Contouring Sticks and Palettes
I’ve been feeling a little blah about my makeup/face these days and was browsing some inspiration on Pinterest.
Lacking sleep from a newborn, and not showering in the morning, has left me looking dull and lifeless.
So I looked at this photos and tried to pick out exactly what was “fresh” to me about them.
1. Each girl has a bit of glow to her. Whether this is from lighting, editing, or whatever else, I can translate that into my makeup application by using highlighter. So, Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder is becoming a new daily. I have the shade Luminous Light, but if I didn’t have it already and was looking for a highlighter, I’d be eyeballing this one from theBalm.
2. They aren’t wearing a lot of makeup! I tend to pile it on when I’m tired to cover up all the darkness, but if I were more strategic with what areas I focused on versus going overboard it could work more to my advantage. My 3 focuses are blush, lipstick and mascara. That way I get some color on my face, and my eyes look a little bit more awake with some definition on my lashes.
3. No under eye bags or darkness! I’ve been loving the brightener by Maybelline, and I’m also a fan of Bobbi Brown’s corrector as well! The key to covering darkness under eyes is correcting it first with a peachy-hue and then concealing it with a concealer. Keeping your eye area moisturized will help concealer both apply nicely and not look cake-y, but you don’t want to have too much eye cream on underneath your concealing products in order to avoid the product sliding off.
So, for spring I’m going to be focusing on these things. #3 isn’t very different from my usual goal of covering under eye darkness, but regular use of a highlighter and going a little lighter on the makeup in general will be refreshing changes.