Today, I will be discussing something that I have always loved – BEAUTY. There is nothing quite like the power of makeup for increasing confidence, helping you to face a difficult day if needed. It can allow you to create a different persona for yourself, quite literally ‘putting a face on’ for the day ahead. You can challenge yourself to experiment with different colours and textures, natural looks v full on sparkle. You can use it to dress you up for an evening out, define different characteristics within your own face, define all of the best bits for performances.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve loved makeup. I had to wear it for dance shows from the age of three (that bright red look and blue eyeshadow look was just something else entirely). I loved it when my mum would let me try out her lipstick if it was a fancy occasion, and when I was older getting my first mascara, eyeshadows, sparkly pink lipglosses. (Feel free to laugh at the photo example below)
Taking it to even now, when I get stupidly excited over a pretty new highlighter, or a high end lipstick. I just love the way that I can completely change up my look by changing one factor in my makeup. (even though I usually just go for a natural everyday look ha.) As someone who regularly struggles with confidence issues, I find that even putting on a quick face of makeup can completely change my outlook on my day, helping me to think more positively and optimistically. I wouldn’t say that I rely on it as I can equally feel just as happy with no makeup on at all, but I genuinely love makeup, I love the process of application as I feel it gives me that time in the morning to prepare myself for the day and just have some quiet time to myself. I love how when I go out with my friends, putting on makeup is just so much fun together and is really just such a bonding experience.
(Photo below is my beautiful best friend Miranda and I when we recently went out.)
Currently I’m just using a BB cream with a liquid highlight, bronzer, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, and mascara, but when the weather gets cooler and I lose my tan ( 😦 ) I tend to wear quite a bit more. I’ll maybe do a full runthrough of the current products in another post I’m using if anyone would be interested in knowing?