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THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 6 : DREAM Mono-Chromatic PALETTE

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 1: Dream Mono-Chromatic Palette: Pick 9 shades all based on your favorite color to create your own mini mono-chromatic palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The color story I chose for my Monochromatic palette is PURPLE of course!!! Not only is it my favorite color on the planet, it’s also the official color of Spoonie Awareness. So let’s take a look at what my dream mono-chromatic palette would look like.

The shade from left to right are as follows:

Earthshine (pinky lavender with a blue duo-chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This is such a pretty purpler, pinky, blue shifting eye shadow that is perfect for the inner corner or just tapped over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid.

Mr. Sandman (icy rose with a silver sheen – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This shade reminds me a little of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment in the way that it shifts. I love this color paired with a mossy green metallic.

Tropicana (pastel lilac – matte) from the ELF Retro Paradise Palette $14 on their website. This is a great little powdery lilac shade that’s great for the mobile lid but can also be used as a brow line highlight for a more avant garde look.

Neutrino (purple with a blue sheen – metallic) a ColourPop Single Pan Eyeshadow $4.50 on their website. I have said so much already about this shade … so I will simply say …. when ever I have a chance to add this shade to a look …. I do because I just simply love it.

Do or Dough (bright lavender with blue duo-chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This one has so much dimension to it that it’s just the perfect companion to any purple look , be it smokey, subtle, or glam.

Guilt Trip (smoky purple – shimmer) from the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette $49 at Sephora. I don’t reach for this one as much as I reach for some of my other purple shadows but every time I do I love the look … this is my most subtle purple shadow I own … it’s a bit smokey…. a bit sultry.

Chick Lit (deep amethyst – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Palette from ColourPop $12 on their website. This shade is just perfection … simply put …. PERFECTION.

Candace (true berry based purple – matte) from the Warrior III Palette from Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I love to use this shade as a base for my less punchy purple shades … it really punches up the purple in any shade.

and finally Sleeper (eggplant – matte) a ColourPop Single Pan Eyeshadow $4.50 on their website. I use this one to deepen my outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I also use it to deepen the lower lash line too.

Well … there you have it dolls … my dream 9 pan mono-chrome palette … what would be your dream 9 pan mono-chrome palette?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

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

XOXO, Nita

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 4: Dream Colorful Palette

Published July 8, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 4: Dream Colorful Palette: Pick 9 colorful shades from any of your palettes to create your own mini colorful palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The colors from left to right are:

Solstice With the Mostest (neon pink with a blue sheen – metallic) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). I just love this pink shade! It’s so fun to play with and it’s so super pigmented. It’s a great summer shade.

Grid Lock (bright teal with silver & teal glitter – metallic) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). This teal is super pretty on it’s own, as a lower lash pop of color, as center of a smokey halo eye, or winged out along the lash line as a pop of liner color.

Back Stage (cobalt blue – matte) a ColourPop single pan shadow ($4.50 on their website). This matte shade is so freaking pretty!!! I use it as an all over shadow, I use it as liner shade, I’ve even used it as an outer v shade.

Bare Minimum (berry violet – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). This is such a unique shade. It has a hint of duo-chrome to it that just give this reddish tint to the eyeshadow.

Do or Dough (bright lavender with blue duo chrome flip – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). I really love this shade as an all over mobile lid shade. It’s such a pretty duo-chrome. It’s so pretty, in fact, that I sometimes just dust a wash of this shade over my mobile lid and use nothing else, save some mascara.

Chick Lit (deep amethyst – metallic) from the It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette by ColourPop ($12 on their website). This shade is so majestic! It’s my most treasured purple shade in all my collection. I have even used this shade as a lipstick topper on occasions.

Egypt (royal green – metallic) from the Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s Place $28 on their website. This is such a pretty deep forest green with a slight gold lilt to it. I love creating a green smokey eye with this shadow most of all, but I have also used it as an lower lash liner and outer v shade.

Cleopatra (royal blue – metallic) from the Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s Place on their website. There is so much dimension to this shadow. Swatching this shadow doesn’t do it justice. There is just something so magical about this shade.

And finally Kongo (bright icy sky blue – metallic) from the Warrior III Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This is such a bright blue! I just can’t stop staring when I’m wearing this one.

So there we have it dolls … this is what my dream mini colorful palette would look like. I know it’s sort of blue and purple heavy but those really are my favorite types of pop of color shadows. What shades would be in your 9 pan colorful palette?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 3: Dream Neutral Palette

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I know it’s been a week since I last posted for this challenge … but better late than never.

This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

Day 3: Dream Neutral Palette: Pick 9 neutral shades from any of your palettes to create your own mini neautrals palette

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The shades for my dream mini neutrals palette would be:

Creme (a basic vanilla – matte) from the ELF The New Classics Palette $14 on their site. This shade is perfect for a brow bone highlight and as a matte inner corner highlight.

Riff (nude brown – matte) from the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette $49 at Ulta and Sephora. This is just the perfect nude transition shade. It’s just the right under tone of warmth without being too warm.

Maple (warm caramel brown – matte) from the Too Face Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette $45 at Ulta and Sephora. This shade is similar to Riff but has a bit more yellow in the tone. It’s such a pretty shadow to just pop in the crease for some added dimension on those no makeup makeup days.

Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte) a ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Shadow $4.50 on their website. This is my go to shade when I just want an all over wash of color. I also love to use it to really smoke out the lower lash line when I do drop shadows.

Kano (true caramel – matte ) from the Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I use Kano a ton… not just for eye shadow… I also use it to warm up the highest points of my face when I want a subtle bronzed look.

Kufuru (syrup brown – matte) from the Warrior II Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. I freaking love this shadow! It’s my favorite way to deepen up the outer v and to add depth to the lower lash line.

Over It (light warm coral – metallic) a ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Shadow (discontinued). This is the perfect coral shade to pair with a neutral palette. It’s just the right pigmentation and right shade of coral to pair well with a smokey neutral look and still work well with a barely their neutral look.

The 4th shade of the 1st row (champagne – metallic) of the Nubian Palette by Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This adds such a stunning pop of light to any neutral look. It’s also a great inner corner highlight shade.

and finally Kenya (chocolate brown – matte) from the Nubian 2 Palette from Juvia’s Place $20 on their website. This is my go to shadow to create a smokey neutral look with and also to add depth to the very outer parts of the eye.

There you have it dolls. My perfect dream mini neutral palette. What shades would be in your 9 pan dream neutral palette?

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

The Makeup Marvels Makeup Tag

Published July 1, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I was catching up on some of my favorite YouTuber’s videos (I am very behind in my YouTube subscriptions, I think I’m on my June 19th videos right now, because I’ve just been feeling so crappy with between my Fibromyalgia and my Hashimotto’s and everything and since I typically binge my YouTube subscriptions whilst I’m doing my makeup I really haven’t been able to catch up on the videos… but little by little I am getting through them.

One of my favorite YouTube Channels is Seeking Alexandria. She recently came out with a video where she created a fun 8 topic makeup tag entitled #MakeupMarvels and I though oh wow how fun. We all know by now I love to do makeup tags when ever I can fit them in. So I present to you her tag for my blog ….

*Note: Remember that all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass …. the picture on either the left or the top will be the picture without flash and the one on the right or the bottom will be the picture with flash …. I do this so you can better gauge the colors.

As I’ve explained there are 8 topics for this tag :

  1. Lady Prime : A primer that actually works

2. Ripe & Hype: Makeup that was actually worth the hype

3. The Late Bloomer: A product you waited to try & then wished you tried sooner

4. Tentative Tingles: A palette you were on the fence about but now are obsessed with

5. Game Changer: It is a product that literally changed how you do your makeup or a part of your routine

6. Lady Lash: A mascara that actually looks like the b*tch on the box

7. Shine & Dine: This is a gloss that is shiny without that fly paper effect

8. Anti Cake: A powder that sets without being all kinds of doughy nasty on your face

Lady Prime : A primer that actually works (I have 2. a regular primer and a pore primer)

Option 1

NYX Angel Veil Primer $16 at Ulta for 1.02 fluid ounces of product and is billed as a lightweight super silky, light and fresh formula that creates a comfortable cushion on your skin and is a smooth, uniform canvas that minimizes shine to enhance makeup application makes everything flawless. 

This primer does exotically what it claims to do. This one is a spot on dupe for the Hour Glass Veil Mineral Primer that will set you back $54 for 1 fluid ounce of product, however in my opinion I feel that the NYX Angel Veil Primer is better. It doesn’t give you that white cast to the skin that the Hour Glass one does, doesn’t have that thick mineral scent to it, and is not as thick feeling on the skin.

It just blurs the skin so well. If you compare the picture above to the ones in this picture you can see just how well this primer smooths out the skin.

Option 2

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer $39 at Ulta for .5 ounces of product and is billed as a melt-in smoothing primer with innovative blurring and filling technology for a youthful appearance perfectly primed for makeup application, a smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Once again this product does exactly what it says it does. I use it on the apples of my cheeks and the sides of my nose to blur and fill in the pores and between my brows to blur the little 11 wrinkle I have there. I little of this product does go a long way and you do need to be careful not to over use this one because it will pill if you do, but just a pea sized amount leaves my more problematic areas flawless. It also has a mattifing way about it that just leaves my nose perfectly matte all day. (side note the ELF Poreless Putty Primer is a close dupe for this one … not as pore filling and doesn’t really do anything to mask soft wrinkles and is much more emollient than the Tarte one, but it’s a pretty good alternative if you’re on a budget.)

You can truly see just how mattifying this primer is and just how well it blurs all the imperfections.

Ripe & Hype: Makeup that was actually worth the hype

Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation $5 for .85 fluid ounces and only sold at Dollar General Stores (here in the states) and comes in 18 shades with about 5 shades for deeper skin tones and is billed as a medium to full coverage foundation that blends effortlessly for a flawless look.

This foundation is everywhere right now. All over Instagram. All over TikTok. Many YouTube creators are raving about it. For very good reason! I have to say I purchased this one full believing I was going to have to throw it out because it wasn’t going to be as good as everyone was claiming it it. Dolls!!! I was so darn wrong about this one!!

This foundation leaves the skin flawlessly glowy and healthy looking. A little bit goes a very long way. I use about 2 1/2 dots the size you see above and that covers my whole face, my ears, and my neck and leaves just enough on my sponge to let me blend any other cream products into the skin seamlessly.

Not only is this the perfect shade for me, it’s my dream formula! Out of every foundation I own …. high end and drug store priced … this is my favorite foundation …. I dare say it may make it into my best and worst products of 2020.

The Late Bloomer: A product you waited to try & then wished you tried sooner

Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette $20 at Ulta. This palette was launched in 2016 and I did not purchase it until the first part of this year, so 5 years AFTER it was launched.

Juvia’s Place had been on my radar I just didn’t think I would like the shadows because at the time I wasn’t into warm browns and very seldom was I into neutral shimmers.

Darn was I wrong about this palette! This is the palette that sparked my love for this brand in general. I ended up doing a huge purchase after testing out this palette and in fact have about $200 worth of more palettes I’m purchasing tomorrow from the brand.

The mattes in the palette are so buttery and so pigmented and blend like a dream. The shimmers are stunning and long wearing. I so wish I would have tried this brand sooner I would have been hooked from the first swatch and would have been able to collect a lot more than what I have in my collection now.

The shades do not have any names but the shades are:

iridescent pink metallic, tan matte, nude brown matte, champagne metallic, light gold with pink undertones metallic, light gold metallic, antiqued coppery gold metallic, bronzed gold metallic, dark auburn metallic, mid-toned brown matte, dark brown metallic, and a ebony brown matte.

This is just simply put heaven in a palette formula.

Tentative Tingles: A palette you were on the fence about but now are obsessed with

ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette $34 on their website. This is a 30 pan neutral palette. When it first came out it didn’t really spark my interest. It wasn’t until after watching a few YouTube videos about it that I was like, “OK maybe it might be worth a shot”. Still it just looked like a bland palette to me.

When I purchased it and swatched it for my ColourPop haul I was totally hooked. As you can see by the state of my palette, I truly use this one a ton! The shades are amazing and the shimmer shades are so pretty.

I didn’t take a flash and no flash picture of this one since I already had swatches in my media log … the shades from left to right of each picture are:

idol hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen- metallic)
in the buff (neutral pale pinky beige – matte)
silk teddy (nude champagne – metallic)
on holiday (soft beige – matte)
rumored (silvery taupe – metallic)
banter (cool toned stone – matte)
full exposé (creamy vanilla – matte)
tease me (pale creamsicle with gold flecks – sequin)
the talk (champagne peachy gold – metallic)
hustler (light peach – matte)
complicated (warm rust brown with gold pinpoints – sequin)
crack on (chestnut brown – matte)
hot gossip (toasted nude – matte)
all 4 u (dusty mauve pink – matte)
designer duds (rose gold pink – metallic)
spree (rosy blush with gold flecks – sequin)
act a fool (dusty mid tone mauve – matte)
cufflinks (rosy purple with a pink sheen – metallic)
haute (terracotta with copper flecks – sequin)
fuzzy (true red copper – metallic)
tabloid (deep caramel – matte)
genie (golden bronze – metallic)
taboo (deep brown – matte)
dutch process (plum brown with silver flecks – sequin)
velveteen (tawny brown – matte)
prix fixe (antique bronze – metallic)
stiletto (warm deep brown with soft gold pinpoints – sequin)
revel (deep red brown – metallic)
baubles (deep cool toned brown with silver flecks – sequin)
spy glass (deep true black – matte)

Game Changer: It is a product that literally changed how you do your makeup or a part of your routine

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand $38 for .40 fluid ounces and is sold on the Beautylish website and also at Sephora. It comes in 2 shades fair/medium and medium/deep. It’s a soft-focus, semi-matte contour wand with sponge applicator.

I purchased this from Beautylish on a whim since I’ve always steered clear of cream based products. I just never really thought they would work for me. But I purchased this and a beauty light wand and have been in love with cream products ever since!

This contour wand was just the right color and consistency for me to dip my toes into the water. It was super easy to blend and made contouring my face a breeze.

As a result of trying, and falling in love with, this contour wand I have now added cream blushes, highlighters, and bronzers to my repertoire of makeup items and I have to say I’ve been loving how my complexion looks more now than I have ever done in the past.

Lady Lash: A mascara that actually looks like the b*tch on the box (I have 2. I can’t help it. I love both of these so much that I just can’t choose and sometimes I even layer them together)

Option 1

I have loved this one for years and years and many many MANY tubes

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara $8.99 for .23 ounces of products at Ulta.

I have used this mascara for years. I love this one. It was my one and only holly grail mascara for the better part of 6 years. It give volume and length and doesn’t flake. It holds the curl perfectly and when layered with my Option 2 I’ve been asked what false lashes I am wearing.

Option 2

This is a newer mascara to my collection, I think I purchased it in either February or March

Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution $10 at Ulta but could not find how much product you get with this one.

I was really thinking I would not like this mascara when I first opened it up because the wand on this one is huge and thick, however it does work well and looks pretty by itself and also layered with my option 1.

This one holds a curl great, also doesn’t flake, and is super black. This one gets me noticed for sure every time I wear it.

Shine & Dine: This is a gloss that is shiny without that fly paper effect

NARS Lip Gloss in the shades Stripe Tease (nude), Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), Chihuahua (guava), and Dolce Vita (dusty rose)

Nars Lip Gloss $24 for .18 fluid ounces of product on their website (they sell some shades at Ulta and Sephora but your best place to find better shades is on the NARS website.)

I use to have a ton of these but I only kept 4 when we moved from our apartment to our house 3 years ago. This is by far my all time favorite lip gloss formula. It is never sticky or tacky. I never get that weird stingy mess between my lips. It never travels outside the lip line and never disrupts any of my lipsticks that I may wear underneath either. The best part is that it has no scent to it either.

I do have plans to restock some of the other shades of this lip gloss because honestly 100 % this truly is my all time favorite lip gloss formula.

Stripe Tease (nude), Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), Chihuahua (guava), and Dolce Vita (dusty rose).

And finally …..

Anti Cake: A powder that sets without being all kinds of doughy nasty on your face

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder $33 for .56 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora. This comes in 3 shades: translucent, translucent medium, and translucent deep.

Anyone who has been following for anytime could already have guessed this would be my pick for this topic. I freaking LOVE this powder!!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! It’s just the most amazing powder I have ever tried! At the start of my blogging life I use to sing the praises of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (which I still use from time to time) but ever since this one came into my life I just can’t get enough.

There is some sort of vudo magic in this little powder I’m convinced! (just joking but seriously … it’s something other worldly). It blurs the skin and gives you a soft focus look to the over all complexion. It never looks powdery or dusty, never emphasizes texture or clings to dry patches of skin (when I have it… which isn’t often but on those days I know I can use this powder and will not have a problem with it).

I don’t ever feel like I need to use a finishing spray when I’m wearing this powder. It’s so light weight and buttery smooth and so finely milled that you can even set your under eyes with it. It gives the slightest lilt to the skin too which is super pretty.

Well dolls…. That’s all for this tag …. I had fun putting together my list of 8 products for this tag … what would you chose for your picks for each catagory?

Well I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

THE DREAM PALETTE CHALLENGE DAY 2 : DREAM SHIMMER PALETTE

Published July 1, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

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

So we are now on to day 2 of this fun beauty tag …. let’s see what I came up with.

Here is the full Dream Palette Tag provided to me by newlipstickclub1

Day 2: Dream Shimmer Palette: Pick 9 of Your Favorite Shimmer Shades & Swatch Them to Make Your Own Palette!

  • As always the 1st picture will be the picture with no flash and the one on the 2nd one will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

For this palette creation it was so much easier for me than with the matte palette. I adore shimmer but I already knew which were my 9 top favorite shimmer shades.

The shades in my 9 Pan Shimmer Palette would be:

The 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes Palette (peachy champagne with silver pin point – metallic). This is my favorite inner corner pop of shimmer. I even love it lightly pressed into the center of the mobile lid.

Soothe Metallic (warm champagne gold – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette). I just love the whole row of the shade Soothe but this shimmer is so metallic it’s breath taking.

Aura Metallic (champagne – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette). This is my favorite mobile lid shade when I’m using a camel color in the crease. I’ve even used this shade as a highlight on my nose as well.

The 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette (iridescent pink – shimmer). This is just such a pretty shimmer shade. There’s just something about the way it catches the light that just pops so pretty!

Miser (terracotta with blue-green duochrome – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This is probably the prettiest metallic shade that ColourPop has ever put out. I love to use this as the blending shade for the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid it gives such an amazing sunset vibe to any subtle look and yet looks amazing mixed into a smokey eye. I also love how in certain lights it looks coral and in others it truly takes on the duo chrome blue green shift.

Marz (icy moss with a silver sheen – metallic – from the ColourPop She Got Solstice Palette). This is the shadow that sparked my intrest for green shadows. I particularly love to pair this one with Miser or with any of my coral shades. I’ve also used this one over top of a deep brown to add a hmmm …. there’s something about that eye …. pop of surprise.

Nefertiti (shimmering 18 k gold – metallic – from the Juvia’s Place The Nubian II Palette). I typically don’t like gold foiled looking shadows but this one is so reflective and so pigmented that it’s just stunning. I’ve been loving to pair it with a deep chocolate smokey eye just right under the lower lash line for that pop of BAM!

Painted Lady ( icy peachy orange – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This shadow doesn’t photograph well but it’s such an amazing shade. Yes it’s peachy orange but there is just enough peach in it to have it lean more towards coral than orange. This is another one of those shades I just love to wear as an all over wash of color or in a halo eye look.

Tea Garden (duochrome red with a green gold flip – metallic – a ColourPop single shadow). This shade is so multifaceted that it will keep you guessing as to what shade it actually is. I love this shade in the center of the lower lash line to add that wow factor to a smokey eye. I love it all over the mobile lid. I love it on the middle 1/3 of the mobile … I just simply love this shade.

Well there you have it dolls. My Dream 9 Pan Shimmer Palette…. What are your go to shades you couldn’t live without if you only were able to choose 9 shades for an all shimmer palette?

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

The Dream Palette Challenge Day 1 : Dream Matte Palette

Published June 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
This is a challenge that was created by newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics on Instagram.

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

So after posting my Dream Matte Palette from yesterday I had been speaking with newlipstickclub1 on Instagram and turns out there were some rules for the challenge that I didn’t know about. So I thought it would be fun to redo this challenge the right way …. so let’s get started

Here is the full Dream Palette Tag provided to me by newlipstickclub1

Day 1: Dream matte Palette: Pick 9 of Your Favorite Matte Shades & Swatch Them to Make Your Own Palette!

  • As always the picture on the left will be the picture with no flash and the one on the right will be the one with flash …. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

If I had to (gulp) only chose 9 mattes …. I would have to opt for a basic neutral palette because I feel that I could get the most millage out of a basic neutral matte palette more than if I had fun pops of color mixed in.

The shades in my 9 Pan Matte Palette would be:

Matt Malloy (pure white – from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), I chose the white shade because it can help me lighten some of the mid tone browns and also act as an inner corner and brow line highlight. I’ve even used this shade to brighten up my under eyes and also as the center spot of my mobile lid for an all matte halo eye.

Here Me Out (white peach – ColourPop single eye shadow), I chose this as my brow bone highlight because it’s just the perfect undertone for my brow line. It’s also stunning on the mobile lid with just a hint of color through the crease.

the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes palette (light rose), I chose this shade because I can’t not have a coral type shade in any palette I own. This is a rose that leans coral and is so pretty as an all over wash of color or even just through the crease with a bit of shimmer on the mobile lids.

Bel Air (cool taupe – ColourPop single shadow), It’s a cool taupe must I say anything else? This is the perfect contour shade for the crease when you don’t want a “makeup” makeup look. It’s also great to help deepen the light rose shade, and it’s a great under eye shade as well.

the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Nudes palette (deep yellow camel), I love me a good camel nude. This one is so simply beautiful all over for a wash of color it also loves amazing paired with the white peach shade.

Maple (yellow based tannish brown – from the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow palette ), My all time favorite shade Too Faced has ever come out with! I live for this shade. When I hit pan I will totally repurchase this palette just so I can have this shade still in my life.

Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – ColourPop single shadow),  This shade again is just so beautiful as an all over wash of color with just a pop of shimmer in the middle of the mobile lid. It’s also a great blender shade for deeper colors.

Soothe Matte (camel – from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 palette), This has to be the prettiest camel shade I have ever owned. Tati knows what she is doing with her color selection because this palette in general is fire! But soothe is my all time favorite shade of the whole palette.

and the 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (deep chocolate brown). I was torn been between needing a deep brown and a black … but this shade is the perfect amalgamation of the two. It’s deep enough that I just don’t miss having a black matte in a 9 pan palette with this one in it.

Well there you have it dolls. My Dream 9 Pan Matte Palette…. What are your go to shades you couldn’t live without if you only were able to choose 9 shades for an all matte palette?

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

My Ultimate Dream Matte Palette (Revised)

Published June 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m very low on energy the past few days. Turns out my Hashimoto Syndrome is acting up and my Thyroid and Kidney functions are really low. The doctor changed my meds again to try and help my Thyroid and Kidneys start to improve but until the meds start to work I’ll be low on energy, more than when it’s just the Fibromyalgia giving me trouble, so I probably wont be able to do my makeup for a few more days or so. With that said I came across this really cool makeup challenge from fellow word presser Katie of KatieEmma Beauty , who by the way is an amazing beauty blogger! Her blog is just chalk full of amazing reads…. seriously you should go check her out. She found this challenge on Instagram and the original creators of this challenge are newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics .

This is an 8 day challenge that centers on you creating your dream palette of the day …. the day assignments are:

Day 1: Dream Matte Palette
Day 2: Dream Shimmer Palette
Day 3: Dream Nude Palette
Day 4: Dream Color Palette
Day 5: Dream Face Palette (using eyeshadow only)
Day 6: Dream Monochromatic Palette
Day 7: Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Day 8: Dream Eyeshadow Palette (using non-eyeshadow)

So let’s start with Day 1: My Dream Matte Palette….

  • PLEASE NOTE: I was contacted by newlipstickclub1 and she actually gave me the rules for this challenge … so I have decided to rename this post and start the challenge over.

Anyone who knows me knows I love bigger palettes and I also love matte shadows, they are my all time favorite shadows so for me to have my ultimate dream matte palette it would have to be a huge palette.

I put together my dream palette on Friday but had a hard time whittling it down to a smaller size …. by Sunday night I was able to whittle it down to 69 shades…. but this is the smallest I am willing to go with my dream palette… ultimately I would probably add 1 more shade to round it out to an even number but really these 69 shades are my ultimate dream palette to own, I really could not have a dream palette without all these shades in the palette….

*REMEMBER, when I do swatches , I always do my swatches on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass…. also I always take a picture of the swatches with and without flash so that you can get a true sense of the colors …. the pictures without flash will be on the left and the ones with flash will be on the right or the ones with no flash will be on top and the ones with flash will be on the bottom*

My first row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Matt Malloy (pure white from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Matt Lombardi (creamy camel tan from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Canvas (creamy vanilla from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Here Me Out (white peach ColourPop single eye shadow), Fresh (flesh tone from ELF Opposites Attract palette), Weekender (slightly deeper flesh tone from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes palette (light rose), Fuego (pastel coral from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Sassy (coral from the Opposites Attract palette), and Nekkid (warm light orange coral from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette).

My second row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Charge It (soft rosy pink ColourPop single shadow), Cut Outs (dusty coral ColourPop single shadow), the 9th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (light coral), the 12th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (full on coral), Daura (salmon coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Morocco (deep orange from the Juvia’s Place Nubian II palette), Caliente (terracotta from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Maybe Later (mid toned brick red from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Pass It On (warm terracotta from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Peanut Butter (creamy orange toned tan from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette), and Nuts about You (red based orange terracotta from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette).

My third row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Amber (burnt orange from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Soothe Matte (camel from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 palette), Maple (yellow based tannish brown from the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow palette ), Riff (deep camel from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), Wake Up Call (warm sand ColourPop single shadow), Bel Air (cool taupe ColourPop sungle shadow), Sea Stars (medium yellow brown ColourPop single shadow), Good Thing (warm chestnut brown ColourPop single shadow), Extra Curricular (mid toned orange tan ColourPop Double Entendre palette), Saucy (yellow based tan from the ELF Opposites Attack palette), and the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Nudes palette (deep yellow camel).

My fourth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 5th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (mustard yellow), Yodit (dark mustard brown from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Kana (rosy dove grey from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Sandy Bum (light tones natural brown from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Mojave Mami (mid toned sand brown from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Feathered (rich chocolate brown ColourPop single shadow), Finesse (deep mahogany ColourPop single shadow), Choc (reddish brown from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Teddy Bare (warm mid toned brown from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette), and the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (rich warm red brown).

My fifth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (a reddish brown), Henna (deep cool toned taupe from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), the 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (deep chocolate brown), the 3rd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (grey toned deep cool brown), Cloud 9 (plummy brown ColourPop single shadow), Ms. Brightside (deep red plum from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Bad Guy (true burgundy from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Jamata (deep tan based orange from the Juvia’s Place Warriro II palette), Jezebel (maroon from the Juvia’s Place Nubain II palette), and Sleeper (eggplant ColourPop single shadow).

My sixth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Kahina (deep maroon from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Candace (dusty rosy coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Fanti (vibrant purple from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Easy Going (blue based lilac from the ELF Opposites Attract palette), Gola (vibrant sky blue from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Oasis (dusty blue grey from the Elf Earth an Ocean palette), Royal (classic royal blue from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Abyss (deep ocean blue from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette),and Wise (mid toned forest green from the ELF Opposites Attract palette).

My seventh and final row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Desert Storm (khaki from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Spruced Up (deep olive green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Maasai (true vibrant green from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), the 10th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (pale dusty grey), the 2nd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (deep grey), Calm (mid toned grey), and finally Shawata (charcoal black from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette).

There you have it dolls. This would be my ultimate dream all mattes palette. If I had to add 1 more color to the palette to give it an even number of shades I think I would add the shade Memory Matte (carbon black) from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals palette so that I had the deepest black available to me for days when the charcoal black aren’t deep enough.

This challenge was fun to do and I thank Katie of KatieEmma Beauty for posting it. I do love doing tags and challenges and you should check out all of her posts for this challenge. She did an amazing job at putting together her dream palettes.

I will not be posting Day 2 until Wednesday so that I can take tomorrow to gather and swatch all of the shade for the next challenge day.

I still have makeup in the mail coming to me the first week in July so I will not be able to haul anything new for the last few days of June. With that said I still have to do my July beauty buys so I may have more than usual haul posts in the month of July.

My eye has healed almost completely there is just the slightest bit of dry skin on the upper lid and just a rough patch on the lower eye lid …. I think by Thursday it should be all better … I’ve been combating the dry and rough skin of that eye with Hyaluronic Acid serum and a bit of my night oil.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. Remember to check out Katie Emma’s blog, she really does have a great one …. 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

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