In the booming makeup industry, people are buying ridiculous amounts of makeup in “beautifying” themselves and it has caused an excess in beauty products that are stuck in my cabinet drawers and has created an uptick in counterfeit cosmetics (that can cause more harm than good).
Once upon a time I even subscribed to “Ipsy” and “Birch Box” for their monthly samples, and if I was lucky I would actually like a product. But did I ever eventually purchase anything? Thankfully in regards to my pockets, no.
I love looking “pretty” and I love feeling “beautiful” but I feel there are too many products out there that I “have to” place on my face to get that “Met Gala” look and do I even wanna walk around like I am going to a special event, especially when I just want to grab some milk from the supermarket? And let’s not talk about the constant outbreaks that occur on my face after hours of wearing all of that shit.
So I rather go naked, okay not completely. Just a bit of eye liner and some blush and I am good to go. I am not completely confident yet to bare it all but at the same time I don’t want to look like I work at Sephora either, lol.
This is why I don’t follow any beauty bloggers unless they look natural. I am not inspired by the glammed up girls or the girls with the perfect lighting. I am into the women who really don’t give a fuck about anything except being who they are for themselves and hopefully inspiring others like them. In this “always wanting to be perfect” world, I rather hang out with the “I am gorgeous in my own way” and “fuck everyone else” crew.
Maybe I grew up in a different generation where, yeah us girls were put in a box on how to look and act by the men and women of our time: the rise of Barbie, My Little Pony and toys that were geared towards home economics, but I think there has been a huge push to have girls get into Stem programs and become Engineers. I have a huge distaste for Social Media for the mer fact that it pushes IMAGE once again for girls. But I guess that can be another post at another time.
Anyways, a pound of makeup does make me feel very different on so many levels but it also makes me feel agitated that I have to place all of this gook on my face to look or appear a certain way. I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to waste an hour of my time, and mind you as a mom an hour is TOO MUCH TIME WASTED on my face! And do I even get an hour anymore, to myself? Yeah, okay. I think not. So yeah, bare minimal is my key motto and if I am feeling a bit more glamorous, I will spread some lipstick gold on my lips. Besides that, I rather have my face breathe!
PS: I always want to emphasize that I am not putting down any beauty bloggers out there. I think what they are doing is AMAZING but it’s just not for me. They have an audience that loves their makeup tutorials and that is awesome. I have a problem with the makeup industry and their need to profit off of our insecurities.