On this Thanksgiving Day there are so many things to be thankful for. Life, family, good grades, good finances, love, and MAKEUP. Makeup has come so much farther than the ole’ powders and heavy blush. Our beauticians tell us some makeup products and trends they are most thankful for. Here are some of their responses.
“Concealer. It’s everybody’s friend. Thank God for concealer! For me, I don’t like when makeup is too heavy, and I don’t have to put on my foundation too heavily because of my concealer. When I’m going on the road I can put it on my spots, under my eyes, do my brows, put on my powder and I’m gone.
I’m also thankful for mascara. Without lining the top lashes with eyeliner, mascara gives your eye that open, fresh look.
I’m happy that tinted lipgloss came about. If you don’t want the heavy matte lipstick and want to take some time off in the week for your lips to revive and replenish itself, use a tinted lipstick. Many tinted lipgloss have ingredients like vitamin E and shea butter. So it’s like taking care of your lips while looking fab without that heaviness of lipstick.
- “Highlighter. Sure we can appreciate the natural look, but when a woman adds that swipe of highlighter, it just brightens up the face and adds a little glow.
- Eyeshadow. Where would cut creases be without eyeshadows, and where would makeup be without cut creases? Let’s just think about that for a little. Eyeshadows have truly become a staple in makeup looks; even the neutral tones ones.
- Liquid Foundation. It’s about time we did away with the dusty makeup powders that use to dominate the makeup world. When you think about it there were a lot of makeup powders that didn’t even cater to women of all complexions. I love that liquid foundations are available in different shades and helps to add more coverage while moisturising the skin.”
- “Eyeshadows. Back then eyeshadow use to take a backseat and was never really used to its fullest potential. The shades were often dull and they use to come in a very restricted range of colours with the little Q-tip applicator. To be honest, those dull greys and pine green shades never did women of colour much justice. Today, eyeshadows are available in glitter, there’s a lot of shimmer, and this way women and makeup artists get to play and experiment with colours and create some really bomb looks; especially the cut crease.
- Blush. Thank God we don’t wear it so heavily now. That’s really all that needs to be said about blushes. Just, thank God!
- Lipstick. Very similar to the evolution of eyeshadow, lipsticks have really come far from the regular degular red, cream lipsticks. We now have matte lipsticks, we have glitter lipsticks and I’m really loving the development of ombré lips.”
- “Instagram brows. I’m shouting from the mountain tops how thankful I am that they’ve [women] stopped with the ‘sharpie marker’ brows. Those were just too dark.
- I’m really loving that makeup brands have really started catering for women of colour. This year, by far, we’ve had a lot of brands that have ventured into darker shades of foundations.
- I also appreciate how far makeup has come. Everyone now wants to look good. Even those who didn’t want to try it before, they now want to venture into makeup, have tried at least one item, and have fallen in love.”
- “Matte foundations I know much like myself, many ladies out there have oily skin. I’m so happy matte foundations were made so we don’t have to walk around looking extra oily, especially at night time events. It’s really not cute when the camera’s flash picks up on oily skin, and it’s not always convenient to be blotting your face every minute throughout the day to get rid of excess oils.
- Lashes. OMG! I thank God for lashes. Lashes always have a way to make the face pop, and add a lot more vibes to makeup looks. It really helps to give a perfect finish. Once you wear lashes, it’s really hard to appreciate a makeup look without them. Once you go lash, you never go back.”
- Eyebrow pencils. LOL! Can you imagine how we’d look if we had bomb cut creases, THE fullest lashes, highlighter glowing from outer space, and then … your naked or super thin, jagged eyebrows? Kudos to those out there will naturally thick and beautifully shaped eyebrows, but I don’t have any! So Thank God for eyebrow pencils!
- Glosses. Thankful that they’re back. ‘Winter’ is coming and this is precisely the time when lips need a lot of TLC so they don’t look dried and cracked. That’s why glosses need to be our best friend.
- Metallic lippies. Theses have a unique way of adding oomph to beauty looks, and we’re entering the season with a lot of glitter and sparkle. CHRISTMAS!
- Setting spray. Think about doing your best face beat. Lashes, cut creases, contour, WINGED eyeliner, highlights and all the works. Then you go outside for 2 seconds in the Jamaican sun and your face just melts right off and falls to the pavement right before you. TRAGIC! I love that setting sprays have been designed to keep makeup looking snatched !
Which makeup looks are you thankful for and which ones are you grateful have stopped ? Comment below and join the fun.