Melissa Lewis is sharing her success story

I have never been a big makeup person. In high school I wore nothing and barely anything in college and grad school. When I started working I wore the basics and when I say basics, I mean just eyeliner and mascara. I would step out with lipstick when I went out- woohoo! I then became a wife and mother of 2. With a full life of working and caring for my family, my focus on myself was minimal. Being young, I had youth on my side. 

Now I find myself in a new phase of life. I am in my mid-50’s, a widow with one child in college and another one there soon. Being in between jobs, I have a lot of time on my hands. It’s the first chance in a long time that I have had time to focus on me and who I want to be. I’m able to make it all about me now and I’m spending time doing just that. I’m getting in shape, eating right and trying to be healthy. With that, I needed a change – new clothes, some new makeup and a whole new attitude. I want to look and feel great, and I think at this point, I needed more than my old item list. That’s when I found Beauty For Real and I love these products.

I met Leslie, founder of Beauty For Real and a seasoned makeup artist with a history of working with thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds, at a makeup event with a group of girlfriends. I was drawn to the concept of looking better in minutes with an easy application and lasting effect- just what I needed! I purchased several products with amazing success- each product easily makes me look like a better version of myself in minutes. 

Here are a couple of my favorite products-  

MVP Tinted Moisturizer and Concealer is a hero!  First of all, I love the fact that the package has 2 products! Great value and easier to deal with. I flip the cap on the top of the tube and the concealer is right there in a pot so I can use my finger to place it. I prefer it to a liquid concealer – much easier for me to apply the right amount and get it right where I want it. The tinted moisturizer is awesome- with SPF and enough tint to even out my skin tone. Three products in one! I LOVE the way it feels. I am usually not a fan of most products with SPF because I can feel them – weird, I know!  MVP feels moisturizing and goes on so smoothly, I don’t feel like I am wearing anything, but my skin is protected and looks so much more even and healthy.

I’ve never really worn lip liner as it seemed to be too much trouble and I didn’t want that horrible overlined, blown up lip look. You know the look I’m talking about! As I’ve said, I barely wore any lip color at all, but I knew I’d benefit from enhancing my lips a bit so I wanted to try something subtle to start. The Neutral Light D-Fine liner is light enough that it defines my dissolving lip line (Another bonus to aging!) without looking overdone. Then I top it with Lip Gloss in the color Turned On - the color is like my lips, just a bit better. I love the applicator with the mirror and light, which come in very handy and the gloss feels great, not sticky, just smooth and light. This combo has become my go to- my lips look and feel great and the universal color goes with everything I wear and everywhere I go. Easy!

This experience of experimenting with new makeup has been really fun, I feel like it’s helping me achieve my goal of going into the world as the best version of myself with a beautiful finishing touch.

October 12, 2023 — leslie munsell

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