Makeup is an often overlooked aspect when planning and shopping for your missionary clothing and supplies. Today I am talking makeup and why that is important. Missionaries shop for the right clothing but they also need to be concerned with their personal grooming tools that they will need to take. The following comes right from www.missionary.lds.org. “Makeup should be natural and conservative in style and color… You should strive to look your best, especially at zone conferences, in Sunday meetings, at visitors’ centers and historic sites, at baptisms, and when working with local leaders.” Here’s a great quote from Elder Holland,
“We have always been invited to present our best selves. … We should be recognizable in appearance as well as in behavior that we truly are disciples of Christ.”
When considering what grooming supplies to take let me share some problems that I ran into on my mission that you might also face.
Tight living quarters. You may or may not have a proper bathroom let alone a counter top to place all of your beauty essentials/needs. You may find yourself standing or kneeling or in tight spaces with poor lighting and a tiny mirror.
Time. Unless you want to wake up super early to get your beauty on, you need to simplify your routine. You have a time to be up in the morning and a time to be out the door and a lot of stuff that needs to happen in the middle. Breakfast, exercise, personal and companion study and language study, if that applies to you as well as showering and getting ready for the day. You will learn to be quick and efficient and if not, then you will be sleep deprived from waking up early.
I am going to teach you how to modernize your makeup using Maskcara IIID foundation.
You may or not have heard of this but it will save you. Hands down if this product would have been available when I was a missionary I would have used it.
This makeup is a cream based product. It is different from liquids and powder makeup in that it forms a second skin. It moves with your face. It is light weight, gives plenty of coverage and can have multiple uses. Missionaries already have a glow but this makeup really enhances your features and creates this amazing light and radiance to your face. Your face is not meant to be one dimensional. That is what often happens when you apply one color of liquid foundation or powder to your face. It flattens you out and does not highlight your features. Our faces are three dimensional. Light and shadows on our face are normal.
Look at the picture of the HAC pac at the beginning of this post. It has a light color that I use to highlight certain spots of my face. Next there is a contour that I use to contour certain areas of my face. Then there is a blush for some color and an illuminator to give on some radiance on certain parts of my face. You have a brush to apply it with and a sponge to blend it all together. That my friends is all you need for your face and you can do it all in 3-5 minutes. Add some mascara and you are good to go. Also, because the product is cream based you can use it on your lips and eyes although there are eye shadows available.
This will save you! It will give you the natural look that is recommended for missionaries. It will save you time in the mornings. It will save you space in your apartment and your luggage. Because everything is so compact, you can take it with you to meetings that you may be traveling to attend and still be able to freshen up after your long commute that some of you will have.
The other great thing is all of the colors come in a magnetic tin so that fit nice and tight in the compact. When you are running low on a color then contact your family back home. They can login under your name and have the new color shipped to you. So easy!
Here is one thing that I will offer to you future missionaries because I love missionaries! If you are local to me (Northern Utah) then I am happy to meet with you and do a free color match to find out what colors look good on you. If you are not local to me then send me some photos and I can distance match you or I can try to find another individual to color match you and then I can process your order with that information. If you purchase a HAC pac I will gift you a second blush or highlight of your choice.
Take it from me. This product is so great and I only wish it would have been available when I was a missionary. I had some really small bathrooms and large distances to cover when traveling to meetings. I had all four seasons of weather and some areas were dry while the coast was humid. The ease of the product and how compact it is would have been a game changer for me as a missionary to keep me looking my best.
If you would like to check out my website please go to www.maskcarabeauty.com/janeylou
I am going to link some videos down below of the creator of Maskcara, Cara showing how easy the product is.