Many women think when it comes to makeup the more the better. I have found especially as I become older less is better. As we become older, it is inevitable that signs of aging will show on our skin. We will get fine lines and wrinkles; it is a part of aging no matter how much someone wants to resist it much less think they can avoid it. Yes, some who have money put no price tag on retaining their youth and will do everything possible they can to keep the youthful appearance they had at age 20. I don’t blame them to some extent, but at what cost is too much. I may dye my hair because I can’t stand the gray hair (which is really hair that has lost its original color) that I have. Over time my auburn hair turns a brassy color that isn’t very becoming for someone who looks best in winter colors. I hope as I become older, I not just embrace the wisdom that comes with aging, but embrace the beauty of the physicality of it. One day I will decide to not color my hair anymore. One day, I will decide to wear even less makeup or not wear colors that show my age more. One day, I will stop wearing shimmery makeup; although, I gravitate towards matte. But I will never skimp on the health of my skin and body and neither should you.
We can bring out our beauty with wearing the right colors in makeup and wardrobe and in doing that, we won’t need much makeup. Wearing the right colors for your skin tone, hair color, and eye color will make you look younger, vibrant, healthier, and balances out your skin tone even when it doesn’t need it. Wearing the right colors will make you more beautiful and you will feel more beautiful.
I will always be a strong believer in optimizing one’s skincare. When you take good care of your skin, you won’t need much makeup which is something I have been doing since I was a teenager. When you take good care of your skin and your body from inside out, your skin will radiate happiness & good health. Makeup can cover your outward imperfections, but it cannot cover what is going on internally whether it be your thoughts or health. You can hide who you truly are or what’s going on with your health for a while, but the truth always comes out and shows in some way. Your eyes will be the first thing that gives clues in what’s going on internally and there’s no way of hiding that.
I’m choosing to wear less makeup as my routine was taking me longer than I wanted to take in applying makeup; well that & the fact I’m doing my best to not buy makeup until I need it in order to conserve money. As I run out of certain makeup, I’m using what I have to double for something else. With mineral makeup, one can use the loose or pressed foundations for concealer, highlighters, and a multi tasking powder.
Compared to taking the 20 minutes plus it was taking me to apply makeup, it’s now taking me no more than 10 to 15 minutes. In the photo above. I’m wearing mineral foundation powder all over my face with another layer under my eyes, mascara on top lashes only, lipstick, a pink blush, blue eye shadow used as liner, & a light pink eye shadow on my top lid.
I don’t know about you, but I will always put my best foot forward in everything I do even with aging. Whatever that means to you, then do it within your means and don’t go overboard with it. Some will go through plastic surgery or do Botox injections to retain their youth. I personally don’t see myself doing either and I’m 50 years of age. I get told I look much younger than my age which is due to several things I do as well as good genes. I rather let gravity take its natural course. I don’t want to look like the barbie dolls I grew up playing with, I want to look real and I want to look like me.
Product Brands & colors used:
Rejuva Minerals Sea Shell Pressed Foundation Powder
Lashfood Conditioning Drama Mascara
Lily Lolo Surfer Girl blush
Honeybee Gardens Seduction Lipstick
Honeybee Gardens Pacific pressed eye shadow as liner
Honeybee Gardens Porcelain pressed eye shadow on most of lid, not under brow