Let’s See What Happens- Stila Eyes Are the Window Palette

It’s been a while. Life happens. It’s only been recently that I felt ready to sit down with the camera and play with makeup. The recent purchase of this beautiful Stila palette didn’t hurt:
Stila Eyes Are the Window
I’ve had this palette on my Sephora wishlist for ages, and I finally pulled the trigger when I got a bit burned out on defining a crease, wearing liner, etc, and all I wanted to do with my makeup is wash a one-sweep shadow over my lids, sweep on mascara and go. Turns out, this palette is great for both of those options, and since I bought it in December, it’s all I’ve used.
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Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

It’s sooooooooo preeeeeetttttyyyyyy. Sorry, I had to get that out of the way. Whew. I feel better. I think I can try to be coherent now. Ok- I’ve always had a passion for makeup. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy the process of putting my makeup on in the morning. I’m not particularly skilled at it, I just absolutely love doing it. Over the past year, I’ve started taking an interest in the skill of makeup application, and one glaring hole in my makeup collection (and use) is matte eyeshadows. In the past, I’d slap on one shade on my eyelids and call it done. Or (and even to more mixed result) I’d layer on lots of shimmery eyeshadows, never quite achieving the look I thought I was. So when I saw tarte’s latest palette-┬áthe tartelette Amazonian clay matte palette– a 12-shadow palette, I knew I had to have it. My first thought was “Ooohhhh, it’s so pretty.” Seriously, it’s soooooo pretty. On top of being one of the best packaged palettes I own, it’s also incredibly practical (if practicality floats your boat).

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