I love make up. I love the little squares of colors, I love the shiny compact cases, I love the Christmas gift sets from Estee Lauder that normally come with a bag the size of a Myvi, and I love the brands. MAC. Body Shop. Bobbi Brown. Revlon.
Constance Jablonski//Estee Lauder Mad Men
But I don't like putting it on and I'm not a fan of wearing it daily. (In fact, I think the reason why my complexion is always so clear is because I don't clog it up with MU daily!) I never liked to wear make up because the eyeliner always smudges below my eyes. And mascara feels damn funky. And when you wear lipstick and drink or eat and wipe your lips, you have to reapply it. Mah fan!
So I really salute girls who can put it on every day :D
A few weeks back, I was reading up on this brand of make up's long-wear eye liner, touted to be the only eyeliner that doesn't smudge when you wear it - up to 8 hours of wearing! Amazing! So one afternoon, I went to the said brand's store to enquire with a make-up artist there about the eyeliner. I personally think eyeliner is like magic - it can transform my eyes. My eyes are very sad - they droop at the corners and I've no double eyelids (But they're happy eyes, all the same! :D) but when I wear them, BAM! "Aisha is that you? YOU LOOK SO DIFFERENT!"
So the make-up artist told me about The Secret of Wearing Eyeliner So That It Doesn't Smudge Easily (it's impossible to have smudge-free eyes all day, she said, because of the presence of oil on our lids, which cause the liner to spread as the oil is excreted!).
The secret is - are you ready? - PREP YOUR EYES. Put some foundation, dab some powder (to keep the foundation in place) then bring on the eyeliner. Apparently this is what holds the liner in place - the foundation and the powder! And you MUST always spend time to prep your skin before making up, so it'll stay in place longer and better. And I'm amazed - after following her tip, it really doesn't smudge as much as it used to!
Do you wear make up often? Do you have a simple make up tip?