I don’t wear too much makeup. I stick to the basics. Concealer, foundation, eyeliner, mascara. Everything else tends to stay unused in the drawer on a typical morning when I have only a few minutes to get ready.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t still have a lot of makeup. I’ve got all the best highlighters, lip stains, eyeshadow palettes… Every time a new product is hyped by Desi Perkins or NYX, I can’t resist indulging.
What I love about makeup is the possibility. It offers hope – the hope that maybe I’ll look different.
But in order to minimize my makeup drawer, I have to get rid of A LOT of it. If I only keep what I default to, this would be easy, but then I would also be saying goodbye to the possibility of looking a different way. And what that requires, beyond an ability to part with material objects that cost money, is self confidence.