For some reason now that I am over 50, I get asked for my beauty secrets! It has been happening a lot in the last year and especially with the Vogue.com Beauty Secrets Video that has received over 3.1 million views in just 2 months!! Why is this? Is it because older women are now in fashion and more and more editorial layouts and ads have women over 50 in them? Is it because I look better now than I did when I was younger?
I have no idea. However, it has sent me in a direction of looking into ways to maintain my appearance as I get older. I never really thought about it much until that Vogue.com video. When they asked me to do that – I was shocked. Why me? I thought about it on another level and decided to do it. I watched a few that they had and realized my worst fear–it was shot on an iPhone!!! Yikes!!! The lens on any cell phone is so bent that my thin face always looks so much thinner – like looking into a spoon. Not a good look and not a good beauty look. But I threw caution to the wind and felt that if I am to share secrets, then I needed to be “real”.
I decided to do the no make-up look after watching several of their videos of secrets where some of the subjects had make-up on already. I wanted to be different and daring and reveal a part of myself that few knew about at the time. The fact that I have a condition that is shared with well over 2 % of the world population. It is called Vitiligo. I do not and have not let this condition get in my way of my two fabulous careers as an actress or super model and up until recently never gave it much attention. That being said – I thought this platform would be a good way to introduce myself to the masses in an entirely different way.
As women, most of us have been programmed to wear make-up (mask) everyday and especially when we leave the house. I was. There is nothing wrong with this, except the fact that we often feel insecure or uncomfortable when we don’t have it on. Funny, when we show our real “face” we feel bad about ourselves! I think it is time that women are allowed to look as they do, without the make-up mask. If we wish to be equal to men – then we need to consider this one step that puts us more in an equality mindset.
That being said, I feel skin care is a must. As we age and if we are not going to wear make-up, an alternative is to have great looking skin. Skin that doesn’t have to be covered with a mask. Skin that can be enhanced with a bronzer or a slight tan from real sun. A little lip, if yours need enhancing and a brow fill, now and then. The “foundation”, “base” must go. That is what I am calling the “mask”
My beauty faves are at my shop storefront. I recommend the Facial Spa, Essence Ultra and the Face Lift. With these three products you are guaranteed a youthful look, a lifted appearance, soften lines and a younger feel when you regard yourself in the mirror. You will see a noticeable effect from the first use.Please browse my Storefront for my faves – read the details about each and any ingredients or resources you wish to review and add them to your cart for the start of a skin care regime that will have you looking and feeling younger from the get go.
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Enjoy the new experience and I hope to hear from you soon!