Why I Started Wearing Makeup at 40+
by Jodi McKenna
If I recall correctly, I didn’t wear makeup on my wedding day. If I did, it was only mascara, and I didn’t own it. That was the object I borrowed. You think I jest?
So, why did I start wearing makeup at 40+ years of age?
At the Young Living Grand Convention, I found myself sitting down for a makeover . . . with a professional makeup artist at that. Surprise surprise.
The Makeup Made Me Cry!
Before I posted a Facebook Live video of that epic makeover, I went up to Melissa Poepping, the brains (and beauty) behind Savvy Minerals and literally cried my eyes out.
People, I seriously had never really USED makeup. I was clueless about any and all forms of makeup. When Savvy Minerals was announced at convention, I wanted to crawl under my seat. I was excited for all the girly-girls, but my first thought was, “Does that mean I have to wear makeup AND teach classes about it too?”
And I cried, because as a leader in the company, I was so so so embarrassed that I was clueless about this feminine subject that just seemed like I should already know about. I mean, I’m a woman!
But I knew nothing about makeup and simply had to ask.
What I Found About the World of Makeup
I discovered that there is this secret world of camaraderie among women who wear makeup. I had no idea there was an underground makeup club, full of bonding, giggles, and encouragement. Makeup isn’t about hiding and creating a mask, but bringing out the beautiful aspects of who each one of us is — the delicate curves and lines that God gave us to make us unique and wonderful.
Why Am I Entering The World of Makeup?
So why am I entering the world of makeup after 41 years of avoiding it like the plague? A miracle, maybe?
- Young Living has launched a line of makeup that has ingredients I will allow on my epidermis and my daughter’s delicate skin.
- Through a lot of personal work and development, I see value in feeling confident and modeling a professional look as a leader to our Wise House Oils community.
- I want to show my daughter how to be feminine, with a focus on allowing inward beauty to reflect outwardly.
Why would I encourage people to use the makeup if I personally don’t own it and use it regularly?
So my question for you is — are you going to join me in jumping on the Savvy Mineral makeup train?
I’ll help you out.