It's me again and I'm here to talk all things fabulous! Today's topic is make-up!
Uh oh! I know what you guys are thinking, not make-up! LOL! I know a lot of people who swear by making up their face totally everyday. I also know a lot of people who don't wear any make-up at all. I have to confess that I used to be one of those people who didn't wear any make-up. I still don't wear a whole face of make-up but I've found that the subtle application of make-up can turn your face from blah to Ooo wee! :-)
I received an email from a reader. Check out what she wrote and then we'll get into some advice that everyone may be able to absorb. You guys ready? Here we go.
A reader writes:"Hugs Bina. I adore your fashion advice. I am a runway star from the crown, omitting the face, then neck down. You see the cosmetic aisle intimidates me because there's so many brands and fluff stuff to choose from. My skin is moderate but some ensembles require a little lip pouty, cheek rousing, lid fluttery decor for a more polished look. I buy concealer for my acne days but I can never get my skin tone right. I used to beg for make up assorted kits in high school; and oh how I still cringe from those overly caked on days. I never quite got it right. Now as an adult I pay professional make up artist to do it for me at special events. On a daily basis I dress fly with a very boring face. I would love some advice and tips on how to casually wear make up.
Love The Fashionably Plain Face Frannie"
Okay, first I want to say Hi Frannie! Thanks for reading my posts! Now let's get down to this make-up thing. The first thing I would do is ask the professional artists what skin tone color they are using and get them to recommend an affordable alternative. They are, evidently, getting it right if you're paying them to do it for you. Without seeing your face, I can't really recommend a skin tone color for you. I'll just get into the basics of what I do.
First here's a picture of what I look like without any make-up:
OMG! LOL! As you can see I have major under eye circles. However, I don't cake my face with make-up to conceal these flaws. Here is my everyday casual make-up routine.
1. Cleanse, tone and moisturize
2. Color in eyebrows
3. Conceal under eyes
4. black eyeliner
5. Put a little foundation on cheeks prior to application of blush
6. Apply blush to cheeks
As you can see, from the list, this is a very minimal amount of product. Here's the finished look.
Products Used: Black Radiance true complexion undereye concealer (here)
Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Sugar Plum Fairy 908C (here)
E.L.F Blush & Eyeliner (here)
Well that's about all I have to offer for an everyday casual look. What do you guys think? Too much? Not enough? Need more info? Let me know! Comment below!
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