There are thousands of makeup artists out there.
Many of whom are better than me at a bundle of things.
I am not a perfectionist
I am somewhat clumsy
I can be impatient.
You would think I’d be a hot mess with makeup!
But I have a secret.
It is (in a nutshell) the reason I can do what I do and more importantly, it’s the reason I love to.
I see beauty.
Beauty in every face I have ever laid eyes on.
Anyone I’ve had the privilege of making up would tell you it’s true. When I do their makeup I can hardly shut my mouth about how gorgeous they are.
I am dazzled by the length lashes, dewy skin, full cheeks, stunning eyes, aquiline noses, naturally arched brows ….I could go on all day.
Never have I encountered a face that I didn’t find beauty in.
I think I am able to see the beauty on other faces so easily because I am able to see the beauty in this one…
not because it is better or worse than anyone else’s, but because it’s mine, it’s the only one I’m ever going to have and I am grateful for it.
Many people approach makeup as damage control.
They look at their face and see negatives and then look to cosmetics for new ways to cover up and hide them.
My mom used to read me a story called “Hildalids Night.” About a woman who hated the night so bad that every time the sun went down she got to work trying all sorts of methods to rid the world of darkness (none of which work) and by the time morning comes she’s exhausted and falls asleep for the rest of the day.
Sounds silly, doesn’t it?
You are an angel.
Approach makeup with only that in mind.
And who knows? maybe that love and acceptance will carry into other parts of your life…