Now this look was created with this challenge in mind so of course I made sure to include my pricier items, and did what I would consider a special occasion or going out face, but in truth this look could have just as easily happened by chance. This is what I do. I have so many beautiful things and I only buy and keep things that I know I will use regularly. I think you would be surprised that my overall collection is likely a lot smaller than many of yours as a treat it as a very selective process. I periodically clear out with blog sales, swapping, gifting, etc. as I get overwhelmed by having too much stuff and like to be able to see and find what I love and not be lost in a sea of dupes and items that I don’t care for as much as others. I also do not ever purchase backups. I know I will be in love with something new by the time I ever get to the point of requiring one.
You will also see that I tend to get a bit carried away with my looks. I love to play with “a little bit of this here” and oh “a sweep of this here will be just the right finishing touch”. I have become so used to operating this way that I spend WAY too long on a regular basis doing my makeup. I know how to throw together a 5 or 10 min face but I just never seem to. I like this ritual. It’s me time. Even if it means getting up that much earlier then that is what needs to be done.
I have linked to original reviews for any products which had them available. This also made me realize just how many products I use on a very regular basis that I still haven’t reviewed! There’s just never enough time in the day!
Too Faced Glitter Glue Shadow Insurance on inner corner and lower lash line $24
Edward Bess Nude Eyeshadow from crease to brow as base $30
Inglot Matte 376 in crease $10
Inglot Matte 338 on outer v into crease $10
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow in Sweet Dust Seriema to blend out crease $28
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows in 20, 21, 22, 23 (Madra Perla on inner corner, Ecailles on lid, Obsidian Grey on outer 3rd, Obsidian Black wet to liner upper lash line and outer lower lash line) $42 ea x 4 = $168
Annabelle Smudgeliner in Atomic Surf on lower waterline $8.95
Maybelline The Mega Plush Mascara $8.50
Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat* $28
Grand Total Silly Expensive Face: $3,024!
Here are photos of the look.