Now, I am not the girliest of girls, but I strongly believe that a ~lady~ should put forth even the tiniest bit of effort when they leave the house. For me, that entails not wearing athletic/yoga pants unless I am going to exercise, or have just finished exercising, (seriously people, how hard is it to throw on a pair of jeans?) and applying a minimal, but flattering amount of makeup. I can get mah face all done up in a little over five minutes, and that’s with Truman hanging off of me like his life depends on it or with a stupid cat in the way. Here is my easy peasy makeup routine. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. They are all selfies. :/
I want to give a shout out to my girl BB. She is the shit. Man, I really like beauty balm creams, they provide a light, but extremely adequate, coverage. The one I use is Garnier BB Cream. I like it well enough, I mean I bet there are better ones out there, but this one does its job. I think it is best applied with a foundation brush. If I am going somewhere where I feel like I must look extra fancy or matte, then I use Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast foundation. It’s a primer, concealer, and foundation in one. That shit is heavy duty and I mostly use that when I go out at night. I like that it has a concealer in it, because I have under eye circles like a mofo. Now on to my favorite step! ~*DA EYEZ*~
My eyes are my favorite feature, so I enjoy making them look extra purty. Everyday I bless the gods that I was blessed with lusciously long eyelashes, and I will be happy to flutter them in your general direction for just a nominal fee. I start with applying black liner on my top lids only. It makes it slightly easier to pull your lid taut, but sometimes that can backfire and your line will be too thick. If I am feeling fun and flirty I will use liquid eyeliner and do a jaunty little cat eye. (That’s for a different post) For liquid eyeliner, Mally Ultimate Performance Ink Liner is really the best. It is super versatile, and is fucking awesome for beginners. Apparently, the pencil liner that I prefer, Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liner, is now discontinued. HOW CAN I GO ON LIVING?
After liner, comes the best part-MASSSSCAAAARRRRA! This girl, this girl right here, LOVES mascara. I use two different mascaras, a volumizing and a lengthening. I cannot tell you which mascaras I use because I have so many, I just alternate them all the time. I am always buying new mascaras. Seriously, I love them. Take a look at the contents of my purse.
I think I have a problem.
One handy tricks when applying mascara is to wiggle the brush of the volumizing mascara at the base of your lashes to build thickness, then apply the lengthening mascara to the tips. Follow that up with one more full coat, then you can flutter your lashes to your heart’s content. A taupe eye shadow with a light shimmer is flattering for everyone, but is a luxury.
Blush is very important, and unless you have a naturally rosy complexion, I think all women should wear it. It really brightens up the face and makes you look awake. Like mascaras, I have several different blushes. I have peachy ones, pink ones, berry ones, you name it. If time permits, I like to pick a blush that is complementary to what I am wearing. If not, Loreal True Match Naturale is my go to, everyday blush. It gives me a nice natural glow, and more importantly, was in the clearance section at the Walgreens. Benefit also makes fantastically wonderful powders. I have almost all of them! Smile and get the apples of your cheeks, then do a soft swoop along your entire cheek. Again, if I am getting all jazzed up, I will apply a highlighting powder on my cheekbones to make them really pop.
After that, I am about done! I just smear some Korres Lip Butter on my maw, and I am out the door! See, that wasn’t so hard. Beauty balm, eyeliner, mascara, and blush. It makes a subtle, but noticeable difference.
Really, this all it takes is 5-10 minutes at the most. I will make a video soon and prove it. I know I didn’t mention lipsticks here, but that is a different beast, COMPLETELY. Anyway, do your makeup and wear real pants. It does wonders for your self-esteem. If I can do it, lord knows you can.