Originally Posted by lauriebell
my bf doesn't mind makeup but says that i look best when i wake up in the morning sans makeup. meh, i don't know about that
Men don't have a clue! My boy says the same, but then when I do wear make up he'll say "You're looking especially nice today, what's different?". He won't even realise its makeup - he can't tell the difference between with or without... all he knows is some days I look pretty and other days not so much.
My fiance bought me a makeup course with proper makeup artists a few years ago and its the best thing he ever got me (meanwhile, he says its the worst thing he ever bought me cause now I take so long to get ready).
I love doing 'natural' make up where it looks like you were born looking that that. I spend a lot of time on getting my skin tone and shading right.... IMO if your skin is glowing, you've 80% of the job done.
My normal make up (when I can be bothered) is:
foundation - mac studio fix (day) or studio tech (night)
* concealer - bobbi brown on blemishes and touche eclat for shadows
* powder - mac blot powder
* contouring - St tropez bronzer
* blush - Mac (margin in frost (sun kissed), orchid sheen roseland (shimmer) for a touch of pink or blushberry (sheertone) for au natural)
* eyebrows - benefit brow zings or if I'm lazy, I just fill them in with mac espresso eye shadow.
* eye primer - benefit lemon aid (great at evening out pigment)
* eye base - benefit pass the potatos or mac brulee in satin
* eyeshadow - clinque buttered bronze shadow duo or stila wheat or benefit trust fund baby
* eyeliners - white pencil on inner rim at the bottom
* mascara - dior show (after a LOT of curling)
* lipliner - mac in stone
* lip gloss - either rosebud salve or mac lipgelee in glosspitality.
If I'm doing it properly like I was taught I think the quickest I've managed is 15 minutes, but I can get the absolute basics done in 5 mins.
I nearly peed himself laughing a couple of months ago when I was packing to go on holidays. One of my fiance's mates was over and he was looking at my make up bag, and pulling things out, going "what the hell is this?" and "what in god's name do you use this for?". I forget that things we take as common knowledge aren't even in their vocabulary.