It’s fun to play with makeup, even over age 60. I’m way beyond believing in the next “anti-aging” (bleh, raise your hand if you choose not to age) miracle, and a new lipstick will never change my life again. But I do enjoy the artistry, and the color it gives my super-pale face. It can all be washed off in a minute, unlike head-shaving or bad investments. And it brings back memories of 1970, leafing through Seventeen magazine for the latest Yardley lip colors.
Have you heard of Lisa Eldridge? She is a makeup goddess, an artist to the stars and the creator of a slew of YouTube makeup tutorials. She’s gorgeous, which doesn’t hurt her cause, and she has the most soothing speaking voice. She provides relaxation with teaching.
One of my favorites of Lisa’s tutorials is the one below: how to do a complete any-day face with three products: a foundation, lipstick, and mascara. I’ve included her video below, and in the spirit of
insanity transparency, will show you my own face before and after.
Here, no makeup. I like this look too, and don’t feel the “need” to wear makeup every day. I enjoy it, but we don’t have to apply cosmetics to be happy.
The first product Lisa recommends is any of your favorite foundation/bases. I used my IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream. I like the high SPF and the texture, very gel-like. Lisa says to layer the foundation as concealer in shadow areas, like under the eyes and around the nose/mouth. I don’t have under-eye circles, but I have redness near my nose, mouth, and brows. The foundation did a good job of evening things out.
Product #2 is your favorite lipstick for cheeks – just a light touch – eyelids, and lips. I didn’t expect to like my pink-ish eyelids, but now I do; it’s a nice bright look.
The final product is mascara. My current love is Lash Paradise by L’Oreal. It’s the best I’ve used in years and comes off easily at night with face cleansing oil.
And here is the master at work.
The three-product makeup was a fun and quick experiment; I’ll likely try more of Lisa’s advice. Tell us your favorite makeup shortcuts in the comments?
Stay fabulous and radiate your own beauty, xo
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