Thursday, August 7, 2008
You, as seen from behind all that mascara.
Growing up, I always had something of a vendetta against makeup. Besides the fact that I still fail to properly apply lipstick, I also felt that the donning of cosmetics was along the lines of cheating. If a boy was crushing on me, I wanted him to fall for my sleepy eyes, not the dark mascaraed lashes that framed them. And how horrible, I'd always thought, if I dyed my hair a different color, and got tons of compliments. I've always considered my appearance to be along the lines of plain, and I have been proud of it. It's the face and the hair that I was blessed with. So au naturale I remained.
My point of view has since changed. I've learned that to be my best self, I need to look the part. And there's nothing like a bit of coral lip gloss to help that happen. I buy quality makeup and wear it in moderation - swipe of mascara, some cheek stain, highlighter, and touch of foundation. Not every day- I save it for occasions where I want to wow. Much less for the mall, a little bit more for a party. And I feel fabulous. It's realizing that sometimes your personality doesn't match your natural appearance, that you decide to make a change. Light brown hair with highlights, while gorgeous, I found didn't suit me, so I dyed it chic dark brown. Dewey cheeks are a lot more me than the natural matte we are all born with, and so I softly blush it up. And while simply following Audrey Hepburn's style tips (see earlier post) is always your best best, I want to know - Darling readers, what steps do you take to let your personality glow from within?
Posted by Hillary at 3:01 PM