Hello, welcome back to my Let's Talk About series. Today as you can tell by the title I am talking about Makeup. Disclaimer this is not a tutorial (I'm not that good at makeup) this is just me talking about what I think on a general scale of makeup.
I love makeup, unfortunately I'm not that good at makeup but I still do like to wear it. Before I did my makeup today I took a picture of me wearing no makeup, and then a picture of me wearing makeup. The difference shocked me a little bit.
At the end of this post I will list the products I used, if you're interested.
I always knew that of course makeup can completely change how a person looks, obviously because you are putting things on to your face to cover blemishes, cancel out redness, highlight your cheekbones etc.
However I feel like the girls/boys that wear makeup can get a lot of criticism for wearing makeup, or even how the makeup looks and people who don't wear makeup can get some criticism too.
Personally, I always believe that you should do/wear what you want. If you want to wear makeup everyday, great! If you only want to wear makeup for weekends, or special occasions also great! And if you don't want to wear makeup at alll, that's completely okay! Do you, and do what makes you happy. I find it so irritating when someone degrades someone just because of their choice to wear makeup or not! I have heard people being called 'sluts' because in someone's opinion they wear too much makeup, I have also heard people being called arrogant because they choose not to wear makeup, or they don't wear enough makeup. You can never win, so you may as well do what you want.
I am guilty of saying people wear too much makeup, I do it and then I'm like they could say the exact same thing about me, which is why I just tell myself that if that person feels comfortable with that amount of makeup that's none of my business and to stop being so judgmental.
I also believe that if you choose to wear makeup, wear what ever makeup you think flatters you and that you feel makes you feel good. Don't not wear a particular lipstick shade, or eye-shadow shade because someone says it looks bad on you. If you like it, wear it.
I don't personally know of any boys that wear makeup, I do know of YouTube boys who wear makeup eg Manny Mua, who flippin kills it! I know that any men you work on television or go on television do wear makeup to tone down shine and stuff, but I feel like boys have just as a right to wear makeup. So if you're a boy who wants to wear makeup, do it. You only live once (I did just go there) so you may as well! Don't just leave the contouring to the girls, own it.
Moral of this blog post, do what makes you happy, and wear makeup if you want to. SLAY.
Products I used:
- Foundation: Boirjois Healthy Mix Serum (52)
- Powder: No7 Light Pressed Powder
- Concealer: Maybelline Eye Eraser (Yes I know it's an eye concealer, but I also use it for blemishes) (light)
- Highlight, Contour, Blush: Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting Kit (Coral Glow)
- Bronzer: Rimmel London Sun Bronze (022)
- Eyebrows: w7 Brow Parlour
- Eyeshadow: Sleek In the Storm and W7 Shades of Grey (I used the white shade in my inner corner)
- Eyeliner: Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajel Eye Pencil (white) I use this in my waterline to open up my eyes.
- Lipstick: L'Oreal Paris Privee Color Riche Lipstick 721 Eva's Nude. This is my absoloute favorite nude.
- Mascara: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless.
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