Way I saw make up before the Pandemic

Hello Good looking you! How are ya? I trust you are well 🙂 Welcome to my very humble page..My name is Monica and this is my very first time doing this! Yes it is and I’m really happy to start..

To tell you a bit about me I’m 42, latina living in Miami, mother of one cute good hearted boy 🙂 I have a 40 hour per week job, married and I recently have found a big love for Makeup.

Now a little note I am no makeup professional nor fashion guru, nor a grammar expert just normal human being without a clue in this niche of beauty Just expressing myself in this beauty journey that may be helpful to you or entertaining or a big nothing. So that being said be kind to me I would love any input to learn more.

I always liked makeup it but today I love it more than yesterday.
So let’s start at the beginning but not too at the beginning just how was my make up life prior the Pandemic.

Well since I started putting makeup in my early twenties I just slapped it on my face no one gave me some intro to it, my mother never or hardly put make up on herself so no advice or talk about makeup given, and well I saw how my mother never cared for her appearance don’t get me wrong she is beautiful like really beautiful but seeing her not caring at all in every aspect made me want to be the opposite crazy right but is the truth..I basically read the instructions on the product and I thought all the makeup world was in the drugstores where I bought my make up until my mid thirties.

I moved to the US at the beginning of my thirties I started noticing to my delight that Maybelline from my local drugstore would sell this little quads of eyeshadow and on the back since I always look for instructions would tell you where to put each color of the quad and I loved it! felt like heaven like having a clue about eyeshadow so I bought all colors I could Find which to my despair they only had like green and blue and of course all the neutral colors in the world haha… Well I love love looove color! I do like neutrals from time to time but not always so the colorful quads eventhough they looked so pretty was lacking that Pop! That vibrancy. Then Revlon with their colorstay lipsticks oh my gosh always bought a wine color, red one and a chocolate color the wining trio for me. Then a friend recommended the super stay from Maybeline and wow I fell in love with it..I still think is so good. Foundation I did not had a brand preference could be Maybelline, Revlon or cover girl why they all left me looking whiter and could not get my shade right since you have to guess and trust your judgment when looking at the shades at the drugstore which became a problem when looking myself a social photos and realized I looked so white like a ghost then took it in my hands to solve this and looked for help at Macy’s! the only place I could think a person could help me find a foundation that match me. There I was introduced to Estee lauder foundation which I loved for many many years felt I still looked a bit whiter than my tone but way better than when I would choose my shade by my poor judgment at the drugstore. I did not know then about skin tones or undertones or wearing sun screen none of that at all

Needles to say Maybelline was my favorite brand but felt always bummed their formulas were not as vibrant or pigmented like the yellows would melt on my skin and I could never ever find a red eyeshadow in any drugstore and oh my was I craving a red eyeshadow!

To go to work my make up prep time would be fairly short following the quad of the day instructions and I would match it to the color of my shirt I only had what I could find green, Blue and purple. Was like a subtle wash of color wich was nice but always wanted that extra pop.

By then I had mascara but did not used it did not see a point in it since left my short lashes the same and when I found one that lifted them a tad shortly after would not find it again at my drugstore. My brows were untouched I would just trim at at salon but that was it.

I felt that I looked good never felt not so was happy just wishing the drugstore offered more color variety and vibrancy. Then the Pandemic hit..

If you read this far a big thanks to you, let me know your thoughts if you have ever felt the same like me at a drugstore and if you are a neutral kinda gal or a color like me kinda gal..yes I absolutely love color..thank you for reading I will post every Monday in case you interested I wish you the most wonderful joyous day!

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