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Skincare. I had terrible skin in my teens and 20’s and the new innovations, and my greater understanding of my skincare needs, really play a role in how I look in the mirror.

Probably skincare tbh. It’s always my way to unwind, and I’ve never tired of routines since getting my own money in high school. Plus, chemical exfoliants completely resolved my insecurities about having a rough face.

Makeup, fragrance, accessories, hair, nails are all noncommittal forms of self-expression that you get to wear, but I go through phases of which few excite me. An outfit needs something more, and maybe makeup is my #2 through consistency. I’m not sure if I’ve ever gone without at least an eyeliner heart or trendy lip since middle school.

Tied between hair and makeup! Makeup is so so fun, but hair is my first love. I do the curly girl method for my wavy hair and it’s SO fun to try new products and styling methods, plus I’ve been coloring my own hair since i was 13! It’s currently acid green.

Makeup, especially eyeshadow. Color is my jam. That said, as I age, I find myself starting to focus more on skincare, not because it’s exciting but because I find it necessary. I used to love getting packages from Sephora; these days, it’s just more moisturizer or something, which is useful but doesn’t spark butterflies the way makeup does.

Skincare also. My own has had many changes, now including an autoimmune problem. Products can be highly effective now, as compared to BITD. Back then, you paid an arm and a leg with zero effect.

Skincare, off course. I like to research products, build a skincare routine, notice the effects on my skin. I’m more excited to try a new retinol or vitamin C serum, that a new foundation. 😅

Ditto! Makeup and in particular, eye shadows!!! Definitely for the colors and creativity of combining them to create unique looks or reproduced looks.

Makeup for sure! For me, skincare and haircare are about maintenance — they are important, and I’m happy when I find a product that works well for me, but they don’t spark my creativity the way color cosmetics do!

I’m starting to get more into fragrance, too, but I have to be careful about when I wear it. If I’m doing some sort of tea or liquor tasting event I don’t want to be wearing a scent that will hamper my ability to taste things.

As someone who once had plenty of raw artistic talent when young, even winning awards in school for my art work, I later channeled that into getting creative with makeup when doing actual art became increasingly difficult due to some personal issues. Makeup has become my one and only creative outlet over the years. I enjoy challenging myself with various shade combinations and sometimes getting a little bit “crazy” with color, just because that’s fun! As all creative endeavers ought to be.

Absolutely skincare and makeup are my definite favourites. I think how your makeup looks on your face reflects the kind of care you take over your skin. Having a good foundation to cover my uneven skin tones sets the canvas for my makeup.
So I do invest in skincare products that work for me.
But makeup is my real love – especially eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes as they add colour to my face.

Makeup, especially eye makeup. It’s about the transformation, creativity, and color for me.

Hair coloring and styling appeals to me, too, but my own hair is too fine do much with. I just never got into it as much.

Makeup, it’s fun with colours, it’s creative and it calms me when I feel stressed out, it makes me feel a bit less down when I have a down-y period. (Though when the depression really goes toward rock bottom, I don’t bother with anything makeup related.)
Skin care comes in at a close second, though it’s even more of a jungle than makeup, I think. So many brands, so many ingredients, so many new best things arriving at a steady pace, I think. Quite often I feel a bit confused but I also know a lot more these days than back when there were just the old brands and they all said you had to get everything from whatever range you were interested in.
I quite like nail care and polish.
I guess hair comes next, it should be further up, above the nails, I think it’s so far down my list due to my not having had it cut in more than a year, almost two. Covid 19, you know. 🙂

Makeup. I’ve been fortunate to have nice, easy to deal with hair and great skin (this last year aside, omg it’s been tough, emotionally, to have so many little problems popping up); but I’ve gradually lost color from my already pale skin over the last decade so…yeah, I like adding color back every day. Eyes, lips, whatever strikes my fancy that day.

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