I know this trend has come and gone on YouTube, but when I saw Paizlee OBrien do a similar video in which she went through her grandmother’s makeup, I was inspired to try it myself. (As I stated in our interview, Paizlee did the trend before it became popular with the bigger Beauty Gurus!)
I’m a child of the 90’s, so when I was a teenager we didn’t have a lot of the popular makeup that we use today, such as a highlighter, contouring, eyeshadow primer and a lot more. Heck, eyebrow pencils were around back in my teenage years, but no one took them that seriously!
We also didn’t use as many brushes and didn’t have any blending sponges. We had a couple of brushes here and there, but we mostly used the brushes that God gave us, our hands!
Why do I mention all this? Because for the most part, my mom has stuck with what worked back when I was first using makeup. Although it doesn’t work for me, my mom definitely pulls it off well!
So today, I will be taking a trip back down memory lane by going through my mom’s makeup and seeing if what worked for me as a teenager (and what still works for my mom) can work for me once again! (Except she doesn’t wear eye makeup aside from mascara and I always did. There’s that minor difference.) So, let’s get started!
Note: Just like me, my mom has recently gone cruelty-free. Also, like me, my mom has to use up the makeup that has been tested on animals. So, forgive us for featuring animal tested products on here for the time being.
First, we’ll start with under eye concealer. For that, we have Maybelline Instant Age Rewind. To cover up my pimples, I’ll be using Concealer Collection by Measurable Difference.
I used the color Vanilla in the row of shades of concealer that were in the package. Here’s a picture of it:
Next, I’m doing the foundation. My Mom uses Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Foundation.
For powder, my mom uses Ulta Double Duty Wet & Dry Pressed Powder.
Here are the results so far:
Time for the blush! I have here Dirty Little Secret in the color Kitty Pink.
The brush I’m using the Sonia Kashuk Blush Brush my mom has.
Very pigmented! Not bad, Mommy! Lastly, is the mascara. I know, there isn’t any eyeshadow, eyeliner or lipstick. There’s not a reason why she doesn’t wear them. No conspiracy here or anything. She just doesn’t. So, let’s jump to the mascara!
We have Covergirl’s Lashblast Volume Mascara. Here it is:
I must say, I’m not a Covergirl fan, but this mascara isn’t half bad!
So, that’s all! The basics work for well for mom, but how do they work for me?
Yeah, obviously I did my cutest pose possible! But I still had fun and I hope you did, too!
Thank you again to Paizlee for the inspiration! Love you, beautiful!
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