ASK THE PRO

All the se­crets to an easy ev­ery­day makeover

Little Treasures - - CONTENTS -

As a wo­man, mother and fem­i­nist, I’ve got to say that you don’t need makeup. Makeup is not go­ing to in­crease your in­tel­li­gence, im­prove your per­son­al­ity or your abil­ity to par­ent. Makeup is not go­ing to make you a bet­ter per­son, but it can make you feel bet­ter. When you are wrecked through lack of sleep, long hours of par­ent­ing and are gen­er­ally shat­tered, a lit­tle bit of makeup can make you look like you’ve had five hours sleep in­stead of three. I’m mak­ing no eight-hour prom­ises here – that’s magic not makeup! Per­haps makeup is not your thing, and that’s just fine. I’m not here to tell you to wear it. But if you want to wear it, here are a few tips from a pro: Less is more. Don’t be fooled by In­sta­gram; the screen can do magic. That kind of makeup is great for a photo shoot, but un­less you are Kim K, I’d stay well away. Gen­er­ally, the older you are, the less makeup you need. Lines and creases can be ex­ag­ger­ated by thicker cov­er­age or eye shadow. My daily rou­tine can take as long as 45 min­utes or as short as 10. It de­pends on how oblig­ing my kids are that day. Here is my step by step guide so you can look and feel great all day long.

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