Good afternoon my darlings. Today, is a wet, cold and nasty sort of day. The air has that raw feeling that means even walking to the mail box is going to make the insides of your nose burn. Today, I am not going anywhere. Well actually no one in my house is going anywhere. Yesterday one of the people where my babydoll works tested positive and since he spent the better part of last week in meetings with that person, there was the possibility of contamination. So yesterday afternoon was testing all around, today is a work from home day and tomorrow, there will hopefully be results.
It is the only test I’ve ever wanted to get a negative grade on.
But if there is a day not to leave the house on, this would be it. we started off the morning with rain, worked in a little snow for a bit, fell back into sleet with what I think might have actually been small bits of hail from the way they were bouncing off of the street and now we are actually back to rain. Regardless of anything else, today is a day to stay inside.
And to justify putting whipped cream on the hot cocoa.
okay technically it is always justified, but I may have added a little extra dollop today. it felt like an extra dollop kind of day. And yes, I am calling that my afternoon snack.
Foundation: Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick
- currently Revolution is having a sale and these foundation sticks are 2 for 3
Bronzer/Blush/highlight/powder: Cover FX Perfector Face palette
Eyeshadow: ABH Subculture palette
Mascara: Stila Huge extreme Lash Mascara
I’ll be honest, I opened my eyeshadow palette drawer, saw the Subculture palette and decided today I just wanted to use it. I know it is discontinued and I know a lot of people hate it. I still love this palette and will probably use it until I hit pan. I can tell you the shimmer shade electric that I am wearing today already has a really big dip in it. I will be so sorry when that shade is used up. Despite everyone’s whining about this palette, I really love it. so today, I pulled it from the drawer.
In keeping with discontinued makeup, I think that the Cover FX palette I am using is also discontinued. It no longer shows up on the Cover FX website and everywhere else it is out of stock. Which is usually a good indicator. The above link will take you to the Cover FX palette page. They do have a really lovely looking trio in their palette listings. It is currently their only palette listed. I think it is also the one recently featured on Boxy Charm. Regardless, I used this palette today because it was quick and easy and I knew I wanted to spend more time with the eyeshadow.
I am still testing out the LYS primer. when i used it with the serum Foundation I could really feel the grip as I blended my foundation out. Then with the Ciate London Foundation it wasn’t really noticeable. Today I used the Revolution Stick foundation which I love and is currently on sale at Revolution along with a boat load of other products (the link above will take you there if you are interested). The gripping nature of the primer was definitely noticeable as I began to blend. It didn’t affect the blending but you could practically hear the deadbolts being thrown as the primer locked on. My foundation hasn’t gone anywhere today and I suspect it isn’t going anywhere until I break out my Makeup Eraser. I am not sure why I felt it with both the stick and the serum foundations but not the regular one, but it was defiantly gripping today. I’ll be trying it with other foundations as well. I have a water based and an oil based I want to try it with to see if that makes a difference. I have to admit I am kind of intrigued. This is a bit more exciting than I thought a primer trial was going to be. Don; get me wrong I love primer but usually trying them out is very straightforward.
To end on a straightforward note, I used the Stila Mascara (love it but I promise I’ll switch it up next week so I use different products) and the Yensa Super 8 lip oil. I love this lip oil. Nice shine with a hint of color, pleasant scent and a massive hit of hydration for the lips. What else could you want in a lip oil? I know, plumping, but nothing is perfect right. this is still my favorite lip oil. I had to actually hide it from myself so I would use other lip oils. Not that they aren’t good, they just aren’t this.
And so with that, we end the make up for the day and get back to work. I really love the way my eyes came out today and it is nice to shake myself out of my basic brown rut. Admittedly the last two palettes I tested heavily featured browns, so perhaps it wasn’t all my fault. have a great rest of the day. And if you would, keep your fingers crossed for a negative test for me, eh?