Tuesday, June 21, 2011

let's talk make up

Make up. It's one thing that every girl (or most every girl) owns, wears, obsesses over or even collects! But it seems to me that the main issues with make up these days is just simply wearing too much of it.

I admit: growing up, while being a teenager, I went heavy on the make up. Not even so much on my whole face, but really just on my eyes. I looooved eye-liner. And from old pictures, you sure can tell. (if I had a picture handy, I would show you! Unfortunately, I do not) But I think the struggle with women and make up is how much to put on or to leave off.

Experimenting with make up is one of my favorite things to do. It's fun to play around with the fun eye shadow colors and the ultra bright lipsticks. But what I've learned is that the subtler the make up, the better. As Bobbi Brown says, "Make up should only enhance the beauty [that God gave you.] Not cover it up."

I've collected a few photos from People magazine (of course) and I want to show you just what I'm talking about.

Kim Kardashian

Blake Lively 
Emma Stone

Ginnifer Goodwin

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez
Lea Michelle

Olivia Wilde

Sure, a bright red or pink lip might be great for special occasions or fancy parties. But let's be honest - exactly how many red carpet events do we get invited to? These photos just prove that a smokey eye and a neutral lip is such a classic and beautiful look, and sometimes much more attractive than a bright red or pink lip.

What do you think? Do you prefer the smokey eye/neutral lip combo over the bright lipstick or eyeshadows?

1 comment:

  1. Wow seeing them side-by-side, the colored lip makes them all look so much older. And I used to be into that, in like 10th grade...but now I don't want to look old!