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Abby’s Wind Down Wednesday Tip #3 | Makeup

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ABBY’S CORNER | FALL MAKEUP TIPS

L-A-D-I-E-S!!!

It’s Abby, and today we are talking about the game of make-up! Bring on the color! Where are all my BOLD statement girls? Do you love the lift of mascara to those lashes?!? I sure do! It makes me feel like I have butterfly flutter eyelashes that are fun and flirty!

No matter your style, make-up does not need to be scary. I say this, as a blind woman because this used to send me freaked out and up-side-down! How do I apply? How do I know if this is lip or eyeliner? Wait, what? Did I put on the darker color all over my eyelids or the base color?

We are going to not only shout out the Fall trends but put you at ease to experiment and find your BOLD statement. We ALL have one. This is what I want to really drive home to you! You are BOLD and how you rock your own individual power is all you! It is what makes you unique and fun!

Check out this link to see the top 20 trends for the Fall: 20 Fall Makeup Trends That Will Make You Feel Like a Straight-Up Icon. I LOVE the range of NEON to bronze, the mix of ’80s and ’90s and so much more!!

Much like we saw from the Pantone color report from last week, we see the bronzes, pops of red, gold, blue, plum, and green!! What I want to highlight here is you can give a dramatic look that is confident and calms your fears of application.

What I do for a “run out the door look”:

  • I love the all-in-one powders for my base. It is a powder that sets and acts like a foundation, concealer, and powder finish in an easy compact. Also, here’s a shout out to foundations that have color-matching technology! If powder is not your thing and you need a liquid, for those of you that want to add a bit more moisture to your face, you can finish it off with loose translucent powder! Tip: translucent powder is awesome! It has flecks that pick-up the lighting to give a radiant glow!
  • I swipe my cheeks with a bronzer, making sure I take the brush from the top of my cheekbone, stopping at the apple of my cheek. This contours and creates depth to the cheekbone. Added bonus, it brings attention to your eyes!
  • For my shadow, I am, to quote Megan Trainer, “All about that base!” For my skin tone, I use a neutral cream eyeshade all over my entire eye, let it set, and then use a darker color like a rich plum, gold, green, to make my eye pop and give a smoking effect!! This is easy to achieve with a sideways  “V” motion.
  • Then, I swipe on mascara to get my butterfly lashes rocking.
  • Here is the added touch…lipstick! I love my bold lips! Lipliner is your friend! And the swipe of my favorite color and add a touch of lip gloss in the middle of my bottom lip to give a pouty look!

My friend Melody has agreed to show up in the Bold Blind Beauty Facebook group this weekend to address make-up fears no matter the level of comfort you are at right now! Btw, if you haven’t already joined our group ALL are welcome!

Keeping it real, keeping it natural, keeping it lovely one cane tap at a time! ~Abby

#WindDownWednesday, #HumpDay

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You’re As Beautiful As You Feel

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You’re As Beautiful As You Feel

“As a woman, there is no better feeling than when hair, makeup, and outfit all come together to create a beautifully cohesive look. As a woman who can no longer see, the feelings are identical. Lack of eyesight does not and should not prevent anyone from feeling and looking their absolute best.” 

~Bold Blind Beauty

Looking Your Best When You Are Visually Impaired

I wrote the above in a post titled Unapologetically Appreciating Unique Beauty. In the article, I talk about the issue around the inaccurate belief that people who cannot see, do not care about their appearance. So when Zoe Chen directed me to an article written by Cheryl Wilcox, Looking Your Best When You Are Visually Impaired, I was thrilled at the opportunity to share Cheryl’s makeup tips for people who are blind or have low vision.

At the end of the article are some cool makeup and skincare resources for people who are blind or have low vision. One example, Dot Skin Care, is an organic skincare line that uses a numerical system in order of application. The attractive packaging is squarish to prevent rolling if a product should accidentally be dropped.

While we still have a way to go to full inclusivity especially in the fashion and beauty industries, slowly some companies are coming around. When you have a moment be sure to check out Looking Your Best When You Are Visually Impaired.

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A white Calla Lily against a blurred background. The image includes a Carl Jung quote. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

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Have a great week!