I know we’ve discussed it before, but uh…mine has changed over the past few months.
SHOCKER, I know.
I’m definitely wearing fewer products than I was pre-pandemic; that’s for sure. I wear less base in general, and now I’ve gotten to the point where it feels like I’m wearing too much when I use concealer and foundation at the same time. Now I actually prefer only using foundation, and I’ll use it for everything, too — under my eyes for dark circles, and/or to do some “spot correcting” on the uneven areas on my cheeks.
(Side note: I like using a buildable medium-to-full-coverage foundation for this, and It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation is great for this.)
Overall, I’m also wearing less eye makeup than I used to, which has been a double-edged sword, because on one hand, I have so much extra time to spend on important life things like rewatching Schitt’s Creek, but on the the other hand, my blending skills have reeeeeally deteriorated. I haven’t done a complicated smokey eye in FOREVER, and even now when I see myself in pics wearing just one or two colors, I see mistakes I probably wouldn’t have made a few months ago when I was regularly wearing more eye makeup and pushing my skills (LOL).
Even though I’ve been wearing lipstick and gloss around the house, I miss going out in public and being able to rock a bright lippie. I also miss seeing other women wearing bold reds and whatnot and being able to compliment them. Is that crazy? I was that stranger, BTW, the one who would walk up to you in Sephora on the day you were rocking a bright red and say things like, “You look amazing in that red lip, like AH-MAY-ZING,” and see their face light up. That always makes me so happy. 😊 I haven’t done that in person in over a year… I miss sending that kind of energy out into the world, you know?
So how has your makeup style changed lately? How would you describe it now?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,