As we all know, beauty industry has a high standard in defining “beautiful” that is impossible for us to reach. I’m saying impossible because there’s always going to be something new, even harder to get and it’s limitless. We can’t follow it all the time. It’s an endless battle and it’s exhausting.
The industry set what pretty faces look like and what doesn’t. Even if there are some changes today, with people saying that “beauty comes in all shapes and sizes”, sadly, those images and standards are already instilled in us. We are vanity beings and it’s hard to ignore that. There’s always going to be that self-consciousness in all of us in any aspect of our lives. And that’s normal. But what makes a difference is how we handle these insecurities so we don’t succumb into it.
Most of the time, people are surprised to find out that I have such complicated skincare routine. Of course, they’ll still ask for the obvious “how to get a clear skin, get rid of my acne, yada yada?”. The quick answer for this-clearly-a-newbie question is Double Cleansing. Then they’d be like, “OMG what’s that, do I have to wash my face twice?! I don’t have the time!”. And from there on, I’d inspect whether I should elaborate more or walk away and not wasting my time with people who refuse to listen and open up their minds.
I don’t mind sharing my knowledge, but it does get tiring at times. Especially when I feel like repeating myself over and over again with people being incredibly lazy to find out, even the most basic information. What’s the point of having a swag smartphone, a browser and internet? *doh* I will entertain a discussion where the other person is willing to meet me halfway. So I am writing it here to vent out and hopefully reaches out to some who’s looking for an answer.
We’re back at #TFCBeautyTalk where I’ll pick a topic and elaborate on it. This series was born from several topics that I had wanted to discuss for a really long time, but never could find the right way to express it. By categorizing it in a specific section, there’s a channel for me to pour out my thoughts.
It’s not necessarily a review, but there’s a story behind every topic. There’s something that I can relate to. With the beauty world being so complex, diverse yet saturated at the same time, I feel that it’s important for me to stay true to myself and not falling into what is in trend all the time.
Well. Enough rambling. I hope I make some kind of sense.
The topic is False Lashes.
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I am introducing a new series on my blog called The Fruit Compote’s Beauty Talk (#TFCBeautyTalk) where I’ll choose a topic and tell you what I think about it. It’s going to be more of a story-telling, chit-chatty, an opinion type of post. So yes, expect something long and be ready to spend the extra minutes.
I haven’t figured out where this is going yet, but I think it’d be nice to share some of my thoughts about certain things :)
The first topic for this series is Contact Lenses, the colored one specifically.
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