Everyday Makeup for School (Summer to Fall)
School has officially started to hit full swing for me, and that means I am getting way less sleep than over the summer, and thus my laziness has increased tenfold. As much as I like wearing no makeup at all, my under eye bags just make me look tired and unkempt. I really just want to feel good about myself without looking overdone as I'm walking out the door in the morning. I've started to call my morning routine "The 9 AM Project" because it's almost a race against the clock to see how early I can wake up and how efficiently I can get ready before I have to leave the house and get to class before 9 am. My goal this semester is to build my reputation as well-dressed and always put-together, which I have somehow kept up (at least in appearances, with the help of a lot of caffeine after my summer cleanse), and that always necessitates some tips and tricks to keep things simple and easy while providing reliable results! I've realized that wearing a full face of flawless makeup in college is almost impossible, but also impractical. I don't want to look like I've relied on caked on makeup to look glamorous when I don't really have people to impress in my small, 10-person Italian class or 300-student Media Studies lecture where I'm lost in a sea of other faces who are all living the same rigorous lifestyle. All of this mumbo jumbo has led me to start falling into an everyday routine for my makeup that's easy, simple, natural, and practical so I can keep it up since it only takes about 10 minutes on average to slap on in the morning. Taking care of yourself is an important step to keep sane and healthy among all the stresses of academic life - especially at university, when you can't escape the bubble - and I feel like being able to walk out of the door with confidence is one of the key steps in keeping myself happy and motivated for the rest of the day!