The Makeup Theory site is written by Todra Payne. The header says "Empowering Every Woman to be Beautiful," which I like. I looked through quite a bit of the blog and really enjoyed it. There is much more to it than just makeup. The stories she tells are interesting and I love that she appreciates "quirky beauty".
From her blog:
I like offbeat, quirky faces. Strong jaw lines, interesting hair textures, something international in its appeal.
Sweet Libertine Cosmetics started out as a little shop on Etsy ran by Sarah Waller from her apartment. Demand was so great that she recently had to get a new workspace to fill the orders. I knew about the shop because musician Amanda Palmer had mentioned it at one time (and SLC even makes Amanda Palmer-inspired eyeshadows). I really like the entrepreneurial spirit of Sarah at Sweet Libertine. I'm glad she's doing well.
I was sort of a tomboy growing up and really have only begun experimenting with makeup as an adult. Eyeshadows are the most fun to play with for me, so I was very excited to click over to the Makeup Theory Workshops site today and see that Little Weloos Mom was the winner! For once, I won something! Hooray!
[We all remember the horrible disappointment I felt after losing Michelle's awesome sock zombie contest. She's hilarious, so I forgive her for not fixing the results in my favor. The vast ocean of the Interwebs can be a cruel mistress, but if you keep casting out your line you will eventually be validated (or catch a nasty virus).]
Thank you, Todra from Makeup Theory Workshops and Sarah at Sweet Libertine Cosmetics! (And of course the random name chooser!) Both sites are linked above. You should check them out.
***Edited to add:
Since I probably permanently alienated my two or three male readers with this post about makeup I may as well show the colors I chose!
Acmon Blue, Blue Emperor Dragonfly, Leather & Lace, and Cafe Au Lait.
The prices are very reasonable, ladies. Go look!