I have loved makeup for as long as I can possibly remember. Sometime around middle school, my mom let me wear makeup to school and I thought that was the greatest thing in the entire world! I think that every girl goes through their love/hate relationship with makeup. I loved being able to try new things when I was younger.
Then in my teens it was to cover up blemishes and to try and stand out. I learned in my late teens and early 20s that most people really didn’t know how to do makeup on my eyes. I came out looking like I was overdone and it just didn’t look right. So I learned how to do it on my own...and it was so much fun! I loved creating new eye looks. I experimented with more colors than you could possibly imagine and I probably owned 100 lipglosses. Once I started to branch out, I loved helping my friends do the same thing!
As I hit my 30s I focused more on keeping things easy and natural. I began selling makeup through a company called Senegence and I really started to focus on taking care of my skin. Suddenly the layers of makeup started to fade away; I realized that I didn’t need to do a full face of makeup every day. Somewhere along this journey, I began to finally feel comfortable in my own skin.
I saw a quote the other day and it just kind of spoke to me...”Make up is not a mask. Makeup is art. Makeup is passion. Makeup is expression.” Now with or without makeup, I can feel like a beautiful and confident woman.