Much of my life has been relatively makeup-free, thanks in large part to sheer laziness and then a strong belief that I don’t need to wear makeup to feel beautiful. Of course the minute I was allowed to wear makeup in middle school I used my allowance and immediately started buying up things like pressed powder, concealer, mascara, eyeshadow, white eyeliner and blush. It was all new territory, and I wanted to try it all!
I used that stuff for years, but near the end of high school I just got too tired to do much else outside of mascara. Turns out early morning volleyball practice, a full school day, afternoon practice or games, and then a few hours of homework will do that to a gal. I’m also very thankful that I never really needed more than that to feel comfortable, so I just focused on the mascara piece and let the rest slide.
My freshman year of college I got my eyeliner tattooed on, and ever since I’ve truly only ever worn a full face of makeup a handful of times. It’s not because I don’t like it, but at the end of the day I don’t know how to put it on very well, and I don’t feel like it’s a must to wear every product, all the time.
Now you may be wondering what the heck a gal with this kind of attitude is doing touting makeup in a blog post. Here’s the rest of the story:
As a mom of two amazing, wild boys – a privilege I am so thankful for – it’s rare to do anything that feels truly feminine. When I joined Beautycounter it was for a handful of reasons, one of which was that I wanted something that was truly mine, that was more feminine. I needed something girly in my life! So no, I still don’t wear a full face of makeup every day, but I do more frequently than before for the simple fact that putting it on has become a form of self care.
Today Beautycounter is launching out line of reformulated, all new pressed powders – eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, and highlighters! These new formulations meet what we call the 4 P’s:
- Payoff – the color intensity from artist-grade pigments gives one-swipe color that is absolutely showstopping
- Precision – our powders go through a triple-milling process to get them to the perfect, precise texture that’s perfect for blending
- Performance – these are long-wearing and stay on all day!
- Purity – we screen every batch of product for heavy metals, ensuring a high-performing and SIGNIFICANTLY safer product
When they introduced these powders at our leadership summit this year I couldn’t believe how excited I was for a product I didn’t think I wanted (<—- just being real). The colors are all absolutely gorgeous; they looked like something I WANTED to wear!
In addition to our new powders, we also have sets now called Get the Look. Each set has an eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, blush or bronzer, and a lip color. Every set is totally customizable, and if you have color questions? Well, that’s what I’m here for, but the website is built to show you which colors work well with each skin tone. Even then, though, each color is created to work with ANY skin tone!
At the end of the day – whether you’re a makeup lover or not – beauty should be good for you. You should be able to trust the companies you purchase from to have your safety as their highest priority. I’m so thankful that Beautycounter combines safety, purity, constant testing, efficacy, education, transparency and advocacy as cornerstones of what we do. I would be honored to help you find the perfect powder or set for you – simply email me or comment below to get started!