How Women Over 40 Over See Themselves
Stephen Dimmick is a fabulous NY and LA-based makeup artist, whom I discovered on Twitter. I especially enjoyed a post he once wrote, where he asks women to stop looking at themselves so closely in the mirror.
Stephen is correct, and so charming when explaining that nobody sees what you see in your closeup. I find this particularly helpful for women over 40 who start to focus too much on the little things, instead of the ‘big picture’.
Some women have become so self-conscious, that they actually are visiting plastic surgeons to find out how they can look better on Skype and FaceTime! No kidding, so please, let’s end this madness. If needed, use a magnification mirror for plucking, eyeliner and mascara application only and not for self-critiquing.
If your clothes and makeup are flattering, your perceived and actual flaws will disappear.
Dark shadows under your eyes? Try wearing a different color.
Lines looking deep on your face? Try a different fabric.
There are many ways to look great without magnification and plastic surgery manipulation, and my clients use them every day as they now know what works best on them.
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