Makeup Monday: Why I Decided to join Maskcara Beauty

Happy Monday everyone,

This is the first of my Makeup Monday installments. Over the past year, I've made a huge effort to... make an effort. There was never a time where I just let myself go, but messy buns and no make-up was my every day look for a long time.  I simply didn't have the time. Even though I was feeling great about life on the inside, I was looking tired and stressed on the outside. I wasn't feeling super confident and I knew something had to change. I made the decision to be more intentional about the way I looked, and that's when I found Maskcara. I didn't have any intentions of becoming an artist, or being a part of an MLM ever in life, but I really couldn't believe how fun, easy, and PRETTY this stuff is. I had some serious doubts about an all cream make-up system,  I also wasn't super sure about how long the product would last, or if it really would match my incredibly fair skin. Not to mention, the HAC method just seemed too good to be true... there was no way it would be that easy. It just can't be an actually great thing that would meet my needs. When my girlfriend signed up to become an artist, it was like she was reading my mind (Seriously, read the text thread, that sentence actually came out of my mouth). The day she texted me was the day I was going to talk to her about showing me all that is Maskcara. Long story short, all doubts were gone, and I was instantly hooked. I don't know if you've ever had an "I could do this!" moment, but I did. So here we are. Here's what drew me.

1) I like to look good... in 45 minutes or less.
Yep. That includes a full-on shower, blow-dry and curling iron, and full makeup. That means 15 mins for each. For realsies, the number one draw to Maskcara was the packaging. Everything I need is in ONE compact, and then I have two double-ended brushes. No more digging around. More time doing what I need to do (like make coffee!) in the morning! Because part of what I do for work involves me being on a stage with stage lights, I actually have to wear a full face of make up. On a Sunday morning, I'll wear a primer, foundation, concealer, highlighter, blush, full eye make up (usually 2 or 3 colors), liquid eyeliner, and mascara. I use 3 or 4 different brushes and a blending egg thing. IF I can find everything quickly, it will take me about 15 minutes, but digging around my makeup bag can literally double the time it takes for me to put on my makeup. If I'm pressed for time, I end up leaving stuff out. I don't know about you, but even just typing that stresses me out. No thanks... especially on a Sunday, when I have way more important things to think about. The 30 Second HAC isn't a joke... Seriously.... I could cry.

2) When you look good, you feel good.
This is something I believe wholeheartedly.  When I was a teacher, I always encouraged my students to get dressed and look good for finals. When you look good, you feel good, when you feel good, you do good (or well, for you grammar people). When you get ready for your day in the morning, you're preparing your mind and your heart as well. I just function better when I feel like I look good. For me, doing my makeup is good for my soul. It also helps that the make up is awesome. Like I had mentioned earlier I was a little dubious of cream make-up. I had this idea that it might feel sticky and gross on my face, but it really doesn't. You can achieve your desired level of coverage depending on your needs, and it doesn't weirdly settle into fine lines or creases or acne scars (that was a major win for me). I will say this in the name of full honesty- I do need to use a setting powder to reduce shine, but I needed that anyways... It's over 100 every single day in Bakersfield. If you don't have shine... maybe you should see a doctor, or maybe you have and you should give me her number.

3) I meet people I wouldn't otherwise. 

I moved from Napa to Bakersfield (on purpose) to work at Hingepoint.  This is a blessing and a curse in that I immediately have a community and church family, but then the only people I know in my town are the people that go to my church. Maskcara affords me the opportunity to meet like-minded women I probably wouldn't have met otherwise. It is very important to me that I get out of the four walls of my church building and actually engage people. The community of women that I've met thus far has been nothing but supportive, encouraging, and super helpful. One thing that is also a little weird about blogging/social media/fashion & Beauty stuff... I don't have many friends who share this hobby, or interest (And that's okay!). Maskcara has given me a whole new community of people who share this with me and understand that part of my life(which was also a major win for me).

Soooo... In conclusion (5 paragraph essay anyone?),  the reason I'm so excited about this product, is that it saves me time and money, it makes me look/feel like a million dollars, and it helps me make new friends.  Next week, I'm gonna talk more about the MLM part of Maskcara, and what you can expect from me in that regard, how you can get into it, or how you can avoid it (because I'm not a dumb-dumb, and I never ever want you to say "oh no, here she comes"). If you are interested in finding out more click the logo below or click Maskcara in the top left corner for info!
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