Dangerously walked into Sephora today with no makeup on…
As I had suspected, several over done little helpers quickly made their way in my direction, ready to provide solutions to all the important problems in the world.
I was obviously visiting the store today because I urgently needed to replace the 10 plus pretty bottles of crap some women and men feel the need to slather themselves in before leaving the house. Moisturizer, primer, concealer, highlighter, eyeliner…& the list continues.
If you’re smart, a BB or CC cream is your top coat of choice and you just saved yourself a few minutes! This high tech substance in a tube takes care of not one but 3 of these mandatory rituals.
I am a newbie to the primer “gang”. Frankly, I’m quite impressed with how eerily well it can hold makeup in place. You can do anything and it will not move. Long day at work, public transport in Canadian weather, workout hard enough to make you vomit, filthy sex…
Eyeliner check = still absolutely unnecessary. These humble activities are no match for your Primer Power! Perfect makeup forever, even if you want to take it off its alive and it tries to stop you!
Gone are the days when I had to worry my eyeliner was making me look like Marilyn Manson. Now I know every eyelash is always in just the right place.
Beauty can be natural even if that concept feels far off somewhere in the distance. Going against professional advice, I refuse to use a brow kit to perfect my eyebrows. It’s a feeble attempt to leave one feature without cosmetic improvement because Drag Queens are the only ones who look good with that much stuff on their faces.
It’s really ok not to enhance and correct every detail. Flaws are not failure; they are what make us individuals. Let’s give the world a chance to see our beauty; it might be trapped under a few layers of insecurity & ugliness.
What do you think? Does the cosmetic industry prey on people’s insecurities and offer expensive solutions to imaginary problems?
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