This afternoon sparked some interesting questions that I would now like to answer. I posted a silly photo of myself on social media looking paranoid because of the messages I keep receiving on my phone. Messages asking if I would like to rate the store that I was just in. It’s kind of creepy right? Technology that we pay a pretty penny for, becoming our own personal spies? It’s the stuff of a Twilight Zone episode. Anyway, I digress. Right after posting the photo, friends were commenting on my skin, and asking what makeup I am currently using. So I thought I would do a fun, lighthearted little article about my interesting new finds. Here, for your enjoyment is that ridiculous picture.
Yes, I know. I’m ridiculous.
I had recently been really adventurous and decided to jump in and try makeup from a company that I had seen online. Yes, online. This means guessing at the colors and how well they are going to work with your skin tone. It’s a little bit of a stretch right? I am used to going into a store and swiping samples of each color on my skin before purchasing. But here what made me take the leap. . . the products are one dollar.
Now you are paying attention. Yes, I said, “one dollar”. The Shop is called ShopMissA.com. Here are some of my favorite finds. First, AOA Studio Wonder Matte and Wonder Metal liquid lipsticks. I had only tried two or three liquid lipsticks before this, so I didn’t have a lot of colors in my collection. Needless to say, I went crazy. Here are some of the colors I am now using.
I am really loving this BB Cream, and the beauty blender that I purchased to apply it with. (The super soft beauty blender has gone up in price to $1.55, but I don’t think that is going to break the bank.) I also purchased a beauty blender holder which is amazing, because then you don’t end up laying it down, on a counter where it might pick up bacteria. I also purchased a makeup brush cleaning egg. This little device makes it easy to clean your makeup brushes more thoroughly than with a cleaning spray alone. The BB Cream seems to make my skin look better than most of the high end products that I had previously used. Everything else seems to settle into my wrinkles and make me look even older than I am. And since I am currently enjoying the last few months before I turn 45, I just don’t need that nonsense. At one dollar each, I decided to purchase three of the BB Creams. I have one that is perfect for right now, a lighter shade for winter, and a darker shade for the later summer, since I tan easily.
I should warn you now. The site is quite expansive. They also offer jewelry, belts, canvas bags, sunglasses, phone accessories, false eyelashes, hair accessories, scarves, stationary, makeup brushes, should I go on? All at the ridiculous price of one dollar. They also have products from A20 Lab. These items are higher in price, but still amazingly priced for what they are. This line includes makeup palettes, individual pan shadows, blushes, and highlighters. So far I love the three shadows that I purchased from A20 Lab (colors: L6, L8, and P7 ). These were priced at $2.50 each, and have high pigment and low fall out. I also purchased a lovely golden highlighter called Galaxy.
As I said it is hard to purchase just one item. But the good news is that if you are purchasing in bulk, you get free shipping at a $35 purchase price. That means that each item is actually costing one dollar. I like to slowly make my cart list with makeup items I would like to try, jewelry, key chains and stickers for the kids, extra tools that we need around the house like tweezers, etc. then I make my purchase when my list gets to 35 items.
Makeup is not necessary. Right? It is not one of the essential needs in life. I have lots of days that I don’t even open a makeup drawer. Because I am busy with, well, life. But it is art. And having an artist’s palette of many colors right at your fingertips is just fun. Especially when it is at an affordable price. Happy Shopping!