Makeup: it’s an investment

While shopping around for a new Home and Contents Insurance plan, my hubby suggested I get an estimate on how much my valuables cost. Considering how much money, time and effort has gone into my makeup collection over the last two or so years, I decided I’d get an approximate value on my stash. After an hour of cataloging each item (not including skincare, brushes or almost-used up items) into a spreadsheet, I was shocked to discover my collection was three times the cost (RRP) of my initial guesstimate. *insert flying money emoji here*

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One of the most costly brands in my collection

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One hit wonder eyeshadows

I don’t mind spending 20 minutes blending eyeshadows and creating semi-sophisticated colour gradients – but if I’m honest, most work days I’m too lazy and pressed for time to do that. So I’ve complied a list of my favourite single use eyeshadows that allow me to wipe, lightly blend and I’m good-to-go.

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Karrueche x Colourpop Fem Rosa ‘She’ eyeshadow palette swatches

I had a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) with this eyeshadow palette. After being out of stock for over two months, Colourpop announced they would have one final restock of the entire Karrueche x Colourpop collection. It didn’t take me long to decide I wanted this in my collection, and less than 24 hours after their restock, it had sold out.

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Colourpop Yes, Please! palette review

I’m very late to the game with this review, but I was finally able to get my hands on Colourpop’s Yes, Please! palette. It retails for $16 USD, but I got it on sale for $12.80 USD (about $16 AUD).

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Colourpop Glass Bull eyeshadow review

Earlier this month I added another Colourpop duochrome single eyeshadow to my collection. Today I’m reviewing Glass Bull from their Pressed Shadow range.

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My duo-chromatic makeup items

“Holographic” makeup was a big trend in 2017, and while the beauty community is yet to see any true holographic (i.e. pretty shifting rainbows) makeup, we did get a lot of duochromatic items. Here are the ones I picked up last year.

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12 days of golden glow (highlights)

Christmas is less than a week away, so I’m continuing on with the festive theme (last week was red lip products). This week it’s all about my golden (cruelty free) highlights!

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