When it comes to wearing makeup, they say "less is more," which is obviously the philosophy this year at Paris Fashion Week. Many models took the runway wearing little to no makeup, showing off fresh, natural faces instead of complexions caked with layers of foundation, blush, bronzer, and everything in between.
Instead of painting up their faces, makeup artisit Tom Pecheux applied concealer and a dusting of powder, and simply busted out an eyelash curler instead of relying on gobs of mascara to make the models' eyes pop. As for the hair, it's meant to look "disheveled," like the 'do Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is sporting in this photo. (She has a few fly-aways for sure.)
And while there are probably quite a few women who will embrace this trend wholeheartedly and hope that it's here to say -- I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to get on board with it.
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I mean, I'm ok with the messy hair thing, but to put it lightly, I L-O-V-E makeup. Can't live without it. And while there are certain instances where I will leave the house without putting it on (like when I'm heading to the beach or the gym), most days I won't be caught dead without at least concealer, tinted moisturizer, powder, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, blush, and lip gloss on.
Don't get me wrong -- I'm not saying it's a bad thing to go without makeup. I have a few friends who look amazing without it. For whatever reason, they simply don't need it to look more put together and attractive. I, on the other hand, am not one of those people.
When I first get out of bed in the morning and look in the mirror, I usually take a step back and cringe in horror a little bit. The dark circles. The bags under my eyes. The broken capillaries around my nose. Ugh. They jump off my face and scream, "Look at me!" -- which is something I'm not willing to let happen if I can avoid it.
And another thing about this "trend" that's popping up on the runways -- let's not forget that these women are models. It's their job to look flawless without much help, so it really shouldn't come as a surprise that all they need is concealer, powder, and an eyelash curler.
More power to them and to all of you out there who wake up looking like a vision of loveliness every single day. As for me? I plan on clinging to my makeup bag for dear life at least until I hit the age of 80 or so.
Do you wear a lot of makeup?
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