Friday, July 30, 2010
The Makeup Post-Beauty in The Daily Vintage Girl's Life
As a self-confessed makeup addict, I admit there are very few times when I am not wearing my standard red-lipstick look. During the work week, I will apply light-colored, nude eyeshadow (like MAC's Orb or Yogurt), mascara, eyebrow marker, foundation, blush, lipstick, powder. I will do a smoky eye (using MAC's Scene and Print shadows) or a cat eye liner look for special events like going out to a fancy dinner, evening wedding, or cocktail party.
During the weekends, however, I keep it basic. I wear just mascara, SPF 15 MAC Mineralize, blush, lipstick, and powder. No matter what the day holds, casual or elegant, I always wear the basics and red lipstick! If my skin was not blotchy (I have early signs of Rosacea and some acne), I would just wear mascara, powder, and lipstick on the weekends. I know it sounds silly but I cannot go without my red lips! It just doesn't "feel" right. However, if I am running or working out, then no makeup for this gal. Not even red lipstick. I will just wear a tinted lip balm like Korres. If I am running outside on a sunny day, I will put on my pink Nike baseball hat and some high SPF like Waterbabies. But I have seen ladies at my gym working up a good sweat wearing full makeup! How does their skin breathe?!
When I go to my in-laws pool, to the beach, or ski in Colorado, I will put on a SPF or SPF foundation, waterproof mascara, and red matte lipstick. That is it! MAC Mineralize or NYC Color Pressed Powder Foundation SPF 12 for ski days are wonderful. When it comes to the beach or the pool, I will put on Waterbabies sun block and a thin veil of NYC Color SPF foundation using a MAC 150 brush. The foundation powder gives me a nice veil of color that evens out my skintone and covers any acne or Rosacea. It also maintains the SPF on my skin. If I will be in the water a lot, I will skip the mascara altogether and just wear my matte lips!
And, as always, I always take off my makeup and wash my face before going to bed. I use Pond's Cold Cream first and then wash my face with my cleanser. Pond's is the best and it is super cheap! I once read the official makeup and beauty regime for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPL) and one of the instructions stated that the girls should use their cold cream to remove any makeup and grime and then tissue off. Afterwards, they used soap and water to remove any traces of cream.
So, how often do you wear makeup and do you have varying degrees of makeup application?