I’ve been in the process of moving for over a month now, and at this point my life feels rather chaotic. Being in a constant state of flux, not feeling settled, and having to live without a lot of your stuff makes you appreciate your things – both the things you have with you and the things you don’t have with you.* And realizing that you can live with less is also a very important lesson, for me at least.
In order to make myself feel like everything is normal despite the change happening all around me I turn to my beauty routine and beauty products to feel better. Making sure I put my make-up on in the morning starts my day off right so that I can face the world even if I nothing my kitchen besides a dull knife, a scratched frying pan, and an old pot. The power of your beauty and make-up routine shouldn’t be underestimated. Making sure my lashes are curled and my mascara is on helps to make me feel normal despite the fact that my life is very different today than it was a week ago.
I’ve written before in this blog how a little mascara, some blush, and lip gloss can do wonders psychologically for everyone. I’ve seen it with the cancer patients I worked with through Look Good … Feel Better, and I feel it now myself. So I guess I am really suggesting that if you’re experiencing a lot of change keep up your beauty routine in order to bring some normalcy back to your life.
And so in no particular order here are the beauty products that make me feel good:
- Tarte Amazonian clay smart mascara - I really can’t vouch for any of the company’s claims about what this mascara does for the health of your lashes, but I can tell you that it goes on easily and leaves me with full, lush lashes. And I’ll be relying on mascara to give me fabulous looking lashes since all my Latisse spilled out of its container somewhere over the Atlantic while flying to my new home.
- Any and all of Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliners. Also Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Shadow Pencils make applying eye shadow a snap especially when you are not in your normal make-up applying environment.
- Nars The Multiple, especially the shade Orgasm. I’m certainly not the first and won’t be the last to talk about how fabulous this product is both as make-up and as a shade. Easy to use, always looks great.
- Sugar rose color tinted lip treatment from Fresh with spf 15. Gives me natural color along with sun protection quickly and easily.
If I had a wine glass I would raise it now to the power of make-up as a feel good tool. I always travel with lip gloss in my purse for a reason.
*And I don’t want to even begin to talk about the horrible things that are happening to my skin as I move from place to place and climate to climate. Distressing to say the least.
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