Everyone falls into a rut sometimes. Let me use Christina Aguilera to illustrate my point. She got so sick of those red tips and Kim Possible slacks that she got a squirt tan and started sparring in an underground boxing syndicate-thus creating one of the most beloved albums of the early aughts. This sensibility can (and should) be translated into true to life, any moment stagnation is on the horizon: in work, associations, and appearance. Of course this can include your beauty regimen; you’re just in the mood to overhaul it sometimes. Increase it, simplify it, complicate it, whatever! Every night It resets.
With that back-up, what’s preventing you from tossing your current regimen on its head and into a mud-wrestling ring? I’ve got ideas on the place to start. Full coverage foundations get a bad rap. People think it’s heavy, cakey, mask-like. Fair accusations, based on what I’ve seen with associates at certain mall makeup boutiques.
Here’s the thing, though: with proper application, you’ll actually end up with less product on that person when using higher coverage products. Take Hourglass Vanish Liquid Foundation for instance: Half of a pump is meant to cover your entire face. This implies the tiniest bloop of product thinned from that person gets you the same amount of coverage as several blobs of tinted moisturizer, with less makeup on that person sliding around. The main element to tugging off flamboyance is picking your fights.
A sensible, natural outfit with giraffe-print socks peeking out of …