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Minimal makeup is great for everyday makeup looks.
Minimal makeup is great for everyday makeup looks.

Women are often compared to unrealistic ideals of how women should look. These portrayals are perpetuated by the media's plea for sex to sell products. Bra ads use teenage girls, which precludes women in their 40s and now in their 20s from feeling sexy. The key to feeling sexy is recognizing one's own strengths, feeling confident, and realizing we all have natural beauty - granted some more than others.

There are simple things to learn about ourselves to increase our sex appeals such as facial expressions, gesticulation, and mannerisms. A good way to start is to look in the mirror and practice such gestures. To feel sexier, dress sexier in an age appropriate manner. Another trick is to avoid looking the same daily. For example: if one wears cosmetics daily, what separates her look when she is dressed for a special occasion?

Creating a natural look with minimal makeup is not very time consuming - especially for working women and mothers on the go. A subsequent article will outline an everyday cosmetics routine to achieve natural beauty using MAC Cosmetics.

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  • A taupe shadow was swept across the top lids. Olive was used under the lower lash line. Dark brown was applied to the upper lash line. Lips and cheeks were kept bright mauve.

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