I intended on doing a Q&A Wednesday today but instead I wanted to talk about a new project/focus that I want to do for the blog. I've started to feel the need for a direction to take with the blog. I've been wanting to create my own niche to have the blog be a more useful resource, so I've decided to embark on this new pet project to create an index of lip swatches of indie lip products.
With lip products, I much prefer seeing lip swatches and I don't think many indie brands do have lip swatches in their listings so I want to try to create a good resource of pictures to help advertise some amazing indie brands. I think lip products take a hell of a lot more effort to craft and perfect than eyeshadows so showcasing their beauty is the least I could do.
I will admit, there is subjectiveness with lip swatches that depend on lip pigmentation and overall skin tone but I suppose I'd still like to give my input and hopefully it is somewhat of a resource for others. I'm going to index the ones I've already done under the "Indie Lip Swatch Project" tab at the top of the blog and add more as I go. I'm also going to create a Flickr set grouping the swatches by color so it will be easier to compare and contrast the swatches. While my skintone may slightly vary in each picture, all the colors are as accurate as I can get them to be.
I've been turning towards lip products over eyeshadows anyway so might as well kill two birds with one stone and try more products out. I will try to mainly index permanent lip products but I might add in limited edition colors anyway for comparison's sake.
So I'd love to get your suggestions of not only brands to try but also specific colors you'd love to see. This project may be slow going but I've got some lip lustres from Fyrinnae on its way (I ordered more trial sizes of their lip lustres!). I'm in need of finding out more indie companies that do lip products.
Send me your recommendations!
*PS I just found out today that I was accepted into a grad school program right here in California! I'm so so excited and while I am waiting for a response back from my alma mater, I just feel so enthused about getting accepted into a program.