Makeup. Some people see it as a tool of the patriarchy. Some people see it as a tool to express themselves. Some people use makeup to correct things about their face that make them uncomfortable. Whatever your feelings about makeup, you can’t deny that it’s a fascinating world. I’m a bit of a makeup addict. A makeup artist and hairstylist by trade, I love the transformations that makeup facilitates.
My biggest issue with makeup and the beauty industry in general is this: they keep producing more great stuff, and I want it all, and I love to wear it, but now I work from home and I don’t get to wear it, and it makes me sad, but I buy the next new palette because I love it and it goes untouched. *Whew* Boy am I glad to get that off my chest.
So I thought I would use my talents (and massive makeup stash) for good. A couple of times a month, I’m going to feature a different palette and show you a minimum of three separate looks you can accomplish with it.
For my first one, let’s take a look at Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance (My momma gifted me this palette for my birthday, thanks momma!!). This was a hot ticket item for most of the summer into fall. It would sell out in seconds and beauty vloggers were beyond obsessed with it. I loved the Nikki Tutorials look. She’s one of my favourite Youtube makeup artists.
So without further adieu, here are my 3 looks. I will admit, I screwed up and only took one blurry pic for look one. Sorry bout it. I imagine I’ll get better at this as I go.
My first look, a daytime appropriate smokey eye. Great for a casual brunch or even the office. Looks polished but not over done.
My second look takes you from office to after work drinks. Adding a little more depth and a pair of wispy lashes and you’re ready for a dinner date or a low-key G.N.O.
The third look is a full on Beat to Filth glam look. Great for special occasions or just nights your want to be a full fledged Glamazon.
Additional Makeup Notes:
Foundation: Makeup Forever Ultra HD
Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear
Setting Powder: KVD Lock-it Setting Powder
Brows - Look 1 and 2: ColourPop Brow Pencil
- Look 3: ABH Dipbrow
Contour: KVD Shadows and Light
Blush: Sara Bella Makeup
Lips - Look 1: KVD Lolita
- Look 2: KVD Lolita + Revlon Colourburst Lipgloss
- Look 3: ColourPop in Tulle
Natural, enhanced, beat to filth: Make up doesn't make you, makeup is what you make of it.