Post # 1
I am looking for some advice to change up my look.
I’ve been wearing my hair the same for over a year now (round brushed). My make up skills are very, very basic. I use MAC Veluxe Pearl shadows, and I am looking for a different type of finish. More of a frost finish perhaps?
For hair tools I have a set of 12 hot rollers (only had success with these a handful of times, can’t seem to get more than 1 curl now), ‘Diane’ brand foam rollers with clips attached, a flat iron, a curling iron, and the Babyliss Miracurl. My flat iron and Miracurl work well for me.
I’m looking to change my hair look to something with curls/waves, and a soft curl look. But easy and not too time consuming. I am becoming a Mom in August. 🙂
Below is a picture of me. I have since trimmed off an inch from my hair.
Thanks for any advice and have a great day! 🙂
Post # 2
I would change up the lipstick colour, maybe try bronzer instead of blush? I’d stay away from frosted eye shadows and go with nude tones as frosted eye shadows tend to look dated. Try going to Sephora and asking them to show you something different.
Post # 3
thesoontobemrsv : Thank you, that’s great! I recently bought this lipstick colour and I don’t think it does anything for me. I never considered that frosted shadows could look dated. I think for me it’s the application/technique that’s an issue. Have a great day. 🙂
Post # 4
weightwatchers152 : Pretty shimmer onnthe lower lid for night or a nude shimmer for day is pretty, but nudes are always safe.
My biggest rec is to change your foundation, its way too pink/dark/orange for you. This is way more important than anything else right now, because your foundation is throwing off your entire look. You have great hair and eyes to offset milky skin.
Also don’t use a brushed on bronzer with skin like this unless you are tan or getting a fake tan. It’s too muddy looking for alabaster skin. If you want a contour powder, mac makes one that isn’t bronze. Your skin is great- take advantage of the English rose look.
A lighter foundation in a color that matches your neck, jaw line. A rosy blush, nude shadows and a nude pink beige lip for day would be gorgeous on you.
Post # 5
have you played around with a pinup/gwen Stefani look? Black winged eyeliner and red lips, I like to use a white eye shadow because I think it makes my eyes pop more
Post # 6
I second the Gwen Stefani inspiration. That look could totally work for you, just the brunette version.
Post # 7
Honestly just working on your makeup skills would make a huge difference. Creating different looks and changing up your makeup is a very easy to do and you don’t have to commit to it the same way you have to commit to a new hairstyle. Play around and find what works for you and step outside of your comfort zone.
You could look into getting a perm but with loose curls instead of the typical tight curls. That way it’s super low maintenance. It is a bit pricey but something to consider. Another thing you can do is find different hairstyles for every day instead of just wearing your hair down all the time. Opt for a polished bun or a french braid instead to mix it up.
Post # 8
One of my favorite super easy ways to change up my hair is using spin pins, you can buy them at the drug store for a few bucks. I dry my hair most of the way and put in some dry shampoo for texture (it’s very fine), then twist my hair up into a low loose-ish bun secured with the spin pins. I rock that loose bun style for a day and then take out the spin pins and bam! Magical mermaid beachy waves come spilling out. The spin pins are basically just an alternative to securing with a hair tie or Bobby pins, but they are really easy and don’t leave creases in your hair.