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How To Talk To People About Their Makeup

lazybeautytips:

  1. Be realllllly nice when someone has lipstick on their teeth or when their eyeliner has migrated to the space below their eyes. Whisper, don’t shout.
  2. Never ever ask anyone why they’re wearing makeup. Why? They like it - and that’s enough of a reason. It doesn’t matter if it’s 8 AM and they’ve got a bold lip on.
  3. Compliment! Genuinely. Well. Often.
  4. If you want to know how, ask gently.
  5. Some boys wear makeup. Get over it.
  6. Some girls don’t wear makeup. Again, get over it.
  7. Nobody is ever wearing too much makeup.
  8. There is no such thing as an unflattering shade of makeup. Sure, it may help to know which undertones you’re looking for in a foundation or concealer but when it comes to blush, lipstick, or eyeshadow - there is no unflattering shade. If you like it and wear it with confidence, that’s flattering.
  9. There are no unacceptable lip colours. Wear those blue lips in public. Sofie and I have discussed this and we want to try it out soon.
  10. Ask yourself why you feel the need to call people out on their personal choices that do not have any effect on you.

- Kennedy

FOTD. Also check out my sweet nameplate necklace.

Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation
ELF eyebrow kit
ELF eye primer
Quo shimmery neutrals palette
Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balmstain in “Smitten”
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Look o’ the day.

MAC Studio Fix
Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation as undereye concealer (GAWD I need a real concealer)
ELF eyebrow kit
ELF eye primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk”
3 shades from the Naked Basics palette
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
ELF black cream eyeliner
Lime Crime Poisonberry lipstick layered over Annabelle red lip liner

Look o’ the day.

MAC Studio Fix
Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation as undereye concealer (GAWD I need a real concealer)
ELF eyebrow kit
ELF eye primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk”
3 shades from the Naked Basics palette
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
ELF black cream eyeliner
Lime Crime Poisonberry lipstick layered over Annabelle red lip liner

Before + afters.

Becca primer
Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation
ELF brow kit
ELF eyelid primer
NYX jumbo eye pencil in “Milk”
Light blue, dark blue, and light yellow from the ELF Beach Beauty palette
ELF contouring cream
MAC Sheertone blush in “Blushbaby”
ELF cream eyeliner
Clinique Lash Power mascara
MAC Studio Fix under my eyes
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in “Roomiest Rose” (blotted)

With the exception of my foundation, everything I’m wearing on my face today is something new I received in the mail!

Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation
ELF eyebrow kit in “medium”
ELF sheer eyeshadow primer
4 shades from the  ELF Day Beach Beauty palette
ELF St. Lucia contouring bronzer cream
ELF black cream eyeliner
Revlon matte balm in “Striking”

First impressions:
-I love this balm. I really hope it has some staying power because then it could become a new fave.
-The eyeshadows are not very pigmented. I am eager to try the more colorful shades and see if they are equally weak.
-The eye primer seems awesome.
-I didn’t know how I would feel about cream eyeliner after using exclusively liquid for 8 years, but I actually really like this one (provided it stays on all day, which remains to be seen).
-The 11-piece brush set I ordered is terrific. I can’t believe I went all this time without owning a proper eye blending brush!!!

With the exception of my foundation, everything I’m wearing on my face today is something new I received in the mail!

Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation
ELF eyebrow kit in “medium”
ELF sheer eyeshadow primer
4 shades from the ELF Day Beach Beauty palette
ELF St. Lucia contouring bronzer cream
ELF black cream eyeliner
Revlon matte balm in “Striking”

First impressions:
-I love this balm. I really hope it has some staying power because then it could become a new fave.
-The eyeshadows are not very pigmented. I am eager to try the more colorful shades and see if they are equally weak.
-The eye primer seems awesome.
-I didn’t know how I would feel about cream eyeliner after using exclusively liquid for 8 years, but I actually really like this one (provided it stays on all day, which remains to be seen).
-The 11-piece brush set I ordered is terrific. I can’t believe I went all this time without owning a proper eye blending brush!!!

Beauty selfies all day erryday.

Product list:
Becca primer
Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation (seriously LOVE; it is so matte that I don’t have to put powder on top!)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo + Covergirl eyebrow pencil + Sephora gel
Quo sparkly neutrals eyeshadow palette
Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner
Clinique Lash Power mascara
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in “Roomiest Rose”

Trying to calm my anxiety about my first day of digital journalism class by making myself look presentable.

Eyebrows: Urban Decay “Faint” on the outer 2/3 and “Naked 2” on the inner 1/3 (a trick I recently learned which defz makes my brows look more natural!), Sephora gel to hold ‘em in place
Eyes: Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner (luv)
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in “Red Velvet” (kind of a brickish, brownish red on me – not sure how I feel about it)
Face: MAC Studio Fix (luvluv)

Trying to calm my anxiety about my first day of digital journalism class by making myself look presentable.

Eyebrows: Urban Decay “Faint” on the outer 2/3 and “Naked 2” on the inner 1/3 (a trick I recently learned which defz makes my brows look more natural!), Sephora gel to hold ‘em in place
Eyes: Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner (luv)
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in “Red Velvet” (kind of a brickish, brownish red on me – not sure how I feel about it)
Face: MAC Studio Fix (luvluv)

Face today.

Current beauty obsessions:

• Naked Basics palette – I have toyed with the idea of getting another Naked palette but all the other ones are mostly shimmery, while the Basics one has 6 shades and 5 of them are matte. If I’m going to use something on my eyes every day, it needs to be matte, so I’m very happy with this palette. I typically use W.O.S. on my whole lid, Naked 2 and Faint in my crease, Venus for a highlight, and Faint for my brows. Seriously so good.

• Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock – This is very mattifying so I kind of use it like a primer. I also need to get into the habit of wearing sunscreen every day so I don’t end up with a leathery face, and this is perfect for that because it doesn’t fuck up my makeup or break me out.

• Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner – I am used to my old L’Oreal liquid liner that would immediately smudge any time I cried or my eyes watered for any reason, and would then get into my eyes and sting them, causing more watering, which caused more smudging, etc. Comparatively this Revlon one is a gem, in that the other day I cried a lot and it stayed perfect. What?!

• Basically all Revlon lip products – They have excellent lip game right now. The Lip Butters and Kissable Balmstains are awesome; next I want to try their other new stick balms, which beauty bloggers are raving about.

Also on my wishlist: a better matte liquid foundation, a darker eyebrow pencil, and better contouring stuff.

Face today.

Current beauty obsessions:

• Naked Basics palette – I have toyed with the idea of getting another Naked palette but all the other ones are mostly shimmery, while the Basics one has 6 shades and 5 of them are matte. If I’m going to use something on my eyes every day, it needs to be matte, so I’m very happy with this palette. I typically use W.O.S. on my whole lid, Naked 2 and Faint in my crease, Venus for a highlight, and Faint for my brows. Seriously so good.

• Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock – This is very mattifying so I kind of use it like a primer. I also need to get into the habit of wearing sunscreen every day so I don’t end up with a leathery face, and this is perfect for that because it doesn’t fuck up my makeup or break me out.

• Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner – I am used to my old L’Oreal liquid liner that would immediately smudge any time I cried or my eyes watered for any reason, and would then get into my eyes and sting them, causing more watering, which caused more smudging, etc. Comparatively this Revlon one is a gem, in that the other day I cried a lot and it stayed perfect. What?!

• Basically all Revlon lip products – They have excellent lip game right now. The Lip Butters and Kissable Balmstains are awesome; next I want to try their other new stick balms, which beauty bloggers are raving about.

Also on my wishlist: a better matte liquid foundation, a darker eyebrow pencil, and better contouring stuff.

Face for a tea date with my ex.

Also, self-portrait with my new Kate Spade bag!!!

Makeup:
Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Faint” on my eyebrows (+ Sephora gel)
CoverGirl 3-in-1 foundation (which I am pretty sure is the wrong color for my face, lolz) + MAC blotting powder
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Smitten”
Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner (never tried before today)
The tiniest bit of MAC Blushbaby because my cheeks looked dead

lol I did a makeup before-and-after and I look so bored in the pictures. I was just concentrating really hard on getting a head-on, naturally-lit picture.

lol I did a makeup before-and-after and I look so bored in the pictures. I was just concentrating really hard on getting a head-on, naturally-lit picture.