Is makeup a disguise?

Ok ladies, ever feel like you’re painting a portrait?

We wake up, we put on a “face” and we “face” the world. But is it necessary? What’s the point?

My reasons for caring enough to try a little:

  • No one needs makeup, but sometimes we want it
  • It can give a boost of confidence from the outside – in
  • It allows us to be playful or bold
  • It provides a way of making our appearance a bit more put-together. And as much as we say appearance shouldn’t matter – it does when it comes to certain situations
  • It allows an occasion become a little more dressed up

My regimen:

  • Facewash
  • Eye and face cream
  • Foundation with a brush
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow (sometimes); usually a dusting of bronzer
  • Concealer under the eye
  • Blush
  • Bronzer to blend
  • Mascara
  • Topped with a setting spray

Sounds overwhelming right? Actually I have it down to a science, and it only take me about 5 minutes on average.

Do I do it everyday? Most of the time when I am going to work and/or going out with friends. I don’t bother when I’m home or going to the gym. Sometimes if I don’t want much, I just throw on a little concealer and bronzer. It gives a hint of glow, without feeling like a look like a zombie who just woke up.

Makeup may not be necessary. But it’s not a disguise either. It’s a way to provide comfort, confidence, and an update to our look for the day. Nothing to be ashamed of. Walk proud ladies.


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