Before I get to the point of this post, can I please give American Horror Story a mention? I finished the entire first season last Saturday and got through a few episodes of the second (I was in the throes of sickness, please humor me)- I think it's safe to say that I'm hooked. Have any of you caught on to the show? It's creepy, violent, and pretty messed up, but it seriously keeps me on the edge of my seat for the whole hour!
But, back to beauty. I had something of an "aha!" moment when, the other day, I realized that those "Get the Look" cards that come with some makeup palettes could possibly be worth something. It's silly to me because I know people must use them; personally, I've always preferred to mix and match colors on my own.
If you're someone like me and always scoffs at these things, then please, hear me: they are fabulous!
1. In mega palettes, they lay out color combinations for you. This takes the guesswork out of deciding which three or four shades to use that will complement each other.
2. They show you exactly where to place colors. If you find a combination you love, sometimes it's frustrating figuring out which color to put where. Makeup cards basically do it all for you.
3. You might find a new range of colors you love to wear! This is my most favorite thing I've discovered from trying to looks from these cards. I didn't think coppers would look good on my coloring, but using the color placement and combination of shades suggested, I was able to wear a look with copper on the lid. Who would have guessed?
This is the look I was referencing above, featuring a copper eyeshadow from the Too Faced Sweet Indulgences mega palette for Holiday 2012. I'm not normally a fond fan of these shades, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice they looked when combined!
If nothing else, using these ideas can help inch you out of a makeup rut (which I'm slowly pulling myself out of- finally). What's your say in this? Do you like using the Get the Look cards that come with makeup palettes, or do you usually push them to the side? I know I'll take a closer look from now on. :)