Growing up I was always kind of a girly girl, I loved wearing pretty dresses and I was always in my mom’s makeup.
From eyeshadow to foundation to highlighters, I’m obsessed with all of it.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved makeup and here are some reasons why!
You don’t have to wear it every day
I’ve mentioned in other posts that I used to be afraid to go without makeup, particularly in my early 20’s.
Now I will go days without putting makeup on.
People don’t actually care what you look like with or without makeup, especially your friends and family.
So why not go makeup free once in a while!
There are amazing inexpensive products
There are some great brands that are inexpensive but have great quality!
If you are new to makeup, you don’t have to run to Sephora right away especially if you have no idea what you’re doing.
Go to your local drugstore and pick up some Wet ‘N’ Wild eyeshadow for a couple dollars, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner for $3 and some NYC Lengthening Mascara for $5 and you’re set!
You can always start small and then build your makeup collection as you go.
Makeup allows me to express my personality and moods.
When I’m feeling romantic, I’ll wear a light pink eyeshadow and lip gloss.
If I want to feel a little Sexy, I’ll wear a soft smoky eye and a red lip.
Daring? Crazy-coloured eyeshadow or bright fuchsia lips.
Makeup has the power to transform a face, and let the whole world know who you are.
Makeup always fits
I love shopping for clothes but, as a curvy woman, finding clothes that fit and look good on my body can be very challenging.
I don’t have that problem with makeup.
A lipstick or blush looks great, no matter how much weight I gain (or hopefully lose).
There are shades that better suit certain skin tones, but everyone can find a red lipstick that will suit them perfectly.
Finding a nice dress that looks good on is a lot harder.
There’s not a magical lipstick that can instantly turn you from insecure into a confident woman.
But makeup can affect our mood.
Whenever I wear red lipstick, or fun bright nail polish, I feel that little bit more daring, more playful, and more ready to explore new things.
The trends are always changing
Like fashion, makeup trends are always changing, which keeps it fun and interesting.
Whether it is contouring, highlighting, dark lips, or rose gold eyeshadows, new trends are always coming!
And just like anything else, you don’t have to follow all of them. It’s all up to you!
The “no makeup” look
Sometimes I’m just not in to all the fancy trends and makeup artists’ techniques, and that’s fine!
Adding a little bit of lipstick or mascara can go a long way!
It’s quick and I still feel like I’ve enhanced some features.
You can do whatever you want
Sometimes I’ll have a thick winged eyeliner, purple lipstick, or a striking highlighter and other days I’ll have a more natural look.
The way you wear your makeup is all up to you.
What matters is that you like the way you wear it, no matter what anyone else has to say.
There were some reasons why I love makeup - the list could go on and on lol
What are some reasons you love makeup?