When it comes to make-up, I’m learning that like most things, less is more. Beauty industry marketers are experts at making us feel like we need every product on the market. But the truth is, we really don’t need as much as we’re made to believe. Instead of worrying about what you think you “should” wear thanks to all the marketing we’re faced with, make the choice to only use the products you like and enjoy wearing.
The biggest game changer is learning to embrace your own beauty – imperfections and all. No makeup product is going to make you feel good about yourself if you don’t already feel that way. Learning to love yourself and embracing the beauty that is uniquely you is such an important part of simplifying your beauty routine.
You are beautiful – with or without makeup
I’m not against wearing makeup. In fact, I enjoy wearing makeup and think it’s a fun way to enhance our own beauty, make ourselves feel good and add something extra to our “look”. But we should only use makeup because it makes us happy and because we like the way we look and feel while wearing it. Rather than using makeup to hide or cover up the parts of ourselves we think are “flaws” or not good enough.
You are beautiful just the way you are! Remind yourself of this often. You can even put a note on your mirror to remind yourself of this. It’s so important and we don’t hear it enough!
It’s not always easy to remember this when we live in a society of photoshopped models and endless advertising messages telling us we need all kinds of products to be beautiful. I’m still a work in progress remembering this, but I’m learning. And simplifying my beauty routine has been so helpful in remembering to love myself, the way I am – imperfections and all.