People claim that concealer and mascara hide your true face,
as if creams and powders change you who are inside
I’m here today to show how to do your makeup.
Soften up those inner demons
remind yourself to be soft and kind to everyone
and that bad days still only have 24 hours in them
Apply foundation that matches your skin and your happy thoughts
With a concealer a shade lighter than your skin,
cover the darkness under your eyes
caused by sleepless nights without him
without any idea of what the future holds
Then, use a fluffy brush
to apply a lovely blush
in a color like the light in your soul
Close your eyes
Close them against self doubt, against does he love me, against do I have enough money,
Match your eyeshadow to your mood
Add glitter to catch the sunlight and bring it into your head and your heart
Line your eyes to match the warrior you hold within you
You are Strong
You are Fierce
You are Anything
Add light where you want to shine
Add shadows where you want mystery
Look in the mirror
Look at what you did, at what you created
smart, beautiful, adorable, delicate, a warrior and a fighter of getting out of bed and mean teachers and lost keys and everything else that tries to put you six feet under
without your consent
Look in the mirror and realize that you have the power.
You are the only one with control over you.
Makeup tells the world who are you and who you can be.
Use it to be you.