August 21, 2009

This One Goes Out to My Mother-In-Law

Whenever make-up comes up in conversation with my mother-in-law, she asks me, "Why don't you at least wear a bit of lip colour?"

I don't normally wear any make-up at all and I guess my MIL, who is always rocking a lovely shade of lipstick, thinks I need some.

So this one goes out her.


Me before make-up




I've got my lipgloss.




Apply





Dab




And voila!


What do you think? Was my MIL right?

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28 comments :

Lizzie said...

i like both! OK< such a cop out answer... HUM, i am not a makeup wearing person either, so i saw without because it's natural baby!!

Erin M. said...

Ok, I have a few thoughts:
1. you are darling both ways.
2. the lip color you chose IS really pretty on you.
3. your MIL can suck it.
4. but i understand b/c i, too, have a MIL who wears lots of makeup and i often think she's embarassed by me/the way i look.
5. whenever i put on lip gloss/stick, i tend to feel like i look like a clown.
LOVE THIS POST!

~jill said...

it really brightens up you whole face. i think maybe the MIL was right on this one. =D

Pam said...

I love the way your smile looks in the last photo - with just a touch a color. You still look very natural and fresh-faced and not at all "made up". But I do like the little hint of color on your lips.

Lee said...

MIL's can't live with em, can't shoot em! Love that color though, and I'm with you...never wear make up!

Michelle said...

I always save my lipstick for "special occasions" but never end up finding a special-enough occasion to wear it.

I plan on doing laundry later. I think that's special enough for lipstick.

Amber, The Unlikely Mama said...

I think the color is lovely on you, though you have lovely skin and look very pretty naturally :-)

I hate the way lip gloss feels. I also suck at remembering to reapply it. Eye makeup is my go-to (mascara and eyebrow pencil in particular) when I want to look more "put together".

Elaine A. said...

It DOES look good but you are naturally pretty no matter what so... Love your hair, by the way. Did you recently cut it? (or I mean, have someone else cut it?) Lookin' good girl!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Could be the color, but could be the smile! :D

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Either is good. Really.

angie said...

I've seen you around the blogosphere a million times. We read SO many of the same blogs, so I'm glad I got to read about you. I think the lipgloss is a hit.

CC said...

cute! (both)

My grandmother used to say the same thing to me..... ;)

scrappysue said...

you're cute with or without - but i'm LOVIN' the hair mel!

Gerbil said...

There's this too... if familial 'suggestions' cause you to bite your lip, that ALSO gives them a hint of color. Just sayin'...

kthxbai.

Down Comforter said...

That's the thing about husbands..they often come with mother's, truly you look wonderful with or without the gloss. :-)

Theta Mom said...

I am a make-up girl, so I would say it's always nice to have a pop of color!

LeAndMatt said...

Ok....I am so glad that I am not the only one...but it comes from my mom - "Honey you need to put your lips on!" I am not into make-up (not a real girly girl here) but when a co-worker made the following statement about my wedding picture on my desk..."that's not you is it" - well I don't think I would put a picture of a bride and groom on my desk unless it was me! I realized more make-up makes me look better - so making more of an effort....but you dear look great with and without!

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Patty Reiser said...

The lip gloss brings out the color in your cheeks. I agree with a few others here and the last picture where you are smiling is a wonderful shot. There is a sparkle to your eyes.

I do not wear makeup everyday and when I do, I try to enhance what I already have naturally. I am thankful that I grew wearing noticeable makeup from my more youthful days.

Wishing you a scent-sational day!
Patty

Ami said...

I like the gloss and I think it makes your smile brighter. That being said, I think you look fantastic either way, so don't worry about your MIL and her opinion. :)

Jeanette said...

Dropping in from SITS. Hello! btw, I thought you looked great in both the before and after!
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Erin M. said...

ok, so this is a test comment, but I'm sad we don't have the same cosmetics you do, or i'd run out and buy that same lipstick! lol!

Sass E-mum said...

Hey - I like your hair cut. You look great.

As for the lipstick - both work. It's nice to know that wearing make up isn't a waste of time or cash. But every woman should feel happy to go out without it.

Your skin tone is very good. I wouldn't want to mess that up with too much 'colour'.

Dee said...

I wear makeup only on my lips and I think you look great with your gloss so go for it.

SaraLynn said...

Love the lip gloss...but beware if you take advice like that, you will get more in return...trust me, I know.
Do what makes YOU smile

Love your hair!

ZDub said...

I love your blog! The background is cracking me up.

My MIL always tells me "You were pretty with your hair long..."

Uh, thanks?

I only wear lipgloss when I'm at work, otherwise I feel that it's a waste. My toddler really has no opinion.

Eva Gallant said...

The lip color definitely suits you!

Parent Club said...

Me thinks: lipgloss when you go out

au natural: when you're home doing the house thing.

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

I think both are great - You picked a great color though!