Valentine’s Day Inspired Makeup

I know I uploaded this two days later, but I had a few complications. Enjoy!!! Let me know how you like the video.

I am not a makeup artist or a professional! I am just a woman who loves makeup and watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. ;p

It was not easy for me to do a video starting without makeup. I’m very confident in myself and I am definitely not insecure, however having Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis I never know how my face will be like when I wake up. Sometimes it’s very puffy and I look like I haven’t slept in years. Other times my skin changes colors and I’ll look discolored. It can look really pale one day, to darker tones the next. My pictures always look different because I’ll look caramel or mocha. I’ll just tell others I’ve had a tan so that they won’t ask further questions.

I have had people ask me if I bleach my skin. This is how my skin is like. Im multi-toned all over my body. I used to hate showing my belly because I have discolored spots that are extremely light. They look like reversed cheetah spots.

I don’t use much products on my face, it’s really sensitive. I have been eating better to help with the dark spots, but those are things that are uncontrolled by Hashi’s. I have not gone to a dermatologist yet because of my insurance, but I will see if it’s more than just having Hashi’s some day.

Do I always wear makeup to hide my flaws? Absolutely not! I only wear makeup twice a weak and that’s to church! I cannot stand being out with makeup on my face because I break out easily and it’s not a great feeling. I like to let my skin breathe and nobody have time for that!

No one ever notices that my chronic illness not only tackles me on the inside, but as well as on the outside. I lose and gain weight rapidly and my face changes as I described earlier. I believe people dont see that because I dress modest, either wear glasses that cover my eyes and puffy cheeks or I’ll wear makeup. It used to get to me, but I had to relearn to love the skin I’m in. But this is what’s good about the Love 101 series, I am able to show others that we are not always at our best and that’s okay.

Have a blessed day, everyone!

– Crystal

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