Monday, February 13, 2012
success: makeup challenge
a few weeks ago i decided to shake up my beauty routine and by shake up i meant establish one. i challenged myself to wear make up once a weekend. on saturday, my husband and i went out to dinner to celebrate valentine's day. a few years ago we went to our favorite deli and it became a tradition to go there the weekend before valentine's day. so, before we left i popped in my contacts without too much trouble. contacts kind of stress me out. i'm really nervous when things get near my eyes. when i first got my contacts i actually had to wake up early because i would always blink. i tried soft contacts once at the doctor's office and that was enough for me. i got them in without a problem and then laughed in their faces when they told me i had to stick my finger in my eye to get them out. anyway, that's a long, boring story about my history with contacts. i went pretty easy with the cosmetics for my first go around. i'm not a big fan of foundation on my face. i never feel like it blends well and i feel like while it is supposed to be concealing, it draws out my skin's flaws. i brushed on a little powder instead and that seemed to do the job. when i chose my eye shadow i wanted to go neutral because anything else would be way too much of a contrast from how i normally look. perhaps i'm more bold than i give myself credit for because i was disappointed that i couldn't see it at all. if i'm going through the effort i at least want to be able to see it! then i used my good friend mascara. i love mascara. i have long upper eye lashes and mascara makes them look sky high. on the other hand, i have no bottom lashes. next time (hey, i think i'll have a next time. that's a good sign) i think i'll skip the bottom lashes. the mascara just ended up smudging on my cheek. on my lips i just used a chap stik with shimmer. baby steps. in all i thought i looked pretty darn cute. i didn't feel too much different than usual but i think i walked with a little bit of swagger. i was definitely the cutest one in the restaurant. my husband didn't even notice at first. i think that means he's so blinded with love that he doesn't see my exterior he just sees me. in all honesty, i think he thinks i'm beautiful. all of me as i am, no enhancement necessary. on the flip side of that, it was kind of fun and made the evening feel special. i hope to keep up the weekend makeup experiment and branch out with my cosmetic choices. to sum up, i feel lucky that i feel as special with makeup as without but am glad i'm giving myself the chance to play dress up. i kind of missed it.