So, after putting my “Makeup Moment” post up about loving all things nude, I had a bit of a crisis because… well, I felt boring. As many variations of “natural” makeup there are out there, they all kind of photograph the same. I know that various combinations of different tones of brown on different days makes for different looks… but do other people know that? Can they see it? Most of the time, they can’t.
In essence, I was stressing about looking the same. All. The. Time. That led to my trying out loads of more daring looks in the past three weeks or so… most of which I detested. Some were alright, but more along the lines of meh than anything close to good. They certainly didn’t make me feel good, or happy, or like I was having fun with makeup. So I gave myself a pat on the back for trying some new things out, but decided that I was happier doing whatever made me feel comfortable and happy.
That decision doesn’t mean I won’t try new things in the future. It just means that you guys will have to deal with these nude FOTDs a while longer. Haha. I do promise to explain as best I can how each look is different though, so if you’re the type who just skims over text and lingers on photos instead, you might want to pay attention to the explanation behind the looks a bit more. Not that they’ll be long-ass—will do my best to keep it short!
When confronted with the possibility of being photographed, most people stick to what they know works for them. I am like most people, so here is the bronzey-nude look I wore to an event today. What sets it apart is the sheer amount of bronzing products I used. The event called for summer attire, so I went for it with the makeup as well.
These are the products I used that are normally part of my routine, but after the second photo you’ll find what I used to get my skin to look like it’s been in the sun a bit:
- VMV Hypoallergenics Face Cover SPF 45
- MUD Blue Corrector #2
- K Palette Zero Kuma Concealer (Type 1) (review)
- Myra VitaGlow BB Cream* (on the cheeks and down the bridge of my nose)
- Ellana Minerals Finishing Powder in Espresso Con Panna**
- Shu Uemura Hard 9 brow pencil in Seal Brown (review)
- VMV Hypoallergenics Ooh La Lash mascara