This year was an eye-opener for me in terms of hair and makeup. I learned many things, like to make my next appointment at the salon before I leave the salon (otherwise, I’ll just forget, and by the time I remember, my roots will be out-of-freaking control), and how a messy sock bun can help you make it through one more day without washing your hair.
But the biggest hair/makeup lesson I learned was to push past the point in my eye makeup when everything looks like a hot mess.
I call it: the metaphorical makeup hump
It’s that moment in the eye makeup application process that I like to call (air quotes) “the metaphorical makeup hump,” when you feel like you’ve just jumped off a bridge, and you’re plummeting to the ground, and you start to freak out because you’re not sure if somebody remembered to tie your bungee cord to something solid.
I learned that at this point you have to press on and push through the doubt; the look will come together eventually, if you Just. Keep. Going.
For me, the feeling usually strikes when I’m trying something out of my comfort zone, or when I’m doing a look where there’s very specific placement of dark colors, and everything looks terribly janky when I get to the hump, like a “don’t picture” in a “dos and don’ts” column in a glossy magazine (“Don’t do this!” and then you see a picture of me with half-finished smokey eyes looking all confused, haha!), but if I see it through, things usually fall into place.
How about you? What have you learned about your hair and/or makeup this year?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Merry Christmas Eve!