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Copper Smokey Eye Face of the Day and Mini Product Review

Published April 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. It’s raining here so naturally I am in a heap of pain. I got up at a pretty decent time (around 8 AM) but now it’s 4:17 PM and I feel exhausted… I really hate Fibromyalgia.

I will be doing product reviews in my Final Thoughts today.

Today I am wearing Bath and Body Works Rose Champagne (notes are Clementine, Bergamot, Apple Blossom, Pink Pepper, and Blonde Woods).

Now let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora) and just a tad bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) around the pores of my cheek area. I used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 on the Beautylish website) in the shade #3 Light/Medium to give my skin that lit from within glow. For foundation today I am using DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops ($40 at Ulta) in the shade 30 N (light skin with neutral undertones).  I first tried this with the MAC Strobe Cream ($35 at Ulta) in the shade Goldlite (golden pearls) mixed in (3 drops of the foundation and 3 squirts of the strobe cream) and that just diluted the pigment in the foundation so I added another light layer of just the foundation over top of that. I took the Hollywood Flawless Filter up under my under eyes so I chose not to use a color corrector today instead I just used 2 dots of the DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 15N Fair/Light. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 2 Medium/Dark… I used it around the perimeter of my forehead, hollows of the cheeks, and the bridge of my nose. I then highlighted the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, and high points above my brows using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($39 on the Beautylish website). I then set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 only at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I am using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade L4-M1 Beige as my setting powder.I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer ($34 at Ulta).

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         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 the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website). I started with the shade Tabloid (deep caramel matte) from lash to brow bone. I then put a light layer of NYX Glitter Primer ($6.50 at Ulta) all over my mobile lids and then patted the shade Fuzzy (true red copper metallic) over the top of the primer. I then went into the shade Hot Gossip (toasted nude matte) and buffed that at the top of my eye lids in the transition area to lighten and buff out the shade Tabloid. I then deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Taboo (deep brown matte). I then went into more of the shade Tabloid and buffed away any harsh edges of Taboo. I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (classic brown). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4.5 and then I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the shade Full Expose (creamy vanilla matte). I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta) and popped on a pair of Kiss Natural Effect Lashes ($11.99 at Ulta for a pack of 5) in the style Flirty. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen metallic).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                            Since I did the cream highlighter and was really loving the effect of it I chose not to use powder highlighter today. For blush today I chose ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 on their website) in the shade Always Punchy (a pink coral matte). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I then topped my lips off with Il Makiage INFINITY LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM ($22 on their website) in the shade Gala (a dusty pink coral matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I forgot to mention yesterday that I have hit pan on a few of my makeup products this month!! It’s both very exciting and very sad to hit pan on loved makeup products. I hit pan on  #1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($45 at Sephora) #2. The color Soothe Matte in the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette ($48 on her website) #3. Benefit Mini Hoola Bronzer ($17 at Ulta and Sephora) and #4 Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General).

I’m hurting so bad today. It’s supposed to rain until Sunday so tomorrow I may just be doing another “no makeup” makeup look… just so that I can look put together without taking too much time sitting up… the longer I’m sitting straight the more pain I’m in so minimizing that would be best.

Now… Let’s get into the review of the new products I used today….

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DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops: Graded A++ : The formula is beautiful and the shade is perfect. The reason that I didn’t grade this an A+++ is that it is a bit temperamental when paired with a glow drop formula. I noticed that when I added this to my MAC Strobe Cream it kind of went streaky in some areas and cakey in other areas. However, when I used it alone over top of what I already had on it went on smoothly and was actually very  pretty. I am going to try this one again but instead of mixing it with a glow drop I will just mix it in with my primer. It’s too early to tell if I would repurchase it but so far I like it. 

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MAC Strobe Cream: Graded B+:  This glow cream is pretty, it just doesn’t pack the punch that something like the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter or BECCA Backlight Priming Filter does. I noticed straight away that this is not the type of glow product that can be mixed into a foundation… it’s more of a product to use under foundation. I’ll have to play around with it more to see just how best to use it … and I do not see me purchasing a full size or even another mini.

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DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer: C-: This concealer is so thick. Even with 2 small dots it still was thick and settled into my fine lines, even after I powdered it. This concealer looked pretty before I set it with powder… very hydrated looking… but after I lightly (and I mean lightly) powdered the under eye area it just looked horrible. It was creepy, cakey, and dusty dry. It also still settled into the fine lines and I had to buff it back out and add more powder which just exacerbated the situation. The reason I didn’t grade it lower is throughout the day this concealer actually looked better. (more hydrated and less creppy). I’ll try and use this one a few more times but I really feel that I may be returning this one if I can’t get it to work.

Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer: Grade A- : This is a pretty bronzer. It pulls just a tiny bit orange on me so I have to be careful not to go over board. It has a pretty sheen to it that looks like a natural glow to the skin and less like I’m wearing a shiny bronzer. I’ll have to try this one out on a “no makeup” makeup day and see how it does on it’s own with no contour underneath it. I will definitely be reaching for this one again. It’s such a big pan that I don’t see me needing to repurchase it anytime soon.

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NYX Glitter Primer: Grade A+++: This primer is the real deal!! I mean wow!! I use to use the Too Face Glitter Glue and that didn’t work as good as this one does. I used the thinnest of layers and it still packed a punch. Normally ColourPop metallics are pigmented when you apply it with a finger on just a bare lid but when applied over top of the primer it was as if I wet the shadow before laying it down and I only needed 1 layer instead of a few layers to reach ultimate opacity. I also noticed that ,without this primer, if I touch my lid the metallic shade transfers but, with the primer, when I touched my lid today there was no transfer of the metallic shade. It held fast and has not faded. I am super impressed and can already tell I will be repurchasing this product again in the future. 

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Il Makiage INFINITY LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM: Grade A+++: This is such a beautiful product! It’s comfortable, it’s lightweight, and it doesn’t get crusty. It feels like a satin on the lips. I also noticed that with most liquid matte products that it tends to pill up around the center of the lid area on me… this one hasn’t and I have not had to reapply it in the past 4 hours and I have eaten greasy food and had a coffee and a pop and still my lipstick is in place. This one is only a mini, but I have already added this to my shopping list for next month’s beauty buys. I want a few shades because this is such an amazing formula. 

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in the best of health and spirits. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Orange Eye Face of the Day

Published April 19, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still having trouble sleeping. Woke up a ton last night. My muscle close to my rib just hurts a ton.

Today I am wearing Lancome La Vie Est Belle perfume. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base: Today                                                                                                                                             I primed my face using L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) to fill in the pores on the cheek area. My foundation today is a combo of 3 pumps Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the shade Sand. I color corrected the under eyes using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium and concealed my under eyes using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard.  I set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof Powder ($10.99 at Walgreens) in the shade 02 Nude.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         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 the Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on their website) in the color story  Hello LA Angel. For my transition shade I used the color Casual (a mid toned coral matte) from lash line to brow bone. On my mobile lid I used the shade Sand (gold with a slight rose undertone metallic). I then used the shade Earth (a mid-toned terracotta orange matte) to deepen my outer 1/3 on the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then took the shade Natural (a fiery red toned orange metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to help blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow with more of the shade Casual. I then deepened the lash line with more of Earth. I then took more of Natural to add dimension to the under eye. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Sunny (icy white with a gold shift metallic).  I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (soft dark brown) I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 Only at Dollar General) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using the shade Clean (a bright vanilla matte). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush today I chose Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Seduce (rosey nude matte). I highlighted my the tops of the cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cookie (a golden pearl). I lined and then filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I topped the lips off using ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Layover (a medium rosy beige creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I should be receiving my Beautylish order tomorrow. It’s just a few items but I am excited to get it. I still am waiting on 2 orders from Ulta and a foundation that I ordered from Il Makiage. The order I want most is the Mulan Collection I ordered from ColourPop … but will have to wait for them to be back to business as usual before that order will be mailed.

If you are familiar with the mobile app TIkTok, than you know they have videos that have hacks for beauty … I just learned one that is genius for when you are washing and rinsing your face off. So that you don’t get water dripping down your arms and elbows you can put a scrunchie on your wrist… this way the scrunchie catches all the water and keeps the water from getting everywhere.

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

XOXO

 

Smokey Gold Face of the Day

Published April 18, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? I was up pretty late last night making masks for my Prima Hermana (that’s a Spanish phrase that translate to Cousin Sister… it’s a phrase we use for a cousin that you grew up with and are more like sister’s than cousins) and her family. I also couldn’t sleep well because I bruised my ribs a few days ago and just can’t seem to get comfortable in bed. Because of this I slept in until 12 noon.

I felt like doing a deep smokey eye today … this is what I came up with. Today I am using Davidoff Cool Water perfume. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …

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Base:                                                                                                                                                Today I primed my face using L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) to fill in the pores on the cheek area. My foundation today is a combo of the last bit of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter  ($39 at Sephora) … what was left amounted to, I’d say about 3 to 4 pumps of product…. and 2 scoops of The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation (originally $22 but on sale for $11 on their website) in the shade Light/Medium. I color corrected the under eyes using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium and concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Radiant Creamy Concealer (sadly discontinued) in the shade Light/Medium. I set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof Powder ($10.99 at Walgreens) in the shade 02 Nude.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         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 cool toned smokey taupe eye look I am using BH Cosmetics Love in London palette (originally $16 but on sale right now for $12 on their website). As my transition shade I used the color Lovely (rich cocoa matte). To deepen my crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Piccadilly (brick red matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Queen (bright gold metallic) and then I thought it was too bright so I layered the shade Biscuit (brick red metallic) over top of that and I thought it was too deep so then I layered more of Queen over top of that and this created a really pretty bronzed gold shade. For the lower lash line I started out with more of the shade Lovely and created a drop shadow. I then deepened my lash line using more of the shade Piccadilly. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Cheeky  (a champagne metallic).  I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (soft dark brown) I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 Only at Dollar General) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using the shade Matt Malloy (pure white matte) from the Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette (was limited edition but still available on the Brigette’s Boutique website for $30). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                For blush and highlighter I am using shades from the BH Cosmetics Glowing in Greece palette (originally $16 on sale for $12 right now on their website). For blush I used the shade Mykonos (a pinky orange matte).  I highlighted my the tops of the cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the shade Athens (a delicate nude champagne). I lined and then filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I topped the lips off using ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Layover (a medium rosy beige creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I ordered this beauty spatula thing off amazon for like $6. It was an impulse buy but it legit is the most amazing impulse buy I’ve ever made!

It’s this silicone tipped wand that you use to scrape the very last bit of product out of a bottle or jar. I had been using a Q-tip to get as much of the product left in my empty jars, tubes, and tubs and what I have learned is the Q Tip just soaks up the product and you still can’t even get  all of the residual product out. With this spatula I was able to get every last bit of my BECCA Backlight Priming Filter out of the bottle. I even used it to get every last bit of my eye serum out of the tube today. This little baby is very cost efficient!

My next Amazon purchase is going to be these reusable Q Tips (cotton buds)

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They are made of silicone and each one is the equivalent of 2000 cotton buds!! That’s a total of 8,000 cotton buds that I would be saving money on and I would be helping to reduce my  carbon foot print as well!! Them come with 2 different styles…  the one with the pointy end is the makeup bud and the one with the bumpy end is the ear bud… I don’t use cotton buds on my ears, I prefer to use a warm wash cloth on my ears instead and then I use just 1 cotton bud to gently remove the wax from the outer rim of the ear … I never use them for the inner canal of the ear because I had an ENT once tell me that this is bad for your ear health. My typical use for cotton buds are to remove makeup mistakes and to help clean up the lines of my brows and the lip line when I travel outside the line when lining my lips … so these reusable, earth friendly silicone buds are perfect for me!! I already have them in my Amazon cart… I’m just waiting until I have a few more things to purchase before buying them. 

I’ve noticed that when you get a bit more Earth conscious you start finding the coolest things to replace non sustainable products. For example … I didn’t even know that reusable facial rounds existed, I didn’t know what a Face Halo was, and I didn’t know about these reusable cotton buds. I’ve also learned that silicone is more earth friendly than plastic. It lasts longer than plastic and is non toxic to the environment.  I’ve been trying to find new and unique ways to reduce my carbon foot print on mother earth.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Simple Everyday Eye Face of the Day

Published April 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I slept in just a bit today… getting up around 9:30 Am. Still in a world of pain today so I am taking another day off from making masks. I also chose another simple everyday look to cut down on the amount of time I would have to be sitting upright for a too long. I used the new products I purchase at Dollar General from the Believe Beauty brand.

Today I am wearing Burberry Brit perfume.

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

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Base:                                                                                                                                               Today I primed my face using Benefit The Porefessional Hydrating Primer ($32 at Ulta and Sephora) and Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora) around my pores. For foundation I am wearing a combo of the last bit that I had left of my BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora)… I would say it would be about 2 pumps, 2 pumps of the Believe Beauty All Over Glow ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Forbidden Kiss, and 3 droppers of Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation ($39 at Sephora) in the shade Light Sand.  I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. I concealed my under eyes using Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 005 Light Neutral. I set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof Powder ($10.99 at Walgreens) in the shade 02 Nude.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         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 today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette ($5 at Dollar General) in the color story Lovestruck. I used the 3rd shade of the 1st row (a basic taupe matte) from lash line to brow bone. I used the 2nd shade of the 1st row (a mid-toned champagne metallic) all over the mobile lid. I used more of the taupe shade to smoke out my lower lash line and then added the 1st shade of the 2nd row (an orange/coral satin) to warm up the lash line because I felt that the taupe left my under eyes looking lifeless, I then took the lightest tap of this same shade and ran it over the brow area of the crease to add just a touch of that warmth from the lower lash line to the whole eye look. I highlighted the inner corners using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a light ivory/vanilla shimmer). I lined my lower and upper waterlines using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil (reg $8 but on sale for $6 on their website) in the shade Black. I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Espresso and then I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a creamy vanilla matte)  of the Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette ($5 at Dollar Genereal). I coated my upper and lower lashes with ColourPop BFF Mascara ($8 on their website and at Ulta) in the color Black on Black.

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Captivating (bright peach matte). I highlighted my the tops of the cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade YGG 102 Twilight (a golden pearl). I lined my lips with NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a neutral grey toned pink) and filled in my lips using Tarte Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21 at Sephora) in the shade Sun Kissed (a pink peach creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                         I was finally able to do an Olaplex treatment in my hair last night so my hair is currently so soft and fluffy.

I really am loving these mini palettes from Believe Beauty. The shadows are finely milled and blend like a dream and they are super pigmented.

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 dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

Full Face of Believe Beauty Makeup Face of the Day

Published February 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up in a world of pain and with very little energy. I couldn’t sleep last night due to pain so I didn’t end up finally falling asleep until around 2 and I was up at 9 …good news is I got 7 hours of sleep, bad news is I feel like crap today.

Today I wanted to test out all the makeup I purchased as the Dollar General by their in house makeup brand called Believe Beauty. Everything in this line retails for $5 or less. I’ll give my review on each product in my Final Thoughts…. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….. as a side note… I left the bake on my jaw line on too long today so it’s causing my face to look extremely sharp on the jaw line in pictures, however in person it doesn’t look as sharp as it’s coming off in picture.

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Base: I primed my face today using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 for 1 fluid ounce in store and on the Dollar General website). I color corrected using the Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 for .07 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation I used the Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation ($5 for .85 fluid ounces in store and on the Dollar General website…. NOTE: there are some shades of this foundation not available online, they are only available in store.) I concealed my under eyes using Believe Beauty You’re Covered Liquid Concealer ($4 for .15 fluid ounces in store and on the Dollar General website… NOTE: there are some shades of this concealer not available online they are only available in store.) in the shade Light Beige. I set my full face, including under eyes, using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 in store only) in the shade translucent. I warmed up my face using the bronzer shade in the Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette ($5 for .2 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) in the color way Light/Medium. I baked my jaw line and the center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website)

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using some more of the Matte Blur Loose Powder from Believe Beauty. To create this eye look I used the Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette ($5 for .14 ounces in store only) in the color way Nearly Nude. This palette didn’t have a transition shade so I used more of the Bronzer from the Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette as my transition shade. I then took the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (a deep burgundy brown matte) and used that in my crease. I blew this crease shade out pretty far by using the dry brush technique to get a gradient effect to this color. I then took more of this shade and used it on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I moved to the mobile lid and took the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (a pale rose gold metallic) all over the inner 2/3 of the lid and then I took the 3rd shade of the 1st row (a taupe with slight green shift metallic) and placed that on the outer 1/3. I then took the 1st shade of the 2nd row (a copper metallic) and placed that on the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. On the lower lash line I took whatever was left of the 2nd shade of the 2nd row on the brush and ran that along the lash line. I then took the brush I used for the bronzer for my transition shade and ran that along the lash line. I then took the 2nd shade of the 1st row (a deep chocolate brown with copper reflect metallic) and placed that as close to the lash line as I could. I then took more of that 2nd shade of the 2nd row on a clean flat shader brush and pressed that along the lash line too. I lined my upper lash line using Believe Beauty Long Lasting Eyeliner ($3.50 in store only) in the shade Mystic (a taupey brown with a slight copper sheen) and then I lined my lower waterline using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Beige… NOTE: It was my intent to use the Mystic liner on my waterlines but it would not set down so I opted for a nude shade instead. To highlight my inner corners I first put down Loreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($5.94 at Walmart) in the shade Endless Pearl (a cream satin) and then I layered Hakari Cream Pigment ($9.98 at Amazon and $10 on their website) in the shade Fairytail (an icy white pigment). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 for .02 ounces in store only) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 for .02 ounce in store only) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website)on the matte side (again they did not have a brow highlighter pencil by Believe Beauty so I opted to use the one I always use.) and set that using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a vanilla matte). I used the Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 for .22 in store only). I then decided that my under eyes weren’t bright enough (and since I don’t bake the under eye area of my face) so i used a little bit of the shade called Lucid (a pale peachy vanilla matte) from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette ($49.50 at Sephora).

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is the blush shade from the Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette ($5 for .2 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) it’s this super pretty coral satin blush. I also used the highlight shade from the same palette it’s this rose gold highlighter. I tried the Believe Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss ($4 on at Dollar General website and in store) in the shade Georgia Peach, however this lip gloss was so thick and so tacky that I just couldn’t keep it on, it felt very uncomfortable on the lips. I couldn’t find a lip liner in this line, they only had red lip liner left and there was no red lipstick so I swapped in my ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bumble (a warm rose) and filled in the lips using Believe Beauty Satin Crush Lipstick ($4 for .13 ounces in store only.) in the shade Moroccan Spice (a slight coral tan nude).

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Final Thoughts:

 

Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer: A-                                                        This primer is so hydrating and so emollient that it felt like I applied a second moisturizer. This is a completely scent free primer that is silicone and paraben free. It didn’t do much to blur my pores, but it doesn’t claim to either. This primer felt so good on the face and with as moisturizing as it is it didn’t feel heavy or greasy on the face. I will definitely be keeping this one in my makeup rotation.

Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer: A-                                               When I swatched this one last night I though it felt a bit waxy, but I dispensed and applied it with my finger. Today I used my concealer brush to dispense and apply it and it in fact is very creamy. It’s a bit too creamy as it slipped around the eyes and my lip area, but once I applied the concealer and powder it was good. This one is a pink toned peach corrector that really does mute out the darkness. I really did like it. The only reason I gave it the grade A- is because it does have too much slip to it.

Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation: A+++!!!                                                                      Holy sweet baby pickles!!! This foundation is LIFE!!! First off, the shade I picked was a spot on perfect match for me…. that never happens, normally my spot on matches have a slight under tone issue… this one was so spot on it’s like the company created it just for me. I used 2 pumps and that was enough to completely cover my entire face and my neck. This foundation is so beautiful on the skin. It’s just dewy enough to give you a glow without it looking greasy. This is a full medium to buildable full coverage foundation that feels like skin. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on the skin at all. I might dare say that this may turn out to be my favorite foundation for the year. I’m thinking of picking up a back up of this foundation …. just in case they discontinue it before I finish the foundation up.

Believe Beauty You’re Covered Liquid Concealer: A+                                                                    This is a light weight medium coverage concealer. It’s just creamy enough to blend in seamlessly without being too creamy that it seeps into the fine lines. I chose a shade that is my skin tone so I think I want to go back and get the shade Fair to give a bit of highlight to the under eyes. Now the reason I graded this one only an A+ is because after setting it lightly it did crease a very tiny bit. I had to pat out the creases and then go back in with more face powder to set it in place. However, after doing that it stayed in place perfectly all day. Again, it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on the skin.

Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder: A+++!!!!                                                                 Holy sweet baby pickles again!!! This loose powder really does blur the texture of the skin. It mattifies the skin slightly but doesn’t look cakey or heavy on the skin. In fact, this powder doesn’t feel like I am wearing anything on the skin at all. It set my foundation perfectly with just a light dusting of powder. This does such a darn good job that I think I’m going to pick up a few more tubs because I can see myself going through it fast. Now, this isn’t the type of loose powder you can bake with because it isn’t a brightening type of powder, but it does set the skin so nicely that I don’t even mind having to use a different powder to bake with. I’m going to test this powder out with other foundations but so far I dare say that this one has dethroned my beloved Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora).

Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette: A+                                           This trio is very pretty. However I graded it a lower grade because for this palette to be a light/medium trio the highlighter is just too deep for light skin tones. It’s a rose gold type highlighter that does in fact pull rose in color, so a very light hand is needed to keep you look from going off. With that said, this trio performed wonderfully. The bronzer is the perfect under tone and blends in seamlessly without skipping or going patchy, the blush is super pigmented and so a light hand is needed but even though it’s a satin blush, there wasn’t a ton of shimmer to it. It just has this healthy glow to it. It’s a great little palette.

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette In The Color Way Nearly Nude A+++!!!!                     OK… now this was the star of the show dolls!! These shadows are buttery and pigmented and perform just as good as high-end shadows. Now there isn’t really a transition shade in these palettes and it could do with a sparkly white for inner corner highlights, but the shadows performed so well that I couldn’t grade it lower based on that. It’s OK that I had to pull in 2 more shades to complete the look…. now with the dark burgundy brown shade …. if you blend it out farther it does sheer the color out some creating this beautiful gradient effect to the shadow, so if you go in with a slight tap of the color and a light hand while blending, you could perhaps get a nice transition shade, or if you mix it with the cream shade you could get a lighter tone of the shadow for a sort of mono-chromatic look. I loved working with this palette so much that I am going to pick up the other 3 palettes. Definitely worth the trip to the Dollar General to pick this baby up.

Believe Beauty Long Lasting Eyeliner: B-                                                                                  This pencil is a muted wash of color. It’s not super pigmented and it doesn’t set down on the water lines. It is a really creamy pencil that didn’t skip and didn’t tug at the delicate eye area, but I had to run the pencil over the lash  line several times to get it to deposit enough color to show up. It’s not a terrible pencil, it’s just not very pigmented.

Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel: A+++!!!!!                                                                            Oh my gosh!!!! This brow gel really holds the brows in place and it doesn’t go crunchy at all. I mean I ran the brow pencil over the brow area and my brow hairs did not move. I can’t get over just how well this brow gel worked!

Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil: A+                                                                                  This is a brow pencil that acts like a pomade. It’s one of those pencils you have to sharpen so I thought this was going to be a disaster but it wasn’t, not at all. Now, because it’s so super concentrated with creamy pigment it is a bit high maintenance, meaning that you have to go slowly and you may even have to use a q-tip to clean up the area around the brow as you go, but once you have finished your brows they come out looking perfect. There is definitely a learning curve with this pencil, especially if you aren’t familiar with working with brow pomades, but once you figure it out the look, like I said, is just perfection.

Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara: B-                                                                    This mascara just did not wow me. It didn’t give length or volume on the upper lashes at all. I have 3 coats of it on the upper lashes and all that did was make my lashes clump up. Now, with that said, it is a beautiful lower lash mascara. The wand is similar to the MAC Extended  Play Gigablack where it’s a skinny and long brush. I will keep it in rotation for my lower lashes…. I may even repurchase it for my lower lashes, it’s just a crappy mascara for the upper lash line.

Believe Beauty Satin Crush Lipstick: A+                                                                                     This is a pretty good lipstick. It is creamy and has just the right amount of pigment to it. It doesn’t feather into the fine lines or travel outside the lip line. It’s very comfortable and has just the right amount of slip to it. It’s long wearing, I drank a full cup of coffee out of a disposable coffee cup today and didn’t have to reapply my lipstick at all. It also wears down evenly. I think this is a pretty good lipstick that I wouldn’t mind having other shades in, that is if I didn’t have a fresh new box of ColourPop Lippie Pencils that I have in my collection. But I can definitely see myself wearing this lipstick a bunch.

Believe Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss: F                                                                               This was a definite hard pass for me. It’s so darn thick and so darn tacky that it felt like I had slathered honey on my lips. It was so uncomfortable that I applied it to my lower lip and promptly removed it. It felt like one of those kid’s toy makeup lipsticks. I say steer clear of this lip gloss.

Well, that’s all for now dolls. I hope you are having a great day/night. See ya in my next post. Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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