Step away from the Buff Beige Covergirl compact. You are not always going to be buff beige. If you are - it's in the summer time. Once the winter strikes you turn as pale as the snow. Embrace that. Also, stop using the sponge in the compact. If it could, I bet that thing would grow legs and walk away. Plus - it isn't helping with break outs. Toss it - or wash it (on.the.regular). Now, I'm all for full coverage, we both know that. That being said, don't forget to add dimension back into your face. Ever wonder why your face looks like a glowing moon in a lot of pictures? You forgot to add a little blush and bronzer action. Don't worry girl, luckily for you,you managed to rock the Snow White look. Just don't be afraid of blush and bronzer - a little contouring never hurt anyone. Now, I am not saying you need to go all Kim Kardashian with the contouring (don't worry if you don't know who this is - not important). All I am saying is, don't go overboard with the contouring. I still think you need to look like yourself when you leave the door. Oh, and let the wet messy bun rest in peace. It's had it's day.
The older, wiser, version of you.
This is my grade 8 school photo. I wanted to share this picture for a number of reasons. This was the year I first began wearing makeup. Looking back now I am so thankful my mom didn't discourage me from trying my own makeup techniques. To me makeup has always been art, and a way to express yourself. I think most of us discover our own personal style through trial and error - and I have to admit it's fun to look back at some of the looks I thought were a 'good idea' at the time.
You probably can't see but in this picture I was wearing a terrible nude/brown lip liner, matched my eyeshadow to my shirt (a pale grey ) and tried to apply mascara to the best of my ability. I specifically remember the photographer taking his finger and trying to politely 'fix' my lip liner (ha ha!). My sister Olivia has a school photo where she snuck in cream blush and used it as lipstick - in Grade 3! That is one of my favourite school pictures of her.
I do hope to have children some day, and if my child comes out of their room in an interesting outfit, or perhaps they've attempted to style their own hair, and maybe even tried on some of my makeup - I plan to leave it be. In fact, I plan to encourage it. Personal expression and creativity are too important to me not to.
Do you have any gems in your school picture collection? I'd love to hear about them! Or better yet - send them to me! I'd love to see them.
Thanks for reading,
Hair cut circa 2008. This is one of those pictures where when I look at it I think, friends? Why didn't you stop me?
Short hair, or at least hair this length, makes my head look like a perfect orb. Nothing against the hair stylist who did it either. I am sure I went in knowing that I wanted to chop all my hair off. I do that sometimes. Next time I get the urge please direct my attention to this photo, or just point silently at the nearest orb shaped item. I will understand. Thanks in advance.
Yesterday I decided that I wanted to name my blog something different than my website. I love promoting feelings of fabulous-ness so I thought Finding Fabulous was fitting. I want you to find your fabulous. I don't mean prance around with fake teeth in. Though, if that makes you feel fabulous. Well, to each his/her own.
In preparation for Be Fabulous Friday I'd like you to do something today to help you find your fabulous. Wow. I just said fabulous a lot. Fabulous.
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!