Saida Staudenmaier

Take your time

Saida Staudenmaier
Take your time

Standing in a brick and mortar makeup store, I'm covered in lipstick smudges, 10 different types of powder (it feels like 10, anyway) and streaks of liner. I'm thinking that each and every product will solve some imagined problem. I think of my kit. Do I really need all this stuff? I think of my personal makeup bag and wonder if I need all those "fixes". What is a fix? Marketing? Are the fixes something we need or are told we need? Why fix? As a makeup artist, I tell clients that I cannot fix anything. I can enhance the favored parts of a face. I can downplay a less desirable feature. But I cannot change the person. There's simply nothing to fix. As we look to the year ahead, I hope to look away from the "fixes" and I choose to look to all the beauty around me. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And you, my beauty besties, have nothing that is broken.