- Large, full brows
As if being a lady isn’t uniquely challenging enough, some wonderful soul decided that we needed to add this trio to the dynamic. “How Sway?!” Keeping up with the Jonses can be rather exhausting as it pertains to following the latest makeup trends. In addition to extra time in the mirror, one must also foot the bill of new tools/supplies, and learn new skills!
Some would argue that “you don’t have to”, however I beg to differ. While I can agree that it isn’t necessary to adopt all the new additions and latest trends, the societal side-eyes make it uncomfortably difficult not to eventually cave.
Sometimes, I have even felt like I’m looking at the same person because the makeup is done in the same fashion. As if there was a PSA: “let’s all draw on a new face!”. What’s really going on? It can be beautiful, yes…but, who’s under all that cake? I truly think some people get lost in it and actually become out of touch with themselves, however that’s another topic for another day; so, I digress.
MAKEUP IS ART
Don’t get me wrong, there are several exceptions to the rule:
- Let’s begin with DRAG! – the origin of most of these trends
- Film & special fx
- and any other role play or character-based makeup.
I DO believe these things have a place; just not in my daily regimen. I would much rather use makeup to enhance and bring out my features, not to change them. I love my face and my skin…is that so bad?
What are your thoughts?