You hear Men and Women all the time saying that “too much makeup” is bad or can be a turn off. Its also been said that too much or certain colors can be considered trashy. In my opinion these seriously must be people speaking on a subject they know nothing about.
For those who know and understand makeup, you know that Makeup is such an individual thing and the same rules cannot be applied to everyone. Truly poor application is what can make the above statement to be true more than the makeup its self. It takes time to learn what colors work for you and how much is too much for you. You have to find the right combinations to go with your coloring, hair, etc. For some it is easier than for others. But I feel the “too much makeup” generalization is unfair.
This week my Husbands cousin is visiting from Idaho, Pale skin and blonde hair basically describes her. We started adding eyeshadow to her eyes and she went from pretty to “trying to hard” really fast. We then just put teal liner with a small wing alone on her top lid with a Little bit of MAC kid in her crease and she looked amazing. Seriously her eyes were so open and bright! It changed her completely. For her this completely worked. But If I tried wearing this look alone. I would look silly. Completely unfinished.
I think the shape of your features also plays a role in what you can wear as well. If I see someone with small lips wearing bright colors. In my opinion it is a harder look for them to pull it off. I try to use makeup to draw attention to my best features and at the same time use makeup to hide the not so great features. I’m not saying that if you choose to wear less makeup it is bad thing. I think that’s fantastic and I’m sure you look amazing. But negative words shouldn’t be spoken for those who prefer to use their self expression though their makeup!