Hey y'all! Was just wondering what the distinction between having dramatic makeup on and being a 'natural beauty' really is? I often like to think that I don't wear a lot of makeup in my daily life; in fact I only wear mousse foundation (about 1 or 2 layers), eyeliner and lipstick (usually pinkish shades - either light or even bold, depending on my mood or outfit).
Nonetheless, I've had 2 or 3 of my girlfriends coming up to me asking me for makeup tips, assuming that I spend a lot of time perfecting my look with tons of products when in fact, it barely takes me 2 to 3 mins to get ready. In fact, a guy friend of mine once teased me about my "persistent glow", so to speak, thinking I'm one of those girls who cakes on layers and layers of foundation to mask my real self, though I wear very little of it. I do use this La Mer skin cream which does contribute to this radiance though. Really though, all this kinda baffles me because I don't really know much about makeup.
I'm all for makeup, trust me. I consider it an art form and an expressive way of bringing out your inner essence, aside from it helping to enhance your natural features. I prefer to not overdo it and love looking as natural as possible yet with a hint of drama or glamour... get what I mean? But sometimes after hearing these comments, it makes me question whether I look artificial or overly done up although I usually believe I adopt a minimalist approach to it.
Is it too much for me to wear bold lip shades with black eyeliner for school or rotations at hospitals (I'm a 25 y/o medical student)? Or should I stick to more subtler forms of makeup? The following images basically show me as I am in public.
And here's me without a scrap of makeup on (ok to be fair, I did use an Insta filter when I uploaded this on Instagram so that the pic would look a tad more artistic but yeah...).
Most Helpful Guy
I didn't even read your detail. And would prefer to respond only after your title. None. Natural beauty is perfect. Just keep your heart pure.0
Most Helpful Girl
You look absolutely stunning in each photo. You are lucky that you have a darker skin tone; these people are usually luckier with makeup since you can`t always tell that they are wearing it, regardless the amount.
Just do what you feel amazing in, if you have a great personality, no one is going to care how much makeup you use. To answer your question, I do not think you wear a lot of makeup, but you look gorgeous.
I have acne so I wear a lot of foundation, and since I am blondish, you can tell easily that I wear makeup and the amount of it, so people like me need to be "careful"... haha.1