A Break from the Norm

I am taking a break from writing about the heavy issues that go on in my life to let you in on some of the not-so-heavy things. So here goes! This summer I will be 44, and I have to say, I think I’m losing touch with the latest trends in all kinds of things – one of those things being makeup. In my makeup bag right now several things I don’t use but have been told by various advertisements that I must have them in order to look my very best. So I took the bait and now have two things I don’t really know how to use, but have tried, only to have failed miserably. Here are some of those things: #1 a Loreal Total Cover pallet thing that I thought was a contouring pallet and #2 a Loreal Illuminating Stick.IMG_0720.jpgIMG_0721.jpg

Both things sound wonderful and if they were in the right hands they would be performing beautifully and living up to their name, but sadly, I am the current owner of these two items and they have sat at the bottom of my makeup bag without so much as a thought UNTIL I see another commercial with a model that has flawless makeup using the items I have but don’t use. I admit I haven’t done the YouTube thing where I’m supposed to learn how to make these looks possible, but I have looked at some Instagram videos and follow a few makeup artists, but I am coming to grips with the fact that I am losing touch with these trends. The thing is I used to love makeup. I loved applying it and learning about it, but it’s just not the same anymore. There are SO MANY PRODUCTS out there, and I feel like you have to be a professional makeup artist to even go to the makeup aisles at Target. I don’t want to look 25, but I don’t want to look like a 44 year old stuck in times past with dated makeup and visible bags under her eyes.

So I made an appointment at one of those legit makeup places for a makeup lesson. I am sure whoever the makeup teacher is, she is going to try to sell me $1,000 or more of makeup, but I at least want some first-hand knowledge on what this contouring stuff is all about, and how I’m supposed to do it. And highlighting – let’s not forget the highlighting! If you have any tips for me I am a willing and motivated student, and I will keep you posted on what I learned.

Thank you for allowing me to vent a little tonight about a light-hearted topic. I like that I am going into my mid-forties, I just want to do it with the highlights and contours in the right places 🙂

With all my heart,