Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I am a devoted user of eyeliner and mascara. Since the moment I left high school (where make up was banned but I still wore concealer least people ask me what was wrong at home due to my naturally dark under eye circles) I have worn eyeliner and mascara at every practical - and many not practical - moments. My love of makeup however didn't really extend past my eyes. I have always loved how lipstick looks and admired those women with glossy red smiles, but I could never quite be that girl.
All that changed last August when I went to Charm School. Finally I learned how to wear lipstick without looking like a clown. As a fan of a vintage look, particularly the 40s and 50s, changing to a slick of winged black eyeliner and red lips was probably inevitable, but what has amazed me was how instantly it became my "face". Not only that it has actually cut down the time I spend doing my makeup in the morning!
And so it was that today I found myself, giant cup of tea on my desk complete with lipstick mark, reapplying said lipstick while wearing a full skirt and heels, and it occurred to me that I look like a perfect 1950's secretary. And you know what, so long as no one treats me like one I'm just fine to look like that.
Have you ever changed your look? Was it a conscious decision or did it just evolve like mine has?