCA when I placed my last order with them. I fell in love on the second day of using it. It’s just amazing. It sets the face and truly does blur the skin and does not cake or look dusty and as I’ve said in the past upon application it really does feel like you are misting your face with a spray. It’s the coolest little gimmick I’ve ever experienced.

I also re-purchased the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora for .56 ounces of product). It comes in 3 shades (translucent, translucent medium, and translucent deep). It’s billed as a  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. It claims to help brighten and boost skin’s radiance with hyaluronic Acid gives a smoother, more youthful appearance and also claims to be photo friendly with no flashback.

I’m running super low and I just don’t want to be without this loose powder …. it is, after all, my all time… top shelf …. holy grail setting powder. It give this other worldly natural lilt to the face. It blurs the face so well that in person you look Face Tuned. It’s just simply amazing.

The products from my Sephora Fantasy Basket were:

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.

What I’ve learned from swatching this primer is that it is very moisturizing without being tacky or sticky. It also skins in to a semi- matte powdery finish that appears to blur the skin slightly.

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. This foundation comes in 50 shades with 16 shades for deep skin tones, 17 shades for medium skin tones, and 14 shades for lighter skin tones.

What I’ve learned from swatching this foundation is that a little travels a long way. It is a demi-satin finished foundation that would appear to be more on the full coverage side than it is medium. I left the swatch on for 10 minutes to see if it would oxidize and also to see if it would set down. It does not oxidize but it does set down a bit … doesn’t set all the way but it does set enough that if you are not a fan of powders you should be good to go without having a tacky finish. The shade I chose #120 : for fair skin with neutral undertones. I perhaps could have gotten away with either shade #130 : for fair skin with warm olive undertones or #140 :  for light skin with warm yellow undertones because #120 is just a slight bit light for me … but I can get away with #120 once I bronze and add a touch of blusher.

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.

What I’ve learned from swatching this cream bronzer (in the shade 05 Teddy – tan skin tones) is that it’s very creamy but not saturated in pigment like say the SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer by Tarte. It’s a very light pigmented bronzer that melts into the skin and ends up looking just like the skin has been kissed by the sun. It’s not an obvious bronzer look, it’s more of a warming of the skin bronzer that can be built up to I’d say a solid medium pigmentation.

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.

What I’ve learned from swatching this cream blush is that, like the cream bronzer, it’s very creamy but not saturated in pigment. It gives a nice flush to the skin without being over bearing. It’s high low pigmentation that can be build up to medium-medium pigmentation (as seen in the second set of swatched photos). I purchased mine in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip – soft coral red. I’ve seen a lot of people being taken aback by how little this cream blush is, however I’m not one of those people. You only need the smallest of taps into the product to cover both cheeks and so having such a small product will still last a long time. Having a big cream blush put’s you at a disadvantage because #1 it can dry up fast and #2 there may be a lot of product that goes to waste because it expired.

I also purchased the Fenty Pro Filt’R Instant Retouch Concealer $26 for .27 fluid ounces of product. It’s billed as a creamy, long-wear, crease-proof liquid concealer with light-as-air, medium-to-full matte coverage that brightens under-eyes and conceals blemishes and redness. It comes in 50 shades with 16 shades for deep skin tones, 20 for medium skin tones, and 14 for light skin tones.

What I’ve learned from swatching this concealer is that it’s high pigment meets medium coverage. I swatched it using just the amount of 1 side of the flat doe-foot applicator and that was enough that I would be able to do both eyes and still have some to highlight the nose, forehead, and chin. I purchased it in the shade #110 for very fair skin w/ cool pink undertones but I think I could have gone for # 120 – for fair skin w/ neutral undertones or even # 130 – for fair skin w/ warm olive undertones because #110 is very light on me. It’s OK though I know I can make it work for me. I left it on for 10 minutes to see if it would oxidize and if it would set down. It did not oxidize and it did not set down ….this one will definitely need to be set with powder, however it did not sink into the fine lines of the back on my hand so I feel that this one isn’t going to crease on me. It is a thick consistence similar to the Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer.

Along with the Fenty products I also decided to pick up 2 of their brushes:

The Fenty Kabuki-Buff Foundation Brush $36 at Sephora. It’s billed as a  large, domed foundation brush that is designed to seamlessly buff and stipple Pro Filt’r foundation for fast buildable coverage.

This foundation brush has a densely packed head with a bluntly rounded toe (the top part of a makeup brush), slim belly (the mid and end points of the makeup brush) and the bristles are super soft. The ferrule does not have a crimp to it and is cut on an angle at the part that would hold the crimp. The handle handle is even balanced and tappers to a point at the end. The hairs of the brush are super smooth and perfectly uniformed.

The Fenty Precision Concealer Brush $26 at Sephora. It’s billed as a softly-angled concealer brush designed for applying and blending liquid, cream, and powder formulas with flawless, fingertip precision.

This concealer brush has a lightly packed head with a gradually tapered rounded toe (the top part of a makeup brush), medium width belly (the mid and end points of the makeup brush) and the bristles are super soft. The ferrule does not have a crimp to it and is cut on an angle at the part that would hold the crimp. The handle handle is even balanced and tappers to a point at the end. The hairs of the brush are super smooth and perfectly uniformed.

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Coral Eye Moment Face of the Day

Published July 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today I’m feeling pretty good. It’s a low pain/ high energy type of day for me and I got plenty of sleep last night!!! (yahoo)

For my perfume today I am using Lancome La Vie Est Belle Parfum (notes of : at the top the notes are Black Currant and Pear, in the middle the notes are Iris, Jasmine, Sambac and Tunisian Orange Blossom, and rounding out the scent the notes are Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli). Sadly I used the last of this parfum today…. and I have it on a future buy list but wont be repurchasing it until I’ve worked through some of my other perfumes.

For today’s look I used 2 ColourPop palettes : the She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website)… so let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I first primed with the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website) do add extra moisture to my skin since I was going to use a foundation that I haven’t been liking the way it sits on my skin. I left that on for about 10 minutes to sink in and then I went in with the AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and also the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F.3. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using ELF Jelly Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade Dew (golden).  I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 ColourPop palettes: She’s Got Solstice Palette ($14 at Ulta) and the Nude Mood Palette (originally $14 but on sale for $11.20 on their website). I started with the Nude Mood Palette and used the shade Bluffin’ (pale ivory – matte) to set my brow line. I then went into the shade Au Naturale (muted saddle brown – matte) for my transition color. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and into a combo of the shades Nova (nude clay – matte), Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) as my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid color. I then went into more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into a combo of the shades Moody (chestnut brown -matte) from the Nude Mood palette and more of Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened the very outer ridge of the mobile lid and outer v of the crease to add more dimension. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette. I then went into the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped the shade Marz(icy moss with a silver sheen – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and then took a combo of the shades Put On Heirs (bright copper gold – metallic) from the Nude Mood palette and Estrella (pink coral with a gold flip – metallic) from the She’s Got Solstice palette and tapped that over the very inner part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid to add a bit more dimension. For the lower lash line I first put down a base along the lashes of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and smudged it out and then went in with the more of the shade Quasar (coral terracotta – matte) and smudged that on the lower lash line over the liner. I then went in with more of the shade Chromosphere (deep red brown – matte) and deepened up closest to the lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Wink Wink (soft gold with champagne pinpoints – super shock shadow). I coated my lower and upper lashes using ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 at Ulta and on the ColourPop website) in the shade Black on Black and popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I’m wearing Tarte Sugar Rush – Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in Beaches & Cream. I set the cream blush using MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach. I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (rich mahogany) and filled in my lips using Flower Beauty ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (true coral – satin).

Final Thoughts:

Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer : $14 at Beautylish’s website: It’s billed as being able to smooth, hydrate, and prep your skin for makeup with this lightweight daily moisturizer formulated with a natural silicone alternative that is formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative, this lightweight daily moisturizer works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.

I give this product a solid A+++!!! : I have 2 deluxe sample sized tubes of this primer. I plan to purchase the full size as soon as I’ve used the samples up. This is such a great primer. It really does add an extra level of hydration to the face. I used it today to flood my skin with extra hydration because I knew I was using a foundation that I just can’t seem to find a way to like. I thought if I added this as extra moister it might make the foundation apply better…. and I was right! This primer gave me the perfect base for this seriously heavy, matte foundation.

Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation in the shade F.3 : $15 on their website : It’s billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin that offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. It’s sold in 19 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones.

I would like to change my grading of this product to an A+++!!! : OK so here’s the thing …. I truly hated this foundation the first 3 times I tried it. It’s heavy, thick, and super matte. It didn’t lay on the skin right, it lifted off my nose and the upper lip. It emphasized the tiniest of texture on my face. However, I have finally found the way to wear this one that leaves the skin looking #1 Flawless and #2 Amazing!

I started with the primer from above and let that sink into the face for a full 10 minutes. I then went in with 2 different glow primers that also add a hint of hydration to the skin and let that sink in for a few moments and then went in with only 1 layer of this foundation. Once I had it blended into the skin (it still looked a bit heavy) I sprayed my face with setting spray, waited a few seconds and then went over the face with my damn beauty blender very lightly to push the foundation into my skin. This worked perfectly!! I now know just what to do to get this foundation to look splendid on the skin. I mean I truly love my base look today and I look forward to wearing this foundation more now!

ColourPop Falsies in the style Mami : $8 on their website: It’s billed as being dramatic faux mink lashes that add all the volume.

I give this product a solid A- : These lashes look pretty but they feel heavy. I did need to trim them a little. They also feel like they are scratching my eyes every time I blink. They also feel like the pinch the inner and outer corners of the lash line. I’m still going to wear them until they expire because I really love the look I get with them but I will not be repurchasing this style again.

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, Nita

Taupe Soft Glam Face of the Day

Published July 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m starting to feel a little better. Sorry I’ve been away for a few days … I was resting up and healing from having my wisdom teeth removed. With Fibrillation pain registers heavier and more intense so I really needed the break. My mouth is finally healing! No more tooth pain, my jaw was very sore for like 4 days and I really hate the mouthwash the oral surgeon prescribe for me, it’s very medicinal. I’m having a bit more pain today (fibro related) and my energy is doing pretty good today.

Today’s perfume is Lancome La Vie Est Belle: Scent Notes Are: At the top: Black Currant and Pear. Middle Notes Are: Iris, Jasmine, and Orange Blossom. And Rounding the Scent Out Is: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli.

Well…let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

Base:

I primed my face using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) and I then used BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation ($44 but on sale at Ulta for $26.40) in the shade Shell. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Guinea (dark skin with cool neutral undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using ELF Jelly Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade Dew (golden).  I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer ($32 on their website) in the shade Porcelain. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (flesh color). For today’s eye look I used 2 palettes, the ColourPop single shadow palette ($45 on their website) I created, and the BH Cosmetics Love in London palette (originally $16 but on sale for $12 on their website). I set my brow line using the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) from my ColourPop palette. I then switched to the BH palette. For my transition color I used the shade Cheers (soft beige – matte). For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid color I used the shade Lovely (rich cocoa – matte). For the outer 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used a combination of the shades Crumpet (cool deep brown -matte) and Posh (charcoal – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Lolly (rose gold – shimmer). I then took the shade Queen (lustrous gold – metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 to blend the whole mobile lid together. For the lower lash line I first put down a base along the lashes of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and smudged it out and then went in with more of the shade Lovely (rich cocoa – matte) to smoke the lash line out. I then lined my lower waterlines using more of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). I highlighted my inner corners of my eyes using the shade Cheeky (champagne – shimmer). I coated my lower and upper lashes using MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($20 at Ulta and MAC) and popped on a pair of ColourPop falsies ($8 on their website) in the style Mami. I then decided to add just a touch of warmth to the crease with the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte) from my ColourPop palette.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I used the 1st shade of the 1st row (coral) in the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 on their website) in the colorway Soft. I highlighted the high points of the face and the Cupid’s Bow using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Soft & Gentle. I then further highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using more of the shade Cheeky (champagne – shimmer) from the BH palette. I set the blush using ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($8 on their website) in the shade Catch My Vibe (pale baby pink – matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and then filled in my lips with a combo of Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) Bitch Perfect (peachy nude – matte) and BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love ($24 on their website and on the Beautylish website) Tulip (pinky coral – satin).

Final Thoughts:

I have a 2 beauty purchases for the month of July already done, I should receive them by Wednesday – haul to be done same day.

I have a few more tags I want to do for this week as well.

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, Nita

Neutral Soft Summer Glam Face of the Day

Published July 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m sorry I did not post a Face of the Day yesterday. I wasn’t feeling too good and so I took the day off and gave myself some much needed spa treatments. But I’m back today with a soft summer glam look.

Today I’m wearing Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria perfume – top notes of Cascalone (Oh LA Labs states that this is a a fragrance ingredient which has been created or synthesized in a lab that adds a fresh aquatic feel to fragrance compositions) and White Pepper … heart notes of Mandarin Leaves and Black Magic Rose, and base notes of Musk and Patchouli.

Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 on their website and also on the Beautylish website) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I’m wearing Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Nude. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed my face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Guinea (dark skin with cool neutral undertones). I highlighted the high points of my face using BECCA Ignite Liquefied Light Highlighter ($38 at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer ($32 on their website) in the shade Porcelain. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using AOA Studio Sculpting Brow Pencil ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Halo (white). For today’s eye look I used the ELF 18 Hit Wonders Palette ($14 on their website) and the ELF THe New Classics Palette ($14 on their website). I started with the New Classics Palette, setting my brow line using the shade Creme (vanilla – matte). I then went into both palettes for the rest of the look. For my transition shade I used a combo of the shades Peachy (a pastel peach – matte) from the 18 Hit Wonders Palette and the shade Uptown (a yellow based tan – matte) from the New Classics Palette. For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used a combo of the shades Summer (orange – matte) from the 18 Hits Wonder Palette and Darling (a red based camel brown – matte) from the New Classics Palette. For the outer 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used a combo of the shades Heat (a dusty red – matte) from the 18 Hit Wonders, the shade Muse (deep chocolate brown – matte), and the shade Black Cherry (a deep grey based brown – matte) both from the New Classics Palette). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Rose Gold (a coppery rose gold – metallic) from the New Classics Palette and then went with the shade Penny (copper – metallic) from the 18 Hit Wonders Palette to tap over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend everything together. For the lower lash line I smoked out the lash line using the shade Summer (a red based terracotta brown – matte). I added a bit of the shade Quartz (a peachy coral – metallic) to the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line to add depth rapping it around the tear duct. I then highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Glamour (a pearl with pink reflect – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing the 1st shade of the 2nd row (pale mauve) from the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the colorway Soft. I then set that with Revolution Beauty Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta and on the Revolution website) in the shade Coral Dream (bright coral – matte). I then highlighted the high points of my face and my cupid’s bow with Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade 10 Be My Highlight. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Curvii (warm beige) and then filled in my lips using BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm ($22 on their website) in the shade Cafe Au Lait (peachy beige).

Final Thoughts:

I have been really enjoying the new products that I purchased from BECCA!!! I really REALLY have been falling in love with the quality of the products.

I probably wont be doing a Face of the Day for this Thursday because I will be having my wisdom teeth removed. I am going to try and do a 2nd makeup look either Tuesday or Wednesday so that I have at least a look to post for Thursday but I’m not sure how I will be feeling so I can’t promise that.

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, Nita

Bronzed Face of the Day

Published July 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today my wisdom tooth is giving me heaps of trouble and my energy is very low.

I’m not wearing any perfume today. Since my wisdom tooth is acting up it’s caused me a headache the scent of perfume might make me sick.

So, let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 on their website and also on the Beautylish website) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I tried out BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-HR Foundation ($44 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cashmere 1N3. I contoured my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 1N. I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 on their website) in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using AOA Studio Sculpting Brow Pencil ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (fair flesh color). For today’s eye look I used single shadows ($4.50 each but can get a deal for $45 for 24 shades and a z palette)from the palettes I created off the ColourPop website. I set my brow line using Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For my crease I chose the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the full crease I used the shade Facet (deep red brown – matte). I deepened 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Come And Get It (duo-chrome rose with a gold flip – metallic). I then tapped the shade Sugar Sugar (icy mauve – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. For the lower lash line I used the shade Finesse (deep mahogany – matte) and then buffed that out with the shade Good Thing (warm chestnut brown – matte). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using Liar Liar (pale pink – metallic).  I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lash Mascara ($29 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Glossy Black and popped on a pair of ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes ($8 on their website) in the shade Hunni.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush I am wearing BECCA Mineral Blush ($32 on their website) in the shade Song Bird (peachy pink). I added a bit of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Champagne Pop (soft gold with pinky-peach pearl). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Curvii (warm beige) and then filled in my lips using BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm ($22 on their website) in the shade Cafe Au Lait (peachy beige).

Final Thoughts:

Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer $14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on their website

I give this product a grade of A+++!!! : It’s billed as being formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative, this lightweight daily moisturizer works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.

I received 2 free sample sizes of this product in my last Beautylish order. I had put it in my to try basket and never really cared to test it out.

I decided to try it today and I have got to say this is a beautiful primer! It’s super moisturizing and my base makeup went on flawlessly over this primer.

There is no scent to this primer and it doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky. It sinks into the skin fairly quickly and even though it’s a moisturizing primer it did not leave my skin feeling greasy or slippery.

I really did enjoy this product and will be purchasing the full sized when I am out of the 2 deluxe sample tubes that I have.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-HR Foundation In the Shade Cashmere 1N3 $44 for 1.01 fluid ounces of product on their website

I grade this product a B++ : It’s billed as a non-acnegenic, lightweight, full-coverage foundation for 24-hour wear with a breathable, natural finish. It claims to be water and transfer resistant. It comes in 42 shades with 21 shades for deeper skin tones.

It’s an OK foundation. It’s full coverage and a little goes a very long way.

However, It emphasizes texture (even texture I didn’t know I had like on my chin).

It also feels a bit heavy and just seemed to sit on the skin and not sink in.

With that said…. I can still make this foundation work…. what I do is blend it in and then immediately spritz my face with setting spray, I wait 30 seconds and then I press my damn beauty sponge into the skin to help the foundation melt into the skin better.

This doesn’t get rid of all the texture but it does help the foundation melt into the skin some and softens the texture some.

Like I said it’s an OK foundation but I’m not wowed by it.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer In the Shade 1N $29 at Sephora and Ulta

I still grade of this one to a solid A+++ : It’s billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that won’t crease. It claims that it flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections with all day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.

It comes in 22 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones and I tried it in the shade 1N fair with neutral undertones.

I really do like this concealer I even have 1 more day’s worth of the sample card I received from Sephora.

I like it even more today because I tried a new technique that I saw on YouTube (It was one of Zabrena ‘s videos but for the life of me I can’t remember which one). What she did was blend out her concealer and then take a light spritz of setting spray and tapped that over the concealer and then set it with powder. I spritzed my beauty sponge and pressed it over my under eyes and then set my under eyes and this left this concealer looking seamlessly beautiful. I am most definitely purchasing the full size of this concealer.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder In the Shade Original $39 for .34 ounces of product on their website.

I would like to change my grade of this product to A+++!!! : 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

Yesterday I grade this product an A- because it  didn’t do most of what it claims to do. I said there is no cooling feeling, there is no mist like sensation, my face did not feel moisture at all and it does not blur the pore.

However, I tried it out again today …. using a bit more product than I used yesterday and I have to say the sensation was the coolest experience I’ve had with a face product. I understand what they mean by mist like sensation. This powder really did feel like I was buffing a setting spray into my face…. it was cooling and moisture feeling and did in fact blur my pores and fine lines. Also I did a wear test of it from yesterday and I did not need to touch up my makeup for 6 hours and even then I just needed the lightest of touch ups around my nose and no where else. I am going to purchase the full sized next month.

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm $22 (on sale for $13.20) on their website for .10 ounces of product. In the Shade Cafe Au Lait

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

This is such a comfortable lip balm. It’s not to slippy, doesn’t transfer outside the lip line, and did not dry out my lips when it when it wore off. I also love the shade I chose. It’s a very pretty nude lip.

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 and good health.

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

XOXO, Nita

A Coral Moment Face of the Day

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a bit run down today.

I wanted to use all my new BECCA products that I hauled this morning (I will be reviewing them in Final Thoughts) and I wanted to play with some of the new shades I purchased of the single shadows by ColourPop … so this is the look I came up with.

Today’s perfume is Liz Claiborn Realities. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day….

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangOveR RX Primer ($34 at Ulta and Sephora). For my foundation today I am using BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation ($44 but on sale for $26.40 on their website) in the shade Shell (light beige with neutral undertones). I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 on their website) in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). I color corrected my under eyes using the BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer $32 but on sale for $19.20 on their website) in the shade Porcelain (very fair with slightly pink undertones). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($39 on their website) in the shade original (a sheer, creamy beige). I bronzed my face using the BECCA Sunlit Bronzer ($38 on their website) in the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in clear and then filled in my bows using AOA Studio Sculpting Brow Pencil ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (fair flesh color). For today’s eye look I used single shadows ($4.50 each but can get a deal for $45 for 24 shades and a z palette)from the palettes I created off the ColourPop website. I set my brow line using Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). I chose the shade Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte) as my transition shade. For my crease color I chose a combo of the shades Cut Outs (dusty coral – matte) and Charge It (soft rosey pink – matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Criss Cross (medium warm dark copper – mate). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Turn Tables (orangey coral – metallic). I then took the shade Anthem (bright pinky copper – metallic) and patted it over the demarcation line between the outer 1/3 and inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then took the shade Party Favors (vibrant duo-chrome peach with a gold flip – metallic) and tapped that over the middle 1/3 to add a bit of brightness to the eye. I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer) and then lined the lower lash lines with the same pencil and smudged it out to create a drop shadow. I then took more of the shade Criss Cross and buffed that under the liner to smokey it out a bit. I then took the shade Humble Brag (burnt orange with gold flecks – sequin) and added that to the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line to add some dimension to the look. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade Ringer (champagne – metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lash Mascara ($29 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Glossy Black and popped on a pair of ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes ($8 on their website) in the shade Hunni.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush I am wearing BECCA Mineral Blush ($32 on their website) in the shade Song Bird (peachy pink). I added a bit of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Champagne Pop (soft gold with pinky-peach pearl). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (only available in the big box of lippie pencils vault – out of stock) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in my lips using BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love ($24 on their website) in the shade Tulip (warm pinky coral) and then topped of the center of the lips using BECCA Glow Gloss ($22 on their website) in the shade Champagne Creme (right – soft gold with high-impact pink & gold pearls).

Final Thoughts:

BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation in the shade Shell

I grade this product an A+++!!! : It comes in 24 shades with 14 shades for deeper skin tones and I have it in the shade Shell (light beige with neutral undertones). It’s billed as a moisturizing, light weight, medium-coverage foundation with a velvety, natural finish for healthy looking skin that lasts for 24 hours of wear. It claims to have pore-blurring pigments.

This foundation is so freaking good!!! It’s so weightless that I don’t even feel like I’m wearing anything. It looks amazing on the skin. It’s just melts into the skin so seamlessly.

It doesn’t blur my pores (I chose not to use a pore primer today to test that claim out) but it did give the pores a softer focus look.

It has a high medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage and has a satin finish.

I’m going to have a hard time not reaching for this foundation everyday just because it’s so beautiful that I want to wear it all the time!

BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter in the Shade Passion

I grade this product an A+++!!! : It comes in 5 shades and I have it in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). It’s billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow that is transfer and water resistant and has multi-dimensional micro-pearls suspended in a crystal-gel formula to give the skin a pearlized glow.

This liquid highlighter is so darn good!!! It’s super reflective and has a shine that seeps through setting powder perfectly without losing any of that shine!

It was easy to blend in and set fully within a few seconds so you do have to work a bit at a time and quickly.

I love this one so much I already purchased a full size bottle of it.

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector in the Shade Light/Medium

I grade this product an A+++!!! : It comes in 2 shades (light/medium and medium/deep) I purchased it in the light/medium shade. It’s billed as a full-coverage colour corrector that uses light to brighten dark under eye. It claims to nourish the under eyes and to have backlight technology that is infused with peach and apricot toned color correctors with light-reflecting illuminators that deflect light away from dark circles.

This corrector is so soft and creamy and yet did not sink into my fine lines of my under eyes. I just tapped my finger into the pot and that was enough for both under eyes.

It buffs into the skin so fast and so flawlessly. It’s the perfect shade to brighten the under eyes and it’s the right tone and the right amount of coverage that you can wear this alone under the eyes to conceal (a perfect product for no makeup days and light makeup days).

I also used this to brighten up the sides of my mouth and to cover the redness that I have around my nose today and it worked perfectly.

I have to say out of all the correctors I have tried …. this one is the cream of the crop and I’m saying that after just 1 use because it worked so well that I already know that this is a favorite.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in the Shade Porcelain

I grade this product an A+ : It comes in 9 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin and I have it in the shade Porcelain (very fair with slightly pink undertones). It’s billed as a water-infused, crease-proof concealer that delivers weightless light-to-medium coverage that is blurring and has a soft luminosity. It claims to have flexible color pigments that move with your skin for seamless coverage. It claims to never crease, cake, or settle into lines.

This is a beautiful concealer! BEAUTIFUL!!! The only reason I didn’t grade this one the highest I grade (A+++!!!) is because it’s not hydrating (not that it claims to be but with a name like AQUA LUMINOUS one would think it would be). It’s at best low medium coverage. I didn’t need a second layer and it spread out evenly without creasing. It made my under eyes look so flawless! I just know for the next time to add just a bit more eye cream before applying this one. Other than it not being very hydrating it’s a perfect concealer that I will enjoy using again and would consider repurchasing in the future.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder in the Shade Original

I grade this product an A- : 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 graded this one a little low because it doesn’t do most of what it claims to do. It is a weightless powder (it’s finely milled) but there is no cooling feeling, there is no mist like sensation, my face did not feel moisture at all and it does not blur the pore.

With that said it did give a soft focus to the fine lines.

I did give it an A- because I loved the final look I got with this powder. It’s not cakey or thick. It’s not dusty or mattifying.

It looks pretty on the skin and I have a feeling I wont need to touch up much with this powder on. (I will update you tomorrow in Final Thoughts on how long this powder lasted before I needed to touch up).

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in the Shade Ipanema Sun

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

This is such a beautiful bronzer! It’s the perfect under tone, the perfect shade, and the perfect texture!

It’s a satin finish that just gives the skin this naturally sun kissed effect that looks so pretty.

This is another product I’m gonna have a hard time putting down.

I’m also thinking of purchasing a few more shades so that I have the perfect winter and spring shades too.

BECCA Mineral Blush in the Shade Song Bird

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

I LOVE THIS FORMULA!!! This is a finely milled, super buttery blush formula!

This shade is so stinking beautiful and the satin finish just gives the cheeks this healthy looking glow to the face.

I do believe I have found my perfect blush!!! I only wish that it was a bit large the pan is 1/2 the size of their highlighters.

This is super pigmented product so I just barely tapped my brush into the product and that was enough to get full opacity.

I will be purchasing a back up of this blush because it’s that darn good that I never want to be without it.

BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in the Shade Tulip

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

DOLLS!!!! This has got to be the creamiest, prettiest lipstick I have ever owned!

It’s super hydrating and super pigmented. The color is my perfect coral shade and it smells so yummy.

I definitely want more shades of this formula.

BECCA Glow Gloss in the Shade Champagne Creme (the one on the right)

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

The formula is a nice formula … not sticky at all and super reflective. It’s just not a HIGH IMPACT color pay off like they claim it to be.

It does not plump the lips like it claims to do. It is however very cooling on the lips (do to the mint in the formula).

It’s very hydrating, however it’s not long lasting and when it wore away my lips felt very dehydrated. (I was able to fix this by using my lip balm, than laying down my lipstick and topping it off with the lip gloss.

It’s a decent lip gloss and I’d be keen to try other shades in this range.

Just don’t except pigment with this product …. it is a sheer wash of color.

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, Nita

3rd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Nita

1st Beauty Haul of April 2020 With Swatches

Published April 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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This month’s beauty haul comes from the Beautylish website. I purchased all these products for a total of $293.00 and got free shipping. I also took advantage of their flex pay option. I paid $143 down and will be paying $75 for the months of May and June. 

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My muscle that I pulled is starting to feel a bit better so that’s a plus for me. So received one of my beauty purchases today whilst I was getting ready this morning. So let’s get this haul going….

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Belif Aqua Bomb Mist $34 for 2 2.02 fluid ounce bottles. The website states that this is an ultra-fine, soft and lightweight mist for glowing, hydrated skin and that it has  Lady’s Mantle Extract (a moisturizing herb that keeps the complexion smooth, clear, and youthful-looking) for refreshing hydration and nourishing herb Star Weed (Chickweed) ( known for its anti-inflammatory benefits)  extract for that healthy glow and that the water-based mist hydrates and adds radiance without smudging your makeup.

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Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum $12 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it targets multiple signs of aging at once and that the special formula of peptides and copper tripeptides helps to hydrate, brighten, and smooth for a healthy, youthful-looking glow. It boasts that it will Smooth, plump and firm skin with copper tripeptides that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, that it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions with peptides including Acetyl hexapeptide-8 and acetyl octapeptide-3. 

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Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum $6 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it replenishes your skin’s moisture content. That this water-light serum draws moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration. With just one use, skin appears smooth, supple, and well-hydrated. It boasts that Hyaluronic acid binds to moisture and draws it into the skin to maintain a healthy moisture balance and protect from dehydration and that it layers seamlessly under skincare and makeup, making it ideal for daily use.

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BECCA Backlight Priming Filter $39 for 1.01 fluid ounces. The website states that it helps to blur imperfections and impart a radiant glow and that it is infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls, each one adds a different drop of diffused light. I have never used this as a primer. I also use it as a mix in with my foundations. It just gives this amazing lit from within glow to the skin. I have used this product on it’s own on no makeup days to give a healthy glow to the skin. This is a repurchased product for me. 

 

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for this swatch I used a pea sized amount.

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

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in the shade #3 Light/Medium $44 for 1.01 fluid ounces. The website states that it is a customizable complexion booster that’s a primer, highlighter, and luminous mixing medium in one and that it has smoothing airbrush polymers and finely milled powders roll over skin with a creamy texture, minimizing the look of imperfections on camera and in real life.  I tried it for the first time today and I gotta say …. I’m low key in love with this product! It’s in the same vein as the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, except it’s a bit more subtle in appearance. This product is offered in 7 shades with 2 for deeper skin.

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This is 1 dab of the doe-foot applicator. 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. In pictures this one packs a bigger punch than the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, but in real life it has a beautiful glow with a subtle sheen to it.

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Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation in the shade 3 Neutral $44 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it’s a stay-all-day, weightless foundation that balances your skin’s unique undertones and optimizes overtones for comfortable full coverage with a natural-matte finish. It also says that it’s a sweat-proof and transfer-resistant formula. This foundation is available in 40 shades with 15 shades for deeper skin.

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This swatch was done with 1/2 a pump of product… and it spreads so far… I realized a little too late when trying out this foundation that a very little goes a very long way!! 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This little 1/2 pump of product could have covered 1/2 my face. This is super pigmented and creamy and does not set down all the way but leaves a demi-matte finish.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand in the shade 2 Medium/Dark $38 for .41 fluid ounces. This product is billed as being lightweight, easy to blend and buildable and that it is a soft-focus, semi-matte contour that has treated pigments with good adherence and color uniformity that create shadows and define features for a natural finish. This product comes in 1 shades Light/Medium and Medium/Deep … unfortunately there are no shades in this range that would help our deeper skinned beauties.  

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This swatch is created with just the residual product left over from when i used it this morning.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This product was so simple to use. I had been very interested in cream products but was afraid of the application process, this wand made it so simple and it blends out so seamlessly that it made me feel like a pro. It’s the correct undertone for contour done right. I used just a little around the hairline, hollows of the cheeks, jaw line, and bridge of the nose…. I was so impressed!!

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand $39 for .41 fluid ounces. The website states that the rose golden highlight hue flatters all skin tones, whilst the treated pearls blur imperfections, for the perfect, Hollywood gloss highlight. 

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This swatch is created with just the residual product left over from when i used it this morning.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. I’ve used cream highlighters before and never really liked them … but I figured I’d try this one out since I was trying out the contour cream too… I am so glad I did! This applied like a dream and the glow I got from it was so beautiful!! I did end up setting my face and you can still see the glow on the skin … it’s just a bit more subtle, think lit from within glow. I am going to try this product without setting my face to see how long it lasts… but even with setting the face the glow was stunning.

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Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in the shade Goldgasm $38 for .41 fluid ounces. The website states this is a Highlighter/Blush hybrid that was inspired by lighting tricks of Hollywood photographers, this highlighter-blush hybrid plays with the light for a soft-focused glow that mimics the look of joy, fun, and happiness.

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This swatch was just 1 squeeze of the wand. It’s much more gold than I would like for a highlighter so I will have to play around with this a bit to figure out the best way for me to use it.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. I really don’t know how I’m going to make this product work. It’s just way too deep gold … I thought it would be a more soft gold with a luminous finish … like the website description states… however … this one would be stunning on our deeper skinned beauties!!!

Well… That’s my beauty haul dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night! I should have another April Haul for you soon… just waiting for my Ulta order that is STILL processing … gotta love this Covid-19 slow motion way of life we have going on.

Well … that’s all for now dolls. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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