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My Makeup Collection Vol 1 The Primers

Published May 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m coming to you with part 1 of my new series called My Makeup Collection … I’ll go in depth to help you choose primers that are right for you. So let’s get started ….

*Note all swatches done are on bare clean skin with nothing underneath and I have only swatched the glowy primers*

The Illuminating Primers:

Typically I use my illuminating primers as a second primer step to get that added glow. I find that an illuminating primer doesn’t help with the longevity of my foundations on their own….

Believe Beauty Body Illuminator- Golden Glow $5 for.85 fluid ounces of product – sold only at Dollar General stores. This isn’t really a primer It’s more of a liquid highlighter but I use it very lightly as a glow lotion under my foundation. A very little is all you need as this one is super reflective. It’s creamy but not greasy and it does have just the faintest hint of glitter … this is only noticeable if you use too much of this product.

L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer $12.99 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta. This primer claims that it leaves skin with a healthy, radiant glow that lasts all day. It is a very nice primer and has a champagne sheen. I do find that this is one of the few “glow primers” that actually does aid in foundation longevity.

J Cat Beauty Prime & Glow Face Illuminator with Licorice Extract $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces at Ulta. This primer claims to provide luminosity to the skin while licorice extract fights aging and brightens the skin. I don’t really see a huge illumination with this primer … I like to use it on light makeup and no makeup days. I don’t typically use this under foundation since it’s so subtle.

Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer $15.99 for 1 fluid ounce on their website. It claims to be an universally flattering illuminating primer that blurs, corrects, and protects to deliver a radiant, spotlight glow. I don’t reach for this primer often… there is a ton of micro glitters in this primer. When I do use it I use it sparingly (over the tops of the cheek bones and along the bridge of the nose only) because if not I end up looking like a disco ball.

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter $39 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta and Sephora . I just love this primer so much! I wear it even when I’m not wearing any makeup because it just gives this lit from within glow to the face that is so pretty without looking like you have product on your face. This is also another glow primer that I do use under foundation, it works very well as a first primer. There is no glitter at all in this primer. I have repurchased this primer several times over the years. I use this one mainly as a glow drop mix in to my foundations.

MAC Strobe Cream Mini (in the shade pinklite) $16 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta. You can purchase the full sized, in several shades for $35 for 1.7 fluid ounces, at Ulta here or at MAC here (MAC also has the mini of pinklite for $16). I purchased the mini because I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. There was so much hype about this cream a few years ago. It’s nice but I really don’t see what all the hype was about. This is pretty when worn alone, it gives a healthy glow to bare skin but I really don’t see much of a glow when I use it under foundation. I’m glad I got the chance to try it out but I don’t see myself repurchasing this item in the future.

AOA Studio Wonder Skin – Illuminating Primer $1 for .67 fluid ounces on the Shop Miss A website. For being only 1 buck this primer is such a great little find! It has not glitter and the glow you get is pretty. It remains me a lot of the BECCA Backlight Primer. I sometimes mix this one into my foundation for added shine.

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer $10.99 for .47 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 3 shades, I own Candlelight. I’ve purchased this a few times over the past year. It’s such a beautiful primer to use as a glow drop mix in to foundation. I don’t like to use this one alone or under foundation, preferring to use it as a mix in medium.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter $44 for 1 fluid ounce at Sephora. It comes in 7 shades (sadly none for richly deep skin tones but there is one for light deep skin tones). I have the shade 3 for light/medium skin tones. This is an amazing this product! I have to say hands down my favorite illuminating item I have owned in the past 4 years. I have used this alone on no makeup days but I just don’t like it on it’s own. I prefer that if I’m using it as my main face product that I bounce a hint of tinted moisturizer over the top for just a bit of added coverage. This is a hefty price tag for a primer but it’s so worth it and 1 pull of the doe-foot is all I need for my full face.

VDL  Lumilayer Primer $32 for 1.1 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This is another super pretty illuminating primer. This is one of the few glow primers that I actually use as a base primer. It doesn’t have any glitter that shine you see in the swatch picture is actually blue and pink pearlescence . This isn’t going to give you high glass skin shine but what it does give you is the ethereal glow to the skin when worn under foundation. I purchased this one on recommendation from YouTube MUA Robert Welsh . It just looked so pretty when he used it in a video that I purchased it that same day! This is the newest of glow primers to my collection and out of all my base primers (those that I actually use as primer before foundation) this is my favorite one.

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter $45 for .8 fluid ounces of product at Sephora. It comes in 2 colors, I have it in the Dew You? shade. This is actually a liquid highlighter but I use it as a base primer sometimes and other times as a mix in. There is not glitter in it but it is highly reflective. I’ve had this bottle for (scared to say …) a little over 4 years and I still have 1/2 a bottle. While I do like it some times, it’s just not one I reach for much. I don’t see myself repurchasing this one when I run out. It’s a big ticket item and I have other liquid highlighters that are cheaper and (in my opinion) better.

Profusion Way to Glow Liquid Illuminator $15 in a kit on the profusion website. I purchased this for my Week 1 of March 2020 beauty haul and to be honest the best part of this kit were the 2 makeup brushes that came with the kit. The loose highlighters that came in the kit were chunky and messy and highly glittery. This liquid illuminator is cute but I just don’t find myself reaching for it hardly ever. I’ve moved it to my vanity in my chopping block jar to try and remind myself to try it out a few more times to see if I will be keeping it or not.

Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer $22 for 1.01 fluid ounces on the Pixi website and at Target . I love this stuff. I’m actually wearing it today, I put a little on to give my skin a glow when I went to pick up my Ulta order today. I use this one as a stand alone product and sometimes as a glow drop mix in medium. It just leaves this beautiful glow to the skin. I’m happy to have this in my collection.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer Dewy Lumineux $5.99 for .84 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This primer looks great under makeup but doesn’t play well with all my foundations… I find it works best with drug store foundations but not so much with my high end foundations. There is no glitter in this primer and it does do well as a mix in medium for my drug store foundations and any BB or CC cream that I have.

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops $14.99 for .47 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This is actually a liquid highlighter that comes in a cool tone and a warm tone. I have the cool toned called Daybreak. I don’t use this as a stand alone liquid highlighter because it’s got micro glitter in it … I use it 2 drops at a time as a glow mix in medium mixes with my foundations.

Pore Filling Primers :

*Note: from here on through I will not be swatching my primers … since they go clear it didn’t make any sense for me to take of storage memory for my website to swatch the rest of the primers.*

ELF Poreless Putty Primer $8 for .74 ounces of product at Ulta (also carried at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS and also on the ELF website). I missed placed mine somehow when we rearranged the bedroom … so this is just a jpeg from Ulta’s website. This has a creamy consistency and blurs the pores effortlessly. It works well with other primes and does not pill up. I have been know to use this as an all over face primer a time or two and it worked just fine. I’ve heard it’s a spot on dupe for the Tacha pore primer but I haven’t tried that one (due to the price tag). It’s a really good pore blurring primer.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer $37 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora. This primer doesn’t fill in the pores like the ELF one does, but it does truly blur the skin (without leaving the skin looking matte), it even blurs the small wrinkle between my brows. It’s a good primer, I’d repurchase it again, if I could get it on sale. I just don’t need another primer in my collection and so I wouldn’t actively seek out to repurchase it.
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer $39 for .5 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and also Sephora . I really like this one it does the best out of all my pore primers… it’s just the price is so stink’n expensive for only 1/2 ounce of product (grated you really don’t need much of this product, a tiny swipe on the finger is enough for the pores around my nose and on either side of the nose). I think I may repurchase this one when I’ve finished it up … I would have to think about it because the price tag is just so high and the ELF one is under $6.
Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Primer $45 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. I really don’t know how I feel about this product. First off the smell is gross (if smells medicinal). It feels greasy on the face. It doesn’t really fill in the pores, it just blurs the skin. You also have to be careful about how much you use … a little too much and this one pills like crazy. For this price tag the product should do what it says it does. I will use up the one I have but I will not be repurchasing it.
Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Poreless Blur Primer $7.99 for 1.05 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. Ya this one does nothing to hide the pores and it doesn’t even blur the face. It’s an OK face primer but it’s nothing to write home about.
NYX Pore Filler $14 for .67 fluid ounces of product from Ulta. This was actually the first pore filling primer I ever tried. It gets the job done but it’s a bit gritty. You also can’t use it as an all over primer … it will pill up if you do. I just take a dime sized amount and press it into the pores around my nose and sides of the nose as well and that’s it… so one bottle lasts me a very long time.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer (discontinued). I can not wait to be rid of this primer! It does absolutely nothing , no pore filling, no blurring, and doesn’t really work as an all day primer. It’s an OK primer for being in the house or if you only will be wearing your makeup for a short time, it just doesn’t hold up to a full day of makeup wearing. It also leaves a weird white cast to the skin. I just never really enjoyed this one.
Flower Beauty In Your Prime Pore-Minimizing Primer $10.99 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. This is another pore minimizing primer that doesn’t fill in the pores but does blur the face. It’s a pleasant primer and I think I will repurchase it again when I’ve used it up. It’s also moisturizing too.

Blurring Primers:

Physicians Formula Spotlight Blurring Primer $14.95 for 1 fluid ounce of product on their website. This primer really does blur the face and it’s a pretty good primer. I’ll use it up but am not sure if I will repurchase it or not … depends on if they still make it (they tend to discontinue products frequently).
HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer $54 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora. This one leaves my skin velvety smooth and blurred to perfection. I love this primer so much. I just hate the price tag a heap. I already know I will be forking over the dough to repurchase this one.
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer $16 for 1.02 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This primer is a spot on dupe for the HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer and I do mean a spot on dupe! It’s velvety smooth and lasts all day and pairs great with any foundation I put over top of it. It’s a definite favorite in my collection.

Moisturizing Primers:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer $6.99 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Walgreens (also sold at Walmart). I dislike this primer. It’s sticky and greasy all at one time. It doesn’t play well with most of my foundations and I dislike the scent … I keep it as a reference but I never use it … I think I will declutter it soon.
Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating Face Primer $9.99 for .68 fluid ounces at Ulta. This is a great hydrating primer. Feels really good on the face and holds my foundation in place all day without fading.
Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer $5 for 1 fluid ounce of product only at Dollar General stores. This is a super moisturizing primer. It’s not an all day long wear primer but it feels so good on the skin and I don’t really need my makeup to lasts for many, many hours and I don’t mind touching up. I do like this primer a lot.
Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $34 for 1.34 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and also Sephora , however I have the mini which costs $17 for .68 fluid ounces (so basically 1/2 the price for 1/2 the amount). I wasn’t sure if I would like this primer… and I do but not enough to want to purchase the full sized bottle ever. I also don’t know how I feel about the “coconut” scent … it just smells like fake coconut scent … not at all like the scent in the Marc Jacob’s coconut primer
I heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer $8 for .91 fluid ounces of product at Ula. Basically it’s a dupe for the Too Faced Hangover RX primer except I actually like the way this one smells. I would probably repurchase this one over the Too Faced one.
Benefit The POREfessional Hydrating Primer $32 for .75 fluid ounces at Ulta and also at Sephroa . I purchased the mini for $13 on Beautylish’s website to try it out and I really do like this primer. It’s very hydrating and long lasting . I am going to purchase the full sized next month.
ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer $12 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta and also on the ColourPop website. I don’t know how I feel about this primer. It’s pretty sticky and not at all hydrating but it does hold on tight to my foundation. I’ll have to use it a bit more to see whether or not I will continue to keep it part of my collection or not.

Well that’s it dolls…. that’s my full primer collection…. stay tuned tomorrow when I go through all of my foundations.

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

My Little Makeup Nook

Published May 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

We finally moved our bedroom around and in doing so I have my very own makeup nook now!!! I am so in love with the set up. The only thing that I’m waiting for is to get new my new cubby shelf units in the same finish as the rest of my bedroom. I’ve decided to use some of my beauty budget from next month to get the units. Other than that this is the new set up! Let’s take a closer look at the collection….
I dedicated my baker’s rack to: On the first shelf my perfumes (because that corner is furthest from the window and will protect my perfumes’ integrity better)… next to that are pictures of my God Daughter and God Son, and next to that is a basket full of my AOA Studio Paw Paw Makeup Sponges. The next shelf is the 50th Celebration Disney Collector’s Plate that hubby purchased as an anniversary present when we were there for our anniversary that year, the vanilla chi candle I’m currently burning, my Lights Lacquer collection, and my beauty fridge (which has all of my current beauty serums and moisturizers). On the next shelf are all of my makeup brushes (minus the ones that I have on my vanity that I’ll be using for the week) and 3 tiny perfume bottles that my best friend, who pasted away last year, had given me 2 Christmas Eves ago and then on the final shelf is just a makeup train case that houses all of my Fibromyalgia and RA medication and a small hand held mirror. Right next to the baker’s rack are 3 pillows… the big yellow one was a stocking stuffer 2 Christmas ago from hubby, the little pink one was a Valentine’s gift from 9 years ago from hubby (we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day but he just saw the pillow and a fuzzy blanket that came with it and new I’d love it so he got it for me) and the dark brown one in the back is the pillow I use as a back drop for when I do swatches.
Right next to the baker’s rack I have these two nail polish racks that I’ve repurposed to be a face primer and foundation rack. The one on the top houses all of my primers (minus the one I have at my desk for tomorrow’s makeup application), a few of my back up setting sprays, a little sample of some face serum that I received as a gift with purchase from Beautylish, a liquid bronzer, I normally keep my 2 Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Light Wands on the top shelf as well (they are currently at my makeup vanity for tomorrow’s makeup look).
Underneath the face primers I keep my foundations (minus the one I will be using tomorrow and the Pixi by Petra one that I keep at my vanity because it doesn’t come with a cap and so I can’t store it up right).
My Alex 2 drawer desk that I purchased from Ikea . In the left drawer I keep all of my lashes, face masks, and the pencil sharpener form my eye pencils. In the right drawer I keep all of my concealers, under eye correctors, mascaras, eye liners, brow products, single eyeshadows, some lash glue, my Duraline, My lash primers, and my glitter primer. On top of the vanity I have my 2 spot lamps, there is a small picture of my best friend that committed suicide 7 years ago on the lamp on the right side, all of my tools (lash curler, beauty spatulas, ect), the brushes I’ll be using for the week, a little jar with makeup products that I want to make sure to use that are on the chopping block, a jar of q-tips, my face fan, 2 makeup sponges (I use one for cream contour/ cream bronzer and one for foundation and concealer), and 2 trays (the rose gold one on the left holds the makeup I’ve picked out for the day … I chose my makeup right before bed for the next day, since I’ve taken the past 2 days off from doing makeup it’s just sitting there waiting for tomorrow and the one on the right up against my big mirror holds my face essences, bioderma, hair skin and nails supplement, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, face sunscreen, face halo, a few reusable cotton rounds, rose and coconut water face spray, and my current setting spray (along with a small bag of candy that I keep at my desk for snacking on while I’m doing my makeup, and I also normally hold my current lip treatment balm in this tray but I forgot to pick it back in the tray so it’s just in front of it. Next to that basket I have a small jar with the Pixi foundation, my NYX pro foundation mixing mediums, and a pair of hair scissors. The last thing on my vanity is my battery powered 2 sided makeup mirror (I’m thinking I may replace it with a USB powdered vanity mirror in rose gold next month as well (depends on how much I have left in my beauty budget once I purchase the cubby units and a few makeup products). The chair I’m currently using I purchased off Walmart.com it’s called a Mainstays Vinyl and Mesh Task Office Chair and it’s offered in several colors.
This is the 2 (3) shelf units that a friend gave to me last weekend. They’re old and pretty beat up, but they will do for now. On the top of the left one I have my BlackWeb blue toothed speaker bomb, my crystal tear drop jewelry holder, all of my ColourPop lippie sticks that I purchased in the Big Box Of Lippie Stix Vault (currently sold out), and all of my ColourPop lippie pencils that I purchased in the BIg Box Of Lippie Pencils Vault (currently sold out). On the top on the right one I have all of my bullet style lipsticks, a picture of my God Son, my lip liners that are not by ColourPop, a small I love my wife plaque, and all of my lip glosses and liquid lipsticks. On the first 2 shelves of the left unit I have all of my eyeshadow palettes (peppered in with a few face palettes) on the first shelf of the right unit I have all of my bronzers and blushes (minus the one at my vanity for tomorrow), on the second shelf of the right I have all of my loose face powders (minus the one that’s at my vanity for tomorrow) 1 face palette, and my 3 big eyeshadow palettes, all of my highlighters (minus one that I have at my vanity for tomorrow) and all of my pressed face powders (minus the one I have at my vanity for tomorrow). On the last shelf of the right unit I have a small box with all of my extra face halos and reusable cotton rounds (and a small amount of extra AOA Studio makeup sponges that didn’t fit in the basket on my baker’s rack), the rest of my back up setting sprays, and a small container that holds my empties for my next empties post. On the last shelf of the right unit I have a basket full of my makeup back ups and my backup replacement brush heads for my Clarisonic face brush. I also have 3 stuffed bears that hubby has given to me over the years.

Well dolls… that’s my whole set up. 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

Taupe Smokey Eye Face of the Day and Fresh Look at My Makeup Collection

Published May 18, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up around 8 AM today refreshed but in pain because it’s raining here in Florida.

This morning hubby surprised me with an amazon gift! He purchased me some new makeup storage units! Now all of my lip pencils have their own place and every palette has it’s own place. Before I was doubling up on slots for my palettes. He purchased me 4 more so now I have a total of 60 slots for palettes. He also purchased me 2 more small compact storage units too but they will not get here until Saturday … but then I will have enough storage units to sort my bronzers, face powders, blushes, and highlighters all in their own units!

Needless to say I spent the morning re-organizing my whole makeup collection … so I thought I’d share how it turned out with you before I start my Face of the Day ….

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I took my brush collection off my vanity to make it less cluttered. I now only keep the brushes I’m using for the week on my vanity. I moved all of my face serums and creams to my beauty fridge, and the only makeup I’m currently keeping at the vanity is my daily makeup basket (every night while I do my nighttime skin care routine I collect the makeup I’m going to wear for the next day and put it in this wicker basket). I will be ordering a clear acrylic desk case for my daily makeup to make it streamline with the rest of my collection. I also have a small jar of concealers and mascaras that I am going to force myself to use over the next few weeks to see if they will remain in my collection or not. 

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I moved all of my palettes (minus the 4 huge palettes that do not fit in the new units) to 2 shelf units that I was given this weekend by a friend. So now I keep all my lip products on the top shelf of this baker’s rack. I keep my bronzers and face powders in the first unit, more face powders and my highlighters and my speaker bomb on the second unit, and all my blushes in the 3rd unit all on the second shelf. On the third shelf I have my 4 big palettes and all of my loose powders in that little letter sorter on the left and then all of my lip pencils and 1 lipstick (that doesn’t fit in the lipstick organizer on the 1st shelf).

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I forgot to take a picture of my setting sprays, primers and foundations but this is basically my set up .. I just now have all the shelves completely filled and I’ve organized them a little better now.

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I re-organized my right Alex drawer I find that this set up really streamlines and makes the best use of the space in the drawer. I got these containers at Target a few years back. Starting for the left side…. the first little unit holds all of my cream gel pot liners, my glitter glue, and my single shadows. the next unit holds all of my brow pomades, brow pencils, and brow gels. The next unit is smaller in length and holds all of my current mascaras and my open tube of lash glue (next to that unit I have my Neutrogena Glycerin Soap Face Bar that I use when I do the soap brow technique). In the back part of the drawer on the left side I store all my back up mascaras and back up brow pencils. The big unit in the middle of the drawer are all my concealers, under eye correctors, and my contour wand from NYX. In the first unit on the right side I have all of my pencil eyeliners (sorted by color, with all of my beige pencils on the top, color pencils next, brown pencils next, and finally all the black liners on the bottom. The final unit on the right is a plastic drawer organizer I had left over from my craft room and it holds my lash primers, a few backup pencil eyeliners, and my backup lash glues.

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In the left Alex drawer I organized my false lash collection…. I decluttered a heap of lashes that I just knew I wouldn’t ever use. I also keep my pencil sharpener in this drawer along with the my charger for my face fan that I use to dry my setting spray and lash glue, my 2 false lash cases, and then all the way in the back I have my homemade rice powder for exfoliating and homemade rice powder for my honey and rice powder mask, along with 2 other face masks, and a case of collagen eye patches.

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These 2 shelf units were given to me by a friend over the weekend. they are a little scuffed up and not the right color for my room but I plan to refurbish them in the next couple of weeks. On the top I have my makeup brush collection, the Disney anniversary plate that my hubby gifted to me when we went to Disney for our anniversary, my perfume tower and then my Light Lacquer nail polish collection.  On the first shelf of each unit I have 2 of the new palette units hubby purchased for me and the ones in the middle were my original palette units. These units can be stood up or laid flat like you see here. Each unit holds 10 palettes, I have mostly eyeshadow palettes in these units but I do have a few smaller face palettes peppered throughout. I will be ordering some new drawer units and an false lash unit so I will be moving my lash collection to the next shelf row and then I will be using the lash drawer for something else.

For today’s perfume I am wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle. So, let’s get 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. For today’s foundation I am wearing AOA Buildable Satin Foundation Drops ($1.88 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade 305 pure beige. I chose not to add a glow primer today. 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 Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 15N (fair/light skin with neutral undertones). I chose not to use a cream bronzer today.  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 Mineralize Skinfinish ($36 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Give Me Sun (light smmer peachy tan). 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 $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. and then set the brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in Sugar (icy white pearl). For today’s eye look I used the new ColourPop Mulan Palette ($22 on their website). I started with the shade Imperial (nude taupe matte) all through the crease up to the brow line. I then went into the shade Honor (cool deep brown matte) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids and the outer v of the crease. I then went into the shade Warrior (warm terracotta undertone with silver/ green/ gold duo-chrome effect metallic) over the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lids. I then went over the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids again with more of the shade Honor to blend out the demarcation of the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then intensified the very outer part of both the outer 1/3 and the outer v of the crease using the shade True (cool blacked brown matte). I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Like A Girl (silver taupe metallic). For the lower lash line I created a soft drop shadow using more of the shade Imperial. I deepened the drop shadow using more of the shade Honor and then deepened the lash line with more of the shade True. I then took a clean fluffy blender brush and buffed over the whole look to blend and soften the whole eye look. I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Black and then created a micro-wing on the upper lash line using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black (jet black). I coated my upper and lower lashes with Physicians Formula Lash Contortionist Mascara (discontinued) in the shade Ultra Black. I popped on a pair of ObsidiancosmeticsUS  handmade false lashes ($7.99 on her Etsy shop) in the style Beauty Queen.

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Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Good Luck Charm (soft terracotta with gold pearl satin). On my lips today I  lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink  (terracotta rose) and then I filled in my lips with ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Hua Mulan (rosey pink).

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Final Thoughts:

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I purchased 3 styles of handmade false lashes from Obsidian Cosmetics US’s Etsy shop and I am so in love with them!!! The 3 styles I purchased was Barbie, Beauty Queen (the pair I am currently wearing), and Princess.  These are some super great quality synthetic fiber lashes! The bands are light and thin, the lashes themselves are extremely soft and light weight, they were easy to apply, and I did not have to cut them down at all. I can honestly say that Beauty Queen is hands down my favorite style of lashes I have ever tried! I so have to purchase more before she runs out! I would give these products a grade of A+++!!! They came super quick and packaged so cutely. I love indie brands and love to support home grown companies anytime I can and am very pleased with this purchase. Highly recommend this Etsy Shop. 

I am still awaiting my NYX order … It’s taking forever but I do understand that with this Covid-19 thing happening that the processing time is going to be slow.

Whilst I was re-organizing my makeup collection I set aside a few concealers and mascaras that I haven’t been liking much. I want to test them out over the next few weeks to see what if any I will be keeping or getting rid of…. more to come in a separate post about this.

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

 

Finally Curated

Published February 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!!! Hope you are having a great Valentine’s Day. Just popping in to say I finally curated my makeup collection!!!! I still have to reorganize my makeup desk and brush collection but I am out of energy so I will have to leave that for tomorrow. I also whittled down my nail polish collection. The only polishes I kept are the ones I purchased from Lights Lacquer.

On the left is my 4 current setting sprays and my face primers and my 3 foundation mixing mediums. On the right is my foundation collection minus 2 foundations and a BB cream that I keep on my desk
My lipsticks, Lip liners, eyeshadow palettes, bronzers, face powders highlighters, and blushes
My brow products, mascaras, eye liners, concealers, potted gel liners and gel liners and mascara back ups, and my makeup tools like lash glue and tweezers
My lash drawer … I whittled it down by 1/3.
My collecrion of Lights Lacquer… I’m only missing the Valentine’s Day Red …. missed out on that one.
My Face of the Day basket that sits on my makeup desk.

Well that’s all dolls. I hope you are having a great night/day. Stay tuned tomorrow for another Face of the Day. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

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