Makeup application: less is more

Makeup is what I consider to be my saving grace. It’s something that has given me confidence when my skin isn’t looking its best, and, for many people who use it, it’s a means to express creativity and artistry.

One thing I’ve learned over the years in regards to makeup application is that less is more. And when I say less is more, I’m referring to the amount of product used, not so much the number of different products that can be used to create a makeup look.

Allow me to explain. I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation for a few years now, and I love it. I have yet to come across another foundation that provides the coverage this one does and further lasts as long, and I have no plans to switch to another foundation any time soon.

The one negative with this foundation is that it tends to look a little cakey if it’s applied too heavily. When I first started wearing makeup, specifically foundation, I used a heavy hand to apply to product, and it was incredibly apparent that I was wearing waaaaay too much. Hence my point about less being more, as cake face isn’t exactly what most of us desire when we think about a foundation.

Foundation wasn’t the only thing I used to use in excess. Powder, bronzer, and concealer were also applied heavily when I started wearing makeup, and I’m happy to say now that I’m older, I’ve learned the importance of less being more when it comes to makeup application. By using less product, the skin is able to breathe, product looks better on the skin, and money is saved because product isn’t being used up as quickly.

Try making a mental note to acknowledge how much makeup you’re using when you apply it. You may surprise yourself and learn something in the process.

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