I love beauty products. I love the packaging, the options, the marketing campaigns, the releases of new collections, and products that become game changers. But despite finding beauty YouTubers + bloggers that I loved I was still struggling with finding what colors worked best on me. With color analysis of clothing, the articles that are closest to your face matter the most. A scarf and your top matter more than your bottoms and shoes for example.
After looking into Color Analysis early this Spring, I felt like I had a better sense of what colors were more flattering than others. As an effort to continue figuring it out, and after getting a surprise gift card form a kind friend in the mail to Nordstrom, I went to have my makeup done at the Bobbi Brown counter. It turned out to be a great experience, and one that my soul needed.
Most Pleasantly Surprised By: One of my favorite products from the night ended up being one that I would have never picked up before: their Enriched Face Base Cream. It was lemon scented and lingered the rest of the night, that goes down as amazing in my book.
Favorite Eyeshadow Trio: Ivory, Champagne Quartz + Heather. I would love to grab one of their 3 pan custom palettes down the road and put these three together, they’re beautiful. I was happy with their entire shade selection of eyeshadows: all very earthy, soft and muted but Heather was a standout : taupe meets dusty plum. It’s a hard one to find from other companies, trust me.
Why Didn’t I Think of That: Plum Gel Liner. I often find that I love my makeup completely done right before I put on liner or mascara. The black often looks too harsh and I regret putting it on. For my green eyes, I loved the purple! It’s something I could see myself wearing often, especially in the fall.
Not As Bright as it Looks: the lip gloss, it was pretty and not crazy at all, promise.
Eh, I’ve Had Better: I was most disappointed with the foundation and the mascara. The foundation was too dewy for my skin + preference, and the mascara wasn’t anything special. For less I’ll stick with Make Up Forever’s Mat Velvet + Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Masara in waterproof.
I had finished my NARS Laguna bronzer and was hoping to find something to replace it and I totally did. Their bronzer in Golden Light was a perfect fit for me and what I walked out with. Now to just keep Paityn out of it…
Face Cream | Eye Cream | Corrector | Concealer Kit | Foundation | Powder | Bronzer: Golden Light | Blush: Nude Pink | Lip Color: Dusty Rose Artstick | Lip Gloss : Popsicle | Eyeshadow: Ivory | Eyeshadow: Champagne Quartz | Eyeshadow: Heather | Gel Liner: Violet Ink | Mascara ||