I have decided to start a little series on make-up and skincare, a back to basics if you will…
There is such an overwhelming amount of information and choice out there when it comes to buying what you need. I am not a professional but I am a consumer and I’ve learnt quite a bit in my quest to blog about makeup and skincare. I prefer a simple no fuss approach and I prefer make up to look fresh and natural. (This takes more practise than you’d realise and there’ve been a few occasions where I have stepped out looking more ‘Kardashian’ than is good for anyone!) Remember, it’s not just about hiding a few imperfections but also looking for your assets and accentuating those as well. Too much makeup is worse than too little.
If you are starting from scratch or your make up bag needs a bit of a refresh, I hope I can impart some guidance and tips and tricks that I have found useful lately.
The biggest factor that I have realized since delving into this subject is that everyone is different and before you hop online and shop up a storm, you will need to take some time to consider some personal factors. You will need to figure out what skin type you have, along with any other skin related concerns. This is crucial because there is so much choice and so many products offering so many different things. Also consider your environment, age, climate, seasons and any other factors that could have an effect on how your skin behaves. This may seem fairly obvious but I didn’t consider this enough when I started out and have wasted money on many unsuitable products.
Our tastes and preferences are also different – I may love the smell of MAC lipsticks and you may not. I may find a certain foundation leaves me with a gorgeous dewy glow and you might find it makes you look like you’re sweating. There are a number of tried and tested products that are fabulous and there are products that are raved about by every beauty blogger/ makeup artist the world over, these ‘cult’ products are mentioned and used so much for a reason but again, it comes down to what you prefer and what your budget allows.
If in doubt keep it simple, perhaps a BB cream, blush and mascara are all you really need. Perhaps like me you need a little more help or are looking to find some great new products. So what do you really need? Where should you invest and where can you get away with a much cheaper alternative? BB,CC,DD? Should you have SPF in your foundation? Cream blush or powder blush? Can’t make sense of eye makeup? These are just a few of the things I’d like to cover and I hope to peel away some of the layers and get back to the basics. So, keep an eye on Love Wrendley, I’ll be kicking things off this week at the beginning with ‘Make up Tools’- my thoughts on makeup brushes, what you need and how to care for them.
Let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like guidance on. If you are brave enough, YouTube is a whole new classroom.
Have a lovely week,
Love Wrendley x