Makeup as an Act of Self-Care: A Guest Post

Today is exciting because it’s Saturday and it is the only day this week that I don’t have work to do.  It’s also exciting because I get to share a guest post I had the privilege to write for my friend Kelsey’s blog.

Kelsey is a talented writer and great friend who I met through the internet. When she asked me if I would write a post for her series on Self-Care, I jumped at the chance. In the post I explain how doing my makeup has become an act of self-care and artistic expression for me.

“When I have to be at work by 8:00 I wake up before the sun. I feed my cats in the fuzzy gray light of the kitchen and brew a pot of coffee. Then I carry the steaming mug with me into the bathroom where I sort through my makeup collection, pick out what I want to wear that day, pull out my brushes, consider the blank canvas of my face, and start to paint.”

To read the rest of this post, head over to Kelsey’s blog! And don’t forget to check out some of her other posts while you’re over there!

Image Credit: Flickr via Sodanie Chea


  1. Hi Lily, I love your post and I know where you’re coming from. My husband tells me most mornings that I don’t need make up ‘cos I’m beautiful as I am! Whilst that’s lovely to hear, I repeatedly answer that I’m doing it for me because it brings me joy and I love the subtle transformation my face undergoes. I believe that I’m taking care of myself and it’s an act of self-love as much as eating healthy foods, personal hygiene and grooming. I never feel fake or shallow, on the contrary, I feel confident and radiant! Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂


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