Hello again, dears! I’m here to share something I’ve been mulling over in the past few weeks. It sprang up in my head when one of you asked for a makeup tutorial for Jessica’s look in our Valentines day photo booth fashion. I thought about that comment, and came to a conclusion: I’m not into making makeup tutorials. Here’s the scoop:
When I first got into makeup – like most things you are excited to begin – I got started with all engines going full speed ahead. I had no thought for routine, realistic timing, and just wanted to dive into it head first. I saw so many products, so many techniques, so many possibilities! It consumed me for a time, and I couldn’t get enough of it. But then, a few weeks later I started slowing down. Fast forward to today, I have that thing I thought to my self at the beginning I would never have: a super basic, simple routine.
I can’t do eyeshadow: my eyelids are too hooded & oily. I can’t do cat-eyes for that same reason (plus: too young, no time.), or thick eyeliner for that matter. I’ve tried primers to keep down the oil, but in the end I have pretty good eyelids all on there own, so I crossed that option off my list. I’m not into complex eye looks, it’s a waste of time for me. Give me some good mascara and I’m a happy girl.
… And then I discovered I loved simple, au naturel makeup. I always have since I got into this, I just needed to push all the other clutter into my mental trash bin and move forward into greater simplicity. So here’s the low-down of what I do:
And THAT’S IT! That list above is the exact reason why I don’t do makeup tutorials: I have a routine down, so why spend the time trying to make techniques and looks work on me, when they really don’t? I still love makeup and think it’s an amazing art form, but I don’t think I’m the right girl to be putting tutorials out there. I’ll leave that up to experts and experimenters like Lisa Eldridge who blow that field out of the water. Wow. I’ll never tire of learning from her.
Every time I would put my mind to doing a tutorial, I would always go back to how much that tutorial would be based around my routine, using the same products over, and over, and over again… it would get pretty boring. Plus, I don’t have the money or interest in experimenting with a bunch of concealers, foundations, blushes… the works. It’s not appealing to me. Except for lipstick- lip products in general, really. Love those things. I really just love them. They are the only variable in my routine that changes from day to day, and they’re the “sunshine” to my makeup look: different, bright, demure, pretty, subtly bold. Perfect.
I am completely flattered that you all are interested in learning from me in the art of makeup, and I will continue to share things I learn, products I love, etc… and who knows? Maybe I’ll come across something ground-breaking in my little world that I just HAVE to share in a tutorial! 😉 Thanks for sticking with me as I figure out my way in the great big, beautiful world of makeup.
-Charlotte, the youngest sister & singer