D O I W E A R A L O T O F M A K E U P ?
Yes. Yes, I do.
But not as much as you would think. Or perhaps, even more than you think. Depending on how much you believe this illusion of beauty I seem to portray. For those objective OOTDs and Instagram, I enjoy patting powders and sharpening lines. Strong makeup looks incredible in photos.
Reality is a much different story.
The kind of makeup I wear for daily life differs from what I wear for events. In reality, I wear glasses. I run errands with my mother. I catch up with close confidants, who have watched me burp the alphabets in awe and disgust. These days, I apply makeup quickly.
And on one of these days, I decided to film it.
P R O D U C T S M E N T I O N E D :
| NARS Light Optimizing Primer
| Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base
| NYX Full Coverage Concealer in Yellow
| Catrice All-Round Concealer in Salmon
| Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 'Shade 2.0' | r e v i e w e d
| Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in 'Fair Neutral'
| Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
| Makeup For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
| Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set in 01 Natural Brunette
| Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
| Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette in Foxy
| Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 02 Hot Chocolate
| NYX Wonder Pencil in 01 Light
| TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer | r e v i e w e d
| Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Star Wars Edition
| Benefit They're Real! Mascara Deluxe Edition | r e v i e w e d
| Essence Silky Touch Blush in 40 Natural Beauty
| MAC Lip Liner in Spice
| Essence Liquid Lipstick in 02 Beauty Secret | r e v i e w e d
In hindsight, this is a lot of product.
But it should be noted that it only takes me 15 to 30 minutes. Compared to the 1 hour I usually spend getting ready when modelling, this routine is a breeze.
For everyday makeup, the main focus should be enhancing features. This may differ from person to person but most likely, it will be creating even skin and looking awake. Forget contoured cheekbones and smokey eyes. Focus on clear skin and bright eyes. Hence, why I spend so much time colour-correcting, concealing and highlighting my face.
For a more glam look, I did an Everyday Glam tutorial a few months ago.
The difference is this look I actually wear most days. There is nothing in-depth, just basic details of my makeup. Though, I may do a few detailed tutorials soon once inspiration strikes me. Which is rare nowadays.
What is your everyday makeup?