I have always loved makeup. In high school when I wasn't hanging out at the grocery store or the video store with Cristen (I was the absolute COOLEST) I would sit in my room and mess around with makeup only to wash it off immediately and go to bed. I watched What Not to Wear and How Do I Look? and basically any makeover show simply for the 5 minutes they spent transforming people through makeup.
+ Eyebrows, eyebrows, eyebrows. Please don't neglect your eyebrows. They can change your whole face! For more proof just read this Buzzfeed post. The trend lately is fuller more natural looking brows, and I am loving it. In the past I've subscribed to the "less is more" approach when it comes to eyebrows... but that was a mistake. You guys. When I was in 8th grade I straight up SHAVED MY EYEBROWS.
If you're not sure how to fill in your eyebrows, well, all I can tell you is to go to YouTube and search some stuff and watch some videos until you figure it out. Just make sure you only fill in where you already have hair. I'm a huge fan of using powder but I've been wanting to try the wax stuff. Pencils have always seemed a little too harsh for my taste, plus if you mess up it's harder to fix your mistake. Just trust me and practice filling in your eyebrows, ok? I took some pictures yesterday of my eyebrows before and after I fill them in. The difference is subtle but I feel totally naked without doing my eyebrows. Excuse the white eyelashes please.
+ Hair. I curl my hair just about every day. I use a 3/4" Conair curling iron but I've been thinking about trying a 1" or a 1.5" soon. Two things have helped me to get looser waves instead of looking like I just jumped out of Little House on the Prairie like this:
|I'm pretty sure I sent this to a guy in a terrible attempt to flirt.|
One: Once the curls cool, comb them out with your fingers. Do not run a brush through your hair. Just use your fingers and tousle the curls. If your hair doesn't hold a curl very will you might want to use some hairspray before you do this, but I prefer to use hairspray after.
Two: Don't curl the very ends. I leave an inch or two at the bottom out of the curling iron so it doesn't curl. This is something I've notice people with beachy waves do. If you curl all the way to the ends you just look like I do in the picture up there ^^^ and it's not a good look. I also like to think that it saves the ends from breakage. Maybe?