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Brown Colorful Eye Liner Face of the Day

Published July 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a little better today. So far it’s not raining and even though I didn’t sleep well last night my energy level seems to be moderate today. My wisdom tooth is killing me I can’t wait for the next 2 weeks to pass so that they can pull my tooth already.

In yesterday’s Face of the Day I recreated the look from a YouTube video by the Dubai makeup artist named Hindash. The video is entitled How To: Brown Colorful Eye Liner. I didn’t use the correct products and even though I still liked the look I got from it I wanted to recreate it again to see if I could get it closer to the talent that he creates.

The picture on the left is a still taken from Hindash’s video of the look I was trying to recreate and the one on the right is my version of the look. I still have a little work to do to get it as stunning as his work is but I think I captured it better today. I did order the eye liner he uses in the video and I don’t own a bronze eye liner (which I also ordered today) so I used a rose gold liner instead but at least today I remember to use a pencil liner and was even pleased to see that I had a chocolate brown liner in my collection. Perhapse when the liner gets here I will sit down with the video and recreate this look step by step following along with his video to see if I can reach perfection with the look ….

For now, let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day … also I am wearing for perfume today  Silver Coast Body Spray by Good Chemistry. I also used more products from my recent ELF haul and also some of the items that I hauled this morning so I will review those in my Final Thoughts…..

Base:

I primed my face using the ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer ($10 at Ulta). I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead. For foundation today I tried out the new Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation ($15 on their website) in the shade F3 (fair skin tones with a neutral/ pink under tones). I contoured using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sehora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I bronzed the perimeter of my face and the bridge of my nose using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C3 (fair skin tones with a cool under tones). I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set the bronzer using Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($3.99 at Target and Walmart) in the shade 022 Sun Bronze. I set the highlighter using Revolution Highlighter Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Just My Type (a softer champagne). I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the shade light. For today’s touch up powder I am using Milani Conceal & Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 on their website) in the shade 02 Nude.

Eyes:

I set my brows using the soap brow method. I filled in my brows using Flower Beauty Draw the Line Eye Brow Pencil ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dark Brown. then used a light layer of the ELF Wow Brow ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shadows from 2 different ELF eye shadow palettes. Starting with the ELF Retro Paradise palette ($14 on their website). I used the shade Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin) to set down my brow line and also on the whole mobile lid. For the crease I used the same palette and the shade Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte). I then created deep wings on the upper lash line using NYX Eye Pencil ($4.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brown (a deep chocolate matte). I also used this liner to create the cat eye v at the inner corners of the eyes and to tight line my lower waterlines. I then took the shade Lagoon (powder blue – metallic) from the ELF Earth & Ocean palette ($14 on their website) and smudged that over the middle 1/3 of the upper lash lines right over the brown liner. I then went back over the outer edges of the middle 1/3 for a bit more brown liner to help blend the liner and the shadow together at the edges. I then went back over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid’s eye liner with the shade Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic) from the ELF Retro Paradise palette to brighten that area just a tad more. I then took the ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold – metallic) and ran it alone the lower lash line and then smudged that out to soften the line. I coated my upper and lower lashes using Believe Beauty Hi-Definition Skinny Mascara ($4.50 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my cheeks today I used the ELF Cream Blush Palette ($8 at Ulta and on the ELF website) in the Soft colorway and using the 1st shade of the 1st row (a pale rose). I set the blush using Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 on their website) in the shade Peaches & Cream. I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (this shade only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault, currently sold out) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral).

Final Thoughts:

ELF Jelly Pop Dew Primer

I grade this one a tentative C- : This one is billed as a multitasking primer with a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. ELF totes this one as having

  • Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Watermelon Extract

With so many skin loving ingredients and the a name like Dew Primer you would think this primer would be hydrating and well … dewy. I don’t know if I just put too much on or if I didn’t put enough on because my foundation looked a hot mess over this primer! I will give it credit that it is a truly sticky base though. I mean SUPER sticky. In some areas of my face it looked flawless but there were spots all over my face where the foundation that I used just did not look good. Now I did put a glow primer over the top of the high points of my face over this primer and under the foundation so I have to take that into account as well. This is why I did not give it a solid grade and instead gave it a tentative grade… I will test this one out again with out the glow primer and with foundations that I know are amazing to see if this primer is any good. There are too many variables of new products that I used today that I can’t be certain that it’s that this primer is the catalyst. I will hold off from giving it a final grade until I’ve had to chance to test it with the Believe Beauty foundation since that is my favorite foundation that has never looked bad on my skin. One thing that’s worth noting is that this primer smells amazing! I love the Watermelon scent of this primer!

Revolution PRO Revolution Pro CC Cream Perfecting Foundation

I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as the  most hard-working, multipurpose foundation. Perfect for dry to combination skin and offers sheer to full buildable coverage, whilst leaving the skin hydrated and protected. Now, I did try other new complexion products so I can’t be sure of this or not, but my skin did not feel hydrated at all with this foundation on. I tried to use just 1 layer of product however the foundation was patchy (again this could be in part due to the primer base I used today) so I have to add an additional layer which made this a full coverage foundation that just looked like it sat on the surface of my face. It felt heavy, drying, and cakey. I plan to test this foundation out again with a more hydrating primer and perhaps just 1 layer before giving a final grade for this product.

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer

I grade this one a solid B+++!!!! : This one is billed as being suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. Offering all-day hydration thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid, it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture. Designed for drier skin, the sheer, satin finish won’t settle into fine lines. This one is definitely sheer and satin but it builds up to about low medium coverage with a second layer. I really like this one I just did not feel that it was all that hydrating. It wasn’t drying at all but for a product toeing that it was designed for drier skin I kind of wish that it was just a little more hydrating. With that said it did not crease and I barely set my under eyes so that I could better test this concealer. I like the formula better than the Conceal and Define Concealer.

Revolution Highlighter Reloaded in the shade Just My Type

I grade this one a solid A+++!!! : This product is billed as being an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion. A high-impact finish with a super-flattering shimmer. The silky formula glides on smoothly. These highlighters are some of my favorite in my collection. They are very pigmented, finely milled, and never accentuate texture on the skin. An added bonus is that you get so much product for such a reasonable price.

ELF Retro Paradise palette

I grade this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a  vibrant, Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades. This palette is just so amazingly beautiful. Both the mattes and the metallics are highly pigmented, apply well, and buff in without getting patchy.

ELF Earth & Ocean palette

I grade this one a tentative B+ : This one is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues with the luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application. I only tested out one of the shimmer shades today … it was pigmented and very shimmery but I found it to be just a bit flaky …. I think this formula would do better applied with a finger. I want to play around with the palette some more before giving it a final grade.

ELF Cream Blush Palette

I grade this one a solid A+++!!!! : This one is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day and buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color with every use. These blushes are so amazing! I would have to say that this palette has my favorite cream blush formula that I have tried thus far. This blush applied beautifully, did not lift the products underneath, and layered up perfectly. I even went back over my cheeks after I set my under eyes over the area when I had taken my powder too far down and it applied perfectly over the powder as well.

Revolution Blusher Reloaded in the shade Peaches & Cream

I give this one a solid A+ : This one is billed as a sheer velvet powder blush. This one is so pretty. It’s a dusty peach that has this subtle beauty about it. Alone it gives a natural flush to the cheeks. I used it to set the cream blush today and it has just enough pigment to add a little depth to the color without over powering the pretty shade I had initially laid down. As with the highlighters…. this blush formula is one of my favorite powder blush formulas.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Brown & Green Eye Liner Face of the Day

Published July 2, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still recovering, still have no energy and I hadn’t intended to do makeup today but I saw this incredible YouTube video by the Dubai makeup artist named Hindash. The video is entitled How To: Brown Colorful Eye Liner where he takes a brown liner and creates a wing and then he takes a super pretty duo-chrome pigment and places it in the middle of the eye liner to create this beautiful halo looking gradient liner and I just simply had to try it. I don’t think it turned out so bad for my first attempt, however I didn’t have a blue to match and decided to try a green duo-chrome instead and I also realized after my liner was on that instead of using a pencil liner like Hindash uses in the video I had used cream gel liner …. it didn’t come out half as beautiful as what Hindash created however I truly did enjoy the process of this look and I really did like the final outcome …. I plan to recreate this look again tomorrow, except I will be using a brown liner pencil and I will try and locate a different duo-chrome pigment to use that hopefully will recreate his look better.

I have to say I’ve only been following Hindash for a few weeks but he has this natural incredible talent that just speaks to my inner makeup spirit animal.

While this look is so other worldly beautiful, because of the shadow I chose as my liner topper, it doesn’t photograph well so I have included a few close up shots of the eyes ….

Today I am wearing Silver Coast Body Spray by Good Chemistry (it’s a body mist I picked up at Target, it’s a target exclusive brand, when I went back up North over a few summers ago to visit my baby sister). I will be reviewing a few of my new ELF products in Final Thoughts. Well … let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

Base:

I primed my face using NYX Angel Veil Primer ($16 at Ulta) and then I prepped my pores with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I tried out the new ELF BEAUTIFULLY BARE Foundation Serum ($8 on their website) in the shade Fair/Light. I contoured using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sehora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I highlighted the high points of my face using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I bronzed the perimeter of my face and the bridge of my nose using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I color corrected my under eyes using the ELF Color Correcting Stick ($4 on their website) in the shade Dark Circles for Light Skin Tones and then concealed my under eyes using Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer ($26 on their website) in the shade 2.5 and then I set the under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set the bronzer using ELF Primer Infused Bronzer ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Constantly Bronzed. I set the rest of my face using ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder ($8 on their website) in the shade light. For today’s touch up powder I am using Milani Conceal & Perfect Shine-Proof Powder ($10.99 on their website) in the shade 02 Nude.

Time to re-color my hair … the grey situation is real!

Eyes:

I set my brows using the soap brow method. I filled in my brows using the Joah Brow Down to Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Black Brown and then used a light layer of the ELF Wow Brow ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows using my BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighting Pencil ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then prepped the rest of my eye lids using the P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used 6 of my ColourPop single shadows ($4.50 each on their website). I started by setting my brow line using a combo of the shades Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) and Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I also used Let Me explain as my mobile lid shade. For my crease I used the shade Pretty Please (cool taupe – matte) and then enhanced the outer part of the crease using a light bit of the shade Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte). I then took the ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($6 on their website – but the shade I used was limited edition) in the shade Stew (warm dark brown) and used it on the inner 1/3 of the upper lash line and also along the lower lash line (which I buffed out with more of the shade Wake Up Call to soften the line). I then took the Inglot Gel Liner ($19 on their website) in the shade 90 (deep brown) and created a wing on the upper lash lines connecting it to the inner 1/3 liner. I then took more of Stew and created a cat eye for the inner corners. I then took the shade Tea Garden (duochrome red with a green gold flip – metallic) and tapped that over the liner starting where my lashes naturally start at the inner corner of the eye and ending just before the lashes end at the end of the mobile lids. I then buffed the liner brush with what ever was left on the brush over the inner and outer part of my lash line to soften the line of delineation of the shade Tea Garden. I then took more of Tea Garden and buffed that over the liner on my lower lash line and then took the shade Ringer (champagne – metallic) and highlighted around the cat eye point in the inner corners. I lined my lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil ($27 at Sephora) in the shade Eye Cheat (beige). I used 1 coat of Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution ($10 at Ulta) for both my upper and lower lashes.

Cheeks and Lips:

For my blush today I used NYX Bare With Me Jelly Cheek Color ($10 on their website) in the shade Coral Dream and then set that with ELF Primer Infused Blush ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Always Peachy (a light coral based peach). I touched up my highlighter with the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (this shade is only in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault – currently out of stock) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and filled in the center of my lips using MAC Amplified Lipstick ($19 at MAC and Ulta) Blankety (Soft Pink Beige). I then topped off my lips with a bit of ELF Lip Lacquer ($3 at Ulta) in the shade Fantasy (nude).

Final Thoughts:

ELF Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

I grade this one a loose B- : It’s billed as a weightless silky formula melts into skin for a radiant and youthful-looking glow. The luminous, dewy finish helps boost suppleness and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for flawless coverage. It comes in 5 shades (2 for deeper skin tones). While this shade is spot on for my skin tone and is weightless (as it should be since it’s a SERUM foundation) none of the other claims are valid. This isn’t a radiant, luminous, or dewy finished foundation at all. At best it’s a demi-matte finish. It’s light coverage, buildable to low medium coverage. It sort of just sits on top of the skin never truly sinking in. Now, this could be because of either the primer I used or the fact that I reapplied my sunscreen before I applied my base products. However, it could also just be that this isn’t a truly good serum based foundation. I will have to try it again with a more hydrating and glowy primer to see if that makes a difference. Perhaps I will try it again tomorrow and see how I feel then. For now… this foundation just didn’t wow me. It’s just an OK low medium coverage demi-matte light weight foundation with nothing really to show for it.

ELF Color Correcting Stick

I grade this one a solid B+ : It’s billed as being able to instantly help correct and neutralize color imperfections. The creamy formula melts into skin for seamless blendable coverage. Infused with Vitamin E to help hydrate the skin. The peach color helps to illuminate and conceal dark circles or hyper-pigmentation. The green color helps to reduce redness like that from Rosacea, sunburns, or blemishes. The lilac color helps brighten sallowness or yellowness for a healthy-looking glow. While the peach shade did in fact cancel out the light dark circles under my eyes and the slight hyper-pigmentation on my upper lip (I had stopped my skin care routine for about a week 1/2 do to being ill so the brightening that the Niacinamide was doing was now starting to reverse some) and it was a tiny bit creamy it was hard to buff into the skin seamlessly at all. It’s worth noting that this is also no where near close to being hydrating what so ever. In fact, it actually made my under eyes super crepey. Now again, this could be do to the primer I used and it could be do to the fact that I reapplied my sunscreen prior to doing my base makeup, however, I remember swatching this one annd thinking it was hard to blend into my hand and it felt a bit stiff. It’s worth also noting that this one is thick and you really can feel the weight of it on the skin, however it doesn’t sit on top of the skin it does sort of melt in to the skin. I think I’ll try this one with no primer under my eyes with a bit more eye cream first and see if that helps this corrector work better. I really was hoping I had found a truly affordable color corrector … for right now I’m not sure this is the one for me.

Il Makiage F*uck I’m Flawless Multi-Use Perfecting Concealer

I grade this one a solid A- : This one is billed as a long-wear, lightweight concealer that instantly covers under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots & hyper-pigmentation that is omfortable, lightweight, and long-lasting wear with medium-to-high buildable coverage. This one comes in a whopping 30 shades with 10 for fair, medium, and deep skin tones. This one is in fact a comfortable lightweight and long-lasting however it is no where near medium to high buildable coverage. At best you will get low medium coverage and I do not see this one covering hyper-pigmentation or dark circles on it’s own. I’ll test this out again to see if it can be built up to at least high medium coverage and see how well it does to combat the dark circles without the aid of a corrector.

ELF Primer Infused Bronzer

I grade this one a solid A : This one is billed as a long-wear, matte bronzer infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of bronzed, sun-kissed glow that is smooth and easy to apply, while adhering to the skin for long-lasting wear. This bronzer is very easy to apply and is super pigmented (a very light hand is needed or things will go wrong real fast). This is a very long wearing bronzer, but this is a very heavy orange based bronzer … there isn’t enough red in this one to ever look truly sun kissed and for that I can’t grade with one higher that an A.

ELF Halo Glow Setting Powder

I grade this one a solid A+++!!!!: It’s billed as a silky, weightless texture that drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections that is formulated to keep shine at bay and ensure makeup looks and feels fresh throughout the day. DOLLS!!!!! I think I have found a truly affordable dupe for my beloved Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder !!!!! This loose powder is so pretty and buffs into the skin so beautifully!!! Out of everything I’ve purchased from ELF in the past few months THIS is my all time favorite product! I loved it so much that I promptly placed an order for 2 back ups just in case it goes out of stock. This powder doesn’t look like I’m wearing any powder at all and has this healthy glow to it. It blurred my pores and fine lines and didn’t cling to the rough patch I have on my forehead (again I’ve missed my skin care regimen for about a week 1/2 and am in desperate need of exfoliating and deep mask treatments). If I could only recommend 1 product to you from their line …. THIS WOULD BE THE ONE!!!!

ELF Primer Infused Blush in Always Peachy

I grade this one a solid A+: This is billed as a long-wear, matte blush infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush that is easy to blend, perfectly pigmented for ease of application, and grips your cheeks like second skin. It comes in 7 shades of which I own 4. Again this is a very long wearing product that buffs into the skin beautifully. It’s not super pigmented but I like that, it allows me to be able to build up the intensity of the color to how much I want it to be instead of being locked into what the creator wants it to be. These blushers are so good.

ELF Lip Lacquer In Fantasy

I grade this one a solid B+: This one is billed as providing maximum color and brilliant shine. Formulated with Vitamin E to moisturize lips. Perfect for wearing alone or layered over lipstick for a bold lip statement. It comes in 10 shades, of which I own the clear one and Fantasy. Whilst I love the clear Lip Lacquer (I tested that one whilst I was getting ready today to keep my lips hydrate) the one in Fantasy just doesn’t seem to be of the same formula. Some how it feels thicker and stickier and doesn’t last nearly as long as the clear one did. Worth noting is that Fantasy is almost clear in color with just a hint of mica shimmer to it so I can’t a test to the claim that you can get maximum color shine. I can say that without a doubt this one is no where near hydrating, in fact my lips felt dry and sticky after using both the clear and the nude and, at least for the nude one, it is so short time wearing that I found I had to reapply this product every 20 or so minutes. I think the only way to use this product would be if I apply a lip balm first so that my lips don’t end up feeling so tight once the lip lacquer wears off. I chose to grade it a B+ solely based off my experience with the clear one, because that one lasted all through my makeup application process and I ended up having to remove it to apply my lip products. It may just be that there is mica in the Fantasy shade and so it will be a bit more of a drier formula but I just don’t see myself wanting to reach for this one often and I will definitely not be purchasing other shades… save for the clear one … in the furture.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

Fun Rainbow Eyeliner Face of the Day

Published June 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day going? Great I hope. Mine isn’t going very well. I have insomnia right now and have not been to sleep in well over 37 hours. I’m still vomiting from the other day too.

I also injured my eye lid today. I was working with the ColourPop Crème Gel Colour ($7 on their website) in the shade Exit (true white) and it just didn’t go well. This is the worst gel liner in all the world! It went on patchy and it cracked and caked up and just did not go on well at all. Once I did get it on fully on it cracked again and when I tried to apply shadow over the top on it the shadow couldn’t lay down because of the cakeiness of it.

So I had to remove all of my makeup and start again. The problem was that I couldn’t get the eyeliner to come off and had to rub a little harder that I should have and ended up rubbing some of the skin away from my right eye. It was so sore that I ended up having to do this like today on just 1 eye and takes pictures hiding my other eye for today’s post.

It’s so sore and has begun to seep so I ended up putting Neosporin on it to soothe it. So just a little back story to why my pictures have my hand covering half my face. I just loved the look so much that I wanted to share it with you.

So today I’m not wearing any perfume since I am so nauseous today. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day….

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 3 Pumps of Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4. I contoured the perimeter of my face and my nose using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer ($14 at Ulta and the Juvia’s Place website) in the shade J23 (fair skin with neutral undertones). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shades from the palette I created from CoulorPop and The JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the ColourPop palette. I used the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte) to set the brow line. I then went in with the shade Wake Up Call (warm sand – matte) from lash line to brow line. I then took more of the P.Louise Base and created a long thick wing. I then went in with the JKissa x ELF Palette. Starting at the inner corner I laid down Casey (red – matte). I then laid down Millie (orange – matte) and blended it into the red a bit. I then laid down Yosemite (yellow – matte) and blended it into the orange a bit. I then laid down Peaky (green – matte) and blended it into the yellow a bit. I then laid down the shade Cannoli (bright blue – matte) and blended it into the green a bit. Then finally I laid down the shade Sadie (purple – matte) and blended that into the blue a bit. I then went in with the corresponding shades of shimmers … in order then names are Strawberry, Tsuki, Firefly, Reagan, Bailey, and Confetti. I then went in with the shades Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte) and Good Thing (warm chestnut brown – matte) from the ColourPop palette on the lower lash line. I then used the shade Let Me Explain (ivory – matte) from the same palette to highlight my inner corner. I tight lined my upper and lower lash line using the Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 on their website and at most drug stores like Walgreens and CVS) in the shade 01 Linked on Black. I coated the top and lower lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippe Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude). I then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (Only offered in the limited edition Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault from ColourPop and is no longer available) in the shade At Twilight ( warm muted coral – creme).

Final Thoughts:

Because my eye is so sore I’m going to take a few days off from Face of the Day posts.

I’ll still post some content but it wont be Face of the Day content.

I really do love the way this look turned out I think the liner is so super cute so once my eye heals I plan on redoing this look for both eyes.

Stay tuned later this week for my June Beauty Buys.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and good spirits.

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

XOXO, Nita

Fun Rainbow Eye Face of the Day

Published June 23, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up extremely late today. I was woken up around 3 AM to have to vomit …. and continued to vomit on and off until around 6 AM. I slept in until 1 PM and didn’t get started on my makeup until around 3:30 or 4 PM …. still vomiting on and off all day … not sure what it is …. but with my Fibromyalgia I do get days like this when I’m just vomiting for no reason. It could also be because of my wisdom tooth, which is going to be extracted next month. At any rate, needless to say, I am not having a good day ….

I wanted to play around with the JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta) today and I have to say I really love the look I came up with.

Obviously I am not wearing and perfume today since my tummy is upset. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) and 3 Pumps of Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation ($44 on their website) in the shade 040. I contoured the perimeter of my face and my nose using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using Makeup Revolution Supersize Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer ($7 at Ulta) in the shade C 6.5.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shades from the palette I created from CoulorPop and The JKissa X ELF To the Rescue Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the ColourPop palette. I used the shade Bel Air (cool taupe – matte) as my transition shade. I then used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). I then switched to the JKiss X ELF Palette. I started with the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid and using the shade Millie (a true orange – matte). I then used the shade Casey (a true red – matte) on the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid and also buffed this shade a little into the middle 1/3 shade. I then went into the shade Yosemite (a true yellow – matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I kind of messed up on the lower lash line, I should have started with the green shade on the lower lash line but instead I started with the blue …. I forgot the order of the rainbow …. but I think it still looks pretty good. For the lower lash line I started on the middle 1/3 of the lash line and went into the shade Peaky (a true green – matte). I then went into the shade Cannoli (a bright light blue – matte) over the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. For the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line I used the shade Sadie (a bright purple – matte). I then went back to the mobile lid and layered over the red shade with the shade Strawberry (a berry red – shimmer). I went over the orange with the shade Tsuki (an orange with slight silver reflect – shimmer). I went over the yellow with the shade Firefly (a yellow – shimmer). On the lower lash line I went over the blue with the shade Bailey (a bright blue – shimmer). I then went over the green with the shade Reagan (a bright green – shimmer). I went over the purple with the shade Confetti (a purple – shimmer). I then took a combo of the shae shades Sea Stars and Bel Air from my ColourPop palette and buffed that bellow the colors of the lower lash line to create a drop shadow effect. I highlighted the inner corners using the Dazzle shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way. I tight lined my upper and lower lash lines using the Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner ($7.99 on their website and at most drug stores like Walgreens and CVS) in the shade 01 Linked on Black. I coated the top and lower lashes with Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora). I then popped on a pair of lashes I had in my lash case … I don’t remember what style they are in.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Rhubarb & Custard (a coral matte). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippe Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosy nude). I then filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (Only offered in the limited edition Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault from ColourPop and is no longer available) in the shade At Twilight ( warm muted coral – creme).

Final Thoughts:

I placed a few orders on line for my June Beauty Buys.


I have a huge order coming from ELF that should be here by 6/25.

I have a skin care order and an eyeliner from Charlotte Tilbury coming from Beautylish that should be here by 6/26.

I have a smaller order from Makeup Revolution that should be here sometime this week – I made the mistake of ordering off the UK site intend of the US site so all of my items were shipped from over seas and I’m not sure how long that will take.

I also place an order from ColourPop (I created another 24 pan palette) and purchased one of their Ultra Gloss Lips and 2 pairs of false eye lashes) that should be here by 6/27.

So stay tuned for a huge Beauty Haul post.

Well I’m starting to feel queasy again so I’m going to end my post now. I hope tomorrow I’m feeling better. I really think it might be my wisdom tooth bothering.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

Another Go to Makeup Look for Doctor’s Appointments Face of the Day

Published June 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. Sorry I went missing for 3 days…. wasn’t feeling too well so I needed to take a few days rest. I’m feeling much better today…although I slept through my 7 AM alarm and didn’t manage to get out of bed until 11:30 AM…. had a Doctor’s appointment today so I only just got home around 5:45 PM … I keep wanting to play around with my rainbow palette but I’ve had several Doctor appointments so I haven’t been able to play with too much color as of late… hopefully I’ll be feeling good tomorrow and then I can play with my JKissa X ELF palette some more.

Today I am wearing Juicy Couture perfume…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day …..

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ($50 at Sephora) in the shade Beige 3.  I bronzed lightly using the Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade fair. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded ($7 at Ulta) in the shade Take a Vacation. I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using NYX Micro Brow Pencil (regularly $10 but on sale for $7.50 at Ulta) in the shade Brunette. I carved out my brow line and primed my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shades from the palettes I created from ColourPop. I started by setting my brow line using the shade Hear ME Out (white peach – matte). For my crease I used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the shade Feathered (rich chocolate brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile I used the shade Party Favors (duo-chrome peach with a gold flip – metallic). I then used the shade Miser (duo-chrome terracotta with blue-green – metallic) over the middle 1/3 to blend the inner and outer parts of the mobile lid together. For the lower lash line I used more of the shade Sea Stars and then lightly deepened the lash line using more of the shade Feathered. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (metallic rose gold). I then coated my lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black. I then popped on a pair of Ardell Faux Mink Lash ($6.49 at Ulta) in the style #812 lashes. I highlighted the inner corners using the dazzle shade from the Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora).

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Seduce (rosy nude). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and I filled in my lips with MAC Matte Lip Stick ($19 on the MAC website) in the shade Myth (light neutral nude). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve been super sluggish this past few days … I also was in heaps of pain so I was pretty much bed ridden for the past 3 days. It’s good to be out of bed finally.

I made a huge 24 piece purchase off the ELF website to review some new to me products for the blog. I also made a small 6 piece purchase off the Makeup Revolution website … however I made a mistake and ended up purchasing from the UK site instead of the US site so it might take a while to get to me. I also made another Beautylish skin care purchase to top off my back ups.

I really want to make a huge Sydney Grace purchase too. I want to purchase a palette that I curate myself. That might have to wait till next month because it’s a bit spendy.

It’s beginning to rain here now in Florida (it’s our rainy season) and so my pain level is really high all the sudden … so I’m going to get going and lay down for a bit … I’m happy to be back and once again I am so sorry for going MIA for the past 3 days.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO, Nita

Rainbow Glam Face of the Day

Published June 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up around 10 AM today. I still feel nauseous so I’m not wearing any perfume.

I decided to play with the new ELF x JKissa To the Rescue Eyeshadow Palette ($20 at Ulta). I want to do a Rainbow series so today I was just playing around with the shadows to get a feel for them. My eyes are really watery today so I had a hard time with it also I put down a crease shade in light brown however … this made the JKissa shadows go on patchy. So let’s get into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using Too Faced HangoveRX ($34 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Radiance Foundation ($12 at Ulta) in the shade F5.7. Since I was doing a full on rainbow glam I kept most of my face neutral and so I skipped my contour and opted to bronze lightly using the Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($13.49 at Ulta) in the shade 360 Cashmere.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the regular bronzer shade.  I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the ELF x JKissa To the Rescue Eyeshadow Palette ($20 at Ulta). I first set my brow line using the shade creme from the ELF The New Classics Palette ($14 on their website). I then used a combo of the shades Truffle and Uptown from the same palette to warm up the crease. I then switched to the JKissa palette and started with the red matte shade called Casey and went all the way through to the purple matte shade called Sadie patting a little over the last shade to blend the shades together. I then decided to take the color all the way to the brow itself. I then went back over all the shades with the corresponding shimmer shades starting with the red shimmer called Strawberry and ending with the purple shimmer called Confetti. For the lower lash line I started at the outer corner with the deep purple matte called Pretty girl and ending with the deep red matte called Pepper. I then used a bit more of the shade Strawberry (the red shimmer) on the red at the inner corners. I tight lined my lower and upper waterlines using BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 at Ulta) in the shade Black. I coated my lashes in Milani Dangerous Lengths ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade 112 Black. I then popped on an old pair of Velour Lashes ($26 at Sephora) in the style Fluffy and Wispy.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush I used Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Natural Beauty (rosey red). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade BFF (warm nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault that was limited edition) in the shade Dream Date (pale warm nude – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

ELF x JKissa To the Rescue Eyeshadow Palette : I grade it a B+ : There is a learning curve to this shadow formula. It can be a bit patchy and messy. The fall out is major with this shadow palette… I mean major! I had to use a ton of makeup remover to clean up all the fallout on my face. and the Kickback in the pan is just as bad. I think the shades are pretty but the mess is just so major. I’ll keep trying to work with the palette this week to see if I can get use to it. I wonder if I just went to ambitious with my first ever rainbow eye look…. so maybe I can try something a bit more simple tomorrow and see how the shadows perform then.

I also don’t really like today’s look. I think maybe it’s because I took the eye shadow all the way to the brow …. maybe I don’t know … I just really don’t like the look. Perhaps it’s just that I’m not use to so much color all at one time? At any rate …. I will have to keep toying with this palette to see how best to use it.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and good health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a little lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

Berry Neutral Eye Face of the Day

Published June 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I got up around 10:30 AM today. First time is a little while I wake up before noon. Hopefully this means my flare is finally over. I still feel a bit nauseous but my pain level is down from 9 to 6 so that’s improvement.

I’m still not wearing any perfume do to the nausea but I really miss my perfume collection.

For today’s eye look I wanted to concentrate on the sequin shadows that are in the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette and this was the look I came up with …. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I concealed my under eyes using ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6 at Ulta) in the shade Light Sand. I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the regular bronzer shade.  I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta) in the shade Translucent.  For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shadows from the ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette ($34 on their website). I started by setting my brow line using a combo of the shades In the Buff (neutral pale pinky beige – matte) and Full Exposé (creamy vanilla – matte). I then went in with the shade Complicated (warm rust brown with gold pinpoints – sequin) from lash line to brow line. I then went in with the shade Spree (rosey blush with gold flecks – sequin) on the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went in with the shade Baubles (deep cool toned brown with silver flecks – sequin) to deepen 1/2 of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v of the crease. For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I first went in with the shade Tease Me (pale creamsicle with gold flecks – sequin) and then I went in with the shade Silk Teddy (nude champagne – metallic) over the top of that. I then went in with the shade Cufflinks (rosey purple with a pink sheen – metallic) to pat over the line of delineation between the outer 1/3 and the inner 2/3 of the mobile lid to blend the shades together. For the lower lash line I went in with more of the shade Complicated dusted lightly through the lash line and then with more of the shade Spree really close to the lash line to add depth. I then highlighted my inner corners using a combo of more of the shade Silk Teddy and the shade Idol Hour (warm ivory with a pale peach sheen – metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Creme Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I used 2 coats of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Glossy Black.

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Blushing Bride (rosey pink). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault that was limited edition) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I wanted to keep this look light and ethereal so I opted not to go for eye liner on the upper lash line or false lashes.

I just love the sequin shadows in this palette they are so pretty and give just enough sparkle to ad dimension without it being a super glittery look.

I just realized after doing my makeup that I’ve yet to play with the ELF x JKISSA eye shadow palette so I am hoping to use it tomorrow for a little rainbow realness.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and good spirits.

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

XOXO, Nita

Soft Neutral Face of the Day

Published June 15, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up so late today! I slept in until 1 PM. I had a hard time sleeping last night. I only just finished my makeup around 6:30 PM …. so it wont be on long but I wanted to get a Face of the Day out to you…..

I am still playing with my new ColourPop palette that I put together…. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

Base:

I primed my face using I Heart Revolution Coconut Dream Hydrating Primer ($8 at Ulta) and I primed my pore areas using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta). I then used Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3. For foundation today I chose Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($14 on their website) in the shade Natural Beige. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. I bronzed the face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Grace Bay. I highlighted the high points of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Spotlight. I color corrected my under eyes using Believe Beauty Brighten Up Color Correcting Concealer ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Light/Medium. I concealed my under eyes using Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer (being discontinued so available only is a few colors) in the shade Light Medium.  I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($28 at Ulta and Sephora). I set my bronzer using Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($15.99 at Ulta) in the regular bronzer shade.  I set my highlight using Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way and using the shade Glow. I set the rest of the face using  Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta) in the shade translucent. For my setting powder I’ve chosen BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (usually $9.50 but on sale for $4.75 on their website) in the shade 230.

Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General stores) in clear and filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then primed the rest of my lids using the  P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used shadows from the ColourPop palette that I created ($45 for 24 shades and a z palette)…. I started by setting my brow line with ColourPop single shadow ($4.5 on their website) in the shade Hear Me Out (white peach – matte). For my transition shade (which I used from lash line to brow line) I used the shade Sea Stars (medium yellow brown – matte). For the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease I used the shade Cloud Nine (plummy brown – matte). For the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Painted Lady (icy peachy orange – metallic). I then patted Misty (pinky rose gold – metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to add just a hint more dimension to the over all look. For the lower lash line I kept it simple. I just dusted more of the shade Sea Stars along the lower lash line and then added more of the shade Misty in the middle of the lash line for an added pop. I highlighted the inner corners using Let Me Explain (ivory – metallic). I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (deep grey toned brown). I primed my lashes using AOA Studio Fat Lash Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) and then coated my lashes is AOA Fat Lash Mascara ($1 on the Shop Miss A website).  

Cheeks and Lips:

For blush today I am wearing Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 at Ulta) in the shade Beaches and Cream (peachy pink). I set the cream blush using Tarte Amazonian 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Captivating (bright peach). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude) and then topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault that was limited edition) in the shade At Twilight (warm muted coral – creme). I finished off my look with Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette ($42 at Ulta and Sephora) in the Light color way … I used the middle shade called Soft Focus as a finishing powder.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve been having the hardest time with my Fibromyalgia this month. It’s not allowing me to sleep at night which is robbing me of a full day. I get up late and end up running out of day light to do the things that I want to get done.

I forgot how to work with brow pomade… I’m going to have to keep using it to get better at it.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

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

XOXO, Nita

Smokey Grey Eyed Face of the Day

Published May 14, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke early today (around 7:30 AM). Feeling exhausted today but still have enough energy to make a nice Italian meal tonight for supper.

Today’s perfume is Ralph Lauren Romance. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day.

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Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then went in with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Light Medium. My foundation today is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade 3 Neutral. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website) and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Beauty Supersize Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C 6.5. I warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) in the shade Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I chose the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4-M1.

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Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) and 3 shadow’s from The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Ador and Meet Matt(e) Nude palettes (both palettes are discontinued … they were limited edition). I started with the Nubian 3 palette and went into the 2nd shade of the 3rd row (dusty light grey matte) and buffed that all over the lids (from lash line to brow line). I then went into the 2nd shade of the 1st row (deep slate grey matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into the Meet Matt(e) Ador Palette and used the shade Matt Soto (a dusty black matte) and buffed that in 1/2 through the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and 1/2 way through the outer v of the crease. I then went back to the Nubian 3 palette and patted the 3rd shade of the 1st row (slate grey metallic) over the remaining 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then went into the 1st shade of the 1st row (light toned silver metallic) and patted that over the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I then went back into the Meet Matt(e) Ador and the shade Matt Lee (deep black matte) and deepened the very outer part of the mobile lid and the outer v. I then went into the Matt(e) Nude palette and set the brow line using the shade Matt Malloy (pure white matte). For the lower lash line I buffed more of the deep slate grey shade on closest to the lash line, and then buffed that out with more of the dusty light grey. I then used more of Matt Lee to deepen the bottom lash line. I highlighted my inner corners with Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow ($20 at Ulta) in the shade Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne with silver reflects). I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines using Flower Beauty Forever Wear Long-Wear Eyeliner ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Onyx. I created a mid-sized wing using Joah I’m So Fly Brush Tip Eyeliner ($8.50 on their website) in black. I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Black and then popped on a set of Kiss Looks So Natural Lash ($11.99 for a 5 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty.

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Cheeks and Lips:

I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8 on their website) in the shade Birthday Suit (neutral pink) I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink  (terracotta rose) and then tapped a bit of L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade I Create (a pale dusty coral) over the top and then topped that with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora) in the shade Dolce Vita (sheer dusty rose).

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Final Thoughts:

I love that with this Nubian 3 palette I can go from light and airy summer vibes to a smokey night on the town look. This palette is just stunning.

I haven’t worn lashes in so long that my lash line feels super heavy, but I thought that this look called for a bit more drama than my natural lashes could handle.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and great health.

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

XOXO

Coral Eyed Face of the Day

Published May 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up today at a decent time but awoke to a nasty little headache. My pain level is moderate today and my energy level is pretty good today too.

Today I am wearing Burberry Britt again. So let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base:

I first primed my problematic pore areas with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) and then primed the full face using Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ($37 at Sephora) in Smoothing. I then went in with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 at Sephora) in the shade 3 Light Medium. My foundation today is Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation (discontinued) in the shade LN 4.  I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora, on the Beautylish website, and on the Charlotte Tilbury website) in the shade Medium Dark to contour the perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose. I highlighted the tops of my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, and high points of my forehead using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand ($38 on the Beautylish website) and then I went in with just a touch of Benefit Boxed Highlighter ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade cookie to set the high points of my face. I concealed my under eyes using Revolution Beauty Supersize Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in the shade C 6.5. I warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) in the shade Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). I set my under eyes using Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta) in the shade 1 and then set the rest of my face using the  Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I then topped off  the perimeter of my face using a light layer of MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronze. I chose the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13.99 at Ulta) in the shade Beige L4-M1.

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Eyes:

I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Joah Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($9.50 on their website) in the shade Brunette. I carved out the brow line using BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral Palette ($20 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website) and 2 shades from the Juvia’s Place The Nudes by Juvia palette ($14 at Ulta and on the Juvia’s Place website). I started with the Nudes palette and went into the 1st shade of the 2nd row (light rose matte) and ran that all through my crease all the way to the brow line. I then went into the Nubian 3 palette and took the 4th shade of the 2nd row (dusty coral tan matte) and ran that through the crease and stopped just a little lower than the brow line. I then took the 4th shade of the 3rd row (deep-toned peachy coral matte) and buffed that into the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease. I then went into the 3rd shade of the 3rd row (peachy coral metallic with a slight gold flip metallic) and patted that on the remain 2/3 of the mobile lid. I then went into the 1st shade of the 2nd row (a mid-toned deep reddish terracotta metallic) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3’s together. I then went into the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (warm toned deep brown matte) and buffed that into the very outer part of the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the very outer part of the outer v of the crease to just add a hint of definition. I created a subtle drop shadow on the lower lash line starting with more of the dusty coral tan shade and then deepened the lash line using more of the deep-toned peachy coral shade. I then used the light rose shade from the Nudes palette to buff the harsh lines away. To highlight my inner corners I used the 1st shade of the 1st row of the Nudes palettes (peachy champagne with a slight silver flip metallic). To highlight the brow line I used the L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($9.49 at CVS and on Amazon) in the shade #899 Endless Pearl (vanilla matte). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic) and created medium sized wing along the upper lash line using ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($7 on their website) in the shade Swerve (jet black). I coated my upper and lower lashes with 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Black.

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Cheeks and Lips:

I applied my blush with the rest of my cream products since I was using Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush ($15 on their website) in the shade Beaches & Cream (a peachy pink). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink  (terracotta rose) and then tapped a bit of L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade I Create (a pale dusty coral) over the top.

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Final Thoughts:

I really love that I have a beauty fridge!! It’s so tiny and keeps my skin care super cool. This means there is longevity in the active ingredients and there’s the added anti-inflammatory benefit since the products are cold.

I am going to do another post tonight. I’m making Bacalao Guisido (Stewed Salted Cod) for supper and it’s one of my hubby’s favorite dishes.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

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

XOXO

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