ME, Myself and I: Makeup and ME

This may seem like an odd thing to talk about in the part of my blog I mainly talk about ME things but as I tend to use makeup to hide how tired I look and that was my original reason for starting to get into makeup I thought it kind of fits in here.

I don’t know about any of you with ME but doing makeup often takes up more energy than I really have to spare if I’m going to do all the layers that I read about on blogs and see on YouTubers’ videos. I tend to stick with some basics and then on good days do more if I feel like it but still don’t tend to go out of the house with much colour and stick to a neutral look most of the time.

This might just be me but since having ME it’s like you lose control of so many things in your life; when you can go out, what you can do, who you can see and even sometimes what clothes you can wear because of energy levels and aches even if you think you’ve planned around them. I find that makeup can give that little bit of control back, which sounds a bit odd, but being able to create different looks is like changing an outfit but with less energy involved most of the time. I also use it as a bit of camouflage, it helps to hide my dark circles under my eyes that make me look tired even if I’ve had a full night’s sleep.

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