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3rd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Not feeling the best today have a wicked headache and no energy.

I just received my order from BECCA Cosmetics. So I thought I’d haul it before I test the products out. So let’s get started ….

*Reminder: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 go, The pictures on the left are done without flash and the ones on the right are done with flash*

BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation $44 (but on sale for $26.40) on their website for 1.23 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 24 shades with 14 shades for deeper skin tones and I have it in the shade Shell (light beige with neutral undertones). It’s billed as a moisturizing, light weight, medium-coverage foundation with a velvety, natural finish for healthy looking skin that lasts for 24 hours of wear. It claims to have pore-blurring pigments.

What I learned swatching this foundation was that it is that this foundation is hydrating and super pigmented. It’s billed as a medium coverage foundation I would say it’s light full coverage. I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to test if it will oxidize and it did not. It does not set down all the way, however it does set down enough that you can get away without setting it with powder.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer $32 (but on sale for $19.20) on their website for .18 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 9 shades with 4 shades for deeper skin and I have it in the shade Porcelain (very fair with slightly pink undertones). It’s billed as a water-infused, crease-proof concealer that delivers weightless light-to-medium coverage that is blurring and has a soft luminosity. It claims to have flexible color pigments that move with your skin for seamless coverage. It claims to never crease, cake, or settle into lines.

What I learned from the swatch is that this is a very light weight concealer with light medium coverage that can be built up to full medium coverage. It’s creamy and has just enough pigment to not be over the top. This is the kind of concealer you can wear on no makeup or low makeup days without it looking strange. I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to test to see if it would oxidize … it does not however it does set down almost all the way so you may not have to set it with powder if you want to keep the luminosity that it has.

BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation (this is a free sample with purchase) full sized will run you $42 on their website for 1.34 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 20 shades with 11 shades for deeper skin tones and I was gifted the shade Cashmere (neutral beige, neutral undertones). It’s billed as a medium coverage foundation that absorbs excess oil and blurs the look of imperfections for a shine-free matte finish.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a pretty thick foundation. A little goes a long way. It’s a high pigment foundation that is billed as a medium coverage foundation, however I think it looks full coverage from this swatch. I left it on for 5 minutes and it did not oxidize. It does not set down so a setting powder is needed.

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector $32 on their website for .16 ounces of product. It comes in 2 shades (light/medium and medium/deep) I purchased it in the light/medium shade. It’s billed as a full-coverage colour corrector that uses light to brighten dark under eye. It claims to nourish the under eyes and to have backlight technology that is infused with peach and apricot toned color correctors with light-reflecting illuminators that deflect light away from dark circles.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a super creamy formula and a very little goes a very long way. It’s very brightening and has a great slip to it I left it on for 5 minutes and it did not oxidize, it also did not set down at all (remained as creamy as it was 5 minutes prior).

BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter (this is a free sample with purchase) full sized will run you $38 on their website for 1.52 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 5 shades and I have it in the shade Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold). It’s billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow that is transfer and water resistant and has multi-dimensional micro-pearls suspended in a crystal-gel formula to give the skin a pearlized glow.

What I learned from this swatch is that a very little goes a very long way. It’s super reflective and very creamy and super pigmented. I left it on for 2 full minutes and the formula dried down fully. I did need a bit of soap to remove it so I do believe the water resistant claim.

BECCA Mineral Blush $32 on their website for .2 ounces of product.

It comes in 7 shades (for this formula) and I purchased it in the shade Song Bird (peachy pink). It’s billed as a mineral blush that is highly pigmented, builds and blends effortlessly to give cheeks a healthy, natural flush.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is an incredibly finely milled blush. It’s super pigmented (this swatch was made with just 1 small swipe of the blush) and super smooth. It’s a satin finished blush that is so pretty!!!

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer $38 on their website for .25 ounces of product

It comes in 5 shades with 3 of those shades being deep enough for deep skin and I purchased the shade Ipanema Sun (medium auburn brown). It’s billed as an ultra-creamy bronzer that builds a warm, sun-kissed glow on any skin with a ultra buttery formula that is buildable and has a neutral under tone.

What I learned from this swatch is that it’s super pigmented and a light hand is best with this product. It’s a satin finish bronzer that is finely milled and super smooth. I love the fact that it’s a red based bronzer instead of the classic orange based bronzers that I have in my collection.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder (this was a free gift with purchase) the full sized will run you $39 on their website for .35 ounces of product. It comes in 2 shades original (a sheer, creamy beige) and golden bronze (a soft, warm tan) I was gifted the original shade. It’s billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture and blurs the look of pores and fine lines. It claims to be formulated with 50% water that sets makeup while refreshing and cooling skin on contact with a mist like sensation.

What I learned from this swatch is that this powder is finely milled and super smooth. I didn’t notice and cooling of mist like sensation with this swatch … but perhaps it’s just because it’s such a small swatch.

BECCA Glow Gloss (these were a gift with purchase) $22 for .18 fluid ounces on their website

It comes in 10 shades, of which I was gifted the mini’s of Rose Gold (left – copper rose with soft gold pearl) and Champagne Creme (right – soft gold with high-impact pink & gold pearls). It’s billed as a lip formula with the shine of a gloss, pigment of a liquid lipstick and nourishing benefits of a balm. It claims to be nourishing, conditioning, have plumping peptides, and a high shine finish.

What I learned from this swatch is that these are super creamy lip glosses … not at all sticky. They feel super hydrating and have fine mica pigments in them. They smell like mint and I tested it on my lips to see if it “plumps” like the claims state. It felt cooling on the lips but did not plump my lips.

BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love $24 on their website for .12 ounces of product.

It comes in 30 shades and I purchased the shade Tulip (warm pinky coral). It’s billed as an instantly moisturizing lipstick for pure colour in one swipe, infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate. It claims to be long-wearing and packed with pure color pigments in a light reflecting oil that delivers a comfortable 8 hour wear.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a really creamy and pigmented lipstick. It has the same type of scent that MAC lipsticks have. This is a satin finished product that has got great slip with no stickiness.

And finally …. my last product in this haul is …..

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm $22 (on sale for $13.20) on their website for .10 ounces of product.

It comes in 8 shades and I purchased it in the shade Café Au Lait (peachy beige). It’s billed as a hydrating, tinted lip balm that nourishes and smooths with sheer, satiny-soft colour.

What I learned from this swatch is that this is a super emollient lip balm. It’s got more pigment to it than I thought it would have and it’s not sticky at all. It was a beautiful slip to it.

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

I’ll be using almost all of these products in today’s Face of the Day …. stay tuned for my review in Final Thoughts….

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

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I still feeling run down and in heaps of pain (it’s raining horribly today) so I probably I wont be doing my makeup today.

I received 2 of my orders (1 was ordered last month and the other I ordered on the 1st of July)…. Let’s dive into my haul …. * NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin, with no primer, and in 1 go and as always the swatch picture on the left (or top) will be taken with no flash and the one on the right (or the bottom) will be taken with flash*

Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer (this bottle is a 100 point offer on Sephora but a full bottle is $36) It’s billed as a lightweight, universal primer that helps makeup last longer, blurs imperfections, and delivers up to 24 hours of hydration for an enhanced complexion.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a very hydrating primer that is clear and not sticky. It has a very strong rose scent to it so I am hesitant to try this out on my face … I’ll test it out on a day when I wont be wearing my makeup for a long day just in case the fragrance irritates my face.

Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner $11 at Sephora

This gel pencil comes in 14 shades, I purchased it in the shade Cocoa (chocolate brown). This one is billed as a waterproof eye pencils formulated in a slick pigmented waterproof texture for an intense and flawless line in just one stroke.

What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is a superbly pigmented and easy to use eye liner. There was no tugging or skipping and it sets fast. This is truly a waterproof liner …. I had to use soap to remove this swatch.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner $26 at Sephroa

This gel pencil comes in 37 shades and I purchased it in the shade #74 Sunset (golden bronze- shimmer). This one is billed as a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes.

This is the first eye product I’ve tried by Marc Jacobs. What I’ve learned from this swatch is that this is on incredible formula. It’s super creamy, glides on softly and pigmented. It did not tug and did not skip. It’s a super pretty shade as well. This one also is very waterproof. I needed soap to remove it and I had to wipe at it a little bit longer than with other liners.

ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as being able to get the fullest lashes with these criss-crossed patterned faux mink falsies! Longer fibers in the middle of the lash creates a volumized doll-eyed look!
ColourPop Falsies Faux Lashes $8 on their website and are billed as having plush synthetic fibers create full-on drama to your look with length, tapered fibers, and its unique cluster and criss-cross pattern.
ColourPop Create Your Own Palette $45 on their website. You get 24 singles shadows ($4.5 each on their own) and an empty Z palette.

The first 12 shades from left to right are:

What’s Yo Sign (yellow peach with gold sparkle – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Koi (soft warm orange – matte), Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin) – this one is a repurchase, Charge It (soft rosy pink -matte) – this one is a repurchase, So Good (warm chestnut brown – matte), Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Come & Get It (duo-chrome rose with a gold flip – metallic), Turn Tables (orangey coral – metallic), The Vibez (true bronze – metallic), Misty (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Humble Brag (burnt orange with gold flecks – sequin), and Anthem (bright pinky copper – metallic).

The last 12 shades from left to right are:

Thank U Next (rosy bronze with a copper duo-chrome flip – metallic), Sugar Sugar (icy mauve – metallic), Snake Eyes (pale pink taupe – metallic), Call You Mine (deep red plum – metallic), Facet (deep red brown – matte), Tea Garden (duo-chrome red with a green gold flip – metallic) – this one is a repurchase, Glass Bull (duo-chrome lavender icy-blue – metallic), Wishful Winking (teal with an eggplant duo-chrome flip – metallic), Paradiso (violet – metallic), Luv That For U (deep orchid – metallic), Cater 2 U (pinky fuchsia – metallic), and For Shore (neon warm pink – matte).

Well dolls … that’s everything in this haul.

I do have a few more hauls coming sometime later next week.

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

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

1st Beauty Haul of July 2020

Published July 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling pretty crummy today. It’s our rainy season here in Florida so the Barometric Pressure is really wreaking havoc on my Fibromyalgia.

I just received my first beauty buy of July 2020 so I’d thought before I dive into these new items I’d give you a quick look see….

All the products of today’s haul are from Makeup Revolution (Revolution Beauty). They were meant to be here in the month of June, however I purchased them from the UK site instead of the US site so it took longer than normal to get here. It’s only a small order placed because I didn’t have much left in my Beauty Buy Budget for the month of June but I managed to spend less than what I had and that money I rolled over to the month of July.

Well … let’s take a look at what I purchased….

NOTE: All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass. Also all pictures taken of the swatches are done with flash.

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer $10 for .45 fluid ounces of product.

This concealer is available in 50 shades (18 shades for deeper skin tones) and I purchased it in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I could have gone up 1/2 a shade but I still think this shade will work out good for me.

This one is billed as being suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. it claims that it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid and that it was designed for drier skin with a sheer, satin finish that won’t settle into fine lines.

What I noticed upon swatching this one is that this one is not lightweight at all and a very little of this product goes a very long way. It also doesn’t set down and remains pretty tacky so this one definitely will need to be set with powder immediately after application.

Revolution Cut Crease Canvas $9 for .15 fluid ounces of product.

This eye shadow base comes in 4 shades (white, fair, medium and deep). I purchased 2 shades… Halo (white) and Illustrate (fair). It’s billed as a full coverage eyeshadow base with an innovative built-in brush for easy application and claims to be the shortcut you need for a defined canvas for a cut crease with glitter, foil or eyeshadow.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that it’s very emollient and remains tacky to the touch. For some reason the white shade spreads further than the fair shade does. This has a similar consistence to the P.Louise Base, mind you it’s not a spot on dupe but it’s got some similarities. I don’t particularly like the applicator on this one (it’s s short fat square shaped bush applicator) but I will just put this one on the back of my hand and use it with the same synthetic brush that I use to apply the P.Louise Base.

Revolution PRO Define & Fill Micro Brow Pencil $8 for .004 ounces of product.  

This product comes in 3 shades: Ash Brown, Warm Brown, and Dark Brown (I repurchased it in the shade Dark Brown, this is a replacement as I just finished my last one off last month). It’s billed as  an ultra fine brow pencil that creates the most convincing hair-like strokes for a natural and soft looking brow with a weighted component that sits comfortably in the hand in order to support precise application.

This is the 4th time I have repurchased this pencil. It’s my 2nd favorite pencil ever. (My first being the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil).

This pencil is creamy with just enough waxiness to keep you from going over board. It’s a great drug store priced pencil.

Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation $15 for .87 fluid ounces of product.

This product comes in 20 shades (7 shades for deeper skin tones). I purchased it in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). It is billed as the most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin, this Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation SPF30 offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected with hyaluronic acid & collagen and works to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles whilst offering long lasting coverage that doesn’t feel cakey or heavy on the skin.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that a little goes a long way. I only disbursed 1 pump of foundation and that covered from my knuckles to about an inch past the tattoo on my wrist. It’s high light coverage that builds to almost full coverage with a second layer.

I left the swatch on for 5 minutes to see if it would oxidize and it did not, it also did not set down … so you will need to set this with powder.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded $7 for .26 ounces of product.

This one comes in 12 shades of which I now own 3. This one is in the shade Peaches & Cream. This is billed as having a sheer velvet powder formula.

What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that this shade is pretty light for my skin tone … I knew it might be … it gives a super cute flush of color but I purchased it as a blush topper for the days that I wear cream blush.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded $7 for .26 ounces of product.

This is the shade Coral Dreams. This one is so much more vibrant than it looks on line. What I noticed about this product upon swatching it is that this one is very pigmented and seams to be a bit less powdery than the Peaches & Cream one is.

Coral is my favorite shade of blush (and lipstick) so I jump at the chance to always pick up a coral shade when I can, and while I already own the shade Rhubarb & Custard (which is a dusty coral shade) I think I truly may have found my perfect coral shade in Coral Dreams.

Makeup Revolution Highlighter Reloaded $7 for .35 ounces of product.

This highlighter comes in 8 shades (of which I now own 2: Dare to Divulge (a deeper champagne) and this new one which is called Just My Type (a softer champagne).

This one is billed as the ultimate glow-up with an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion. A high-impact finish with a super-flattering shimmer. The silky formula glides onto cheekbones seamlessly.

This is a great highlighter formula and super glowy.

Well dolls…. told ya it was a small order. I did place a few Beauty Buys for this month, some lashes from Obsidian Cosmetics, 2 eye liners from Sephora, and a full complexion purchase from the BECCA website.

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

Quick 3rd Beauty Haul for June 2020

Published June 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I have a very short haul for you. So let’s jump into it….

I purchased (with the try before you buy option) the new Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer ($26 on their website) . You get .23 fluid ounces of product with a doe foot applicator. This concealer comes in 30 shades (10 for fair, 10 for medium, and 10 for deep skin tones) and I purchased mine in the shade 2.5. This concealer is billed as a long-wear, lightweight concealer that instantly covers under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots & hyperpigmentation with an advanced vegan, cruelty-free, oil-free & paraben-free formula. A long-lasting wear with medium-to-high buildable coverage.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash… this was swatched on bare skin with no primer and in 1 go.

What I noticed from swatching this concealer was very light-weight with, I would say, a solid medium coverage. I left the swatch on to see if it would sink into the fine lines of my hands and it did not. I’m really excited to try this concealer.

Free gift with purchase

I received the Il Makiage InkLiner ($21 on their website for .04 fluid ounces) in the shade Black as a free gift with purchase. It’s billed as an intensely pigmented, extremely long hold waterproof liquid inkliner for thin, natural or dramatic eye definition. Velvet matte finish with up to 14 hours of wear time.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash, again done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

What I have noticed from swatching this one is that #1 it is insanely pigmented. This has got to be the deepest black liner I have ever owned. #2 It will bleed … as you can see from the swatches it seeps into the fine lines of the back of my hand. #3 I do not think this one is water proof at all. I left this on for a few minutes for it to dry down completely and barely touched a baby wipe to it to try and remove and it completely came off in one swipe.

I purchased this with my skin care order from Beautylish

Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eye Liner ($27 on the beautylish website for .04 ounces of product) in the shade Eye Cheat (beige). These eye liners come in 7 shades and are billed as the ultimate sexy, smudgy “bedroom eye”. A silky-smooth glide of a liquid liner and the soft, sooty, pigment-rich payoff of kohl with a a waterproof, long-lasting formula that sets after 30 seconds that lasts for up to 14 hours.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This swatch was done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe … it looks like it skipped but it didn’t the pencil is very soft and broke whilst swatching.

What I have noticed from swatching this one is that the pencil is soft but hearty. It’s super pigmented and does in fact set down in 30 seconds. This one is truly waterproof. I had to use oil to remove it.

Well dolls … that’s all for now … I do have 2 orders from my June beauty buys that are still in the mail so I will have to haul them with my July beauty buys …. I will mark them as purchased in June so that you can see what I purchased in June.

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

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

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of June 2020 with Swatches

Published June 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
All the items in this haul were purchased through the ELF website

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My eye is still pretty sore and still healing so of course there will be no Face of the Day post today again… but I’m coming to you with the 2nd beauty haul of June 2020.

So let’s get started ….. * Remember all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass *

I purchased only 2 brushes in this order. The concealer brush $4.00 which I purchased to do cut creases with and the precision dual-sided eyebrow brush $6.00
The Color Correcting Stick in the shade Correct Dark Circles Light $4.00 for .11 ounces of product. These correcting sticks come in peach for dark circles (in both light and deep), in green to correct redness, and purple to correct sallowness.

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

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

Lip Lacquer in clear $3 for .08 ounces

Lip Lacquer in the shade Fantasy (slight nude with gold shimmer) $3 for .08 ounces. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. These lip lacquers smell like vanilla cake and are not overly sticky and is formulated with Vitamin E and comes in 11 shades.

Tinted Lip Oil $6.00 for .10 ounces of product in the shade Nude Kiss (slightly pinkish nude).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The Tinted Lip Oils are infused with Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E and comes in 8 shades and have that classic vanilla cake scent.

The Jelly Pop Dew Primer $10 for 1.01 ounces of product that is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Watermelon Extract, and Vitamins A,C, and E and is billed as a multitasking primer has a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. The Jelly Pop Watermelon Jelly Cleanser $8 for 3.38 ounces of product and is billed as a  gentle, watermelon-infused gel cleanser infused with skin-loving ingredients Watermelon extract and Vitamin B5.

Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum $8 for .47 ounces of product and comes in 5 shades with 2 for deeper skin tones. I purchased mine in the shade Fair/Light. It’s billed as a weightless silky formula that melts into skin for a radiant and youthful-looking glow. The luminous, dewy finish helps boost suppleness and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for flawless coverage infused with Vitamin A, C, & E, Grape Seed Oil, Pomegranate Oil, and Goji Berry to help brighten, restore, nourish and protect the skin.

For being a serum foundation it’s got a thicker consistency instead of a runny thinner one.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. It also has SPF 25.

Halo Glow Setting Powder $8 for .24 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades light, medium and deep. I have it in the light shade. This is billed as a silky, weightless texture that drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. One thing I noticed when I first swatched this setting powder is that it’s so similar to my beloved Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder. It leaves behind this really pretty little lilt to the skin.

Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow (limited edition packing for their Liquid Glitter Shadows and in this packaging comes in 3 shades) $5 for .10 ounces of product. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. The Liquid Glitter Shadows come in 8 shades, I have it in Flirty Birdy (a spot on dupe for Kitten Karma from Stila). This is billed as a gel-based formula that is long-lasting, quick-drying where you can get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage that is a comfortable wear with minimal fall out.

Jelly Highlighter $6 for .44 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades, I have it in the shade Dew (bronze gold) and is billed as a smooth, jelly-textured highlighter that blends into the skin for a luminous, glowing skin effect.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The one thing I noticed with this swatch is that this highlighter dries completely down to a transfer proof formula.

Metallic Flare Highlighter $6 for .18 ounces of product and comes in 4 shades, I have it in the shade White Gold. This is billed as a multidimensional, high-luster glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a harder pressed formula that blends out beautifully.

Prismatic Highlighting Duo $4 for .32 ounces of product (I received this as a free gift with purchase). This comes in 3 shades and I received it in the shade Siren’s Call. It is billed as a radiant, iridescent glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a very hard pressed powder that doesn’t swatch well at all and after just 1 swatch I had hard pan.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Peachy (a bronzey peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

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

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Earthy (a neutral peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

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

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Cheeky (pale mauve). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

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

Primer Infused Bronzer $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades of which I have the shade Constantly Bronzed and is billed as a long-wear, matte bronzer that is infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of bronzed, sun-kissed glow. 

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

Cream Blush Palette $8 for .64 total ounces of product making each pan .16 ounces of product and comes in 2 color ways I have it in the Soft colorway (we have a pale rose, pale coral, pale mauve, and pale blue toned pink) and is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. From the swatches I have found that these cream blushes are extremely creamy and blend out perfectly.

Retro Paradise 18 Piece Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a  Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades allow you to create your own tropical fantasy!

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin), Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte), Rise & Shine (Vintage Gold – metallic), Spiced (a red based mid-toned coral – matte), Paraiso (coral based bronze – metallic), and Coconut (deep purple based chocolate brown – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Dijon (mustard tan – matte), Sea Salt (bright white with a silver flip – metallic), Fuego (pastel coral – matte), Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic), Baja Mar (pastel yellow based green – matte), and Tropicana (pastel purple – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Caliente (terracotta – matte), Cacao (deep chocolate with a hint of a green under-tone – matte), Fortuna (bronze – metallic), Royal (classic royal blue – matte), Disco (blue bell with a lilac flip – shimmer), and Nightlife (dusty black – satin).

Opposites Attract Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that has 9 warm-toned and 9 cool-toned shades with neutral and vibrant pops of color and that is billed as a  luxe formula that is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Fresh (flesh toned – matte), Spicy (golden bronze – metallic), Sassy (coral – matte), Low-Key (dusty white – satin), Calm (mid-toned grey – matte), and Clever (deep taupe with a silver flip – metallic).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Bold (deep rose gold – metallic), Cheeky (orange based coral – matte), Happy (deep mustard yellow – matte), Witty (grey-toned taupe – matte), Smooth (deep chocolate brown – matte), and Chill (cadet blue – satin).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Saucy (yellow based tan – matte), Daring (chocolate – metallic), Warm (warm mid-toned brown – satin), Easy Going (blue based lilac – satin), Wise (mid-toned forest green – matte), and Genuine (dusty black with a hint of green -satin).

18 Hit Wonders Colorful Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a vibrant, colorful 18-pan palette containing only the best, most swatch-worthy shades, designed to inspire bold, vibrant eyeshadow looks. It’s a mix of matte, satin and shimmer shades. The luxe formula of this vibrant eyeshadow palette is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Supreme (red based mid-toned brown – matte), Vibrant (silver – metallic), Moss (copper with a duo-chrome of moss green – metallic), Peachy (dusty light peach – matte), Quartz (light peachy beige – shimmer), and Pave (slight peach with a silver flip – shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Velvet (blackened royal purple – metallic), Electric (vibrant light blue – satin), Evergreen (dusty mid-toned green – matte), Solar (dusty bright yellow – matte), Heat (deep red based orange – matte), and Candy (coral pink -shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Royal (royal blue – satin), Shade (grey green based taupe – matte), Element (grey based deep brown with a red green duo-chrome flip – metallic), Summer (yellow orange – matte), Penny (copper – metallic), and Danger (deep rose gold – metallic).

Earth & Ocean Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views, the Earth and Ocean palette will transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues, so you can create multiple eye looks. The luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Trenches (black – satin), Underwater (sea green with a teal duo-chrome metallic), Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green – matte), Desert Storm (khaki – matte), Sahara (yellow based light green – metallic), and Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Abyss (deep ocean blue – matte), Drip Drip (vibrant blue – metallic), Lagoon (powder blue – metallic), Rock Bottom (tan with a slight green flip – metallic), Gold Rush (gold – metallic) and Sun Yourself (yellow – metallic),

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Siren (steel grey – metallic), Oasis (slightly blue grey – matte), Saltwater (silver with w opal duo-chrome – shimmer), Tundra (silver – pressed glitter), Fuji Feels (vintage brushed bronze – metallic), and Mojave Mami (mid-toned sand brown – satin).

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

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

XOXO, Nita

Quick Haul June 2020

Published June 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’ve got a super quick makeup haul for you today.

Let’s jump into it…. *** All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe ***

NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Jelly Cheek Color $10 for .31 fluid ounces of product on their website and is billed as a hydrated flushed face is just a tap away with NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Jelly Cheek Color. Infused with hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, known for its soothing and hydrating benefits, this buildable cheek tint features a gel formula that feels as amazing on your face as it does on your fingers! For a naturally-flushed look, wear this blush jelly alone for a “no makeup” look or layer for a bolder, dewy-finished pop of blushing color and comes in 6 shades. I chose the shade Coral Dream.

The left picture is without flash and the right picture is with flash. This is a super pretty coral shade but it did not go on half as well as it swatched.

ColourPop Create Your Own Palette $45 for 24 shadows and a z palette on their website. The picture on the left with without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is flash. The colors from left to right are: Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic), What’s Yo Sign (yellow peach with golden sparkle – sequin), Tickled (soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip – metallic), Nectar (icy pale lavender – metallic), Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic), Pretty Please (cool taupe – matte), Mr. Sandman (icy rose with a silver sheen – metallic), Miser (terracotta with blue-green duo-chrome – metallic), Star Child (vibrant purple with pink and purple flecks – metallic), Solstice With The Mostest (neon pink with a blue sheen – metallic), Neutrino (purple with a blue sheen – metallic), and Mariposa (dusty mauvey lavender with hot pink glitter – sequin).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is flash. The colors from left to right are: Charge It (soft rosey pink – matte), Side Tracked (terracotta with gold flecks – sequin), Misty (pinky rose gold with baby blue glitter – metallic), Tea Garden (duo-chrome red with a green gold flip- metallic), Conjour Up (emerald – matte), Gridlock (bright teal with silver & teal glitter – metallic), Backstage (cobalt blue – matte), AntiMatter (turquoise with a deep purple duochrome flip – metallic), Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte), Conundrum (warm brown – matte), Good Thing (chestnut brown – matte), and Finesse (deep mahogany – matte).

Well that’s it dolls. I hope you enjoy your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

Quick Beauty Haul 7th May 2020 Haul

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

I repurchased some of my Good molecules serums and toner … I accidentally purchased 2 Super Peptide Serums but that’s ok … back ups are a good thing.

This palette was sent to me by the company (after reaching out to me on Twitter) to review …. I will be reviewing it within the next couple of weeks.

The palette is called EY-322 16 color Eyeshadow Palette and runs for $14.

The shades from left to right are: Slow (vanilla metallic), Flip (vanilla matte), Steam (muted brown matte), Noir (dusty black matte), Glamour (tan matte), Diva (copper metallic), Splash (moss green satin), Trance (light blue satin), Sultry (rose gold metallic), Culture (dusty red matte), Awesome (navy blue satin), Curtain (iridescent satin with a green/purple flip),Cross (chocolate metallic), Nolly (burnt orange matte), Stylin’ (vibrant fuschia metallic), and Mud (deep burgundy matte).

The shadows were swatched on a bare arm with no primer and in 1 pass.

The shadows are pretty pigmented (and hard to remove … I needed to use soap and water to remove it all). The mattes are finely milled and did not have any kickback, the metallics are drier but very pigmented, and the satins are buttery and mid-toned pigmentation.

Well that’s all dolls.

Have a great rest of your day/night and remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

My Makeup Collection Vol 7. The Highlighters

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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

I’m back with Vol. 7 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Today we’re diving into my highlighter collection … Let’s do this…

RachhLoves x Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette $24 for 3 @ .09 ounces and 3 @ 27 ounces of product their website.(also sold at Target).

This one is billed as layering highlight for that perfect custom glow is just like layering an outfit – you build a look that’s uniquely you! Bring out your natural beauty and enliven your complexion, lids and cheeks with this multi-use glow-mix palette with a silky soft formula for the ultimate face glow, and lid hues enhance & add luminosity.

I love playing around with a combos of this palette. The highlight is endless with this one. I have mixed and matched every color combo under the sun with this one and I’m so happy to have it in my collection.

There is 1 shade that has a different texture to the rest – Knit is metallic but it feels smooth almost melted in formula…. it’s bizarre in a great way.

The shades from left to right (2nd picture) are: Lace, Zipper, Knit, Tee, and Clutch.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand $38 for .40 ounces of product on the Beautylish website (also sold at Sephora… also has 2 more shades than Beautylish) in the shade Spotlight (rose gold with silver reflect).

This one is billed as being able to enhance the skin’s luminosity for a high-gloss highlight that plays with the light and stays dewy all day. Velvety silica has magical, soft-focusing powers, and sensorial oil gives skin a silky-soft feel. Lindera extract magically mimics the effects of light for a youthful glow.

I had tried cream highlighters in the past and always hated the way they seemed to just sit on the surface of the skin, or how greasy they seem to make my face look.

I purchased this one to do a full face of Charlotte Tilbury and didn’t use it in that post…. I was worried about it … but I tried it a few days after and I haven’t stopped using it since!

I love this product so much … It is my favorite highlighter in my collection.

It’s high glow without looking greasy or like a disco ball. It melts into the skin for a seamless lit from within lilt.

I would say out of all the products I purchased from Charlotte Tilbury …. This is my all time favorite product.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand $38 for .41 ounces of product at Sephora (also available on the Beautylish website). It comes in 3 shades: Peachgasm (peach highlight), Pinkgasm (pink highlight), and Goldgasm (gold highlight) and I have it in Goldgasm.

This one is also billed as being able to enhance the skin’s luminosity for a high-gloss highlight that plays with the light and stays dewy all day. Velvety silica has magical, soft-focusing powers, and sensorial oil gives skin a silky-soft feel. Lindera extract magically mimics the effects of light for a youthful glow.

This one, on me, is more subtle than the my Hollywood Beauty Wand in Spotlight. I swatched it heavy so you can see just how well it builds up but when I use it I do it in light dots to just enhance the high points of my face. When I want the glow to have a bit more dimension I always just go in with either a bit of powder highlighter or I go in with a bit of Spotlight to finish the look off.

Benefit Powder Boxed Highlighter $30 for.28 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora and I have it in the shade Cookie (a golden pearl).

This one is billed as being a gorgeous glow is just a sweep away.

This is just the prettiest, creamiest, gleam of a highlighter ever. This one is light enough for fair skin and complex enough for deeper skin tones.

I purchased a back up of this highlighter just so that I wouldn’t ever be without it.

With a light hand it gives this other worldly glow to the skin, layered over a cream highlighter it just takes it to another dimension, and with a heavier hand it really pops with out looking like a disco ball.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlight Face Powder $36 for .35 ounces of product at Ulta and it comes in 3 shades Global Glow (neutral tan with silver sheen), Soft & Gentle (gilded peach bronze), and Gold Deposit (soft reflective golden bronze) and I have it in the shade Soft & Gentle.

This one is billed as a luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish.

I purchased this one around 4 years ago when I saw a YouTuber using it in a video and have loved it ever since.

It’s a buttery powder highlighter that just shines so vibrant but can also give a subtle ethereal glow to the face as well.

J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter $8.99 for .3 ounces of product at Ulta and I have it in the shade Twilight (a coppery gold).

This one is billed as a multi-dimensional baked formula in the You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter brings instant glow all day long due to high intense shimmer pigment. It is designed to complement all skin tones and all skin types. The smooth texture blends effortlessly and gives the perfect luminous finish that complete your look.

This is a pretty reflective highlighter… I have tried to go in with a light touch and still I get high pigment, high shine payout. For being a baked product it’s super buttery to the touch.

Makeup Revolution Highlight Reloaded $7 for .35 ounces of product at Ulta and it comes in 6 shades and I have it in the shade Dare to Divulge (rose gold).

This one is billed as the ultimate glow-up that is  intensely pigmented and will instantly brighten your complexion with a high-impact finish and super-flattering shimmer, this silky formula glides onto cheekbones seamlessly and just add to the bridge of the nose and illuminate the inner corners of the eyes for an all over glow. For an intense, foil-like finish use with a damp brush or one of our Fixing Sprays.

I just love the whole Reloaded line from this brand. You get high quality products at drug store prices. This is a beautiful highlighter with no glitter in it.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder $9.99 for .3 ounces of product at Ulta and comes in 2 shade Afterglow (an icy pink) and Sunglow (an icy champagne).

This one is billed as making strobing and highlighting easy for beauty novices to experts alike. Light-reflecting pearls create a radiant finish that define your features with a healthy, warm glow.

It’s a nice highlighter … not my favorite or even in my top 5 but I like it and I do reach for it from time to time.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact $44 for .26 ounces of product at Sephora in the shade Highlight 01 (golden nude)… this also comes in 3 bronze shades.

This one is billed as an  ultrasmooth baked face powder that provides natural color with soft matte radiance with an ultralightweight formula that feels weightless on skin and applies smoothly and blends effortlessly. The smooth, silky, velvety texture feels comfortable, while the long-wearing formula lasts up to eight hours and stays color-true without oxidizing for an even wear. Each tile is hand-mixed with a unique design.

This was the first powder product I purchased from this brand and it sparked my love for all things Laura Mercier.

This is the most subtle highlighter I have ever had in my collection. It’s my go to everyday light wash of something glowy highlighter.

Jouer Powder Highlighter $24 for .16 ounces of product at Sephora and it comes in 8 shades, the one I have is Citrine (shimmering gold).

This one is billed as a long-wear, highly pigmented, powder highlighter with ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments to create a lit-from-within glow.

I purchased this one back when this shade was all the rage. I didn’t like it when I first got it, but as I started to venture out of my comfort zone with how glowy I liked my highlight to be, I learned to really like this one and as I curated my collection I have reached for it more and more.

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter $8 for .15 ounces of product at Ulta and comes in 8 shades, I have the shade Wisp (golden champagne with a gold reflect and a penalized finish).

This one is billed as a long-wearing crème powder cheek formula that is extremely buildable and blends smoothly to leave the cheeks looking healthy with a formula that has a bouncy texture that creates the ultimate glow and is buildable, blendable, and so buttery soft.

I didn’t like this at first (too glittery and shiny) until I dipped my toe into the world of creme products … now I absolutely love this highlighter.

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter *discontinued was limited edition Disney Designer Collection* In the shade A Smile and a Song (gilded champagne).

I love this shade so much! I also love that it’s Disney inspired!!!

This is a very complex highlighter … there are multi levels to it’s shine and glow.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder $5.99 for .19 ounces of product at Ulta an it comes in 4 shades and I have it in the shade Precious Petals (pinky champagne).

This one is billed as their #1 highlighting powder is here to stay! Its ultra-pearly finish and easy-to-blend formula make it a fan favorite! The silky smooth, highly-pigmented powder gives an all over glow when applied to the cheek bones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector $38 for .25 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora comes in 9 shades and I have it in Champagne Pop (soft gold with peachy pink reflect).

This one is billed as their award-winning highlighter with an ultra-creamy formula that melts into skin for a natural, luminous glow with a unique formula fuses ultra-fine, pearl pigments with liquid for an ultra-buttery texture. The creamy formula builds and blends seamlessly, without ever looking glittery or chalky. The creamy formula refracts pure light from every angle for the most natural, luminous glow.

This is the highlighter that launched Jaclyn Hills makeup stardom. I have to admit I only purchased it because everyone else was and it was every where on social media … but dolls I am super happy that I did… this one is amazingly beautiful!

Makeup Geek Highlighter (there are 5 shades available on their site for $9.99) I have it in a discontinued shade called Midnight Sun (a golden champagne)

This is billed as a highlighter formula that is super-smooth and incredibly pigmented. It provides a reflective luminosity that ranges from subtle to extreme.

I really like this one but I hardly ever reach for it…. I think I should move it to my vanity to remind me to reach for it more.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter $4.99 for .23 ounces of product at Ulta in the shade 01 Be My Highlight.

This one is billed as adding natural luminescence to cheeks, temples, and brow bone for a gorgeous glow. The baked formula applies smoothly while the light texture blends easily for a natural finish.

This one is a spot on dupe for the Laura Mercie Radiance Baked Powder, I mean a complete SPOT ON DUPE!!!

There is a reason this one is in everyone’s top 5 products … it’s a great everyday, every occasion highlighter.

Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette $42 at Ulta and Sephora and comes in 4 color ways : Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep. I have it in the Light colorway (but I think I could also use the Medium one too).

This one is billed as a 3-finish baked highlighting palette  that adds dimension, lift, and luminosity with this complexion-enhancing highlighting palette created to bring out the inner radiance in every skin tone. This baked trio diffuses and refracts light for a perfectly-lit complexion anywhere you go.

When I first purchased this one I didn’t get it. I hated the dazzle shade, thought the soft focus shade was a waste of product, and only gravitated toward the glow shade …. until that is I finely tried the soft focus as a finishing powder and the dazzle shade as a shadow topper and inner corner highlight.

I truly love this palette now. The right picture shows Glow, Soft Focus, and Dazzle.

Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3 $12 for .31 ounces of product at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website. This is a champagne colored highlighter.

This one is billed as a beautiful bronzed shade that creates effortless luminosity. Highly pigmented mix of beautiful champagne pearls perfect for light skin tones.

This is my newest acquisition to my collection. It is super reflective and absolutely glamorous!

This is the type of highlighter that will work with any skin tone for a perfect pop of shine.

Well that’s it dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of the day/night and that you are in good spirits and good health.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

New JKissa and ELF Collaboration Haul

Published May 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Just popping in with a quick haul update.

I just purchased 2 of the 3 things from the Jkissa x ELF limited edition collection!!! (Available for ELF Squad members as of May 25th and for everyone else as of May 27th 2020).

I was going to wait until it arrived but I so excited that I just had to share with you what I just purchased… swatches to come upon arrival of my purchase.

This palette is my spirit animal!!! I can’t wait to start playing with this little baby!!!!

This 6 piece brush set is vegan and cruelty free. ELF brushes are one of my favorite affordable brushes on the market and it doesn’t hurt that they are so stinking cute!!!

There is a Gold dual ended gold eye glitter thing as the 3rd component to this collection, but I really do not like glitter so I opted not to purchase it.

Well that’s it for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night.

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

Xoxo

6th Beauty Haul and Swatches of May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The shades are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXO

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