The Power of Make Up

Hey guys, first off I’m sorry that this post is a day late but I was hella busy yesterday and didn’t have time to write anything.

But I wanted to talk about what make up means to me and I was inspired by the famous Nikkie Tutorial’s ‘Power of Make Up’ video from last year.

So why do I where make up? For men? Because I hate the way I look? Because I feel social pressures?

No, none of that really. I wear make up for me because quite simply I prefer the way I look with it on, I feel more confident when I have ‘my face on’. It’s part of my routine, I find it calming and it’s like having 20/25 minutes of art therapy everyday. I can use make up to choose who I want to be that day, I could put on red lipstick to project a bold confident young woman or I can go for a more natural look if I just want to blend in with everyone else.

But yeah I’ll be the first to admit I use make up to cover or alter areas of my face I don’t like: I use contouring to make my forehead look smaller, to give me a jawline and to make the bridge of my nose look smaller, I use foundation and concealer to cover up spots and the scars they’ve left behind and I fill in my brows because I feel they frame my face better when they look thicker and sharper and I like to use eyeliner to make my eyes look bigger.

I don’t claim to be a make up artist and I was never very good at art but I see make up as my own little creative outlet and I get to wear it on my face everyday.

So here’s the comparison, my naked face on the left with just moisturiser on and on the right my everyday makeup.

So I guess these two pictures illustrate the two sides to me; the face I see everyday and the face I want other people to see. Both pictures are of my face and I can accept that, I just like being able to choose what other people see and I like feeling comfortable when I go outside.

I mean I do leave the flat/house with just mascara on to go to the gym or if I’m hungover and don’t have the energy to do a full face, but I definitely don’t feel the same without it. It’s a bit of a security blanket for me but also a bit of fun at the same time.

img_2922Not a fan of this picture but you get the idea.

So there you go, I probably got a bit too deep but the moral of the story is if you want to wear make up, do it for you and do it because you enjoy it.

Lots of love

Liv x


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