I love makeup. I love how it transforms people, create characters, brightens and mystifies. It’s truly magical to me and I just can’t get enough.
When I used to do art at school, my teacher always told me I wasn’t very good at it. At the time I was devastated, I’d always thought of myself as a creative and I loved my art lessons with all of my being. I threw myself in and often made some wacky and wonderful creations, but because I didn’t often sit down and sketch in the traditional sense, I was labelled as not very good. Now I look back and I realise, I just hadn’t found my canvas yet.
I often get asked when my passion for makeup started and if I’m honest, I don’t really know. If you catch me on a week day or on the casual, I usually wear very little. A dab of foundation, a slick of bronzer and a lip balm pout to finish my look. It started quite slowly, a bit like my passion for blogging. I decided one day it would be fun to try out a few looks and gradually with time it became a full blown passion.
One of my favourite quotes comes from Roald Dahl who said “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life…. if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good” and so I began to follow it. I practice my passion and love every single day.
I work in the day and in the evening I get straight home and head to my makeup bag and brushes. I spend every spare moment watching YouTube videos, reading blogs and on Pinterest finding my new favourite looks, tips and tricks.
This year I set myself challenges and it’s paid off. I finally feel like my hard work is getting recognised. This isn’t a blog post to blow my own trumpet, as if you know me well, you would know I do anything but.
This is a little message to the girl or boy in their bedroom sat there worrying they are losing their passion. I’m saying to you now, do not give up! Keep building, keep driving, keep creating, keep at it and I promise you in time, you will see the fruits of your labour blossom and that for you, in whichever way it comes, will be the greatest moment of all.
Until Next Time