Why I Choose To Wear Makeup?

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As we go into the New Year and alot of people are thinking about self care and self improvement. I wanted to talk about makeup and what it means to me. Makeup is a form of self care for me, I wear it because it makes me feel good. It has nothing to do with how I look, it's all about how it makes me feel. Makeup is something that I do for myself. 

I love testing new products, figuring out what works for me and what doesn't. I love the adventure of trying a new eye look out, trying a new foundation or a new makeup technique. I'm not a makeup artist, but I really enjoy learning about new techniques. Testing new brushes out is exciting to me. I will literally play with brushes and see which shader brush picks up the most pigment. I will try new blending brushes to see if they will work with my eye shape. Bases, I like seeing what base brings out the most color in a shadow. It's fun, it's an adventure and I feel like I'm always learning. 

Makeup is an outlet. My blog allows me to be creative and to engage with a community. I turn to Youtube for tutorials and inspiration. Makeup isn't a "one size fits all" and that's why I feel like the beauty community is so diverse. Makeup is worn by all ages and it's never too late to learn. I started wearing makeup regularly after I had my son, and I was SO TIRED.  I went back to work and needed to find something for me. I was always an avid reader, but when it came time to read, I was so tired, I couldn't do it. I needed something else and Youtube opened up this whole makeup world to me. I turned to bloggers because I was a book blogger for 8 years and I missed it.

If you've always loved makeup but don't know where to start. Start small. I started with concealer to hide my dark circles, and eyeshadow. If you're worried people will comment because you're new to wearing makeup. They might, but people will get use to seeing you with makeup and they'll move on. Do it for yourself. If it makes you feel good, go ahead. 


  1. Best wishes for the new year! Keep doing what makes you happiest :-)
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Love this post! I'm the same, I love to experiment with different eye looks and color combinations. Nailing winged eyeliner feels like such an accomplishment.


  3. I love the art of applying makeup. I enjoy it and like you it's about putting it on as opposed to looking good. It's when I have no where to go that I'm more likely to apply a full face of makeup. It's my little pampering ritual that I also find relaxing xx

    // In Search of the Holy Grail

  4. So well spoken! I feel the same way about makeup, I think the big joy factor for me is the application process where I'm deciding what colors, products, or techniques I want to use. Hope you had a nice Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  5. I loved reading this! I'm the same, especially if I have a bit of time on the weekend, I love playing around and just trying new colours and products x

    Velvet Blush

  6. I totally agree!
    || Caitlin || http://caitlinpaigexox.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  7. I agree to wear it for yourself, I've never been the best at make up but I try new make up products now and then but I do love trying different eye make ups! x

    S x

  8. I feel the same way hun. Its my little creative outlet and I enjoy every aspect of it from buying the products to every second I take to apply things to my face. Such a great post xxx


  9. I love this post! My cousin has the same story as you, she felt SO self-conscious after having her daughter and started watching beauty Youtube videos. She started attending makeup workshops (including Mario, Kim Kardashian's MUA) and she became a MUA on her own. It is awesome.

    Hannah the Mad Dog

  10. This was so beautiful! I love makeup & skincare for the same reasons. I guess that is why I connect with your blog. I had been away from the makeup game for so long. Blogging gave me a chance to share with others what works and what doesn't (in my opinion). It's helped me and I try and help others. Great post and Happy New Year!

  11. This is such a sweet post Jennifer. I feel the same about makeup. Even I started wearing makeup later and felt odd whenever someone pointed out my blush or eyeshadow. Even now I wear light makeup on a daily basis. I have learned a lot from watching YouTube videos. Trying out looks or even playing around with makeup is so relaxing and gives me so much happiness. Love love love this post. :-)

  12. I love the idea of wearing makeup. I am not very good when it comes to doing my own makeup however I will try to learn a little more this year. Lovely post. Happy weekend. xoxo Cris

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