Sorry honey! My poor husband is so wonderful about my makeup fetish. I am so thankful he understands that it is more of a hobby and not me spending money just to spend it. Makeup truly does make me happy.
No matter how bad of a hair day I am having or how I feel about my life or body, I can always put on a fresh face of makeup and have a whole new outlook. That is yet another invaluable piece of advice I got from my Momma. Whenever I was down in the dumps or not feeling well, she would always tell me to go take a shower and slap on some makeup and I would feel 100x better. She hasn’t steered me wrong yet! It works like a charm every time. It has become kind of a hobby. I love my Youtube beauty gurus and trying new things and techniques. One of these days I might just get a wild hair and make a living at it!
I’ll start with Clinique because of my renewed love of the brand. It is the more expensive of the department store brands with quality I can actually count on.
There are simply TOO many to list from Clinque and I just haven’t had the chance to try them. Once I am able to head up there to try them, I will hopefully have some swatches to report back with. I really really really want to try Twilight Nude, Baby Baby, Berry Freeze, Creamy Nude, Tenderheart, Rose Aglow, Pink Beach, Nude Beach, OH HELL, ALL of them!!
I didn’t have a great experience with my last trip to the Clinique counter. Sales staff was less than knowledgeable and not that helpful….Boo…Oh well. I was still able to pick up a pretty nice gloss, despite the crappy service.
I got Air Kiss- soo pretty! It is a very light pink gloss with a fairly thick formula since it is in their long last gloss line. I can’t wait to pair it with an eye look from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette I am hoping to score this Christmas! *fingers crossed*
NOW about the Naked Palette! I have been debating for months now on whether it was worth paying $44 on or if I should try to duplicate the colors with the Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette. I have finally decided on just splurging! For a few reasons. One, I will get the dual UD 24/7 eyeliner (which I have wanted to try anyway). Two, a trial size Primer Potion. Three, you really can’t beat the quality of the actual shadows. I LOVE a neutral eye and I think I will get a TON of use out of this one. So money well spent.
How am I going to store it all?
I have seen several “makeup collection and storage” videos on YT. I have also come up with a few ideas of my own.
Almost all my makeup storage issues can be solved with office/desk storage items like you would find at Office Depot or Staples. You can even find some really good solutions in the kitchen organization section of say Wal Mart or Target.
A desktop file organizer can be used to hold larger makeup palettes like the ones from Coastal Scents.
Standard glass votives can be filled with craft fillers or my favorite- whole coffee beans!
Standard small Rubbermaid drawers are pretty darn handy to fit lip products, foundations, and powders. You can even insert these (below) to help keep things within the drawers organized and handy:
Storage, I have covered. Lighting on the other hand…..I’m still working on that. First things first- I need a desk or vanity to store all this. My current set up just blows. I have it all on my mirrored dresser that I have to stand and lean in to see myself with the worst lighting ever. One of these days I will be able to sit and actually see what I am doing!