If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've already gotten a taste of the all-things-girly blogger, JacquelineParis. Today she's teaching us how creativity goes hand-in-hand with makeup. Read on for some inspiration...
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The Beauty of Creativity
Hello again, Hannah readers! I had so much fun swapping posts with Hannah before, that I wanted to contribute to her fabulous creativity series. Here are just a few tips that I've learned of how to be creative in the wonderful world of beauty, specifically when applying makeup.
I used to associate the word creative with the word brave. Someone who was called creative usually meant someone who was good at arts and crafts, using glue guns and making fabulous DIY projects. But as I've learned to apply creativity to life, I've learned that you don't have to be brave as much as you have to be open. Open to trying new things. Open to trying something and failing miserably. Open to the possibility of screwing up something you've worked very hard to achieve (like perfecting the art of evenly pouring cupcake mix into the cupcake tin) and having to start over. You must be open to stumbling upon something wonderful, even if it's just a tiny tweak that can impact your life.
But you really perfect the art when you start experimenting and trying new products, new shades, new brands. That's where creativity and individual style really comes into play.
Another bout of creativity comes in when selecting shades. As much as every brand and cosmetic company claims, chances are, they don't have your exact shade. Everyone has slightly different skin, with slightly different pigmentations and sensitivities. Something that works wonders for your best friend might make your skin freak out in tiny red bumps under your eyes -- that happend to me with Bare Minerals, which everyone just raves about.
It makes me feel more in control of my own look -- my own beauty destiny -- if you will. You're creating your own custom foundation or blush. Every look is unique, and it comes out differently every day. No combination is exactly the same, which is perfect for a creative soul.
For the ultimate in beauty creativity, you simply MUST do yourself a favor and check out Jo Malone. Her de-lish scents are actually meant for layinger, to create your own custom fragrance to complement your different moods, outfits, occasions and even the changing seasons. Hevy musk, light floral, or sweet fruity aromas create an air of perfect, succulent indulgence.
So, be brave, be open, be creative next time you hit up Sephora or the beauty counters. The possibilities are literally endless, and you never know what you might discover. You have nothing to lose, and an entire future of beautiful moments to gain!
P.S. Want to add your voice to the discussion on creativity? E-mail me at hannahmoore2007 at hotmail dot com.