My Makeup *Lingerie*

In My Makeup Lingerie
I'm Nenette, and I'm a makeup minimalist.

BUT... I'm also a girlie girl.

Yes, I admit it.  I love my lipstick, great skincare, smelling good, and looking cute.  And it goes beyond personal hygiene.

I want to look head-turningly good... double-take good... look-up-from-your-phone-for-more-than-a-second good.

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK AT 48 YEARS OF AGE?!
Well, maybe, but that's a topic for a different post.  Ahem...

Okay, I want to look more than presentable, but do I always have to slather on makeup to reach that level of hottie hottitude?

Miss Low-Maintenance-Simplicity here feels you really don't need to.  But I have to admit, some special occasions call for more.  Not for me.  For others.  Really.

Wedding, dance performance, red-carpet premiere of your movie with Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pratt?... Well, yes, trowel it on, baby!  Get creative.  Mix it up!

But for the daily?  
I'm a busy mom, wife, business owner, and household CEO.  I DON'T HAVE TIME.  (And really, if The Rock isn't filming in town for me to run into, what's the point?!)

My daily is completely makeup minimalist, and the key to pulling this off is GREAT SKIN.
Over my 4 decades of life, through trial and error, I've learned how to treat my skin to keep it healthy and clear.  When I let my skin breathe, it gets super happy and glows.  Why would I even want to cover that up?!

Now, I don't necessarily want to leave the house completely au naturel.  I'd like some colour, polish, and to look finished.  And since I'm wearing it almost every single day, I want it to be safe because who wants to slather toxic, cancer-causing stuff on their bodies?!

So, for every day, when I know I'll be sweating my makeup off due to the heat of summer or Hot Hula fitness, or when I'm feeling lazy, I wear what my friend Jen from Mythbuster Beauty calls "makeup lingerie".

What is "makeup lingerie"?
It's the bra and panties of the face.  The foundational stuff.  The bare minimum.  The must-haves.
It's what you would never leave the house without putting on, just in case you run into an old high school rival or the ex who dumped you, or heaven forbid, you get hit by a bus and encounter a supercute First Responder (Hope you have clean underwear on too!).

Here's mine (and what I'm wearing in the pic above):

mascara - Beautycounter Volumizing Mascara (Black)
eye liner - Beautycounter Outline Eye Pencil (Black)
lip sheer - Beautycounter Lip Sheer (Raisin)

Want to wear clean, healthy products too, check out my personal beauty site here.

Okay, now you! :)

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