|Some of my favourite and most luxurious cosmetics|
This is something that has been on my mind for a little while now. My family and friends have been questioning me over the beauty related purchases I make. They question the cost and the need; the need for so many products and why I feel I need to wear makeup.
For me beauty and all things that it entails is a passion. It is one of my strongest and longest lasting interests. I remember being around 11 years old and begging my mum to let me have a mascara. I had to wait until I was 13, I assure you though I made sure I got that mascara on my birthday. Makeup is not something that has a big presence in my family. My Nanna rarely wears makeup and my Mum is very similar.
To me makeup is something quite amazing. It can completely transform the way you look and feel. Being someone who has suffered from depression and when I am having a bad day and cannot find the motivation or will to get out of bed. I find brushing some blush and slicking on a bright lipstick, that my mood is instantly lifted. The sun seems to shine and the day does not seem so bad.
|Wearing my favourite Tom Ford lipstick in Flamingo|
I personally don’t feel I need to wear makeup. I am not the most confident person but I am happy with myself. I don’t feel that I need to hide myself. It is a personal choice for me to wear makeup. Just the same as it is a personal choice for those who don’t wear it. Wearing makeup does boost my confidence but not because I have none to begin with. It makes me feel empowered and feminine. I love the feeling I get when I wear a bright pink lipstick out in public. I like to look nice but it’s not for others, it is for me. Knowing I look nice is a mood booster for me. It brings a smile to my pink lips. :)
As for why I have so much makeup? I rarely drink, party or spend money on a social life. That is my standard response to people and it is true. I don’t spend $100’s a weekend on my social life, so why can’t I treat myself over ways? For me there is nothing more luxurious and rewarding then opening that new luxurious lipstick and applying it for the first time. I pay my bills and don’t spend money on other things that aren’t essentials. I treat myself with beauty items the way others do with shoes and clothes.
I don't feel any guilt over my cosmetics and I don't think anyone should. As I say everyone needs a little luxury in their life. Whether your luxury is a $50 lipstick or a $15 lipstick, you deserve it.