Freya Beha Erichsen at Prada, Spring 2011 - That's some good-lookin' shadow!
image via Style.com
Ever since I cleaned out my closet, I have been inspired to do the same to my makeup counter (it's not really a counter as much as a ledge). I'm tired of looking at a makeup collection that's as cluttered (if not more) than my closet was just a few short days ago! But unlike clothes, shoes and bags, making over your makeup takes a lot more time because one has to employ a method that is more trial and error, and less Toss, DIY and Swap. But you gotta start somewhere!
My plan of attack (POA) is to find brands I love and stick to them, regardless of the sticker price (your reading this from a girl who still has a hard time resisting a sale, even 18-months out of Fashion Rehab!). But a deal is not a deal if you don't get your money's worth - consider that another lesson from a (reformed) shopaholic. At the end of this weeding out process, I hope to have a comprehensive list for when I'm feeling flush and for when I'm feeling a bit more frugal. Ideally, the end result will be a mix of both. As I said before, this will take time.
After our amazing trip to NYC last spring and, specifically, our very successful visit to Sephora, I discovered that my number one choice for mascara is YSL. And since I can't always afford the YSL, I also now know (after an unfortunate incident with a green tube that shall (not) remain nameless - read about it!) that L'Oréal Voluminous is my go-to on the lower end price point.
Next up? Eyeshadow! I have a couple I am going to try out: Lancome for the flush days and Rimmel for the frugal days... We'll see how it goes and I promise to keep you posted. In the meantime, help a Rehab Sister out and let me know: what's your pick for best eyeshadow?