What's your makeup comfort zone like?

I’ll wear just about anything even if it’s not the most “flattering” color or texture on me, but I imagine if I had my choice of makeup to wear day-to-day, I could easily find myself content with smoky golds and bronzes, shimmery corals, and mauves.

— Christine
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My daytime comfort zone is different from my nighttime comfort zone. Most important are my brows, because they look bizarre when they’re naked. Foundation, setting powder, blush, and mascara are also important. For daytime, I’ll use matte shades like MAC Kid or Malt in the crease and lighter matte shades on the lid and brow bone. The lips could be anything from tinted balm to opaque lipstick, depending on my mood. For nights, I add highlighter to my cheekbones and do a full eye look, including liner.

Anything that I feel looks good on me and flatters my features/coloring! Some favorites are a bold purple, bronzey/coppery, or plummy smokey eye, deep, rich burgundy, red, plum or brownish lipsticks, or a nude glossy lip, *always* with the cat-eye winged liner! I do also keep in mind that I’m up in years, so no, I’m not about to don lime green lipstick or anything too outlandish. Although I do push some hefty envelopes for a a near 60 y.o.!

Mauves, pinks, roses, burgandies, grays, purples, blackberries, cool plums — I no longer wear any jewel tone e/s because it’s just too much with my bright lippies. ( I need a bright lip to look healthy.) I still wear black on the eyes, but I’m very careful with it. I stick with a matte crease, but I experiment with other formulas otherwise — except glitter. Absolutely no glitter goes on my face. It looks clownish on me, like I’m trying too hard to look younger.

Neutrals with a pop of color either on the lid or the lip. I always have and will prefer a coordinated, polished look. I typically prefer a full/dimensioned eye and full face (which to me = foundation sheer to medium coverage, concealer if needed, setting powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter and finishing powder) but have been trying different ways with the eyes, like not doing th outer V, just a lid and crease color(s). Because of the experimenting with less on the eye, I’m very monochromatic some days but I like it, it looks fresh and light.

I forgot to add colors! Jewel tones and dusky everything – mauves, plums, pewters, bronzes, taupes, coppers, browns, rose golds, peaches and greens. I also really like duochromes – a bit edgy for me, but I pat on and then sheer out so it’s just enough of the duo there but not distracting for the whole look.

For everyday (i.e. at work), it’s very solidly in barely-there, super-low-maintenance territory: concealer, clear brow gel, highlighter, mascara, sheer lips. No foundation, no fuss.
For makeup I don’t have to worry about sweating in, there isn’t much I won’t do: my comfort zone is colorful and creative. But I do tend to stay away from dark brows and bronzer.

About the only things I’m uncomfortable with are looks that I don’t think work on me: Super-contoured Instagram looks, natural/no-makeup makeup looks, and dewy looks.

I change my makeup every day, so I’m not sure I have a “comfort zone.” When in doubt, I go for neutral eyes and a bright lip.

I like coppers, bronze, browns, purples with same eyeliners, even black, & sometimes teal. Blush, & lipstick, depending what I’m wearing, etc

For lips I am a pink, mauve, red and berry sort of girl. For eye shadows I like purples, greens and browns. I prefer silver to gold. Anything too warm is out of my comfort zone but given that there are so many warm palettes out there I have had to get use to using those shades. Still not my favorite, though.

My makeup comfort zone has considerably changed over the years – the biggest change has been the range of eyeshadows that I now wear – neutrals, olives, teals, taupes, greens, golds and now plum shades – rather than just the navy blue and grey shades of the past.
I have always loved my coppery shaded lippies – but will now embrace softer shades like ginger.
I do draw the line at glittery eyeshadows, black/white eyeshadows and out there lip shades.

What is a “comfort zone”? I change my makeup around a lot. I’m probably not going to do anything more complicated than multiple eye products, though.

I’m over 40, but I come across younger. Because of that I think (hope) that I can get away with brights/shimmers. I like shimmer, especially on my eyes, though i mostly go neutral on my eyes. I like a variety of lip colors. I love bright blue-pinks, and love reds, though i wear a lot of brown-rose. But even purples and blacks can be fun. I don’t have any blues or greens, but after I write this comment I may check out temptalia for royal blue creamy lips.:) I’m not comfortable with a “painted on” base (or anything near it), so I go for sheer foundation and no contour.

Sort of depends on what you mean — if this is about application, I’m not comfortable with false lashes, winged liner, or strong brows, but that’s more a function of not particularly liking those looks and feeling like they’re way overdone, so I don’t practice them myself. If this question is about color, I don’t have many limits, and really only avoid pastels. I’m also not comfortable with glitter, but that’s mostly because of the PITA factor, as well as being unable to dissociate glitter from little girls and fairie fantasies. [ugh]

The feature I’m most self conscious about is my teeth, so any lip color that makes them look yellow at all is a no for me. I’m also really particular about the shades of blue or purple eyeshadow I wear– most of them make me feel pretty self conscious and I have a hard time working with those shades in a way that’s stylish or flattering.

I change eyeshadows, blush & lipsticks and highliters everyday but keep to minimum. Being pale I keep to a natural look and prefer the slightest touch of foundation covered with Physians Formula natural powder it gives me a beautiful soft healthy glow. The most where I’ll add more color to are my eyes I love copper and all the warm colors on my hazel/greenish eyes, purples, the greens with copper or gold as Comfort Zone palette love those shades! Burgundies, purples, taupes are pretty too. I don’t like blues on my eyes much although I have them from light to dark but not crazy about blues I think they stand out too much and I’d look like Mimi. I’ll wear them but seldom.
On cheeks my best option is pink shades no doubt but I’ll experiment with a soft lavender, berry, peach shades don’t look the best on me although I love them and wear them. I will mix with a pink or berry though.
On lips I love all shades but stay away from nudes I’ll look sickly I need color in my ghostly life. Love berries and cool reds (I’m cool toned) oranges and pinks I’ll wear too but especially pinks I think they bring the yellow on my teeth out. Oranges too but less than the pinks I think? I like a soft brown shade but with a bit of pink or red.
I know what looks best on me but I’ll experiment around a bit but never been into black lips, blue, green or gothic not for me. I’ll wear glitter on eyes sometimes and do love it for night outings but will not be purchasing yet one more since I’m getting old 55. Then again I wear everything subtle so a bit of glitter won’t kill me yet and I do love them except when they get on my eyes making me cry, red eyelids and under eyes as it happens with some Colourpop super shock but then I’ll pretend I’m turning into a mermaid. That’s what I told my daughter when she pointed out I had some under my eyes. I think it was those from WetnWild in the glass small pots but they are so pretty I don’t even mind it. Lol!
I have never done a cat eye, dark eyebrows and that super high beaming highlighter as some YouTube guru especially the young crowd wilould wear. I like it subtle. And no huge fish pumped up lips for me either. Ah no! But yet, on a few very young girls with beautiful skin & features I think it looks great! Dare to experiment.
Would love to learn how to apply the perfect smokey eye look but I’m mikes away from it even after watching million youtuvers. And no cat eyeliner that I find imposible to do. If I could even get by a solid well done eyeliner I end up blending it to 0. Lol!

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