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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Points of beauty, or points of vanity?!


Hello everybody

Ladies, have you ever considered the power of makeup? Has your makeup-box ever looked like a magician's suitcase to you? Because, come to think of it - it does to me.
Many words were written on makeup. Many great words. However, there are still some accusations coming our way, when wearing makeup. First word that comes to my mind is "a fake". The fact that I prefer having shaped-up brows and bright red lips, for some folk, is wrong, adulterating and fake. 
I'm sure many of you have came by these comments.
Best way to deal with it is to keep your head up, and smile with those red lips! :)

While you are preparing for your Halloween/All saints day
here's an article that glorifies makeup
and there just might be some inspiration on 
gaining the true-to-era look:





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It's not vanity,
it's the way we are:

I feel better when "all done up" :)
..and: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

What say you?
Is wearing makeup something like "faking it"?
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Have a great Saturday.. and a great candy-hunt! :)
Marija

12 comments:

  1. Make up je, baš kao i moda, tu da se igramo i izrazimo svoju kreativnost. I zašto ne bismo u njemu uživali. :) Preslatka si, a ovaj stari časopis želim imati, o čemu se radi točno?

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    1. Draga,
      Prvo želim ti zahvaliti što dolaziš na moj mali blog (zadovoljstvo je imati te kao gosta). Potom, časopis je "Photoplay magazine" - i imaš link na desnoj stranici mog bloga, objavljivala sam redovno slike odatle. Fenomenalan je, inače i jako me inspiriše.

      Zagrljaj!
      Marija

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  2. Great tips! I am trying to learn more about make up & make up application. I usually just swipe on red lipstick and a bit of foundation or powder, but am learning about eye shadow etc now. I love the hair style with the little rolls at the back, so cute! Jenny xx

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    1. Jenny,
      Playing with makeup for a long time has taught me never to stop - as we get our years piled-up, our faces change, and so should our makeup. So, we can never stop learning.
      Thank you for the comment.

      Marija

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  3. The last hair-do on Constance Cummings is timeless IMO.

    Marija, I think you do your makeup in such a classis style with the understated eyes, somewhat strong brows, and red lips. I've always heard that one emphasizes either the eyes or the lips, never both.

    I'm home most of the time so I seldom wear more than a soft lipstick.

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    1. Dawn,
      To tell the truth, this is my office style. When at home, I go even more "bare faced". I only give my brows some much needed "finish", so they match my hair. :)
      As it just happens, I have given up putting on eye makeup not only because it would make my face to "loud", but also because I have sensitive eyes and wearing makeup for long bothers me.

      Marija

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  4. This is a topic I feel quite strongly about - we're entitled to do whatever the hell we want! My mother hates makeup, never wears it. I love makeup, and wear bold lips and pencil my brows in. We both do what we like and are happier because of it. What really annoys me is when some people - usually men - say they prefer 'a natural look'. Do they know how much work and makeup creating natural beauty takes?! It's funny, because I see a lot of girls who wear 10 times the amount of makeup I do, in order to look 'natural', when I might just use brow pencil, mascara and lippy. I definitely think that a 'glamorous' look with bold lipstick can be intimidating to some men. That's their problem! Thanks for sharing these wonderful old articles xx

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    1. My word, darling: you've hit the spot.
      That is exactly my point.
      You know, we're not that different, since my mom has also NEVER EVER wore makeup. She has mastered not doing anything to her face, but she slowly grown to accept my look. Sure, she still has issues with "the lips", but those lips are mine, and that's all there is to it.

      Marija

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  5. I always wear makeup for work but never at home. I've often pondered what it means - I'm not sure it makes me look better so much as it makes it look to other people as though I'm trying! Though I do think lipstick is a big improvement for me. I also look better with my eyebrows drawn in - they don't grow properly - though I haven't done that in months as I lost my brow kit.

    Your red lipstick suits you very well - you have a classic look.

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    1. Thanks, Mim.
      I change hues according to my morning feelings :)
      Lipstick is, in my personal opinion, a great thing for most of us. It's a huge step to make, especially if you've decided to go RED (as I have long time ago).. but I say: your makeup suits you.

      Marija

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  6. Lovely advice and photos. Thank you for sharing, sweet Marija. Makeup gets my vote as well. I'm not implying everyone should wear it of course - we're each free to do as we please there - but for me personally, I feel more like myself, more feminine, more fashionable, and prettier when I do, all of which bolsters my confidence, so why would I not avail then of this relatively simple, easy to use "tool" in our beauty arsenal?

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Yes, true.
      Like yourself, I like wearing makeup. I don't think it's making me fake, quite the contrary: we are who we are WITH our makeup on. It's a way to accentuate, right?

      Marija

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