Why Makeup Should Make You Happy

MATTE LIPSTICK IN ‘NATURAL KISS’

Let’s be real: sometimes life is tough. Sometimes, getting ready in the morning can be more of a chore than a routine. And sometimes, putting on makeup sucks. It’s just life. Every so often, I find myself wishing for the perfect lashes and a natural flush that requires no makeup. But, in today’s society and in the professional world, makeup is seen as a necessity that requires consistency and patience. If you’re like me, you’re sick of that connotation.

Makeup should be FUN. Makeup should be about self-expression and creativity and making yourself happy when you look in the mirror. I say, it’s time to take your morning routine back to when you couldn’t wait to create your look of the day. It’s time to be excited to find new combinations and try new products. It’s time to be ok with loving makeup again.

With all of this in mind, and with a little help from essence, I’ve found a few beauty items that have been helping me get into the groove each morning. I’m always one to create looks on the minimal side, but this shows how each of these products will enhance your features and give you that much-needed confidence boost. Browse below and find your new reason to let makeup make you smile (as it should).

BROW PENCIL | MASCARA

MATTE LIPSTICK IN ‘KISS ME IF YOU CAN’
LUMINIZER PALETTE | BLUSH IN ‘SATIN CORAL’

NAIL POLISH IN ‘LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO’

I hope this inspired you, even a little, to let yourself love makeup again. Making your morning beauty routine something to look forward to will start your day off on the right foot. It will give you a confidence that nothing will shake, so don’t be afraid to play around with product to get your perfect look!

If you’re ready to jumpstart your new makeup routine, check out the essence Instagram to enter the #WatchMeSparkle contest. Eight winners will receive an invite to NYC to attend a beauty workshop, complete with classes and tutorials.

This post is brought to you by essence and Her Campus Media.

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