for the love of makeup
I just realized the other day that I've been trying to actively start a blog for the past SIX years. I made so many attempts over these years with clever names and forced content. I struggled to find my own voice and found it difficult to narrow down topics I wanted to share with the public. I love so many things, it's so hard to choose. I love food and cooking and baking. I love practicing and teaching yoga. I love movies, TV, and celebrities. But, if I were to dig real deep into my past to find my first and only real true love, you'd find me at the makeup counter. It's what I am 100% MOST excited to talk about.
As a child, I remember being fascinated by makeup. I would sit outside the door of my bathroom and carefully watch my mom apply her makeup daily. I was enamored with colored lipsticks, tiny pearls of powders, and swatches of eyeshadow neatly packed in. I remember getting my first "real" lipstick from the drugstore (purchased and gifted by a neighbor friend's grandmother) and while the brand name escapes me (I think it must have been Revlon or Maybelline) - I strongly remember the medium shade of browney-red encased in a gold tube. It was perfectly new and smelled sweet and I cherished it for YEARS.
Fast forward to middle school, specifically 1997. (Holy cow. TWENTY YEARS ago?!) I lived for scented lip balms by Bonnie Bell. Pastel mascara and scented body glitter were the rage. A few years later? Highly pigmented glitter shadows and silver eyeliner. I think you can assume I shined bright like a diamond for a good 3 years straight. As a freshman in high school, I notoriously sported noir black eyeliner and mascara. I constantly flipped through fashion magazines focusing more on the painted faces than the actual fashion itself.
Giving you this little insight into my history provides a validation within myself to feel comfortable speaking about this topic. There are SO many makeup blogs and YouTube channels dedicated to the subject. It's a huge part of why I never dabbled in the topic myself over the past 6 years. What I've come to know in such a short time writing on this blog, is that for me, it's more about the process of writing rather than thinking: "Who is going to read this?". Maybe one person will. Maybe none at all. And that's okay. Passion drives the purpose my friends and this passion for makeup isn't going anywhere.