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December Empties

Published January 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey. Let’s talk trash. I saved my empties last month to show you what I used up for the month. I’ll give a small review and tell you if I would repurchase the items again or not… so let’s jump into it…..

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Bioderma Micelle Solution ($14.90 on the Beautylish website for 16.7 fluid ounces): A+++ This product is billed as a French skincare brand whose products are known for being highly effective but gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin. I use this everyday twice a day. 1 Bottle normally lasts me about a month 1/2. I use it to remove my makeup and then to cleanse my face daily. I use it in the morning to cleanse my face of my moisturizers and prep my skin for makeup application. I’ve been using it for about 2 years and my skin has never looked better. I always have 2 bottles as back ups just in case I run out a bit faster than I typically do.

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Marc Joacobs Daisy Dream Kiss ($54.97 at Nordstorm Rack and on the PerfumeNet website): A+++!!!!                                                                                                                            This perfume’s top notes are Pineapple, Blackcurrant, and Grapefruit. It’s middle notes are Rhubarb, White Freesia, and Jasmine, and it’s bottom notes are Cedar wood, Musk, and Ambrox.  I loved this perfume so much that I went out and purchased the full Daisy line. I have so much perfume that it took me almost a year 1/2 to finish this bottle and even though I have so much perfume I repurchased it. I wore it everyday in the month of December. It’s a very playful scent that is perfect for any occasion.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($33 for 4 fluid ounces at Ulta and Sephora): A+++ This is billed as being a patented Temperature Control Technology, this weightless setting and finishing mist actually lowers the temperature of your makeup and delivers up to 16 hours of fade-proof, flawless makeup. This was the first setting spray I ever purchased and I keep coming back to it. Out of all the setting sprays that I own this is my favorite one. I have already repurchased this one and also purchased a back up because I went 3 2 weeks already without it. It just melts all the powders into your skin so perfectly and it truly makes your makeup last all day.

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Shiseido Facial Cotton ($12 for 165 sheets): A+++!!!! This is the only cotton product I use on my face. I love it so much that I already did a dedicated review to it…. you can read that here ->Shiseido Cotton Review  . I feel like this bag lasts for such a long time. I have already repurchased and have a few back ups so I never run out.

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Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ($23 for .24 fluid ounces at Ulta): C+                              This mascara is billed as being a jet-black, vegan mascara that comes with a molded brush that grabs & coats even the tiniest lashes and has a patented silicone wand with multi-length bristles coat every lash for a longer & thicker look with one stroke. Intense patent black pigments make it easy to get a pro-look with one stroke. Triple-black mineral pigments & more good-for-you ingredients strengthen, condition & give high-impact volume & definition. I don’t know, it was just an OK mascara for me. Sometimes my lashes looked great other times they were clumpy and flaky and other times they were short and stubby. I just used this mascara so that I wouldn’t waste the money but I truly wanted to just chuck it in the bin… I will never repurchase this one.

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No 7 Youthful Eye Serum ($16.90 for .5 fluid ounces and I get it on Amazon but you can find it at Ulta): A+++!!!                                                                                                                    This is a very nice eye serum that sinks into the delicate area of the eyes so fast and just leaves the eyes feeling refreshed and hydrated. I use it twice a day (morning and night). It soothes my under eyes after taking off my makeup. This serum isn’t too heavy and really preps the eyes for eye cream. I find that I go through a tube a month. You only need a pea sized amount. I have repurchased this serum.

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No 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum ($29.99 for 1 fluid ounce I get it on Amazon but you can find it at Ulta): A+++!!!                                                                                   I use it twice a day every day. Ever since I started using this serum my skin has had a very healthy glow to it. It sinks into the face quickly and leaves the face feeling velvety smooth. I have already repurchased this one and can’t live without it.

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No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream ($21.99 for .5 fluid ounces and I get it from Amazon but you can get it at Ulta): A++                                                                                 I haven’t noticed any smoothing of my fine lines but I have noticed that my normally dry eye area is more supple since using this product. I noticed that my eyeshadow goes on so much easier and less patchy since starting to use this eye cream. I use it twice a day every day and have already repurchased it.

Well that’s all dolls…. see ya tomorrow when I review some more products from Shop Miss A. Until then remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Revolution (Makeup Revolution) Full Face Review

Published January 12, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hello dolls. Today I’ll be review a full face of Revolution (Makeup Revolution) makeup. I purchased all the products on the Revolution website. So let’s get started.

BASE PRODUCTS:

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Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 on their website): A                               You get .91 fluid ounces of product in the tube. It’s a nice primer. There is nothing special about it, but it is a sticky primer so it grips foundations nicely. It does not smell like coconut in fact there is no scent to this primer. It’s a white primer. It doesn’t blur pores or fine lines. It’s just a basic primer. I’ll use it up but am unsure if this is a product I will purchase again or not.

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation ($12 on their website): A+++!!!!                           It comes in 50 shades with 16 shades for deeper skin tones. You get .7 Fluid Ounces of product in this pumped bottle.  The shade I purchased was a spot on match for my skin tone. I was in love with this foundation even before I finished blending it in. This is light weight full coverage foundation. It’s very hydrating a melts into the skin seamlessly. Even though it is a full coverage foundation it leaves the skin looking like skin but better. I only needed 1 pump of this foundation to cover my full face and neck. It does not set down so you do need to set it with powder. It did not emphasize my pores or my fine lines.  Because it is so hydrating you do need to spend a little more time blending it in and a sponge is best for this foundation. This was such a good foundation that I can already see myself reaching for it a ton this year and when I’ve used it all up I will be repurchasing it. I might have to go out on a limb here and say this is the best drug store priced foundation I have ever tried.

Revolution Conceal & Define Supersized Concealer ($10 on their website): A++                   You get .45 fluid ounces in the doe-foot tube. It comes in 24 shades with 10 shades for deeper skin tones. I originally thought I had purchased the Conceal & Hydrate concealer so when this one came I was disappointed. I thought this one was going to be like the Tarte Shape Tape. There are similarities to the Shape Tape…. they both have over sized doe-foot applicators, they are both highly pigmented, with both a little goes a long way, and they are both on the thicker side of concealers. However I will say the Conceal & Define is more hydrating than the Shape Tape, doesn’t settle into fine lines, and doesn’t crease. I didn’t need to add powder (even though I did so I could see if it would go crepey… and it didn’t). I used 3 small dots on both under eyes and that was enough to cover the whole area completely. I didn’t even need color corrector. This concealer covered my dark circles beautifully. This is a concealer I will most certainly be keeping in my rotation and I can already tell I will be repurchasing it when I run out. 

Revolution Pro Powder Foundation ($7 on their website): A+++                                           You get .28 ounces in this compact. It comes in 18 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin tones. This powder foundation has high coverage and high pigmentation. If you use a light hand you can use it as a setting powder and if you go in with a heavier hand you get great coverage. This is one a few powder foundations that actually give coverage. It’s finely milled. Mine looks like it would be chalky or have a lot of kick back but it doesn’t, mine just happened to come broken so I had to put it back together and that left a lot of powder dust on the compact. I set my whole face with this foundation this morning and have not had to touch up my makeup at all. I really like this powder foundation a lot.

Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($6): A++                                                                                     You get .53 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 3 shades. This is a satin finished bronzer but it doesn’t go on super shiny like other baked bronzers do. It has the perfect undertone to warm up the face without looking like you used a bronzer. It’s a lighter coverage bronzer so you may need to go back in with a second layer, like I did, but unlike other satin bronzers it doesn’t add extra shine to the face. I really enjoyed this one a ton and can already tell that I will be reaching for this one a lot this year.

EYE PRODUCTS:

Revolution Re-loaded Basic Mattes ($7 on their website): A+++!!!!                                        You get .6 ounces total in this palette. It’s a 15 pan eye shadow palette. I’ve got to say when I first got this palette I was betting that it was going to bomb. I mean it’s $7 how could could it be right? Boy was I wrong! This is an AMAZING palette!!! The shadows are finely milled and very pigmented. In the pictures above this is just 1 dab of the finger into the palette and 1 finger swipe of each color. There was no kick back in the pans and no fall out on the face. Each shade blended out effortlessly and did not lose pigmentation when buffing the colors into each other. I was so impressed that I stopped doing my makeup and ordered other palettes to try out. I think I like this one more than I like the ELF The New Classic  Palette and that is saying a lot because I haven’t been able to put that one down ever since I purchased it. This is an amazing core palette to own.

Revolution Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner ($5 on their website): A+++!!!                          You get .04 ounces of product in this pencil. This eyeliner is so creamy and so pigmented. It’s also the perfect tone of nude for the waterline. It did not skip, did not go on patchy, and I haven’t had to touch up the waterline all day. I am so impressed that I will be ordering a brown and a black as well.

Revolution Pro Define & Fill Micro Brow Pencil ($8 on their website): A+++!!!!                You get .04 ounce of product in the self sharpening pencil. It’s offered in 2 shades. Oh my GOSH!! Dolls…. this is hands down the BEST drug store priced brow pencil I have ever used and after 1 use is my second favorite brow pencil ever!!!! It’s very pigmented, is just the right amount of creamy, doesn’t skip, doesn’t tug at the hairs, doesn’t pill up, doesn’t crack, it’s just perfection! I already ordered a back up. Hands down the stand out product for me of this whole review.

Revolution Pro Volume and Sculpt Brow Gel ($10 on their website): A++                                You get .2 fluid ounces of product in this spooly applicator tube. It comes in 3 colors and a clear. This is a pretty good product. It holds the brows in place without making the brow hairs feel crunchy. When you pull the spooly out there is just the right amount of gel on the applicator. It didn’t smear or transfer. It didn’t lift the brow product underneath. I really like it. I will use it up and probably will repurchase it too.

Revolution The Mascara Revolution ($10 on their website): A+++!!!!! I’m not sure how much product you get in this wand, there isn’t anything on the tube or the website to tell me, but this is a very large mascara. Dolls…. when I tell you I am hooked…. I really mean I am hooked!!! This one is even better than Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black!!!! It’s even better than the Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara! I can already tell I’ll be reaching for this one a ton this year!

CHEEK and LIPS PRODUCTS:

Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($5 on their website): A+++!!!!!                                                You get .26 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 3 shades. This is a full matte blush. It is very pigmented and finely milled. It went on beautifully. There is no patchiness and it’s buttery smooth. The color I purchased is so beautiful! I loved this blush so much that I have already purchased the other 2 shades. It buffed into the skin so well that it looks like I have a healthy flush of color on the skin.

Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($6 on their website): A+++!!!                                              You get .35 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 4 shades. FINALLY!!! a high shine highlighter that doesn’t have glitter!!! This is a very metallic highlighter. I love this highlighter so darn much!!! It didn’t emphasize texture in my skin. I went in with 1 tap of the brush and I got high coverage with it. This isn’t the type of highlighter that you can go in with a light hand and get a subtle glow, this is definitely a high shine product. I loved it so much I have already purchased a back up. Highly recommend this highlighter.

For left to right the colors are Naked, Control, and Featured…..Going in order from left to right I will review them now ….

Revolution Powder Matte Lipstick ($7 on their website): A+                                                     There is no info on how much product you get. It’s offered in 12 shades. It has a hard to place scent to it, it’s a pleasant scent, I know I have smelled this scent before but I can’t place it.  This is a comfortable matte. It’s not that long wearing. I have had to reapply several times today, but it’s so pretty that I don’t even mind. I’m on the fence on whether or not I will purchase more of these lipsticks, but I will definitely use this lip color more.

Revolution Matte Lipstick ($5 on their website): C-                                                              There is no info on how much product you get. It’s offered in 42 shades. This is a comfortable matte lipstick, however it goes on patchy and streaky and needs a lot of finessing to get full coverage on the lips. It’s best used with a gloss topping it to hide the areas of the lip where it just refuses to adhere to. The color I purchased is beautiful so this one was a let down for me. I will use up the one I have but will not be purchasing anymore.

Revolution Sheer Lip ($4 on their website): A                                                                          This is another product that doesn’t say how much product you get. It’s offered in 42 shades. This is a very glossy lip product. It’s a thicker formula with lots of slip to it. A few pats on the lip is all that is needed. It’s very comfortable and has scent that reminds me of starburst candies. I like it… and do plan on purchasing other shades.

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Final Thoughts…

For the brand as a whole I would rate them an A++. They have super great quality products at an affordable rate. I have to say I took a long time to pull the trigger on purchasing any of these products because I thought they wouldn’t be that good. All I knew about the brand is that they had a lot of products that were dupes for higher priced brands. I thought they wouldn’t be any good. I was very surprised at just how much I enjoyed working with these products. I think this must be my favorite purchase of the year so far. (I know it’s 2020 now, however I purchased the products in 2019… so it is my favorite 2019 purchase.) My top 3 favorite products of the line are The Brow Pencil, the blush, and the highlighter.

Well that’s all for now dolls. See ya tomorrow when I review a full face of Flower Beauty products. Until then, remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Flower Beauty Makeup Haul

Published January 10, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey…. Coming at you with a super quick makeup haul from Flower Beauty. I purchased a complete face of makeup to review for you coming early next week. Let’s take a closer look at some of the products….

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer in Sunswept

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Flower Beauty Flower Pot Powder Blush in Warm Hibiscus

Flower Beauty Shimmer and Strobe Highlighter Palette

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Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color in the color Coral Crush, Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo in the color Melon Kiss, and Miracle Matte Lip in the color Almost Nude.

Flower Beauty Jungle Lights Shadow Palette…. from left to right the colors are Amazon, Anaconda, Tiger Lily, Paradise, jaguar, and Wild.

Stay tuned next week for a full face review on the Flower Beauty line…

Ta ta for now dolls and as always save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Rose Gold Face of the Day

Published January 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey! I hope you are having a good day today. Today is a bad Bi-Polar day for me. I woke up feeling out of sorts and a bit cranky. My makeup didn’t work that well for me today but I think it turned out OK. So let’s get into it.

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Base: I primed my face with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in Light-Medium. To conceal my under eyes I used NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in Medium 1 Custard. For foundation today I am wearing The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation ($22 on their website) in the color Light-Medium. I set my full face using The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder ($20 on their website). I bronzed using Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on their website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in Medium 1 Custard. I set the lids using The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder ($20 on their website). I then went into the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette ($24.97 at Nordstrom Rack) and used Pre-Game (a cream colored matte) all over the lids to brighten the eye. As my first transition shade I chose Faith (a light toned brown matte). As my crease color I chose Lockout (a mid-toned brown with peach undertones matte). I took a mixture of the colors Extra Bitter (a dusty orange brown) and Pre-Game (a cream colored matte) and used it to blend all the edges of the crease and the transition. I used Blackjack (a dusty black matte) on my outer v and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. On my lower lash line I did a drop shadow with the color Extra Bitter (a dusty orange brown). I went into the ELF Rose Gold Nude Palette ($10 on their website) and into the 5th color in the palette (a rosey pink with a gold reflect shimmer). To highlight my inner corners I used the 2nd shade in the palette (a pale pink with silver reflect shimmer). I lined my waterlines with BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website) in the color Beige.  To do my brows today I chose ELF Lock on Liner and Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the color Medium Brown. I set my brows with ColourPop Brow Boss Gel ($6.50 on their website) in the color Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line with BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side. I set the brow line using Pre-Game again.

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Final Thoughts….

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer: B++                                                                                     It comes in 16 shades, 7 of which are for deeper skin tones. You get .21 ounces of product  in the pot. 1 tap into the jar is all you need for both under eyes. This is a matte concealer that doesn’t settle into fine lines (as long as you apply it with a brush). This concealer sets completely down with no need to powder it. It lasts all day. This concealer I never really reach for because I forget I have it half the time. I am starting to really like this concealer. I like the finish of it, even though it’s a matte concealer it doesn’t look cakey or dry. It looks like a demi matte, even though it’s a true matte concealer. I can see myself repurchasing this product.

The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder: B+ You get .25 ounces of product in this compact. I like this powder, however they do not have an equivalent powder for deeper skin. It’s not a really long lasting powder, I do find that I have to reapply this powder a few times through the day, but it’s not chalky, it’s not cakey, it’s finely milled, and it’s easy to tuck this compact into a jean pocket. I have so many compact powders that I am not sure if I will repurchase this one.

ELF Rose Gold Nude Palette: C-                                                                                                        You got .49 ounces of product in this palette. This is one of few palettes that ELF has put out that I do not like. The shimmers are way to glittery and the shadows have major fallout. The shimmers are pretty colors but the glitter fallout is just not worth it. I am decluttering this palette this week.

ELF Lock on Liner and Brow Cream: A-                                                                                      You get .19 ounces of product in the pot. It comes in 4 universal colors. I really like this cream brow product. It goes on smoothly, no skipping, no clumps or patchiness. It’s got just the right amount of pigment to it, unlike other products like this where there is so much pigment that it looks like you are wearing sharpie on your brows. It sets down and lasts pretty well on my brows, even on super hot days here in Florida. This is my second pot of this brow cream. I will definitely repurchase it again.

ColourPop Brow Boss Gel: B+                                                                                                          You get .11 ounces of product. The color is great and it applied well. Out of the 4 brow products that ColourPop makes, this is my favorite. It’s not my all time favorite brow gel, but it is a pretty good one. It paired well with the brow cream that I used today. I don’t know if I will repurchase this one or not, I have other brow gels that i like more, but I will definitely use up the one that I do have.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed: B++                                                                      You get .28 ounces of product in this compact. It comes in 11 shades, I only own the 1 shade. I do like this highlighter, but it is super glittery until you use a setting spray to melt it into the skin. I have had this highlighter ever since the week it came out, I use it a ton and still haven’t made a dent in it…. so I do not see me repurchasing this anytime soon, however if I do end up hitting pan on it I will definitely repurchase it.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: A+++                                                                                        You get .14 ounces of product. It comes in 36 shades. I had a ton of these but when we moved I decluttered all but 1. The color I kept goes with everything. This is a high pigmented and creamy lipstick. It doesn’t feather, crumble, or bleed into fine lines. It wears down evenly and lasts a pretty decent amount of time. I may be picking up a few more shades as I forgot just how much I like the formula.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that the rest of your day is wonderful, and remember save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXOX

Private Society Face of the Day

Published December 15, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Happy Sunday dolls. I hope all is well with you today. Today is a high pain day for me. We woke up to cold weather here in Florida and it’s messing with my spoonie bits.

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For today’s face of the day I am using new makeup I purchased from Private Society Cosmetics… it’s a brand I never heard of before and happened to see an Instagram ad for. This post will be the face of the day with no final thoughts because I am dedicating a full blog post to the product review.

Base: Private Society does not have primer so I chose to use the one I use every time I am testing a new foundation…. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). To conceal I am using the Private Society Coveted Concealer (regularly $22 on sale for $8 on their website) in the color Medium. For foundation today I am using the Private Society Drops of Perfection foundation (regularly $30 on sale for $14 on their website) in the color Medium. They have no face powders so I am using my tried and true Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in translucent. Private Society does have a bronzer contour stick, but I don’t like how the face feels with so many cream products so I chose to use my Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta) to bronze my face today.

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Eyes: I primed my eyes with Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light Medium Honey. I set the Shape Tape with Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single ($0.99 at Walgreens) in the color Creme Brulee. For today’s eye look I am using the Private Society Girl Boss Palette (regularly $30 on sale for $15 on their website). As my transition color I chose the medium terra cotta color called CEO. As my crease color I chose the medium brown (with an orange undertone) called Money Maker. For my lower lash line I chose the true terra cotta color called Brunch. On my lids I am wearing the copper shimmer called Iconic on the first 2/3 of the lid and then on the last 1/3 of the lid I am wearing the dark brown with copper reflect called VIP. on my out v and out lower lash line I am wearing the deep brown with grey undertone called Friyay. I then used my BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on the BH Cosmetics website) on the matte side and I set it with the true white shade called First Class. I highlighted my inner corners with the pale champagne satin called Socialite. I did my brows with the combo of ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) and Wow Brow ($4 on their website) in the color dark brown. For mascara I chose MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash ($20 at Ulta and MAC).

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Cheeks and Lips: I used the Secret Admirer Blush Palette from Private Society (regularly $42 on sale for $30 on their website). I chose the color Sweet Romance (an orange coral) as my blush and I used the color Day Dreaming (a coral with silver reflect) as my highlighter. I lines and filled my lips in with Private Society Lip Service (regularly $16 on sale for $5 on their website) in the color Reign ( a light peachy pink). On my lips I have their liquid lipstick Lip Lock (regularly $18 on sale for $6 on their website) in the color Karma, a mid toned pink with blue undertones, I then over lined my lip with NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the color Whipped Caviar. I originally highlighted my cupid’s bow with Day Dreaming from the Secret Admirer palette and realized it was too pink so I used my foundation brush to take the pink down and used Socialite, the eyeshadow from the Girl Boss palette.

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Well that’s all for now dolls… stay tuned for my product review of the Private Society makeup line, up next.

Hope you are having an as pain free as possible day and that your energy is good.

Remember dolls, always save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

Coastal Scents 3 Review and Face of the Day

Published December 11, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Why good morning dolls!! How are you today? I’m still a little sad today but I got plenty of rest so I’m alert. I have a moderate pain today.

Today we continue with the Coastal Scents Revealed 3D palette.

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This palette has a mix of browns and purples. Finally!!! This palette has a mix of matte, satin, and metallic shadows.  There are no Urban Decay dupes today with this palette but I’m OK with that! This palette is amazing! There is no kick back, the shadows are buttery and finely milled.The metallics are just a tiny bit chalky in this palette but nothing to over the top. Like the first 2 palettes, there are 20 shades and none have names …. that’s a little frustrating when you are trying to explain what you used for your look, but it’s not a deal braker.

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For today’s look I went monochromatic and chose the brown sades, since my last look was berries and plums.  There was some fall out with the darker metallic shades but I had tape down so it didn’t really matter to me today.

I would give this palette an A. If there was a deeper brown this palette would get an A+.

So on to the face of the day….

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Base:  Today I mixed the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($29 at Ulta, Sephore and the Hourglass website)  in with my Hour Glass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). For concealer I chose NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Ulta, Sephora, and the NARS website) in the color Custard. I set my whole face, including  under eyes, with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta, Sephora, and the Laura Mercier website) in translucent. I bronzed my face with the ELF Contour Palette ($8 on their website) in the color light/medium.

Eyes: I primed with the Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta and the Tarte website) in the color light medium honey. I used the Coastal Scents Revealed 3D palette ($20 on their website). I set the Shape Tape with the second color on the top (a cream matte). For my transition I chose the 3rd color on the top (a medium true brown matte). My crease color is the 8th color on the bottom (a dusty medium brown with grey undertones matte).I deepened the outer 1/3 of my lid with the 5th shade of the top (a shimmery taupe metallic). I deepened the outer v with the 6th shade on the bottom (a dark shimmery true brown metallic). Across the rest of the lid I chose the 4th shade on the top (a creamy pale peach metallic). I used the BH Cosmetics Brow Highlighter Crayon ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow bone with the first shade on the top of the Revealed 3D palette (a vanilla matte). I highlighted the inner corner with Urban Decay single shadow ($20 at Ulta and on the Urban Decay website) in the color Midnight Cowboy (a pale flesh toned shimmer with silver glitter). My brows are a combo of  ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 ontheir website) and Wow Brow ($4 on their website). On my water line I am using the NYX Faux Whites Pencil ($8 at Ulta and on the NYX website) in the color Linen. I used the Loreal Voluminous Primer and the Carbon Black Mascara combo. (each $5.70 at Target).

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Cheeks and Lips:  I used the ELF Blush Palette ($8 on their website) in light and I selceted the coral shade on the upper right corner. I highlighted using the ELF Illuminating Palette ($8 on their website) and selected the lower left corner for my face and upper left for my cupid’s bow.  My lip combo today I lined my lips with NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta and on the NYX website) in the color Whipped Caviar and Loreal Infallible Lip Paints (discontinued) in the color 314 Spicy Blush.

Final Thoughts:

I am doing a stand alone follow up review of the Cover FX Drops so let skip to the concealer…..  NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer comes in 16, 7 of which are for deeper skin. There is .21 ounces of product. It’s a dryer formula and a little is all you need. I had purchased this last year and never used it for more than to carve my eye brows with. This is the first time I try this concealer under my eyes. It’s matte so you don’t need to set it. I noticed no creasing with it. The only thing is because it is matte there isn’t a glow under the eyes. It’s not a brightening concealer either so I should have used my color corrector, but I wanted to see how well this concealer covered the under eyes. It does a really good job. It’s give it an A+.

The ELF Contour Palette is a good palette, it has a highlighter, brightening powder, and 2 bronze shades…. the second of which is a stain. It’s a nice palette for everyday bronzing. The bronze shades are just pigmented enough for an everyday look. I would give it a solid B+. It the main bronze color were a bit more pigmented I would have given it an A+.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3D palette, like I said earlier, gets an A. You can definitely get more than 1 look with this palette, it is just missing a deeper brown color. What I am noticing about the Revealed collection is that they just keep getting better. For purposes of reviewing the Revealed line, I haven’t looked at all the palettes. I want to go into each review with new eyes. This is definitely a palette I will reach for again.

The ELF Blush Palette is a great little travel buddy. The product is very pigmented. The palette’s shades are cohesive but just different enough that you will get 4 distinctive looks with this little palette. I give it an A. It could use a dusty coral but the satin coral in the palette is good too.

The ELF Illuminating Palette is just a standard highlight.  The powders are a bit chalky but blend into the skin seamlessly. I give the palette an A- because I feel like it could be improved by having a satin gold in the palette…. but that is just a preference thing.

I am bummed that the Loreal Infallible Lip Paints are discontinued! They are so good. It’s a liquid Lipstick that feels like a gloss, but it doesn’t come off sticky. The pigmentation is awesome on this lippies. I have them in 4 colors but I gravitate to the color Spicy Blush more than any of the other shades I own. It’s the perfect pink nude. I give this product an A++.  You can still find this product on line at CVS.com and Riteaid.com .

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

XOXO

 

 

BH Cosmetics Full Face Review

Published December 8, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Today I have several BH Cosmetics products to review for you. Let start off with saying I am late to the BH Cosmetics game. I held off because I thought with prices like theirs they couldn’t possibly be any good. (Same thing I thought about ELF and once I tried ELF I was hooked.) This is the review for my BH Cosmetics Face of the Day

So lets start with the bases.

A+++    BH Naturally Flawless Liquid Foundation retails for $9.50 for 1 fluid ounce and is billed as a lightweight, medium to full coverage with a natural satin finish. There are 24 shades with 9 of the shades for deeper skin tones. The color I chose was 208 Medium Beige and it was a spot on color match for me. It is definitely light weight with a medium coverage.  I used 2 layers of the foundation and got medium coverage from it however my skin was flawless and I didn’t feel like it would need more foundation and my skin looked like skin only perfected. There is no scent to this foundation and it does feel sticky so you will have to use a setting powder with this one. I am impressed with this foundation. It left my skin dewy and smooth. I have a pimple on my upper lip area and it didn’t emphasize it at all. This foundation reminds me of the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation as it gives about the same finish to the skin as the Marc Jacobs one does. The bottle is a frosted glass bottle with a plastic pump and the product dispenses is small amounts which was a welcomed plus.

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A++      Bh Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer is a very thick concealer reminiscent of  my beloved Kat Von D tattoo concealer that was discontinued. It has 17 shades in the line with 6 deeper shades. It also has 4 color corrector shades. Studio Pro retails for $6.00 and comes in a squeeze tube with a flat round plastic applicator. The applicator is just way too big for the under eye so I just used it as a mixing plate and applied the concealer with my finger tips. This is one thick concealer and a little ( and I mean a little) goes a long way. I’m in the color 111 medium with neutral undertones and what I noticed with this concealer is the beige color had a slight grey tint to it that did nothing for my dark circles (I chose not to use my color corrector today so I could see how well the Studio Pro covered.) but the color made the under eye area look well put together. This concealer does not need to be set as it drys down beautifully, I still set it because I wanted to see if it would cake up … and it did. My under eyes look dry because of the added powder and without the powder the under eye area looked hydrated and smooth. My only gripe with this product is that so much of the product comes out that you have to try and squeeze lightly so as not to waste product. With a little going a long way I wasted so much product., the amount that came out could have covered my whole face, it’s that thick.

B++ (would have been an A++ except there needs to be more shades in the range) Studio Pro Matte Finish Powder comes in a compact reminiscent of MAC. It retails for $9.50 for .46 fluid ounce and only comes in 7 colors which at first upset me because there is only 3 shades for deep skin but when I opened the product I was even more concerned because the powder looked like it would be too light for me. It was a perfect match do I understand that the shades are meant to be translucent. This powder is finely milled and unlike it’s MAC dupe doesn’t go on patchy. It smooths out the skin and leaves skin looking like skin. There is no chalky cakey mess with this product. It’s also long wearing. It’s billed as absorbing excess oils and that it does. It’s a matte powder and unlike most compact powders it doesn’t leave the face feeling like it’s matte, in fact I barely even feel the powder on my skin. I put my makeup on at 7:40 am and haven’t had to retouch my makeup and it is now 3:30 pm.

A++++(hell if there was a higher grade I would definitely give it that grade!!)    BH Cosmetics only sells 1 bronzer and it gets an , but they do sell a 10 pan nude blush palette that could be used as a bronzer palette. They do have a contour palette (and lets be honest it sucks as a contour palette, the shades are not nearly grey toned enough) that skin tones a little darker than me to a lot lighter than me can get away with as a matte bronzer option. The product I purchased, besides the contour palette is called Brilliance Bronzer. It is a satin finished bronzer that pulls a little orange, but not enough that the bronzing comes out fake looking. There are 3 shades in the range 1 that light skinned ebony beauties could wear and it retails for $10 for .35 fluid ounces. It’s billed as a  buildable coverage with a satin finish and that is spot on true. This bronzer gives a warm flawless radiance to the skin. My advise is to go in with a little at a time because this little gem is crazy pigmented! I thought because it’s a drug store price the powder would be chalky and not pigmented at all. BOY was I WRONG! I spent a got 4 minutes getting the bronze toned down with a clean powder brush. I went from flawless to oompa loompa in seconds!

B-      Glowing in Greece 6 Color Blush and Highlighter Palette is 1 of 2 blush and highlighter palettes that they offer.

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It retails for $16 for .75 fluid ounces and is pigmented and deep enough for almost all skin tones. (If your super pale or super dark this palette isn’t for you.) It has 3 blushes…Mykonos – a matte peachy coral, Paros – a matte rosy poppy, and Santorini – a deep orange coral with a slightly satin hue. There are 3 highlighter shades… Athens – a pale champagne peach with gold reflect, Milos – a medium coral with pink reflect, and Olympia – a mid-tuned gold with no reflect. The blushes are just a tad chalky but go on creamier than they sit in the pan. They are hella pigmented! I mixed the first 2 shades together for today’s look and forgot to tap off my brush and just like that my look went from glam to clown in no time. The upside is that they blend out so well that I was able to diffuse the cheeks with a clean blush brush so I was able to save the look. The 2 shade on darker skin can pull a little ashy but the 3rd shade of the palette would look amazing on deep skin.  On to the highlighters. I am having a tug a war with my thoughts on these highlighters. They go on with high shine but there is glitter in this highlighter and it transfers to the cheek bone and eye socket. I had to use tape to get the glitter off my eye socket. With that said these highlighters are still beautiful but in no way are they an everyday highlighter… too pigmented for that. I’d give these highlighter a B- (because glitter transfer is my all time pet peeve.)

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A-    BH Liquid Lipstick retails for $9 for .15 fluid ounces and has 40 shades in the range It is billed as a plush, non-sticky formula that wont fade, feather or transfer. The color I chose is the ItsMyRayeRaye collaboration in the color Rosey Raye. I gave it an A- because it is in fact a slightly sticky formula. Nothing to serious but just enough that when you put your lips together they stick to each other, it’s also on the dryer side of the liquid lipstick formulas. Other then that this lipstick is beautiful!! It is a mauvey rosy nude. There is zero transfer with this lip product. I drank my cup of coffee and nothing. However the other reason I chose to grade with an A- is that after eating a burger all the product was gone. OK so I was eating something that is a little greasy, but I don’t have this problem with my Jeffrey Star Liquid Lipsticks, hell I don’t even have this problem with my ELF liquid Lipsticks.

B+    BH Waterproof Lip Liner retails for $5 for .04 fluid ounces and only comes in 3 colors.  It is billed as an all-day smudge-resistant and waterproof formula. No question about it … this liner smudges. It’s a dryer formula as well, feels a bit uncomfortable until you pop on a lipstick. It is however waterproof. I tested it on the back of my hand and running water. I originally filled in my  whole lip in with the lip liner in the color Earth, a peach color brown nude, and then put my lipstick over it… that was a mistake, it was way too uncomfortable. First the lip liner pills up, and then it felt like I was placing a liquid product over a powder product. Now this may be because it is a waterproof product and so it is a dryer product. So I took it all off and just lined my lips on the outer edge. This worked so much better. The color was perfect for the Liquid Lipstick I chose.

B+    The Power Pencil retails for $8.00 for .04 fluid ounces and comes in 10 colors. I purchased 2 Beige and Black. It’s a waterproof eyeliner that’s billed as having pigment-rich payoff and lasting definition. I give it a solid B+ because while it’s billed as a waterproof pencil, I had to reapply the beige color to my water line 3 times because it kept coming off. I will say that it is super pigmented, I only had to run the liner 1 time over the water line to get color payoff. As for having lasting definition, I will have to try this on my lids to see if the liner will last longer. It goes on smooth and creamy and did not skip, and as a side note it doesn’t bother my eyes the way that other water line liners have.

A-   The Love in London 16 Color Shadow Palette retails for $16 for .56 fluid ounces.

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The Love in London palette is billed as having pigment-infused shades that deliver vivid color payoff that blend beautifully. I have to say I am so in love with this palette but I am having a love/hate relationship with metallic shades. There is too much glitter in them and the shadows would benefit from a glitter glue under them to avoid the glitter fall out. The glitter fall out is why I graded this palette an A-, there are other budget friendly alternatives out there from ColourPop and ELF that have metallics that have little to no glitter fall out. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again glitter fall out is my biggest pet peeve. The mattes are buttery and super pigmented and they blend like a dream. My eye look came together so fast because it was so easy to blend out.

From top to bottom and left to right the colors are …..Cheeky is a pale cream metallic. Big Ben is a dusty peach matte. Cheers is deep tan matte. Tea is dark pewter with silver glitter. Scone is a dusty tan. Palace is a taupe metallic with silver glitter. London is deep indigo that have a sort of black undertone metallic with no glitter. Lolly is a rosy pink metallic with gold glitter. Biscuit is a deep taupe metallic with a purple reflect and silver glitter. Prestige is deep taupe metallic with pink reflect and silver glitter. Duchess is a deep plum metallic with a little purple reflect and no glitter. Lovey is an orange base brown matte. Piccadilly is a red based medium brown matte. Crumpet is a true brown matte. Posh is a shocker for me. In the pan it looks like a dull black, in fact it is the blackest black I have ever seen in a matte black shadow.

Final Thoughts: BH Cosmetics is a solid company with affordable prices. The quality of their products in insane. I will definitely be purchasing more products from their line.

Well thanks for hanging in there till the end dolls, and as always save a spoon for some lipstick.

XOXO

 

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