Makeup’s Here to Save the Day!

Mar 29, 2011 by

It’s no big secret that I love makeup.  Just the other day I was cleaning out my makeup collection and realized I have over 60 nail polishes.  SIXTY PLUS NAIL POLISHES.  That is ridiculous, especially if you’ve ever seen what my nails look like after I’ve tried to paint them.  Bella could do a better job, I’m certain.

My mom has been a Mary Kay consultant for as long as I’ve been alive, so I can just chalk my makeup addiction to her career choices…and besides, it’s fun to blame all your problems on your parents! šŸ˜‰

Seriously though, I’m bringing this up now because I’ve started noticing a not-so-pleasant trend around Mason County.  Women, in public, sans makeup.  Yikes.  I thought it was just a bunch of trashy people who happened to hit up the grocery store at the same time as me, and didn’t think much of it…until one day I found myself at County Market, without makeup.  WTF?! NEVER did I think this would happen to me. 

Listen, it’s nice to not have to deal with one more thing when you’re getting ready in the morning.  I get it.  You’re late for work, the kids are screaming, the dog won’t take its morning poop, whatever…yet again, women put themselves last on the list.  Makeup, however, is not something you want to skip, ladies.  Trust me on this one.  There is not one woman on earth who looks better without makeup than with it.  Not one. 
Here are several pieces of what I’ll call “photographic evidence” that even the most beautiful people in the world need makeup:
Exhibit A: Jessica Simpson
source: curious
Exhibit B: Eva Longoria
Exhibit C:  Penelope Cruz
Newsflash everyone: If Penelope Cruz looks like ass without makeup, what do you think you look like?  GET OUT THE EYELINER. NOW!
Seriously though, no one has time for this shit anymore, I get it, I really do.  It is my mission to bring you products that are accessible to regular people at moderate prices until I convince you all that even a little mascara is better than nothing at all. 
The first product I’d like to feature is Mary Kay’s new Timewise Luminous-Wear Foundation.  You want a multi-tasker, this product is IT.  (Trust me, I have tried every.single.type. of MK foundation and there are several I don’t love.)
Here are a few of the attributes listed on the site:
-luminous/dewy finish
-safe for sensitive skin
-moisturizing complex enriched
Doesn’t that SOUND awesome?  Well, you’re right. It is.  I recently tried both of MK’s new foundations, Luminous-Wear and Matte-Wear.  I was really intrigued to test both products because a matte face seems to be he new hype and yet I, like many of you, I’m sure, have spent oodles of $$$ on illuminators/highlighters/brighteners trying to fake that dewy-but-not-shiny look…so the luminous formula seemed interesting too. 
I’ll be honest.  I did not like the matte foundation.  Not at all.  It’s heavy, smells like the MK sunscreen (yet has no sunscreen in it), it’s thick and it is really hard to get off.  On the other hand, if you have problems with your foundation rubbing off, the matte-wear foundation might be a great thing. 
On to my savior, Luminous-Wear.  This stuff is amazing.  It goes on smooth, doesn’t smell so much like sunscreen and the thickness/coverage is just right.  It will cover any old acne scars or red spots, but not leave you looking like you’re due on stage any second.  Another bonus (and this is true of the matte-wear foundation as well as all their medium coverage foundations) is you no longer need concealer.  At all.  If you put this foundation on your dark circles, for example, then let it sit for 15-30 seconds, it thickens up a little and works as concealer.  What did I tell you?  Multi-tasking! 
Last, but not least, it really does leave you with a dewy/glow finish.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on my skin/face since I started using this product.  I keep hearing how I have the “pregnant glow” and wanting to scream from the rooftops “IT’S THE MAKEUP!” šŸ™‚  And, in case you wondered, yes I am a glitter addict, but NO, this product will not leave you shiny, sparkly or frosty.  Just glowing. 
I know I said I would bring moderately priced products to your attention, and some people will find the $20 price tag for this formula outside the “moderate” range, but let me remind you, you no longer need foundation+highlighter+concealer.  If you weren’t spending $20 on the 3 of those products combined already, then you’ve been buying junk makeup and it’s time for an upgrade anyway. šŸ˜‰ 
I guess since I started this post blaming my mom for all life’s problems it wouldn’t hurt to end on a shout out, right? 
If you are interested in this product, or any other Mary Kay products, please check out her website:

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  1. ok, i just skipped all that stuff about makeup. sooo….yeah, no comment

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