I don’t even recognize myself. I mean, I see my fingers typing these words, chipped nail polish and all. I see Blackberry running around the living room, but I just don’t believe this is me. I just texted my cousin Paula with pictures of eyeshadows I will be passing along to her. WHAT??!! “Tracy don’t share makeup!” in my Joey Tribbiani voice. As part of the 2017 #PacificaMuse Contest, the company sent a lot of makeup for me to use. The tiny, microscopic minimalist in me kicked it. 1 in = 1 out. Uh oh! The huge, ginormous makeup junkie in me is confused and needs a nap.
I have used the Solar Complete palette for only a few days and I love it! Love It!! It is natural, but pigmented. I am able to create a bold and natural look from the same palette. I am able to do the same thing with the Semi-Sweet palette, but I don’t love it. I have never loved it, but the makeup junkie in me kept it.
Also in my box of goodies from Pacifica was the Power Of Love Palette. I really like my Pacifica palette. However, I am not in love with the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder. I have used them every way I know how. My finger, synthetic brush, natural hair brush, dry brush, wet brush, sponge tip applicator. No matter how I have tried to use them, it just does not work for me. The only explanation I have for keeping them is #makeupjunkie. I am passing them along to Paula as well.
Here is were it gets a little tricky for me. I love the NYX single shadows. They are pigmented, easy to blend and have true color of pan pay-off. So does the Lancome shadow. It is beautiful, pigmented and easy to blend. But, I am letting them all go. One, Lancome is not cruelty-free and I don’t want to support that. Two, as you can see I have several colors that dupe the single NYX shadows. Three, palettes are easier to store than singles. I am giving the Wet n’ Wild pallete away because I feel the same about them as I do the Milani shadows. Just too hard to work with.
Honestly I feel no pain giving this makeup a way. In fact I feel relieved. I have kept things in my home that I don’t love and that’s just not who I am anymore.
My cousin Paula is one of my favorite people and I am happy to make her day!