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Gold Neutral Eye Face of the Day and Product Review

Published April 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day going? Great I hope. I’m doing OK today. Still in a bit of pain but much better than I have been. I didn’t sleep well last night, was up several times, this happens a lot with people who have Fibromyalgia… we often do not get a restful sleep… So I’m a bit sluggish today.

I’ll be doing another food related post today. I’m making homemade Puerto Rican Chicken Soup. It’s different from American Chicken Soup… it’s heartier and more of a thick stew … it’s a meal all in it’self and is amazing for rainy or chilly days (it’s a bit on the chilly side here in Florida so soup it is).

For today’s perfume I am wearing JLo Love and Glamour. I didn’t really has a dirrection I wanted my makeup to go in today, I just developed the look organically as I went…. Now, 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 VDL Pantone Collection Lumilayer Primer ($32 at Ulta). My foundation today is Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($39 for a full size bottle at Ulta) in the shade 27N Light/Medium Neutral. I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Medium/Dark. 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 Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora) in the shade Glodgasm. I concealed my under eyes using 3 dots of  NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ($9 at Ulta) in the shade Fair. 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 warmed up the perimeter of my face using Tarte Limited Edition Park Ave Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer ($34 at Ulta). I am using Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($4 at Walmart) in the shade 011 creamy natural as my touch up powder today.

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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 Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil ($24 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade 4.5 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 and I also used a little of this to cut my brow line. For today’s eye look I used the Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette ($20 at Ulta). I started with the 3rd shade of the 1st row (Nude Brown Matte) from lash line to brow bone. I then deepened the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease using the 2nd shade of the 3rd row (Brown matte). I then patted the 2nd shade of the 2nd row (Light Gold metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid and then I patted the 1st shade of the 1st row (Iridescent Pink metallic) over the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid. I felt that the middle 1/3 needed to have more of a pop so I used a bit of NYX Glitter Primer ($6.50 at Ulta) and then pat more of the light gold metallic shade over top of that. I then highlighted my brow line using L’Oreal Infallible 24-HR Eyeshadow ($9.47 at CVS) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I created a subtle drop shadow using more of the Nude Brown shade and then deepened the lash line with more of the Brown shade. I them took more of the Light Gold shade and ran that along the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line and then buffed more of the Brown shade over top of that to add a hint of dimension. I highlighted the inner corners using Hikari Creme Pigment ($15 on their website) in the shade Honey Dew (icy pink with slight silver reflect metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using ColourPop BFF Gel Eye Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic) and then coated my upper and lower lashes with 2 coats of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush today I am wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Captivating (bright peach matte). I lined and filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude) and then topped that off with L’Oreal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($5.99 at Ulta) in the shade 448 I-Tease (a soft taupey pink matte) and felt that this was too muted so I tapped a few dots of Makeup Geek Creme Stain ($11.99 on their website) in the shade Jitterbug (an intense coral matte) and then I felt that this was too dry looking so I topped the whole lip off using NARS Lip Gloss ($24 on the NARS website) in the shade Strip Tease (a muted nude).

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Final Thoughts:

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Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette: Grade A+++: This is the first palette I have ever owned from Juvia’s Place and I’ve gotta say it is DIVINE! The shadows are finely milled and not to creamy (there are somewhere in the middle of creamy and dusty … it’s a perfect blend). The shadows have the perfect pigmentation… not to over powered and definitely not understated. There was just a tad bit of kickback in the pans but there was zero fallout on the face. The shadows blended out perfectly without going patchy or skipping. The shades buffed into one another seamlessly to perfection. I am so in love with this palette! I have already placed several more Juvia’s Place palettes into my cart for next month’s beauty buys.

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes: Grade A+++!!!: In yesterday’s haul post I said that because this powder is so light that I didn’t think it would set my concealer well. I now take that back. Just the smallest amount of this powder set my under eyes so well that I now understand the hype behind this product. It doesn’t feel like I have powder on and it doesn’t look like I have powder on. There are several key pros for this powder. #1 this powder did not deepen my under eyes (most powders I’ve used to set my under eyes causes my concealers to oxidize). #2 I truly only went in with the smallest of taps of this powder and it set the under eyes beautifully. and #3 This powder brightened the under eyes superbly without giving a white cast to the look. My under eyes have never looked so good before! See…. I knew there was a reason I love Laura Mercier so much… She just does makeup products so well. I already know I will be repurchasing this powder… in fact I have another jar already in my cart for next month.

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VDL Pantone Collection Lumilayer Primer: Grade A+: In yesterday’s haul post I said that because of the  slight pink pearlescent sheen that this wouldn’t be the type of primer that can be used on it’s own… I rescind that statement. Once this primer is blended into the skin it just leaves the skin luminous and healthy looking with no pearlescence at all. I’m not sure how well this one will hold the foundation all day, but I don’t even care about that…. this primer just makes the skin look amazing and foundation over top just glows (lit from within, not greasy looking). I’m glad I tried this one…. I purchased it after watching Robert Welsh’s YouTube Video called Zoom Makeup Tutorial | makeup for video calls FaceTime zoom and Skype . I saw how beautiful it looked on his skin and just couldn’t help myself… I purchased it straight away. Dolls …. I am so glad I did. I can already tell I will be repurchasing this one when I run out.

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NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer: Graded A+++!!!!: This concealer deserves 4 billion exclamation points behind it’s grade mark! This is such a pretty concealer and a little went a long way. I added only 3 dots and it completely covered my under eyes. It also completely covered my dark circles. It’s super creamy without being overly emollient. It didn’t sink into my fine lines and it didn’t go cakey or patchy even with using a sponge. I truly like this concealer. It left the under eyes looking fresh and dewy and didn’t look heavy at all. This is 2nd concealer from NYX that I have fallen for and I hope and pray that they do not discontinue this one! I can see that I will be repurchasing this one on repeat.

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Tarte  Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Grade A+++: This foundation left my face looking super supple! It left my skin looking radiant and hydrated. It’s really truly pretty. I only purchased the mini (Tarte foundations are hit or miss for me so I didn’t want to commit to a full sized just yet) and now I’m kicking myself in the behind for it. It leaves the skin looking like skin without looking like a mask or cakey or patchy. The only thing was I had to pumps several pumps… this pump dose not disperse much product at one time. I really love this foundation and will be purchasing the full sized next month.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned later when I shade my recipe for homemade Puerto Rican Chicken Soup. In the meantime I pray that you are in good spirits and health and that you enjoy the rest of your day/night. Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

4th Beauty Haul of April 2020 With Swatches

Published April 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m dropping by with a mini haul of the remaining thing I purchased from Ulta this month … All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer … so let’s jump into it ….

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VDL Pantone Collection Lumilayer Primer $32 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta. It’s build as a product that  creates a three-dimensional face through voluminous light and as a smooth, radiant base that atches and reflects light for a natural glow from within effect.

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It’s a white cream product with a pump that dispenses a pea sized amount of product per pump.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. There is a slight pink pearlescent sheen to this primer so this will not be a primer you can get away of wearing on it’s own without it looking a tad odd. But I think this is going to look amazing paired with a BB or CC cream or a tinted moisturizer.

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes $28 for .14 ounces of product at Ulta. This powder is billed as being a transparent, weightless powder to set under-eye concealer, brightens the look of dark circles, and diminishes signs of visible fine lines. 

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This powder is finely milled and very smooth. There is a slight sheen to this powder as well. There is a slight sheen to this powder once you buff it out. 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash. This swatch is just me patting it into the skin. I noticed it felt a tiny bit gritty but nothing that should scratch the under  eye area.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is what it looks like once the powder is buffed in … you can see on the picture on the right the slight sheen I was referring to. This is such a light powder that I’m not sure this will set concealer very well … I’ll let you know once I try it out tomorrow.

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Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette $20 for .63 ounce of total product at Ulta. This palette is billed as featuring the most essential collection of neutral colors. These highly pigmented colors blend flawlessly and deliver incredible staying power. This palette offers a seamless transition from subtle everyday looks to sultry night-time looks. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

 

The picture on the left is with flash and the one on the right is without flash.  There are no names to the shades … so from left to right : Iridescent Pink, Matte Tan, Matte Nude Brown, Shimmer Champagne, Shimmer Light Gold with Pink undertone, Metallic Light Gold.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. Again there are no names to the shades … so from left to right : Shimmer Goldish Auburn, Metallic Bronze Gold, Metallic Dark Auburn, Matte Brown, Metallic Dark Brown, Matte Ebony Brown.

The shadows in this palette are finely milled and did not kickback when I swatched them. The last shade of the palette gave me a little trouble swatching… all the other shades are done with 1 pass and 1 swipe … the last shade was just a tiny patchy and I needed to go in with 3 passes and 4 swipes. I am so looking forward to testing this palette out tomorrow.

I do have 1 more eye shadow palette in the mail (it’s an indie brand called Makeup Mafia, they reached out to me on Twitter and asked if they could send me a palette to test out and write a review about) I should be receiving it by the end of the month.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick

XOXO

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