Calling All Beauty Beginners: How To Jumpstart Your Regime Without Having An Anxiety Attack
Photo by Eylül Aslan
Let’s face it: The beauty industry has a few barriers to entry. Products are expensive. What looks effortlessly chic on your best friend may turn you into an acne-ridden ogre. Makeup tutorial videos are, frankly, traumatizing. When I took my first beauty steps, what made me want to drop everything and become agoraphobic (seriously, what a chill lifestyle…) was the sheer amount of beauty products on the market. There is a seemingly infinite array of products, and that’s before you even venture into the world of services and treatments. Where the hell do you even BEGIN? (Hint: NOT with the salesperson who looks like Steven Tyler’s Vegas impersonator.) Ladies and gentlemen, the curtain ‘bout to be LIFTED. I have the 3-step guide to beginning your beauty journey: Lashes, lips, and luminosity. Before you fall into a contouring, highlighting, sugaring, lip-kitting, brow-tinting anxiety attack, you must begin with the basics. Not only do you have to phase yourself into the routine of wearing products and doing your makeup, you have to phase in your audience (social media following, friends, family, coworkers) as well. This is very important. There is nothing more jarring than seeing someone who never wears makeup show up one day in full on Kylie-face like it’s NOTHING. Trust me.