We made it to Friday.
Per usual, it seems a little strange to be talking about makeup in a time like this. On one hand, this isn’t really a place of politics, but on the other hand, it is a blog about life, and I think a lot of lives have been affected by what’s happened this week.
Everyone copes differently, and even I find myself wanting to do one thing one hour and something different the next. So, if one of your coping mechanisms is distraction and/or makeup, then welcome!
If you’re frustrated, mad, sad, or maybe you just don’t know how you feel, I can assure you, you’re not alone. I certainly hope the next few days are a little more calm for all of us, even if that means we have to turn off everything and read magazines (or whatever you like)!
So, let’s get to the palette 🙂
I actually got this in the fall, but haven’t had a chance to share it yet. Over the summer, I was gifted a ton of stuff from Beauty Bakerie for my birthday! I loved everything I got, so I have purchased a few more items, including this palette.
Beauty Bakerie is an indie makeup brand that’s Black-owned, so you can feel good about buying it. Plus… the packaging is always so cute.
This is a 9-pan palette of cool-toned neutrals. There are 5 shimmers and 4 mattes, and it’s vegan and cruelty-free!
Here are the names of the shades (these are in the same order as the swatches on my arm from left to right): Yawning, Forehead Kisses, Pajamas, French Doors, Boo & a View, Messy Hair, Fresh Face, Cuddle Cakes, and Lazy Baby.
So far, my favorite shades are French Doors (a very light, pearlescent shade), Fresh Face (a neutral metallic that would look good all over the lid, by itself) and Cuddle Cakes (another shimmer shade that’s more of a dark metal).
I’m always appreciative when palettes have a shade like Forehead Kisses, because you can use it as a base, all over the lid or mix it with other colors to blend and create depth.
I also just want to say, I think the names and the cover of this palette are so cute 🙂 The heart waffle and the coffee!
Many of us are still spending a lot of time at home, so I know wearing makeup can sometimes seem pointless. But, I have found that on some days, getting ready — even if that just means changing my clothes or putting on a swipe of mascara — helps me get going.
It might be worth a shot if you’re feeling low.
I hope all of you have a safe, restful weekend!
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