Self confessed Make-up Addict!

Self confessed make up addict…..5 words that describe me!

If there’s a new palette of something or something to ‘reduce the appearance of pores‘, ‘reduce shine‘ etc, then its got my attention!

One thing I try my hardest not to do is impulse buy.  (Hard to believe I know!!)  If there is new product on the market, or perhaps even an old product that has got people raving about it, then I like to find out more!

I research as much as possible by reading blogs, reviews, watching Youtube demos and reviews and going into store to check the product out for myself.

Where I can I always get samples to take home and try.  This applies more so when purchasing foundations.  I’ve never been happy with a foundation purchase where I have had it applied at a counter, and under the bright lights of the store looked into the mirror where actually yeah, it looks ok!  I then walk around town, get into a lift with mirrors and think ‘what the hell do I look like??  I don’t remember having a fight with an orange!‘    So, take a sample and try it at home under normal lighting!  Recently I was having a new foundation applied in store but the colour was chosen by a shade matching device!  Nope!  Still wrong!  Too dark in normal light! I did go back and ask for a sample of the next shade lighter which was perfect, but I’m sure there must be other people who are shade matched and buy the product there and then!

Next, I traumatise over the ‘Need v. Want’ arguement.   ‘Want’ can always win but there are times I am sensible enough to stop and say ‘Rachel, NO! 4 different foundations is more than enough!‘   Sometimes I do end up sending a text to a fellow make-up addict (she knows who she is!!) saying ‘Soooo…this just happened…..!‘ along with a photo of whatever bag or box it’s in!

I’d like to think I am kinda clued-up when it comes to make up, I know what I like and what I don’t and generally I don’t get drawn in to cross-selling with products.  There are of course exceptions to this as sometimes certain products just do work better with their intended counterparts!  The chances are, if I have researched a foundation for example, then I’ve already looked at the matching primer, concealer and finishing powder so I tend to know what I am looking for!

Brushes and sponges……yep I collect those too!  The main thing with brushes and sponges is cleaning and looking after them.  I will blog about this separately as I’m quite strict with make up and brush hygiene and have a great ‘Brush Cleaner’ gadget to rave about!

Check back later on my page as I will be blogging about my favourite products for day to day looks and also my dance competition make up!

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