My sister always teases me that my makeup looks the same every day despite my enormous makeup collection. Of course I notice the subtle differences but does anyone else? I decided to take a selfie every morning for a week so I could do a side by side comparison and see just how much my makeup actually varies every day. Plus, taking selfies is fun! (P.S. I'm thirty years old).
The results are in!
Eyes: Well I sure do like a neutral eye huh? I already knew that I have a brown/bronze eye addiction but I thought the variations were a little more pronounced. Granted, my iPhone doesn't pick up all the subtleties but there's no denying that I've got a favorite look.
I've also got quite the eyeliner crutch. Not a day goes by where I don't reach for liquid liner and that's evident here. I generally switch up the colors (black, navy blue, or brown) but my approach is always the same. This habit will be the hardest to break. I just don't feel like myself with an inky swipe of liquid liner and you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands!
Cheeks: I think my blush application is on point (thanks Real Techniques Stippling Brush!) but I think my color choices are pretty safe overall. I've got a few brighter colors in my collection but I don't reach for them too frequently since I'm always worried about using a heavy hand. But I had a go at a bright pink blush this weekend and I'm definitely willing to experiment more.
Lips: Given that I work in an office (albeit a very laid back office) I still feel hesitant to get too crazy with my lips. However, I think I do pretty good job of mixing things up! Lipstick is definitely one of my favorite items to chose every morning so I try to reach for something different daily. I think I can stand to inject a little more variety into my lip repertoire but overall, I'm pleased.
Some takeaways: I'm definitely in possession of a massive makeup collection that could stand to get a bit more use. I think I'll spend the next few weeks tip-toeing out of my comfort zone a bit or just giving away the things I never wear.
Are you up for the selfie challenge?