So my usual routine is some nude colored eye shadow, winged eyeliner, and a tiny bit of foundation and blush on my cheekbones. The whole process takes a grand total of 10 -12 minutes. Honestly I thought I used a very small amount of makeup compared to, well, everyone else, but one day a few of my friends (not best friends) ganged up on me and were borderline making fun me, telling me I try too hard and etc. I don't know if it's jealousy or just cattiness but, that's what they did. This caused me to question how much makeup I wear. So how does what I use sound. I mean nothing is caked on my face. I use a very thin foundation, and honestly I usually only use it 1-2 times a week. Sometimes I don't even wear eye shadow either. Do I wear too much or were they just being catty? There is no photo because I don't feel comfortable posting a pic of myself on an anonymous internet site.
I think lipstick and eyeshadow messes up the color balance, and any mascara on the lower eyelashes makes people look like they have spiders for eyes. Blush is just weird, and bronzer makes you look like an oompaloompa. Eyeliner is... Okay-ish.
OK, make-up is fine, if it was not, there would be a lot of big businesses out of business, yes? I note you are quite young, so maybe just searching for that balance. I am quite old, but in my time I have been out with girls that looked stunning when dressed up, but a bag of spare parts in the cold light of day. Disappointing to say the least. Use make-up to just enhance your features, but do not overdo it. Be happy with your looks, and do not worry about "Catty" girls commenting - often that is out of pure jealousy. Hopefully you can live your life with a little freedom until you finally settle down with a life-partner. Remember one thing, they will see you in the early morning rubbing your eyes and grabbing a coffee. No amount of make-up will hide that. Good luck!
I think what your wearing is fine. Maybe your friends just wanted to create some drama or maybe they were just being stupid, so don't take it to hard. Also, trust your instinct. If you think it is too much maybe it is. And if you want to be bold go for it. Just go with what brigs out your beauty. And maybe try some different combinations each day, and change it up a bit. Maybe you will find a new style you like.
Too much makeup is when you have more than one eye shadow especially if one of them is dark, eye pencil in your water and the winged liner. Heavy eye makeup alone gives an illusion of too much makeup. The way you do your eye makeup that consists only nude eye shadow and eye liner is good for special occasions. Foundation, contouring, blush, and lipstick don't give me that illusion of too much makeup that heavy eye makeup gives. To me face & lip makeup enhance the face, eye makeup paints the face. In conclusion, heavy eye makeup = too much makeup.
Is the blush a deep hue like very pink or wine colored? Because those shades can be a bit. much for just going to school to learn, and seem more appropriate for going out on a weekend. However it's not their place to tell you and they were immature/rude about it for sure. "Keep your best friends close keep your enemies closer."
That's nowhere near too much. I'd say they were just being bitches.
I wear a hell of a lot more on a daily basis. Primer, foundation, concealer, tinted powder, translucent powder to set, neutral or pale pink eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil/mascara, and usually lip liner and lipstick.