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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

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

Cool Toned Taupe Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published April 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I didn’t sleep very well last night. I pulled a muscle in my rib area and couldn’t get comfortable.

I’ve had a few days of rest so I am back at it making face masks today.  Since I pulled a muscle and am in pain… hubby gave me the day off from cooking and is treating us to some Chinese food today… super stoked, I haven’t had take away food in about a month now … and I love Chinese food so it’s a win/win.

Today I am wear Kate Spade Live Colorfully perfume… and let’s jump into this 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 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Beige. 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 The Balm Time Balm Concealer (originally $18 but on sale for $9 right now on their website) 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). I used the shade Scone (cool toned nudey taupe matte) from lash line to brow bone. I deepened my outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease with the shade Crumpet (cool toned deep taupe/brown hybrid matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Palace (a light cool toned nudey taupe metallic) and then I went in with the shade Prestige (a cool toned rose metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I smoked out the lash line with more of the shade Scone and than decided that it wasn’t smokey enough and went back over the lash line with more of the shade Crumpet. I then wanted some dimension to the lash line so I went back over the drop shadow with more of the shade Prestige. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Cheeky (a champagne metallic). I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Inglot Gel Eyeliner ($17 on the BEautylish website) in the shade 90 Brown. I created a baby wing on the upper lash line using Benefit Roller Lash ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 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 L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 on their website) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy 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 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 Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Liner ($6.99 at Ulta) in the shade Rose (a rosey pink). 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 forgot I had this Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil! I freaking love this pencil so much. It’s a plastic, sharpen yourself pencil but it’s so pigmented and so creamy that it almost applies like a pomade. It was so freaking easy to use. The only thing I don’t like about it is the spoolie … it’s wide and chunky … I would have preferred to have a skinny and thin spoolie, but that’s not a deal breaker for me since I have disposable spoolies on hand.

My curls are starting to spring back to normal after dying my hair …. my hair still feels soft and fluffy … I so wish they would come out with the deep conditioner that comes with the hair dye as a stand alone product… I totally would purchase heaps of it.

I checked on the status of my April Beauty purchases … the only one that has shipped is the large order I placed with Beautylish… it should arrive by Monday … but my Ulta orders (1 have 2 orders) still haven’t been processed and I ordered them 4 days ago…. they must be on 1/2 staff right now because they normally ship within 2 days of purchase. I also purchased a new vanity chair… the one I have is over 4 years old and the hydraulic pump that lowers and raises the chair has officially given up… I’m too short for it to remain in the lowest setting so I ordered a new one off the Walmart website (which should be here by Friday of next week) and I am giving this one to my husband since he is much taller than me.

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

XOXO

Soft Flirty Eye Face of the Day

Published March 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Mine is OK. I still have Flu symptoms and my throat is on fire right now. I did go to get the Covid-19 testing done today. That was an experience. First of all I was not permitted to leave my car. I had to wait for the nurse to come outside and attend to me car side. She was covered head to toe in disposable hospital  gear and was double masked. She was polite and explained the process to me. Basically they take a big flat looking Q-Tip and put it all the way up my nose. This was not a pleasant feeling…. but it was over in a matter of a few seconds. Now all I have to do is wait till Friday and my doctor will call me with the results. Until then, even thought I know all I have is the Flu, I am on quarantine and can not leave my home or have anyone come over and my family is also on lock down. Hopefully I start to feel better soon so I can clean the house and rearrange the furniture (I do this every Spring). Well that’s enough of that… Let’s jump into the scent and Face of the Day ….

 

 

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Gucci Bamboo. This is my top of the top, cream of the crop, nothing better than it FAVORITE scent! I purchased mine at Sephora for $95 for 1.6 fluid ounces and have repurchased this 3 times in the past 2 years. The scent notes are: Bergamot, Orange Blossoms, Casablanca Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Amber, and Tahitian Vanilla.  The first year I purchased this one I could not stop using it! I am so in love with this scent. This is a soft heady scent that pairs nicely with jeans and a cute blouse just as easily as it pairs with more dressier outfit. This will definitely be a repurchase for me time and time again.

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta).My foundation today is a combo of 2 pumps Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99 at Ulta) in the shade Candlelight, 3 pumps of the Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer ($14.39 at Walgreens) in the shade Glow, and 3 droppers of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($29 at Ulta) in the shade G Medium 1. I concealed my under eyes using Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 005 Light Natural. I set my full face using  Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent and warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. For touch up powder today I am using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Target) in the shade Beige L4-M1.

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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 set that using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website) For today’s eye look I used the BH Cosmetics Ultimate Matte 42-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($28 but on sale for $19.60 on their website). For my transition shade I used the 5th shade of the 4th row (a light dusty mauve matte). My second transition shade is the 4th color of the 3rd row (a mid toned camel brown matte). I deepened my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using the 3rd shade of the 3rd row (a mid toned chocolate brown matte). On the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid I used Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment ($15 on their website)  in the shade Honeydew (icy pink with silver and lavender reflect) and then I went back over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid with the 4th shade of the 1st row (a red based terracotta matte). I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the 4th shade of the 1st row (a red based terracotta matte) and then deepened my lower lash line using more of the 3rd shade of the 3rd row (a mid toned chocolate brown matte). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) 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 1st shade of the 1st row (a creamy vanilla matte).  I highlighted the inner corners using Urban Decay Single Shadow ($20 at Ulta) in the shade Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne with a silver reflect).  I lined my lower waterlines using  Charlotte Tilbury  Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade The Classic (a mid toned brown). I popped on a pair of Ardell Studio Effects Lashes ($5.99 at Ulta) in the style Wispies and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush today I am wearing the ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 at Ulta and the ELF website) in the shade Always Punchy (a bright coral matte). Today I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s Bow, and high points of the brow using  the Glow shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (a rich mahogany) and I filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics and It’s My Raye Raye Lipstick (is limited edition and no longer available) in the color Rosy Raye (a beautiful mid toned rose red matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I tried the P.Louise Base today for the first time. I truly understand what all the hype is about!!! This base is amazing! First of all I only needed a pea sized amount for both lids. Secondly it held my shadows perfectly and because of how light the base is the shades popped really well. Thirdly I used some more of the base to clean up my mobile lid before putting down the shimmering shades and because the base remains tacky the shimmer shadow set down over the base very well and did not cause any fallout. I was truly impressed with this product and do see myself repurchasing it when I run out.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Please stay safe. I hope and pray that you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

February 20 2020 Makeup Haul

Published February 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Hope you day/night is going good. I’m coming to you with another makeup haul. 1 of the things that I ordered didn’t come in so I emailed ColourPop about the Creme Gel Colour in the shade Exit (white) and am currently waiting for someone to get back to me about the missing product. Before I jump into this haul I wanted to let you know all swatches are done on a bare arm with no primer and with only 1 swipe. So let’s jump into the haul …..

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Real Techniques I purchased all 3 at Ulta : from left to right : Setting Brush $7.99 and the Instapop Eye Duo $9.99 it come with the Base Shadow Brush and the Deluxe Crease Brush.

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I also purchased this at Ulta: The BH Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 Piece Brush Set with Cosmetic Bag $29.99 this set includes : Deluxe Powder Brush, Large Rounded Bronzing Brush, Rounded Buffing Brush, Flat Contour Brush, Large Blending Brush, Tapered Blending Brush, Domed Blending Brush, Buffing Blending Brush, Buffing Blending Brush, Eye Shader Brush, Pencil Brush, Flat Concealer Brush, and Angled Brow Brush 

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This is the Cosmetics Bag that I received with the brush set it’s a holographic bag, super cute.

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I also purchased this eye palette and loose powder at Ulta – the mascara was a free gift with purchase.

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder : $33 for .56 ounces of product in the shade Translucent. It’s a very finely milled powder with a slight sheen…. this will make a beautiful finishing powder.

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Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $45. It has 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades and you get .48 total ounces of product.

The picture on the left is without flash and the picture on the right is with flash. These are all 8 of the matte shades: from left to right : Swan, Seashell, Nude, Petal, Warm Rose, Maple, Cocoa, and Truffle. These mattes feel buttery but the pan feels stiff, like it’s tight packed into the pans, but the shades seem to blend out well.

The picture on the left is without flash and the picture on the right is with flash. These are all 8 of the shimmer shades: from left to right : Glistening Snow, Shimmering Pearl, Sparkling Sand, Rose Gold, Sparkling Rum, Golden Light, Sugared Chestnut, and Sparkling Sable. Some of the shimmer shades are stiffer than others. Some are creamier than others as well, with that said these shades are pigmented and glided on smoothly without skipping.

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I purchased all these products at Ulta: From top to bottom and left to right: Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces , Light Correcting Serum Primer in the shade Candle Light $10.99 for .47 fluid ounces, HD Liquid Coverage Foundation in the shade 030 Sand Beige $10.99 for 1.5 fluid ounces, Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder in the shade Translucent $7.49 for .32 ounces, Liquid Camouflage Concealer in the shade 005 Light Natural $5.99 for .17 fluid ounces, California In A Box Bronzer & Blush Palette $14.99 for .5 total ounces, and Basic Bae Eyeshadow Palette $14.99 for .44 ounces of product.

Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder in the shade Translucent $7.49 for .32 ounces. This powder is super finely milled and very buttery. It blurred every fine line on my hand and has a soft focus glow to it.

Catrice Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces. This is a smooth primer that has a slight sheen to it. This primer has no scent.

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer in the shade Candle Light $10.99 for .47 fluid ounces. This is the softest sheen I have every tried for a shimmery primer. This might be due to the fact that it’s a serum or perhaps I need more than 1/2 a drop to get the sheen to show up. There is no scent to this primer and it’s a smooth primer.

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation in the shade 030 Sand Beige $10.99 for 1.5 fluid ounces. This is a good shade match for me, a tiny bit deeper than me but still a good shade match. This seems to be a very liquidity foundation but it seems to me that this will be a full coverage foundation.

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Catrice Basic Bae Eyeshadow Palette $14.99 for .44 ounces of product. There are 5 mattes and 7 shimmers. The mattes are finely milled and extremely buttery and the shimmers are very creamy and glide on smoothly without skipping.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. The first 8 shades are … from left to right: #Basic, #Wifey, #Squad, #Goals, #NoFilter, #MUA, #Twinning, and #ExtraAF.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is the last 4 shades of the Basic Bae Eyeshadow Palette. The shades from left to right are: #MOTD, #MCM, #WCW, and # TBT .

Catrice California In A Box Bronzer & Blush Palette $14.99 for .5 total ounces. This palette comes with 2 matte bronzing powders, 2 blush powders (1 pearly and 1 matte finish), and 1 golden highlighter.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This is the 2 blushes, 2 bornzers, and the 1 highlighter from the California In A Box Bronzer & Blush Palette.

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The last 3 things I have to share with you I purchased from ColourPop’s website: I am missing the white shade I ordered and am waiting for ColourPop’s customer service to respond to my email. 

ColourPop Creme Gel Colour $8 for .11 ounces of product in the shade Stew (a warm brown with a yellow undertone). This was part of the Karrueche x ColourPop Brow Sugar collection.

ColourPop Creme Gel Colour $87 for .11 ounces of product in the shade Swerve (a true onyx black).

ColourPop BBF Creme Gel Liner $6 for .007 ounces of product in the shade Get Paid (metallic rose gold). This is a back up. I already have 1 of this color open.

 

Well, that’s all for tonight dolls. Stay tuned tomorrow when I test out all the Catrice products I purchased.

I hope you have a good rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

BH Cosmetics Full Face Review

Published December 8, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Today I have several BH Cosmetics products to review for you. Let start off with saying I am late to the BH Cosmetics game. I held off because I thought with prices like theirs they couldn’t possibly be any good. (Same thing I thought about ELF and once I tried ELF I was hooked.) This is the review for my BH Cosmetics Face of the Day

So lets start with the bases.

A+++    BH Naturally Flawless Liquid Foundation retails for $9.50 for 1 fluid ounce and is billed as a lightweight, medium to full coverage with a natural satin finish. There are 24 shades with 9 of the shades for deeper skin tones. The color I chose was 208 Medium Beige and it was a spot on color match for me. It is definitely light weight with a medium coverage.  I used 2 layers of the foundation and got medium coverage from it however my skin was flawless and I didn’t feel like it would need more foundation and my skin looked like skin only perfected. There is no scent to this foundation and it does feel sticky so you will have to use a setting powder with this one. I am impressed with this foundation. It left my skin dewy and smooth. I have a pimple on my upper lip area and it didn’t emphasize it at all. This foundation reminds me of the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation as it gives about the same finish to the skin as the Marc Jacobs one does. The bottle is a frosted glass bottle with a plastic pump and the product dispenses is small amounts which was a welcomed plus.

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A++      Bh Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer is a very thick concealer reminiscent of  my beloved Kat Von D tattoo concealer that was discontinued. It has 17 shades in the line with 6 deeper shades. It also has 4 color corrector shades. Studio Pro retails for $6.00 and comes in a squeeze tube with a flat round plastic applicator. The applicator is just way too big for the under eye so I just used it as a mixing plate and applied the concealer with my finger tips. This is one thick concealer and a little ( and I mean a little) goes a long way. I’m in the color 111 medium with neutral undertones and what I noticed with this concealer is the beige color had a slight grey tint to it that did nothing for my dark circles (I chose not to use my color corrector today so I could see how well the Studio Pro covered.) but the color made the under eye area look well put together. This concealer does not need to be set as it drys down beautifully, I still set it because I wanted to see if it would cake up … and it did. My under eyes look dry because of the added powder and without the powder the under eye area looked hydrated and smooth. My only gripe with this product is that so much of the product comes out that you have to try and squeeze lightly so as not to waste product. With a little going a long way I wasted so much product., the amount that came out could have covered my whole face, it’s that thick.

B++ (would have been an A++ except there needs to be more shades in the range) Studio Pro Matte Finish Powder comes in a compact reminiscent of MAC. It retails for $9.50 for .46 fluid ounce and only comes in 7 colors which at first upset me because there is only 3 shades for deep skin but when I opened the product I was even more concerned because the powder looked like it would be too light for me. It was a perfect match do I understand that the shades are meant to be translucent. This powder is finely milled and unlike it’s MAC dupe doesn’t go on patchy. It smooths out the skin and leaves skin looking like skin. There is no chalky cakey mess with this product. It’s also long wearing. It’s billed as absorbing excess oils and that it does. It’s a matte powder and unlike most compact powders it doesn’t leave the face feeling like it’s matte, in fact I barely even feel the powder on my skin. I put my makeup on at 7:40 am and haven’t had to retouch my makeup and it is now 3:30 pm.

A++++(hell if there was a higher grade I would definitely give it that grade!!)    BH Cosmetics only sells 1 bronzer and it gets an , but they do sell a 10 pan nude blush palette that could be used as a bronzer palette. They do have a contour palette (and lets be honest it sucks as a contour palette, the shades are not nearly grey toned enough) that skin tones a little darker than me to a lot lighter than me can get away with as a matte bronzer option. The product I purchased, besides the contour palette is called Brilliance Bronzer. It is a satin finished bronzer that pulls a little orange, but not enough that the bronzing comes out fake looking. There are 3 shades in the range 1 that light skinned ebony beauties could wear and it retails for $10 for .35 fluid ounces. It’s billed as a  buildable coverage with a satin finish and that is spot on true. This bronzer gives a warm flawless radiance to the skin. My advise is to go in with a little at a time because this little gem is crazy pigmented! I thought because it’s a drug store price the powder would be chalky and not pigmented at all. BOY was I WRONG! I spent a got 4 minutes getting the bronze toned down with a clean powder brush. I went from flawless to oompa loompa in seconds!

B-      Glowing in Greece 6 Color Blush and Highlighter Palette is 1 of 2 blush and highlighter palettes that they offer.

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It retails for $16 for .75 fluid ounces and is pigmented and deep enough for almost all skin tones. (If your super pale or super dark this palette isn’t for you.) It has 3 blushes…Mykonos – a matte peachy coral, Paros – a matte rosy poppy, and Santorini – a deep orange coral with a slightly satin hue. There are 3 highlighter shades… Athens – a pale champagne peach with gold reflect, Milos – a medium coral with pink reflect, and Olympia – a mid-tuned gold with no reflect. The blushes are just a tad chalky but go on creamier than they sit in the pan. They are hella pigmented! I mixed the first 2 shades together for today’s look and forgot to tap off my brush and just like that my look went from glam to clown in no time. The upside is that they blend out so well that I was able to diffuse the cheeks with a clean blush brush so I was able to save the look. The 2 shade on darker skin can pull a little ashy but the 3rd shade of the palette would look amazing on deep skin.  On to the highlighters. I am having a tug a war with my thoughts on these highlighters. They go on with high shine but there is glitter in this highlighter and it transfers to the cheek bone and eye socket. I had to use tape to get the glitter off my eye socket. With that said these highlighters are still beautiful but in no way are they an everyday highlighter… too pigmented for that. I’d give these highlighter a B- (because glitter transfer is my all time pet peeve.)

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A-    BH Liquid Lipstick retails for $9 for .15 fluid ounces and has 40 shades in the range It is billed as a plush, non-sticky formula that wont fade, feather or transfer. The color I chose is the ItsMyRayeRaye collaboration in the color Rosey Raye. I gave it an A- because it is in fact a slightly sticky formula. Nothing to serious but just enough that when you put your lips together they stick to each other, it’s also on the dryer side of the liquid lipstick formulas. Other then that this lipstick is beautiful!! It is a mauvey rosy nude. There is zero transfer with this lip product. I drank my cup of coffee and nothing. However the other reason I chose to grade with an A- is that after eating a burger all the product was gone. OK so I was eating something that is a little greasy, but I don’t have this problem with my Jeffrey Star Liquid Lipsticks, hell I don’t even have this problem with my ELF liquid Lipsticks.

B+    BH Waterproof Lip Liner retails for $5 for .04 fluid ounces and only comes in 3 colors.  It is billed as an all-day smudge-resistant and waterproof formula. No question about it … this liner smudges. It’s a dryer formula as well, feels a bit uncomfortable until you pop on a lipstick. It is however waterproof. I tested it on the back of my hand and running water. I originally filled in my  whole lip in with the lip liner in the color Earth, a peach color brown nude, and then put my lipstick over it… that was a mistake, it was way too uncomfortable. First the lip liner pills up, and then it felt like I was placing a liquid product over a powder product. Now this may be because it is a waterproof product and so it is a dryer product. So I took it all off and just lined my lips on the outer edge. This worked so much better. The color was perfect for the Liquid Lipstick I chose.

B+    The Power Pencil retails for $8.00 for .04 fluid ounces and comes in 10 colors. I purchased 2 Beige and Black. It’s a waterproof eyeliner that’s billed as having pigment-rich payoff and lasting definition. I give it a solid B+ because while it’s billed as a waterproof pencil, I had to reapply the beige color to my water line 3 times because it kept coming off. I will say that it is super pigmented, I only had to run the liner 1 time over the water line to get color payoff. As for having lasting definition, I will have to try this on my lids to see if the liner will last longer. It goes on smooth and creamy and did not skip, and as a side note it doesn’t bother my eyes the way that other water line liners have.

A-   The Love in London 16 Color Shadow Palette retails for $16 for .56 fluid ounces.

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The Love in London palette is billed as having pigment-infused shades that deliver vivid color payoff that blend beautifully. I have to say I am so in love with this palette but I am having a love/hate relationship with metallic shades. There is too much glitter in them and the shadows would benefit from a glitter glue under them to avoid the glitter fall out. The glitter fall out is why I graded this palette an A-, there are other budget friendly alternatives out there from ColourPop and ELF that have metallics that have little to no glitter fall out. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again glitter fall out is my biggest pet peeve. The mattes are buttery and super pigmented and they blend like a dream. My eye look came together so fast because it was so easy to blend out.

From top to bottom and left to right the colors are …..Cheeky is a pale cream metallic. Big Ben is a dusty peach matte. Cheers is deep tan matte. Tea is dark pewter with silver glitter. Scone is a dusty tan. Palace is a taupe metallic with silver glitter. London is deep indigo that have a sort of black undertone metallic with no glitter. Lolly is a rosy pink metallic with gold glitter. Biscuit is a deep taupe metallic with a purple reflect and silver glitter. Prestige is deep taupe metallic with pink reflect and silver glitter. Duchess is a deep plum metallic with a little purple reflect and no glitter. Lovey is an orange base brown matte. Piccadilly is a red based medium brown matte. Crumpet is a true brown matte. Posh is a shocker for me. In the pan it looks like a dull black, in fact it is the blackest black I have ever seen in a matte black shadow.

Final Thoughts: BH Cosmetics is a solid company with affordable prices. The quality of their products in insane. I will definitely be purchasing more products from their line.

Well thanks for hanging in there till the end dolls, and as always save a spoon for some lipstick.

XOXO

 

BH Cosmetics Face of the Day

Published December 8, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hello dolls. How’s your Sunday going? I woke up in heaps of pain today and my RA is acting up again today. I think that’s because I couldn’t take my Humira this week because I have a cold.

Well I purchased a bounce of BH Cosmetics stuff to review for you. This post will be a face of the day and my next post will be the review as it will be a long one. So let’s get started. Please forgive the hair, it’s the week I normally would do my OLAPLEX treatments but I’m out of product and currently waiting my shipment which wont be here until Wednesday.  Side note, I will be doing an OLAPLEX review when the products arrive.

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Today I tried my hand at a halo eye look and think it came out pretty good. It doesn’t film that good but in real life it’s a great halo look.

Base: I used Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora and Hourglass’ website). I used BH Cosmetics BH liquid Foundation Naturally Flawless (regularly $9.50 on sale for $5.70 on the BH Cosmetics website ) in the color 208 Medium Beige. The concealer I chose was the BH PRO Total Coverage Concealer (regularly $6 on sale for 3.60 on the BH Cosmetics website) in the color 111 Medium with Neutral undertones. I set my whole face (including under eye) with the BH Studio PRO Matte Finish Pressed Powder (regularly $9.50 on sale for 5.70 on the BH Cosmetics website) in the color 230. I bronzed my face with the BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer (regularly $10 on sale for 3 on the BH Cosmetics website) in the color Bronze Babe.

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Eyes: I primed with Tarte Shape Tape ($27 T Ulta) in the color Light Medium Honey. The palette I purchased did not have a flesh tone in it so I set my primer with Wet n Wild Color Icon ($.99 cents at Walgreens) in the color Creme Brulee.  I purchased the Love in London eye shadow palette from BH Cosmetics (regularly $16 on sale for $6.40 on the BH Cosmetics website). As my first transition shade I used Big Ben (a dusty peach). My second transition shade is Lovely (an orange base brown). For my crease color and the outer and inner 1/3 of my lids I used Piccadilly (a red based medium brown). On the center 1/3 of my lid I used Lolly (a rosy pink metallic shimmer). On the bottom lash line I used Lovely and Piccadilly. For my inner corner highlight I chose Cheeky (a pale cream metallic shimmer). My brows are as they have been the past few days … ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil and Wow Brow ($5 and $4 respectfully). I chose not to line my upper lids because I was really loving the smokey look to this halo eye. For my water line I used BH Cosmetics Power Pencil (regularly $8 on sale for 2.40 on the BH Cosmetics website) in Beige. For my lashes I used the Loreal Voluminous Primer ($5.99 at Target) and The Balm What’s Your Type? ($19 on the Balm website) as I have been using the past few days. 

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Cheeks and Lips:  I purchased the Glowing in Greece 6 color blush and highlighter palette from BH Cosmetics ($16 on teh BH Cosmetics). To highlight my cheeks I chose Athens ( a light peach with gold reflect). For blush today I am wearing a combination of Mykonos (a dusty peachy coral) and Paros (a bright poppy). On my lips today I am wearing BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick (regularly $9 on sale for $7.65 on the BH Cosmetics website) in the color Rosey Raye (a dusty mauve rose).

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Well that’s the look I came up with with my new BH Cosmetics makeup. Hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned tomorrow when I review the first of the Coastal Scents Revealed Palettes.

Ta ta for now and remember dolls. Always save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

 

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