So I get it. Makeup isn’t your thing, you just couldn’t be bothered.
But you do want to look good.
I have some tricks to share with you and I made this little video. In the video you can watch me go from an oatmeal granny with nondescript features to a silver fox who actually has EYES. I'll show you what a difference it makes when you switch to colours that harmonise with your Season. Pay special attention to what happens to the eyes when I go from the wrong colour (for my Bright Winter Season) to better ones, even without using makeup.
Use your colours
The video starts with me in a colour that is not in my palette. My skin is naturally quite pink, but this muted moss green makes my face looks nondescript and you hardly notice my eyes, not my proper healthy blush and twinkly eyes. My eyes look drab and my lips have almost no colour.
The white linen top is an example of one of my best Bright Winter neutrals.
If I were an Autumn, I would have looked great in that army green T-shirt and wearing white would definitely have been a step back but for me as a Bright Winter, wearing white it’s a step forward, look at how my eyes pop and the hair looks glossy and bright. Milky white like that white linen top is better for me, white with a little bit of yellow in it, much better than that moss green (and I repeat, that green would have been smashing on an Autumn).
Let’s add colour. What about a splash of colour to the white top? That's when I put on my beloved old yellow cardigan that I really like to use. Another step in the right direction, still without wearing any makeup.
I then changed to one of my tops in a colour that I wear a lot, a bright fuchsia pink. Still no makeup, but a much healthier glow to my skin and hair.
Curate your collection of eyeglasses
You’re bound to end up with eyeglasses at some point, and when you’re my age, it’s pretty much a given, so the video shows some things to think about when choosing eyeglasses, especially important to consider if you want to live a life free from the hassle of eyemakeup.
The most neutral eyeglasses I own are the frameless ones. I like them because they are almost invisible. They are great when I want to wear a little eyemakeup, because they don't hide anything.
Next, I'm showing you my eyeglasses in somewhat of a neutral frame, rose gold, which is great for Bright Winters. Neutral colours are a safe bet, and every Season has some really nice neutrals to choose from, for a subdued look that doesn’t distract people from your face.
However, if you don’t like wearing eyemakeup, consider owning a pair of eyeglasses in one of your bolder colours. They are super for throwing on when you want to hide behind eyeglasses and not be bothered with mascara and eyeshadow. Mine are in a rather dark clear blue.
And of course, if you’re in one of the soft or light Seasons, your “bold” colours might look a little muted but on YOU they will look bold.
The downside of statement eyeglasses is that they can become dated and out of fashion.
Get over it and start wearing a little makeup
It's really not that hard.
In the video, I'm showing my simple less-than-three-minutes makeup routine, and trust me.
If I can do it, you can do it.
And as you grow older, the smoothing effect of foundation, the healthy glow of the right lipstick and the power of visible eyebrows is your secret weapon against feeling bland.