I love makeup. It is so much fun and it's quite incredible the amount of change achieved through it in short amounts of time.
But makeup is something more to me. It has become a teacher.
It has taught me to trust the process because we all know it can look like a disaster before it gets better.
It has taught me to rise and to believe in myself, in my capabilities. To get out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Makeup has also taught me how to overcome anxiety and become fully immersed in the process. Breathing in and out during each step when I wanted to rush through and be over with it.
And above all...it has taught me to love and to accept myself. That these perceived "flaws" are just conditioned thinking imposed on us as a society since we were children. The illusion that something outside of us can make up complete, can make us enough.
Makeup has taught me how to integrate and transform something mundane into something magical.
It has become a teacher, a tool on my journey to becoming, to healing.
I have learned that I am worthy of love, I am perfect and that I am whole.
There is nothing missing. I am enough and I have everything inside of me, at the very essence of my being.
Makeup is fun but it is just the icing on the cake. All the good stuff is within.
Without the cake the icing...is...well just a goop of sugary pointlessness.
So have fun. Play with your makeup and brushes. But KNOW that when it all comes off, you are perfect. You are whole. You are enough. You are pure beauty.