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It's that time of year again when love is in the air and most girls want to pull off a flawless Valentine themed look to stick with the trend. And you had the brilliant idea of using this chance to get that perfect makeup for your perfect girl, except... you have no idea what to get! Whether you're someone who just isn't familiar with makeup or you're shopping for yourself and just lost with all the options, I'm here to give you the best ideas for your Valentine makeup selection!
Over the last few years the trends of being green, environmentally conscious, eating healthy and well just about anything alternative to mainstream consumerism has been growing rapidly. More recently the zero waste movement has been growing a name for itself quite quickly over the last year or two and it is catching on fire all over consumerism. One of our favourites zero waste items popping up is makeup. A girl’s best friend (forget diamonds, makeup is where it’s at! lol) who we ladies have always been striving to find a better alternative in ingredients and also that perfect colour that we love.
I'm someone who very rarely wears makeup (I wasn't always like that). Way back when when I would wear a full face of makeup every day, I would accumulate so much makeup that it was overwhelming.
I am a mom first for the vast majority of moments in each day.
Hello there beauty lover!
I was once someone who wore a full face of makeup every day and now I rarely wear makeup, maybe I'll wear a full face of makeup once a month to every two months. Now that I rarely wear makeup and look back at my collection, I have accumulated WAY too much makeup for one face. I can admit that in the past I bought into trends, collaborations with brands and artists I like and things with really cute packaging, things that made me feel great in the moment. Looking back, I'd say there's maybe 50% of products I either haven't used ever or very rarely touch, which looking at the bigger picture now seems very wasteful of my time, space and money. I hate wasting things and I knew I didn't want to throw out all of the products because of how much money I spent and I wanted get all the use out of my products so I knew I needed to find a solution. Then I discovered Project Pan.
If you saw even one photo from the most recent New York Fashion Week, you likely noticed that makeup artists are getting more and more creative in their craft. We now see eyeshadow that isn't bound to remain only on your eyelids. There have been more and more colors featured that haven't previously been favorites among makeup gurus, but are now taking center stage. The makeup landscape seems to be opening its arms to more natural and expressive styles.
Makeup is such a great way to show your creativity and help build your confidence but most importantly it is fun with many different colors and products to use for every part of the face. Having this hobby of buying makeup can get very expensive, because high-end and low-end brands are always coming out with new products every day. It is an addiction buying new products every time brands come out with new makeup or skincare products because you are either attracted to the brand, packaging, formula or perhaps you want to support a YouTube influencer that has created a makeup palette. Financially it is not a good idea to always buy that makeup palette, or the under eye cream that just came out. If you are someone who struggles financially, but also want to try different makeup brands, I recommend a $10 makeup subscription box. If you are a beginner, and still learning what works best with your skin, the $10 one would be perfect because it usually comes with small sample sizes of makeup and skincare products and you can learn what works for you without having to spend so much money. If you are a die-hard makeup lover and have a bit of extra spending money, I would suggest the $21 subscription box because, you will get to try about five to six full size makeup and skincare products that you have or have never heard of with a value of over $100, and you can also get points and get some free samples just by leaving a review on a product. The best part about a subscription box is it feels like a gift every time you receive one in the mail. If you are not interested in waiting for the products in the mail, I have a solution for you. It’s the biggest secret of the makeup world. It is going to a store, but not your average Ulta Beauty or Sephora store. It’s going to your local Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Ross or Burlington Coat Factory, they have lots of high-end brands like Too Faced, NARS, and Clinique that are not selling well, or companies that have over stocked. Most of the products there are well-known brands and will save you about 50% of your money shopping at any of these stores. Couple of tips I suggest when buying from these kinds of stores is to always check and see if anyone else used the makeup before, or if it is broken or unsealed. You will be able to tell right away once you open to see, always check before you buy the item to save you some time of having to return it later on. Check the clearance section and the lower shelves, because that’s where the good brands are hiding. Also the best makeup is always by the checkout line depending on which store. Shop around and remember to check the original price online while in the store, because what they have priced on the makeup product can be off by a couple of dollars, and you can see how much money you are really saving. Once you start shopping at Marshals or T.J. Maxx you will never go back to your normal store to buy any makeup product or skin care for full price. Because of this makeup secret not only will you stop spending so much money, you will save so much money, and feel a lot more comfortable buying so much makeup that you already love for such a better price without having to compromise the quality of the makeup product and your hard-earned money.
Every woman knows that the longest part of the morning routine is a toss up between picking out the day's outfit and getting one’s makeup done. Waking up an hour or two earlier than needed takes so much extra work than what is really needed. Now helping with an outfit is too complicated because each workplace is different and has different dress codes.
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Beauty is a fine field of study because it is not about being attractive but about feeling attractive. This boosts confidence and self-esteem, and anyone can do it. If you are comfortable with your appearance, and like yourself, other people will also like you. This article will give you some great ideas on how to feel beautiful inside and out. These tips are organized by the writers of writeessaytoday.com