Hey ladies! I hope you are all having a relaxxxing kind of Sunday. Sunday is totally my lazy day, the day where I give my hair and skin a break and just go au natural. Well, I mean, I don’t skip deodorant or brushing my teeth or anything (your girl is still hygienic) so don’t go thinking that, but I do keep a minimalist approach for the most part.
Just for something different, I thought I would do a post of what I consider my top 5 makeup “don’ts”. You know, the things you see other women wearing and wish you had the courage to pull them aside and say, “Honey, no no no.” That’s what this is. And for funsies, I decided to make myself the offender of my top 5. Enjoy!
Offenders #4 & #5: Daytime Glitter Cheeks & Smudged Mascara
#5- Smudged Mascara- The smudged mascara is presumably done unintentionally, but if you’ve seen that you’ve done it, please take a second to fix it. A tiny cotton bud with a dab of makeup remover should take care of it in a few seconds and you won’t have to walk around all day like you are on mascara training wheels.
#4- Dancehall Glitter for Daytime Wear- Yes, I have seen this, and no, it isn’t flattering. If the sparkle on your cheeks prompts me to bust out my sunglasses instead of the sun, there’s a problem. And I am no glitter hater, in fact I love the stuff…when used in the appropriate amount and for the appropriate occasion. The glitter I used is more than what I could capture accurately on film, but I think it comes through enough to say, “Hi, I’m Glitter and we are BFFs”
#3 Unblended or Heavy Handed Blush: Although it’s not coming up as much on film as it did in real life, heavy handed blush aka clown cheeks is embarrassing. Other than the fact that you may look perpetually embarrassed due to your blush, you also look completely unnatural. Blend your blush out to a natural flush and remember that less is more. You should look healthy, not clownish.
#2 Noticeable Lipliner: I cannot tell you how many times I actually do see this, on blogs and real life. I shouldn’t be able to tell from many feet away that you are wearing lip liner. If you need to shape and define your lips –fill them in entirely, don’t just do a stark outline, especially if you are wearing a lighter color. But the truth is, whenever I wear liner I blend it in and shade my lips in fully because I know that my lipstick will eventually wear off and I don’t want to be stuck with the outline if and when I forget to reapply.
Annnnnnddddd, my number one makeup Don’t of all time is:
#1- Overly/Obviously Drawn on Eyebrows: Listen, I get that a full brow frames the face. I get that not everyone is blessed with awesomely amazing brows, believe me, my brows aren’t the fullest thickest things either. But there are ways to fill them in, versus drawing them on. When I see photos of beautiful ladies with overly drawn on brows, I think, “Did the mirror only show them up to their eye sockets?!” I am serious! It ruins the whole look for me and I just can’t take you seriously with those cartoon brows. Trust me when I say it will look LOADS better and much more natural if you just gently fill instead of tracing the outline of the brows you wish had on with pencil and coloring them in.
Thanks for playing along ladies, this was a lot of fun to do. I am not a professional by any stretch, but I think these things are all common sense. What do you think, what are the worst makeup offenses/crimes you have seen someone commit?
And one more for the road…..