Ever since I became a Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone, my cosmetic stash has grown significantly, not in quantity but in quality. Back in the day, I’ve had my share of drugstore makeup, and I do have a few favorites, but most of the time I found myself gravitating more towards brands such as Bobbi Brown and NARS cosmetics.
My style is and always has been simple and more on the classic side. Although, I will admit that I was an active participant in the heavy black-liner-around-the-lip era. Not knocking anyone who prefers that look, but as I’ve gotten older, I have come to realize that it isn’t for me.
I’ve always adored the appearance of natural looking makeup. A few of my favorite looks to emulate were those of the mega-talented Sade, beautiful singer, Whitney Houston (during her brown lipstick phase) and one of my favorite childhood actresses, Molly Ringwald from her Sixteen Candles days.
As a child, I remember watching my grandmother apply her makeup while at her mahogany wooden vanity set. Her approach to beauty was very modest. After moisturizing with a few drops of her pink Oil of Olay lotion, she then applied a light dust of Coty face powder and blended with a red cosmetic sponge. Lastly, she would lightly dot her lips with Estée Lauder lipstick, smack her lips together and then be on her way. It was so simple, yet so effective.
I normally don’t wear a lot of makeup either. For me, it’s a tool used to enhance rather than transform. I’m at a point in my life where I seek simplicity in all things. A quality brand that won’t make me work too hard for what I’m trying to achieve is perfect and is just what LimeLife offers. Not only are the products 50% pigmented and easy to apply, the application lasts throughout the day. Less is needed and more money stays in my bank account. I feel as if the company asked what I needed and wanted in a makeup line, then went back to the lab to create it.
Now, I still use other products. My love for cosmetics won’t allow me to use just one brand. I give everyone a chance. For instance, I always rave about Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. If a thing works, it just works. However, LimeLife is my main squeeze and I’m truly happy with our products.
See below for my absolute favorite picks from our company.
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All the best, always.