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?
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