GETTING TO KNOW MEGAN O'BRIEN!! AKA MEGSMAKEUP-WHY THE HELL NOT, YOU'RE HERE?
This picture was taken last week by my wonderful male house-keeper. I was really happy and feeeling free and he hopped out with his camera. I had just watered my garden and heard good news and I felt happy in my life. He grabbed his camera phone and shot this photo, it was a perfect summary for the day! No extra make-up, no stylist, no nothing! Just me laughing with my dogs on my deck. What could be better?
My name and hometown: Megan O'Brien, Ashland, MA
My goal is to bring each of my readers this: I want everyone to look beautiful, feel beautiful, learn, and have a community. We're all out there, we all have the capacity to understand. "Yeah, one time I used blonde hair dye and lost all my eye-brows". That is awful! It's not nearly as awful as "I had one of my breasts removed to cancer". Women need a place to talk and share with-out the glare of a dating site. I just write the introductory posts, these amazing ladies fill in their wonderful experiences! I'm a nerd- I like to talk about boob hairs, vagina stink and the perfect lipgloss. We're all a work in progress, right?
My start in life was to do this: I was a model that turned event producer. I knew how to make a beautiful party and many celebs employed me to make them fabulous!
But the path I took towards cosmetics was driven by this: I could not get an honest make-up answer. If I got a cosmetic review I knew nothing about the person reviewing it! I wanted to create a community where your questions could find answers~!
I want all women to know this about themselves: We are not all June Cleaver. We're allowed to mess up sometimes. Looking like a fool is human. Stop beating yourself up over it. Express yourself! We're not suppose to be fit in a box. Imperfection is what makes us real. Enjoy your follies and tribulatons! Love everything that makes you you.
My goal is to bring each of my readers this: You're not alone. This is a safe place to come to. We've all been there at some point. Reviewing lipstick is cathartic, but if there is something really bothering you, you have a place to vent. I love that we never judge anyone here.
I believe in all of my posts but if I could urge each women to try just one I would choose:
TheBalm Concealer (timebalm)
Cat Cosmetics Silk Purrfection
Urban Decay Eye Pencils
Smashbox "Socialite" Lipstick
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
DuWop Creme Blush "Yoga"
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Smashbox Eye Shadow Quad in Ambient
Style influences vary, I would say my style is most like this: Granny Chic! I love vintage St. Johns and Chanel blazers-brought to my tailor to be fitted! I add a gorgeous beaded bra underneath or lacey camisole! I pair it with skinny jeans and heels and go!
I started my site because I couldn’t find this: Let's talk! Let's talk about blush, eye shadow, yeast infections, your pain in the ass mother-in-law! Get it off your natural or boob-job chest! Let's hear it! We are here to hear!
When I see a women make this mistake I cringe: When women are uncomfortable in their own skin. When you are, it shows. You can't be the same girl that was afraid to raise her hand during class. Life is tough, get behind yourself. Speak up. It's so important to learn because nice girls do finish last if they are allowing everyone else to trample on them. You can be kind and be loving-love yourself first please.
My site cares about the way you look like no one elses because of this: Not to be corny, but yes to be corny...I read every word you ladies write. More often then not I am left thinking about what you wrote. I love that we can share and empower and build a comaraderie here. Your time, your efforts, your comments reach out to someone daily and I thank-you so much for that!
Lastly, if I were at a bar I’d order this: In a beautiful fantasy world I'd have bottles and bottles of my favorite Veuve Qlicquot sent over with strawberries in each glass. Yum.
True or False, I’m going to tell you when there is spinach between your teeth: I'm going to tackle you and remove the spinach with my acrylic nail before you have a chance to get back to the table and embarass yourself. I'm crazy like that!
Ladies, don't be afraid, tell me what I could be doing better!! Please!
From within bottles, jars, compacts and tubes.*