Maybe I should wear makeup. I never thought I needed it, but I feel you don't like what you see. Maybe I should pick up a brush and create something new. Would I be enough for you with paint on my face and pink powder on my cheeks? Would I be the kind of girl you'd show off to your friends if I wore more feminine clothes covered in flowers and lace? If my hair were longer, if I had a straight smile, if I flipped my hair back every time I laughed, would I be pretty then?
2017 has been a MASSIVE year for makeup! New products have been released left, right, and centre. With so many products already floating around in the beauty industry, there’s a huge amount of pressure on makeup companies to release exciting, new, unique products. We are completely spoilt for choice whenever we make a simple search for a new eyeshadow. So, as the year 2017 rolls to a close, I think it’s time we review some of the best and worst makeup products of the whirlwind of a year!
Red is the color that adds flare to any outfit, any season, any event. Flare is something that tends to make you feel more energetic and alive. It really can bring life into a makeup look that helps you feel ready for anything you have planned. I think red lipstick is great this Christmas holiday season. Red lipstick has a wonderful, energizing look and feel that can add a great pop of color you need, even when you don't know you need it. At least, that is what I have experienced wearing red lipstick. So, is this the season of red?
Rihanna's new makeup line launched on September 8, 2017 and has taken the internet and the beauty industry by storm. Her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty, includes blotting powder, concealer, highlight, lip paint, and the widely popular foundation, the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. This foundation, in particular, has sent YouTube and beauty bloggers into a flurry of reviews and praise towards Rihanna and her line.
I was laying in bed on a Saturday morning, as I stretched my legs to the edge of the bed. I slowly propped myself up into a sitting position and I was startled to see my reflection in the mirror that was hanging on the wall facing towards me. My face had a completely different texture, from the last time I had seen myself. “Since when did my face get this terrible?” I wondered as I stroked the numerous inflamed red bumps that formed on the surface of my skin. The sides of my cheeks, my forehead, and my nose were completely covered in acne. I quickly looked away from the mirror in disgust and I made my way towards the bathroom. I begin washing my hands, trying to avoid thinking about the condition of my face; however, the bathroom mirror never lies. This time, I was much closer to my reflection and my acne was ten times more visible and more apparent. I looked away from the mirror again. I did not want to see myself anymore, nor did I want anyone else to see me.
Let’s talk about dark lipstick. Over the past year, I’ve become more interested in actually partaking in the social norms of being a girl. By social norms, I’m referring to styling my hair, creating fashion combinations that aren’t just t shirts and jeans every single day, and wearing more noticeable make up. I’ve liked this one tube of lip gloss an awful lot since the summer. It was one my mom didn’t use anymore and had somehow ended up in my stage make up bag. After wearing it for Anything Goes, I found that I actually really liked the color. I would wear it more often, and if I was seeing someone I wanted to impress, you could bet that lip gloss was in my pocket.
I would imagine that this piece will be quite unusual for this part of the site. I am male and what I intend to write about will probably be unusual. I have no idea if my personal views are rare among other men or among the female readers I might get. This piece has come about after discussions with my girlfriend, especially before a party at our house recently. I love her and the way she looks, but I don’t want her making loads of effort to look better, or at least better in her eyes. I don’t want her to do all the usual things you will see advertised to change how you look, the things that fill magazines and TV adverts.
Every woman (most women anyway) spend their money on a certain thing: makeup and nails. While I was in college I had an obsession with makeup and my nails that even when I couldn't afford to, I still bought makeup and went and got my nails done.
...Where no cosmetic line has gone before? At the very least, we're seeing stars. From the official Star Trek website:
Professional makeup artists, aspiring artists and beauty aficionados look forward to James Vincent, Director of Artist and Education for The Makeup Show, to share his top beauty trends each season.