Thursday, May 10, 2012
Do We All Really Need To Wear Makeup Every Day?
Please, dear Secretary of State, forgive us. We are not trying to make you the poster child for the harsh, cold results of NOT wearing makeup.
Yes, this is Hillary Clinton looking au naturale, with just a smidgen of berry lip gloss on during a recent working trip to India and Bangladesh. The naked face photos went viral.
In her defense, she is 64-years-old. And certainly, any woman at that age would have more wrinkles and/or sagging than a 24-year-old.
The good news----Hillary Clinton has nice volume and fullness in her face and thick eyebrows. That's a plus in our book.
And this how the Secretary of State rsponded to CNN:
"I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now. Because you know if I want to wear my glasses I'm wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I'm pulling my hair back. You know at some point it's just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. And if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change."
Gotta love this woman! But, sorry, we think the makeup is essential. No, Mrs. Clinton doesn't have to plaster it on, BUT, she needs the basics. She has an extremely important public government position, so all eyes are upon her.
We've all heard, 'Less is more,' when it comes to makeup for older women.
Legendary makeup artist Sandy Linter says otherwise:
"No, that translates into using nothing. I see a lot of older women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with no makeup on. That just makes you look old and washed out".
Here's some makeup advice for women OVER 50 from Sandy:
1. DO Go For The Glow!!!
Sandy says that a deeper foundation color and blush "warm up the skin and make you look younger."
2. DO Wear Natural Eye Makeup
Sandy advises that you keep eyes fresh-looking with brown eyeliner, instead of black, And don't overdose on the mascara. Don't go more than one or two coats.
3. DON'T Stop Wearing Makeup
Sandy says we all could benefit by putting on a little glamour. "A lot of women have it drilled into them, that less is more, but no! You still need makeup, just with a lighter touch."
4. DON'T Powder Your Cheeks
Sandy says you don't need to go there, or it can look weird. "It makes you look like you're wearing a mask."
Now, if only the Secretary of State could have a traveling makeup artist like Sandy Linter, then we wouldn't be having this cosmetics conversation.