Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm Gettin' My Face On, How 'Bout You?



Alrighty, y'all, this gal is one of my new FAVORITE bloggers. Meet Beth from Stories from A to Z {if you don't already know her. I swear, I am always the last to the party!} She is super funny and gorgeous, and has challenged us to {GASP!} bare it all. That's right, reveal our beauty routine with full-on pictures of our nakey faces. Yikes! When I first saw Jenny's post I thought, "NO WAY". I mean, I am a girl obsessed with makeup. I do not go anywhere without makeup. Did I wear makeup when I was in the hospital for two weeks when I was pregnant with Kam? Yes. When I went into labor with Sierra in.the.middle.of.the.night, did I bring my mascara with me in the car? Yes. It's pitiful, I know. And that is why I was scared beyond reason. But, the more I got to thinking about it {and the less I had come up with to blog about today}, the more I thought how freeing it might be to just put it out there. So, here we go.




My stash.

I try new cleansers all the time. Two at at a time. This month it's Loreal Skin Genesis to remove the makeup {it's supposed to minimize pores, and by golly, I need it!}, and Biore Revitalize to cleanse the face. Sometimes I even get crazy and switch it up. I'm wild like that.
I use Neutrogena Moisturizer in Sensitive, and Clean & Clear blemish treatment. Always a must. Does it work? Not really, but I can't not use it. What is the deal with my skin looking worse now than it did when I was a teenager? Seriously? I'm so over it.
Most of my makeup is Bare Minerals. I started using it several years ago and have never gone back to liquid foundation. The thought of slathering on liquid makes me cringe. Seriously, it does. I go back and forth on the mascara. I have such a hard time finding one I love. Anyone else have that problem?




WARNING: Turn away if you're easily frightened by scary ladies in zero makeup.

Alright, this is me first thing in the mornin'. I know, right? Scaa-ry! Can we just agree that you won't click on the image to enlarge? Mmmmmkay.

And the routine:





The Steps: Foundation and concealer {too many imperfections to skip that step!}. I use Bare Minerals in Medium Beige, and Summer Bisque concealer. Blush in Thistle {also from Bare Minerals}. On to the eyebrows. I use Jane eye shadow in Brownie Points and an angled brush to apply the shadow to my eyebrows. Otherwise I have none ;) And don't forget the mascara! A little lipliner and gloss if I'm going somewhere, but I usually skip the lips if I'm at home. I'm always kissin' on someone {ahem, my children, not just random strangers} and I hate gooping up their faces.But WHAT to do about that hair? Oh I have so much hair. That's what takes the longest. The brushing, the drying, the curling. It's time consuming.

And voila!





Ahhhhh, that's better. Ready to face the day!





Okay, that wasn't so bad. Now go! And have a look at others who are gettin' their face on!

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36 comments :

Debbie said...

Beautiful, you are pretty without make up though too!!~

J.J. said...

Goodness...you ARE beautifu befre make up....and after!!!!!! I'll have to go back and look closer at your "stuff"

pretty hair!!!

Jenny said...

You are adorable even without makeup! And yes, I enlarged the pic!

You are so pretty and I love how your hair is fixed.

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Liz, you are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I've always thought so. Loved seeing your process. I'll have to go back & read through it all. I was just doing a quick skim. :)

Rhonda said...

Liz you are beautiful! You have gorgeous hair. I'm proud of you for doing this since you thought it was so hard...it would be for me.

Foursons said...

Is it sounding like a broken record yet? Liz- you are absolutely beautiful without make-up and just as lovely with it.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Are you serious? Do you really look that gorgeous in the morning??? Are you sure you didn't sneak a little :)? I am so, so glad you were brave enough to link up and share your tips with the world. I seriously think 90% of women who linked wear Bare MInerals. I need to give them another try. Thanks again for the sweet comments and for joining the par-tay!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

p.s. I too put some makeup on in the middle of the night before having an emergency c-section and then insisted on having my makeup bag before pics of me and my first born were taken. :) We're kindreds!

Kelly Howard said...

If I looked like you in the morning my hubby would never leave the house and I'd have 20 kids, lol! And your after pic is like WOW, it can't get better but it DID! You are truly gorgeous!

fawnda said...

I wish I looked that good in the morning! I love the Bare Mineral makeup too! : )

BEAUTIFUL!

Cha Cha said...

You are beautiful, I am so excited for this party. I think it makes us more real to each other. I am a homeschooling momma also, I am now following you ,can't wait to get to know you more.

Cha Cha

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

So I'm pretty sure it's a crime to look as good as you do WITH OUT makeup! You look great!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

wow! you are stunning!

Heather@PixieDust said...

"southern belle beauty queen" is the caption I would give your FIRST picture. You look amazing without anything, seriously. And you are perfectly polished in your last picture.

Mandy said...

I use Bare Minerals, too!
AND I took makeup to the hospital when I had both my kids - don't leave home without it!
Great pics - your gorg!

MomBrose said...

Your husband is one LUCKY man! Your before picture is better than my "after." :D You are SO beautiful!!
I use origins face cleanser (love it!) and Mac Studio fix makeup. They have been my top two products for over EIGHT years now! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are just beautiful! I don't wear makeup...so what you see on my blog everyday is what you get...everyday. LOL
Your hair is so thick and gorgeous. Love it!

Rachel Sue said...

Honestly, dearie, you look just as gorgeous without a thing on your face!

Helene said...

Wow, Liz...you are HOT!! First off, you look amazing without any makeup!!

And what I wouldn't do to have hair like yours!! I hope you're not offended but you look as perfect as Barbie in that last picture...that's meant as a compliment!

I've heard about Bare Minerals but I've never tried it. I think I'll google it and see what it's all about.

{:miss v:} said...

I saw that post and I loved it! I thought about doing it too and now that you have I may just do it!

Love your expression in the one pic when you're pointing at your hair! Lookin' good! ;)

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

You are beautiful...with or without makeup! Your hair is lovely too!

Blessings, Grace

Kelli said...

I think you're beautiful before AND after. You do have a lot of hair and it's gorgeous!

Nocona said...

You are beautiful!!! This was a neat post. I don't know if I am that brave to post a before and after like that.

Jenilee said...

what a cute idea! you look great either way. :) I'm not too much into makeup although I've been wearing a little mary kay lately. lol

Kristi said...

Ok first of all you look totally GORG without makeup! I have the same hair issue as you: too long, too thick...just too much! lol it takes forever! anyway thanks for being brave and sharing! I linked up too and am trying to visit everyone to cheer them on!!

Ajaire said...

You are gorgeous with or without the makeup! Your hair appears to have the perfect amount of body; as if it just floats around your shoulders.
I love the comment about not clicking for the close up pics. That has me terrified someone's going to click on mine! hahaha

Sheri said...

Wow, stunning with or without the makeup!

Wendy said...

Wowza you are beautiful and I don't think ANYONE would be scared off by your befor pic!!

Connie Weiss said...

Look at you.....you don't even need make up!

jenjen said...

Liz - you are gorgeous!!! You don't need makeup!

Thanks for the cleaner info - I just ran out and want to try something new! I wish I had your hair!

XOOX
Jen

Anonymous said...

Wow, 30 comments before mine! Ok, I know I am your mom; but you are too gorgeous for words. Where did you get it?! You remind me of my mom when she was young. I am proud of you for sharing!!!

Stephanie said...

You are beautiful before and after!!

I need to try that for my brows, after years and years of tweezing they are getting sparse.

Thanks for sharing your tips! : )

heathermommie said...

Wow, I thought you looked good before you even started! Having good skin and hair makes you naturally beautiful! I love your finished hairdo as well!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Stunning! I'm noticing lots of gals using the mineral makeup. What a mess it makes in the bathroom. Powder everywhere! I just got some to try. We shall see. Oh yes, I am not the brave one that you are. Nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Carol said...

You look great without the makeup, but it always makes ya feel so much better to wear it!

Miki said...

Gorgeous, before and after! And I loved your loose curls too! Miki

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