Bare and Beautiful

Today I felt like wearing very little makeup. I brought out some of my favorite products to create a “no-makeup” makeup look, and I’m actually very happy with it!

In today’s day and age, most women strive to create that flawless, effortless look, as if they are the rarest of creatures….a natural beauty. (Not a unicorn.)

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This is my basic everyday look this summer. It’s simple, it’s clean, and has the right amount of polish.

I just love the look of luminous skin, glossy pink lips, and dark lashes…it’s a perf combo! 😀

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Here are the products I used:

Elf Tinted Moisturizer in “Nude”

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in #10

Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in “Fair Clair”

Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara

MAC Lipstick in “Hot Gossip”

MAC Lipglass in “Wonderstruck”

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Okay, I have to admit, this is the least amount of makeup I’ve wore in a long time. But my skin needed a break from all the heavy stuff…it was clogging my pores and making my skin look so tired! 

A lot of girls my age wear a ton of heavy makeup. You’ve probably seen the Twitter-pics, the Facebook profiles, the Instagram selfies. The thick, caky foundation, the lumpy, clumpy mascara, heavy liner, or bronzer. Makeup that makes them look worse instead of better, older instead of younger.

I think at any age under 40, GO AS BARE AS POSSIBLE. You are fresh, youthful, and beautiful. Show it off while you can!!

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Kiss kiss! Stay pretty, ladies. ;}

Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit, be prepared for some reviews on new products!!

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I Have A Secret…

Can I tell you guys a secret?

Well…I suppose it’s more of a quirk.

And I have a lot of freaking quirks.

ANYWAAYS. I have this…umm…quirk. It’s something I do all the fudgin’ time. I honestly hope I’m not the only one who does this, because then I’ll feel realllllly weird.

But, whenever I’m over at someone’s house (usually someone I don’t visit too often), I’ll…um. I’ll look through their makeup.

I’ll read every bottle, open every tube of lipstick and marvel at the color, pick through each potion and lotion like a nosey freak. BUT, I do NOT do this for the purpose to be nosey! In my opinion, makeup tells a LOT about a person. Are they the shampoo-hoarding types, or do they secretly have a double for every lipgloss? Are they the lip-balm-and-clear-mascara types, or do they have their counter buckling under the weight of cosmetics from Dior, Chanel, and Estee Lauder?

Because I have a huge fascination with beauty, I will admire each brush, each compact, with an astonishing curiosity. THIS is what they put on their faces?

Then, when I’m done, I’ll put it all back EXACTLY how it was before, wether strewn about, or tucked neatly into a little makeup pouch.

I especially loved doing this when I was a little girl. Beauty has always been a source of fascination for me.

I can still remember a time not long ago, when I was a teeny lil munchkin, with my first tube of lipstick and palette of eyeshadow. The lipstick was very pink, very glittery, and smelled very, very sweet, and I distinctly remember wearing royal blue or lime green on my eyes. YIKES!

…..Anyway I though I just might want to share my um “quirk”.

Do any of you guys do anything similar? I hope so. I just thought I should share. :}

Peace!!

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