My thoughts on being a makeup enthusiast..

When people ask what my hobby is, I never really know what to respond with. I have things that interest me of course, but not a real “active” hobby as such.

I guess my hobby is makeup, I am a beauty product enthusiast! I spend most my money on new beauty purchases and I can spend hours watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. However, I always seem to feel a bit embarrassed announcing that makeup is my “hobby”. A lot of people’s perception of people who love makeup is often “fake”, “vain” or “bimbo”; I know that I am none of those things, not at all, however I always feel a bit reluctant to go into detail about my passion due to people assuming that this makes you a little…unintelligent?

In fact, the reason I like makeup isn’t just because it’s pretty, it’s the fact that you can do so many things with it. You can unleash your artistic side and change your look depending on your mood. It also takes skill to be able to apply makeup in a flawless and professional way…it’s not just a case of slapping it on your face and your done (although in some people’s case it may be!).

In fact, it takes intelligence to know what goes where, what looks best on who and which colours will suit your complexion. So, in reality I shouldn’t be embarrassed to announce to people that my hobby is makeup. It’s something that interests me and that’s all that matters!

Do any of you ever feel the same? Do you feel a bit reluctant to let the “real” people in your life know about your beauty blog or the fact that you spend most your wages on the stuff?

That’s my thoughts for the day anyway….let me know what you guys feel on the topic?

 

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4 thoughts on “My thoughts on being a makeup enthusiast..

  1. I feel the same way. I’ve told no one “in real life” about my makeup blog! It seems like there is a notion that if you’re into makeup, you’re a) shallow, b) unintelligent or c) narcissistic. In my uni, there’s this idea that if you wear red lips, then your grades must be “in the red” too (meaning failing). I really don’t see the correlation! I find it judgmental and catty, especially when this statement is coming from fellow girls. I just try to prove them wrong. In class when I’ve really prepared for oral recitation or for exams, I wear really bold lip colors, just to shock them all. Ha! 🙂

    Great post, btw. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I’m really glad it’s not just me that feels this way! Intelligent girls can be a lover of “materialistic” and “shallow” things too! That’s so strange how people can judge someone on the colour of their lipstick..it just doesn’t even make sense. In fact, it makes them seem the stupid ones for saying something like that in the first place! That’s good that you do the bold lip though just to prove them wrong, I like that haha! Thank you darling and thank you for commenting too 🙂 x

  2. This is very well articulated. Today my friend messaged me to tell me that ‘there is a makeup sale on if I needed to buy more trash’. I was obviously very offended. Some people are just so judgemental when it come to make up.

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