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Neutral Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published July 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? I’m doing OK today. A little run down but all in all pretty OK.

Today I am wearing Gucci Bamboo ( it has top notes of Casablanca Lily & Amber Accords, middle notes of Orange Blossom & Ylang Ylang, and the scent rounds out with notes of Sandalwood, Tahitian Vanilla, and Ambergris).

For today’s look I used shadows from 3 palettes: Juvia’s Place The Chocolates Palette($14 on their website and at Ulta), Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette ($14 on their website and at Ulta), and Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). Well … let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Forgot to blend my nose contour today YIKES

Base:

I primed my face using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer ($32 at Sephora). Today I tried a new to me technique called reverse foundation or under painting (where you start by doing cream contour and highlight BEFORE you do your foundation) so I started with my contour using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Medium/Deep. I then did my foundation using Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation ($35 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral undertones). I bronzed up the face using Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 05 Teddy (tan skin tones). I highlighted the high points of my face using the BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta) in the shade Passion (pale, iridescent pearl that reflects gold). 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 Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer ($26 at Sephora) in the shade 120 (for fair skin with neutral 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) in the original shade. I touched up the bronzer on 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 BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Originally $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 then filled in my bows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown.  I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 GBP/ $12.79 USD on their website) in the shade #02 Rumour. For today’s eye look I used shadows from 3 palettes: Juvia’s Place The Chocolates Palette($14 on their website and at Ulta), Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette ($14 on their website and at Ulta), and Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). I started with the Too Faced Palette and set my brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell – matte). For my transition shade I use a combo of the shades Maple (warm caramel brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette, the 2nd shade of the 1st row of the Nudes Palette (light beige – matte), and the 3rd shade of the 2nd row of the Nudes Palette (rich terracotta brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and my crease I used a combo of the 1st shade of the 2nd row of the Chocolates Palette (warm red – matte) and the shade Cocoa (medium chocolate brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette. I deepened the 1/2 way point of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using a combo of the shades Truffle (deep rich brown – matte) from the Too Faced Palette and the 1st shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (Deep Chocolate Brown – matte). I then deepened the very edges of the outer eye using the 3rd shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (grey toned brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I first went in with the 1st shade of the 1st row of the Nudes Palette (peachy champagne with a silver flip – metallic) and then went over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Sugared Chestnut (golden brown – metallic) from the Too Faced Palette. For the lower lash line I first went in with more of the shade Maple (warm caramel brown – matte). I used more of the shade 1st shade of the 2nd row of the Chocolates Palette (warm red – matte) followed by more of the 3rd shade of the 1st row of the Chocolates Palette (grey toned brown – matte) to deepen the lash line up. I highlighted the inner corners using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined my lower waterlines using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner($26 at Sephora) in the shade Sunset 74 (golden bronze shimmer). I coated my lower and upper lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) and then popped on a pair of BEauty Queen lashed from Obsidian Cosmetics (no longer in business).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade 06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red). I set the cream blush with the lightest hint of Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Coral Dream (a bright coral red). I touched up my highlight and highlighted the Cupid’s Bow using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type  (a deeper champagne). I lined and filled in my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk (nude pink) and topped the lips off with ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip (this shade discontinued) in the shade Bestie (creamy pink).

Final Thoughts:

I totally forgot to blend the bronzer on the bridge of my nose today! Yikes! Oh well … can’t have a good makeup day every day right? I also didn’t realize that I didin’t cover my lash band with eyeliner so there’s that too.

I broke out a little on the left side of my face right in near my pores … I think I might have used a little too much Squalane oil last night so I’ll probably skip the oil for a few days so it clears up.

I’m so bummed! My favorite place to get lashes was an ETSY shop and sadly they have closed down as of Sunday so I’m gonna have to go on a hunt for new lashes elsewhere for next month.

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 Face of the Day

Published June 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up really late today… was up late last night feeling nauseous so I didn’t get out of bed until around 1 PM and I didn’t get to my makeup until much later so this look wont be on my face very long today.

I wanted to play around with some green eye shadow since I typically only use green from Christmas. I used shadows form 3 Juvia’s Place palettes today.

For today I am wearing Katy Perry Royal Revolution perfume. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) and over my pores I used 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 Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear ($47 at Ulta) in the shade 270 Bisque Warm. To contour and bronze my face I used the NYX Pro Foundation Palette ($35 at Ulta). 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 Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer ($22 at Ulta) in the shade 3.  I set my concealer using  Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($3.49 at Walmart) in the shade 022 Sun Bronze.  set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. I didn’t choose a touch up powder since I wont be wearing my makeup for too much longer.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash ($6.99 at Ulta) in clear and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shadows from the Juvia’s Place Nubian II ($20 at Ulta), Warrior II ($20 at Ulta), and Warrior III ($20 at Ulta) palettes. I started with the Warrior II and used the shade ZAZ (eggshell white matte) to set my brow line. I then used the shade Kana (rosy dove grey matte) as my crease shade. For my outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I took a combo of the shade Shawata (charcoal black matte) and the shade Maasai (true grass green matte) form the Warrior III palette. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Egypt (royal green metallic) from the Nubian II palette. For the lower lash line I went in with more of the shade Kana to start to create a drop shadow but then decided to layer it up with more of the combo of Shawata and Maasai. I then took more of the shade Egypt over the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line to add just a hint of light to the bottom lash line because I thought it was too dark. I high lighted my inner corners using Zuri (ivory metallic) from the Nubian II palette. I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade black. I created a micro wing using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black. I coated my lashes with 1 coat of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes and then I then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie. 

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color ($10 on their website) in the shade Coral Dream. I used just a touch of ColourPop x Disney Designer Collection (was limited edition) in the shade A Smile and a Song (golden champagne) to the high points of the face. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bumble (warm rose) and filled the lips in using ColourPop Lippie Stix (was sold in the BIg Box of Lippie Stix Vault and no longer available in the shade Cookie (warm brown nude matte). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I have a small haul that I will be sharing in my next post … 1 item from NYX the Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color, and a palette that I put together from ColourPop.

I will say that I would grade the NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa See Oil Jelly Cheek Color a B- …. it’s very finicky and goes on a bit patchy but I was able to make it work. It’s a very strange texture. It doesn’t mess with the products underneath but doesn’t build on it’s self very well … that’s where it goes patchy. I used it with a beauty sponge and that works for the most part. I did layer it up a few times to get color payoff. I’m happy to have it as part of my collection but will not be buying any other shades and will not be repurchasing it when I’ve finished it.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Smokey Orange Face of the Day

Published June 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late again today … I think it has something to do with the new meds I’m on. I got up around 10:30 Am today. It’s raining here in Florida (it’s our rainy season) and so I hurt pretty bad today.

I wanted a deep smokey eye look so this is what I came up with. Today I am wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle perfume. Let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer ($7.99 at Ulta) and I primed the pore area with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta). For foundation today I chose L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation ($12.99 at Ulta) in the shade 202 Creamy Natural. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium Deep. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer ($8.50 at Ulta) in the shade Walnut. 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 first a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on the Pixi website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach and then wen in with Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Vanilla. I set my concealer using  Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using  NYX Matte Bronzer ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Tan.  I set the cream highlighter using Milani Strobelight  Instant Glow Powder ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Afterglow.  I then set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. I have chosen the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 2.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash ($6.99 at Ulta) in clear and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Nubian 2 Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started by setting my brow line with a combo of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Creme Brulee (a creamy flesh tone matte) and Sugar (icy white shimmer). I then went in with the Nubian 2 Palette and the shade Morocco (dark orange matte) for the crease to the brow line. I then went in with the shade Kenya (Chocolate Brown matte) on the entire mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went in with the shade Yaa (an auburn orange metallic) for the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. Next I chose the shade Sheba (fawn metallic) for the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer mobile lid. For the lower lash line I did a drop shadow using more of the shade Morocco. I then went in with more of the shade Kenya closer to the lash line. I then went in with more of Yaa for the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line and then highlighted my inner corners using the shade Zuri (ivory metallic). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (deep ash brown). I coated my lashes with Believe Beauty High Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General) in the shade Black. I then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie. 

Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I chose Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and then filled in my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Stix (sold as part of the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault- no longer available) in the shade Dream Date (pale warm nude).  I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I really enjoy this eye look but I feel like I should have added a deeper coral blush … but I wanted the eye to be the focal point of this look. I think maybe a deeper nude lip would have been better too … but I really love this nude lip combo.

It’s almost time to dye my hair again. I’ve got those grays peaking though.

I’m making meatloaf and homemade mac and cheese for dinner tonight. I don’t have much energy so I needed to do a meal that I could just pop into the oven and walk away until it is done.

Are there any looks you’d like me to try? I’m open to suggestions … just shoot me a message.

I was thinking about doing a green look … I just don’t have many green shadows so I will have to wait till next month’s beauty buys to purchase a green shadow palette.

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

XOXO, Nita

Sunset Inspired Face of the Day

Published June 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today (around 11:30 AM) and am feeling a bit better today. I still had to rest a bit whilst doing my makeup but I have a lower pain level today which means the new meds are working.

I didn’t know what direction I was going with my makeup I only new that I wanted a nice berry lip. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using VDL Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta). My foundation today is Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation ($10.99 on their website) in the shade 030 Sand Beige. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium Deep. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Medium.  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 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 at Sephora) in the shade 3.  I set my concealer using ELF Smooth and Set High Definition Undereye Setting Powder ($4 on their website) in the shade sheer and then brightened the under eye area a bit more using aura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 1. I set the cream bronzer using NYX Matte Bronzer ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Tan.  I set the cream highlighter using Makeup Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Dare to Divulge (rose gold). I then set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. I have chosen the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 2.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22 at Ulta) and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Nubian 2 Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the shade Madagascar (beige matte) through the whole crease up to the brow line. I then set my brow line with Wet n Wild Color icon Eyeshadow Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar (icy white shimmer). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used the shade Jezebel (maroon matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid i used the shade Nefertiti (18k gold metallic). For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Madagascar to create a slight drop shadow and then on the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line I used ColourPop Loose Pigment (no longer sold – was a gift with purchase) in the shade The Dunes (berry pink with gold reflect) mixed with a few drops of Iglot Duraline ($16 on the Beautylish website). I then highlighted the inner corners using Zuri (ivory metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Alabama (muted maroon red). I then coated my lashes with 1 coat of AOA Studio Fat Lash Mascara ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie. I then lined the upper lash line lightly using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush today i chose NARS Blush ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Dolce Vita (dusty rose matte). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (only sold in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault *limited edition* no loger available) in the shade LBB (rich plum wine) and then topped off the lips using ColourPop Lippie Sitx ($7 on their website) in the shade Songbird (muted berry matte). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I really love how this look came out. There’s something magical about gold and red tones together.

I am really loving the lashes from Obsidian Cosmetics. They are hand made and all synthetic. I’ve been able to get 5 uses out of each pair.

I am planing to do a rainbow pride look later this week using the ELF x JKissa Palette… stay tuned for that.

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

Peacock Inspired Face of the Day

Published June 9, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today… had a hard time staying asleep last nigh, I was in a ton of pain.

I wanted to work with the blues and yellows in the Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette today so I came up with this look… I must say it was difficult working with the sky blue and the yellow together … the blue didn’t want to lay down over the yellow and kept getting patchy so I had to improvise and I used the NYX Glitter Glue to get the blue to lay down.

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

Base:

 I primed my face using VDL Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta). My Foundation is Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation ($5 only a Dollar General Stores) in the color Nude. I contoured my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium Deep. I then warmed up the perimeter of my face using NYX Wonder Stick ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using BH Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer (normally $6 but on sale for $3.60 on their website) in the shade 111 (medium with neutral undertones). I set my concealer using ELF Smooth and Set High Definition Undereye Setting Powder ($4 on their website) in the shade sheer and then brightened the under eye area a bit more using aura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 1. I set the cream bronzer using ColourPop Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8 on their website) in the shade Talk to the Palm. I set the cream highlighter using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta) in the shade Soft and Gentle (gilded peach bronze). I then set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. I have chosen the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade Light.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22 at Ulta) and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). I started by setting the crease to brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eye Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Creme Brulee. For my Crease I chose the shade Nzinga (a vibrant true canary yellow matte) and I took it all the way to the brow bone. I then chose the shade Gola (a vibrant sky blue matte) for the untire mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I had a hard time getting this shade to stick to the yellow so I used a bit of NYX Glitter Glue () and then went back over the outer v again. I then went back over the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Karama (a steel blue metallic). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Gola. I then used more of the shade Karama on the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line to add a bit of depth to the look. I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honeydew (a pink with silver reflect metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (was only sold in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault and is no longer sold was limited edition) in the shade Whatchamacallit (dusty denim). I created a mini wing Physicians Formula Eye Booster ($11.49 at Ulta) in the shade Ultra Black. I then coated my lashes with 1 coat of Flower Beauty Lash Warrior ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade fiercest black and then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie.

Cheeks and Lips:

 For blush today I am using NYX Sweet Cheeks Matte Blush ($7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Citrine Rose (dusty rosy pink). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and then filled in my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Stix (sold as part of the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault- no longer available) in the shade Dream Date (pale warm nude).

Final Thoughts:

I feel like I’m finally coming out of my fibro flare …. I’m feeling stronger and the new meds seem to be working.

I really do love this palette …. just wished the yellow and blue would have buffed into each other without going patchy.

I am really loving this nude lip combo … You may see it again soon.

Oh and I won an influencer contest from Obsidian Cosmetics where I got to created 2 of my own eyeshadows !!! That collaboration is coming soon …. stay tuned.

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

Bright Glam Face of the Day

Published June 8, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How have you been? Great I hope. I’ve been in a full on fibro flare for 10 days now, but today was the first time I was able to get out of bed. It took me a while to do my makeup because I had to stop a few times to rest… But I was able to get a full on beat face done so that’s a win in my book.

I’ve learned a lot in the 7 days that I took off in support of the Amplified Melanated Voices movement. I’ve reflected and I’ve listened and most importantly I have learned so much. I am very thankful for the experience. I am truly grateful for being able to have the ability to learn so much about this beautiful culture that is the Black community. I have some up coming blog post projects that I am currently working on to help push this movement forward.

In the meantime … I have resumed my daily Face of the Day posts … starting today…. So let’s get started.

Base: I primed my face using VDL Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta). My Foundation is No7. Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation ($15.99 at Target, Walmart, and the No7 website) in the shade Calico. I contoured my face using first the NYX Micro-Contour Duo Pencil (originally $10 but on sale for $5 on the NYX website) in the shade Deep (using the deeper shade of the duo) and then to further pronounce the contour I went in with a bit of Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium Deep. I bronzed using NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer ($8.50 at Ulta) in the shade Walnut. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. For my under eyes I concealed using NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer ($8.50 at Ulta) in the shade Vanilla. I set my under eyes using ELF Smooth and Set High Definition Undereye Setting Powder ($4 on their website) in the shade sheer * This is a spot on dupe for the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder* and then I set the rest of my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. I then went in with a bit of Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta) in Hoola. I also went in with a bit of the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($44 at Sephora) in Highlight 01. For my touch up powder today I have chosen the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade Light.

Eyes: I set my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22 at Ulta) and filled in my brows using Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). I started by setting the crease to brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eye Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Creme Brulee. For my Crease I chose the shade Kahina (a berry pink matte). I then went into the shade Candace (a vibrant true purple matte) for the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of my the mobile lid I used the shade Kongo (a light sea blue metallic). I then took a clean fluffy crease brush and buffed over the entire eye to blend all the harsh edges. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Kahina. I then I used more of Candace closest to the lash line. I then went in with more of the shade Kongo on the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line and then lightened it with the shade Karama (a steel blue metallic). I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Fairtale (an icy white metallic). I lined my lower lash line using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Ametyst. I created small wing on the upper lash line using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black. I then coated my lashes with 1 coat of The Balm What’s Your Type? Mascara ($19 on their website) and then popped on a pair of Obsidian Cosmetics Lashes ($7.99 on their Etsy website) in the style Barbie.

Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using NYX Sweet Cheeks Matte Blush ($7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Summer Breeze (a dusty coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (sold as part of the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault- no longer available) in the shade Dial Up (vibrant hot pink) and then filled in my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Stix (sold as part of the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault- no longer available) in the shade Casanova (bold watermelon pink).

Final Thoughts:

Whilst suck in bed this past week I’ve had a long time to reflect on the state of the world right now. I’ve used the time to better educate myself and to support my BIPOC brothers and sisters.

I’ve also taken some time to just recharge my batteries and to take care of myself.

I’ve been in pain my whole life but the pain is the worst during a flare up . I also had almost nonexistent energy so I needed help taking a shower, changing my clothes, cooking, and just everyday tasks that others take for granted.

I’ve lived solely in pajamas, have eaten only soft foods, and basically slept as often as I could to try and help this flare pass…

I feel grateful for the boost in energy that I have today and I am not over doing it today so that I don’t end up in bed again tomorrow.

I was able to shower, change my clothes, and do my makeup with basically little effort (except when I had to rest for a bit) and was even able to cook dinner for my family and make some tiktok cookies.

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who kept me going whistle in this flare… and for those of you who have checked in on me.

I would also like to welcome some new bloggers to me that have followed me this past week … so thank you to :

Thank you for joining my blog !!!

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

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

XOXO

Amber Neutral Eye Face of the Day

Published May 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I slept in until around 10:45 AM. I’m still in some pain and my energy is pretty low today but I was able to do my makeup, blog a few posts, and cook an amazing dinner … tonight on the menu is Pollo Guisado (stewed chicken over white rice).

Today’s perfume is Marc Jacob’s Daisy Twinkle …. I will be reviewing several of the my new Juvia’s Place items in Final Thoughts….Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the MAC Strobe Cream ($35 for the regular sized bottle at Ulta) in the shade pinklite. My foundation today is Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation $20 for 1 fluid ounce (but on sale for $14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones). I skipped corrector today to see how the concealer performed …. I concealed with 2 dots of Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer $14 for .34 fluid ounces (but on sale for $8.90 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website for $11) in the shade 23. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 $12 for .31 ounces of product (on sale at Ulta for $8.40). I bronzed the perimeter of the face using Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation $16 for .34 ounces (on sale at Ulta for $11.20 and Juvia’s Place website for $12) in the shade Guinea (for dark skin with neutral cool undertones). 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 Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 only at Dollar General Stores) in translucent. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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. For today’s eye look I used mostly Juvia’s Place The Warrior II palette. I also use a single shadow for the mobile lid. I started by using the Zaz (eggshell white matte) to set my brow line and then went into the shade Kana (rosey dove grey matte) from lash line to brow line. I then went into the shade Yodit (dark mustard brown matte) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eyesahdow ($6.46 at Walmart) in the shade Amber Rush (bright rose gold amber metallic). I then went into the shade Kufuru (syrup brown matte) and used it on the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer of the outer v (making sure not to take this shade into the crease at all). I then went into the shade Daura (salmon coral matte) and buffed in into the middle 1/3 of both mobile lid and the upper crease and then took whatever was left on the brush that I used the shade Kana on and buffed out the edges of the middle 1/3 of the lid. For the lower lash line I first went in with more of the shade Yodit and created a drop shadow that I further intensified with more of the shade Daura and buffed that 1/2 way down the drop shadow and intensified the lash line using more of the shade Yodit. I highlighted my inner corners using more of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I tight lined my upper waterline using  Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Black Cocoa (a deep brown) and my lower waterline using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I coated my upper and lower lashes in 1 layer of NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta).

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 24-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade B-Day Bae (a rosey pink matte). I highlighted the highest points of my cheek bones, center of the chin, Cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, and brow bone area using more of Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. I lined my lips and filled them in using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (rosey mauve nude) and topped my lips off using Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Lip Cream ($8.49 at Ulta) Guava Mama (coral).

Final Thoughts: Product Reviews….

I Am Magic Foundation in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones). I grade this one an A+:

It’s very pigmented and very little is all that you need. I did 1 1/2 squirts for my face, neck, and ears and still had product left on my palette.

This is an extremely thick foundation but doesn’t feel heavy on the face whatsoever. In fact I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all.

Their website says that this is a velvety matte long wear foundation. I agree that it’s matte but I don’t understand why they say it’s velvety… it really isn’t. It’s a true matte foundation and not at all demi-matte as I thought it would be based on my swatch from yesterday’s Ulta Haul .

Like most matte foundations this is a very full coverage one but unlike most matte foundations on me … this one did not emphasize any texture and did not grab at my fine lines.

The shade is a perfect match for me and did not oxidize.

There is no scent to this foundation (a welcomed bonus) and it sets down almost all the way (I did have to powder lightly as there was a slight … very slight tack to the skin after application).

Juvia’s Place continues to surprise me with both their quality and performance of their products.

This is a welcomed addition to my ever growing foundation collection.

I Am Magic Concealer in the shade J23 (for fair skin with neutral undertones) I grade this one an A- :

This one, again, is a very pigmented product that only needs the slightest amount for coverage. I used 1 dab and 1 tiny dot to completely cover my under eyes.

Their website claims this is weightless… It is to an extent. I don’t feel it under my eyes but it is super thick (thicker than the Tarte Shape Tape).

It’s just the right formula of creaminess. It doesn’t sink into the fine lines and it set beautifully.

The reason that I only gave it an A- is because this one does emphasize some texture under my eyes (now this could be the combo of this concealer with the powder that I used, that is plausible).

This concealer did not oxidize at all and is very long lasting. I did not need to touch up at all and I’ve been wearing it for 8 hours now.

This is a pretty good concealer.

Shade Stick Foundation in the color Guinea (dark skin with warm undertones) I grade with one A++:

This one is billed as full coverage …. I find it to be high medium coverage.

This is a creamy formula with little to no slip that does not set down on it’s own.

I purchased this deep shade because I thought it would make a great bronzer …. and it did not disappoint me.

It’s easy to apply and does not disturb the products underneath it and I used a touch more after I powdered my face and it went on beautifully without getting splotchy or patchy.

I don’t have much to say about it because I am only using it as a bronzer so I don’t know what the performance would be as face product but as a bronzer this one is stunning!

I am thinking of picking up shade Tokyo to use as a cream highlight for glam makeup.

The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 for light skin. I grade this one an A+++!!!!

This is such a gorgeous highlighter, very reflective.

I didn’t want a full on powerful highlighter so I used a very light hand and dusted it over the high points of my face in circular motions and that made my face glow beautifully!!

This is a finely milled, low kick back, firm pressed powder highlighter.

I already know I more than likely will be reaching for this one a ton… and I will have to force myself to put it away and give some love to my other highlighters …. it’s just the way it works with me when I find a highlighter this amazing.

The Warrior II Palette I grade this one an A+++!!!!

This is an all matte palette.

The shadows are firm pressed in the pans but the they are still buttery.

There was no kickback in the pan… and I mean ZIP!!! There is just something about Juvia’s Place shadows that is magical …. I very seldom come across a shade in their collection that has any kickback whatsoever.

There was also NO FALLOUT on the face either.

The shadows are highly pigmented and buff out effortlessly without skipping or being patchy and they buff into one another without going muddy.

Each shade layers over the top of the others wonderfully.

They do not crease or fade throughout the day … Again I’ve been in my makeup for going on 9 hours now and my eyes are still as vibrant as they were at the start of my makeup application.

This is a great palette to have in my collection and I can get all types of looks form just this one palette and maybe a few single metallic shades for those days that I want a bit of shine.

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

6th Beauty Haul and Swatches of May 2020

Published May 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
I placed an order on the Ulta app for pick up today

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I didn’t sleep well last night, I went to sleep around 5 AM and then was awoken to blinding white hot pain in both of my legs and a really bad charlie horse in my right calf muscle. It’s also raining here in Florida so my body is attacking me right now with pain. This is the reason I haven’t done a Face of the Day post today, and as for yesterday we spent most of the day rearranging the bedroom (see my last post for my new makeup nook set up) and then I spent the rest of the day getting all my makeup cataloged and swatched for my new blog series about all of my makeup. To cheer me up since I’m so bummed about the amount of pain I’m in hubby surprised me with extra makeup money … so I did a little shopping today…. Let’s jump into this haul and swatches shall we?

*NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass and with the flash on as I was taking pictures from my bedroom today*

bareMinerals barePro Glow Bronzer $29 for .47 fluid ounces in the shade Warmth (terracotta bronze best for medium to deep skin tones). This products bills as being a versatile liquid bronzer that provides sheer, natural-looking color that lasts up to 16 hours and having a bi-phase formula with light-reflecting mineral pearls that provides sheer, natural-looking color that flatters any skin tone.

It also says that there are 4 ways to use this product: #1. For focused bronze: Using your ring finger, dot barePro Glow Bronzer in a half-moon shape from cheekbones to brow bones. Blend in with a dense face brush of your choice. Layer for a more intense bronze glow. #2. For all-over bonze: Mix 1 pump of barePro Glow Bronzer with 1 pump of your foundation and blend with your fingers. #3. For a sun-kissed, no-makeup look: Mix 1 pump of barePro Glow Bronzer with your favorite skincare products or tinted moisturizer. and #4. For a subtle body bronzer: Mix 1 pump of BAREPRO GLOW BRONZER with your body lotion.

This bronzer comes in 2 shades Faux Tan (sun-kissed bronze best for fair to medium skin tones) and Warmth (terracotta bronze best for medium to deep skin tones).

What I noticed straight away from pumping 1 drop on the back of my hand is that this bronzer is incredibly liquidy. After blending it in I did feel that it was extremely sheer… I’m not sure that I ‘m going to like this bronzer … but I wanted to try it out because Jessica Braun from YouTube recommended it so I thought I’d give it a go.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation $20 for 1 fluid ounce (but on sale for $14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). It’s billed as offering a smooth application with a natural and soft matte finish to give a flawless coverage with long lasting all day wear. It comes in 42 shades on the Juvia’s Place website (half of the shades are for deeper skin and the other half are for mid to fair skin tones) and is offered in 35 shades at Ulta with half the shade beign for deeper skin and the other half for mid to fair skin tones. I am in the shade 650 Alexandria (light skin with neutral undertones).

What I have learned about this foundation from swatching it is that this is a very full coverage foundation. I squeezed out about a dime sized amount to create this swatch and it covered the full back on my hand and I could have spread it further. It seemed to be a demi-matte formula.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer $14 for .34 fluid ounces (but on sale for $8.90 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website for $11) and is billed as being full coverage and bendable with just one application adn that it evens and blurs out skin imperfections. Infused with Amino Acid treated pigments, to help increase intensity of color without a heavy after feel. It comes in 24 shades on both the Ulta website and the Juvia’s Place website… half of which are for deeper skin and the other half for mid to fair tones.

From swatching this concealer I can tell you it’s very full coverage…. a little goes a long LONG way… this is a very pigmented concealer…. and it is a satin/matte hybrid.

Juvia’s Place Shade Stick Foundation $16 for .34 ounces (on sale at Ulta for $11.20 and Juvia’s Place website for $12) and is billed as a full coverage natural, multipurpose long lasting foundation stick that is full coverage and a weightless multipurpose formula that glides on seamlessly to cover imperfections, while giving full definition to face. It comes in 30 shades (10 for deeper skin, 10 for mid tone skin, and 10 for fair to light skin). I chose the shade Guinea (for dark skin with neutral cool undertones). I chose this shade because I thought it would make a great cream bronzer.

What I have learned from this swatch is that this is a drier formula that is still creamy, it’s just not OVERLY CREAMY and it blends out with the fingers wonderfully.

Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 $12 for .31 ounces of product (on sale at Ulta for $8.40) and is billed as a beautiful bronzed shade that creates effortless luminosity. Highly pigmented mix of beautiful champagne pearls perfect for light skin tones.

From my swatch I noticed there is no bronze to this highlighter… it’s just a champagne highlighter with a white shift, but with that said it’s stunning! there is no glitter in this highlighter at all … I did notice when trying to remove the swatch that this sucker is either water proof or it’s just so pigmented that it’s a hard to remove product. Either way I’m excited to see how this looks on the face.

Juvia’s Place The Warrior III Palette $20 for .63 ounces of product (on sale for $14 at Ulta but currently sold out … you can still find this palette on the Juvia’s Place website for $20 (on sale right now for $12). This palette was inspired by the tenacity, courage and strength of female leaders around the world. It has 7 mattes and 2 metallics.

The shades are:

Maasia (a vibrant grass green matte), Nzinga (a vibrant true canary yellow matte), Kahina (a berry pink matte), Jarawa (a coral matte), Candace (a vibrant true purple matte), Fanti (a bright blue toned bubblegum pink matte), Kongo (a light sea blue metallic), Karama (a steel blue metallic), and Gola (a vibrant sky blue matte).

The mattes are hard pressed but finely milled and there was very little fallout whilst swatching them. The metallics are on the drier side of a metallic formula but were very pigmented and very creamy when swatched.

Juvia’s Place The Nubian II Eyeshadow Palette $20 for 1.58 ounces of product (on sale for $14 at Ulta and $14 on the Juvia’s Place website). This palette was inspired by Nefertiti, a beauty icon known for her outstanding beauty, strength and spirituality. There are 4 metallic shades, 4 shimmer shades, and 4 matte shades.

The shades are: Morocco (dark orange matte), Madagascar (beige matte), Sheba (fawn metallic), Yaa (auburn metallic), Jezebel (maroon matte), Zuri (ivory shimmer), Cleopatra (royal blue shimmer), Nefertiti (18k gold shimmer), Nairobi (yellow gold metallic), Leyla (royal eggplant shimmer), Kenya (chocolate brown matte) and Egypt (royal green metallic).

The mattes are hard pressed but finely milled and there was very little fallout whilst swatching them. The metallics are on the drier side of a metallic formula but were very pigmented and very creamy when swatched. The shimmer shades are so buttery and so smooth and they preform as if they were metallics, they are super shinny and bright.

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

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

XOXO

Chocolate Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published May 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up fairly early today (around 8 AM). I have stiff joints and leg pain today but have pretty good energy levels today.

I wanted a dark smokey eye look so this is what I came up with.

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

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer ($22 on their website and at Target) as my glow lotion today. For foundation I chose AOA Studio Perfect BB Cream ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Medium. I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose Private Society Coveted Concealer ($22 on their website) in the shade Medium. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Channel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar (icy white shimmer). For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Chocolates palette ( $14 on the Juvia’s Place website). I started in the crease with the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (mustard yellow matte). I then used the 1st shade of the 2nd row (rich warm reddish brown matte) in the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then deepened the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v using the 1st shade of the 1st row (deep chocolate brown matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the 2nd shade of the 1st row (warm brown with a brown and silver shimmer metallic) and then went back into the reddish brown to buff out the demarcation line between the outer 1/3 and inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the mustard yellow shade and then deepened that drop shadow with more of the reddish brown shade. I then took more of the chocolate brown matte shade and deepened the lash line. For my inner corners I used the dazzle shade for the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway. I tight lined my upper and lower water lines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Black Cocoa (a deep brown). I coated my upper and lower lashes in 1 layer of NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara ($11 at Ulta).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Long Lasting Lip Liner ($5.95 on Amazon) in the shade Coral and topped that off with Jouer High Pigment Pearl Lip Gloss ($17 on the Beautylish website) in the shade Sloane (discontinued color… it’s a mid-toned pinkish coral).

Final Thoughts:

I don’t know if I will be doing a Face of the Day post tomorrow or not. We are rearranging our bedroom furniture and my beauty nook and so I’m not sure if I will wake up and do my makeup first or not. If I get up at a reasonable time I’ll maybe do a quick and fuss free look but if not then I will just forgo my makeup so that we can move my bedroom around.

I was thinking of doing a new series called Get Ready With Me … like they do on YouTube, but in print form…. Where I would go step by step in my makeup routine and have pictures that you could follow along with … is that something you would be interested in? I have had a few people say that they like a certain look that I’ve done but that they could never do it or they wished they knew how to do it … so I figured if I did a few step by step posts it might help someone else learn a new makeup technique.

I’m also thinking about doing a few posts showing my full makeup collections piece by piece. I would do a 13 part series …. 1 post per makeup type: primer, foundation, concealer, contour/bronzer, highlighters, face powders ( loose ones too), blush, eye palettes/complete face palettes/single shadows, mascaras, eye liners/ gel liners/pen liners, brow products, lashes,
and setting sprays.

I am still trying to decide how I want my makeup nook to look and how I will organize all of my makeup items now that I have another shelf unit that I can utilize I was thinking of getting rid of the huge baker’s rack that takes up a good amount of real-estate in our room. We will have to see how the resign goes tomorrow. Of course I will post pictures once it’s done.

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 dolls…. Always save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Gold Eye Face of the Day

Published May 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today, was up late last night in pain and awoke to even more pain today. It’s been raining for 2 days now here in Florida and that always exacerbates my Fibromyalgia.

For today’s look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes.

For my perfume I chose Gucci Bamboo…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day……

Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta). I then used the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? as my glow lotion for the day, I used a bit too much so I have a disco ball shine to the skin. My foundation today is ELF Flawless Finish Foundation ($6 on their website) in the color Sand (Light/Medium with neutral undertones). I used a bit of Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach for some light color correction and for concealer I chose AOA Studio Paw Paw Liquid Concealer ($1.55 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Buff. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. 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, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Spot Light and then I went in with just a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light colorway and using the Glow in that kit to set the high points of my face. 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 topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of Channel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Bronze Universal. I also used the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) and using the Soft Focus powder as an all over finishing powder. I chose the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder ($5.47 on their website but on sale now for $3.57) in the shade Neutral Beige as my touch up powder for the day.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side 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. For today’s eye look I used both the Juvia’s Place The Warrior ($20 on their website) and The Nudes ($14 at Ulta and on their website) Palettes. I started with the Warrior palette and set my brow line using the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte). I then went into the Nudes palette and took the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (a rich terracotta brown matte) and buffed that into my crease into a little of the brow line. I then popped back over to the Warrior palette and took a combo of the shades Mino (dark chocolate matte) and Kano (a yellow based caramel matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Dahomey (a russet gold metallic) and then took whatever was left on the outer v brush and biffed it over the line of demarcation between the outer 1/3 and the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to blend everything together. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow starting with more of the 3rd shade of the 2nd row of the Nudes palette and then I deepened the drop shadow with more of the shade Kano. I then deepened the lash line with a combo of more of Kano and Mino. I highlighted the inner corners using the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (champagne with a gold reflect metallic) of the Nudes palette. I coated my upper and lower lashes with  The Balm What’s Your Type Mascara ($19 on their website) and popped on a pair of Vegas Nay and Eylure Easy Elegance lashes ($4.49 at Walmart).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (coral pink). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a coral based nude) and topped that off with Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade 070 Coral Crush (coral pink satin).

Final Thoughts:

I use to keep the makeup that I’m going to use for the day in this cute little wicker basket, however it’s an old basket and there was some of the strands breaking off the bottom so I decided to replace it because I kept loosing pencils out of the bottom….

I decided to go with an acrylic tray and found this super adorable rose gold one on Amazon ….

C.R. Gibson Rose Gold Acrylic Letter Tray $22.66. The tray is 12″x 10.5″x 3″ and holds all of my makeup items perfectly with room to move around the tray. It’s sleek and looks so pretty at my vanity. The walls of the tray are medium thick and the tray is sturdy and well designed.

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

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