Bare Mineral Ready Translucent powder review

I will not belabor my thoughts on this product. DO NOT BUY IT. I have already mailed it back. Thankfully Beauty.com has an awesome return policy. First see the photos below as proof of why I dislike the product … the last few really seal the why.

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This stuff was just straight clumpy. It did not spread evenly either and did not blend well. YUCK. Because I don’t like to be all negative i will say the packaging was handy and sleek. Looks alone this is a winner but of course for the price 22.00 the product has to be usable and I just don’t feel this is. Oh and of course I purchased this with my own money AND this is my own opinion. 😀

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Eye Look Practice

Here are some close up of eye looks I have done over the last month.

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Sometime next week I plan on showing some longevity of the different brands of shadow I have been using. Some to last longer then others and I have oily lids so perfect lid type to really get a true experience with the shadows.

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Whoot Hoot I was Nominated for an award!

Dragonfly Reviews nominated me for the sunshine award. She has an awesome blog you should check out and does giveaways. I have interacted with her here on WordPress as well as her Facebook page and a blogger page she created which I totally respect her for making. It’s refreshing to find a person who is about building each other and this community up then being in competition etc.

So without further ado here are the rules:

Share 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 set questions by your nomination blogger
Nominate 11 bloggers
Include 11 questions for your nominees to answer
11 facts about myself:
  1. I am an only child and only grandchild on my Dads side. Yes I grew up spoiled and lonely
  2. I have three boys so makeup is an outlet for me to be a girly individual (hope that made sense ha)
  3. I have two youtube channels that I am enjoying more than I thought. The whole process is fun to me — The planning, taping, and editing.
  4. At the same time, It makes me self conscious as last year a medication I was on made me not care I had gained a lot of weight. I am making myself deal with it and keep on. Life is too short right?
  5. I am a social worker and started this blog as a way to stop burn out which is high in this profession.
  6. I love learning and improving with makeup techniques. I am trying to find the confidence to do it on other people like my dream.
  7. I love chocolate.
  8. I have been to Australia and I miss it. It is my best pre-children memory.
  9. I am a two in the psych personality test enneagrams. Click on the link if you would like to find out your number and share below if you’d like.
  10. I regret not knowing how much I love make up and wanting to be a make up artist when I was younger. I feel a little late in the game though I know it is silly. Wayne Goss (top five of my YouTube Beauty Guru’s) says that being older makes people thing you are more experienced. HA I wish!
  11. I have a mental illness that every day I deal with I think of it as a blessing and a curse. It helps me relate to people but it is so miserable to have your mind be so hateful to you. Check out this Youtube Video where I talk a little about it.

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Ok now here is the Questions from Dragonfly Reviews (Click link to find out her answers)

1. What are your goals? Personal goals are to just keep becoming a better person. Beauty wise is to keep my YouTube and Blog a priority as it is a great outlet for me. It make me feel accomplished even if only one or two see it 😀 (But of course who wouldn’t want more)

2. What is your favorite make up brand? I really thought about this and I would saw the most I have brand wise and I think good quality and variety is Missha. Which I have already talked about on the blog a smidgen before. Click this link to check that post out.

3. Do you shop more online or offline and what is your favorite store? I love Sephora and since the closest is an hour and a half away it is usually online. I recently found  Beauty.com and purchased some items. They are super fast and so far excellent customer service. In person shopping I love Ulta as they have a little bit of everything high end and drugstore. Usually really good sales too. My newest obsession is Etsy make up shops. The downside is I hate paying shipping costs.

4. What are your hobbies? Blogging, YouTube, scrapbooking, shopping, and playing with makeup

5. What is your favorite food? Pizza, sushi, soups, chocolate, pretty much anything sweet that isn’t sour.

6. What is your favorite book? I hate to say it but the Fifty shades of Grey, early Laurell K Hamilton books, and Sue Grafton.

7. What is or was your favorite subject in school or college? Philosophy and Ethics

8. Do you have a car?  Yes What kind? Two Hoopties … A Pontiac van and car that are old but paid off! 😀

9. What band or musical artist do you like the most? Beyonce, Pink, Blake, Shelton, 90’s to remind me of my youth lol

10. What country do you live in? USA

11. What is your favorite topic to write about? I love doing reviews and I just did my first GRWM which I liked.

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I am new to this so I am not sure who to tag. SOOOO I tag anyone who reads this and want to be tagged. I do reserve the right though to individually encourage some to do this as I find people who might want too. 😀

My 11 Questions to you are:

  1. Name what items make for your low/no makeup look.
  2. What motivated you to start blogging.
  3. What was the last movie you saw in a theatre.
  4. Wine, beer, margarita, tea, soda pop, or water?
  5. The age you started wearing makeup.
  6. Dream Vacation spot
  7. If you had a hundred dollars to do anything with what would it be?
  8. Elvis or the Beatles
  9. What kind of skin do you have oily, dry etc and what undertone?
  10. Last thing you ate
  11. Your favorite childhood toy.

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GRWM — High Maintenance Work Day Part Two.

We left off at the end of the  section with this look.

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To start with the face painting, I started with a new fave foundation. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour hydrating foundation. The color I use is 1.2 warm fair and retails for 42.00. I use Mac Fix +. It retails for 21.00 and the reason I dampen the brush if I feel it helps “meld” the foundation evenly into the skin. I haven’t really mentioned the brushes or prices of them much as I have a hodge podge of lower ended brand brushes. The one in the picture is the Sonia Kashuk synthetic flat top multipurpose brush that retails for 15.79.

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Next I attempt to brighten and conceal my under eye area. I used the new Bare Minerals concealer  (18.00) I bought in Bisque. This was the day using it and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I use the BM flat concealer brush  (20.00) for it and then set it with the BM Well Rested powder (18.00) and their blending fluffier brush (18.00). I usually like a much more brighter color but I think it did what it should and mask the darkness. Boy I look grumpy in this picture. lol

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Back to the all over foundation….. As you can see the Smashbox Studio Skin gives me an even palette to color. This is the real reason for foundation. It is to smooth, blur, and mask life given imperfections. Next on this day, which makes it a high maintenance make up day, I use Bare Minerals foundation for added coverage as the studio skin is (in my opinion) a light coverage though I find it does last all day. It retails for 27.00 each but I got it at a great discount as part of the get ready kit. I blend two formulas and colors. I use Medium which is a cool darker color in original formula and blend with the warm yellow lighter color Golden Fair Matte formula. I used the BM Handi Kabuki Brush. It retails for 20.00. The brush is much better than the larger Kabuki but BM brushes really are not of good quality for the price. I find they shed and splay like crazy. I went out and bought brush guards for the few I have and it has helped the splaying and the brushes to help keep the integrity of the brush. Ok finally a half smile and I like how it gives the skin a natural glow without a huge make up looking difference.

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On this day I used NYX Mosaic  powder in Silk I got from an Ipsy bag (10.00 a month and I recommend even if the month is Meh, you still get something worth the money). The blush retails for  7.00. MAC MSF in lightscapade which retails for 30.00 and NYC bronzer in Sunny. It retails at different prices since a drugstore item but it is roughly 3.oo which is a total steal! I used the EcoTools Complexion blending brush from the Flawless Face Set. I have two of these sets as I got them on sale at half off last year when they were new. I love all the brushes in this kit and it retails for 14.99. I put the MAC on forehead above my eyebrows, down my nose bridge, my cupids bow, and chin. Then I use the bronzer on my upper forehead and temples then on my lower cheek area and jawline. I finish with the blush along my cheek bone into my hairline. I do it all with the one brush. I am not sure if the picture does it justice.

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I set all the face steps with BM Mineral Veil with the large Kabuki Brush I mentioned above. I don’t think this is an exceptional setting powder but I am using it while I have it as it come in the starter kit as well.

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I finish the look with a lip product, mascara, and eye brow mascara tamer. For my lips day I used my newest lip item a crayon from Be A Bombshell in Hot Damn, It retails for 14.00 but I got it in my Ipsy bag. I love the color and it is a nice matte formula which I was not expecting. I love this Two Faced mascara in Better Than Sex. I just wish it wasn’t 23.00 as I just can’t justify that price tag for a mascara. Click on the link to see how thick and shaped the wand is. I don’t think the formula is special but I love that wand. I am going to keep the wand when this runs out and see if I can use it on other less costly formulas. The other item is a brown mascara but I use it on my eyebrows. I wish I had gotten more when I saw them on sale at walmart. It is I think  brand called Geo Girl??? But not sure.

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Here is the final look. I wish I would have smiled but I think I didn’t realize I wasn’t 😦 I am frowning at that. lol

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I hope you enjoyed this series. I liked doing it and might make it a monthly feature.

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GRWM — High Maintenance work day Part one

I thought I would show the steps, products and brushes I use getting ready for work recently. I do anything from dramatic to super simple depending on my mood and timeframe. This day was a full face and eye day. Part One since picture heavy is based on prepping the face and eyes.

First here I am sans makeup,

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This is with my morning toner and moisturizer. Next I put on my face primers to let them settle before the foundation etc.

I love Porefessional from Benefit. It retails for 30.00. It is pricey but it is well worth it since I have large nose pores and my cheek area by my nose. It lasts a long time as I don’t apply it all over just my nose and an inch to each side of my nose bridge.

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Be careful though when you squeeze it out as often I get too much and have to try to suck it back in the tube. Not easy! lol Here is what I looked like with it on. It’s too bad my camera doesn’t show how well it covered the pores. I should have gotten a close up.

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Next I put the all over primer. I have used all kinds from high end to drugstore item not meant as a primer the Monistat chafing gel. I recently purchased Lorac Porefection Mattifying Face Primer. It retails for 32.00. So far it doesn’t seem to be any more special then the Monistat or Smashbox primer.  It is another one too that too much comes out. UGH I hate that! Here I am with it on.

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I don’t feel like it blurs anything and I am not sure I even look that Matte here. Or do I not understand the point of a mattifying primer? I don’t think it claims to blur but I wish it did.

Next I work on my eyes. I have combination skin overall and very oily lids. What I have found to help is Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte make up base. It retails for 9.99.

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It is very thick and hard to spread on the face but on my oily lids it is perfect. Before I started using this product I felt my eyeshadow would fade and crease in no time. It has been heaven sent Holy Grail for me. I double the attempt for longevity by using an actual eye shadow primer. I don’t have a holy grail yet so today I am trying my primer sample from Trish McEvoy eye base essentials, I believe I have it in bare. It retails for 25.00

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I decided to use on my lid Notoriously Morbid shadow in Cry Innocent. Full size is 5.50. The description on the site is A deceptive purple that flashes blue. It really brought out the green in my eyes. It is a favorite of the colors I have from them.

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Next I used my sample of the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic in Asteroid I got from my Ipsy Glam Bag. It is a beautiful color. I am no longer buying from BH cosmetics but that is a rant for another day. 😀 It is of good quality and I am not a big fan of baked eye shadows but I might be persuaded to buy this if I didn’t already have plenty of palettes.

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These are beautiful together. I decided though I wanted to smoke up the corner edges so I used an Urban Decay Shadow Box palette in outer V the color Zero. I used the L’Oreal smoldering eye in black. Retails roughly for 9.00 depending on where you buy it at.

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I then fill in my eyebrows. I have tried eye brow pencils but they never work for me. I don’t know the right technique yet. I don’t really need too as I have gotten compliments from the Sephora people even on my brows. And I use a Salon Perfect kit from Walmrt for around ten dollars. I usually use the tool enclosed but it needs washed. I use a wax pencil and a couple eye brow shadow colors. I use the rich brown for the complete fill and I use the black on the tips to give match the missing patches.  Top picture is with one brow completed to show the difference. And of course the second is both with the Chella highlight pencil under to define. I got it from an Ipsy bag (retails for 18.00) and it is awesome.

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Ugh as you can tell my eyes are two different sizes and my eyebrows sight different on my face. Gotta embrace our “flaws” regardless right? Anyone have tips on making it all look more asymmetrical?

I then used Wet N Wild brulee to help blend the look. It retails for 2.29 at drugstore.com  Then a little more highlight with Benefit Watts Up. This was this years birthday gift from Sephora and it the perfect size really. I like using it but wouldn’t want a full size which retails at 30.00.

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Next it is on to cleaning up under eye area. I use a make up wipe. Then follow up with Clarins Instant Smooth and Benefits Erase paste in Medium. Clarins is a filler primer and this little sample size has last me awhile. I am on the fence if I get again as retails for 34.00 and I read there might be a similar dupe now at the drugstore. Erase Pastes cancels the blue under my eyes. This sample as lasted me awhile too and retails for 26.oo. I would purchase this again but again I think there is a drugstore dupe out there.

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So this is the first half of my getting ready this day. The rest is the full face and I will have that up Sunday for ya all.

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Latest Video — storing loose pigments and custom colors

 

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Insta Makeup Love

Here is a lot of inspiration for me. I am thinking of starting to attempt to re-create these various looks. Yay or Nay?

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And again disclaimer if anyone stumbles on this and your photo is here and you want me to remove it just let me know! Thanks 😀

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Halloween makeup

My son’s friend came over to trick and treat. She wanted to cosplay as a female Sam Winchester from Supernatural.

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I used ELF mattyfing foundation. Urban Decay shadows and OCC lip tar on the lips. She is the first person besides myself I have really practiced on. Oh man it is so different doing it on someone else. I felt like a total newbie which I really am as far as a makeup artist. It was nice as she didn’t like some things I did or the direction so it was a great lesson on listening to your client and doing what they want without taking it personal. I think she liked the over all end or if she didn’t she was nice to me about it 😀

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I decided since I wasn’t going to work I would try a dark shadow. I used a Rimmel pencil in black as my creamy pencil I was too lazy to look for. It worked out well. I used Crackberry from my new Fave Indie Etsy site The Chequered Lily It is a beautiful duo chrome where it is purple regularly but with a black background it is a blue sparkle. Very beautiful these pictures don’t do it justice! It looked great with a red lipstick as well. I was super happy with the results. The foundation is bare minerals that I am testing out. So far they are ok as well.

Sorry once again I am so late in posting this as Halloween was over two weeks ago but I wanted to tell you more about products used. Of course I still need to make a point to write down what I am using so I can tell you in these posts!

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Crap Video November 2013

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{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

 

I have so done these!

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I found this from my facebook on the Makeup Show page.

I know the eyebrow thing is a continual issue for me. I wish I could grow them thicker but I don’t have the patience! I think the rest I do alright on but then again I thought I did when I made a lot of those mistake when I was twenty years younger lol.

Please share below if you have ever fallen into the traps above.

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Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer

{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}