Warm weather means wavy hair and freckles.
I think I’m getting the hang of wavy hair now. God bless the Internet because now I know not to rub my hair dry with a towel. WHO KNEW. Also it is a damn shame I don’t get freckles because I think I look adorable in them.
Let’s talk makeup, because I love makeup. I’m a fan of the “boy beat” (as coined by Queen Bey’s makeup artist, Sir John). My interpretation of the look is a “natural but structured” sort of face that doesn’t try to hide the flaws. The irony, of course, is that I hide unwanted pigmentation with concealer and then redraw them on in more aesthetically pleasing places. I didn’t get into makeup until I was an adult—mostly because I didn’t understand how makeup was artistry, but also because I didn’t like the way I looked with it on. A lot of current makeup trends simply don’t work for me: the ultra highlighted + contoured look, a winged out smokey eye, the contemporary cut-crease, etc. My concentration for my AP Visual Art portfolio in high school was portraiture, and it wasn’t until I understood the how the shapes and textures of my face came together that I understood how to start wearing makeup.
- SPF 50 sunscreen (I don’t really like foundation or even CC cream: it looks too heavy on my skin)
- spot concealer for unwanted pigmentation (I left my vampire dark circles)
- an ashy blonde brow pencil for brows
- an ashy blonde and an ashy brown brow gel for freckles
- Revlon’s Fire & Ice lipstick rubbed on with a finger
- a coral blush
TIPS FOR FAKING FRECKLES
This is where I’m going to go all visual artist on you: skin has a translucency to it that is generally best achieved in washes of color that build up. Start with a neutral-toned gel or cream two shades lighter than your natural hair and use a liner brush to dot them in. Any place that gets sun first (incidentally, this is also where bronzer would go)—nose bridge, tops of the cheeks, high points of the forehead, upper lip, chin. Roll the brush between thumb and forefinger as you apply. Lightly blend any that are too stark or even. Repeat with a darker color.
Any makeup fans? Let me know!