Do you plan your looks in advance?

Not really! I might have an idea of what product(s) I’m going to use, e.g. new so-so palette, but I don’t have a real idea of how it’ll come together until I sit down to apply.

— Christine
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Genevieve Avatar

Every now and then I do – especially if I have an event to go to and I am wearing something new. I will comb through my eyeshadow palettes and try and co-ordinate the shades to bring out the best of the colours on me. An example is when I went out after our lockdown ended to meet my former colleagues and I used the Smashbox Petal Metal palette with Contraversy from bareMinerals The Wild Thing.

brendacr1 Avatar

My husband would be rolling his eyes at me with this question lol. I have my makeup set up the day before in order of application and I know what look I will be doing as I’ve already got my clothes set out. |I’m a little OCD, I will never be late for anything because I like to be prepared.

Nikki Avatar

I have a ton of potential makeup looks recorded, and every Friday night I pick 7 for the following week. It keeps me from scrambling while getting ready for the day, but there’s also flexibility, because I can switch the day around or even swap in a totally different look I’d never considered in the initial Friday-night planning session.

Nina Avatar

Not really. I rather go by the seat of my pants. I’m probably in a rut makeup wise. Same brown or navy or black Smokey eye. Same lipstick. Same bronzer. I am going to prowl your swatches for a decent blush since I’ve moved and there’s no department store or Sephora near me I’m reliant on you and a few on YouTube and Instagram for suggestions. Not as fun as when I could zip in and swatch my heart out. Ahhh life in the country it has its advantages but lacks in great makeup or clothes 🥲

Helene Avatar

I used to when I worked. As I love sleeping in the mornings I always had quite a short time to get ready, I had clothes picked out and the makeup sorted. at least in my head. Silly really, as I worked as a nurse I changed clothes on arrival to work, Those days the clothes we wore were dark green.
Now I just pick a palette, or a self made one with singles and pick what I feel like.
For a party or a night out, (HA as if I will ever do something like that again!) I do plan ahead, coordinating clothes and makeup.

Dolores Avatar

I do plan in advance most of the time. I work the noc shift, so I do like to set out my makeup that I would like to wear that night in advance, its the only way that I can somewhat rotate my makeup. I also spend some time on Webex and/or Microsoft teams for online meetings, so for me that also takes some planning. I enjoy the makeup process more if I do not have to rush to make that decision getting ready.

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