Someone asked me awhile back about my makeup collection and how it’s grown since trying out bright lipsticks.
Welp…this is it! Lol
My makeup stash has not grown, except for this Revlon eyebrow pencil I recently picked up from Target. I may do a review at some point.
I’ve like clear eyebrow gel and have used it for a few years now. This Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara from Elf gets the job done. One side is for eyebrows and the other for eyelashes. I use both for my brows. 1 dollar at Target. After awhile the tubes do get thick and cloudy-looking. What clear brow gel doesn’t? Please let me know, if you know of one.
MAC Ruby Woo and Candy Yum-Yum lipsticks round out my sad, little makeup “collection”. Ha! As you can see, it doesn’t warrant the need for a makeup bag. It all pretty much stays in the bathroom drawer.
Let’s talk everyday face!
I’m very minimal with products. No makeup, except for my dear, dear eyebrow gel. Wait, does that count? Lol Actually, I don’t wear it everyday.
Nivea Mint & Mineral “lip chap”. I think they changed the ingredients. It doesn’t moisturize my lips like it used to. I have to reapply it throughout the day. Boo. Know any good petroleum-free lip balms? Preferably ones that don’t smell like Carmex. I’m still sad Neutrogena Naturals lip balm went away. It worked so well for me.
Everyday–twice a day–I use CeraVe’s PM facial lotion. Good stuff! Not too heavy, not too light.
My feelings about makeup in general are mixed.
On the one hand, I think it’s fun and I can appreciate the aesthetics of the different shades & colors, and how they can create a certain look–HELLO “Smokey-Eyes”!
On the other, I don’t like the idea of it making me look “prettier/sexier/more beautiful”. That Ruby Woo lipstick does this to me and I don’t like it! Lol
I feel like my face, is my face. I know my uneven skin tone, vitiligo spot, acne scars and growing smile lines are still there each night I go to bed. So, the thought of covering them up during the day just feels, I don’t know, silly? Pointless?
Plus, I’m concerned that if–or when–I get into the foundations and mascaras, eyeliners and other stuff, I’ll become hooked. I think, over time I’d grow so accustomed to seeing myself “made up”–even if it’s a minimal “natural look”–that going makeup-less would make me feel “less than pretty”. Know what I mean? I already feel hooked on clear eyebrow gel. Geeze! LOL
I don’t know…
Men don’t have to deal with this mess. My husband and I were talking about this the other night. We couldn’t figure out a male equivalent to makeup.
Anyway, to my point about my “downsides” of makeup…I guess the same could be said for other things. Nail polish. Lingerie. Pumps. A nice outfit…but, we all have to wear clothes, no?
I feel like I’ve just talked myself into a circle.