I was sent a line of products to review (stay tuned for the post), and this time had the smarts to take a “before” photo. I applied my first use of the product, turned the camera to face me on my phone, and shot a picture.
Wow. That's a tough sight to see before my first cup of coffee… but it's reality. I moved on to my dressing table to, in the words of my mom, “put on my face.” Primer. Foundation. Concealer under the eyes, between the brows, under the nose. A bit of Banana Powder over the concealer. Brows filled in. A touch of bronzer. A touch of blush. Beigey-taupe shadow. Lashes curled. Mascara. A bit of gloss. My summertime “no makeup makeup” face. Same mirror, same lighting, same angle, just a few minutes later.
I know how much product, time, and practice was needed to create this effect. However, this “face” will still have my boss ask if I'm feeling okay. It will still cause coworkers to ask if I woke up late and forgot to put on makeup, and have casual acquaintances say they wish they had skin like mine, good enough to go without makeup.
Do you wear makeup? Do people comment when you choose to go without makeup or less makeup than usual? What's your “no makeup makeup” routine? To be honest, I didn't have a huge point with these “before and after” photos, but it got me thinking, and I know many of you likely have the same thoughts and experiences. Would love to read them!