I'm wearing less make-up products these days, not as a result of any careful planning, but through necessity. I'm always trying to beat the clock but I usually end up losing. Well I decided that it was time for me to win. I have reached the point where I'm tired of running out of time when doing my make-up. I want to complete all of my tasks before I leave home; instead of having to skip some of them.
Here is my everyday make-up routine:
Step 1 Eyeshadow
Step 2 Brows
Step 3 Foundation
Step 4 Powder
Step 5 Lots of blending
Step 6 Setting Spray
Step 7 Lipbalm, Lip Colour and Lipgloss
Seems simple enough, but Steps 1 and 2 do take quite a bit time. By the time I finish Step 1; I have to rush through the other Steps, and then I have to rush through all of the other non-makeup tasks that need to be done. To make a bad situation worse, the Sleek BB Cream that I am currently using (which I love), has a better finish with foundation primer. This means there are now 8 Steps instead of 7, which I have to finish in the same amount of time.
The reality is my eyeshadow application requires too much effort, and the results do not equate to the time spent. I have to apply multiple layers because the colour barely shows up on my dark skin tone. Plus I have a sizeable eyelid so a quick sweep of the brush never works for me.
Check out these shots of the make-up I wore to work. You can't even see the eyeshadow.
1,2 and 6 = red eyeshadow,
3 and 5 = navy blue eyeshadow
4 = purple eyeshadow
Here's my typical eyeshadow application process:
Step 1 Primer or base
Step 2 Two layers of skintone eyeshadow
Step 3 At least 3 layers of the eyeshadow colour for the day
Step 4 Lots of blending to make it flawless
For each layer of eyeshadow I have to swirl the brush in the eyeshadow 8 times to get maximum colour payoff.
All of this takes time...
Too much time...
Time that I do not have to spare.
I'm a girl that loves to see colour on my eyelids, it lifts my spirits and makes me happy. But the time/effort needed vs the final result was frustrating me. (CLICK HERE for the details)
I have tried various brands - Fash Professional 120 Palette, Sugarpill, Maybelline Colour Tattoos, but the results are the same. I do have Naked and Makeup Doll Cosmetics eyeshadows which are vibrant, but I prefer to wear those at night. ( CLICK HERE to find out why)
I needed to find a solution to my problem and I needed to find it fast.
Click here for Part 2.
"...because your make-up should always BE (Blend and Enhance)." - Nakita Squires