You’ve probably noticed that I don’t post about makeup on here or on Instagram as much as I used to (Not that I was posting frequently, to begin with). I’ve had a few ideas such as: “Holy Grail Makeup,” “Old School Bollywood inspired makeup,” and others.
So why is there trouble in my makeup-loving paradise?
I was having one of those “deep shower thought” conversations with myself the other day and I came up with a few possible reasons:
- I need a sloth of sleep
I am lazy. We all have our vices, mine is that I’m a sloth who only wants to eat and sleep when she gets home. I sleep in as much as I can before work so I have minimal time to do any glam at all. Drake said it best “I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry.” There was a time when I would get up earlier to look nice, but now I think I’m at that stage where I just care about looking “decent” and presentable for work – meaning a bit of tinted moisturizer and filling in my brows.
- Lash extensions
Sure these bad boys make me look extra but they also save me extra time in the morning. Of course, I like to take good care of them and preserve them so that means little to no makeup (because I really don’t need to wear any with them).
- No new friends…and new makeup
I don’t know about you, but for me, the makeup industry is at a standstill. Personally, after Fenty Beauty, there hasn’t really been any exciting collections. As a result, nothing peaks my interest, so I haven’t been purchasing or trying any new makeup. Until the next big thing comes out, I guess my bank account can rest easy.
- I am a retired glama
A lot of my “friends” (people I stalk on IG who I consider my friends but they don’t know it yet) are really good at makeup. I consider myself decent but as soon as I hop on the ‘gram, I feel inadequate. These days, it seems like every girl and her mother are “MUAs”, which is actually amazing because now there’s so much diversity (unlike Tarte’s foundation). I don’t see other makeup bloggers as “rivals,” because I believe in supporting each other, but I definitely can’t “compete” at the same level. If I’m being completely honest, I feel selfie-conscious about my skills.
- Getting skin-timate
I guess you can say, I enjoy being nude (by nude I mean makeup-free, you perverts). Skincare has been my primary focus during these winter months and I have been giving my skin a much-needed break. I must say, I am much more comfortable in my skin – it’s brighter, smoother, and praise the minus Celcius weather because my skin isn’t oily as it typically appears. Now, I think I want to spend more time perfecting my skincare routine (which btw guys, let me know if you would like to see a blog on this).
Looking back at all of these reasons, the spark in my relationship with makeup is definitely burning out, but I do want to try and reignite the romance. With that said, don’t be surprised if my blog and Instagram start to veer in a different direction. As I mentioned above, I am interested in exploring skincare in depth and I am open to writing more blogs about fashion.
Can you relate? If you were my makeup relationship counselor, what advice would you give me?
Help a sista save her love life!
Until next time,
I hope you lip-stick to your relationship!
I swear we’re on the exact same page!
1. I always pick sleep over makeup
2. I just got lash extensions and it’s been saving me so much time! I’m so pleased with them!
3. I haven’t bought ANY new makeup in the new year and I totally agree with you, there’s no new releases that look remotely interesting – especially after Tarte’s “attempt to launch a “ground breaking” new foundation 😂
4. I rarely post makeup looks on instagram although I’m pretty proud of my work.
5. I just invested in heeps of new skincare and that’s my primary focus right now.
I can 100% relate and you’re not alone!