So, this is most likely a quite trivial post, but here it is none the less. Have you ever struggled through your own style evolution/upgrade/what-have-you?? It’s quite the process finding your niche when your navigating through everyone else’s niches in the process. My taste in fashion tends to build and build, and I haven’t really questioned my “fashion sense” other than wishing I had more money to buy more classic, quality pieces all at once, or regretting holding onto certain pieces just because. Hey, sometimes it’s hard to let go.
When it comes to my hair, well, that’s waters one should probably tread carefully in. I was obsessed with having long hair and hair extensions for so long that sometimes to look in the mirror and see my new, short bob can induce panic. Normally, I would have had extensions back in, I mean it has been around a month or so since I cut it. Instead I find myself embracing the style and cut that I do have, letting go of the stigma that only long hair can be luscious and beautiful. I do, however, have my fair share of bad hair days, and maybe 5 hair crises a week (yes 5, I am indecisive on any given day on what to do with it!!). It is my plan to keep my blonde balayage as we approach the summer months, but just as I get the “itch” to get a new tattoo, I get that same feeling when I want new, fresh color.
To get to the point of this post, what I struggle with the most is finding my signature look when it comes to makeup. I am a makeup artist by profession, this should be a no-brainer, right??!! Well, it’s not. In fact, it is something I know I overthink regularly. I love to experiment with different colors, and highlighting, and contouring, and so on and so forth, but I love the classics when it comes to my personal makeup…variations of the smoky eye, winged liner, flawless skin finish and rich, beautiful lip colors. For the longest time, especially when I had the long hair, I did dramatic eye makeup and bold lips as an everyday look. I don’t know what I was trying to prove or to whom, but it came to be too much on the daily. When it would come time to dress up and go out, my evening makeup would always be the same as my day looks.
I decided I needed my signature look. But what?? It comes so easily for me to do other’s makeup, but when it comes to myself I make it harder than it has to be. For one, I am determined to have that flawless, dewy complexion. I have had so many skin issues in the past I see a dermatologist for (nothing like acne or anything), but my skin is always so dry that my moisturizing game really has to be on point. Ideally, in my head, I see my “signature look” as dewy skin, natural eyes with lots of lash and liner, and a bold, fun lip. Here’s the rub: I get smoky eye withdrawals. I don’t know what it is, I almost feel like I am letting myself down if I don’t “do it up” with my eye makeup. I stare at all my beautiful palettes, and then I just stare some more. Is this a rut, am I in a rut?? Please say this isn’t a rut.
I need to embrace a minimalistic perspective for sure. I know makeup is a creative art and blah blah blah blah blah. I know there are days I can mix things up. Let me reiterate that it is my job, afterall. Not to get all psychological or anything, but I guess it’s about embracing change. I love all the beautiful eye makeup tutorials on pinterest and youtube just as much as the next person, but I am seeking timeless and beautiful amongst a world of trend and hype.
Do you guys have any thought on this?? Do you have a signature look or fashion/beauty vice you continually find yourself wrapped up in?? I am curious to know if there are others in the same position!!
The Urban Decay Black palette is calling my name right now, but I must resist. I must. I will try to.
I really can’t make any promises 😉