I make it a habit to make myself presentable every morning.
That said I shower, brush my teeth, blow-out my hair, dress, you get the picture. Some days I have more time than others. I try to leave the house looking better than some of the mornings of my youth when late nights followed by early mornings makes for that "tussled, slept in your car" look I don't think anyone can truly pull off even if you lived by that "fake it till you make it" motto. I would also guess that with the world of high unemployment, rollin' in like you spent the night unprepared in a bed that was not your own, can't be a big resume' builder. I can promise you I don't pull off "bedhead" like these fashionistas but I digress.
For YEARS my makeup routine has taken place behind the wheel of my car at stop lights and intersections. It takes me 1.5 minutes and consists of a tinted spf moisturizer, mascara and a smear of lip gloss. Nothing fancy. So when I read an article this morning in the NY times about the "new trends" in make up I had to LAUGH and by laugh I mean full on gufaw.
“The look is “coming home from the party,” not “going out to the party,” said Terry Barber, director of makeup artistry for MAC Cosmetics. “Perfection got slightly boring.”and this little gem...
“The new look for the new year is effortless, minimalist, just-out-of-bed-with-your-lover…”
Um... what? HA!
What? No more precision application? No more heavy eyes for night time fun? Personally, I’m glad to see the end of the "smoky eye".
|scary via Harpers Bazaar|
Not sure how I can do less than I'm doing now but I'm dying to try some of the BB cream I've been hearing so much about. It's supposed to be an all in one tinted spf, antioxidant cream, wrinkle reducer and all around power smear. It's on my next purchase list. For now though, I'm basking in the "glow" of my dewy complexion and relishing in the fact that my "so 2003" less-is-more approach is avant garde for 2012. Who knew I was such a trend setter?
“Lose the smoky eyes,” said Mr. Barber of MAC. This year, texture, like metallic or wet eyelids, is all the rage. The total effect, he said, is “modern pared-down glam rock.”