There’s a trend on YouTube right now where many of the beauty vloggers are recreating their makeup routines from high school. I love the idea-but these chicks are talking late 90s early 2000s-relate? I do not. My high school makeup routine was in the 80s, people. THE EIGHTIES. When these youtubers were putting on their MAC, I was having babies and potty training toddlers. So, I figured I’d try to dig thru the recesses of my memory and try to rehash the good ole days.
Foundation: it had to be pale as a ghost. I know I used Cover Girl liquid foundation, most likely in Ivory. No brush or sponge-just slapped on with my fingers. I used Cover Girl powder in the tortoiseshell compact in the lightest possible shade, patted it on my face with the pad that it came with. I’m positive I had the line of makeup along my jawline. Primer wasn’t even invented so forget that.
Brows: neglected and ignored.
Eyes: I was obsessed with Wet N Wild Kohl in Navy blue. It went on my waterline and outside of it-I think I had a rogue eyeliner that had the liner on one end and a sponge for smudging on the other, and I’d smudge that navy liner under my eye. It also lined my top lid. The key here was to have that liner smudged all the way to the outer corner, and connected to the top lid liner. Thick and dark blue. Mascara was the classic Maybelline in the pink/green bottle in black, 10 or more layers please.
IF I wore Eyeshadow, Cover Girl had this purple palette (it was small-4 shades) that every popular girl had. I had no idea how to properly apply it, mind you-and it clashed horribly w my light blue eyes and navy blue kohl liner, but hey.
I’m trying to remember if I bothered with blush-I can’t remember.
Lipstick. Oh-this is horrid. It HAD to be Wet N Wild in some number, the number escapes me completely but the color was a semi-frosted, pink/lavender/ opaque monstrosity. It was bright. Like glowing under a black light bright. But every girl had that same hideous pinky purple lipstick.
We also had our black suede flat-heeled elf boots. Tight jeans, v neck cable knit sweaters, sprayed and feathered/curled hair with a vent brush, and raccoon eyes rimmed with a shit ton of blue kohl.
What was your high school routine?
Talk soon, Lovelies