I have always been a pretty simple woman when it comes to makeup, fashion, and beauty products. Most beauty products do not hold up to ranch work, horses, and the elements I work in on a daily basis. If I can keep it simple, that is the way I go!
I typically use a natural and subtle palette of colors. When I do my five minute makeup routine in the morning it is typically one shade across my eyelids, mascara, and a CC cream.
It was EXTREMELY relieved and excited to see that printed on the back of each Blue Ribbon Beauty palette are eyeshadow tutorials for ranch/reining, horsemanship, and pleasure riders. Each look is easy to follow for both beginners and experts alike. The Latigo and Lace palette shades are: Belt Buckle (Shimmer Gold), Bling (Shimmer Pale Gold), Suede Chaps (Matte Medium Brown), Rollback (Shimmer Pink Champagne), Lazy Loper (Shimmer Brick Red), and It’s A Cinch (Matte Reddish Brown).
This palette is the perfect size to fit in a purse, makeup bag or backpack. It is made of a thick material with a “sleeve” to keep the pallet closed. It also includes a high quality mirror built into the pallete, so this is the ULTIMATE convenience when in the trailer, truck, or on the road preparing for a show. I am hard on makeup items. I was impressed that even after a few HARD drops the pallet stayed FULLY intact. I was absolutely expecting to open the pallet to find broken eyeshadow… but the pallet looked perfect!
You can easily blend any of the included shades onto your lid or crease with an eyeshadow brush or your finger. I used both when using this product. To intensify the color, dip your brush or finger in water. This shadow went on SMOOTH and packed onto my lid really well. The colors were rich, they were not “watered” down or hard to get on the brush or on your finger to apply.
I never thought about makeup as an important factor in appearance while showing. Being in the ring as a child and even as a young adult I would wear my everyday look and just roll with it. After using the tutorials on the packaging for different looks, it was like a light bulb went off.
I started paying more attention to showmanship classes, western disciplines, and ranch riders. The more I paid attention the more I noticed that the clean, natural look makes ALL the difference in not only your own confidence but it absolutely draws the RIGHT attention to you and your equine companion!