In looking back at my goals post I realized that I didn’t touch on any of my beauty goals for this year. I actually made some this year. I think that alone is worth mentioning. I’m not generally a goal-setter of any kind and just roll with the punches, but here we are in a new decade, so let’s see what happens.
Right. Beauty goals:
Stop hunting for the perfect foundation
Dude, this is so huge. I currently have 22 foundations in my collection. No, that’s not a typo. And that’s insane. I have one face and I don’t wear foundation every day. They’re all difference finishes and price points. I have cushion compacts, powders, BB creams, and tinted moisturizers. Some have sunscreen, some don’t.
So why do I have so many? I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect foundation. Something that’s perfect every day, for every occasion, that makes me look amazing. Well, that doesn’t exist. I know what I like. I know what works for my skin during the winter vs. the summer, what’s long-wearing, what I like for events, etc. I should have four foundations, max. No more foundation Teresa.
Prioritize the things I use
This mainly applies to skincare, but I have a lot of stuff, and sometimes I get more through no fault of my own. Some of this stuff expires or gets a bit crusty after awhile. I need to start triaging the stuff I own so I can actually use it before it expires. This will also require me to devise a new storage solution, since things are just getting tossed in a drawer right now. Which leads me to…
Come up with storage and organization that actually works for me
This is a huge, overwhelming thing that I’ve been putting off… basically forever. I’m not good at physical organization. When it comes to my digital life I’m set, but finding appropriate places for the actual things I own? Whoa, that’s a lot to ask of me. This year I really want to do it though, because I feel like it’ll help me use the stuff I own and also be a happier, more well-adjusted adult.
Put together a dedicated travel kit
I travel a lot. Dan and I are back and forth between Albany and our hometown a couple times a month, plus I’ve been going on trips for work, and occasionally I just feel the need to run off on my own. Wanderlust, I have it. I’m also blessed to have a lot of beauty stuff, like I mentioned. I could easily put together basic makeup and hair/skincare kits. I’d probably want to switch out foundations or whatever depending on my destination or the things I’ll have to do when I get there, but the rest of the stuff I could just leave in my travel bag, and it would cut waaaaay down on the ridiculous amount of time it takes me to pack.
Wash my face every night
If you know me in real life I’ve probably told you, many times, that it’s important to wash your face at the end of the day. Even if you don’t wear makeup or have dry skin and just use water, it’s important to remove all the gunk that accumulates on your face during the day. Sweat, oil, environmental nastiness… it’s bad to sleep with all of that on your face.
I’m really good about removing my makeup at night, but brace yourself – I don’t wash my face every night. I have oily ass skin, and I wear sunscreen every damn day, and I sweat, and I’m still too lazy most nights. My skin is starting to get really angry about it, leading to breakouts and gasp blackheads. I need to get in the habit of washing my face, or at least using a damn face wipe, every single night.
And last, but arguably most important:
I will wear some type of makeup product every day.
This is a big one, and it mostly stems from guilt about not wearing all this makeup I spend heaps of money on. Like seriously, what’s the point of having 22 foundations if I never wear them?
So far this year I’ve managed to wear a lot more makeup than I have before, mostly because I’ve been making it more of a priority to leave the house. Not that I need to wear makeup to leave the house or even choose to, but if I’m going to go through all the trouble of taking a shower and putting on real pants, throwing on some mascara and tinted moisturizer isn’t going to be a big inconvenience.
So those are my 2020 beauty goals. Do you have any beauty-related goals for this year?
Wow, some very sage advice Teresa. I thought I was the only one that collected foundation, seriously, I have tons of them and like you I’m wondering why? But you answered my question, I was/am hunting for the perfect foundation and honestly, it doesn’t exist. Because no one woman’s face/skin/completion is the same. But that still didn’t/doesn’t keep me from wanting something to cover, enhance and make me look fifteen years younger.
But, alas, that foundation isn’t out there. But I still have to find one that I actually like, and stop collecting bottles/tubes/jars of the stuff. Thanks Teresa, awesome post!
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Cover, enhance, reverse aging, not smell bad and preferably be cruelty-free. Apparently, that’s just too much to ask, so we need 20+ foundations for 1 face.
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