Hey everyone! Today I am going to be talking about my makeup journey. I know we all look back on our makeup looks from years ago and think yikes. Compared to some, mine wasn’t so bad but I have definitely learned a lot over the years. First, please subscribe to see new posts from me and enjoy!
When I very first started to wear makeup, my only goal was to cover up my under eyes because they can tend to be quite dark. I started out using one of Benefits concealers and honestly, it looked pretty bad. I never had the right shade and it always looked super heavy and you could totally tell that I only wore it under my eyes. This is when I started my blog and it originally started as a beauty blog lol. Also, this picture is super terrible so don’t judge me too hard. I didn’t wear any mascara or anything other than the concealer because I didn’t want to wear much makeup.
The second stage, I got way more into makeup and it started to be an interest of mine. I also was super insecure about my acne so I started to wear heavier makeup. I ended up wearing an entire full face of makeup everyday to school and to dance (makeup during a workout… yuck). I went full out with the shape tape and heavy foundation and powder. It didn’t look good, it just looked like too much on my face every single day. I don’t think that the makeup looks bad, but it was the fact that I had to wear it. I was also terrified of not wearing makeup to school which now that I look back on, is terrible. It wasn’t a very good cycle because I would just wear makeup which would make my acne worse and then when my acne got worse I would wear more makeup.
Now I am way more confident in my own skin and I understand that acne isn’t the end of the world. It took me a long time to realize that people don’t really look at your face and see your acne. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and I only wear it when I feel like it. My everyday makeup would be only mascara but I will wear more if I am doing something a bit fancier. I don’t ever really wear foundation, only concealer and tinted moisturizer if I want something a bit heavier. Instead of being so focused on makeup, now I focus on skincare. Also, in this picture I am only wearing mascara.
It is crazy to look back on what I looked like and what kind of makeup I wore years ago. I love to do my makeup, but I don’t want it to feel like a chore. I also don’t want to have to rely on makeup to make me feel confident or pretty which is why I went a little over board during one point. I encourage you to look back on how much makeup you wore during your life because it’s pretty interesting lol. I also encourage you to observe if you rely on makeup at all to make you feel confident.
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Question: Do you feel confident without makeup?