Something that I missed out on as a young girl was learning about makeup from my mother. My mother believed that spending a lot of time on your outward appearance was a waste. Keeping it simple, I'm pretty sure she never wore more than blue eyeliner and mascara.
I understand to a degree what she was trying to instill in my sisters and I, but I think she took things to an extreme where there could have been a more balanced approach. I really didn't know or understand how to apply makeup until my 20's. I definitely wore makeup in high school, but I had no idea what I was doing, and looking back, I know I had it all wrong.
Now in fresh into my 30's I'm a bit obsessed with makeup! I love playing with it. I love creating fun looks and experimenting with the products. I don't feel like I necessarily need to hide behind makeup - but I do feel more confident, and more motivated when I wear it. I've been considering getting certified in makeup artistry because I enjoy doing it so much!
One of my best friends here in New York, Sara, came over this week and I asked her if she'd be willing to let me do her makeup. I wanted to see what it would be like to create a look on someone else. She was so willing and laid back about it, something I just love about her personality.
Sara is beautiful without a touch of makeup on and she is beautiful with bold makeup on. This is worth thinking about. When I see Sara, I don't notice her makeup or lack of it. I see her smile, hear her laughter and enjoy her warm personality. Perhaps beauty is a reflection of the soul?
I really love the way this bold look turned out on her. She doesn't venture into bold looks very often, so I was really concerned about what she thought of it. She left with makeup still on, so I have to believe she was willing to rock it, at least for the evening! I enjoyed doing her makeup. I love using my creative side in any capacity and I think that there is a possibility of me doing more makeovers in the future.
What is your view of makeup? Is it a waste of time or is it a confidence booster?