Every year, I seem to add a new “challenge” to get me out of my comfort zone style-wise. When I was a senior in college, I challenged myself to wear my hair down more. I still wear pony-tails frequently, but I did start wearing it down a lot more. (Once a boy told me that I was “the girl in the front row with a ponytail” in classes.) And then last year, I worked on buying and wearing more heels. Now when I get dressed up, I actually have options and don’t completely fall flat on my face (hehe).
This year, I’m working on wearing makeup. Not necessarily, more makeup… but wearing it better.
The first step in this was to kind of just get over my fear of wearing lots of makeup. Other than special occasions (where I enlist the help of professionals), my makeup routine has barely changed or deviated over the years.
The second step was going through what I already have. Over the years, I’ve apparently collected a bunch of random things. Most completely untouched and still in the packaging, some I don’t even know what they’re for, and other broken or totally out. And almost everything was expired, whoops. I literally grabbed a shopping bag and went through every cosmetic case and every basket throwing things out and discovering forgotten tools, brushes, and palettes.
Now… I need to restock on the basics and learn how to different things. (Why does it seem like everyone has mastered the “cat eye” except for me!? It’s impossible!)
The one thing I know for sure
is that this magic makeup is a must-have
, but I’m open to new things… Please share me your tips, tricks, and secrets. As a disclaimer, I’m bad at following instructions or tutorials on websites and Youtube videos. (What the heck
is contouring?!) So the easier “trick” type things the better!
I’ve been trying to experiment more and I’m sometimes liking the result (and sometimes going through a million q-tips in the process)… but I can use all the help I can get!