Have you ever noticed the difference a good foundation makes under your makeup? It is an essential primer before the palette. If you choose the right color and consistency, it provides an even, smooth canvas allowing all the other colors, shades and shimmers to magnify the beauty of your face. It is an essential part of your makeup regimen and without it; the colors won’t shine as bright nor last as long.
The foundation to your makeup is very similar to the foundation of your life. If you don’t have a good foundation, everything you pile on top will be inconsistent and will fade quickly. Yeah, you may get a quick, short burst of color here and there, but what’s the point if you can’t build on it and make it last? I know I would totally run out of steam if I had to keep re-applying throughout the day! No thanks! So how do you get a good foundation set for your day, and for your life? Well, you gotta get a little feisty with some non-negotiables.
First, start with a small application – meaning – start in the morning, one day at a time. As you begin applying your foundation to your face in the morning think of three non-negotiables for your foundation of your day. For example, “I will only surround myself with positive people, I will not participate in gossip (that helps my lipstick stay on better anyway) and I will not compare myself to others.” Voila! By the time I’ve laid out my “foundation” for the day, my foundation for my face has been applied. Now I’ve got a prep for my makeup AND a healthy “me prep” for my day!
Inner Beauty Thoughts: Just like the foundation for your makeup, you must have a foundation before you start your day. Whether this foundation is three healthy mantras, a quote, a verse or just a word, “put it on” before everything else in your day, remain true to it throughout the day and the rest will fall into place.
Outer Beauty Tips: Well, I can’t leave you all for the day without telling you what foundation I personally like best – duh! So in my feisty make-up bag I usually have these essential items: Colorscience or Glo Minerals for face makeup. Eye primer for the evening out (helpful for adding extra dimension).
I’m a lip gloss junkie, but only with minerals! The only over the counter product I can’t live without is Chanel’s mascara “Inimitable” in black for my feisty lashes. Don’t forget your pimple cover up! Must be a mineral stick. I opt for Glo Minerals Coverz-it sticks with a salicylic to treat, cover and heal.