The other day Fab and I hopped in the car to drive to Atlantic Station, and it was pretty hot outside. Fab looked at me and said “your makeup is sweating,” to which I replied as I patted down my nose to remove the tiny beads of sweat without messing up my make, “My makeup isn’t sweating…I’m sweating. It’s hot out here!” Then he said, “Well, why are you wearing makeup? Just take it off.” A novel idea, right? Lol. And he’s right…in a place like Georgia, where summer’s are hot and humid….and sweat is just inevitable if you plan on spending even a second outside, it’s so much easier to just go bare faced, right? No face patting or nose powdering required.
So, why do I even bother? Well, just like every other woman, I’m trying to hide blemishes, even out my skin tone, and highlight my best features. Overall, my makeup routine is pretty simple. On most days, my go-to is tinted moisturizer or BB cream, brow pencil, mascara, and some sort of lipstick or gloss. But, in the summertime between the humidity and sweat, a tinted moisturizer doesn’t stand a chance. If I want any kind of coverage, a serious matte finish foundation is required…or I could do something really crazy and just go completely bare faced (with my mascara and lippie, of course…those aren’t going anywhere! Lol.)
Wearing makeup daily is actually pretty new for me. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably watched me transition into a daily makeup wearer over the last few years, actually. Let’s be honest, when you take pictures of yourself every day, it’s kind of hard not to notice your flaws. So, although I still don’t wear heavy makeup unless I’m going out, over the last few years I’ve started wear some sort of face makeup almost every day to even out my complexion and reduce a little redness on my cheeks and nose. And, I think a lot of women are probably in the same boat…a full face of makeup isn’t necessary every day, but leaving the house without some sort of foundation or powder is out of the question, right?
I actually didn’t know this, but an estimated 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea. 16 MILLION PEOPLE. I don’t suffer from full blown rosacea, but my complexion does have some patchy redness…especially around my cheeks and nose like I said above, so I totally understand wanting to cover it up. We all want to have smooth even complexions right? For those who do suffer from rosacea, it’s not hard to understand why they feel like they absolutely MUST wear makeup every day. But, the folks at Galderma Laboratories, L.P. beg to differ. They believe that every woman should feel free to go without makeup if she chooses, and they developed Mirvaso to treat the facial redness caused by rosacea. It’s a topical gel that can be used daily, and it reduces redness for up to 12 hours. Have you heard of Mirvaso? Better yet, if you struggle with rosacea…have you tried Mirvaso? If you’ve tried, please let me know you like it in the comments!
p.s. Head on over to Mirvaso’s website for a chance to win a trip for you and friend to my hometown, LA, for the Emmy’s! Sweepstakes ends on July 31. Good luck!
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