From what I hear, everyone’s first experience with makeup is something like this: they were watching their mom do makeup, paint her nails, put on lipstick, and then they mimicked her. I, however, had a different sort of experience. You see, my mom has been experimenting with Makeupless Lesbianism since as far back as I can remember and when she does choose to wear makeup, it has always looked the same. So as you can imagine, I wasn’t able to get that Hollywood experience where I’d stand next to my my mom as she sat in front of her vanity, combing her long wavy hair, painting her nails red, and applying black liquid liner and extravagant false lashes with a red lip to match.
Maybe that’s why my first experiences with makeup were a little…out there:
Those are just a few of the looks I created.
The first time I had my makeup professionally done, it was a complete game changer for me. I never wanted to go back. This first professional makeup experience happened for me when I was twelve and decided I wanted to pursue acting as a career, and my mom and dad immediately got me headshots… which I never did anything with:
Even though I didn’t use the headshots for anything, the experience of getting them showed me how much I shamelessly liked having my picture taken. Which, in turn, made me consider the fact that modeling could be a thing for me. But, that’s another post for another time. (Yay for self-indulgence!) Anyway, over the next few years I started experimenting more and more with makeup: putting it on my friends, my mom, and my friend’s moms. I learned what looks good on me and what doesn’t. Like for example, some people, like Mila Kunis and Cara Delevingne look incredible with dark eyeliner on their waterline, whereas I look like the Abominable Bride from Sherlock.
Also fun fact – all my makeup in 8th grade was blue, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, everything. I still have no idea why that was. It was really a time of experimenting for me.
After 8th grade and my shades of blue era, I decided to homeschool myself for a year which, needless to say, gave me some free time. I spent a lot of that time watching people do their makeup on the internet. Some of people I discovered during that time are people I watch religiously to this day. Weather it’s to get ideas for myself, or to watch beautiful things happen that I’ll never be capable of, I love a good makeup tutorial. Putting on makeup has become sort of therapeutic for me over the years. Buying new products makes me excited, brands releasing new highlighters thrills me, and beauty gurus inspire me. MAN do I love living in a society based on consumerism. Some products I recently ordered include the Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy palette and the Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer. I recommend both…lol…
Anyway, here is the part of the post where I tell whoever got this far what my favorite makeup products are. I’m going to list five. I’m going to keep it very basic for now. Here is what I use for an “every day” look:
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – use primer or lotion before applying this. (Get it here)
Maybelline Volume Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara – this will change you as a person. It also never comes off. Ever. (Get it here)
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche – I prefer powder as opposed to creme contour because I like a more natural looking contour. (Get it here)
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – I currently like this better than the Brow Wiz pencil, but that changes from time to time. The Pomade is definitely more harsh. (Get it here)
NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross – this is so beautiful, so natural, and really buildable so it goes with any look ever. Put it all over your face and body and never take it off. (Get it here)
Wait. Also the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette!!!! Maybe I’ll film a makeup tutorial because I’m confident and don’t care what people think!
Until next time, BYE!