california poppy isle - home - napa, ca
makeup plays a considerable role in my life. for me, someone who spends nine hours a day maintaining an image of glossy composure, being without a painted face and calculated wardrobe puts me in a place where i feel completely out of control. with clean skin and naked eyelashes, there is nothing to hide behind. and it is then, when i find myself feeling self-conscious, that i'm reminded of the preposterousness of it all.
once i get over it, once i settle into the idea that people are seeing what i actually look like, my headspace turns a corner. and around that block, i melt into an honest version of myself.