Saturday, December 11, 2010

How long have you been wearing makeup?

How long have you been using makeup?? To me I’ve been using it all my life… jk.. but I used makeup since high school.. I had bad acne in my teenage years and also have inherited bad skin .. thanks mom and dad…. So I used cheap makeup to cover the acne and the acne scars… I only wish I knew then what I know now.. if only someone at pennywise would have stopped me from buying those cheap foundations… now when I see ppl with bad acne buying certain foundations I actually stop and tell them they are beautiful without the foundation… its interesting to see how they look shocked… one lady was almost to tears she said that was the sweetest thing anyone ever told her.. she then told me about her bad acne and I told her in my teenage years I had it really bad and used cheap makeup she was shock to know that it was better to leave her face alone as against trying to cover it up… she didn’t even know that she needed to cleanse her face twice a day and at least use a moisturizer… so of course I stood there giving a makeup101 course while the pennywise sales clerk looked irritated that I cut her sale… lol


It then occurred to me that there are many people in Trinidad and maybe even in the world, in general, who do not know about proper face hygiene so to speak. They just slap on makeup and they are good to go.. then comes the breakouts and discoloration etc… one rule of thumb in makeup world is never to use cheap foundation…. To me you can survive with cheap eyeshadows if you have a good base… but cheap foundation just damages your skin… and cleansing, toning and moisturizing are so important.. ppl just take them for granted…. I honestly don’t mean to bash the cheaper foundation brands.. but when I watch my face in the mirror I swear I see the names of cheap brands all over it. I have actually decided that it wont hurt to invest in buying a good brand of foundation whatever the coverage that is needed… when you look at the amount of application you get from it… sometimes it works out next to nothing.. e.g. Revlon Colorstay foundation when I bought mine I paid $10.49US I think the price either went up or I got mine on sale… and I’ve had my bottle for about 4 months now and its half empty…. So I’m thinking I may get another 3-4 months use of it.. that is say 8 months use.. on an average of 30 days in a month.. that is on average 240 days… now divide that $10.49 by 240 that’s 0.04us that works out to 0.25c TTD imagine that its .25ttd a day for the foundation more than definitely work my money… I’m not sure how much pennywise has it for… gotta go do some research… [sorry I didn’t do it prior] and will see how much it works out per day.. I’ve had a Revlon color stay that lasted up to a year… so its all up to you…

I just realize that the questioned asked a the beginning of this post was How long have you been using foundation.. and here I am talking about buying foundation… lol

I have been using foundation since my teenage highschool years  I think it was somewhere around 14 years old… What year did you start using foundation..??

4 comments:

Catanya said...

Great post, honey! I have started wearing makeup about 5 years ago, (I am now 26), that would be for full makeup (foundation, blush, etc). Before that, I could go with some lipgloss and mascara!
You have a very interesting blog, I have just become a new follower!
XOXO
Catanya

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Nikita said...

When I was 14 I wore a full face of makeup for the first time. After that, barely some lip gloss until high school grad at 16. And at 17, went into uni and there we had it.....the works. I can see how I've evolved alot tho. When you look back, do you see the improvements that I'm sure you've made?

Nazireh Reis said...

Had much the same problems you had sweetz, I also started wearing makeup around the same age and for the same reasons. Great post. Can you clarify what you mean by cheaper brand makeup...because what's cheap for one person isn't cheap for another. Some people actually think Revlon, L'Oreal, etc are cheap and MAC, Illamasqua, Estee Lauder, Nars etc are what everyone should be wearing lol. So just clarify what brands you mean and please talk more about your opinions on them...