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
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!