If you're a product junkie that enjoys spending tons of money on makeup products you barely use and you like spending more than 10 minutes to put on a full face of makeup every day, then this video tutorial probably isn't for you. However, if you lead a busy life and would love to simplify your makeup stash, spend less money on makeup and speed up your routine, then you definitely want to watch this...
Let me start out by saying that this post is NOT sponsored and I don't even sell the stuff. The only reason I made this tutorial was by popular request on Instagram. I'm not even kidding when I tell you that after I switched to Maskcara a few months ago, I get a handful of DM's every time I do an Instagram story asking what makeup I use. Sure, it would be easy to just tell you but that honestly doesn't do this product justice because it is not like anything else I've ever used.
I have crappy skin. No lie. After my second child (13 years ago) I got adult acne and melasma pretty bad. Yay me. Melasma is also known as pregnancy mask, and some women have a few spots here and there... nope, not me. It's on my whole-damn-face and it looks like someone smeared poo all over it - LOL.
Before my second child I never wore foundation. Hated it, in fact. It felt heavy, it felt cakey and I just didn't need it.
As shallow as it may sound - dealing with melasma has been quite the challenge. While most people dealt with skin problems through puberty, I was late to the party and dealt with it when I thought I was in the clear! For the first time in my life I felt insecure without makeup and I had to wear foundation to cover it up. Blah! I still hated the feel of liquid foundation, and cream based makeups weren't enough coverage. I tried bleaching creams, acne prescriptions, microneedling, facials, and the list goes on. You can do things to help lighten melasma but it's hormonal so the things that help are pretty harsh and I didn't want to continue to put that stuff on/in my body and decided I just had to live with it. Within the last year I've embraced it and will finally leave the house without makeup. I figure if people don't like it, they can look away.
After years of trying so many products and wasting so much money, I finally found a powder foundation a few years ago that I liked by Makeup Forever that would cover the brown areas and not make me break out. Oh, did I mention I also have oily skin so the powder wouldn't last and I'd have to touch up (A LOT) throughout the day. By the end of the day I felt like I had 3 inches of makeup on my face.
I only tell you this because Maskcara is the first cream based makeup I've found that:
- Doesn't clog my pores
- Doesn't require me to retouch (I just blot if I get oily, but I don't retouch)
- Covers my melasma and acne scarring
- Gives me a dewy glow
- Isn't heavy
- Doesn't cost a fortune
- Takes 10 minutes or less
- Makes doing my makeup fun again!
After so many years of makeup feeling like a daunting process, this is the first time I actually look forward to applying it! I go through my highlight and contour the quickest since that goes all over my face, and just got low enough to order replacement tins (3 months later), and they are only $12/each. The Makeup Forever powder I was using was $38 every few months.
Another thing I love about Maskcara is their amazing brushes. Such high quality and every thing is double ended so that cuts down on quantity as well. I went from having a huge makeup box to everything fitting in the smallest drawer in the bathroom - brushes and all!
The items pictured above are all you need for a full face:
- 30 Second HAC Brush
- IIID Perfector Sponge
This is what I started with and have slowly added as I got more comfortable with the products. I'll be honest, it took me a couple weeks to get used to the application process and figuring out how much to apply, etc. So if you try it, be patient, and give it a couple of weeks before forming your opinion.
The tins are magnetic, so all you do is buy new tins and replace them in your compact. When you buy a certain number of singles, a compact is free. It was the best $96 I've ever spent on makeup to replace 99% of the other products under my sink.
Lastly, because the colors are so versatile the Maskcara artists are able to color match you from anywhere on the globe - with a selfie! But not just any selfie - there are rules so they can get it right. So if you're interested in giving it a try then feel free to reach out to my Maskcara artist, Chelsey Davis (@mascaramamaxo on Instagram) at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she'll tell you what she needs you to do for the selfie to complete your color match. We will also be doing a giveaway for the starter kit mentioned above this week on Instagram, so be on the look out for that!!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below so I can answer them and other people can see them in case they have the same question. If you don't have any questions, then leave a comment to tell me what you think of all this new knowledge you have about the makeup that will get you excited about makeup again!
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