I am an overthinking, tightly- wound, anxious person. If I were on a dating app, I’d probably leave that out. This summer I started seeing Eddie, the healing hands to my stress, my acupuncturist. Bi- weekly Eddie gets my full life agenda, what’s going on, how am I feeling, how do I feel about what’s going on…. With his interest on the business and politics of the modeling industry I keyed him in on my new adventure: being a contributing beauty writer for The Retired Models.
With every needle he punctures my skin with; he diverts my attention with a story…so I don’t kick him in the face. His stories of his youth usually start with, “so, I dated this really attractive girl.” Eddie always dates very attractive girls! He began telling me of this girl, and every time they would say goodbye, her head would lean on his shoulder, leaving these makeup stains. “So Aliett, I went to her friends to find a way to tell her to stop wearing sooooo much of that face stuff.” I said, “you mean foundation?’ “That’s it!” Eddie exclaimed in his British accent, “Her friends said, and at the same time we both said, tell her [she’s too beautiful to wear makeup!]
Our conversation got me thinking. To all my flawless skin friends, why do we cover-up our imperfection free skin? And to my friends with a few little blemishes, why are we wearing these harsh chemicals on our faces all day and night? This lead me to think, is foundation our realistic looking masks? Are we covering our face because of insecurities that aren’t actually there on the outside? Just a thought 😉
If foundation is a part of your daily regiment, go for something natural!