Last year, I definitely got more into wearing makeup. I upgraded my tools, experimented with styles and fell in love with myself a bit. I’ve always had a bit of a weird relationship with make-up and I’m thrilled that this isn’t the case anymore.
Since January sucks, I’ve been trying to make more effort to do things I love. I acquired some new makeup over the holiday period. One of my favourite things to do is to set aside some time and spend hours putting my face on. If you’re looking to get empowered through the medium of makeup, here are some things you can do.
Stop judging other people’s makeup
The amount of snarky comments and shitty tweets I see about other people’s appearances is insane. Beauty, fashion, it’s all selective. You don’t need to be so critical, it’s a waste of energy. Some things might not be your style but do you have to be so mean? You can just keep it to yourself. There is nothing worse than spending ages on your makeup to have somebody put you down. Maybe I’m over-sensitive, but I’m sick of seeing it. After all, women should be building each other up. I’m also very tired of seeing such hateful comments about men wearing makeup too, gender is a social construct y’all.
Glow glow glow
I don’t know what it is about highlighter but that shit makes me feel ready to conquer anything. There is no such thing as too much highlighter, I don’t care what anyone says. It feels like this product come out of nowhere and everyone just adopted it. I’m 100% here for it. When in doubt, smother yourself in highlighter. I’ve recently been getting into different colour highlighters, check out this rainbow one.
Try a new lipstick
I recently tried a colour I have spent my entire life avoiding and it’s completely transformed my makeup game. On Boxing Day, I treated myself to a gift set which included a brown lipstick. I finally tried it the other day and I am love with it. My lipstick collection mostly entails unusual shades of purple and pink. I’m excited to try some more interesting shades this year!
Forget about what other people think
This is kind of a continuation from the first point and this post. Growing up, I wasted so much time caring about what other people thought. Who cares if somebody thinks you’re wearing too much makeup? If you’re happy, rock it.
*This post contains PR samples, but all opinions are my own.