[Side note: This was back in the days when mothers were more like...um...parents. I couldn't wear makeup regularly until I was 14, unless it was for special events or Halloween.]
Anywho, soon after my mascara affinity came my love for lipstick. Both of these are my makeup staples to this day. But don't let me fool you with my love for classic makeup staples. I have attempted to be trendy with makeup before. Thankfully, this was mostly in middle/high school and I have since learned from my transgressions. For example, I remember jumping on the ridiculously colored makeup bandwagon (with Irish green nail polish) and then again with silver, yes I said SILVER lipstick.
Stop. Take a look at the picture of me on the top of my blog. I am about at pale as they come and I wore straight up SILVER lipstick. For one day. I nixed it after my friends and teachers kept asking me if I was feeling okay. No lie.
Thankfully after these and a few more minor makeup transgressions (um, lime green eye shadow, glitter and silver mascara) I carved out my way in the world of cosmetics.
These days I leave the trendy to the runway models and stick with my basics: foundation, bronzer or blush, mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. If I'm feeling extra motivated, I may slap on a bit of eyeshadow for contour, but it's almost always some variation of brown, gray or bronze. This might even seem a bit boring compared to my adventures of yore, but I'm a fan of sticking with what works, you know? It's a big compliment when people (well, mostly men because they are generally clueless unless you have on bright blue eyeshadow) act surprised that I wear makeup because they tell me it looks natural. Natural? Sure, I'll take it. Natural beats "are you feeling sick" ANYDAY.
What about you? Any previous makeup mishaps? What are your cosmetic staples?
An example of a current staple: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Pink Shimmer.