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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

Soft Bronze with a Vampy Lip Face of the Day

Published May 21, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up today around 8 AM but didn’t start my makeup until around noon, I made breakfast pizza for my family and than needed to rest a bit before getting my day going.

I didn’t know what dirrection I was going with my makeup look, all I knew was that I wanted to wear my Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy). I hadn’t used it in a while and wanted to see if it was a lipstick I still wanted in my collection …. the answer to that question is YES ….. yes I most certainly want this shade in my collection. Such a pretty vampy lip color.

Today’s perfume is Versace Red Jeans. Let’s jump into today’s 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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then used the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) as my glow lotion for the day. My foundation today is L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. 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 Physicians Formula Conceal RX (discontinued) in the shade Natural Light. 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 Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta). 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 shimmer 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette ($20 on their website). I started by laying down the shade Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte) all over the lids from lash to brow line. I then went into the shade Kano (caramel with yellow under-tone matte) into the crease. I then went into the shade Mino (dark chocolate matte) onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then took a clean fluffy crease brush and buffed the edges of the whole eye. On the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade  Amina (an antiqued golden bronze metallic). I then used the shade Benin (golden taupe metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Kano and then deepened the lower lash line with more of the shade Mino. I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Moremi (white gold metallic). I tight lined both my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara (discontinued).

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 ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bichette (deepened red) and then topped off my lips using Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Liquorice (discontinued… the shade is a dark warm burgundy).

Final Thoughts:

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette : I grade this one an A++: The pan size is pretty big which means I wont hit pan on these beautiful metallics any time soon. There was zero kick back in the pans and zero fallout on the face. These shadows are pressed hard but are finely milled. The mattes are on the drier side but buffed out wonderfully without skipping or going patchy and they buff into each other well without going muddy. The metallics are a bit more butterier than the mattes but still on the drier side of metallics that I’m use to and I did notice that, because of that dryness, the metallics seem to emphasize the fine lines on my mobile lid…. nothing too bad, I just took a clean flat shader brush and buffed over the lines to remove the texture. All in all a beautiful palette I wont be able to get many different looks with this palette on it’s own, however I do have other palettes that will pair beautifully with it for more looks…. I can see myself using this palette a ton.

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

5th Beauty Haul of May 2020 and Swatches

Published May 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

I have another beauty haul for ya today. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

So let’s jump straight into it….

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ColourPop Mulan Collection  : I purchased the palette, the creme lux lipstick, and both blushes in this collection….

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The Mulan Palette $22 for 15 shadows. We have 3 sequin shadows, 6 mattes, 1 pressed pigment, 3 metallics, and 2 foiled shadows…. let’s take a closer look……

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The first row consists of: imperial (nude taupe – matte), strike a match (icy champagne with pinpoints of bronze – metallic) be swift (vibrant warm gold – pressed pigment), fighter (peachy beige matte), and  like a girl (silver taupe – metallic).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The second row consists of: warrior (warm terracotta undertone with silver/ green/ gold duochrome effect – metallic), honor (cool deep brown – matte), loyal (rich red with gold flex – foiled), brave (warm mid-tone brown loaded with gold pearl – sequin), and strength (rich terracotta – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The last row consists of: true (cool blacked brown – matte), undefeated (ruby red – metallic), defiant (black loaded with silver and gold pearl – sequin), guiding spirit (deep red brown – matte), legacy (chocolate brown with gold pearl – sequin)

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Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Match Maker (pale nude with gold pearl – satin)

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Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Good Luck Charm (soft terracotta with gold pearl – satin)

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash.

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Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Hua Mulan  (rosey pink)

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I purchased these 3 palettes on the Juvia’s Place Website

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The Chocolates Palette $14 on the Juvia’s Place website. These colors have no names. You get 3 mattes, 1 pressed pigment, and 2 metallics.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: a deep chocolate brown – matte, warm brown with a brown and silver shimmer – metallic, a grey-toned brown – matte, rich warm red – matte, mustard yellow – matte, and cool brown – metallic.

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The Warrior Palette $20 on their website. You get 3 mattes and 6 metallics.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Amina (an antiqued golden bronze metallic) , Idia (butterscotch metallic), Mino (dark chocolate matte), Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte), Moremi (white gold metallic), and Kano (caramel matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Dahomey (russet gold metallic), Bakwa (pure gold metallic), and Benin (golden taupe metallic).

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The Warrior II Palette $20 (but on sale for $10 right now) on their website. You get 9 matte shadows.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Yodit (dark mustard brown matte), Kufuru (a syrup brown with a red under-tone matte), Walzana (iron grey matte), Daura (salmon coral matte), Zama (orange matte), and Jamata (a deep terracotta brown matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Shawata (a deep charcoal  black matte), Kana (rosey dove grey matte), and Zaz (egg shell white matte).

 

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that 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

Soft Focus Halo Eye Face of the Day

Published May 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Mine is going OK. I woke up early and my pain level is holding in the middle and my energy is pretty good today. My lower back hurts a heap because I was standing for a long time (I was tie dying a few new outfits).

Today I am not wearing any perfume because I woke with a headache. Let’s jump into today’s soft focus halo eye.

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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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then went in with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Light Medium. My foundation today is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($49 at Sephora) in the shade Light 5 Fiji.  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 Glowgasm Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website, The Charlotte Tilbury website and at Sehora) in the shade Goldgasm and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer (9.99 at Ulta) in the shade 01 Classic Ivory. I warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) in the shade Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). 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 MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I chose the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4-M1.

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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 then I set the brow line using the shade  Matt Malloy (pure white matte) from the Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette (discontiuned, was limited edtion). For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). I went into the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (warm toned deep brown matte) and started on the outer 1/3 of the full eye lid I took this shade on a huge fluffy blender brush and buffed it from lash straight up to the brow line and then did the same thing on the inner 1/3 of the full lid and then with what ever was left on the brush I connected the inner and outer 1/3 of the lids at the brow line. I then went into the 4th shade of the 1st row (mid-toned copper metallic) and patted that over the full middle 1/3 of the lids from lash to just under the brow line (leaving a small amount of the first shade open). I then took a tiny fluffy blender brush and buffed the delineation lines between the inner 1/3 and middle 1/3 and middle 1/3 and outer 1/3 to leave the halo soft focused. I then dusted more of the warm deep brown shade onto my lower lash line and then I highlighted my inner corners with Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow ($20 at Ulta) in the shade Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne with silver reflects).I created a mid-sized wing using Joah I’m So Fly Brush Tip Eyeliner ($8.50 on their website) in black. I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic. I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Black and then popped on a set of Kiss Looks So Natural Lash ($11.99 for a 5 pack at Ulta) in the style Shy.

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Cheeks and Lips:

I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Birthday Suit (neutral pink) I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink  (terracotta rose) and then used NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Dolce Vita (sheer dusty rose).

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Final Thoughts:

My ColourPop Mulan collection should arrive tomorrow!!!

The lashes I purchased from a shop on ETSY says that I should receive them tomorrow as well.

My Juvia’s Place order that I placed on their website also says that I should receive their package tomorrow as well!!

I also am excited that I tried my hand at tie dying! My first outfit is in the wash now and the 2nd outfit I made is cooling down so that I can rinse it out and then wash it. I’ll do a post on it if not later tonight then tomorrow.

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 health.

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

XOXO

Smokey Grey Eyed Face of the Day

Published May 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke early today (around 7:30 AM). Feeling exhausted today but still have enough energy to make a nice Italian meal tonight for supper.

Today’s perfume is Ralph Lauren Romance. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

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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 Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then went in with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Light Medium. My foundation today is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade 3 Neutral. 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) and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Beauty Supersize Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C 6.5. I warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) in the shade Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). 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 MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I chose the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4-M1.

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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 the Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) and 3 shadow’s from The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Ador and Meet Matt(e) Nude palettes (both palettes are discontinued … they were limited edition). I started with the Nubian 3 palette and went into the 2nd shade of the 3rd row (dusty light grey matte) and buffed that all over the lids (from lash line to brow line). I then went into the 2nd shade of the 1st row (deep slate grey matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into the Meet Matt(e) Ador Palette and used the shade Matt Soto (a dusty black matte) and buffed that in 1/2 through the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and 1/2 way through the outer v of the crease. I then went back to the Nubian 3 palette and patted the 3rd shade of the 1st row (slate grey metallic) over the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then went into the 1st shade of the 1st row (light toned silver metallic) and patted that over the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went back into the Meet Matt(e) Ador and the shade Matt Lee (deep black matte) and deepened the very outer part of the mobile lid and the outer v. I then went into the Matt(e) Nude palette and set the brow line using the shade Matt Malloy (pure white matte). For the lower lash line I buffed more of the deep slate grey shade on closest to the lash line, and then buffed that out with more of the dusty light grey. I then used more of Matt Lee to deepen the bottom lash line. I highlighted my inner corners with Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow ($20 at Ulta) in the shade Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne with silver reflects). I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using Flower Beauty Forever Wear Long-Wear Eyeliner ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Onyx. I created a mid-sized wing using Joah I’m So Fly Brush Tip Eyeliner ($8.50 on their website) in black. I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Black and then popped on a set of Kiss Looks So Natural Lash ($11.99 for a 5 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty.

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Cheeks and Lips:

I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Birthday Suit (neutral pink) I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink  (terracotta rose) and then tapped a bit of L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade I Create (a pale dusty coral) over the top and then topped that with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Dolce Vita (sheer dusty rose).

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Final Thoughts:

I love that with this Nubian 3 palette I can go from light and airy summer vibes to a smokey night on the town look. This palette is just stunning.

I haven’t worn lashes in so long that my lash line feels super heavy, but I thought that this look called for a bit more drama than my natural lashes could handle.

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 great health.

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

XOXO

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