In my everyday life, I wear no make up. I have already done one self titled, Simply Me, photoshoot with Scott Indermaur and that is why I have been interested in participating in this No Makeup Series Project.
I feel clean and fresh and comfortable in my own skin. I feel it's important as a role model to let my daughters know" it's ok to be seen sans makeup" to be "naked", natural beauties as opposed to what they see portrayed in the media. I feel as women we have a responsibility to the younger women and future generations to disregard the "need to appear flawless".
When I do choose to use makeup and skincare, I look towards an organic chemical free line, pure/natural plant based products free of artificial fragrances, preservatives, dyes and fillers. I look for skin products that offer 30 SPF broad spectrum coverage. I adore the current BB creams or tinted primer.
The reason for the SPF: I have had two Mohs surgeries for basal cell carcinoma (on my nose and on my forehead). I prefer the lightest of creams for signs of aging, fine lines, brightening, sunspots and covering redness.
I do love playing with colors and using makeup to enhance my features. I do prefer to do my own makeup for photography. There are often occasions when I know i am going to be on stage or in lighting that require a more polished look. When necessary to be on camera for film or for a certain required look ; Makeup can be fun! I do like to get glamorous for special events & celebrations. I just prefer to be ME makeup free.