On Sunday, I solicited help from two of the most makeup savvy people I know. Mary and Myriah. If you know me at all, you know I don't really wear makeup. Occasionally I'll pull some out for Sunday or something 'special'. But as I near the tender age of 31 (yikes), I wonder if I should take more control of my outward appearance. I mean, I take control over how my body looks and feels...why not my face? Here are the reasons holding me back:
1. It takes too long to apply and to take off (how annoying is mascara and eyeliner to remove anyway!!)
2. I don't know how to do it. I'm not joking on this. My previous makeup knowledge was mascara, eyeliner and very subtle complete lid/upper eye single color eye shadow (on a good day). I've never taken the time to learn how to apply makeup properly so that it will look right.
3. My make-up stash is sparse.
4. Do I really need it to look nice?
Anyway...Mary and Myriah taught me how to apply makeup correctly and I think it looks pretty good. So, I've decided to try a week of makeup so as to retain the knowledge they lent me. What does this mean? Every morning as I get ready, I take 5 minutes (at least) to apply makeup. Foundation (subtle stuff), blush, eye shadow (more than one shade), liner and mascara. The whole deal. At night, I wash it all off (this is a big one for me...even when I would wear makeup I'd wait till I showered the next morning to get it off and I don't normally wash my face at night (gasp!)). I've done it 2 days in a row (by myself!). By the end of the week, I'll decide if it is something I want to keep doing or not. The hardest part for me is getting the eye makeup off at night. Am I the only one that doesn't like washing their face? I guess that's where my kids get it :)