It’s surprising to me how I’m doing well in this challenge.
I only had two days crossed off as not having done my make-up so far and it’s already past the third week of January! Maybe it’s because I welcomed this challenge in my routine and kept it simple. It also feels nice knowing that even if I make the wrong clothing choice, at least my face looks put together. Maybe I’ve finally come out with my hidden desire to take care of my looks and how I present myself. *insert sheepish smile here*
I don’t have major skin problems right now. There is the occasional pimple. I have sun spots on my cheeks. I’ve had these discolorations since college. They don’t bother me that much so my make-up is minimal. Drugstore products work fine for me. They compose my kikay kit except for the pricier Bare Minerals tinted moisturizer. It glides on the skin smoothly and provides light luminous coverage. It doesn’t completely cover dark spots but gives the face a sheer glow. When it runs out, I will try the Loreal Lumi True Match foundation because it’s been recommended for dry skin types and is more affordable.
The cheapest product I have is a Daiso brow powder I bought on a whim! No skin irritations at all – I like it! Other eye products are a neutral palette of shadows, a Maybelline mascara and a drugstore lash curler. My favorite lipstick is Revlon’s Toast of New York, not pictured here. On the photo is a darker shade called Black Cherry and the red one bought on sale from The Face Shop. It’s one of their Collagen Ampoul Lipsticks in the shade Blood Red. These are not long wearing but I relish reapplying them. It makes me feel like a grown up! These are affordable lip products that don’t dry out my lips. I’ve used and loved Burt’s Bees lip balm for almost a decade.
I love trying out samples of luxury make-up and skin care products when I can. I’m just not prepared to spend a big amount on them if there are cheaper alternatives that work fine. I think this month’s challenge will be a successful one for being simple and unfussy.