Sunday, December 5, 2010

Me - Before & After

For a while now I have been debating on doing a post showing what I look like fresh out of bed and once I am walking out the door. I can't even believe I am putting these pictures out here with no makeup, no hair done, no re touch. Yikes! But I hope I don't sound conceited saying this, but I probably will, but here goes anyway. I think without my hair and makeup being done, I have a fairly normal look about me. I think I could go wherever looking like this and it wouldn't be terrible but it wouldn't be hot either. But when I do myself up, I think I look pretty darn good. Of course like most women I have things I would love to change or fix or whatever it is you call it. But I think I go from being ordinary to being nice to look at. SO now that I totally sound like a snob let's take me back down a notch and see what I REALLY look like. (Deep breathes, I can do this!)


I have a million excuses running through my mind. When I took this picture I had a headache, my allergies were bothering me, I was tired, but nope this is really what I look like when I wake up. Although straight up close shots like this are pretty tough to look good in no matter what right? So let's see the difference a little makeup and doing my hair makes.


Again there are no re-touches here, this is all me, well except now I have the power of hair and makeup on my side.  This is what I look like every day before I leave the house and let anyone see me. Not to shabby if I do say so myself! I wear a Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer ( I use to use Laura Mercier, but this stuff seems exactly the same to me and I save $30!), then I put on a loose mineral powder, no preference, whatever I have really. I currently have Ulta brand and Bare Minerals brand. The Bare Minerals lasts longer, but the mica in it irritates my skin.  I mix Nars Laguna Beach bronzer with Nars Orgasm blush and apply them together. I use a light brown neutral eyeshadow very lightly - again no preference to the brand, I mostly use bare minerals because that is what I have, and then I use my Dior Show Mascara, which I swear by. Sometimes I swatch some eyeliner on if I am in the mood or going out at night. I use Styli Style 24 hour. That stuff all day! On my lips I love Bobbi Brown's tinted lip balm in raspberry, Fresh sugar rose lip tint or Victoria's Secret Voluminous lip plumper. I swear by any of the three of those for long lasting light lip color and preventing chapped lips. I tend to buy one and when I run out then I just buy whichever one I want next. Very rarely will I have all three of these at once. I wait until I run out before buying the next one. If they didn't cost $18 - 22 each, maybe I would have all three at the same time. I am currently out of all three - hence the nude lips here. I just used some bath & body works lip gloss I had lying around and can I just say that stuff sucks! I need my lip balm!!! I am going for the Bobbi Brown Raspberry this time. Out of the three that is my favorite one. Anyway blah blah blah, who cares right? I guess I am just in a babbling kind of mood. Distracting you from going back to look at the first picture again. HA! 

So anyway there you have it: Me - Before & After. Your turn!

8 comments:

  1. So what you are saying is that you are stunning all the time! So no fair! :o)

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  2. Andrea you are so my new best friend! You are way too kind! But I will take it! Thank you! :)

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  3. aww there is really hardly a difference, you're gorgeous in both pictures! i wish i looked HALF as good as you do with no makeup :) thanks for sharing!

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  4. I wish my skin looked like your before pic. Mine is permanently red so I have to cake on about an inch of makeup to cover it up.

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  5. I am with Andrea! I HAVE to take a shower to look presentable, you look fab!

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  6. Your no makeup picture is better than me WITH makeup. You're a natural hottie. that whole "your turn" bit at the bottom cracked me up!

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  7. You guys are the best for someone's ego - apparently blind - but the best. And Scandalous - I have seen your pics on your site - you are beautiful - what are you talking about? What so you're not going to take me up on the whole your turn thing? :)

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