Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I was able to sleep well last night and woke this morning with less pain than I was in yesterday.
Today was family breakfast day. I made Disney Contemporary Chef Mickey’s Breakfast Pizza from a recipe that I found on the Disney Food Blog and I added sausage and bacon to the recipe … it was super yummy and super simple to make and look how yummy it looks:
what it looks like before you bake it
what it looks like after baking … and was super yummy
Today I am wearing my Bath and Body Works Champagne Rose body spray. Now let’s jump into this Face of the Day….
Base: I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using NYX Angel Veil Primer ($16 at Ulta). I also prepped my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora and the Beautylish website). My foundation today is Il Makiage Woke Up Like This foundation ($44 on their website) in the shade 040. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website). I concealed my under eyes using 5 dots of Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ($22 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade No. 3. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I am using Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($4 at Walmart) in the shade 011 creamy natural as my touch up powder today.
Eyes: I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4.5 and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and I also used a little of this to cut my brow line. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Bare Necessities 30 Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($34 on the ColourPop website). I started with the shade Velveteen (tawny brown matte) from lash line to brow bone. I then went into the shade Crack On (chestnut brown matte) and applied it on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Designer Duds (rose gold pink metallic) and then went into the shade Rumored (silvery taupe metallic) and tapped that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and then went back into Designer Duds and blending it into the middle 1/3 to blend all the shades together. On the brow line I used a combo of the shades In the Buff (neutral pale pinky beige matte) and Full Exposé (creamy vanilla matte). For the lower lash line I did a drop shadow using more of the shade Crack On and then highlighted the inner corners using Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta). I lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (classic brown).
Cheeks and Lips: For my blush I did it a bit different today. I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using a Super Shock Cheek blush…. and then set it when I set the rest of my face and I think it gave me a pretty flushed look. I used ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Quarters (a mid-toned peachy coral satin). I lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude) and then topped that off with L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 448 I-Tease (a soft taupey pink matte) and felt that this was too muted so I tapped a few dots of Makeup Geek Creme Stain ($11.99 on their website) in the shade Jitterbug (an intense coral matte) and then I felt that this was too dry looking so I topped the whole lip off using NARS Lip Gloss ($24 on the NARS website) in the shade Stripe Tease (Sheer champagne nude).
I got an email from ColourPop that says they will begin processing their back orders now!! Yahoo because I have 2 orders that I am waiting for and am stoked to try out that new Mulan palette.
I have a few beauty buys this month… not as many as last month because we are trying to stay above water with the bills… but I will have a few things to haul for you soon.
The reason I’m so late with my post today is I had to rest for a little bit and then I had to cook dinner. For tonight’s dinner I made Polish Meat and Potatoes from AllRecipes.com . Mine didn’t come out as pretty as the picture on the website but dolls….. this is one tasty dish!!
Well that’s all for now dolls. 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.
Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up around 9 AM. Slept in to try and help my body heal a bit from market day. I’m hurting still but not as bad as I was yesterday as I am grateful.
For dinner tonight I am making my hubby’s favorite meal… Whole Italian roasted young chicken on a bed of potato medallions and corn on the cob and homemade lemon-aid.
I finally got my last order from Ulta … I’ll be posting a quick beauty haul next.
For today I am wearing YSL Parisian perfume. I will be reviewing a new foundation and lipstick in my Final Thoughts.
My hair isn’t cooperating with me today … I think it’s time for another Olaplex treatment… so please forgive how 80’s puffy my hair looks today …. So, let’s jump into today’s Soft Neutral Face of the Day…
Base: I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora) and just a tad bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) around the pores of my cheek area. I used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 on the Beautylish website) in the shade #3 Light/Medium to give my skin that lit from within glow. For foundation today I am using Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation ($44 on their website) in the shade 040. I concealed my under eyes using 5 of the tiniest dots of Tarte Creaseless Concealer ($26 at Ulta) in the shade 20N Light. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Glodgasm. I then set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer ($34 at Ulta). I am using Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($4 at Walmart) in the shade 011 creamy natural as my touch up powder today.
Eyes: I started with my brows. I’ve been doing this a lot lately and I think it works out the best … I don’t have to touch up my foundation or my eyes doing it this way… and I also haven’t been using my brow highlighter as much … which I miss but this seems to be the routine that has been working out best for me. I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4.5 and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and I also used a little of this to cut my brow line. For today’s eye look I used the BH Cosmetics Ultimate Matte 42 Color Shadow Palette (regularly $28 but on sale for $21 on their website). I started by using the 4th shade of the 4th row (a soft camel brown matte) from lash line to brow bone. I then went in with the 4th shade of the 2nd row (a mid-toned orange based tan matte) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and in the outer v of the crease. I highlighted my brow line using 1st shade of the 1st row (a creamy vanilla matte). I then used a little dab of NYX Glitter Primer ($6.50 at Ulta) on the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid and then patted L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eye Shadow ($9.49 at CVS) in the shade 892 Amber Rush (a mid-toned rose gold metallic). I then went back into the mid-toned orange based tan and smudged that on my lower lash line. I highlighted my inner corners using Hikari Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honey Dew (an icy pink with a slight silver flip). I lined the lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($4.49 at Ulta) in the shade Nude (a creamy flesh tone). I then coated my upper and lower lashes with 2 coats of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips: Once again I opted not to use a powder highlighter. I really have been enjoying this lit from within, skin like glow that I am getting from the Charlotte Tibury Beauty Light Wand. For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Captivating (bright peach matte). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I then topped my lips off with L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 448 I-Tease (a soft taupey pink matte).
Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation: Grade A+++!!!: This foundation is the first foundation to match my skin tone spot on … where it melts into the skin and you can’t tell I am wearing any foundation! They have a shade finder quiz that you take and it matches your skin tone spot on. This foundation is light weight and I would say medium coverage but you can build it up slightly. It dries down almost all the way so a light layer of setting powder is needed, but this is a healthy, demi-matte, seamless foundation. I am so happy with this purchase. I still have 12 days to try it out to see if I like it before I buy it, but I don’t need the extra time. I can already tell that I am in love with this foundation and most definitely will be repurchasing this one when I run out.
L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain in the shade I-Tease: Grade A+++!!!: I so love the formula of this liquid matte stain. It’s light weight, non drying, and has a soft wash of color. I do notice that it’s not the longest wearing formula but when you reapply it doesn’t go cakey or crumbly. This is a very effortless lipstick. I am so glad I purchase multiple shades and I-Tease is the perfect nude shade.
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.
Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I just got my Il Makiage order in the mail so I just wanted to share this very small haul with you … And away we go….
INFINITY LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM $22 for .18 fluid ounces of product on the Il Makiage website. I was gifted this mini of the shade Gala (a dusty coral pink matte). This lipstick is billed as having vibrant, high-impact pigments with an innovative formula that ensures opaque, all-day matte coverage that won’t fade, crack or smudge. It claims to be a non-drying, not-sticky, comfortable formula that’s full coverage and transfer-proof. This product is made in Italy. It comes in 27 shades.
The picture on the left is with not flash and the one on the right is with flash. This lippie is amazing! It’s transfer proof, dries down to what feels like a satin, however it does not budge. The formula reminds me of the L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stains but the Il Makiage one has a better lasting power. I enjoyed this so much I have put it on my list for next month’s beauty purchases… I want a few shades.
WOKE UP LIKE THIS FLAWLESS BASE FOUNDATION $44 for 1 fluid ounce of product on theIl Makiage website. It comes in 50 shades with 20 shades for deeper skin tones. It’s billed as being a powerful, streak-free foundation that smoothes and evens the skin with an advanced, innovative formula for a flawless, uniform natural matte finish. It claims to be a buildable medium-to-high coverage enriched with: Vitamin E for anti-aging benefits Hyaluronic acid for hydration, protection and filling wrinkles. It claims to have special optically corrective powders blur fine lines, redness, and blemishes while light-diffusing spheres deflect attention away from all imperfections with a streak-free in application and lightweight in feel for comfortable wear.
I purchased this off a video ad I saw on TikTok because they offer a 14 day trial period before you by… You only pay for the shipping… You try it out for the 14 days (which starts the day it’s delivered) and if it doesn’t turn out to be the correct shade, doesn’t perform the way you like, or for what ever the reason you can return the foundation free of charge and they will even pay for the shipping. So I decided to give it a shot since they boast that they can perfectly match your skin … I have to say I am extremely impressed. It matches me very very VERY well.
The instructions say to use 2 drops for the full face … The formula is medium thick with high pigment and great spreadability.
The picture on the right is with no flash and the picture on the right is with flash. I would call this a demi-matte formula. I truly think just this one pump could cover 1/2 my face.
I will test it out tomorrow and give my review then.
Well… That’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.