Thoughts on Makeup // Agree or Disagree?

If you've been following my YouTube channel, you've probably seen that I've posted more makeup videos recently. I've always had an interest in makeup ever since my Mom was an Avon lady a looooong time ago. I helped her sort out her orders and she used to give me the little tiny lipstick samples to play with. The interest has waxed and waned over the years I suppose, depending on what was going on in my life but this year I started watching some beauty YouTubers and learning a lot more about different brands & products.

To be totally and completely honest, I started watching videos not only because I liked them but also to not have to think about other things that were going on in my life. When lots of things were falling down around me, makeup seemed like something I could actually control - I was the one applying it on my face, I was the artist. I've since learned how to reel that in somewhat, to face my problems, and not let it be all-consuming, and instead be something fun that I enjoy as a hobby.

I've never been one that cakes on makeup or uses it to look like a completely different person. When I was younger, the people I knew who wore it always seemed to use it to enhance what they already had, to play to their strengths, or to cover up little imperfections that bothered them. I guess I still feel that way. I don't want to look like someone else. I want to look like me, only a little fancier or glittery or colorful. :)

I don't think everyone has to wear makeup, I think it's up to the individual what they want to do. I definitely do not wear it every day. On days where I'm running behind or just not feeling 100%, I skip it.

I like to play around with it, though and try new things. I used to mainly wear more neutrals/"safe" colors but this year have dived into more colorful looks. I love everything glittery and shimmery and am going to continue to completely ignore the "rule" of not wearing glitter when you get older. (And really, is it a rule? This article from Allure begs to differ!)

Anyway, I just wanted to share some thoughts - let me know yours in the comments! And if you're on Instagram and you love makeup, give me a follow!

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