In the scheme of one thing I do for me there is one that some might see as conforming or putting on a show……….but for me it’s not that at all………….I love makeup!!!
I am the daughter of a woman who loves makeup too. My mom’s routine of getting ready for the day hasn’t varied much in my nearly 50 years, and before. She’s not one to jump out of bed, but my mom would not consider her day ready to really start until she had her “face” on. My mom would not and will not go out without make up. This apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
I began my love affair in earnest at about age 13. It started with eye shadow and blush applied at the Jr. High in hiding, but the good stuff came at about age 15. I still remember my mom taking me to a Seventeen Magazine fashion show and event at Stix Baer and Fuller, a St. Louis Department store. I was given samples of Chanel makeup, what fool would give this to a teen, but anyway I liked it and my mom, eager to have me step into her world, bought me my first line of make up products from Chanel. This was some really good stuff!!! During college I switched to Clinique and then post college back and forth from Lancome to Clinique and so on.
Four or so years ago, I wanted a change, I was still in love with makeup of all kinds, foundation though was a problem, I was sitting outside watching my kids play sports and it was melting off of me, and I wasn’t happy with the results………….so I tired
Mineral makeup. My first venture out was with the much advertised and touted Bare Escentuals, I went for a makeover at a store in Orlando and I really was amazed with it’s feel and coverage and I bought in hook line and sinker!
A problem, I thought the price was too high and so I began talking to other mineral make up lovers and found my new Holy Grail of MM………………………
Lumiere is at this time available to me online, but the owner, Kim, makes it so easy to find what is right for you. It is so much more diverse and deep in foundation formulas and shades than the much touted BE. There are foundations, blushes, eye colors, finishing powders, concealers and so much more!!! The brushes are unmatched in quality. Prices are reasonable, sales are often, and I’ve been satisfied with every single thing I’ve bought.
Care to guess what my 15 year old daughters wear? They love Lumiere too! I’ve enjoyed introducing them to my passion, and I let them decide what they want to wear. We are all fairly natural in our make up approach, but we all feel more “dressed” with it on.
So make up is something I do for me, not for my husband or the rest of world to think I’m looking good. Trying a new blush or radiance powder is a treat, and guess what, one sample is available for Lumiere with each order………cute little ziplock bag for $0.01…….where can you go wrong?
If you’d like to join in and share what you do for you………….I can send you the HTML code for button………..and I’d love to know more of the things you do just for YOU!