I’m a late bloomer when it comes to beauty. I bought my first make up product at the age of 17, for prom. I remember that I wanted to look a bit more put together & less tired so I bought a mascara, a concealer and a lipstick. I was so thrilled to start experimenting!
Thankfully, I never had major skin issues growing up. I had the occasional pimples and annoying dark circles no matter how well I slept. But it didn’t bother me much back then.
I was given those little make up boxes with colored eyeshadows and super shiny glosses which were a bit intimidating for someone who was starting to experiment with beauty. It was only when my mom bought me those three make up items, that my “beauty addiction” started.
That summer I discovered the beauty blogs & beauty gurus on Youtube.
It made me start a blog a few months later, but I soon realized that I didn’t know much about the matter or even loved it enough to blog exclusively about beauty. I started feeling like I had to have this new product from this expensive brand or increase the amount of products I applied just because that was what most girls did. And I couldn’t afford that expensive hobby, neither was sure it was something I wanted.
The thing is, even though I’m a beauty addict who loves buying make up and how it can enhance people’s natural features, I don’t wear a lot of it. Mascara, concealer & brow powder are the three products I wear almost daily.
On very ocasional days I like to venture and try a cat eye, a bit of shadow or a lipstick. But when I try too much, it doesn’t feel like myself. So I keep it simple. And yes, make up makes me feel more confident, I look less tired and more “ready to face the world”. I also still love beauty blogs/vloggers.
The point is that you shouldn’t feel pressured to wear a lot of make up, neither it’s a bad thing to wear a lot of it. Both are perfectly okay as long as you feel comfortable. Don’t do it because it’s what other people does. Do it because you enjoy it and it makes you feel happier with yourself!
I was inspired by this post by Bonjour Luce. It’s definitely worth reading!
I would love to hear your thoughts!