As I peered at myself in the mirror this morning, wondering if I could get away with not doing my hair, I had a flashback of spending 40 minutes blowdrying my then-waistlength wavy hair dead straight EVERY MORNING. It got me thinking about just how low maintenance I've become.
Granted, my hair is now less than 5cm long all over, but I've also downsized in the cosmetics department. This is a photo of my beauty essentials...I rarely use more than this and sometimes use less. It's destination-based.
For example, if I'm doing a school drop-off, all I'll use is a touch of Benefit's benetint on my cheeks and lips and a dash of Napoleon Perdis Long Black mascara. Maybe some Aveda Control Paste if I can't get away with just running my fingers through my mop.
If I'm going out to lunch or Mums' Group, then the Napoleon Minimal Makeup gets a run, along with some grey kohl eyeliner which is so old I can't even read the brand name anymore. It gets the obligatory smudge with the eyeliner brush. If I remember, I might even give myself a spritz of Coco Madamoiselle.
If I'm going somewhere really fancy, the Napoleon Lip Lacquer may come out to play, but I can never be bothered to reapply. Sometimes I'll blend on some eyeshadow, too.
So, have I let myself go or just become more comfortable with who I am? I'd like to think it's the latter.
What's your beauty priority? Speed or style?