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Valentine’s Day Inspired Face of the Day

Published February 8, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!! How you doing today? Good I hope. I woke up a bit later than I had planned to but I am feeling pretty good today. It’s a bit cold so I’ve got myself bundled up to help keep from getting extra pain. I woke up wanting to do a Valentine’s Day makeup look so this is what I came up with. Today I still am testing 5 items to see whether or not I will be keeping them as well. The products I chose are…. ELF Illuminating Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (in the shade Lolita II). I will review these products and tell whether or not I decided to keep them in Final Thoughts but for now …. let’s jump into the Face of the Day….

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Base: I primed my face using NYX Pore Filler ($14 at Ulta and on the NYX website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Light-Medium. For foundation I chose Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade Beige 3. I concealed my under eyes using MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($25 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade NC 30. I set my face using Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($3.97 at Walmart) in the shade 011 Creamy Natural. I warmed up the face using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($5.99 at Target) in the shade Bronzer. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($42 at Ulta). As my 1st transition color I used the shade Burnt Orange (a tan based orange matte). My 2nd transition color is the shade Venetian Red (a dusty mid-toned blue based red satin). On my mobile lid I used the color Vermeer (a pale champagne shimmer) on the full lid. I then deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v and low down on the crease using the shade Red Ochre (a deep maroon red matte). I then took the shade Primavera (a golden champagne shimmer) on the inner 2/3 of my mobile lid. I then took more of the shade Venetian Red and patted that in the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to mesh the inner and outer 1/3 together. For my drop shadow on the lower lash line I used more of Burnt Orange followed by Venetian Red. I highlighted the inner corners using more of the shade Vermeer. I then deepened the lower lash line with more of the shade Red Ochre. I lined both the upper and lower waterlines using Iglot Eyeliner Gel ($17 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 90 Brown. I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in the shade clear and then filled in the brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 at Target and on the ELF website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade Tempera (a pale peach based vanilla matte). For mascara I chose NYX On the Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta and on the NYX website) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used Flower Beauty Flower Pot Powder Blush ($8.98 at Walmart, Ulta, and on the Flower Beauty website) in the shade Warm Hibiscus (a rosey pink with a gold sheen). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow, and center of the forehead using ELF Illuminating Palette ($8 on their website) and mixing all 4 shades together. I then lined and filled in my lips using Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner (normally $19 some shades on sale for $8 at Sephora and the shade I used was a limited edition shade no longer available) in the shade OG Lolita (a pinkish terra cotta nude). I first tried to top the lips using Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($21 at Sephora) in the shade Lolita II (a deep terra cotta nude matte) but it felt so dry and so tight that I promptly took it off and re-lined and re-filled my lips with OG Lolita. I then topped my lips off with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora and on their website) in the shade Stripe Tease (a pale beige nude).

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Final Thoughts:

ELF Illuminating Palette:                                                                                                               This palette isn’t that old but I hardly ever reach for it. It’s a very powdery and dusty formula that is a subtle highlight. I have tried it several different ways and nothing really seems to wow me. I have so many highlighters that I just don’t want to keep one around that doesn’t make me happy to use it. I have decluttered this one from my collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette:                                                            When this palette first came out I could not put it down. I wore it almost every day. But I haven’t really reached for it much in the past year and 1/2. I used it today because I had never tried the red shades. The reds blended out so wonderfully but there was tons of kick back in the pans and fallout on the face. I have most of the neutral colors in other palettes and I did just order the new ColourPop Valentine’s Day palette which is chalk full of reds. The shimmer shades don’t wow me as much as most of the shimmers I have in other palettes so I have decided, reluctantly to declutter this palette from my collection.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation:                                                                                                     The shade I have is a spot on skin match. This foundation is a bit weird. Sometimes it is glowy and sometimes it goes on matte. I think this is do to the primer I am using. For instance I used a pore filler primer and today this foundation went on matte… it also didn’t need to be set down, it wasn’t tacky at all, but if I use let’s say the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter… this foundation is dewy and stays tacky. I do love the way this foundation looks on my skin and I enjoy the coverage it gives (a sort of high medium coverage). I will not be decluttering this foundation from my collection.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer:                                                                                                    This was the 1st MAC product I ever purchased. I do love the way this concealer looks under my eyes, I just wish it was lighter in shade. NC 30 is my exact shade match I think NC 20 would have been better from my under eyes. I haven’t used this concealer a ton because I just have so much concealer, but I do really enjoy this one. I think I will use it up and then purchase it in the shade NC 20. I will not be decluttering it from my collection.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (in the shade Lolita II):                                              This is the last of my KVD liquid lipsticks I have left in my collection. I had decluttered the rest of my stash. I kept it because the shade has sentimental value to me. I used it on my niece for her prom and I just couldn’t part with it. It’s just so stiff on the lips that I don’t enjoy wearing it. I have decided to declutter it from my collection.

*** as a side note, most of the products I have decluttered from my collection I have gifted to either my niece or to a friend… there are a few products I have just tossed in the bun but mostly these products have been given a new home ***

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Well that’s all for now dolls. I will be receiving my ColourPop All That Palette on Monday so I will be doing another Valentine’s Day look on Tuesday. I will still be testing out other products that I’m on the fence about to see whether or not to declutter them, so stay tunes… in the mean time I hope you are in good spirits and that you have a good rest of your day/night. Until tomorrow dolls… remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Revisiting Older Makeup Continues Face of the Day

Published February 5, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a good day/night. I was up a bit early today, had a dentist appointment so I had to rush through my makeup…. so much went wrong with this look. But I was able to fix it and move on. Today, as I continue to curate my collection I am testing Bobbi Brown BB Cream, NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer, Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette and NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. I also decided to declutter the Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer because it’s way to dark for me, and Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Lip in the shade Almost Nude because it’s too dry on my lips and it’s such a bad color for me. As I have been doing this week I will discuss what I will and will not be decluttering in Final Thoughts…. so let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer ($45 at Sephora) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 on their website and at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation I chose to test out Bobbi Brown BB Cream ($48 on their website) in the shade Fair. I concealed using NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer ($6 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade CW 03.5 and set my face using NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50 at Ulta) in the shade Medium Beige. I warmed up my face using Benefit Hula Bronzer (part of the Babe on Board Palette $21 on the Beautylish website). I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that with a bit of Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette ($49 at Ulta and Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color So Boujee (a light tan matte). for my crease shade I used the color Cocoa Truffle (a mid-toned chocolate brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Love and Cocoa (a chocolate brown metallic with a bronze shift) on the outer 1/3 and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Classy & Sassy (a deep rose gold metallic). On the middle 1/3 I used the shade Famous (a deep yellow gold metallic) to blend into the outer and inner 1/3 to merge the shades together. I created a drop shadow on the bottom lash line using more of the shades So Boujee and Cocoa Truffle. I then lined my waterlines using Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner ($20 at Ulta and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Black and then smoked out close to the lash line using Decadent (a standard black matte). I then took a mixture of Decadent and Cocoa Truffle and deepened my outer v. I did my brows the same way I did them yesterday…. I set the brows first using Pixi by Petra Brow Gel ($9.99 at Target) in clear and filled in the brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5. I then carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the color Rollin’ In Dough (a creamy vanilla matte). I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Rich Girl (a silvery taupe metallic). For Mascara I used Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: I used the Benefit Babe on Board palette ($21 on the Beautylish website and at Ulta). For blush I used the shade Rockabye (a satin coral) and then Highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using the shade Dandelion Twinkle (a soft pink). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Spicy (an blue based red) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Bae (an blue based red).

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Final Thoughts:

Bobbi Brown BB Cream:                                                                                                                      I haven’t reached for this bb cream much. I just do not enough using it. It goes on blotchy and doesn’t really have much coverage. I have other bb creams with way better coverage. This one doesn’t stay put around the nose, I had to build it up several times to get it to stay. I just really truly do not enjoy this product and have decluttered it from my collection.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer:                                                                                       This is a light weight concealer that is my exact skin match. I just am not wowed when I use this one. It doesn’t really give much payoff. It also gets into my fine lines even when I set it. I would have kept it if it was a shade or two lighter but since it’s not, and I really am not wowed by it I have decluttered it from my collection.

Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner:                                                                      FINALLY!!! An eyeliner that stays on my waterline!!! I had forgotten that I owned this potted liner. It was in the back of my liner drawer. It’s super black and very creamy and most importantly, I can use it in my waterline!!! I know I said that already but I have had the hardest time finding a liner to stay in my waterline. I only have ever been able to use the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner in Nude and the ColourPop BFF Eye Liner in Get Paid (a rose gold). I am not decluttering this liner. In fact I am going to purchase it in Brown too.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara:                                                                                          This mascara is a cult favorite…. but I just don’t get it. It is just an OK mascara for me. It flakes around the 5 hour mark. My lashes don’t get big volume or length and I end up using 3 coats to try and get some payoff. It’s just not a mascara that wows me. I have decluttered it from my collection.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette:                                                                                               This is a palette that has 4 mattes and the rest are colorful metallics. I don’t reach for this palette a ton, but every time I do I have loved the look I have gotten with it. There are tons of color options with the metallics and for that reason I am keeping this palette. The matte shadows are buttery smooth, there is little to no kick back in the pans, and there is zero fallout on the face. The shades buff into each other well without going muddy. I will not be decluttering it from my collection

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation:                                                                         I have had this compact for about 2 years. I know it’s probably time to get rid of it but there I haven’t used it often and there is no smell or hard pan so I am going to use this one up. I plan to pan it rather than declutter it because I do enjoy using it with BB Creams I just don’t reach for it much. I’m going to try and pan it by April. If I haven’t hit pan by then I will declutter it then.

Well there you have it 6 products tested and 3 things decluttered. Plus the 2 bonus products that I mentioned decluttering at the top of this post. Stay tune tomorrow when I continue to go through my collection to see what I will and wont be decluttering next. I hope the rest of your day/night is a good one, that you are in great spirits, have a low to no pain level, and that you are found with plenty of spoons. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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