I was scrolling though Twitter earlier this week and I don’t know what sparked it but I had a *ping blog post idea* moment. This hasn’t happened very often in my blogging life – I don’t consider myself to be a very innovative or creative person, I just like talking about makeup and stuff. Now, I’m not saying that this has never been done before, in fact there’s probably a tag going around but I haven’t seen any posts of this nature before so I’m going with it.
The idea is to look through my collection and put together a full face of makeup using all my most expensive products. It will be a two part series (does two constitute a series?!), with the second part coming next week. The second part will be the opposite end of the spectrum, a full face using, yep you guessed it, my least expensive products. I’m toying with the idea of doing a third part with a half and half makeup look to compare the two to see whether it’s worth spending more on certain products – now that I have seen before, but they’re more ‘a full face of dupes’ type posts.
When Urban Decay launched their Naked Heat palette there was some minor controversy caused by some dodgy swatches which appeared online. But as soon as beauty gurus and influencers started reviewing the palette the noise died down. Then along came the latest eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills and UD could finally kick back and relax with a cup of tea (and there’s been plenty of tea spilled). Anyone who tried the Modern Renaissance palette from ABH (read my review here) will know it always had a bit of a powderyness to it but damn are those shadows pigmented. Well it turns out that the Subculture palette is waaaay more powdery and is still pigmented but allegedly very difficult to blend. And the beauty world is shook. For every 1 positive review I’ve read / heard, there’s been 25 more negative reviews. Now normally this would put me off from buying but when I saw the collection of shades in the palette I fell in love, and they’re nothing like anything I already own (at least I don’t think, should really double check my collection). So I added to basket, I couldn’t stop myself. I bought my palette from Beauty Bay for £41 and it’s still available here.