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Orange Glam Look Face of the Day

Published March 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. I got up feeling pretty good today. Nose is still running but my sore throat is gone. I didn’t get much sleep last night because I was up coughing a heap but even with that I feel pretty OK today. I got up wanting to play with my Urban Decay Born To Run palette ($49 at Sephora) and I wanted to go a little glam today too so this was the look I came up with. Today ends my scent of the day series as I have run out of  new perfumes to share with you…. though I think I may still share with you what scent I am wearing …. I just wont be doing an individual picture and scent note for them since I already have done my whole collection. *NOTE* these pictures don’t do this eye look justice! For 1 it doesn’t look like the orange pop on the outer v is blended in but it truly is and there is this amazingly pretty gradient of colors that isn’t showing up on camera. So let’s jump into today’s scent and Face of the Day ….

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Beyonce Heat. My mom actually gave me this perfume. But I did find it on Amazon for $12.50 for a 3.4 fluid ounce bottle. The scent notes are: Red Vanilla Orchid, Magnolia, Neroli, Peach, Honeysuckle, Almond, Musky Cream, Sequoia Wood, Tonka, and Amber. This scent is slightly sweet but heady with musk. It’s a very exotic scent. I have plans on repurchasing this one when I run out because I don’t have anything like this scent in my collection and it’s another scent that I get tons of complements on and questions as to what I am wearing.

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Physicians Formula SoftLight Blurring Primer ($15.99 on their website) and I blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 2 squeezes of Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer ($22 on their website) and 10 pumps L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Fresh Wear Foundation ($14.99 at Ulta) in the shade 420 True Beige. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Private Society Coveted Concealer ($22 on their website) in the shade Medium.  I set my full face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($23 at Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Bronze Babe. For touch up powder today I am using Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 at Target) in the shade Light.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         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 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Urban Decay Born To Run palette ($49 at Sephora). For my first transition shade I used the color Weekender  (light neutral beige matte). As my second transition and also crease color I used the shade Riff (brown-nude with floating micro-sparkle a light sequin shadow). For my full mobile lid I took went into the shade Accelerate (reddish copper metallic) and then tapped the shade Ignite (rose gold metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the lid for added dimension. For the outer v and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Baja (burnt orange matte). For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Riff and then I went in and smoked that out using more of the shade Weekender. I then went in closest to the lash line and used more of the shade Baja from the outer end to 2/3 of the way in and then used a combo of the shades Accelerate and Ignite for the remaining 1/3 of the lash line. I tight lined both my upper and lower lash line using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Pen ($12 at Target and on the Pixi website) in the shade Black Caviar (a deep rich brown). I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Blaze (light peach with pink shift metallic). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then 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 the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 at Walmart) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a pair of Profusion Beauty 3D Faux Mink Lashes ($7 for pack of 5 on their website) in the style Big Tease and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                My blush today is Tarte 12-HR Amazonian Clay Blush ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Captivating (bright peach matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using ColourPop Disney Designer Collection (a very warm toned light gold metallic finished) A Smile and a Song (was limited edition and no longer sold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Chi Chi (bright true orange) and filled in the lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Chi Chi (bright true orange matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I’m still waiting for my Covid-19 test results…. I’m going stir crazy at this point…. I mean I know we are on lock down right now, but if I couldn’t only get my test results back at least I’d be able to get out to go to the super market to food shop with my husband. I’m just so frustrated right now.

The President has signed our country’s Covid-19 Stimulus Package Bill so hopefully within a few weeks we will get some much needed help with our bills. I feel bad because I’ve had to dodge my non-essential bills because we just can’t pay them right now because my husband had to take a pay cut to stay working…. which has had a trickle down effect on our budget (as it has for many of us).

This weekend, to break up the monotony I was thinking of rearranging the furniture of my bedroom and living room. I also keep forgetting that we have a pool table/ping pong table that we could be using because it’s in our lanai so technically we are still sheltering in place.

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

Revisiting Older Makeup Face of the Day

Published February 1, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. It’s raining here in Florida today so I am in considerable pain. It’s doesn’t help that it’s cold too. I am continuing the pursuit to curate my makeup collection so I have 4 more products I revisited today to see if I will declutter or keep them.  Today I test out the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($54 at Sephora), The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 at Ulta, Sephora, and on their website), and Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation ($39 at Sephora and on their website), and Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette ($48 at Sephora). Unlike yesterday I actually had a really good makeup day. Everything applied well and there where no hick-ups. Like yesterday I will explain my feeling about and whether or not I will be keeping each product in Final Thoughts… So let’s jump into the Face of the Day ….

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Base: I primed my face using the Flower Beauty In Your Prime Pore-Minimizing Primer ($10.99 at Ulta). My foundation is Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation ($39 at Sephora and their website) in the shade Light Sand. I had very dark circles today so I used the Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on their website) in the shade Brightening Peach and then concealed my under eyes using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30 at Ulta, Sephora, and their website) in the shade Medium 1 Custard. I set my face using Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette ($48 at Sephora) and I went in with the shade Shadowplay (the middle bronzer shade). I set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of my forehead using the RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the shade Light-Medium Honey and set it with more of the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. For my transition shade I used the color Tease (a grey toned medium brown matte). I used the shade Verve (an icy taupe shimmer) all over the mobile lid and then I used the color Snakebite (a chocolate brown with bronze reflect shimmer) on the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid. I then warmed up the crease using the shade Subconscious (the 3rd shade of the bronzers from the Kat Von D Palette) and I also took that same shade onto the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. I then took the shade YDK (a rosey taupe shimmer) and placed that on the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner colors. I then took more of Tease to the bottom lash line and used more of Subconscious to deepen the lower lash line further. I did my brows using Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brows using Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6. I carved out my brow bone using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and then set that with the Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Shadow ($.99 at Walgreens) in the shade Sugar (an icy white shimmer). I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes with the shade Bootycall (a vanilla satin). I lined my waterlines using Loreal Infallible Longwear Pencil ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. For mascara today I am using ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara ($8 on their website) in the shade Black on Black.

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Cheeks and Lips: My blush today is the Physicians Formula Butter Blush ($12.49 on their website) in the shade Beachy Peach (a peachy coral satin). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using J Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($8.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the shade Twilight (a golden champagne). I lined my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta and NYX also available on the NYX website) in the shade Whipped Caviar (a mauve matte) and then I tapped a little bit of Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17 on their website) in the shade Sloane (a neutral coral) onto the center of my lips and blended it out with my finger to sheer it out a little. I then used the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 on their website) in the shade Light to just blend everything together.

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Final Thoughts: Before I discuses what I will keep or get rid of I wanted to touch base of a few things …. I declutter the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder in medium. I had tried it as a bronzer and it just didn’t work out for me so instead of keeping a powder that was too dark for me, I decluttered now that I have the powder in Light. This is not the first time I tried the Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss… but every time I use it I fall in love with it more. I was having a hard time with this testing today. I really loved everything I tried. All the makeup went on smoothly and blended out seamlessly, But I also have to be a bit cut throat because my makeup collection is growing way too fast for me to get extra storage for…. so here is the break down of the 4 products I wanted to test today….

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: B+                                                                                                  Out of the 3 original Naked palettes this is my favorite one, however when I picked up this palette today I just wasn’t wowed. Again, just like yesterday, I have other neutral palettes that are more cohesive and have more middle and deep shades to choose from. This palette just does not have a good selection of transition and crease shades and the shimmers just do not have the high impact that you find with newer palettes. If I still worked I probably would have kept this one so a work appropriate smokey eye look, but I don’t and I have other palettes that wow more much more than this one every did. As much as I use to love this one I just can’t keep it just because it use to be my favorite and so I will be decluttering this palette. I will be passing it along to someone I think will get use out of it.

The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: A+                                                                                        I purchased this concealer back when I was a bit deeper in skin tone. It still works for me, it just doesn’t brighten my under eyes anymore, it’s in the shade Custard. I really love this concealer so much. It’s light weight and doesn’t completely cover my dark circles, but I can use a corrector so that’s no big deal. I am going to keep this one and use it up and then when I repurchase it I will purchase the shade Madeleine instead.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation: A+                                                                         I was going to declutter this one because I thought that it was discontinued, however it’s not the bottle was just changed. I don’t reach for this one often but I really love it. It looks pretty on the face and has an OK staying power. It lasts longer in the Fall and Winter, but I don’t mind using it in the Spring and Summer. I will keep this one and finish it off. Now whether or not I repurchase may be determined by how many foundations I have and whether or not I find anything similar to this one.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette: A++                                                                                I know there is tons of controversy surrounding Kat Von D and I have decided not to support her any further…. now her she sold her shares of the company so the company is no longer associated with her so I may purchase stuff from the line in the future, that is if something comes out that wows me…. in the meantime I am using up the products I own currently. This Contour palette is phenomenal!!! There is very little kickback in the pans, the shades buff into the skin wonderfully, and the undertones are spot on. I love all the shades in this palette. I use them as eyeshadow as well. The lighter shades I use to brighten my under eyes and as setting powder for my lid primers. I am definitely keeping this palette.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned tomorrow when I review the It’s My Pleasure and the Lilac You A Lot palettes from ColourPop. I will also choose a few more older products to test out to see what I will keep and what I will declutter…. In the meantime I hope you have a good rest of your day/night…. that you are as pain free as possible…. and that they day/night finds you with plenty of spoons…. and don’t forget to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick!!!

XOXO

Tarte Treasures Collector Collection Face of the Day

Published January 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! I hope you are having a great day/night. I woke up feeling off today. My body hurts tons and I feel like I have a very little supply of spoons. I took my shower but knew I didn’t have enough strength to do blow out my hair and do my makeup so I chose to just leave my hair curly today. Hopefully I will have more spoons tomorrow to blow out my hair… if not curly will be the new norm until my spoons replenish. For today’s look I used the Tarte Eye and Cheek Palette ($30 on sale on the Tarte website) from the Treasures Collector’s Set. Well… let’s jump into the Face of the Day …..

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Base: I primed my face using the ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Primer ($9 on their website) and then I blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta, Sephora. and their website). My foundation today is the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($14 on their website) in Natural Beige M1. I used Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in L 3-4 Light. I set my face using Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder ($14.99 on their website) in the shade Light. To warm up the face I used Milani Baked Bronzer ($8.99 at Ulta) in the shade Dolce. I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 at the Beautylish website).

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Eyes: I primed my lids with Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey and then set that with the color Wonderland (a creamy white matte). For my transition shade I used the color Nutmeg (light brown matte). To define the crease I used the color Hot Cocoa & Chill (a mid-toned warm brown matte). I used Giving (a burgundy matte) to deepen the outer v and also took that same color to deepen the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid and I also smudged it along the lower lash line. On the inner 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Cranberry Kiss (a cranberry luster) and then used Foiled (a rose gold metallic) on the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. I then went back into Nutmeg to smoke out the lower lash line as a drop shadow. I lined my waterlines using Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner ($5 on their website) in the color Nude. I did my brows using the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and set the brows in place using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22 at Ulta). I carved out my brow line using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlight ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set the brow line using more of the shade Wonderland. For mascara today I am using Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara ($11.49 on sale for $5.79 on their website) in Ultra Black.

20200127_135323 Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using the shade Bow-Tied (a soft rose matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, chin, and Cupid’s Bow using the shade Glow SZN (a soft champagne). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Lumiere (a dusty mauve) and filled in my lips using Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22 at Ulta, Sephora, and on theri website) in the color Patina (a dusty mauve matte).

Final Thoughts:

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer: A+++                                                                     I finally figured out how to use this primer the right way! I used a small dab of product on each area I needed it on and pressed it into the skin rather than buffed it in. It left my pores invisible!!! I think this may be my favorite pore primer ever!!!! A little goes a long way and it doesn’t pill up when you put another primer over top of it.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup: A+++!!!!                                                      OM sweet baby pickles!!!! Every time I use this foundation I fall deeper in love. This is the most dewy, creamy, satin finished foundation ever!! It looks so stinking beautiful on the face. I wont drone on about it since I already did a Full Face Flower Beauty Review and I’ve gushed about this foundation in other posts as well… but DOLLS….. If you are looking for the most beautiful glowy skin ever … this foundation is the one!!!!

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer: A+++!!!!                                            This was the concealer that I purchased after my mishap with the concealer I purchased for the review I listed above …. DOLLS …. oh my OOOOH MY!!!! This is a beautiful full coverage concealer that does not crease and does not crack. I don’t even need a corrector with this one. Love … just love …..

Physicians Formula Natural Defense Setting the Tone Finishing Powder: A++                        I finally was able to purchase the right shade of this finishing powder…. I did a Full Face Review of Physicians Formula  in which I reviewed this powder already. I am so glad I have it in the correct shade. It’s beautiful on the face and does not emphasize pores or lines. It leaves the face perfected.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: B+                                                                                     I don’t get the hype about this brow gel. I really don’t. It’s just an OK brow gel and there are many at a lower price point that work the same if not better than this one. I’ll finish using this one up but I wont be repurchasing it.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara: A++                                            This mascara is nice. Again I reviewed it already so I’ll just say as I use it more, I like it more. It doesn’t feel as heavy as it did the first time I tried it.

Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick: A-                                                                                          This formula is nice, but the inner rim of the lip gets crumbly, but I was able to circumvent that by using my lip balm. It dries down completely matte and doesn’t feather or travel outside the lip line. It doesn’t remain sticky and it doesn’t emphasize the lines of my lips either. This is the only shade I own but I love it enough that I will purchase other shades.

Tarte Eye and Cheek Palette from the Treasures Collector’s Set: A+++!!!!                                 I really love this palette!! It’s an all in one palette. It has 2 blushes, 2 highlights, and 9 eye shadow shades. The shadows are buttery and finely milled. There is some kickback in the pans but zero fallout on the face. The shades blend out easily and the buff into one another without going patchy or muddy. There is enough shade variation that you can get a few different looks without having to repeat looks. The blushes are super pigmented and buff into the cheeks without going patchy. The highlighters are beautiful!! They don’t have glitter in them and they do not emphasize texture in the skin.  This palette is a great weekend get away palette. If you are looking for a nice go to all in one palette… this is the one!!

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night. And remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

p.s.   I noticed that I hadn’t highlighted the inner corners of my eyes so I did using the same highlighter I used on my face and it made the shadow pop more ….

Ta ta for now.

XOXO

Tarte Cue the Confetti Face of the Day and Review

Published January 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Getting a late start today…. I woke up early but redid my face and brows like 4 billion times. I hope you are having a great day, or night depending on where you are. Today I used the blush and eyeshadow palette from the Tarte Cue the Confetti collection. So let’s get started…..

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Base: I primed my face using the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45 at Sephora). For foundation I chose the BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation ($9.50 on sale for $7.13 on their website) in the color 208 Medium Beige. I concealed my under eyes using the Revolution Super Size Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer ($10 on their website) in the color C6.5. I set my face using the J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation ($13.99 at Ulta and on their website) in the color Natural. I warmed my face up using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($30 at Ulta). I then set my under eyes and baked my jaw line, center of my 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 Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey. I then set the Shape Tape using the color Candles (a cream matte) from the Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow palette ($19 at Ulta, Sephora, and their website). For my transition shade I used the color Celebrate (a grey-toned light brown matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 and inner 1/3 of my mobile as well as my crease using Loreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($4.99 at Target) in the color 308 Matte-Ison Avenue (a deep true brown matte). I also took this color to my lower lash line. On the middle 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Present (a bronze metallic). On the inner 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Sprinkles (a rose gold metallic).I used Hikari Cream Pigment ($15 on their website) in the color Honey Dew to highlight my inner corners. I used Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 4.5 and Benefit Gimme Brow Gel ($24 at Ulta) in the shade 6 and then carved my brow line out using BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer side and set that using more of the color Candles, I then highlighted my brow line using Wet n Wild Color Icon ($.99 at Walgreens) in the color Sugar. I primed my lashes using the Loreal Voluminous Primer Base ($7.99 at Target). I then lined my waterlines using Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Pencil ($5 on their website) in the color Nude. For mascara today I am using Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara ($23 at Ulta, Sephora and on their website).

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Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 on their website) in the limited edition shade from the Cue the Confetti collection B-Day Bae (a soft mauve matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and Cupid’s Bow using the Racch Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target and on their website) in the shade Clutch. I lined my lips using NYX Slime Line Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Bloom (a hot berry pink) and filled the lips in using NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick ($8 at Ulta) in the shade 21st (a hot rose pink).

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Final Thoughts:

Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow palette: A+                                                                                       The shadows are finely milled and blended smoothly. There was some kickback in the pans but no fallout on the face. The metallics work better when used with a damp brush. The only thing that this palette could use would have been a deeper brown shade. But other then that this is a great little palette… it’s also the first time I tried Tarte eye shadow and I gotta say I am really looking forward to trying more shadows from them.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara: A++                                                                                     I used this mascara today in conjunction with my favorite lash primer and the result was really good. There was no flaking, no crunchiness, and it did not clump.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush Limited Edition Shade B-Day Bae: A+++                          This shade of mauve is so pretty on the face! It blends out beautifully, and isn’t at all chalky. The blush lasts a very long time too. I ordered a back up on this one.

NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick: A+++!!!!                                                                                           I love this lipstick. It’s comfortable, doesn’t feather or travel outside the lip line and it lasts a super long time. It also fades down evenly. I also love the candy scent to this lipstick and the color I chose is so pretty! I am already planing to purchase more shades.

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Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day….. Remember, save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

Bronzey Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published December 7, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Good morning dolls. We made it to the weekend!! I hope the day finds you with plenty of spoons. I woke up stiff and my Rheumatoid Arthritis is acting up, which is common for cold weather days. I had an abundance of spoons today so I tackled a bronzey smokey eye.

I used the ColourPop Brown Sugar eye shadow palette again today. I have really been enjoying the ColourPop shadows. They go on so buttery and blend like a dream.

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Base: For primer I used the Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer ($32 at Ulta, Sephora, and Tarte’s website) again; I’m trying to use it up since I don’t like the smell, and will not be repurchasing it. Today’s foundation is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($49 at Sephora and NARS’s website) in the color Fiji. For the 3rd day in a row I have woken up with dark circles do to not being able to sleep because of pain, so I used my Tarte CC undereye corrector ($25 at Ulta Sephora and Tarte’s website) in the color light medium. I used Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer (was $25 is now discontinued) in the color medium 22. To bronze my skin I used The Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on the Chanel website) in the color Bronze Universal. I set my whole face, including undereyes, with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Sephora and on the Laura Mercier website) in the color Translucent.

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Eyes: I primed my eyes with the Tarte Shape Tape ($19 at Ulta) in the color Light Medium Honey. I chose the ColourPop Brown Sugar Eye Shadow Palette ($15 on the ColourPop website ) and set my lids with the color Chai. As my transition color I chose Jamocha. My crease color is Choc, I also used Choc on the outer 1/3 of my lid. For the outer v I picks a combination of Sorrel and Henna. To line my lower lash line I used a combination of Henna and Choc and then used what was left of Jamocha on my brush to defuse the hard line of eye shadow. On my lids I used Auburn, which I applied with my finger for for maximum payoff. For the inner corner highlight I used Ginger. I then switched to the Going Coconuts palette from ColourPop ($12 on the ColourPop website) and used Shredded for my brow bone highlight. My brows I used the combination of the Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on the ELF website) and Wow Brow ($4 on the ELF website) from ELF. My liner today is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($20 at Sephora) in Mad Max Brown. For my lashes I used the Loreal Voluminous Base ($5.99 at Target) and paired it with the Balm Whats Your Type? mascara ($19 on The Blam website). On my water line I used The Balm Mr. Write eyeliner ($13 on Balm’s website) in the color Seymour Datenights.

 

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Cheeks and Lips:  Today I chose a subtle highlight. I used MAC Mineralize SkinFinish ($36 at MAC and Ulta) in the color Warm Rose. For blush I used NARS blush ($30 at Sephora) in Orgasm. My Lip combo today is Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Pencil ($19 at Sephora) in the color Bow N Arrow and MAC Matte Lipstick ($18.50 at MAC and Sephora) in Velvet Teddy. I added the tiniest amount of  the eye shadow Auburn to the center of my lips.

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Final Thoughts:

The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation comes in 20 shades (6 shades for deeper skin) and is billed as a full coverage foundation. At best it is a high medium coverage foundation.

Tarte CC undereye corrector is my favorite under eye treatment. It gets the under eye bright and dewy. I hope it’s never discontinued.

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer was discontinued and that makes me a sad panda. This concealer is so good!!! It’s thick enough to cover tattoos but thin enough for the under eye.

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel is my favorite bronzer in my collection. It’s a cream to powder formula that melts into the skin effortlessly. It makes the skin look tan, not look like a fake tan. I even use it on days where I am not wearing makeup. It’s so worth the $50 price tag. You get a ton of product even though it looks like there isn’t a lot of product you actually get 30 grams of bronzer.

The is a reason that the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder is the only setting powder I gravitate to. It’s velvety smooth and,,as long as you use small amounts and build as you go,  it never looks cakey.

Tarte Shape Tape is a thick concealer…. I didn’t like it under my eyes but I love it as a primer for my lids. I do you this concealer on my hormonal break outs (its a good spot treatment) but I never use it to correct the skin.

I can’t say enough about the ColourPop eye shadows!! They are so buttery, so pigmented, so blendable, and so affordable!! ColourPop Brown Sugar is a great little neutral toned palette. So is the Going Coconuts palette.  I’ve only had these palettes for a week and I can’t get enough of them.

The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is by far my favorite liquid liner. It glides on smoothly is opaque and dries down matte. It never feathers into the fine lines of my lids and it never fades. It’s a long lasting formula too.

Loreal Voluminous Base is a lash primer that I use anytime I am not using my tried and true Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara. The only time I do not use it, is if I am testing out a new mascara. It really adds thickness and length to the lashes

The Balm Whats Your Type? mascara is slowly gaining my heart. It’s not as black or as voluptuous as the Carbon Black is, but it is a close enough comparison.

The Balm Mr. Write eyeliner in the color Seymour Datenights is flesh toned eyeliner that is great for the water line. It’s not as bright as the NYX FAUX Whites pencil is but it worked really well for today’s look. It’s just bright enough to give the water liner a little pop.

The Precisely Brow and the Wow Brow are my favorite brow products now. I haven’t even looked at my brow powder since trying these. ELF is killing it with products these days.

MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Warm Rose is the most subtle highlighter I have ever tried. It’s not a glowly highlight, it’s more of a brightening highlighter that works good on smokey eye days. This one is a bit light for my skin in the colder months but looks amazing when I have a tan.

My NARS blush in Orgasm is a mini. This is the first time I am trying this cult classic and boy do I get the hype behind it!!! I just purchased the full size version. It’s prettiest coral blush I own, and I own heaps of coral blushes. It is my second favorite NARS blush (Dolce Vita being the first favorite).

The Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Pencils are some of my favorite formula. They are so creamy and pigmented and they stay put all day. In fact at the end of the day when my lipstick is gone these lip liners are still in place. They are so creamy that I have on occasion used them as a lipstick.

MAC Matte Lipstick  in Velvet Teddy is my favorite nude lip. It’s painful for me to use because it was the first lipstick I tried by MAC and the person who introduced me to it was my best friend who passed away a few months ago. It’s a matte formula that doesn’t feel drying. Is it just me or do MAC lipsticks smell like cupcakes???

 

Well that’s all for now beauty babies. I hope the weekend finds you pain free, or as close to pain free as a spoonie can be, and having plenty of spoons.

Until next time dolls, remember to reserve a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

 

 

 

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