|Gorgeous vintage ad. She has simplified. Source.
Simplify, simplify, unless of course you don’t feel like it. I like simplicity in my dressing room (fancy name for my small bath) but sometimes I go on a more-is-more binge with lipsticks and scents. My latest love is scented soaps from Marshall’s – almond, lemon and raspberry in the tub, for about $3 each.
But as for my face, being retired has made me re-visit my makeup habits. Not that I ever had to doll-up for the mental health center, but I did put on a nice professional face. Lately, I am letting my hair do the work, and have whittled my makeup down to:
- Concealer. I use either a Bobbi Brown concealer or a Revlon Insta-Fix stick. I dab it on the dark corners of my eyes, and the area around my nose, where I tend to redness.
|Good stuff that lasts for a long day.
- Blush. I have two choices here too: a soft rosy powder by Estee Lauder, and an all-in-one color stick in Pink Lemonade from e.l.f. cosmetics ($2 for that!)
- Mascara. I have left liner and shadow behind and use Revlon Lash Potion in Black. One fat coat does what I need, and stays put, and doesn’t itch.
- Lipstick. Where would I be without you? I’d rather go out sans pants than without my lipstick. I have two favorite reds right now: CoverGirl Hot Passion (now discontinued, sad, here‘s a similar) and Fearless by e.l.f., and one glossy pink, Miami by Ulta.
|My future red, Garnet Flame.
Are you a minimal or maximal when it comes to makeup? No wrong answers, we all love what we love.
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