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!!!
lovely looks. I especially like the lipstick, im definitely going to get myself one.
Thank you Lucy 🙂 this lippie got so much love 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love it! They have it at MAC stores at The Junction, Garden City and Village Market, in Nairobi.
Oshin! when are you doing my makeup? That lippie is the TRRRUTH. Love it
Girl you know I’m sooooo ready! Just say when! Thanks 🙂 I know you love these dramatic dark colours.
i want that Lippie!!! it pops so very nicely. *Garden city, here we come*
Geddit girl! Let’s have a who wore it better face off! lol.
Wear that teal! looking good… Mindy got nothing on you!
Hahahahaha I wish I could tag Mindy and tell her you said that! Thank you 🙂 stay tuned for more.
I wish I had the cofidence to pull that lippie! I heart it. You look bomb girl
I feel like it kin of gives you a confidence boost when you wear it. Just like red lipstick makes you feel sexy once you have it on. Try it! I’m sure you’ll rock it! Thanks Sly.
It takes a really confident person to rock that lippy. You look gorgeous.
Thank you Nicole 🙂 Appreciate the compliment xx