Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pale lips and bronzy cheeks...

Why is it that whenever I go to a makeup counter, I am always looking for that "perfect nude" lipstick..despite the fact that every nude lipstick in my 30+ years of life has either bored me to death or made me look as if I was at death's door?

Why is it that despite my pale olivey-yellow acne prone complexion, I always take the time to admire the shimmery bronze-y blushes that only accentuate large pores? I always want to do a deep dark gray smoky eye, even though dark grays muddy my complexion. Inexplicably, so many of us are drawn to products that might be "trendy" at the moment, but completely clash with our own unique, individual features. I see far too many women trying to be "edgy" or fashionable in their bright neon tangerine lipstick, or chalky, uneven pasty pink lipgloss. And don't get me started on the spider lashes I have been spotting lately. I have yet to see anyone who actually looked good wearing any of that.

I so admire women who don't like to get stuck in a rut, behind the times when it comes to style and fashion...My mom (and best friend) is always trying to see what's new and what she can try next to "update" her look. But she doesn't try to be someone she's not. And I think it's rubbed off on me; that's why I have always been ready to accept the "limits" of my own features/looks. Don't get me wrong. I will do dramatic eyeshadows and colors. I am bold with eyeshadows and lipsticks...probably bolder than I should be at times.
Makeup washes off, and the only way you learn/know what's good on you is by testing it out.

Test it all good lighting I might add. It's important.

At some point you'll figure out what the limits are. The bottom line is...refuse to cross the line into fashion victim. I think style is about letting the best you come through...not the best label, not the best "current color trend"...the best you.

Hope you all had a great weekend :) I will update soon with some favorite things...