My co-MMU addicts have referred to me as the â€œblush queen.â€ Why blush? The Greek Diogenes says, â€œBlushing is the color of virtue.â€ Well, not only of virtue, but of love, happiness, and every single positive feeling I can think of. I best express myself with the rouge of my cheeks. Putting a little pink or peach shade instantly lifts my spirit brightens my day. And really, I just look so pale without it. Teehee!
Our next mineral makeup addict who’s sharing her love for mineral makeup? The Blushing Vixen. Blush addicts might relate! Hope you enjoy her story
Just like every other girl out there, I am constantly in search of my Prince Charming. Oh, no, wait. I forgot this was supposed to be a review of Mineral Make-Up or MMU. =p
What I meant to say was, I am constantly in search of make-up that would give me the “no make-up” look. As ironic as that sounds, wouldn’t it be great to still look natural as if you didn’t have layers of make-up on? I’ve had my share of beauty blunders, from looking as pale as a ghost to having ruddy cheeks as if I had been slapped many times over. I am no make-up expert. In fact, I’m still a newbie to date. And the journey of finding my Holy Grail is getting as frustrating as that of getting myself a boyfriend. LOL
One day as I was browsing through the Let’s Primp and Prettify! forum in GIRLTalk, one thread caught my attention. It was actually the MMU thread, part 2. And the curious cat that I am, I lurked the thread and started to read the testimonies of girls whose lives have changed because of pots, brushes and loose minerals. To further satisfy my curiosity, I checked the first MMU thread which spawned 99 pages. Those ninety-nine pages that I (painfully) read in a few days.
Once I mustered enough courage to ask, I PMed Sophie in her Beauty and Minerals site in Multiply. Her enthusiastic and giddy replies was contagious, more than enough convinced me I was doing the right thing. =)
The Newbie face set and the brush set arrived a week after we exchanged PMs. Though I just got home and had make-up on at that time, I took it off and did my very first Monave application. It was one hell of a struggle.
My first application was so-so. During my first week on MMU, I would clean my face and apply make-up again. I swear I re-did my make-up once I got home or even on days when I didn’t go out. My sister even found it weird that I was wearing make-up though I wans’t going anywhere. It’s usually the blush that gave me away, since I don’t have naturally rosy cheeks.
And speaking of cheeks, it’s this whole MMU fiasco that spawned my blush addiction. My first two blushes were Winter Mauve and Desert Rose from Monave. I made the mistake of putting on too much product, my cheeks looked like they were sunburned! Haha. Once I perfected approximating just how much blush I needed, I went to inquire about more shades.
On the average, a one-eighth teaspoon sample for Php100 would last me like forever. Then I just realized that I was hoarding blushes, blushes and even more blushes. My latest to boot are sixteen (yes, sixteen! LOL) samples from Cory Cosmetics and three from Bare Escentuals. To date, I think I have like fifty shades from different brands. And I’m not even half-way through any of them. *Wink, wink
My co-MMU addicts have referred to me as the “blush queen.” Why blush? The Greek Diogenes says, “Blushing is the color of virtue.” Well, not only of virtue, but of love, happiness, and every single positive feeling I can think of. I best express myself with the rouge of my cheeks. Putting a little pink or peach shade instantly lifts my spirit brightens my day. And really, I just look so pale without it. Teehee!
In as much as I’d like to abandon the whole prettifying process, I cannot simply live without make-up. So there goes my confession. My dream of having a flawless face minus the geisha-like complexion and “slapped cheeks” is more and more becoming a reality. Many thanks to MMU.
I might not have my Prince Charming right now. But with MMU, it’s a hell lot easier to look as if I’m in love.
- blushing vixen