Personally, I love makeup. Whenever I spot the makeup section at the drug store, or “coincidentally” happen to come across Sephora or MAC in the mall I spent at least 5 hours(exaggeration) in there walking the aisles back and fourth. Most of the time I walk out of the store empty handed with tester marks on my hand and a sad face because everything I want to purchase is out of my budget range(broke college student). Whenever I’m doing a full face of makeup for the night on the town, I’ve always wondered what ingredients are infused in these beautiful long lasting products. Are they even good for my skin? What goes into making these products etc. Are there benefits to wearing makeup?
So I did a little research, according to Rebecca Adams of the Huffington post, she believes that makeup is detrimental to us. She lists many reasons how and why these products are bad for you here. Many makeup products use harsh chemicals that can harm our skin and that are too unnatural for humans to use. She believes that the the products are falsely advertised when they claim that their product is natural or anything deriving from nature. She makes the argument that earthy products will be better for you in the long run. Products which contain chemicals like siloxanes which can affect your liver and hormones found in many makeup products.
Well lets look at it through a personal eye. Makeup benefits the wearer, it can give them more confidence as person, it extenuates their natural features, and makes people feel beautiful in their own skin. Not only does makeup settle internal struggles, it can help with your skin. According to Alison on shymagazine.com by wearing foundation, it gives your skin a layer to protect it from harm like uv rays because most of the foundations or similar skin perfecting products sold, it contains some SPF in it. (Very low amounts usually)
Wearing and putting on makeup in a fun task. You can be different personalities by changing the lip color, added a smokier eyeshadow, or even erasing your brows. There are endless possibilities with makeup and playing with makeup, it’s like your face is a blank canvas and you’re creating a new masterpiece every single day.
I love watching makeup tutorials, I thought I was going to become a professional makeup artist at some point of my life so I practiced and practiced. Makeup makes me extremely happy and it should be fun for everybody.
Favorite youtube makeup tutorial right now: here
Photo link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2d8iSl9xjs