Some days we love to get dressed up, put on make up and want to look "pretty"... OK many of us.
Some days we would prefer to be a little more low-key.
One of the 16 point Accessory Points (found in Shari's Book) says that you should be wearing makeup as part of a put together look.
While it is great to have a full face of makeup...foundation, eye color, mascara, hint of blush or bronze and lipstick... not everyone can achieve that look on a regular basis OR it is simply not in their comfort zone.
Shari said something that made me feel less pressure to look "perfect" in the makeup realm.
She said that at a MINIMUM we should have foundation, mascara and a tinted lip gloss. Really? I can do that!
In fact I had to... I was sick shortly after she mentioned it and just didn't feel like doing it all . Just doing the foundation, mascara and tinted lip gloss helped me relax and jump back into the full face make up routine in no time.
A few notes:
Shari doesn't say that wearing makeup makes you look "perfect"... it is just one thing you can do to look more put together. At the same time I grew up with a mom (and grandma) who didn't wear makeup... at all. So at times it feels like having to be perfect, but it is really just losing confidence in what I know, mainly because it is still pretty new to me, not something I grew up with.
When I feel uncertain about my makeup look and I work to find women who can help me gain that confidence - I love the BareEscentuals ladies at Ulta stores... they are great! I have stopped at Sephora too and let the woman give me a mini-makeover. To me these stores are less intimidating than a large department store like Macy's where it feels too white and too open. Honestly wander in and when they ask if they can help you, say yes.
It helps to know your style... are you shopping for an every day look or an evening look? If you are unsure ask for a "natural day time look that is quick and easy".
Know what you have at home and your budget. You may love everything she is putting on you and she will try to sell it to you or make recommendations for other products. It's great because she can offer advice and most times she uses the products so she knows them very well.
I have bought everything the woman recommended, I have gotten one item from the makeover and one time I bought nothing because I figured out that what I had at home was good for me.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. SHE is the person who should not make you feel silly for asking. Besides... are you going to see her again? Ask what she is using on your face, what it does, what applicator/brush she is using to apply it and ask to watch how she is putting it on (they usually have mirrors handy)...if you're curious.
A few more notes... wow I didn't realize I had so much to tell you today!
Back to those basics:
Foundation - it helps make your skintone look even and healthy. It helps cover blemishes, dark spots, red splotches and other inconsistencies on your skin. It comes in a liquid or powder form and you can pick based off of your preference... be sure it is Oil-Free!
Lip Gloss - I love the shimmery tinted lip glosses from Victoria's Secret and I have only bought them on sale, some of it is luck and some of it is stubborn Laura refusing to pay $9 for lip gloss... even if it is worth it. I like it because I am still working up to "real" lipstick and this is a great option for those ladies who "can't for the life of them figure out how to keep lipstick off their teeth"... like me.
Mascara - Stick with black or brown depending on your DCC. If you have the "wrong" color mascara right now I wouldn't worry about it, just remember to switch it up when you buy a new one.
Does this help? How do you feel on the make-up confidence scale? Do you usually wear the make-up basics? What is your favorite store/company to get a "mini-makeover"?
Just a few questions to get started!
As always I pray this information blesses you and that you have a wonderful week.
As a sneak peek: This week Shari will be starting a Challenge... Stay Tuned!