I love my bare face just as much as my made up one... dark circles, acne scarring, pigmentation and wrinkles remind me of my 34 years on this earth and what I have learned! I have days where I am really down on myself, that little mean voice that tells me I'm too fat, or my mum tum is a disgrace, or my skin is too wrinkled to be doing what I'm doing for a job. But deep down, I really do love and accept myself just the way I am. That is mainly down to really, honestly trying to be a good person. To do what I can to change this world in the short time I am here means so much more to me than my appearance. It's down to trying to do the best I can at raising my two daughters knowing they are loved and that I will always be there for them. It also comes down to how much I enjoy empowering women, and making them feel the same way. And that's where makeup steps in... Makeup is a tool for us to feel empowered. To feel like we can take on the world. When I am bare faced I am Seb the mum, my true self, which sometimes carries and harbours insecurities and doubts. With my makeup on I am Seb the WARRIOR, I give myself power and confidence to do kick ass things, and face this world with a little more power than I might otherwise feel I have. This is the meaning of 'The power of makeup" to me.
PRODUCTS USED 💀 @elfcosmetics acne fighting foundation in Porcelain, @maccosmetics pro longwear concealer in NC15, @thebalm_cosmetics Bahama Mama to bronze and sculpt, MLM to highlight, @nyxcosmetics @nyxnewzealand peach blush ✖ BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade in Auburn ✖@mellowcosmetics gel liner in black & @socialeyeslash Minx on the eyes ✖ LIPS #maccosmetics Cherry pencil #sebmakeup
As a makeup artist, and more importantly as a feminist, I see makeup as a way for a woman to make herself feel good. I see it as a creative outlet. I don't wear it for praise from others, or to look "pretty." I am comfortable with no makeup on. I embrace my wrinkles, my acne scars, double chin and being plus size in real life. I don't even do my hair most days.
We need to remember social media is not real life & that we only show what we want you to see. I make it known that my images are edited. I want my page to look like a magazine spread, it's my art. It's not my reality.
When people say I'm pretty I actually take it as an insult. I want to be complimented for being fierce, being strong, being opinionated, kind, and intelligent... so many better things to be than pretty. I hope my girls grow up aspiring to be more than their looks. You have value as a human being, and you have so much more to offer than that. #immorethanpretty #sebmakeup
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.