Here’s Why Makeup Shouldn’t Determine If You’re Pretty

Hello Again! 👋🏾🎉👋🏾🎉

I’m excited to share about my adventure in make up!!!! Can I say I LOVE makeup!! Well I do! I’m obsessed!! I splurge on makeup and beauty products a lot more than I should but it’s my favorite! Did I mention I LOVE makeup? I most certainly do!

9 years ago I learned about makeup through YouTube and magazines. I learned no skills or proper application techniques but I got the makeup on my face somehow and it was cute back then 😆! Also during that time I was much smaller than I am now as I was 143lbs and in my twenties! I was thin and unhealthy on so many levels! The biggest problem was my insecurities and trying to hide them through how I presented myself to the world. As time went on I gained a ton of weight from being hormonally imbalanced and majorly insecure at this point. I was also in several relationships that discouraged me from ever trying to gain any confidence that I was still beautiful with my weight gain. The scale 3 years ago was at 265lbs. I am now 228lbs thanks to my friendship upgrade gone sisterhood! My circle of sisters/besties (they are both) are basically women that will encourage the mess out of you! No cap! Also they know the real me which I needed to be reminded of from season to season!! They each would gently point out things I love which is what started this blog! They ask questions like, “Renetta have you been thinking of getting back into makeup?” Which usually got me thinking. Maybe it’s time to just get into a class and learn about make up!

So recently I took a makeup class with at first Lexitelevision (she is crazy funny🤣 look her up) on a zoom which taught the toddler basics of makeup! Believe me I needed it! I enjoyed every minute of it too! The entire zoom was EXTREMELY informative and you just need to sign up for it! Oh and bring a notebook because you will be writing! No worries it’s not a lecture she is applying makeup and as she is talking you have to write out the steps! My memory is good but not that great! So 📝 ! By the way she started a makeup company called GEAT Cosmetics and she has the best of the best products! She does not half step at all! Go order some products here: Thank you Lexi and GEAT!

A month later I took another makeup class with an MUA named Noelle! She has a bootcamp called About Face!!!! When I say it’s extremely inclusive of every participant and engaging because she wants you to really walk away with the skill set necessary for makeup application. Now I skipped her basic and took her advance class which I am glad I did! She made sure everyone followed along together before moving on to the next step which was a HUGE plus! Now the steps are stuck in my head like a song! During the zoom with her she made a few mistakes and shared how to correct them. One example was when she applied her mascara she got a little on her nose. She warned us to let it dry and then once dried flick it off so that the mascara does nor smear! It was a great boot camp and I plan to take a specialized class soon! For now though, I practice weekly to get better and I have to say you should sign up for her classes ranging from basic to specialized! Sign up here: Thank you Noelle!

Now makeup isn’t for everyone and that’s ok! However if you just want to enhance your look sign up at the links above! Makeup is fun and very addictive I might add! This blog by the way is not sponsored by either companies 😉! I just was blessed immensely by both companies after years of just being too insecure to give make up a try. I pushed past those insecurities and just signed up and I’m forever thankful I did it! Can’t help but to share!

It’s important to understand what makeup is NOT! Many are under the impression that if your “ugly” or not “pretty” enough make up will fix you. But that’s far from the truth! Makeup is not a mask to hide behind! It’s designed to magnify or enhance the beauty that already exist! You’re beautiful and you don’t have to hide behind the tool (makeup) designed to highlight the beauty that already exist!

The last thing makeup is not is a list of rules! Now I can say from experience, it can become overwhelming. Mainly just knowing where to begin in the process and figuring out what products work for your skin and skin tone. The list could go on but it shouldn’t stop you from trying! If you decided to learn how to apply make up let the creativity flow! Whether it looks amazing or ok you’re learning! Make up is art, with practice you become more skilled! Have fun and try and replicate a look from online or from a magazine! Try every look you can find including a halo look, a cut crease look, a winged eye liner look, or my favorite GLITTER!!! Have fun! Your confidence will soar as you grow more comfortable in your own beauty! One more thing…don’t go by the most expensive products on the market just by great quality and shop with GEAT!

Share below your experiences with makeup! I want to hear all about it! ♥️

6 responses to “Here’s Why Makeup Shouldn’t Determine If You’re Pretty”

  1. Great post! I love the tip about mascara because I have definitely smeared it everywhere! Lol I am truly a makeup newbie but I am now inspired to try something new and learn some new skills.

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    1. Thank you!!! Yes!! Would love to know how your experience goes! ♥️


  2. Really enjoyed reading this so much! I love your transparency and how you didn’t give up on who you are becoming. Keep up the amazing work. 😍 I need to learn to do my make up.

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    1. Thank you Shandra!! I appreciate your continual support!! I can teach you make up!!!!!!!

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      1. Yes! That would be a lot of fun. And keep up the amazing work. Love your writing.

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