Things really do come full-circle, and trying out Lauren Hutton’s makeup line reminded me of that! When my baby teeth finally gave way to my “big girl” teeth, and the last quarter had been left under my pillow by the tooth fairy, I had kind of awkward teeth for a little girl– or at least all of my friends told me they were. I can’t tell you how many times I was teased for the space in between my front teeth, and I cried and cried many times! Once, I remember my Mom telling me to stop crying about it and that one day people wouldn’t make fun of my gap, but that I would actually get complimented on it. (I didn’t quite believe that part) She told me I was as beautiful as Lauren Hutton to be exact– and after that I was convinced I might be the only person in my peer group who even knew who Lauren Hutton was in my elementary school besides the faculty. I didn’t know who she was before my Mom had given me my little pep talk, but believe me I made it my business to know after that. Eventually, Madonna came along and made a gap in your teeth look sexy, and I didn’t receive as much ridicule as I did in my younger years.
My Mom was right– eventually the same thing that use to make me cry buckets of tears is the very thing that made my husband’s heart melt when he met me. And every time I see a photo of Lauren Hutton or hear about her in the media, a sense of comfort comes over me. In her 60’s now, Lauren Hutton is an accomplished model and actress, having been the first “big” supermodel face signed to a cosmetics company in the seventies. In recent years, she’s turned her many years of experience from being beautiful in the spotlight into making sure that makeup evolves as she does.
Cosmetic companies do not create makeup for women who have laughed as much as we’ve laughed, cried as much as we’ve cried or seen as much as we’ve seen. The more we experience life the more our face shows our life’s experiences but cosmetic companies do not address our evolution. Most makeup available today is formulated for younger women. The textures are heavy, the colors saturated and they’re filled with shiny particles that act like airport runway lights in every line, wrinkle or pore, saying “Look over here!” — Lauren Hutton
With Lauren’s makeup line geared toward a woman with more of life’s experiences to offer up during a conversation than my own, I really wanted to try her “less is more” approach. In the Lauren Hutton Naturals Face Disc, I found 11 color-coded shades to enhance specific areas on the face and neck for contouring and sculpting.