I've always associated make-up with glamour, beauty, self-image and my relationship with make-up has evolved over the years as my sense of self has also evolved. When I was younger and not allowed to wear it, make-up was a form of rebellion. I was Vanessa Huxtable, sneaking the make-up on during school hours and washing it off before my mother got home because I wanted to be like the other girls. I, too, was caught in the act.
When I was a young single mother, I didn't think I deserved to be glamorous, didn't think I was beautiful - plus WHEN did I have time to go out on the town. But now that I'm older and have learned to love every last curve of mine, make-up is an accessory I choose to put on. If I feel like glam’n it up, then I glam up what's already beautiful!
I grew up watching my mom apply her makeup and she swore by Merle Norman – I thought my mom was the most beautiful woman and I loved how she enjoyed the magic of makeup and how it made her look and feel.
As a teenager and young adult I would never leave the house without makeup but as I have matured into my 40’s I have embraced a more natural beachy feel and look and l and am not as self conscious leaving the house without a full face on but always remember to have a lip gloss or mascara handy!
Embracing a no makeup look is definitely a challenge and learning to love our no makeup selves is a work in progress :)
I love makeup ! I don’t like my face so when I wear makeup it is like a shield for me. I love foundation and eyeliner. The worst day was when I got pushed in the pool and my foundation and eyeliner ran!
I wear makeup occasionally, I really like it though. It looks really pretty on me…when I do it correctly! I struggle with the eyeliner! Some advice to the world, don’t try to hide your freckles and you don’t have to wear makeup to feel pretty