If you’re sick of feeling like a 6 year old that broke into her mum's beauty case when you try and do your makeup, you already know it's time to learn what to do.
And if wearing makeup seems to just sit on your face like a mask, makes you feel like a clown, or still involves the same routine you had when you were 17, you don’t need to me to go on a rant about why you need to finally learn this skill. Because a lack of wanting was never the issue.
After all, any time you know you have to get in front of a camera, present at an event, go to an interview or even pick up the kids from school, you’re reminded that your makeup skills could be getting in the way of your confidence to feel like you’re showing up as the best version of you.
You’re also very aware of the fact that your current attempts at makeup could be doing the exact opposite of what you hoped — making you look more tired, older than you are, and even less professional.
But like just about anything you’ve ever wanted to do, you’ve had to add this to a list of “non-essentials” because you’re always going to put other peoples needs before yours — whether that’s your clients, employers, family or friends.
And to make it worse, when you have thought about taking action, the options out there are pretty depressing. These supposed “beauty gurus” all look about 18, have perfect skin, and are more interested in selling products and attracting subscribers than actually teaching you how to do your makeup.
Oh, and how about when you’re forced to finally go into a makeup store for supplies? The sales people seem to treat you differently because you’re not sporting 2 inches of foundation and the perfect smokey eye.