It is my birthday today! So because of this, I thought it would be nice to write an extra post this week, to explain to you what it is about make-up that I love so much.
I have been wearing make-up since my second year of high school, which would mean that I was about 13 years young. I remember I started off with putting eyeliner in my waterline and some mascara. Then I slowly started adding foundation (which I couldn’t match my shade for the life of me, I think I have walked around with the wrong shade foundation for the most part of my make-up life), eyeshadows, bronzer, etc. The very last thing that I started doing about two years ago was filling in my eyebrows.
Yet for the most part of my make-up life I wore make-up because I liked to experiment, I was curious, and for a part because I thought it made me look prettier. I only started playing around with make-up properly and have fun with it since beginning of this year. So why do I actually love make-up as much as I do?
I don’t have to think about anything else – When I’m doing my make-up, whether it’s to just get ready or I have some time and I’m really experimenting with make-up, it’s time out of the day where I can just focus on that, I don’t have to worry or think about anything else going on.
It’s my creative outlet – I must admit, I am not the most creative person in the world when it comes to painting and such. I don’t have a thousand ideas coming through my head every day about things I want to do. So when doing my make-up I don’t only learn and get better at that, but I also learn to be more creative, to take risks and experiment. Doing my make-up and writing a blog are my creative outlets and I love them both so much.
A good make-up look will brighten my whole day – If I finish doing my make-up and I love the end result and I am so proud of it, it will brighten my whole day. I will have started my day happy and every time I look in the mirror I will be reminded of my beautiful creation and that will just put a smile on my face.
Make-up videos relax me – When I’m annoyed, like really annoyed, I love to go on YouTube or on Instagram and start watching make-up videos, because they calm me down, the give me an outlet, something else to think about.
Doing my make-up relaxes me – Just as watching make-up videos relaxes me, doing my own make-up also relaxes me. There was one day where I got an e-mail from a teacher and that annoyed me very much, it annoyed me so much I didn’t feel like studying anymore, even though I really had to, but I just couldn’t concentrate anymore. So suddenly it dawned on me that I could do my make-up, because I hadn’t done it yet that day. So I took my time, I tried doing something new with my eye make-up and by the time sprayed my setting spray I was calmed down.
So this is what make-up means to me. It obviously isn’t everything in my life, there are also other things that can calm me down and make me happy but I just wanted to show you what make-up, this big hobby I have, is to me.