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I don’t get much time any more to just play without purpose – I surely play plenty (in my mind), but I think the context of the question makes it seem like “work.” I routinely test new products and they won’t always make sense together (like I’ll wear two blushes or two different eyeshadow combinations).

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Often I will put on totally different makeup after school/work, just to try out things and make myself feel better. Sometimes it’ll be harder eyeliner than I possibly can do at 7am, or crazier lip colors than I’m willing to wear if I can’t touch up often. But sometimes I’ll try things to get the perfect concealer working or something.

I wish I had the luxury of time, LOL. Actually, I do find time once in a great while to come play with new lipstick/gloss combos, or figuring out new uses for products that don’t work for their intended purpose (ie, foundation in the wrong shade).

My latest “project” is looking for a way to “dupe” MAC Grey Friday (or at least find something comparable), but I haven’t gotten started yet, although I have some ideas. Also, I’m searching for a new cream contour shade, so I plan to try some pigments with foundation that just doesn’t work.

As far as playing with full “looks”, I typically only have one chance to get it done, so what I end up with is my only option. Needless to say, I usually just work with what I know.

I definitely put on makeup just to play. I have SO. MUCH. MAKEUP. It needs to get used one way or another, lol. When I put on makeup because I’m going somewhere, it seems I’m always rushed, so I often resort to one of a handful of go-to-looks. I like to get creative, so usually when I can’t sleep or am staying in for the night with little to do then I will resort to playing with my makeup.

I did in the past, but not anymore, I barely have time to get myself together and get out the door on time, and when I do have time I’m too tired to play in makeup or I have other things I have to do…But I wish I could.

Yes I do…alot. I love the makeup products of now-a-days. The qualities are a lot better than it was years ago. And some of the designs are just so cute. Especially, the urban decay palettes. I end up mixing eye shadows and coming up with some weird or awesome eyeshadow combos or discover that a product can actually be multifunctional! I end up mixing foundations with moisturizers to get tinted moisturizers. Or mix foundations to get the right shade of my skin. Or I find out that I can use certain eyeshadows for contouring or as eyebrow fillers. Make up is fun! Finding out I can do new things with my makeup is even better!

Oh yes, I play around all the time, for two reasons. The first is that I like to try out new looks/products as a “trial run” before I go out in public, in case things don’t work out. The second, and most important reason is that I just LOVE makeup so “playing” with it makes me happy!!

All the time. I don’t get out much, so sometimes I feel like a little girl rummaging in her mom’s makeup stash to play, except it’s my own stash.

lol Christine, I’m imagining there’s a comic book villain in there somewhere. All mismatched eyes and cheeks bc she’s testing makeup and there’s some sort of “accident in the lab.” 😉
I love playing with makeup. If I’m home for the rest of the day and I want to experiment with lip tars or change up my eyeshadow, I will totally go crazy. Good way to find out what doesn’t work.

I have an aversion to playing around with makeup with no intention of going anywhere – it feels wasted! Though of course, if I remain too intimidated to use a product because I haven’t played with it to figure out how to wear it, and I hardly use it, then it’s truly wasted. Often I’ll have a play then just wear it out of the house regardless!

Yep, quite a lot. I don’t have a lot of opportunities to wear flashy, creative or more intense make up since I generally only wear it for work. Sometimes in the evening after work, when I have a decent base of foundation already on, I’ll try things before I cleanse properly. That way I have a few ideas in my head next time I go out and can wear something different!

All the time! I’m fairly conservative with what I wear on a daily basis so makeup “play time” is a chance for me to have fun and maybe come up with something a bit more daring that I might actually wear to work!

Always!! When I get something new I dive right into it and experiment, before “going public.” Most recently was the Urban Decay Smoked palette…I just had to try out every color!!

I do! I am new to makeup and recently got the UD smoked palette so before I wash my face at night I have been practicing a smoky eye using the instructions that came with the palette. So much fun!

Sometimes I will sketch out eye looks with bright colours and then use one of my more colourful eye palettes and play around with it. Once I took off and re-applied shadows WAY too many times, and made my eyes super irritated! ah! It sucked. But I usually don’t wear colours out of the house before practicing them because it could turn out horrible and I don’t always have the time to fix it.

Very rarely, few times when I was at home and had nothing to do I tried to mix lipcolors with very little to no succes lol. That´s why I´m a big fan of products that are perfect by themselves I don´t like to have to mix or do any effort for my products to work lol considering how bad I am at mixing and making them look different.

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