Before you think this is an anti-makeup post, I did NOT stop wearing makeup, I absolutely love it, and will probably never stop wearing it, but, I did have a sever makeup addiction. I was that person who would absolutely NEVER go out in public without makeup, not even to get the mail. If my husband asked me, I would get upset, and go apply my makeup first, no joke!
I grew up my whole life being bullied, being told I was ugly, and fat, and I believed it, and allowed it to control me. So when High School came, I started applying makeup, I had to teach myself (BIG mistakes – I went through different shades), but I felt better with it. I was never a makeup artist, but it was able to cover me up. After that, it was my drug, and I could not go a day without it.
I remember I was staying at my dad’s house, and I forgot my makeup, I freaked! I panicked, I didn’t know what I would do. I think I was even crying with the stress. How dare I would have to show my face without makeup. Should I call in sick the next day?? This can’t be! The makeup addiction was real.
Another time, when I was working in the Arctic, we had to fly up, and I forgot my foundation, WHAT? My foundation??? Three weeks without foundation?? Luckily, with bad luck, we weren’t able to land at site and had to spend the night in Iqaluit (blizzard up at site). But that misfortune turned out to be a plus for me, because I was able to get my foundation. There isn’t a lot of stores there, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the only store. There was only one choice of foundation, but I didn’t care because I needed it, and they had my colour.
When I was on leave (pregnancy), I saw a mascara go by, and I contacted the girl, I mean, it’s mascara that grows your lashes!! She talked me into selling Younique, I love makeup, I love quality, I love deals, and I love free, so, why not? Funny thing is, that with time, I stopped wearing makeup as much as I used to. I still wear it to go out, but because I love makeup and I feel good in it. It is no longer because I have to, it’s because I want to. This makeup company changed that for me. They got a new skin care line, and I started using it, and skin care isn’t instant, that’s what makeup is for, skin care is long term, and has amazing effects, as it has done with me. Now, I always had pretty good skin, but it was dull and a bit uneven and just not at its full potential. Today, I can get the mail without makeup, I can go shopping, I can live, because today, makeup is no longer my drug, I no longer have a makeup addiction. Who would have thought a makeup company could do that?
In this picture, I did put two products on; I did my brows and I put a lip gloss. I did my brows because I find it shapes your face (and I have no brows), and lip gloss, because well… because why not?
I am hoping for one thing, that you do not feel the way I felt, that you feel good without makeup, that makeup is just for fun, and to enhance the features you have, because you are beautiful, don’t you ever forget that!