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4th Beauty Haul of April 2020 With Swatches

Published April 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m dropping by with a mini haul of the remaining thing I purchased from Ulta this month … All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer … so let’s jump into it ….

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VDL Pantone Collection Lumilayer Primer $32 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. It’s build as a product that  creates a three-dimensional face through voluminous light and as a smooth, radiant base that atches and reflects light for a natural glow from within effect.

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It’s a white cream product with a pump that dispenses a pea sized amount of product per pump.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. There is a slight pink pearlescent sheen to this primer so this will not be a primer you can get away of wearing on it’s own without it looking a tad odd. But I think this is going to look amazing paired with a BB or CC cream or a tinted moisturizer.

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes $28 for .14 ounces of product at Ulta. This powder is billed as being a transparent, weightless powder to set under-eye concealer, brightens the look of dark circles, and diminishes signs of visible fine lines. 

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This powder is finely milled and very smooth. There is a slight sheen to this powder as well. There is a slight sheen to this powder once you buff it out. 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This swatch is just me patting it into the skin. I noticed it felt a tiny bit gritty but nothing that should scratch the under  eye area.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is what it looks like once the powder is buffed in … you can see on the picture on the right the slight sheen I was referring to. This is such a light powder that I’m not sure this will set concealer very well … I’ll let you know once I try it out tomorrow.

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Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette $20 for .63 ounce of total product at Ulta. This palette is billed as featuring the most essential collection of neutral colors. These highly pigmented colors blend flawlessly and deliver incredible staying power. This palette offers a seamless transition from subtle everyday looks to sultry night-time looks. 

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

 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash.  There are no names to the shades … so from left to right : Iridescent Pink, Matte Tan, Matte Nude Brown, Shimmer Champagne, Shimmer Light Gold with Pink undertone, Metallic Light Gold.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. Again there are no names to the shades … so from left to right : Shimmer Goldish Auburn, Metallic Bronze Gold, Metallic Dark Auburn, Matte Brown, Metallic Dark Brown, Matte Ebony Brown.

The shadows in this palette are finely milled and did not kickback when I swatched them. The last shade of the palette gave me a little trouble swatching… all the other shades are done with 1 pass and 1 swipe … the last shade was just a tiny patchy and I needed to go in with 3 passes and 4 swipes. I am so looking forward to testing this palette out tomorrow.

I do have 1 more eye shadow palette in the mail (it’s an indie brand called Makeup Mafia, they reached out to me on Twitter and asked if they could send me a palette to test out and write a review about) I should be receiving it by the end of the month.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick

XOXO

3rd Beauty Haul of April 2020 and Swatches

Published April 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I just got my Il Makiage order in the mail so I just wanted to share this very small haul with you … And away we go….

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LONG-WEAR MATTE LIP CREAM  $22 for .18 fluid ounces of product on the Il Makiage website. I was gifted this mini of the shade Gala (a dusty coral pink matte). This lipstick is billed as having vibrant, high-impact pigments with an innovative formula that ensures opaque, all-day matte coverage that won’t fade, crack or smudge. It claims to be a non-drying, not-sticky, comfortable formula that’s full coverage and transfer-proof. This product is made in Italy. It comes in 27 shades. 

The picture on the left is with not flash and the one on the right is with flash. This lippie is amazing! It’s transfer proof, dries down to what feels like a satin, however it does not budge. The formula reminds me of the L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stains but the Il Makiage one has a better lasting power. I enjoyed this so much I have put it on my list for next month’s beauty purchases… I want a few shades.

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WOKE UP LIKE THIS FLAWLESS BASE FOUNDATION $44 for 1 fluid ounce of product on theIl Makiage website. It comes in 50 shades with 20 shades for deeper skin tones. It’s billed as being  a powerful, streak-free foundation that smoothes and evens the skin with an advanced, innovative formula for a flawless, uniform natural matte finish. It claims to be a buildable medium-to-high coverage enriched with: Vitamin E for anti-aging benefits Hyaluronic acid for hydration, protection and filling wrinkles. It claims to have special optically corrective powders blur fine lines, redness, and blemishes while light-diffusing spheres deflect attention away from all imperfections with a streak-free in application and lightweight in feel for comfortable wear.

I purchased this off a video ad I saw on TikTok because they offer a 14 day trial period before you by… You only pay for the shipping… You try it out for the 14 days (which starts the day it’s delivered) and if it doesn’t turn out to be the correct shade, doesn’t perform the way you like, or for what ever the reason you can return the foundation free of charge and they will even pay for the shipping. So I decided to give it a shot since they boast that they can perfectly match your skin … I have to say I am extremely impressed. It matches me very very VERY well.

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The instructions say to use 2 drops for the full face … The formula is medium thick with high pigment and great spreadability. 

The picture on the right is with no flash and the picture on the right is with flash. I would call this a demi-matte formula. I truly think just this one pump could cover 1/2 my face.

I will test it out tomorrow and give my review then.

Well… That’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

2nd Beauty Haul of April 2020 With Swatches

Published April 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

 

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m coming at ya with my 2nd haul of the month…. This one is from Ulta Beauty (as you could probably tell from the picture). This one’s a bit long so let’s jump into it…

 

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Kiss Natural Effect Lashes in the style Flirty $11.99 at Ulta.  These lashes are light weight and the perfect size for my eye shape. They have quickly become my favorite lash when i am doing a more glam look.

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Kiss Natural Effect Lashes in the style Shy $11.99 at Ulta. Again these lashes are light weight and the perfect size for my eye shape. These lashes are my all time favorite natural lash look.

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Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil $24 at Ulta. This pencil comes in 12 shades. I have it in the shade 4.5 (natural deep brown). It has an ultra-fine point and is the perfect consistency for the brows. It never tugs at my hairs and it never skips. I purchased 2 so that I would have a back up on hand. This is my all time favorite brow pencil.

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Urban Decay Brow Beater Brow Pencil $21 at Ulta. This pencil comes in 7 shades. I have it in the shade Neutral Nana (neutral brown) The package says it’s waterproof, however when I was wiping off the swatch for this pencil it came off super easy with just a baby wipe. This pencil has a tear-drop shaped tip. When I swatched it, it was extremely  hard to get a swatch, very dry and waxy and it tugged at the back of my hand.  It was so hard to swatch that I am almost afraid to try it in my brows for fear that it will pull hair out.  I also realized that this was not the pencil I meant to purchase… I wanted to try out the new Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain pen… oh well … I’ll have to add that one to next month’s beauty purchases.

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil $10 at Ulta but on sale for $7 so I purchased 2.  This pencil comes in 8 shades. I have it in the shade Espresso. This pencil has a fine point and glides through the brows like a dream. This use to be my all time favorite brow pencil until I tried the Benefit one.

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Duo Brush-On Adhesive With Vitamins $6.49 for .18 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. I purchased 2 back ups … I have 1 open and another back up but this was on sale for $3 something so I purchased 2 more. This is a latex free formula. It’s got all day hold and comes off very easy.  Just a bit of warm water is all it takes. This is the only lash glue I have ever used ever since I first tried it and it’s the only lash glue I will ever use. It’s just that good.

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NYX Glitter Primer $6.50 at Ulta but is on sale for $4.55 so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s billed as being  formulated to lock glitter and foil into place and is a light and creamy formula sets and then holds on tight. It is a creamy vanilla color when you first squeeze some out but it goes clear when it’s ready for the glitter and pressed pigments. This stuff is #1 super sticky and #2 a little goes a very long way. I squeezed out just a pea sized dot and that covered most of the back of my hand. It also holds on to glitter pretty darn well. I swatched and tested it out and this stuff is the real deal for glitter.

 

I loaded my finger up with glitter from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette and just simply pressed it over the glitter primer and, as you can see from the picture on the right, almost every last piece of glitter is gone from my finger. When I went to removed the swatch I had to use soap and water… I could not remove it with simply a baby wipe.

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Revolution Skincare x Jake-Jamie Avocado Face Mask $11 at Ulta. This mask is billed as being designed to nourish, smooth, and gently exfoliate the skin. Formulated with avocado oil to moisturize, glycerin to prevent moisture loss, shea butter to nourish, and natural scrub granules to gently exfoliate.  The directions are so simple … apply 1-2 times a week. Allow to work for 10 – 15 minutes. Massage into skin for 30 seconds then rinse well. There is a warning that says to avoid the eye area.

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This mask smells just like a freshly cut avocado! It even has little chunks of avocado in it. It felt light weight and no as sticky as I thought it would feel. I can’t wait to try this one out tonight.

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Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask $11 at Ulta. It’s billed as being  formulated with sweet almond oil to encourage smooth and soft skin and vitamin E to moisturize. The directions say to apply to cleansed skin to soak in overnight, avoiding the eye area. Cleanse any residue or massage in upon waking. Use 1-2 times a week. This one also says avoid eye area.

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This one is super thick and sticky. I will not be using it as a night mask as the directions state. I will use this one as a day time lazy day, laying on the sofa binge watching some Netflix mask.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara $8.99 at Ulta. This is my all time favorite mascara. I just opened a tube and I only had 1 backup so I ordered another one to make sure I wont run out. This mascara is billed as having a unique formula of panthenol and ceramide-R that builds and thickens voluptuous lashes while conditioning them, so they remain supple and healthy. This mascara is amazing, never clumps, never flakes, and never gives me spider lashes.

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Mini MAC Strobe Cream $16 at Ulta. The full sized is $35 for 1.07 fluid ounces at Ulta and comes in 3 shades. In the mini it only comes in the shade Goldlite (golden pearls). This is billed as being super-powered with potent botanicals, it boosts the look of dull, flat, or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight.

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It comes out of the tube white and feels like a gel. I’m a bit disappointed in this one. It’s extremely subtle. Barely any glow at all. I’ll have to play around with it and figure out how best to use it.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer $34 for .55 ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as a long-wearing, waterproof formula delivers a universally flattering, instant bronze for your face & body. It’s a super silky, lightweight powder instantly evens skin tone & delivers a natural-looking bronze wherever applied. Covers & blurs the look of imperfections while giving a more-toned appearance. Amazonian clay for better, longer, truer wear. I’ve always wanted to own this bronzer and thought I’d give it a go since I’m already almost done my Benefit Hoola and will have a space for another bronzer soon.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is with no flash.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. I didn’t know this bronzer was a glowy bronzer … I’m starting to fall in love with the glowy dewy look so I am excited to try this one out.

NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner $4.00 for .03 ounces of product at Ulta. This is my all time favorite lip liner color. I have 1 back up and 1 open almost done so I purchased 2 more back ups.

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L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain in the shade I Create (soft nude rose). $5.99 for .23 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This lippie is billed as providing the color impact of a liquid lipstick with a weightless, bare-lip sensation. This formula is HEAVEN! I love this product so much, I owned 2 other shades before this one and decided when I placed my order to pick up 3 more shades.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

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L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain in the shade I Empower (soft nude peach). $5.99 for .23 fluid ounces of product at Ulta.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

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L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain in the shade I Tease (soft taupey pink). $5.99 for .23 fluid ounces of product at Ulta.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

DermaBlend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer $28 for .33 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. This concealer comes in 16 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones and I purchased the shade 15N Fair/Light. This is a full coverage concealer … a super full coverage concealer and a very little goes a very long way. It’s thick and remains tacky to the touch so you would do best with setting this one as soon as you blend it in.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is the swatch with a very thin pea sized layer. I could have covered the whole hand and still have some left over. I’m looking forward to trying this one out.

Tarte Creaseless Undereye Concealer $26 for .23 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. It comes in 30 shades, 13 shades for deeper skin and I purchased the shade 20 N Light. This product is billed as being able to cover dark circles, hyper-pigmentation & redness with a waterproof formula doesn’t crease or sit in fine lines and powered by vitamin C-rich maracuja for firmer, brighter & smoother-looking skin. This one felt a but sticky at first but blended out to be soft and hydrating on the back of my hand.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is another concealer that where a little bit goes a long way. I’m not sure about the creaseless claim… I did see it seep into the fine lines of the back of my hand … I’ll have to keep you posted.

NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer $9 for .14 fluid ounces at Ulta. It comes in 24 shades with 10 for deeper skin and I chose the shade Fair. It’s billed as being a micro pearl-infused illuminating concealer that blurs imperfections adding instant radiance and brightening the appearance of a dull complexion and as being formulated to perfectly match their Born to Glow Foundation.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. This one isn’t as tacky or thick as the last few in this post but it is high pigment so you wont need much to correct the undereye.

DermaBlend Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops $40 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta. It comes in 22 shades with 10 shades for deeper skin and I have the shade 30 N (light skin with neutral undertones). This is the 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Winner. It’s billed as a water-free, oil-free liquid foundation that has a unique, silky texture that provides weightless, full coverage and a natural finish. Formulated with only 10 ingredients, you get pigments at their purest: a little goes a long way. Use alone or mix drops with your skincare products, such as a face moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and more. Customize your coverage: for lighter coverage use 1 drop, for maximum coverage use up to 4 drops. Developed in true-to-tone, fade-proof shades. Never cakey or masky for an even and natural look. Provides 16 hours of comfortable wear that is smudge-and transfer-resistant.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. Dolls when they say a little goes a long way they were not kidding. After taking this swatch picture I tested to see just how far I could get this swatch to spread… It spread from the back of my hand to 3 fingers up my wrist! I am intrigued by this one and will be putting it to the test tomorrow.

Tarte Travel Size Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $15 for .33 fluid ounces of product … the full sized is $39 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. The travel size comes in 6 shades with 1 for deep skin and I chose the shade 27 N Light/Medium Neutral… in the full sized bottle comes in 30 shades with 12 for deeper skin. This foundation is billed as a skincare foundation and  delivers an ultra-comfortable, natural radiant finish & medium customizable coverage and that it helps hydrate & give the appearance of plumper skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. This one says medium buildable coverage however I found with this swatch it was straight full coverage. It felt thick on the back of my hand so I have a feeling this one is going to feel mask like on the face … I’ll keep you posted.

Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation $30 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. This one comes in 12 shades with 5 for deeper skin and I am in the shade 4 Medium Neutral. This one is billed as a medium-coverage liquid foundation with SPF 15 that feels lightweight, looks natural and is virtually undetectable on skin. Contains photochromic pigments that instantly adapt to brighten skin in any lighting, flower acids to help boost radiance* and hyaluronic acid to attract moisture to the skin’s surface and help maintain hydration. I have the travel sized that I hauled a few months back and so I have a great understanding of this foundation. This is a beautiful foundation. It’s not too heavy and doesn’t cake up or go patchy. It doesn’t break down throughout the day. I really truly like this foundation.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. In pictures this foundation looks as if it’s too dark… but in person it’s a spot on match for me.

Tarte Maracuja Tinted Moisturizer $29 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta and is also offered in a travel sized bottle for $15 but is only offered in 3 shades for the travel size. In the full sized tube it comes in 30 shades with 15 for deeper skin and I chose the shade 20 N Light Neutral. It’s billed as an ultra-lightweight & hydrating tinted moisturizer that delivers a sheer wash of color while infusing skin with maracuja super fruit for 12-hour hydration & wear. It also says the best way to apply is with the fingers.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a super light weight product. I look forward to trying it out. I have yet to find a tinted moisturizer that I like and from swatching this one I really think I’m going to like this one. I’ll test it out on my next “no makeup” makeup day.

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Well dolls… that’s all for now. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you remain in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO

1st Beauty Haul of April 2020 With Swatches

Published April 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
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This month’s beauty haul comes from the Beautylish website. I purchased all these products for a total of $293.00 and got free shipping. I also took advantage of their flex pay option. I paid $143 down and will be paying $75 for the months of May and June. 

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My muscle that I pulled is starting to feel a bit better so that’s a plus for me. So received one of my beauty purchases today whilst I was getting ready this morning. So let’s get this haul going….

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Belif Aqua Bomb Mist $34 for 2 2.02 fluid ounce bottles. The website states that this is an ultra-fine, soft and lightweight mist for glowing, hydrated skin and that it has  Lady’s Mantle Extract (a moisturizing herb that keeps the complexion smooth, clear, and youthful-looking) for refreshing hydration and nourishing herb Star Weed (Chickweed) ( known for its anti-inflammatory benefits)  extract for that healthy glow and that the water-based mist hydrates and adds radiance without smudging your makeup.

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Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum $12 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it targets multiple signs of aging at once and that the special formula of peptides and copper tripeptides helps to hydrate, brighten, and smooth for a healthy, youthful-looking glow. It boasts that it will Smooth, plump and firm skin with copper tripeptides that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, that it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions with peptides including Acetyl hexapeptide-8 and acetyl octapeptide-3. 

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Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum $6 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it replenishes your skin’s moisture content. That this water-light serum draws moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration. With just one use, skin appears smooth, supple, and well-hydrated. It boasts that Hyaluronic acid binds to moisture and draws it into the skin to maintain a healthy moisture balance and protect from dehydration and that it layers seamlessly under skincare and makeup, making it ideal for daily use.

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BECCA Backlight Priming Filter $39 for 1.01 fluid ounces. The website states that it helps to blur imperfections and impart a radiant glow and that it is infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls, each one adds a different drop of diffused light. I have never used this as a primer. I also use it as a mix in with my foundations. It just gives this amazing lit from within glow to the skin. I have used this product on it’s own on no makeup days to give a healthy glow to the skin. This is a repurchased product for me. 

 

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for this swatch I used a pea sized amount.

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

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in the shade #3 Light/Medium $44 for 1.01 fluid ounces. The website states that it is a customizable complexion booster that’s a primer, highlighter, and luminous mixing medium in one and that it has smoothing airbrush polymers and finely milled powders roll over skin with a creamy texture, minimizing the look of imperfections on camera and in real life.  I tried it for the first time today and I gotta say …. I’m low key in love with this product! It’s in the same vein as the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, except it’s a bit more subtle in appearance. This product is offered in 7 shades with 2 for deeper skin.

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This is 1 dab of the doe-foot applicator. 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. In pictures this one packs a bigger punch than the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, but in real life it has a beautiful glow with a subtle sheen to it.

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Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation in the shade 3 Neutral $44 for 1 fluid ounce. The website states that it’s a stay-all-day, weightless foundation that balances your skin’s unique undertones and optimizes overtones for comfortable full coverage with a natural-matte finish. It also says that it’s a sweat-proof and transfer-resistant formula. This foundation is available in 40 shades with 15 shades for deeper skin.

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This swatch was done with 1/2 a pump of product… and it spreads so far… I realized a little too late when trying out this foundation that a very little goes a very long way!! 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This little 1/2 pump of product could have covered 1/2 my face. This is super pigmented and creamy and does not set down all the way but leaves a demi-matte finish.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand in the shade 2 Medium/Dark $38 for .41 fluid ounces. This product is billed as being lightweight, easy to blend and buildable and that it is a soft-focus, semi-matte contour that has treated pigments with good adherence and color uniformity that create shadows and define features for a natural finish. This product comes in 1 shades Light/Medium and Medium/Deep … unfortunately there are no shades in this range that would help our deeper skinned beauties.  

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This swatch is created with just the residual product left over from when i used it this morning.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This product was so simple to use. I had been very interested in cream products but was afraid of the application process, this wand made it so simple and it blends out so seamlessly that it made me feel like a pro. It’s the correct undertone for contour done right. I used just a little around the hairline, hollows of the cheeks, jaw line, and bridge of the nose…. I was so impressed!!

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand $39 for .41 fluid ounces. The website states that the rose golden highlight hue flatters all skin tones, whilst the treated pearls blur imperfections, for the perfect, Hollywood gloss highlight. 

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This swatch is created with just the residual product left over from when i used it this morning.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. I’ve used cream highlighters before and never really liked them … but I figured I’d try this one out since I was trying out the contour cream too… I am so glad I did! This applied like a dream and the glow I got from it was so beautiful!! I did end up setting my face and you can still see the glow on the skin … it’s just a bit more subtle, think lit from within glow. I am going to try this product without setting my face to see how long it lasts… but even with setting the face the glow was stunning.

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Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in the shade Goldgasm $38 for .41 fluid ounces. The website states this is a Highlighter/Blush hybrid that was inspired by lighting tricks of Hollywood photographers, this highlighter-blush hybrid plays with the light for a soft-focused glow that mimics the look of joy, fun, and happiness.

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This swatch was just 1 squeeze of the wand. It’s much more gold than I would like for a highlighter so I will have to play around with this a bit to figure out the best way for me to use it.

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. I really don’t know how I’m going to make this product work. It’s just way too deep gold … I thought it would be a more soft gold with a luminous finish … like the website description states… however … this one would be stunning on our deeper skinned beauties!!!

Well… That’s my beauty haul dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night! I should have another April Haul for you soon… just waiting for my Ulta order that is STILL processing … gotta love this Covid-19 slow motion way of life we have going on.

Well … that’s all for now dolls. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Quick Makeup Haul With Swatches April 2020

Published April 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going so far? Great I hope. After my last post I had to run out to the store to pick up so milk and bread so I figured I would do my shopping at the Dollar General Food Mart (yes that’s a thing!! I was so shocked to see that Dollar General opened a food mart! There is a huge selection of food to choose from and their fruit and veggies too) so that I could also pick up another Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder since I ran out a week ago…  All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe….  So let’s jump into this haul …

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I know this isn’t a beauty item, but I forgot to haul this with my last Amazon haul… I purchased this 12 pack of Silicone straws by Hiware for $8.99. Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to reduce my carbon foot print on the world. I use to go through so many straws and they are so not good for the environment! Especially since they tend to end up in our oceans.  

Now on to the beauty haul ….

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Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder in the shade Translucent:  You can only get this loose powder at Dollar General stores. I purchased these 2 for $5 each for a .14 ounce pot. It’s finely milled… a little goes a very long way. It leaves the face blurred to perfection. It’s a matte powder that never looks cakey or dusty. Like I said in my empties haul I absolutely love this product! I picked up 1 to open now and 1 as a back up since I can’t always get to the Dollar General (especially now with this quarantine). 

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Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel: You can only get this product at Dollar General stores. I purchased these 3 in clear for $4 each for .2 ounces. I’m still working on the one I have open and I have 1 in the brow shade … but I really love this brow gel so much and the clear is almost always sold out … there were 3 left so I snagged while I could.  This is the best brow gel EVER!!! It holds my brow hairs in place all day long … I had it on once for 15 hours and not 1 hair was out of place when I went to take my makeup off. It doesn’t feel crunchy or goopy.

Believe Beauty All Over Glow in the shade Forbidden Kiss: You can only get this product at Dollar General stores. I paid $5 for .85 fluid ounces. This tube has a pump. Fro swatching I learned a little goes a very long way! It’s light weight and not greasy. It does have a bit of micro glitter in it but nothing too crazy.

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

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in the color story Lovestruck: You can only get this product at Dollar General. I paid $5 for 6 shades. I fell in love with the other palette that I haul a few months back … and so I just knew I had to try other palettes … the problem is they are always out of stock … today this was the last one on the shelves so I snagged it. The shades are just as pigmented, just as buttery, and just as finely milled as the with the other palette.

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

There are no shade names … but from left to right we have: a light ivory/vanilla shimmer, a mid-toned champagne metallic, a basic taupe matte, an orange/coral satin, a berry matte, and a berry/plum metallic.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Calling All Overseas Beauty Lovers

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

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Hey doll hey!! Hope ypu are having great day/night.

If you luve outside the United States I need your help…..

I want to purchase a full face of Max Factor makeup …. I have been searching the internet for 3 days and can not locate an online store that sells it.

Could you please tell me where in your country you have seen or purchased Max Factor Makeup or if there is a website that you know of that sells Max Factor Makeup?

Thanks in advance,

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

XOXO

March week 4 Beauty Haul

Published March 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing? Great I hope. Just popping in with a small beauty haul and swatches…. All swatches are on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe. Let’s jump into it ….

I created another ColourPop palette. It’s $24 for the 12 shadows and the zpalette. The picture on the left is without flash and the picture on the right is with flash. Each shadow on it’s own goes for $4.50 a pan.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash …. the colors from left to right are: Liar Liar (a pale pink metallic), Ringer (a  champagne metallic), 20 Something (a peachy gold metallic), Bel Air (a cool taupe matte), See Stars (a medium yellow brown matte pressed pigment), and Lay Low (a soft coral matte)……

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash …. the colors from left to right are: Top Notch (a terracotta brown matte), Earthshine (a pinky lavender with a blue duochrome flip metallic), Manifest It (a fuchsia with pink flecks sequin pressed pigment), Latchkey (a vivid berry matte pressed pigment), Pretty Cruel (a berry mauve with gold flecks sequin), and Sleeper (an eggplant matte pressed pigment).

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ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick $8, but discontinued now…. in the shade Uno Mas (a medium coral demi matte)

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

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ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick $8 in the shade Lay Over (a medium rosy beige demi matte)

 

 

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Well that’s all for now dolls… just wanted to pop in with some swatches of my new beauty haul …. hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and are in good health. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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