I Wore Makeup Everyday for a Week: Here's What Happened
I am of the opinion that there are two types of people in the world: those that take makeup seriously and those that don't. I fall in the latter.
But last week, I went on a trip for a Physiotherapy Convention in Enugu, eastern Nigeria and since I wanted to make a stellar impression, I decided to be on my A-game which involved wearing professional clothing and you guessed it - makeup.
I wore makeup every single day, for every single event and a few things happened along the way. I found it quite interesting and thought to share with you real quick:
1. I perfected my makeup routine so well, I could do the entire thing in seven minutes:
Granted, this routine comprises foundation, filled-in brows, blush on my eyes and cheeks and lipstick. Sounds basic but it makes a huge difference on my face! And I mean 7 minutes? that’s a winner in my books.
2. I realized I looked way better in passport photographs with makeup on:
This may seem like common sense but it was a revelation for me. I've never had passport photographs that look so good. Will definitely be doing this in future, because who doesn’t like decent looking passports?
3. I looked like a work of art?
A male friend told me he likes my makeup and it makes me look like a work of art. I could have delved deeper to find out what exactly he meant. But why bother? I chose to simply take it at face value and was appropriately flattered.
4. I broke out. Badly.
Ok truthfully? this probably was due to a reaction to the water but I'm very sure the makeup contributed. And yes, I actually dutifully wiped my makeup and cleansed my face every night. Anyone else react to water? Perhaps the popular afro beat musician Fela wasn’t entirely right when he sang “water no get enemy”.
5. And when I finally stopped wearing makeup…?
On the day of my departure, a newly made male friend commented that I looked very tired or sick. I wasn't wearing any makeup. Meanwhile, what is it with guys noticing my makeup? I was also told I looked like I belonged to a particular church sect by a random man. What is it with people and labels?
6. Futuristic plans:
I started to consider wearing makeup everyday then revised my decision as I'd rather get extra seven minutes of sleep than put anything on my face. It sounds like such little time, but five minutes of extra sleep could make a difference in my day. So for now, I'll be sticking with skincare and lipgloss.
pS: check out some photos and notes from my week in Enugu.
Do you wear makeup everyday? What’s your routine and how long does it take you?