The Daily: May 22nd, 2023

Okay I have to say I had a very nice surprise today. I heard a thump and then a scurry. My postman was in stealth mode today. Actually I’m not sure what flavor of mail delivery it was. It could have been the postman, or the UPS, or Fedex of even DHL. No clue. All I know is that when i went to investigate there was a package from Yensa on the doorstep. Inside was blush. They just released a line of Super Serum Silk Cream Blushes. There are eight shades and they sent all eight to me along with a brush for application purposes.

I can’t lie, I sat down and carefully opened each box to see which shades would best suit me. Was it what i planned for Monday Morning? No, did I enjoy it immensely? Oh yes. And I would do it again.

I am really starting to love cream blushes. Well the good cream blushes anyway.

And while i found one shade that will work later in the summer and one shade that will work mid winter, I also found one that is just right for right now. So I used it today.

I simply couldn’t resist.

And yes i also went with the Yensa Skin on skin BC foundation as well. It is one of my favorite foundation products and I took the opportunity to use it. It is an excellent light weight summer foundation actually, so it will be seeing a lot more use in the next few months.

Actually since I have already started getting into today’s makeup, lets go ahead and jump all the way in.

Today’s Look:

Primer: Stila All About the Blur Blurring and smoothing primer

Foundation: Yensa Skin on Skin BC Foundation

Bronzer: Viseart Bronze Noix

Blush: Yensa Super Serum Silk Cream Blush in Moody Mauve

Highlighter: Wander Beauty Wanderess Glow

Setting Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Setting powder

Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Diva Lights Palette

Mascara: Roen Black Cake Mascara

Lips: Rimmel London Stay Glossy

This is still a new to me primer. I am not sure how long it has been out because to be honest, Stila fell off my radar for a while. I used to love them and then they discontinued one of my favorite primers. The Lingerie Soufflé primer was a product I loved. After that I sort of forgot about them. And then I got a mascara from them in a Boxycharm that was absolutely fantastic and then I saw this new primer and picked it up to try. As I have been testing out a new foundation, I needed to put it to the side, but now it is in the makeup bag. It has a slight pink tint which works well for my skin and kind of helps even out my skin tone. So I am a fan. It feels like a slightly less airy version of the primer I once loved and honestly I really am liking it.

I paired it with the Yensa Skin on skin foundation which quite honestly feels weightless and comfortable to wear. It looks good on and I can wear it in warm weather without melting. Which is going to be more and more important as we roll into summer. Honestly I adore this foundation. i know it has won awards so it shouldn’t come as a surprise but, it is a foundation i will always repurchase. It is also a tone I can use year round. I have Medium Warm and I can wear it in the depths of winter and the height of summer because of the blendability of the product. I don’t mind having two shades of foundation, but if I can get one that just works year round instead of keeping two bottles around I am a happy camper.

I chose this bronzer because it is a buildable formula rather than a highly pigmented one. Because this foundation is my skin but better, it needed a lighter touch with the bronzer and this one starts light but can be built up and blends well. It makes it easier to control with lighter summer products.

You know I was going to try out the Yensa blush. And oh wow. I used the provided brush and I have to admit I was a bit nervous. Usually cream products need to warm up. This didn’t. I was able to gather product with the first swirl and apply it to my cheeks, No warming necessary. And wow did it blend out easily. The brush is not as dense as a kabuki style brush but it isn’t super floppy either. And honestly, it is the perfect brush for this cream blush. It is a medium stiffness I suppose. so it can gather the product without digging into it or just fluffing over it. (If you are using a brush other than the Yensa one (It is the Yensa Skin on Skin Complexion brush if you are looking it up.) For a first use this was an amazing blush. It applied easily straight from the pan, blended well and gave me just the right amount of pigmentation. I went light at first but then added a second layer to build it up. For a first test this was fantastic. And I think the Moody Mauve really suits me.

Yup, I used the Wander Beauty again. It is such a good formula that it is easy to reach for. it gives me a glow without being glitter and it blends in for a soft look. I could leave it as a stunning stripe but that really isn’t me.

I opened a new container of the ABH Setting powder. It is a good powder I just forgot how messy it was. Luckily i was wearing a t-shirt during application (and in he picture) I then changed into a blouse which wasn’t powder speckled. That is the one thing to remember, It is a good powder that looks good on the face but it will get everywhere when you use it.

For four shadows the Charlotte Tilbury palette was expensive. However it really was worth it. This quad is just a super quick and easy look I only used three shades, leaving off the darkest one. This gives me a great, easy everyday look. Adding the darker one makes it a bit more dramatic. I really do love this quad. It is good quality and easy to use. I’m not sure i need more than one, but i like having the one.

This Roen Mascara is nice. It isn’t dramatic but it is a good reliable everyday mascara. It doesn’t flake and it doesn’t make my lashes too stiff either. Great for everyday. Just not all that dramatic.

To finish it off, I went with the Rimmel lip gloss. I’d love to tell you the shade, but I can’t find one on the tube. It is a great lip gloss though. Very comfortable and quite glossy. It doesn’t leave a lot of pigment on cup rims because it doesn’t have a lot of pigment. It is kind of a my lips but better shade. It is great for an easy summer look. I am not a huge fan of glosses, but somehow they seem to suit the summer. Plus the slight vanilla scent is wearing off of this one so I think I might want to use it up this summer and replace it. I don’t think it has expired, but I always get a little nervous when lipsticks change scent. Thus far it is just a slight fading, but I am taking that as a sign that I need to work on using that up.

And that my darlings is me today. i sort of geeked out over the blushes. It is the first time a brand has sent a package like this too me and I was a bit stunned to see the entire range of blushes in front of me. I’m even more stunned now that I see how well it applies. I am hoping it wears just as well. But for now, back to work. Have a great rest of monday!

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