5.16.2013

Pared Down (As If)

i made a highly vain and shallow goal this week of *getting myself more together* before i take annelise to school. as in i put on a smidge of makeup and change out of the t-shirt i slept in. believe me, the fact that i've followed through on this for four days so far is a big deal. one of my (many) issues is i have a hard time sticking to just a smidge of makeup, i tend to get carried away and go all full face at 7:30 in the a.m. silly. i know. i blame my mother, she was a makeup junkie.

i've managed to pare things down to bb cream (i recently started using skin79 bb cream which is an asian/korean brand, i like its coverage better than the garnier and l'oreal i'd tried and the fact it has really good ingredients for your face), a dab of concealer under my eyes and on any spots, a dusting of my laura mercier mineral powder, a swipe of bronzer (to look more alive and to try and contour my face*), a swish of bright pink blush on cheeks, a dab of maybelline eye tattoo bad to the bronze on my lids, a line of l'oreal voluminous eyeliner in slate along my top lashes, a quick eyelash curl, a swoosh of rimmel scandal eyes mascara (love this stuff), and a dash of lipstick and/or gloss before we hit the road.

i realize i just said i pared things down and that probably still sounds like a lot of stuff, and maybe it is but what can i say, i like make up and can freely admit to being high maintenance.

the worst kind is women who think they are low maintenance but are really high maintenance.

(name that movie.)

i haven't timed myself this week but i think from face wash, insertion of contacts and through my pared down (ha) morning makeup routine is less than 10 minutes.

and for me, that's progress.

here's a great four minute routine (maybe i'll get there someday)
*and here's a great tutorial about highlighting and contouring your face (i'm still practicing this, some days turn out better than others).

what's your pared down make-up routine like?

Follow on Bloglovin

2 comments:

  1. Looks good Holly! I blame you for my you tube addiction! You mentioned youtube tutorials a while back... I love all things makeup too! I know have several additions to my shopping list..it is dangerous! :) I have only used clinques bb cream. I think it is too greyish...I have a sample of dior and Bobbi Brown. So far I really like Bobbi Browns...Thinking of maybe trying Rachael K...Anyway..always fun to talk make up..Have a great day. Sue

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think my daily routine is pared down. I could learn more about contouring, but I'm pretty lazy with the makeup routine, especially now that I'm spending more time on my hair.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say. I try to reply to comments and answer questions within each post so be sure to check back from time to time. Thanks for visiting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...