I’m not vain, promise. Yes, I am. No, I am not. Okay, in between.
Let’s just say that there are days that I feel like donning on colors and days that my face is bare from all cosmetics, but I never do without sunscreen and moisturizer. It’s a must.
I started out with cosmetics at various stages and ages, mostly because I was a flower girl and a bridesmaid. Then I had to go to two proms and a high school graduation. Then, lipstick became a part of my life when I had to wear it in my part-time job at a food chain, when my manager told me outright I have to put on some make-up because I look like a zombie in uniform (I just made that zombie out). So I borrowed my mom’s lipstick and it has become the colors of my eyes, cheeks and lips. That went on, until I stopped working in the food chain. Or the lipstick stopped working.
I truly began putting something on my face when I was about 19, an Avon lipstick in Raisin, and there, I also found the wonders of eyeliner. Most of the time at that age, I prefer the shades of brown/cinnamon/coffee, I really do not know why. Looking back, I think it is because it does enhance my features without me looking like I have colors on my face. Before, I never preferred the pink/red/fuchsia shades but I did like the peachy pink/orangey colors because it gave my face a glow.
Now, I am gearing towards the pink/red shades and the peachy/orangey, not so much with browns but more with nudes, and lip balms (a must), lip gloss (for pucker lips) and a nude lip liner (to avoid ‘bleeding’ the lipstick, I prefer the nude shade for a natural look).
To date, I have some eye shadows that I rarely use (except for the Mary Kay in Iris shade). And I use eye liners a lot to define my monolid but I use the brown colors more than I do with black/noir liners. I still have to get used to black. Funny how I like my liners nude/brownish but the only brownish color in my clothing is a beige.
Why am I blogging about this if not for vanity?
Well, vanity aside, I feel like blogging it to share my thoughts and views about some products that I have used, those that really looked good on me and those that was just a waste of money. Although, it is a fact that women really have different skin types and needs and those that went well with my skin chemistry might not be good for others. Well, there’s nothing wrong with another two cents, right?
Another reason is that I have an on and off relationship with makeup.
When I continuously use makeup, my skin breaks out, looks really dull and I look older. So, when I had my makeup fix (one week of feeling like putting a lot of colors on my face and then the next week, I stop). I let my face rest for a couple of weeks and then when I feel like vanity calling me again, I put some colors on. It’s on, it’s off, I don’t do it regularly. My cosmetics fix would really depend on my moods.
My current favorites -
L’oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Medium
CoverGirl lipstick in #405
CoverGirl lip perfection in #210
Maybelline ExpertWear in Dark Brown
Nivea Lip Balm
Victoria Secret Lip Gloss in Cherry Bomb
So there you go, my rambling thoughts on makeup. What about you? Do you have a favorite brand of cosmetics?