Growing up with two sisters, sharing makeup was commonplace for me. Three girls in close quarters provided me a chance to experiment with products I would have never tried, had the desire to steal from my sisters not been so strong (hey, it’s hard to forgive and forget when someone loses your favorite lip gloss). My inclination towards cosmetic kleptomania resurfaced at my Benefit Laughter is the Best Cosmetic event when two friends with very different skin tones tried out the Big Beautiful Eyes eye contour kit. Both ended up with their own unique but equally stunning eye makeup results. I was instantly intrigued. A universally flattering eye shadow palette! I had to have it for myself.
Thankfully stealing was not necessary since my friend Ashleigh of Day and Socialite let me to borrow the Big Beautiful Eye palette to test it out and compare our results. Ironically Ashleigh (pictured above) won the palette for telling her most memorable makeup story about her high school drill team coach who did not understand the concept of different colors flattering different skin tones, leading to clown like results for those without fair skin on the team.