As I've gotten older I've become more comfortable wearing less makeup, even no makeup sometimes. I grew up playing around with makeup because I always had a friend who loved it. In high school I was introduced to MAC Cosmetics makeup because my best friend fell in love with all the vibrant eyeshadow colours and pigments. Then, in college, I made a friend that I worked with and she taught me how to apply eyeshadow properly and how to wing my eyeliner. Between these two friends, I found makeup I loved and couldn't live without.
Nowadays if I'm going to be around the house sewing most of the day or heading into work for a busy retail shift, I don't wear as much, if any. But there's still a few items I love and couldn't live without.
MAC Cosmetics Paint
In high school I found out that my eyelids caused my eyeshadow to crease mid-day. My friend told me about MAC Paint and I bought one in the 'Bare Canvas' colour. To this day, I still wear this product under my eyeshadow if I know I'm going to have a long day and I want my eye colour to last. I cannot stress enough how well it works and that my eyeshadow NEVER creases when I use the paint underneath it.
I'm quite pale. I typically use the lightest shade in foundation and concealers because of my porcelain skin. I learned quickly later in high school I needed blush to make me look less tired. Not until after college did I finally purchase my first NARS blush after reading about it over and over again in magazines. Well, I've been hooked since then. I use the Orgasm colour and it's by far the prettiest colour I've ever worn on my cheeks. Plus, it's long-lasting and provides a touch of shimmer.
Mascara was one of the first makeup items I started using. I'm naturally blonde and my eyelashes are blonde too. I knew I wanted to wear mascara to give my eyes definition by darkening up my eyelashes. I have tried SO many mascaras over the years but I always come back to Maybelline. Some brands have bothered my eyes, some mascaras clump too much, some don't give me the volume I want. Maybelline mascaras usually work for me, though, I've given up on trying their new products because I find I don't like them as much. I've become faithful to Maybelline's The Colossal Volum' Express mascara.
What makeup products can you not live without?