So. Let’s talk about makeup for a second. We all have that one item that we feel we can’t live without, right? Many will probably say mascara, a few will say concealer, maybe there’s even some foundation-onlys in the house. For me, that one item has been bronzer. I am a self-proclaimed bronzer-a-holic, and have been since high school. I remember buying the huge Sephora bronzer disc thing, and applying it like it was my job. Like, seriously. The day I discovered bronzer was a life-changer, you guys. My eyes were opened. It’s like I saw the light, no joke. This pale white girl was transformed into a bronze goddess! Who knew! And ever since (we’re talking 8+ years) I have pretty much worn the stuff every. single. day. Contouring! Shadowing! Making me look way tanner on my face than I knew was possible! Getting all over my white tops’ collars! And, of course, the handful of unfortunate instances when I would forget to tan my body and thus ended up with Mismatched Tan Face/Pale Neck Syndrome. It happens.
Well, last night I stumbled upon an article written by a favorite blogger that goes by the name of nat the fat rat (I’m sure you’ve heard of her; if not, please to run over to her blog and fall in love- I know you will) in which she proclaimed the end of bronzer! She called it her “beauty crutch” and a light clicked in my head: it’s my beauty crutch too! I rely on the stuff, and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without it! Well, I liked what she said so much that I proclaimed to myself, “Self! Enough with the bronzer already!” And thus begins my own little beauty experiment: I am ceasing with my usage of bronzer for a week. Who knows, maybe my life will in fact be changed, as Natalie claims. Maybe, just maybe, I won’t feel the incessant urge to turn back to my beloved bronzer. Today is day one with no bronzer, and I already feel liberated! It’s empowering! My face doesn’t look half bad without the orangey stuff all over it! You can actually tell that I have pretty blush on! And my eyes, they’re popping! I love when my eyes pop! So, you guys, my question to you is this: What is YOUR beauty crutch, and do you think you could go a week without it? Who wants to join me? It’ll be fun. And scary. But (hopefully) mostly fun. And, hopefully, we’ll maybe even learn a thing or two about ourselves from this, who knows.
p.s. Read the article that inspired this post HERE!