Makeup palettes are the best and the worst. They always look so beautiful on the shelf- all the shadows staring back at you with their promises and potential. But let’s be real- there are always shadows that go unloved and unused. I have several palettes that contain my most favorite shadows, and those same palettes have shades that I’ve barely touched. Therefore, logic dictates that the best palettes are the ones I can build from scratch.
Enter the z-palette. Perfect way to build a palette full of shadows I know I’ll use. For me, there is one brand that delivers on the two most important makeup factors- quality and value- and that brand is Makeup Geek.
Sometimes, when I’m going through my makeup looking to get inspired, I stumble across a shadow that I think “I’ll never wear that” and that’s motivation enough for me to try something with it. This time, I noticed I had a few copper shadows lurking around that look beautiful in the pan, but have never made it onto my eyes. I sat down to have a bit of a play around, and I really loved the outcome.
On this particular day-red cheeks for days. So I covered it a bit with some yellow-based concealer before applying a light layer of foundation.
My favorite posts to read are always the ’empties’ posts. I’m really interested in the products people use to the end (not easy when you are a beauty/skincare addict) and I’m always fascinated to find out if they’d recommend or repurchase the product. I saved a drawer full of products I used up and thought I’d share with you more about them.
Since this post is epic, here is a list of the products I reviewed so you can skip ahead if you are only interested in a few:
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster
Clinique All About Eyes Rich
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara- Waterproof- Very Black
Most of it is skincare. Take a deep breath. Here we go…
New hair means new makeup routine. I’ve had my hair platinum now for about a month, and I’m only just now starting to figure out how I like to wear makeup on a day-to-day basis.
After quite a bit of experimentation, I’ve landed on a look that I wear almost every day of the week and it’s brown, brown, and brown.