Hi I’m Elizabeth. I’ve been in love with makeup since I was a little girl flipping through my Mom’s Avon catalog and swiping her lipstick samples.
I love bold lip colors and vivid eyeshadow combinations for my eye looks. No natural neutral tones for me. I feel lackluster and pasty when I try neutral eye and lip colors. I prefer to be more of a peacock when it comes to my makeup.
I’m in search of the ultimate purple lipstick and green eyeshadow and the most outrageous funky nail polish colors. I’m not a makeup snob. I will try all brands from cheap to pricey based on what my budget will bear. Of course I tend to gravitate toward pricey but I make do with what’s affordable.
The real issue for me is color. I love vivid jewel tones and neon shades. If it’s bright and fun I’m eager to try the makeup.
In the past I have had trouble finding the right shade of lipstick so I have melted down colors and created my own frankenlippies.
I’ve even enrolled in a Practical Formulating Cosmetics program so I can learn how to create my own makeup and finally get the colors I dream of wearing. My love for makeup is so keen I’ve been Makeup Artist certified twice.
Attending Makeup Tradeshows is like being a little girl in a candy shop! I’ve attended IMATS LA twice and also the PHAMExpo LA. My next goal is to attend the Makeup Show LA.
I hope you stick around and read about my makeup experimentation successes and failures.