For mothers, the very idea of makeup may be a daunting and you might think it requires time you just don’t have, but one quick search on YouTube will show you hundreds of “5 minute makeup” tutorials, or Makeup 101 basics that give you the foundation you need (no pun intended) to quickly enhance your features in very little time. To help you get started, but here are a few gurus that I think are worth watching: Jaclyn Hill, Farah Dukhai, Carli Bybel, Amy’s Makeup Box, Makeup Geek, Babylailalov, Zukreat, and LustreLux. There is even a YouTube makeup guru based next door in Dubai, Huda Beauty.
I have recently taken my new found love for makeup to the next level and now limit my purchases to alternative or lesser-known makeup brands whose company trajectory fit my values. I am trying to be a more conscious consumer in the process, but I have also found that I get more bang for my buck through alternative quality brands. One of these new brands, Artist of Makeup, is based in the UK and has a little extra inspiration as the founder is a mompreneur! I discovered the founder, Zukreat, through her YouTube channel. The company delivers internationally, with free delivery for all purchases greater than 100 GBP. I purchased the full set of eye shadows, which are highly pigmented, long lasting, and excellent quality – think high end makeup for a fraction of the cost. If you are interested in checking out her products, please visit www.artistofmakeup.com.
I must reiterate that this new found appreciation for makeup stems from the fact that to me, it is an art form, and I actually find it a quite relaxing experience. This is not a post telling you that you have to wear makeup to feel beautiful. I just want to share an alternative perspective on makeup, coming from someone who used to scoff at the idea of wearing it, and to offer recommendations to those who may be interested in honing their skills and tapping into their inner makeup goddess.
Let’s talk more makeup. Leave me a comment below with your own recommendations, tips or tricks, or any questions!