Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Foundation Shade Ranges - How Inclusive Is My Collection?

Hello everyone! Hope you're all having a lovely week. Today I come to you with a post that's a little different compared to my usual content. When Fenty Beauty launched with 40 shades in their foundation range everyone was delighted. They covered fair, light, medium, deep and dark shades. They had different undertones. It was a really big moment in the industry, because it set the new standard. For years we've heard brands say that they can't release deep shades right off the bat, but they would consider making them if the line was successful. Fenty proved that wasn't true (which I think we all knew).

Enter the Tarte Shape Tape Foundations. I don't need to get into the whole thing, because it's been covered almost everywhere, but let's just say their release immediately fell flat because the shade range really only catered to white people. This opened up a huge conversation that was so long overdue. While all of this was going down, I decided to look into my own collection and really examine if the foundations I use have inclusive shade ranges or not. 

Now I'm not saying that a brand without 40 foundation shades isn't inclusive. Not at all. If a line has 15 shades that has three light shades, three medium shades and three deep shades then I would consider that inclusive. Whereas if those 15 shades only cater to light to medium skintones with no deep tones (or a token one or two) then it's not inclusive. I know this sounds simple and basic, but it's something that a lot of people never think about, simply because they don't have to.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Morning Skincare Routine

Hello everyone! Hope you're doing well. Today I've come to you with a post all about my morning skincare routine. I'm not a skincare expert by any means, but it's definitely something I want to become more educated about this year. There is no one size fits all skincare routine, so keep in mind that the products that work for me may not work for you. 

Here's a little run down of my skin, which may help you figure out if you might be compatible with the same products. My skin is normal/dry now days. It used to be so incredibly dry a few years ago, but luckily those days feel like a distant memory. I recently turned 25, so I'm also beginning to focus on anti-ageing. I'm not overly sensitive anymore, but I definitely used to be. 

I'm going to go through all the products roughly in the order I apply them. I don't do all of this every day, some days I'll do majority of everything but other days I may only do one or two steps depending on how much time I have (or how lazy I may be feeling).

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Colourpop Pressed Shadows - My Palette Swatched

Hello and welcome to my first blog post of 2018! I hope you've all had a happy and healthy start to the year. I had a nice little break but now it's back to reality, so I'm back with a blog post. I've had the title of this post saved to my drafts for months but have had to wait until I filled my palette. There is something so satisfying about custom made single shadow palettes to me. I love seeing the different shades people choose and knowing their reasoning for them. 

I've had this palette completed for a few weeks now and I've managed to arranged them in a way that makes sense to my eyes. Hopefully you can find a little inspiration here if you're looking to build a palette full of single shadows, or maybe you just want to see some pretty colours swatched. Either way, I hope you enjoy!


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