A few weeks ago, I received a parcel of excitement. Inside that box was a blush of joy and half a dozen of colorful lipstick happiness bought online from my recently discovered online cosmetic shop. I was on an online shopping frenzy and I tell you, I never thought online shopping can be this fun. The happiness doubles upon receiving the goods.
I am a late bloomer on all things girly and my recent discoveries might be ancient already to other girls out there. I have been interested in makeup just very recently, and started wearing them regularly because (a) all my old makeup might expire soon and (b) I’d like to shop for new ones so I’m trying to use up all the old ones.
I suddenly remembered a very pretty friend of mine who can’t leave her house without makeup on. Actually, she also wears makeup at home because as per her, it makes her feel pretty. Her statement never made sense to me and I felt that she lacked self confidence as she turned to cosmetics to boost her morale. I also thought she must have so much time to spend on beautifying herself.
But recently, I realized that maybe, its not about her lack of self confidence nor having ample time.
I used to be satisfied with just an eyeliner, mascara, a bit of blush (sometimes none) and red lipstick. There was a time when I thought, the darker the eyeliner, the sexier. That was during my punks-not-dead days when rock and roll was everything.
Nowadays, I’ve been experimenting with different lipstick shades and eye shadow colors. And though it takes more of my time in the morning, I feel happy whenever the results of my experiment goes well.
There were days though when I ask myself, what do I get from all of this? Aside from wasting time in the morning, I am also burning money on these when anyway, applying all these different shades on my face doesn’t really give me a face upgrade. Like, ok, the makeup gives a little bit more life to my face but I still look the same.
But then for some reasons, having make up on makes me feel good when I step out of my door and honestly, I don’t know why.
So I thought of my pretty friend. Maybe its happiness that she gets when she wears makeup on.
So regardless of whether the makeup can or cannot upgrade my face, I will still wear them on because these shadow palettes, blush and lippies are a bundle of joy.
And as of now, I’m waiting for my next parcel of excitement to arrive.