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Valentine’s Day Look #2 Face of the Day

Published February 11, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! Hope you are having a great day/night and that you are in good spirits. Today I am in pain, what I always say is if I ever wake up with no pain I will think I’m dead …. having pain all the time is soul draining. Fibromyalgia can take a lot out of you… always being in pain, always having energy drains…. but I’ve decided that I am not going to let Fibromyalgia keep me at the sidelines forever…. So I showered and sat down to do my makeup …. I was excited to play with the new ColourPop All That Palette and really wanted to do another Valentine’s Day look. I also tested out 3 more products to see if I would be getting rid of them or keeping them…lose products are …. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in the shade 366 C Buff Bisque, Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in the shade Rosary, and the NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette.  I will review not only the eye shadow palette, but also the 3 things on the chopping block in Final Thoughts. So without further ado, let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed the face using Flower Beauty In Your Primer Pore-Minimizing Primer ($10.99 at Ulta). I color corrected my under eyes using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. For foundation I am wearing Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation ($2.79 at Walmart) in the shade 366 C Buff Bisque. I concealed my under eyes using The Balm Time Balm Concealer ($18 on their website) in the shade Light-Medium. I set my face using Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige. I warmed up the face using Makeup Geek Fair Skin Bronzer (discontinued do to rebranding) in the shade Sun Kissed. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, tops of the cheeks, 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 my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. To create this look I used ColourPop All That Palette ($18 om their website). For my 1st transition shade I used the color BB Girl (a true baby pink matte). For my 2nd transition shade I used the color Cha Cha (a mid-toned warm pink matte). I went in with a 3rd transition shade to really blow the eye line out and used the color Wink Wink (a dusty red matte). I deepened my crease using the shade Silhouette (a muted burgundy matte). I then used more Soft Matte Complete Concealer to clean up the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid. On the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the color Infatuation (a bright scarlet metallic) and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Uncensored (a bright rosey copper metallic). I then used the color Please Me (a deep merlot matte) to deepen the outer v and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid. To create the drop shadow on my lower lash line I first used the color BB Girl, followed by the shade Wink Wink, followed by the color Silhouette. I then lined my lower waterline using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Joy Ride (deep burgundy) and then smoked out the lower lash line using the color Please Me. I highlighted the inner corners using the color Risque (an icy pink with silver reflect metallic). I set my brows today first with the soap brow method and then went in with a bit of Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear. I filled in the brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my  brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the color Uncuffed (a pale baby pink matte).  my mascara today is Revolution Beauty The Mascara Revolution ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Natural Beauty (a rosey red matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, and my Cupid’s Bow using NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette ($25 at Ulta) and using the top left shade (a pale white gold). I lined my lips using Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner ($19 on their website but on sale for $8 at Sephora) in the shade Rosary (a true cherry red). I filled in my lips using Becky G x ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Fee Fi Fo (an red-orange terra cotta).

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Final Thoughts:

ColourPop All That 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette:                                                                        This palette was so fun to play with today!!! I would grade this palette an A+++!!!! There was only a small amount of kick back with some of the darker shades in the pan and there was zero fallout on the face, except with the shade Infatuation which had a small amount of glitter fall out. The shades blended into the lids perfectly with out skipping or going patchy and each shade buffed into each other seamlessly without going muddy. The shade variation is perfectly done. There are 3 shades for transition, 3 shades for crease work, 2 shades for highlighting the brow bone, and 4 metallics that look beautiful on the lids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the shades in any order and on any part of the eye you want. This palette is just so pretty. I am very happy with the way the look turned out today and can’t wait to do a smokey red eye next. Definitely a great purchase!

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation:                                                                                                I love the way this foundation sets down on the skin. It looks pretty. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s so matte. I barely reach for it because of how matte it is. I have decided to declutter this one from my collection, however I did just place an order on Amazon for the Dewy version of this foundation to test out.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner:                                                                                                        I have several of these lip liners. They are super pigmented, glide on smoothly with out pulling at the delicate lip line. They don’t feather into the fine lines around the lips either. I will not be purchasing any more from this brand until I see what the “rebranding” does… I do not support Kat Von D and even though she isn’t part of the company right now, doesn’t mean she wont be later down the line…. but I will use up the products I have, I don’t understand the whole throwing something away that I spent  my hard earned money on just because I don’t agree and refuse to support any further a brand. I will not be decluttering this liner.

NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette:                                                                                     This palette arrived with 1 shade broken. I have tried each of the remaining shades. The shades a pretty but there is glitter in this palette and the highlighters are so dusty and powdery that it just seems to sit on top of the cheeks even after using a setting spray.  I have decided to declutter this palette from my collection.

Well there you have it… I loved the All That palette and decluttered 2 of the 3 products on the chopping block today.

I hope you enjoy the look I came up with as much as I do… I truly love the way it came out. I also hope that the rest of your day/night goes wonderfully and that you are in a low pain level with a high energy level.

Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Older Makeup Retry Face of the Day

Published February 7, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Hopefully it’s a good one for you. I woke up in some pain, it rained all night and is colder today and it’s slated to rain today too so my fibro is going haywire. I have 7 more products to share with you, 5 of which I tested out and 2 of which I just knew straight off the bat that I wasn’t going to use. The products on the chopping block today are …. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer, NYX Matte Bronzer (in medium … I own 2 shades this one and Deep so I tested this one to see which I would keep).  I will discuss these products and what I will keep or declutter in Final Thoughts…. So let’s jump into the Face of the Day.

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Base: I primed the face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($45 at Sephora) and ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium. For foundation I used All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($49 at Sephora) in the shade Light 5 Fiji. I concealed my under eyes using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 on their website) in the shade Medium 1 Custard. I set my face using J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation ($13.99 at Ulta and on the J Cat Beauty website) in the shade Natural. I warmed up my face using NYX Matte Bronzer ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Medium. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using more of the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 on their website) in the shade Medium 1 Custard and set that using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent.  For today’s eye look I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette ($49 at Sephora and on the Too Faced website). For my 1st transition color I used the shade Georgia (a muted soft light peach matte). For my 2nd transition color I used the shade Candied Peach (a coral based peach with gold flecks sequin). My crease color is the shade Puree (a mid-tone yellow based brown matte). On my mobile lid I first started out with the shade Nectar (a pale yellow based peach shimmer) on the inner 2/3 and then I used the shade Caramelized (a mid-toned brown with gold reflect metallic) on the outer 1/3. I then went into the shade Luscious (a taupe with gold reflect metallic) and used that on the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. I didn’t like the way it looked so I layered the shade Bellini (a mauvey pink shimmer) over the inner 2/3 and then layered the shade Just Peachy (a peachy pink shimmer) over the middle 1/3 blending it toward the inner 1/3. I then added the shade Charmed I’m Sure (a dusty dark brown matte) into the outer v and low down on the crease. I set my brow hair using Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target) in clear and then filled in the brows using ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 at Ulta, Walmart, and the ELF website) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then set that with the shade White Peach (a creamy white satin). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I lined my upper lash line using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($21 at Sephora) in the shade Mad Max Brown.  For mascara I used Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara ($15 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the shade Blackest Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: On the cheeks I used ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Birthday Suit (a neutral pink satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow, and center of the forehead using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Wisp (pearlized golden champagne). I lined my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 at Sephora, and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Pillow Talk (a neutral pink) and filled in my lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 at Ulta and on the BH Cosmetics website…. on sale for $6) in the shade Yas (a coral pink).

Final Thoughts:

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette:                                                                                                          I purchased this one on a whim when it first came out. I barely ever use it. I just feel underwhelmed with it. I don’t reach for peach shades often. While I think the look I came up with today was a pretty soft Spring look, it’s just not my cup of tea. Not to mention that there isn’t a cohesive array of shades. There is tons of kick back in the pans and some fall out on the face. I just don’t feel inspired by this palette and so I have decided to declutter it from my collection.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream:                                                                                 I normally use this CC cream during the summer months… I just have found other BB and CC creams that I like more and that do not have that odd scent to it. Not to mention I have it in the shade Medium (which is a tad darker than me, but Light is too light for me). It just feels greasier than the other BB and CC creams I have so I have decided to declutter this one from my collection.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner:                                                                                                                  This is one of my favorite ink liner formulas. I have it in both Black and Brown. It doesn’t seep into the fine lines of my lids, doesn’t transfer to the lower lash line, and stays in place all day. While I do not support Kat Von D anymore, I do have some of her products that I am trying to use up. I will not be decluttering this from my collection.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation:                                                                     The shade I have is a spot on match for my skin tone. I love this foundation so much. It just looks so pretty on the skin. I haven’t reach for it a ton this past year, honestly most of last year I was in a bad depression and didn’t do my makeup but when I came out of the depression I still didn’t reach for it much. I really do love this foundation and have moved it to my everyday drawer so that I can use it more. I will not be decluttering this one.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer:                                                                                              I have a love/hate relationship with this one. I love the coverage I get. I love how it looks under the eyes. I love to use it as a primer for my lids… But I hate that I can’t wear it without setting it. When I set it it looks dry, even after I use setting spray. But I can’t leave it without powder because it creases on me…. I haven’t reached for it much, so I plan to move it to my everyday drawer to try and use it up within the next 6 months. If I haven’t used it up by then I will declutter it… for now I will not be decluttering this concealer.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer:                                                                                                  This concealer was discontinued. I don’t have much of it left, and I’m not wowed by it… Honestly I have so many concealers that I just can’t justify keeping it. I have decluttered it.

NYX Matte Bronzer: In the shade Medium:                                                                                     I have this bronzer in 2 shades, medium and deep. I like the tone of the deep one more than I like the tone in the medium one. I will keep the deep one and declutter the medium one.

Well, that’s all for now dolls. I hope the rest of your day/night is a good one. Stay tuned tomorrow when I revisit some more makeup on the chopping block…. and ….Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Face of the Day Featuring NYX Cosmetics

Published December 16, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Good morning dolls. Today I am not doing too well. I didn’t sleep well at all. I woke up every 30 to 45 minutes due to being in pain. Today is going to be a nursing my wounds type of day. It’s chilly here in Florida so I will try and stay as warm as possible and hopefully I can make it through the day without a nap so that I can sleep well tonight. I have very little spoons today so my look for the day is very low key. I ordered a bunch of NYX Cosmetics products to test out. I only ever used a few products by NYX so I thought doing a full face of NYX products would be fun.

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So lets jump right into it…

Base: I primed my face using NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer ($16 for 1.02 fluid ounces at Ulta and at the NYX store or website). I concealed my under eyes with NYX HD Studio Photogenic ($6 for .11 fluid ounces at Ulta and NYX stores and website) in the color Nude Beige. My foundation is NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 for 1.01 fluid ounces at Ulta and NYX stores and website) in the color Nude. I set my whole face with NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50 for .26 ounces at Ulta or NYX stores or website) in the color medium beige. I bronzed with NYX Matte Bronzer ($10 for .33 ounces at Ulta or NYX store or website) in the color medium.

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NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals

Eyes: I primed my eyes with Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta or Tarte website) in the color light medium honey. I used the NYX Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Neutral ($18 at Ulta and NYX) . I used the 3rd color on the top row to set the Shape Tape (it’s a cream colored matte). For my first transition shade I chose the 2nd color on the 2nd row (a  medium true tan matte). I chose the 2nd color on the last row (a light peach terra cotta matte) as my 2nd transition shade. As my crease color I picked the last shade of the 3rd row (an reddish orange). I used the 1st shade of the 3rd row as my main lid color (it’s gold with copper reflect metallic). On the middle 1/3 of the lid I chose the 3rd color of the same row (a copper with pink reflect metallic). I deepened my outer v and last 1/3 of my lid with the 2nd color of the 3rd row (a rusty brown with plum undertones matte). For my eyebrows I used a combo of the NYX Micro  Brow Pencil ($10 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Brunette and the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara ($7.50 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Espresso. I highlighted my brow bone with first the BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter then with the 1st color of the 1st row of the shadow palette (a creamy vanilla matte). I lined my under lids with NYX Slim Eye Pencil ($4.50 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Dark Brown. I lined my water line with NYX Faux Whites ($8 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Linen. For mascara I chose Clinique High Impact Mascara ($19.50 at Ulta) in black.

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Cheeks and Lips: I used NYX Sweet Cheeks Matte Creamy Powder Blush (7.50 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Summer Breeze (a dusty coral). I Highlighted my cheek bones, temples, brow bone, and cupid’s bow with the 1st shade (an icy white with silver reflect) of the NYX Born to Glow Highlighter Palette ($25 at Ulta and NYX).I lined my lips with the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Kitten Heels and NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick ($7 at Ulta and NYX) in the color Kitten Heels ( a bright yellwo based red).

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Final Thoughts….

Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer gets an A+                                                                                is a velvety smooth primer with a white cast…. it reminds me of the Hoursglass Veil Mineral Primer, in fact I would wager to say it is a dupe for it…… It gives the same white cast, has the same velvet feeling, and dries down without being sticky. I have used this primer a few times over the year and each time my foundation stays in place perfectly… The only down side is, because of the white cast, anytime I use this primer I get a white flash back when I take flash pictures. 

HD Studio Photogenic Concealer gets a B                                                                                       is a medium coverage concealer. It comes in 23 shades with 8 shades for deeper skin. This is the first time I use this concealer. It’s covers dark circles well and a little goes a very long way.  I used 1 full swipe of the wand and that was too much concealer… it covered my under eye and down to my cheeks. Because I used too much it feels cakey under my eyes, with everything settling into the fine lines.  It has a medium consistency to it. It does dry down to a semi matte finish, but I set it because it kept creasing on me.

Born to Glow naturally Radiant Foundation get an A-                                                                 is a nice foundation. It comes in 45 shades with 16 shades for deeper skin. I don’t understand the name of this foundation…. there is no glow to this foundation. It’s not a flat foundation, but it doesn’t glow, say like the Beautifully Bare Foundation by ELF. It’s a medium coverage foundation. I used 1 squeeze of the tube and that covered my full face and neck, the color was a perfect match. It almost dries down completely, you can probably get a way without setting this one because there is no stickiness to this foundation.

Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation A-                                                                          I love this powder, it reminds me of the MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation. I’ve used the Stay Matte But Not Flat for years. It only comes in 5 colors, none of which are deep enough for our dark skin beauties, and for this I only give it an A-. This is a foundation powder, but it doesn’t really cover well as a stand alone foundation. I use it to add coverage to liquid foundations.

Matte Bronzer A+                                                                                                                                  I have used the Matte Bronzer in Dark Tan for about a year. It’s a nice matte bronzer. It’s not too orange like a lot of the drug store bronzers tend to be. It’s finely milled and blends into the skin smoothly. I like the under tone of the Medium bronzer more than the Dark Tan one. You get a descent amount of product for the price.

Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Neutral A++                                                                        It’s a nice palette. The shadows are not that pigmented so you have to build the intensity but the shadows are smooth and blend nicely. They aren’t patchy or chalky at all. There is no kick back or fall out with this palette. The metallic shadows need to be applied with a finger or a brush that has been sprayed with some fix plus, otherwise they go on with a light wash of color. It didn’t take much to build up my eye look, but I did have to dip back into the colors a few times to get the color pay off I wanted. This is a great starter palette for makeup newbies.

Micro  Brow Pencil C+                                                                                                                    This pencil comes in 8 colors and reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills micro pencil. I have used this product before, but after using the ELF Ultra Precise Brow Pencil I just do not like this brow product. The pencil went on smoothly but the product just wouldn’t stay sharp, the color broke several times. I finally used a translucent powder to get the product to stay put. It’s an OK pencil, I just think there are better products out there that are cheaper as well.

Tinted Brow Mascara C-                                                                                                                 Comes in 5 colors. This products holds the brow hairs in place well, however the brush on this product is just too big to keep the product in place. I had to wipe it off my forehead and brow bone several times. The product comes out in clumps, not at all smooth like the Wow Brow from ELF. The only things I liked about this product were the tone of the color and the fact that it holds my brows well…. everything else is a hard pass for me… I’ll use this product up but I will not repurchase it.

Slim Eye Pencil D                                                                                                                             Comes in 21 colors. The whole Slim Pencil line needs to be revamped. They are too hard, too waxy, and skip over the skin. It is hard to get an even line because of the formula of this product… as was the case with the Slim Lip Pencil as well. This product is a hard pass for me. I wont even be using up the ones I have.

Faux Whites Pencil A+++                                                                                                           Comes in 8 colors. This is my favorite flesh toned eye pencil for the water line. It is creamy and pigmented and stays put. It has just the right pigment and tone to brighten the water line perfectly. I have repurchased this product twice.

The reason I did not have a mascara from NYX is because I have tried and hated all of their mascaras… that product gets F from me.

Sweet Cheeks Matte Creamy Powder Blush A++                                                                    There are 12 shades. This is the first time I try a blush from NYX. It’s pigmented and blends well. I find most drug store matte blushes will go on patchy but this matte blush went on smooth with no skipping and no patchiness. The color is true to pan and is so pigmented that a light hand is needed to keep from getting too much at one time.

Born to Glow Highlighter Palette A+                                                                                                Is a great highlighter palette. Unfortunately mine was delivered broken, I lost 1 of the colors. This highlighter palette is not like typical drug store highlighter palettes. There isn’t glitter in the highlighter, it goes on strong so a light hand is needed. The highlighter does pick up on imperfections but it goes on so pretty that I don’t even mind so much.

Suede Matte Lip Liner A+++                                                                                                            It’s no secret that these lip liners are my favorite. It comes in 72 colors. They are so smooth and creamy that it makes it so simple to line the lips. They are a matte formula so they blend into the lip seamlessly.

Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick A+++                                                                                                    I have several of these lipsticks. There are 24 colors total. They do not dry down like a traditional matte liquid lipstick does and there is a little transfer but these lipsticks wear down beautifully. It wears down to what looks like a lip stain. They are comfortable on the lips. They don’t bleed into the lines of lips. I would say this is in my top 3 favorite lip products.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Check back later when I share my Mani Monday post…. Until then ta ta for now and remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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