In my regular, pre-pandemic life, I always made it a point to put on a little makeup and to smile at people when I passed them. It always made me happy to see them smile back and I hope that by being friendly it would brighten their day a bit. It always amazed me to see the saddest looking person's face light up with a return smile. Now, wearing a mask, no one can see me smile. I look people in the eyes and it is hard to tell what their expression is. But then, the other day I saw someone with eye makeup on and her expression, just through her eyes seemed so friendly, that it made me feel like smiling, even though no one could see it. That is when I decided that I was missing an opportunity to play up my eyes and still try to spread some cheer in a world that really needs it.
"Since the pandemic began, we often hear the term “social distancing”—implying the idea that we should keep a certain distance between ourselves and other people. Personally, I prefer the term “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing” to refer to this practice."..." Mask your face, don’t mask your heart."--Dieter F. Uchtdorf #stopit
My tip is to do your eyebrows! My girls have taught me that having neatly groomed eyebrows can make a huge difference and since I have begun using an eyebrow powder, I am loving the look of my brows. I feel like they make me look younger! What do you think? I use this awesome brush set that Maddy gave me for Christmas from e.l.f. I am crazy about them! There is a smallish one that is great for doing my brows and I love the angled brush that helps me apply a dark shadow like a liner along my lash line! For a rookie like me, I am so glad that the set comes with instructions for a smokey eye and each brush is labeled to let you know what is to be used for!
So, go ahead, put on your mask when you go out and put on your eye makeup as well. Look right at people and let them see your smile through your eyes. Let's make the world a little better by showing we care.