Makeup or No Makeup

I love getting makeup done for shoots. Most of what I know about how to apply makeup I learned from how other people put makeup on me, but I still haven’t figured out how to do makeup that translates as simply flawless skin on camera. It usually looks like, yes, I’m wearing makeup.

This is how I look with makeup done by myself.

There have been some makeup disasters in the past — like when one makeup artist experimented on using green eyeshadow for my lids — but mostly I’ve been really pleased with how I get made up.

Makeup: for Women's HealthMakeup: for Christmas plug
Makeup: for Runners' WorldMakeup: for Onesport
They all look the same but were done by different people!

I usually reserve putting on makeup for special occasions, though, just to show a contrast between my regular self and my put-together self. I love getting dolled up but I never want to get used to wearing a “face” all the time. I did it before and disliked how sallow my skin looked without makeup. Going barefaced allows my skin to breathe, recover, and it’s so much less high-maintenance. And if babies can do it and still look great, why can’t adults? 😀

Makeup: No Makeup
photo by Hilary Isaac

I usually go out wearing nothing on my face but some moisturizer (with SPF included). So what’s your everyday face routine?

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2 thoughts on “Makeup or No Makeup

  • December 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    you’re pretty with or without make up on 😀 cheerio 😀

    • December 25, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂


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