I think my ability to combine color has gotten worse over the years because I wear so much that clashes on a daily basis that my “eye” feels weaker for all of it now. I think my blending has improved, and I’m better at incorporating a mix of finishes into a look. I am better at applying base products and shade matching (balancing between my ridiculously light neck and darker face).
It’s all over the map! I usually wear a tinted moisturizer, do a more natural brow, and a coat or two of mascara with balm or gloss on my lips. If I need to have more makeup when I land, then I’ll wear a whole lot more but I prefer to wear less while traveling.
It has to deliver superior performance across the board, be easy to work with, and have functional packaging (if it’s aesthetically pleasing to me, even better, but I’m primarily focused on quality). I should have no complaints about it, though I’m nitpicky and can usually find a “con” somewhere…
I don’t know that I have a go-to, but presently, I’ve been wearing Tom Ford Fougere d’Argent (which is not a “summer” scent really) since I first tried it. Otherwise, I do reach for Tom Ford Neroli Portofino or the Neroli Portofino Intense.
If I’m planning on swimming, no, but if I’m just wading or getting my feet wet, possibly! If it’s super hot or humid outside and I expect to be outdoors for awhile, I won’t, but if it’s like hanging out at my parents’ house and dipping my toes in for a few minutes, I’m probably wearing makeup. If it’s a casual stroll on the beach, I’m likely wearing makeup. I hate sweating makeup off, though, so the more the pool/beach is the primary activity, the less likely I am to wear any makeup.
Nope! I definitely prefer to be totally bare-faced when working out or doing any type of activity where I know I’ll be working up a decent sweat. If it was just a walk around the neighborhood (and not in 110+ degree heat), some makeup would be fine but not a requirement.