09, 06, 2017
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that lately there’s been an abundance of make up pictures. I have so many new palettes and yes I know I owe you all a lot of swatch pictures and they’re coming I promise, but right now let’s get back to the reason for this post. After realising I’d gone a little crazy with my eBay make up hauls I decided to put myself on a 60 day makeup spending ban and here’s how week one has gone.
The first thing I made myself do was go through my make up collection and I stumbled all these hidden gems I’d completely forgotten about. After getting a pretty bad highlighter addiction I had completely forgot about the Anastacia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette which has quite unique highlighter shades. I found my Bare Minerals Stroke of Light and my Guerlain Terracota Bronzer which were my go to products when I first started practicing how to contour. I realised I had completely fallen out of love with red lipstick after a love affair with them last year. Why exactly did I think I needed a dozen red lipsticks, all of which are not that different in shade.
For someone who doesn’t wear makeup on a daily basis I have quite an extensive collection but seem to get caught in the hype of buying a new product and obsessively using that until a new one catches my eye. I’ve realised that I’d rather pay that little extra for a better quality of make up and that Urban Decay and Bare Minerals are as always my favourite brands.
The main thing I have taken from this first week though is that I want to get back to experimenting and practicing make up more. One, it will help me run down my products and two, you won’t ever improve if you don’t try. I was the manager of a makeup counter for a year but left as I didn’t feel like I was being taught enough and that I was doing better watching YouTube tutorials, getting tips from friends and just generally having a play and I would feel so proud when I accomplished a look I’d been working on. Seriously, you should have seen the amount of people I messaged when I did my first banging smoky eye, alongside a picture of course. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get good enough that I’ll feel confident about posting tutorials on YouTube myself.
One great thing about having all these products though is it’s gives me a chance to work on my photography and even if I do say so myself my Instagram flat lays have improved so much lately. I’ve started taking them on my DSLR and once they are downloaded to my phone I only need to do a slight tweak with the brightness and contrast levels and in comparison to what I’d been previously posting I am so proud of how my account now looks. If you fancy taking a look I’m GlamGlitzGloss on there as I am everywhere.
Do you feel like you need to go on a Spending Ban? What’s your biggest make up weakness?