Face of the day

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Bronzed Face of the Day

Published July 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Today my wisdom tooth is giving me heaps of trouble and my energy is very low.

I’m not wearing any perfume today. Since my wisdom tooth is acting up it’s caused me a headache the scent of perfume might make me sick.

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

Base:

I primed my face using Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 on their website and also on the Beautylish website) and prepped my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I tried out BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-HR Foundation ($44 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Cashmere 1N3. I contoured my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. I color corrected using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32 on their website) in the shade light/medium and then concealed my under eyes using Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 1N. 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 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 matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (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). For my crease I chose the shade Top Notch (terracotta brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the full crease I used the shade Facet (deep red brown – matte). I deepened 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Come And Get It (duo-chrome rose with a gold flip – metallic). I then tapped the shade Sugar Sugar (icy mauve – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. For the lower lash line I used the shade Finesse (deep mahogany – matte) and then buffed that out with the shade Good Thing (warm chestnut brown – matte). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using Liar Liar (pale pink – metallic).  I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). 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 ($7 on their website) in the shade Curvii (warm beige) and then filled in my lips using BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm ($22 on their website) in the shade Cafe Au Lait (peachy beige).

Final Thoughts:

Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer $14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on their website

I give this product a grade of A+++!!! : It’s billed as being formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative, this lightweight daily moisturizer works to strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress—all while creating a smooth, plumped-up canvas for flawless makeup application.

I received 2 free sample sizes of this product in my last Beautylish order. I had put it in my to try basket and never really cared to test it out.

I decided to try it today and I have got to say this is a beautiful primer! It’s super moisturizing and my base makeup went on flawlessly over this primer.

There is no scent to this primer and it doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky. It sinks into the skin fairly quickly and even though it’s a moisturizing primer it did not leave my skin feeling greasy or slippery.

I really did enjoy this product and will be purchasing the full sized when I am out of the 2 deluxe sample tubes that I have.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-HR Foundation In the Shade Cashmere 1N3 $44 for 1.01 fluid ounces of product on their website

I grade this product a B++ : It’s billed as a non-acnegenic, lightweight, full-coverage foundation for 24-hour wear with a breathable, natural finish. It claims to be water and transfer resistant. It comes in 42 shades with 21 shades for deeper skin tones.

It’s an OK foundation. It’s full coverage and a little goes a very long way.

However, It emphasizes texture (even texture I didn’t know I had like on my chin).

It also feels a bit heavy and just seemed to sit on the skin and not sink in.

With that said…. I can still make this foundation work…. what I do is blend it in and then immediately spritz my face with setting spray, I wait 30 seconds and then I press my damn beauty sponge into the skin to help the foundation melt into the skin better.

This doesn’t get rid of all the texture but it does help the foundation melt into the skin some and softens the texture some.

Like I said it’s an OK foundation but I’m not wowed by it.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer In the Shade 1N $29 at Sephora and Ulta

I still grade of this one to a solid A+++ : It’s billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that won’t crease. It claims that it flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections with all day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.

It comes in 22 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones and I tried it in the shade 1N fair with neutral undertones.

I really do like this concealer I even have 1 more day’s worth of the sample card I received from Sephora.

I like it even more today because I tried a new technique that I saw on YouTube (It was one of Zabrena ‘s videos but for the life of me I can’t remember which one). What she did was blend out her concealer and then take a light spritz of setting spray and tapped that over the concealer and then set it with powder. I spritzed my beauty sponge and pressed it over my under eyes and then set my under eyes and this left this concealer looking seamlessly beautiful. I am most definitely purchasing the full size of this concealer.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder In the Shade Original $39 for .34 ounces of product on their website.

I would like to change my grade of this product to 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

Yesterday I grade this product an A- because it  didn’t do most of what it claims to do. I said 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.

However, I tried it out again today …. using a bit more product than I used yesterday and I have to say the sensation was the coolest experience I’ve had with a face product. I understand what they mean by mist like sensation. This powder really did feel like I was buffing a setting spray into my face…. it was cooling and moisture feeling and did in fact blur my pores and fine lines. Also I did a wear test of it from yesterday and I did not need to touch up my makeup for 6 hours and even then I just needed the lightest of touch ups around my nose and no where else. I am going to purchase the full sized next month.

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm $22 (on sale for $13.20) on their website for .10 ounces of product. In the Shade Cafe Au Lait

I grade this product an A+++ : It comes in 8 shades and I purchased it in the shade Café Au Lait (peachy beige). It’s billed as a hydrating, tinted lip balm that nourishes and smooths with sheer, satiny-soft colour.

This is such a comfortable lip balm. It’s not to slippy, doesn’t transfer outside the lip line, and did not dry out my lips when it when it wore off. I also love the shade I chose. It’s a very pretty nude lip.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

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

Smokey Copper Face of the Day

Published July 9, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still in some pain but feeling better than I was yesterday.

Today I am wear Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle. 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) and I also used a touch of Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade 3 on the high points of the face. For foundation today I chose NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil ($13 at Ulta) in the shade Beige Camel. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I bronzed up the face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Guinea. I concealed my under eyes using a sample of the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade 1N – fair with neutral undertones. I highlighted the high points of the face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Light Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Spotlight. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade translucent. I then added a little ColourPop Pressed Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm to warm up the perimeter of the face. I added ELF Metallic Flare Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade White Gold to the high points of my face. 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 matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (fair flesh color). I set my brow line using the Wet N Wild Color Icon Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar (iced white – shimmer). For today’s eye look I used shades from the ELF Opposites Attract Palette ($14 on their website). I started by combining the shades Fresh (flesh toned – matte),Warm (warm mid-toned brown – satin) and Sassy (coral – matte) as my crease shade. I deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combination of the shades Warm (warm mid-toned brown – satin) and Smooth (deep chocolate brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I applied the shade Bold (deep rose gold – metallic). I then took the shade Daring (chocolate – metallic) and patted that over the demarcation between the inner 2/3 and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took a mix of Darling and the shade Spicy (golden bronze – metallic) and tapped that lightly over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid for added dimension. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line with more of the shade Warm and then tapped more of the shade Bold over the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of the eyes with a combo of the shade Low-Key (dusty white with a pearl reflect – satin) and the ELF Metallic Flare Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade White Gold. I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). 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 blush today I chose the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 on their website) in the color story Soft. I used a combo of the 2nd shade of the 1st row (pale coral) and the 1st shade of the 1st row (pale rose). I then went in with more of the ELF Metallic Flare Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade White Gold to lift the high points of my face a little more. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Good & Plenty (deep rose) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Parker (mid-tone warm nude – matte) and then topped off my lips using the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Ultra Glossy Lip ($8 on their website) in the shade Moon Child (pinky nude with gold glitter).

Final Thoughts:

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer in the shade 1N 

I want to change my grade of this one to a solid A+++ : Again it’s billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that won’t crease. It claims that it flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections with all day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.

It comes in 22 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones and I tried it in the shade 1N fair with neutral undertones.

Yesterday I said that this one looked look a bit crepey and that it not as hydrating and that it looks very dry when you set it with powder.

Today I tried a new method to apply and set this concealer. I used only 1 dot for each under eye and used an ELF “C” Brush to smooth out the concealer and really worked to buff it in. I then took my damp beauty sponge and pressed the loose powder over my under eyes and that left the under eye looking flawless.

I still have about maybe 2 more days worth of the sample card left and I think I will be purchasing this one on my next beauty buy day.

ELF Opposites Attract Palette

I grade this one a solid A++ : It’s billed as having 9 warm-toned and 9 cool-toned shades with neutral and vibrant pops of color to achieve subtle or bold looks with a lux formula is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented.

I had so much fun creating this look with this palette. It was easy to blend the mattes and when buffed into each other the shades did not skip or go patchy.

The metallic shades were easy to work with but had a drier formula for a metallic than most of my other palettes.

The only reason I didn’t grade this one higher is because there is no real brow bone highlight and there isn’t a deep neutral brown or even a black to get a super smokey outer corner of the eye with.

I do have other 18 pan palettes for ELF but I just wish they each had these 2 crucial shades to round out the looks better… instead of having to pull colors from other palettes.

Other then that, this palette is amazing!

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

Smokey Blue Glam Face of the Day

Published July 8, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still in a heap of pain (I think that will be my new norm for a while, since it’s the rainy season here in Florida) but my energy levels are starting to get on the rise.

Today I am wearing Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne perfume. I also used 2 eye shadow palette for this look today …. I’ll be reviewing a few of my newer products in Final Thoughts….Let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using my 100 point perk of Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer ($36 at Sephora) and primed my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). For foundation today I mixed equal parts of MAC Strobe Cream ($35 at Ulta and MAC) in Pinklite with Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Velvety Matte Foundation ($14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade #650 Alexandria. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 a Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep and then bronzed up the face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation ($16 at ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade Guinea. I concealed my under eyes using a sample of the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade 1N – fair with neutral undertones. I highlighted the high points of the face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Light Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Spotlight. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Sephora and Ulta). I set the rest of my face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade translucent. I then added a little ColourPop Pressed Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm to warm up the perimeter of the face. I added ELF Metallic Flare Highlighter ($6 on their website) in the shade White Gold to the high points of my face. 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 matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (fair flesh color). I set my brow line using the shade Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website). For today’s look I used the ELF Earth & Ocean Palette ($14 on their website) and the ELF Retro Paradise Palette ($14 on their website). I started with the Retro Paradise palette and set my brow line using Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin). I then used a combo of the shades Dijon (mustard tan – matte), Fuego (pastel coral – matte), and Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte) as my crease shade. I then switched to the Earth & Ocean palette and went into a combo of the shades Oasis (slightly blue grey – matte) and Abyss (deep ocean blue – matte) for the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I them used the shade Saltwater (silver with w opal duo-chrome – shimmer) for the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid and then into the shade Lagoon (powder blue – metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I first used what was left on my crease brush (the one with the combo of Dijon, Fuego, and Sandy Bum) to create a drop shadow. I then went into the Retro Paradise palette and took the shade  Royal (classic royal blue – matte) close to the lash line and then buffed it out with a clean fluffy brush to blow and smoke the lash line out. I then took what was left on the brush I used for the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid (and the outer v of the crease) and buffed that close to the lash line to deepen it up a bit. I then went back into the Earth & Ocean palette and into the shade Drip Drip (vibrant blue – metallic) and buffed that into the lower lash line to add depth. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes using the shade  Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic) from the Retro Paradise palette. I lined my lower waterline using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($26 at Sephora) in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). 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 blush today I used a combo of 2nd shade of the first row (pale coral) and the 1st shade of the 2nd row (pale mauve) of the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 on their website) in the colorway Soft colorway. I lightly set the blush using the shade Spiced (a red based mid-toned coral – matte) from the Retro Paradise palette. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Cookie (warm brown nude – matte) and then topped off my lips using the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Ultra Glossy Lip ($8 on their website) in the shade Moon Child (pinky nude with gold glitter).

Final Thoughts

Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer

I grade this one a solid A- : 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.

I would have graded this one an A+ save for the fact that there is a strong rose scent. It does dissipate but it’s very strong at first application.

It’s very smoothing of the skin, I almost didn’t need my pore primer (almost). It’s also very hydrating and sinks into the skin quickly. The site says this can be worn alone as sort of a smoothing step to your skin care …. I honestly agree with that claim.

I did notice that it leaves the skin slightly tacky but not in an uncomfortable way.

Foundation went over this primer flawlessly.

I did enjoy this primer and think I may be purchasing the full sized once I’m out of the 100 point perk bottle.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

I grade this one a solid A- : It’s billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that won’t crease. It claims that it flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections with all day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.

It comes in 22 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones and I tried it in the shade 1N fair with neutral undertones.

This is a very nice concealer, with the perfect shade and tone for me however it did look a bit crepey. Now, this could be because I’ve slacked on my skin care routine this past week so my under eyes are not a supple as they normally are or purchase I used a touch too much for my under eye.

At any rate despite the crepiness it was a very nice concealer …. full coverage … no need for a color corrector…. sets well and did not seep into my fine lines.

I only graded it a A- because it’s not as hydrating as I expected from the description and it also looks very dry when you set it with powder …. this does change once you add setting spray and lightly press it with your damp beauty sponge but until then it does look very dry.

I have enough left from my sample card for another 2 more uses …. I will decide after I’ve used it up whether or not I will purchase the full sized.

ELF Metallic Flare Highlighter in the Shade White Gold

I grade this one a solid A++ : It’s billed as a multidimensional, high-luster glow that’s buttery soft.

This is such a pretty highlighter! It gives such a beautiful glow to the skin without emphasizing texture and without having there being any glittery mess. It’s not a beaming highlight but it’s a seamless glow.

ELF Retro Paradise Palette

I grade this one a solid A++ : It’s billed as a vibrant, Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades.

This is such a gorgeous palette!!! The mattes are super pigmented, finely milled, and buttery smooth. The mattes blend smoothly and buff into each other perfectly with no skipping, patchiness, or muddiness.

I’ve really been having fun playing around with this palette.

ELF Earth & Ocean Palette

I grade this one a solid A+++ : It’s billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views with a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues that are smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application.

This truly is a stunning palette! There are several color stories all in 1 18 pan palette ….. the only thing missing is a brow bone shade and a deeper matte brown … I feel that would have rounded this palette out nicely.

The mattes in this palette, again, are buttery, finely milled, and blend like a dream … they buff into each other without going patchy and do not go muddy either.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

I grade this one a solid A +++ !!! : It’s billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide with an extreme-wear, waterproof eyeliner that glides on effortlessly to deliver instant color payoff. It comes in 37 shades and 3 finishes.

This is a freaking amazingly beautiful eyeliner! It’s creamy and doesn’t tug at the delicate eye area. It doesn’t skip or smudge or transfer outside of the line. There is high quality pigment payoff from 1 swipe of this liner.

I enjoyed using this one so much that I already put 13 other shades in my cart to purchase later this month.

I also love that it’s a self sharpening pencil so I never have to worry about wasted product whilst sharpening.

ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes in the Style Hunni

I grade these a solid A++ : It’s billed as having the fullest lashes with these criss-crossed patterned faux mink falsies with longer fibers in the middle of the lash creates a volumized doll-eyed look.

I did not have to cut these lashes down… they were a perfect fit for my eye width.

The band isn’t super thick but it’s thick enough not to be flimsy.

They seem to be top notch quality for this price point and I can tell I will probably be able to get 10 uses out of these 1 pair of lashes.

The ends did not poke or stab at my inner or outer edge of the eye lash line and I didn’t need to add liner to hide the band.

I’ve super impressed with these lashes.

ELF Cream Blush Palette in the Colorway Soft

I grade this a solid A+++ !!! : It’s billed as being richly pigmented buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color and are formulated to last all day. It comes in 2 color ways : Soft (the one I have) and Bold.

Out of every single cream blush product I have tried this one is the best of the best! Hands down better than even the high end blushes I’ve been testing out.

The pigment is rich but not over saturate so you don’t have to worry about too much pigment at first application. You can build up the intensity without worrying about the blush gong patchy or lifting up the products underneath. This bush palette even layers well over light powder.

This formula is so amazingly beautiful. Unlike most of the cream blushes I have tried …. this one does not loose it’s pigmentation once you set your face with powder.

It doesn’t emphasize texture (not even the pores), it doesn’t skip or go on patchy, and you get the same even , seamless coverage whether or not you use a sponge, your fingers, or a stippling brush to apply the product.

This is a definite always will keep in my collection.

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Ultra Glossy Lip in the Shade Moon Child

I grade this one a solid A+++ : It’s billed as a high shine gloss with medium-coverage, pearlescent finish in a moisturizing and non-sticky, comfortable formula.

It’s such a shame that this one is limited edition! I could see me repurchasing this one time and time again.

It’s the perfect formula! Not at all sticky, very hydrating, and even though there is fine glitters in this formula you can not feel them … there is zero grittiness to the glitter base.

It lasts fairly long and evenly on the lips and did not transfer out of the lines.

The only thing keeping me from giving this a grade with exclamation marks after it is the scent! This one smells like old kid’s makeup. Like a cross between plastic and old Vaseline. It doesn’t linger but does stick around for sometime. This is one of those cases I wouldn’t have minded a slight vanilla scent …. or even no scent at all…. now I don’t know why it has this scent that it does, but I just didn’t like it at all.

Other than the scent this is an amazing lip gloss!

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

Green Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published July 6, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My wisdom tooth is killing me today, the rain is killing my spoonie bits, and I’m a bit exhausted… but I am in great spirits so I’mm doing good.

Today I am wearing Marc Jacbos Daisy Twinkle…. 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 primed the pores using Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer (38 at Ulta). I used the VDL Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta) to add a hint of glow to the skin. For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 1 squeezes of MAC Strobe Cream ($35 at Ulta) in the shade Pinklite and Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). I color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach and then concealed my under eyes using Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I contoured my fore head, cheek bones, jaw line, and bridge of the nose using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade medium/deep. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I set the bronzer using  using ColourPop Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm. I applied Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight to the high points of my face and set that using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a softer champagne). I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade translucent. 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 Benefit Gimme Brow ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4 and then filled in my eye brows 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 matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eye shadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Illustrate (fair flesh color). I set my brow line using the shade Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website). For today’s look I used the ELF Earth and Ocean Palette ($14 on their website). I started with the shade Mojave Mami (mid-toned sand brown – satin) as my transition shade. I then went in with the shade Desert Storm  (khaki – matte) for my crease color. To deepen the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used a combo of the shades Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green – matte) and Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade  Sahara (yellow based light green – metallic). I then went into more of the shade Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte) and patted that over the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner 1/3 of the mobile together. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte) and then tightlined the lower lash liner using Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil ($27 at Sephora) in the shade Eye Cheat (beige). I used 1 coat of Flower Beauty The Warrior ($10 on their site) mascara in the shade Fiercest Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I used a combo of all 4 shades of the  ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the Soft colorway and then promptly set that using the  Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Peaches & Cream. I lined and filled in my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 in their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and then toppped my lips off using the ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in also the shade Brink (terracotta rose).

Final Thoughts:

I have been really enjoying these ELF palettes. They are so pigmented and a joy to blend and buff into the eyes.

Well dolls, that’s all for now. I hope you have a great 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.

4th of July Eye Liner Face of the Day

Published July 4, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up not feeling my best so the look I had planned for today I had to scrape and instead opted to go for a simple red, white and blue winged liner and a bold lip, no contouring, and not glowy base. Just simply foundation, bronzer, highlighter, blush, eyes, and lips.

I reused some of my new products that I hauled the past few weeks testing them out some more … I will be updates about them in Final Thoughts.

We aren’t planning anything for today. I don’t celebrate the 4th of July anymore. See today holds my heart in pain and sadness. I lost my Grandmother 2 years ago today. She past so peacefully in her sleep while we were all gathered around her in her home…. I miss her terribly everyday, especially around my birthday, Christmas, New Years, and most Thanksgivings will also be very tough for me … those were the special days we would all get together in her home to celebrate. Whilst I use to love the 4th of July I just can’t bring myself to be happy on this day … at least not for a while … She was the matriarch of our family, our keystone, the glue that held our amazing family together … and she’s gone …. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years …. the pain is still so real and raw and terrible.

Today I am wearing Katy Perry Royal Revolution Perfume…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day…..

Base:

To prime my face today I used ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer and ELF Poreless Putty Primer. For foundation today I chose to retest the Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead. I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the shade light. I bronzed my forehead, chin, cheek bones, and bridge of the nose using ColourPop Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm. For touch ups I am using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade translucent.

Eyes:

I used the soap brow method to set my brows. I filled in my brows using Flower Beauty Draw the Line Eye Brow Pencil ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. 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 Revolution Makeup Cut Crease Canvas Full Coverage Eyeshadow Base ($9 on their website) in the shade Halo (white). For today’s eye look I used several shadows from different palettes. I started with the ColourPop single shadow in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) to set my brow line. I also added this shade to my mobile lids. I took a combo of the ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each single on their website) in the shades Sea Stars ( medium yellow brown – matte), Issues (medium-dark peach – matte), and Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte) and buffed that into the crease and also lightly buffed this combo on my lower lash lines. I then took a combo of the ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each single on their website) Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic), Party Favors (duochrome peach with a gold flip – metallic), and Ringer (champagne – metallic) and tapped that all over the mobile lid and than took more of the first combo to buff over the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took more of the Cut Crease Canvas and created a thick long wing on my upper lash lines. I then took the shade Jarawa (mid-toned red – matte) from the Juvia’s Place The Warrior III palette ($20 at Ulta and on their website) and covered the inner 1/3 of the liner in this shade. I then took the shade Matt Malloy (pure white – matte) from the Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette (limited edition and no longer available) over the middle 1/3 of the liner and then blended it very lightly into the red shade. I then took the shade Royal (classic royal blue – matte) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website) and patted that from the outer 1/3 of the liner all the way through the tail of the liner and also lightly blending it into the white. I then took the shade Undefeated (ruby red – metallic) from the ColourPop x Mulan Palette (was $22 but is currently sold out on their website) and tapped that over the red part of the liner. I took the shade Sea Salt (bright white with a silver flip – metallic) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website) and tapped that over the white part of the liner. Finally I took the shade Drip Drip (vibrant blue – metallic) from the ELF Earth & Ocean palette ($14 on their website) and patted that over the blue part of the liner. I then went back in with the red, white, and blue matte shadows and just tickled the colors over the lines of demarcation between the colors to get a seamless blend. I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 on their website) in the shade 01 Linked on Black. I coated my upper and lower lashes in Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am using Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Peaches & Cream (dusty light peach – matte). I added Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a softer champagne) to the tops of my cheeks, center of my jaw, cupid’s bow, bridge of my nose, and high points of my forehead. I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bossy (classic red) and then topped the lips off with the ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Jam Sesh (true blue red – matte).

Final Thoughts:

I wont be giving final thoughts on the ELF palettes today … I still need just a bit more time to play the palettes some more before I truly can give them a grade.

ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer

I grade this one a solid C – : This one is billed as a lightweight, hydrating primer to prep your skin to create a silky smooth canvas that is  infused with hyaluronic acid (aka ha) and coconut water to support skin hydration. I don’t know about this one. Every time I use it I like it less. I don’t like the scent of this primer. It’s sticky … not tacky like let’s say the Milk Hydragrip primer or the ELF Jelly Pop Dew prime …. it is literally sticky like I have a light layer of honey on my face. I just don’t get it. It’s meant to be a hydrating primer but I never feel hydrated when wearing this one. I just feel like there’s this film on my face. It doesn’t allow foundation to blend well and when I finally do get my foundation on this primer just sits so heavy on the skin that I find myself wanting to remove my makeup and let my skin breath. I really am not getting on with this primer …. I think I will declutter it from my collection.

Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation

I give this one a grade of C : Again this one is billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin and offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. Yesterday I gave it a tentative grade of B+ and said that my skin did not feel hydrated at all with this foundation on. I said that it just looked like it sat on the surface of my face. It felt heavy, drying, and cakey. I still felt the same way today when I tried it out with a different primer. I noticed today that even when I applied 1 layer my face still felt super heavy and drying. I have normal skin and don’t typically have an issue with my skin feeling tight or dry. This is meant to be a hydrating foundation yet it’d s demi-matte foundation that just seems to suck the moisture out of the skin. I’ll have to try this one paired with as many of my foundations as possible to see if I can find a good primer/ foundation combo for this one .. if I none of my primers work with this one I think I will declutter it from my collection as I just do not enjoy it at all.

Revolution Cut Crease Canvas in the shade Halo

I give this one a a solid A++ : It’s billed as a full coverage eyeshadow base with an innovative built-in brush for easy application and claims to be the shortcut you need for a defined canvas for a cut crease with glitter, foil or eye shadow. I really enjoyed working with this base today. As I said yesterday, it has a similar consistence to the P.Louise Base, mind you it’s not a spot on dupe but it’s got some similarities. I found that this one blends into the lids perfectly. It does crease a bit more than the P.Louise one does, but this one is still a very good eye base. Shadows blend well over this base (as with the P.Louise one) and the shadow pigmentation lasts all day as well. I’m glad I picked it up in a white and a flesh color. I think I might pick up in the deep shade to use when I do smokey eye looks. I think the deeper tone would make an incredible base for smokey eyes.

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

Brown Colorful Eye Liner Face of the Day

Published July 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a little better today. So far it’s not raining and even though I didn’t sleep well last night my energy level seems to be moderate today. My wisdom tooth is killing me I can’t wait for the next 2 weeks to pass so that they can pull my tooth already.

In yesterday’s Face of the Day I recreated the look from a YouTube video by the Dubai makeup artist named Hindash. The video is entitled How To: Brown Colorful Eye Liner. I didn’t use the correct products and even though I still liked the look I got from it I wanted to recreate it again to see if I could get it closer to the talent that he creates.

The picture on the left is a still taken from Hindash’s video of the look I was trying to recreate and the one on the right is my version of the look. I still have a little work to do to get it as stunning as his work is but I think I captured it better today. I did order the eye liner he uses in the video and I don’t own a bronze eye liner (which I also ordered today) so I used a rose gold liner instead but at least today I remember to use a pencil liner and was even pleased to see that I had a chocolate brown liner in my collection. Perhapse when the liner gets here I will sit down with the video and recreate this look step by step following along with his video to see if I can reach perfection with the look ….

For now, let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day … also I am wearing for perfume today  Silver Coast Body Spray by Good Chemistry. I also used more products from my recent ELF haul and also some of the items that I hauled this morning so I will review those in my Final Thoughts…..

Base:

I primed my face using the ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer ($10 at Ulta). I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead. For foundation today I tried out the new Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). 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 concealed my under eyes using Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set the bronzer using Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($3.99 at Target and Walmart) in the shade 022 Sun Bronze. I set the highlighter using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a softer champagne). 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.

Eyes:

I set my brows using the soap brow method. I filled in my brows using Flower Beauty Draw the Line Eye Brow Pencil ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. 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 shadows from 2 different ELF eye shadow palettes. Starting with the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website). I used the shade Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin) to set down my brow line and also on the whole mobile lid. For the crease I used the same palette and the shade Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte). I then created deep wings on the upper lash line using NYX Eye Pencil ($4.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brown (a deep chocolate matte). I also used this liner to create the cat eye v at the inner corners of the eyes and to tight line my lower waterlines. I then took the shade Lagoon (powder blue – metallic) from the ELF Earth & Ocean palette ($14 on their website) and smudged that over the middle 1/3 of the upper lash lines right over the brown liner. I then went back over the outer edges of the middle 1/3 for a bit more brown liner to help blend the liner and the shadow together at the edges. I then went back over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid’s eye liner with the shade Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette to brighten that area just a tad more. I then took the ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold – metallic) and ran it alone the lower lash line and then smudged that out to soften the line. I coated my upper and lower lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my cheeks today I used the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the Soft colorway and using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a pale rose). I set the blush using Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Peaches & Cream. I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (this shade only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault, currently sold out) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral).

Final Thoughts:

ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer

I grade this one a tentative C- : This one is billed as a multitasking primer with a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. ELF totes this one as having

  • Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Watermelon Extract

With so many skin loving ingredients and the a name like Dew Primer you would think this primer would be hydrating and well … dewy. I don’t know if I just put too much on or if I didn’t put enough on because my foundation looked a hot mess over this primer! I will give it credit that it is a truly sticky base though. I mean SUPER sticky. In some areas of my face it looked flawless but there were spots all over my face where the foundation that I used just did not look good. Now I did put a glow primer over the top of the high points of my face over this primer and under the foundation so I have to take that into account as well. This is why I did not give it a solid grade and instead gave it a tentative grade… I will test this one out again with out the glow primer and with foundations that I know are amazing to see if this primer is any good. There are too many variables of new products that I used today that I can’t be certain that it’s that this primer is the catalyst. I will hold off from giving it a final grade until I’ve had to chance to test it with the Believe Beauty foundation since that is my favorite foundation that has never looked bad on my skin. One thing that’s worth noting is that this primer smells amazing! I love the Watermelon scent of this primer!

Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation

I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as the  most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin and offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. Now, I did try other new complexion products so I can’t be sure of this or not, but my skin did not feel hydrated at all with this foundation on. I tried to use just 1 layer of product however the foundation was patchy (again this could be in part due to the primer base I used today) so I have to add an additional layer which made this a full coverage foundation that just looked like it sat on the surface of my face. It felt heavy, drying, and cakey. I plan to test this foundation out again with a more hydrating primer and perhaps just 1 layer before giving a final grade for this product.

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer

I grade this one a solid B+++!!!! : This one is billed as being suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. Offering all-day hydration thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid, it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture. Designed for drier skin, the sheer, satin finish won’t settle into fine lines. This one is definitely sheer and satin but it builds up to about low medium coverage with a second layer. I really like this one I just did not feel that it was all that hydrating. It wasn’t drying at all but for a product toeing that it was designed for drier skin I kind of wish that it was just a little more hydrating. With that said it did not crease and I barely set my under eyes so that I could better test this concealer. I like the formula better than the Conceal and Define Concealer.

Revolution Highlighter Reloaded in the shade Just My Type

I grade this one a solid A+++!!! : This product is billed as being an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion. A high-impact finish with a super-flattering shimmer. The silky formula glides on smoothly. These highlighters are some of my favorite in my collection. They are very pigmented, finely milled, and never accentuate texture on the skin. An added bonus is that you get so much product for such a reasonable price.

ELF Retro Paradise palette

I grade this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a  vibrant, Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades. This palette is just so amazingly beautiful. Both the mattes and the metallics are highly pigmented, apply well, and buff in without getting patchy.

ELF Earth & Ocean palette

I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues with the luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application. I only tested out one of the shimmer shades today … it was pigmented and very shimmery but I found it to be just a bit flaky …. I think this formula would do better applied with a finger. I want to play around with the palette some more before giving it a final grade.

ELF Cream Blush Palette

I grade this one a solid A+++!!!! : This one is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day and buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color with every use. These blushes are so amazing! I would have to say that this palette has my favorite cream blush formula that I have tried thus far. This blush applied beautifully, did not lift the products underneath, and layered up perfectly. I even went back over my cheeks after I set my under eyes over the area when I had taken my powder too far down and it applied perfectly over the powder as well.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded in the shade Peaches & Cream

I give this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a sheer velvet powder blush. This one is so pretty. It’s a dusty peach that has this subtle beauty about it. Alone it gives a natural flush to the cheeks. I used it to set the cream blush today and it has just enough pigment to add a little depth to the color without over powering the pretty shade I had initially laid down. As with the highlighters…. this blush formula is one of my favorite powder blush formulas.

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

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

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