Somethings are worth repeating.
I really enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s athleisure chat and what I liked to hear is how much we take pride in our appearance. It really came out in your thoughtful comments and after re-reading, it has given me pause to reflect. Not so much about how we style ourselves to take our exercise but in general. Our presentation is as much for others as it is for us and it is easy with the emphasis on relaxed life to get a little lazy. I am kidding myself; quite lazy.
One area I fall down is in makeup.
It isn’t and has never really been my thing. I dabble, I try but sometimes I absolutely know I am not doing the most with what I have. I’m not vain but I adore fashion; I’m not beautiful but I’m ok. Feeling content in myself shouldn’t really be an excuse; self-confidence should not make me lazy.
And I am very lazy when it comes to my face, not skincare; I am fastidious when it comes to that. Where I particularly re-offend is the eyes. A lick of mascara, a wipe of white pencil and I tell myself I am done. Ok, not every day, but I need to make more effort on certain days.
If I am going to take the time to make my eyes “shine” there are a couple of important requirements.
There aren’t too many products and I can apply it quickly; I won’t look ridiculous and messy, like some kind of tragic clown. Know the look?
This pencil, hiding way beneath too many other pencils I don’t use, is the answer. Like one of those fab lingerie outfits that hold and smooth – this one pencil is an all-in-one that does it all and easily.
Why haven’t I been using it? Because I have become lazy and little by little the routine gets quicker and I miss out on defining my eyes.
I have re-ordered and I will be lining, smudging and blending and hopefully, I won’t become complacent again. xv
Pencil In With These
image, julianne moore, david roemer, marie claire 2016