March 24, 2011

You Don't Have A Face For Makeup

This is what a guy told me once when I showed him a picture of me. I was dressed up going to a club so yes I had more makeup on than I usually do, but his comment threw me off. Guys don't phrase things in the best way, do they? I first thought of it as an insult but over the years have come to understand what I think he was trying to say.

I think he was trying to say that I look better with a more natural look. My friends and even boyfriends have all said similar things. My current one seems more attracted to me when I don't have any makeup on than when I put some on for a date. I got my makeup done at the Shecky's Girls Night Out and thought he would be like "ooh you look great" but nope... no comment! I was kind of insulted but I guess it's more flattering when a guy says you look beautiful when you have no makeup on and still in your pajamas.

Growing up I didn't have someone show me to apply makeup properly. My mom and sister weren't much into so it was very trial and error (more error). I like to experiment with makeup but at 25 I have found a more natural look that works for me. But when I go out, I like to try some glam makeup like a bold lip or false lashes. Since I have a face more suited for a natural look... should I not be wearing bold makeup? Am I making myself look worse? I don't care. I'll wear my fuchsia lipstick all I want!

Do you think makeup enhances your natural look or does it sometimes hinder it?

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  1. love it! keep the inspiration coming!


  2. I think it depends. I use eyeliner and mascara to enhance the color of my green eyes, and make them look bigger. But aside from that and a touch of lip gloss, I pretty much avoid makeup. I think that many go overboard with things such as blush which can work against natural beauty. It really depends on application, I suppose. :)

  3. @CMA- Thanks for checking out my blog!

    @CafeFashionista- I use very minimal makeup on a daily basis, tinted moisturizer to protect to my skin with SPF and lip balm because I always need something on my lips. I also like mascara because it opens up your eyes. Yes, I was awful at blush in high school :P

  4. I enjoy that I look great without make-up. I also like to play up my face with make-up. But it's comforting to know that I can leave the house without putting my face on and won't scare the kiddies!

  5. I get this all the time from my boyfriend! He tells me I look better without it - although when I just put on foundation, bronzer and a dash of mascara, he comments that I look good. However, lots of eyeliner, red lips or something equally "fash-on" and he doesnt like it! haha

  6. @Toya- haha they say the best canvas for makeup is great skin!

  7. @Stefanie- Thanks for checking out my blog! Yeah guys seem to not be a fan of overly dramatic makeup, a little mascara or lip gloss is fine but beyond that they're like "whoa" hehe


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