I want to get into something more personal today.
I have noticed that sometimes when people ask me about makeup or talk to me about makeup, I feel almost ashamed to say that I love makeup. I'm honestly not sure why, but I want to talk to you today about why it's okay to love makeup.
I started watching makeup tutorials on YouTube a few years ago and I was so inspired. I started buying different kinds of makeup and testing out techniques I had never tried before.
It was love at first sight.. ;)
I began to make it a daily habit to watch at least one YouTube video a day, because I was becoming quite addicted. The makeup community is so fun and exciting. I love being unique and testing out new methods and products. I also have loved dedicating a blog to beauty. I have met so many amazing people through here, Instagram, and Twitter who share the same love of makeup. People have been so supportive. I have been able to really connect with people who share this similar interest, and they're incredible. I love seeing other people's work and sharing tips and tricks. Thank you all!
Back on the subject here.. I have found that I can be embarrassed to talk about the fact that I love makeup with some people.
Ladies and gentlemen, you should not be ashamed to express your love of makeup.
I don't wear it because I am covering up what I think is ugly, I don't wear it because I want to impress boys or friends, I wear makeup for ME. I feel perfectly comfortable with myself and my inner beauty that I don't need to use makeup as a way of making myself more secure. I still feel fine not wearing any makeup, I just prefer to. I still love the person that I am when the makeup comes off.
I wear makeup because it gives me more confidence and allows me to express myself. It makes me feel good on the inside and on the outside.
I do not think there is anything wrong with wearing no makeup or minimal makeup. I won't judge you because you don't love makeup or because you don't wear makeup. I won't judge you if you want to wear full face glam to the pool or on a daily basis. YOU DO YOU.
I don't want to feel ashamed anymore to say that I love makeup. I don't want to feel embarrassed for wearing false lashes everywhere I go. I don't want to feel embarrassed when I want to rock a teal eyeshadow or graphic winged liner on a typical day. I don't want to feel embarrassed for contouring my face or highlighting so the gods above can see that glow.
There is nothing wrong with loving makeup. Cake that shi* on if you want, or don't wear any, it's YOUR choice.
I find makeup to be fun and exciting. I try a new look every single day. Some days I don't wear any makeup and some days I wear just a little. I feel it's a way to express myself. I love feeling glam and unique. I shouldn't have to feel ashamed to say that what I like to do in my spare time is play around with different makeup looks. It's a great way to distract myself from problems or stress.
I'm not trying to be the girl with the most makeup or the best makeup, I just want to have fun with it. It doesn't matter whether it's drugstore or high end. It doesn't matter if I spend $100 or $1.00 it's all great.
In my mind, makeup is an art form. It takes a lot of practice and patience. Us ladies have a special talent because you can be sure that it is not easy to apply makeup. It's all about symmetry and angles, contouring and sculpting. It's about figuring out what's right for your skin type, skin tone, eye shape, hair color, eye color, eye shape, etc. It's no question as to why they are called "makeup artists."
This brings up another point: Just because you went to school for makeup doesn't necessarily make you "better" than those who have taught themselves. Plenty of the YouTubers I watch are self taught and their work is just as amazing as anyone who went to school for makeup. Don't be ashamed to call yourself a "self-taught" makeup artist. It doesn't make you any less than a makeup artist.