After my last post What to wear to work, I sat at a coffee shop that evening with a face full of makeup and a carefully crafted outfit and I could not help but feel uncomfortable. For the most part, I felt like everyone was staring at me because there was something between me and my face. Although I love makeup and many of the aspects that come along with being a girly girl, I recognize that the less the makeup I put, the more comfortable / myself I feel.
Before I continue, please note that I do not have a problem with piling up cakes of makeup-at least that is what I hear people saying LOL. I am just trying to say that is not my style at all. In fact, I have had people tell me they don’t recognize me or I don’t look as great when I put on too much make up. Obviously nobody spends a lot of time and money on make up to look the same…You know? We all want to accentuate our beauty and the trick to that is finding your makeup look. That means finding what you need to do more of and what you don’t need to do at all and that varies from one individual to the other.
When doing my own makeup, I literally put a drop of foundation in the fear that I won’t recognize myself after I’m done and I will have to take it down. You are probably wondering what’s the point of putting on makeup if I’m only putting drops of it… less is more sometimes.
This look was done by Beauty by. EE– and when I told her about the simple no make up look I wanted, first thing I said was I do NOT want any eye shadow and she was like HOW?? This might look extremely simple and easy but it is also very hard to achieve and she nailed it!
I’d also love to hear your makeup no makeup stories. Please share your story by leaving a comment below on some of your experiences.
Below I have listed all the products Elaine used on this look.
Photography – Mwaniki Will
Simple -Rich moisturizer.
Rimmel London stay matte primer & M.A.C Prep+Prime.
Foundation – L.A. Girl HD foundation in Bronze.
Concealer – L.A. Girl HD concealer in Cool Tan to conceal the tiny dark circles I had that day and to brighten up my face.
L.A. Girl HD pressed powder in Medium Beige to set the entire face.
St. Tropez Bronzer to warm the face and bring back dimension.
To highlight the high points of the cheeks and add a bit of color we used just a bit of the ELLEN TRACY blush palette.
L.A. Girl Glide gel liner in Black for the waterline.
Since I didn’t want any eye shadow, because I never wear any on my day-to-day life Elaine set my eye lids with the same powder she used on my face.
Maybelline New York Colossal big shot mascara in black.
We used good old Vaseline on the lips to moisturize then she outlined the lips with a dark brown lip liner and then filled them in with NYX soft matte lip crème in ABUDHABI.
Finally sealed the entire face with M.A.C Prep+Prime.
Location: The Hub Karen
Neck Pieces : Mina Gems
MUA: Beauty By EE