Welcome to Put on a Little Makeup! My name is Lisa and I’m an L.A. native that’s currently based in Silicon Valley.
Just because there’s the word “makeup” in this site, well, I’d be remiss to say that this site isn’t just about makeup. Maybe it’s also about transformations, inside and out. I believe that some transformations result in one being the best version of themselves and no one else.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve constantly admired anyone who was slightly different. Self-expression is key, no matter how late of a bloomer one might be.
Style is a lifelong journey and in the immortal words of Oscar Wilde: “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
Besides differentiating between fashion and style, I like fast motorcycles, glamour and artifice in all its forms, and technology. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. I love to learn new things, improve upon already existing processes and then I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with other people.
Maybe I do have a slightly unhealthy obsession with Pinterest as I’m going on 8,000 pins with nearly 1,400 followers. Hey, all that insomnia has payed off!
Something else I can tell you is I lost the manual when the road that I was on took several sharp turns. So now I’m here, finding things out again.
My humble existence in the 70′s and 80’s was in Hollywood, CA. When I was 7 or 8, I first gazed upon Adam Ant and Boy George. “Put on a little makeup” is a lyric from the Adam Ant song Goody Two Shoes.
Other influences include Dale Bozzio, Terri Nunn, Debbie Harry, Divine, Isabella Blow, RuPaul, the Marchesa Luisa Casati, and Daphne Guinness.
This is a before and after and if I can do it, so can you? It is hair and makeup at the end of the day, which means that one can wash it off or dye it if you need a change or want to start over with a clean slate.
Near my elementary school, there was a woman that used to live at the corner of Detroit and Clinton. Her name is Susan Strauss aka “The Lava Lady” and this woman heavily influenced me.
I still think of her fondly after all of these years. Most kids were afraid of her and her stark and dramatic house, but I mainly remember her blush, platforms, and her big and friendly smile.
Beauty is so much more than what you look like. I still can’t believe that I’ll be 40 next year. It’s time to celebrate and honor those in their 30′s and beyond that don’t conform to society’s standards of aging. Life isn’t over when you turn 25, contrary to what our seemingly youth obsessed society preaches.
It’s hard because many articles addressed to “older women” include “how not to look old” lists that do little more than try and make you seem uncool at best and feel bad about yourself at worst. This sucks.
Beauty can be an emotion and an expression, yet it originates from within. Two of my favorite quotes are from the late Kevyn Aucoin, one of my favorite makeup icons.
“Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.” PREACH.
“Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do your hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction.”
I’ve also experienced a lot of trials and tribulations as the parent of a toddler daughter. She’s a hoot and I’ll talk about her sometimes, although I’m reluctant to call this a “mom” blog in any capacity because those truly scare me. Even though there are major developmental milestones in life, every parenting situation is truly unique and I do my best not to judge.
Your comrade in beauty and beyond,
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