I thought that if you do any makeup, you have to do it all. If you use concealer, you have to use foundation all over, then blush to add the color back, the eye color, and so on and so forth. Using makeup at all meant doing a whole “look.”
By covering acne, I was making my acne worse!
A full look wasn’t usually worth the time, and was too much for my taste anymore. For trying to look natural, I was using a lot of product.
When I quit applying makeup every week, my skin became healthier and clearer!
But there are times I want to pamper a bit, hide the sleepy mama eye bags, and look a little polished.
Then Justine encouraged my personal taste. Click the link to view her video.
Apparently, the French are focused on skin HEALTH and just a little high quality makeup with maybe a classic red lipstick. If you look like you’re trying, it’s too much.
Oh, that approach is right up my ally!
So I use a baking soda and raw honey facial scrub as needed, rinse my face and apply tea tree oil twice daily, drink enough water, use my homemade beeswax chapstick, and my skin looks fine. When I skip this routine, it shows! After a rough night of motherhood, I apply Savvy Minerals foundation under my eyes as a concealer. If I want more polish that day, I use foundation to even out facial blemishes and apply Savvy Minerals’ lipstick to top it off. That’s it!
Missing half a night’s sleep shows no matter what. However, you might not have noticed I had massive red zits that day or that I was wearing makeup at all!