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Drinking the Kohl-Aid...?

Have you been drinking the Kohl-Aid? Once the 'cool kids' wore brushed on coal, masterfully applied as eyeliner while contouring brings their cheeks from floor to roof. But is this really cool? There are others that seem to run the 'no-makeup' look and do you agree these girls seem to have a look and air of chic, timeless and unarguable 'coolness'?

Beauty editors seem to flock in this 'cool' crowd as no-makeup wearers. Models weighed down by foundation-laden faces and Kohl cat-eyeliner contrasts to the beauty editors running around; iPhones in air, as they record every detail of beautification during pre-show chaos, yet many of them wearing not a mill of makeup!

Nonchalant low-buns; natural, plush pouts, sculpted brows sitting perfectly on blemish free-faces. Umm, what!? Why are these women with access to piles of free product deciding to skip the mask? I have a few thoughts...

These women are plucked, massaged and lathered in the latest and luxurious skincare products on the market and with all that, there skin doesn't need any cover-up. When you spend so much time perfecting your skin, why smother it with unnecessary
products?

Modern beauty is "I woke up like this," with visible effort being the ultimate no of all no's! Skin is 'nearly nude'; lips look 'bitten' with tinted lip balm, simple and effortless. If we were to draw a graph and put the 'cool factor' as one measuring unit and 'effort' as the other I think we would find that in fact a bit of effort is required to achieve that effortless look.

Simplifying your makeup application can do wonders for you skin health so stop drinking the Khol-Aid and join the 'cool kids' walking around looking like they have simply rolled out of bed and slipped on Dior.

   

(published 03/12/2014 @ 08:48:00)

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Kristen Elise Laing-Herbert

Kristen Elise Laing-Herbert

Kristen Elise is GM and blog girl. Trying to live her unedited beauty truth - lifestyle, skincare, self-confidence. 

Unearthed. Unedited. Unforgettable.

Her mission as the Creative Director, is to help LaGaia become the 'Unedited Beauty Crusaders' of luxury spa brands. Enter LaGaia Unedited - without fluff marketing, false promises, LUE offers unedited formulations - natural + organic, unedited confidence and an unedited lifestyle to walk on the wild side every day.

"Luxury skincare is as much about character and personality, as elegant natural beauty. Skin that radiates au naturelle, is the most precious adornment any woman could wear. Transparency, no false promises and making studio photography and editing a thing of the past bringing street photography from 'point & capture' - straight to print." ~ Kristen Elise