I threw away all my makeup & I'm starting over... where do I start?
Okay, to put a long story short I had quite a bit of makeup (95% of it was drugstore stuff) but I never even wore any of it. I'm really trying to find a more grown-up, put-together look, so I decided to start wearing makeup again. But when I went to start putting it on again, none of it was right. The texture was off, it went on my skin funny, and some of it made me break out (and it didn't when I bought it). That was when I learned that some makeup expires... and I've had all this stuff for YEARS.
So, I decided to just throw away everything and try a whole new skin care and makeup routine. But now I don't even know where to start.
I know that how I care for my face is more important than my makeup, but the only thing I put on it right now is Oxy pads and then a moisturizer (but those were expired too, and besides it seems like the moisturizer just makes my nose more oily and my forehead more dry). I would love to try a more updated, "grown-up" skin care routine, especially now that I'm in my mid-twenties and women in my family tend to get wrinkles, brown spots, etc pretty early. For now, I have pretty good skin. I don't break out often and when I do it's just one pimple. I have combination skin - all normal to dry except my nose & chin (not even the whole t-zone), which gets pretty oily at times.
So, when it comes down to it, I would love to know what your list of "skin care basics" is. For that matter, I need to know what to buy (astringent? moisturizer? etc) when to use it (in the morning? before makeup? at night?) and, well, how.
As far as makeup, I would like to know what's necessary and what's not (I'll post a picture, you can be honest). Also, how do I pick a foundation and concealer that are the right color for me (I think I need them because I get a lot of redness on/around my nose)? Do I just have to waste money buying a bunch and trying them out? Or is there a better way? And how do I apply it and "set it" so I don't feel/look like there's an inch of makeup on my face? I'd like to look "normal" but still put-together.
Sorry, I know this is a lot... I do my nails and I like wearing pretty clothes, but when it comes down to it, I know NOTHING about makeup or hair. Feel free to give me ANY advice you see fit. Thanks so much!
This is the most recent picture of me (I admit, it was my birthday and I was trashed):