How much makeup is too much?


A friend of mine once told me that I should create a blog about makeup as I love makeup very much. I always try different brands and I have my fair share of expensive and affordable brands. Some of my friends think that I spend too much for makeup. Oftentimes, I feel that I don’t have a lot if compared to some of the makeup junkies that I know. I see a lot of bloggers, vloggers and MUA owning a closet full of make-up and I know that I will never be at par with them.

My passion for makeup may not be as strong compared to them and there are times that I feel that I am treating makeup as a necessity. It may be a necessity but I am happy with what makeup can do to me. I am not saying that I am not confident and happy about myself but wearing make up can really  boost one’s self-confidence. We owe ourselves the chance to be confident, to feel beautiful and strut around feeling good. There are a lot of ways we can do this and wearing makeup is definitely one of them.

I know that I am not a guru when it comes to makeup but I am confident that I have enough knowledge about it. I love to try and experiment new brands, new colors and even new products. This is one of the advantages of having a not so sensitive face. For years, I have been collecting and keeping tabs of the brands that really work for me and I often give advice to my friends who are not so keen into makeup. I even become the instant makeup artist to some my friends especially for special events. My love for makeup did not wade over the time and most of the people around me know that makeup is my thing. The problem is some may think that I spend too much for it and they always tell me  that I should minimize my expenses when it comes to buying make up. Some could not even understand why do I have to use three lipsticks at the same time. Come on!

Have I become a high-maintenance girl? If so, how much make up is too much?

I don’t want to subscribe to that label and I believe that I am not. I know that I own quite a lot but  not too much. It’s not a bad thing to own varieties of makeup as it would come handy especially if you have to attend a lot of events. You can’t expect a girl to just wear one color of lipstick for her entire life, do you?That would be boring!  Sometimes, I buy expensive brands not for a show-off but because they really last long. What’s the point of buying a 199 lipstick if it’s not long wearing and has a cheap packaging that could damage the product easily. I am not saying that I don’t buy below a hundred-peso lipsticks, trust me I have a lot, but based on my experience high-end brands often deliver the most satisfying result. They even last for a longer period of time. Take for example, I still have my one-year old Estee Lauder and Mary kay Lipsticks while some of the lipsticks that I bought together with them didn’t make it even after three months. As for using three lipsticks at the same time, let’s just say that it’s sort of saving along the process as I usually do it to achieve a shade that I don’t have, in which I don’t need to buy for a new shade.  This also goes for BB creams and foundation. I love to use Korean products when it comes to BB creams and I have these two products that I really love but I decided to stick with the other one as it gives more coverage and last really long.  The other BB cream costs around Php600++ while the one I am using right now is almost Php1200. Quite expensive compared to the other one but it lasted for almost a year while the former only lasted for four months. Luckily, I don’t suffer from breakouts so it’s really a win-win situation. Moreover, I may buy frequently but that’s because  makeup has expiration too and we cannot have the same set for years. It would be bad for the face.

 Buying makeup is a choice and it’s a choice that every person should have. It does not matter how much make up one should have as long as one can afford it.

No more excuses

I miss blogging and I do have lots of queues waiting to be edited/posted. I don’t want to give an excuse that I am busy, well, I’m kind of busy but I think my failure to employ the best time management skill is what keeps me away from blogging. *sigh* so here I am writing my heart out again.I don’t want to be melodramatic right now but I really need to release some of my thoughts that are actually bugging me for days.

I do work for 48 hours a week, not to mention the various part-time jobs that I do to make ends meet and pamper myself with the things that I love. Some may not understand the kind of life that I am trying to live but I don’t give a d anymore as I am so fed up justifying my actions.  I have come to realize a lot of things now. Things that made me value myself above anything else and accept the fact that I should stop worrying about what others might think about me. My priorities in life may not be the same with other people but that does not mean that I am heading to self-destruction.

In the eyes of other people. I’m just the girl who is so messed up with her life right now. I may not be totally happy and satisfied with my life but that does not mean I am  miserable too. That’s not so me. I have been so positive and this is not my excuse or facade but a way for me to keep pushing myself to be better. It’s my attitude towards life that set me far from these people. Let’s just say that I have shifted my mindset now that I started treating every problem as a challenge and a gift. It’s a gift that leads me to become more compassionate, resilient and strong.

Maybe, if you  would start digging deeper about me rather than judging every thing that you just see, you might understand why I am still sane and trying to be happy despite being bombarded with the greatest challenges ever. What you see right now is not the mess but the phase in which I am currently in. It’s just a phase and sooner or later, I’ll overcome it.