Saturday, April 15, 2017
M is for Makeup
For a large portion of my life I did not wear any makeup on a daily basis. I had a few things I would wear on special occasions, but I had no desire to try and get myself up earlier then 15 minutes before work and try to put a face on.
Well this past Christmas I had 2 different people get me some makeup for a gift. Good stuff too! These 2 people did not know each other so it wasn't a joint collaboration/intervention to get my 31 year old self to to cover up some of those Adult acne scars and giant pimples. I think they just assumed all girls like makeup. Well, guess what? I did. And it started a whole new thing for me, and now I DO get up earlier for work, and I DO spend stupid amounts of money on eyeliner. Not because I don't like how I look without makeup, I love me, with or without make-up! But now I just have a ton of fun wearing the makeup and trying new things, and I now like how I look with makeup too! I discovered Maybelline Concealer, which was a game changer. I even tried contouring, which was a little much for me on the daily, but fun because it make me feel like I was an artist painting my face.
Makeup is definitely a form of art in case you didn't know. And if you put makeup on every day, or even just sometimes, as far as I am concerned, you have a a little artist in you. Make-up makes you learn colors and how to use a brush and what a highlight is and how to create shapes and angles, its pretty amazing really what you learn once you start getting into the makeup scene. When I didn't wear makeup, I could go days without looking at myself in a mirror, which I sort of miss that (trying going a whole 8 hours without checking you makeup in the mirror will lead to quite a surprise when you finally do. Hello clumpy foundation and raccoon eyes). So M is for Makeup, but Makeup is basically Art.
Some makeup I wear
Neutrogena Mineral Foundation
Anastasia Brow Wiz
2 Different Nix white Eye liners:
Nix Faux White for actually eye lining
Nix Jumbo Eye Liner in White, I use it as a highlighter under my brows and wherever else I feel like highlighting today.
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara in Brown
Burts Bees Tinted Chapstick <~~~~~Rose, Hibiscus and Red Deliha....LOVE this stuff!!
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray
Christiana Moss Facial Moisteruizer as my daily primer
Sometimes I use a Pink shadow I got from Sephora when I feel fancy
Aesthetica Contour Kit <~~Almost Stupid Proof. Comes with instructions!!