that beauty should be personal, but not too personal. Ok enough with this 3rd person stuff, I’m turning into Lebron James. Back to beauty! I think a person’s aesthetic should reflect them, however, I think people also need to keep in mind that other people have to look at them. That means, if your personal reflection is scrubby sweatpants and greasy hair, you need to keep in mind that other people have to be near you and look at you … and subsequently go and at least wash your hair.
Catchy mantra aside, I have a few other beauty basics.
1. a person should look healthy. and I suppose the best way to look healthy would be to be healthy! (still working on the being healthy part … )
2. a person’s makeup should enhance her natural assets and look natural — heavy makeup is ok for special events, but for the most part looking natural is just better
3. a person should not look like a mess. I get it, we all have our days. But those days shouldn’t come around that often people! Unless you have children (then I totally understand) you should not be a scrub more than once a week. Even that is stretching it.
My final point is my most important, everyone should have a beauty buddy. A friend that they can bounce beauty ideas off of, a friend to exchange knowledge, and a friend who will give you an honest answer about your new eyebrow shape or your new slacks. You might not always agree and you might still choose to rock those slacks even if the other person says they look like their mom’s (though when that mom is Meg’s, I’ll take that as a complement), but trust me 9 times out of 10 your beauty buddy will help you make the right decision.
And, really, it’s about more than beauty decisions and potentially avoiding disasters (too thin eyebrows anyone?). It’s about sharing experiences, trying new things, hearing a different point of view, and, most importantly, friendship.