Hi my dear
It’s SO great to be back in the saddle. After some much-needed time off this summer, I’m ready to serve you your weekly makeup tips and tricks emails. (And with a 'new' skin type to boot!)
Also quickly, I’m also excited to launch a new season on the Be Your Own Makeup Artist podcast! If you haven't yet subscribed to the podcast, please do and while you're at it leave a review or share it with a friend! Your kind reviews and shares mean the world to me and they also motivate me to continue producing episodes.
So to the meat of the email.. my skin type has changed! (Weird, right?!)
If you’ve followed me any length of time, then you probably know that I have dry skin. For many, many years, I’ve been using lots of skincare and makeup products formulated for dry skin. [here’s all the products I’ve been using]
“But Natalie, how do you know your skin type changed?”
Well, it’s been months now and when I’ve done my makeup ‘business as usual’ (pretending like I still have dry skin because I’m a create of habit and sometimes lazy), I noticed that I look extra shiny (read nicely, oily) and my makeup feels extra heavy (read, uncomfortable). My makeup also shifts more than it has normally shifted because most my products AND the way I apply them, are formulated for dry skin, not normal skin.
All of these red flags have been indicators that something needs to change in my skincare and skin prep routing. Read this post for a refresher on the difference >
Some of the fixes I’ve made to my routine are:
- Swapping out some of the heavier creams I’ve needed for lighter creams during the day/night
- Instead of sheering out my full coverage foundation w/ oil or cream (so that it’s not so full coverage), I’m mixing it with a lightweight moisturizer or serum
- Using a little more setting powder in my t-zone
- Using a brush vs. my finger to apply creams/liquids (this is big change for me!)
You might be wondering why I’m sharing this with you — and well, it’s because I wanted to offer you a friendly reminder that our skin type CAN change, and without warning!
When you are in tune with your skin and makeup, you know exactly what you need to tweak when your skin changes.
When you don’t know your skin type or what kind of makeup to wear for your skin type to realize your own personal makeup goals (or skincare goals), that’s when we start feeling like we look crazy.
Resources for you:
For a free refresher, download my free skin type guide >
If you want more in-depth, for future reference, order a copy of my book >
I also highly recommend Caroline Hirons book, SkinCARE if you really want to dive in. I like to think her book is to skincare as mine is to makeup. :)
If you are looking for 1:1 comprehensive head-to-do beauty & style coaching, enrollment to Fall 2022 Create Your Signature Look opens next week. Schedule a call to see if this is a good fit here >
Has your skin type changed recently? Are you having issues with identifying your skin type? Reply back and I'll try to help get you squared away. Remember, confidently knowing your skin type is the key to success when it comes to success with makeup!
Until next time, stay healthy and beautiful,