The photo shown above proves the premise of beauty pioneer Trish McEvoy’s new book The Makeup of a Confident Woman.
Not wanting to start taking an antidepressant, I was willing to try any healthy non-chemical option for sparking joy.
I’ll quote from this guide because I think you should go out and buy it:
“There is no vanity in taking advantage of makeup in order to get more of what you want in this world…Makeup is a tool–just like exercise classes are for staying in shape..It facilitates the release of endorphins and can be your champion to the next level.”
You don’t say? Trish McEvoy does.
I put her theory to the test by applying a full face of makeup. The author gets it right: wearing makeup instills confidence.
It’s trite yet true: you feel better when you look better.
Ladies: even though I have a photogenic face I don’t look so hot not wearing makeup.
I’ll be 54 in the spring. I could use a little help.
There are genetic wonders among us who have creamy flawless skin without wearing foundation. More power to them for being able to rock a bare face.
It took me just about 10 minutes to apply this makeup. That’s not a lot of time to give yourself.
The products used:
Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole 260 Bisque N
Blush: Bobbi Brown desert rose
Lipstick: Bobbi Brown hibiscus
Eye shadow: From Naked2 Basics – the 2 lightest shadows on the left of the palette (darker on eyelid lighter on brow bone area)
Eyeliner: Lancome Chocolat
Mascara: Diorshow black
The photo of the book cover is below.
In coming blog entries here I want to talk about other things you can do at mid-life to feel better and have fun.
All of this can be adjunct treatment in addition to taking any medication you might have to take.