I’m on a slap-free kick as of the last few days.
Meaning: no foundation, no tinted moisturizer, no minerals, no powders.
And experimenting with a medley of cream/liquid/stain/gel blushes.
1. My skin is uber sensitive. It likes to flair up and freak out over most products it’s introduced to.
2. I’m pretty neurotic about sun protection. Having once been a brown-baby, I started to steer clear of most sun exposure in my teens.
3. I’m fair. I’m freckled. So if using a moisturizer that contains an SPF30, as well as throwing an additional straight SPF40 into the mix makes me seem a little loco - Well… have you seen what happens to the freckly-faced after too much Vitamin D?
4. Greasy monkey. Shine and I don’t really get along. Obtaining the “dewy look” has never been my bag seeing as though I feel like an oil-slick after a few hours of donning face makeup and cannot avoid having to touch-up and powder-down at least once throughout the day.
Which brings me to the picture above.
I’ve had a couple of their products lying in my makeup graveyard over the years that never really wowed me much so I kind of forgot about the line.
But I kept seeing/reading/hearing about their Beach Tint - an oil/streak/paraben/preservative free gel-like waterproof colour for cheeks and lips.
So I decided to investigate some more.
Which led me to their site and that there photo.
First off - She’s striking (her hair looks a little saltwater crunchy but I’m not dishing ‘dos right now).
Her freckles are quite enchanting, the black & white imagery - captivating.
But most of all, that is some bangin’ there-but-not-there-no-makeup-makeup-application.
Despite how minimal the product use might have been or how large a role Photoshop played.
I don’t really care, it still hooked me.
So I’m now on a quest.
To further embrace my freckle-age, to hopefully scrap face slap entirely, to find a divine new rouge and to nab an opportunity to create an image like that for my portfolio.