Makeup Papers, a review
RQ: Adding another baby to the family
I stumbled across these on Anthropologie’s website and I was all “mmmmyeah right those are a terrible idea streaks for days” with my attitude. You know, I’m a skeptic at heart.
Anyway, so I was IN Anthropologie with my sister last weekend and saw a pack of these sitting on a beautiful display for sampling and then I was all ” COOL LET ME TRY IT ” because I had to know. I grabbed the highlight shade because I thought it was blush and rubbed it onto the apples of my cheeks.
And wouldn’t you know it was a beautiful, warm, natural looking glow.
So naturally I bought a pack.
Will this replace my typical makeup application routine of powders and brushes? No, probably not, but the colors on the papers are so gorgeous it’s a fun thing to do for something different. And it could be good to keep in your bag in case you need a mid-day pick me up. I have been carrying around a powder that’s on it’s last leg, but I will definitely just tear off a few of these, put them in a ziplock bag, and slip them into a small section of my purse. They can’t break, and they can be applied with zero mess.
Anyway, here’s my face before with only Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation on it. I forgot how much I love this foundation!
And here is my face afterwards. I shoot looking directly into the windows so the brightness of the light may not show the depth of color as well, but the video shows how nice of a glow the papers added!
So if you are at all curious, give it a try. And if you’re only familiarity with makeup papers is the rice blotting papers, just know that these are very different. These deposit color onto the face instead of blotting up oil.
I could really see a lot of uses for these since they are so travel friendly and really worked well. So while I wouldn’t call them an absolute “must have” type of product, they were fun to experiment with and I will happily use up the pack so it doesn’t just sit unused in my linen closet.