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!)


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.

Anonymous 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.