Melanin and Makeup | Makeup on the Brain - Natasha Denona and More, What I want to Buy

Melanin and Makeup |  Makeup on the Brain - Natasha Denona and More, What I want to Buy

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.

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Melanin and Swatch | Jouer Spring Time In Paris 

Melanin and Swatch | Jouer Spring Time In Paris 

I’ve had this palette for a while and haven’t played with it nearly enough. It reads to me as a neutral palette with pops of purple and deeper burgundy tones. Which isn’t generally what you see in a neutral palette with accent colours. So the shades in themselves are a bit different to the standard selections you typically find in palettes of this nature.

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Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

So after the Houglass post where I curated a palette using their Ambient Lighting Powders, I don’t really have high hopes or expectations for  Tarte. I’m hoping that with their wider product range, and colour options, that the selection process will be better. The Tarte face products that I’ve used so far, I’ve really enjoyed.

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Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I’ve had the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette for little over a year and it featured in my Disappointing products of 2017. The other day I was going to the dentist and wanted to put on some makeup but not look like I had makeup on and I thought, well that palette is full of browns one of them should be good for all over my lid or something.

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Melanin and Makeup | Collection Clean Up

Melanin and Makeup | Collection Clean Up

This post was originally going to focus on me decluttering my makeup collection. But I found that I couldn’t commit to getting rid of anything. So before I make the final cut and move these products out of my collection I figured I would make a concentrated effort  to use them more. With the explosion of growth my collection has experienced in the last year, there are many items that have fallen to the wayside. 

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Melanin and Makeup | New Year's Eve Palette Pairings

Melanin and Makeup | New Year's Eve Palette Pairings

Last night I had a dream about this post, I had no intentions of doing another New Year’s themed post, but I woke up and it was on my mind. So as soon as the lighting was right I set up my photo area to take these photos of palettes that I think would pair well for a New Year’s Eve look.

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Year in Review | Disappointing Products of 2017

Year in Review | Disappointing Products of 2017

I don’t have many products that I find to be disappointing. I may not use each of my products as much as I want to but it’s not because I’m avoiding them, it’s simply that I have so many products that I’m trying to use. However there are some products in my collection that have just disappointed me. It was completely unexpected and I had high hopes for them but they just let me down.

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