Tuesday 28 October 2014

What I learned when I started wearing makeup for a week

No, no I didn't write that. It was an interesting article written by Maycie Thornton at Buzzfeed.

I came across this article a few days ago. Someone had shared it on Facebook and it was a fellow makeup artist so I had a little peak and found it quite insightful.

The interesting thing this lovely woman discovered was that if you feel [fill in the blank - confident, pretty, clever], you will become that.

She had some amazing pearls of wisdom fro newbies to makeup:

So go on, give makeup a go. What could go wrong?.....

The beginning

I've been fortunate to do a lot of things in my life. I've lived on 2 continents, I've seen poor people begging on the street as well as the rich in their luxurious homes.  I've worked 2 jobs concurrently and in a lot of different fields; retail, hair modelling(if you know me, you'll realise the irony of that), telemarketing (yes, I was one of those people that called you up in the middle of dinner to ask you if you wanted to renew your Vodafone contract ;) ).

I was also fortunate enough to attend University (first girl in my family to actually complete a degree) and even started my own multiple location business.  These things weren't easy and I learnt a lot of things along the way. Each experience, each event, each twisty turn added something to my personality and oddly my sense of style.

I went from geek to sophisticated woman. It wasn't easy and it wasn't even something deliberate but something organic. If I dressed a certain way people spoke to me differently and treated me differently. I learnt quickly that dressing well got you more respect and attention.

 Interesting read and images from the Secret Geek Society

Having worked in the fashion industry for 10 years, you learn a thing or two. Mainly what looks good. And what doesn't. But that also comes from a personal sense of style. Everyone should know what their style is and what makes them look good. That's where I come in

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