Let’s Leave One-Size-Fits-All Makeup Application in 2017!

We all get makeup inspo from other people at some point in time. (Some of us more than others, and that’s okay!) Whether you’re trying Mario’s latest makeup look on Kim K or trying to follow a Jackie Aina tutorial, there’s something crucial we all need to leave behind in 2017!

Hunty, just because Mario slathers concealer that is ten shades lighter than Kim’s skin tone under her eyes, then bakes her undereye area, doesn’t mean that’s what you’re supposed to do! Just because everyone seems to be doing that doesn’t mean it is going to make your undereye area look it’s best.

In fact, there’s a good chance that the slather-and-bake technique isn’t doing you and your undereye struggles any good. We all have different struggles. How can one single technique solve them all?

Let me answer that – It doesn’t.

Same with contouring. Just because just about every single “beauty guru” draws dark 3’s on the sides of their faces and seems to snatch (can we leave that word behind, too?) their nose the same exact way doesn’t mean that your face structure requires the same contouring techniques.

Makeup application isn’t One-Size-Fits-All!

I promise you, I NEVER bake my undereye area! Never! And, I don’t slather concealer under my eyes, either. I use a totally different technique to conceal my undereye struggles. Which, by the way, are often dark circles, wrinkles and bags – all at the same time!

First, I use my Patchology Under Eye Patches. Then, I ever so slightly, almost sheerly, conceal my undereye area with a shade that matches my skin tone, with just a hint of peach in it. {Gasp!} No, I don’t cover the entire area with lighter concealer. I do have minor undereye wrinkles, so a lighter concealer would enhance them, and that’s not what I want!

Then, that ominous undereye bag that runs along my cheekbone? It’s actually a shadow. That is where I use a lighter concealer to sheerly cover it, and only that specific line of the bag, which essentially highlights it, thus creating a magical trick of the eye that brings it forward, rather than sinks it in.

Voila! It’s no longer a shadow or a bag. Then, I ever so slightly set the concealers that I used. Less is more here. If it’s not a hot day, and I won’t be wearing makeup for 8 hours or longer, I might not even set it.

I don’t snatch my nose, nor do I contour with 3’s. Have you seen my bone structure? I would look absolutely ghastly if I highlighted my bones any more than necessary, and my nose is already pointed enough!

Typically, I’ll bronze and blush. That’s it.

Your face isn’t shaped like mine, though. You might have a round, Nikkietutorials type face that looks fantastic with her contouring techniques. But, if you don’t have the same nose shape as she has, why would you contour your nose the same way that she does?

Can we all just stop this way of thinking?

You are unique. You have unique characteristics that make you the beautiful you that you are. Ditch all this one style of makeup application fits all and Do You.

I’m not saying we can’t get makeup inspo from other people. Of course we can! I’m simply saying that just because this person bakes their undereye area or that person contours their face with 3’s doesn’t mean that’s what we all should be doing.

Don’t you agree? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Xoxo,

Bethany

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