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I’m Blind Why Should I Wear Makeup?

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I’m Blind Why Should I Wear Makeup?

“Mary Kay Consultants give a weekly class for free where you can try the products before you buy anything.” 

~Amy Wilson

Why Makeup?

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I have spent over a year as a Mary Kay Consultant and am often told by my fellow blind community that “I don’t wear makeup and don’t understand why I should.” Well, let me explain from my point of view why makeup. I will break it down into a couple of points.

  • First, makeup is supposed to be fun and playful.
    • Women for years and years have used makeup to be more playful, like wearing a red lipstick for example. Now we have purples, blues, pinks, and so many more colors. Same for eye and cheek colors. Don’t over think it like I used to.
  • Second, makeup is a learning process.
    • You will not become an expert overnight; be patient with yourself. I spent years doing the same thing when it came to what makeup I used.

If you’re not comfortable, take a class or talk with a Mary Kay Consultant; maybe me lol. There are assorted videos and training available online and in-person. Mary Kay Consultants give a weekly class for free where you can try the products before you buy anything. Free training by people who are trained by the best although I’m biased. Lol

The Finishing Touch

My biggest point for “why makeup” is the finishing touch. Just like when you wear jewelry, a hat or other accessory—I know I love my purses—you are finishing your look with makeup.

Recently I was volunteering at an event with other women. The first couple of days I had parents coming up to me thinking I was in charge and I thought it was strange. Then I realized my image spoke for itself. I looked more professional and polished than the women who were running the program. This experience taught me that no matter the situation you are in, your finishing touches are important. As blind women, we may not think it matters but I promise you, it does. The world is looking at you whether you want them to or not.

Just remember transformations and learning don’t happen overnight. Life is a work in progress and any woman on the move knows that. Stay fresh and fabulous Bold Blind Beauties!

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Closeup photo of Amy looking fabulous with her wavy brunette hair framing her face and sunnies on top of her head. She is wearing a blue/black floral dress with a v-neckline.

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Amy is standing with her white cane at the Mary Kay 2018 Seminar. The lighting in the convention center is casting a purplish glow. Amy is wearing a black jacket and skirt with a white blouse. The jacket’s lapels are adorned with red flowers.

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Makeup Basics 101

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Makeup Basics 101

Introduction:

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and my friend, Amy Wilson. Amy is a phenomenal wife and mom whose goal for this year is to become a Mary Kay Director or at least in qualification. What would make this even more special is, we believe she would be the first blind director. Without further ado, here’s Amy!

Starting with the Basics

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Hello, Beauties! My name is Amy Wilson and I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. I am also blind.  Through my business, I’ve learned basics are not taught enough, so here we go.

Any good makeup regiment starts with great skin care. This means using at least a cleanser and a moisturizer morning and night. Using an eye cream can be beneficial if you are a woman of a certain experience. Lol

If you don’t know where to start with this then feel free to reach out to me and I will give you my advice for free. With so many options it’s had to know what to do.

Now for basic makeup…

Foundation

Foundation is tough to match but luckily there are CC Creams (complexion corrector creams). These will blend to match your natural skin tone. I think some of these are also called BB (blemish balm) creams.

You can apply these foundations with your fingers or to make the product last longer use a liquid foundation brush. Cuz who doesn’t want to make makeup last longer lol.

Tip when applying foundation make sure you go past your jawline. You don’t want to look like you are wearing a mask.

Eye Makeup

Cream eyeshadow is a basic eye makeup. You know, something you can apply with your finger so you know where the heck its going. There are all sorts of colors you can use made by a variety of companies.

If you are under 25 you can use shimmer but over that use a matte color.  As we age our eyes are the first thing to show our age so having shimmer will make you look older than you want.  No Bueno.  No good.

Mascara

There are so many different types of mascara its crazy. Start with a basic one. Apply with the brush horizontally not vertically.

Practice, practice, and practice some more. Have some eye makeup remover handy because I guarantee you will mess up. This happens to anyone when they are learning. I could do a blog just on mascara.

Blush

For color on the cheeks, you can take it or leave it. I went years without wearing any because I wasn’t sure what color to wear. Powder or cream blush is a great way to add some color to your face in a simple way.

Now for the kiss…. Lips

Have fun with it. There are so many different colors out there. If you’re not sure where to start, try a red or pink, these colors look great on everyone. Personally, I love my crushed berry red. Again, I could do a blog on just this topic.  Just have fun with it.

Stay fresh and fabulous Bold Blind Beauties.

If you want to connect with me you can find me on Facebook under Amy Wilson or join my group Wilson’s Wildflowers.

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Two brunette beauties, Amy is posing with a friend as a first-time attendee at the 2018 Mary Kay Seminar. Amy’s sunglasses are on top of her head and she has a strand of pearls around her neck.

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Amy is sitting in a mini coop that you can earn as a Mary Kay consultant. Her white cane is hanging out of the driver side window with Amy sitting in the driver seat.

 

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Bodacious Beauty, Acceptance & Self-Esteem

Bodacious Beauty

Bodacious Beauty, Acceptance & Self-Esteem

Loving yourself while working to become the best version of yourself for YOU is key!

A Recent Outing

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I love the humorous banter between my son and I. Here is a recent exchange between him and me on a shopping excursion for exercise apparel. 

Me: Do you know what body shape I am?

Son: (Laughing) Round?

Me: (Exasperated tone) No! I’m a triangle.

Son: (Still laughing) Don’t you mean you’re a cone shape? Like a traffic cone?

Me: **crickets** (Then I begin laughing hysterically)

An Authentic Hot Mess

I’m a hot mess and I know it! According to my medical chart, I’m obese, a fact of which I’ve lived in denial for a few years now.

Do you know how hard it is to take pictures from the right angle to hide present a more pleasing view? No longer a spring chicken it’s almost impossible to suck in an overabundance of a stomach that used to be a waistline.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed the willpower I used to have has given way to “oh, what the heck?” It’s a plan that works very effectively. I eat what I want when I want and it feels so GOOD. That is until I have to look presentable and find to my dismay my clothes don’t fit—surprise.

What I’ve learned is there’s only so much one can consume before it becomes a serious problem. The “head in the sand” approach is no longer working and I have to, I can’t believe I’m gonna say this, exercise and eat right.

My son thought it was hilarious that I was wearing skinny jeans that showed every bump and bulge. His thinking was skinny jeans are for skinny people. But my thinking is skinny jeans are for anyone as long as the fit is right. Obviously, with my increasing poundage mine have not been fitting right for some time, another case of denial. But, and this is huge, I’m going to use that gym membership I secured last year. And, I’m gonna make better choices when it comes to eating (at least I hope so). I just may resort to the “Oh what the heck?” philosophy.

Getting To The Point

The point I’m trying to make is while my image is important to me I try to balance it with humor. We only come this way once and I want to make the most of it by not being too hard on myself. The understanding I will never be pleasing to everyone is freeing and magnificently beneficial to my psyche.

Accepting yourself while working to become the best version of you for YOU is key! What was life-changing for me was realizing that being my best for myself was what mattered most.

Here’s a little perspective: there are over 7 billion people on earth, all are unique and all won’t like everyone.

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This shot is a pose of me with ‘black’ #WhiteCane, taken from the perspective of me looking down at my feet. My cane is to the left of my right foot. I’m wearing white skinny jeans paired with tan ballet flats with a little poofy floret type thing on top.

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Mirror selfie of me wearing a black polo shirt with an embroidered design of Abby, text, and braille.

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Summer’s Glowing Glistening Skin

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Summer’s Glowing Glistening Skin

Summer’s Glowing Glistening Skin sounds almost poetic doesn’t it? A more truthful title might look something like this: Summer’s Slick Slimy Sweaty Skin. Sadly, I don’t think the proposed title would garner any attention.

Steph’s Summer Oily Skin Remedy

Glistening skin is foreign to me. I sweat! And when I say “sweat” I mean buckets. So today I’m going to share my summer skincare routine.

Bold Blind Beauty believes true beauty resides within. Sometimes the way we appear on the outside may not necessarily reflect what’s on the inside. For example, when it’s hot, hazy, and humid I find it difficult to feel beautiful. Toss in a hot flash and it’s a wrap.

It’s hard to feel beautiful when you really feel like a slimy, sticky slug. The past few days have been so sticky and hot the thought of putting on makeup made me nauseous. So what do I do to combat my summer oily skin? A simple 3-step skin care regimen which includes a tinted moisturizer. When the temperature gauge hits 90’s+ any attempt at applying foundation flies quickly out the window.

Recently, I swapped out a couple of my regular skin care products with an oil reducing cleanser and a tinted moisturizer. So when it feels hot enough to fry an egg on my face I cleanse, exfoliate, then use the moisturizer with SPF. After this, I throw some eyeliner, mascara, brows, and lips then I’m good to go.

So when it’s hot as a blast furnace my skincare routine allows my outside to more accurately reflect my inside. Translation: I don’t feel like a walking/talking puddle of mush.

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The image has Paula’s Choice products lined up on mint colored fleece. In the background is a brown standing decorative hammered metal leaf tray.