Easy Makeup of the Day x A Not So Helpful Guide lol

Honestly, when I feel like crap đź’© I like to do my makeup. Whenever I’m feeling so overwhelmed with different tasks, to do lists, and the on going little details of managing motherhood, I try my best to take a few moments to touch up my a face. Even with just a little bit on, my mood instantly changes from indifferent to motivated and focused. Managing motherhood feels like a challenge every day because you’ve got to learn to balance your own personal needs and the very cautious efforts of parenting and those minutes of just “me time” can make the difference. This feeling is something completely new to me and I only started to really embrace it after I gave birth. This just makes me wonder how much different my attitude about my daily activities would have been if I’d started this routine earlier in life? Why hadn’t another women ever mentioned this and how come its not more commonly mentioned? I don’t feel selfish by taking that little bit of time to just focus on me and sometimes I feel like thats the only time I can get a few minutes with my own thoughts.

I’ve been steadily getting better at doing my own makeup by trying different things or a new technique every time I take up the challenge to apply it. For this look I put a little bit of eyeshadow along with a cate eye wing (which is something I’ve never tried doing cause eyeshadow kind of intimates me). From what I’ve noticed, a light hand is key as your applying it because it can easily start looking like a mess.

Here is a step by step of what I did & please, feel free to chuckle at the subtle humor of the commentary lol:

1-foundation

Step one: covering up my reptilian skin lol

2-concealer

Step two: using this awfully bad compact makeup as a under eye concealer because I needed to use it one last time so I won’t feel so guilty for throwing it out and wasting money on it.

3-powder

Step three: blended well… from this distance you can’t notice the bumpy skin. i think i did a job well done. Now its time to set it with some powder to minimize my oily skin build up. hooray

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Step four: some eyeshadow because i hardly wear it and these are subtle enough for others to not notice how mediocre i actually am with makeup.

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Step five: if i were in a stranded island, i would put a note inside a bottle asking for whoever reads the note to send me mascara and eyeliner… and some sunscreen cause no one wants to age prematurely6-liplinerStep six: a lip liner to overline my lips and as a lipstick cause my lips can make a desert look moist and plump

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Voila mistro… not bad.

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and another selfie to reenforce how naturally untalented I’m with makeup and girl,  let me just say that if you know how to work your angles, no one will even notice lmfao!

Thanks so much for reading along and maybe even getting a little inspired by this faux easy makeup tutorial cause a girl tried her best! show some love on the comments and I hope you all have a blessed day.

#MOTD w. Falsies

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Wet n Wild Eyelashes 

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Wet n Wild: Coverall Palette: I’ve been using the color correcting palette religiously, the colors even out my complexion and undertones, which is awesome. The only drawback is the white, which is meant for highlighting, its too shimmer… I like shimmer, but I was just expecting it to be matte.

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foundation

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The overall #Makeup Look!

Overall Review:

Lately I’ve been experimenting with false eyelashes & I recently bought these from Wet n Wild because I wanted some that looked fuller and longer… but be careful what you wish for. They looked great but they were a headache to put them on cause of how stiff they were and partly because I hadn’t handled wider & fuller lashes.

Color Correcting:

I started out with a clean face and after I applied sun screen and face moisturizer, I let it dry for a few seconds then started applying the color correcting. I’ve been getting in the habit of always using color correcting first because it evens out all the tones of my face. Especially my under circles, no matter how much sleep I get, they stay hallow.

Foundation:

Once I finished correcting, I began with concealer and then moved to apply foundation. The foundations I’ve been using, I got from as a gift through an internship with a beauty editor I did last fall. She had gone to a beauty convention in NYC and then brought back to me a bag full of makeup supplies and this foundation happen to fit my skin tone perfectly.

Eyelashes:

I then began to place the eyelashes on (which took longer then expected). The main culprit was my eyelash adhesive, from L’OREAL, I would let it dry for a few seconds so it’ll be a little stick and easier to apply. But the adhesive kept on drying out to quickly on the edges so it wouldn’t stay down on my corners..

It was a fun look to experiment with, once it was all done, the finished look was really nice to see and to start the day with. Enjoy!