First things first, everyone. I seem to have given an inadvertent impression that I and MWS are taking 2016 off from the blog. My apologies! I honestly have no idea I alluded to it LOL! I did say I was taking a break at the end of the year, to the new year, which might have been misinterpreted due to clumsy prose. What I meant was that I was taking the last week of 2015 off, till the new year.
So, thank you all so much for your lovely sweet thoughts and wishes, but I’m afraid I’m here to stay, with my opinionated thoughts and nosy questions, like the one we have today. I hope you don’t mind.
This question that popped up today, was as a result of a lovely new year lunch with a friend on the opening day of the work year, where we had a fine time jawing over makeup, work, and our pet subject – bags! You don’t know what it means to be able to go on about bags, and discussing our dream birkins despite its cons, without having eyes rolled at you, openly or otherwise :D She also brought up this taking a break thing, and after reading a few other comments, I thought I’d better quickly clarify that I’m not opening and closing shop willy nilly; it just never closed :)
One of the subjects that popped up during our conversation was touching up makeup through the day. Did it matter? Did we do it? Do you? :D
Incidentally, both said friend and I are kind of in the “beauty industry” so we both are quite well aware of the need to look fairly polished through the day. I’m aware I sometimes get the “Wot? You, beauty blogger?” side-eye because I don’t look half as perky, chiselled or dramatic as many others out there, but hey, it’s just how I roll ;)
But do I touch up my makeup through the day?
Nope I don’t.
I don’t carry anything in my daily makeup pouch, except lipstick and a travel perfume spray, because that’s ALL I will touch up. Lipstick is pretty obvious – you can’t have a face with makeup and bare lips. It just doesn’t work. Besides, switching up your lipstick is the fastest way to switch up your look for the day and evening, if that rocks your boat.
Otherwise, I don’t powder nor touch up anything else. I realise I should sometimes, if I have something on at the end of a work-day, when my makeup looks decidedly faded, but I just don’t.
What I do, is use make up that I think will last me the day, if I know I’m going to have to look decent for most of the day, looking hot, as opposed to a hot mess :P This usually involves prepping my skin, layering on thin layers of longer-lasting foundation, concealer and a dusting of loose powder, long lasting eyeshadow (usually cream) and a blush that I know will last through the day. I sometimes blot off oil or shine with a piece of tissue paper, but that’s mostly it. Here are some of the products I usually pick out in instances like this, and I’ve actually written a whole post about it!
I don’t set anything with a setting spray. My friend uses a facial mist to set which works. I know of others who swear by setting sprays, but I’ve never tried them so I have no comment, really. If you’re an ardent fan, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!
Besides, I understand that makeup will melt off eventually. I actually prefer it that way. Anything that’s going to sit on my skin without budging for hours and hours will worry me because I don’t think it’s that possible, nor is it that good for your skin.
So, if you see me at the end of the day, yes, do expect me to look rather faded. I try not to, and I try to at least look presentable, but I’ll never look as fresh-faced as I do first thing in the morning. Besides, by then, I’d be so tired, I don’t even FEEL fresh, much less look that way LOL! :D
Your turn: Do you touch up your makeup during the day or for the evening?
To recap, I touch up lipstick, and little else. Now, please don’t all of you go “Wot? You, beauty blogger?!” on me :P