I’m not a make-up guru, but lately I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to learn new tips and tricks to add to my very simple routine. And by spending time, I mean to say looking at those amateurs on YouTube who really seem to know what they’re doing.
I’m always impressed by the seemingly effortless yet noticeably great tips that most of these YouTubers demonstrate. I’ve been planning on experimenting a bit myself. My experience with make-up is poor and so is my knowledge when it comes to the use of most products. Reason being, I just never bothered to learn before.
My products last months as I hardly ever use them. This you could see quite clearly from their condition. So mission one; my make-up bag needs a complete make-over. Everything must go. I plan to start updating within the upcoming months and I will definitely be doing a Before/ After on this. This is the before.
My most frequently used: Eyeliners/ Lip-liners.
Up until lately I’ve been using black or purple eyeliner on my eyes, and that was it. The pink, I use occasionally to line my lips and most recently I’ve started using brown to fill in my eyebrows. The brown eyeliner has now become my most-used and a daily thing for now.
The Never Used: I’m not really a fan of eye-shadow. Honestly, my mind was almost against eyeshadow until I came across L’oreal Paris H.I.P Concentrated Shadow Duo. This is the only brand I’ve been at peace with. However, after a reaction test at home I never really used it. The color, which is called Cheeky, doesn’t really stand out or do anything for my eyes. As you can see it blends with my skin colour.
Colours such as blue and green contrast well with my skin tone. I will be adding the GunMetal and Showy to my wishlist, just for a pop of colour when needed.
My Must- Have: Always a good mascara and a spare brush.
The Odd-Additions: Remember when extra-popping pink lip colour was cute? Or is it still? Well I went and got myself a cheapie lipstick. Y’know..the whole barbie-looking thing lol. I always coat lipstick with a bit of lip gloss to cure the dry feeling.
It actually matched me well so I’m holding on to it.
I will be thinking up more subtle colours to add to my wishlist also.
The aim is variety. If you have a suggestion..you’ve seen how my What’s in your Makeup-Bag is suffering, Offer it up.