I like makeup but I’m not a makeup artist, which means that I don’t rely on makeup artistry to conceal blemishes. I’ve seen some incredible before & after photos of make-up artists who transform their own faces and/or other people’s faces; there is serious talent out there 😍. Me, I do the minimal. Although makeup gives my face life, I need to make sure that my makeup-free face is up to par since I don’t have the skills to transform my skin. Basically, if I have a blemish, it will show. I’ve been using @Skintasy (scrub & face cream) for almost six months now🙌🏼. It’s a game changer for me because the face cream serves as a great base for my foundation. In this #BeforeAndAfter seen here, you see that my skin tone pretty much stays the same even after I applied foundation. That’s proof that I don’t really cake my face up or go hard with it. Makeup is great, but I have to give my skin the care that it needs & Skintasy does that for me. What about that red lippie 👀? I feel invincible with a red lippie! Funny story: my coworker came to work one day wearing a red lippie (which she hadn’t done before); I complimented her. She said, “I thought of you when I put it on. You sure it doesn’t make me look like a tramp?” 🤔Me: “You sure you don’t want to rethink that?” 🤣 I laughed because I know she didn’t mean it that way. She looked stunning, actually. Red Lipstick Fun Facts: The ancient Sumerians are said to have invented red lipstick about 5,000 years ago. They’d crush gemstones, mix it with lead & applied it to their faces (lips & eyes) using paste. Royalty & the upper-class wore color on their lips to show their social status. Red lipstick was a sign of wealth in ancient Egypt. The Greeks, however, saw red as a shameful color & it’s negative connotation stemmed from that. Red lipstick may have a controversial historical past, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. Advice of the day: Take care of your skin & rock a red lippie because you’re a bad a$$ ❣️Use code “Defcurls” for $$ off Skintasy products💛. My fave💛.
(Lipstick used here: “Brava” by @reinarebelde)