Well, I have a confession – I turned 45 in Feb – and I’ve just STARTED wearing a bit of makeup.
Powder, eyeliner, skerrick of blush, a clear gel for my already long lashes (damn lucky genetics there), and some lippy (wonderful side effect, my lips aren’t as dry from air cond any more. Oh and Neroli Jasmine perfume. Have long long LONG loved that. All (yes, all) ethical products.
I have also started dressing nicely ( #Metallicus, I adore you). I feel more confident, and as a disabled woman in a male dominated world (I am a developer in mobile phone software, a research project co founder, and as of next semester, adjunct Uni lecturer), it really changed my outlook.
Of course, I do none of this without the input of daughters two and three, Ms almost 20, and Ms 17.5. Ms17.5 is my accessories critic of a morning – a gay daughter who loves playing the role of critic to the HILT, imagine your own episode of Queer Eye…:))
I wish I had known how to do this years ago, but I was busy (from age 19 onwards), being as good a mum as I could be, while working on IT stuff. And I was younger….
Do I think all women SHOULD have to? Aww HELL no! But it has worked, in reverse for me. It is kind of like my uniform, getting me into work mode. I do use makeup wipes (no soap or alcohol) in car now on way home – start the process back into daggy mum mode:) and I also love not doing anything on the weekend:)