Sunday, July 10, 2016
No Foundation Redux #2: It's Freaking Hot
So it's summer, and I'm getting more and more resistant to wearing makeup. There are times when this is totally fine, like when my partner and I decide to run around in the woods or take long, sweaty walks through the park. But sometimes I miss wearing makeup, slash, I want to look a bit more presentable than usual without feeling like my face is melting off. Hence, makeup without foundation!
Actually, this look features zero base products. I didn't want to wear concealer and my skin was behaving decently (the flush you see here is because I'd taken a half hour walk about 10 minutes prior to photography). I'm wearing a layer of sunscreen all over, that's it. And, I mean...I don't totally hate it. But looking at it in photographs, a bit of concealer or powder on my undereyes and nose would have improved the whole thing.
Beautiful background we've got here, right? Right!
I decided I would actually try a little with the eye makeup to feel less "undone," and the little eyeliner flick really did boost my mood! Priming with Too Faced Shadow Insurance made my liner and mascara damn near sweatproof, though I did smudge a tiny bit at the very end of the day. No shame, though; I'd been out in the heat and humidity for a few hours at that point. Brow pencil is non-negotiable.
I also patted on some Glossier Haloscope in Quartz and Generation G lipstick in Like. I'm torn on Haloscope in this heat: on the one hand, it looks loooooovely. On the other hand, it never completely dries down, so if I scratch my face or accidentally bump it, it just adds to the sticky feeling. Like could've been replaced by a tinted balm, but eh, this was still an eye-centric sort of day.
I calculated how much my look would've cost me last time, so! This one would be about $117, assuming the Milk mascara was a full-size product instead of the sample seen here, and assuming I didn't pay for this Marc Jacobs liner (which, of course, I didn't). Staying around $100 for a look? Not bad!