The Lettuces: Accepted Anywhere

The Lettuces: Accepted Anywhere

NOTE: This post was originally published on Instagram. I am reposting and backdating it here as part of a historical series in order to preserve these meaningful memories and early motherhood thoughts and experiences in a way that is not tied to any social media platform. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. As we formally shelter in place in NYC, this project brings me happiness and a welcome break from the news. 🖤

On Wednesday mom wears pink.


As a new and first-time mom, I’m definitely not doing full makeup or really much makeup at all. Tinted moisturizer and lipgloss is a total look these days. But when I do find some me-time and I know my makeup won’t end up on my baby’s clothes or in his mouth, I find the process therapeutic as well as a creative outlet that I miss. Even when the look is simple.

And whenever I forgo a neutral palette to add color, I see my son is intrigued. (What is mommy doing?!)


As the mother of a boy, I will never tell him makeup is for girls. Or pink is for girls. Or that he can’t use color or texture or any kind of artistry to express himself. Whatever he likes, I’m about.

Which is why it was so important for me to support @makeupforeverus X @hetrickmartin as they launch their #ACCEPTEDANYWHERE #promotion campaign today, which honors the journey to self-acceptance and will donate up to $39,000 to HMI.

#HetrickMartin is celebrating 39 years of empowering LGBTQ youth and #MakeUpForEver’s New Artist Color Pencil is now available in 39 shades that can be used anywhere on the face allowing for freedom of expression.

For this mama #motd, I used All Over Magenta and No Boundaries Blush for a slightly overdrawn, subtle ombré lip and Whatever Black in the waterline and tearline to enhance my very tired, currently sleepless eyes.

Congrats MUFE & HMI on this collaboration and thank you @irainthevillage for including me!

Originally posted on May 16, 2018

NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos and content are property of Lauren Cosenza Beauty LLC.

Lauren Cosenza consults for top brands, websites, and magazines and serves as a trusted beauty/fashion/mom expert, a brand ambassador, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a creative director, a published editorial contributor and writer, the creator and owner of DIVAlicious®, the creator and owner of BEAUTYfull®, a product junkie and an insatiable beauty and style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan, Shape and Bustle/BDG brands. She currently runs Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce with her husband and baby boy as the Co-Founder + Head of Brand.