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About Makeup Discourse


Makeup Discourse is an offshoot of my affinity towards Makeup and affix towards maintaining my skin and hair.

Why Beauty Blogging?

I first started blogging (Beauty, Makeup, Books and Matters Etc, Elle18 dewlipz and Calamine lotion posts had the highest views) back in 2009-2010, with my interest in skincare.  I returned to blogging after I was convinced having to blog as a leisure activity.
My affection for makeup sparked with my two aunts who used makeup and for certain years of my childhood, I was brought up by them. And it deepened with Beautification with Ruby & Millie, a makeup based show that I would tune into every week on Travel and living.
The very best statement I could initiate is I fancy Makeup. I have been peculiar about skincare restricting to cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. But I have been a convert since the day I discovered the truth about Makeup.

Makeup isn't about cloaking behind the lamious veils of Foundation rather covering the imperfections to accentuate the countenance.

And being a Critical Reader, I apply the same sanity to my Makeup trial runs.

Who am I?

You can refer my bio on the blog and for the rest...
A True Non-conformist [Well, Literature does that to you.;-)]
Metaphysics, Semiotics, Birds, Animals and Galaxies electrify me.

Here is all you would need to know about me.

Skin Profile

Skin tone: Medium Neutral
Face shape: Oval/Oblong
Skin type: Normal/ Combination with sensitivity
Skin afflictions: Pigmentation (Hormonal)
Acne prone: No [only with increase in humidity]

I have quite a pink/red undertone to my skintone. I do suffer from mild rosecea in cold months and my skin fluctuates between being dehydrated and dry. Finding a foundation that matches my undertone is a struggle; something is always too yellow, too orange and too red. All the listed ones are wrong shades too (undertone wise). But through all the struggle, I've realised that yellow quite helps me with neutralising the pinkish undertone in my skin. And I cannot live without Green Corrector!

Hair Profile

Hair type: Thin, Fine hair with oily scalp
Treated: Only to Colour
Length: Below Shoulder
Hair afflictions: Split ends, Dandruff, and Lack of Volume

Camera used for Blog

 Canon 70D with 18-135mm or 50mm STM lens, Canon Ixus 510HS  and sometimes Iphone 7.

Lights

Warm White artificial lights and Bright Daylight (always), I avoid using Fluorescent White Lights.

Foundation Profile

I am listing down all the foundations for my skintone (close matches)

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Pure Beige Medium 2 
MAC Matchmaster in 5.0 (a bit too orange)
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 7 Medium (closest match ever!)
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 7 Medium (runs a little bit darker)
Bourjois Healthy Mix in 55 Beige Fonce (close match)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 53 Beige Clair ( a little bit lighter)
Bourjois CC Cream in 33 Beige Rose (close match)
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in 56 Beige Rose 


I would keep updating my profile with the changes I would keep discovering in me.