7 Ways To Max Out Your Makeup by Tara Rasmus (Refinery29)
I have a conflicted relationship with Refinery29, but what sort of relationship isn’t conflicted, am I right? (I’m right). They have some annoying moments, like that one time they asked celebrity-ish chef Sam Talbot if he had a girlfriend (in a piece about his apartment/being a chef), but lately, their posts are pretty on point, especially when it comes to beauty topics.
Maybe it’s the fact that I am in my mid-late-twenties, but I am obsessed with editing my makeup collection and finding products with multiple uses. The post linked above is the perfect resource and inspiration for the beauty nerd who is overwhelmed with all the products he/she owns and is looking to either edit their collection or to repurpose some of those impulse purchases (we all have them, it’s ok).
Click through to see makeup artist Andy Colvin use 5 products (not including brushes or foundation/base products) to create 7 different make-up looks.
My only criticism of this piece is that product suggestions for different skin tones were not included, which is a problem all over - models are usually white, and unfortunately, skin color does make a huge difference when it comes to makeup (although Refinery29 made a great post earlier this week showcasing dark lipsticks on different skin tones).
In the next week, I’m going to attempt to recreate these looks using 5 similar products which will be more suited to darker skin tones (I’m NC42-44 in Mac and wear Nars Syracuse for color reference). Sound good? Okay great! See ya next week.