Makeup is NOT a tattoo, it washes off. Unlike that barbwire armband that Pamela Anderson thought was a good idea back in the 90’s. I meet so many clients who admit they are afraid of color. Or they “don’t know what that brush is for, so I don’t use it.” I say, use everything! Your face is a clean canvas that you can create art on daily.
That is how I got my start with makeup. My mom & I would have Saturday date nights. We would listen to old records from the 50’s, eat peanut M&M’s, & play with all the colors from her makeup drawer. I was encouraged to put the bright blue on my cheeks and try something different because I could always wash it off if I didn’t like it. I learned quickly my face was a coloring book & I made the most of my steady hand. This is how I learned to apply liquid liner before I was double digits. With lots of trial & error, and not to mention makeup remover. One day, after I was allowed to wear makeup, I took my look outside. I’ve been smitten ever since.
I challenge all of you to pick the “wild” colors & “strange” brushes to create a look. You will be surprised at what you will be able to create.
I hope I have encouraged you to step outside of the box & play with colors. Please send me pictures of your art & comments on your experience.
Photo provided by Tatiana von Tauber
Cheers to you!