Less is More...

The new trend for 2020 is a fresh, light face which is the exact opposite of what the trend was before. With Instagram and YouTube rising to the top, heavy, full coverage makeup was so in for a couple of years now. The way your makeup looks on camera vs. the way your makeup looks in person are two very different things. Thus, heavy, full-coverage can look flawless and smooth on camera but have a very different look when you see the person face to face.


When it comes to layering on makeup, I would say 9 times out of 10 less is more for a multitude of reasons.


It clogs your pores.


Regardless if the product is *non-comedogenic or not, makeup sitting on top of your pores isn’t exactly letting them breathe. That being said, the more you pack on, the more product you have sitting on top of your skin and pores.


*Non-comedogenic- a cosmetic product that is specifically formulated to not clog your pores.


You’re more likely to have “cakey” makeup.


There’s no hiding that the more makeup you wear, the cakier it can get. I actually have a whole blog post on avoiding cakey makeup. But why is cakey so bad? It’s just simply not natural looking. It’s unflattering in some ways and can accentuate areas you don’t want accentuated.


You can have your cake and eat it too!


What I mean by this saying is, you can have full coverage without 1. layering it on and 2. covering your whole face. If your forehead is flawless but your cheeks have some redness you can simply apply a sheer wash of color on your forehead to even out your skin tone and build with more on the area that needs more coverage. That way your whole face isn’t layered with excess, unnecessary product.


It’s just simply not needed.


To reiterate what I said before, if your skin doesn’t need full coverage, don’t do it. Let your skin look like skin and give it that healthy, radiant glow.


I not only see so many people but so many young adults with absolutely beautiful skin packing on the makeup because that’s how they think they’re supposed to do it. They think they have more to cover than there really is.


So what’s the moral of the story here? Let’s normalize letting skin be skin. Let’s normalize only covering areas that we absolutely feel need a little extra help.


A trend is exactly that, a trend. As times move on trends go out of style and are forgotten about. But, what doesn’t go out of style is theory. The basic theory behind makeup will always be the set principal for all trends.


But, this is all just my personal and professional opinion. Of course if having a full coverage face is your jam, don’t let me stop you from doing it. I simply want to educate on why it isn’t 100% necessary for everyone.


Might I add, if you’re looking for a great natural, everyday coverage foundation the Beautycounter Skin Tint is absolutely amazing. Skin-like, buildable coverage that provides hydration. What’s better than that?!


Another great brand for everyday wear is bareMinerals. I personally love their Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer, Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick, BarePro Foundation and Original Powder Foundation.


If you’re all about the skin-like foundation tag me in your looks! I would love to see them.


XOXO,

Mia



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