I’ve often wondered when women reach their “prime.” It’s very subjective, as some would mention their twenties for obvious reasons while others allude to later times in their life when wisdom becomes apparent both in actions and in spirit. Despite every woman’s unique perspective, most agree that ageing and beauty go hand in hand. Beauty certainly changes as time goes by but I don’t believe it necessarily declines…more so it evolves to mirror the choices we’ve made (thank you kale) and also the choices made for us (damn you city pollution.) Balance is the key to graceful ageing which is easier said than done when limitless choices in beauty become both friend and foe.
The practicality of following trends rarely applies as time goes on because our faces are a reflection of our own generation. For example, giving your beloved Nana a Jeffree Star palette may be ill advised but I’d envy those cheekbones after she goes to town with a pot of crimson rouge. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good throwback to vintage beauty but my heyday will always remain true to contouring, Naked palettes and ethereal highlighting. I couldn’t possibly try out every new blending technique, purchase the hottest new makeup product and keep up with every beauty brand out there.
I could, however find my makeup signature style, one that flatters my features and conveys how I want to be perceived. If I stay in my beauty comfort zone and only branch out when I feel like it then by default I should eventually gain an invaluable skill….mastery. Wrinkles will form but my liquid eyeliner precision will remain the stuff of legend…that makes me feel absolutely ageless.