As I get older I have fallen into the routine of wearing a minimal amount of makeup. Basically my makeup routine consists of applying a primer, foundation, concealer if needed, loose powder, a hint of liner, and mascara. If I am getting fancy I might add a bit of blush and lip color. If it is a super special occasion I might even bring out the eye shadow. Generally speaking though I like to keep it simple. As I get older and look in the mirror I see the passing of time, a hint of a wrinkle, and a bit of world weariness. I have grown fond of the image staring back at me and decided to let my beauty shine through. Don't get me wrong I can get excited about the latest must-have beauty product or a new tantalizing shade of makeup, but it is a nice change of pace not to be hidden behind so many layers of war paint. That's why I loved the image of the model I used in today's beauty set. She looks like she is glowing from within and her makeup celebrates her beautiful features without overpowering or altering her appearance. With so much contouring and heavy makeup that is so popular nowadays I am sometimes shocked when I see a person without their made up face because they end up looking like a totally different person. I wonder if we have become so obsessed with the ideal beauty standard that we no longer can appreciate what makes us special and unique.