I grew up with a mom who didn’t wear makeup (although she does now) so makeup was SUPER fun when I was little. My aunt Kim who is a Professional Dancer use to let me use her makeup when I was young, which pretty much made her the favorite Aunt.
When I was in middle school most of my friends were beginning to experiment with makeup. God i wish I had a montage of my friends middle school makeup. Can we say WHITE EYELINER and BROWN LIPSTICK. Sexy! However I was always a late bloomer when it came to things lite shaving my legs and learning about tampons. My Best friend Mallory (who I’m sure was more embarrassed than anything) always forced me to step out of my shell and “grow up” a little. She taught me how to shave my legs and how to say words like fuck….lol….this is why she is my made of honor. Without her I would be a hairy legged bride.
My mom allowed a little foundation and lip gloss in middle school, although there were some bad “frosted” eyeshadow in there too. By high school we were all caking it on like it was our jobs! Now at age 25 I finally feel like I have a good routine. I have 3 stages of makeup.
1. Work Makeup: Foundation, Powder, Mascara
2. Weekend Makeup: Foundation, Powder, Eyeliner, 1 Shadow, Mascara
3. Going Out Makeup: Foundation, Powder, Eyeliner, 3 Shadows, Blush, Mascara
I have also sloooowly upgraded my makeup quality. Here are my top Favorite Product:
And last is a new product I’m trying out. I’ve always used the cheap $5 Cover Girl foundation. I’m lucky to have good skin that isn’t makeup sensitive (eek…I dont even wash my face before bed). However Taylor Swift convinced me to purchase Cover Girl’s new NatureLuxe Silk Foundation…$14….cough….and I LOVE IT! Oh the color is sooo much nicer, being pale it’s really hard to find a good color. Usually IVORY (the lightest) is still a smidge orange for me. This one comes in Alabaster which is perfect. It’s also not greasy at all, and it’s really smooth. I wont go back to cheap crap, sorry face for mistreating you for so long.
And now I’m going to give you a quick step by step of how I do my makeup.
Add Clear Gloss and Done!
I am by no means a makeup expert…ha! I’m a makeup minimalist. I much prefer the way I look with a little makeup on, but I am not willing to spend more than about 5 minutes doing it. I have lots of friends who are really into Mac and other such fine makeup supplies. They LOVE putting on makeup. For me it’s just about looking and feeling good. So that’s that. Hope you enjoyed!
PS: I’m planing on having a pro do my wedding makeup. Any tips?