If you know me you know that I don’t really do much when it comes to makeup. Sometimes I don’t even wear any when I go out (I’m at a coffee shop right now sans makeup.) And when I do wear makeup I don’t wear any sort of foundation or anything. The genes department blessed me with pretty clear skin, and I don’t want to cover up my freckles! Of course I do get blemishes, but we’ll get to that. However I thought it would be fun and informative to share what I wear on my face day to day and what I prefer for makeup! FYI: I wear makeup to enhance my features and look as natural as possible, so that’s what I will be focusing on!
Eyes – When I wear makeup I focus mostly on the eyes. However I don’t like to go overboard and I like to enhance my features. I wear a lot of Mary Kay because my friend’s mom is a seller, but I use other makeup as well. For eye shadow, I prefer to enhance the color of my eyes. I love these color enhancer palettes from Almay and Mary Kay. They have a three color shadow for every color eyes and it really enhances the color of your eyes.
I also rely on mascara a lot. I use it mostly to darken my lashes and lengthen them some. I wear this Mary Kay mascara. The bristles are soft and it feels like it’s being brushed on by feathers. If you’re not into Mary Kay I recommend Maybelline Great Lash mascara which gives you the same soft brush with lots of color and length. I always use black because my lashes are black, so go with what looks most realistic to your natural lashes!
Eyeliner is something I struggle with to apply. I use an eyeliner crayon because it’s easy for me to apply every day, but for fancier events I use liquid. When I apply eyeliner I sweep a small black line on the top lash line, and don’t use any on the bottom. Since my eyes are so small I only need a bit of black mascara on the bottom lash line.
Lips – Lips are the one thing about makeup that I absolutely adore. I am a huge lover of lipstick and I switch up what I wear day to day. If I have a more casual day, I wear a stain or chubby stick from Clinique or Revlon. My grandma has used Clinique products for as long as I can remember so she got me hooked on the brand at a young age. I love their lipstick, chubby sticks, and facial cleaners and moisturizers.
Face – I’ll say again that I don’t wear foundation, so I have no tips or tricks about that. Sorry! But I will say this: Don’t wear it if you don’t want to! I don’t want to so I don’t, but some of my friends feel weird without it and that’s totally cool. If you feel weird without then wear it, but don’t wear it because you feel ugly or pressure from society. Your skin is beautiful as is, and the color of your skin is so unique! Who wants to hide it behind the same shade that millions of other women have?
For blemishes and spots I wear Maybelline master concealer. I usually get blemishes around my mouth so it washes away after I eat or drink. So, I check in to make sure it hasn’t washed off or I bring it with me and reapply if needed. Other concealers I suggest: L’Oreal True Match stick, Maybelline Fit Me, Neutrogena Healthy Skin, Almay Smart Shade Concealer.
Wear sunscreen! Lots of brands have facial sunscreen now and it’s so important to wear. If you are fair I suggest wearing it daily if you are outside a lot, or find a foundation or moisturizer that has sunscreen built in. Here are my suggestions: Neutrogena, Goddess Garden, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic.