The makeup industry intimidates me. I can’t keep up with the most popular brand or hottest trend. Every time I turn on the television, drive on the highway, browse through a magazine or even sign on Facebook, ad after of ad of gorgeous airbrushed women take over selling you lipstick that can plump up your lips or mascara to make your eyelashes longer. You can’t escape it. So many women feed into the advertisements, hoping they can replicate the image being sold by the makeup industry. It is just too much for me. I don’t have the patience or money for it. I do find makeup artists very talented and respect their craft. I guess I am just too simple.
When I do wear makeup, I go for a very natural look. I don’t feel comfortable with a lot of makeup on my skin. I wear it to accentuate my eyes or have a pop of color on my lips. Makeup doesn’t define my beauty. I feel beautiful with or without it. As I get older, I am learning to embrace the flaws on skin such as the blemishes from my teenage years and dark circles under my eyes from aging. Foundation and corrective concealer can hide it, but won’t magically make the flaws on my skin disappear. The best makeup in my opinion is a good night of sleep, a good skin regimen, lots of water, and a healthy diet. Embrace your natural beauty.