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Everyday Neutral Look Face of the Day

Published February 9, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. I woke up really late today, around 9:30 am. So I got a late start to my makeup. I just finished around 2 pm. Had to rest up a ton today, very low on spoons. I started to not want to do my makeup because I just don’t have much energy, but my husband reminded me of my motto… to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick… and so I dusted myself off and jumped into makeup. I decided to do just an everyday look mainly because my energy wouldn’t let me do much this morning. I also am testing out 3 products that I wanted to see if I would declutter or not… Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation, ELF HD Lifting Concealer, and Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder. As I have been doing lately I will be discussing these products in Final Thoughts. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($45 at Sephora). My foundation today is Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation ($43 at Sephora) in the shade Y235 Ivory Beige. I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. I concealed my under eyes using ELF HD Lifting Concealer ($4 at Walmart and on their website) in the shade Light. I set my face using Loreal Infallible Pro Mate 16-HR Powder ($7.29 at Target) in the shade 200 Natural Beige. I warmed up the face using Makeup Geek Contour Powder (discontinued do to rebranding) in the shade Complicated (a cool medium bronze). I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, bridge of my nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer () in the shade Mediun 1 Custard and set that with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder () in the shade Translucent. For my eye look today I am using the palette that I created from Makeup Geek (discontinued do to rebranding , however you can build your own palette under the rebranding for $49.41), this was before the rebranding. As my 1st transition color I used the shade Peach Smoothie (a pale peach matte). For my 2nd transition color I mixed the shades Punkin’ (a mid-toned coral orange matte) and Dark Roast (a deep mid-toned brown matte). On my mobile lid I 1st laid down a base of cream highlighter on the inner 2/3… I used AOA Studio Dewy Creme Highlighter ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade Silk (a deep coral champagne). On top of that I used the shade I’m Peachless (a pale peach with pink shift shimmer). I then took more of the shade Punkin’ and placed that on the middle 1/3 of the lid. I deepened the outer v, low down on the crease, and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using more of the shade Dark Roast. I then layered the shade Rapunzel over the middle of the inner and middle 1/3 to blend those shades together more. I lined my upper lash line using Iglot Eyeliner Gel ($17 on the Beautylish website and on Amazon) in the shade 90 Brown and lined my lower waterline using Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner ($5 on their website) in the shade Nude.  I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target and on their website) in clear and filled in my brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($4 on their website) in the shade Dark Brown, and then I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using the shade So Pale (a cream matte). I used the shade Punkin’ to create a drop shadow on the lower lash line and then went in with more of Dark Roast to darken the lower lash line. I then buffed more of Peach Smoothie on the lower lash line to blend the drop shadow out. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Shimma Shimma (a pale white champagne). For mascara today I am using Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes ($29 on the Beautylish website) in the shade Glossy Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is Makeup Geek Blush (discontinued do to rebranding) in the shade Heart Throb (salmon brown matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of my forehead, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s Bow using Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade Precious Petals (a golden champagne with a slight pink flip). I lined my lips using Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Liner ($6 on their website and at Target) in the shade Rose (a bright rosey pink) and then topped that using Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($5.49 at Target) in the shade Pink Bliss (a rosey pink).

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Final Thoughts:

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation:                                                    The shade I have is a spot on shade match for me. I like this foundation. It looks nice on the skin and bends in quickly. It doesn’t set down all the way so you do need to set it with powder. It’s a high medium coverage foundation. It’s not a foundation that wows me, but I do like using it. So I will use up what I have but I will not be repurchasing it. I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.

ELF HD Lifting Concealer:                                                                                                              First of all, the shade I have is the shade light…. it’s in no way light. It’s a perfect shade match for my skin tone, but it’s not light. I don’t have much of this concealer left. They do have the shade fair which is lighter but it’s always out of stock. I have decided I just don’t like this concealer enough to keep it …. I have decluttered it, I may in the future try it in the shade fair, if I can ever get my hands on it, but for now it’s been decluttered.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder:                                                                                      I never reach for this highlighter. I keep forgetting I have it. I really love this highlighter and I don’t have another one that is similar to this one. I have moved it to my everyday drawer to try and get some more use out of it. It’s a tiny bit on the dusty side, but once you use setting spray it melts into the skin beautifully. There is no glitter in this one either, something that drives me crazy…. yes we all know how much I noramlly harte glitter….but I really do love this highlighter and I will not be decluttering this one from my collectiion.

Well there you have it, out of the 3 things on the chopping block, I have decluttered 1 item and have decided once I have used up another one, I will not repurchase it…

I hope you have an amazing rest of your day/night and remember…. save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Revisiting My Stash Face of the Day

Published February 6, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I woke up super early today, had a Psychiatrist appointment today. I’m feeling pretty good today. Low pain day and so far my energy is good too. I am still weeding through my makeup to see what I will and wont declutter. For today I have chosen to test out the following products for culling… Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer, It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara, Inglot Eyeliner Gel, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Jouer Powder Highlighter, Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush, and Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation. As per the usual, I’ll be talking about these products and also saying whether or not I will be decluttering them from my collection in Final Thoughts. So let’s jump into the face of the day….

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Base: I primed the face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($45 at Sephora) and ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Light-Medium. My foundation today is Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation ($65 at Sephora) in the shade 5.5. I concealed the under eyes using Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer (Discontinued) in the shade R22. I warmed up the face using Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on their website) in the shade Universal Bronze. I set my face using Wet n Wild Photofoucs Pressed Powder ($2.75 at Walmart, Walgreens, and on their website) in the shade Neutral Beige. I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22 at Ulta and MAC) in the shade Soft Ochre and set it using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette ($29.50 on Amazon and $44 on the Too Faced website). For my transition shade I used the color Almond Truffle (a dusty mauve matte). In my crease I used the color Mocha (a mid-toned brown matte). On the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Dark Truffle (a dark chocolate brown with pink reflect metallic). On the inner 1/3 I used the color Molasses Chip (a taupey gold metallic). Then on the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Cafe Au Lait (a light taupe with silver reflect metallic) to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I then went back in with Dark Truffle on the outer 1/3 and Molasses Chip on the inner 1/3. I then mixed Dark Truffle, Molasses Chip, and Cafe Au Lait together and further blended the inner and outer 1/3 together more. I then went in with the color Bordeaux (a cherry chocolate matte) and deepened the outer v and blended it into the lower part of m crease. I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($9.99 at Target and on their website) in clear and filled in the brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then set that with the color Divinity (a peachy toned vanilla matte). I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using more of the shade Mocha and smoked that out using a hint of Almond Truffle. I then lined my upper lash line and lower waterline using Inglot Eyeliner Gel ($17 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 77 Black. I then smoked the lower lash line out further using more of the color Bordeaux. I highlighted the inner corners using the color Satin Sheets (a pale gold metallic). For my lashes I used It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Blackest Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush (Discontinued) in the shade Rapture (a dusty plumy mauve matte). To highlight my Cupid’s Bow, center of the forehead, tops of the cheeks, and bridge of the nose I used Jouer Powder Highlighter ($24 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Citrine (a golden champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (a warm tan nude) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 but on sale for $6 on their website) in the shade Roast (a warm light brown nude).

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Final Thoughts: Just 1 side note … the BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipsticks are turning out to be my favorite lipstick formula!!! The last 2 I tried have been very comfortable on the lips and have been long wearing. They have also not feathered or traveled outside the lip line and fade evenly. I will be purchasing other shades in this line.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette:                                                                                             I purchased this one on impulse and have never used it until today (that was 2 years ago!!!) I really liked using this palette today. The shadows were creamy and blended out perfectly without skipping or going patchy. There was zero kick back in the pans and no fall out on the face. The shades buffed into each other without going muddy and the metallics are beautifully blended. They can go on sheer with little pressure or high impact with a damp shader brush. I am going to continue to use this palette, there are just enough metallic shades that I can get different looks every time I use this one. I will not be decluttering this palette from my collection.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer:                                                                    This is such a small tube of concealer that I often over look it, but every time I do use this concealer I remember just how much I love it. The sad part is it’s discontinued so I wouldn’t be able to repurchase it. It’s the perfect under eye concealer color and it buffs into the under eye beautifully. I never have creasing with this one and I often forget and use way too much but it never ends up looking cakey. I am not going to declutter this one from my collection.

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-1 Clinically Proven Mascara:                                                            I have hated this mascara every time I have picked it up. I hate the brush applicator, I hate the formula, I hate how it looks on my lashes…. I just truly HATE this mascara. So no surprise when I say I have decluttered it from my collection.

Inglot Eyeliner Gel:                                                                                                                         This is another pot eyeliner that I didn’t even know I had. I opened it for the first time today and was pleasantly surprised to find that it went on smoothly on my waterlines. This is one of few gel pot liners that do not skip on my mobile lids. I liked the formula and how black it is. I liked it so much that I promptly purchased it in 90 Brown. It should be no surprise that I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot:                                                                                                             I use this one every now and then. But lately I haven’t really liked using it. It makes my lids look incredibly dry and I don’t truly like the way my shadows go on over it. It doesn’t go on smoothly and it doesn’t really do anything special for my eye looks.  I prefer my Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) much more than I ever have the paint pots. I have decluttered this one from my collection.

Jouer Powder Highlighter:                                                                                                                 It took me forever to be able to purchase this one. It was all the craze 2 years ago and was always out of stock. I finally was able to purchase it and have loved it every since. I don’t love it right away though…. I think it goes on too textured when I first apply it but after I use some setting spray it just melts into the skin so beautifully and so seamlessly. I don’t use it as much as I thought I would, mainly because I have such an extensive highlighter collection, but I do love it every time I use it. I will not be decluttering it from my collection.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush:                                                                        This blush goes on so patchy and so underwhelming. I think that is because of the shade I chose, but it’s just hard to work with. It’s dusty and powdery and accentuates every little texture on your cheeks. I have decluttered this one from my collection.

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation:                                     This is the most expensive foundation I have ever owned, but I freaking love this foundation!!! Every time I have used it I have loved the way my skin looks. I have it in a shade that use to match me, but doesn’t anymore. Even so I love this foundation. I have it in the shade 5.5 and it’s a bit too deep for me. I don’t even mind, I can make it work. I will continue to use this bottle up and then I will repurchase it in the shade 5. I will not be decluttering this one from my collection.

Well there you have it… I have reviewed 8 older products and out of the 8 I have decluttered 3 of them.

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. I hope that if you have an invisible illness, like I do with Fibromyalgia, that you are having a low pain day, and that you have plenty of spoons. Stay tuned tomorrow when I continue culling my makeup stash and remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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