Friday, January 11, 2013

It's Just Makeup

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your new year is off to a good start and that everyone is achieving their goals and resolutions that were set on January 1st.  I don't usually make a resolutions.  But about 10 years ago my husband and I decided every January we would sit down, review how the past year went, and write down the goals that we have for the upcoming year.  It's amazing what you can accomplish when you write down your goals.

This year one of my personal goals coincides with my career goal.  And that is to not take makeup so seriously.  Even though it's my profession, which I do take seriously, you can't be creative when you have strict rules or also being too scared of making mistakes.  That kind of thing pretty much squashes out all creativity.

When I scroll through Pinterest or check out Youtube makeup tutorials and I see posts that state "the right way" to apply foundation, or whatever the case may be, it drives me bonkers!  Are you kidding me?!?!  Are you telling me there is only one right way to apply makeup?!  That's so ridiculous!

I have to admit when I started out in my career as a makeup artist I was a wee bit obsessed about doing things "the right way".  But after being in the business for a few years now, I know there is never just one right way.  It's just makeup!  It's supposed to be fun, creative, and an expression of yourself.  So my advice to you ladies, who have shun wearing makeup because you fear that you aren't doing it the right way, just do it .  Enjoy yourself.  If you like to use your fingers to apply foundation, but some sales person told you never to do that, well do it the way you like to do it if it is working for you!  Bring fun back into your makeup routine, and worry less about being right.  Take chances, be creative.  Yes, there maybe some, "I'll never do that one agains", but that's how you learn.

Good luck this year, and cheers to creativity!

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