It’s Late, Let’s Talk Face

How are you? How was today? What are you eating?! How’s your skin?!! Good? Not so good? Are you wearing makeup? Remembering to call your mother? Tell me!

So lately, I’ve been making it a point to brush my wirey eyebrows, apply my lip gloss, moisturize my cheeks and layer my eyeshadow. It’s been nice to do a very quick fluff, if you will. But recently, I recieved a “Revealer” concealer from one of my new favorite brands (I’ve mentioned them about a million times so far, and also included them in my book gift packages), Kosas. I was a bit reluctant to try. the concealer at first. But equally, pleasantly surprised by the everyday easy timing of it. Almost as if it was waiting for us to be in self isolation, holding on to little things that make us feel like us. More importantly, little things that don’t eat up much time.

I gave up full and partial face makeup a year ago. Except for eyeshadow, a brow brush, and lipstick, I haven’t worn much since a few weeks before my birthday. When I did wear makeup this year. it was often because of a photoshoot, in which I was required to. Part of the larger transformation was lessening my load. Not really when it came to time, but when it came to the things I carried in my mind and heart. At the same time, I stopped drinking alcohol for a month as well. And for more or less, the same reasons. The transformation was remarkable, honestly.

The changes kind of stuck.

But what didn’t stick was my skin. Because of a few hormonal factors and general sensitivity, my skin started going haywire. One week it was perfect. The next, not so much. And then a few weeks later, it all never happened. I started seeing a facialist, and the benefits were unmatched. And with the advice from my dermatalogist, I stopped using and testing products I received as gifts on my very sensitive skin.

Of course, I’m still sticking to a simple regimen, and being careful about what I put on, and what I’m dealing with internally (which is at times diffucult right now). Even considering all of this, I was excited to take this clean new concealer for a test run. It’s not really about concealing though, which is maybe why I like it. My face doesn’t look contoured in odd ways, the imperfections of my skin that make me me, still exist. Just better. The concealer is actually called a Revealer, and it’s moist and light on the fingers and the face. It’s made for folks who aren’t wearing much makeup, or may spend a lot of their days inside, but still don’t want the bags wearing down their day.

I did a video on my IGTV to show you my application process. And talked a lot about it along the way. You can watch it here if you’d like.

Are you playing around with makeup at home lately?


on my lips

on my eyes

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7 thoughts on “It’s Late, Let’s Talk Face

  • Reply Claire April 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    That pink eyeshadow looks FABULOUS on you.

    I’ve taken to wearing a bright red lip every now and then with some mascara, and gosh does it really lift the spirits in a huge way.

    Love reading your blog, hope you are hanging in there ok! xo

    • Reply latonya April 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      I love that Claire! I did that for tired days in the spring and also quite often in the summer, because any makeup besides lips was a no-go (too hot!). I’m doing okay, definently trying my best each day. Hoping the same for you.

      Thank you for being here.

  • Reply Flor April 17, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I love KOSAS and use their revealer as well. What is the color wash you have on your eyes. I am guessing thats KOSAS as well?

    • Reply latonya April 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Flor,

      YES IT IS! I haven’t stopped wearing the eyeshadow. I linked the color above.

      How do you like the revealer?


  • Reply Flor April 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for linking. I actually love the revealer. I also use their tinted face oil when I want more. Any tricks on making the eye washes last longer? I have a few but the lighter pigments transfer.

    • Reply latonya April 18, 2020 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Flor, for the eyeshadow, I do a good layer right above the eyelash and then I rub it in really well with my fingertip. I don’t see any transfer when I do that. But if you just use the brush to cover your eyes, it won’t stay steady. You have to rub it in and spread it out and kind of layer as you wish with your finger tips.

      Hope that helps

  • Reply Andrea | April 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Purple/lavender eyeshadows look so good on brown skin – yes! I’ve only worn makeup ONCE in five weeks and it has been glorious!!! Some days I get a passing urge to spruce up my face with a bit of foundation, blush and lipstick but then I quickly think about how good and light my face feels without it and I slap on moisturizer and get on with the workday.

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