Hello beauties, I hope you’re all having a good week so far. On this post, I thought we’d have a little chat about makeup, including what it represents for some of us and also some of the misconceptions…
What brought this on was an article I was reading about makeup the other day and some of the comments I saw from people. Especially one of the comments struck a chord with me which read: “insecure women need makeup, otherwise why would they slap on all that paint just to feel beautiful”.
Personally speaking, makeup for me has always been an art form. Since I was a little girl, I would sit by my mother and watch her transform herself before my eyes and it was all so fascinating to me. As years went on and my passion only grew more, makeup became a gift for me to help women recognise and appreciate the beauty they already have.
Going back to the comment I read, I know there are many people who consider makeup to be something for women to feel beautiful or validated. Although I respect everyone’s opinions, I disagree. Women who have an interest in makeup – and I think majority of us have a soft spot for it, know that makeup is not there to change how we look or who we are, but more so to add to our already existing beauty. It’s human nature to do things for ourselves to boost how we feel and add to our experiences so makeup is no different. If it helps you in a positive way, then go for it.
That said, as I tell all my clients and friends…have fun with it. There are no rules in makeup, it’s about what you feel comfortable with. Put aside all your reservations and don’t be afraid to experiment. Try that look you never thought you could pull off, attempt the intricate eyeliner style that’s been scaring you, wear the bold lipstick and most importantly: make mistakes. If it doesn’t work out, you can just wash it off and start again.
At the end of the day…it’s only makeup.