What I meant by it- I put a great deal of thought and effort into my appearance. I care a great deal about first impressions. But, I'm no fuss- very minimal. I don't put a lot of time and effort into it. I've bragged before that I rarely spend over $30 for any item of clothing. My hair is done by me (except the hair cut) and it's done quickly, My makeup application mirrors this.
Makeup is important to me to make me feel my best. I've seen women who rock a beat face and one of my beautiful girlfriends said she needs about 30 minutes to put on makeup. Not me.
I think that amount of time scares a lot of women because we simply do not have it, or just don't have the energy or interest.
I'm here to tell you that you can look good in about 5 minutes!
I start with a clean face, and E.L.F. Primer.
My skin is very prone to breakouts, especially around the time of my cycle. I would not go out sans makeup, but I'm sharing this pic with you. (WOW! #believeit)
I first put on my makeup with a blending brush. I use Maybelline Fit and I mix colors 310 and 330. I then use concealer under my eyes and on the spots, also Maybelline Fit. I top with Almay Smart Shade Finishing Powder to set it.
This is what you get after that.
Next, I do very minimal "fleek" on the eyebrows. (That word cracks me up.) I use E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit.... sometimes I put on eye shadow, most of the times, not (I just don't feel like it considering I have to wear glasses all day now!) I line the insides of my eyes (if I feel like it) and top with mascara. Mascara is a must and I have tried a few because I love my eyes to look doe-y. Right now, I'm using Essence Mascara.
I also use blush and sometimes highlighter.
I top with gloss or nude lipstick (unless I'm feeling froggy, in which I'll do red!)
Here's my finished product: