For the past few months I’ve been fairly good with my makeup spending, just picking up one or two things each month if so much. But I’ve got to say that this past week I’ve been tempted and I’ve filled up my basket with a few items. I’ve been looking at main stream brands as well as some indie brands.Read More
For the past few months I’ve been thinking about the direction of my blog, where it is currently and what I want to do with it. I thought about what my original intents were when I first started the blog and if i was accomplishing them. One of the things that I wanted to talk about when I first started was indie makeup and more specifically how they look on someone with a deeper skin tone.Read More
When I first saw the promo picks for these shadows I knew that I wanted them. When I saw the pre-launch price I knew that I was definitely picking it up. Did I need 16 vibrant matte shadows, of course I did. Them being from Coloured Raine just sealed the deal, I have the Queen of Hearts and Cheers to You palette and I like their shadow formula both for the mattes and the shimmers.Read More
I’ve been purchasing mineral makeup from Indie brands for at least 10 years now and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. Before duo-chrome eyeshadows were main stream indie brands were doing it and doing it well. There are far more than 3 good duo-chrome shades, but these are the shades that I reach for consistently. This wasn’t planned but these shades are also perfect for creating fall inspired makeup looks.Read More
Being a self professed eyeshadow lover, I’m always looking to try new eyeshadows, and love when brands offer single pan shadows. Blackbird Cosmetics sold yes past tense, all matte hand pressed mineral eyeshadows. Smooth, creamy mattes are hard to produce for mainstream brands and the same follows for indie brands.Read More
One of the things that I wanted to do when I started this blog was talk about indie mineral eyeshadows, but do so from the perspective of a woman of colour. Finding swatches of handmade quality makeup can be difficult sometimes, this is even worse when you want to see what that duo chrome eyeshadow you love looks like on a person that has some melanin in their skin.
I’ve started posts on my top 25 favourite indie eyeshadows only to scrap them because I felt the swatches weren’t doing the product justice or that my Iphone 4 camera wasn’t capturing the nuances of the shades.Read More