I feel like I’ve done some combination of gold/copper/orange/plum/berry every week for the last year. I browse my own looks, and I’m like, “that’s the same, that’s the same, that’s the same, that’s the same.” It’s easier just to say that all the palettes that sit in that color scheme I’m over for now!
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Easy: MAC Pigments. I was hooked!
Pat McGrath’s Decadence palette! There’s no palette that makes me want to dive headlong into color and just play, particularly because it’s not the most cohesive palette on its own. Every time I use it, it’s such a delight.
Sonia G. brushes! To get close to the $100 mark, I’d go with Sculpt Three ($32), Builder One ($32), and Worker One ($36).
I always get asked “what’s your favorite brand,” which I find impossible to answer now… I just like too much across too many brands, and by the nature of what I do, I flit from product to product. But last year’s brands of the year were Urban Decay and ColourPop. So, to Urban Decay: Please come out with pan-only versions of your eyeshadows! Please bring back Honey eyeliner! What happened to the blushes?? To ColourPop: You put out great products, and I love that you can easily turn around new concepts and shades, but it feels like an onslaught of releases and I can’t keep up!
First, depending on how long it’s been going on, it might just be a good time to take a break and enjoy it (rather than feel like you’re in a rut and getting upset about it). Second, I find experimenting with different color combinations/textures or pulling out products I haven’t used in awhile helps to inspire me. Third, browse platforms like Instagram for more creative/avant garde makeup–even if it’s not “wearable” to work or school doesn’t mean you can’t recreate and get your creative juices flowing!