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I have too much make up. And you know, I feel like maybe a few of you out there might just happen to relate to me on this.
I think it’s time for me to say “no more make up”.
Okay, maybe that’s taking it a bit too far, I still love make up and I’m not about to become one of those girls who embraces herself with no make up and I have no shame in that! So no worries, the make up loving me is here to stay but maybe I just need to be here to stay with a little less make up.
Let me clear it up a bit.......
It was nearly 5 years ago when I discovered the internet world of beauty gurus. It started with reading blogs and eventually led to the wonderful discovery of those Youtube channels we are all so addicted to. I totally got into an I WANT I WANT I WANT mode. But then that turned in to I NEED I NEED I NEED and so then I BOUGHT I BOUGHT I BOUGHT! Too much.
I do have regrets because to be honest, I’m still paying for some of that make up from my early Youtube days and blogging. It was addictive, it was fun. And while I do have regrets because a girl just simply does not need as many lipsticks as I own, it’s hard to not appreciate it because it gave me so much confidence and it was a passion I loved.
But buying a NARS blush to use once and realizing it just isn’t your color isn’t a wise decision. Buying a MAC lipstick just to have a case from some new Limited Edition Collection even though you’re not crazy about the color inside, meh, not wise either. Hmmm, I haven’t bought a new eye shadow palette in a while, I guess this one will work, it’s okay looking. Yet another bad idea.
So while I definitely am never going to say, “no more make up”, I am here to say “buy less make up”. And I’m proud to say I’ve been doing that successfully this past year. I no longer just want to buy something just because it’s new. It does give me less to talk about here and there are days if I wonder if I should even continue to do this. Monthly favorites become hard tasks because I’m using things I’ve had for ages, Naked palettes will always be my everything (and that new smoky one, O-M-G). Out of my drawer full of blushes, NARS Mata Hari, Madly and Gaiety will always reign depending on my mood and season.
I’m not sure why it’s so complicated for me, but it is a passion and maybe I should stay with it, just in a more responsible and minimal way. Gosh, did this post even accomplish anything?