There Are Some Girls Who Don’t Have To Wear Makeup…

…and I am not one of them.  There are those women out there, who don’t need to wear even a hint of makeup.  There are also those who can get away with some simple foundation, a swipe of mascara and a hint of lip gloss.  I am neither of those women.

This is me without ANY makeup!

I very much require makeup.  And not just a little bit.  Throw the whole shebang at me because I have it all.  Uneven skin tone, blackheads, large (and small!) pores, lines and bags.  Not to mention my horribly over plucked eyebrows.  So I was bored tonight and I got to thinking about if I REALLY looked that different with and without makeup.  So I washed it all off. And then I did this.

1/2 & 1/2
1/2 & 1/2

I’m sure you’re very well aware of which side of my face has makeup on it and which side doesn’t.  Just for the record, so am I.

Then I figured I would try a full face.  Just to see.  And the results are just a little crazy.  Nothing like those fun makeup applications where the girl goes from Plain Jane to Porn Star Barbie.  I just look BETTER.

made up!
made up!

Just in case you’re wondering what I used:

the goods
the goods
  • Avon BB Cream, Medium
  • Sephora Eyeshadow Primer
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Jet Black
  • Smashbox On the Rocks Photo Op Pallette
  • Tempu Highlighter
  • Avon Duel Bronzer/Blush
  • Avon Black Eyeliner
  • J Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint

Step by step I’ll take you through my routine, it’s actually quite easy, and takes about 10 minutes.

Step 1: Apply the BB Cream all over your face.  I apply mine with a sponge to assure I get good blending.  I also apply it all over my face including into my eyebrows and over my eyelids.  Since I’m trying to grow my eyebrows out, it helps to hide all the hairs that are growing in.

Step 2:  Apply the eye shadow primer all over your lids and into your eyebrows.  Dab the highlighter just underneath the brow.

Step 3:  Sweep your lid with dark grey eye shadow.  It may be dark but that’s alright because in…

Step 4: Brush the upper part of your lid with the lighter eye shadow.  Blend it into the darker grey shadow to create a smoky silver.

Step 5:  Apply your mascara to your lashes and your black eye liner to the lower part of the eye.  Don’t poke yourself, it hurts.

Step 6:  Brush the bronzer on the lower part of your cheek and the blush on the upper part.

Step 7:  Apply the highlight to the top of your cheek bone, the tip of your nose, and just above the outer just about the eyebrow.

Step 8:  Splash on that lip paint!  I generally avoid dark and bold colors on my lips, but I figured for the sake of my post I would try it.  I give to you the side by side comparison:


Do you look better with or without make up?  Let’s see it!


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