On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being hardly any makeup at all and 10 being full-on diva drag queen fabulousness, where are you in terms of how involved/heavy your makeup has been lately?
Seeing as how, pretty much, all I’ve been wearing lately hasn’t been much at all (Well, let me clarify that… It hasn’t been much for me, since my idea of “hasn’t been much at all” might be more than the average gal’s, since I love le face paint and all.), I’d put myself at about a 4 or a 5… Maybe a 4.5. Or a solid 4.75? LOL! Let’s just say that I’m smack dab in the middle at 5.
Honestly, with the hectic holidays and a little bit of travel thrown on top — plus my inability to sit still for long (pregnancy has made me antsy, yo!) — all I can manage is whatever I can squeeze into 15 minutes.
And I’ve also been into more natural looks lately. I guess I’m going through a phase… I mean, sometimes I want to do all of the fun makeup extras — the extra contouring, the blending, the layering, the playing with different textures and finishes — and I like wearing a “heavier” makeup look, too, because, well, it’s fun, and it can be a great artistic outlet when I have the time, energy and patience for it, but right now, though, I’m all about skin that looks like real skin (which doesn’t require a lot of effort) and a light touch of color and definition on my eyes and cheeks.
The furthest I’ll go in terms of color lately has been on my lips, because for me I think they’re the quickest way to make an impact that doesn’t require tons of work. I keep a couple of nude lip colors in my makeup bag (one foolproof combo that works with everything: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Only You from the Ellie Golding collection and NARS Lipgloss in Chihuahua), along with some brighter options.
For brights, I still like ’em easy, and I have several reds, oranges and pinks in my bag from the MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil collection (Anything Goes, Lover’s Lane, Just My Type and Just Add Romance) because they’re like lip pencils and matte lipsticks in one, so they don’t take much fuss.
How about you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!