The last thing on our minds right now is makeup am I right? I mean if we’re honest most of us are probably roaming around our houses in PJs, eating cereal from a box, not washing our hair or shaving our legs.
I have actually never in my life had such a long break from makeup. Makeup has always been a major part of my life. When I was younger I would never consider going out of the house without my face completely on. I’d feel naked if I was sporting a bright eye look! Look back on some of my posts ten plus years ago on this blog and you’ll see that teal and turquoise eyeshadow was a major part of my eyeshadow life. Hey, this girl got the biggest anime eyes around and turquoise rocks on big brown eyes and accents those Bambi eyes I got going on. When your eyes dominate your face bolder eyeshadows are very appealing.
As I got older much of my bright, loud eyeshadow wardrobe got pushed to the side for a lot of nudes and neutrals. And that’s ok, I’m actually cool with that. As I got even older, I started getting braver and going “naked” with my look more often but that look always involved eye makeup, blush, etc…. But with lock down? Lock down has taken naked face to a new level. I’ve just never gone without makeup so long. I actually look all of 12 years old right now.
I readily admit I’ve done my entire face (including highlighter you could see from the next galaxy) just to sit on my couch for a Netflix binge. Because you know what? That’s healthy! A good routine will keep your heart light and your mind will be in a healthy place. Routines are good, try to stick through them especially if you live alone in isolation right now. Use the time to mask, use it to exfoliate, hell, use it to apply as much eyeshadow as you want. Yesterday, I did a winged eye and you guys know I don’t break out that liquid eyeliner often enough right? Because hello, I’m a klutz with liquid eyeliner. But I was flicking away with it and it made me feel pretty and it made me feel safe. I even cracked out the false lashes! GASP! OH MY GAWD!
I was looking at my profile picture I used on Tiktok last night and I had absolutely no makeup on in it and I realized most of you wouldn’t recognize me looking like that. Ironically some of the new friends I’ve made on Tiktok might not recognize me at all if they saw me on Musings of a Muse with makeup on! Fancy that? Let’s face it poorly blended eyeshadow and lots of blush are my signature look ha…! 🙂 It’s kind of weird that when we do finally venture out into the world some of what we love about makeup will be taken away from us. Someone in my comments yesterday mentioned how much she loved lipstick and how that was taken away from her a bit at this time. She’s right. Wearing a face mask is not an ideal situation for lipstick or super glossy glosses. But guess what? You can still break that bright red lipstick out and wear it around the house. Come on! You know me! I’ve totally vacuumed the house while wearing red lipstick. You can do it too!
Don’t let what’s going on right now dim your beauty world. This is going to pass. We’re going to come out of it strong humans. We’ll wear lipstick again, we’ll walk the streets without being afraid of who’s standing ahead of us or behind us, and we’ll most definitely do full faces of makeup again (fake lashes and all!).
I’m a New Yorker. I’m tough. So, if you’re not a New Yorker and need a little strength and a strong demeanor I’m shoving mine off on you today and slapping you in the butt to get up, wash your face, do your hair, and get that red lipstick on so you can load the dishwasher 🙂
I believe in you.
I’m off to find my perfect red lipstick right now. I’m counting on you to find yours.