3 Things I Love About Makeup

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1. I love that it washes off

Halloween in April? Why not. I love how with makeup you can get wacky with colors and looks, but you don’t have to commit to anything permanently. On any given day, you can be a princess, a warrior, a warrior princess, a go-go dancing alien vampire — whomever you want to be (barring the oppressive realities of workplace etiquette).


2. I love how it boosts my confidence

It’s amazing what a little concealer, mascara, brow filler and gloss can do. Even with minimal makeup on, I feel myself holding my head up higher.

3. I love how certain colors remind me of great memories and mark important times in my life

MAC Paramount will always be my college lipstick (I even wore it on graduation day), and I wore MAC Spite Lipglass almost every day to my first real job in the big, bad city. MAC Lychee Luxe will always be the color that my mom introduced me to, and MAC Woodwinked will always remind me of Milan. ๐Ÿ™‚

How about you? What are three things you love about makeup?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. I love that it always FITS! Well, usually fits. Sort of fits. Sometimes fits?

    There’s always *some*thing that fits, at least ๐Ÿ˜›

    And I love that it’s small – a red lipstick is just as much of a confidence-booster as a pair of heels, but SO much easier to tote around until the end of the workday.
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … Three new fragrance trailers

  2. Tiffany says:

    Happy Friday, Karen! I just wanted to check in with you since it’s been a looong time since I’ve had time to comment! I miss you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love that makeup lets me be creative and girly ๐Ÿ™‚ and it def boosts my confidence

  3. Sonya says:

    I totally agree with number 2. It’s amazing how mascara alone can make me, a shorty, feel several inches taller ๐Ÿ™‚

    I also love the creativity and inspiration it can draw out of me!
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  4. Vonvon says:

    Makeup is like a therapy to me! It’s my little escape from the stresses of bringing up a kid, running between sending her to school, picking her up, then shopping, for food, that is. The list goes on.

    Others…. similar to yours.

    And I like the photo of all the different hues of pink lipsticks, and it’s Lychee Luxe?? I think?
    Vonvon recently posted … Swatches: MAC Styledriven Collection Pro Longwear Eyeshadow Haul

  5. Cassy says:

    Like Rae, I like that it fits. Any size/shape/gender/ethnicity will be able to find something

    I like that there is a wide range from drugstore to designer, something for almost every wallet.

    And my favorite thing about makeup is how it creates a bond between myself and my friends. I love seeing what looks they come up with and sharing what I do.

  6. Lilly says:

    Like you, I love that it’s not a huge commitment. I can put whatever I feel like on my face, knowing i can take it off right away if I don’t like it.

    I love that it brings out the better features on my face (clean skin, big eyes).

    I love how putting on makeup makes me aware of my face. I am so familiar with the slant of my slight droopy eyebrows, the contour of my eyes, etc. when I do others’ makeup, it amazes me how the difference in people’s face can be felt, and how it changes the way you put on makeup. It’s just something very intimate.

  7. Heidi says:

    I love that makeup gives you a daily opportunity to be creative and artistic.

    I love how just the right color can immediately alter your mood and boost your confidence.

    And, I absolutely love the fact that you can use makeup to enhance what you love about your face, and downplay what is maybe not your favorite feature.

  8. So true!! a rookie in make-up but it make-up has got me many friends in my kitty… I love love love them. and one more thing… it keeps me going when i have no list for shopping … I am always short of something in make-up…

  9. Nina says:

    TGIF indeed! i went out and sat at starbucks for an hour. just to read and have some iced coffee.

    i love that i can indulge my wannabe artist w/ makeup!
    it also makes me feel put together and dare i say it, grown up!
    plus — putting on makeup in the morning is the perfect way to wake up: to some “me” time.

  10. Twyla Munden says:

    1. No matter how awake I am, without at least mascara applied I look sleepy – so I love how makeup allows my outside to reflect my inside…….

    2. I like that I can change it up to being subtle to extreme, to dainty to vampy depending on the occasion.

    3. I love that the collection is never ending, forever changing just like life should be.

  11. Trisha says:

    1. I love that it’s art.

    I feel like, every time I create a cool eye shadow look, like I’m painting on a canvas. After all, both requires good color theory, blending, palettes and brushes.

    2. I love how it improves the way I look.

    I’m already beautiful, but makeup makes me beautiful even moreso.

    3. I love how much variety there is.

    I want to look dark and smoky, and I can do it. I want to look bright and cheerful, I can do it.
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  12. 1. I love how it can transform any face into anything one can think of, from a pin up model to an alien creature.

    2. I love how it really fosters my creativity.

    3. I love how it gives us beauty bloggers SO much to to write and talk about :p.
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … All About Eyes – 5 Looks From NYX Cosmetics 10 Color Palette In Velvet Rope

  13. I love how I can be my own artist.

    I love how it perks me up on a moody monday.

    I love how it makes me feel more confident to face the lemons life throws at me.

  14. Naz says:

    TGIF! Luckily, I only had one class today, so I was done at 9 AM.

    1) I’m not one for super dramatic makeup, but I love subtle the subtle enhancement I get from a bit of eyeliner, mascara, and neutral eyeshadow.
    2) I love changing my nail polish to fit my mood!
    3) I love all the colors that are available. I love colorful things!

    I also love that Mario picture! And I definitely understand the way you associate colors with events or parts of your life. OPI Royal Rajah Ruby is probably my mom’s favorite nail polish ever, and it reminds me of her every time I wear it!
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  15. I love how creative one can be with makeup. Hundreds of years ago, I’m sure that wearing any sort of makeup would be referred to, under most diagnostic systems as effing nuts.

    I love the idea of makeup, the organization of palettes, the happiness I feel when getting something limited edition :p

    Have a good weekend, Karen!

  16. I love getting creative with makeup… I can just relax, let loose, and have fun!

    I love how wearing makeup makes me feel: polished, poised, and ready for anything.

    Most of all, I love the bond I share with other beauty junkies who understand! 8)
    Soleil Doux @ Soleil Doux Blog recently posted … Urban Decay Giveaway!

  17. Solangel says:

    I love how it’s so versatile! MAC Fast Play is basically my everyday lipstick for college, but just a little of it looks great with heavy eye makeup…on me, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also love how it draws attention to my best features…I love how great my lips look with some lipstick ๐Ÿ˜€

    Daisy! I wonder what her to go lippie would be?

  18. Chris25 says:

    I love how much fun makeup is in a serious, cold world. I think it’s great that people have a way to escape and enjoy the little things in life, even if the little things are a tube of lipstick and a bottle of nail polish.

  19. Lauren says:

    Love those lipsticks, they look so pretty <3 I know the one on the left is Hibiscus (I have it too and I love it btw!) but the others look gorgeous too, what shades are they?

  20. Denise says:

    Make up is fun and makes me happy. Even just a little lipstick and mascara can lift my mood and spirits. Otherwise, I agree with everything everyone’s said. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Denise recently posted … The Little Mermaid: Seat Plan

  21. maxi says:

    very true ..how we develop memories with make up ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Mita says:

    I love how art bonds girls together! In my case, my daughters & I enjoy make up as art on our faces, hehehehehehe!

  23. artemis says:

    it hides my flaws

    it’s colorful and beautiful

    it highlights m eyes and lips(only things i like about my face :)))

  24. Totally agree. Make-up makes me feel a thousand times more confident.

  25. precious reynoso isla says:

    i love make up. make is my art and i ca not completed without make up on my face haha :))

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