The question often gets brought up of why I love doing my makeup so much. A lot of people think that makeup is used to cover up, which it can be. People also think that makeup is a way of impressing people, which can also be true. I don’t do my makeup for those reasons though. I started really thinking about why I enjoy putting on my concealer, highlighting my cheekbones, and putting crazy colors on my eyes, and came up with a few reasons to explain why I do this. So here are some reasons why I’m absolutely in love with my makeup.
- Makeup is my therapy. Let me tell you, being a college student is not easy. Between constantly studying, writing papers, and trying to maintain good grades there is a lot of stress that builds up. That’s not all I worry about though. There’s constantly something that I need to be doing on campus, whether it be within my sorority, a club, or just maintaining a social life. There is always some kind of drama or craziness happening on top of that, so there’s even more to stress myself out about. I’ve never been the type of person to handle extreme stress well. I’ve learned that if I have a little bit of extra time, it’s incredibly beneficial for me to sit down, turn on some music, and do my makeup. I do this as much as I can, but there’s not enough time in my day to throw on some eyeshadow every time I get overwhelmed. Even planning out looks that I want to try and watching tutorials seems to get me to relax and chill out for a little while.
- Makeup gives me a huge boost of confidence. I’m not saying that I’m not confident without makeup on at all! Most days I don’t even wear makeup because all I do is sit in class for the majority of my time. When I do wear makeup, though, I feel really confident about how I look. I put a lot of time and effort into my makeup and I love being able to show that to everyone around me. It’s so much fun when I do my eyeshadow or wear a bold lip and people notice. I get so happy when people compliment me on my makeup, and it really does boost my confidence a lot! Or maybe my ego, but we won’t talk about that…
- Makeup is my way of being creative. Growing up, I always wished I was better at drawing, painting, or some other form of art. I tried so hard to be even remotely creative, but that was just not me. When I started playing around with makeup I learned that I was actually good at it! I watched a lot of tutorials when I was younger and started trying out different eyeshadow techniques. Fast forward to the present and I think I might have a clue what I’m doing! Makeup is my way of being artsy and creative, which you can probably tell by the crazy-colored looks I’m addicted to putting on my eyes.
- Makeup just plain makes me happy. The happiness I feel when I get a package from Ulta in the mail is indescribable. I get so excited to try out all my new products and create different looks with them. Makeup is just one of those things that brings me so much joy, and I wish I could tell you how much I enjoy using my palettes and my glitters and my lipsticks. Every time I have an event to go to, the first question that comes to mind is how will I do my makeup this time? I am beyond obsessed with trying different products and coming up with new techniques.
As you can tell (and probably already know by now) I have a huge passion for makeup. I believe that it’s an outlet for people who need a boost of confidence, who want to showcase their creativity, and who love to try new things. I’m so happy I found a passion like this, and I’m so happy to be able to share it with the world!