So I've set myself a task to ignore my MAC palette and UD Naked Palette until I've worn atleast one colour from every palette, and every single eyeshadow I own.
I'm not going to lie - I haven't enjoyed the looks that I've been wearing recently, and I wonder - is it because I just don't like the colours anymore, is it a mental block because I know there's a reason why I don't wear them regularly, or is it because they're not what I'm into right now (and I'll wear them when I'm looking for that kind of colour)?
I find make-up really shows what kind of person you are. I've always been a bit of a bipolar when it comes to "goods", in that I love minimalist, chill-ed out, an immaterial lifestyle - but I also love STUFF, especially when it's pretty or it's meaningful in anyway. In reality, I really want to be a "non-blogger" kind of girl, where I just have a two or three choices, I use products up, and move on to new things but I've long gone past the point of making that possible any time soon. I also think though, that for me, make-up is like clothes - I like wearing things that express what I want to look like that day, and I think the power of make-up to change your face is amazing, and that's what I like doing.
So does that make it acceptable to have such a huge range of choice, even if they're all things you'll use one day? As a blogger, and make-up being my hobby, surely I'm "allowed" to have more than the average Joe (or Josephine, lol)? If bloggers had a collection of 2 eyeshadows, 2 blushers and 2 foundations - will blogging really be that fun?
These days I've been aiming to find the middle ground. Until yesterday, I hadn't wanted or bought make-up for a month, because I just didn't need or want anything - then I went mental and bought 2 lipsticks (although they were 2 I've wanted for ages), and suddenly I want 2 blushers as well! Is that a balance? Is that good enough? Make-up is so not as superficial as everyone makes it out to be - but it may also not be as deep as I make it out to be ;P
I think this is something that crosses every blogger's mind at one point, so I thought I would open it up for inputs and discussions from everyone else - I'm not gonna lie, I didn't write this post to make a point, or to give tips - I'm as lost as anyone really! :) At the moment, I'm thinking of going with how I am now - if I really want something, get it. If not, don't - and don't think too much into it!
So.. what about you? :)