4 Makeup Tips That’ll Empower You

4 Makeup Tips That’ll Empower You

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.

 

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9 Comments

  1. January 24, 2017 / 10:16 am

    This is something I’ve struggled with for ages. As I always felt like I couldn’t do what I wanted because people often stared and made comments. It makes me extremely self conscious but I’m slowly getting through it. Especially trying bold lipstick colours and breaking out of this feeling like I can’t express myself. I just wish I’d done it much sooner. You go girl!

  2. January 25, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I struggled with this growing up because I spent my formative years watching my mother spend 2 hours every morning “putting on her face” before she’d venture outside the house, combine that with childhood ballet, gymnastics, and performing arts school (makeup was always a chore). I think it made me resent makeup a little BUT over the years I’ve realised how much fun it actually is and I’m enjoying it now :-). Completely agree with the highlighter part there is never too much! -Aj xx

  3. January 25, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Yay, glad you’re having more fun with makeup nowadays. Forgetting about what other people think is a great tip in terms of self-expression but sadly it’s the hardest one for me! I have some fabulous lipsticks that I hardly ever wear cos I’m scared people will stare…but the few times I have worn them out I’ve gotten compliments instead! It’s just about getting over that initial fear of being judged…when deep down I know I don’t give a shit what people think anyway! xx

  4. January 29, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Aw I love this post! I wish I was better at applying make up, it always looks terrible on me. Foundation looks patchy, eyeliner smudges… ya know, make up woes. Maybe I should make some time to practise!

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    January 30, 2017 / 4:30 am

    These are some really great tips! I totally agree with trying new shades, last year I tried my first ever nude lipstick and fell in love with after always believing nude shades wouldn’t suit me x

  6. February 10, 2017 / 5:57 am

    I LOVE everything about this. ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  7. February 12, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I agree, I’m so sick of seeing people say there is only one way to do make-up and this isn’t right or that needed more blending etc. I love make-up but I’m definitely no pro so goodness knows what they’d think if I started sharing close-ups! I’m happy though so who cares? I’ve been looking at brown lipsticks recently but I’ve never tried anything other than a burnt terrocota colour, I’m so pale I usually suit pinker shades but I might buy a cheap MUA one and give it a go. Your make-up is always lovely. I rush mine most of the time but that’s just life with a toddler! X

  8. February 20, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I absolutely love this post! Makeup really should be something that brings us together, not something to judge other people by. It’s so frustrating, especially when it takes like 2 seconds to say “nice lipstick!” to a random stranger or a coworker.
    As for highlighter, YAS GIRL I AM ALL ABOUT THAT SHIT. I can highlight all day, I want to blind people with it!

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