Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


How do you decide what makeup to wear for the day? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have plastic bins with products that I’ve swatched and photographed but haven’t tested, so I pick products that are there and then see what could (somewhat) work together.

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28 thoughts on “How do you decide what makeup to wear for the day?

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    It depends on where I’m going, what I’m doing, and the weather, for starters. Also, my clothing plays a key role, as well, but that goes with the previous conditions. In terms of color, since I’ve started wearing nail polish on a regular basis again, that also plays a part in what colors I choose.

    I have certain products I wear pretty much every day, for running errands, and those are kept separate from products I typically wear for evening/special occasions, in a bin I keep on a shelf in my closet. My face products don’t vary much, and for eyes, I’ll just grab a palette or two & figure it out from there. As for lips, I’ll try to remember to grab a gloss, but if I forget, I always have a gloss and/or balm in my purse.

    For a very important function, I will spend days, sometimes even weeks, figuring it out, and those looks center directly around the outfit & accessories.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sabriel Sabriel

    It depends. On boring days, I try to pick makeup that complements my outfit. On interesting days, I start with my favorite new lip/eye/cheek product, and then wing it from there.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of KT KT

    I don’t actually have that many products to choose from, but in general, i choose my makeup based on how much time I have to do it. If I’m late for something I’ll throw on some lighter, more forgiving eyeshadow with a neutral lip color, but if I have more time I can get some color on my eyes/cheeks/lips and some winged eyeliner.

  4. I think this heavily depends on how lazy I’m feeling that day and how my skin feels! I switch around products as much as I can though, but it’s hard to when I have the tendency to hoard favorites! I’m looking at you, NARS Sheer Glow.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meiya Meiya

    Factors include –

    -my mood
    -the eye looks I have been wearing lately. Either I’ll be in love with it and will want to continue, or I’ll want a change
    -my planned outfits
    -whether I’ve bought a new product that I’d like to feature

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nikki Nikki

    If I stay home I only put on sunscreen. If I’m leaving the house, I determine how much sun I’ll be getting. Then I decide what I’m going to wear. Then I choose my makeup accordingly.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of AngieButterfly AngieButterfly

    In a hurry = tried and true. I never try anything new because if it looks bad I don’t have time to correct it.

    On a day where I have a lot of time, I try and experiment with my stash. I try to base looks off of ones I see on YouTube or magazines. I tend to experiment more with colors during these times, whereas it’s pretty much all neutral on rushed days (or I guess more “professional” days, as well).

  8. can we see a photo off these bins lol

    I pick what I feel like on the day…

    mainly depends on how tired I am and what i have time to do…

    I find if i’m over tired im very unlikely to put eye makeup on

  9. It highly depends on where I’m going, how much time I have to do my make-up, and whether there are certain products, old and new, that I want to play with at the time.

    When in doubt, do a light neutral eyes with lightly winged eyeliner and reddish lips. :P

  10. It largely depends on what I still need to test and do full-face photos for. If all that is done, I think of something that I LOVED SO MUCH (be it a lipstick or an eyeshadow combo) and wear it again :)

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anne Anne

    I usually think about it the night before, and take into consideration the time I’ll have, what my outfit will be, possibly the colour of my nails, and what products I haven’t use most recently.

  12. It all depends on my mood! Sometimes I try to coordinate it to the color of the shirt I’m wearing, but not that often. It’s usually just whatever I feel like. (:

  13. It really comes down to mood and how much time I want to spend on my makeup or if I have any special plans. I really enjoy putting on makeup, but didn’t bother this weekend at all and went bare faced. I store everything in bins according to manufacturer and product type (’cause everything has to line up..sheesh ;0 )and then I have my smaller ‘active’ bin which contains products I have rotated in and out from the bigger collection. I also go through phases. Right now I’m feeling the simple black or black/brown winged eye with bright lip. Three weeks ago, it was all about neutrals.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn kEG

    It all depends on my mood-whether I feel like blending in or standing out. I also try to use products I have more of (ie-MAC lipsticks) and products that are older ( so that they are used up before expiring)

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    It really depends. Most days I do a fairly neutral look but I will change the products slightly so it doesn’t become monotonous. Some days I have extra time, or I want to match a shirt, so I’ll base it on that. Sometimes (like today) there is a particular product/color I want to wear, so I pick the rest of my make up based on that.

  16. Geneva

    I wear the same makeup on a daily basis, what’s in my makeup bag. It also depends on how much time I have in the morning. I will change it for special ocassions

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laurel Laurel

    Well I have two bins. One is filled with my daily essentials, like eye primer etc. For color cosmetics, it depends on whether there’s a product I just got or haven’t used in a while that I want to use, or whether I decide on a color or eye look I want to feature. So based on whatever product(s) I choose first, I build around that and decide what other colors go with it, or if it’s a certain foundation-which products will look the best with that particular foundation. It’s a little complicated, but fun

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tania Tee

    Depends how much time I have, what my mood is, and what my planned outfit is. But every day without fail eyeliner is a must! It opens up my eyes and makes my face complete.

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Xero Xero

    I usually either have an idea of what clothes I want to wear, or what makeup I want to wear. When I pick clothes first, I tend to wear more toned-down makeup so it doesn’t compete with my clothes. I also like to match the colors I’m wearing with my makeup, but not in a way that would look clownish, usually a more toned-down version (especially with lips). If not, I just wear a natural-ish neutral look, warmer-leaning or cooler-leaning depending on the color of my clothes.

    Sometimes I have an idea of what makeup I want to wear before I choose clothes. Like, I might want to wear a particular lipstick or eyeshadow that day. In that case, I make that makeup the focus of my look and choose clothing that won’t clash with it or compete for attention.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vanessa Vanessa V

    On a daily basis Monday- Friday my make up doesn’t change much I’m a teacher so it has to be pretty neutral, monthly I go through my blush and lip stash and change those out, but my eyes I rotate through 3 diffent duos and quads that I’m trying to finish up. When I want to add a little something extra I put on black winged liner… For going out it depends on where I’m going and what I’m wearing, during those times I search my stash a little more.

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura LauraR.

    A few things that influence my decision are:
    -Weather (taking into account humidity, cold/heat, etc)
    -Clothes I’ll be wearing
    -What I’ll be doing that day (work, running errands, outdoors, etc)
    -Mood
    My moisturizer, foundation and powder choice change on the time of year and the condition of my skin. The colors I wear are mostly driven by season and mood. I pretty much never rush to get ready, so it’s rare that time is an issue.

  22. VickyM

    To start I will decide on my lipstick, which is the basis of my makeup. I´m very likely to favor a pink color since it´s what I mostly use and like on my lips. Depending on my clothes it would either be Ysl Caress pink Rouge Volupte or if I want a bolder pink lip it would be Chanel Exaltee. If I want I really neutral look I would go for Chanel Mademoiselle. In the rare case my clothes have brown, red, orange tones to them I would pick the only remotely orange or red lipsticks I have Mac Crosswires or Mac New York Apple. For special ocasions I try to use, if possible my favorite, Chanel Legende, if hopefully my clothes have pink or neutral coloring. Hmmm… I have 34 lipsticks and I´m only using six of them… I have to change that lol. Blush will be either Chanel Rose Initialle for pink and neutral tones or Chanel In love if the makeup is warm toned, if I have time for blush that is. My favorite black mascara either Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza or Ysl Faux Cills and I´m done. The makeup I use has alot to do with my outfit, colors I know work on me, and my overall look, also If I just bought something I´m very likely to wan´t to include it on my makeup. :D

  23. Janelle

    Basically what is at the top of my makeup drawer is what I grab. I will do more fun and exciting makeup for an evening out, but for daily wear I have my drawer of my “ok for work” colors. I have been getting rave compliments lately from coworkers about looking pretty and all I have changed is the under brow highlighter. I have so many products, but find myself most often going for my tried and true products that I love and know give me a good look. Today it was Chanel Occlusion eyeshadows which are my go to for work shade.

  24. Cayla29s

    It mostly depends where I’m going and my clothing choice. For work, I always to keep it a little bit more neutral. If I’m out with friends then I tend to wear bolder lip colors or smokey eyes.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    I decide on a face product (I waffle between BB cream and foundation), grab that + primer if it’s foundation, grab an eye palette, and go from there?

    If I have a product I just bought, or something specific in mind, I might start from that and grab something specifically to work with that. I wanted to use an eyeliner today I hadn’t used in awhile, so I used eyeshadow that went with it.

  26. Tam

    I have a basic face that I apply for work with the products set up in a ‘spacemaker’ plastic case. That way, if I’m running late, I can just grab the case and apply on the go. I have more fun with color if I’m going out. I’ll incorporate some of the latest trends into my makeup like the bright, almost neon lip color. Or, I may play up my eyes with tons of mascara, a more defined brow and a gel eyeliner winged out.

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aida Aida

    It kind of depends on the mood I’m in, if it’s daytime or night time, if I’m going out or just to the supermarket or shopping, but mostly it depends on the mood I’m in…

  28. Angelika

    I decide my makeup look around my lipstick. I decide my entire outfit around my lipstick! I guess I am a lippy hoarder lol!