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It’s usually pretty random. If I’m going somewhere a conservative look is required (which is *most* of the time), I’ll just grab a neutral palette (or duo/quad), and just do a simple 2-3 shade eye look, then finish with brows, mascara, & liner. I usually don’t think which palette it will be ahead of time, but grab the first one my hand touches. My foundation choices depend on my skins needs at the moment, but it’s already pretty much decided ahead of time, along with blush, if I decide to use it. Then I just grab either a neutral gloss or tinted lip balm. For times that allow more freedom & creativity, I usually think about it for a couple of days, as these looks are typically for an event/function, and I plan my makeup as well as my clothing & accessories. For these looks, I will have also played around with a few looks *prior* to the event, and I carve extra time out when I’m getting ready, just in case I feel inspired to switch it up a little. I really have only two “styles” of makeup, each being at opposite ends of the spectrum, and neither has changed all that much over the years. They both work really well for me, so why change it?

I make sure I use all my mac eyeshadows at least once within the week so they all get used. I always pick one from the neutral palette and then pick a nice partner from the color palette but without repeating anything!  It kind of forces me to get creative with colors and I like new combinations everyday. 

I buy new makeups almost every week and those are what I am wearing for the week normally.
and of course depends on my mood and the clothes I am wearing for the day as well.  

I don’t wear makeup everyday coz there are.days I’m at home studyinit’ll g, but if I do then itl match my dress in some way or atleast complement it and for what I dress I take into consideration where I’m going.

how do i decide what make up to wear is a very simple procedure. i cant abide with cakey make up so i use the stuff i know won’t make me want to scratch my make up off…

Horribly to admit but during the week it’s generally what I have in my handbag.I have great set of travel brushes and a few customised pallets that I switch around. 

Well assuming there is something new that I still have to test (and it has already been photographed and swatched), then it’ll probably be that. If not, basically whatever I can think of! I usually start from my eyes and pair everything else accordingly. Sometimes I try to decide what I’ll wear and see what makeup would go with it too.

Well I don’t choose some things, like eye primer, painterly paint pot, my lower lash mascara. Foundation depends on how good my skin looks that day, and primer depends on the foundation. Eyeshadow depends on whether I want natural or dramatic, and also how loud my outfit is. Blush depends on the eye makeup-loud or natural to do the opposite on my cheeks. Lips depend on how loud my eye and cheek makeup look together. I also try to use different products so I’m not using the same thing every day. 

It depends on whether I’m trying to master or adapt a certain look or not. I’ve been wearing a lot of no-makeup looks this summer because that’s kind of a fun challenge – how much before it’s obvious? When I can’t take the natural look, I go for either a time-specific look (1960’s), a lip or cheek-dominant look or any variant of a smokey eye. My shadows for this stay the same: MAC and Ben Nye. They provide an exhaustive variety of options for whatever I have in mind.

I generally pick one specific product–like an eyeshadow, lipstick or blush–and try to build a look around that. Like yesterday, I wanted to wear my Guerlain Rouge G n Gigolo, so I picked a few neutral shadows and a light pink blush to go with it.

It’s not easy! Usually I’ll think about what color I’m in the mood for and go from there. Then I decide if I want my eyes, lips, or cheeks to be the focal point. Sometimes I’ll think of products I haven’t used in a while or I’ll stare at my makeup for an bit to decide. And I pretty much always pick out my makeup before my clothes, unless I have a new outfit.

For foundation/powder/concealer, it depends on how my skin is feeling and looking day-to-day. And, of course, on the weather and season. The rest of my look comes mostly from my mood, but I do tailor it to fit with wherever I’m going that day (work, an event, shopping, etc)

It’s mostly based on what I’m wearing.  Sometimes, I’ll be in the mood to wear a certain product (usually a blush) and I’ll pick my outfit based on the product.  

I haven’t a clue until I’m sitting in front of my makeup mirror, but for the most part it is determined by how much time I have to do my makeup.  When I do not have a clock ticking in my head would be my most favourite as I usually feel inspired to try something different even if I am going nowhere and do not expect to be seen.  When I am pressed for time, I gravitate to basics.  My partner, Harald, knows he is supposed to comment on my makeup creation if I have spent some time working at it.  LoL  
Occassionally, if will tailor my look to what I am wearing if I am going somewhere special and want to look really pulled together.

Unless I’ve just purchased something, I number my eye shadow drawers and use random.org to choose a colour. Then I just select one at random by blindly reaching for a shadow. I do this three times and come up with a new colour combination. I then choose the rest of my make up to suit.

Well, I will choose a specific makeup item eg. Mac cross wires lipstick or aquadisiac eye shadow just anything really , then build an entire look from that. I think of matching, co ordinating and complimenting colors to go with that one product.

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