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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

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Follow Up

Published December 11, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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As promised I revisited the Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops.

Today I tried them with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer mixed in. I used 5 drops with 3 pumps of primer. Right off the bat I realized this was way too much product. Hey, there is a learning curve with this product. I used way too much primer and ended up having to throw away a ton of product.

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With the drops you control how pigmented your foundation will be. The more drops you use the more coverage you get. With 5 drops of pigment drops I got a full coverage foundation. Mixing it in with my primer gave me a demi-matte finish. The down side to using the Mineral Veil Primer was that since I was already using a primer I couldn’t use a primer to blur my pores which I didn’t mind so much since I am staying home today anyway.

I think I have it figured out now. The more drops I use the less mixing product I need.

Yesterday I said I didn’t like this product and gave it a solid C-. I said I liked the original more than the new one.

Today …. I have changed my mind. After retrying this product today I love the new formula much more than I do the older formula. It’s dewier, more pigmented, and a spot of match for my skin.

I didn’t realize that the new drops are more pigmented until I mixed my foundation today.  5 Drops of the older formula gave me a medium light coverage. 5 drops of the new formula gave me full on coverage, yet my skin still looks like skin. I really enjoy the finish.

I would give this product a A-. I only gave it an A- because the bottle is smaller than the original was. I would be willing to pay a little extra for the bigger bottle. I love these drops so much that I want to wear them all the time now. But with the smaller bottle that means repurchasing at a faster rate.

Final Thoughts …. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are amazing. This is why I try never to do a first impression post because you never know ,until you retry something a second time, whether or not you truly like the product.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Remember save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Initial Review

Published December 10, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hi dolls. Hope all is well with you.

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Today I will be reviewing the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($29 at Ulta, Sephora, and the Cover FX website).  It comes in 30 shades, 9 of which are for deeper skin.

On the Cover FX website these products are billed as liquid pigments that weightlessly blend with your favorite products to adjust your shade.

This product can be mixed into a moisturizer to create a tinted moisturizer. It can be mixed into a BB cream to add coverage. It can be added to another foundation to add coverage.

2 1/2 years ago, when I first started using the drops, the bottle was black and it was bigger than the one that is sold today.

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The original bottle

The formula was thicker and the shade was a bit darker and more of a warm tone.

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My color in the old formula

 

The new bottle is clear and smaller.

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The new formula and bottle

My shade in the new bottle and formula is lighter and more neutral.

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The drops were always $29 but in the black bottle there was 115 mL and .5 fluid ounces, but the new bottle only has 7.5 mL and .25 fluid ounces.

Although no where on the Cover FX website does it say the formula is different I feel as though it has changed. When I use the older bottle with my face cream the coverage is flawless and resembles a BB cream but when I tried my new bottle of the drops today with my face cream there was no coverage and my skin felt extremely greasy.  Now this could be for several reasons. I tried a new primer today that was terrible and so it might not play well with my face cream. I might need to add more drops to the new formula. Or it could be that since the new cover drops are a better skin match for me I might just be seeing the face cream shine through more. Or lastly it could just be that it’s a thinner formula and so it doesn’t work well with my face cream which is very emollient.

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Older version on the left and newer version on the right…. same amount of drops on my skin,

I prefer the formula on the black bottle more than I prefer the formula on the new bottle, but the color on the new bottle is spot on for my skin tone. I think I will try the new one with my primer tomorrow to see if it works better that way because I truly do like the tone of the new one.

Also the new formula is more dewy and not as matte as the older one is.

For now the Custom Cover Drops gets a solid C- because it just didn’t work out today.

I’ll do a follow up tomorrow when I try it with my primer.

Well that’s all for now dolls.

Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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