These days it seems that every single magazine or beauty guru is talking about how to get that Kim Kardashian’s cheek bones, Kylie Jenner’s lips and Cara Delevingne’s brows. Obviously these women (and the other celebrities whose looks we want to replicate) are beautiful, but I don’t want to look like them. I’ve talked about my hesitation to embrace trends before, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m not the first to jump on a beauty trend bandwagon. While there are some trends I am more than willing to go for (basically anything Lauren Conrad does), I’ve felt myself pull away from the bigger ones recently.
Within the last month or so, I’ve realized that my eyebrows will never be full and gorgeous, but that’s okay. I actually think my eyebrows look good on my face. Plus, it’s just a trend. Beauty trends change all the time. Remember ‘brows in the 90s? Mine look thick compared to those. I was blessed with full lips (though I haven’t always seen it as a blessing, ironic, I know), and while I won’t tell someone else how to do their makeup, I have no desire to overdraw my lips or pick up a Mac lip liner in Soar.. though that mostly has to do with the fact that those types of colours look terrible on me. I will not contour my face. I’m (mostly) okay with my full cheeks and am quite aware of my inadequacy when it comes to makeup skills. Basic eye shadow, yes. Bold lips, yes. Smokey eyes, yes. Spending twenty minutes blending colours to fake cheekbones? No thank you.
Now, please don’t misunderstand me. I think that if you have the skills and the desire to change your face shape, lip shape or ‘brows then you should go for it. I personally don’t. I am all for the power of makeup and getting inspiration from outside sources like celebrities, but I am learning to not expect the same things from my face. Though I will always wish I had Lauren Conrad’s perfect tan and blonde hair, I won’t spend all my energy trying to change myself into that. I will never look like anyone else. I look like Kristi. And that’s okay.