I’m not shy about changing up my look, I’m very good at putting on makeup or an outfit and then forgetting about it entirely for the day. Maybe I’m walking around looking like a real weirdo and nobody has told me . . .but whatever, I’m rolling with it. It has to be something really absurd looking for me to feel self conscious. So for me, changing up my makeup look is really easy, and I change it from day to day without a second thought. But I notice a lot of my lady friends seem to worry and feel weird all day if they change up even a very minor detail. This applies to hair and makeup, as well as fashion, but since makeup and hair are my thing, let’s concentrate on that.
The one thing I always hear when someone is afraid to try something new is “I like it, but I can’t pull that off”. Let me be the first to say that this is most likely complete bullsh*t. Sure there are things that will look more flattering on some people than others, but if you apply makeup correctly and then wear it with confidence, odds are you will pull it off. And if you don’t, who cares? At least you tried something new.
I guess I’m making it sound easier than it is. I know feeling self conscious is hard to overcome, so here are a few tips that I find help people ease the transition.
To sum it all up, take the time to become familiar with your own taste. Remove yourself from the picture and see what you like on others. Learn how to apply. Then just go for it 🙂