You won’t find someone who loves beauty more than me, but sometimes you’ve gotta let go. I’m spilling on some beauty products and trends I’m totally over! If you’d like to convince me not to ditch that sparkly eye shadow, drop me a comment! Xx Sas
I ditched falsies about a year ago. I noticed in pictures that some of my looks came off as overdone. Now, you’ll notice under my Instagram beauty posts that I use the Physicians Formula Doll Lash Extensions Mascara, which contains fibers that you apply to your lashes after mascara to give lashes a fuller look. On occasion, I MAY wear a very natural looking pair of false eyelashes, but don’t hold your breath. My only experience with semi-permanent lashes was almost ten years ago.
I lost half of my real lashes and didn’t care much to experiment again.
I’m sure there are many innovative techniques now but I wouldn’t be able to recommend any, sorry.
Light-Colored Metallic Shadows
Ever look back on your beauty looks from five years ago and wonder wth was I thinking? Story of my life. That’s why I ditched light-colored metallic shadows. I found these shadows were not complimentary to my skin tone. Now, I stick to mostly to matte, earth tone shadows.
Penciled in Waterline
One of the very first things I learned in makeup was penciling in my waterline. It was a quick trick that really made your eye makeup pop. Over time this addition made my makeup looks seem dated. It reminded me of the makeup my aunts rocked back in the 80s and I stopped applying liner to my waterline. I actually think this technique made my eyes appear smaller, opposite of what it claims to do.
I used to bake my makeup when this fad first came onto the scene, but then I thought: ‘What a waste of time, who has fifteen minutes to wait for the baking process?? Not me!’ It looks amazing on those who have but I simply don’t have that much time on my hands.
Highlighting the Under Brow
We all love a great highlight moment but I’ve nixed highlighting under my brows. I used to think it created depth and helped define my brows but pictures told a different story. It helped my brows stand out but not in a good way. My brows looked exaggerated and too defined. A simple, subtly defined brow is my ideal choice.
Yup, I’m going to admit this but I’ve stopped contouring my face.
Believe it or not, I quit cold turkey.
I was the contour Queen! Every now and then I’ll contour my nose and emphasize my cheekbones, but for now, I’ve dropped my Nars Ita Brush.