Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It use to be that black lipstick was considered Gothic and definitely not a make up trend, but now there are a lot of Gothic/avant grande looks circling block, and there are none more relevant then BLACK LIPS. Black lips have taken over this fall and has become the trend of all trendsetters.

The best tip to wearing a look so bold and daring is to keep the eyes simple and low-key.  A winged liner, neutral shadow, and lashes will be the perfect pair to help soften the edge.
Check out Kim Kardashian...she rocked this look.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gloria of BasketBallWives LA looked FAB last night on Part 1 of the reunion show. 
Neutral eyes and bold vamp lips! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beauty of the Month

Jazmine "Jade" Harrod is a makeup artist and vintage buyer!  Owner of "The Art of Jade Makeup Artistry" and "London Jade Vintage".  She loves glamour, hippie rock, vintage chic, and all things art.  Between Fashion & Beauty her obsessions have led her to outwardly express herself through blogging.  As she aspires to leave the 9 to 5 life behind and build a brand/name for herself, Mrs. Jade is Consumed by Beauty and doing the dang thang! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Inspiration...

Don't wait until the last minute. Start thinking about your look now! The holiday parties are just around the corner.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Got Chapped Lips?

One of the most unattractive things is to walk around with dry, chapped lips. I mean who wants to kiss anyone with crusty lips? I know I don't. So, for all my males & females please take the time out to tend to your lips. Especially since it is now fall and winter is quickly approaching.

With the cool autumn breeze and those harsh winter winds on the way your lips can catch quite a chill. The best way to take care of chapped lips is to exfoliate them. The purpose of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells and soften skin.  It's quick, it's easy, and it only takes a few minutes.

There are a range of different products to use for your lips.  You can purchase a lip exfoliant at your local skin care/cosmetic store such as Lush, or you can make your own.

Sugar Scrub: Olive Oil & Sugar

  1. Mix a little olive oil and brown sugar or regular sugar until you have a semi-thick paste
  2. Rub the mixture onto your lips. You can use a washcloth or your hands (whatever works for you) and rub in circular motions.  The longer you exfoliate the better the results. 
  3. Rinse the mixture off
  4. Apply a hydrating lip moisturizer
Petroleum Jelly Scrub: Petroleum Jelly & Toothbrush or Disposable Mascara Wand
  1. Apply a nice semi-thick layer of petroleum jelly onto your lips
  2. Brush is circular motions using either your toothbrush or disposable wand (whatever works for you)
  3. Take a damp washcloth and wipe the excessive petroleum jelly off, but you can leave enough on so that the rest substitutes as a hydrating lip moisturizer
NOTE: You can also you a sugar and honey scrub and follow steps 1-4 of the sugar scrub. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Groovy Baby!!!

Although, the 70s clothing was a little wild and crazy they kept their makeup pretty and natural.  Bye Bye to thick matte foundation and dark lip liner on the lips.  These groovy chicks kept it as natural as possible, however, there was always room for a splash of color on the eyes to brighten up the face.  Playfully pretty, but not over done! 

From soul sisters to disco diva's the 70s women rocked it, and when it came to playing up the eyes to draw in attention they used colorful shades like blues and greens, but golds, browns, and pinks to keep neutral.

Eyeliner was a must have in every woman's makeup bag.  Liner gave the eyes a mysterious look and was used to draw on sexy cat-like eyes on the top lid. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Beauty of the Month

Chamayne "Mandy" Reid is a 22 yr old young aspiring entrepreneur. Born and raised in the "ATL".  She is an up and coming photographer with her own photography business "MayneChicPhotography"
Her love for vintage and retro clothing helped her find her place in the fashion world in 2009.  Through personal styling, which peeked a new interest in photography, Chamayne is currently studying commercial photography at Gwinnett Technical College. This funky fly diva is on her way and definitely Consumed by Beauty! 

Check her out on 

Color Correcting Makeup

If you're looking to boost your radiance, hide unwanted blemishes, or get rid of redness then I have the tips for you.  

Remember when you were a kid and you first learned about colors?  You were so excited to learn that primary colors: red, yellow, and blue when mixed together made orange, green, and purple.  Well, you can still make magic and have a similar effect when dealing with makeup.  So if you want to get hide imperfections or simply enhance them, then try some of the techniques below.

Red/Green- If you suffer with rosacea or redness, then using a green color contouring concealer or base will help to offset the red.  Nothing is more worse then having a huge red pimple or a face full of red acne.

Yellow/Purple-  Got dark circles under your eyes or suffer from hyperpigmentation? Then using a  yellow color contouring concealer or base will help to offset the purple. Walking around like you've slept in eyeliner is not a good look.

Coral- Now coral will do nothing for dark spots, redness, rosacea, or any other serious skin problem.  What coral is good for is giving your skin a boost of radiance, adding warmth to a matte finish, and waking up tired looking skin.  So for my ladies who have had a long fun weekend of partying and you now have the Monday blues, blend in a bit of coral into your make up application.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

10 Power Tools to Perfection

1. Blush Brush
2. Foundation Brush
3. Powder Brush

4. Eyeshadow Brush

5. Lip Brush
6. Wedge Sponges
7. Brow Brush
8. Eyelash Separator
9. Blending Brush
10. Liner Brush

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Power of Powders

Face powders serve two purposes: ONE: To help control oil or shine and TWO: to set foundations and concealers. Whenever you wear foundation or a concealer you always want to set it with a powder.  This will keep your foundation in place, keep it from sliding and falling into fine lines, and wearing off.

The kind of powder you choose will depend on the type of look you want.  There are many different types and shades of face powders:

Translucent: Colorless and great for all skin tones.  Mostly used when setting concealer under your eyes or around your nose.  It works better than pigmented powder because those can make the area appear darker and remember, the purpose of concealer is to highlight and illuminate dark areas.

Pigmented: This can be used alone and if you're in a hurry and just want a fresh, clean look then a pigmented powder would be perfect for a 5min face. If you're using it to set your foundation make sure it is one shade lighter than your skin otherwise it will darken and make your skin look patchy.

Foundation Powder: Talk about having the best of both worlds.  You can get full coverage and keep shine under control.

  • loose- sheer and light used to control oil and shine.
  • pressed- heavier coverage to even out skin tone
Mineral: Fragrance free, chemical free, and hypoallergenic.  It doesn't clogs pores and gives the same even coverage and foundation powder.

Illuminating: Light reflecting sheer powders that have a slight shimmer to give skin a luminous effect.  Can be used over foundation or alone.  Be careful, because using an illuminating powder will enhance wherever they are applied.  So if you have a flat nose, add dimension by swiping the powder down the bridge of your nose. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pink History

Pink- is any of the colors between bluish red (purple) and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation. Commonly used for Valentine's Day and Easter, pink is sometimes referred to as "the color of love." The use of the word for the color known today as pink was first recorded in the late 17th century.
(this definition was taken directly from wikipedia) 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Common Skin Care Ingredients

Okay so when shopping for skin care products it's a good idea to know what your looking for.  Like I have stated before, first you need to know your skin type.  Once you know your skin type then you need to know what ingredients will help with your skin type, which in the end will result in finding a perfect product(s) for  your skin.

For Oily or Acne Prone skin:


  • Salicylic Acid
  • Benzoyl Peroxide 
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Sodium cocyl isethionate
  • Cocomidopropyl betaine
  • Disodium cocamphodiacetate 
You want to AVOID any moisturizing products like:
Shea butter, mineral oil, perolatum, paraffin, beeswax, etc.

For Dry skin:

  • Shea or cocoa butter
  • Lanolin
  • Paraffin 
  • Beeswax
  • Almond, Coconut, Jojoba, Sesame, and other plant oils
  • Olive oil
You want to AVOID any drying product like: Isopropyl alcohol, sodium chloride, AHA acids, Salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, etc. 

For Sensitive Skin: 

Polysosrbate 85 or 60

  • Shea or cocoa butter
  • paraffin
  • beeswax
  • olive oil
  • Triethylhexanoin
  • Squalene
  • Almond, Coconut, Jojoba, Sesame, and other plant oils
  • Glycerin
  • Sorbitol
  • Urea
  • Allantoin
  • Sodium PCA
You want to AVOID irritating or harsh products like: sodium chloride, AHA acids, Chemical sunscreens, salicylic acids or willow bark, isoproyl alcohol 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Five Skin Tips for Healthy Skin

I know sometimes it can be hard to maintain skin.  You don't always have time for an intensive skin care regimen or you can't go to the spa as often as you like for a facial.  Did you know that there are simple ways to help maintain healthy skin care on your own?  Try these five skin care tips and see if your skin improves.

1. Eating a Healthy Diet: Have you heard the saying, " You are what you eat?"  Well, that saying is very true.  What we put into our bodies also affects our skin.  If you are prone to eating a lot of junk foods then you may be prone to more acne or breakouts.  Eat more fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains.  There is still not an exact association between a poor diet and acne skin, but research has shown that a diet high in Vitamin C can help promote youthful skin.

2. Protect your skin: Don't be afraid to wear sunscreen.  Sunscreen should be apart of your daily skin care regimen.  I know they say that the sun is good for the skin and that it provides natural Vitamin D, and that's true, but too much sun exposure over a lifetime can cause: wrinkles, aging skin, lentigines (sun spots), hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer.  Also, for my women of color, don't think that you don't need to wear sunscreen because your skin is darker.  Although, your chances of being sunburned or getting skin cancer are lesser, you are still at risk and need to protect you skin just the same.  Again a lifetime of over exposed sun damage can cause many skin care/health problems.

3.  Do not smoke: Smoking is not only bad for the skin, but bad for your over all health.  Smoking can cause your skin to become dry, aging, sagging, and cause wrinkles.  It also weakens the strength of your skin and it's elasticity.  Smoking decreases blood flow which depletes the skin oxygen and nutrients which are vital for healthy skin.

4. Don't Stress: Uncontrolled stress can trigger the skin into a sensitive state, and cause your skin to have an acne breakout.  In order to prevent this you want to have a healthy and clear mindset.

5. Be Gentle:  Take care of your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and a protectant to internal body parts.  Try to avoid really hot showers or bath, strong soaps and detergents, always use a lubricant when shaving, and add moisture to the skin.  When you take those hot showers or baths or use those strong soaps and detergents, your stripping your skin of oils.  Your body secretes it's own natural oils, but sometimes it is also necessary to add extra oil, especially for people with dry skin.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Learn when it's time to let your makeup go!

  • Foundation      

6-12 months for powder
6 months for liquid and cream foundatioin
You can extend your foundation's life by using a cotton swab, sponge, or brush to apply it.  If you use your fingers to apply your makeup, wash your hands with an antibacterial cleanser before hand.  Stick foundations can be kept a bit longer than the others because they usually contain wax.  Shave off the top layer every so often to avoid contamination.  However, if you notice a change in color, smell or consistency, you should TOSS IT IMMEDIATELY!
  • Powder

8 months for compact
8-12 monts for loose powder
Using applicators like brushes and powser puffs pose the greatest risk of contamination because they can harbor oily buildup from your skin and airborne bacteria if left uncovered.  Toss spponges after each use, and replace poweder puffs every 2-3wks. Wash makeup brushes wkly with a brush cleaner or baby shampoo and warm water.  Don't forget to let them dry overnight...damp brushes will cause makeup to streak and can lead to bacteria.
  • Concealer

4-8 months
Concealer is in a lipstick form, clean it occasionally by shaving off the top layer.  Cover-up used in the eye area should be discarded after six months and if your trying to mask breakouts, your at a higher risk of contaminating the product even faster.
  •  Eye Shadow

3-6 months for liquid
6-12 months for powder and cream
Eye shadow needs to be tossed if it gets wet, unless it is formulated for wet applications. Moisture can lead to ruining the product and contamination.  Creams will sweat or soften with esxessive expsosure to heat, so store in a cool/dry place.
  • Mascara

Using mascara introduces it to air when you "pump" the wand into the tube  and it dries out the product, which results in a stellar application.  If you have to pump to hard or add water to get some product's time to let it go...and if you contract pink eye while using masacra throw it away immediately!
  •  Lipstick

Now, unlike other makeup products...lipstick is one that last a pretty long keep clean just shave a little bit off the top or dip into alcohol weekly.  For lip colors in pots/tubes just swipe the tops across tissue to keep clean.  If you contract or come in contact with a fever blister or cold sore while using that lipstick, throw it away!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

Are you one of those sleeping beauties, who sleeps with their makeup on?  Well if you are, let me just tell you that you are committing a beauty crime! One of the biggest beauty crimes actually.  Now, whether we want to admit it or not I know we all have slept in our makeup at some point in our lives. Maybe you were too tired to take it off, forgot you had it on, or just fell asleep in it.  I mean hey it happens, but the important thing is to not get into a happen of sleeping in your makeup.  Makeup is meant to help make you feel more pretty and help bring your inner beauty onto your outer canvas. However, if you get in the habit of sleeping in makeup, it will do the exact opposite.

Although makeup makes us look and feel pretty, it also clogs the pores.  Our skin is covered in pores and these pores are what allow us to sweat and produce sebum.  [ Sebum- is a natural moisturizer and waxy lubricant that our body produces in order to help protect and rid the skin of dead skin cells and other unwanted irritants.] When we fall asleep in makeup it blocks the sebum production and causes a buildup, which in turn causes skin to breakout.  Have you ever went to sleep in makeup and then woke up with a pimple on your face? If so, that's because of clogged pores.

If you won't to prevent waking up with unwanted pimples then I suggest you remove your makeup before going to bed.  There are a number of ways to remove makeup before bed.  The best is cleansing your skin, using a toner, and then moisturizing, BUT if you just don't feel like taking all those steps then choose one of the following:

  • facial wipe
  • make-up remover
  • cold cream 
  • cleanser 
  • toner 
Remember sleeping in makeup can cause: irritation to skin, an allergic reaction, and infection (if eye makeup is left on.) 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

To be or not to be ashy? That is the question?

It's goodbye summer, hello fall.  Now, that the weather is changing and the temperature is starting to drop it's important to know that your skin is going to be more dry than it has been.  You don't want to get caught walking around ashy.  Take a look at some of my favorite "ash be gone" products.

Good moisturizing products:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


This Thursday, October 4th Join Ms. Jennah & Ms. Cassie on Ladies Tell All. They will be starting off the fall season bringing in a house of "HOT BEAUTY" with owner/operator of Consumed by Beauty Ms. Tiffany Latrice, Atlanta's new up and coming MUA/Esthetician. She will be chatting it up with the ladies dishing out all the do's and don't's on make-up and skin care.

To tune in go to or call in to 805-727-7101

Monday, October 1, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

Check out your local Ulta for amazing deals on makeup, skin care, and other cosmetic products. Show your support and give for the cause by shopping pink or donate with a kiss! For more information on how to do so go to:

Get Crazy for Halloween

None of these Images are mine...I just thought it would be great inspiration for Halloween :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ingrown Hairs...and what they really look like

Ingrown Hairs

These unsightly and painful ingrown hairs are come in both men and women particularly in the face (for men) and the bikini area (for women).

An ingrown hair is nothing more than a hair that has gotten trapped into the hair follicle or grown down back into the skin as a pose to growing upward.  How do you get ingrown hairs? Ingrown hairs come from improper shaving, shaving to close to the skin, cut, dull blades, and irritation from going over the same area too many times.

Preventing Ingrown Hairs:

  1. Using proper shaving techniques will help lessen your chances of ingrown hairs.  I know most people have no clue what I'm talking about when I say proper shaving techniques, but there is one and it's really simple.  Just like with waxing, you want to shave against the direction of hair growth.  For example: If you take a look at the hair on your legs, you will notice that more than likely the hair is growing downward.  Instead of shaving downward like your hair growth.  You need to take your razor and shave upward using light smooth strokes. 
  2. Having a good shaving cream that is moisturizing and has salicylic acid in it will help has well.  Salicylic acid is an exfoliating product that opens up pores and will help free up any trapped hairs.
  3. Exfoliating one to two days after shaving will remove any dead skin cells, soften skin, and open those pores to allow the skin and hair to breath and grow in an upward position.  Notice, I said to exfoliate one to two days after shaving, and the reason being is because any type of hair removal is a form of exfoliation.  You don't want to over exfoliate the skin.  Besides, using a sugar or salt scrub right after a fresh shave may cause irritation, burning, redness, and or light swelling. 
  4. Always use a brand new blade or razor.  When using a dull razor you may have to go over an area more than once and you may have to shave closer to the skin which are two things you want to stay away from.
Products to help get rid of Ingrown Hairs:
  • Tea Tree Oil is a wonderful product for ingrown hairs because not only does it tones the skin leaving it feeling refreshed, but it is also an antiseptic with anti-fungal properties.
  • Pure salicylic acid.  Again this exfoliating product will open up pores and help free up any trapped ingrown hairs. 
  • Witch Hazel is just like tea tree oil in the sense that it is an antiseptic and will help rid your skin of any bacteria.  
  • Sugar or Salt scrubs are great exfoliants for ingrown hairs.  They open the pores, remove dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft as a babies bottom.  
  • Gently tweezing ingrown hairs out and then treating with any tea tree oil, salicylic acid, witch hazel, or sugar scrub will give you great results as well. 
Note: Stay away from alcohol when dealing with ingrown hairs.  While alcohol will dry up the bump, it won't get rid of the hair or probably.  What alcohol will do to an ingrown hair is cause the hair to only get trapped deeper into the skin by drying out the bump.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Check out the hottest new fall make-up collection to hit the streets....Are you ready for the wrath of Marilyn?

"Beneath the makeup and behind the smile  I am just a girl who wishes for the world."
_Marilyn Monroe


Contouring is one of my favorite parts about make-up.  It's an advance form of make-up and takes a lot of practice in order to master and do it properly. The purpose of contouring is to define, hide, or strengthen your face, by using dark or light shading.  Dark shading will minimize facial features and light shading will make facial features more prominent. If you're unsure of how to contour I've found this website with the perfect diagrams of each different facial shape.  It shows exactly which areas to highlight and which areas to contour in order to create perfect look. Check it out!

Benefits of contouring:

  • If you have a round, pug nose you can contour the sides in order to make your nose appear more slender.
  • Highlighting under your eyes with a concealer or foundation 1 to 2 shades lighter than your exact foundation color will open your eyes, hide dark circles, and help to define your cheeks. 
  • Contouring a large forehead will reduce the appearance and make it seem smaller. 
These are just a few of the many benefits of highlighting and contouring.  The website above provides everything you will need to know in further details. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What are your favorite skin care or make-up products?

Tell me 2 of your favorite skin care or make-up products and I'll tell you mine.

Aveda Lavender Oil is absolutely one of my favorites, this product is perfect for calming, soothing, and healing the skin. This plant based essential oil is used for various different skin problems such as: sunburn, chafing, eczema, wounds, cuts, and rashes.  It's antiseptic and anti-fungal properties are what make it so unique and useful to the skin. After any type of hair removal always apply a little lavender oil to help heal and soothe the area.
Aside from me loving the name of this MAC Lipstick called "Lady Danger" I just love the color pigmentation and how long it stays on my lips.  It's very bright, bold, and edgy.  Lasting up to at least 3-4 hours without having to reapply.  This reddish/orange lip color is sure to spice up any make-up look, but you can't be afraid to wear color.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Top 5 Beauty Quotes

“Don’t be too serious: It’s only Makeup! " - Francois Nars 
Makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident”- Bobbi Brown

“Beauty without expression is boring." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." - Gwyneth Paltrow
"Makeup allows you to express your inner beauty onto your outer canvas" -Tiffany Cantlow 


While, there are many methods out there for hair removal, I want to talk about the two most common.  Waxing and Shaving. Which do you prefer? 

Waxing.  Well first, what is waxing? Waxing is a semi-permanent form of hair removal that is either hard or soft and can be used on just about any part of the body including: eyebrows, cheeks, lip, chin, legs, arms, underarms, abdomens, bikini, and feet just to name a few.  
  • When using soft wax you will take a wooden (disposable) stick, spreading a thin layer of wax over the area with the unwanted hair going in the direction with the hair growth.  A paper or cloth strip is then pressed down and taken off in the direction against the hair growth.  
  • Unlike soft wax, hard wax utilizes itself.  Meaning, there are no strips needed in order to remove hair.  YOUR WAX IS YOUR STRIP. You will spread a thick layer of wax over the area with the unwanted hair and let it cool down so that it can harden.  Once the wax has harden the wax is easily removed by pulling the wax off the skin.
  1. Waxing can last anywhere between 4-6 weeks depending on hair growth.
  2. Reduces chances of getting ingrown hair bumps
  3. Over a period of time frequent waxing will weaken or completely damage the hair follicle causing the hair to soften, thin, or stop growing. 
  1. In order to have a successful wax application you need at least a quarter of inch of hair (which means you have to walk around a little hairy in between waxes)
  2. Waxing can be painful slightly or very painful depending on a persons pain tolerance. 
  3. Expensive
  4. If your being waxed at a salon or spa your putting yourself at a higher risk to being susceptible to skin infections or possibly disease if the place is not sanitary.  
  5. Unlike shaving you can't keep going over the same are until the hair is gone.  With waxing you have once, maybe twice to get a clean hair removal otherwise you may cause irritation, redness, bruising, and swelling. 
Shaving.  What is shaving? Shaving is the easiest and most common temporary method for hair removal, used with a razor or any other kind of blade implement.

  1. Pain-free
  2. Shaving is easy, convenient, and can be done at anytime.  All you need is some shaving cream or body wash.
  3. Inexpensive and doesn't take a lot of time.  You can shave your legs or any other body par in about 5mins or less. 
  1. Shaving means simply cutting the hair off the surface of the skin, and because your only cutting the hair and not removing it from the follicle it causes rapid re-growth.  Unlike waxing, shaving only last for a few hours-day before hair stubble begins to form. 
  2. If your not careful when shaving or using a dull blade (which makes it harder to glide across the skin) you can easily cut yourself and cause bleeding and scarring. 
  3. Shaving causes uncomfortable itching when the hair begins to grow back and puts you at a higher risk of ingrown hair bumps.
  4. Compared to other hair removal techniques like waxing, shaving actually causes the hair to grow back stronger, thicker, and more dense.
  5. Frequently shaving can also cause ingrown hairs as well as irritation and redness. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Knowing your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is important and very necessary in order to make the proper decisions when choosing skin care products, treatments, and home care regimens suitable for your skin.

Do you know your skin type? Well, if you don't I'm about to help you figure it out.  There are 5 basic skin types: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, and Sensitive.  Now of course skin can be way more complex than that, but for the sake of keeping things simple and learning the basics we are only going to categorize skin by those 5 types.  Now, let me break each one of those skin types down for you.

  • Normal Skin- Now normal skin is something we all want to have.  This skin type is the least problematic, very vibrant and has good elasticity.  It's also healthy, clean and has good circulation.  Maintenance for this skin type is just that, MAINTENANCE!  
  • Oily Skin- If you fall in this category your skin will most likely have a greasy look or a constant shine throughout the day.  You'll generally have larger pores and are prone to breakouts or acne, which can be problematic. However, the good thing about oily skin is that it is less likely to have wrinkles and tends not to age.
  • Dry Skin-If you fall in this category your skin will mostly likely feel tight after washing it, you may or may not have flakiness, small pores, and an ash look. Dry skin can be, but is not known for being problematic and is prone to wrinkles, irritation, and aging.  Hydrating this type of skin is the most important thing.
  • Combination-The most common skin type for most people.  If you have combination skin then your skin is dry and oily at the same time.  Typically oily in the T-zone area (forehead & nose) and dry around the eyes and on the cheeks.  
  • Sensitive-If you have this type of skin then your skin is the most problematic and fragile of all skin types and you really have to be careful how you treat it and what you use on it.  Many people with sensitive skin have tight skin and the skin is EASILY irritated and inflamed.  Prone to reddish areas on the face as well as scaly and breakouts in spots.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Why do you wear make-up?

There are many people who love make-up and can't live without it and then there are some who have never ventured into the crazy cosmetic world other than a chap stick application.  Many people, women especially, where make-up for many different reason.

I know me personally I wear make-up for many different reasons.  It really just depends on my mood.  As a professional make-up artist my make-up is inspired by numerous things like:  where I'm going, how I'm feeling emotionally, what I'm wearing, a picture, place or thing.  I really just never know until I see the finished product.  Lol 

I know some women are so into everything natural that they don't foresee wearing makeup because they feel it isn't pure and takes away from individuality.  While every one is entitled to his/her own opinion, I couldn't disagree more.  I see make-up as another creative way to express yourself.  Now, I will admit that some people get a little carried away with make-up because I sure have seen my share of bad make-up, but those are just people who haven't fully been educated on proper make-up applications.

So why do you wear make-up? Is it to cover up some scar, hide acne breakouts, or make you feel pretty because you have been told you were ugly? Let's talk about it.