For me, it’s primarily based on what I need to test next, so I’m often not making choices that necessarily work together in a cohesive look! On the odd time when I am choosing, I usually start with eye makeup and go from there. I tend to pair cooler eye makeup with cooler lips and cool or more neutral cheeks, while warmer eye makeup often gets paired with warmer lips and cheeks. I usually start with darker shades in the crease and then work my way onto lid shades, usually more shimmery and brightening either on the center or inner portion. Most color combinations are born out of what my eye gravitated toward in a palette or when looking at some singles — and lots and lots of practice playing with various colors and textures over the years!
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Bite Beauty Squid Ink with Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl gloss and Make Up For Ever 107 Bronze Star Lit Diamond Powder!
Nothing comes to mind, partially because I so rarely return to products in general that the answer is almost “all of them.” I feel like with so many releases, older limited edition releases just fade from memory so quickly unless they were truly stellar, and all of those, I have still reached for as often as is feasible (given what I do for a day job!).
I love orange and red blush, but I love eye makeup more and tend to go heavy enough on eyes that orange/red blush doesn’t pair well with what I’ve done on the eyes!
I really like to see the brand/retailer give some power to their customer service representatives so that they can solve customer issues quickly and efficiently without having to escalate to the “let me talk to a manager!” level. It’s also important to be able to ask questions and get real answers quickly, like they should know if something is permanent or limited edition!
I love shades like Bite Beauty Squid Ink (blue) and Kale (dark green), which I do reach for but in another life, I’d be reaching for them every other week!