I thought to share how I used to wear my makeup in high school. Well I wasn’t really wearing makeup in high school, but I thought it would be fun to do this post. I really didn’t wear a lot of makeup in high school and to be honest I wasn’t that into makeup. Also, I didn’t know how to do makeup, I was not experimenting and practicing. In my school makeup wasn’t really something you could go all out with. You needed to be really simple with it, so that’s what I was. Let’s start.
When I was in high school there was not Kylie Jenner or people like her that started wearing makeup at the young age. Makeup wasn’t a big thing when I was in high school, there were no popular brands and makeup was pretty much basic. You would go to drugstore and there was really not a big range of products. I don’t think that at that time you could buy highlighter or bronzer in drugstore, at least in our drugstores. We didn’t really have many brands available, it was really selected and basic.
I used to wear Garnier BB cream every single time I wore “makeup”. That was my first ever foundation or base product. Garnier BB cream is still a very popular product, but I don’t use it anymore as my skin is more oily now, it doesn’t work for me now. I used to apply it with my fingers, because I didn’t know that makeup brushes are a thing. I didn’t wear any concealer. I didn’t even know what concealer is, so yeah no concealer. I used to set my BB cream all over face with translucent pressed powder which is good. I used to wear really small amount of blush, it was almost not there. But I had small blush palette, I don’t know which brand it was, but those were my blushes. Honestly looking at my makeup collection now, I can’t believe that all of my makeup back then could fit in small makeup bag.
My mom was never that into makeup. Still to this day she has the same makeup routine and she always repurchases the same products she uses every day. My mom doesn’t wear any eye shadow or many cheek products. I recently got her bronzer, blush and highlighter so she uses those sometimes.
I didn’t wear any bronzer or highlighter. Shock? I didn’t even know that those products exist. I told you that I wasn’t that into makeup and I really didn’t know much about it. Then I used to use really thin liquid liner or some sort of pencil on my upper lash line. I usually wore silver or purple pencil and make wing with it. Of course some mascara to make lashes look nice. I didn’t do anything to my brows, because they are naturally hairy and thick.
On lips I used to wear just lip balm, or some really neutral lipstick. To be honest 90% of time I used to wear lip gloss which was really suitable for that age. When I look at girls who are 16 now, their makeup is like what are you doing? Over lined lips, contour, false lashes and I’m like you gotta be joking me! I mean I don’t judge, you can legit do whatever you like, but I just don’t feel like that’s suitable for such young age. I feel like when you come to 18 and 20 it is ok to wear whichever makeup you like, but don’t really go all out before that age.
Makeup now is such a huge business. There is so many brands that are available. All of those brands are bringing new collections all the time, so it’s really hard to stay away from makeup because you are constantly exposed to makeup talk. Also there is so many yt videos of people doing makeup and you can educate yourself easily and know hot to apply makeup. When I was young there were no big Youtubers who did makeup, I think it was a really small community back then. I didn’t watch any yt videos back then, which sounds so weird now as I can’t go day without watching some yt videos.
That’s everything from me today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know did you know a lot about makeup when you were in high school? Also what was your makeup like at that time? Did you wear it simple and easy? Thank you so much for reading. Have a nice day! xx