Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Getting My Face On!

Beth at the stories of a to z is having a party today and I guess I am one of the few crazy people in blog- land who is willing to show my before and after! So here is my crazy face upon waking up in the morning and here are my steps to my made up face.



1. I wash with Cetaphil cleanser 2x a day and put Cetaphil moisturizer  with spf 15 on in the morning every day. I put it on my face and neck so I don't end up looking like a twenty year old with a 60 year olds neck. Not that I look twenty or anything. I always put my moisturizer on right after I was to try to keep the moisture in.


2. After that I put on underwear for lids by origins (it gives you just a little bit of sparkle on the eyes- but not that teenie bopper look) I then top that off with a little eye shadow from the body shop- not sure of the name but it is matte and has a number 13 on it. I then put on black eyeliner on top lid only and smudge it in a little and curl my eyelashes and use a brow and lash gel instead of mascara on both my lashes and my unruly eyebrows. I like this because it comes off so easy and I don't have to scrub and scrub to get it off.
After I do my eyes it is on to the cheeks- as you will notice I don't wear foundation. I don't like the way it feels on my face but I do like a little color on the cheeks and for that I go to my favorite Origins Pinch your cheeks brownberry- I think it is being discontinued as I can never find it but I love it.  Finally I add a little lip liner- the cheap stuff from the pharmacy (can't read the name anymore) and top it off with Maybelline Shiny-licious in sugar plum.  and here is my after.

 I know I don't wear a lot of make up but I try to do the best with what I use. I still like to have a natural me look - but better then what I wake up with. 
I hope more people join the party! If I can do it so can you! 

25 comments:

  1. You're beautiful, and you have such nice skin! I like your natural look...it really lets your God-given beauty shine through! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

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  2. Yay! You joined!!! Way to go! I love that name---underwear for lids--it makes me giggle and I'm intrigued by what it might do for my own lids. I also like that you included the tip to not neglect your neck. That is something I always forget to do!

    Thanks again for being brave and linking up!!!

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  3. Beautiful! I'm still mustering up the courage to do this ;) You look gorgeous without any makeup on, though.

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  4. I think your natural look is beautiful! Great pictures - fun post!

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  5. You are so naturally beautiful. Your face struture is so perfect. I love the arch of your eyebrows, perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  6. Way to go! I totally agree with you on the neck/face being different ages look lol I always tell people to apply moisturizer to their face, neck/chest area AND the backs of their hands. That way everything matches haha! I linked to Beth's party too & I wanted to make sure I cheered everyone on! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. That is exactly my philosophy with make up! Great job and thanks for all the tips :)

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  8. Boy you ladies are good for my ego! thanks for all the nice comments. I was really thinking twice about doing this! I just hope that putting myself out there gives some one else the bravery to do it too! Beth I am glad you like my underwear for lids- I know crazy name but it works great!

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  9. I love the hint of sparkly on your eyes and your blush gives you a nice glow! I'll have to look for the eyebrow cream to try to tame mine! Miki

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  10. you look beautiful. you are so right about the neck!! we gotta keep check on the hands, too.

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  11. About the greys (Mentioned on my blog) I admit I DO color sometimes. Not often, but at times. My husband insists I look too young to have so much grey. Of course he's only 41 and at least 50% grey. We both got the gene so our kids oughta be grey by 20 or so. LOL

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  12. how blessed you are not to have to wear foundation. your skin is flawless. you are lucky, girl.
    i too, like the eyebrows. i always have to focus on those!
    i just posted my al naturale face too. finally, after a crazy morning.

    take care!

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  13. love your look, so glad you linked up to Beth's party...i have got to try the lash& brow gel..might work better than mascara for me! thanks for the tip!

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  14. You look gorgeous!! I chickened out of the party but I had to see the brave ones!! I love your simple make up, it makes you look anything but simple. The color in your face is great. If they discontinue your blush, try the cream kind by Rimmel sold at Walgreens and CVS. I love it.

    You go girl!! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  15. You look great before and after! I like that you use a gel instead of mascara. I hate how long it takes to get all of the mascara off every night.

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  16. You look great and don't need any foundation cause your skin looks awesome!

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  17. Oh I wish I could have joined in.. I just found out about this event about 15 minutes ago!!! My camera is terrible anyways!.. and I'm hoping to get a new one eventually! I'd have to be TWICE as brave to participate with a camera that's going to make me look worse than with my makeup already OFF AS IT IS!!!... I commend all the participants for their bravery, and you look great! Nice to meet you today! ~tina

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  18. I never thought I would get so many responses to this post! thanks for all your sweet comments!

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  19. Beautiful dahling! =) I'm a non-foundation wearing mama too. I feel like it just gets in the creases a.k.a. wrinkles. I skip it too!

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  20. And it does look natural! I never wore foundation either, but I did buy one that someone had recommended previously {might even have been Beth's original post}. I need to play with it though because I'm not used to wearing it.

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  21. So fresh and pretty. I love what you said about the neck, I actually laughed out loud. So right though.

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  22. I love your look, you look great before and after! I'm with you on the foundation thing, I don't wear it either!

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  23. You've got great brows and hair...I think a lot of people discount these two things...but you play them up not too much...but just right. Also, your soft babydoll look is so pretty. Nice colors for your skin & hair. I'm guessing you're a "winter?"

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