How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? I know I did 🙂 I went to the Malaysia Clothes Buffet and hauled 8 pieces of clothing for only RM60. I would post up pictures, but the lack of a camera prevents me from doing so, but I’ll put it up soon, promise! The camera search continues!
Moving on, the beauty blabber topic for today, inspired by my recent shopping trip at Sephora (isn’t that always my problem?). As usual, I was swatching, browsing and lusting over every single item (especially the Marc Jacobs rack) when I spotted a very pretty girl, but who was wearing wayyyy too much foundation and blush, and my judgy brain went “did she look at a mirror before leaving the house?”
Being a beauty lover and all things related, I can understand the need to wear makeup. I mean, for real, forget diamonds, make up is my best friend. Makeup is magic, truly.
I mean how does it makes sense that a thin black line drawn over your eyes make you feel so much better about yourselves? Or a spot of colour over your lips make you feel all seductive ala Jessica Rabitt?
I bow to thee makeup, Goddess of all things beautiful!
That feel when you step out looking like a million bucks with perfect makeup ❤
But when one goes heavy-handed on the makeup, sometimes one risks looking like Exhibit A here.
I don’t know about most of you, but I prefer looking like me, but just better. You know?
I think every teenage girl who has experimented with makeup has gone through phases of too much glitter, an overdo of pressed powder ; think 80’s makeup, bright blue eye shadows, heavy red lips, orange, streaky foundation with spidery eyelashes. Come on, admit it. But somewhere along your twenties, you figure out the thin line between just enough makeup and too much of it. When it is applied correctly, it can bring out a girl’s best features.
Where that line falls can be tough as it differs from person to person. My makeup goal is to enhance the natural beauty that is already there, not cover it up, but for another girl , it could be to cover up all her flaws? She could be insecure of her acne scars, or maybe she’s worried about her fine lines? We all have those tiny insecurities don’t we?
Mine is that people will notice one of my eyes is bigger than the other. I have to draw different thickness of eyeliners on each eye to balance them out. #truestory Either way, just like anything else in life, there has to be certain limits and boundaries when it comes to applying makeup. When in doubt, ask a true girlfriend what she thinks. She’ll tell you if you’re wearing a foundation that’s too orange or if that eye shadow makes you look like a drag queen
Real girls are imperfect and that’s perfectly all right. No one expects us to look made up and air brushed like Kim.K every moment of the day. Accentuate your best features and let the makeup do the talking for you. Stop hiding behind your makeup and let your natural beauty shine through!
You’re perfect the way you are, acne scars and all. (Did I just do a Bruno Mars? lol)
What do you think? When does makeup cross the line? Let me know what are your two cents on this 🙂
PS: Have a great Monday and glasses raised for Monday blues be gone!