Hello my beauties and welcome back! Today I wanted to share with you a bit of my makeup journey. I’ve read a few blog posts like this and it seemed like a cool post idea, so I decided to do one too! I’m not going to go all the way back because that would take forever and a day. Suffice it to say that I’ve loved makeup for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until college that I started to wear it on an everyday basis because I was just too lazy in the morning during high school. Even then there were days when I didn’t want to wear makeup and there are still days now when I don’t wear any makeup because I’m not going anywhere. I don’t wear makeup for other people, I wear it because it makes me feel good about myself- it makes me feel pretty.
Two pictures of me wearing barely any makeup. I know you’re supposed to feel happy and pretty in your own skin but I think that makeup can always make you feel even better. The right lip product can work wonders, I’m telling yah. Below are two headshots that were taken my senior year of college. I felt so happy and comfortable with that makeup on, and that is when I really started wearing it on a day to day basis.
At that point, I was doing soft eyeshadows but lots of eyeliner and mascara and false lashes. I still do the latter two but I do more obvious and dramatic eyeshadow looks now. I grew in what I felt comfortable doing and I got bolder in what colors and combos I was going to wear. Up until about two years ago, I didn’t know you weren’t really supposed to use glitters/shimmers/etc in your crease. Now that I know that it makes so much more sense but before that I thought it looked fine. How times change. I never did an outer ‘v’ darker color, and now I can’t live without doing that when I do my eyeshadow. I now have a preference of foundations that I like and the biggest thing? I now wear bronzer! I used to HATE bronzer but that’s mostly because I didn’t know how to wear it. I also learned how to contour and ever since I got my first ‘real’ highlighter I can’t put them down! So much changes when you are growing and learning new makeup tips and techniques. Makeup makes me happy and it makes me feel better in my own skin. I don’t use it as a mask but as a form of self expression and a way to make me feel comfortable and beautiful. What is your relationship with makeup? My aunts got me into makeup, who got YOU into makeup? Below is two pictures taken not three days ago. That way you can see where I’m at now! If you like what you’ve read, please consider subscribing/following that way you won’t miss any more posts. Don’t forget to be bold, be beautiful, and most importantly, be YOU!
Have a great week! XOXO