Published on November 13th, 2011 | by Bronwyn Skidd2
Everyday appropriate makeup- it’s anything that makes you smile
Beauty editor Bronwyn Skidd tells us to do what makes us happy and confident- whether that means clean palate or bold look.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about makeup, and what’s appropriate for work (as I work in the service industry and should look “human”), what’s appropriate for daytime, evening, etc. And as I’ve been putting thought into this, I felt I should call upon the idea of being “appropriate” with makeup, and why that idea is utter shit.
This was all spawned by one of my guy friends on whom I was skyping. I was telling him that living in my home town has made me miss being able to slap on the darkest lipstick possible, and call it a day.
To prove my point of being able to wear dark lipcolours, I lazily slapped on black lipstick. Which is one of my favourite lip looks ever, I personally think it’s just so chic and elegant, but it also gives me edginess, which I desperately need.
He looked at me and was like “You look goth. I like it, but… goth.”
This made me so frustrated! As a makeup addict, I couldn’t see that. It just isn’t an association I make anymore. This brought about the whole unending mind tangent of “Am I appropriate? Is this stuff okay for daytime? Should I be holding back more in my makeup?”
Then I just got hella pissed at myself. Who gives a shit if it’s “appropriate,” wear what makes you happy!
So many people worry about what’s acceptable for daytime and evening, and I say wear what makes you the happiest and what makes you feel the most confident.
If that means no makeup, more power to you! If that means, like me you want a bold lip, please do it! If you need a smokey eye to feel hot, then wear the smokey eye. I see nothing wrong with this, absolutely nothing!
This, though, does not make things work appropriate. Work appropriate is where we have to blend in a little bit, be a little bit more soft and put together.
So, I always say just make things look better. Even out your skintone a smidgen, accentuate your eyebrows a little bit. Mascara, blush, some lipgloss.
Good to go.
I think work shouldn’t be about your glitter, it should be about your job. But hey, that’s just one girl’s view on how to look out and about in this big world.