Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I like practical things. I am in the sun a lot and need sunscreen, so I like the Korean made bb cream makeup. All the major players make it, but the Korean kind seems "nicer" to me. It has a sunscreen in it and evens out your skin tone. It was developed to even out "skin tone and blemishes" for plastic surgery patience as they recovered. I really like it.
As other posters have already recommended, I too like bare minerals products...if I am going somewhere special I put it right over the bb cream.
What type and how much eye makeup looks "in context" really depends on the light you will be in, IMO.
I don't ride with eye makeup on when it is hot, ever...that is just a disaster waiting to happen. Either you rub it, or it runs. No thanks.
Urban decay makes an eye shadow primer called primer potion - it actually works, unlike most.
The better your make-up "tools" the easier the application and finished product, IMO. You only need a few good eye brushes, for example...and it is worth the extra expense.
Like you, I have always been on the tom-boy side...however, my siblings were more along the "fashion plate" kind. You just have to be able to seamlessly "switch" and pop into "costume" when the occasion calls for it. It does seem fake, and I suppose it is...but it just "is" what is expected, and can be kind of fun.
Oh..adding..bb cream is "light" not cakey or heavy.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Last edited by Missy May; 09-05-2013 at 07:28 PM.