So since I talk so much about what I put on my skin, I’d thought I’d talk a bit about the canvas itself. I do this so you guys will know a little about my skin type/skin tone so when I talk about products that work (or don’t work) you can maybe tell if they would work on you too based on how your skin is compared to mine.
This….drumroll please….is me with nothing on my skin.
Yeah, congratulations. Oh who am I kidding, I regularly go out in public like this! Running errands, the gym, sometimes even to lunch or whatever on the weekends. If I’m not going anywhere or just having an errand day, it is not unlikely for makeup to never touch my face. I have even been known to go to work without makeup! GASP! (It’s ok…I work in a sausage factory) I have been getting into the jive of doing my face everyday just because I want to try out new looks and products for you, my fine readers.
Anyway, I am naturally pretty darn pale. I usually have to get, if not the lightest, the second lightest foundation shade. I have pretty neutral undertones, with a slight hint of pink. I blush easily and will burn but then tan in the sun. Sometimes Mother Nature is good to me and I’ll just tan but that is a rare occassion. I have to say that I have been blessed as far as the texture of my skin goes. I have pretty small pores and have never had a problem with acne or breaking out. Of course I get zits but nothing a little spot blemish cream doesn’t take care of in a couple days. I don’t have oil problems, but actually tend to be quite dry. I’ve been using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for as long as I can remember! (If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!) I do have the typical white girl problem of dark circles and super pigmented eyelids. If I’m doing a sheer eye color, I usually have to use some sort of primer/concealer to neutralize the color of my lids and the inner corners. I always have red under my nose because for some strange reason when I do my makeup, my nose runs. Actually, my nose runs at everything so it’s my forever battle for a non-chapped nose. I’ve started getting lines under my eyes (from what I like to think is laughing too much!) and I’ve been on the very tedious search for a liner that will not creep down into said lines! (Any recommendations?) Like the ever fabulous Dolly Parton said in Steel Magnolias: “Time marches on, and pretty soon you realize, it’s marching across your face.”
So yeah. There it is. Cyberland now knows everything there is to know about my skin. So if I say that something may not work for me, it may work for you if you have different skin or vice versa. Makeup is something that can be a treasure to one and trash to another. I hope this will help you guys down the road if you choose to try something I’ve mentioned here for yourselves.
Now go Be Fierce!