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A Coral Moment Face of the Day

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

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

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

Base:

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

Eyes:

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

Cheeks and Lips:

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

Final Thoughts:

BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation in the shade Shell

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

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

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

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

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

BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter in the Shade Passion

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

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

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

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

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector in the Shade Light/Medium

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

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

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

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

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

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in the Shade Porcelain

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

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

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

I grade this product an A- : It comes in 2 shades original (a sheer, creamy beige) and golden bronze (a soft, warm tan) I was gifted the original shade. It’s billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture and blurs the look of pores and fine lines. It claims to be formulated with 50% water that sets makeup while refreshing and cooling skin on contact with a mist like sensation.

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

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

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

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

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in the Shade Ipanema Sun

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

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

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

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

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

BECCA Mineral Blush in the Shade Song Bird

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

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

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

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

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

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

BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in the Shade Tulip

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

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

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

I definitely want more shades of this formula.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I still feeling run down and in heaps of pain (it’s raining horribly today) so I probably I wont be doing my makeup today.

I received 2 of my orders (1 was ordered last month and the other I ordered on the 1st of July)…. Let’s dive into my haul …. * NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin, with no primer, and in 1 go and as always the swatch picture on the left (or top) will be taken with no flash and the one on the right (or the bottom) will be taken with flash*

Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer (this bottle is a 100 point offer on Sephora but a full bottle is $36) It’s billed as a lightweight, universal primer that helps makeup last longer, blurs imperfections, and delivers up to 24 hours of hydration for an enhanced complexion.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a very hydrating primer that is clear and not sticky. It has a very strong rose scent to it so I am hesitant to try this out on my face … I’ll test it out on a day when I wont be wearing my makeup for a long day just in case the fragrance irritates my face.

Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner $11 at Sephora

This gel pencil comes in 14 shades, I purchased it in the shade Cocoa (chocolate brown). This one is billed as a waterproof eye pencils formulated in a slick pigmented waterproof texture for an intense and flawless line in just one stroke.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a superbly pigmented and easy to use eye liner. There was no tugging or skipping and it sets fast. This is truly a waterproof liner …. I had to use soap to remove this swatch.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 at Sephroa

This gel pencil comes in 37 shades and I purchased it in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). This one is billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes.

This is the first eye product I’ve tried by Marc Jacobs. What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is on incredible formula. It’s super creamy, glides on softly and pigmented. It did not tug and did not skip. It’s a super pretty shade as well. This one also is very waterproof. I needed soap to remove it and I had to wipe at it a little bit longer than with other liners.

ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as being able to get the fullest lashes with these criss-crossed patterned faux mink falsies! Longer fibers in the middle of the lash creates a volumized doll-eyed look!
ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as having plush synthetic fibers create full-on drama to your look with length, tapered fibers, and its unique cluster and criss-cross pattern.
ColourPop Create Your Own Palette $45 on their website. You get 24 singles shadows ($4.5 each on their own) and an empty Z palette.

The first 12 shades from left to right are:

What’s Yo Sign (yellow peach with gold sparkle – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Koi (soft warm orange – matte), Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Charge It (soft rosy pink -matte) – this one is a repurchase, So Good (warm chestnut brown – matte), Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Come & Get It (duo-chrome rose with a gold flip – metallic), Turn Tables (orangey coral – metallic), The Vibez (true bronze – metallic), Misty (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Humble Brag (burnt orange with gold flecks – sequin), and Anthem (bright pinky copper – metallic).

The last 12 shades from left to right are:

Thank U Next (rosy bronze with a copper duo-chrome flip – metallic), Sugar Sugar (icy mauve – metallic), Snake Eyes (pale pink taupe – metallic), Call You Mine (deep red plum – metallic), Facet (deep red brown – matte), Tea Garden (duo-chrome red with a green gold flip – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Glass Bull (duo-chrome lavender icy-blue – metallic), Wishful Winking (teal with an eggplant duo-chrome flip – metallic), Paradiso (violet – metallic), Luv That For U (deep orchid – metallic), Cater 2 U (pinky fuchsia – metallic), and For Shore (neon warm pink – matte).

Well dolls … that’s everything in this haul.

I do have a few more hauls coming sometime later next week.

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

Brown & Green Eye Liner Face of the Day

Published July 2, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still recovering, still have no energy and I hadn’t intended to do makeup today but I saw this incredible YouTube video by the Dubai makeup artist named Hindash. The video is entitled How To: Brown Colorful Eye Liner where he takes a brown liner and creates a wing and then he takes a super pretty duo-chrome pigment and places it in the middle of the eye liner to create this beautiful halo looking gradient liner and I just simply had to try it. I don’t think it turned out so bad for my first attempt, however I didn’t have a blue to match and decided to try a green duo-chrome instead and I also realized after my liner was on that instead of using a pencil liner like Hindash uses in the video I had used cream gel liner …. it didn’t come out half as beautiful as what Hindash created however I truly did enjoy the process of this look and I really did like the final outcome …. I plan to recreate this look again tomorrow, except I will be using a brown liner pencil and I will try and locate a different duo-chrome pigment to use that hopefully will recreate his look better.

I have to say I’ve only been following Hindash for a few weeks but he has this natural incredible talent that just speaks to my inner makeup spirit animal.

While this look is so other worldly beautiful, because of the shadow I chose as my liner topper, it doesn’t photograph well so I have included a few close up shots of the eyes ….

Today I am wearing Silver Coast Body Spray by Good Chemistry (it’s a body mist I picked up at Target, it’s a target exclusive brand, when I went back up North over a few summers ago to visit my baby sister). I will be reviewing a few of my new ELF products in Final Thoughts. Well … let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

Base:

I primed my face using NYX Angel Veil Primer ($16 at Ulta) and then I prepped my pores with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I tried out the new ELF BEAUTIFULLY BARE Foundation Serum ($8 on their website) in the shade Fair/Light. I contoured using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sehora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I bronzed the perimeter of my face and the bridge of my nose using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I color corrected my under eyes using the ELF Color Correcting Stick ($4 on their website) in the shade Dark Circles for Light Skin Tones and then concealed my under eyes using Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer ($26 on their website) in the shade 2.5 and then I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set the bronzer using ELF Primer Infused Bronzer ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Constantly Bronzed. I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the shade light. For today’s touch up powder I am using Milani Conceal & Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 on their website) in the shade 02 Nude.

Time to re-color my hair … the grey situation is real!

Eyes:

I set my brows using the soap brow method. I filled in my brows using the Joah Brow Down to Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Black Brown and then used a light layer of the ELF Wow Brow ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Deep 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 the 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 6 of my ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each on their website). I started by setting my brow line using a combo of the shades Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) and Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I also used Let Me explain as my mobile lid shade. For my crease I used the shade Pretty Please (cool taupe – matte) and then enhanced the outer part of the crease using a light bit of the shade Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte). I then took the ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($6 on their website – but the shade I used was limited edition) in the shade Stew (warm dark brown) and used it on the inner 1/3 of the upper lash line and also along the lower lash line (which I buffed out with more of the shade Wake Up Call to soften the line). I then took the Inglot Gel Liner ($19 on their website) in the shade 90 (deep brown) and created a wing on the upper lash lines connecting it to the inner 1/3 liner. I then took more of Stew and created a cat eye for the inner corners. I then took the shade Tea Garden (duochrome red with a green gold flip – metallic) and tapped that over the liner starting where my lashes naturally start at the inner corner of the eye and ending just before the lashes end at the end of the mobile lids. I then buffed the liner brush with what ever was left on the brush over the inner and outer part of my lash line to soften the line of delineation of the shade Tea Garden. I then took more of Tea Garden and buffed that over the liner on my lower lash line and then took the shade Ringer (champagne – metallic) and highlighted around the cat eye point in the inner corners. I lined my lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil ($27 at Sephora) in the shade Eye Cheat (beige). I used 1 coat of Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution ($10 at Ulta) for both my upper and lower lashes.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush today I used NYX Bare With Me Jelly Cheek Color ($10 on their website) in the shade Coral Dream and then set that with ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Always Peachy (a light coral based peach). I touched up my highlighter with the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (this shade is only in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault – currently out of stock) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in the center of my lips using MAC Amplified Lipstick ($19 at MAC and Ulta) Blankety (Soft Pink Beige). I then topped off my lips with a bit of ELF Lip Lacquer ($3 at Ulta) in the shade Fantasy (nude).

Final Thoughts:

ELF Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

I grade this one a loose B- : It’s billed as a weightless silky formula melts into skin for a radiant and youthful-looking glow. The luminous, dewy finish helps boost suppleness and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for flawless coverage. It comes in 5 shades (2 for deeper skin tones). While this shade is spot on for my skin tone and is weightless (as it should be since it’s a SERUM foundation) none of the other claims are valid. This isn’t a radiant, luminous, or dewy finished foundation at all. At best it’s a demi-matte finish. It’s light coverage, buildable to low medium coverage. It sort of just sits on top of the skin never truly sinking in. Now, this could be because of either the primer I used or the fact that I reapplied my sunscreen before I applied my base products. However, it could also just be that this isn’t a truly good serum based foundation. I will have to try it again with a more hydrating and glowy primer to see if that makes a difference. Perhaps I will try it again tomorrow and see how I feel then. For now… this foundation just didn’t wow me. It’s just an OK low medium coverage demi-matte light weight foundation with nothing really to show for it.

ELF Color Correcting Stick

I grade this one a solid B+ : It’s billed as being able to instantly help correct and neutralize color imperfections. The creamy formula melts into skin for seamless blendable coverage. Infused with Vitamin E to help hydrate the skin. The peach color helps to illuminate and conceal dark circles or hyper-pigmentation. The green color helps to reduce redness like that from Rosacea, sunburns, or blemishes. The lilac color helps brighten sallowness or yellowness for a healthy-looking glow. While the peach shade did in fact cancel out the light dark circles under my eyes and the slight hyper-pigmentation on my upper lip (I had stopped my skin care routine for about a week 1/2 do to being ill so the brightening that the Niacinamide was doing was now starting to reverse some) and it was a tiny bit creamy it was hard to buff into the skin seamlessly at all. It’s worth noting that this is also no where near close to being hydrating what so ever. In fact, it actually made my under eyes super crepey. Now again, this could be do to the primer I used and it could be do to the fact that I reapplied my sunscreen prior to doing my base makeup, however, I remember swatching this one annd thinking it was hard to blend into my hand and it felt a bit stiff. It’s worth also noting that this one is thick and you really can feel the weight of it on the skin, however it doesn’t sit on top of the skin it does sort of melt in to the skin. I think I’ll try this one with no primer under my eyes with a bit more eye cream first and see if that helps this corrector work better. I really was hoping I had found a truly affordable color corrector … for right now I’m not sure this is the one for me.

Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer

I grade this one a solid A- : This one is billed as a long-wear, lightweight concealer that instantly covers under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots & hyper-pigmentation that is omfortable, lightweight, and long-lasting wear with medium-to-high buildable coverage. This one comes in a whopping 30 shades with 10 for fair, medium, and deep skin tones. This one is in fact a comfortable lightweight and long-lasting however it is no where near medium to high buildable coverage. At best you will get low medium coverage and I do not see this one covering hyper-pigmentation or dark circles on it’s own. I’ll test this out again to see if it can be built up to at least high medium coverage and see how well it does to combat the dark circles without the aid of a corrector.

ELF Primer Infused Bronzer

I grade this one a solid A : This one is billed as a long-wear, matte bronzer infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of bronzed, sun-kissed glow that is smooth and easy to apply, while adhering to the skin for long-lasting wear. This bronzer is very easy to apply and is super pigmented (a very light hand is needed or things will go wrong real fast). This is a very long wearing bronzer, but this is a very heavy orange based bronzer … there isn’t enough red in this one to ever look truly sun kissed and for that I can’t grade with one higher that an A.

ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder

I grade this one a solid A+++!!!!: It’s billed as a silky, weightless texture that drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections that is formulated to keep shine at bay and ensure makeup looks and feels fresh throughout the day. DOLLS!!!!! I think I have found a truly affordable dupe for my beloved Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder !!!!! This loose powder is so pretty and buffs into the skin so beautifully!!! Out of everything I’ve purchased from ELF in the past few months THIS is my all time favorite product! I loved it so much that I promptly placed an order for 2 back ups just in case it goes out of stock. This powder doesn’t look like I’m wearing any powder at all and has this healthy glow to it. It blurred my pores and fine lines and didn’t cling to the rough patch I have on my forehead (again I’ve missed my skin care regimen for about a week 1/2 and am in desperate need of exfoliating and deep mask treatments). If I could only recommend 1 product to you from their line …. THIS WOULD BE THE ONE!!!!

ELF Primer Infused Blush in Always Peachy

I grade this one a solid A+: This is billed as a long-wear, matte blush infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush that is easy to blend, perfectly pigmented for ease of application, and grips your cheeks like second skin. It comes in 7 shades of which I own 4. Again this is a very long wearing product that buffs into the skin beautifully. It’s not super pigmented but I like that, it allows me to be able to build up the intensity of the color to how much I want it to be instead of being locked into what the creator wants it to be. These blushers are so good.

ELF Lip Lacquer In Fantasy

I grade this one a solid B+: This one is billed as providing maximum color and brilliant shine. Formulated with Vitamin E to moisturize lips. Perfect for wearing alone or layered over lipstick for a bold lip statement. It comes in 10 shades, of which I own the clear one and Fantasy. Whilst I love the clear Lip Lacquer (I tested that one whilst I was getting ready today to keep my lips hydrate) the one in Fantasy just doesn’t seem to be of the same formula. Some how it feels thicker and stickier and doesn’t last nearly as long as the clear one did. Worth noting is that Fantasy is almost clear in color with just a hint of mica shimmer to it so I can’t a test to the claim that you can get maximum color shine. I can say that without a doubt this one is no where near hydrating, in fact my lips felt dry and sticky after using both the clear and the nude and, at least for the nude one, it is so short time wearing that I found I had to reapply this product every 20 or so minutes. I think the only way to use this product would be if I apply a lip balm first so that my lips don’t end up feeling so tight once the lip lacquer wears off. I chose to grade it a B+ solely based off my experience with the clear one, because that one lasted all through my makeup application process and I ended up having to remove it to apply my lip products. It may just be that there is mica in the Fantasy shade and so it will be a bit more of a drier formula but I just don’t see myself wanting to reach for this one often and I will definitely not be purchasing other shades… save for the clear one … in the furture.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Fun Rainbow Eyeliner Face of the Day

Published June 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day going? Great I hope. Mine isn’t going very well. I have insomnia right now and have not been to sleep in well over 37 hours. I’m still vomiting from the other day too.

I also injured my eye lid today. I was working with the ColourPop Crème Gel Colour ($7 on their website) in the shade Exit (true white) and it just didn’t go well. This is the worst gel liner in all the world! It went on patchy and it cracked and caked up and just did not go on well at all. Once I did get it on fully on it cracked again and when I tried to apply shadow over the top on it the shadow couldn’t lay down because of the cakeiness of it.

So I had to remove all of my makeup and start again. The problem was that I couldn’t get the eyeliner to come off and had to rub a little harder that I should have and ended up rubbing some of the skin away from my right eye. It was so sore that I ended up having to do this like today on just 1 eye and takes pictures hiding my other eye for today’s post.

It’s so sore and has begun to seep so I ended up putting Neosporin on it to soothe it. So just a little back story to why my pictures have my hand covering half my face. I just loved the look so much that I wanted to share it with you.

So today I’m not wearing any perfume since I am so nauseous today. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day….

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 3 Pumps of Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4. I contoured the perimeter of my face and my nose using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer ($14 at Ulta and the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade J23 (fair skin with neutral undertones). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  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 shades from the palette I created from CoulorPop and The JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the ColourPop palette. I used the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) to set the brow line. I then went in with the shade Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte) from lash line to brow line. I then took more of the P.Louise Base and created a long thick wing. I then went in with the JKissa x ELF Palette. Starting at the inner corner I laid down Casey (red – matte). I then laid down Millie (orange – matte) and blended it into the red a bit. I then laid down Yosemite (yellow – matte) and blended it into the orange a bit. I then laid down Peaky (green – matte) and blended it into the yellow a bit. I then laid down the shade Cannoli (bright blue – matte) and blended it into the green a bit. Then finally I laid down the shade Sadie (purple – matte) and blended that into the blue a bit. I then went in with the corresponding shades of shimmers … in order then names are Strawberry, Tsuki, Firefly, Reagan, Bailey, and Confetti. I then went in with the shades Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte) and Good Thing (warm chestnut brown – matte) from the ColourPop palette on the lower lash line. I then used the shade Let Me Explain (ivory – matte) from the same palette to highlight my inner corner. I tight lined my upper and lower lash line using the Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 on their website and at most drug stores like Walgreens and CVS) in the shade 01 Linked on Black. I coated the top and lower lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippe Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude). I then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (Only offered in the limited edition Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault from ColourPop and is no longer available) in the shade At Twilight ( warm muted coral – creme).

Final Thoughts:

Because my eye is so sore I’m going to take a few days off from Face of the Day posts.

I’ll still post some content but it wont be Face of the Day content.

I really do love the way this look turned out I think the liner is so super cute so once my eye heals I plan on redoing this look for both eyes.

Stay tuned later this week for my June Beauty Buys.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Fun Rainbow Eye Face of the Day

Published June 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up extremely late today. I was woken up around 3 AM to have to vomit …. and continued to vomit on and off until around 6 AM. I slept in until 1 PM and didn’t get started on my makeup until around 3:30 or 4 PM …. still vomiting on and off all day … not sure what it is …. but with my Fibromyalgia I do get days like this when I’m just vomiting for no reason. It could also be because of my wisdom tooth, which is going to be extracted next month. At any rate, needless to say, I am not having a good day ….

I wanted to play around with the JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta) today and I have to say I really love the look I came up with.

Obviously I am not wearing and perfume today since my tummy is upset. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 3 Pumps of Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation ($44 on their website) in the shade 040. I contoured the perimeter of my face and my nose using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using Makeup Revolution Supersize Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer ($7 at Ulta) in the shade C 6.5.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  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 shades from the palette I created from CoulorPop and The JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the ColourPop palette. I used the shade Bel Air (cool taupe – matte) as my transition shade. I then used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). I then switched to the JKiss X ELF Palette. I started with the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid and using the shade Millie (a true orange – matte). I then used the shade Casey (a true red – matte) on the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid and also buffed this shade a little into the middle 1/3 shade. I then went into the shade Yosemite (a true yellow – matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I kind of messed up on the lower lash line, I should have started with the green shade on the lower lash line but instead I started with the blue …. I forgot the order of the rainbow …. but I think it still looks pretty good. For the lower lash line I started on the middle 1/3 of the lash line and went into the shade Peaky (a true green – matte). I then went into the shade Cannoli (a bright light blue – matte) over the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. For the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line I used the shade Sadie (a bright purple – matte). I then went back to the mobile lid and layered over the red shade with the shade Strawberry (a berry red – shimmer). I went over the orange with the shade Tsuki (an orange with slight silver reflect – shimmer). I went over the yellow with the shade Firefly (a yellow – shimmer). On the lower lash line I went over the blue with the shade Bailey (a bright blue – shimmer). I then went over the green with the shade Reagan (a bright green – shimmer). I went over the purple with the shade Confetti (a purple – shimmer). I then took a combo of the shae shades Sea Stars and Bel Air from my ColourPop palette and buffed that bellow the colors of the lower lash line to create a drop shadow effect. I highlighted the inner corners using the Dazzle shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way. I tight lined my upper and lower lash lines using the Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 on their website and at most drug stores like Walgreens and CVS) in the shade 01 Linked on Black. I coated the top and lower lashes with Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora). I then popped on a pair of lashes I had in my lash case … I don’t remember what style they are in.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippe Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude). I then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (Only offered in the limited edition Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault from ColourPop and is no longer available) in the shade At Twilight ( warm muted coral – creme).

Final Thoughts:

I placed a few orders on line for my June Beauty Buys.


I have a huge order coming from ELF that should be here by 6/25.

I have a skin care order and an eyeliner from Charlotte Tilbury coming from Beautylish that should be here by 6/26.

I have a smaller order from Makeup Revolution that should be here sometime this week – I made the mistake of ordering off the UK site intend of the US site so all of my items were shipped from over seas and I’m not sure how long that will take.

I also place an order from ColourPop (I created another 24 pan palette) and purchased one of their Ultra Gloss Lips and 2 pairs of false eye lashes) that should be here by 6/27.

So stay tuned for a huge Beauty Haul post.

Well I’m starting to feel queasy again so I’m going to end my post now. I hope tomorrow I’m feeling better. I really think it might be my wisdom tooth bothering.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Another Go to Makeup Look for Doctor’s Appointments Face of the Day

Published June 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Sorry I went missing for 3 days…. wasn’t feeling too well so I needed to take a few days rest. I’m feeling much better today…although I slept through my 7 AM alarm and didn’t manage to get out of bed until 11:30 AM…. had a Doctor’s appointment today so I only just got home around 5:45 PM … I keep wanting to play around with my rainbow palette but I’ve had several Doctor appointments so I haven’t been able to play with too much color as of late… hopefully I’ll be feeling good tomorrow and then I can play with my JKissa X ELF palette some more.

Today I am wearing Juicy Couture perfume…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade Beige 3.  I bronzed lightly using the Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  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 shades from the palettes I created from ColourPop. I started by setting my brow line using the shade Hear ME Out (white peach – matte). For my crease I used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Feathered (rich chocolate brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile I used the shade Party Favors (duo-chrome peach with a gold flip – metallic). I then used the shade Miser (duo-chrome terracotta with blue-green – metallic) over the middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer parts of the mobile lid together. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Sea Stars and then lightly deepened the lash line using more of the shade Feathered. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (metallic rose gold). I then coated my lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black. I then popped on a pair of Ardell Faux Mink Lash ($6.49 at Ulta) in the style #812 lashes. I highlighted the inner corners using the dazzle shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Seduce (rosy nude). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and I filled in my lips with MAC Matte Lip Stick ($19 on the MAC website) in the shade Myth (light neutral nude). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve been super sluggish this past few days … I also was in heaps of pain so I was pretty much bed ridden for the past 3 days. It’s good to be out of bed finally.

I made a huge 24 piece purchase off the ELF website to review some new to me products for the blog. I also made a small 6 piece purchase off the Makeup Revolution website … however I made a mistake and ended up purchasing from the UK site instead of the US site so it might take a while to get to me. I also made another Beautylish skin care purchase to top off my back ups.

I really want to make a huge Sydney Grace purchase too. I want to purchase a palette that I curate myself. That might have to wait till next month because it’s a bit spendy.

It’s beginning to rain here now in Florida (it’s our rainy season) and so my pain level is really high all the sudden … so I’m going to get going and lay down for a bit … I’m happy to be back and once again I am so sorry for going MIA for the past 3 days.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Berry Neutral Eye Face of the Day

Published June 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I got up around 10:30 AM today. First time is a little while I wake up before noon. Hopefully this means my flare is finally over. I still feel a bit nauseous but my pain level is down from 9 to 6 so that’s improvement.

I’m still not wearing any perfume do to the nausea but I really miss my perfume collection.

For today’s eye look I wanted to concentrate on the sequin shadows that are in the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette and this was the look I came up with …. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Light Sand. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the regular bronzer shade.  I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  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 shadows from the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website). I started by setting my brow line using a combo of the shades In the Buff (neutral pale pinky beige – matte) and Full Exposé (creamy vanilla – matte). I then went in with the shade Complicated (warm rust brown with gold pinpoints – sequin) from lash line to brow line. I then went in with the shade Spree (rosey blush with gold flecks – sequin) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went in with the shade Baubles (deep cool toned brown with silver flecks – sequin) to deepen 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I first went in with the shade Tease Me (pale creamsicle with gold flecks – sequin) and then I went in with the shade Silk Teddy (nude champagne – metallic) over the top of that. I then went in with the shade Cufflinks (rosey purple with a pink sheen – metallic) to pat over the line of delineation between the outer 1/3 and the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to blend the shades together. For the lower lash line I went in with more of the shade Complicated dusted lightly through the lash line and then with more of the shade Spree really close to the lash line to add depth. I then highlighted my inner corners using a combo of more of the shade Silk Teddy and the shade Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Creme Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I used 2 coats of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Blushing Bride (rosey pink). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault that was limited edition) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I wanted to keep this look light and ethereal so I opted not to go for eye liner on the upper lash line or false lashes.

I just love the sequin shadows in this palette they are so pretty and give just enough sparkle to ad dimension without it being a super glittery look.

I just realized after doing my makeup that I’ve yet to play with the ELF x JKISSA eye shadow palette so I am hoping to use it tomorrow for a little rainbow realness.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Soft Neutral Face of the Day

Published June 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up so late today! I slept in until 1 PM. I had a hard time sleeping last night. I only just finished my makeup around 6:30 PM …. so it wont be on long but I wanted to get a Face of the Day out to you…..

I am still playing with my new ColourPop palette that I put together…. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($14 on their website) in the shade Natural Beige. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I color corrected my under eyes using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Light/Medium. I concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer (being discontinued so available only is a few colors) in the shade Light Medium.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the regular bronzer shade.  I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  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 shadows from the ColourPop palette that I created ($45 for 24 shades and a z palette)…. I started by setting my brow line with ColourPop single shadow ($4.5 on their website) in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For my transition shade (which I used from lash line to brow line) I used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic). I then patted Misty (pinky rose gold – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to add just a hint more dimension to the over all look. For the lower lash line I kept it simple. I just dusted more of the shade Sea Stars along the lower lash line and then added more of the shade Misty in the middle of the lash line for an added pop. I highlighted the inner corners using Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (deep grey toned brown). I primed my lashes using AOA Studio Fat Lash Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and then coated my lashes is AOA Fat Lash Mascara ($1 on the Shop Miss A website).  

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Captivating (bright peach). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault that was limited edition) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve been having the hardest time with my Fibromyalgia this month. It’s not allowing me to sleep at night which is robbing me of a full day. I get up late and end up running out of day light to do the things that I want to get done.

I forgot how to work with brow pomade… I’m going to have to keep using it to get better at it.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I 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, Nita

Teal Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published June 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I slept in today …. feeling a bit nauseous still…. My Fibromyalgia is really not cooperating with me the last few days …

I’m still playing around with the palette that I created from ColourPop ($45 for 24 shadows and a z palette on their website). I felt like playing with the 2 metallic blue shades that I picked and this was the look I came up with.

I’m not wearing any perfume today since I feel so nauseous…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. I contoured my face using the NYX Micro-Contour Pencil (originally $10 but on sale for $5 on their website) in the shade Deep. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I color corrected my under eyes using Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Light Medium and then I concealed my under eyes using Makeup Revolution Super Size Conceal & Define Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C 6.5.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Pixi By Petra Beauty Bronzer ($18 on their website) in the shade Summertime. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash ($6.99 at Ulta) in clear and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) 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 then primed the rest of my lids using the  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 shadows from the ColourPop palette that I created ($45 for 24 shades and a z palette)…. I started by setting my brow line with ColourPop single shadow ($4.5 on their website) in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For my transition shade (which I used from lash line to brow line) I used the shade Conundrum (warm brown – matte). I deepened my outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte). On the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Gridlock (bright teal with silver & teal glitter – metallic). For added dimension I patted a bit of the shade AntiMatter (turquoise with a deep purple duochrome flip – metallic) over the space between the inner 2/3 and the outer 1/3 and buffed the edges into each other for a seamless blend. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Top Notch for the outer 2/3 of the lash line … I then went in with a combo of the shades Gridlock and AntiMatter for the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Dazzle from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way. I tight lined my lower and upper waterlines NYX Faux Black Eyeliner ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Midnight (midnight blue with sparkle). I primed my lashes using L’Oreal Voluminous Primer ($8.99 at Ulta) and followed that up with the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color ($10 on their website) in the shade Coral Dream. I then set the blush using the slightest amount of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush () in the shade Blissful (). I lined and filled in my lips using iluvsarahii x ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Curvii (warm beige) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Parker (mid-tone warm nude – matte). 

Final Thoughts:

The more I play around with the NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color the more I like it. I think it just has a learning curve to it. It’s a super pretty color. It can be super pretty sheered out or super punchy if you pat it out slightly.

I’ve created another ColourPop 24 shade palette that I will be purchasing for my July beauty buys.

I’m also thinking of picking up a few of the Fenty Beauty blushes and the cream bronzer for next month.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Simple Soft Glam Face of the Day

Published June 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up early today … first time in over 2 weeks …. slept very well and am feeling stronger today.

Today I felt like doing a soft glam look with the new palette that I created from ColourPop that I hauled yesterday.

Today I am wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy Dreams perfume…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 4.5 Medium. I contoured and bronzed the perimeter of my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I color corrected my under eyes using Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Light Medium and then I concealed my under eyes using Believe Beauty You’re Covered Liquid Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Light Beige. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Geek Fair Skin Bronzer ($9.99 on their website) in the shade Sunkissed. I set my highlighter using Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

 

Eyes:

I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash ($6.99 at Ulta) in clear and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) 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 then primed the rest of my lids using the  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 shadows from the ColourPop palette that I created ($45 for 24 shades and a z palette)…. I started by setting my brow line with ColourPop single shadow ($4.5 on their website) in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For my transition shade I then used the shade Pretty Please (cool taupe – matte). For my crease and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Good Thing (chestnut brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Miser (terracotta with blue-green duo-chrome – metallic). I then used the shade Misty  (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic) on the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. I then went in on the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v of the crease with the ColourPop Single Eye Shadow ($4.5 on their website ) in the shade Feathered (rich chocolate brown – matte). For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using the more of the shade Pretty Please and then I warmed up the lash line using more of the shade Good Thing. I then took more of the shade Miser over the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Let Me Explain  (ivory – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Joy Ride (deepened burgundy). I coated my lashes with ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 on their website) in the shade Black on Black and then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color ($10 on their website) in the shade Coral Dream. I then set the blush using the slightest amount of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR blush in Blissful (). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Shot Clock (mid-tone mauve pink) and then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

This was the biggest palette I’ve put together from the ColourPop website … I have 2 other palettes that I’ve created that were 12 shades and a z palette for $24 … I really do love the formula of their single shadows. There is no kick back in the pans and no fallout on the face. They blend smoothly and buff into each other without skipping or going patchy.

I am probably going to purchase another 24 shade palette next month too.

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, Nita

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