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I read a quote recently by Sarah Lucero, Stila Lead Makeup Artist who did the Rebecca Minkoff show at NYFW saying "Know when to edit. Don’t apply something because you think you have to" and it really got me thinking. Being involved in the beauty world we’re told to prime, base, conceal, powder, highlight, contour, bronze, blush and that's just the face layer. There's so much emphasis on using this and that in this way because we’re told we have to. It’s so easy to forget that it’s all optional steps, and everyone is different. Tailoring your makeup routine to suit your personal needs is a must.

If you have dry skin, don’t powder likewise if you have oily skin it might be worth laying off the highlighter because you’re natural glow will shine through. Do you really need to tight line or because you saw a girl on youtube do it? Are your under eye circles really that bad you need to pile on the concealer? Knowing when to stop applying makeup is a skill that is acquired overtime but a really important step in applying makeup. Work out what products work best for your routine. Don’t use makeup items because you think you have to. Make your products work for you, not the other way around.