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Revisiting Older Makeup Continues Face of the Day

Published February 5, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a good day/night. I was up a bit early today, had a dentist appointment so I had to rush through my makeup…. so much went wrong with this look. But I was able to fix it and move on. Today, as I continue to curate my collection I am testing Bobbi Brown BB Cream, NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer, Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette and NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. I also decided to declutter the Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer because it’s way to dark for me, and Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Lip in the shade Almost Nude because it’s too dry on my lips and it’s such a bad color for me. As I have been doing this week I will discuss what I will and will not be decluttering in Final Thoughts…. so let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using Marc Jacobs Invisible Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer ($45 at Sephora) and also ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 on their website and at Ulta). I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation I chose to test out Bobbi Brown BB Cream ($48 on their website) in the shade Fair. I concealed using NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer ($6 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade CW 03.5 and set my face using NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50 at Ulta) in the shade Medium Beige. I warmed up my face using Benefit Hula Bronzer (part of the Babe on Board Palette $21 on the Beautylish website). I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of forehead, and bridge of the nose using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that with a bit of Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. For today’s eye look I used Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette ($49 at Ulta and Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color So Boujee (a light tan matte). for my crease shade I used the color Cocoa Truffle (a mid-toned chocolate brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Love and Cocoa (a chocolate brown metallic with a bronze shift) on the outer 1/3 and on the inner 1/3 I used the shade Classy & Sassy (a deep rose gold metallic). On the middle 1/3 I used the shade Famous (a deep yellow gold metallic) to blend into the outer and inner 1/3 to merge the shades together. I created a drop shadow on the bottom lash line using more of the shades So Boujee and Cocoa Truffle. I then lined my waterlines using Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner ($20 at Ulta and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Black and then smoked out close to the lash line using Decadent (a standard black matte). I then took a mixture of Decadent and Cocoa Truffle and deepened my outer v. I did my brows the same way I did them yesterday…. I set the brows first using Pixi by Petra Brow Gel ($9.99 at Target) in clear and filled in the brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5. I then carved out the brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the color Rollin’ In Dough (a creamy vanilla matte). I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Rich Girl (a silvery taupe metallic). For Mascara I used Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($25 at Ulta) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: I used the Benefit Babe on Board palette ($21 on the Beautylish website and at Ulta). For blush I used the shade Rockabye (a satin coral) and then Highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using the shade Dandelion Twinkle (a soft pink). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Spicy (an blue based red) and filled in the lips using BH Cosmetics Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick ($8 on their website) in the shade Bae (an blue based red).

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Final Thoughts:

Bobbi Brown BB Cream:                                                                                                                      I haven’t reached for this bb cream much. I just do not enough using it. It goes on blotchy and doesn’t really have much coverage. I have other bb creams with way better coverage. This one doesn’t stay put around the nose, I had to build it up several times to get it to stay. I just really truly do not enjoy this product and have decluttered it from my collection.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer:                                                                                       This is a light weight concealer that is my exact skin match. I just am not wowed when I use this one. It doesn’t really give much payoff. It also gets into my fine lines even when I set it. I would have kept it if it was a shade or two lighter but since it’s not, and I really am not wowed by it I have decluttered it from my collection.

Stila Smudge Pot Waterproof Gel eye Liner:                                                                      FINALLY!!! An eyeliner that stays on my waterline!!! I had forgotten that I owned this potted liner. It was in the back of my liner drawer. It’s super black and very creamy and most importantly, I can use it in my waterline!!! I know I said that already but I have had the hardest time finding a liner to stay in my waterline. I only have ever been able to use the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner in Nude and the ColourPop BFF Eye Liner in Get Paid (a rose gold). I am not decluttering this liner. In fact I am going to purchase it in Brown too.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara:                                                                                          This mascara is a cult favorite…. but I just don’t get it. It is just an OK mascara for me. It flakes around the 5 hour mark. My lashes don’t get big volume or length and I end up using 3 coats to try and get some payoff. It’s just not a mascara that wows me. I have decluttered it from my collection.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette:                                                                                               This is a palette that has 4 mattes and the rest are colorful metallics. I don’t reach for this palette a ton, but every time I do I have loved the look I have gotten with it. There are tons of color options with the metallics and for that reason I am keeping this palette. The matte shadows are buttery smooth, there is little to no kick back in the pans, and there is zero fallout on the face. The shades buff into each other well without going muddy. I will not be decluttering it from my collection

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation:                                                                         I have had this compact for about 2 years. I know it’s probably time to get rid of it but there I haven’t used it often and there is no smell or hard pan so I am going to use this one up. I plan to pan it rather than declutter it because I do enjoy using it with BB Creams I just don’t reach for it much. I’m going to try and pan it by April. If I haven’t hit pan by then I will declutter it then.

Well there you have it 6 products tested and 3 things decluttered. Plus the 2 bonus products that I mentioned decluttering at the top of this post. Stay tune tomorrow when I continue to go through my collection to see what I will and wont be decluttering next. I hope the rest of your day/night is a good one, that you are in great spirits, have a low to no pain level, and that you are found with plenty of spoons. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Testing Older Makeup and Face of the Day

Published February 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m doing OK today. Today I picked 7 more older makeup products to test out to see if I’m going to keep it or declutter it. The items I chose today are: Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($46 at Sephora), Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer (Discontinued), Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer (), BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora), MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC), the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ($49 at Ulta), and the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26 on their website). I will review those 7 items in Final Thoughts…. so let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed the face using the Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer (discontinued) and followed that up with the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I color corrected using the Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. For foundation I am using the Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($46 at Sephora) in the shade Buff. I used Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer ($26 at Sephora) in the shade Light-Medium to conceal my under eyes. I set my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of nose, and center of my forehead using the RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed the lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set that with more Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. For today’s eye look I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ($49 at Ulta). For my 1st transition color I used the shade Salted Caramel (a mid-toned orange based tan matte). As my 2nd transition color I used the shade Milk Chocolate (a dusty light brown matte). In my crease and the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid I used the shade Semi-Sweet (a mid-toned brown matte). On my mobile lid I used the shade Marzipan (a peachy shimmer) on the inner 2/3 of the lid and then I used the shade Black Forest Truffle (a deep burgundy brown with silver and gold flecks sequin) on the outer 1/3 and a little into the middle 1/3. I then took the a mixture of Hazelnut (a taupy brown metallic) and Creme Burlee (a gold metallic) and used that on there middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. I then took the shade Triple Fudge (a deep brown matte) and deepened the outer v. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Salted Caramel and then used the shade Semi-Sweet and Triple Fudge to deepen the lash line. I then lined my waterlines with NYX Eye Pencil ($4.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brown. I then did my eyebrows the same way I did them yesterday … using the Soap Brow technique to set my brows and filling in my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and then I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set that with the shade White Chocolate (a vanilla matte). I then went over the tails of my brows using some of my Professional Brow Powder ($10 at the Oh La La Brow Bar) in the shade Dark Brown. I used the Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($6.79 at Target).

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used NYX Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush-Matte ($7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Summer Breeze (a true coral matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26 on their website) in the shade Gilded Honey. I lined and filled in my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (a warm nude).I topped that off with BH Cosmetics BH Liquid Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Serena (a coral matte). I used NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Chihuahua to top off the lipstick. I then used theCharlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin-Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade 2 Medium as a finishing powder.

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Final Thoughts:

Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer:                                                                                                   This primer is discontinued. I really don’t like stick primers, they drag across the face rudely. This one is no different. It’s a sticky primer that doesn’t seem to do anything. It doesn’t hold foundation well (I already have foundation removed from around my nose). I wasn’t impressed with it and have decluttered it from my collection.

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter:                                                                                                    This is such a beautiful illuminator. I love the way my skin looks when I have this one on. I even use it on days where I am not wearing any makeup. I am definitely keeping this primer. I will not be decluttering it.

Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick:                                                                                 I rarely reach for this foundation. It gets lost in my foundation collection. I do love the look of this foundation and I mainly purchased this one for travel, but due to my illness I almost never get a chance to travel….. I do really enjoy using this foundation so I am going to move it to my makeup desk so that it doesn’t get lost in the flow and I can use it more. I will not be decluttering this one either.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer:                                                                        I only have 1/2 a bottle left of this concealer. I do like it it’s just not the color I’m liking anymore. It’s my exact face color and I have been liking concealers a shade lighter than my skin tone. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines around my eyes and it sets beautifully. I think I will use this one up and then try for the shade Light Neutral. I will not be declutter this one from my collection.

MAC Bronzing Powder:                                                                                                                        I have the shade Matte Bronze and it’s a great everyday shade. It’s got the perfect under-tone and isn’t dusty or cakey. I just seem to forget that I have it since it’s so slim and gets lost in my collection. I have moved it to my makeup desk and will not be decluttering it.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette:                                                                                                 This eyeshadow palette is such a great neutrals palette. The shades a bit dustier than some of my other palettes but they blend out smoothly with out skipping and the buff into each other seamlessly without getting muddy. There is little to no kick back in the pans and very little fall out on the face. I love all the colors in this palette and I have loved every look I have created with it. I will not be decluttering this palette.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator:                                                                                  I really have tried to love this cult classic but I just don’t. I find it to be too harsh because of the glitter. It’s a beautiful color, I just don’t love the way it sits on my face. I have decluttered it.

 

So there you go… out of the 7 older products I tested out today I am keeping 5 of them and have decluttered 2.

I hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Stay tuned tomorrow when I test out more of my stash to see what I will keep and what I will get rid of. Until then I hope you have as close to a pain free day as humanly possible and that your spoon count is high. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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