Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Found Love..

So, I'm getting hooked onto make up products! Insane! I KNOW. Something that used to make me cringe a few years ago is making me curious right now. i like to try all sorts of stuff, buy them..but never use them for the sheer lack of self confidence. I use all my make up in the bathroom and clean sweep it with my make up remover. Haha. I guess I need to work on that part! Feeling confident enough to wear it outside. It's so complicated to get it all right. No cakey foundation, right shade and amount of blush, no sticky lipstick, mascara not clumping all over and the worst of all - raccoon eyes. My skin tone is pretty patchy and I'm quite dark, so wearing any colour makes me feel like the whole world would be just staring at me laughing away! LOL.

Something which is even more strange is my love for lipsticks. Umm, what? My lips are pretty plump, so I was always very conscious of applying anything. Even lip balm, something which girls use in copious amounts, I used just at night. Yup. That's me. I used to feel extremely shy and self aware to not highlight or draw attention to my lips. In due time, my lips became pretty discoloured and not very pretty to look at. That kept me away from products even more. Now, somehow, I really like lipsticks. I like lipglosses, lipsticks, lip balms, lip butters, all that fun stuff! Yep, I still wear them in my room or the bathroom only, but that's how I roll. I always want to sport a red lip without feeling cautious, but more than me, everyone around me dissuades me so much that I go back into just wearing it in my room. Haha. Oh well. I own a few, from NYX, Maybelline and Revlon, nude shades and a hot red with orange base.. but that's just about it. I always try to buy stuff which looks pretty neutral on me to not feel conscious all the time. That's why I just venture into the drugstore brands, because who knows when I might outgrow them and then just waste all of this money! Sigh. Perils of being a girl?

Also: During my crazy researching about lipstick sessions, I came across this wonderful blog - Indian Vanity Case - run by an Indian lady, named Cynthia. Her skin tone is nothing like mine, so I hardly use her recommendations, but she's an absolute delight to read! She's a stunner and not a frumpy thing like me here. Haha. She's hosting an awesome giveaway, with the giveaway guessed it right, A LIPSTICK! You know what? I actually participated. Just for fun! It's the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick for those keeping notes


Unbound said...

I am just your kind apurva. I detest using any and every form of enhancing beauty but love keeping a collection of it :)

Apurva said...

I am soo relived to know that I'm not the only one! :)