Recently, Lorac released three new Unzipped eye shadow palettes inspired by three different Southern California landscapes. Going with the popular “warm and hot” eye trend we see from the Urban Decay Naked Heat or Tarte Toasted palette that I don’t think is released yet, Lorac now has the Ocean Sunset, Mountain Sunset, and Desert Sunset palettes to add to the original Lorac Unzipped line.
When I saw pictures of them, I was excited for a split second. But then I saw that in each palette, there are a few colors that I know I will not personally like or use (or know how to use). So then I was not excited. Those brighter purples or strong orange and red based colors are just not my thing.
If I had to choose one, the Unzipped Mountain Sunset palette may be the most useful out of the bunch in my opinion because the colors seem to work together the most, and it has a lovely dark forest green for an accent color. But still…if I’m not going to use some of the colors, it doesn’t make sense to me to get the whole palette. I for one will not be purchasing any of the new Unzipped Sunset palettes!
Instead (haha), I purchased something I’ve wanted and put a lot of thought into for a long time – the original Lorac Unzipped palette that has been out for a few years:
This no-buy I set for myself is downgraded to a low-buy haha. Obviously, I love makeup, so let’s be real and give makeup a bigger space in my life. I’m still being careful of the colors and products I choose. It’s all about that balance 🙂 Anyway, I recently ordered some things from ELF, and I am so excited about them because they seem really good for us pale princesses. I’m probably most excited about about the new ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo because the colors look promising and duos are easy and quick to use! Read on to see my thoughts.
Well, it was good while it lasted 🙂 Today I purchased a piece of makeup and broke my strict no-buy until the end of 2017. I had a good run – about 2 months of not purchasing any makeup.
I’m not kicking myself for my purchase today though. After decluttering all of the products that I wasn’t using, the sight of which was giving me stress and anger, and having a nice detox from makeup, I feel like I’m in a better place with makeup. I still am steering clear of the buy buy buy mentality. I no longer idly browse makeup aisles (…except for today when I went in to get a spoolie for my eye brows), but I think this one small item should be fine. The no buy will definitely resume after this!
Now what was it that broke my will and my no-buy? This little guy:
I have always admired the Bobbi Brown brand for its classic taste in makeup. It’s just kind of expensive, but I recently bit the bullet and got some everyday staples that I know I will use and love. Call it my Bobbi Brown essential starter kit, if you will. I purchased two eye shadows, Stone and Espresso, and a blush, Nude Peach, to dip my toes into the brand, and I’m excited to start using them! Read on for my thoughts on Bobbi Brown’s Stone, Espresso, and Nude Peach, especially if you want to start purchasing their makeup too but are not sure what to get!