18 November 2011
A Zig and a Zag
I've lamented before about my lack of ability to apply makeup like a regular gal as well as my fear of getting - OK, looking - older, so it came as an incredibly flattering surprise for me when one of my dear readers (hi, Julie!) asked me to share what my makeup routine was. Alright, I use the term "routine" rather loosely.
I have always been a bit of a tomboy through my youth, and unlike my big sis, never really bothered to learn the finer points of makeup application. Which has really been fine through most of my life as that meant I could spend additional minutes snoozing in the morning as opposed to puffing or curling. However, in more business-y events, I feel like I lack the polish that some of my cohorts have. So I need to improve a bit. I'm taking baby steps.
My current makeup routine is pretty basic. After I finish washing my face and smearing some moisture onto my face, I use a mineral powder concealer under my eyes (and believe me, with my bags and dark circles, I've tried it all and found that the powder works the best for me for coverage and longevity), then a bit of powder foundation on my lids and chin - can you tell that I have an oily complexion yet? I sweep on some blush then apply one of my ten million shades of nude lipsticks (the Sephora in G17 has been my go-to, but I like the sparkly Givenchy in beige shine too). Lately I've been braving the red lipstick, but I really just smudge it on a bit and not really heavily apply.
What I totally lack is any sort of eye makeup routine - that whole area that already been the cause of way too many morning makeup meltdowns, so yes, shadows and liner are too varsity for me. I admittedly am prone to jab myself in the eye if I try liner, apply shadow like a first-grader, and mascara - I really try, and you can't mess up mascara, but I can't seem to find that formula that doesn't end up in terrible clumps on my lashes or smeared under my eye.
Do you gals have any recommendations for mascaras that don't clump or smudge? And is there a type of makeup that you are intimidated by?
Dress: Asos knitted shift
Tights: Anne Klein (sim here)
Shoes: Vince Camuto bronco (worn here - sim here, here)
Necklace: c/o Simply Livly via Etsy
Bracelet: F21 faceted cube (sim here, here)