Friday, March 20, 2015

Makeup and Cosmetics as Told by Lindsey

Today's post is brought to you by my blogging friend and sorority sister, Lindsey. She has a lifestyle blog called Lindsey's ThoughtsLindsey and I met a few years back and instantly were intrigued by each other's blog to then find out we shared more commonalities than a love for fashion, college organization, and dogs. We both were sisters of Alpha Delta Pi. She is a great writer and has some awesome posts! I can promise you that this will not be the last guest post you will see from Lindsey!

Hi Y’all,

I asked Michaela to guest post and she said the only way she would is if I returned the favor, so of course I agreed!

She told me to post about anything I wanted so I went on her blog and looked at some of her recent posts. One that stood out to me was her 101 in 1001 Update post. I’m doing it, too! While I need to update it, here’s my list.

While I can’t help her attend a wedding (sorry, I’m not getting married anytime soon), and she can’t have me over for a dinner party (so silly being 5+ hours away), just by writing this post, I’ve helped her out with #48 (have a guest blogger) and #7 (be a guest blogger) and I’m going to help her out with another one, #56 (learn how to do my makeup) by giving some tips that I use daily!

I have self taught myself everything I know about makeup and cosmetics. My mom doesn’t wear makeup at all.

Here are some tips that I find useful:
  1. stick to neutrals. This way, if you mess up, it’s not as noticeable.
  2. mascara is a must. No matter your eye color, eye size, etc. wear mascara. It’s super easy and you can’t really mess it up. And if a little gets on your face, wait for it to dry and then take a q-tip and spin it on the spot.
  3. don’t use a colored face powder. I use the translucent one that Revlon makes. This way, it doesn’t make your skin pale or cakey.
  4. If you need help finding a shade, go to Sephora (if you want to spend a little more money on Foundation, which I think is the only true product you have to buy high-end for this reason). At Sephora they can match your skin color and pick out a product that suits your skin. They did this for me and I love everything they chose!

If you need inspriation for an “everyday look” (which I what I do, even for events like formal), I check out youtube.

Here are some favorite videos of mine:

And for giggles, here’s a makeup routine, I did sophomore year of college

And here are some blog posts:
(Updated) Daily Makeup Routine (Southern Curls and Pearls)
Makeup Essentials (The College Prepster)
My Makeup Routine (The College Prepster)

Hopefully some of these help!

Thanks for having me, Michaela!



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