Please Leave this Sh!+ in 2016

So I’m a few days late but…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays.

Now that we’re in a new year, everyone is working on being a new person and creating new and better habits.  There are always things and people that get left behind and don’t make it to the new year.  Here’s a list of stuff I really want everyone to leave in 2016.

1. Overly done eyebrows

Eyebrows have been a huge facial focus the past few years.  In the last couple of years specifically people have gone overboard to create the “perfect” eyebrow.  There are so many different brow products.  There are brow powders, brow gels, brow cremes, brow pencils, and the list goes on.  There’s nothing wrong with filling in your brows but I’d like to see more natural looking brows going forward.
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Instagram has everyone thinking they’re a makeup artist or guru and eyebrows have been a victim.  Instagram brows don’t look bad per se; they’re just very sculpted and perfected.  There’s nothing natural looking about them & they’re obviously filled in.  In 2017 I’d like to see a more natural looking brow.
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This is a great example of natural looking brows.  They are filled in but it still looks like hair.

2. Faux frecklesscreen-shot-2017-01-14-at-3-50-33-pm

I have no idea why the hell anyone not born with freckles would want faux freckles. I understand you want what you can’t or don’t have, but come on now! They just look stupid. I have natural freckles. When I wear makeup they vet covered up & I could care less. Faux freckles look diseased me. I just no likey.
I have no idea why anyone would want to look like this & think it’s a good look.  #confused

3.  No Originality in Makeup

Everybody wants to look like Kim K. apparently….except for me.  With all the access to tutorials so many women (and some men) seem to think that they have to highlight, contour, conceal, and do a million steps to apply makeup.  You really don’t.  There’s nothing wrong with getting glammed up but it’s time consuming and not always necessary.  I’m a makeup artist and I don’t wear makeup everyday.  When I’m working in my office job during the day I have on no makeup at all.  I usually wear it if I go out and on the weekends.
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And, not everyone needs to highlight and contour.  It’s all about lighting & face and bone structure.  If you have a naturally slim face you really don’t need to contour.  Even if you contour, you may not need to contour your cheeks, nose, jaw, and chin.  People have gotten used to applying makeup the way they see other people do it.  Learn how to apply it properly to compliment your face shape and your features.

4.  Using random tools to apply makeup

Ever since the beauty blender came out every makeup company has come up with different tools to apply makeup.  I refuse to spend $20 on that sponge; I don’t care who says how good it is.  It’s a sponge!!!  People are drinking the kook-aid for all these gimmicky makeup tools when it’s not necessary.  Give me a good set of makeup brushes and I’m good.  As for sponges, take your ass to the Dollar Tree and get a bag of disposable sponges and call it a day!
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These Artis brushes were really big in 2016.  One brush retails for close to $50…..yeah right.  I can get a whole set of good quality brushes for that price.  I say don’t try to reinvent the wheel.  Stick to what you know and what has always worked.  These brushes are so dense they absorb too much product.
The one that I think is the most ridiculous is the Silisponge.  It’s not a sponge but is used like one. It’s made of silicone and is used to apply liquid products to the face.  The idea is that it doesn’t absorb product (so you use less of it) and is easier to clean.  I’ve never tried it but I don’t want to.  Sponges really don’t apply much product.  This “sponge” is $10-12 and has sold out several times…..no gracias.  Some people just like to try new things because it’s new.  I’m the opposite; I’m always extra critical of new things.

5.  Using utensils to contour

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For some reason in 2016 people wanted to incorporate using utensils in makeup, mainly spoons and knives……what the hell?????  I don’t know where it came from but if you need a spook or knife as a guide by all means.  I’ll stick to eating with my utensils.

6.  Not taking care of your skin

I’m an Esthetician so obviously I’m passionate about skin care.  You don’t have to have a million products  or have a fancy regimen but please at least cleanse and moisturize your face twice a day.  I’ve talked to so many clients who only cleanse once a day or “cleanse” with only water (which doesn’t cleanse a damn thing), or claim to not have time for  a skin care regimen.  People make it so hard when it’s not.  Cleansing and caring for your skin falls in the same category as washing your ass.  Hopefully you do that; skin care is a part of hygiene too.  So in 2017 I hope people can have better hygiene and care for themselves better.

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I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post!  What are some of the things you’re leaving in 2016?  Let’s talk!
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