Why Has Beauty Become So Complicated?

I have always loved beauty. I can remember pouring over magazines as a young girl, dreaming about the day I could apply swirls of pink blush, slick on colorful lipstick, and powder-puff my face to perfection. It was a dream.

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As I got older, I managed to buy and wear as much makeup as possible (think Ronald McDonald, here). Some things never change, come see me on Instagram.

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That all changed when I had a daughter of my own and I wanted to teach her about beauty.  I wanted to show her how to accentuate her beauty, show the world how beautiful kindness could be, and dress to leave something to the imagination. I was thinking Audrey Hepburn,  she was thinking Miley Cyrus.

It. Was. Jarring.

So, here I am, on my quest to post pictures of simple, elegant beauty done really right. Regardless of age, I hope you will join me!

With love and lipstick,
That Basic Chic

P.S. These beauties shared some time with me last weekend. Seeing them together reminded me the very foundation of the most basic kind of beauty – being loved.