by BR Kellie
I admire people who can wear bold makeup looks. I envy them, even. Rich, red lips turns my head. Fabulous flicks curling up from the eye get my attention every time. Me? Whenever I attempt either look I feel like I've been playing in my mother's makeup drawer. Whether I like it or not, I'm a natural girl. I wear a full face, but it's a full face where the makeup blends together to look like a more evened out, slightly emphasised version of me. If I could though? I'd smash on a bold face every time. Other members of BRHQ love a loud lip, live for an eye look that you can spot even in the darkest of clubs or pubs, and their contour is so sharp it could cut a person. They rock a bold look and I couldn't imagine them any other way.
So it got us wondering... where do our Beauty Review members fall? Are you a natural makeup lover? Or a bold beauty? What are the pros? And are there any cons?
The Benefits of Bold
Sure, creating a perfect non-feathered non-bleeding lip line can be a pain in the rear, but no one forgets a person wearing a bold lipstick. We see one at school pickup or in the mall and we think 'fabulous'.
A bold eyeshadow takes time and effort, but it draws the eye and makes a person stand out. (The amount of times I've told a person wearing a bold eyeshadow look that they look amazing could easily be counted on both hands - the artistry gets me every time!)
Then there's the ability to contour your face without looking like you've rolled about in the mud... that alone deserves a round of applause!
A bold beauty is one who's not afraid to be looked at, who has a devil may care attitude. They're the tall poppy of the makeup world and we love that for them!
The Niceties of Neutral
Simple makeup means you never get an 'um, there's something on your face' moment because it's really hard for people to notice anything that's not blended together, because you've not put on enough makeup on or the colours are so similar that it's hard to see what starts where.
Being basic means you can go makeup-less and people don't notice (or the biggest comment you'll get is that you look a little tired or unwell - true story).
You appear super approachable. The girl next door. The every person's person. (Which has it's downsides when all you want to do is retreat into your shell and be left alone to ponder the eternal hotness that is Keanu Reeves).
You can get away with spending next to nothing on makeup. One foundation, concealer, mascara, one or two shades of blush, a brown-based eyeshadow palette, a tinted gloss and you're good to go.
So, my lovelies, tell me... Are you a Natural or a Bold makeup lover at heart? Which is your go to look? And why? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so get chatting below!