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Warm Toned Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published February 19, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing this day/night? Great I hope. I’m feeling a bit stronger today. Still have heaps of pain, as I always will with Fibromyalgia , but I have a bit more energy today and that’s a great thing. Before I forget …. HAPPY NATIONAL LASH DAY!!! Well, let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed the face using NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer ($16 at Ulta). I color corrected using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium. For my foundation today I have a mix of 2 pumps Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You and 4 pumps ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer ($14 on their website) in the shade Medium 10N. I concealed my under eyes using Milani Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade 03 Medium Light. I set the whole face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Milani Baked Bronzer ($8.99 on their website) in the shade 09 Dolce. I then used the Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in Soft Focus as finishing powder.

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and then I set that using more of the Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder. For today’s eye look I used the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette Vol. 1 ($48 on the Tati Beauty website). For my transition shade I used the color Soothe Matte (a camel matte). For my crease color I used a combo of the shades Aura Matte (a vanilla matte), Story Matte (a burnt orange matte), and Ritual Matte (a rich chocolate matte). I also took this color combo onto the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. I then moved to work on my mobile lid. I took the shade Soothe Metallic (a warm champagne gold shimmer metallic) onto the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I took the shade Ritual Metallic (a chocolate bronze shimmer metallic) onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I used the shade Aura Metallic (a  champagne shimmer metallic) on the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went in with the shade Story Metallic (a bright nectarine with gold shimmer metallic) onto the middle of the middle 1/3 and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend all the shade together. I then went in with more of the shade Ritual Matte (a rich chocolate matte) to deepen up the outer v and the outer most part of the mobile lid. For my drop shadow I first used the shade Soothe Matte (a camel matte) and then I went into the shade Story Matte (a burnt orange matte) to blow the drop shadow out a bit and then I went in closest to my lash line using the more of the shade Ritual Matte (a rich chocolate matte). I highlighted the inner corners using more of the shade Aura Metallic (a  champagne shimmer metallic) and then used a tiny bit of the Dazzle shade from the Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta). I lined my lower waterlines using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 at Ulta and on their website) in the shade Beige and tight lined the upper lash line using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 at Ulta and on their website) in the shade Black. I Set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brows using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then I set it using Aura Matte (a vanilla matte). Since it’s National Lash Day I decided to go a tiny bit bolder for my falsies today. I put on a pair of Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Lashes ($5.99) in the style Little Black Dress. I then created a bold wing liner using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Intense Black. I then used Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta) in the shade black on my top and bottom lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am wearing Revolution Beauty Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a pinky coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s Bow, and center of my forehead using Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in the Glow shade. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF 3 (deep nude) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix () in the shade Grunge (a mid-toned red brown matte).

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Final Thoughts:

NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer: A+++!!!!                                                                       I’ve had this primer in my collection a long while and never opened it. I saw it on a YouTube video last night and thought I’d give it a try. This primer is amazing!!! It evened out my face so perfectly. It blurred my pores and fine lines, it created a smooth canvas for my to apply foundation on. I’m so glad I tried it. This is one that once I have finished it up and will definitely be repurchasing it.

Milani Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer: A++                                                              This concealer is light weight and serum like, but it covers very well. It doesn’t crease on me. It does however oxidize just a little bit. I think if I were to repurchase it I would have to pick it up in the shade light. The shade I have is my exact shade match and I tend to like a brighter under eye area.

BH Cosmetics Power Pencil: A+++!!!!                                                                                      Here’s another pencil that sets down on my waterlines. There is no tugging or skipping. It sets firmly so there isn’t any smudging and it lasts all day. I’ve already purchased back ups in both the beige and black shades.

Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Lashes:A+++!!!!                                                                       These lashes are so pretty! They have a cute little flair on the outer side that elongates the eyes. The band is the perfect thickness, and the sides do not pinch my eye line. I also did not need to cut these lashes to fit.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Warm Toned Neutral Eye Face of the Day

Published February 18, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing a bit better today. Still in heaps of pain and still don’t have enough energy, but I’m doing better and that’s what’s important. I made this look to match the shirt I was going to wear today, but I spilled coffee all over myself this morning so my eye look doesn’t match my shirt now …. well let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Base ($37 at Sephora). I color corrected using the Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation today I mixed Wet n Wild Photo focus Dewy Face Primer ($5.99 at Ulta) in with a few pumps of Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation ($22.49 at Target) in the shade No. 2 Nude. I concealed my under eyes using Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($5.99 at Target) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my full face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I lightly baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard. For this eye look I used the ColourPop Bare Necessities palette ($34 on their website). I chose, for my transition shade, the color Complicated (a warm rust brown with gold flecks sequin shadow). For my crease shade I used a combo of the colors Haute (a terracotta with copper flecks sequin shadow) and Velveteen (a tawny brown matte). I also took this combo onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. On the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the color Silk Teddy (a nude champagne metallic). I then took more of the shade Haute and patted that on the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. For my drop shadow on the lower lash line I used whatever was left on my crease brush and then went in closer to the lash line with just the shade Haute. I highlighted the inner corners using a bit of the Benefit Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie. I lined my lower waterline with ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eye Brow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in the shade clear and filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99 at Target) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then set that with the color Full Expose (a creamy vanilla matte). I put on a set of Ardell Soft Touch falsies ($3.49 at Ulta) in the style #161 and then tight lined the upper waterline using Flower Beauty Forever Wear Longwear Eyeliner ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Onyx. I primed my lower lash line using AOA Studio Fat Lash Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and followed that up with AOA Studio Fat Lash Mascara ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) on both the upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For my blush today I used ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the shade Always Punchy (a bright coral pink matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, center of the forehead, Cupid’s Bow, and bridge of the nose using Benefit Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie. I then pulled in the Too Faced Turn Up The Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) and used the Soft Focus as an all over setting powder. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 but on sale for $4.20 on their website) in the shade BFF (a warm nude) and filled them in using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade At Twilight (a warm muted coral).

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Final Thoughs:

Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer: WARNING:                                        I do love this color corrector so much….but….. BE very careful not to get this product in your eye!!!! It’s so emollient that I accidentally got some into my right eye and the burn that I felt was intense…. I had to use eye wash to clear it out of my eye and I am still feeling a slight burn even now.

Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation: A+++!!!                                            This foundation is so pretty and oh man when you add a dewy glow primer into it the foundation looks AMAZING!!! This foundation is full coverage for sure and a little goes a long way. It also doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any foundation at all.

Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer: B+++                                                                    OK….now that I’ve tried this concealer in a smaller amount under the eye…. it actually looks pretty. I only graded it a B+++ because I did notice that after a light setting of powder it still creased and I had to go back into with more powder.

AOA Studio Fat Lash Mascara: A++                                                                                                This is a pretty great mascara for being only $1.00. I don’t like the wand but I love the outcome of the product. It gives length and it doesn’t go clumpy or flaky.

ELF Primer Infused Blush: A+++!!!!                                                                                               Oh wow!!!! This blush is amazing! It’s super pigmented, it is matte without being dusty, and it buffs into the cheeks perfectly. I have already ordered another color.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that the rest of your day/night is great. I do have a new makeup haul coming Friday. See ya tomorrow for a new Face of the Day…. Until then remember…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Grungy Gold Face of the Day

Published February 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I had trouble getting out of bed today. I stayed in bed till 10:15 am today….I am in pain and have low energy and just all around don’t feel good.  Today I was aiming for a sultry smokey eye and what I ended up with is this grungy gold eye look instead…. I still kinda like it so instead of starting over I decided to keep it. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed the face using Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($45 at Sephora) and I finally used every last bit of it up. I color corrected using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 at Dollar General) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation today I chose NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil ($13 at Ulta) in the shade Beige Camel. I concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. I contoured my cheek bones slightly using Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette ($49.50 at Sephora) using the shade Sombre and then warmed up the face using the shade Shadowplay. I then took the shade Lucid under the eyes to brighten that area up a bit. I baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more of the Believe Beauty Loose Powder. For today’s look I used the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website).  For my transition color I used the shade All 4 U (a dusty mauve pink matte). For my crease I used the shade Tabloid (a deep caramel matte). I then took a combo of the shades Act A Fool (a dusty mid-toned mauve matte) and Crack On (a chestnut brown matte) and deepened lower on the crease. On the mobile lid I took the shade Genie (a golden bronze metallic) onto the middle 1/3 of the lid and then I took the shade Rumored (a silvery taupe metallic) onto the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took the shade Cufflinks (a rosey purple with a pink sheen satin) onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then took a combo of the shades Taboo (a deep brown matte) and Crack On (a chestnut brown matte) and deepened the outer v. I created a drop shadow on my lower lash line using more of the shade Tabloid. I then tight lined my upper lash line and then lined my upper lash line and lower waterlines using Flower Beauty  Forever Wear Longwear Eyeliner ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Onyx, I also smudged this liner along the lower lashes and buffed it out to match the drop shadow. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Idol Hour (a warm ivory with a pale peach sheen metallic). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and filled in my brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99 at Target) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the shade Full Expose (a creamy vanilla matte). I put on a pair of Ardell Soft Touch #161 lashes ($4.99 at Ulta) and then used Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Fiercest Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is Burt’s Bees Blush ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade Bare Peach. I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s Bow, and center of the forehead using Benefit Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 but on sale for $4.20 on their website) in the shade Love Bug (a rich mahogany) and then I filled in my lips with Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips ($34 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Kim KW (a pale peach nude).

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Final Thoughts:

Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer: B++                                    Dolls!!! I finally finished this primer up!!!  It was hydrating and helped the foundation wear well…but there was nothing special about this one. It was just OK to me. I have other primers that are hydrating at a lower price point so I will not be repurchasing this one.

NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil: A-                                                                                             I think True Beige Buff would be a better match for me but Beige Camel is still a pretty good match for me. This is a good Tinted Moisturizer. Goes on even. Doesn’t cake up. You can get medium coverage with 1 pass and high medium coverage with a second pass. It lasts a good while on the skin. I’ve clocked it at around 6 to 7 hours of wear time before it starts to fade. I will definitely use this tube up…. not sure if I will repurchase it though.

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer: A+                                                OK, now that I’ve got this one figured out I like it. I finally found that if I only go in with a few dots along the under eyes, this concealer looks pretty. This is definitely not the type of concealer you can go full glam under the eyes with. I’m very happy that I gave it another shot.

Flower Beauty  Forever Wear Longwear Eyeliner: A+++!!!!                                                FINALLY!!! I found a black eyeliner that lays down on my waterline and it doesn’t fade either!!! This liner is creamy and goes on smoothly without skipping or tugging. As soon as I realized that this one was going to be good for my waterline I popped onto their website and ordered 2 more for backups!!

Ardell Soft Touch #161 Lashes: A++                                                                                          These lashes are super cute for everyday wear. They are just the right size for me too, I didn’t have to trim them down. They feel light weight and do not pinch the inner or outer corners either.

Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara: B+

This is an OK mascara. It gives good lift to the eyes but I find that it often gives me spider eyes so I tend to over look it. I don’t know I go back and forth with this one, some days I love it and other days it’s just OK. I’ll use this one up but I don’t think I will repurchase it.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope the rest of your day/night is good. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Full Face of Believe Beauty Makeup Face of the Day

Published February 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up in a world of pain and with very little energy. I couldn’t sleep last night due to pain so I didn’t end up finally falling asleep until around 2 and I was up at 9 …good news is I got 7 hours of sleep, bad news is I feel like crap today.

Today I wanted to test out all the makeup I purchased as the Dollar General by their in house makeup brand called Believe Beauty. Everything in this line retails for $5 or less. I’ll give my review on each product in my Final Thoughts…. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….. as a side note… I left the bake on my jaw line on too long today so it’s causing my face to look extremely sharp on the jaw line in pictures, however in person it doesn’t look as sharp as it’s coming off in picture.

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Base: I primed my face today using Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer ($5 for 1 fluid ounce in store and on the Dollar General website). I color corrected using the Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 for .07 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) in the shade Light/Medium. For foundation I used the Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation ($5 for .85 fluid ounces in store and on the Dollar General website…. NOTE: there are some shades of this foundation not available online, they are only available in store.) I concealed my under eyes using Believe Beauty You’re Covered Liquid Concealer ($4 for .15 fluid ounces in store and on the Dollar General website… NOTE: there are some shades of this concealer not available online they are only available in store.) in the shade Light Beige. I set my full face, including under eyes, using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 in store only) in the shade translucent. I warmed up my face using the bronzer shade in the Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette ($5 for .2 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) in the color way Light/Medium. I baked my jaw line and the center of my forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website)

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using some more of the Matte Blur Loose Powder from Believe Beauty. To create this eye look I used the Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette ($5 for .14 ounces in store only) in the color way Nearly Nude. This palette didn’t have a transition shade so I used more of the Bronzer from the Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette as my transition shade. I then took the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (a deep burgundy brown matte) and used that in my crease. I blew this crease shade out pretty far by using the dry brush technique to get a gradient effect to this color. I then took more of this shade and used it on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I moved to the mobile lid and took the 3rd shade of the 2nd row (a pale rose gold metallic) all over the inner 2/3 of the lid and then I took the 3rd shade of the 1st row (a taupe with slight green shift metallic) and placed that on the outer 1/3. I then took the 1st shade of the 2nd row (a copper metallic) and placed that on the middle 1/3 of the lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. On the lower lash line I took whatever was left of the 2nd shade of the 2nd row on the brush and ran that along the lash line. I then took the brush I used for the bronzer for my transition shade and ran that along the lash line. I then took the 2nd shade of the 1st row (a deep chocolate brown with copper reflect metallic) and placed that as close to the lash line as I could. I then took more of that 2nd shade of the 2nd row on a clean flat shader brush and pressed that along the lash line too. I lined my upper lash line using Believe Beauty Long Lasting Eyeliner ($3.50 in store only) in the shade Mystic (a taupey brown with a slight copper sheen) and then I lined my lower waterline using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Beige… NOTE: It was my intent to use the Mystic liner on my waterlines but it would not set down so I opted for a nude shade instead. To highlight my inner corners I first put down Loreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($5.94 at Walmart) in the shade Endless Pearl (a cream satin) and then I layered Hakari Cream Pigment ($9.98 at Amazon and $10 on their website) in the shade Fairytail (an icy white pigment). I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 for .02 ounces in store only) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 for .02 ounce in store only) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website)on the matte side (again they did not have a brow highlighter pencil by Believe Beauty so I opted to use the one I always use.) and set that using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a vanilla matte). I used the Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 for .22 in store only). I then decided that my under eyes weren’t bright enough (and since I don’t bake the under eye area of my face) so i used a little bit of the shade called Lucid (a pale peachy vanilla matte) from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette ($49.50 at Sephora).

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is the blush shade from the Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette ($5 for .2 ounces in store and on the Dollar General website) it’s this super pretty coral satin blush. I also used the highlight shade from the same palette it’s this rose gold highlighter. I tried the Believe Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss ($4 on at Dollar General website and in store) in the shade Georgia Peach, however this lip gloss was so thick and so tacky that I just couldn’t keep it on, it felt very uncomfortable on the lips. I couldn’t find a lip liner in this line, they only had red lip liner left and there was no red lipstick so I swapped in my ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Bumble (a warm rose) and filled in the lips using Believe Beauty Satin Crush Lipstick ($4 for .13 ounces in store only.) in the shade Moroccan Spice (a slight coral tan nude).

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Final Thoughts:

 

Believe Beauty Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer: A-                                                        This primer is so hydrating and so emollient that it felt like I applied a second moisturizer. This is a completely scent free primer that is silicone and paraben free. It didn’t do much to blur my pores, but it doesn’t claim to either. This primer felt so good on the face and with as moisturizing as it is it didn’t feel heavy or greasy on the face. I will definitely be keeping this one in my makeup rotation.

Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer: A-                                               When I swatched this one last night I though it felt a bit waxy, but I dispensed and applied it with my finger. Today I used my concealer brush to dispense and apply it and it in fact is very creamy. It’s a bit too creamy as it slipped around the eyes and my lip area, but once I applied the concealer and powder it was good. This one is a pink toned peach corrector that really does mute out the darkness. I really did like it. The only reason I gave it the grade A- is because it does have too much slip to it.

Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation: A+++!!!                                                                      Holy sweet baby pickles!!! This foundation is LIFE!!! First off, the shade I picked was a spot on perfect match for me…. that never happens, normally my spot on matches have a slight under tone issue… this one was so spot on it’s like the company created it just for me. I used 2 pumps and that was enough to completely cover my entire face and my neck. This foundation is so beautiful on the skin. It’s just dewy enough to give you a glow without it looking greasy. This is a full medium to buildable full coverage foundation that feels like skin. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on the skin at all. I might dare say that this may turn out to be my favorite foundation for the year. I’m thinking of picking up a back up of this foundation …. just in case they discontinue it before I finish the foundation up.

Believe Beauty You’re Covered Liquid Concealer: A+                                                                    This is a light weight medium coverage concealer. It’s just creamy enough to blend in seamlessly without being too creamy that it seeps into the fine lines. I chose a shade that is my skin tone so I think I want to go back and get the shade Fair to give a bit of highlight to the under eyes. Now the reason I graded this one only an A+ is because after setting it lightly it did crease a very tiny bit. I had to pat out the creases and then go back in with more face powder to set it in place. However, after doing that it stayed in place perfectly all day. Again, it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on the skin.

Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder: A+++!!!!                                                                 Holy sweet baby pickles again!!! This loose powder really does blur the texture of the skin. It mattifies the skin slightly but doesn’t look cakey or heavy on the skin. In fact, this powder doesn’t feel like I am wearing anything on the skin at all. It set my foundation perfectly with just a light dusting of powder. This does such a darn good job that I think I’m going to pick up a few more tubs because I can see myself going through it fast. Now, this isn’t the type of loose powder you can bake with because it isn’t a brightening type of powder, but it does set the skin so nicely that I don’t even mind having to use a different powder to bake with. I’m going to test this powder out with other foundations but so far I dare say that this one has dethroned my beloved Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora).

Believe Beauty Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette: A+                                           This trio is very pretty. However I graded it a lower grade because for this palette to be a light/medium trio the highlighter is just too deep for light skin tones. It’s a rose gold type highlighter that does in fact pull rose in color, so a very light hand is needed to keep you look from going off. With that said, this trio performed wonderfully. The bronzer is the perfect under tone and blends in seamlessly without skipping or going patchy, the blush is super pigmented and so a light hand is needed but even though it’s a satin blush, there wasn’t a ton of shimmer to it. It just has this healthy glow to it. It’s a great little palette.

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette In The Color Way Nearly Nude A+++!!!!                     OK… now this was the star of the show dolls!! These shadows are buttery and pigmented and perform just as good as high-end shadows. Now there isn’t really a transition shade in these palettes and it could do with a sparkly white for inner corner highlights, but the shadows performed so well that I couldn’t grade it lower based on that. It’s OK that I had to pull in 2 more shades to complete the look…. now with the dark burgundy brown shade …. if you blend it out farther it does sheer the color out some creating this beautiful gradient effect to the shadow, so if you go in with a slight tap of the color and a light hand while blending, you could perhaps get a nice transition shade, or if you mix it with the cream shade you could get a lighter tone of the shadow for a sort of mono-chromatic look. I loved working with this palette so much that I am going to pick up the other 3 palettes. Definitely worth the trip to the Dollar General to pick this baby up.

Believe Beauty Long Lasting Eyeliner: B-                                                                                  This pencil is a muted wash of color. It’s not super pigmented and it doesn’t set down on the water lines. It is a really creamy pencil that didn’t skip and didn’t tug at the delicate eye area, but I had to run the pencil over the lash  line several times to get it to deposit enough color to show up. It’s not a terrible pencil, it’s just not very pigmented.

Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel: A+++!!!!!                                                                            Oh my gosh!!!! This brow gel really holds the brows in place and it doesn’t go crunchy at all. I mean I ran the brow pencil over the brow area and my brow hairs did not move. I can’t get over just how well this brow gel worked!

Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil: A+                                                                                  This is a brow pencil that acts like a pomade. It’s one of those pencils you have to sharpen so I thought this was going to be a disaster but it wasn’t, not at all. Now, because it’s so super concentrated with creamy pigment it is a bit high maintenance, meaning that you have to go slowly and you may even have to use a q-tip to clean up the area around the brow as you go, but once you have finished your brows they come out looking perfect. There is definitely a learning curve with this pencil, especially if you aren’t familiar with working with brow pomades, but once you figure it out the look, like I said, is just perfection.

Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara: B-                                                                    This mascara just did not wow me. It didn’t give length or volume on the upper lashes at all. I have 3 coats of it on the upper lashes and all that did was make my lashes clump up. Now, with that said, it is a beautiful lower lash mascara. The wand is similar to the MAC Extended  Play Gigablack where it’s a skinny and long brush. I will keep it in rotation for my lower lashes…. I may even repurchase it for my lower lashes, it’s just a crappy mascara for the upper lash line.

Believe Beauty Satin Crush Lipstick: A+                                                                                     This is a pretty good lipstick. It is creamy and has just the right amount of pigment to it. It doesn’t feather into the fine lines or travel outside the lip line. It’s very comfortable and has just the right amount of slip to it. It’s long wearing, I drank a full cup of coffee out of a disposable coffee cup today and didn’t have to reapply my lipstick at all. It also wears down evenly. I think this is a pretty good lipstick that I wouldn’t mind having other shades in, that is if I didn’t have a fresh new box of ColourPop Lippie Pencils that I have in my collection. But I can definitely see myself wearing this lipstick a bunch.

Believe Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss: F                                                                               This was a definite hard pass for me. It’s so darn thick and so darn tacky that it felt like I had slathered honey on my lips. It was so uncomfortable that I applied it to my lower lip and promptly removed it. It felt like one of those kid’s toy makeup lipsticks. I say steer clear of this lip gloss.

Well, that’s all for now dolls. I hope you are having a great day/night. See ya in my next post. Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

February 2020 Makeup Haul

Published February 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Welcome back to my blog!!! How are you? Fine I hope. This post, as you read in the title, is a makeup haul…. I have quite a lot to get through so I wont drum on and on about it. Let’s jump into my new makeup goodies….Side note … all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and using only 1 pass to swatch.

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ColourPop Big Box of Lippie Stix 48 shades with 3 different finishes for $115 on sale right now for $99 on the ColourPop website making them $2.09 each.

I missed out on the last Lippie Stix vault that they put out, so I was not about to miss out on this one. The shades that come in this vault are : dream date: pale warm nude,
cookie: matte warm brown nude, slacker: soft salmon, oh snap: matte muted pinky nude,
parker: matte mid-tone warm nude, at twilight: warm muted coral, with the band: peachy pink, topanga: crème dusty coral, goal digger: warm rose, brink: matte terracota, rose, cami: cool-toned mauve, lumiere: matte dusty mauve pink, happy thoughts: deep rosy mauve, byron babe: deep rose, after shock: classic pink, little tings: mid-tone mauve pink, westie: cool-toned pink, goodie bag: vivid blue pink, casanova: bold watermelon pink, songbird: muted berry, cherry bomb: bright pink lemonade, are you surreal: vibrant hot pink, runaway: hot raspberry, heart on: matte bright cool-toned magenta,
i heart this: matte red fuchsia, jam sesh: true blue red, sky walking: classic blue red,
trust me: vivid true red, love life: brownish brick red, parachute: vibrant coral red,
daytrip: vivid pink coral, chi chi: matte true orange, who run this: vibrant rusty red,
ziggie: dark terracotta, fly-fi: red terracotta, goldie: rich brick red, poison: matte brick red,, bichette: matte deepened red, ellarie: matte deep cranberry, infinite best: warm black cherry, thousand percent: rich chocolate cherry, grunge: matte mid-toned red brown, taurus: matte mid-tone yellow brown, candy paint: true terracotta, girl gang: muted terracotta rose, kapish: dusty warm brown, daydream: plummy brown,and aquarius: crème soft pinky nude. ColourPop makes my favorite formula of lipsticks ever so I am happy to have all 48 of these shades.

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ColourPop Big Box of Lippie Pencils 40 shades for $79 on sale for $68 making each pencil cost $1.70

Once again ColourPop makes one of my favorite formulas of lip liners so I am glad to have all 40 shades in my collection. The shades in this vault are: as if pencil: creamy light nude, little one pencil: light pinky nude, another round pencil: rosey nude, good & plenty pencil: deep rose, dial up pencil: vibrant hot pink, shot clock pencil: mid-tone mauve pink, ex-factor pencil: bright berry, obvi pencil: light pinkish brown, oh sis pencil: smoked paprika, absolute zero pencil: bright orange, hoopty pencil: burgundy, on ice pencil: deep sangria, overtime pencil: cherry red, ctrl pencil: deep brown, alt pencil: blackened teal, whatchamacallit pencil: dusty denim, flattered pencil: deep plum,
v cute pencil: bright violet, tbh pencil: deep violet, bff pencil 2: mid-tone nude, bff pencil 3: deep nude, brink pencil: terracota rose, 951 pencil: mid-tone warm nude, beeper pencil: greige rose, bff pencil: warm nude, bichette pencil: deepened red, bossy pencil: classic blue red, bull chic pencil: matte black, bumble pencil: warm rose, chi chi pencil: bright true orange, curvii pencil: warm beige, ellarie pencil: blackened cranberry, frenchie pencil: bright warm red, heart on pencil: bright cool-toned magenta, i heart this pencil: red fuchsia, lbb pencil: matte rich plum wine, love bug pencil: rich mahogany, lumière pencil: dusty mauve pink, mamacita pencil: deepened blackberry and oh snap pencil: muted pinky nude.

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I finally purchased the full line of Believe Beauty. This is sold at Dollar General. Each product costs no more than $5.00. I will be reviewing the full line tomorrow.

Pretty and Primed Hydrating Primer: 1 fluid ounce. On the back on my hand i felt like a moisturizer… this is very hydrating and has no scent.

Skin Finish Foundation: .85 fluid ounces. This is a medium to full coverage foundation and I chose the shade Nude. This feels like it’s going to be a dewy foundation, it also has no scent.

Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer : .07 ounces. I picked it up in the shade Light/Medium, I’m not sure how well this one will perform…. it felt a bit waxy. It’s a salmon based concealer so it should be good for the dark circles.

You’re Covered Liquid Concealer: .15 fluid ounces. I purchased the shade Light Beige. It was the lightest shade they had at the Dollar General I went to. It’s a spot on shade match for me so that means it will not help brighten my undereyes. It feels light weight and creamy without being too emollient.

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Matte Blur Loose Powder: .14 ounces. In the shade Translucent. 

Brow Defining Pencil: .02 ounces. This is a pencil that needs to be sharpened. I purchased the shade Dark Brown. This swatch is 1 swipe of the pencil, it seems very pigmented and creamy.

Long Lasting Eyeliner: .01  ounces. I purchased the shade Mystic, it’s a taupeish brown with a slight sheen to it. It seems creamy but I tested it on my waterline and it did not lay down. This is a self sharpening pencil.

Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara: .22 fluid ounces. I purchased the shade black. The wand is small and sort of reminds me of the brush on the MAC Gigablack mascara.

Eye Brow Styling Gel: .02 ounces. It’s got the standard eye brow brush. I purchased the clear one.

Satin Crush Lipstick: .13 ounces. I purchased the shade Moroccan Spice. It seems sheer but creamy.

Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss : .15 fluid ounces. I purchased the shade Georgia Peach. From the hand swatch I can tell this is one sticky lip gloss. I mean super sticky… not sure I’m going to like this product.

Get Glowing Highlight and Contour Palette: .2 ounces. I purchased the Light/Medium compact.

Believe Beauty Eyeshadow Palette: .14 ounces. I purchased the Nearly Nude Palette.

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I purchased all 3 items on Amazon. Photofocus Dewy Foundation $2.79 for .95 fluid ounces, Photofocus Dewy Primer $2.79 for .84 fluid ounces, Photofocus Concealer   3.99 for .29 ounces.

This primer is a spot on dupe for the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora). This primer leaves the skin looking so pretty.

I purchased the shade Soft Beige. I tested this foundation out today and really do like this foundation.

First of all, this shade is so light on me. It was great to highlight the center of my face with it but looked ghostly on my under eyes. I do not like this concealer. It just looked cakey and dry under my eyes. I will test it out 1 more time and if I still feel this way I will be decluttering it from my collection.

Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($5.99 at Target for .35 fluid ounces) I picked up the shade Cashmere. It’s the perfect shade for me. Like I said in my face of the day today. It just was too thick and to cakey, but that might have been because I used too much. I will try it again this week coming and see if i can get along with it, if not I will declutter it. On the right is ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6 at Ulta for .203 fluid ounces) I chose the shade Light Sand…. it’s too pink based for me but I am going to try to make it work.

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39 for 1 fluid ounce at Ulta) , Multi-use Sculpting Concealer ($29 for .5 fluid ounces at Ulta) , and Turn Up The Light Face Palette ($42 for .17 ounces at Ulta) 

The shades from left to right are Glow, Soft Focus, and Dazzle. I’ve used this palette 2 times already and I can tell you I really love the Soft Focus powder, it reminds me of the Hour Glass Ambient Light powders. I like the Glow Highlighter, it’s pretty and not too heavy. I just don’t like the Dazzle powder. It’s too glittery and dry textured.

I purchased the shade Warm Nude. It’s the perfect shade for me. I love this foundation so much!!! It’s dewy and full coverage, and melts into the skin seamlessly.

I purchased the shade vanilla. It’s the perfect shade for under the eyes, however this is such a thick formula. It creased like crazy. It took forever to blend it in. Now I might have used too much, so with that said I will try it again under the eyes using less product. If that doesn’t work I will keep this one to highlight the center of the face.

Burt’s Bees Blush in Bare Peach. I purchased this off Amazon for $8.99 for .017 ounces. You can find this at Target, Ulta, and CVS as well. This is just the perfect peach blush ever. My God daughter convinced me to purchase it and to try it out. I am so glad she did. I think this might be my new favorite blush of life.

Benefit Cookie Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta for .28 ounces). This is the most amazing highlighter ever!!! It’s super reflective and leaves the cheeks looking like the are wet. I am low key obsessed with this highlighter.

ELF Baked Eyeshadow Palette (I received this free as a gift with purchase on the ELF website however you can purchase it for $10 on their website) This is in the color way California. This palette does not swatch well at all. The shadows felt dry and dusty and rough. I don’t have high hopes for this palette, but I will try it out next week.

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ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencils $5 for .002 ounces… In the shade Deep Brown. These are back ups. I am still working on the pencil I have.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) and Lip Cheat Lip Liner ($22 at Sephora) both in the shade Pillow Talk (a nude pink). This hands down is my favorite lip color of life!!! This lipstick is very comfortable, doesn’t feather into the lip lines, and wears down evenly. The lip pencil is long wearing and doesn’t budge.

Well That’s all for now dolls. Thanks for hanging in there to the end. Stay tuned tomorrow when I test out the full line of Believe Beauty makeup. Until then I hope you have a great day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

Copper Eyed Face of the Day

Published February 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up with very little energy today so my makeup took me a long time to do. I had to keep taking breaks to rest. I also had to redo my makeup 3 times because I couldn’t get an eye look I liked. I tried to do a graphic eye look and that turned out really crappy, I tried to do a deep cut crease and that turned out crappy, and I tried to do a vampy smokey look and yup you guessed it, that turned out crappy. But, it’s OK…. It’s only makeup, and it can be removed and reapplied. So since my energy was really bad today I decided just to play it safe and do a basic coppery eye look. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I double primed today. First I primed the face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer ($37 at Sephora) and then I primed using Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Primer ($5.99 at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the shade Brightening Peach. My foundation today is the new Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation ($4.99 at Target) in the shade Soft Beige. I concealed my under eyes using Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($5.99 at Target) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my under eyes using ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder ($10 on their website) in the shade Translucent. I set the rest of my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up the face using Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). I baked my jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at Beautylish website). I then used the Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in the shade Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using more of the Laura Mercier powder. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Double Entendre Palette ($18 on their website). As my transition shade I used a combo of the colors Extra Curricular (a soft burnt orange matte) and Send Noodles (soft tan matte). For my crease shade I used the color Nip Slip (a warm saddle brown matte). I deepened up the outer v using a combo of the shades Hard (a deep terracotta matte) and Teddy Bear (a deep chocolate brown matte). I also brought this combo onto the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. I used the shade Keep It PG (a champagne gold metallic) on the inner  2/3 of the mobile lid. I then used the shade Draft (a deep rose gold metallic) on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I took more of the shade Hard and blended that in between the middle and outer 1/3 and then I went back into the shade Draft and blended that between the inner and middle 1/3 to help blend all the shades together. I created a drop shadow on the lower lash line using the shade Extra Curricular and then deepened the lash line using more of the shade Hard. I highlighted the inner corners using more of the shade Keep It PG and layered a bit of the Glow shade from the Too Faced Turn Up the Light palette ($42 at Ulta). I set my brows using ColourPop Brow Boss Gel ($7 on their website) in the shade Dark Brown and then filled in the brows using Loreal Brow Stylist Definer ($7.99 at Target) in the shade Dark Brunette. I carved out my brows using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that using Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($0.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar. I lined my lower waterlines using Jordana 12-HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil ($5.29 on Amazon) in the shade 04 Continuous Almond (a pale nude). I created a wing using Benefit Roller Liner ($22 at Ulta) in the shade Brown and tight lined my upper waterlines using Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner ($20 on their website) in the shade Coffee.I put on a pair of KoKo Queen B lashes ($7.99 on the Lady Moss website) and then used Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara ($23 at Ulta) in black on my upper and lower lashes.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush I used a blush my god daughter told me to try …. Burt’s Bees Blush ($9.49 at Target) in the shade 1205 Bare Peach. I highlighted the tops of the cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette ($42 at Ulta) in the shade Glow (a pale white gold). I lined my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk (a nude pink) and filled in the lips using the corresponding Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34 at Sephora) in the shade Pillow Talk.  Today I used NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray ($8.50 at Target) to set my makeup.

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Final Thoughts:

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation: A+                                                                         This foundation’s formula is so much better than the original. It left my face looking so fresh and glowy. It didn”t settle into fine lines and it didn’t get cakey or patchy. It held up pretty well today too. The shade I chose was a spot on match for me and it didn’t feel heavy or greasy either. It’s a pretty good drug store foundation. I will definitely use this bottle up. I may even repurchase it.

Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer: B-                                                                                     OK so I tested this concealer out again, this time in a better shade match for me. It’s just an OK concealer. It’s high medium coverage. It’s a thick consistency concealer that is a tiny bit hard to blend in, but I think that’s because I used too much. I will have to try it out again with less product to see if it’s better for blending in. I’m going to test it out again later next week, if I don’t like it then I plan on decluttering it out of my collection, no need to keep a concealer I don’t like around.

ColourPop No Filter Setting Powder: B-                                                                                         As a setting powder for under the eyes this is a hard pass for me. It was way too drying for under the eyes. It left my under eye looking heavy and cakey. I’ve tried it in the past as an all over setting powder and it’s just OK. Nothing really to write home about. I’ll end up using this powder up but I will not be repurchasing it.

Too Faced Turn Up the Light Palette: A-                                                                                        This palette is so good. I just, again, wish it didn’t have a glittery highlighter as the 3rd pan. The 1st pan highlighter is so pretty and so everyday wearable.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner: A+                                            This eyeliner is crazy pigmented and easy to use. It’s smooth and doesn’t tug at the delicate skin of the eyes. It’s creamy and doesn’t skip on the waterlines. I also have it in Black and it is a very intense black.

Burt’s Bees Blush In The Shade Bare Peach: A+++!!!!                                                                     I am so glad my God daughter suggested I try this blush out. It is such a pretty everyday neutral peach shade!!! It blends out perfectly and isn’t patchy or cakey. It’s the perfect peach for every type of look you can think of.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick In The Shade Pillow Talk: A+++!!!!!                  I have a love affair with the shade Pillow Talk in the Lip Cheat. I had always wanted to try the lipstick shade too. So I purchased this shade today. It is the perfect nude pink for any look. It’s the your lips but better shade of pink. I loved it so much I jumped on line and ordered a back up.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned for my next post which will be a haul post. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember, save a spoon for a bit on lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Bronze Eye Face of the Day

Published February 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I actually woke up early today!!! I feel pretty OK today. My body is stiff today but my pain level is around a 5. I received a bunch of new makeup in the mail today so I got to play with some new stuff. I was feeling like a smokey eye today, I’m all Valentine’s Day Look fatigued, so I decided to just go glam. Hope you enjoy it… and Hope that you are in good spirits….Let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I double primed my face today…. I used Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Ulta and Sephora) and then layered that with AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 on their website and at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation today I am using a repurchase new foundation to me Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Warm Nude. I concealed my under eyes using a brand new product to me Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my face using Pixi by Petra Colour Correcting Powder Foundation ($20 on their website and at Target) in the shade No.2 Nude. I warmed up the face using BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer ($10 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Bronze Babe. I set my under eyes and baked the jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using Laura Merceir Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. For today’s bronzey smoke eye look I used the Private Society Cosmetics Girl Boss Palette ($35 on their website). For my transition shade I used the color CEO (an orange based tan matte). For my crease shade I mixed the shades Brunch (a mid-toned terra cotta matte) and Money Maker (a mid-toned muddy brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Iconic (a muddy bronze metallic) on my inner 2/3. I deepened my outer v and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid using the shade Friyay (a deep true brown matte) and then went in with the shade Instafamous (a copper metallic) on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to help blend out the edges of the inner and outer 1/3. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using first the shade CEO then the same combo of Money Maker and Brunch. I then deepened the lower lash line using more of Friyay and then buffed the whole lower lash line using more of the shade Brunch. I highlighted the inner corners first using Socialite (a pale champagne satin) and then I layered Dazzle (a pale champagne with silver glitter) from the Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way. I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I tight lined the upper waterlines using NYX Slim Eye Pencil ($4.50 on their website and their store and at Ulta) in the shade Black. I set my brows using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear and then filled in my brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that with the shade First Class (a true vanilla matte). I primed my lower lashes with Loreal Voluminous Primer ($6.79 at Target) and then put on a pair of lashes that I can’t find the name off anywhere. I then created a baby winged liner on the upper lash line and used Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara ($15 on their website and at Target) in the shade Blackest Black on the lower lashes and to meld my upper lashes in with the falsies.

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I chose Private Society 8 Blush Palette ($42 on their website) in the color way Secret Admirer and using the shade Sweet Romance (a deep warm toned peach). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using Benefit Powder Highlighter ($30 at Ulta) in the shade Cookie (a white gold pearl). I then used the Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way using the Soft Focus powder as all over finishing powder. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (regularly $7 on sale for $4.90 on their website) in the shade 951 (a warm nude with a hint of burgundy) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (regularly $7 on sale for $4.90 on their website) in the shade Daydream (a plummy brown matte).

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Final Thoughts:

Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation: A+++!!!!      I had tried this foundation when it first came out and loved it. I used it up but never repurchased it. Whilst I was on the Ulta website purchasing other products I decided to repurchase it too. I am so glad I did. This foundation is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how glowy it is and how perfect it looks on the face. I did forget that a little goes a long way and ended up using way too much today, but even so the finish didn’t look cakey at all. I am so in love with this foundation and am super excited to have it back in my collection.

Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer: B-                                                                                This is a super thick concealer. It did great at highlighting the high points of my face but, because I hadn’t used this one before, I used too much for the under eye and it seemed to just sink deep into my fine lines. I chose to give this a letter grade of B- because it did crease and seemed to lift up off the under eye as I tried to blend it in. I don’t know, I think I just need more time to work with this one to see if I can get it to work better. Now, the reason for it seeping into my fine lines may be because I let it sit too long before blending it in, this may be the type of concealer that you have to work is small sections to get it to work out. So I will try it again tomorrow and see if I get a better outcome, if not then I will just use this one to highlight the high points of my face.

Too Faced Turn Up The Light Complexion-Enhancing Highlighting Palette: A-                        This is a trio complexion palette. It comes with a soft focus powder in the middle, a softer focus highlighter, and a chunky glittery highlighter. I think the soft focus finishing powder is beautiful and the softer focus highlighter is pretty, but that 3rd shade is just to inundated with glitter to work for highlighter. For this reason I chose to give this a A- grade. I would have much rather liked to have seen either a bronzer or a blush in this palette over that glittery hell Too Faced calls Dazzle. I can’t use this as a highlighter at all, but I can use it as an inner corner highlight for my eyes.

Benefit Powder Highlighter in the Shade Cookie: A+++!!!!                                                      OM GOSH!!! This highlighter is so stinking beautiful!!! It’s so reflective that it almost looks like wet skin! I wasn’t going to get it because I already have a Benefit highlighter, and well, I have a stock pile of highlighter… But I purchased it as a last minute impulse buy and am so glad I did. It is highly reflective without having any glitter what so ever. If your are light skinned to tan skin and are in the market for a knock your socks off product…. this highlighter is the one for you.

ColourPop Lippie Pencil in the Shade 951: A++                                                                                I purchased this lippie pencil as part of the Big Box of Lippie Pencils ($79 on sale for $68 on their website). This is such a pretty shade, and I normally don’t do deeper nude lip pencils. This one has a slight burgundy shift to it that would make it perfect for contouring the lips. It’s creamy and doesn’t feather into the fine lines of the lips.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in the Shade Daydream: A+++                                                                    Again, I purchased this lippie stix as part of the Big Box of Lippie Stix ($115 on sale for $99 on their website). I never use deep vampy nude shades ever, but it was in my box set and I thought I might as well try it out. I am so glad I did. This shade is beautiful!! It’s creamy and doesn’t transfer outside the lip line or get on the teeth. It’s a matte formula, but it’s a comfortable matte formula that doesn’t pill up on the inner rim of the lip. It’s long wearing and fades down nicely.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned soon for a new makeup haul and review. I hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are having a low pain/high energy day/night. Until tomorrow, remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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