The few times I have had my makeup done by a makeup artist, I have felt incredibly confident. I have great respect for the artistry. However, I go about most of my days with very little makeup. For most work days my routine involves moisturizing, a dab of foundation, eyeliner, blush, and lip balm. To give credit where credit is due, half of the makeup products I own are things my mother buys for me or I ‘borrow’ from her when I need it. My mother’s signature look is a bright red lipstick paired with striking mascara. And, here is her daughter who owns a single lipstick at a time.
At this point in my journey, I am happy to confidently walk the world with a bare face—with moisturizer, of course! Whenever I feel like wearing makeup, I embrace my desire. The beauty of makeup is to enjoy it when your soul feels like it, not when others want you to.
Glennys E. Sanchez
President, Bread and Roses Heritage Committee