Do you wear more or less makeup than you did 10 years ago?

I was wearing a pair of false eyelashes in 2012!

I wear much less makeup than I did 10 years ago! During that season of my life, beauty blogging was my full-time gig, so I spent my days swatching, testing, taking pictures, and honing my makeup skills on a daily basis. It was no big deal for me to casually cruise around ‘burbs with showgirl lashes on Tuesday (see pic above).

Back then I would go all the way with all things. For example, a “casual” look consisting of base included primer (yup, plural), two layers of opaque foundation, concealer (at least two, always) and powder. The more complicated and involved the process was, the more I loved doing it.

I also remember taking my hair a long time ago too. I spent a lot of time at the salon for what I affectionately call “my blonde era.” Laugh out loud!

Anyway, I still do modified versions of some looks that I wore back then; For example, take this picture from 10 years ago. My liner isn’t nearly as intense these days, and I totally take shortcuts when it comes to lid color by choosing an eyeliner that’s worn as a shadow. It does have a bit of a similar vibe though.

ten years ago. I still do a less complicated version of this eye (bronze lid/cat liner) today.
Modified version, which I wear now.

Do you wear more or less makeup than you did 10 years ago? How has your style changed (or stayed the same)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


PS It’s the last day of summer for my little Bean. We are taking advantage of this time by playing pool and eating popsicles!

Headed to the pool!

Today is a busy day for him, so I have to be his driver.

First, I’m taking her to meet her new teacher. After lunch, she has a hair appointment followed by a trip to the frozen yogurt store. In the late afternoon, he has a welcome party with his dance team.

I don’t feel as emotional as I did last year when she started kindergarten, but I definitely still feel a pain that marks the passing of time. She won’t be so young forever, ya know?