Does boring girl beauty wear make-up? How can there be boring girl beauty tips for natural make-up from this crazy chick? Well, I do wear make-up….occasionally. I did have my make-up done by a professional for my wedding. Apparently it needs to be done very well, because the pictures are going to need it. I was told I would look washed out, and would need a great look for the day. I agreed. People were right, it made a huge difference in the photos. I’m glad I did it.
However, when there’s a wedding, or a big event for work that requires me to put on a more fancy outfit, make-up is placed upon my face. Just know, even when I wear make-up, it’s kept very simple. It’s why I can give a few boring girl beauty tips about make-up!
Boring Girl Beauty tips: Cosmetics
Laying the base on your face.
Basically, this girl puts on tinted moisturizer, or BB Cream. I find foundation to heavy, and by the second hour of it being on my face, I want to scratch it all off. Only, I can’t, because then everything would come off. To avoid the scratching, I stick to a tinted moisturizer/BB Cream with sunscreen in it.
Ironically, my mother turned me onto Aveeno products a few months ago. She started using the positively radiant lotion, and she said it was helping even out the dark spots. I thought “what the hell, I’ll give it a try.” A few months later, I’m kind of loving the Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream SPF 30.
I have to tell you, there are so many tinted moisturizers, and BB Creams out there, you’re mind will go bat sh*t crazy if you’re a first time buyer. Just breathe, and try to pick ones that have a decent SPF of 15 or higher. Your face can age from the sun, so make sure you’re protecting it from the earliest age you can start protecting it. My daughter, at the age of 6, started using my regular daily moisturizer with SPF 15. Now, she’s using my Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF-30, UVA/UVB Sunscreen. It’s never too early to start protecting your skin from the sun! Rainy days, overcast days, and bright sunshiny days – we’re slapping on the moisturizer with SPF protection. Suns always out, even when it’s behind the clouds. Little Miss is going to thank me when she’s 30 and has no wrinkles, and no age spots.
Layering on the color.
Let’s talk about getting a little older. It’s a touchy subject for me, as I don’t handle aging very gracefully. The wrinkles forming depress me, so instead of letting them get to me, I’ve found a way to kind of deflect them. It’s the Glow Highlighting Powder. Julep created a lovely product that plays down your wrinkles by playing up light. Genius! Just brush it along your cheekbones, across your forehead, down your nose and a little around your temples.
Another little trick is to take a little of the highlighter powder with a either your pinky finger, or a small brush, and put it in the front corner area of your eyes. The spot where your eye where the tear duct is, but obviously not on it. You know the spot! I don’t know the technical terms!
Once the highlighter is in place, a little color is necessary for the cheeks. If you’re using the highlighter powder, you might not want to put color on your cheeks. Perhaps put the color on, and then the highlighter powder over the color. It’s how I do it. Just a touch of color on the apples of my cheeks, followed by the highlighting powder on the cheekbones. Nothing crazy!
Since I’m pretty basic in everything I do, I try to keep the rest of my face pretty natural and neutral. I use a lot of subdued colors for my eyes, and stick to natural tones. I’m not much help in this area for all of you out there who are just as boring as I am when it comes to beauty. What I can tell you is check out Pinterest for great tutorials on how to apply eye make-up to make your eyes really pop. Or hire a make-up artist!
I do know for certain, mascara seems to be a very popular cosmetic. If you want to save time, forget the color on your eyes, just whip out a great mascara and work on the eyelashes. Personally, I won’t touch the stuff. I don’t like anything coming at my eye, and I wince every time a make-up artist comes at me with one of those mascara brushes. It’s always the part that takes the longest, because the artist has to be super patient with my pulling away EVERY TIME. However, not everyone is as annoying as I am, and just doing mascara can save a ton of time when you need to just “spruce up.”
Finishing with a great lip.
Since I’m a Plain Jane with color around my eyes, the one place I try to “wow” is on my lips. Red’s a big one for me. I’m not a pink lover, so red makes the statement for me. I’ve got super dark hair, especially since I color it a little darker than my natural dark brown. I’ve got olive toned skin. If I don’t use a red, I’ll go for a deep purple. It’s the only time I make a statement with my face! I’m willing to try almost any color, except pink. I won’t do a pink. Many make-up artists have told me pink would be great on me, and I politely tell them “No f*$#ing way am I putting pink on my face.” I also follow it up with a big smile, to make the sting of the f-bomb not hurt so much!
Here’s a HUGE tip for a boring girl beauty gal: head to a local store that offers a free cosmetic consultation. Get your colors done, and while you’re there, get a great quality lipstick the consultant recommends. It’s the best way to make your first venture into the world of cosmetics!
What about you?
What do you guys use as your “go-to” cosmetic to use when you’ve got to give a little sizzle, but you’re a boring girl beauty kind of gal? Do you play up your eyes? Your lips? Do you go full-on cosmetics? Do you leave it in the hands of a make-up artist, or wing it with tutorials from YouTube and Pinterest? Sound off in the comments below for your fellow boring girl beauties!
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