When I think about how I blog about beauty, it brings me back to the good ol’ days when I didn’t know how to take my makeup off properly and didn’t understand the difference between $4 mascara and $20 mascara. Granted, I was a lot younger then, but it’s cool to see how far I’ve come when we’re talking makeup.
Last week when I read this blog post from Amelia Says, it inspired me to do my own. Not only on how my makeup style has changed, but also how it’s continually evolving.
Thanks to being the youngest, I’ve worn makeup since elementary school. Up until high school it was perpetual raccoon eyes—whether or not I actually wore makeup. Even though I took off my eyeliner on most nights, due to not knowing how to properly wash it off, black was always visible, making me look a little witchy.
As I grew older, a few more elements were added to my makeup routine: powder foundation, heavy clumps of mascara, eyebrow pencil & powder (the only thing I’ve kept 🙌)
Looking back on my old pictures, part of me wants to laugh and the other, much more prevalent part, wants to cringe. LOOK HOW MUCH BETTER YOU COULD HAVE DONE, my brain says. DID YOU THINK THAT LINE WAS STRAIGHT?
I’ve come a long way since then.
I’ve practically converted to liquid everything—foundation, eyeliner, lipsticks.
Eyeliner is reserved for special occasions.
Lipsticks have become an obsession for me as opposed to something to STAY AWAY FROM.
Mascara is getting back in the game after a three year long break.
But even that is changing.
Now, I’m not even hugely concerned with my base, as I’m realizing there’s no real reason for full coverage and caking foundation on every nook and cranny of my face.
I’m getting into eyeshadows, slowly but surely. Warm tones, I’m comin’ at you.
When I go out it’s mainly my brows (which by nature, have changed styles, no longer the blocky angled things they were before), a little bit of concealer and mascara *GASP*
I want to add some color to my face in the form of blushes, which I avidly stayed away from. I didn’t see the point when my face was already prone to redness. Looking “flushed” was my normal.
Thoughts and opinions are always changing when it comes to what we put on our face, but sometimes it happens so gradually we don’t even realize it’s happening (at least, when you’re as oblivious as I am). It’s refreshing to look back to my early makeup days and what’s changed between then and now. And it makes me kind of excited to see how things will be different in the future.
How has your makeup style changed?