I haven't been blogging about makeup for one simple reason: I didn't buy makeup for a year. I know I should blog anyway but I felt like if I didn't buy anything it wasn't worth blogging. I'm not a makeup artist or have any clients, so buying 1000$ to 3000$ makeup a year just to show on my blog wasn't worth it and I didn't want to buy things and use it once.
I blog for me, I buy my stuff, I don't get anything from companies. I do it because I love makeup and even if I have 1 or 100 people reading my blog I'm happy.
So this year, I'll be buying some makeup. drugstore or high end and will continue to blog about it and sometimes do a get ready.
Let's get started.
I went to Sephora last week and bought some stuff but for now I'll show you one of them instead of all at the same time.
Smashbox Double Exposure (60.00$)
This palette has 14 eyeshadows (0.042 oz. each) and can become 28 just by adding water to them.
First row: Silver, Mauve, Peony, Blanc, Quartz, Flushed, Veiled
Second row: Midnight, Temper, Haze, Noir, Copper, Fig, Espresso
Also included is a Full exposure deluxe mascara sample
It also has a chart of what the eyeshadow will be like when you add water: deeper shade, metallic or sparkle look.
First row without flash
Second row without flash
I haven't played with it that much but I like it. It's pigmented, I only tried it dry and with my skin tone it shows a lot. the names are photography references. I will do some pictures of my looks in the coming weeks.
I also bought this great book on the Chapters website
500 Eye-makeup designs by Kendra Stanton who is a makeup artist (17.55$ cdn)
That's it for now but will be back soon!