Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Everyday look

I've decided to use minimal makeup on a day to day basis. I've always kind of worn a lot. Ever since I started wearing it. That's not to say that I wore so much that I needed to carry a travel size shovel with me to scrape it off every night (very rarely do I even wash my face at night. Naughty, I know.). I just always wanted to look "done."

Now, it suits my available time to only wear what I feel is really necessary, rather than everything. So it's: foundation/mineral powder, mascara and a tiny bit of blush so I don't look dead. Perhaps a dab of concealor here or there if my face hates me at the time. ;) Compared to my old usual of: foundation/mineral powder, concealor, brow filler, 3 shades of eye shadow, liquid liner, mascara and blush. I'll save that for the times I feel I need to be a little more dressy. :)

It feels great to minimize in this department. While I want to be beautiful, I don't want to be beautiful because of my makeup. This way, more of the real me shows through. And I like that. :)

Do you read Thrifted Things?  Katherine is a cousin of one of my friends and she's awesome!  This post really got me thinking about this whole not enough/too much makeup thing.  Check her out!  (and check out my friend Sophie and her sisters on their blog too.  This family is FULL of good ideas AND saving money!)

4 comments:

Laura said...

You don't LOOK like you wear a lot of makeup, and you're beautiful beautiful beautiful with or without. The real you DOES shine through. You're one of the sweetest, kindest, funniest people I know - definitely one of my favorite peeps :)

Sheena said...

Awwww, you are such a gorgeous girl anyway, I don't think you need to ever worry about that. :) The real you has always shone through, I never really even noticed that you wore much makeup, or any at all.

Ashley said...

I want your eyelashes!

Aimee said...

You have always been beautiful. I have never owned more than cover up powder and mascara only because I don't know how to put any of it on. I wish I did because I need it :) It sure does make the morning easy not having to spend time on makeup though.