I love makeup, I take a lot of pride in my glowing nose and fleeky eyeliner, but sometimes it seems like a colossal effort. Also, recently I’ve been re-watching the TV show Girls (If you haven’t seen this yet, I suggest you get on it immediately) and drew a lot of inspiration from Jessa Johansson (played by Jemima Kirke), who has inspired me to tone it down and get my lazy-face on.
If foundation isn’t your thing today, powder does an okay job of evening out your skintone a little bit and blotting a gross greasy forehead.
It’s one teeny tiny step that makes the world of difference. If you’re not going to use lots of foundation to cover up, moisturizer is a lifesaver and a lot less effort. You just smear it all over your face, nothing fancy. Everyone has moisturizer even if they got it as part of a gift set from their auntie for Christmas.
You just squirt it on your neck, how much effort is that, really? So even if you feel like you look like crap, people won’t even notice that cause you smell so great.
One colour is enough for your eyes
Fuck the beauty gurus and their 50 bajillion shade pallettes. Today, you only need one colour. Line your under-eye with a shade you would deem suitable to contour with and put some of the colour in the crease of your eye.
Put highlighter on your cheekbones, down your nose and in the corners of your eyes to make you look bright and awake…even if you’re not. (Just look at this glazed-doughnut goddess!) You don’t have to go out and buy a highlighter if you don’t have one, a light champagne coloured eyeshadow works just fine.
A Teeny Pop of Colour
You can have minimal makeup on, but as long as you have one colour that stands out on your face, be it on your cheeks, eyes or lips, you’ll look like you’ve made an effort for sure. No eyeshadow and bold lipstick is my go-to hangover face.
If I’m not feeling too fancy, I like to outline my lips with a nude lip-liner, rather than leave them alone completely…Or you could just leave them alone…It’s a free country I ‘spose!
Much love, as always,