Well, not in my closet. The closet is amply stocked. (Being a counter, I currently count 79 hanging items alone, hardly the mark of a minimalist.)
And not exactly in my home, although I have pared down a lot since we moved to the condo. But we still have two televisions for two people, two beds, two vacuum cleaners, three cats and “X” (too embarrassed to say) number of computer-like devices. I am about to add a sewing machine, and we are “upgrading” our cell phones. So stuff, yeah, I has it.
|Hey! We don’t count as “things”. Lest you forget, human, we run this joint.|
I am going more minimal with my makeup. Odd, because as we age, many of us tend to fade in color (if not in opinions). Our brows, lips, and cheeks are not as vivid. So theoretically, I could be using more makeup, at least color makeup, than 25 years ago.
But I’m enjoying a basic routine that relies mainly on great lips. Here’s what I’ve been doing lately:
- After moisturizer, a tinted sunscreen for my face. I really like Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41. It’s easy to apply and lasts all day, but it only comes in one shade (!) so my recommendation is limited to fair-skinned women.
- Eyeliner, usually a dark brown gel by Ulta.
- Black mascara, one light coat (saves the vigorous clean-up in the evening).
- Lips, forever. My favorites now are Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hour Lipstick in Ravishing Rouge and Ultimate Blush. This is the only makeup I reapply during the day (the 14 hour claim is bogus, as you may have guessed ☺).
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How about you, fabulous readers? Do you do a lighter makeup in summer, or as you grow older? Or have you focused like I have on just one feature? Or do you skip the paint altogether?
Have a wonderful Tuesday,