Where do you get the most inspiration for your makeup looks?

For me, it’s from the very products that I’m testing! I’m often restricted to a specific palette or certain singles that were released together!

— Christine
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Sounds cheesey, but nature is usually most inspirational for me!!
Like right now, we have a bunch of snow and it’s cold out, so I’m going to do a warm brown and olive green smokey eye, to match the colours outside!!

Most of the time it is the products that inspire me the most. I use to look at YT videos and surf Instagram looking for inspiration but my eye shape and heavily hooded eyes made that type of inspiration very frustrating. There isn’t any way that I can make my eyes look like the smooth skinned, large mobile lid that is the main source on YT and IG. I still look at videos and IG but it is more to see what type of color combinations, how products perform, etc.

Back in the day it was Cosmopolitan/Glamour/Vogue covers. Then and now I am also inspired by what I plan on wearing clothing wise. These days I find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest and various blogs including Temptalia. I also find that as I get older I am looking more at what is most flattering to my coloring and features rather than having specific “looks”.

Pictures of the natural world, mostly! Sunsets, the ocean, gardens, autumn leaves, aurora borealis, nebula, patterns on fish or birds, etc. It’s limitless!

Also, occasionally, from someone else’s eye look. Especially if I know that it’s something that would look great on me, too!

In general it is the season and the shades that work best for my eye colour, complexion and hair shade.
For example, in winter I wear more browns, khaki/olive, muted smokey blues etc, so I wear eyeshadows and lipsticks to complement that look.
In summer, I tend to wear brighter shades and peachy/ginger lipsticks and that governs what eyeshadows I wear as well.

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