Ask Preppy Girl – Makeup

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Hello Preppy Girl!

I know all of the fundamentals to being the perfect prep, however; I have always wondered about makeup. Should us preppy girls wear makeup everyday, or even at all? If we’re in school, what type of makeup should we wear? And what brands and stores do you recommend? Thanks in advance! I love your blog!

Prep Pulchritude

Dear Prep Pulchritude,
That is a great question! I’m really not a makeup expert but I think it’s totally fine to wear makeup just as long as you don’t wear too much. The goal of makeup is to enhance your natural beauty. For school or during the day, I would pair down or keep a very simple makeup routine, maybe a little mascara, neutral colored eyed shadow (if you want to wear it), and a little lip gloss. Don’t worry about using foundation, you really don’t need it for everyday wear. Some women like to wear a little tinted moisturizer to even out their skin tone. For a night out, try lipstick or lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara and a little blush, or bronzer in the summer. Steer clear of bronzer after October and don’t go too dark, a little goes a long way.

I have always shopped at the Clinique counter in Nordstrom. They do a great job selecting the right colors for you, especially for a tough thing like foundation. Also, they have some fun products that won’t totally break your budget. For eye shadow, and mascara, I go to Target and buy inexpensive brands like Cover Girl, Maybelline, and Physicians Formula – I love their eye shadows.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
– P.G.

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