Not really! I didn’t grow up idolizing anyone’s look (I didn’t keep up with celebrities, and I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup, so I didn’t even have much interest/awareness of makeup until the last year or so in high school, and interest began in college), so I think that as an adult, that’s contributed to how I still feel/interact with celebrities and the like. I do enjoy following some makeup artists and enthusiasts on Instagram, though I think I am more inspired by their attitudes/approaches to makeup than specifically their work (though the two go hand-in-hand!).
P.S. — I love seeing everyone interact with each other here, so I am also going approve comments without replying (with the intention of still replying personally!) as I can so that you can see each others comments ASAP!
For all-over glow, I love liquids mixed in with foundation for the most even coverage more so than dusting a powder highlighter all-over. For all-day wear, I prefer a cream blush with a powder blush lightly tapped over it. I prefer powder blushes/highlighters/eyeshadows in general, though I like cream eyeshadows for one-and-done kind of looks or as bases.
I like Marc Jacobs Highliners the most, followed by Stila’s Smudgestick liners. I also like MAC Chromagraphic Pencils, but the shade range is more basic/primary, so I just don’t end up reaching for the shades in the range.
Hmm, I am having trouble recalling packaging mishaps with really good product inside. One thing that does come to mind is Urban Decay’s penchant for bulky packaging on their palettes (sometimes better these days), as they could always go slimmer! I’d also love for Guerlain Rouge Gs to be redone so that I can read the label and keep them standing up.