Our make-up kit is different. That’s because we don’t use professional models. Our gals are nurses, surf instructors, teachers, moms, business owners, scientists, and everyday athletes. We shoot them doing the sports they love; often with their own boards, bikes, and backpacks. When our “models” arrive at a photo shoot they pull their hair back, slather on the sunscreen and get ready to play.
No big kits full of powders and glosses here. Our “models” are naturally beautiful because they’re outside in their element; taking risks and owning their power. And as for all that Photoshop-funny-business, well, we don’t believe in it, because beauty is more than skin deep. We wear our wrinkles, scars and scraped knees as a badge of honor.
Sunscreen, not foundation. Bandaids, not blush. Hair ties, not hair spray. Chapstick, not lipstick.
I use Boomstick color, a pro-age color stick made with honey and natural color, on my cheeks, forehead, and a touch at the outer corner of my eyelids – just for a bit of natural color. Since I’m in my mid-50’s and have let my hair go naturally coal/silver, even when I’m outside my skin tone has changed as well to a kinda grey-ish color and I feel I need the little extra natural color of boomstick. I also wear vitamin E stick (basically a chapstick) on my lips that I get from the natural foods store. And of course sunscreen under the Boomstick color.
Fishing and golf, so it’s a sun block bonanza – BUFF, good sunglasses, collection of fishing and golf hats, lots of Chapstick w/spf, UV protection arm sleeves and shirts, sun screen with zinc, and sometimes a sun umbrella! Mascara, eyeliner, and more Chapstick!
That really IS a sun block bonanza! You are a model of sun-protection good behavior. We are inspired!