Hello my pretty little plums! I thought it would be fun to jot down a few of my favorite beauty rules or “commandments” to share with you guys today! Without further ado, let’s get right into it shall we?
1.THOU SHALT GROOM YOUR BROWS: I’m not saying that everyone HAS to go out and spend the money to get them waxed or threaded. BUT..if you are brand new to grooming them going ONE time (at least) wouldn’t hurt you. Should you be fortunate to find a good waxer/threader (do your research) they will create the appropriate arch and shape for your face. After that, if you simply take the time to tweeze the little sprouts that show up after that you will be well on your way to learning how to tame those fuzzy lil caterpillars. ONCE YOU HAVE GROOMED THEM….do yourself a favor and learn how to fill them in using the appropriate shade of shadow or brow pencil. Brows are amazing to me. They can totally make or break you. You can spend ALL day working on a fabulous makeup look and if you neglect your brows, it wont really take your look to its saturation of potential. On the other side of the coin, if you do NOTHING else but do your brows in the morning it will give your already beautiful face a polished and put together appearance.
2.THOU SHALT IMPROVISE: What I mean by that is…should you find yourself wanting to experiment with your look or run out of something..don’t be afraid to improvise with the things that you already have. Need some cream blush? Lipstick will work. Need a cheek contour color? eyeshadow will work. Need a pink eyeshadow? Blush will do you just fine. The same goes with brushes. Most art supply stores carry CERTAIN brushes that can be used for makeup application. Small brushes for gel eyeliner are the easiest to find, but if you do a little research I’m sure that you can find dupes at your local Michael’s easily 🙂
3. THOU SHALT CHISEL THOSE CHEEKS: I think my whole life changed when I learned how to contour. Contouring can make you look like you lost five pounds instantly. It can slim a nose and conceal a double chin. I’m not saying it comes easy at first because it takes practice. It takes time to figure out the brush you are going to like and the shade of contour color you will use. Dont get married to the idea of it having to be a bronzer (see commandment 2) because you could use a darker shade of regular face powder that your prefer. You also need to take the time to “learn your face”. Bust out a hand mirror then feel for the grooves and hollows and nooks and crannys. This will help you figure out where to place contouring colors. My sister once said “once you know your flaws, it’s easier to hide them”. I totally agree
4.Thou shalt take care of your skin!!!!! If you do nothing else on this list…please do this one. You have that gorgeous skin on your face for the rest of your life. Our mothers and our mothers mother’s didn’t have a portion of the knowledge and products that we have at our immediate disposal in this day and age. So take advantage!! But keep in mind, there’s tons of factors that go in to proper skin care. Things like nutrition, sleep, and drinking lots of water will play a huge role in the over all appearance of your skin. Theres no such thing as SPF’ing TOO often (every..single…day) and moisturizing your skin keeps it hydrated, break out free, and drastically slows down the aging process when done correctly and consistently. Dont neglect that pretty pout either…the skin on your lips also needs regular hydration and exfoliation as well. And for God sakes, WASH YOUR MAKEUP OFF BEFORE BED! Wearing makeup for too long stops the “natural exfoliation” process your skin needs to do everyday to stop break outs, clogged pores, and so on and so on. PLUS…sleeping in your eye makeup isn’t exactly great for those peepers either, doll. I’m guilty of this sometimes, but I have found that keeping some Neutrogena Makeup Removing Towellettes on my night stand has helped me with this commandment even when im feeling extra lazy
5.THOU SHALT DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: Trends come and go. One season it’s all about the smokey eye and the next bold lip color is all the rage. Do what works for YOU. If wearing glitter and false lashes to the grocery store is something you are comfortable with, then do it! Dont let anyone let you feel like you can’t use your makeup to express who you are and your creativity. I mean, don’t get me wrong..keep it cute! But at the end of the day its YOUR face. Makeup is supposed to be fun. It’s an art. And I don’t really feel like there should be any real concrete rules to it. And if you dont like wearing makeup, then you shouldnt! Simple as that. I think that everyone has an inner and outter beauty all their own that no one else can duplicate so use that as your motivation and inspiration to experiment and have fun with your look! As one of my favorite makeup company s Too Faced always says “why be pretty when you can be gorgeous?”
Anyways, these are just MY humble opinions and I hope that it helped you out or at least entertained you. What are your beauty commandments? I would love to hear from you guys!
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