So, here’s another post about something I love! If you’re new to this month’s little series just check out a few of my other posts or you can read this post here where I talk about this series more. 🙂
Today’s love themed post is going to be about makeup!!!!
Let me just put a disclaimer out there that I’m not a “makeup savvy” person. So, if you saw me in person you would be thinking “she loves makeup??”. I also have a really small makeup bag that proves I’m not big into makeup. However, I do really love makeup. I love watching YouTube videos about it and seeing all the different and cool palettes that are coming out. I’m not super good at following it so I don’t know all the latest makeup palettes that are being released, but sometimes I’ll watch videos about them.
I used to do a lot of eyeshadow when I was in school, but I stopped doing it mainly because it took a lot of time and I prefer to do other things with my time. I’ll still do it when I feel like being fancy though.
I would say that I’ve had some highs and lows with makeup. Now, I’m thankful my mom never let us go out looking too crazy with bright eyeshadows or lipsticks. Some lows that I’m talking about are lows about how I look and thinking I need makeup. Some highs that I’ve had would be feeling better when I do my makeup or do nice eyeshadow. At this point in my life I started doing pretty basic makeup in order to help save time and let me sleep in a little more ;). Now my makeup routine consists of: powder foundation, blush (when I feel like it), highlighter (when I feel like it), curl my eyelashes, mascara, and I always do my brows. Nothing special. I used to do actual foundation, but it doesn’t look good on my skin because I struggle with dry skin and even when it’s not I feel like it always ends up looking cakey.
I use an expensive powder foundation to get some coverage, I use a waterproof mascara, and I used TooFaced blush and highlight. If I wanna treat myself sometimes I splurge on expensive makeup. 🙂 I like to buy eyeshadow palettes for when I feel like being fancy. At this point though I’m learning to love my face and my flaws and I’m trying to worry less about my appearance. Trying. It’s not easy.
I don’t pay attention to the YouTube beauty guru community so let that be a warning. I don’t know a lot of beauty gurus and I’m not subscribed to any so I don’t want anyone thinking I’m huge into makeup because I’m not. I love makeup a lot don’t get me wrong. However, I like to watch other do it and see it on other because I’ve accepted the fact that I can’t do it very well or make it look as good as these gurus do even if I follow their tutorials. Plus, I don’t have hours to spend doing my makeup.
I’ll show y’all some makeup that I would like to own though. 🙂
Now just because I want these and would like to own these doesn’t mean I’ll actually end up buying them. I may love these products but they’re expensive and even if I wanna spoil myself it’s hard to spend money on that stuff. Usually I’ll spend money I get from holidays or birthdays on things I really want that are kind of pricey.
These items you see above are a mix of Too Faced and Tarte. I like both brands. I mean I’m not super experienced with them but I like the things I’ve used haha. By the way for the banana setting powder I want that because it smells like bananas so obviously it’s a must have. I also really want th highlighter, but it’s so expensive and even though it’s super beautiful and I love it…it’s hard to spend the money on it haha.
Makeup is fun and if it makes you feel more confident than definitely wear it. DOn’t hate on yourself when you’re not wearing it but don’t feel bad if you do get a confidence boost, because it can be like wearing you favorite outfit yanno? One thing I have to do whether I’m doing “full” makeup or not is fill in my brows. HAving my brows done makes me feel better even if I’m not wearing any other makeup.
I’ve struggled with acne a lot for a while so it’s always been hard to feel confident when it feels like no one else is dealing with it around you. I tried so many face washes, changing my diet, adding exercise, face masks, stress relief things, etc. and nothing ever seemed to work. My acne isn’t as bad now but I do get breakouts still. I try not to worry about it so much because there’s nothing I can do about it and if people are going to be rude about it then that’s their problem. I’m not perfect and neither is my skin so worrying about it will only add to it. I’m slowly learning to love myself.
Let’s see I’ll mention one of my favorite makeup products that I use. My favorite thing to do besides brows would be curling my lashes and adding mascara. I just use a cheap mascara that doesn’t flake. As long as I don’t look like a racoon by the end of the day then it’s good to me! I love my eyelashes though so putting on mascara makes me feel just better. 🙂 Brows are my number one though. I just started doing it this year because what can I say trends got to me and I love the way it looks. I don’t do mine super bold though because I don’t need it to be super obvious haha. I know people can probably tell, but I don’t want it to look like I drew them on with marker.
Comment below if you do makeup and if you have a favorite product. 😀 ❤