I’ve been feeling low lately. Adulting gets hard and the world overwhelms me. Do you ever feel like that? Like it’s all just too much? Yeah, it sucks and I don’t like to feel bad feels so whenever that happens, I fight my way out. Sometimes all it takes is ice cream. Sometimes it’s putting on a scent that always uplifts my mood. Maybe even reading some of my old work. A tough-love pep talk from me to me. Whatever genuinely makes me feel good and reminds me of better days before and to come. This time, it was dolling up. When you look good you feel good, right? I wanted a look that wouldn’t just make me look pretty but straight up feelin’ myself! Hot! Bold! Fierce! Young and ambitious! A look that would remind me that I am a warrior queen . . .
Photography by Rico Walker
I needed to exude intensity and vibrance so I decided my battle colour would be shades of green. I went with MAC’s chromagraphic pencil in Landscape Green for my eyes. OMG this green is so pigmented and beautiful!. It glides on so well and *happy dance* absolutely looks yummy against my complexion. It’s striking enough to make a statement and yet somehow, laid back enough to wear daily. For my lips, there was only one shade that could correctly capture my mood: Young Attitude! It’s from the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick collection launched last year . . . a deep teal that’s hard to miss, impossible to ignore and demands a second look. Defiant and powerful. Perfect lippie in shade and name for when I want the world to read my lips without saying a word.
What a pick-me-up! The glamming up was like having war paint on! Got me ready to fight back and show life that I won’t stay down. It’s amazing what some things can do to change your mood. and mindset. Is there a certain shade you wear to fortify your mood? One that makes you feel invincible? Let me know! A happy FriYAY!!!