Yesterday I was reading one of those articles that are always popping up in my social media feeds. It was something like "20 Beauty Mistakes You're Making." Okay, I always, almost,
waste time by click ing on these articles. And it struck me how many of the "mistakes" listed had to do with wearing too much makeup. There was the one about not wearing shorts too short, but I guess I don't have to worry about that anymore.
Long, fake nails, super-heavy false eyelashes, too black or too much eyeliner, too heavy on the eyebrow pencil. Too much bronzer, too much foundation.
At one point I thought, gee, why bother with it at all?
I've already given up on concealer (too cake-y, too fake, too hard to blend, argh . . . ).
I never really used powder or bronzer (powder just settles, and I never cared about mastering all those complicated bronzer/highlighter charts).
I don't often pencil in my eyebrows.
Now I'm wondering if I should even bother with the foundation.
Okay, I know that "too much foundation" is different than "no foundation." But sometimes I don't get it blended perfectly. Or it settles in the cracks. Is it worth it?
These are my two favorite foundations at present. I use only a large pea-sized amount.
This primer is wonderful, and sometimes I use it all alone, with no foundation. No worries about blending, and it just glides on. Is this enough?
|Oh, dear. A dirty doily. Why do I notice this stuff after I post the picture?|
I think my foundation might go on a little more easily if I remembered to exfoliate on occasion or to use a facial mask. I bought the ladies in my family some of these for their Christmas stockings, and a few made their way into mine, too.
I do like the French concept of le no makeup look. But we all know that it takes careful application of some makeup to achieve it. Or else they are just taking super great care of their skin.
Do you use foundation to cover the little spots and imperfections? Too smooth out everything? Or do you face the world Unmasked and Unrepentant?