Beauty Talk // Adventures in cosmetics.

I think we all know by now that I love a good project. I like to challenge my abilities whether its art, fiber works, or interior design...

I think we all know by now that I love a good project. I like to challenge my abilities whether its art, fiber works, or interior design. Nothing is more satisfying then when you make something with your own two hands and then get to enjoy the fruit of your labor. Recently I started a whole new adventure, pretty different from anything that I've shown here on the blog and I'm pretty excited about the results so I thought I would share.
 I've been a self proclaimed makeup addict as long as I can remember. I used to put on and take off my makeup for hours every day when I was young, playing with different eye shadows and lipsticks until I was satisfied with the outcome. All through middle and high school I perfected my daily face, and to this day I still stick to that routine. I hoard so much makeup it's overflowing containers, bags, the bottom half of my huge jewelry box, purses, ect. It's a real problem and I know most ladies can relate! Most of the products I've accumulated looked really great in the store, whether they were from Target or MAC and I felt like I just had to have them, but upon use at home I found that they just weren't what I was looking for. The other day I decided it was time to free myself of some of my stash and then it dawned on me, why don't I make my own cosmetics? Products that suit me an my needs, colors that aren't harsh or hard to use? Why don't I create products that I love?
And so the journey begins! I decided to start off slow, so I'm in the process of developing an eyeshadow palette of colors that compliment every eye color and blend easily using mattes and micas. So far I'm extremely happy with the results, especially since this is my first whack at creating cosmetics. Most of the shades I have created so far look gorgeous together, or on their own and remind me of mermaid tails! Swoon! There are still a few tweaks, but I cannot wait to have these shades perfected and then move on to lipsticks, eyeliners, and nail polishes in the future!
So this is where I need your input ladies! What do you look for in a cosmetic brand? Do you prefer pressed shadows or loose pigments? Matte shades or colors with sparkle and iridescent shimmer? I want to know what kind of makeup you love! 
I may never sell these products or become some sort of cosmetic line you can find in Sephora, but it's great to finally know that I can make my own great quality makeup for a fraction of the cost and be satisfied with the results and who knows where that will lead.

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  1. 1) I am totally wearing white nail polish right now. 2) I would pay money any day to get my hands on some of your cosmetics (or would be happy to review them!) 3) I love bold colors and shimmery tones. All of the eyeshadows I use are shimmery. Since I have such dark brown eyes, they really make my eyes pop. I tend to go for purples, greens and tans/browns. Also, I am using loose pigments right now and like them, but I don't like that they fall down onto my cheeks most of the time. But, I would use either loose or pressed.

    As I told ya last night, I am super pumped for you, can't wait to see more ♥

    e m m a ▼ d e e r

  2. So pretty! I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party every Friday. Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @

  3. I typically prefer pressed eyeshadow, but use both matte & shimmer


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