Yesterday, my fellow beauty blogger Lipglossiping wrote a funny but oh-so-true post about what she's learned from beauty blogging.
I must say everything she wrote totally applies to me, but it made me think about what I learned and I thought I would share.
A lot of very smart women love makeup - old clichés will tell you that interest for beauty and brains never walk hand in hand, and I have to disagree. I have met very good friends through beauty blogging, and they do have it all, getting Ph.D's and Engineering degrees with lipgloss and eyeliner on.
Taupe is a color, wait - it's a lot of colors - I think I had used the word "Taupe" twice in my life to describe a color, and I had no idea Taupe could be brownish, greyish, purple-ish, light, dark... Actually I think I just learned a lot about colors in general.
Makeup is a universal language - I watch YouTube videos in English, French, Italian, Dutch, and sometimes German (that I don't really speak). I read blogs in Spanish or Norwegian although I don't speak these languages a lot. Pictures are obvious and Google Translate does the rest of the job.
I have good skin - compared to a lot of people, I really can't complain - yet I find lots of flaws in it, and make sure I get lots of products to get rid of them! At least I've learned about proper skincare, and what things like AHA or Retinoids are about.
When using self-tan, you need less products an more blending - after years of orange streaks, I can finally look good with a fake tan on!
Beauty comes from confidence more than from the actual products - two years ago, my makeup fit in a pouch and I didn't really know how to apply it properly. One million products later, I feel perfectly confident going out without makeup on, not because of all the products, but because learning how to use them properly and knowing what I look like with them on made me discover my own features. And I know they're still visible when I am bare faced.
When a movie is bad, there's always the makeup you can look at - self-explainatory I guess :)
Now onto a quick and dirty FOTD picture that I took in my car with my phone. The theme for that day was obviously the color orange (excepted for my rain jacket, I suppose).
I am wearing:
Mac Coral Crepe Paintpot (lid)
Mac Coppering (crease)
Shiseido hydropowder cream shadow in H9
Illamasqua Lover blush
Mac CB96 (Frost) lipstick, which I think is really gorgeous
What did you learn thanks to beauty blogs?
NB: BritishBeautyBlogger posted about what Makeup Brands didn't know before blogs, it's a very interesting post, too!