Some people out there shudder at the thought of leaving home without makeup while there are others out there who cannot care less. Some people cling to cosmetics believing it is the only thing that makes them feel beautiful whereas there are a handful of others who believe differently. We are not here to tell you that less makeup is more attractive. There is nothing wrong with using more makeup. Wear whatever amount you are comfortable with.
When someone starts with makeup they often ask is less makeup more attractive? To that, we say then when you are starting with anything for the first time it is best to indulge in it in small portions so that you do not go wrong with it. Once you get the hang of it, play around with your cosmetics however you want to.
What not to do
People often depend on makeup as their life supports because they believe that it makes them beautiful. If you feel this way then you should know that you are beautiful irrespective of your makeup. Makeup only enhances what you already have. However, some people often use it to tweak their appearances into catfishing people and displaying what they don’t naturally have.
For instance, some people use cosmetics to contour their abdomen or on their breasts to display abs or the illusion of fuller breasts. There is nothing wrong with this practice if it makes you happy. However, what’s unfortunate is you look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are not beautiful enough with small breasts or no abs. If that is the motivation behind using your cosmetics then that is not a nice thing to do to yourself. In such cases, no amount of makeup can help you attain core confidence because you have work you need to do on yourself and that is not something makeup can help with.
You may feel like switching up your look a little for some fun and that is perfectly alright. As long as you don’t down-talk yourself and keep your inner mean girl in check you do not harm yourself.
How to work with less makeup?
Are you new to makeup? Are you wondering how to use less makeup because you’re unsure of the products? Here are a few pointers for you to get it right the first time around.
1. Fingers over brushes and blenders
When starting, know that your fingers are your best friend. No blender or brush will be able to successfully mimic the action of your fingers with your makeup. Therefore, when in doubt or lack makeup application products use your products. This is life-changing advice you will thank us for later.
Do not use a lot of foundation on the first go. Consider getting used to a bb cream or a cc cream before you start using a foundation. Take one or two pumps of your foundation on the backside of your hand for your application. Use more only if you need more or are going for extra coverage. Going over your foundation can at times make it look cakey. If you wish to go for a heavier coverage then opt for a foundation with full coverage instead of trying to build it up by multiple applications.
When using a powder blush make sure you dust off the excess before you use it on your cheeks. A lot of blushes are usually very pigmented and using a lot can make it look like you have clown cheeks. Unless that’s close to the look you are going for, avoid using a lot of blush. In case you do end up with a lot of blush on your cheeks, do not panic, simply use baby powder on your cheeks. This trick lightens the pigmentation of your blush.
For highlighting you can consider mixing a little bit of highlighter into your foundation. When you apply the foundation it leaves a soft glow all over your face. You can achieve this glow even without the highlighter. You can do this by drinking enough water throughout the day.
Pick the right shade of contour for your skin tone. If you are purchasing cosmetic products for the first time, we highly recommend shopping for cosmetics from a physical store. This way you can sample the products you buy to see if they are a good fit for you. When working with your contour make sure you get your blend game right. This will take some time if you’re new to makeup. However, a beauty blender can help you out with that. Beauty blenders are your best friend for blending and blending makes all your makeup fall in place.
Important things that makeup users should know while using less makeup, more makeup, and any kind of makeup
- Makeup is gender fluid and does not come with labels. It is for everyone. Anyone who tells you otherwise belongs in the bin you throw your expired cosmetic products in. All cosmetic products have a shelf life like the patience that you spend on educating people on gender fluidity and using them no matter how dear they are no you will cause you harm in the long run.
- Do not use cosmetics like your cheat meals often. It is nice to use makeup to cover up your dark circles or other skin issues. However, if you keep using makeup to cover up your insomnia instead of working on it then that’s a choice you are consciously making despite knowing better. If we had to put a section under ‘makeup misused’ then it has to be people using makeup to get away with harmful lifestyles and diets. Eat good, drink enough water, exercise, and sleep well to fix any disruptive patterns. Consider using makeup as a cover-up only as your cheat meal.
We hope you had as much fun reading this blog as we had writing it. Remember that less makeup, more makeup, and any amount of makeup is more. This is because you are the person who has the power to decide what looks good on you and not anybody else. So play around and have fun!