Inspired by Xtabay's post with before and after photos of her new makeup from MAC, I decided to record my before and after looks with my new makeup from the Chanel counter today. I am surprised at how little difference I see between my photos; my glasses seem to hide my eyes quite a bit. (This is my first attempt at cell phone selfies, too, so I'm sure the photo quality is skewing my results. I'm hoping, anyway.) I bought new eye makeup, foundation, blush, and lipstick for summer.

Photo 1: before makeup
Photo 2: after makeup
Photo 3: after makeup, without glasses
Photo 4: what I wore shopping--black frayed-hem skinny jeans (Mother, the Looker, in blackbird wash); mauve flounce-hem sweater (Tempo Paris); pewter lace-up Mary Janes (Trippen); glassy pendant with moonstone center, and matching earrings (Kendra Scott). Not shown: taupe raincoat Ritva Falla, light gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).

Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

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