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Do You Keep a Style Diary or Beauty Look Book Journal?

November 3, 2009

If you’re like me and have those “I don’t know what makeup to wear days” where you’re stuck in a rut, I recommend starting your own Beauty Look Book to jot down ideas that you can refer back to for the times your mind is drawing a blank.

For me, I get my beauty inspiration and ideas from browsing online celebrity photo websites, various Japanese magazines, and also from the sales associates/product specialists I shop with. I love how some lines create a seasonal “look” for their new collections, especially when featured on a live person.

I have all my makeover face charts filed in a small drawer and recently started keeping simple journal which includes:

  • Looks I did that I really liked, usually writing down the items I used at the end of the day
  • Look/combination suggestions I get from various makeup artists at the counters (I always ask them “can you tell me what you used on your lips?”)
  • Look/combination ideas I get from various face-of-the-day posts from beauty message boards

I previously have had tons of small pieces of papers scattered all over the place, so to be a bit more organized, I’m using a small Paul & Joe notebook to transfer all the good ideas to one centralized place:

It can be as simple or as detailed as you have the time for. For me, it would not make sense to record every single look I’ve done (although it would be fun) because of the unlikely chance that I would go back and recreate all of them.

Do you keep a style diary or beauty notebook for fun? Share your ideas!