Photo Experiment: A selfie a day keeps the doctor away
Makeup was never an issue for me. As my mum wasn’t a makeupista, I have learnt about it from my friends who reached puberty of makeup earlier than I did. As the time passed everyone around me gained more knowledge in makeup field, meanwhile I sticked with a socially acceptable layer of mascara and some compact powder to camouflage my oily skin.
My inner feminist was always saying ‘Neither you know how to do it nor you have time for it”. The times change, as well as your attitude. Now I know that makeup is not what you necessarily have to do every morning. It’s a pure form of self expression, a ritual of meditation while painting, except this time the canvas is your face.
Coincidence or not, this year Santa was very generous to me and brought bunch of cosmetics. I took it as a sign and after googling what a highlighter was, I decided to go full on makeup for a week without any excuses like ‘I’d rather use this time for sleeping’.
Concealer, liquid powder and compact powder to set the base, highlighter, nude shade eyeshadow and a small touch of mascara. For the dessert - fuscia pink lipstick. A juicy start of the week. Productivity and enthusiasm level higher than ever.
Not a big fan of dressing in black, so vibrant red lipstick with few red outfit details came to help me out. Productivity level - similar as yesterday, enthusiasm - lower, but supported by the red strongly.
An ode to my pink heritage. The same face routine plus pink lipstick and pink eyeshadow combo and I’m ready to go and sell flowers in the local market.
Shinny white shadows?! For a daytime?! Hell yeah! In collaboration with white fluffy jumper and white faux fur scarf brought me into peace with all the snow outside we have this week.
On the last day I decided to see how far can I go. Face routine - check. Caramel eyeshadows - check. Vibrant and bright lips - check. Shaping eyebrows - check check check check check! All together with my favourite leopard jacket and I felt like I could spit fire.
In conclussion, 5 day makeup challenge taught me so much. I felt like somewhere in my life I skipped a huge chapter of self expression.
A touch of favourite lipstick not only finishes up the whole outfit, but also rises productivity to the maximum. Looking good = feeling good = being productive = feeling happy = NO TIME FOR PROCRASTINATION and negative thoughts.
And I know I’m speaking on the behalf of all freelancers and those, who are too lazy to be bothered with how they look at work. And now when I look at those selfies I took each day, it reminds of things I’ve done and how incredibly awesome I felt after.
You will never know unless you try with your own sweet ass. Good luck and lemme know how it went <3