It’s 2018 . I thought I would start the year with a good old chatty blog post, since I feel those allow me to talk in a more general manner about makeup, and myself while we’re at it.
Usually people come up with resolutions for the new year, and while I’m pretty bad at keeping said resolutions, I wondered if this couldn’t be applied to makeup as well.For 2018 I feel like I’m moving towards a quality vs quantity kind of approach to makeup. What I mean about that is that I’m kinda feeling exhausted from amassing a shit ton of makeup, makeup that I rarely use too. Instead of having X amount of nude lipsticks, I’d rather have one perfect nude shade of lipstick that would work for me on an everyday basis, even if it’s more expensive. And oh boy that is no easy task, to find the perfect nude lip shade, and in my preferred formula which is usually creamy, up to semi matte.
Skin wise, I’m still looking for the products that can work for me. While I’m at it, I wanna do a quick skincare update, from my last skincare haul. While I think the facial cleanser has helped my skin by making the pores look smaller, I’m not quite sold on the daily moisturizer. I find that it doesn’t do a good job on the dry patches I have on my chin and nose. Now of course those look way worse in winter, but compared to the previous cream I used it just doesn’t do that good of a job. The Freeman mask doesn’t do something tremendous I would say, at first I thought it helped with my pores but I haven’t been using it lately, and I don’t see a lot of difference honestly.
So overall I’m still looking for a good moisturizing cream.Which is driving me a bit crazy, since I’ve tried so many and still haven’t found THE ONE.Maybe I need to dive into the face oils, like Argan oil, or Marula oil. Maybe they can add that extra boost that my skin needs right now. And overall I think I’d rather have it looked at a professional, to get a full review of skin if you will.
Makeup can be a rather personal thing. What you may like might not be what others like, or even be in accordance with the current trends. So while I was watching yet another makeup tutorial, I started reflecting about how I do my makeup, compared to what is the major trend right now.And whether I should try to change the way I do it a bit.
Now I’m in no way a professional, in fact I quite suck at applying makeup, but I think there’s a few things that I want to achieve with makeup.
Foundation wise, I’m switching between a no foundation look, and a more heavy duty look, especially when I want to do a full face of makeup. The mineral powder has been helping tremendously, since it just evens out my skin a bit, while I still use my trusty Maybelline concealer to cover any potential blemishes or scars.
However I do think that my Catrice HD liquid coverage foundation is breaking me out a little, so I’m still thinking about getting a high coverage foundation, maybe Rimmel’s longlasting foundation since it’s so good.
In terms of eyeshadows, I like to experiment, as you prolly realized by now considering how many eyeshadow palettes I own. But I find that not all looks look good on me. I think there’s a huge difference between what you see beauty gurus wearing, and what it looks like in real life. Add to that that some looks that can be heavy on the eyes are definitely not wearable in day time.
While I think I’m pretty much set in terms of color selections, I’m still interested in trying new colors. Lately I’ve been gravitating towards cool toned eyeshadows. Blues, greens, violets, and speaking of that, Ultra violet is Pantone’s color of the Year. I LOVE purples, especially as a lipstick color, so I’m definitely gonna have fun using purple/violet makeup this year.
While it’s very likely I will still buy more palettes in the future, even though I believe I’m set for a while, I’m also interested in reviewing some of the older palettes that I own, and decide whether they were worth getting at all. I feel like it is better to get rid of things that you don’t use anymore, and maybe even refrain from buying new stuff, as part of the Konmari method. I’ve been interested in that recently, and I feel that you definitely don’t need tons of makeup that just sits there gathering dust.
I don’t wear a lot of eyeliner, if not at all, but this year I’m trying to foce myself to use it. Especially liquid eyeliner.I wear glasses too, so I could use having more definition on my eyes.
I’m not gonna lie, I don’t ever contour or bronze for that matter. I use bronzer more like a blush actually,and I skip on blush basically. And I rarely do use it. So I’m interested in trying that out more actually, to use bronzer or even a contour shade just to see if it can add something to my makeup routine. I definitely am not on the contouring hype train as it stands. And I think it’s fine.
As I said before, makeup is very personal, so it’s perfectly alright not to follow every trend or every rule out there. You just have to figure out what works best for you, and what you think you’re most comfortable with.
Those are the things that I think I could change a bit in 2018.
Hope you liked this, and that you had a good start for the new year. Let me know some of your makeup resolutions for 2018.