Musings of the Day

What Order Do You Apply Makeup?

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Do you have a makeup order ritual? What order do you apply your makeup? Any special way you have of doing your makeup application?

Do share your methods!


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Do You Sometimes Wish You Weren’t Addicted To Makeup?

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Are you addicted to makeup? Do you sometimes wish you weren’t addicted to makeup?

Telling signs you could be addicted to makeup:

  • Your hands start to sweat when you enter Sephora or get near a MAC counter.
  • You have to buy that brown eyeshadow even though you already own 500 of the same exact shade already!
  • You stay up late because the MAC website is going to update with a new collection!
  • You have a hard time deciding on an eyeshadow because you have too MANY!
  • You find yourself browsing beauty blogs and look at pretty pictures because this is so YOUR pr0n!
  • You go away for the weekend and need a separate suitcase for your makeup!
  • You have to go to bed but find yourself dreading taking off the killer look you did that day!
  • You find that pretty powders and highlighters are to be purchased but never, ever used and stashed away only to be taken out on special occasions but JUST TO LOOK at!
  • You find yourself wishing you had more than one face!

And the list goes on and on and on….!

But sometimes do you wish you weren’t an makeup addict?


Abandon All Hope Drugstore Makeup Lovers or Not?

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Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate or abandon all hope, ye who enter here as inscribed on the gate of hell that Dante passes through. “Abandon all hope” quite reminds me of drugstore makeup really…

How dramatic.

But sometimes I really want to throw my hands in the air and just say “screw this!” because I’m not always pleased with my drugstore makeup purchases. And when I think about it, the amount I spent on those products I could have just saved up for a mid or high range product that I wouldn’t have such woe with.


There’s a Makeup Dupe for That!

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Makeup dupes? I haz ’em!

Eyeshadow, lipgloss, makeup dupes, a controversial sometimes touchy topic for some. One thing I’ve learned about us makeup addicts we take dupes very, very seriously. Well some of us do. I don’t. I’m the worst kind of consumer that has 500 of the exact same eyeshadow shade! Wasteful? Maybe! Hoarder? Possibly! It’s just…something about owning a variety of eyeshadows in the same shade but with a different texture? I dunno, I’m making asinine excuses for myself here.

I’ve personally broken down makeup dupes into the following categories.

The “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” Makeup Dupe
This is the dupe that’s a spot on duplication of a favorite shade and even the formula is exactly the same! This is a rare find for the true makeup connoisseur because I always find dupes are an either/or kinda situation. Either you get a spot on dupe for the color but not the formula or the shade is identical to your favorite shade but the formula sucks.

The “Close but no Cigar” Makeup Dupe
This is the dupe that ALMOST looks like your favorite shade but isn’t exactly the same.

The “Are you freaking serious?” Make Dupe
This is the ridiculous dupe that gets recommended to you by a friend or a fellow makeup addict. For example, when you’re recommended the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection and you’re told it’s a dupe or a lot “like” the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Yeah, sure, right.

What kinda of makeup dupe addict are you?